The Hamilton Spectator

Deaths 1891


January 2, 1891


CHISHOLM - On January 1, 1891, Kate, youngest daughter of James and Maggie Chisholm, aged 4 years and 3 months. Funeral will leave her parents’ residence, 148 Macnab street north, on Saturday, at 3 o'clock. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.


DEAN - Died suddenly on January 1, William Dean, aged 78 years. Funeral from his late residence, No 90 Peter street, Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WALKER - Died on January 1, at 105 Macaulay street east, Herbert K. Walker, aged 39 years. Funeral on Saturday, January 3 at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BEATTY - Died in this city, on January 1, Olive, infant daughter of Oliver, Jr. and Maggie Beatty, aged 3 months. Funeral on Saturday, January 3, at 4 p.m., from the parents' residence, 243 Hughson street north. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MOORE - (Toronto) An old man named John Moore, who has been married a second time, committed suicide last evening at his boarding house, 124 Davenport road, by swallowing three or four ounces of saltpeter. For several weeks he had been on a spree and on returning home last night concluded that death would be a fitting termination for his period of jollity. A doctor was called in and administered an emetic which produced some effect, but it was deemed advisable to send the man to the hospital, and he was accordingly conveyed there in the ambulance. The doctors used all their skills, but their efforts were of no avail, and shortly after 11 o'clock he breathed his last. The dead man was a labourer and except his wife, has no family in this country.


TESSIER - (Windsor) A frightful accident is reported from the township of Rochester as having happened on Tuesday. It seems that a farmer named Louis Tessier was out driving with his wife when the horses took fright and started to run away. Tessier tried to curb them, but he was powerless, and the best he could do was to keep them in the middle of the road. At a turn of the road, the gig swayed one way and the other and tipped over, throwing Tessier and his wife out. The woman fell on her shoulders and head and Tessier, tangled up in the rig, was dragged for one hundred yards.

Neighbours who saw the accident hurried to the scene and carried the man and woman into a house nearby. Medical aid was summoned, but to no purpose, as Tessier died the same evening and his wife yesterday morning. They leave six children.

FRASER - Intelligence has just been received here of the death of Ogilvie S. M. Fraser who was three or four years ago a clerk in the Bank of Hamilton. He left Hamilton for the Northwest and resided in Brandon for some time, afterward going to Scotland. He died in Edinburgh on

December 15.


January 3, 1891


GAGGAN - ,ied at her late residence, 70 Kelly street, on January 3, Rose, beloved wife of Michael Gaggan, in her 74th year. Funeral on Monday, January 5, at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


COOPER - (Halifax) Brakeman John Cooper met with a terrible death this afternoon. Heavy rain with thaw prevailed and made the streets as slippery as glass. Cooper was connecting the bell rope as the Truro express was leaving the depot, when he slipped from the top of the car, fell on the rail on his face, and eight cars passed over him, almost cutting him in two. The snow in the vicinity was spattered with blood. Deceased belonged to Stubendadie.


MASON - Albertha Mason, aged 14, a daughter of Mrs. Muir, of Cannon street, died on Thursday. The Mason family has had a tragic history. Engineer Teddy Mason, its head, was killed in a railway collision. A son was frozen to death on the ice on Hamilton bay. A few weeks ago a daughter committed suicide in Chicago. And this child, Albertha, died yesterday, literally from grief over the death of her sister to whom she was devotedly attached.


January 5, 1891


CRYSLER - Died at Toronto, on January 4, Silas Crysler, aged 82 years and 6 months, for many years a resident of this city. Funeral on Tuesday, at 1:45 p.m. from G.T.R. station to Bartonville. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WOOD - (Owen Sound) Capt. John Wood drove to the lake to inspect a wharf he proposed to build. In jumping off the sleigh, he complained of feeling strange, and at once fell in the snow. Before medical assistance could be procured, he was dead.


WELD - William Weld, the veteran agricultural editor and founder and owner of "The Farmers' Advocate", of London, was accidentally drowned in a supply tank in his house on Saturday. He had gone to fix some pipes and falling headlong into the tank, was drowned. He was quite dead when found.

Mr. Weld was born in 1824, was a son of the late Rev. Joseph Weld, M.A., who for many years was rector of Christ Church, Tenterton, Kent, England. He came to Canada at the age of nineteen and for a short time made his home with Sheriff Deeds of Simcoe, who then lived in

Woodstock.  After prospecting for some time, Mr. Weld purchased a farm in Delaware township, Middlesex county, and at once commenced to improve it. As soon as the farm buildings, etc. were got in proper condition, he commenced the breeding of purebred stock, and was looked upon as one of the leading farmers in Canada. He always highly appreciated and eagerly read works teaching advanced agriculture. After having spent twenty-one years in farming, he saw that a practical agricultural journal was very much needed. He therefore in 1866 commenced the publication of "The Farmers' Advocate". He also founded the Canadian Agricultural Emporium from whence he sent to farmers all over Canada many new and improved varieties of grain, among which are many of the most productive and best kinds known to Canadian Agriculture.


LALONDE - (Penetanguishene) On Saturday afternoon on arrival of the mail train from Allandale, Theophilus Lalonde, a lad about ten years of age, was coasting on the hill near McGibbon's mill and his sleigh ran on to the railway track. He vas struck by the train and had an arm and a leg torn off. He died after about two hours' suffering.


BUCKLEY - (London) An employee of the Grand Trunk car works named J. Buckley met death very suddenly this afternoon. He was engaged unloading a car of lumber and was getting off the end of the car when his foot slipped. His head struck the rail and a fracture of the skull resulted. He died in about an hour.


January 6, 1891


FENNY - Died in this city, on Monday, January 5, the beloved wife of J. Fenny, in her 24th year. Funeral at 3:30 on Wednesday, from her late residence, 21 East avenue north.


January 7, 1890


YATES - Died in this city, on January 7, Martha, beloved wife of William Yates, bricklayer, aged 31 years. Funeral from her late residence, 106 Emerald street north, Saturday, January 10, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this notice.


BROWN - (Alberton) Miss Caroline Brown was formerly a resident here, but has lately resided at her father's house in Markham. About a year ago, she contracted a heavy cold which settled in her lungs, eventually causing death. The funeral took place on December 27 from the residence of her brother, George Brown, Ancaster.


DEMMICK - (Millgrove) M. Demmick, an old resident of this vicinity, died at I. Tunis's on Sunday night.


WOOD - (Toronto) Thomas Wood, an old soldier who has seen service in India, was sitting at the table in his house at 16 Teraulay street about 9:30 last night when he was seized with a fit of

coughing and expired in a few minutes. Dr. Wagner was called in but could do nothing to save his life. Mr. Wood, who was a native of County Cavan, Ireland, saw service in India with Her Majesty's 27th Enniskillen foot. He received his discharge in 1870 and came to Canada.


DUNSFORD - Hartley Dunsford, for a great many years registrar of the county of Victoria, died at Lindsay yesterday afternoon after a lingering illness.


LENNOX - John Lennox, an old resident of Percy township, dropped dead while in the Clarendon House at Hastings yesterday at noon. The cause of death is supposed to have been apoplexy.


BISHOP - William Bishop, beer bottler, who was thrown out of his sleigh on Monday last, died to-day at the Notre Dame hospital, His horse ran away and in turning a corner, Bishop was thrown against a telegraph pole.


GEMLEY - (Simcoe) Rev. John Gemley, rector of Trinity church and rural dean of Norfolk, died at the rectory here this morning at 9 o'clock. Deceased was born in Dublin, Ireland on March 23, 1817. He was well known and highly respected in Canada and the parent countries. Deceased entered the Methodist ministry in 1841, was received into full communion at Port Hope in 1845, occupied pulpits in Belleville, Montreal, Quebec, Kingston, and Brantford until 1874 when he severed his connection with the Methodist church and was ordained priest and deacon the same year by the Bishop of Huron at London, Ontario, and was appointed Curate at St. Paul's church in that city, remained until March, 1888, when he was appointed rector of Trinity church, Simcoe, succeeding the late Elliott Grasett, M.A.

He was appointed rural dean of Norfolk which office he held until his death. During the last six years of his work in the Methodist ministry he was permanent secretary of the Upper Canada Bible Society. Mr. Gemley was prominently connected with Hellmuth College before coming to Simeoe, having assisted in the establishment, visiting England several times in connection with that work. He was a man of earnest piety, devoted to the work of the church, quiet and unassuming, uniformly courteous. Every good work had his sympathy and support. His death leaves a blank, not only in the church of his choice but in the Christian community at large, that cannot be filled.

In him the spirit of patriotism found its ideal, and all who were honoured with his friendship will mourn the loss of a father, a brother, and friend. His illness, though brief, was severe and no hope of recovery was entertained from the first. Deceased had seven daughters, all of whom survive. Three are married to officers in the army or navy.

January 8, 1891


SPLAN - (Sarnia) John Splan, employed as a brakeman on the construction train at the excavation for the approach to the tunnel, got off the train at the dumping ground to shift the switch, and in trying to jump on the last car while the train was moving, missed his hold and fell. The brake rod of the car caught his left leg and crushed it in a terrible manner from below the knee almost to the thigh. He was taken to his house, but never rallied, and died on Monday night. He was a resident of Point Edward, unmarried, and 25 years of age.


MCGINLEY -(Orillia) Rev. W. J. McGinley, parish priest of St. Columbkill church, Uptergrove, Mara, died somewhat suddenly at the prebytery this morning, The deceased father was in his 50th year, a genial Irishman, and was appointed to his charge five years ago, coming here from the parish of South St. Catharines. He will be greatly missed for he was popular not only among the adherents of his creed but with all denominations for he was an honour to the priesthood in which he had seen fifteen years.


STINSON - (St. Catharines) The public was shocked to learn this morning of the sudden death of Frank Stinson which occurred between ten and eleven o'clock last night. About ten o'clock he was sitting in the parlour with his family and remarked that he was feeling remarkably well. Shortly afterward deceased was taken with a choking spell and passed away in a few minutes. The deceased was born in county Cavan, Ireland, in 1822, and came to St. Catharines in 1846 and started a distillery, the largest at that time in this district, and ever since he has been connected with the liquor business.


January 9, 1891


MCGUIRE - (Cobourg) A young man lost his life in a shocking manner at the Grand Trunk Railway station here last night. Upon the arrival at Port Hope of No 3 express going east at 11 o'clock, Francis McGuire and his two brothers boarded the train to return to their home in Cobourg. As they had no tickets they found standing room between the baggage and horse cars and rode over seven miles between the two towns in what is known as 'blind baggage'. The express was running into the Cobourg depot at the rate of twenty miles an hour when Frank McGuire tried to jump off. Hanging on to the iron rod at the end of the car, he swung himself out, but the speed of the train caused him to rebound with such force that he was hurled beneath the cars. Just in front of the station the body of the unfortunate man fell across the rail and instantly the wheels passed athwart his body, severing it into two parts from the shoulder to the left hip and caused immediate death. As the bleeding mangled remains were removed from the track, the sight was a horrible one. An inquest was deemed unnecessary as no blame could be

attached to the railway men for the accident. Frank McGuire was the second son of Peter McGuire of this town, He was 22 years of age and unmarried. He was a respectable young man and was employed for some time as porter at the G.T.R. depot in Montreal. He was on a visit to his mother at the time of his death.


January 10, 1891


CLAPHAM - Died at the residence of S. Clapham, 26 Nelson street, on January 9, Maud Birdelle Clapham, aged 9 months. Funeral on Sunday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


KENNEDY - Died at his late residence, 140 Barton street east, on January 10, John Kennedy, aged 59 years and 6 months. Funeral Monday, January 12, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


January 12, 1891


ROBERTSON - Rev. William Robertson, M.A., of the Presbyterian Church at Chesterfield, Ontario, died on Saturday. Deceased had ministered to the Chesterfield congregation for thiry-two years and was highly respected.


JOYCE - (Bronte) While skating on lake Ontario about two miles Smith from Bronte this afternoon, two boys named James Joyce and H. Elsinore Smith, aged 12 and 16 years respectively, were drowned by breaking through the ice. Both lads resided with their parents in this village.


BEAULIEU (Penetang) While some men were chopping wood in the bush near here, Hyacinthe Beaulieu was struck on the head by a falling tree, He lived only a few hours. Ha leaves a wife and six children in poor circumstances.


BALDWIN - (Toronto) On Saturday morning William Baldwin who lived at the corner of Badgerow and Pope avenues fell dead while lifting a scuttle of coal. Dr. Burgess was called in at once and Coroner Pickering was notified. He decided that an inquest was unnecessary as the man had evidently died from heart disease.


LAIRD - The people of Hamilton will be pained to learn of the very sudden death of Rev. W. H. Laird, the pastor of the First Methodist Church, which occurred at 3:30 yesterday morning. It was an event almost tragic in its Suddenness, for though he had not been well for forty-eight hours previously, a fatal termination of his illness was not anticipated, and the members of the congregation were inexpressibly shocked when they learned at the morning service of the death of a pastor who had been loved and revered by all who came in contact with him. Rev. Mr. Laird was completing the third year of his pastorate here, having been assigned to this field in July, 1888.

It was like coming home for him because he spent his boyhood in the city and was converted here in 1853 during a revival conducted by a Mr. Caughey. He was than eighteen years of age and was employed as a clerk in the drygoods store of Charles Magill. He determined to enter the ministry and accordingly went to Cobourg college, and was ordained in 1858. His first charge was a mission in Muskoka, and subsequently he held charges in Oshawa, Port Hope, Cobourg, Burlington, Dundas, Toronto (Elm street church), Woodstock, and finally in 1888 was transferred to the scene of the commencement of his ministerial career, little anticipating that he was to end it here.

His ability and power were recognised by his brethren in the church by the constantly increasing importance of the charges to which he was entrusted and the offices to which he was elected in connection with the administration of the work of the conference of which he was a member. By the laity he was admired and beloved as well for his eloquence and power in the pulpit as for his kindly sympathetic nature and innate courtesy and nobility of character.

The deceased leaves a widow, three sons, and one daughter. The latter is Mrs. Laidlaw of Woodstock. The eldest son, Fred C. Laird, is a publisher in Chicago. Henry W. Laird is the editor of the Port Hope "Times", and Roland, the youngest son, is yet a boy. Rev. Mr. Laird was 56 years of age.


BURT - The death is announced in Toronto of Robert Burt, militia storekeeper at the old fort. He was 63 years of age. Mr. Burt came to Canada with the Royal Artillery at the time of the Trent affair and took charge of the imperial stores in this city under General Wilkinson.


January 13, 1891


FARR - Died at her late residence, No 229 Maria street, on January 12, Mary Anne Farr, relict of the late James Farr, aged 45 years. Funeral Thursday, January 15, at 2 o'clock to the Church of the Ascension, thence to Burlington cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


RYALL - Died January 12, Ella DeRenzies, beloved daughter of Dr. Isaac Ryall. Funeral at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Miss Ella Ryall, daughter of Dr. Ryall, died last evening. For several years she had been suffering from a wasting and lingering disease and death came to her as a friend. When in health Miss Ryall was one of the brightest and most agreeable young ladies in Hamilton society and was held in affectionate regard by many friends.


COLLINSON - Died at 'The Grange', Burlington, on January 8, 1891, in his 80th year, John Collinson, a native of Yorkshire, England.

CURRIE - Died at the American Hotel, on January 13, Hugh Currie, of this city, aged 64 years. His remains will be taken to Glencoe for burial.

Hugh Currie, the retired banker who was stricken down by apoplexy in Malcolm & Souter's office yesterday, died at an early hour this morning at the American Hotel. His brother and son-in-law from near Chatham arrived a few minutes before his death. The remains will be removed this afternoon to 262 Victoria avenue north and will to-morrow be taken for interment to Glencoe wHere the funeral will take place on Friday.

Mrs. Currie, who is visiting friends in Wichita, Kansas, has been informed by telegraph of her husband's death but it is hardly likely that she will be able to get here on time for the funeral


January 15, 1891


RICHARDSON - Died at Winnipeg, on January 13, of typhoid fever, George Richardson late of Nelson, in the 29th year of his age.


TEMPLETON - (Caledonia) William Templeton of Seneca township had a large cancer under his left arm removed at the Hamilton hospital on Sunday last. The shock was too much for his feeble condition and he died a few hours afterward.


LEEMING - (Glanford) Ralph Leeming, Sr., died suddenly and unexpectedly of inflammation of the lungs early Monday morning. Deceased was admired and respected by all who knew him and leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his loss.


MOORE - (Georgetown) Ephraim Moore, son of William Moore, 5th line of Esquesing, had some teeth extracted. He was not careful enough in protecting the gums from cold and on Saturday evening he felt slightly ill, but retired as usual. On Sunday morning he awoke with a severe pain in his head. Physicians were promptly summoned, but he died the same day. The deceased was an industrious young man of steady habits and was in the prime 1 of life, being only 29 years of age.


RECKER - (Brighton) Adolph Recker of the Prussian Grand Army died yesterday two miles from here sitting in his chair without disease or pain. He was 93 years, 1 month, and 20 days old, and was under drill when Blucher came to the assistance of Wellington and decided Waterloo.


January 16, 1891


WALTON - (Burk's Falls) Mrs. Henry Walton died suddenly yesterday. Her death is attributed to poison by some, and by others to an overdose of morphine prescribed for her. At all events, an inquest is now being held.


GEDDES - (Aurora) The 19-months-old daughter of William Geddes fell into a pot of boiling

water. The mother hearing the child's screams at once rushed to its assistance, but before her arrival the little one was so badly scalded that death occurred a few hours later.


KELLOGG - (Tilbury Centre) A man suppoed to be Charles Kellogg, a labourer of West Tilbury, was killed on the Michigan Central track about two miles west of this town last night by being struck by No 1 express.


LITTLE - (Galt) On returning to the house after a short absence yesterday, Miss Little, daughter of the late John Little, four miles west of Blair, ascended the stairs and was horrified to see her brother, James, aged 20, cold in death with a gun by his side. The loaded gun had been behind the young man's trunk in his room, and whether it went off when he attempted to draw it out or whether it was an intentional act is unknown.


January 17, 1891


KENNEDY - Died at his late residence, 228 Maria street, on January 17, of congestion of the lungs. Patrick Kennedy, a native of county Tipperary, Ireland. Funeral from his late residence, Tuesday morning, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Patrick's church, thence to Holy 8epulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


WAUD - Died in St. Catharines, on Thursday evening, January 15, Sarah, beloved wife of Robert Waud, aged 82 years. Funeral on Sunday, January 18, at 2 p.m., from the family residence.


ROPER - Died suddenly at 6037 Oglesby avenue, Woodlawn Park, Chicago, Ill.,| on Thursday, January 15, 1891, Howard Roper, aged 54, third son of the late J. H. Roper of this city.


FLYNN - Daniel Flynn, Sr., died January 15, in the 80th year of his age. Funeral will leave his son's residence, 29 Stuart street, at 2 p.m., on Sunday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SIDDALL - (Brampton) Joseph Siddall of Burnamthorpe went to meet the five o'clock train at Dixie. When he got home he lay down to rest and almost immediately expired. He was 72 years old.


OLDS - (Smiths Falls) Mrs. William Olds of Greenbush died very suddenly on Tuesday last. Only a few days before she assisted in doing the family washing and received a slight scratch on the hand which terminated in blood poisoning. Deceased was aged seventy-eight years.


ROUNDS - Word has been received in Brantford to-day of a sad fatality near the village of Cathcart. A. Rounds, a man about 35 years of age, was chopping wood for J. Bloodsworth when a branch of a tree fell on him and caused instant death. He leaves a wife and family.


January 19, 1891


SEWELL - Died at, Strathroy, Ontario, January 18, Samuel Sewell, father of H. W. and the late J. A. Sewell, aged 80 years.

Samuel Sewell, father of H. W. Sewell, died at Strathroy on Saturday. The deceased was born in London, England, 80 years ago. He came to this country in 1842, settling in New York, and later on removing to Strathroy. H. W. Sewell went to Strathroy this morning.


STEWART - Died at 104 West avenue north, on January 18, Margaret Henderson, daughter of the late J. M. Henderson, and wife of John Stewart, clerk G.T.R. freight department. Funeral on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ENTWISTLE - Died at the residence of her son-in-law, John Jackson, S.O.E.B.S., No 477 John street north, on January 18, Margaret Entwistle, relict of the late John Entwistle, aged 61 years. Funeral on Tuesday at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MACKAY - Died on June 19, of inflammatory croup, Goldie, youngest and dearly beloved daughter of G. W. and A. O. Mackay, excise officer, aged 7 years and 7 months. Funeral from her parents' residence, 242 Macnab street north, on Wednesday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WILSON - (Ottawa) Mrs. Wilson went to market to-day and left her three young children alone in the house. Nora, the oldest, found a pistol and pointed it at her sister, exclaiming, "I'll shoot you". She did shoot and the bullet passed through Sylvia’s head, killing her.


GANNON - (Belleville) Mrs. Bridget Gannon, who had been for five years a resident of this city, died yesterday morning aged 100 years and 3 months. Deceased, who was born in Ireland, had undergone many hardships of late years. She had been bed-ridden for some months before her death.


SUTCLIFFE - (Winnipeg) A telegram from Stonewall to-night says that Mrs. Sutcliffe of Shoal Lake was found by her husband lying dead on the floor of the house with a bullet hole over the right ear and the gun with one barrel discharged at her feet. Her husband says he was out in the barn at the time of the occurrence and heard the report of the gun, but knew nothing of the affair until apprised by the little child. Police have gone out to investigate whether it is a suicide or murder. Shoal Lake is twenty-five miles northwest of Stonewall.

January 20, 1891


FITZSIMMONS - Died yesterday afternoon after a long illness, Henry Fitzsimmons, a native of Tyrone, Ireland, in the 51st year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 24 Augusta street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


LIVINGSTON - Mrs. Livingston, widow of the late Capt. Livingston, and sister of Capt. James Murray, died very suddenly at the residence of Capt. Murray in St. Catharines yesterday.


CLEMENT - Rev. Father Clement, formerly a Northwest missionary, on Sunday started to walk from the residence of the parish priest of St. Gabriel de Brandar, Quebec, to the neighbouring parish of St. Felix de Valois. An engineer of a freight train saw his body on the track and stopped his train as soon as possible, but not before the engine had struck the prostrate form. The reverend gentleman was found to be quite dead when picked up.


January 21, 1891


SHARPE - (Bowmanville) On Sunday morning early a fire broke out in the residence of Robert Sharpe, the village blacksmith in Starkville, a small hamlet eight or ten miles east of this town, and the family is one number less as the result. Mr. And Mrs. Sharpe were awakened by the crackling of the fire and rushed out of bed and carried two children out in the bed clothes. Mr. Sharpe returned for a third, but failed to reach the bed where it was sleeping, being overpowered by the smoke and flames. His wife followed him in, and but for her heroism in dragging his almost senseless form from the burning building, would have been to-day a widow. The child was burned to a crisp, and the house and contents were totally consumed. The origin of the fire is a mystery.


WARD - (Toronto) Yesterday afternoon, George Ward, father of J. J. Ward, merchant tailor, dropped dead on Wellington street west near the Western cattle market and was taken into the caretaker's office and Dr. Eadie was called, but found that life was extinct. Heart disease was the cause of death.


January 22, 1891


VILA - Died in this city, on January 22, Alice, third daughter of August and Alice Vila, 411 Bay street north, aged 6 years and 3 months. Funeral private.


SCOTT - Died in St. Catherines, on Monday, January 19, 1891, John Scott, aged 61 years.

BIRCHALL - (Toronto) Notwithstanding the fact that the newspapers have from time to time printed the sad details of cases of suffocation by gas in the different hotels in the city, another man from the country has come to Toronto and blown out the gas with fatal results. Frances Birchall, aged 60, a farmer living at Charleston, Peel county, came to the city on Tuesday und registered at the Revere House. He was assigned a room and he retired about midnight. Yesterday at 2:30 a chambermaid opened the bedroom door and discovered Frances lying in bed. He had been dead some hours. The card carrying the ordinary warning "Don't blow out the gas" dangled from the gas bracket and consequently no blame can be attached to the management of the hotel.

Coroner Johnson was at once notified but considering the circumstances, he deemed an inquest unnecessary. The friends of the dead man arrived in the city last night and the remains will be removed to Charleston this morning.


BOWLBY - William H. Bowlby of Wallacetown, one of the pioneers of Elgin county, has just died in Wallacetown, aged 78 years.


GAUTHIER - (Montreal) A tragic affair took place this afternoon at a saloon kept by Lafleur on Ontario street. Jules Hy Gauthier, employed in the Bonsecours market, in company with Antoine Pierson, went to a funeral, and it appears that on the way back from Mount Royal the pair took several drinks to drive away their sorrow and the cold. Going into the groggery in question, other refreshments were passed around and finally a dispute arose. Pierson felt himself insulted and giving Gauthier a blow on the head, the last named fell heavily to the floor, and when help came he ws found to be dead, a doctor was immediately summoned and although he carefully examined the victim, nothing could be found that appeared like a death blow. However Gauthier was dead and Pierson was seen to strike the blow and was, of course, placed under arrest. The doctors say to-night that death was caused by congestion of the brain.


January 23, 1891


GATES - Died on the 23rd instant, Arthur R. Gates, in his 24th year. Funeral private.

Arthur R. Gates, son of F. W. Gates, died shortly before noon to-day. Mr. Gates was a victim of a peculiar combination of disease which baffled the skill not only of the local physicians but also the best specialists in New York whom he consulted. He was ill for several months, but was confined to the house only two or three weeks.

Mr. Gates was employed as an accountant in the office of the Hamilton Gas Company of which his father is president. He was a popular young man and his early death will be mourned by many. His wife, who with two children survives him, is a daughter of George H. Mills.

January 24, 1891


Anderson Died in this city, on January 21, Mary Jane, beloved wife of Thomas Anderson, and eldest daughter of Simon Elliott, in her 40th year. Funeral took place on Friday from her husband's residence, 61 Cathcart street.


Walker Died at 84 Hunter street west, on January 24, 1891 James Walker, a native of Kirkbridge, Yorkshire, England, in the 85th year of his age. At the particular request of the deceased no flowers will be received. Funeral service will be held in the Central Presbyterian church on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

The venerable James Walker died painlessly and peacefully at. 8 o'clock this morning. His death has been expected for some weeks, not only by his friends but by himself, and he often referred to it calmly and even cheerfully. The death of such a man as James Walker is not attended with the deep sadness which is the usual accompaniment of the great messenger. Coming at the consummation of such a life as his has been, death has no terrors, but comes as the giver of rest and herald of happiness. Several months ago Mr. Walker was struck with paralysis and was confined to his house. Since then he remained in an enfeebled condition, and his once vigorous frame was further weakened by two more paralytic strokes, the last one on Thursday. Up to within a few days, however, his mind remained clear and vigorous and his interest in current affairs continued to be as keen as ever. All this week he was in a condition of semi-consciousness. Occasionally he would recognize friends and show his pleasure at their presence. He was under the impression that he was already dead, and when spoken to, would reply as if he were speaking from the spirit world. When death came at last the transition was imperceptible. The dream quickly melted Into reality.

James Walker was one of that kind of men who not only command the esteem but also the appreciation of communities. For many years there has not been a citizen of Hamilton more generally beloved that he. His large charity, quietly flowing in many channels great and small, benefited individuals directly as well through the medium of organized philanthropic schemes and institutions. To him the exercise of charity was a privilege, a luxury. When applied to for assistance towards any cause that he thought a good one, the heartiness with which he would subscribe was more cheery and encouraging than his subscription which was always substantial. But it was in giving directly to one in need of help that Mr. Walker most delighted. On such occasions it was delightful to see the old gentleman's eyes brighten and hear him actually chuckle with pleasure as he plunged his hand into his capacious pocket and felt for hard cash. He delighted in doing good.

Mr. Walker was born in Kirkbridge, near Bedall, in Yorkshire, England, on September 5, 1806, and was therefore in his 85th year. He came to Canada in 1833 in search of his father who had

emigrated in the previous year, intending to return to England for his family, but never returned. He was lost in the Gulf of St. Lawrence by the wreck of the schooner "Zoe" in November, 1832. While in search of information about his father Mr. Walker met a member of the Stinson family who took a fancy to the young man and induced him to come to Hamilton. So James Walker became a citizen of Hamilton in 1833 when there were only three houses on James street between King street and the bay. He began business for himself as a soap and candle maker on King street west, and in 1835 he prospered so well that he was able to purchase the property at the corner of Main and Bay street where he built his house and factory and lived and carried on his business until a few months ago.

He was in those early days remarkable for his vigor and energy. He frequently walked to Buffalo and back on business, usually starting early in the morning and reaching the falls in time for dinner.

Before Hamilton was a city Mr. Walker was a member of the Board of Police which had control of municipal affairs. After the city was incorporated he was member of the city council for four years as a representative tor the old St. George's ward and was chairman of the hospital and finance committee.

Mr. Walker has a military record. He was too patriotic and loyal a man to remain inactive in 1837 when the institutions of the country were threatened and when the call to arms for the suppression of the rebellion was made, he took the field as an officer with the 'men of Gore'. His death leaves only Col. Charles Magill the sole surviving officer of those who marched with the men of Gore to fight the rebels.

In politics Mr. Walker was a Conservative of the best stamp, A strong party man, he was always able to give good reasons for his adherence to the party of his choice. He was treasurer 6f the Liberal-Conservative Association from the time of its organization. Not only by his liberality in a financial way but by his wisdom and shrewdness as well was he valuable to his party, and in important crises his advice vas always sought. As an indication of the strength of his affection for and devotion to his party, it may be added that within the last few days Mr. Walker said he hoped he would not die until he learned that Mr. Stinson had been confirmed in his seat as member of the local legislature for Hamilton.

In all schemes to promote the progress of Christianity, of education, and of social improvements generally, Mr. Walker took an intense interest and showed it by his willingness to contribute to such schemes . Educational institutions throughout the country from Nova Scotia to British Columbia have benefited by his liberality. For nearly fifty years he was secretary-treasurer of the Hamilton branch Bible Society.

He was one of the oldest members of Central Presbyterian Church and though he always declined to accept any of the more important official positions in connection with that church that were offered to him, he acted as head of the missions and Sunday school, He was also treasurer of the synod of Hamilton and London.

As a man of business Mr. Walker was a model of integrity and honour. His word once given was invariably kept in the spirit and not broken in the letter. About a year ago clouds gathered over his business interests, the result of his chivalrous endeavours to bear all the burden of disasters which had overtaken business enterprises to which others as well as he were interested.

After expending fortunes for the welfare of his fellow men Mr. Walker died a comparatively poor man with little to bequeath except a stainless name and the fragrance of a well-lived life.

Mr. Walker was twice married. He is survived by his wife and one son, the issue of his second marriage.

The funeral is fixed for Monday afternoon. The remains will be taken to Central Presbyterian church where a funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock.


SNURE - (Jordan) An accident resulting in the death of J. B. Snure, a farmer of this village, occurred here this morning about 9 o'clock. Mr. Snure was cleaning his breech-loading gun which he had in a vise in the woodshed back of his house when it accidentally exploded, blowing the entire top of his head off. He was about 50 years of age and leaves a widow and several children.


CRAIG - (Listowel) The body on the track here the other morning has been identified as that of William Craig of Arthur township who was in Palmerston on Monday night and who is supposed to have left that town about 10 o'clock to go to some relatives in Wallace, and he got caught by the train while crossing the railway bridge. Deceased was a bachelor.


SMITH - (Toronto) John Smith, a blacksmith who lived at 64 Bellmont street, dropped dead yesterday morning. Coroner Johnston was notified but after hearing the circumstances concluded an inquest was unnecessary.


HENDERSON - (St. Catharines) Mrs. Henderson, wife of J. B. Henderson, proprietor of the Thorold Woollen Manufacturing Co., died suddenly of heart disease this evening. The lamented lady was taken with a fainting spell while shopping in this city. She was placed in a cab and driven home, lived long enough to recognize her husband who was most fortunately detained at his residence. Her husband and five motherless children are left to mourn her loss.


January 26, 1891


HINCHEY - Died at his parents’ residence, 85 Barton street east, on Sunday, January 24, 1891, John Francis, only and beloved son of Edward and Johannah Hinchey, aged 4 years, 9 months, and 25 days. Funeral took place to Holy Sepulchre cemetery this afternoon.

FOSTER - Died in this city, at 230 James street north, on January 26, James Henry, infant son of J. F. and Elizabeth Foster, aged 8 months and 8 days. Funeral will take place on Wednesday, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


STEVENS - Died in this city, on the 25th instant, Sarah, beloved wife of the late Jefferson Stevens, aged 77 years. Funeral from her late residence, 160 Elgin street, Tuesday, January 27, at 3:30. Friends will please accept this intimation.


KARPITZ - (Berlin) A fatal accident occurred at the Grand Trunk station on Saturday evening whereby a boy named Karpitz lost his life. He had an interest in becoming a brakeman and would whenever a chance presented itself jump on a freight train. He attempted to do so on Saturday evening and after riding a distance went to jump off, but got caught in some manner and was dragged a short distance. He was taken home and Drs. Lockner and Wright called who found it necessary to amputate the right arm. His head was badly cut , left arm broken at the shoulder, and the second toe of his right foot cut off. After the amputation had been performed and the doctors were about to complete their work, he gave a gasp and died. Loss of blood and internal injuries no doubt caused his death. He was about 17 years of age and his parents are in straightened circumstances.


MORGAN - (Ottawa) The police were notified to-day of the sudden death of a child whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, recently went to reside at 410 Nepean street. The child is but an infant a few months old and was found dead in bed this morning and the supposition is that death issued from suffocation through being overlain.


BELL - Moncton) William Bell, an I.C.R. locomotive driver, in jumping off his engine while in motion at Petit Roche yesterday, slipped on the ice and fell beneath the wheels, being instantly killed. He leaves a young wife at Newcastle.


TABMAN - (Ottawa) Constable Tabman of the city police died last night from the effects of the bursting of a blood vessel by over-exertion while making an arrest some days ago.


MOORE - (Stevensville) To-day at 3:30 a.m. Irvin Teal and Ezra Moore of Ridgway while driving across the M.C.R. track southward were run into by a special west-bound train. The engine demolished the buggy and Mr, Moore was thrown a distance of forty feet, while Mr. Teal was more fortunate in consequence of having a hold of the lines. Mr. Moore suffered by broken limbs and bruised head, and died at 9 p.m. Mr. Teal was badly bruised but not fatally. Drs. Douglas, Coulter, and Brewster were at hand as soon as possible and pronounced it a doubtful case with Mr. Moore.  Mr. Teal states that the engineer did not ring the bell or use the whistle until the engine struck the rig.

FRANCIS - Frank Francis, formerly of Bowmanville, Ontario, died suddenly yesterday at Winnipeg.


MARSHALL - William Marshall who was born on the Tarn O'Shanter farm in Ayrshire, Scotland, has just died near Bright, Ontario, aged 96 years.


January 27, 1891


ADAMSON - Elizabeth Jane Adamson died suddenly at her residence, 57 Wellington street north, on the evening of the 26th instant, only daughter of James Adamson of Carlisle.


HESLOP - Died at Ancaster, on January27, 1891, John Heslop, clerk Township of Ancaster. Funeral will take place to St. John's Church on Friday at 2 p.m. Friends are invited to attend.

A brutal and wanton murder was committed in Ancaster . this morning at 2 o'clock. The victim was John Heslop, township clerk.

Mr. Heslop was an old man in his 80th year. He lived two miles west of Ancaster near the Sulphur Springs. His wife and daughter lived with him.

This morning at 2 o'clock the family was awakened by hearing the back door being broken in. They all got up and went out of their bedrooms into the hall. Presently in the dim light they saw two men coming up the stairs. They were masked and cloths were wound round their heads as to keep the masks on and completely conceal their faces. They were armed with cordwood sticks.

Mr.Heslop seized a chair that stood at the head of the stairs waiting for the intruders. They came up quickly and attacked him. The old man defended himself vigorously. He knocked down one of his assailants with the chair and in so doing he broke it over his head. The other man then drew a revolver and shot Mr. Heslop. The ball entered the old man's left breast and pierced the. heart. He fell forward without a groan and tumbled down five or six steps and lay on the staircase dead.

Then the burglars seized the two women and dragged them into one of the bedrooms.

"Where is the money?", asked one of the ruffians, addressing Mrs. Heslop.

"There is no money", she replied.

"I know d–d sight better," returned he. "There's township money in this house and we are going to have it".

"If you think so, you can go and search for it", said the brave old lady.

One of the men stood over the two women while the other ransacked the house. The safe stood in the hall downstairs. This he opened with a skeleton key, but found nothing of much value there. Then he went through the bureau drawers. He did not find money, but got a set of garnet jewellery, six rings, one of which was a diamond, and these valuables he stowed away.

All the township money that was in house was $40 in a purse in one of the bureau drawers. This the burglar overlooked in his haste.

After ransacking the house and getting all they thought of value the men hastily left the house leaving the dead body of their victim where it had fallen. A rig was awaiting them outside, but the women do not know whether there was anybody in it or not.

As soon as they had gone Mrs. and Miss Heslop hurried to the house of the hired man, John Reading, who lives on the farm and told him of the affair. Reading hurried to the village and roused Coroner Dr. Brandun, Major Walker, and constable Crann. Snow had fallen lightly through the night and constable Crann was enabled to track the ruffians from the house. They had driven to Ancaster and from there directly to Hamilton. Constable Crann followed them as far as the corner of Locke and King streets where they turned into Locke and were lost. It is thought that the men intended to go to Toronto.

The woman say that the whole affair did not last longer than fifty minutes. It is probable that it did not last nearly so long.

Mr. Heslop has two sisters living in Hamilton: Mrs. VanEvery and Mrs. Davis.


January 28, 1891


WILSON - Died at Ancaster, on January 27, Isabella, wife of James Wilson, in her 65th year. Funeral on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Isabella Wilson, wife of James Wilson, one of the oldest residents of Ancaster, died yesterday after a long illness. She was 65 years of age and came to Ancaster with her husband over forty years ago. She leaves two sons and one daughter: William H. Wilson, James T. Wilson, and Mrs. Irwin, all of Ancaster. The funeral will take place on Thursday at 3 o'clock.


MYERS - Died in LosAngeles, California, on January 26, 1891, Isaac W. Myers, formerly of Hamilton, Ontario, in the 63rd year of his age.

The news was received to-day of the death of I. W. Myers of Los Angeles, California. Mr. Myers was an old resident of Hamilton. He was foreman in Garrett's boot and shoe factory, and carried on a retail shoe business on King street west. In the years 1880, 1881 and 1882, he represented ward 7 in the city council. Mr. Myers was affected with asthma and several years ago he removed with a portion of his family to Los Angeles hoping that the milder climate of southern California would benefit him. His wife died two years ago.


FLOWERS - (Mountsberg) Richard Flowers, the young man who met with the lamentable accident, died on Saturday evening, the body being taken to Mountsberg cemetery for interment.


LEACH - (Caledonia) The whole village was thrown into great excitement on Monday morning when it became known that George Leach was dead, being found drowned in his own cistern. He got up as usual on Monday morning a few minutes after seven o'clock and after lighting two fires went to the barn to feed the horses. That was the last seen of him alive.

The rest of the family got up about eight o'clock and not seeing him around, commenced to look for him. The boys went to the barn and saw that the horses had not been fed and went back to the house and told their mother who came out with them and saw fresh tracks close to the cistern, and on looking down, the cover being off, saw Mr. Leach and reached down and caught him by the hair and called for help. They got him out as quickly as possible and sent for a doctor, but it was too late, as he must have been in the water over half an hour. They carried him into the house and worked over him for some time, but it was of no use.

How he fell into the cistern will never be known, but it is surmised that he knocked the cover off and it fell into the water, and in reaching to pull it up he overbalanced himself and fell in head first. He must have made an effort to get out as when found he was standing on his feet. The cistern is in the barn and is about eight feet below the barn floor. It is eight feet deep and contained about six feet of water. The only mark to be seen was one on the forehead which no doubt was caused by striking the board when falling in. The deceased was 57 years of age and had resided in Caledonia for forty-three years.

He leaves a widow and six children to mourn his sad and sudden end, the eldest being 23 years of age and the youngest 10. He was a member of the AOUW, being one of the oldest members of this lodge. The deceased was a very hardworking and industrious man and many of the churches and brick houses in this county were built by him, he being a contractor. The wife and family have the heartfelt sympathy of everyone in the village in this sad affliction. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.


MACLEAN - James H. Maclean died suddenly of heart disease yesterday at his home in Toronto. Mr. Maclean was one of the best known and among the brightest newspaper men in Canada. Though only 34 years old, he had worked as a writer on many of the leading newspapers of Canada - the Toronto Mail, Telegram and World, the Spectator, the Montreal Herald, Ottawa Citizen, and also the Chicago Tribune and other American dailies.

For two years he had been city editor of the Toronto World. He was a Hamilton boy, having lived here in his early youth and been educated in the Hamilton public schools and the Collegiate Institute, and learned the printing trade in the office of the Times. Mr. Maclean was married two years ago to Miss Dora Ring of Ottawa.

January 29, 1891


STALLWOOD - Died in Jarvis, on Wednesday, January 21, Mary Ann, beloved wife of Benjamin Stallwood, aged 65 years.


FORBES - Died in this city, on January 28, Edward Rutherford, infant son of George and Mary Forbes, aged 8 months and 14 days. Funeral from the family residence, 227 Wilson street, on Friday, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CRONIN - Died in Chicago, on January 26, Dennis Cronin, son of the late Dennis Cronin of this city, in the 35th year of his age. Funeral from his brother's residence, corner of James and Strachan streets, on Friday morning, at 8:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


HALLMAN - (Berlin) A fatal accident is reported from Dundee. Amos Hallman and a number of young men were returning home from Blenheim church when they were overtaken by a large box sleigh. They asked for a ride and all got in and were standing up when the horses started off. Hallman, who was at the very end of the sleigh, was thrown off sustaining fatal injuries. He lingered until yesterday. Deceased was 21 years of age.


THOMAS - (Woodstock) The people of Woodstock were shocked to-day by the death of E. G. Thomas, well known throughout the Dominion as the manufacturer of the Thomas organ. The death was startlingly sudden. Mr. Thomas had been ailing slightly for some days but was supposed to be recovering, and his physician had such confidence in his progress that he made arrangements to take his patient out for a drive that afternoon. Mr. Thomas went upstairs to dress and feeling tired, lay down on the bed for a rest. This was about 2:15. To his wife he remarked that he was feeling poorly and almost immediately afterward his life departed.

He was born in Toronto in 1853 and learned the trade of organ building in Hamilton. He was for a time manager of the Toronto Organ and Piano Manufacturing Company, and in 1875 came to Woodstock and started the manufacture of Thomas organ. He was formerly a member of the town council and also a member of the County Council. He vas prominently connected with the Oddfellows and Free masons, and was a highly esteemed and valued citizen. His business made him known very generally throughout Ontario and in many other parts of the Dominion. His wife, the daughter of the late W. H. Campbell of Hamilton, and four children survive him.


January 30, 1891


RYAN - Died in this city, on January 30, Bridget, wife of Philip Ryan, aged 64 years, a native of Limerick, Ireland. Funeral from 37 Picton street east on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to St. Lawrence church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BESSON - Died at Toronto, on January 29, Frederick Besson, aged 20 years. Funeral from his uncle's residence, 180 Wellington street south, on Saturday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


EASMAN - (Stratford) Elijah Easman of the 4th concession of Warwick fell from a ladder while fixing an eavetrough on his barn and was instantly killed, having struck the stone bridge in front of the door.


LANE - Judge Lane of Owen Sound died suddenly on Tuesday, aged sixty-one years.


RIPPLEY, STENTHORPE - (Bellfountain) A painful accident occurred near here at two o'clock this morning by which two men lost their lives and another man was severely injured. As a butcher by the name of John Homer and two stone miners named Thomas Rippley and Lightholder Steinthorpe were returning from Orangeville and when within a quarter of a mile from here and descending a very steep hill, the tongue of the sleigh broke, letting the horses free from the rig. Homer, who was driving, was pulled out of the vehicle and dragged a considerable distance, receiving very severe bruises about the body and head.

The rig turned off the road and went down an embankment of fifteen feet into the river Credit, taking the two unfortunates with it. When found, Rippley was considerably scratched about the face and apparently met his death by drowning. Steinthorpe's skull was broken in above the right temple and he received several other contusions about the body, head, and face. Reckless driving is supposed to have caused the accident.


HASLAM - (St. Thomas) John Haslam, a well known Grand Trunk brakeman, committed suicide this morning by taking a dose of strychnine. He roomed on Eagle street and last night about 11 o'clock went into his room, being next seen by the proprietor of the house at 6 o'clock this morning when he went into the kitchen and procured some water. About 11 o'clock he was called and not answering, entrance was effected into his room where he was found lying cold in death.

He had for the past week or two been despondent and yesterday sent a druggist's clerk to purchase some strychnine for him which he said he wanted to kill a dog. He was about 23 years of age and unmarried, and was a member of several societies in which he was insured.


THOMSON - (Montreal) Sudden deaths brought on very probably by unusual excitement follow each other in rapid succession. Last evening an aged carter named Jospeh Thomson invited a friend to pass an hour or two with him at his residence, 530 Cadieux street. Along in the night the discussion became animated and in fact Thomson became very angry and rushed into the open air to cool off. Soon after he left the house he was heard to cry out and when his friend and

members of the family ran to his help, the old man lay unconscious in the snow. Thomson was brought in and a doctor sent for, but he was dead in half an hour. Deceased was 71 years of age.


January 31, 1891


VANDUSEN - Died in this city, on January 30, at the residence of Mr. John Hennessey, 410 Aberdeen avenue, Mrs. Ann Vandusen, in the 86th year of her age. Funeral from the above address on Sunday at 1 p.m. to Mount Albion. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


REEDY - (Lucan) Charles Reedy of West Nissouri, aged 69, went out into the barn to do some work and a few hours afterward he was found lying dead in the mow. The cause of death was stagnation of the blood and it is supposed that he died instantly.


MCGEARY - (Bond Head) James McGeary left his home Wednesday to do some chores in the stable. An hour later his wife found his dead body in the yard. Heart disease was the cause of death.


BONNISH - (Berlin) While engaged in felling trees on the farm of Richard Gale near Centreville, about four miles from Berlin, a young man named Bonnish met with a frightful accident which resulted in his death. In cutting a tree down it lodged against the branches of another tree and he endeavoured to bring it to the ground when a large sliver struck him in the abdomen, lacerating him in a terrible manner. He was taken home and Dr. Lackner summoned, but he lived only an hour and a half after the accident. He was a thrifty young farmer and much respected in the community.


February 2, 1891


SEMMENS - Died at her late residence, No 453 King street west, on February 1, Harriet E., wife of Thomas Semmens, aged 39 years. Funeral on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


NEWMAN - About four o'clock an old man named John Newman walked into Vincent's drugstore at the corner of James and Murray streets. He was suffering from asthma and could scarcely breathe. After resting a few minutes he recovered and remarking that the doctor had told him he was subject to neuralgia of the heart, he started to go out. Just as he opened the door, he fell and died in a few minutes. Dr. Woolverton was called, but the man was dead before he arrived.

Newman was an inmate of the House of Refuge and had been in that institution since 1883. He was an Englishman by birth and a gardener by occupation. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Phillips, of Pearl street. The body was taken to the morgue at the hospital.

O'LEARY - (Quebec) At noon to-day an avalanche of ice was detached from the end of the drygoods store occupied by T. Boland on John street and fell on two ladies who were walking on their way from church. One of them, Miss O'Leary was killed by the shock and the other escaped with a broken arm. Miss O'Leary was the sister of Hon. Mr. O'Leary of the Quebec seminary.


BRISCOE - (Toronto) William Briscoe, carriage builder, 151 Spadina avenue, died very suddenly in the Grand Opera House during the matinee on Saturday. The first act was in progress when Briscoe was observed by those near him to be drawing his breath heavily. This culminated in a fit. The sufferer was carried out to the foyer, but before the bearers reached the doors he had expired.


GONSELL - (Foxboro) George Gonsell, a derrick man working in the stone quarry, was yesterday fatally injured. While lifting a large stone the derrick chain broke, causing him to fall about eight feet, striking on his head. A doctor was called and found wounds on the body and head and concussion of the brain.


GIBSON - (Newcastle) A grand-daughter of Joseph Gibson, living here, was surprised on returning home yesterday to find the house locked and no sign of life about the place. She procured an axe and broke the door in. The smell of coal gas was stifling. She made her way to the rooms of her grandparents and was horrified at seeing Mrs. Joseph Gibson dead beside her husband. He was nearly gone. The doctor was immediately summoned and succeeded in bringing Mr. Gibson to his senses. The body of Mrs. Gibson was quite cold when found. She must have been dead for hours.

Mr. Gibson, being an old man, his recovery is doubtful. It seems that Mr. Gibson had put coal in the stove just before retiring on Friday evening and neglected to close the cover on top.


WATSON - (Paris) The body of a man lying in the ditch a mile east of the Grand river bridge was reported here by the conductor of a special freight which passed up this morning on the Buffalo & Goderich division of the G.T.R. Four men went down with a handcar from the station and brought up the remains which proved to be those of James Watson, at one time a brakeman on this division, but who of late has been working for farmers in this vicinity. It is supposed that he left Paris in the night and was walking along the track to his home when struck by a train. The body was frozen, both legs cut off, and his face badly smashed.


STEELE - (Komoka) Anthony Steele, a carpenter living about two miles east of Komoka, was struck and killed by No 11 express last night. The body was found this morning east of the station by section men and is now lying in the baggage room of the G.T.R. station here.

CASTLE - (Kingston) The clothes of the man who committed suicide at Sharbot Lake on Wednesday have been identified by John Castle as belonging to his brother, James Castle. The deceased left home one week ago saying he was going to visit his brother who lives near Sharbot Lake. He has exhibited signs of mental derangement for a few months. The body has not yet been recovered.


February 3, 1891


ATTWOOD - Died in this city, on February 3, Ann Jane, beloved wife of James Arton Attwood, in the 36th year of her age. Funeral will leave her late residence, 35 Pearl street south, on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


LOCKHART - (Toronto) Gilbert Lockhart, who accidentally fell from the window of his father's residence on College street on Sunday evening, died a few minutes after being carried into the house. Dr. Spragge was summoned, but pronounced the case hopeless, the skull being fractured. The parents of the deceased are greatly prostrated over the sad event.


FRANKS (St. Catharines) Edward Franks, who has been employed as book-keeper with McCleary & McLean, Merritton, for the past seven years, died very suddenly from congestion of the lungs on Sunday night.


MCNAMARA - (Brockville) Never did a deeper thrill of sorrow pass through the hearts of the business people and people generally of Brockville than that which was occasioned by the report late on Friday night that the spirit of W. J. McNamara had fled. The shock was sudden. Although but on Tuesday, he had not been feeling well. When in the act of putting on his coat, he fell unconscious in the arms of those around him. He never rallied and about half an hour afterward passed away. His medical attendants attribute his death to heart failure. Mr. McNamara had been in business here for the past sixteen years, all the time in the drygoods line. At the time of his death he was carrying on one of the largest establishments of this kind in Brockville.


CASE - (Moose Jaw) A lad named Albert Harry Case whose father formerly lived in Perth strayed away from home and became lost on the prairie. His body was found yesterday, the boy having perished from exposure.


WARING - (Pembroke) On Friday last, Mrs. George Cotnam, Jr., went out to call Harold Waring whom she supposed was attending to his duties about the farm and was shocked to find him lying near the stable door a horrible spectacle to behold. Judging from the surroundings and the position of the body, Waring must have had a vessel containing an explosive which is thought to have been nitro-glycerine on the ground between his legs and was sitting or stooping over it

when by some means or other it exploded. The hands were blown off at the wrist, the thighs torn into shreds, and the face beyond recognition. Portions of the body, fingers, etc. were found embedded in the woodwork, the body flung quite a distance, and a large hole made in the snow where the explosion took place. Waring, who was about 18 years old, had obtained some nitro-glycerine some time ago and as he was known to be fond of experimenting with the deadly compound, it is presumed that he accidentally exploded the substance himself.


HALES - (Minden) Harry Hales, aged 11, son of William Hales, fell from a train while stealing a ride in the F. & P.M. yards and was instantly killed. The head of the little fellow was severed from the trunk, the wheels having passed diagonally over the body, cutting it in twain , from below the left ear to a point on the right side below the arm. The body was also otherwise terribly mangled, a part of the lung and small portions of the trunk being found upon the ground after the head and body were picked up.


DAVIS (Kingston) Mr. Stayley of Wolfe Island was driving a load of hay with another also loaded behind it up Ontario street yesterday. The pole at the rear of the sleigh was crowded with boys, among whom Eddie Davis, 8 years old, was daring enough to come between the two loads and ride on the tongue of the rear sleigh. Davis lost his balance. He attempted to crawl away, but the sleigh passed over him, killing him instantly.


BERFORD - (Perth) W. W. Berford, treasurer of Lanark County, expired suddenly. Deceased had been in good health.


MCNEIL - (Halifax) Judge McNeil of Carbonear, Nfld., recently fell upon the ice and sustained injuries which caused his death.


February 4, 1891


LIVINGSTON - Died at Brantford, on Monday, February 3, Harry Brethour, beloved son of Churchill and Lottie Livingston, aged 1 year and 9 months. Funeral took place at Brantford this afternoon.


AIKENS - (Alberton) The funeral of the late Miss Jennie Aikens took place on Tuesday of last week. This is the third time death has visited the family during the last three months. The deceased's family have the sympathy of the entire community in their affliction. The funeral sermon was preached here on Sunday afternoon by Rev. Mr. McLoung.


BELL - Cyrun Bell, a well known resident of Windsor, died suddenly at Ridgetown yesterday. He was in the best of health an hour before death.

MEYER - Yesterday morning John Meyer while hauling wood to the Grand Trunk station at Hepworth, Ontario, slipped from the load and fell in front of the sleigh and was dragged to death.


February 5, 1891


PATRIARCHE - Died suddenly in his 53rd year at Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 3, William Heath Patriarche, of St. Louis, eldest son of William Philip Patriarche, Esq., and grandson of Col. Patriarche of Jersy, England, and Admiral LeGeyt.


APPLEGATH - Died at her residence, 202 King street west, Mary, wife of T. G. Applegath, in the 66th year of her age. Funeral on Saturday. Private.


WILSON - Died at 76 Kelly street, on February 4, of bronchitis, Henry Robert, infant and well beloved son of Robert and Lizzie Wilson, aged 7 months and 9 days. Funeral from above address on Friday at 2:30 p.m.


BOOKER - Died suddenly on February 4, William David Booker, in the 64th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, corner Hess and Jackson streets, on Friday, at 2 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.

A few minutes before four o'clock yesterday afternoon, W. D. Booker, secretary of the Victoria Mutual Fire Insurance Company, breathed his last in the office of architect Stewart into which he had been carried after he was found lying on the floor in the room above. His wife and son, Charles, were at his side when he died. It is the opinion of the doctors who were in attendance that Mr. Booker's fall on the icy sidewalk yesterday morning ruptured a blood vessel in the brain and the slowly accumulating pressure of the blood on the brain brought on apoplexy. He never recovered consciousness.

Mr. Booker was the son of the late Rev. Alfred Booker, a Baptist clergyman, and was born in Nottinghamshire, England, almost sixty-five years ago. He came to Canada with his father in 1843 and the family settled in Hamilton. Rev. Mr. Booker was killed in the great Desjardins bridge disaster. When quite a young man W. D. Booker was employed by the firm of McQuesten, Fisher, & Co as travelling agent and remained in the service of the firm for many years, finally winding up the business. Twenty-five years ago he was appointed secretary of the Victoria Mutual Company and held that position uninterruptedly until yesterday.

Mr. Booker is survived by his wife, four sons and two daughters. William Booker, the eldest son, is in the Black Hills country where he owns a ranch. Charles is in business here. Hubert is in the employ of Tuckett & Son, and Newman is in the Traders’ Bank in Toronto. The daughters are Mrs. Crites of Chicago and Mrs. H. Moore of this city.

Mr. Booker was one of the most active and prominent members of the James Street Baptist Church of which he was a deacon. He took a keen interest in the Sunday-School work and for

upwards of twenty years he was associated with Mr. Dayfoot, the superintendent in the management of the school, acting as assistant superintendent.

Mr. Booker was a model Christian gentleman. A clear-headed and safe business man, kind hearted and amiable to a degree, broad in his sympathies, and firm in his friendships, he was a man who was universally respected, beloved by all his friends, and who will be greatly missed.


CUMMINGS - (Halifax) Sarah Cummings, aged 21, secured a position as domestic in a house on Victoria road. Six months after entering the house she complained of feeling unwell. She experienced a peculiar sensation in her side which the doctors could not account for. Last night she decided to go to her home in Guysborough. This morning a telegram was received announcing the girl's death. A post mortem held revealed the fact that her death was caused by a needle entering the girl's heart. The needle, a small one, it is supposed had been swallowed by the girl in food.


February 6, 1891


KELLY - Died in this city, on February 6, at 32 Railway street, John Joseph, youngest son of Joseph F. and Margaret Kelly, aged 23 years and 6 months. Funeral from above address on Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CHEESEMAN - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, John Cheeseman, aged 90 years. Funeral from his late residence, West-end Toll Gate, Sunday, at 2 o'clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


REINHOLT - Died at the family residence, 166 Stanley avenue, on February 5, Pearl May, infant daughter of Herman and Mary J. Reinholt, aged 3 months and 15 days. Funeral on Saturday, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


KAVANAUGH - (Ottawa) A sad accident occurred this morning on the Canadian Pacific Railway at Britannia, five miles from this city. A Huntly Township farmer named Benjamin Kavanaugh, while driving into town, drove over a culvert and before he could jump out, the sleigh was struck by the Winnipeg express. The vehicle was hurled one hundred feet, Kavanaugh being killed instantly. The body was terribly mangled. Kavanaugh's mother and sister escaped uninjured.


February 7, 1891


FORBES - Died at Hespeler, on February 6, James H. Forbes, aged 32 years and 4 months. Funeral from his residence at Hespeler on Monday at 2 o'clock to Hespeler cemetery.

February 9, 1891


PETTINGER - Died in this city, on February 7, Susan, beloved wife of George Pettinger, aged 74 years. Funeral from her husband's residence, 133 Bay street south, on Tuesday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


EASSON - Died in this city, on February 8, Elizabeth, relict of the late Allan Easson, aged 80 years. Funeral from her late residence, 118 south Queen street, Tuesday, February 10, at 3 o'clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


PRAY - Died on Sunday, February 8, Olive Beatrice, third daughter of William R. and Eliza H. Pray, aged 5 years and 7 months. Funeral on Tuesday, at 10 a.m., from 35 King street west.


WATERS - (Belleville) Alexander Waters, harbourmaster, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon after a few days' illness in his 73rd year. Deceased who was born in Caithness, Scotland, came to Canada in 1838 and settled here in 1845. He was for several years a member of the municipal board and was a prominent member of St. Andrew's Society.


February 10, 1891


MURRAY - Ella Murray, the little girl who was burned a couple of weeks ago, died at the hospital on Saturday.


VANSICKLE - A young farmer named Vansickle, living near Jerseyville, was killed on Friday while felling trees. A tree fell upon him. When found he was dead.


SMITH - The funeral services of Mrs. Mary Smith, the wife of George F. Smith of Glanford, were conducted on February 8 at the Glanford White Church by Rev. D. Chalmers and R. J. Forman. Her husband and all her children: Mrs. Elizabeth Hogan, wife of John Hogan of Glanford; Lewis A. Smith, barrister-at-law of Hamilton; Lyman C. Smith, headmaster of the Oshawa high and public schools; and Dr. H. W. Smith of Carsonville, Michigan, survive her. She was the youngest daughter of Major William Rathbun of Burford and was born on October 26, 1820. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Smith took up their residence on the homestead in Glanford where they continued to live till Mrs. Smith's death which took place on February 5, 1891. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Methodist Church of Canada.


February 11, 1891


GREEN - Elizabeth Green, beloved wife of Alfred Green, brushmaker, late of this city, died at her residence, 6 Cadogan Terrace, Victoria Park, London, England, on January 10, 1891, aged 71 years.


ZIMMER - (Berlin) Considerable excitement was created in town to-day when the news of a fatal accident reached the ears of the citizens. Two well known farmers, brothers, named Zimmer, were crossing the bridges over the Galt branch of the Grand Trunk Railway, known as the 'two bridges' when the collar of the horse in some manner choked it and caused the animal to start, going against the frail railing which easily gave way, and the occupants of the cutter and the horse were precipitated over the bridge, falling a distance of about thirty feet to the railway track below. Adam Zimmer was able to crawl to a house near the bridge and gave the alarm. When assistance came it was found that the other occupant, Jacob Zlmmer, was fatally injured and he expired in about five minutes. The horse was killed instantly. Adam Zimmer was found to be badly injured, his shoulder dislocated, arm probably broken, and other serious injuries. The dead man received a large gash on the temple. He was a widower and about 60 years of age. Both men are highly respected and prosperous farmers.


February 13, 1891


MIDFORD - Died at Toronto, on Monday, February 9, after a short illness, Frank M. Midford, youngest son of the late W. Midford of Ottawa, and brother of Mrs. H. W. Dean of this city.


HALL - (Sudbury) John Hall, aged 28, was accidentally killed by the fall of quantity of loose rock from the overhanging wall of Copper Cliff shaft in which he, along with several other men, was engaged sinking. He was married only about six months.


MCCULLOCH - (Pictou, N.S.) The death is announced of David MoCulloch, ex-collector of custome at Pictou, who expired suddenly while sitting in a chair.


February 14, 1891


HOPE - Died at Guelph, on Friday, February 13, in the 27th year of his age, John Henry Hope, youngest son of the late Hon. Adam Hope of this city. Funeral private.


BLUE - Died in this city, on the 13th instant, at 55 George street, Isabella, beloved wife of Harry Blue, aged 72 years. Funeral from her late residence, to-morrow (Sunday) at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


PATTERSON - Died in this city, on February 13, Edith Minkwood, infant daughter of William E. and Edith E. Patterson, aged 3 months and 3 days. Funeral from 384 Victoria avenut north, Sunday, at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

February 16, 1891


CAMPBELL - Died in this city, on February 14, at the residence of Mrs. Davidson, 248 Bay street north, Rebecca Campbell. Funeral took place yesterday at 3:30 p.m.


THOMPSON - Died in this city, at his father's residence, 281 Jackson street west, on Sunday, February 15, Robert James, only son of Mr. James Thompson. Funeral takes place on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SMITH - At Orangeville yesterday Noble Smith, 8 years old, while coasting, ran into a team and one of the horses stepped on his head. He died in a few hours.


SCOTT - (Toronto) Robert Scott, aged 10 years, who lived with his parents at 97 Manning avenue, died Saturday evening. Death was the result of injuries received while coasting on Arthur street on Saturday afternoon. The little fellow was going up the hill when he was struck and run over by a companion's sleigh.


HARDING - (Toronto) Jane Harding died suddenly and mysteriously about 10 o'clook on Saturday night. She had been living for some months with Christopher McGrain, a British pensioner, at No 11 Ontario Street. Both had a bad reputation which the house shared and on several occasions Inspector Brechenreid had paid it a visit in search of liquor. About midnight on Saturday Constable Brock was passing the place when the woman's son-in-law, William Sinclair, came to the door and begged him to go for a doctor explaining that Mrs. Harding was dead. The officer telephoned to No 4 station and Patrol Sergeant Mitchell with constables Brown and Vanwinckle hurried to the house on receiving the message, and on arriving there they at once summoned Dr. Ghent of King street east. Annie Wilson, alias Spring, who had.been stopping in the house, told the officers that on Saturday evening McGrain and Mrs. Harding had quarrelled and that the man had choked her. This apparently did not affect her seriously as she seemed to be in her usual health during the rest of the day. In the evening Mrs. Harding sent the girl out for whiskey and when she returned she found the deceased lying on the kitchen floor, evidently very ill. She did what she could for her, but at 10 o'clock the woman breathed her last. There were marks on the wrist and throat of the deceased, but they were so faint as hardly to be distinguished.

The constables, after hearing the girl's story, arrested McGrain and took him to No 4 station where he was registered on the charge of manslaughter. He appeared to take the arrest coolly and protested his innocence. The body of the woman was taken to the morgue.

Dr. Ghent was interviewed and said that he had not any idea that foul play was suspected. In examining the body he did not see any marks which would lead to such a suspicion and it had been his opinion that death resulted from heart disease.


The prisoner is 50 years of age and was convicted of larceny on August 28, 1889, and sent to jail for five days. He is a married man. His wife is also well known to the police who say she has for years presided over the household of John Meany, a notorious crook, who is now serving a five-year term in the penitentiary for receiving stolen goods.

Sergeant Reburn has the photographs of both the deceased and the prisoner in his gallery of criminals.

McGrain and the deceased took up house at 12 Victoria Lane, the home in which Tom Buckley killed Bertha Usher on May 14, 1888, a few hours after the tragedy, and it was remarked by the police at the time that it would be a matter of no surprise if this liaison ended in a similar manner.


February 17, 1891


HAYGARTH - Died at her late residence, 169 Emerald street north, on February 16, Mary Haygarth, relict of the late Thomas Haygarth of Burlington, Ontario. Funeral Wednesday at 12 o'clock noon. Interment at Church of England burial ground, Burlington, Ontario. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CUSACK - Died at Buffalo, on February 15, Fred W. Cusack, formerly of Hamilton. Funeral on Wednesday morning from his late residence, 299 Sixteenth street, Buffalo.


WILLMAN - Died on February 17, Reiche Willman, third daughter of the late Frederick Willman, aged 29 years, 2 months, and 7 days. Funeral from her mother's residence, corner of Locke and Main streets, on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MACPHERSON - (Toronto) John Macpherson, for many years deputy chief of the Toronto police force, died suddenly at his residence on Seaton street on Sunday night. He had been apparently in the best of health and after returning from a walk in the afternoon went out to the yard to look after his dogs. He fell at once in a faint and with the exception of a short interval remained unconscious until 11 o'clock when he passed away in his 69th year. The funeral takes place at 3 o'clock to-morrow afternoon at the Necropolis.

Mr. Macpherson was connected with the Toronto police force for nigh thirty years and was the first deputy chief on the force, a position which he resigned in 1884 on account of the heavy duties increasing too greatly for his advancing years.


February 18, 1891


ROBBINS - (Millgrove) Mrs. Robbins of the 5th concession, West Flamborough, died on Sunday night.

ALLISON - (Mountsberg) The death of Miss Jane Allison, daughter of the late Joshua Allison, well and favourably known in Mountsberg, took place in Milton last week. The remains were taken to Moffatt cemetery for interment.


February 20, 1891


BUSCOMBE - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, Samuel Buscombe, aged 71 years. Funeral from 80 Tisdale street, on Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BARLOW - Died suddenly at the residence of her uncle, T. E. McCann 154 Rebecca street, Minnie Ker, wife of George D. Barlow, of Vancouver, late of Hamilton. Funeral private.

Mrs. Minnie Barlow, wife of George D. Barlow, died unexpectedly at the residence of her uncle, T. E. McCann, 154 Rebecca street, this morning. Her husband lives in Vancouver, B.C. She was ill, although her illness was not considered serious, and came here about a week ago for medical advice. The long journey was too much for her and she died this morning. George D. Barlow, husband of the deceased, formerly lived here.


SULLIVAN - (Toronto) The first drowning accident in Toronto bay this year took place yesterday. Peter Sullivan, who has been employed on the breakwater improvements at the island, while crossing from the island to the city through the narrow gaps in the ice, upset his boat and was in the water half an hour before he was rescued by Captain James Quinn of the island ferry. James McAndrews had noticed, the difficulty. Captain Quinn approached the immersed man with much difficulty and when he finally did reach Sullivan, the latter was so far gone that he lived only twenty minutes


February 21, 1891


LEES - Died on Saturday, February 21, 1891, in her 89th year, Jane Ramage, widow of the late Geo. Lees, mother of William and Thomas Lees of this city. Funeral from her late residence, 128 James street south, on Monday, February 23, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. No flowers.


STEWART - Died at the residence of her son, James Bertram, No 38 Pine street, on February 21, Jane Hillson, relict of the late Peter Stewart, aged 88 years. Funeral on Monday at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


DUNN - Died in this city, Alexander Bayne, only child of Charles and Ella Dunn, aged 6 months and 14 days. Funeral private.


ALEXANDER - Died on the 21st instant, at 92 Hannah street west, Arthur Ray, beloved and only son of Arthur and Elsie Alexander, aged 4 months and 23 days. Funeral from the above address, on Monday, 23rd instant, at 3 o'clock.


BUSCOMBE - Samuel Buscombe died at his residence, 80 Tisdale street, from heart disease. Mr. Buscombe was 71 years old and for upwards of thirty years a resident of Hamilton. He was a native of Bodmin, Cornwall, England. For many years he was employed in John McPherson & Co's boot and shoe factory. A large family of married sons and daughters survive him. Only a few months ago the eldest son, Samuel, died in Peru. Mr. Buscombe was a man of marked intelligence, a kindly nature, and a cheerful buoyant disposition, which was not affected by the blindness with which he was afflicted latterly. He was also a loyal man and a good Conservative. The funeral will take place at 2:30 to-morrow.


KENNA - (Montreal) A serious accident took place about four o'clock this morning on the Canadian Pacific Railway at St. Hermas, four miles east of Lachine, when owing to misdirection given by the officials of the company at St. Therese, two freight trains collided with great force, wrecking both trains, killing John Kenna, fireman of No 79 which was going west, and pretty seriously injuring Tom Nicholson, fireman of No 78 which was going east, Dick Bottle, driver of No 78, and brakeman Dion. An inquest was held this afternoon when the two conductors were exonerated from all blame, but the train dispatcher and operator at St. Therese came in for censor by the jury.


February 23, 1891


SIMPSON - Died on Saturday, February 20, at 75 Jackson street west, Frances, widow of the late Rev. Maltyward Simpson, rector of Michfield, Suffolk, England, in her 70th year. Funeral from her late residence at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 26th instant.


HOOPER - Died in this city, on February 22, at 127 Victoria avenue north, Willie H. Hooper, eldest son of James and Elizabeth Hooper, aged 21 years. Funeral will take place from the above address, on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BRADFIELD - Died in this city, on February 22, William Bradfield, aged 44 years. Funeral from Blachford St Son's undertaking rooms, 57 King street west, Wednesday, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CAMPBELL - Died Catherine Campbell, daughter of John Campbell, funeral at 4 p.m. to-day from the toll gate, King street.


BROWN - (Toronto) The body of David Brown, a machinist who lived at 299 Dovercourt road, was found in the bay a short distance from Dufferin street wharf on Saturday afternoon by superintendent Chambers. It was identified by a pocket book containing a letter with his name. Coroner Lynd was notified but as it was evident that Brown had fallen in accidentally , no inquest will be held.


STEPHENS - W. A. Stephens, ex-collector of customs at Owen Sound, died on Saturday.


HUNTER - J. H. Hunter, M.P.P. for South Grey, died on Saturday after a day's illness.


SWAN - Frank D. Swan, agent of the Michigan Central Railway at Niagara Falls, died suddenly at his residence yesterday.


MOCORMICK - Mrs. William McCormick of Pelee Island died on Friday. She was 99 years old. Mrs. McCormick was the mother of sixteen children, none under six feet in height. One of her sons, who is living on Pelee Island, weighs over 300 pounds. She is said to have thirty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


PROWSE - A very sad case of suioide occurred on Emerald street south on Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Prowse, wife of H. J. Prowse, patternmaker, came to the conclusion that life was not worth living and so ended it by hanging herself fee a beam in the summer kitchen. She was about 35 years of age and leaves a family. The causes that led up to the death are involved in a number of episodes in the family history that will probably be fully brought out at the inquest.

Prowse who is a very respectable and industrious man has not lived happily with his wife for some time past. He was over in England last year for three months and during the interval rumours of a derogatory character were circulated regarding Mrs. Prowse and involving a resident of the neighbourhood. Since that time matters had been getting worse and Prowse decided to leave his wife. He was a widower with children when he married her and on Saturday he had his children sent up to friends in the west end.

About one o’clock on Saturday afternoon he last saw Mrs. Prowse alive. She was lying on a sofa and as he passed through the room he asked her what was the matter, but she made no answer and seemed to be in a gloomy state of mind. He left the house and returned at 2:30 to find the house locked up. He went around to the back and heard the dog barking furiously in the kitchen. Breaking a board off the door, he entered and was horrified to find his wife hanging from a beam.

A skipping rope was tied round her neck and a child's high chair below her showed that she had climbed to the beam, adjusted the rope, and kicked over the chair. The rope had not been made into a slip knot but had simply been tied tightly around the throat with a double knot which rested under the ear.

Prowse cut the body down and alarmed the neighbours. Efforts were made to resuscitate the woman and Dr. Baugh was summoned, but she was beyond the reach of science. Coroner Woolverton was notifed and decided to hold an inquest...The jury adjourned until this afternoon at 3:30 at police headquarters.


It is stated that the deceased was a woman of violent temper and had frequently threatened to poison herself and others. She had not been in very good health and was under Dr. Ridley's care.

A number of rumours were afloat in connection with the case and Chief McKinnon detailed DetectivesCampbell and Doyle to investigate them, but they satisfied themselves that there was no oause to attach suspicion to anyone.


February 24, 1891


WYLLIE - Died at her residence, 206 Macnab street north, on the 23rd instant, Jessie M., wife of Andrew A. Wyllie,in the 65th year of her age. Funeral on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Last night there died in this city, Mrs. Wyllie, wife of A. A. Wyllie, of Her Majesty's Customs, in her 65th year. Jessie M. Gunn was born in Inverness, Scotland. She arrived in Hamilton on St. Andrew's night in 1837. She was married to A. A. Wyllie in 1856. She was one of the oldest members of Knox church and was a thorough and earnest Christian, a good mother, and a kind, gentle, and amiable woman. She had hosts of friends and they will deeply mourn her death. She leaves behind her husband, four sons and two daughter. Of her sons, Allison and Robert are employed by the Meridan Britannia company. John is in Chicago and William is attending Knox College. Mary is at home and Maggie is engaged in mission work in New Mexico.


THOMAS - Died in this city, on February 23, Jeremiah Thomas, engineer of chemical engine No 1, in the 34th year of his age, who lost his life at the Fire Department hose tower. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 110 Market street, on Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


February 25, 1891


HARRIS - Died suddenly on February 25, 1891, Margaret Elizabeth, wife of the late Thomas Bird Harris, aged 56 years. Funeral from her late residence, 98 Jackson street west, on Friday, February 27, at 2:30 p.m. No flowers.


TRAXLER - A plank was thrown from the saw in the mill at Wabash, Ontario, which struck Henry Traxler, a blacksmith aged 24, in the head, killing him instantly. Mr. Elgie, proprietor of the mill, was also knocked down but not seriously hurt. The dead man leaves a widow and one child.


JONES - (Alberton) The funeral of the late Mrs. Jones took place on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Mr. Clark, incumbent of St. John's, Ancaster. The deceased was 72 years of age.

SINCLAIR - (Mountsberg) The death of John Sinclair, son of Alexander Sinclair, late of Mountsberg, but now of Galt, took place in that town last Saturday. The young man had been ailing for some time. He was 19 years of age. The remains were interred in Galt cemetery.


MCGINNIS - Charles McGinnis, aged about 60, who lived alone, was burned to death in his house in Plympton township on Tuesday night.


February 27, 1891


RISSMANN -A remarkable number of sudden deaths have occurred in Hamilton during the past six months. The latest victim is Rudolf Rissmann, assistant Dominion immigration agent, and one of the most prominent German residents in the city. Mr. Rissmann left his office at the Grand Trunk station about 11:45 to make some deposits in the bank. He rode up in the St. Nicholas Hotel bus and got out at the corner of James and Vine streets. He went into T. Richter's saloon and complained of feeling very ill. He asked young Richter to give him some whiskey, but as he attempted to swallow it he staggered back and fell into a chair. Almost immediately he fell forward on the floor. Dr. Hillyer was summoned from his office across the street, but when he arrived Mr. Rissmann was breathing his last. The doctor pronounced it a case of heart failure. Dr. Philp arrived subsequently and decided to hold an inquest. The body was removed to his home on Wilson street.

The deceased leaves a widow and six children. He had acted as interpreter and assistant immigration agent for ten years and was very highly respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He was a prominent member of the Germania Society and formerly acted as secretary, and he was also prominently identified with the Liberal-Conservative party of Hamilton.

He had suffered from heart disease for several years and during the past few days had not been feeling well. He felt so ill this morning that he-was disinclined to go to his business, but finally concluded to do so.


FULLERTE - William M. Fullerte, Q.C. of Amherst, N.S., died at St. John, N.B. yesterday, He was brother-in-law of Sir Charles Tupper.


WRIGHT (Toronto) The village of York, four miles east of Toronto, was in a wild state of excitement yesterday afternoon. Since the death on Saturday night last of John Wright under most peculiar circumstances, all kinds of rumours have been afloat and a general feeling of unrest prevails. James Chapman in whose house near York the dead man was found was placed under arrest, charged with having murdered the deceased, but the evidence taken on Monday and Tuesday before Coroner Britton rather tended to exonerate the prisoner and an open verdict was the result. Residents of the village were satisfied that Chapman was innocent of the crime, but

are firm in the belief that a foul murder had been committed and have been importunate that the criminal should be hunted down and brought to justice by the officers of the law. Chapman is still in jail, awaiting the results of the police investigation.


February 28, 1891


RISSMANN - Suddenly in this city, on February 27, Rudolph Rissmann, in his 53rd year, a native of Berlin, Germany. Funeral from his late residence, 54 Wilson street, at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Friends will please accept this intimation.


GRISCH Died at 172 Robinson street, on February 27, Edith Florence, infant daughter of Charles E. and Emma Grisch, aged 1 year and 5 months. Funeral on Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BATTLE - (Thorold) John Battle, proprietor of the Thorold cement works, who has been in poor health for the past year, died at his residence here last night. Mr. Battle had been a resident of Thorold for forty years and was highly respected.


RAE - (Windsor) William Rae of Colchester fell downstairs a few days ago and received suoh injuries that death occurred yesterday. He was over eighty years of age.


DISCH - (Walkerton) George Disch, aged 14, became caught in the machinery of Kerr & Harcourt's bobbin factory here to-day and was instantly killed.


March 2, 1891


FLOCK - Died on March 1, Daniel Flock, aged 89 years and 4 months. Funeral from his late residence, Barton, to Burlington cemetery on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this invitation.


KARTZMARK - Died in this city, on March 1, Mary Bird, beloved wife of Ferdinand Kartzmark, and youngest daughter of Edward and Isabella Makins, aged 23 years and 17 days. Funeral from her husband's residence, 57 Locomotive street, on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


LESLIE - Died at his late residence, No 12 Kelly street, on March 1, Robert Leslie, aged 54 years. Funeral Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.


CALKINS - John Calkins, fish peddler, fell dead in his wagon at Woodstock, Ontario, on Saturday from heart disease.

FLETCHER - Robert Fletcher, a farmer living near Ivey post office, Simcoe county, fell from a load of hay on Friday and died in a few hours.


JEFFREY - Rev. Thomas Jeffry, one of the most widely known and popular of Canadian Methodist clergymen, died last evening in Toronto. Mr. Jeffrey had for many years suffered from heart disease and it was this that killed him. He was a native of St. Martin's, West Indies, and was educated in Yorkshire and elsewhere in England. In 1847, he came to Canada to enter the ministry of the Methodist church and was ordained in 1861. He was a striking and original preacher and a man of most lovable disposition.


March 4, 1891


JONES - Died suddenly in this city, at 212 Catherine street north, on March 3. Catharine, beloved wife of William Jones, aged 26 years. Funeral at Napanee.

Mrs. Jones, wife of William Jones, who lived at the corner of Catherine and Robert streets, died suddenly yesterday morning. About 11 o'clock while attending to her household duties, she took a fit and fell on the floor. Dr. Woolverton was summoned but before he arrived, Mrs. Jones was dead.


HAMBLY - (Wiarton) Thomas Hambly, father of Charles Hambly of Baltic fame, while walking on the ice from Pruder's dock to Wiarton, broke through the ice. Not returning home, search was made this morning and his body was found in twelve feet of water just under the break in the ice. Whether he broke through and sank at once or olung to the edge until exhausted, no one can tell.


March 5, 1891


GROVES - Died in this city, on March 5, Charles Edgar Roy, son of Samuel and Eliza Groves, aged 3 months. Funeral from the family residence, 253 East avenue north, on Friday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


KENNEDY - (Winnipeg) A squaw named Eliza Kennedy was run over by a C.P.R. freight train some time last night and killed. The woman was evidently sitting on the track when the locomotive struck her.


LANGFORD - (Lucan) The wife of Joseph Langford, a respectable retired farmer living in the village, dropped dead at the tea table last evening. The doctor pronounced it a case of heart disease.


WALKER - (Vancouver) Capt. Asa Henry Walker, said to belong to Yarmouth, N.S., died in St. Luke's home here to-day. Capt. Walker was one of the rescuing party who relieved the fourteen

passengers who went over the trestle bridge near Schrieber some weeks ago. While working at the wreck both feet were frozen and he also contracted a severe cold from exposure. Instead of remaining at Winnipeg he came to Vancouver and upon reaching this place was found to be in a very weak condition. He was taken in charge by the Oddfellows here and everything was done to relieve his sufferings. Telegrams were at once sent to his friends at different points. From papers in his possession it is evident he was one of the owners of the bargue "C. H. Tupper" engaged on the Pacific cable last year. Any information concerning him wired to the Vancouver "Daily Telegram" will receive prompt attention.


 LAWRENCE, FINDLAY - (Caledonia) Two old residents passed away this week, Mrs. Ellen Findlay at the age of 65, and John Lawrence aged 81. The former died on Thursday and the latter on Saturday. Both funerals were largely attended.


March 6, 1891


MCGILLVRAY - Died on March 6, at 506 Wellington street north, Jessie Maria, infant daughter of Kenneth and Maria McGillivray, aged 1 month and 19 days. Funeral takes place on Saturday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCKENNA - Died in this city, on March 6, James McKenna, formerly locomotive engineer of the G.T.R., aged 57 years. Funeral from his late residence, 106 Bay street north, on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.



March 7, 1891


EVANS - Died on Tuesday, March 3, at Hanley, Staffordshire, England, aged 67, Mr. John Evans, father of John D. Evans, brewer, of this city.


MCINERNEY - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, James Sexton, infant son of James and Margaret Mclnerney, aged 8 months. Funeral from his parents’ residence, 1 Davenport street, Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


March 9, 1891


ELLEN - Died in this city, on March 8, Henry Ellen, in the 30th year of his age, a native of Folkstone, Kent, England. Funeral from his late residence, 47 Wilson street, at 2:30 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon. Friends will please accept this intimation.

AMBROSE - Died on Monday, March 9, Janie C, beloved wife of Walter Ambrose, in the 46th year of her age. Funeral from her husband's residence, No 212 Bay street south, at 3 p.m., on Wednesday, March 11. Friends will please accept this intimation and kindly refrain from sending flowers.


MCKINNON - Chief McKinnon received word on Sunday afternoon by telegram that his mother had died at her home in Caledon after a short illness. The news was a great shock to the stalwart chief, though the old lady had passed her 88th year and had not been in robust health for some time.

Mrs. McKinnon came to Canada in 1819 and settled with her husband in Vaughan township, York county. The McKinnon homestead was one of the rallying points for the sympathizers of William Lyon Mackenzie during the troublesome time of 1837 and subsequently the farm was claimed as rectory lands by the Church of England and for many years the case was before parliament, but finally the title was made good.

Mrs. McKinnon was staying with her son at the Dafoe Hotel in Belleville when it was burned in 1886 and was taken from one of the upper rooms insensible, but thanks to that rugged vitality which characterized the pioneers of Canada, she subsequently recovered entirely from the effects of that awful night. Only two of Mrs. McKinnon's family of nine survive her, Chief McKinnon and his sister. David McKinnon, one of the sons, was at one time a prominent lawyer here and Alexander McKinnon was editor of the Hamilton "Banner" and was elected M.P. for West Elgin at the early aged of 28.

Chief McKinnon left for Caledon this morning.


HORNING - (Milton) Mrs. Philip Horning of Bronte got up apparently as well as usual and attended to her household duties until ten o'clock when she took a bad headache and four hours later she had died of cerebral apoplexy.


SQUIRES - (Halifax) Frederick Squires of Broad Cove and his Noseworthy servant, Lizzie Noseworthy, were frozen to death near their home at Broad Cove. They were driving to a neighbour's when they missed their way in a storm and drove into a gully and were unable to extricate themselves. The horse was also frozen to death. The girl was twenty-four and the man sixty-seven years of age.


MCMICKEN - Hon. G. McMicken died suddenly on Saturday morning. He was one of Winnipeg's most respected citizens and stipendiary magistrate of Manitoba during the Fenian raid.


LESTER - (Marysville) John Lester of Shannonville and Alexander Lester of Newbury, brothers, while walking on the railway near this place yesterday were struck by a train and instantly killed.

John Lester was a married man and leaves his wife and aged mother totally unprovided for.

GRATON - (Winnipeg) Father Graton who after visiting Wood Mountain was returning home to Regina was found dead five miles out. When twenty-two miles out, his horses played out and he started to walk, but leaving the trail died from exhaustion and exposure. He was not frozen.


March 10, 1891


CARREL - (Quebec) James Carrel, editor and proprietor of the "Daily Telegraph" died suddenly last night. It appears though that he has been seriously unwell and was notified by his medical adviser nearly a month ago that he had disease of the heart and warned to avoid undue excitement. Last night about nine o'clock he was preparing to retire for the night when he complained of an oppressive feeling and sank down In his chair. He told his family that he was smothering and in ten minutes life was extinct.

The deceased was well and widely known as a newspaper man and had been president of both the press gallery of the legislature and the associated press of the province. In the management of his newspaper he displayed that indomitable energy and perseverance that enabled him successfully to overcome all obstacles that lay in his path. Mr. Carrel learned the printing business in his youth in the "Mercury" office, and some years ago left it to go into an agency business in Lower Town, subsequently establishing the journals which he conducted up to the hour of his death.


March 11, 1891


MCNIDER - (Belleville) Mrs. McNider, wife of Mr. Quentin McNider, formerly manager of the Bank of Montreal, died Sunday night with shocking suddenness. After having attended church, she retired at her usual hour and when conversing with her husband complained of a choking sensation. Within fifteen minutes she was dead. The deceased lady who was upwards of 60 years of age was born and married in Belleville. She was universally esteemed here.


SMITH - (Lyn) A man named Robert Smith who was employed by W. H. McNeil of Elm Grove farm on going from one house to another, a distance of a few yards, dropped dead yesterday evening. The case is supposed to be apoplexy. He leaves a wife and family.


BERTRAND - (Comber) Eli Bertrand, employed in the lumber mills at Staples, a small station near here on the Leamington branch of the Michigan Central Railroad, by some means got caught in the baiting and terribly mangled, living only a short time.


KENNEDY - (Stratford) James Kennedy, aged 55, wholesale liquor merchant, died suddenly last night from neuralgia of the heart. He was around town yesterday apparently as well as usual.

SMITH - (Belleville) William Smith of this city was crushed to death while chopping in the woods at Mansfield, Wisconsin, recently.


BRASH - (Sarnia) John Brash who was injured at the tunnel on Saturday by an ice train died to-day.


CORNISH - (Thamesville) A case of suicide came to light here to-day which is causing great excitement. Yesterday Morris Cornish, a farmer living in the township of Oxford, about three miles from here, brought his wife who was going on a short visit to friends in Hamilton into town for the train which goes east at 3:39 p.m. After returning home he went to the house of a neighbour and while there seemed to be very despondent.

This morning the neighbour on whom Cornish called last night thought he would go over and see if his friend had recovered from his state of despondency.

On approaching the place he found the five children of Mr. Cornish, the oldest of whom is only nine years old, huddled together in a corner of the orchard. On being asked where their father was, they said he was lying in bed dead. This startled the man and before entering the house went and got another neighbour, and together they went into the house and found Cornish lying across the foot of the bed with his throat cut. In the room adjoining the bedroom they found a razor all covered with blood lying on the table, showing that after having committed the act he must have walked at least ten feet. A large pool of blood was to be seen on the floor and another on the bed where he was lying. The children say that they left their papa sitting reading the newspaper when they went to bed about eight o'clock and on arising in the morning they were horrified to find him as described. An inquest will be held to-morrow afternoon.

Cornish lived in Hamilton for a number of years. He used to drive for Carpenter Bros, and Cyrus King, and afterward worked at the nail factory.


March 12, 1891


MAHONY - Died in Dundas, on Wednesday, March 11, 1891, Mary, third daughter of Thomas Mahony, aged 23 years and 6 months. Funeral from her father's residence, Creighton road, Friday, at 2:30 p.m. to R.C. Cemetery, Dundas.


SENNETT - Died on Thursday, March 12, near Bartonville, Clarissa, the wife of James Sennett, aged 48 years. Funeral from her late residence, on Saturday, at 2 o'clock.


VIZER - Mrs. Mary Vizer, a German woman, 91 years old, died at the House of Refuge yesterday.

March 13, 1891


FINK - Died on Thursday, March 12, William H. Fink, son of Walter W. Fink, late of Glanford, in the 37th year of his age. Funeral from his residence, 18 Locke street north, on Sunday, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


HENRY - Died at her late residence, Winona, on March 12, Penelope L., relict of the late Isaac Brock Henry, in the 70th year of her age. Funeral takes place on Sunday, March 15, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WILKES - Died in this city, on March 13, Sarah Wilkes, relict of the late Thomas Wilkes, aged 76 years. Funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Sinclair, 139 Canada street, on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CALLAGHAN - Died in this city, on March 12, Delia Maud, infant daughter of James Orr and Mary J. Callaghan, aged 6 weeks. Funeral Saturday, at 2:30 p.m., from 117 Hunter street west.


PHILLIPS - (St. Catharines) Thomas Phillips, aged 76, was around his home as usual yesterday, but not being seen this morning, neighbours forced the doors open and found him dead.


KNESCHEWSKI - (St. Jacobs) While felling trees in F. Hanck's bush near here this afternoon, Michael Kneschewski was instantly killed. It seems that Mr. Kneschewski and a son of Mr. Hanck were trying to fell a tree by sawing when it split and part of it sprang back, striking him across the back while he was trying to escape. He leaves a widow and large family.


CAMPBELL - Robert Campbell of Dunwich, Elgin county, has just died at the age of eighty-three.


March 14, 1891


LYON - Died in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 3, 1891, after a long illness, Isabella Isbister, beloved wife of Thomas Lyon.


SPENCER - (Collingwood) Bertha Spencer, aged 15, died suddenly. A post mortem examination showed that her death was caused by swallowing a piece of gum which produced violent inflammation.


DANIELS - (Orangeville) James Daniels, aged 21, a carpenter, fell from a building while shingling and broke his neck, besides fracturing his spine. He leaves a widow and three children.


March 16, 1891


AVERELL - (Severn Bridge) During the severe snowstorm of Saturday Graves Averell, a farmer,

is supposed to have been drowned. He left the house with the intention of watering the cattle and has not been seen since. The supposition is that he wandered out on the river, broke through the ice, and was drowned. The storm was the most severe of the season.


ROBB - (Brockville) Miss Elizabeth Robb, aged 33 years, committed suicide at Toledo, this county, by taking paris green. As soon as it was discovered that she had taken the poison, doctors were summoned, but could do nothing to save her life, and she lingered in great agony until noon yesterday when death put an end to her sufferings. For some time past the woman had shown signs of insanity.


FONGER - (Alvinston) Ira Fonger, while out shooting with four other men to-day, stuck his gun in a brush pile and went to scare out a rabbit. On returning he grasped the gun near the muzzle, and pulling it towards him discharged it. The shot took effect in his throat and killed him instantly.


March 18, 1891


SHANE - (Ottawa) A sad accident happened to-day at Maxville station on the line of the C.A.R. between Ottawa and Montreal, which resulted in the death of Walter Shane, reeve of Pendleton. The unfortunate man was driving a team of horses on a crossing near the station and just as the animals were crossing the track, the train from Montreal due to pass that place at 11:30 came up, smashed the pole, and threw the team on one side. Mr. Shane received a severe blow on the head from the front part of the engine from which he died in the course of fifteen minutes. He was about 45 years of age and was greatly respected in his neighbourhood.


CLOW - (Kingston) Isaac Clow, farmer living about two miles from Harrowsmith, spent yesterday with his son, Matthias Clow, at Hartington, and just before dark walked to the cheese factory, and was found an hour later, lying on the ice. He had removed his coat and vest, and placing his braces around his neck choked himself to death. No reason is ascribed for the act. He leaves a large grown-up family. Clow was about 60 years old.


HARDING - W. H. Harding, traveller for Laing & Co of Montreal, shot himself at Campbellton, N.B., yesterday.


MORRISON - (Quebec) George Morrison died last night from the effects of injuries received at the late explosion of the worsted factory. Young Morrison had apparently partly recovered but brain fever set in last Wednesday, and the poor boy passed away last evening about six o'clock.

March 19, 1891


SMALE - Died at 146 Elgin street, William Smale, Jr. Funeral on Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WILLIAMS - Capt. Hiram Williams died in Oakville on March 11. He was born in Port Dover in 1819 so that he was in his 72nd year at the time of this death. In his early days he chose the life of a sailor, having been captain of the schooner "Kent", owned by M. W. and E. Browne;  afterwards the "Amelia", "Oddfellow", "Mayflower", "Royal Tar", "Buchanan", "Flying Cloud", "Lily", and "Dauntless". He came to Oakville when but a small boy and lived there about sixty-four years. His wife died some three years ago and since that time he has been gradually failing. He leaves behind his two sons and two daughters. Capt. Williams was always a kind, genial man, and a friend to all. He was a prominent Mason and was held in high esteem by that society as evidenced by the large number of Masons who turned out to pay their last respects to the dead. In politics he had always been a strong Conservative.


March 20, 1891


GORMAN - Died in this city, on March 19, at his residence, 180 Hannah street west, Hugh Gorman, of the G.T.R., a native of Randalstown, county Antrim, Ireland, late of Coast Brigade, R.A., aged 62 years. Funeral from above address on Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Hugh Gorman, who worked at the Grand Trunk station for about twenty years, died last night. The deceased was an old pensioner and was highly respected, being a particular favourite of the travellers. He was taken sick about a week ago and as he was pretty old it was not expected that he would recover.


MELVIN - Died at 16 Magill street, on March 20, infant son of George and Ellen Melvin, aged 10 months and 6 days. Funeral on Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m. Frlbnds and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


COOMBS - Died in this city, on March 20, Jane Anne, youngest daughter of David S. Coombs. Funeral will leave her parents' residence on Sunday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SHEA - Word was received here a day or two ago of the death in Winnipeg of Patrick Shea, a nephew of John Enright of Dundas, and a cousin to William Casey of this city. Mr. Shea was a vigorous and bright young farmer who went to the Northwest four years ago and took up some land near Brandon in company with his brother. He was regarded as one of the most prosperous and promising young settlers of the district. On February 28 he drove to Grisvold with a load of

grain and returning home over the prairie was caught in a blizzard. It is thought that his horses became unmanageable and ran away, for he was found next day lying on the road frightfully frozen and unconscious. He was sent to Winnipeg where every care was taken of him and the best medical skill secured, but he never rallied and died on March 13.


March 21, 1891


MCCOWELL. - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, Anne, relict of the late John McCowell, in the 70th year of her age. Funeral will leave her late residence, 99 Bay street north, for St. Mary's Cathedral, at 8:30 a.m., 23rd instant, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


RENNIE - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, at 391 Bay street north, William Rennie, aged 54 years, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Monday, 23rd instant. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MARTIN - Died at Glanford, on March 21, Thomas Addison Martin, in the 57th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence on Monday, March 23, at 1 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCKAY - Rev. John McKay, Presbyterian missionary to the Northwest, is dead at Prince Albert.


March 23, 1891


POWELL - Died on Sunday, March 22, Mrs. Ann Powell, relict of Thomas S. Powell, in her 85th year. Funeral from her late residence, 124 Walnut street, on Tuesday at 3 p,m. sharp, to Barton Church on the mountain.


HIPWELL - Died in this city, on March 21, Florinda Hipwell, aged 10 years, adopted daughter of John and Alma Hipwell. Funeral to-day at 2 p.m.


MELLON - Died in this city, on March 22, George Mellon, aged 86 years. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 164 Catherine street south, on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are cordially invited to attend.


KEENAN - Died in this city, on March 22, Willie Keenan, aged 17 years and 10 months. Funeral on Tuesday, March 24, at 2 p.m. from 141 East avenue north. Friends will please accept this intimation.

CROLL - Died at the City Hospital, Hamilton, on Sunday, March 22, John Cooper Croll, aged 23 years. Funeral on Tuesday at 3 p.m. from Chapman's funeral emporium.


RATTAN - (Paris) At Paris station this morning, a little before eleven o'clock, a young man named Rattan, about 20 years of age, belonging to Brantford, who was distributing bills for Montgomery & Co. of that city, was run over by a freight train and instantly killed. It appears that he was standing on the side track waiting for the express to pass when a freight train while shunting struck him. The cars passed over his chest, breaking his back and causing death instantly. The body was removed to the station where it now lies. An inquest will probably be held this evening.


BONE - (Dorchester, Ont) A highly esteemed old lady, aged 79 years, named Mrs. Bone, got struck by No 2 Grand Trunk express to-day about noon and was instantly killed. The accident happened at a crossing a quarter mile from this station. She had been visiting at her grandson's who lives on the opposite street and on her return while crossing the track, was struck by the express train with the result as above.


WARNER - (London) Wesley R. Warner, a well-to-do farmer living on lot 20, concession 5, London township, together with his two daughters, Clara and Maggie, aged 16 and 9 respectively, were killed Saturday evening about five o'clock at the C.P.R. crossing on the first side road west of the proof line, two miles and a half west of the city. They were struck by the eastbound express, death being instantaneous. Both horses which they were driving were killed and the vehicle smashed to atoms. The train was stopped and the bodies conveyed to Ferguson's undertaking establishment in this city where a coroner's jury viewed the remains this morning. A special car was run out to the scene of the accident this afternoon for their accommodation. The approach to the crossing is a very dangerous one and until within twenty-five feet of the track it is impossible to see a train going east. The jury will hold the inquest on Wednesday evening. A sad feature in connection with the lamentable affair was the fact that Mr. and Mrs. Warner had held their silver wedding celebration the previous evening. Deceased leaves a family of three children, two of whom are sons.


ROWE - (Strathroy) Yesterday afternoon a most melancholy affair occurred on the town line between Caradoc and Metcalfe, about six miles from this town by which a young man lost his life at the hands of a neighbour and relative. It appears that an old feud had existed between Robert Murray of concessions ten and twelve, Metcalfe, and William O. Rowe of lot 2, on the same concession over some government drain that runs through their joint properties. Yesterday afternoon as Mr. Rowe was talking to Mr. Harrington at the corner of the town line and 13th concession of Metcalfe, Robert Murray and his wife drove up on their way home from Strathroy

and with an oath Murray said to Rowe that if he did not get out of the way he would ride him down. This he did, running over Rowe and throwing him into the ditch. Blows followed in which it is said both used clubs, Rowe apparently getting the worse of it, and had to be helped to his home some half a mile distant. Word was subsequently brought to Strathroy and a charge of aggravated assault was sworn put against Murray who was afterward bailed out before police magistrate Noble, himself for $450 and two sureties of $100 each. At one o'clock this morning Rowe died from the result of his injuries and Coroner Lindsay at once acquainted of the fact and a second warrant was sworn out against Murray charging him with murder. The news of the murder caused many to flock to the residence of Mrs. Rowe this afternoon when the inquest was held before Coroner Lindsay.

Drs. S. B. Thompson, W. W. Hoare, and A. Thompson were deputed to hold the post mortem examination and when a jury of twenty-four was sworn, with Joseph Sifton as foreman, after inspecting the body and hearing the ordinary evidence, they adjourned to meet on Wednesday next at 10 a.m. when the results of the post mortem examination will be known and full evidence taken. The melancholy affair has cast a gloom over Strathroy and the entire neighbourhood as both the deceased and the accused were highly respected by their friends and neighbours.


GRAHAM - (Brechin) While Wellington and James Graham, brothers, were engaged in removing some hay from the loft over a root house at Dalrymple, the roof suddenly collapsed. Wellington was standing on a beam when the roof came on him and he was instantly killed. James was more fortunate as he was standing on the floor and was crushed through into the root house and escaped with some slight injuries. The floor through which he was crushed was damaged with the steam of the roots which fortunately for him saved his life.


March 24, 1891


MORTON - Died on Monday, March 23, at 74 Emerald street south, Rev. William Morton, aged 74 years. Funeral on Thursday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

At 11:30 last evening Rev. William Morton, superannuated Methodist minister, died at his residence, 74 Emerald street south. His death was rather sudden for though he had been ill for some time, a fatal result was not anticipated. The cause of death was pneumonia.

Rev. Mr. Morton was born in Ireland on January 7, 1817, and was brought to Canada when four years of age. He entered the ministry in 1842 and his first charge was at St. Andrew's, P.Q. Subsequently in the course of his long ministerial career he was stationed at Colborne, Lynn, Millbrook, L'Original, West Meath, Portage du Fort, Spencerville, Iroquois, Waterdown, Jarvis, Caledonia, Georgetown and London South. He was super-annuated in 1885 while pastor of the

latter charge and has since resided in Hamilton. When stationed at Portage du Fort he was chairman of the Ottawa district. In 1849 he was married to Miss Rutherford of Kemptville and his widow and six children survive the deceased. W. C. Morton, his eldest son, is principal of the Queen Victoria School and one of the most successful teachers of the city. J. W. Morton is connected with W. E. Sanford Manufacturing Company.

The deceased was always a very active worker in connection with the church, and was highly esteemed and respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He might be said to have died in harness, for only ten days ago he preached in Jarvis and there contracted the cold which resulted in death. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon.


SANDERSON - (Winnipeg) Clara Sanderson, 16 years old, daughter of a wealthy half-breed of Medicine Hat, died to-day from a dose of strychnine which she swallowed.


March 26, 1891


CHISHOLM - Died at Hamilton, on Wednesday, March 25, Elizabeth Patterson, relict of Thomas Chisholm, late of Westen Watten, Caithness-shire, and a native of Berwickshire, Scotland, in the 89th year of her age. Funeral Friday, March 27, at 3:30 p.m. from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. D. Nicholson, 53 Markland street. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TAGGART - Died in this city, on March 25, Mrs. Alexander Taggart, aged 55 years. Funeral from 229 Bay street north, on Friday, at 1:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


NORTHEY - Died at his late residence, No 200 Ferguson avenue north, on March 25, 1891, of inward cancer, Digory Northey, aged 68 years. Funeral Saturday, March 28, 1891, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


PIERRE (New Westminster) A shocking story has reached New Westminster from Popum. An Indian named Pierre, employed as sawyer at Knight Bros' mill, while working at his post, fell against the circular saw. In an instant he was cut up in a horrible manner. One leg was severed close to the trunk, the intestines were torn out, and the body was otherwise terribly mutilated. Death was instantaneous.

Another Indian named Jim, a strong healthy fellow, saw the accident and its results, and fell down deadly sick at the sight, and remained almost unconscious until next morning when he died.


PITCHER - (Jerseyville) It is with sadness that the writer records the death of the well-known and much respected physician of this place. Dr. Pitcher, after a severe illness lasting several weeks, passed away on Sunday, February 15. During his ten years of residence among us he

gained the esteem and love of all with whom he was intimately associated. He was ever ready to answer to the call of suffering and well do we remember the times when the roads were almost impassable, but he went night and day on horseback to reach the bedside of the sufferer and with gentle voice and loving hand endeavoured to alleviate their pain. In him the neighbourhood has lost a most skilful physician and a brilliant student, he being a graduate of several medical colleges, acting as surgeon in General Sherman's army. Despite the terrible rain and muddy roads the people turned out in great numbers to pay their last respects to the departed on February 17 from his late residence. The funeral cortege proceeded to the Methodist church where a very impressive service was held. From thence the remains were taken to Dundas for interment, followed by the brotherhood of the A.O.U.W. of which order he held the honourable office of Grand Master.


ECHLIN - R. P. Echlin, barrister, and formerly headmaster of our high school, died in the Toronto Hospital on Thursday.(Caledonia)


ROBERTS - (Peterborough) A peculiarly sad drowning accident occurred here this afternoon on one of our main streets. Bruce Roberts, the 6-year-old son of Mrs. Jacob Roberts, was playing along the bank of the street culvert in Aylmer street when he slipped and fell in. The recent rains and continued thaw had swollen the stream in the drain into a rushing river, and the little fellow was swept downstream a block before he was reached.

He was warm when taken from the water, but all efforts to resuscitate him proved in vain. Corporation men had the culvert open cleaning it. The boy was an only child.


PELLERIN - (Montreal) A dispatch from Three Rivers says that Joseph Pellerin, aged 32, in returning from Nicolet last evening, met his death while crossing the river. His body was found this morning on the ice near the windmill. It is supposed he fell asleep on the way home and that the horses followed the old ice road which sank and the water rushed up around the horses. Pellerin got out to see what was the matter and after endeavouring to break the ice so as to allow the team to reach land, he became benumbed and fell exhausted, where he died. The team was discovered this morning by two men and was in about four feet of water.


BLITY - (Port Arthur) Matt Blity who started for the Royal with another miner named Sullivan and got lost Sunday in the snow storm and lay out nearly three hours on the ice is dead. When discovered he was badly frozen and while being brought across from Pie Island to-day died in the sleigh. He is said to be from Hancock, Michigan.

March 28, 1891


MCMENEMY - Died in this city, on March 27, Willie Alexander, only son of John and Imogene McMenemy, aged 8 months and 25 days. Funeral from his parents' residence, 69 Bay street north, on Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


March 30, 1891


BLACKWITZ - Died in this city, on March 29, at 227 George street, Michael Blackwitz, aged 80 years, a native of Prussia. Funeral leaves above address at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, to St. Joseph's church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


EVANS - Died in this city, on Easter Sunday, March 29, at his residence, 167 Rebecca street, ex-Ald. T. Evans, of paralysis of the heart, aged 55 years. Funeral will leave the above address, Wednesday, April 1, at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


JOHNSON - Died at 32 Liberty street, on March 30, in his 16th year, Ernest James, eldest son of James and Janey Johnson, Funeral on Wednesday next at 1 o'clock.


HEALEY - Died on Sunday, March 29, at the residence of her son, 236 Herkimer street, Sarah Jamieson, aged 81 years, beloved wife of John Russell Healey, late of Quebec. Funeral private at 3 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon.


WARE - Died at Chicago on Easter Sunday, the wife of the late Paul T. Ware, formerly of this city. Funeral will leave the G.T.R. depot, Stuart street, for Burlington cemetery, at 2 o'clock Tuesday, 31st instant. Friends will please accept this intimation.


March 31, 1891


MCILROY - Died in this city, at his late residence, 335 Macnab street north, on Tuesday morning, March 31, 1891, David McIlroy, machinist, after a lingering illness, aged 44 years. At the particular request of the deceased no flowers will be received. The funeral will leave the above address on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

At 3 o'clock this morning, David McIlroy, who has been for a couple of years suffering from consumption, passed away. His death makes quite an important break in the ranks of the temperance workers. Seven or eight years ago he signed the pledge and with his usual activity and energy soon came to the front as a very earnest advocate of the total abstinence cause. At the organization of Sceptre Council, Royal Templars of Temperance, six years ago, he was present

and became a charter member. In the early days of that vigorous body he held prominent official positions and soon became one of the front rank men of the council. Very soon after his espousal of the temperance cause he was converted to Christ and united with the Simcoe Street Methodist church during the pastorate of Mr. Odery. In the church as in the temperance work he soon asserted his strong individualism and became an active and devout worker. The Sunday afternoon Gospel Temperance mission in the Royal Templars had demanded a great deal of his attention and for upwards of a year he was its presiding officer, present at every meeting, and during his term of office these meetings were very prosperous and productive of great good. For nearly two years his illness has prevented him from taking an active part in the temperance meetings, but his interest never waned and he maintained his membership to the last. He was only 44 years of age.

The funeral will take place from his residence, 335 Macnab street north, on Thursday afternoon. The service at the house will be conducted by Rev. T. Albert Moore, and the funeral will be under the management of Sceptre Council, Royal Templars.


April 1, 1891


BROWN - (Binbrook) Another of Binbrook's old settlers is gone in the person of Thomas Brown. Mr. Brown was a native of Stirlingshire, Scotland, where he was born on July 14, 1818, and where he resided until the year 1843. In that year he arrived in this, the land of his adoption, and shortly after settled at Hall's Corners where he followed his occupation as a shoemaker. In 1846 he was married to Jane, eldest daughter of the late William McWaters.

In 1851 the young couple moved to a bush farm to hew out a home for themselves where they have since lived and where he passed quietly away on Wednesday, March 25, leaving behind him a widow, three sons, and four daughters to mourn his loss. He was a quiet unassuming man, strictly honest in all his dealings with his neighbours.

He was a strict Presbyterian of which body he had been a member for the last forty years. In politics he was a staunch Reformer. The funeral took place from his late residence to Knox Church burying ground on Saturday, March 28, his three sons and three sons-in-law acting as pall bearers. The last rites were performed by Rev. W. P. Walker. The large cortege of friends and relations who following his remains to the last resting place showed the esteem in which he was held.


BAIN - (Caledonia) The A.O.U.W. of Caledonia attended the funeral of Alexander Bain of Blackheath on Good Friday.


HAIR - (Peterborough) James Hair of Otonabee died very suddenly on Sunday morning. He was in town on Saturday and that night retired as usual. His wife was awakened by hearing him choking a little after midnight and in a few minutes he had expired. Apoplexy was the cause.

STRAIN - (Peterborough) Mrs. Strain, wife of Patrick Strain, an old lady 76 years of age, was ill on Saturday with heart trouble, but apparently had much recovered. Next morning her husband when he awoke was shocked to find that She had passed away during the night.


April 2, 1891


GIROUX - (Quebec) A lad named Giroux, aged ten years, of the parish of Beauport, was found dead beneath a pile of greenwood. The boy started in the morning with a dog and sleigh to gather wood at some distance. Having loaded, he was on his way home when the load capsized and imprisoned him under the weight. When found at night, the boy had been dead for some hours.


HIGSON - (St. Thomas) Sarah Higson, of Sparta, a maiden lady aged 80 years, who lived in that neighbourhood for over fifty years and who was highly respected, has joined the silent majority and the circumstances connected with her death are very sad. Her mind recently became affected through sickness and while in that condition she on Monday afternoon left her home and proceeded down to the village. She did not return that night and the people with whom she boarded thought she had stayed with neighbours. The next day, however, it was found that such was not correct and a search party was organized by whom late that night her body was discovered on a neighbouring farm, and Dr. Sanderson who was summoned said death had been caused by exhaustion.


April 3, 1891


WHEELER - Died at her mother's residence, No 131 Elgin street, on Friday, April 3, 1891, Ida C. Neff, wife of J. J. Wheeler, aged 21 years. Funeral Monday, April 6, at 2 p.m., to Christ Church Cathedral and Burlington cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BRADLEY - Died in this city, on Friday, April 3, 1891, Ernest Thomas, son of Thomas Bradley of T. Lawry & Son, aged 17 years. Funeral Sunday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. from 192 West avenue north. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCPHAIL - (Winnipeg) A Nova Scotian named Archie McPhail, who has been trapping on Lake of the Woods and who has been missing since early in February, has been found frozen to death. On February 2 he visited Keewatin and sold furs, returning with supplies. It is supposed he became exhausted when within two miles of home, fell to the ice, and was unable to rise again.


FEIGNER - (Bradford) Mrs. Feigner, living on the 11th concession of West Gwillimbury, was standing near the stove when by some means her clothes caught fire and when her son, John Stevens, who had been away from the house a few minutes, came in, he found her lying on the floor, apparently suffocated and badly burnt. Dr. Stevenson was called and did all he could to relieve the sufferer who died next day.


COTLEY - (Exeter), When Mr. Cotley of Kirkton was driving through the woods on a load of logs with his 8-year-old son, the latter fell off and a log following after struck him on the head, fracturing his skull. He lived only a short time.


April 4, 1891


TAIT - Died at her late residence, Birch avenue, Barton, on Thursday, April 2, 1891, Agnes Tait, wife of Robert Tait, aged 50 years and 5 months. Funeral Sunday, April 5, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SWAYZE - Died at her late residence, Binbrook, on April 4, Hannah Swayze, relict of the late Stephen Swayze, in the 83rd year of her age. Funeral will take place Monday at 10 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TUCK - Died in this city, at 54 Oxford street, on April 3, infant daughter of Henry and Annie Tuck, aged 3 days. Funeral private.


ARMSTRONG - (Arnprior) Mrs. William J. Armstrong of Fitzroy discovered smoke in the house and concluding that it was fire, was so overcome with fright that she expired within an hour.


PORTE - (Newmarket) A young Indian lad named Porte, employed in Dr. Sibbald's bush was cutting down a tree when it fell upon him as he was found beneath a newly felled tree with his face crushed almost beyond description. The dead boy was an orphan, being a son of the late Moses Porte of Georgina Island.


April 6, 1891


MEMBERY - Died at 229 James street north, Hamilton, on April 5, Clara Irene, dearly beloved daughter of George D. and Mary A. Membery, aged 6 months and 21 days. Funeral at 2 o'clock on Tuesday. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


KERNS - Died at Burlington, on April 4, Rachael Catharine Kerns, aged 38 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m.


CULLITON - (Stratford) David Culliton, spare conductor of the G.T.R., has died from the effects of injuries received while coupling cars on March 24.


SUTHERLAND - (Burk's Falls) As the midnight train was rolling southward at a lively rate, the brakeman called out 'Elmsdale' whereupon Dan Sutherland, a passenger on board, rose from his seat, rushed out, and jumped from the rapidly moving car. He alighted on his head, fracturing his skull, and died in about an hour.

FISHER - (Bowmanville) George Fisher, proprietor of the Station Hotel, dropped dead while coming downstairs about one o'clock yesterday morning. Apoplexy is supposed to be the cause.


READ - Henry Read, the assistant treasurer of the Grand Trunk, is dead at Montreal. He was about 43 years of age. Mr. Read was secretary-treasurer of the Midland Railway Company before the Grand Trunk took it over. He was appointed the assistant treasurer of the Grand Trunk.


MCCARROLL - (Toronto) Andrew McCarroll, formerly of the Connaught Rangers, died at his residence on Euclid avenue yesterday. He served eleven years in India and was through the African campaign of 1877-8. He possessed a medal and bar as a memento of his African exploits.


GAYNOR - (Port Arthur) Joseph Gaynor, a teamster recently from Sherbrooke, had his head injured by a log falling on it and he died before medical assistance could be obtained.


HUBBARD - (London) A murder was committed near this city this afternoon on lots 13 and 14, concession 5, London township, at the farm of John Geary who is a prominent agriculturist and president of the London Cheese Board. C. Hodges, a hired man, was milking a cow when Ben Hubbard, another of Mr. Geary's employees, came along and attempted to get a drink of milk in a dipper. The men had been on bad terms and Hubbard's action started a fight which resulted in Hodges drawing a knife and stabbing Hubbard in the heart. The man died in a few minutes. Word was sent to the city and Constables Schram and Ward went out and arrested the man, Hodges. Dr. Hutchinson, medical health officer, also went to the scene. The prisoner was brought to the city to-night and is now in jail.


April 7, 1891


HOWIES - Died at Pullman, Ill., Alice, daughter of M. Howies, formerly of this city. Funeral will take place from W. M. Chapman's funeral emporium,. 59 King street west, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8. Friends are requested to attend without further notice.


April 8, 1891


PAQUIN - Died at Jamestown, N.Y., on April 7, George, son of J. Paquin, formerly of this city, aged 5 years and 8 months. Funeral will leave the residence of H. L. Bastien, Bay street north, on Thursday morning, at 8 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited at attend.


GLEASON - Died in this city on April 7, at his late residence, 223 Ferrie street east, William Gleason, aged 63 years. Funeral takes place Thursday morning, at 8:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CARRUTHERS - (Little Current) The eldest child of Dr. Carruthers entered the surgery alone, got down a bottle of strychnine, and swallowed some of it. The child lived only a couple of hours.


April 9, 1891


FEILDE - Died at Waterdown, on the 7th instant, Eliza Gildart, relict of the late Captain Feilde, in her 86th years. Funeral will leave her son's residence, Edmund T. Feilde, on Friday, at 2 o'clock.


MEALEY - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, at No 31 Erie avenue, Thomas Mealey, in his 43rd year. Funeral on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CROSTHWAITE - Henry Crosthwaite, a well known Bartonville farmer, walked into A. Rutherford's drugstore yesterday afternoon about five o'clock looking as well as ususal and fifteen minutes later his body was carried out in a coffin. Death resulted from heart disease.

Mr. Crosthwaite came into the city to transact some business and left his horses tied in front of the Gorlock packing company's premises on King street while he came uptown to make a deposit. About five o'clock he stepped into Andrew Rutherford's drugstore and complained of feeling unwell. Mr. Rutherford gave him a glass of wine and he felt better.

After standing talking for a short time, he asked that a messenger be sent for his horses. He appeared to become worse and went to the rear of the store to sit down. Almost immediately after taking his seat he complained of severe pain in the heart and fell back dead. Dr. Stark and Dr. Reid were called in, but of course could do nothing, so that the body was placed in a coffin and taken to Chapman's undertaking establishment.

Mr. Crosthwaite was one of the oldest residents of Barton. He leaves a large family, all of whom are grown up. There will be no inquest. The body was taken home this afternoon.


April 10, 1891


DEVINE - Accidentally killed at Chicago, on Wednesday, April 8, Morris Devine, late of this city, aged 27 years. Interment at Holy Sepulchre cemetery, Rock Bay. Funeral private.

John Devine, chief clerk in the superintendent's office, N. & N.W. division, has received word that his brother, Maurice Devine, was killed in Chicago on Wednesday by the cars. The deceased was a moulder by trade and formerly worked in this city.

GOODIN - (Brockville) Yesterday afternoon an old man named John Goodin, aged 92 years, was found dead in a boat at Jones creek by some men who were fishing in that vicinity. After drawing the boat up on land, he had taken off his coat and used it as a pillow. Monday afternoon he procured a boat at LaChapelle's boat works to bow up the river and probably died on the way.

McTaggart (Arthur) Mrs. Hugh McTaggart of Arthur complained to her husband while working around the house of a pain in her heart, then a chill in her back. She sat down by the stove to warm herself, when her head fell forward on her breast, and before a doctor could be secured for her, she was dead.


GILBERT - (Ridgetown) Mrs. Gilbert, widow of the late Ira Gilbert, was found dead in bed by her mother, Mrs. Kilborn, who resided with her. On going to arouse her, she found she was dead.


MARTEL - (Quebec) The young son of Elloi Martel of St. Augustine, while near a large revolving wheel in his father's flour mill, was struck by the wheel and literally cut into three pieces.


CARTER - (Sarnia) Daniel Carter, a resident of Point Edward, was last seen alive on Monday evening and was then considerably under the influence of liquor. It is supposed that he wandered out along the railway track by mistake for the way to his home and that he stumbled off the track into the ditch and was unable to extricate himself. Mr. Lockie next morning found the dead body of Carter lying face downward in the ditch between the two tracks of the “Y”, the water at that spot being only two feet deep. Deceased was a man of about 65 years of age, an Englishman, and pensioner of the British army.


HAYLEY - (Allandale) As the ‘Soo’ express was coming into Allandale station, a man named John Hayley, who has been working in Barrie, was noticed walking on the track. The whistle was blown several times and the bell rung, but without any effect as the man still kept the track. The engine was reversed but too late and the man was struck on the right arm and shoulder and thrown off the track insensible. He may recover. He was the worse of liquor when struck and hardly knew what happened to him.


BRADLEY, CHAMBERS, MCDERMID - (Petrolia) The terrible explosion which occurred here yesterday has cast a gloom over the town and all day thousands of people have visited the fatal spot and willing hands have collected all over the field pieces of the remains of the victims. In one case the heart of one of the men was found by itself and another party found the eyes of one, also one hand. The remains of the unfortunate fellows have been gathered together and what pieces can be identified will be separated for burial. The funeral of the three men will take place to-morrow afternoon.

Coroner Lougheed held an inquest this afternoon in Victoria hall and the jury returned the following verdict: We the jury empanelled to inquire into the cause of the death of James Albert Bradley, James Chambers, and Duncan McDermid, found after receiving the evidence that their death was caused by an explosion of nitro glycerine at the Bradley Torpedo Works, the cause of the explosion being unknown, and we strongly recommend that none but experienced men be engaged or allowed to handle the said explosive.


CHATWIN - Albert Chatwin, married, aged about 45, employed at the saw works in Galt, died on Wednesday night, and the presence near at hand of a package of 'rough on rats', it is believed to be a case of suicide.


DAWSON - (St. Thomas) Early this morning an accident occurred on the Michigan Central Railway near Fletcher by which William Dawson, a promising young man of 25 years, lost his life. The train on which he was brakeman when near Fletcher, between twelve and one o'clock this morning, broke into three sections and two of the three sections collided, throwing the cars upon which the young man was standing into the ditch, burying him beneath the wreck and when he was taken out, life was extinct. He was the rear brakeman on the train, but had temporarily changed places with the front brakeman who had gone to the caboose to eat something and whose life was thus saved by the workings of fate.


April 11, 1891


DEPEW - Died on April 10, Mary Osborne, relict of the late Timothy DePew, aged 80 years. Funeral takes place from the residence of Thomas Jones, Beach Road, on Sunday at 10 a.m.


KILVERT - Died at Listowel, on Friday, April 10, 1891, Francis Edwin, only child of Frances Edwin and Minnie E. Kilvert, aged 1 year, 7 months, and 7 days.


RATCLIFFE - Richard Ratcliffe who committed suicide at St. Catharines yesterday afternoon was a native of Hamilton and left here thirty years ago. His father kept a livery stable here.


SCOTT - (Montreal) William, son of Robert Scott, reeve of Minto, attended school as usual, came home at night, assisted his father in feeding the stock, and took tea all right. Just before retiring for the night he complained of a pain in the bowels. Two hours after, he was dead.


HARMAN - (Windsor, N.B.) James Harman, a pupil at the collegiate institute, was out fishing in company with some other youths. He had a gun with him and it is said that in the excitement of having a tug at the end of the line, the gun fell and went off, the shot entering the leg of the boy who died six hours later from the pain and loss of blood. The remains were taken to Halifax on the Windsor & Annapolis train last night en route to Boston where his family reside.


POITRAS - (Mille Roches, Que) An accident happened at Hutchinson & Co's works on the Cornwall canal enlargement at this place by which one man was killed and another injured. They were working in an excavation when the bank gave way, burying one man named Poitras and breaking the arm of John Dimming. The body of Poitras was recovered in about half an hour but life was extinct.


ERNEST - (Halifax) At Langille's sawmill, Mahone Bay, yesterday Mrs. Joseph Ernest found her husband's body in a standing position in the dam when she went to give him his dinner. His head was only a few inches under the water. The supposition is that he was on a small raft getting a log to hand up and the raft parted and he went down feet first.


HENRY - (Orangeville) Mrs. Margaret Henry was well in the morning, ate a hearty breakfast, and was engaged in some work upstairs when stricken down and lived only a few minutes. The deceased was the relict of the late Dr. Henry of Toronto, was a native of Sligo, Ireland, and was 73 years of age.


LEACH - (Morriston) John Leach, a boy from the orphans' home, was sent to clean a stable while his employer, Mr. Becksted, of Dunbar, went to a neighbour's to get his mail. When he returned he noticed the stable door was open and went to see what was the matter when he found the boy suspended from the upper floor by a rope that was used to hold a pole between the horses. He cut him down, but life was extinct.


WILSON - (Woodville) James Wilson, of this village, a conductor on a train coming from Niagara to Rochester, when entering Rochester was thrown from his train by coming in contact with a telephone wire. A switch engine was backing down at the same time and ran over him and he died immediately after. The body arrived here Wednesday evening.


April 13, 1891


BURTON - Died in Montreal, on Sunday, April 12, George Burton, a native of Lancashire, England, and father of John Burton, general freight agent, Grand Trunk Railway, aged 75 years. Funeral will take place from the station, Stuart street, on Wednesday, April 15, at 9 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CAHILL - The body of Michael Cahill who was killed by the cars at Lockport, N.Y., several days ago, was brought to this city on the express from the east yesterday. Cahill lived on Ferrie street east. Some time ago he went to Lockport, N.Y. where he obtained work. While he was

walking on the track at the falls he was knocked down by a train and run over. His body was terribly mangled. The officials discovered the name of the deceased from some papers in his possession, but his residence could not be ascertained and it is reported that the body was buried.

A sister of Cahill's who lives at Lockport read the account of the accident in the papers and notified her brother, Joseph, who lives in Hamilton and Joseph Cahill went to Lockport and brought the body back here with him.

The deceased was about 55 years old and lived in Hamilton for many years.


KELTIES - (Halifax) Thomas Kelties, a man 35 years of age, went through the ice while walking across Long lake this afternoon and was drowned. A companion named David Irons also got into the water but managed to crawl out.


HUTCHISON - (Wingham) Mrs. George Hutchison, aged 30, wife of a blacksmith here, while conversing with a visitor in the house, suddenly fell dead to the floor from heart disease.


MONTGOMERY - (Wroxeter) Robert Montgomery, aged 60, one of the oldest settlers in this section, was found dead in bed yesterday.


GRANT (St. John) James Grant, of Lower Perth, was crushed on Saturday under a mass of falling rock. He was employed on the Tobique Railway


SCARFE - (Brantford) Sheriff Scarfe of Brant died last evening. He was stricken with an attack of grip about a year ago from which he never fully recovered.


GILLESPIE - (Toronto) Citizens of Toronto will be shocked to hear of the death of Ald. George E. Gillespie at Pasadena, near Los Angeles, California. He left here about three weeks ago to visit his wife who had been spending the winter there for her health. Mr. Gillespie said when starting that he never felt better. His brother, Rev. John Gillespie, received one letter announcing his arrival and expressing sorrow that his wife's health was not much improved. On Friday a telegram was received from Mrs. Gillespie stating that her husband was dangerously ill with grip. Saturday evening a second telegram was received from D. Galbraith saying that Mr. Gillespie had died that morning and that his widow was making arrangements to accompany his body east.


MOORE - (Gananoque) Cyrus Moore, aged 14, son of Walshingham Moore, disappeared on December 8 last and no trace of him could be found. Saturday his body was found in the river. When the body was found, skates were on, and his hands were in his pockets, indicating that he had fallen through an air-hole while skating.

RIDDLE - (Halifax) A fifteen-year-old boy named Frederick Riddle, living on Windsor street, was playing with a revolver in bed smoking, when he discharged it, the bullet entering his head and killing him instantly.


April 14, 1891


MUIR - Died at Hamilton. April 13, 1891, Andrew Harold Pettit Muir, beloved son of his Honour Judge Muir, in the 12th year of his age. Funeral on Wednesday, April 15, at 3 p.m.


WALKER - Died at the residence of her son, George Walker, 99 King street west, on Monday, April 13, 1891, Janet Walker, relict of the late William Walker, grocer of this city. Funeral Wednesday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BUTTERFIELD - Died in this city, on April 13, at his residence, 184 Jackson street east, John Butterfield, a native of Douglas, Isle of Man, England. Funeral from the above address on Thursday, April 16, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SIMINGTON - (Thamesville) Miss Christie Simington, aged 30, of unsound mind, living with her mother about five miles from here, left her bed, dressed herself, and unnoticed left the house about two o'clock Sunday morning. Her tracks were found leading into the river Thames. The river is being dragged for the body.


April 15, 1891


COULTER - Died in this city, on April 14, at the residence of her son-in-law, Albert E. Cutbush, 22 Strachan street west, Mrs. Mary Coulter, aged 47 years. Funeral (private) Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.


MIDDLETON - Died at her son-in-law's, D. W. Eastman, Smithville, Janet S. Middleton, in her 74th year, mother of J. T. Middleton. Funeral on Thursday, via G.T.R. 1:45 train, near Grimsby, to the Niagara Falls cemetery.


EDWARDS - (Toronto) The three-year-old son of Private Edwards of ‘C’ school was playing on the Embankment of the new fort yesterday morning. He was missed after a short time and on a search being made, his body was found in the lake near where he had been playing. The bank is high and steep at this point and it is supposed that the child fell over unnoticed and was drowned.


ROCK - (Toronto) The body of Michael Rock, the expressman who has been missing since February 9, was found yesterday by Walter Armour, an Esplanade boat builder, floating in the bay opposite the foot of Simcoe street. It is supposed that Rock broke into an old time spree and wandered down to the water front, fell in, and the body became frozen in the ice.


FOX - (Winnipeg) An Indian Head dispatch says that a man named Fox while driviing on the track, near the railroad this afternoon was killed by his horses becoming scared at a passing train and suddenly springing forward and throwing him over the back of the wagon on to his head. Fox had only arrived here on Saturday from England with a large family of small children.


April 16, 1891


BURKHOLDER - Died in this city, on April 16, Oliver Burkholder, in the 36th year of his age. Funeral (private) from his late residence, 131 Jackson street east, on Saturday, at 1:30 p.m.


PILGRIM - Died at West Lynn, Manitoba, on Tuesday, April 7, Alma Emma Cole, beloved wife of T. M. Pilgrim, aged 33 years, 3 months and 7 days.

(Emerson Times, Manitoba) Emerson to-day mourns the death of Alma Emma, wife of T. M. Pilgrim, formerly of Hamilton, and daughter of John Cole, an old resident here, formerly of Peterborough, Ontario.

Deceased had been married about seven years and leaves two children, a boy and a girl, the oldest aged 6 years. Mrs. Pilgrim died at her home in West Lynn where she has resided since her marriage on Tuesday last rather unexpectedly, although she had been ailing somewhat for the past six months from consumption. Deceased was much beloved in the community and had a large circle of friends. We tender out heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones.


HAMILTON - (Glanford) Andrew Hamilton passed away to his peaceful rest on Friday, April 10, in his 73rd year. The funeral took place to the North Glanford burying ground. Deceased was highly respected and esteemed by all.


PLAYER - (Moffatt) Miss Eliza Player, daughter of Mr. Player of Brookville, is dead. The funeral took place on Tuesday at two o’clock.


BARRETT - (Caledonia) Charles Barrett of Seneca township suicided in his own barn on Thursday last. The deceased leaves a widow and five children.


April 17, 1891


CORY - Died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Thomson, Herkimer street, Hamilton, on Friday, April 17, 1891, Fanny, widow of the late Benjamin Sayre Cory, M.D., in the 84th year of her age. Funeral private.

WITHERSPOON - Died in this city, on April 17, at 363 Hunter street west, John Hector, youngest son of Alexander and Catherine Witherspoon, aged 1 year and 13 days. Funeral on Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FERRIS - Died at her father's residence, No 81 Wellington street south, on April 17, 1891, Emily Ann, youngest daughter of Peter Ferris. Funeral Sunday, at 2 p.m., to the Church of the Ascension, thence to Burlington cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


LEE - Died in this city, on April 17, George Lee, in the 6lst year of his age. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2;30. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

Shortly before noon to-day, George Lee died at his residence, on Main street after a long illness at the age of 61. Mr. Lee had been ill for nearly six years and during the painful last illness he was confined to bed.

The deceased was born in Bally Bay, Inneskillen, Ireland, in 1830, and came to America about forty years ago, settling at St. Louis. During the great rebellion he came north and located in Hamilton where he commenced business as a wholesale and retail fruit dealer. He sold out in 1874 and took an interest in the Gardner sewing machine company which he subsequently sold to F. M. Williams & Co in 1879. His next business venture was in the Canadian Clock Company after the establishment of the N.P. and then he entered the hotel business on King street west in which he remained, until 1885, when failing health compelled him to dispose of his business, and in company with his son, George, he went south. The trip improved him somewhat but he never regained his strength and during the past five years has not been out of the house very often.

Mr. Lee was popular with all who knew him and made many friends in the course of his long residence here, He represented ward 5 in the council in 1875 and 1877, was president of the Horticultural Society at the time of Prince Arthur's visit in 1870, a member of St. John's Lodge, A.F. & A.M., and of the Irish Protestant Benevolent Society. He was a staunch Conservative and took an active interest in politics. His widow and his only son, George, survive him.

The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 under the auspices of the Masonic order.


WELDEN - (Stratford) Joseph Welden, a sawyer in P. Seibert's sawmill, Logan, three miles from Mitchell, slipped and fell against a circular saw. One leg was cut off and the upper part of the body was mangled in a horrible manner, the heart being completely cut in two. Deceased had been employed in the mill only for a short time.


ROME - Welden (Toronto) David Rome, of the firm of Williams, Green & Rome, manufacturers of linen goods, died in the Queen's hotel at 2:15 yesterday afternoon.

Pneumonia was the cause of death. Mr. Rome was well known in this city where he carried on business during the last ten years. The body will be removed for interment to Brooklyn in which city the relatives of the deceased live.


GAGNON - (North Bay) A man named Gagnon, a cook in a shanty at Nipissing village, was found hanging to a beam in the shanty yesterday morning. He left a note in his pocket saying no one was to blame, that he had been sick for four months, and was tired of life. He was married about two months ago.


CRONK - (North Bay) A brakeman named Cronk was killed this morning near Ruther Glen station on the C.P.R. He was on top of a freight train which became separated on a down grade and he fell between the cars.


RAMSAY - (Newmarket) About twenty minutes past five o'clock, the dwellers in the pretty little workmen's cottages just a little below Addycombe, were alarmed by a loud report and violent concussion, and found the body of William Ramsay, a quarryman, lying on his back, his face rigid and his eyes staring. The wall and ground around were bespattered with brain, blood, and bits of bone. Portions of what turned out to be deceased's hat were also found. On raising the body the constable found that the whole of the top of and back of the head had been blown away. Ramsay, who was 61 years of age, after spending a somewhat restless night, got up and deliberately committed suicide. He used an ordinary dynamite blasting cartridge to accomplish the act. He had in all probability lighted the fuse and placed the cartridge in a fold in the top of his soft felt hat and patiently stood awaiting the fearful result. Death must have been instantaneous.


April 18, 1891


SNOW - Died at his late residence, No 27 Robert street, on Saturday, April 18, 1891, Charles B. Snow, aged 70 years, Funeral Monday.

About 10:30 this morning Charles B. Snow, manager of the Ontario Cotton Mills, died at his residence, 27 Robert street. Mr. Snow had been suffering from a severe attack of grip which culminated in pneumonia which has confined him to the house for the past ten days. He was recovering, however, and was expecting to be about again on Monday. Last night he had a refreshing sleep and felt much better this morning but shortly after nine o'clock alarming symptoms developed and he died soon after.

The deceased was in his 70th year but still remarkably active and energetic. For the past ten years he had been manager of the Ontario Cotton Mills and in his death the company will lose the services of a man whom it will be very difficult to replace. Previous to coming to Hamilton he conducted the Dundas Cotton Mills for ten years. He was an American by birth and came to Canada from Westchester, Mass.


The deceased gentleman was a past councillor of the Royal Templars of Temperance and was prominently identified with temperance work herd. He leaves a widow and three children: Dr. Walter Snow of New York; Charles Snow, manufacturer, Toronto; and Mrs. Campbell, wife of Prof. P. S. Campbell, of the Baptist College, Toronto, formerly principal of the collegiate institute here. Mrs. Snow is also very ill at present and it is feared that the shock may prove too much for her.


PATTEN - Died at Waterdown, on April 17, Ruth M. Dean, beloved wife of Reuben Patten. Funeral from the residence of her father, Mr. Dean, on Sunday, April 19, at 10 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WALKER - Died on April 18, at 138 Dundurn street, Edith Edna, beloved child of Hugh and Frances Alice Walker, aged 16 months. Funeral on Monday at 10 o'clock.


DONOVAN - Died in this city, on April 18, Michael Donovan, aged 54 years. Funeral from his late residence, 11 Hunter street west, Monday morning, at 8:30 o'clock to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


ROBB - (Ancaster) Fanny Robb, an old maid, who lived with her brother and sister a mile from Ancaster village, committed suicide by hanging at twelve o'clock to-day. She was found hanging in the barn by her sister. No cause is assigned for the rash act. An inquest will likely be held.


BLACK - (Halifax) Martin H. Black, aged 76, died this morning after several weeks' illness. He was probably the richest man in Halifax, a bachelor, and a large contributor to the Methodist institutions. The family connections in the Maritimes are very large. In politics he was a great aid financially and otherwise to the Conservative party.


FERRIER - (Milton) A short time ago a violent type of diphtheria broke out at Allandale in the house of a man named Ferrier whose wife and two children died from it. Two other children were removed to Milton, but too late to save their lives, and this week they also died.


ROWLAND - Rev. D. W. Rowland, an aged and much respected Baptist minister, died at St. Thomas yesterday.


MCMILLAN John McMillan, of Petrolia and Montreal, one of the oldest oil refiners in Canada, died at his residence in Petrolia yesterday.


LANGDON - (Mount Forest) George Langdon of Normanby was at work cutting down trees in Ryan's bush near Pike Lake. He had cut through a tree which in falling knocked a heavy limb off,

striking his head with such force that the whole top of the skull above the ears was literally swept off. Some fellow workers saw the accident and gave the alarm, but death must have been instantaneous.


April 20, 1891


Marshall Died on Sunday evening, April 19, 1891, Agnes Jane, second daughter of James and Agnes A. Marshall, Barton, aged 7 years, 2 months, and 26 days. Funeral from the residence of her parents, on Tuesday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


King Died at Sandwich, Ontario, on April 18, Frederick Charles, son of James and Elizabeth King, in the 19th year of his age. Funeral from the residence of his parents, No 241 Hughson street north, on Monday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m.


Cowie Died in this city, on April 18, Katie M., eldest and beloved daughter of Robert and Maggie Cowie, aged 14 years and 1 month. Funeral from 389 Macnab street north, on Tuesday, at 3 o'clock, to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this notice.


Flynn Died in this city, on April 19, Matthew Flynn, engineer G.T.R., in the 63rd year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence, 401 York street, on Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to R. C. Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please attend.


BELL - Died in Glanford, on Sunday, April 19, Margaret, wife of George Bell, aged 57 years and 10 months. Funeral will take place from her late residence, Glanford, on Wednesday, April 22, at 1 o'clock, and proceed to the White Church burying ground, Glanford. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Margaret Bell, wife of George Bell, Glanford, quietly passed away on Sunday evening, April 19. Mrs. Bell was born in the Gore of Toronto, county of Peel, and was the daughter of N. Reed, Sr. and Mary Reed who survive to mourn the loss of an affectionate and loving daughter. She was married to George Bell, February 1, 1855. She then removed to Glanford where she resided until her death. She leaves seven sons to mourn the loss of a mother who not only taught her family the way to live but by her example showed them the way to die. She looked forward to death as a happy release from the trials and troubles of this world and an entrance upon the enjoyment of the reward laid up for those who faithfully serve their God. She was much beloved by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintances and counsel which was always respected, as her even temper and loving disposition were always a balm to any person in sickness or in health and more particularly in cases where friends were called upon to part with those they loved.

She had the satisfaction to know that her family had listened to her teaching. She leaves many friends behind, all of whom she asked to meet her in that happy land which she longed to reach.


MATHESON, MARTIN, RYAN - (Winnipeg) A terrible accident occurred a fortnight ago on the Columbia & Kootenay branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the mountains, the particulars of which have just been learned. A large blast failing to discharge, the men returned to resume work when a terrible explosion occurred, and three men, Justus Matheson, Henry Martin, and James Ryan, were killed, and August Jackson was terribly mangled while Mr. McLennan in charge of the work and Foreman Smith were knocked unconscious. The three men died in great agony.


RITCHIE - (Toronto) Another well-known Torontonian has passed away in the person of Ex-Ald John Ritchie who breathed his last at the general hospital at five o'clock on Saturday morning. The deceased gentleman just entered that institution only a week ago. He was suffering from an acute attack of rheumatism which found its way to a vital spot. He was only 42 years of age. His wife died only a few months ago.


BROCK - (Bobcaygeon) The corpse pf Elijah Brock, an old man belonging to Harvey, was found on the roadside near here. He had been deranged for some time. Brock had apparently been walking along near the fence and coming on to a piece of ice that had been undermined, it broke with him, throwing him on his face, and being in an exhausted condition he dropped off into his final sleep.


SWENSON - (Montreal) The body of Swenson, the Swedish watchmaker who so mysteriously disappeared last winter, was found yesterday in the bush. All his jewellery was found on him and he is supposed to have perished with cold.


SHEDDON - (Almonte) David, son of D. Sheddon, near Blakeney, was thrown from his horse and received injuries which resulted in his death.


WILLIAMSON - (Warwick) Allan, the three-year-old son of John Williamson, 4th line west, was choked to death by swallowing a clay pencil.


PRESCOTT - (St. John) Gideon Prescott, one of the solid men of St. John, is dead. He was formerly in the lumber business with Bela Lawrence, another well-to-do man who died recently. The business was closed up and the partnership dissolved, since which time Mr. Prescott has dealt in real estate and other St. John investments. It is believed he was worth $250,000.


KENNEDY - (Acton) John Kennedy, aged about 76, a retired farmer, was killed on the G.T.R. here to-day. He was walking on the track near Friser's mill when he was overtaken and killed by

an engine and tender that was backing down from Acton station to bring up part of a train. He moved to Acton about two years ago, having sold his farm near the village. He leaves two married and two single daughters.


April 21, 1891


PORTEOUS - Died at his late residence, No 52 Bay street north, on Tuesday morning, April 21, 1891, Thomas Porteous, aged 59 years and 7 months. Funeral on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


FOSTER - "That William Foster came to his death from effusions of blood in the brain, the result of an injury or blow given by Timothy Wood without malacious purpose or any intention to do grievous harm". The above verdict was brought in by the jury at the inquest to inquire into the circumstances connected with the death of William Foster. The inquest was held at the Ontario House, Winona, yesterday afternoon before Coroner Woolverton and the following jury; John E. Evans (foreman), James Foran, Thomas Foran, Murray Pettit, George Chambers, Thomas Allan, John Walker, George Rilett, John White, and Hiram Lampman.

The prisoner, Tim Wood, was present and took a deep interest in the proceedings. The evidence showed that Foster struck Wood twice before he dealt the blow which proved fatal, that the deceased aggravated the assault, and that Wood good-naturedly took two blows before he struck back. They were both intoxicated and were friendly after the row. Detective McKenzie had charge of the case.


ZAVITZ - (St. Catharines) Dolly Zavitz, about 20 years old, son of a farmer living a few miles from Port Colborne, committed suicide yesterday by shooting himself. Mental trouble arising from illness was the cause of the rash act.The deed was done in his home in a room upstairs by placing the rifle against the wall and the muzzle to his face and touching it off with a stick.


April 22, 1891


EDWORTHY - Died in this city, on the 21st instant, Frederick Edworthy, aged 34 years. Funeral from his late residence, 315 Macnab street north, on Thursday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.


MCCALLUM - Died at the residence of her son-in-law. Robert Stewart, No 85 Wellington street north, on Tuesday, April 21, 1891, Margaret McCallum, relict of the late William McCallum, aged 91 years. Funeral on Thursday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

MILLS - Died in this city, on April 21, Arthur Mills, aged 23 years. Funeral from his late residence, 104 Peter street, on Friday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MACNAB - The remains of the late Mrs. David Macnab were interred in the family burying ground at Dundurn, yesterday.


SMART - (Campbellford) Fire destroyed the barns and outbuildings of John Smart, lot 22, concession 7, township of Rawdon, yesterday afternoon. The origin is unknown. In addition to the buildings, there were burnt three horses, six head of cattle, and 600 bushels of grain, also hay. etc. The estimated lose is $1563. There was an insurance of $2000 on the house and contents, and barn and contents. The shock proved too much for the old gentleman, who was 71 years of age, and he dropped dead between the house and barn.


April 23, 1891


CAMPBELL - Died at her late residence, 123 Jackson street west, on the 23rd instant, Lily Campbell, relict of the late Daniel Campbell, of Perthshire, Scotland, aged 76 years. Funeral on Friday afternoon at 3:30 from her late residence. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Lily Campbell, relict of the late Daniel Campbell, suddenly and unexpectedly fell to the floor in a swoon at her residence, 123 Jackson street west, and died in a few minutes before consciousness returned. The cause of death was pronounced to be heart failure. Mrs. Campbell was 76 years of age and was a remarkably active and well-preserved lady. Only yesterday morning she remarked that she had not been feeling so well for a long time and arranged to go in the afternoon to visit a sick friend. The deceased lady came to Hamilton from Scotland nearly forty years ago with her husband who died of cholera here during the epidemic of that disease in 1854. She was and had been for many years an active member of Central Presbyterian church. Her only surviving child is John Campbell of the firm of Campbell & Pentecost.


CAMPBELL - Died in this city, on April 23, Margaret, beloved wife of Robert Carpenter, a native of Argyllshire, Scotland, aged 64 years. Funeral from the family residence, 18 Picton street west, on Saturday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Margaret Campbell, wife of Robert Campbell, carpenter, of 18 Picton street west, died suddenly of heart disease at an early hour this morning. She slept with her daughter and the latter was awakened by her mother's struggles and moans. It was the paroxysm of death. Mrs. Campbell had been suffering from the disease for some time and Dr. Stark had warned the family that she might die suddenly at any time. The deceased was 64 years of age and a native of Argyllshire, Scotland. Mr. Campbell is out of town.


CARTWRIGHT - Died at Nelson village, Halton county, on Thursday morning, William Cartwright, aged 41 years. Funeral Sunday, April 26, at 2:30 p.m.


ATKINSON - (Caledonia) On Saturday, the remains of the late Mrs. Alfred Atkinson were conveyed to Brantford for interment. The deceased had been married only about ten months and her early departure is mourned by a large circle of friends.


CROUCH - (Toronto) The passengers on the Pullman car of the G.T.R. train No 3 which arrived at the Union station at 8:40 p.m. were reminded of the uncertainty of life last night as the train neared the village of Lucan. David Crouch, a young man upon whom that dread disease, consumption, had set its hand, was returning from Chicago to his home in Guelph. When the train was within a few miles of Lucan, he expired. His remains were taken on to Guelph by those who accompanied him in his last trip.


April 24, 1891


MARSHALL - Died in Barton, on April 23, William Cheve, infant son of John and Sarah Eldietta Marshall. Funeral from his parents' residence, on Saturday, April 25, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CAMPBELL - Drowned in Hamilton Bay, on April 22, Alexander Campbell, of the Bank of Hamilton, aged 25 years. Funeral from the Bank on Saturday, April 25, at 2:15 p.m.


JAMIESON - A cable dispatch just received from Rev. Dr. Mackay, Canadian missionary at Tamani, Formosa, China, announces the death of Rev. John Jamieson, M.A., who for the past seven years has been labouring on the that field with him. No particulars are given. At the time when the letters last received from Formosa by the foreign missionary committee of the church were written, Mr. Jamieson was enjoying his usual health, but about two years ago he suffered from a severe attack of phthisis and it is supposed that a recurrence of this has now proved fatal.


HORNIBROOK - (Kingston) Samuel Hornibrook, whose home is in Cobourg and who had been in G.T.R. employ as a brakeman for one week, while standing on a car of the suburban train to-day, did not observe the bridge near the cotton mill, he did not stoop and being struck, was thrown between the cars. His two legs were terribly mangled and death occurred shortly after. Hornibrook's family have been most unfortunate. His father was drowned and his two brothers met death by accident. Samuel was only 23 years of age.

April 25, 189l


HACKBUSCH - Died in this city, on April 25, at 295 Hunter street west, Louis, second son of John and Mary Hackbusch, aged 22 years. Funeral will take place from the above address, Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BROWN - Died in Chicago, on April 23, Edith Maud, wife of J. . Brown, and daughter of Isaac Tufford of this city, in the 29th year of her age. Funeral from her parents' residence, 8 Crooks street, on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


JENKINS - Thomas Jenkins, an old saltwater sailor, died at the House of Refuge this morning. He was born on the island of Jersey seventy-one years ago, and after visiting many lands and going through many perils by sea and land, finally anchored at the House of Refuge twenty years ago and lived there ever since.


HAGEY - (Preston) Henry Hagey, ex-reeve of the village, returned from a walk yesterday apparently as well as usual. He entered an adjoining room to prepare for dinner. Shortly after, Maurice Hagey, hearing a noise, entered Mr. Hagey's room when he was shocked to find his grandfather lying on the floor quite dead. Mr. Hagey was born in Preston in 1822.


NELSON - (London) It now transpires that Sergeant John Nelson of Chatham, who died at the military school here on Wednesday, was not a victim of grip as reported. It has transpired that the young man was the victim of an accident in a fencing bout with a fellow pupil, the button having, it is said, come off the foil.          


SERVISS - (Morrisburg) Herman Serviss, aged 19, only son of Mrs. William Serviss of Iroquois, committed suicide at his sister's. For some time past the young man has been working on a farm across the river and has been in low spirits. He retired to his room and shortly after was found with his throat cut.


FOWLER - (Lindsay) The ten-year-old daughter of John Fowler, of concession 14 near Janetville, died under very distressing circumstances. She swallowed a cherry stone which lodged somewhere in the bowels. An operation was performed to relieve her pain and the stone taken out. but death put an end to her suffering.


WILLIAMS - (Oakville) Hazel, the little two-year-old daughter of Mr. H. Williams, while visiting her grandmother took the contents of a bottle of carbolic acid and died in a few hours.

DICKSON - (Ottawa) An eight-year-old child named Dickson, while playing on the banks of the Gatineau river at Chelsea this morning, fell into the water and was drowned.


HENDERSON - (Bradford) Miss Ina Henderson was as well as usual on retiring for the night. Next morning she was found dead in bed.


SMITH - (Cannington) J. E. Smith, proprietor of the Queen's Hotel, had just completed the sale of his hotel property to T. Edwards, and after signing the papers he complained of a pain in his head and thought he would lie down for a few minutes. He did so, and in fifteen minutes his life had fled. His sudden death is attributed to the bursting of a blood vessel in the brain. Deceased was known as a prominent sporting man, having been the owner of F.O.B. and Maud S.


CAMPBELL - Peter Campbell of Ash, Halton county, was stricken with paralysis on April 6 which terminated fatally in a few days later. Mr. Campbell was the eldest living son of the late Archibald Campbell who was one of the earliest settlers of Nelson Township, having removed from Scotland and settled in Nelson when the township was almost a wilderness, clearing the farm on which he lived during the remainder of his life. The other members of the family are: Neil J. Campbell, of Nelson James Campbell, of Jefferson, Wis.; Donald Campbell, registrar of Halton; Mrs. Bulst, of Collingwood; and Mrs. Kerr, of Petrolia. Mr. Campbell was born in the old homestead on December 28, 1828, whence he removed at the date of his marriage thirty years later, to the farm in the township of Trafalgar, on which he spent the remainder of his life. A widow, two sons, and three daughters are left to mourn his loss.


April 27, 1891


WHITELOCK - Died in this city, on April 27, Benjamin Hamilton, infant twin son of Charles and Ruth Whitelock, aged 11 months and 21 days. Funeral from the parents' residence, 79 locomotive street, on Tuesday, at 2x30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BIGGAR - Died at her mother's residence, No 87 Queen street north on April 25, 1891, Nettie, daughter of Mrs. David Biggar. Funeral Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Miss Nettie Biggar, daughter of Mrs. David Biggar, 87 Queen street, was taken ill on Wednesday and died on Saturday. Grip is said to have been the cause of her death.


PHILLIPS - Died in this city, on Monday, April 27, David Phillips aged 88 years and 10 months. Funeral Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock from his late residence, 203 King William street. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.

FIELD - Died at the residence of his grandfather, T. B. Fairchild, 215 King street west, on April 26, George N., only child of William J. and Jennie E. Field, aged 9 years and 1 month. Funeral on Tuesday, at 3:30.


STRONG - William Strong, government engineer of the Kingston dry dock, died Saturday afternoon aged 38 years.


JENNINGS, GREEN, HOPKINS - William Jennings, Mrs. John M. Green, and Mrs. James Hopkins died yesterday at St. Thomas from la grippe.


WHITTAN - (Shelburne) A very sad accident occurred within a mile of this town yesterday whereby the 16-year-old son of R. J. Whittan lost his life. It appears that the boy and a younger brother were playing around the barn and in their rambling found a small piece of plough rope. The boy had read or heard of a 13-year-old boy having hanged himself. He was apparently trying to explain to his younger brother how it was done. He fastened a plough line to the beam and made a noose in the rope in which he placed his head. The ground being slanting and slippery, he seems to have lost his footing and was strangled before assistance arrived.

His father drove into the yard then and called to him, thinking he was fooling, but received no reply. He immediately cut him down and summoned Dr. Norton, but when the doctor reached him, life was extinct.


ANDERSON - (Toronto) The summons of the grim reaper came suddenly on Saturday to N. M.

 Anderson who had been employed as a cutter in Walker's for some years. In the afternoon he had left his mother's home at 229 Beverly street to take tea with a cousin at St. James Hotel. After that meal the two young men retired to the sitting room, and while crossing this, Anderson fell down and expired. Dr. Thorburn gave the cause of death as heart disease.


April 28, 1891


HEATH - Died in this city, on April 28, Mary Heath, wife of James Heath, G.T.R., in her 58th year. Funeral from her late residence, 80 Pearl street north, on Thursday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SIME - Died at Dunnville, Ontario, on Sunday, April 26, 1891, James A. Sime, late of this city, aged 37 years. Funeral from H. & N.W.R station, on arrival of 11:45 train from the south, to-morrow (Wednesday) April 29. Friends will please accept this intimation.

April 29, 1891


HAVELL - Died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Thomas Buttle, No 122 Hughson street north, on Tuesday, April 28, 1891, Harriett Havell, aged 53 years and 5 months. Funeral on Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BERRYMAN - Died at her father's residence, No 545 Hughson street north, on Tuesday, April 28, 1891, Mary G. Berryman, aged 8 years and 7 months. Funeral Friday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


RAYNOR - Died in this city, on April 29, Frank, eldest son of G. J. and Lucy Raynor, aged 4 years. Funeral from 61 Steven street, on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Frank Raynor, the little son of G. J. Raynor, Steven street, who was so severely burned on Monday afternoon, died at 9 o'clock this morning. The shock and the severity of the burns caused death. Dr. Cockburn attended him.


GOULD - Died at Kansas City, Mo., on the 27th instant, George Gould, aged 46 years. Funeral Thursday, at 3 p.m., from his brother-in-law's residence, Robert Elliot, corner of Barton and Elgin streets.


JONES - (St. Thomas) A shocking fatality happened at the residence of Mrs. John Dickson, corner of King and Walnut streets, this morning whereby her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, met her death by falling downstairs and breaking her neck. The deceased who has been visiting her mother for some weeks has been ill with la grippe for about a fortnight past. About a quarter to four o'clock this morning her brother, Arthur, heard her get up and start to go downstairs. He says he heard her go down two or three steps when he heard her fall. He jumped out of bed, hastily lighted a lamp, and found his sister lying attired only in her night dress at the bottom of the stairs.

An examination showed that the victim's neck was broken by the fall. It is supposed that she got out of bed to go downstairs for a drink of medicine and that being dizzy, she fell head first to the landing below. The deceased was a daughter of the late John Dickson and was in the 31st year of her age. She was married some years ago to W. H. Jones of Grand Rapids, Michigan.


CARRY - (London) Richard Carry, a farmer living in London township near Bryanston, was found hanging in his barn dead yesterday morning. The deceased was a man of mature age, in prosperous circumstances, and no cause is assigned for the act which was in all probability suicide. He had been twice married, the union with his present wife being only three weeks

old. There were said to have been some disagreements between the deceased and his second wife prior to their marriage, but it is not believed that they had anything to do with his taking his own life. Appearances indicate that he had performed his usual chores before making preparations for the hanging and that the whole proceeding was accomplished in a cool and deliberate manner.


SIMPSON - (Mountsberg) In the 36th year of his age and on April 26, John Simpson died. For some time back his health had been unsatisfactory and for the greater part of that time was under the doctor's treatment, but it was too evident that the closing scene was drawing very near, and on the day stated his wife and sorrowing relatives gathered around his bed and saw him pass away quietly. He will be kindly remembered by his friends and more especially will this be true of his family whose loss is irreparable. They have the sincere sympathy of the whole community. He leaves a widow and child, one brother and sister, and an aged mother to mourn his death. A large cortege followed the remains to the Crown cemetery, Morriston.


VINER - (Burlington) Captain Flo Viner of the Salvation Army who died in Hamilton, April 27, was as favourably known here. Her brother, Charles, is living here now.


April 30, 1891


SOUTER - Died in this city, on April 29, David Souter, a native of Kinnithnaent, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, aged 72 years. Funeral Friday, at 2:30 p.m., from his late residence, 184 Market street. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WINSKILL - Died at the residence of John Ireland, Nelson, on April 29, James Winskill, a native of Westmoreland, England, aged 77 years. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WHITE - Died in this city, on April 30, William White, in the 55th year of his age, a native of Hampshire, England. Funeral private.


SMITH - Died in this city, on Thursday, April 30, Vernie, youngest daughter of Frank and Jannie Smith, aged 2 years and 3 months. Funeral on Saturday afternoon, May 2, at 3 o'clock from her parents' residence, No 470 John street north. Friends and acquaintances will please accept his intimation.


WALTON - (Toronto) The body which was found in the bay at the foot of Princess street on Monday morning and which has been identified as that of Mrs. Walter Walton, was yesterday handed over to the sister, Miss Burns, who lives on Richmond street and who is employed in the city corset factory. The unfortunate woman was about 30 years of age. She bad a slight defect in

eye sight and some of her friends say that it is quite possible that she may have accidentally fallen into the bay. It is unfortunate that so many mysterious circumstances surround her disappearance. Her husband is reported as saying that he did not report her disappearance because he was ashamed to have it known that he was unable to support her. It appears that she left the house on the night of November 25 to make a purchase and although she did not return in a reasonable time, no effort was made to find her and nothing more was heard of the matter until the decomposed body was found in the bay. Mrs. Walton at one time owned property in St. Patrick's Square.


MACDONALD - (Toronto) The eight-year-old son of David Macdonald, tinsmith, died yesterday afternoon at his parents' house, 548 King street east, from the effects of injuries sustained by being thrown under a Danforth avenue street car and dragged several feet between the cramped wheel and the track. Deceased was chasing another boy across King street near Lawrence street from north to south and ran almost into the horse attached to the west-going car. The driver, who had his hands upon the brake, turned it at the same instant he saw where the boy was running and jerked the horse to one side. The boy, however, had been knocked under the wheel and his head jammed between the wheel and the track was pushed several feet with the car.


May 1, 1891


JACKSON - Died at the residence of her son, David Jackson, in the township of Grimsby, on Thursday, April 30, Jane Rutherford, relict of the late James Jackson, aged 78 years. Funeral will take place at Abingdon on Saturday, May 2. Friends will please attend without further notice.

On Thursday morning there died, in Grimsby township one of the oldest and most esteemed residents in the person of Mrs. J. R. Jackson, relict of the late James Jackson, at the ripe old age of 78. Mrs. Jackson was a native of Blairgowrie, Scotland, and with her husband came to Canada nearly half a century ago and settled on the farm now occupied by her youngest son, David, with whom she had resided since the death of her husband. She was an affectionate mother, a kind friend, and an obliging neighbour, and will be affectionately remembered and greatly missed by a large circle of friends in the township where she has lived so long. She leaves a family of three sons and three daughters to mourn her death; namely, John A. Jackson, Caistor; William Jackson, Nassagaweya; David Jackson, South Grimsby; and Mrs. A. Robb and Mrs. Andrew Watson, of this city; and Mrs. Tweedle, of East Flamborough.


SCOTT - Died at his father's residence, 37 Guise street, on April 30, John, eldest son of Richard and Mary Scott, aged 20 years. Funeral from the above address on Saturday, May 2, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


LAVELL - The death is announced of Rev. Charles Lavell at Drummondville. He was born at Niagara in 1822, learned printing in Kingston, graduated from Upper Canada college in 1842, and entered the Methodist ministry shortly afterward. He was a powerful preacher and a man of much force of character. His principal stations were Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal, Kingston, and London.


PAGET - (Waknaputac) William Paget, of Sundridge, a brakeman for the emery company, was killed while coupling cars. Some of the cars were loaded with logs, the ends of the logs projecting over the ends of the cars. He was in the act of coupling and not lowering his head sufficiently to miss the projections, he was caught and his skull crushed. Death was instantaneous.


EARING - (Bracebridge) Miss Tressa Earing, daughter of a farmer living west of Trout Creek, undertook to take a lunch to her brother in the sugar bush. Her long absence caused her father to follow and he found her lying on the road in a shallow pool of water, quite dead. It is supposed she fainted and fell forward on her face into the water.


WOODS - (Kincardine) The three-year-old daughter of Mr. Woods, 9th concession, Kincardine, met her death by swallowing some carbolic acid. One of the household had been using the acid to relieve toothache and the bottle had been left where the child could reach it. After swallowing some of the poison the little one went to her mother and said, "Mamma, I'm so sick". It was then found what the little sufferer had swallowed. She lived several hours, suffering terrible agony.


SHEPHERD - (St. Thomas) W. G. Shepherd, principal of the collegiate institute, did this morning after a severe illness of over a month's duration from inflammation of the lungs. He was only 33 years of age and had been connected with the collegiate institute as master of modern languages for about ten years, being promoted to the principalship about a year ago.


DEACON - (Kingston) On Tuesday morning W. Deacon and another man went out for a sail in a canoe on a lake from Renfrew. When they were a short distance from land, the canoe upset. Deacon held on to the boat while his companion swam ashore. Deacon became exhausted and was drowned. He leaves a wife and three children.


May 2, 1891


BOLTON - Died at the residence of her husband in the township of East Flamborough, on the Hamilton and Waterdown road, Friday, May 1, Dinah Catherine Bradt, of Lowville, aged 38 years. Funeral on Sunday, May 3, at 4 o'clock, to Burlington cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


ROBERTSON - Died in this city, on May 1, James Robertson, late of G.T.R., aged 65 years, after a short illness. Funeral from 64 Locke street north, on Sunday, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FORBES - Died at Waterdown, on the 2nd instant, George A. Forbes, aged 37 years and 23 days, son of the late James Forbes, formerly of Hamilton. Funeral will take place from his late residence, Waterdown, Monday, 4th instant at 2 o'clock p.m.

At daylight this morning George Forbes, a wealthy young farmer of East Flamborough, left his house intending to feed his horses and prepare to visit the city. He was away for some time and his wife became alarmed and went out to look for him. Not finding him, she alarmed her neighbours and a search was instituted. His footmarks were traced by a boy named James Evans towards Brown's pond, a shallow body of water three quarters of a mile away, and the body of Mr. Forbes was lying near the shore in three feet of water. He was lying face downward with his hands spread as if he had fallen or thrown himself forward from the shore. The coroner was notified and the body removed to the house. The body had been in the water over three hours when found.

The deceased was about 35 years of age and leaves a widow and three small children. He had a farm on the 4th concession near Waterdown. There is little doubt that he took his own life while suffering from melancholia. Last fall he had a severe illness and has never felt well since. He was subsequently examined by Dr. Reynolds of the Hamilton asylum who said he had a clot of blood in the brain, but might recover eventually.

This spring his head had pained him greatly and it is supposed that he was suffering from temporary dementia when he took his own life. Mr. Forbes was well known and highly respected. He was a brother-in-law of Robert Evans, seed merchant of this city, and of W. O. Sealy of Waterdown.


LANGTON - A sad accident occurred at Millgrove yesterday, a child belonging to Robert Langton, Jr., a farmer, being drowned in a cistern. The child was playing around the yard and was not missed for a couple of hours. A search was instituted and the child was found at the bottom of the cistern. The mother was grief-stricken at the loss of her child.


FRASER - James Eraser, an Adelaids farmer, jumped into the well and drowned himself yesterday. He leaves a widow and two sons and three daughters.


BURNS - (Thornbury) On Friday Mr. and Mrs. Edward Burns attended the funeral of a relative, leaving their little four-year-old son, Wilbur, in the care of his grandmother. The little fellow, who was playing around the yard, was last seen about one o'clock. Shortly after this he was

missed and a search being made, he was found about four o'clock a few yards from the house in a post hole containing about six inches of water. Life was extinct, death having been caused from suffocation.


May 4, 1891


NUGANT - Died in this city, on Sunday, May 3, Ruby Maud, infant daughter of Violet and William Nugant, aged 14 days. Funeral took place this morning.


HANCOCK - Died at his late residence, No 276 Hunter street west, on Monday, May 4, Charles G. Hancock, aged 32 years. Funeral Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ADKIN - Died at the residence of her son-in-law, William Kench, 42 Bay street north, on Monday, May 4, 1891, Mrs Annie Adkin, widow of the late James Armstrong, butcher, aged 63 years. Funeral Wednesday, May 6, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SHISWELL - Died in this city, on Sunday, May 3, 1891, Katie Shiswell, aged 15 years and 4 months. Funeral Tuesday, May 5, at 4:30 p.m. from the house of her uncle, Thomas Tribute, No 492 York street. Friends will please accept this intimation.


RUTHERFORD - Died at her late residence, East Hamilton, on May 2, 1891, Deborah Sandham, beloved wife of George Rutherford, aged 50 years. Funeral Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. George Rutherford died on Saturday evening of heart disease. She had been ill for some weeks but it was not expected until a day or two before her death that her illness would prove fatal. The deceased lady was married to Mr. Rutherford about twenty-five years ago. Three children survive her. She will be greatly missed in Central Presbyterian church of which she was a member and was active in all church work.


MORGAN - Died at 452 Main street east, this afternoon, after a short illness, Annie McLean Morgan, aged 31 years, beloved wife of Charles E. Morgan, city passenger agent, G.T.R., and daughter of Archibald Robertson, Esq., of East Flamborough. Funeral at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday to St. Thomas church, thence to Burlington cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BRADLEY - A very strange affair occurred yesterday. About three o'clock two men arrived at the asylum with a woman named Mrs. Mary Bradley from Trafalgar, county of Halton, One of the men was a constable from Palermo and the other was the woman's brother named King. The woman was sitting between the two men When they arrived at the asylum and went to take the

woman out of the rig it was discovered that she was dead. The doctors at the asylum did not examine the body to ascertain the cause of death, and the two men put it under the seat and drove to Filman's hotel on the hay market and had supper, after vhich they started back to Palermo with the body uncoffined still lying in the bottom of the rig.

The men stated that the woman was all right when they left King's place and they did not know she was dead until they arrived at the asylum. She had been living at her brother's place and was out of her mind. Apparently it would be a good case for an inquest.


May 5, 1891


NICOLLS - Died at 'The Grange', Barton, May 4, Ellen Maria Nicolls, aged 80 years, 11 months, and 16 days, a daughter of the late Lieut. Col. Nicolls, H.M.S., and sister of Captain W. H. Nicolls. Funeral private, Friends are requested not to send flowers.


THEOBALDS - Died at her late residence, No 56 Locomotive street, on May 4, 1891, Sarah, wife of Edmund Theobalds, aged 43 years and 10 months. Funeral Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MICHIE - (Toronto) Yesterday afternoon at 4:30, Forbes Michie, of the firm of Fulton, Michie, & Co. died at the family residence, 177 John street. Up till Thursday night, Mr. Michie had enjoyed the best of health. On Thursday evening deceased had complained of feeling unwell and he was seized with a paralytic stroke the following morning. For two days before his death he had been unconscious, during which time the medical men in attendance held out no hope of recovery. No arrangements have as yet been made for the funeral, but it will be a military affair without doubt, deceased having been captain of “G” company in the Royal Grenadiers at the time of his death. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 2:30 p.m.


PHILLIPS - (Toronto) While driving up Jarvis street at nine o'clock yesterday morning, James Phillips, a teamster in the employ of James Anderson, fell off the wagon to the pavement and when picked up by some passers-by he was found to be dead. The body was taken to his home at 138 George street. Dr. Aikin said death probably resulted from apoplexy as the injuries he received in falling off the wagon were not sufficient to have produced death. Deceased was a member of the army and navy veterans and the funeral will be conducted by this society to-morrow. Coroner Pickering held an inquest on the remains at Wilson's hotel, corner of Queen and George streets last night when a verdict in accordance with the facts was returned.


LAFLAMME - (Montreal) A sad fatality took place this afternoon in Sherer's sawmill, Seigneurs street. An old employee named L. Laflamme, who was in charge of a circular saw, was thrown

against the latter by a falling beam and mangled so badly that he died in a very short time. Deceased lived at St. Cunegonde and his widow and six children will be unprovided for. Coroner Jones held an inquest this evening and a verdict of accidental death was returned.


May 6, 1891


TURNBULL - Died on Wednesday, May 6, Mary Chisholm, wife of William Turnbull, aged 68 years. Funeral will take place from her late residence, 21 Wilson street, on Friday, at 3 p.m.


MEAD - Died on May 5, 1891, in Toronto, after a short illness, Ada Ferrie, wife of Major Mead, and third daughter of the late John Dallas, Esq., M.D., of Hamilton.

Many "Spectator" readers will learn with regret of the death of Mrs. J. H. Mead of Toronto, daughter of Mrs. E. Dallas of West avenue north, Hamilton, for Mrs. Mead had a large number of friends here. To-day's "Empire" says: An operation was performed by Dr. Holford Walker's private hospital last Friday. Although very low on Saturday, Mrs. Mead rallied on Sunday and Monday, but a relapse occurred early on Tuesday morning and she passed away at four o'clock, At the time of her death she was only 32 years of age.

The sadness of her sudden death was augmented by the fact that. Major Mead was not present at her death bed. He left his wife on Monday night with the medical assurance that she was out of danger, only a few hours later to be notified of her death. Mrs. Mead's maiden name was Ada Ferrie Dallas. She belonged to one of the oldest families in Hamilton where, as in Toronto, she was esteemed and regarded by a large circle of friends. The funeral takes place this afternoon at 3 o'clock to St. James cemetery where the remains will be interred in the family vault.


KIDD - (Toronto) On Saturday last, John Kidd of Athlone was brought to the city suffering from injuries received at a runaway while attending a funeral at Streetsville. Mr. Kidd was taken to the residence of his son-in-law, T. P. Brazil, on Pembroke street and there he expired yesterday.


CONNOLLY - (St. Catharines) Mrs. Maria Connolly, a former resident of this city, but who has lately been living with relatives near Reynoldsville, died this morning of lockjaw at the age of 60 years. About a week ago Mrs. Connolly, while out in the yard, stepped on a rusty nail which penetrated her foot. Nothing was thought of the matter until the foot began to swell when medical aid was summoned and everything done to stop the suffering, but to no avail. The deceased was well known in this city.


MERRILL - (Aylmer, Ont) A serious accident resulting in the death of Frank Merrill of Port Burwell occurred to-day. As Mr. Marrill was coming into Aylmer this afternoon with a load of

fish to be shipped to Mr. Emory, while in front of Messrs Stevens & Sinclair's rolling mills, the horses became frightened and he slipped down upon the tongue of the wagon and missing his balance fell under the wheels. Both wheels passed over his abdomen, crushing the internal organs. Drs. Clark and McLay did all they could to relieve the poor sufferer but after a lapse of five hours the much-lamented and highly-respected young man died.


SANDFORD - (Toronto) A peculiarly shocking accident happened at the new parliament buildings about three o'clock yesterday afternoon. A young lad of 17 years of age named James Sandford whose widowed mother lives at 21 Lippincott street, had just started to work on the building as an apprentice to the carpentering trade. He had hardly got used to moving around on the high scaffolding and his nervousness cost him his life.

While passing a swinging derrick which was lifting some building material into place, he was touched by the moving mass, and being near the edge of the scaffold, he lost his balance and was pitched headlong to the ground, sixy feet below, where he alighted on a pile of broken building stone. Wonderful to relate, he was not killed outright, but his injuries were so frightful that the poor fellow lived only a few minutes after seven in the evening. He died at the hospital whither he had been conveyed shortly after the accident. It is thought internal haemorrhage was the immediate cause of death. An inquest may be held on the remains.


SMITH (MILLER) - (St. Catharines) The dead body of a middle-aged man was found in a barn on the Hartnell road on Monday afternoon by a young man named Caffrey who had gone to the barn for a load of straw. The chief of police identified the body as the man named Smith, alias Miller, who had attempted to suicide in the American Hotel on April 23 last and who was then removed to the hospital which he left on April 27, stating that he was going to St. David's to work. The supposition is that it was a deliberate case of suicide as a four-ounce vial which had contained laudanum was found lying empty by the aide of the victim.


May 7, 1891


CLAYTON - Died on May 6, Lucinda Clayton, in the 84th year of her age. Funeral from the Aged Women's Home, on Friday, at 3 p.m.


PALMER - (Tillsonburg) This afternoon Mrs. Palmer, wife of John Palmer, of the 10th concession of Dereham, about two miles from town, fell dead while doing some shopping in Northway & Anderson's store. Medical aid was sent for, but there was no need of it, as death took place immediately after she fell. Heart disease was the cause. She leaves a family of nine children, ranging from three to eighteen years of age. Deceased was about 35 years of age.


DUBBIN - (Tillsonburg) On Tuesday morning William Dubbin, a cousin to T. W. Dubbin, who lived on the 10th concession of Bayham near the town, was found dead in bed. Heart disease was the cause of death.


HILLS - Shortly after one o'clock this afternoon, Charles H. Hills, dentist, who had an office at the corner of John and King streets, died very suddenly. At 1:10 he returned with his wife from dinner and was about to start work when he was taken ill and commenced spitting blood. Mrs. Hills hurried for a doctor. When she returned with Dr. Reid, the family physician, her husband was dead on the floor, having fallen off the chair.

Deceased was the youngest son of the late A. H. Hills, architect, and brother of R. Hills. He followed the profession of dentistry until a short time ago when on account of failing health, he was compelled to give up his practice, but acted as agent for manufacturers of dentists’ supplies. For several years he had had attacks of haemorrhage of the lungs and was atttended by Dr. Reid. His wife was a daughter of Mrs. Cowan.

The body was removed to the residence of deceased on Elgin street. He was 32 years old.


LEFURGER - Hon John Lefurger, the wealthiest resident of Prince Edward Island, died at Boston yesterday.


LORY - The death is announced in Paris, France, of Father Lory, of the Jesuit Order, formerly rector of St. Boniface College, Manitoba.


May 8, 1891


HILLS - Died in this city, on May 7, Charles H. Hills, in the 32ud year of his age. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 35 Elgin street, at 3 o'clock p.m., on Saturday, May 9. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WILMOT - Died in this city, on May 8, Annie Florence, youngest daughter of John and Ann Wilmot, aged 8 years, 3 months, and 7 days. Funeral will take place from her parents' residence, 305 Mary street, on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


DYER - Died in this city, on May 8, William John, youngest son of W. J. and Harriet Dyer, aged 17 years and 3 months. Funeral will leave 56 Margaret street at 3:30 Monday, to All Saints Church, thence to Burlington cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCCLUNG - (Bowmanville) Miss Jane McClung, who resided at the house of her brother, William, in this town, had been in feeble health for some tine and had been sitting with the family as usual during the evening. Being missed from the room for a time about nine o'clock,

it was thought she had retired to bed, but on looking in her room and not finding her, a search around the premises was instituted. No trace of the missing one could be obtained for some time until one of the family probed into an open-top cistern which stood in rear of the dwelling, and there the lifeless body was discovered.


GORDON - (Grand Valley) Mr. Gordon, who has bought the north quarter of Lot 25, concession 1, East Luther, left Belwood with his family on Tuesday. All went well until they came within a mile of their new home when a child of four months commenced to cry and continued crying for a few minutes and then stopped, and when they reached their house and uncovered the wraps, the child was found to be dead.


TEGERDINE - (Almonte) Mr. Tegerdine, for a long time in the employ of the Montreal Bank, was found hanging in his own kitchen with a rope around his neck. He was perfectly nude when found. It seems that deceased had been troubled in mind and determined to do away with his life. His wife was in Carleton Place when the suicide occurred. The servant girl at the bank wondered why deceased was not putting in an appearance as usual, but did not investigate until next evening when she went over to his residence in New England. She rapped on the door, but receiving no answer, went to Mr. Mattock's house and asked him to see what was the matter. He raised one of the windows of deceased's residence and went in, and was horror stricken to find him suspended by the neck in his own kitchen. A tub of water was sitting beside him and it is supposed he tried to commit suicide by that means, and failing in that, resorted to the rope.


May 9, 1891


EVANS - Died in this city, on Saturday, May 9, Mrs. H. Evans, mother of the late Ex-Ald, T. Evans, aged 78 years. Funeral Monday, at 3:30 p.m., from 167 Rebecca street. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CLARK - Died in this city, on May 8, Alexander Clark, stonecutter, in the 40th year of his age, a native of Perthshire, Scotland. Funeral will leave his late residence, 124 Emerald street north, May 11, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

The death is announced of Alexander Clark, stonecutter, which occurred at his house, 124 Emerald street north, last night. The cause of death was stonecutter's consumption. He had been ill about a year, but was confined to bed only a day or two before his death. The deceased employed a large number of men and took contracts for the stone work on several of the prominent buildings in the city. He was a member of Hamilton Lodge, A.O.U.W. , and the funeral on Monday at 2 o'clock will be under the auspices of that body. Mr. Clark was about 40 years of age. He leaves a large family.


BRENNAN - Died at the House of Providence, Dundas, on May 9, Leo Patrick, youngest son of the late John Brennan, aged 3 years and 10 months. Funeral will take place from the residence of his uncle, R. Mugfor, 241 Wellington street north, on Sunday afternoon, at 5 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


TURNBULL - Died in this city, May 9, Mary Park Turnbull, aged 25 years. Funeral from her father's residence, 58 Peter street, Monday afternoon, at 3:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


TAYLOR - Died on the morning of May 9, Florence Jane Taylor, beloved wife of Alfred H. Taylor, 134 Market street, aged 42 years. Funeral on Sunday, at 2 o'clock.


HOMER - (Newmarket) While splitting wood, James Homer raised a blister on his hand. No attention was paid to it until a day or two after, when the hand commenced to swell and the swelling continued to the elbow. A doctor was called and after treating it for two days pronounced it a case of blood poisoning. Just a week after splitting the wood, Mr. Homer was a corpse.


SISSONS - (Victoria, B.C.) The steamer "Rainbow" which arrived from the north this morning brought down the news that a logger named Charles Sissons, employed at Brickley Bay, Codera Channel, committed suicide by cutting off his arm and bleeding to death. He was buried next day.


O'DOE - (Halifax) Two little girls, aged three and six, daughters of Paul O'Doe, were drowned at Cape Rouge yesterday in a brook. One was washing a pan and went out into the brook to catch it and was drowned. The other met the same fate trying to rescue her.


SIMPSON - (Orillia) Alexander Simpson, a teamster employed by the Longford Lumber Company, was killed by a runaway team at the mills to-day. He was on a load of slabs and his head struck the low roof of the mill, his jaw catching on the eave trough, breaking his neck. Death was instantaneous.


May 11, 1891


FREEMAN - Died at Burlington, on May 9, Mary J. Davin, beloved wife of J. Wesley Freeman, aged 36 years. Funeral will take place on Tuesday, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

KRAMER - Died in this city, on May 10, George A. Kramer, in his 30th year. Funeral from his late residence, No 9 York street, on Tuesday, May 12, at 8:30 a.m., to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


DYER - Died in this city, on May 8, William John Dyer, in his 63rd year. Funeral will leave 56 Margaret street, at 3:30 p.m. to-day (Monday) to All Saints Church, thence to Burlington cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CHAMBERS - Died on April 25, at Hurst Green, Oxted, Surrey, England, James Chambers, brother of the late David Chambers of this city, aged 77 years.


DOUCETT - (Quebec) The death of Rev. Monseignor Doucett of Murray Bay is announced. Deceased was 72 years of age and was the most venerable prelate of the Catholic church in Canada.


May 12, 1891


DUNCAN - Died at her husband's residence, near Brantford, on Monday, May 11, at 3:30 p.m., Agnes F. Johnstone, beloved wife of William E. Duncan, in her 23rd year. Funeral on Wednesday, May 13, at 2 p.m., from her father's residence, 76 Main street west, Hamilton. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


DYER - Yesterday afternoon, an unusually sad and solemn funeral occurred at Burlington cemetery. John Dyer, father, and John Dyer, son, were buried side by side. One was 63 and the other 17 years of age, and both died on the same day, last Friday.


O'NEIL - (London) Robert O'Neil of the 7th concession of Westminster was sitting by a window in his house reading his Bible yesterday morning when he suddenly fell from the chair and when the members of the family rushed to his aid, they discovered that he was dead. The deceased had complained of heart trouble for some time and was in feeble health lately. He was 65 years of age.


GREGORY - (St. Catharines) A deranged young man named George Gregory jumped from the upper window of his father's residence in Haynes Avenue on Saturday, a distance of about twenty feet, during the temporary absence of his stepmother who had been watching him. He alighted on his head, receiving injuries which resulted in his death.


WILLIAMS - (Winnipeg) Harry Williams, a young man who arrived from Parkhill, Ontario, only a few days ago, was drowned while rowing on the Red River to-night. He attempted to change places with his comrade, George Elliot, also of Parkhill & in doing so lost his balance and fell overboard and was drowned.

JUBB - (Toronto) Thomas Jubb, one of the oldest and most widely known hotel clerks in Canada, died very suddenly at the Arlington Hotel yesterday. Mr. Jubb has been employed at the Arlington as night clerk since May 6. Yesterday morning he went to bed as usual about six o'clock and appeared to be in the best of health and spirits. Dr. Burns was of the opinion that heart failure was the immediate cause.

Mr. Jubb was born in Hull, England, and came to this country about forty years ago. He was for twenty-five years clerk at the St. Lawrence Hall, and more recently at the Russell House in Ottawa and the Rossmore Hotel, Cornwall. He was 58 years old.


HISCOX - A hearse with drawn curtains and a solitary cab formed the cortege of Charley Hiscox's funeral this morning. Two Salvation Army officers, Captain Hunter and Ensign Cunningham, and Professor Gant conducted the religious services at the house and grave. The two Salvationists followed the hearse and were the only ones present except the mourners.

Billy Hiscox made the funeral a source of revenue by soliciting subscriptions to pay expenses notwithstanding that the deceased was buried by the city. Billy carried a jag this morning and the Salvation Army officers persuaded him not to go to the cemetery.


MCPHAIL - (St. Thomas) Archibald McPhail, an inmate of the Elgin House of Industry, ate his dinner to-day, and just after going out of the house towards the cottage where he stayed, was seized with a choking fit. Mr. Aldritt, the keeper, ran out, but the old man only gave two or three gasps after he reached him. He was a voracious eater and had often been warned by Mr. Aldritt against eating so rapidly, and two of the other inmates had spoken to him about it to-day. As his mouth was full of bread and meat, it is quite evident he was choked to death. He was 68 years of age and was committed from South Dorchester.


May 13, 1891


BELL - Died at her late residence, No 154 Wilson street, on Wednesday, March 13, 1891, Agnes Bell, relict of the late Matthew Bell, aged 56 years. Funeral Friday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. No flowers.


LAING - The death is announced of Murdoch M. Laing, one of Montreal's oldest citizens, who was born in 1820 and has lived in Montreal since 1843.


CORRIGAN - Michael Gorrigan, a brakeman on the Northern Pacific Railway, was found dead in rear of the Canadian Pacific Railway telegraph office at Winnipeg yesterday morning. An hour before, he was chatting with the telegraph operator. He was a native of Brockville, Ontario.

HURLBURT - Dr. Jesse Beaufort Hurlburt, one of the best known residents of the capital, who took a prominent part in the Jesuit Act agitation and the Equal Rights movement, died yesterday afternoon.


May 14, 1891


CARRY - Died at her late residence, No 73 Clark avenue, on Thursday, May 14, 1891, Bridget Carry, aged 53 years, a native of King's County, Ireland. Funeral Saturday morning at 8 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CROSBY - (Bowmanville) H. H. Crosby, tea merchant of Peterborough, who was seized with paralysis a short distance from town, died at Sinclair's boarding house on Monday. His remains were conveyed to the G.T.R. station here for burial in Peterborough.


May 15, 1891


YALE - Died at St. Catharines, on the 14th instant, Miss Christiana Yale, aged 88 years.

McCarthy Died in this city, on May 14, Mrs. Ellen McCarthy. Funeral will leave her late residence, 181 Hannah street east, on May 16, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


HUDSON - (Ottawa) A sad calamity is to-day reported from Ironsides on the Quebec side of the river, eight miles from this city. In the early morning fire broke out in the dwelling of J. Hudson, and his eldest son, James, aged 22 years, and youngest daughter, Maud, aged 6, perished in the flames. Mrs. Hudson states that when she woke, the room was full of smoke and though no fire was in it, she could see the flames raging through the wall. She and her husband jumped out of bed, he seizing the organ and dragging it towards the door, and she, the bed. Meantime she could hear her son rushing about upstairs apparently trying to get down. The stairs were on fire, however, and James was driven back, then Mrs. Hudson got to the door she dropped the bed and ran out into the night.

Her husband who had preceded her with the organ shouted to her to bring the bed and she went back to fetch it. She then saw her daughter, Lila, hanging to the window sill of the upper chamber and dragged the bed under her, calling to her to drop while the father went to fetch the ladder. The daughter, Lila, dropped and alighted safely on the mattress. When Mr. Hudson returned with the ladder all was quiet in the house and the fire was raging so terribly that he could not effect an entrance. After the fire had spent itself, the neighbours found the charred remains of the little daughter, Maud, in the corner of her bedroom, while cinders of what had been the son were found wrapped in the bedclothes on an iron bed in a different room from that

in which he had been sleeping. The evidence of Lila Hudson given at the inquest this morning explains this. She stated that her brother sometimes slept in his own room near hers and sometimes in a room over the kitchen. Last night he appears to have slept over the kitchen and hence to have been the first to give the alarm of the fire. The mother and sister both knew that he was running towards the stairs and making frantic efforts to get down. When however he found that the fire had obtained full possession of the stairway he must, as is surmised, have been plunged in the madness of despair and have thrown himself on his own bed, rolling himself in his bedclothes, and resigned himself to his fate. The fiery element raged until the whole house was burnt. A verdict of accidental death was returned.


May 18, 1891


EDGAR - Died in this city, on May 18, Thomas Edgar, aged 74 years. Funeral Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from his late residence, 218 Barton street, to Carlisle cemetery, East Flamborough. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WHITELOCK - Died in this city, on May 17, Thomas James, twin son of Charles and Ruth Whitelock, aged 1 year and 15 days. Funeral from his parents' residence, 79 Locomotive street, on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


JONES - Died in this city, on May 18, Patrick Jones, a native of County Kerry, Ireland, aged 58 years. Funeral from his late residence, 56 Liberty street, on Wednesday morning, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Patrick's church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Patrick Jones was born in Kerry county, Ireland, 58 years ago. Thirty-six years ago he came to Hamilton and remained here ever since. He was a hardworking, honest man and raised a large family of children, among whom is the well-known Michael Jones, the celebrated baseball player. For fifteen years Mr. Jones was foreman of Hancock's quarry works, a position which he filled to the entire satisfaction of his employers. Six months ago Mr. Jones fell ill and about three weeks ago he became much worse, the disease terminating in death this morning. The bereaved family have the warm sympathy of all. The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at half past eight o'clock.


LEASK The funeral of the late William Leask took place yesterday afternoon. It was attended by a number of members of Court Oronmyatekha, 23, I.O.F., and the Orkney and Shetland Society. Rev. J. Scott conducted the religious services. The Foresters' burial service at the grave was conducted by W. Griffith, supreme vice-chief ranger, assisted by F. J. McMichael.

COCKBURN - Died in this city, on May 18, Thomas B. Cockburn, in his 55th year. Funeral from his late residence, 64 Canada street, on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. No flowers.

One of the best known and most generally respected of the men who have made their homes in Hamilton, was Thomas Cockburn, foreman in Greening & Co's wire works. He was a man of peculiarly lovable disposition and his sudden death will be learned with real mourning by a multitude of friends and acquaintances.

His death was sudden though it was looked for at any time during the past two years. He was afflicted with heart disease and had suffered much from it. Latterly, however, he was feeling better and this morning between seven and eight o'clock he told one of the clerks in the office of Greening's that he felt better than he had for a long time. Half an hour later he was dead. In stepping out of his little office in the ornamental work department he reeled and staggered. One of the workmen rushed to his assistance and Mr. Cockburn fell heavily into his arms. Dr. Gaviller, his physician, was summoned, but before the doctor arrived Mr. Cockburn had quietly and painlessly breathed his last.

His death in this sudden manner had long been anticipated by him. He attended the meeting of the Conservative Association at which candidates were selected for the Dominion election and sat next to the writer. "I feel a little guilty in coming here", said he, "because it is against the orders of my doctor, and I know that in coming I take my life in my hands, for any sudden excitement is liable to take me off. But I couldn't resist the temptation". However he added quaintly and with his peculiarly pleasant smile, "I suppose you as a newspaper man wouldn't object if I supplied you with a sensation to-night in addition to the news you'll get here". On more that one occasion he referred thus, not only with equanimity, but even jocularity, to the sudden call which he almost daily expected. Death had no terrors for him: he was a good man.

Mr. Cockburn was a native of Newcastle-on-tyne where he was born in November, 1836. When eighteen years of age he enlisted in the Prince Consort's Own rifle brigade and went that regiment to the Crimea. Among his most precious household treasures are two medals which he received in the Crimean war, the Sebastopol and Turkish medals. He accompanied the P.C.O's to Canada in 1861 and for three years was quartered in Hamilton with the First Battalion of that corps. When the regiment was ordered away in 1864, Mr. Cockburn bought his discharge and remained in Hamilton. For a time he worked in the Great Western shops and then started in business on his own as a wire manufacturer. Nine years ago he sold out to Greening & Co, took stock in that company, and was installed as foreman in the ornamental department.

Mr. Cockburn was a thoroughgoing Conservative and one of the most intelligent and conspicuous advocates of the National Policy in Hamilton. His published letters on that subject were invariably distinguished by sound argument, common sense, and considerable literary skill as well as by courtesy and good humour. He was also a patriotic Englishman and a useful member of the St. George's Benevolent Society and the Sons of England. He is survived by his wife and a son and a daughter.


FLAKE - (Newboro) The body of Benjamin Flake who was drowned in Newboro Lake on May 2 came to the surface oh Friday from the effect of an explosion of dynamite placed on the point of Britannia Island as the last experiment for the purpose of raising the body. After the explosion the body appeared on the surface about six rods from where his comrade was found on the bottom of the overturned boat on the day of the accident. An inquest was considered unnecessary from the fact that no foul play was suspected.


LAIDLAW - (Brampton) Aaron Laidlaw, of lot 14, 2nd line west, Toronto township, was getting into his wagon Thursday when his foot slipped on the hub and he fell heavily on the wheel. The young horse, startled, began to run with Mr. Laidlaw hanging to the lines. He was dragged a long distance on the road before he let go and sustained such injuries that he died in a few hours.


WHYTE (Toronto) William Whyte, one of the old timers of the county of York, went to church at York Mills yesterday in apparently the best of health. He returned to his home on the Don Mills road, ate a hearty dinner, and was about to do some chores about his premises, when he fell to the floor dead. He leaves a family of nine children, five sons and 4 daughters. The deceased came to Canada in 1854.


BIGGS - (Bobcaygeon) The dead body of a poor old woman named Fanny Biggs was found lying beside the river bank with one foot in the water and a pail beside her. The floor of her house was found still damp from scrubbing and it is supposed that she had been cleaning up and went for a pail of water when in stooping she was taken with apoplexy or convulsions. The medical examiner stated that convulsions were the cause of death.


MCLEAN - (Almonte) a child between one and two years old, son of Alexander McLean, went and laid his head on his grandmother's knee. Mrs. McLean, thinking he was ill or tired, took him up in her arms when he suddenly breathed his last.


DEVINE - (Brantford) A terrible case of suicide is reported from near the village of Cainsville. David Devine, an aged farm labourer, was yesterday told by his employer, D. Whiting, to go back to the house as he was too old for hard work in the fields. The remark seemed to prey upon Devine's mind, for when next discovered he was seated in a chair in the barn, having hacked away at both arms with a knife until he bled to death. He had always received the utmost kindness from his employee and it is supposed that, thinking himself of no further use, he took this terrible means of ending his existence.

LEE - (Guelph) Information has been received in this city that William H. Lee, Egremont, has recently undergone sore affliction. A short time ago he lost six of his children from diphtheria and at one time four of them were lying corpses in the house. Two died a few days previous. Mr. Lee will have the sympathy of the community in his bereavement.


May 19, 1891


ALLAN - Died suddenly on May 18, at her home, 65 Magill street, Susan R. Ferguson, aged 54 years, widow of the late William Allan, and mother of James R. Allan, "Spectator". Funeral private.


BELL - (Toronto) Catherine Bell and her husband, a labourer, have been lodging for some time in the house of Mr. Kimball, 110 Victoria street. The woman had been drinking very hard lately and at 11:30 yesterday she complained to Mrs. Kimball that she had violent pain in her side and about her heart. She entered her own room after making this remark and when her husband returned half an hour later, he found her dead in bed. Coroner Powell was notified but concluded an inquest was unnecessary and said that the deceased had probably died from heart disease brought about by dissipation.


HOWARD - (Toronto) The first bathing fatality of the season occurred in the Don River yesterday afternoon between three and four o'clock. The victim was Frank Howard, aged 12, pupil at the Wellesley school. With a couple of companions named Artie and Frank Turner he went to bathe at Sandy Point north of Winchester bridge. Getting out of his depth, his companions raised an alarm and the employees of the brickyard nearby ran to the scene, arriving there just in time to see the boy disappear for the last time. A pike pole was obtained, but some time elapsed before his body was recovered.


POWELL, DAELY, MCMULLEN, FABIAN, INGLIS - (Brockville) Saturday and yesterday there were seven deaths in Brockville. Among the number were: Mrs. Powell, wife of W. M. Powell, of the Balls-Smart Fabian manufacturing company; Mrs. P. Daely and Mrs. E. McMullen, two of the oldest residents of the town; Mrs. Fabian, mother of J. V. Miller, of the Brantford warehouse; and Miss Katie Inglis, a young lady of seventeen, eldest daughter of William Inglis.


May 20, 1891


CLARK - Died in this city, on May 19, Georgina Annie, the beloved wife of Absalom B. Clark, aged 25 years. Funeral from her father's residence, 400 Catherine street north, Thursday, May 21, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

CLEAVER - (Kingston) Louis Cleaver, an old landmark of the city, secured a little money yesterday and early this morning determined to have a good meal and dropped into the diningroom of the Stanley House. He had not been there long before the waitress noticed him making unintelligible noises suggestive of something clogged in his throat and five minutes after, he died. Dr. Henderson said death had resulted from choking, caused by the old man eating too fast.


VANCE - (Orangeville) David Vance of Pilkington township against whom a verdict of $1720 was rendered in the last Orangeville assizes died on Sunday.


WOOD - (Cornwall) On Monday afternoon as Alfred Wood, an employee in the Toronto Paper Company's works here, was cleaning the calendars used for finishing paper, his hand was caught between the rollers which were making four hundred revolutions per minute. Instantly his arm was drawn into the shoulder. Although the machine was immediately stopped, every particle of flesh was torn from the bone and the sinews were split and forced out of position. He remained thus with his arm fast between the rollers for fifteen minutes until the calendars were taken apart. Drs. Alguire, Hamilton, and Harrison had been telephoned for and were on hand to dress the wound. They declared that no bones were broken and sewed up the arm as best they could. The unfortunate man was then moved to his father's residence where after twenty-four hours of excruciating pain he died at 1:12 to-day


PELLETIER - (Ottawa) A few minutes after three o'clock this afternoon, Joseph Pelletier, an employee of the Standard Electric Light Company, while working on the top of a fifty-foot pole at the corner of Wilbrod and Nicholas streets, missed his hold and fell to the sidewalk. He died while being conveyed to the hospital.


CAMPBELL - (Guelph) John M. Campbell, inland revenue department, died this morning of heart failure. He was in the public service twenty-four years and was highly respected.


LEMON - Andrew Lemon, an old government official, formerly of Guelph, died at Winnipeg yesterday.


May 21, 1891


WINTERS - Died at his late residence, No 443 King street west, on Wednesday, May 20, 1891, Timothy Winters, engineer G.T.R., aged 41 years. Funeral Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


KENNEDY - Died in Saltfleet, on May 20, Margaret, beloved wife of Timothy Kennedy. Funeral takes place Sunday, May 24, at 1 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

KANE - (Belleville) At 8:19 a.m. the drop fell. At 8:21 all appearance of life ceased.

James Kane was this morning executed here for the murder of his wife, Elizabeth...


HAUSER - (Smithville) Mrs. Joseph Hauser, who removed from Smithville with her family to Beamsville, died after a short illness on Saturday morning, May 16. She had been complaining of feeling unwell for the past year, but no apprehension was felt by the family until Wednesday of last week when she was suddenly taken very sick and the doctor summoned who pronounced it a case of inflammation. She became unconscious and remained in this state till her death. Her remains were interred in the Beamsville cemetery on Monday. A large number of friends were present at the funeral to pay their last tribute of respect to her memory. Revs. R. W. Wright and T. W. Jackson conducted the burial service.


IRVINE - (Smithville) Thomas Irvine, one of South Grimsby's oldest settlers, passed quietly away in his 83rd year last Thursday. He came to his country when comparatively a young man and by industry and honesty built up a home for himself and family. He was much respected by a large circle of friends for his integrity and manliness. He was buried in the Smithville cemetery on Sunday, the religious services being conducted by Rev. W. S. Goodall of Michigan, a former pastor. His funeral was one of the largest ever seen in Smithville which is strong evidence as to the respect in which deceased was held.


DRIFILL - Thomas Drifill, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Bradford, Ontario, died early yesterday morning.


LAMBERT - (Quebec) An old man named Lambert whose mind has been wandering ever since his wife induced him to sell his farm in St. Romauld and go with her to keep a boarding house in the States was discovered yesterday lying dead in a swamp. Deceased, who had recently removed here from Desoronto, Ontario, was 64 years of age. He was found in a kneeling position, face downward and covered in about one foot of water.


HURCELL - (Wardsville) While playing with a young colt this afternoon, the five-year-old son of Duncan Purcell of the third concession of Aldboro, was kicked in the stomach and died in fifteen minutes.


May 22, 1891


JONES - Miss Helena Grace Jones, formerly a resident of Hamilton, died in Cincinnati on May 18. Her father was at one time station master at Galt in the employ of the Grand Trunk Railway company.


LALLY - (Belleville) Mary Lally, of the 5th concession of Tyendinaga, was struck by lightning last night while going from her father's house to the barn and was instantly killed.


SAD - (Windsor) Lewis Sad, of Comber, started work yesterday morning stripping cedar posts on the dock, and just before quitting work last night he fell into the river. Fellow workmen threw several cedar posts but he failed to catch any of them and he sank. Tuesday was his first day's work.


DAVIDSON - (Wiarton) Mrs. George Davidson of this place committed suicide yesterday by hanging. She was 56 years of age and has been in a delicate state of health for some time. She was subject to fits of melancholy and had often intimated to her family and neighbours that she would some time do away with herself. She left the house about nine o'clock in the morning and not returning at noon, a search was made and she was found suspended from a rafter in the stable, about thirty feet from the house, by a towel which was tightly bound around her neck. She had apparently been dead some hours when discovered. She leaves behind her three sons, all young men, and a husband who is at present in Manitoba whither he went about two months ago. The deepest sympathy is felt for the bereaved family.


May 26, 1891


ANGUS - Died at her late residence, No 88 Duke street, on Monday, May 25, 1891, Jane, beloved wife of James Angus, Sr., in the 8lst year of her age. Funeral on Wednesday, 27th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


KENCH - Died at his late residence, No 42 Bay street north, on May 24, 1891, William Kehch, aged 49 years. Funeral took place this afternoon at 3:30.

William Kench, another veteran of the P.CO. rifles, died on Sunday, aged 49. He joined the regiment in 1854 and came to Canada with it, and lived in Hamilton since his discharge. His funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon.


May 27, 1891


WILSON - Died in this city, on May 25, Thomas Hubert Wilson, M.D. aged 50 years. Funeral from his late residence, 248 Main street east, on Thursday morning at 8 o'clock to G.T.R. depot, Stuart street, thence by 9:15 train to St. Thomas.

Dr. T. H. Wilson died last night at his residence, Main street east. His death has been looked for any time within a year, for he was the victim of a deadly, slow and very painful internal malady. He was one of the most popular and successful of Hamilton's physicians and had built up a large practice.

Dr. Thomas Hubert Wilson was born in Scotland about 49 years ago, but when a child he was brought to Canada by his widowed mother who settled in Elgin county about six miles from St. Thomas. There he spent his boyhood. He was educated at Upper Canada College and at

Toronto University where he graduated. When 20 years of age he went to New York and soon afterward was appointed professor of mathematics in Clarke University, Brooklyn. Joining the 23rd New York Regiment, he went to the front during the civil war and fought in several engagements. After the war he went to St. Louis and started medicine there. He entered politics and for three years was a member of the house of representatives of the state of Missouri. On account of death in his family he came back to Canada about fourteen years ago and settled in Hamilton and began the practice of hie profession which he continued until he was incapacitated by disease about two years ago.

Dr. Wilson was a member of Strict Observance Lodge, A.F. & A.M., and an exalted member of the Scottish Rite, and the funeral which takes place on Thursday will be conducted by his Masonic brethren. The remains will be taken for interment in St. Thomas where the mother and three children of the deceased physician are buried.


SENNOT - Died in this city, on May 26, Mrs. Mary Sennot, relict of the late Peter Sennot, aged 79 years. Funeral from her daughter's residence, 203 Rebecca street, on Wednesday morning at 8:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


TYSON - Died at 141 Dundurn street, infant daughter of Thomas and Julia Tyson, aged 17 days. Funeral Thursday, 28th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SILK - James Silk, who was killed yesterday by falling off the West avenue school, was one of the most efficient officers of the 13th Battalion and was with the corps in Berlin. The deceased will be buried on Friday with military honours by his comrades and such officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the corps as can attend.


BOYNTON - Mrs. Sarah Boynton,an elderly woman who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Timothy Daly at 81 Tom street, was found dead in bed this morning. Mrs. Boynton had not made her appearance at the usual time and when about nine o'clock Mrs. Daly went to rouse her, she was dead. The police and Coroner Dr. Philp were notified. The coroner after a careful examination of the body concluded that an inquest was unnecessary. Mrs. Boynton had been suffering from a severe attack of the grip, but had partially recovered from it and it was not thought she was seriously ill. Her death was owing to the effects of the malady on her heart. The deceased had been stopping with Mrs. Daly since March. Her home is in Allandale. Her sudden and unlooked-for death is a great shock to Mrs. Daly.


LAJEUNESSE - (Windsor) Mudger Lajeunesse of the Tilbury North and Rochester town line, a short time ago, while ditching, overturned a wild parsnip root. A short time afterward, a six-year-old son of his ate part of the root, and two hours after, died in great agony.


GILMOUR, LOCKWOOD, STITT - (Smith's Falls) On Sunday morning three young men; William Gilmour, a clerk in Frost & Wood's foundry, aged 21; Charles Lockwood, a clerk in Allan & Armstrong's drygoods store; and William Stitt, the leading barber of the town, who was the only one married and who leaves a widow and three children, left in a canoe for the neighbourhood of Oliver's ferry to spend the holidays.

The canoe carried two sails and in a fair wind was perfectly manageable and all three were strictly temperate men. Nothing further was heard of them until this morning when it was learned that on Monday night about nine o'clock they started with their canoe for Smith's Falls. It had been threatening rain during the evening but the same appearances having been falsified several times during the week, no danger was apprehended.

About ten o'clock, however, a storm of wind and rain arose and it is presumed the frail vessel must have capsized and all three drowned. As soon as the news reached town, two steam yachts went up the river with search parties and found at a notoriouly dangerous point in a gale, the canoe bottom up and dismasted, and later on the coats of Gilmour and Lockwood as well as a couple of hats.

This placed the certainty of their fate beyond all manner of doubt and now other parties are proceeding up the river, organized by the corporation, to search for the bodies. The affair has created very much distress throughout the town as the unfortunate men were held in high respect.


PAPPIN - (Smith's Falls) Another sad drowning accident occurred on Sunday evening about six o'clock. A little child of Joseph Pappin, in company with a young brother and sister, was playing on a small foot bridge near Frost & Wood's foundry. The child mistaking some onions which were floating in the water for apples tried to reach them, fell off the bridge into the water, and was drowned. The body was recovered about two hours afterward.


HANCOCK - (St. John) Miles Hancock, a constable, dropped dead at Old Fort Carleton this morning. He was conversing when he fell.


BOOTH - (Brantford) The sudden death at Paris of John Booth, commercial traveller of this city, has been learned of with great regret. It appears that deceased ran to catch the train at Hamilton and it is supposed that this brought on the heart trouble to which he succumbed. He was coming home to spend the holiday with his family.


May 28, 1891


O'BRIEN - Died suddenly in Glanford, on May 27, Kate, beloved daughter of James and Mary O'Brien, aged 22 years. Funeral will leave her parents' residence, 130 Young street, on Saturday

May 30, at 8:30 a.m. for St. Patrick's church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

A very sad case of sudden death occurred last evening. A pretty young girl named Kitty O'Brien, daughter of James O'Brien, bridge carpenter, 130 Young street, went to a party at Mr. Horning's house in Glanford, accompanied by her sister and Charles Horning. They arrived at the house about 9:20 and the girls took off their wraps and went to the ballroom. Before they had commenced to dance, Miss Kitty O'Brien complained of feeling ill and sat down on a chair. Almost immediately after, she fell forward on her face on the floor before anyone could help her. Dr. Boyce was summoned, but before he arrived she was dead. He pronounced it a case of heart disease.

The sad occurrence, of course, broke up the festivities and what had promised to be a pleasant evening was turned to a night of mourning. The deceased was only 22 years of age and was very much liked and respected by all who knew her. The body was brought to the city and the funeral will take place on Saturday morning.


CORRIGAN - Died on May 28, Annie, beloved wife of Thomas Corrigan, aged 40 years. Funeral from her husband's residence, 424 Catherine street north, on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Lawrence church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


ADAMSON - James Adamson, first clerk assistant of the senate, died yesterday, aged 55.


BUTTERS - (Ancaster) Adam Butters of the Scotch Block passed away in the 78th year of his age. Being an old resident of this vicinity, he leaves a large number of friends. The funeral was one of the largest in the county.


OLDHAM - (Beamsville) After a comparatively short and painless illness, there has passed away in this village one of the best known and prominent citizens in the person of Jacob Oldham in his 61st year. Deceased came here about forty-five years since commencing his career in the general store carried on at that time by J. B. Osborne. For many years he had been in business for himself, the last eight years as member of the firm of Henry & Oldham. He was well known and highly respected throughout this part of the country. In politics he was a thorough Conservative, always standing loyally to his colours. A good husband and an affectionate parent, he leaves a widow and a family of sons and daughters to mourn their loss.


BOWRON - Addison Bowron died suddenly shortly before noon to-day at his home, 90 Wellington street north. He was prostrated by a paralytic stroke about a year ago and had been ailing ever since. This, morning the second stroke came and proved fatal. Mr. Bowron has been a resident of Hamilton for forty-nine years.

He was a native of Durham, England, and came here in 1842 when he was 25 years old. He lived on Wellington street for upwards of forty years. For thirty years he was employed as a tinsmith by the late Edward Jackson and after the death of that good man he worked for Dennis Moore. Mr. Bowron was a man of singularly gentle and lovable disposition. Everybody liked him who knew him. He was a member of First Methodist church and of Acacia Lodge, A.F. & A.M. His wife, three sons and a daughter survive him. The sons are William B., of Chicago; Bolton, of Victoria avenue north; and John B., who lives at home. The daughter is Mrs. Nelson Tallman of this city.


May 29, 1891


BOWRON - Died in this city, at his late residence, 90 Wellington street north, on May 28, Addison Bowron, in his 75th year. Funeral takes place on Saturday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


LAWRENCE - Died on May 28, at his late residence, 35 Tom street, John A. B. Lawrence, youngest son of the late Dr. Lawrence, of Paris, in his 41st year. Funeral on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and ccquaintances will please aceept this notice.

J. B. Lawrence, once a well known druggist in this city, died rather suddenly last night at his residence, 35 Tom street. He was a son of the late Dr. Lawrence of this city.


MCCORMICK - (Sbelburne) Robert McCormick, who lived on the east half lot 7, concession 3,  Melancthon, left Shelburne for home about eight o'clock in the evening, accompanied by his wife and two children. Arriving home, he went to put the horse away, a few minutes later his wife looked out to see how he was getting along and she found him lying on the ground where he had unhitched the horse. He lived only about an hour.


MICKUS, REICHERT - (St. Clements, Ont) The boiler in Reichert's tile yard at St. Clements exploded, causing the death of two boys, one being instantly killed and the other dying in two hours after the occurrence. The boy who was killed is a son of J. Mickus, actioneer of Heidelburg, and the other is a son of the proprietor of' the tile yard, Mr. Reichert.


WALLIN - (Penetanguishene) Albert Wallin, aged 20, son of J. E. Wallin of Midhurst, was riding on a load of manure when he overbalanced and pitched forward headforemost under the wagon wheel and broke his neck. His death was instantaneous.


LEEK - (Richmond Hill) Miss Leek, who resided on the homestead near Headford with her sisters and her brother, George, walked out in the garden and expired in a few minutes. Heart trouble was the immediate cause, but she had been in delicate health for some time previous.

RECORE - (Bracebridge) Mac Recore, a young Frenchman in the employ of Mr. Balance, was standing on a log when he was seen to fall backward into the river. The water being about nine feet deep and nothing near but logs, rescue was impossible.


MCCONNALL - (Aylmer) Edward McConnall, 74 years of age, one of the pioneers of the 1st concession of Malahide, had just disposed of some cattle and returned to the house where he dropped dead.


HOTCHKIN - About six weeks ago Rev. T. Geoghegan of this city took a man out to Waterdown and left him at the residence of a resident of that village. The man has since been boarding at Kirk's hotel and drinking a good deal it is said, a few days ago he contracted pleuro-pneumonia and died at noon yesterday without giving his name. He claimed to have had charge of a coffee plantation in Natal and was expecting to receive some letters on receipt of which he would leave the village. The letters arrived an hour after his death. They are addressed to D. R. Hotchkin. His relatives are well off and live in Stamford, England. He was a man about 45 years of age and had been working as a carpenter and Rev. Mr. Geoghagen took him out there to try to get him work.


Irving (Winnipeg) A freight train went through a trestle on the Canadian Pacific at Revelstoke yesterday and sixteen cars and the locomotive were hurled to the bottom. Fireman Irving was killed outright, and engineer Morris had his leg broken. Brakemen Jamieson and Tenny were also injured, the latter severely being badly scalded. The unfortunate men were three hours under the wreckage before they could be released. The accident was caused by the trestle taking fire.


May 30, 1891


Angus Died at his late residence, No 88 Duke street, on Saturday morning, May 30, James Angus, Sr., in the 77th year of his age. Funeral on Monday, June 1. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

James Angus, Sr., died this morning at his house, 88 Duke street, from congestion of the lungs brought on by a heavy cold which he caught about a week ago. Mrs. Angus died last Monday and was buried on Wednesday. The aged pair had lived together for more than half a century, having celebrated their golden wedding about two years ago, and there is a melancholy beauty and fitness in the fact that they have laid down the burdens of their life and passed into their rest within a few days of one another.

Mr. Angus was born in Glasgow 77 years ago. He came to Canada in 1854 and took up his residence in Bytown, now Ottawa. Three or four years later he moved to Hamilton where he made his permanent home. For some years he was engaged in the furniture trade; then in 1864 with his oldest son, James, began business as hatter and furrier. Twelve years ago Mr. Angus retired from business. The deceased was a man of unassuming, retiring disposition and he never

appeared in public life, but those who knew him well esteemed him for his sterling worth of character. He was a Presbyterian in religion, a member of St. Paul's church, and in politics he was a staunch and enthusiastic Conservative. The veteran premier upon whom the shade of death had fallen when Mr. Angus passed away, had no more ardent admirer and loyal supporter than he. Mr. Angus was a prominent member and a past president of the St. Andrew's Benevolent Society. Three sons survive him: James and William Angus of this city, and Andrew Argus of Detroit.

The funeral is fixed for Monday.


June 1, 1891


BRIGGER - Died in this city, on May 30, James Brigger, aged 65 years and 4 months. Funeral from his late residence, 45 Hess street north, on Tuesday, June 2, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


COON Died in this city, on May 30, George Coon, in the 64th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 165 Fast avenue north, Tuesday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SMITH - Died in this city, on May 31, Hanson E. Smith, aged 45 years. Funeral from his late residence, 298 Robert street, on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Hanson E. Smith of 298 Robert street died this morning after a lingering illness. The deceased was a veteran of the American rebellion, having joined Company E, Connecticut voluntary infantry in 1862, and served for a year when he was severely wounded and retired. His wound was a peculiar one. The bullet struck him in one cheek, lacerating his tongue so terribly that his powers of speech were almost destroyed.

He enjoyed a pension of $14 a month from the United States government. His wife and a family of six sons and daughters survive him.


CORBETT - (Clinton) Pat Corbett, aged 22 years, son of Thomas Corbett, a wealthy and prosperous farmer in the township of Hullett, rose from bed and procuring a revolver, returned to bed and shot himself. He died a few hours afterward. No cause is assigned for the act, but rumour has it that a young lady had something to do with it.


HAVELL - (Paris) James Havell, fifty years of age, deaf and dumb, was instantly killed by a westbound train on the G.T.R. this afternoon about a mile east of here. He was walking on the track intending to deliver a message to a neighbour when the train overtook him.

STEWART - (St. Catharines) A two-year-old son of Mrs. Charles Stewart of Stamford, was drowned in a pond near the old brewery in the ravine. When the parents of the child were at dinner, the little fellow wandered away from the house. The body was found in the shallow water some time afterward.


BAILEY - (Toronto) Joseph Bailey, an old man 73 years of age, died suddenly on Saturday evening on the sidewalk in front of his son's house, 4 Derby street. The accounts of the event supplied at the son's house differ. By one, the old man came to his death in the house while nursing a grandchild, while by the second version, and the most probable one, the deceased is alleged to have fallen Suddenly backward while standing on the sidewalk, his head hitting a waterpipe affixed to the house by which means he is said to have received the abrasion which now appears behind the left ear. Dr. Noble who was called immediately thought death resulted from apoplexy from what was told him by the relatives of the deceased. Detective Watson is now looking up the facts in the case. Bailey had been unable to work for the past few years and it is said was heavily insured. Deceased had lived in Toronto for sixty-four years and at one time was a member of the Royal Grenadiers with which regiment he served through the Mackenzie rebellion. It has not been decided whether or not an inquest will be held.


DORION - (Montreal) Sir Antoine Aime Dorion, chief justice of Quebec, whose illness was announced Saturday, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning at his residence on St. Denis street in this city. The chief justice was stricken with paralysis on Friday and hovered between life and death until this morning when he passed peacefully away. All the surviving members of his family were with him when he died and he retained consciousness until the end. A short time before death the last rites of the church were performed and the chief justice appeared to be much consoled. He spoke cheerfully to the members of his family and to his son-in-law, Mr. Geoffrion, Q.C. One of his last requests was to ask the nurse to raise him up in the bed so that he might converse more freely, and he expired in the arms of the nurse.

The news of the chief justice's death spread rapidly and notwithstanding the absorbing interest in Sir John Macdonald's condition, there was a universal expression of regret at the loss of the great Canadian judge. The flags were at once hoisted at half mast at the court house and other public buildings.

The chief justice died in harness literally. He was most assiduous in attending to his judicial duties and although he was frequently urged to retire from the bench on account of his advanced age, he persisted in doing as much work as any of the other judges. There will be but one feeling among the members of the Bar and the public generally that by the death of Chief Justice Dorion the bench of this province has lost its most distinguished member and that the Dominion has to mourn one of the most distinguished men whose name will live in Canadian

history. It is a remarkable co-incidence that Sir Antoine Dorion, like his great political antagonist of former years, was stricken with paralysis almost at the same time as Sir John Macdonald. The news of Sir John's condition was carefully kept secret for fear it might hasten his end, and the chief justice passed away without knowing that the Canadian premier was also at death's door.

The funeral which is to be a most impressive event will take place on Wednesday morning. The remains will be taken to Notre Dame church and Archbishop Fabre will officiate at the funeral service. The interment will be in the Roman Catholic cemetery. The only surviving members of Chief Justice Dorion's family are three daughters, one of whom is the wife of C. a. Geoffrion, Q.C., the well known Montrealadvocate. By his will some $47000 insurance on the chief justice's life is to be divided among his daughters.


June 2, 1891


MASSIE - Died in this city, on Monday, June 1, Alexander, youngest son of the late William Massie. Funeral from his late residence, 283 Macnab street north, Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


PROCTOR - Died at his mother's residence, No 65 Catherine street north, on Tuesday, June 2, 1891, John Proctor, aged 25 years. Funeral Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


June 3, 1891


BURWELL - Died on June 3, at his parents' residence, 102 Locke street north, George M. Burwell, infant son of William and Mary Burwell, aged 1 year and 12 days. Funeral takes place on Friday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BIRCH - Died on June 3, Caroline Elizabeth Birch, aged 19 years. Funeral on Friday, at 3 p.m., from the residence of her grandfather, Thomas P. Kinrade, North Barton. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CARVER - Died in Glanford, at his late residence, on June 3, William Carver, aged 43 years. Funeral on Friday, at 1 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ARMSTRONG - (Winnipeg) Word came from Lake Dauphin of the suicide of Walter Armstrong of Gilbert Plains on May 8. He was on his way over the mountains and stopped at Anderson's place one night, being then in the best of spirits. Next morning he went out behind the barn and shot himself with a revolver. The cause of the rash act in unknown. He was in good circumstances, but some unknown trouble must have weighed on his mind as he offered a friend $5 to shoot him a short time ago.


June 4, 1891


LAROCQUE - (L'Original) Narcisse Larocque was swung into eternity at 8:05 this morning, paying in his death the penalty of one of the most atrocious crimes ever perpetrated in America, the cold-blooded murder and outrage of the two little McGonigle girls in Cumberland, Russell county, Ontario, just eight months ago in October. He died without a word and without the slightest sign of fear. He made no confession. The execution was probably the most expeditious on record. Exactly five minutes from the time the hangmen pinioned his arms, he was out of the world...


HAWLEY - (Belleville) Nelson W. Hawley, an old resident of the fifth concession of Thurlow, committed suicide by hanging himself to a limb of a tree in the bush in the rear part of his farm. The unfortunate man who had of late shown signs of mental weakness had, after adjusting the rope, got upon a large stone and jumped off. When found he was cold and stiff. Deceased was 70 years of age and leaves a widow and a family of eight.


HOPKINS - (Peterborough) E. J. Hopkins, aged 35 years, an Englishman who has resided here about eighteen months and is reported to be wealthy, died suddenly yesterday, and a post mortem investigation has been ordered.


June 5, 1891


MCGOWAN - Died at his late residence, No 129 Hess street north, on Thursday morning, June 4, Archibald McGowan, Sr., in the 72nd year of his age. Funeral on Sunday afternoon, at 3:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CRAWFORD - (Windsor) Daniel Crawford, a deck hand on the schooner "Rob Hoy", was knocked overboard by the swinging of a boom when opposite Fighting Island yesterday and drowned. He was aged nineteen and is said to belong to Highgate, Ontario.


OWENS - (Richmond) A sad accident occurred at the New Rockland slate quarry this morning. About 6:30 a.m. a boy named Willie Owens, 13 years of age, a son of J. P. Owens, while engaged in carting gravel off the top of the pit, lost control of his horse which backed up, the boy becoming entangled in the reins. Before the horse could be brought to a standstill or the terrified boy extricated, the cart and horse slid into the pit, dragging the boy down with them and were dashed to pieces at the bottom, 170 feet below. An inquest will be held by coroner Woodward this afternoon.

WOOD - (Hastings) James Wood, in the 8th concession of Brighton township, about two miles east of Codrington, was examining a breech-loading rifle while a little immigrant boy of twelve years whom he had adopted was sitting near watching him. Just as he had lifted it, the boy said, "Pa, I'm afraid of it", and a minute later the rifle was accidentally discharged, the ball entering; the boy's leg a few inches above the knee and passing upward through the thigh, lodged in his abdomen, causing death a few hours later.


WISER - (Bracebridge) The two sons of Hiram Wiser, aged respectively four and six years, went out of the house after dinner and their mother concluded that they had gone to the shingle mill at Fawn Lake where their father was working. On the father's return home at six o'clock without the boys, a general search was made when they were both found drowned at the foot of the falls in the creek between Dog Lake of Muskoka township and Fawn Lake of Draper township.


ROE - (London) Charles Roe of Bruce street, a gardener, was found lying in a pool of blood, dead, at the foot of the stairs leading to the loft of John Elliot's stable yesterday. It is believed that he missed his footing at the top of the stairs and fell twelve feet to the bottom.


MCDONALD - (Bracebridge) This afternoon a daughter of Benjamin McDonald of this place, about five years old, fell into an unused well while playing and was accidentally drowned.


GOODFELLOW - (Galt) Willie Goodfellow who fell from the C.P.R. bridge while enroute to school has died from the effects of his injuries.


June 6, 1891


FITZMAURICE - A baker went to deliver bread at Mrs. Fitzmaurice's house at the, corner of Young and Aurora streets yesterday afternoon. He could not gain admission and thinking something might be wrong, as the occupant was a very old woman who lived there alone, he proceeded to investigate. He found the back door open, and on going inside, found the poor old woman lying dead on the floor. She was in her night dress and had evidently got up to get something on feeling ill, and had fallen and died where she fell, alone and unattended. She was well known in the city, having lived here half a century.

Her body was taken down to Dennis Buckley's residence on John street north, and the funeral will take place from there.

Dr. McCabe said the cause of death was pneumonia from which the old lady hid been suffering all winter. She was nearly 80 years of age, but had refused to go to the houses of any of her relatives where she might have been better looked after. There will be no inquest.

MACLEAN - (Sarnia) Gordon, the seven-year-old son of Dr. Maclean, county registrar, was drowned here this afternoon. He was playing along with some other boys on Loughead's dock, and it is supposed that he either fell off the dock or slipped off a raft that was under the dock which the boys are in the habit of playing on. No one apparently saw him fall into the water. A small boy who had been with him saw him struggling in the water. The body was recovered about an hour after the accident.


MCVICAR - (Winnipeg) James McVicar, who recently settled near Virden, suicided last night. He first tried to drown himself in a small lake, but failing, took a rope and went to a vacant house three miles away, and hanged himself to a rafter. His family arrived from Moosomin a few days ago and he was apparently in good circumstances. No cause assigned.


June 8, 1891


MEPHAM - Died at the residence of her son, Joseph Mepham, Mo 271 Hunter street west, on Monday, June 8, 1891, Mrs. Eliza Mepham, in the 69th year of her age. Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


FICKLEY - Died in this city, on June 7, at his late residence, Pine street near Locke, William Fickley, aged 30 years. Funeral will leave above address to-morrow at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCBRIDE - Died in this city, on June 7, J. S. McBride, late of the Nelson House, aged 41 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, 189 King street east, on Tuesday, June 9, at 9 a.m. to St. Patrick's church, thence to G.T.R. station to Toronto, Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

John McBride, an ex-member of the Hamilton police force, died rather suddenly last evening. He had been in the hotel business on King street east for the past five years, but sold out last week to Anton Koch. He rented a store at 189 King street east and was going into the grocery business this week. He was in the police force from 1881 to 1886. Deceased was 41 years of age and leaves a widow and two children.


HUME - Died suddenly in this city this morning, June 8, from heart failure, James Hume, veterinary surgeon, aged about 63 years. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon, June 9, at 2:30 o'clock, from Chapman's undertaking establishment. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

James Hume was one of the oldest and has been recognized as the ablest veterinary surgeon in this part of the country, and his sudden death this morning is a great loss to the profession of which he was a member. He was sitting in the office of Matthew's livery stable when without warning his head fell forward on his breast and he died without a struggle.

Heart failure was the cause of his death. Mr. Hume was born in Kelso, Scotland, 63 years ago. He studied in Dick's veterinary college, Edinburgh, and was for several years head of the dispensary department under Professor Barlow. He came to Hamilton thirty-three years ago and spent the remainder of his life here. For thirty years he was chief veterinary surgeon for the firm of Hendrie & Co. Mr. Hume was a thorough Scotchman, a man of pronounced views on almost every subject. He was irascible in temper, eccentric in his habits, and though he had a host of acquaintances, he possessed few friends.


MACDONALD - Sir John Macdonald is no more. The distinguished stateman who guided the political destinies of Canada for nearly half a century passed peacefully away at 10:15 to- night (June 6) surrounded by the entire household. Lady Macdonald, the noble wife, who bore up so bravely during the fatal illness, is now prostrated with grief. At this writing (10:15) all the church bells are tolling and thousands of citizens are expressing deep regrets at the premier's demise. Sir John was twice married, first to Isabella, daughter of Alexander Clark of Dalvanent, Inverness-shire, Scotland, and in 1867, to Susan Agnes, daughter of the late Hon. T. J. Bernard, a member of Her Majesty's privy council of the island of Jamaica. The latter survives him with two children, a daughter, and a son by his first marriage who at present represents Winnipeg in the House of Commons. (There are two pages of material outlining his life.)


June 10, 1891


PADDEN - Died on June 10, at his father's residence, 111 Walnut street south, Robert Aloysius Padden, aged 14 years and 7 months. Funeral to St. Patrick's church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery, on Friday morning, at 8:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MILLIKEN - Rev. A. Milliken, a superannuated minister of the Methodist church died at Sarnia last evening.


STUART - Sir Andrew Stuart, chief justice of the superior court of Quebec, died last evening, at his residence, Mount Pleasant, Quebec, after a few hours' illness, aged 79 years.


June 11, 1891


VANNORMAN - (Belleville) On Saturday night a young man named Denmar VanNorman, whose home was at Kossmore, was run over by a freight train near Kingston and cut in two. Denmar was employed in a quarry near where he met his death and was attempting to board a moving train when he fell under the wheels. He was buried yesterday at his home.


NASH (Winnipeg) The wife of Capt. Nash, of the land titles office, died suddenly to-day.

FERGUSON - (Winnipeg) The son of James Ferguson of Bradwarden, who was knocked down and tramped on by a horse on Saturday night, is dead.


June 12, 1891


EDGAR - Died at Chicago, John Maxwell Edgar, beloved son of W. M. and Jennie Edgar, aged 3 years and 20 days, Funeral from Mrs. Maxwell's, 33 Melbourne street, Saturday, at 4 p.m.


IBBETSON - Died in this city, on June 11, Charlotte Lee, beloved wife of William Ibbetson, Sr., aged 59 years. Funeral from her husband's residence, 80 Bay street north, on Saturday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


LITTLE - Died on June 10, at St. Paul, Minn., John Little, late of King street east, Hamilton, in his 72nd year. Funeral on Saturday morning, June 13, at 9 o'clock, from G.T.R. station, Stuart street. Friends will please accept this intimation.

John Little, an old resident of Hamilton, died in St. Paul, Minnisota on Wednesday, aged 72 years. Mr. Little was a native of Ireland, but came to Canada in early life with his parents. After residing in Kingston for several years he moved to Hamilton in 1848 and made this city his home. For many years he carried on a general grocery business on the corner of King and Wentworth streets. He amassed considerable wealth and retired from business about twelve years ago. Mr. Little never married but lived with his sister, Mrs. Richardson. Two years ago he went to St. Paul to visit his niece, Mrs. Burt. He was intending to return to Hamilton this summer to spend the remainder of life here, but death interfered with his plans. He will return, but in his coffin. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 9 a.m. from the G.T.R. station.


SCHELP - (Ottawa) A young lady named Schelp has died near Russell under peculiar circumstances. She ate some lemon peels that had been soaked in water overnight. An hour later she was seized with a drowsy fit, lay down, and a few hours late was dead.


TOOMBS - (Innerkip) Mrs. Toombs, wife of a young man on the 'Glen' stock farm, attempted to light the fire with coal oil. She was pouring coal oil with one hand while she struck a match with the other, when the can exploded, scattering the blazing oil completely over her in a blaze from head to foot. She rushed screaming outdoors and tried to tear off her clothing, but the effort was too late to be of much avail, as her body and limbs are everywhere burned in a dreadful manner. Dr. Clement was soon present and did all he could to allay her suffering, but she died this morning.


GREEN - (Woodstock) Moses Green, a poor old coloured man who was sent to the jail some time ago from Ingersoll, died there yesterday. The coroner's jury found that death wag due to natural causes. He was 69 years of age.


MACDONALD - (Kingston) The body of Sir John Macdonald was laid to rest this afternoon in the graveyard at Cataraqui where his father and mother and two sisters are buried. The funeral this afternoon under the direction of the civic authorities was most impressive as a tribute to the affectionate regard in which the dead premier's name is held by the people. No one who witnessed the thousands of men marching slowly through Kingston's streets to-day, with only the solemn and stately funeral music to break the silence that rested over the city, can ever forget the spectacle. The buildings all along the streets were heavily draped and the whole limestone city was a city of mourning. The council chambers in the old city hall on Ontario street where the body lay in state from half, past ten o'clock last night until the funeral to-day wore an air of solemn grandeur...

When the horses stopped near the Macdonald plot on the side of the terraced slope, willing artillerymen picked up the casket and carried it to the grave which had been prepared for the reception of the mortal remains of the premier. The spot was immediately surrounded by an immense crowd who silently watched the preparation for the lowering of the casket. At the grave's edge stood Hugh Macdonald, Dr. Williamson, and the chaplain, and behind them were the other mourners and pall bearers.

When the body had been gently lowered to the bottom of the grave, Rev. archdeacon Jones read the beautiful and impressive burial service of the Church of England. With awful solemnity the reverend divine pronounced the words "Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust" and as a handful of earth was thrown upon the lid of the casket, sobs of grief came from those who encircled the grave. The benediction was pronounced and all was over. The earth was filled in and the stone slab placed on top, the grave being lined with solid masonry. A guard from 'A' battery will remain in charge of the grave for one month.


PRESTON - Fred J. Preston of Niagara Falls, Ontario, died yesterday in his 76th year. He was one of the pioneers of the neighbourhood and a staunch supporter of the late premier.


June 13, 1891


FORBES - Robert Forbes, formerly of Hamilton, died recently in Florida. His body is being brought home for interment. Mr. Forbes was a New Brunswick man and moved to Ancaster in 1844. He was reeve of Ancaster and served in several other capacities. Ten years ago he moved into Hamilton and lived here until two years ago when to went to Florida for the benefit of his health.


MCKINNON - (Winnipeg) Angus McKinnon, employed in grading on the Calgary and Edmonton road at Peace Mills, was killed by lightning on Wednesday. His companion was stunned. They took refuge from a hail storm under the trees.

RODWAY (Winnipeg) A tale of horrible murder comes from Woodlands, about forty miles northwest of Winnipeg. James Tudgell, a farmer near Woodlands post office, left his home at six p.m. Wednesday to attend a trustee meeting, leaving his sister-in-law and a young Englishman about 17 years of  age, whom he was bringing up, at home. When he returned about 7:30 he could find neither. On search, blood was found near the door smeared with earth, and also on the curb stones on the well and on a pail of butter down the well. On lowering a light into the well, he saw feet projecting above the water, the body having been pitched down headfirst. It was the dead body of the woman. Tudgell's watch and gun were gone. A neighbour, Edward Langley, heard two shots fired shortly after six o'clock. There is no doubt the young Englishman is the murderer.

The boy whose name is Patterson and who is the adopted son of Tudgell, turned up about noon to-day and told a cock and bull story about men coming to the house and trying to borrow money from Mrs. Rodway, the murdered woman, and killing her. He afterward recanted when in the presence of two magistrates and confessed the crime. He and Mrs. Rodway had quarrelled about the cows. He took the gun down end went out in the garden about ten yards from the door and shot the woman as she coming out of the house. He then got a rope andtied her feet, dragged her to well, and threw her down headfirst. He then gathered up the flesh, etc, and threw it down the well. Then he reloaded the gun and tied it to the fence nearby, put it at full cock, and fastened a string to the trigger in order to shoot himself, when his courage failed and he left the gun where it was and decamped.

Old man Tugdell asked the boy why he did the deed and he repied, "She scolded me and I shot her". The youthful murderer is quite cool and collected over the affair. The murder is a most atrocious one. The house was in the usual order, but there were found blood stains and pieces of flesh and brains on the ground. A pail and spade nearby had marks of blood on them and there was a trail of blood all the way to the well, thirty yards away. When the woman's body was brought up from the well, it was discovered that the top of the head and face were blown away.


MCCANNELL - (Kincardine) Last night a fatal accident happened to David McCannell, marble dealer of Walkerton. He left here about 11 o'clock to drive to his home in Walkerton. This morning his dead body was found lying in the Penetangore river. His horse was standing over him while the buggy was smashed. It appears that he dropped asleep and horse wandered off the road.

The animal walked a considerable distance along the river to the northwest corner of the high school premises when the buggy fell over the precipice, dragging the horse after it, a fall of fifty feet. McCannell must have been killed instantaneously, having fallen over the stone on the river side. The horse was uninjured. Mr. McCannell was highly respected and his tragic death is lamented by all who knew him.

DONALDSON - (Port Hope) James Donaldson, a man about 50 years of age, was out on the lake between eight and nine o'clock last night trying a new boat which he had built himself and just launched. When last seen he was sitting on the edge of the boat and it is supposed he overbalanced and fell into the lake. His cries for help were heard by a couple of small boys, but before assistance arrived, he had gone to the bottom. His body was found after an hour's search. He was a widower and much sympathy is felt for his family.


SWEET - (Orillia) Charles Sweet, in company with several other men, went over to Horse Shoe Island to camp. One of the party had been cutting tobacco and left his knife on the ground inside the tent. Mr. Sweet, in turning over, ran the blade of the knife about a quarter of an inch into his arm. Nothing was thought of it at the time and was not painful, but the next day, Mr. Sweet complained of it. and a doctor was consulted and pronounced it a case of blood poisoning. He gradually grew worse and died in a few days.


PAQUETTE - (Ottawa) A gang of men employed on the Gatineau were engaged at the head of Aylen's chute about one and a half miles below Kazuabazus creek yesterday morning bringing down the logs. This chute has three falls narrower at the bottom, each one of which is worse than the Chaudiere. By some means two men named Paquette and Tremblay were swept over the boiling waters and dashed to death below.


June 15, 1891


CHARLTON - Died at Chicago, Ill., on June 13, 1891, in the 17th year of her age, Ida, youngest daughter of James Charlton, Esq., Chicago & Alton R. R. Funeral Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from Stuart street station.


MCCOLGAN - (Drayton) A very sad drowning accident happened in the Conestoga River near this place yesterday afternoon by which James McColgan, a farmer of Marysborough, lost his life. He, in company with his youngest son, went in swimming and was immediately seized with cramps. The son was unable to render any assistance and the father soon sank before help could reach him.


CONROY - (Ottawa) A man named John Conroy died very suddenly in a house on Cumberland street here to-day. Conroy is a married man, but has not been living with his wife for some time. He has been drinking very hard and was under the influence of liquor at the time of his death. An inquest will be held to-morrow, there being some rumours of foul play owing to a beating he received in a drunken row last Wednesday night which is said to have been the indirect cause of his death.


WRIGHT - (Toronto) A deplorable drowning accident at Centre Island occurred yesterday afternoon about- five o'clock. Albert Wright and William Fenwick, two young men, went over to

the island during the afternoon with the intention of taking a swim in the lagoon. They swam across the miniature lake and rested for a few moments. There they joked carelessly, and full of youthful vigour they essayed the return journey. Th£y had got about half way back and were passing over the deep hole recently dredged in the lagoon, when Fenwick noticed that his companion was becoming wearied. He asked him if he could hold out until shore was reached, and Wright despairingly answered in the negative. Fenwick then took hold of him and redoubled his efforts to get Wright out of danger. The latter, however, became a dead weight, but retained a tenacious hold of his companion. Fenwick struggled to get away, but being pulled to the bottom of the lagoon by his drowning companion, he finally resigned himself to share the watery grave which it was too evident Wright would soon occupy. Just as he had become so weak that he could struggle no longer to free himself from Weight's embrace, he felt the letter's grasp relax, and he had just strength and consciousness enough left to make an effort to get to the surface. He got to shore in a semi-conscious state. Island constable Gray and the poet, Kimmons, spent two hours in searching for the body and they were successful in bringing it to the surface about seven o'clock by means of a fishing line, after which it was transferred to the morgue. When the body was brought to the surface, the limbs were found to be drawn up together, showing that Wright had gone down to his fate through an attack of cramps.


BECKETT - (Toronto) The second drowning accident on the Don river at what is known as Sandy Point, near the Westminster street bridge, a favourite place for youthful bathers, took place Saturday evening at seven o'clock. Frederick William Lyle Beckett, a boy 15 years of age, met his death. Young Beckett and a companion named Arthur Williams, some years younger, were in swimming at the place mentioned when the younger lad noticed that his companion had suddenly disappeared. He endeavoured to find and rescue him, and was successful in touching him in the water. He was not big enough, however, to bring Beckett out, and immediately began to call for assistance.

A young fellow named Taylor, who is a water boy on the Belt Line Railway, soon arrived on the spot and recovered the body eight minutes after the accident happened. It was taken to the home of the boy's parents at 278 George street, and coroner Duncan notified. An inquest will not be held on the case.


ARIAS - (Elora) The boiler of the Grand River Manufacturing Company's excelsior and flax mill exploded at 12:45 this afternoon. The fireman, William Arias, and E. Howse, another employee, were the only persons in the mill at the time. Mr. Howse escaped with slight injuries, but poor Arias was buried in the corner of the engine room, and when the debris was removed, life was extinct. He leaves a wife and several-small children. The engine and boiler room were entirely demolished and considerable damage was done to the main building.

June 16, 1891


RIGSBY - Died at Wyoming parsonage, on June 15, Sarah Pettit, beloved wife of Rev. Walter Rigsby. Funeral at Winona, on Wednesday, June 17, at 4 p.m., on arrival of the Atlantic express. Friends will please accept this intimation.


KENNEDY - Died on June 16, at the residence of her father-in-law, Timothy Kennedy, Saltfleet, Minnie Maud, beloved wife of Joseph Kennedy, aged 28 years. Funeral on Thursday, at 2 o'clock, from the above address, for Trinity church. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

Mrs. Joseph Kennedy, recently of Hamilton, died of inflammation of the lungs, at the house of her father-in-law, Timothy Kennedy, in Saltfleet to-day. Mrs. Kennedy was taken ill only last Friday. She moved from the city to Saltfleet with her husband three weeks ago.


WEIPPERT - (Quebec) A young man named Weippert was the victim of a terribly sudden death yesterday afternoon while in performance of his duties as brakeman upon the line of the Quebec & Lake St. John Railway. He was standing upon the top of a car when he was struck suddenly by lightning and killed, lying where he fell on the top of the car until the train was stopped and his body removed. It is supposed that the electric fluid was attracted by the handle or wheel on the brake at which the deceased was working. The fatality occurred about half past four o'clock, and the train was some miles north of St. Raymond. Deceased was a married man and a Catholic forester.


GARNEAUD - The body of Frank Garneaud, drowned in Lake of the Woods last month, has been recovered.


MASSUE - (Montreal) The death of L. H. Massue, ex-M.P. for Richilieu in the parliament before the last and the chief whip for the province of Quebec, will be greatly deplored even beyond the confines of the lamented gentleman's own province. Mr. Massue was one of the largest landed proprietors of French Canada and his fortune is estimated from $300,00 to $400,000. The deceased gave perhaps more attention to agriculture than any other French Canadian of his time and was president of nearly all the exhibitions held in Montreal for some time past. In politics Mr. Massue was a pronounced Conservative and when the Riel agitation arose the member for Richilieu stood to his guns and died as he lived, a great admirer of the old chieftain who passed away a few days before.


DAVIDSON - (London) Mrs. Elizabeth Davidson, aged 78, fell down about nine o'clock this morning in the hallway of the family residence, 305 Dundas street. Her husband, Alexander Davidson, was near and found her breathing, but she died in a few minutes. The doctor pronounced that death to have been caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain.

Deceased was an old and esteemed resident of the city, having come here fifty-four years ago from Sutherlandshire, Scotland, with her husband whom she had been married to for fifty-six years. She leaves four sons.


SCOTT - (London) While bathing in Dingham's creek last evening Fred Scott, aged 14 years, living with his widowed mother near Lambeth on the Delaware town line, was drowned. He was in the water with three or four companions when they noticed him suddenly disappear. The boys gave the alarm, but it was three quarters of an hour after the accident before the body was recovered. The scene of the drowning ia a short distance from the village of Lambeth.


LEFEBVRE - (Montreal) At the new Roman Catholic church at Longeuil, yesterday morning, a very beautiful and highly educated girl named Palmyra Lefebvre, daughter of the chief of police in that district, in the midst of the celebration of the mass and while the lady's head was bowed in prayer, died very suddenly from haemorrhage. The sad event created almost a panic in the church and the darkest gloom overspread the little town where the young lady was a great favourite.


MARTIN - Charles Martin, a Grand Trunk Railway conductor, slipped under the wheels of his train at Niagara Falls yesterday and had both legs crushed. Amputation was peformed, but the poor fellow soon died. He was 24 years of age and very popular.


ROBB - (Sault Ste. Marie) Staff Sergeant William Robb of the 91st Regiment had been pained for a long time by a corn. The bone decayed so as to render amputation of the toe necessary. Drs. McCullough and Sherk attended Robb at his room in the Queen's Hotel and after placing him under the influence of chloroform, they took off the toe. Next morning Robb was found dead in bed.


SMITH - (Sault Ste. Marie) H. P. Smith, proprietor of the Chippawa House, left the hotel for the purpose of enjoying a walk and fell dead on the pavement at the door of his house.


June 17, 1891


ANDERSON - Died at his late residence, No 93 Vine street, on Wednesday, June 17, 1891, James Anderson, in his 69th year. Funeral on Friday, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ROE - (Watkins) Mrs. Bertha Roe, wife of Frank C. Roe, a prominent business man of this village, was found dead at her residence about seven o'clock. Her husband went to the house about that time to bring his wife downtown to supper. He found the door locked. Entering a window, he discovered his wife, aged 33 years, lying on the bed with a pistol pressed to her temple, dead.

In her left hand was a note addressed to her husband. In this letter she expressed her love for him and her appreciation for his devoted love and kindness during life. She said she could not stand the suffering she had gone through of late. She had lately taken a course of study during the winter and was forced to give it up on account of her health.


LENECHAL - (Quebec) An unfortunate man named Lenechal, employed on the Quebec & Lake St. John Railway, was the victim of a sad accident yesterday afternoon at St. Raymond. He was engaged in switching cars and while watching the movement of the locomotive that was doing the shunting, he failed to notice a car approaching on the track on which he was standing. The consequence was that he was knocked down, the wheels passing over one of his arms and one of his legs.


HARRIS - (Whitby) Henry Harris, aged 18, son of W. C. Harris, late of Caldercott, Burton, & Co of Toronto, was drowned here in the harbour this morning. Quite a number of men have been grappling for the body all afternoon and have just been successful. It is supposed that the deceased attempted to swim after his canoe which was found floating, and was taken with cramps.


June 18, 1891


FITZPATRICK - Died at his late residence, No 412 James street north, on Wednesday, June 17, 1891, Henry Fitzpatrick, in his 70th year. Service at 2:30. Funeral at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 19. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.


THOMPSON - Peter Thompson, a blacksmith employed at the rolling mills, Windermere, went out in a row boat on the Humber river on Monday last alone, and yesterday his body was found in the river. It is thought the boat capsized and before Thompson could get free, he was drowned. Mr. Thompson boarded on Windermere avenue, Toronto, and his family live in Hamilton. He was about 40 years of age.

Thompson used to work at the rolling mills here. His brother, James Thompson, is foreman of the Gartshore's foundry. Thompson's parents and family now live in Dundas. The body was brought there yesterday and the funeral will take place at 5 o'clock this afternoon.

The family is mostly grown-up and able to work for themselves. Mrs. Thompson died several years ago. The deceased learned the blacksmith trade at the old Gartshore's foundry here and afterward held a position in the Hamilton rolling mills, and for some time past has worked in the Toronto rolling mills at Swansea. George Thompson, another brother works in Dundas.


MYERS - In September, 1890, W. J. Myers of Hamilton, was drowned in the Lower St. Lawrence. He was employed on a government dredge and was going on shore in a small boat to

get supplies when his boat was struck by a squall and capsized. His body was searched for, but could not be found. Mrs. Myers still lives in Hamilton at 121 Macnab street north. Yesterday she received word from one of the government departments at Ottawa that her husband's body had been found off Oak village in the Lake of Two Mountains on June 14, and that owing to its decomposed state it had been necessary to bury it immediately after the inquest.


DUNLAP - (Dresden) James Dunlap, aged 21, of Chatham township, was accidentally killed to-day while handling a revolver which it was afterward discovered would not stay cocked.


MILLIGAN - Robert Milligan, a Port Arthur fisherman, fishing at Port Calwell, was accidentally drowned yesterday.


MILLER - (Galt) Judge Miller died suddenly at his residence to-day about twelve o'clock. He was seized with a fainting spell while taking a walk through the grounds surrounding his residence. Medical aid was at once summoned, but he never rallied and passed away without struggle shortly afterward. Heart disease was the cause of death. The deceased, although in his 81st year at the time of his death, continued to discharge the actual duties of his position as senior Judge for Waterloo county until two years ago, when he resigned due to defective hearing. He was held in the highest esteem by all classes of the community. Of the members of his family there are living two sons and three daughters; namely, W. Nichols Miller, barrister Toronto; Henry Miller, of Galt; Miss Carrie Miller, Galt; Mrs. Z. A. Lash, Toronto; and Mrs. J. D. Lash, Regina, N.W.T.


FOOTS - (Peterborough) A sad accident which has placed the village of Hiawatha on the shores of Rice Lake in mourning occurred last evening when John Foote, his eldest daughter Kitty, and his youngest child Jennie were drowned. A picnic party left Hiawatha in the afternoon and spent the remainder of the day at Idyl Wild. The afternoon passed pleasantly and the party were returning in a sail boat when the accident occurred. There were eleven persons in the boat; Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Craig and their daughter Frankie; Mr. and Mrs. Foote, their daughter Kitty, a young lady about 22 years of age, and their youngest daughter, Jennie, a child of three or four summers; Robert Crow; Miss Thompson; Miss Gray, and Miss Adamson. Mr. Craig, who had considerable nautical experience, managed the boat. The small craft was about three quarters of a mile from Idle Wild when without warning a squall struck her. She was capsized and the eleven occupants were struggling in the water. Mrs. Foote had her child Jennie wrapped in a shawl in her arms, but the overthrow flung the child from her arms beyond her reach and the little one sank and was seen no more. Mr. Foote who was a man about 40 years of age was heard to shout but was not seen after the boat capsized. Miss Foote sank screaming beneath the water

and was seen no more. Robert Craig is a strong swimmer and to his great exertion and heroic efforts the saving of the other ladies was mainly due. He at once made efforts to save the women and was enabled to place them one after another on the upturned boat and swam about the boat keeping them in their place of safety. Richard Davis who had seen the party leave Idle Wild saw the accident and in a small boat he went to the assistance of the party and by making two trips safely landed all of the party except the three who had gone beneath the water. Mrs. Craig, Miss Craig, and Mrs. Foote were exhausted and helpless when rescued from their position of peril. It was a very sad ending to a pleasant outing, and when the news of the calamity reached Hiawatha where the whole party resided, there was sincere mourning for the three who were lost. Search, is being made for the bodies of Mr. Foote and his children, but no word has been received here of their success.


DIXON - (Toronto) George Dixon, who lived with his mother in the rear of 90 St. David street, died suddenly yesterday morning. It appears that Dixon, who was a recent arrival from Ireland, had been leading a fast life of late and his death was caused in all probability by an overdoses of whiskey. After a drinking bout with a few boon companions he fell suddenly on the sidewalk on Sackville street while going home and was dead before a doctor could reach him. Coroner Pickering will hold an inquest on the body this afternoon.


June 19, 1891


ARLAND - Died in this city, on June 18, Elizabeth Alice, wife of W. H. Arland, and youngest daughter of the late J. B. Pollitt. Funeral Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from her late residence, 157 Bay street north. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


GRANT - Died at her late residence, No 20 Henry street, on June 18, 1891, Margaret Grant, widow of the late John Grant, aged 72 years and 2 months. Funeral Saturday, at 2 p.m., at her residence, thence to Dundas cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


READ - (Toronto) James Read, a brakeman on the Northern, residing at 520 Front street, was killed at Orillia yesterday. It is supposed that he was seated on a draw head near the rear of the train when a shunt threw him between the cars. He was caught by the break beam and doubled up, his breast being crushed in. His body was brought to Toronto for burial. Deceased was a young man of 26, an Englishman, and has a brother a school teacher whose address is unknown.


MOREY - (Victoria, B.C.) Maurice Morey, aged 30, recently from Peterborough, Ontario, employed in the B.C. iron works, was working at the emery wheel when the wheel suddenly

broke and a piece flew up and hit him on the head, inflicting a large and deep gash, and also fracturing the skull. The wound was a terrible one, a portion of the brain protruding through the skull. He lived only a short time.


APPLEGATE - (Beeton) Thomas Applegate some years ago was badly injured by being crushed with a saw log, since which time he has been subject to fits and has earned his living by peddling. Yesterday he was attempting to get into a buggy when he fell into the ditch. Medical attendance was at once summoned, but before it arrived, Applegate was dead.


CHAPMAN, MCLELLAN - (Barrie) A barn of Robert Gilpin's near Thornton was being raised up to put new sills under it when the supports slipped from underneath one side and the barn fell, crushing Thomas Chapman and James McLellan. Chapman died instantly and McLellah lingered a short time.


WILLIAMS - (Belleville) Last night while Mrs. George Williams of Wallbridge, Sidney township, was lighting a candle, her clothes became ignited, and before assistance could get to her she was so badly burned that the physicians hold out no hope for recovery.


June 20, 1891


NOBLE - Died in this city, on June 20, Mary, beloved wife of John Noble, aged 48 years. Funeral from the family residence, 24 Ashley street, on Monday, at 2 o'clock p.m.


SENNOTT - Died in this city, on June 19, John, son of the late Peter Sennott, in the 32nd year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence, No 11 Lower Cathcart street, on Sunday afternoon, at 2:30. Friends will please attend.


SHIPMAN - Died at his late residence, No 156 King street east, on June 20, 1891, Montague A. B. Shipman, aged 42 years. Funeral Monday, at 3:30. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ROSENTHAL - S. B. Rosenthal, formerly president of the Hughson street synagogue, died at Toronto to-day.


CLARKE - (Blenheim) A sad case of supposed suicide happened this afternoon at Rondeau Railway dock. The bodies of Mrs. David Clarke and her two children, a little boy and girl, both under four years of age, were found alongside of the dock in about three feet of water. Her eldest son of twelve years had left his mother with the children about half an hour before the bodies were found, his mother having sent him to deliver a parcel to his aunt who lived nearby. His mother evidently sent him to get him out of the way. The bodies were found close together, the

youngest child being in its mother's arms. The following words were written on a piece of the dock, "Do not blame Garney. I did it all, Maggie", Garney being the eldest boy's name. Mrs. Clarke's husband left her last fall with five children. This is supposed to have caused her to commit the rash act.


BESANSON - (Listowel) Henry J, Besanson, postmaster of Gorrie, died very suddenly on the 8th instant at the age of 72 years and 8 months. He was in his usual health and was enjoying a read of his newspapers, and at 10:30 was a corpse.


OLIVER - (Bradford) Edward Oliver of West Gwillimbury died very suddenly a few days ago. He had been in Bradford during the day and on returning home retired in apparent good health, but the following morning he was found dead in bed.


PURCELL - (Brampton) William Purcell, aged 26, son of P. Purcell of this town, was killed at Livingston, Montana, while switching cars on the railroad.


June 22, 1891


STRICKLAND - Died at Toronto, on Sunday, June 21, 1891, Martha Strickland, wife of William F. Strickland, aged 41 years. Funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) on arrival of 2:35 train from Toronto, Friends will please accept this intimation.


BURNS - (Burlington) The sudden and unexpected death of John H. Burns has east a gloom over the hearts of his many friends here. He died on Saturday and will be buried with Masonic honours at the new cemetery here to-day at 3 o'clock. Mr. Burns was 39 years old. He leaves wife but no family. About three weeks ago he left the employ of Mr. Roderick and in partnership with Mr. Coburn opened a hotel in Campbellville. They were doing a good business and prospects were bright, but death came unexpectedly and carried off one who was well and favourably known not only here but in the surrounding country. Mr. Burns at one time was connected with the Ocean House at the beach. He was a large manly man weighing 235 pounds. Dr. Buck of Palermo, Dr. Cormask of Guelph, and Dr. Flatt of Campbellville performed an autopsy to inquire into the nature of his death. They pronounced it a tumour in the stomach. W. H. Henderson, James Mortimer, and several other gentlemen drove up and rendered all possible assistance. The funeral will be conducted by undertaker Williams. The remains are in a handsome casket at the residence of the father of the deceased, Burlington. Many beautiful floral decorations from loving friends are placed on the casket. Mr. Burns's death is the general topic of the day as he was so well known. Nothing but good is said of him as he stood high in the estimation of all who knew him.


BENTLEY - (Toronto) Mrs. Thomas Bentley, who was run over by a C.P.R. locomotive at the Royce Avenue crossing on Thursday, died from her injuries on Saturday morning. An inquest will be held.


PETERS - Judge Peters of Charlottetown, P.E.I., is dead.


LEMESURIER - John LeMesurier, the well-known tobacco manufacturer, of Quebec, is dead, aged 75 years.


RAYMOND - (Ottawa) Boathouse keeper Ratte's two little girls discovered a man's body floating upon the sawdust in the Ottawa river at 8 o'clock to-night. The body was identified by relatives as that of Fabien Raymond, a labourer, aged 48. He fell from the slide in Perley's mill at the Chaudiere nine days ago. He leaves a widow and nine children in destitute circumstances.


June 23, 1891


HAMM - Albert Hamm, the well-known Nova Scotia oarsman, died at his home in Sambro, N.S., yesterday from haemorrhage of the lungs. He was 31 years old.


WHITEHEAD - Charles H. Whitehead, deputy registrar of Oxford county, died at Woodstock yesterday. He was very popular and known far and wide for his hospitality.


June 24, 1891


INGRAM - (Winnipeg) Frank Ingram was killed by lightning yesterday at Austin, sixty miles west.


Turner (Winnipeg) Johnny Turner, aged eight years, was drowned to-day in the Assiniboine while bathing.


BROWN - (Toronto) A sad accident occurred at the Toronto cricket grounds yesterday afternoon, the result of which was the death of Charlie Brown, son of Charles Brown, the well-known livery man on King street. The Toronto and Whitby clubs were playing their usual cricket match and Master Brown as is his wont drove up to see the event. His turnout was a lively little sorrel cob attached to a dog cart. The unfortunate lad was sitting in his rig near the pavilion engaged in conversation with some friends when the bridle slipped out of the horse's mouth. The animal immediately started off at a full gallop, Charlie tugging at the lines with all his might, but in vain, as the bridle was pulled up to the collar. Several spectators called for the lad to leap out, but he pluckily sat in the cart until the fiery steed turned in its mad career west on Bloor street, upsetting the vehicle and throwing Brown fully twenty yards heavily on his head and side. Dr. Ogden Jones, who was watching the cricket match, did all he could until the ambulance and Mr. Brown arrived when the unconscious lad was taken to his home on King street where he died soon afterward. Drs. Strange and Grasset held a consultation just before death set in and saw at once that his fall was fatal. The boy's skull was broken, also a rib and

arm. Charles Brown was a well-known figure on the streets. He was a crack whip and rider and was out with his favourite charge almost daily. He has won many prizes at the exhibitions for his skilled horsemanship. His last appearance in a competition was at Grand's show in the Shaw street rink last April. He was 18 years of age.

This is the second time in a few months that Mr. Brown has been sorely bereaved. Not long ago he lost a daughter, a handsome young lady, and the memory of that loss is still fresh.


SHIPMAN - In the death of the late Montague A. B. Shipman, Hamilton lost an excellent citizen and a good man. Mr. Shipman has been a resident of Hamilton only two years, coming here from Toronto where he well known and highly respected. He was amember of the Gore Street church and of the Royal Templars of Temperance. The funeral was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Pickering and a beautiful and touching duet was sung by two members of the Royal Templars. Many friends from a distance attended.


June 25, 1891


GANDER - (Toronto) John Gander, of 113 Grange avenue, is reported to have been drowned at Windermere, Muskoka, on Tuesday night. Deceased was a member of the firm of Bottomly & Gander, contractors and builders. No particulars of the accident have been received. He leaves a wife and four children.


BARTLETT, MCKEOUGH - (Smithville) Two of Smithville's oldest settlers have lately passed away, Benjamin Bartlett and Mrs. McKeough. The former was laid at rest in the Salem cemetery, and the latter buried with the solemn rites of the Roman Catholic church in the Smithville cemetery.


PLATT - (London) Harry D. Platt, a brewer, aged 22, was accidentally killed in Labatt's brewery by falling downstairs and fracturing his skull.


SMITH - (Toronto) John Hamilton, butcher, 1303 Queen street east, was boating near Kew beach yesterday evening when he saw the body of a man rolling in the surf. He at once notified the police, and constables McIlwain and Wright proceeded to the spot indicated, recovering the body, and conveyed it to the morgue where it now lies. The corpse was recognized as that of Edwin Smith, an old man of 64 years, who resides at 84 Parliament Street. Nothing was found on the body but a horn drinking cup. The deceased had been wandering around Kew beach on the afternoon of Tuesday. Smith had been in ill health for some time past and it is thought that the old man, getting tired of life, determined to end it by drowning himself. Coroner Pickering has arranged for an inquest on the body at 8 o'clock this evening at the morgue.


YOUNG - (St. John, N.B.) Ida Young, a girl of nine years, died at her father's house, Bathurst parish, Gloucester county, on Tuesday from a beating administered to her by Mrs. Jack Vienneau by whom she had been adopted. Her body was covered with bruises. In her ante mortem statement to Father Barry, P.P., Ida testified that she had been brutally beaten with a stick and then turned out last Friday on the roadside where she was found by her uncle and taken home. The Vienneaus have not yet been arrested.


June 26, 1891


Whitfield Died on May 2, of asthma, Rev. William Whitfield, in the 80th year of his age, fifty years pastor of the Freewill Baptist church of Pierrepont, N.Y., and brother of Mr. John Whitfield of this city.


BLACK - (Highgate) The body of a man apparently between thirty and thirty-five years of age was found about 6:30 this morning between the rails on the M.C.R. track near Muirhead in a terribly mangled condition, the left leg off at the thigh and the right at the knee, the skull off from the back of the ears to the eyebrows.

He had dark hair, was smooth shaved, and wore dark clothes. From some papers which were found in his clothes, he is thought to be Obadiah Black of Hamilton, Ontario. Some blacksmith's tools, which were found with him, give the impression that he was a blacksmith who was riding on a freight and fell between the cars.


CALDWELL - (Renfrew) Thomas Caldwell of Sydenham fell off an excursion train near here last night and was crushed under the wheels. The body was picked up and turned over to Bertram Brothers undertakers, Harrowsmith. Deceased was 33 years of age.


PECK - (Toronto) Edward Peck, a boy who was an inmate of the Boys' Industrial Home at Mimico, was drowned late last evening while bathing in Etobicoke creek. The boy's father, who lived at 14 Sword street in this city, was notified. All attempts to find the body so far have failed.


TOWNLEY - (Toronto) Alexander street was the scene of a deplorable accident yesterday morning at half past ten whereby Samuel, the five-year-old son of William J. Townley of 98 Wood street met a frightful death. It appears the unfortunate child, accompanied by a companion, was playing in the vicinity of the hydrant on Alexander street at which the street sprinklers receive their supply of water when the corporation watering cart which is driven by George R. Robinson came along. Unknown to Robinson the two children clambered up on the sprinkler and remained there when the cart started away from the hydrant. When only a few

yards had been traversed, however, Robinson opened ths valve and the rush of water through the sprinkler spout frightened the boys. Townley’s companion jumped off and got away unhurt but the boy named slipped and his head became tightly wedged between the spokes of one of the wheels. His skull was crushed and the brains protruded. Death was painless as it was instantaneous. An investigation was held this afternoon which resulted in Robinson being locked up in No 1 station. He was released on giving bail of $400. This action was taken on the authority of Mr. Badgerow. It is not thought any further action will be taken in the matter. Commissioner Coatsworth says Robinson had been in the employ of the city for two years and has always been found to be a sober, industrious, and thoroughly reliable man in every respect.


June 27, 1891


MUIR - Died at the Asylum, Hamilton, on June 26, John H. Muir, aged 48 years, of cerebritia. Funeral from his late residence, Grimsby, on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m.


WHALEN - (Toronto) Between two and three o'clock this morning, John Whalen, a well-known character living at 27 Centre street, died suddenly. He had been out walking and just got inside the house when he fell down dead. Coroner Johnston was notified but has not yet decided whether it will be necessary to hold an inquest or not.


June 29, 1891


PEARSON - Died in this city, on June 27, 1891, Caroline Louisa Pearson, aged 65 years. Funeral on Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the residence of her son-in-law, Samuel Thomas Warburton, 52 Ferrie street east. Friends will please accept this intimation.


FITZPATRICK - (Montreal) Violent deaths are taking place in this city with alarming frequency. Two people were killed last Sunday by falling from windows and to-day a Mrs. Fitzpatrick, aged 50, living on Hermine street, fell from an upper gallery to the ground and smashing her skull, died instantly.


June 30, 1891


COOK - Died at her late residence, No 193 Wellington street north, on June 29, 1891, Jessie R. Cook, daughter of the late John Cook. Funeral Thursday, July 2, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


HOSSACK - Died on June 30, at 87 Hannah street west, St Clair Balfour, infant son of J. S. and Annie Hossack.

July 3, 1891


DONOVAN - Andrew Donovan, of Roblin, the old man who was injured on the railway track at Napanee on Dominion day, succumbed to his injuries yesterday morning.


July 4, 1891


HOLLIDAY - (Almonte) William A. Holliday, who was drowned here while fishing, was 24 years of age. He fell out of a boat, by what means cannot be learned, but it is thought he tripped over his fish line. His body was recovered in a few minutes, but all efforts to resuscitate him were in vain.


WILSON - Died suddenly on the morning of July 3, John Wilson, aged 61 years and 4 months. Funeral on Sunday at 3:15 p.m. from the residence of Alexander Dunn, No 263 York street. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MITCHELL - Died in Scotch Block, Ancaster, on July 4, John Mitchell, in his 88th year. Funeral on Monday at 2 o'clock

John Mitchell of the Scotch Block, Ancaster, died this morning in his 88th year, much respected and sincerely mourned by all who knew him. Mr. Mitchell was one of the oldest settlers in this part of the country, having lived in the Scotch Block for fifty years. One daughter survives him. The funeral will take place on Monday.


FINNEY - (Windsor) Hector Finney, an engineer on the Great Western Railroad, arrived at the ticket office here last evening just as the ferry boat "Hope" was leaving the dock. Finding the door closed he rushed through the side door of the office and attempted to jump aboard the boat. Missing his step, he was caught by the hips between the boat and the dock, and so badly mangled that no hopes are entertained for his recovery. The injured man is 60 years of age and an old employee of the Grand Trunk railway.


July 6, 1891


INCHES - Died at 221 John street south, on Sunday, July 5, James Inches, a native of Perthshire, Scotland. Funeral from his late residence, on Tuesday, July 7, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are kindly invited to attend.


YOUNG - Drowned in Hamilton Bay, on July 5, Maitland Young, Jr., eldest son of Maitland Young, Sr., of Oak Bank, Burlington, in his 26th year. (An account of the drowning accident of several columns follows)


CONNOLLY - Miss Rose Connolly died yesterday after an illness of three days. She was taken ill on Thursday, but it was not thought to be serious and her unexpected death yesterday morning was a great shock to her friends.


KERNAN - (Montreal) The police are excited over another alleged murder case. About one o'clock this morning James Kernan and Joseph Cullen, firemen of the steamship "Oxenholme", lying at Windmill point, after spending the evening in the city, were returning to their ship. To reach her, they were obliged to cross the Lachine canal basin and went by the footway laid on the gate of No 1 lock. It is alleged that the men were heard in angry altercation as they neared the canal. At any rate as they reached the centre of the gates, Kernan was seen to fall headlong into the lock, and before assistance could reach him, he was drowned. It is alleged that he was  thrown bodily by his companion who was arrested to-day. If the body is recovered an inquest will open in the morning.


TAYLOR - (Owen Sound) A sad drowning accident occurred, here this afternoon. A number of young men were sailing in a yacht and when within a couple of hundred yards off shore at Bayview, one of them named Thomas Taylor slipped and fell overboard. The boat was put about as suddenly as possible, but not before the young man was badly exhausted did it get near him. Another young man named William Murray jumped to Taylor's assistance but being carried down, had to let go, and the unfortunate man sank in the cold water. A large party are dragging the bay in the locality, but as yet the body has not been found. Mr. Taylor was in charge of the drugstore here owned by W. J. Manley, druggist of Yonge street, Toronto. Mr. Taylor was much respected and a general favourite.


HOPKINS - (Toronto) The body of George Hopkins, an aged peddler, vias found floating in the Don river on Saturday morning. It was pulled ashore and while lying on the bank, was identified by some of the bystanders. The remains were conveyed to the morgue and Dr. Pickering notified. The indications are that it is a case of suicide, though the friends of the deceased did not regard him as a person likely to take his own life. He and his brother at one time ran a small fancy goods store on Parliament street.


July 7, 1891


MCFARLANE - Died at the Water Works, Burlington Beach, on July 6, 1891, Helen Gorrie, youngest daughter of James and Sarah MoFarlane, aged 11 years and 9 months. Funeral on Wednesday, 8th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MARTENS - (Toronto) One of Toronto's best known musicians sleeps peacefully in death. Early yesterday morning Carl Martens died suddenly of apoplexy at his lodgings, 57 Wood street. He was born in Hamburg, 43 years ago, was educated at Hamburg conservatory, and came to Toronto about nine years ago. Since then his career is well known to the musically inclined of the city, He has been associated with several of the ladies' colleges of the city.

For some time he was a teacher in the Conservatory of Music in which he holds stock. But three years ago when the College of Music was opened, he became connected with that institution and up to the time of his death was one of its most successful and most popular teachers.


DREW - (Guelph) The whole community was shocked on Sunday morning to hear of the sudden death of George A. Drew, senior judge of the county, which sad event occurred at his residence, Elora, on Saturday night about twelve o'clock. The judge was in his usual health up to ten p.m. on Saturday, having that evening returned from a trip to Toronto. Shortly after retiring he was taken ill and expired within a couple of hours. Heart failure was the cause of death. The deceased judge received his appointment in the year 1882, having then been M.P. for the north riding of Wellington county. He attended the funeral of Sir John Macdonald having for that purpose adjourned the court which was then in session.


July 8, 1891


SMITH - Died at the residence of his son-in-law, 187 Main street east, George Smith of Cherrybank Farm, aged 61 years. Funeral from above address, on Friday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock.


HAINES - An elderly blacksmith of Freelton, named Haines, was kicked by a horse that he was shoeing last Thursday, and died on Saturday.


GUMBERD - There was a very sad death at the hospital a few days ago. Mary Gumberd, a young girl who had been led astray and gave birth to a child, was taken to the hospital by her father. Shortly after, she was confined. She lingered for a few days and died. She was an only daughter and the aged father was heartbroken when he was informed of her death.


SINCLAIR - (Toronto) John Sinclair of the firm of John Sinclair & Son, crockery merchants, died suddenly at his residence on Ontario street this morning. The cause of death was heart failure.


QUITE - (London) James Quite, a Grand Trunk Railway brakeman, living at Windsor, was killed near Thamesville last night by falling off his train and being cut to pieces. Shortly after the accident the mangled remains were found and identified as those of the unfortunate Quite who was aged only 19 years, and had been about a year on the road. He was very popular with all his acquaintances and a steady, sober workman. Mrs. James McNeil of Lorne avenue in this city is a sister of the deceased and has been informed of the awful fatality.

ATTRIDGE - (Carlisle) Master Percy Attridge died on Monday morning, June 29, the result of an attack of la grippe. He was a pupil in the Waterdown high school.


HAWES - (Carlisle) Mr. Hawes, general merchant, Carlisle, lost his wife last week. She was buried at Carlisle.


BOYAN - To ascertain the cause of death of Mary Boyan who died under peculiar circumstances on Saturday, Coroner Woolverton and a jury held an inquest at No 3 police station last night. The only evidence bearing on the cause of death was given by Drs. Rosebrugh and Olmsted who made the autopsy. There was nothing to substantiate the abortion theory. Their opinion was that death resulted from inflammation and the shock produced by a rupture of the uterus during labour, a most unusual occurrence.

There was no evidence given as to who seduced the unfortunate woman. Her secret died with her.

Nothing important was elicited in the examination of constable Moses with whom the deceased lived as housekeeper for ten years. She left when he got married in November. She was 35 years old. She came from Ireland and had no relatives in this country. She went to work with a family named Armstrong, but left there because the work was too hard and lived with him again until May 13, he having told her she could make it her home until she got work. He did not see her after June 1. He never knew of her keeping company with anyone. When Miss Boyan left his house, she had to his knowledge $275 which she had saved up...


July 9, 1891


NOLAN - Died in this city on July 9, Mary, wife of Martin Nolan, aged 27 years. Funeral from her late residence, 263 Macnab street north, Sunday afternoon, at 2:30. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


WARD - Died in this city, at his late residence, No 262 Macnab street north, John A. Ward, in the 78th year of his age. Funeral at 8:15 Saturday morning to G.T.R. station.


POUNDER - Mrs. J. W. Pounder of 44 Main street west died on Tuesday evening. For many years she taught a select school for ladies.


COLLINS - (Smithville) Patrick Collins, another of Smithville's old settlers, was numbered with the silent majority last week. He was 85 years of age. His remains were interred in the Roman Catholic cemetery on Saturday last.


July 10, 1891


DOBBS - (Uxbridge) William Dobbs retired in his usual health on Monday evening. Next morning his wife supposed he was sleeping, but not arising at his usual time went to awaken him and was shocked to find that he was dead.


WALTERS - Laban Walters, a farmer aged 32, was killed while chopping down trees near Wiarton yesterday morning. He was struck by an axe which flew off the handle in the hands of a man who was working with him.


July 11, 1891


MOORE - Died in this city, on July 10, Winnifred G., only daughter of George and Margaret Moore, in her 8th year. Funeral from the family residence, 290 John street north, Monday, July 13, at 3:30 p.m.


PUTNAM - Died at the residence of her uncle, H. D. Cameron, Emerald street south, Hamilton, on Friday, July 10, Ruby Mildred Putnam, daughter of the late M. S. Putnam, in the 13th year of her age. Funeral on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.


WITTICK - (Hanover) Joseph Wittick of Neustadt went out to the open shed of the Royal Hotel to take his horse out when one of them kicked him in the forehead. He lived only a few hours.


CALLAGHAN - (London) The two-year-old son of Denis Callaghan of Ops was drowned in a water barrel. How the sad accident occurred is not known as the mother of the little fellow, on going out of the house, found him on his head in the barrel, life being extinct.


MCFADGEN - (Coilingwood) The body of Colin McFadgen was brought to his home yesterday from Chicago. The particulars of his death as told by his brothers are that on July 4 he and some friends went to the top of a four-storey building to set off some fire rockets and assist in the birthday. Colin lighted a rocket and immediately stepped back from it. In so doing he slipped off the roof and fell to the pavement below, a distance of fifty feet. He was picked up dead.


DALEY - (Orangeville) The express from Toronto ran over the mangled remains of an old man named Daley on the track about two miles south of Mona road station. The old man, who evidently had been struck by a freight train during the previous night, lay with his head and both arms and legs severed from the body.


July 13, 1891


MCGRATH - Died suddenly in this city, Edward McGrath, in the 65th year of his age, a native of Armagh, Ireland. Funeral on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from his late residence, 73 Ferguson avenue south. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

COTE - (Ste. Anne de la Perade) Madame Raoul Cote, accompanied by the two Miss Godins, while returning from an excursion yesterday afternoon, were overtaken by a terrific thunderstorm. One flash of lightning more vivid that anything ever seen in this vicinity struck and instantly killed Madame Raoul Cote and severely injured the two young ladies. The latter are reported this morning to be improving and will likely recover.


LEVECQUE - (Montreal) George Levecque, janitor of the Western chambers, fell from a window seventy feet to the sidewalk to-day and was instantly killed.


ISAAC - (Toronto) A four-year-old boy named William A. Isaac whose parents live at 110 Sumach street, while playing at the foot of George street on Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, fell into the bay and was drowned.


KORMANN (Toronto) Ignatius Kormann, proprietor of Kormann's brewery, died suddenly on Saturday night. His death was caused by heart disease. He had been confined to his house since Monday on which day he was compelled to go home from business on account of feeling unwell. No serious consequences were anticipated at first from his illness, but on Saturday morning he suddenly took a turn for the worse and died in a few hours. Two of his sons are absent in Chicago, and one in Vancouver, but the rest of the family were at his bedside. Mr. Kormann was 56 years of age.


GILLESPIE - (Toronto) John Gillespie, a lad 16 years of age, who lived with his sister and grandmother, was drowned yesterday afternoon at the end of the sandbar which runs out from the island towards Brock street. The sad event took place about four o'clock in the presence of several boys with whom deceased had been bathing. When his companions saw that Gillespie was in danger, two of them went to his assistance, but owing to his struggles, their exertions proved of no avail and they were forced to abandon the boy to his fate. Shortly after the accident the body was recovered and brought to the city when it was taken to the lad's house. The scene at home last night was a sad one. The boy was laid out in the front room and beside it were his little sister heartbroken, and the aged grandmother stricken with grief at the loss of her only support.


LOUNT - C. W. Lount, stipendiary magistrate for the district of Muskoka, died at Bracebridge on Saturday.


THOMPSON - (Winnipeg) A sad accident happened at Shoal Lake on Friday by which the six-year-old son of Joseph Thompson lost his life. Mr. Thompson was bringing a load of grain to Shoal Lake when the wagon struck a stone, shaking the little fellow off. He fell between the wheels, the hind one running over him and killing him instantly.

MCGRATH The grim old reaper, death, is no respecter of persona, neither as to how or where he calls upon his victims. This morning about 9:30 in the midst of the bustle of traffic at the corner of King and James streets, an old man named Edward McGrath was struck with an epileptic fit while passing the new Bank of Hamilton building. He fell heavily to the ground, striking his forehead on the edge of the sidewalk. Constable Lowery and some men passing carried him into Gore park and laid him under the trees. It is thought that he was suffering from the effects of the sun, but before Dr. White who had been summoned arrived, the old man was dead. He never spoke or moved after being picked up.

Dr. White decided that death was due to the combined effects of an epileptic fit and the heavy blow on the head sustained in falling, and that no inquest was necessary. The body was taken to his home, 73 Ferguson avenue south.

Mr. McGrath was about 65 years of age. He carried on business as a carriage maker on James street south, near Jackson. He leaves a family.


JACOBS, WELLS - There was a double drowning accident at Winona yesterday, two young men meeting death in the blue waters of Lake Ontario. Early in the afternoon four farm labourers, John Burniston, Henry Wells, George Mercer, and John Jacobs, all young men, went out for a sail in a lugger. The boat was not very safe, having been lying on the shore for some time. There was a hole in the bottom of it, but the young men stuffed it up. The boat still leaked and they had to use a pump. They were foolhardy to venture out in such a craft. Residents along the shore noticed them sailing up and down. They sailed along the shore to the beach and did not return from there for a couple of hours.

About 5 o'clock Ald. Farmer and C. W. Tinling who are summering at Mrs. John W.Wilson's residence went into the lake for a swim. They were near John E. Beamer's farm and saw four young men sailing along. After Mr. Tinling and Ald. Farmer had their swim and were returning, Mrs. Farmer who was in Wilson's grove came running along the road shouting that the boat had upset. The two men could see the upturned lugger off Wilson's point about a quarter of a mile from shore. Only two men were clinging to the boat.

Mr. Tinling and Mr. Farmer hurried along the beach and getting a boat they rowed out and rescued Mercer who was almost gone and would have drowned had not help arrived when it did. The young men were in the water about fifteen minutes. Poor Jacobs and Wells were drowned before assistance arrived. Their bodies were not recovered. They tried to paddle ashore, but became exhausted and disappeared in the cold water. The water where the boat upset was twenty feet deep.

Burniston says the young men were fooling in the boat. When it went over on its side, Jacobs foolishly jumped over to the other, and the frail craft went over, tumbling them into the water. It is said that the young men had been drinking and were careless in the boat.

Jacobs and Wells, the two young men who were drowned, were well liked. The former was 19 years old. He worked for John White who also rented a farm to his father. Wells worked for Jerry Dean for four years. His brother works in the Ontario rolling mills. Mr. Dean says he was the best assistant he ever had.

A search was made for the bodies but they were not recovered.


July 14, 1891


HEALEY - Died in this city, on July 14, at the residence of his son, 236 Herkimer street, John Russell Healey, customs broker, late of Quebec, in his 79th year. Funeral Thursday, July 16, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


READ - Mrs. Read, wife of Senator Read, died in Belleville on Saturday night, aged 79, from blood poisoning.


DONOGHUE - (Peterborough) A sad drowning accident took place in the Otonobee river about three miles from the town. Dan Donoghue was trolling alone in a canoe when the hooks caught in a root and he was jerked from his high seat on the end of the boat and thrown into the water. He could not swim and was drowned. His companions were sleeping on the bank and though several persons saw him in the water, they thought he was swimming and paid no attention until too late to save him. Had Donoghue made an outcry they would have gone to his assistance but he sank without a sound. Deceased was about 20 years of age.


LATRAVERSE - (Montreal) Capt. R. Latraverse of the Richilieu & Ontario navigation company's steamer "Sorel" died suddenly last evening at his residence, Sorel, at the aged of 70 years. In the death of Capt. Latraverse, one more of the old St. Lawrence veterans passes away, he having followed navigation work since he was twelve years of age. He had been upwards of forty years continuously in the service of the Richilieu company, commanding their boats on several routes.


HOWE - (St. John's, Nfld) Rev. Mr. Howe, Episcopal minister at Harbour Briton, Fortune Bay, and his daughter were drowned on Sunday by the upsetting of a boat while returning from Jersey Harbour where they had been holding services. The boatman was also drowned.


July 15, 1891


LOGAN - (Dunnville) Charles Logan, a farmer near here, committed suicide while the family were attending the Orange celebration here yesterday. It is believed that he became melancholy on account of his helpless condition, he having become a cripple.


COOKE - (Midland) A sad drowning accident occurred last night on the excursion boat returning from Victoria Harbour. William Cooke, ex-treasurer of the township of Tay,

residing in Midland for the past two years, acoompanied his lodge to Victoria Harbour. After the day's celebration he with some friends returned on the excursion boat, and when about half way home the old gentleman in some way fell overboard. Every effort was made to rescue him, but the night being dark, the body sank. Searching parties have been out since, but the body has not yet been recovered.


GRIFFITH - (Brantford) The death occurred yesterday of H. Griffith for many years chief of the Brantford police force. The deceased, who was in his 74th year, had been ailing for some time past. When the force was re-organized few years ago, he was given the position of sergeant, afterward resigning. His demise removes one of the old-time city landmarks.


July 16, 1891


PHILP - (Colborne) Rev. Mr. Duncan, Presbyterian minister here, received a telegram from his son-in-law, Edward Philp of Vancouver, B.C., conveying the sad intelligence of his daughter, Mrs. Philp's death. In July of last year Miss Kate Duncan became the bride of Mr. Philp, formerly of this village. She was favoured with a happy wedding and left for her husband's new home in the far western province bearing with her the best wishes of this community.

 For some years she had participated actively in religious and social undertakings and with her pleasant assistance so cordially given, success was always secured. The awful suddenness has been a sad blow to the family. Mr. Philp leaves Vancouver to-night and she who less than a year ago left here a happy bride will be brought back to be buried on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.


SOWTER - (Winnipeg) Corporal Sowter of the 90th Battalion now encamped on the banks of the Red River was drowned to-day while bathing near the camp in disobedience to orders. Corporal Harrison who accompanied him is under arrest. It is supposed that Sowter received a sunstroke from the effects of which he sank. He was highly connected and was formerly a member of the Queen's Own. The body was recovered.


REYNOLDS - (Brantford) A little Paris boy named John Reynolds was drowned in the Grand River while looking for some cows.


ANABLE - (Toronto) The name of the victim of the shooting accident is Louis Anable. He was a labourer and came to Toronto about three years ago from Carleton Place. He leaves a wife and child.

July 17, 1891


GREEN - Died in this city, on July 16, James Green, aged 64 years. Funeral from his late residence, 26 Picton street east, on Saturday, July 18, at 3 p.m. sharp. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


WARD, CLYDE - A Vancouver dispatch says: A fatal accident occurred yesterday at Spuzzum which resulted in the death of Robert Ward of Winnipeg and a man named Chris Clyde in the employ of the C.P.R. Both men were at work at the time the accident occurred near a derrick, the pivot pin of which gave way and the derrick fell upon them, killing Ward instantly and crushing Clyde so badly that he died shortly afterward. Mr. Ward's remains go east for interment on to-day's train. Ward is a brother-in-law of Capt. Douglass of the Leland House.


BELANGER - (Montreal) A young man named Joseph Belanger was struck and killed by lightning yesterday afternoon at St. Janvier, county of Terrebonne. The fatal fluid also struck a hotel at Knowlton where twenty-five boarders were sleeping. No one was injured.


LEAH (Embro) A young man named Samuel Leah in company with a friend, Alexander Douglas,was out on the Ross pond having a spin in a small skiff when owing to a leak, the boat rapidly filled and sank. The occupants being unable to swim found themselves in deep water and made desperate struggles to keep afloat. Leah, owing to fright sank and never came to the surface while Douglas was rescued by a gentleman who was passing. The alarm being spread, a number rushed to the water's side and James Munro after repeated attempts at diving succeeded in bringing the body of Leah to the surface. Vigorous efforts were made by the doctors to resuscitate him, but without avail. The unfortunate young man has a brother in London where the remains will be taken.


ENGLISH - A man named William English, about 55 years of age, was found dead in a well on the farm occupied by his brother-in-law, Paul Dyson, near Acton, Ontario, yesterday.


LOGAN - (Toronto) James Logan, the tramp who was run over at Port Hope by a G.T.R. train on Wednesday and had his legs nearly cut in two, died at the hospital yesterday morning at 5:20. Logan was 21 years of age and beyond the information that he came from Glasgow, Scotland, and had worked for Sinclair A. Doherty, railway contractor of Colborne, he was not able to tell anything of himself. No inquest will be held.


CHAMBERS - (Walkerton) John Chambers, employed in Senkpel & Hauser's broom handle factory, Elmwood, was struck in the stomach by a piece of board thrown by the circular saw and died from the effects.


IRVING - While the squad of police were laboriously dragging 250 yards of net through the weeds off Bayview yesterday afternoon, some boys on the shore saw the body of Irving near the surface about two hundred yards from shore. When brought to land the body was in a good state of preservation. In the pockets were found a knife, pipe, and $5.86 in money, and a few small articles.

When drowned the unfortunate man was in the act of grabbing for his hat which had blown into the water. He got his hat but lost his life. The hat was still clenched in his hand when the body was taken out. On Wednesday evening a quantity of dynamite wag set off by the police and this apparently had the effect of causing the body to float. It was taken to the morgue.


July 18, 1891


CAMERON - Died in this city, on July 17, of inflammation of the brain, John Alexander, eldest son of John and Elizabeth Cameron, aged 13 years and 2 months. Funeral from 305 Wellington street north, Sunday, at 3:30. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


MAY - (Galt) Richard May, son of William May of Puslinch, had been living in Aberdeen, S.D., for many years where he was connected with the fire department. He got leave of absence for a few days to do some seeding on his claim a few miles out in the country. Not returning a search party was organized who found his body in an old well on his farm. His death is a mystery as his money and watch were found on him.


HOPE - Died in this city on July 17, Annie, beloved wife of John Hope, aged 37 years and 6 months. Funeral from her late residence 316 East avenue north, on Sunday, at 1:45 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


ADAMSON - (Goderich) Peter Adamson, county clerk of Huron County for the past twenty-five years, died today after an illness of nearly four months' duration. Mr. Adamson was one of the best known and most highly respected residents of the county. He was a Scotchman by birth but came to America when quite a young man. He first settled in the southern states and afterward was seized by the gold fever in 1849 and went to California from which he returned to settle in Canada and took up a farm in the township of Stanley here. He soon succeeded in impressing a knowledge of his unquestioned ability upon his neighbours and for many years represented the township at the county council board. He retired to accept the position of county clerk. He was a valuable citizen and his loss will be keenly felt by the county council, the high school board, and other bodies with which he was connected.


HANCOCK - (Toronto) There seems to be considerable mystery overshadowing the death of Miss Jemima Hancock, daughter of E. T. Hancock, 74 Barton Avenue. Hancock himself is

postmaster of Seaton village and also the proprietor of a grocery store of which there is a branch at Fairbanks, a village some ten miles out Dufferin street, managed by the deceased. The young woman was found in the room adjoining the store in an unconscious condition by her father at ten o'clock Thursday morning. Dr. Harrington of Strachan avenue and Dr. Machell were at once called.

They found that the skull was badly fractured, and although all possible aid was extended, the unfortunate woman died about midnight. The supposition is that while carrying a pail of butter across the store, she stumbled and struck her head against the sharp angle of the door. Coroner Johnson instructed the doctors to held a post mortem examination as there is suspicion of foul play.

An inquest was opened at Macfarlane's hotel, Bloor street west, at 3 o'clock yesterdsy afternoon. The evidence of several witnesses was taken, and the inquest adjourned until Tuesday night. Further investigations are being made.


CHARLEBOIS - (Penetanguishene) Oliver Charlebois, third son of Oliver Charlebois of Tiny, overturned his canoe near Fort Severn and was drowned before he could be rescued. The body was at once recovered and sent home for burial.


RUTLEY - (Kingston) James Rutley of this city was killed this morning at Toledo on the steamer "Compana" of which he was engineer.


BEDSON - (Ottawa) Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Lawrence Bedson, the well known ex-warden of the Manitoba penitentiary, died suddenly this evening of a paralytic stroke. He had been in Ottawa for some time, having had to resign his office owing to illness which was of the character of general debility. Though much reduced in strength, he was able to get about and yesterday spent the afternoon at the House of Commons. This afternoon he suffered a stroke of paralysis which was succeeded at six o'clock by a second which carried him off. Colonel Bedson was born in 1842. He came to Canada with the First Battalion of the 16th Regiment of Foot and went to the northwest with the first Red River expedition under Sir Garnet Wolseley as quarter-master sergeant of the 2nd Quebec Rifles. He remained in Manitoba, was made warden of the penitentiary, and when the second Riel rebellion broke out went to the front in charge of the commissary department. He was a man who made friends universally, and his death will be regretted.


July 20, 1891


GAGE - Died at his late residence, Barton, on July 19, Philip Gage, aged 48 years. Funeral Tuesday at 3 p.m. to Bartonville cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

MURPHY - Died at the residence of his father, 21 Jackson street east, on Sunday, July 19, John Murphy, late superintendent of letter carriers, post office. Funeral on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.

John Murphy, ex-superintendent of letter carriers, died yesterday after a long illness from consumption. Mr. Murphy resigned about two years ago owing to ill health. He was able to go up and down as late as Friday afternoon, and his death at the last was quite sudden.


YOUNG - Died on July 5, 1891, by accidental drowning in Burlington bay, Maitland Young, eldest son of Maitland Young of Burlington in the 26th year of his age. Funeral from his father's residence, Burlington, this (Monday) afternoon at 5 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend.

After many days of searching, the body of Maitland Young who was drowned two weeks ago yesterday was recovered this morning. It was found floating in the coal oil inlet by Fred Corey at 4:30. The searchers were grappling across the bay near the spot where the canoe upset. In some places the water was as deep as one hundred feet. Dynamite was used, but it failed to bring the body to the surface. Corey did not think that the body would be found where the searchers were at work. He thought the current would carry it across the bay. He got up early this morning and rowed from the beach to the inlet and found the body floating into the rushes. It was in good condition then, being discoloured very little. The clothes were in good condition. The rings worn by the deceased were still on the fingers.

Corey towed the body to the beach leaving, it near Bastien's boathouse. It took him from 4:50 to 8:15 to tow it across the bay. When the body was taken out of the water it became discoloured.

It was a great relief to Mr. Young when he learned that the body had been recovered. He was notified immediately and had undertaken Williamson remove it to his residence in Burlington.

The body was swollen to double its size. The deceased wore a blue jersey and white trousers.

The funeral will take place at 5 o'clock this afternoon and a number of the clerks of the Bank of Hamilton and other banks and members of the Leander will attend. The Bank of Hamilton sent a large floral anchor. The expense of the dragging for the body will be large as the fisherman were paid $2 a day.


BURPEE - (Ottawa) L. J. Burpee, a respected clerk to the privy council office, died suddenly at Janeville last evening. He took a fainting fit and died in a few minutes. He was 45 years of age and leaves a wife and five children.


GAGE - Death, that dire destroyer, has once more entered into a peaceful home and taken from the hearth a kind husband and loving parent. Philip Gage, after a lingering illness of four months, died at his residence, Bartonville, on Sunday morning. Mr. Gage who was comparatively a young man, being only 48 years at his death, was a general favourite.

He was always a cheerful and entertaining host. But he is gone. That a kind and loving providence will comfort and support the sorrowing family is the ardent prayer of the whole community who remember with Longfellow that :

These severe afflictions

Not from the ground arise

But oftentimes celestial benediction

Assumes a dark disguise.


July 21, 1891


GASKIN - Died in this city, on July 18, Arthur, only son of James Gaskin, aged 28 years and 6 months. Funeral took place from his late residence, 21 James street, on Monday.


July 22, 1891


MILLER - Died in this city, on Sunday, July 19, Lillian Beatrice, infant daughter of Annie and William Miler, aged 8 months. Funeral took place on Monday, July 20.


MILLIGAN - The wife of Rev. G. M. Milligan, pastor of old St. Andrew's Presbyterian church, Toronto, died this morning. She had been ill of cancer for three weeks.


CRASHLEY - (Toronto) A very sad occurrence took place at 28 Beverly street on Monday night by which Lillie Crashley, a bright little girl, 6 years of age, lost her life. She was with other children playing about in a lane close to her home, and after playing about the youngsters lit a bonfire of paper and shavings. Lillie approached too near the burning mass and her clothing caught fire, burning her in a fearful manner. Her shrieks brought her father and Peter McLean to the scene, but too late to save the poor child. After passing the night in great agony, she died yesterday morning.


ASHBAUGH - (Glanford) A very sad event occurred in Glanford, being the death of one of its most highly respected sons, Allen Ashbaugh, a young man in the bloom of rising manhood, of genial disposition, and generally respected by all. The young man received an injury, not markedly severe in character, but was followed rapidly by acute peritonitis, and after a week's painful struggle with the grim monster, death at last laid on him his dark cold hand and proclaimed himself conqueror. Great sympathy is extended towards the sorrowing parents and relatives.


MARLING - (Belleville) At Lime Lake, while a young man named William Marling was climbing a fence, a pistol in his pocket exploded, killing him on the spot.

July 23, 1891


MCLEAN - (Winnipeg) Sheriff McLean of Portage la Prairie was killed this morning at McDonald while assisting to bring a traction engine in from his farm to the station. The engine got stuck in a mud hole and while attempting to reverse the machine, he was struck in the neck and killed instantly. He was about 40 years old and leaves a wife and family.


STINTON - (Sarnia) At 3 o'clock this morning Joseph Stinton, a brakeman on the mud train at  the St. Clair tunnel, was thrown from the cars and crushed beneath the oars and the embankment. His head and one of his hands were badly bruised, and his ribs driven through his lungs. He died in about an hour. His father and sister arrived from Glencoe this afternoon and took the remains home with them on the evening train. Deceased was only 28 years of age.


July 24, 1891


FRENCH - Died at his residence in Glanford on Thursday, July 23, Thomas French, in his 73rd year. Funeral Sunday, July 26, at 2 p.m. to English church, thence to cemetery for burial. Friends will please accept this intimation.


LOTTRIDGE - Died at the Aged Women's Home on July 23, Miss Nancy Lottridge, in the 84th year of her age. Funeral from the above address, on Saturday, July 26, at 2:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCLELLAN - Fred McLellan, 5 years of age, son of John McLellan, builder of Bayfield, Ontario, was accidentally drowned on Wednesday by falling into the river.


July 25, 1891


MCGOWAN - (Bracebridge) Two children, a son and a daughter of Joseph McGowan, sectionman north of Utterson, were playing at the side of the railway track in the excavation made under a stump at a sand bank. The jarring of a passing train caused the stump to fall and the little girl, being directly under, was crushed to death, the head being totally mangled. She was found by her sorrowing mother almost buried. The boy was also badly injured.


UDELL - (Niagara Falls) An inquest was held on the body of Frederick Udell found in the whirlpool rapids at Niagara Falls. Ada Lambert said she was with Udell until 2 a.m. and left him in an intoxicated condition. The jury returned a verdict of "died from causes unknown". Murder was suspected as his pockets were inside out when the body was found.

MONTIGNY, POURAS - (Quebec) A vague dispatch received from Seven Islands on the lower St. Lawrence reports the drovming of seven children: Alfred, Joseph, Maria, Louise and Cecil E. Montigny, and Marmed and Marguerite Pouras. Details of the catasprophe have not yet been received, but it is announced that a little boy, only seven years old, who was in the party, showed extraordinary courage, and succeeded in saving one of his companions, a little girl eight years old. Great sympathy is felt for the two families so cruelly afflicted, and neighbours crowded to the scene of the disaster to assist in the search for the bodies. Five of the bodies have already been recovered.


Meuder (Montreal) A case of death which resulted from a criminal operation has been brought to light and the notice of the provincial government called to. The attorney-general has ordered an investigstion into the circumstances. A short time ago a leading physician in the city received a visit from a lady who asked him to perform an operation on her. The physician, of course, refused, and the lady went away. A week ago the same physician received a dispatch to go to Notre Dame de Stanbridge to attend the lady who had previously called on him. He proceeded to Notre Dame de Stanbridge and found the-lady suffering from the effects of an operation which had been performed on her. A close examination showed that blood poisoning had set in and that the lady was on the point of death. All that medical aid could do at the moment was done and the unfortunate woman was removed to this city and taken to a private hospital. Here two physicians attended to her, but to no purpose, for two days later death resulted from the effects of the operation.

The name of the woman was Alice Meuder, and she formerly resided at Woodstock, Ontario, but latterly at Notre Dame de Stanbridge. Who the physician is that performed the criminal operation it is the intention of the government to try and discover. Detective Grose, who was given charge of the case, has made a report to the government which is expected to take action in the matter.


July 27, 1891


BEAMER - Died at Poplar Grove, Winona, on Sunday, July 26, 1891, Elizabeth Ann, third daughter of the late John and Maria Jane Beamer, in the 52nd year of her age. Funeral Wednesday, July 29, at 2 p.m.


LAING - Died in this city, on the 26th instant, Janet F., relict of the late Alexander Laing, in the 79th year of her age. Funeral will leave the residence of her son-in-law, John M. Chapman, 106 Bay street north, Tuesday, 28th, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


ODELL - Senator Odell died at Halifax from apoplexy last night.

July 28, 1891


FAWKES - Died in this city, on July 28, Elizabeth Kate Fawkes, sister of John Skinner, jeweller, aged 60 years. Funeral will leave her brewer's residence, 103 King street west, on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FREEN - Miss Ida Freen, a beautiful girl of eighteen years, was killed at Walkerville on Saturday on the street car track. She was practising on a bicycle and failed to get out of the way in time.


WHITE - William White whose parents live at 200 Simcoe street east was drowned while bathing at Toledo on Sunday, He was on the propeller "St. Magnus" which left here a week ago Monday on her first trip of the season. A telegram from the captain says that White was in bathing in the river and took a cramp and drowned. The body of White will probably arrive here to-morrow.


July 29, 1891


WHITE - Drowned at Toledo, Ohio, on Sunday, July 26, 1891, William White, son of the late William White of this city, aged 18 years. Funeral from his mother's residence, 200 Simcoe street east, on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ROBINSON - Died in this city, at 58 Victoria avenue north, on Tuesday, July 28, Jeffries, son of J. S. and Annie C. Robinson, aged 2 years and 3 months. Funeral will take place from the above address on Thursday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


DE ROTTENBURG - Died at Windsor, England, July 18, 1891, the Baroness de Rottenburg, beloved wife of Colonel Baron de Rottenburg, C.B., formerly of the 100th Regiment.


FRENCH - (Glanford) Thomas French, one of Glanford's oldest residents, passed away to his rest on Thursday in the 74th year of his age. He was a grand character and his steadfast and upright manner caused him to be deeply revered by those who knew him through life. For a great many years he followed the pursuit of farming until he, having acquired sufficient of this world's goods, laid down the harness of labour. He then secured a residence in our village where he spent the remainder of his days. Mr. French was a kind friend and a good neighbour and was always ready to give good advice or to do good to those who stood in need. He leaves a large family and lived to see them happily married and settled in life. The utmost sympathy is extended to Mrs. French who has been a good helpmate and helped her husband to brave the battles of life.

QUIGLEY - (Newmarket) A very large number of people assembled here this morning to pay their last respects to the remains of Edward Quigley which arrived on the Atlantic express from Victoria. The deceased was an old resident of Mount Albert and went to British Columbia some four months ago with a view to speculation. However his young aspirations, he being only 33 years of age, were cut short by an attack of spinal disease which soon produced lockjaw and finally terminated in death.


EVERARDE - (Welland) Dexter D. Everarde, registrar for the county of Welland, died at his residence here at 1:30 this afternoon. Deceased had been ailing for some time and his death had been expected for many months, he being nearly 90 years of age. He received the appointment of registrar nearly forty years ago.


July 30, 1891


STEVEN - Died at Hamilton Beach, on July 30, Oswald, son of H. S. Steven, aged 12 years. Funeral from 403 Main street east on Friday at 2:30 p.m.


EVANS - Died in Burlington, on Saturday, July 25, Madeline Agnes, sixth and youngest daughter of John D. and Louie Evans, aged 9 months. Funeral took place yesterday to Burlington cemetery.


MORGAN - Died on Wednesday, July 29, on her 77th birthday, Catharine Elizabeth Morgan, wife of the late Richard Morgan, daughter of the late Dr. George Gwynne Bird, of Bowmanville, and mother of William S. and R. R. Morgan. Funeral from her late residence, corner Hunter and Emerald streets, on Friday at 3:30 o'clock.


HELLER, CHAPMAN - (Port Elgin) Last evening Harold Heller, George McLachlan, Bertha Chapman, and Dora Balkwell went for a sail in a small boat. They had not gone far when the boat began to fill with water, became unmanageable, and finally sank. Heller and Bertha Chapman were drowned. McLachlan clung to the boat and supported Miss Balkwell until assistance arrived.


July 31, 1891


LLTTLEHALES - Died Edith Annie, daughter of T. and M. A. Littlehales, born December 20, 1870, died July 31, 1891, at her parents' residence, 151 Park street north. Funeral strictly private.

Miss Edith Annie Littlehales, eldest daughter of Thomas Littlehales, died at her father's residence this morning. Her death will be especially regretted in many circles, for she was an enthusiastic and talented musician. She was a clever violinist, being leader of the orchestra at the Philharmonic Society on several occasions. She spent two years studying music at Leipsic. She was a young lady of rare intelligence and culture. A couple of months ago she returned from the

south where she went for the benefit of her health, and her friends rejoiced at the prospects of her recovery. Shortly after her return she became worse and death came to-day. The funeral will be private.


CROWE - (Trenton) Last night about 11 o'clock three boys, Arthur Crowe, Clayton Potts, and Gerald Macdonald, who had been spending the day at Presque Point, were returning in their boat to Twelve O'clock Point on this bay where they were camped, and when about a mile from the western entrance of the canal a thunderstorm came up and the boat was struck by lightning. Macdonald and Potts were knocked senseless and when they came to themselves, they could find nothing of their companion, Crowe, who it is supposed was also struck and in the condition fell out of the boat and was drowned.


August 1, 1891


BETTLES - Died in this city, on July 31, Thomas Bettles, a native of Bedfordshire, England, aged 50 years and 6 months. Funeral Monday, August 3, from the residence of his son, 136 Robinson street, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


QUINN - (Toledo) Charles Quinn, whose home is in Hamilton, was shot and killed in a drunken saloon row Thursday evening by Michael Ganslein. Four men had been drinking heavily and a dispute arose about some charge. It is claimed that Quinn was about to go behind the bar to assault Ganslein when the latter fired two shots, killing Quinn almost instantly. The coroner's inquest resulted in a verdict of murder in the second degree. An effort was made in the police court this morning to release Ganslein by securing a change to that of manslaughter and hearing was continued until Monday. Quinn with two others named Collins and Murphy came to Toledo from Canada last Saturday and after working two days started on a spree which resulted so fatally. The remains of Quinn were this morning shipped to Hamilton by the United States express.

Yesterday afternoon a telegram was received here from Toledo stating that Charles Quinn had been shot there on Thursday. No further particulars were given. Quinn was a moulder and travelled around a great deal. When in Hamilton he lived with his uncle, Edward Marks, 285 John street north. At one time he played third base for the old Primrose team.

James Burns, brother-in-law of the deceased, left for Toledo this morning. The body will be brought here for burial.


INGRAHAM - (Winnipeg) John Ingraham fell from a train at East Selkirk on Saturday and was killed. He was a brother-in-law of S. West.

August 3, 1891


MADDOCKS - The wires brought sad news to George Maddocks of this city when the following telegram from Mr. McCabe, formerly of this city, was received.

San Francisco, California, August 3, to George Maddocks, 41 Tom street, Hamilton. After a brief illness, Will died to-night. What disposition do you desire made of his remains? If forwarded to you it will be necessary to have some one accompany. James McCabe.

The deceased was for ten years in the employ of the Hamilton Gas Company in Mr. Littlehales's office. For the past two years he had been shipping clerk in the house of Brown, Metzer & Co, San Francisco. He had just returned from a trip to the Yosemite Valley. William was a bright young man of 24, and his death is keenly felt by the members of the family. The body has been sent for and due notice of the funeral will be given.


FRASER - (London) Dr. J. M. Fraser, one of the best known physicians of London, died here to-day of several months' illness from heart disease. He leaves a large family. Deceased was the surgeon of the 7th Battalion and did duty in the Northwest in 1885. He was a sterling Conservatice in politics and an elder of St. Andrew's Presbyterian church. His age was fifty-four.


HAWKE - (Brantford) The sudden death occurred here this morning of Thomas Hawke. Deceased rose at about 3 a.m. and complained of feeling unwell. He was just going into another room when he fell and almost immediately expired. Mr. Hawke had been with Thomas McLean for some years and was universally respected. He was 60 years of age and leaves a widow and daughter.


OFFERGEST - (Penetanguishene) Chris Offergest, night watchman at Beck's Mill, was drowned this forenoon while fishing off one of the docks near the mill. He leaves six orphan children, all girls, the oldest being 12 years of age. The mother of the children died this spring and the poor little things will thus become wards of the town.


GLOBENSKY - (Montreal) A dispatch from Terrebonne reports a drowning fatality which took place yesterday morning and by which a well-known Montrealer met his death. Terrebonne is a summer resort for fashionable French Canadians of this city and the village is crowded nearly every summer with prominent families. On Saturday morning Edmund Globensky, a well known French Canadian, accompanied by a company of ladies, including Madame Archambault, wife of L. H. Archambault, Q.C. of this city, Mlle. Archambault, and Madame Desone, went boating. While passing near a mill dam, the skiff upset and the occupants were precipitated into the water. Several other men who were also boating, turned to their assistance and succeeded in rescuing all the ladies, but Mr. Globensky had disappeared from view and was seen no more.

His body was found shortly afterward. The affair caused a great sensation in the village. The deceased who was 46 years of age was a brother-in-law of Senator Lacoste and Judge Taschereau of the Supreme Court, and was highly respected. He held a position in the Magistrate's court here.


August 4, 1891


MCCARTER - Died at 37 Wellington street south of typhoid fever, aged 23 years, Arthur, eldest son of the late Arthur McCarter, of Nelson. Funeral at 3:30 on Wednesday.


CLOAKE (Victoria, B.C.) On September 19, 1875, the remains of Isaac Cloake were found in his cabin in North Saamish, burned to a crisp. An inquest was held and the jury brought in a verdict of accidental death by fire. Yesterday a man named Seymour was arrested on suspicion of having murdered Cloake. The arrest was made as a result of the disclosure of an Indian woman who formerly lived with Seymour and who claims to have proof that the man robbed Cloake and then burned the cabin and occupant.


NORRIS - (St. Catharines) Capt. James Norris, one of the oldest and most respected business men of St. Catharines and widely known throughout the country through his large and varied commercial enterprises, died on Saturday evening after a somewhat prolonged illness resulting from an affection of the bladder. He had had several operations performed which offered only temporary relief, and his old associates and friends have been pained in the last few months to notice his health growing feebler and his vitality weaker. Up to within a couple of weeks ago he was able to walk to his place of business almost every day until the exertion became too great for the weakened constitution. He took to his bed and seemed to have made up his mind to give up the struggle. A complication of disease set in, and for some days he had been in almost a comatose state. Death came quietly and painlessly. .


HALEY - (St. Mary's) John Haley who resided in this town near Knight's mill committed suicide on Saturday night last. The unfortunate man was found on Sunday morning in his own cellar with his hand and knees resting on the ground and his head through a large loose noose attached to a chain which was suspended from the joist. An inquest and post mortem examination were held. The post mortem was conducted by Dr. J. H. Mathieson assisted by Dr. Smith of this town. The jury returned a verdict of suicide. The cause of his death is probably excessive drinking and supposed financial troubles. Deceased was 35 years of age and leaves a widow and small family to mourn his loss.


CLAY - (Toronto) Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Clay of 15 Eastern avenue was going along Queen street east drawing her baby in a small express wagon. When near Seaton street she had to take

the middle of the road to pass the pavers who are at work there, and in so doing the little wagon upset, throwing the child against the hind wheel of a loaded wagon which was passing at the time. The baby was thrown out, was picked up unconscious, and taken into Hamilton's barber shop where Dr. Verner attended to its injuries. The little sufferer died about 11 o'clock last night from concussion of the brain.


SAUNDERS - (Winnipeg) Richard Saunders, butcher of Glenboro, dropped dead to-day.


DUNN - (Kingston) Janet Kathleen,youngest daughter of Alexander Dunn, ex-M.P., died yesterday afternoon of consumption.


HOTCHKISS - (Kingston) Erastus Hotchkiss, of Sealey's Bay, who has been confined in the penitentiary during the last thirteen years for the murder of his mother, died of consumption on Saturday. His sentence was fifteen years.


BYRNE - Rev. Father Byrne of Eganville died on Friday aged 70 years. He was parish priest for thirty years.


CRAIG - A three-year-old son of Adam Craig of Calabogie was recently drowned off a boom.


WHEELER - (Simcoe) A sad drowning accident by which a young man named Anson Wheeler lost his life occurred about five o'clock yesterday afternoon at Lynn Valley, three miles from Simcoe. He and another young man were returning from Sunday school. When passing the mill pond there were some boys bathing and Wheeler proposed to his companion to go in with them. Wheeler, who oould not swim waded into the water, got beyond his depth, and began to struggle. His companion being unable to swim called to two small boys on the opposite bank who at once came to the rescue and were twice drawn under by Wheeler in his efforts to save himself. The young man then ran and gave the alarm, but it was nearly an hour before the body was found and all efforts to resuscitate him were unavailing. Wheeler, who was about 20 years of age, was secretary of the Sunday school and highly respected by all who knew him.


August 5, 1891


SPENCE - Died on Tuesday, August 4, at the residence of her nephew, James Lafferty, M.D., 36 Park street south, Maria L. Spence, widow of the late Robert Spence. Funeral on Thursday, August 6, at 1 p.m. to Rock Chapel cemetery.


DUMAS - (Leamington) A most distressing accident took place this afternoon which resulted in the death by drowning of Hattie and Lillie, aged 12 and 2 years, children of Joseph Dumas of this town. Alexander Dumas, brother of the little girls, who is only home on vacation, had taken

them for a drive and drove on the dock at the lake. The horse became restive and backed so far that one of the wheels went down, causing the children to fall into the water. Being unable to swim he hurried for help. The two first to reach the dock were Will Fuller and Will Prosser who at once put out in a boat to rescue them, heroically dived after the children, and brought them to the surface and ashore, but it was too late; life was extinct.


August 6, 1891


MINNES - Died in this city, on August 5, James Minnes, aged 62 years. Funeral from his late residence, 242 Bold street, on Sunday, August 9, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

James Minnes, 242 Bold street, retired to bed at his usual hour last night, but at 3 o'clock this morning was found to be dead. He had suffered for years from heart trouble. The deceased was 62 years of age and leaves a wife and family. He was a prominent Orangeman in this city for many years and the funeral on Sunday afternoon will be under the auspices of that association. He was a blacksmith by trade and employed at Copp Brothers foundry.


WHITE - Died at Fulton, on Wednesday, August 5, 1891, Alva H. White, formerly of Hamilton, only son of John E. and Carrie White, in the 23rd year of his age. Funeral on Friday at 2 p.m.


MCDOUGALL - (Barrie) Daniel McDougall drove some swine over to Allandale. Towards evening he got a little worse of liquor and took sick in the bar of the American Hotel. He was taken to a back room and an hour after was missed. This was the last seen of him alive, and early the next morning his lifeless body was found on the square between the market and the American Hotel. An inquest was considered unnecessary, it being evident that death was caused by excessive drinking.


ANDERSON - (Winnipeg) An Elk Horn dispatch says that James Anderson, farm labourer for R. R. Chew, who lives twelve miles north of this place, shot himself dead this morning by placing the muzzle of a shotgun in his mouth. No reason is assigned for the rash act except that the poor fellow has been despondent for some time. An inquest will be held.


BILL - (St. John, N.B.) Rev. Dr. Bill, father of the Baptist ministry in this province, is dead, aged 86 years. He entered the ministry in 1827, but retired from active service five years ago.


HANSON - Peter Hanson, aged 15, went bathing at Cobourg yesterday, got beyond his depth, and was drowned.

DUNDAS - Capt. John Dundas, of Springville, one of the oldest residents of Peterborough county, died yesterday morning, aged seventy-eight.


August 7, 1891


LEITCH - Died in this city, on Friday, August 7, in the 72nd year of his age, John Leitch, a native of Fifeshire, Scotland. Funeral from his late residence, No 62 Hughson street north, on Sunday, at 300 p.m.

The death is announced in this issue of John Leitch, 62 Hughson street north. Deceased had been a respected resident of the city since 1858. Mr. Leitch was born in Leith, Scotland, and previous to coming to this country was superintendent of mining machinery in several of the largest coal and iron mines in Scotland. Immediately on coming to Canada he engaged in the iron works and elevator manufacturing business in which he continued until his retirement some time ago. He leaves a widow, three sons: Andrew, senior partner in the Canada Elevator Works; William of Leitch & Co; and David of Garland & Rutherford; and two unmarried daughters and two married daughters to mourn his loss.


MALE - Died in this city, on August 6, George, youngest son of John and Louisa Male, aged 15 years and 6 months. Funeral from his parents' residence, 261 Bold street west, on Sunday, August 9- Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MADDOCKS - Died at San Francisco, on Sunday August 2, William H. Maddocks, aged 23 years and 11 months. Funeral from his father's residence, 41 Tom street, Tuesday, August 11, at 5 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WHITE - On Wednesday morning, a little boy, Alexander White, was playing with a horse in the yard adjoining his father's cottage at Burlington when the animal kicked him on the head and knocked the little fellow several feet. When picked up it was found that his head was terribly cut from the bridge of the nose to the ear and crushed in the skull. He did not lose consciousness however, and the doctors have taken the pieces of bone off the brain and there is strong hope of recovery. He is a son of Alexander White, book-keeper for F. F. Dally & Co.


NORSWORTHY - Thomas C. Norsworthy, late of  Bowmanville, Ontario, has died in Winnipeg of typhoid fever.


RODGER - (Montreal) Another of Montreal's most prominent and popular citizens has been claimed by death. Dr. Thomas Anderson Rodger, chief medical officer of the Grand Trunk Railway, died at his residence here this morning after a long and painful illness. In May last Dr. Rodger was attacked by erysipelas.

The case became serious and a number of other complications set in which rendered the case hopeless. During the last three weeks the doctor's condition was very low. Hope was abandoned and death daily expected. It came this morning and the physician's life and long sufferings were at an end. Dr. Rodger was a Scotchman and was born at Beith, Ayrshire. He came to Canada with his family when he was nine years of age and from that time his home has been in Montreal.


RICHARDSON - (London) The community heard with profound regret of the death of Alfred Richardson, the esteemed teller of the Huron & Erie Loan and Savings Company, which occurred this morning and was the result of a severe illness during which the deceased suffered from a paralytic stroke. He came to this city twenty-five years ago, the last eighteen of which he had been connected with the Huron & Erie Company.


SIMPSON - (Galt) George Simpson, a well-to-do farmer, aged 67 years, living in the Dickie Settlement, a few miles from Galt, committed suicide at an early hour this morning by shooting the top off his head with a gun borrowed from Andrew Chisholm, his next neighbour. Simpson informed Chisholm that he wanted the gun for the purpose of shooting a dog that was worrying his sheep, but subsequent developments go to show that the taking of his own life was the object contemplated. Mr. Simpson rose as usual about five o'clock, dressed himself, and went out, going it is supposed immediately to Mr. Chisholm's for the gun. He was seen walking at a fast pace, but the supposition was that he was trying to overtake the dog. About half an hour later while the family were at breakfast, the report of a gun was heard. Search was made and Mr. Simpson's body was discovered face downward close to the fence in a corner of the field near the bush with the whole upper part of his head from the middle of the nose blown off. Appearances indicated that the muzzle of the gun was placed in his mouth and that standing up against the fence he pulled the trigger. The gun was found under the body. Coroner Radford of Galt, was notified, but as it was plainly a case of suicide no inquest was ordered.

Poor health for some years past is generally supposed to have unhinged his mind. Last week he expressed to his wife a fear of shooting himself and about a year ago it is stated he was out of his mind for a week, but recovered his sanity. The deceased owned a good farm of two hundred acres and was in comfortable circumstances. He leaves widow and several grown-up sons and daughters.


August 8, 1891


BOLTON - Died at Waterdown road, East Flamborough, August 7, Frederick John Bolton, son of William Bolton, aged 3 months, 2 weeks and 2 days. Funeral Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to Burlington cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

ROBARTS - Died on the 8th instant, at the residence of her parents, Ancaster, Amy Conliffe Robarts, aged 23 years and 8 months. Funeral on Monday at 2 o'clock to St. John's Church, Ancaster.


RUSSELL - Died in this city, on the 8th instant, James Harley, infant son of John and Agnes Russell, aged 6 months and 4 days. Funeral from parents' residence, 69 Florence street, on Monday, at 2 o'clock.


MARTENS - (Winnipeg) Lightning struck the dwelling of a farmer named David Martens, near Marden, setting fire to his house, instantly killing Mrs. Martens and stunning Martens and six children.


MCGINNIS - A Moose Jaw dispatch to-day says: Mrs. John McGinnis, wife of John McGinnis, a farmer, was killed by lightning about four miles south of here to-day.


WALDRON - (Peterborough) At noon to-day the body of William Waldron, an employee in W. Patterson & Sons tannery, was found in the garden of the old Sheriff Hall residence in Hunter street in a very decomposed condition. The face and head were swollen until nearly unrecognizable. Waldron was a man about 59 years of age, a widower with an adult family who lived somewhere near Buffalo. He left work Saturday night and all day Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday was under the influence of liquor. He left his boarding house Wednesday morning saying he was going to Port Hope and from there by boat to Charlotte and his house. He was then under the effects of drink and it is supposed he wandered into the deserted garden and there was seized with some kind of fit from which he died. No inquest will be held.


RENAUD - (Montreal) The Montreal jail was the scene of a suicide to-day. The unfortunate man who put an end to his life was Louis Renaud who entered the prison on June 21 to serve six months for vagrancy. He was 29 years of age, very obedient, and came from St. Louis de Miland. He occupied cell No 4 and as the guard made a regular hourly round, he found him hanging to the iron trellis work of his cell door.


JONES - (Paisley) For some time a coloured man named Prof. Jones has been coming here once a week to give lessons in music, making his home at Kincardine. He arrived this morning on time in his usual health and gave one lesson about 7 a.m. and was on his way for his breakfast at another house when he called at R. Scott's store. While talking he stammered and threw his head back and was falling when caught by Mr. Scott. In five minutes he had breathed his last. Apoplexy or heart disease is supposed to be the trouble.


BURNHAM - (Hagersville) What at first seemed to a case of murder from the mysterious circumstances connected therewith has on investigation turned out to be one of accidental

poisoning. An Indian named Ezekiel Burnham occupied a house on the reservation about a mile from Ballsville and his child was found dead at the corner of the building without any marks of violence on the body or anything to indicate the manner of death. As the little girl seemed to be in perfect health when the mother left her a short time before, suspicions of foul play were aroused. Dr. McDonald, coroner of the county, and Dr. J. S. Almas held a post mortem on the body the following day when it was found the child had been poisoned accidentally by eating wild parsnips which grew in abundance at the rear of the house.


WALTERS - (St. John, N.B.) Hon. Charles Walters, judge of the county court, failed to appear at breakfast, and his daughter Florence went to his room to call him. She found him lying dead across the bed. He had apparently just begun to dress when he was stricken down. Judge Walters was about 70 years of age.


MORAN - (Lindsay) Patrick Moran, aged 15 years, was drowned while bathing at Hennessey's Landing. A lad named Hughes was sinking when Moran swam to his assistance and was carried under by the struggling boy. Hughes was rescued, but the other brave boy perished.


JACKSON - (Pickering) John Jackson, aged 25, went in bathing while heated at Greenwood. His clothing was subsequently found on the bank and the body was recovered yesterday.


WILLOUGHBY - (Listowel) Mr. Willoughby of Wallace, aged 24, fell from a load of wheat and the wagon passed over his head, completely smashing it to a pulp. Death was instantaneous.


WAITE - (Brockville) James Waite, of Oak Point, in attempting to bail out his boat while intoxicated, fell overboard and was drowned.


August 11, 1891


COOKE - Died at his late residence, No 258 York street, on Sunday, August 9, 1891, William B. Cooke, a native of the parish of South Reppe, in the county of Norfolk, England, in his 78th year. Funeral took place this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.

W. B. Cooke, an old and respected resident of Hamilton, died on Sunday at his residence, York street, after a very brief illness. The deceased came to Hamilton over forty years ago and has been engaged in the painting business here continuously from that time. He leaves a wife and a family of grown-up sons and daughters.


GROVES - Died on Sunday, August 9, Mary Eleanor, infant daughter of James Groves, aged 11 months and 4 days. Funeral took place on Monday, August 10.

LALOR - Died on August 11, 1891, at her grandfather's residence, Mr. James Thompson, Waterdown, Susan Jane Lalor, infant daughter of Simon and Mary A. Lalor, aged 16 months. Funeral from her grandfather's residence, Lot 4, concession East Flamborough, on Wednesday, August 12, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


LAING - (Delhi) Saturday evening Robert Laing, while bathing in Big Creek, dove, striking his head against a log and injuring his spine so that he had to be extricated from the water. He died last night. He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters.


WEISER - (Winnipeg) A dispatch from Lanenburg to-day says: Matthew Weiser was working from home last week and upon returning Saturday night, he found his wife dead in the house with her blind baby by her side calling her. She had apparently been dead several days and her baby had been without food that length of time. She had been subject to epileptic fits and is supposed to have died while having one.


August 12, 1891


STEELE - (London) Thomas Steele, a farmer aged about 60 years, residing near Melrose, while driving a load of flour across the L.H. & B. track near Hyde Park about 4:30 p.m. to-day, was struck by a passing northbound train and so severely injured that he died shortly afterward. The horses were uninjured. An inquest will be held.


HARRIS - (London) Oliver Harris, a resident of South street, met with an accident yesterday afternoon which resulted in his death at the city hospital to-day. He fell from a high ladder on which he had been working and lighting on a hard piece of ground received fatal injuries.


LONERGAN - (St. Catharines) Yesterday afternoon a seven-year-old son of T. Lonergan of the city police left his home on Wall street to visit his grandmother who lives below the Niagara street bridge. After crossing the bridge the little fellow ventured out on some floating timber along the canal bank and fell in. The body was recovered two hours later.


HAYDEN - (London) A young man named Ellis Hayden was drowned last evening while bathing in the river above Saunby's dam. Young Hayden was an orphan about 18 years of age and a nephew of Rev. E. B. Lanceley. He was employed as a shipping clerk at the T. B. Escott's, and boarded with James C. Hazard of Princess avenue.


RYERSON - The funeral of the late Major Ryerson took place at Simcoe yesterday under Masonic and military auspices. It was an impressive affair.

FREED - Died on August 12, Harry Egerton, son of John B. and Nellie Freed, aged 4 years and 6 months. Funeral from his father's residence, No 302 Barton street east, on Friday, August 15, at 3:30 p.m.


ALLEN - (Jackson, Mich) The body of a man was found floating in the river yesterday. It was identified as that of E. Allen who jumped off the propeller "India" on Saturday night. Allen was single and 28 years old. His relatives are respectable and well off. His mother lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

E. Allen whose body was found in the river at Jackson, Michigan, on Tuesday, was a brother of Henry Allen of 48 Simcoe street east. He is reported to have committed suicide on Saturday night by jumping off the propeller "India", but it might have been that he fell off, as he was subject to fits. He left Hamilton seven years ago.


PALERDEAU - (Montreal) Saturday morning Honorius Palerdeau, aged 20, of St. Henri, left for St. Hubert to visit a young lady to whom he was about to be married. He remained all day during which the wedding day was fixed and all preliminaries for the happy event perfected. With many adieux the groom-expectant left at dark for the station to catch the train for Montreal. This was the last heard of him till yesterday when the driver of the six o'clock morning train saw the body of a young man lying in the centre of the track just ahead. The body was subsequently identified as being that of young Palerdeau.

It is thought the young man, having remained rather late at the house of his affianced, hurried along the centre of the railway track to catch the train and it being dark the latter overtook and knocked him down before he could realize its nearness.


August 13, 1891


MCWATTERS - Died on August 13, Margaret May, infant daughter of W. H. and Josephine McWatters. Funeral from the family residence, 160 Hess street south, on Friday afternoon, at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FRASER - (Toronto) Yesterday morning John Fraser, lately a member of the staff of the Bank of Toronto, was alive and as active and genial as ever. In the afternoon he was a dead man, having been attacked by cerebral paralysis. Mr. Fraser, who was a son of William Fraser of Port Hope, was 39 years of age and two years ago married a daughter of John L. Cook, lumber merchant of this city, who survives him.


WHALE - (Mitchell) This quiet little town has been stirred to its very centre by the violent death of Mrs. Daniel Whale and the arrest of her husband charged with her murder. In a little house on the suburbs of this place there lived an elderly couple, Daniel Whale and his wife, while their

son-in-law and daughter, the Seldons, were the lessees of the Royal Hotel, one of the principal hotels of Mitchell. Both families arrived here from Toronto where Whale, who is a retired hotel man, formerly kept the Windsor Hotel on the corner of Church and Richmond streets. The prisoner, who is a stout, thickset man with rather coarse features adorned by a gray moustache, is about 60 years of age and is said to have his pile and accumulated some $40000 or $50000. The wife, who now lies neatly laid out for burial, was a woman 63 years of age and with the exception of the Seldons and a daughter living near Chicago, they appear to have no other living children.

On Tuesday morning about seven o'clock Whale was seen about town under the influence of liquor and while in that state he returned home for breakfast about nine o’clock and then it is alleged he did the deed which as he said to witness William Taylor will be a bad job for him. Be that as it may, the evidence shows that shortly after Whale's return to his house, he rushed out and called to Taylor, his neighbour, to go into his (Whale's) house as he was going for a doctor. Accordingly Taylor entered the house to find Mrs. Whale stretched upon the floor with her head and shoulders supported by a sofa which occupied one corner of the room and with blood spurting from wound upon her head and face. The woman was unconscious and dying, and although she lingered along till three p.m., she was at no time conscious and able to explain how she received the ugly blow on the back of the head which resulted in concussion of the brain. Whale in the meantime had hurriedly summoned Dr. Wood and returned to his house in great excitement. Whale seemed to have trouble lately about money matters in connection with his son-in-law, John Seddon of the Royal Hotel. William Taylor had heard quarrelling between the husband and wife during the morning of the tragedy and it is supposed that the deceased took her daughter's part and thereupon received injuries which have brought sorrow to two families. No one lives with the old couple and to-night in the next room to where the corpse is laid out, there is to be found the untested cup of tea which had been poured for Whale. From a corner of the cupboard next the sofa has been sawn off a portion marked with the life blood of the poor old woman who was not permitted to end her days in peace, but who was forced backward by a brutal blow which blackened her eyes upon the sharp corner of the cupboard. She dropped upon the floor stricken to death...


August 14, 1891


SEAMAN - Died suddenly at his residence, No 43 West avenue north, Shadrack Seaman, a native of Colchester, England, in his 74th year. Funeral from his late residence to Hamilton cemetery on Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this Intimation.


JOHNSTON - Phoebe Ann Johnston, an aged coloured woman, who has been in the House of Refuge for many years, died yesterday aged 75 years. She was originally sent here from the country.


SEAMAN - An old resident of Hamilton, S. L. Seaman, of 43 West avenue north, died suddenly at 11 o'clock this morning. He was out walking last night until 9 o'clock and retired to rest feeling quite as well as usual. This morning he was seized with a fit of coughing which was so violent that he expired before he could obtain relief. Mr. Seaman had for years been afflicted with asthma which latterly was aggravated by a slight bronchial trouble. The deceased was a resident of Hamilton for nearly half a century and was widely known and respected. He used to run a tailoring businesson York street, but about fifteen years ago he retired from business.


RUBY - (Port Rowan) Chauncey Ruby, a son of Adam Ruby of Berlin, waded out into the water, not beyond his depth, and commenced to swim to shore. After making a few strokes, he got cramped and sank. Several people saw him from the shore and at once went out with boats to search for him, but the body could not be found until about four in the afternoon and then was brought to shore in a fisherman's net. Deceased was 21 years old, the youngest of a family of five sons.


KOYLE - (Aylmer, Ont) Peter Koyle, aged 76, an old resident of Aylmer, father of Ranson Koyle, blacksmith of this place, was brushing off the flies while his son was shoeing Mr. Broge's horse, when he received a heavy kick from one of the animals in the forehead, making a wound four inches long and penetrating the skull about two inches and destroying the left eye. He lived only four hours after the accident.


BARKER - (St. John, N.B.) A sailboat was upset this forenoon in the harbour at St. Andrew's. Of the occupants, one man swam ashore, another clung to the boat and was rescued by parties who put off from the beach, but the third, George Barker, son of C. O. Barker of St. Stephen, was drowned while attempting to swim ashore. His body has been recovered.


MCKENZIE - (Owen Sound) The wife of Daniel McKenzie, a farmer who lives at Big River in the Bruce peninsula, committed suicide on Saturday last by drowning herself in a well. Continuous ill health and consequent despondency are assigned as the cause.


DURAND - John Durand, Sr., of London has died from typhoid fever. He came from Scotland to Canada in 1844.


MARTIN - James Martin, one of the first settlers of Elgin county, died Wednesday evening in Yarmouth, aged 86.


August 15, 1891


REID - Died at his grandmother's residence, No 216 King street west, on August 14, 1891, Robert Goodricke, infant son of John B. and Nellie Reid, aged 5 months and 12 days. Funeral on Sunday from above address at 3 J 30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


GRAY - (Montreal) A young woman named Gray, living on Cathedral street, v;as burned to death this afternoon. In attempting to start a fire she used some kerosene which exploded. Her skirt caught fire and she was enveloped in flames and before they were extinguished, she was frightfully burned. The woman died at the general hospital to-night. She was only 21 years old and recently married.


August 17, 1891


TORY - Died on Sunday, the 16th instant, Violet May, second daughter of Alfred and Mary Tory, aged 3 years and 3 months. Funeral this afternoon at 4 o'clock.


NUNN - Died after a lingering and painful illness, borne with great fortitude, Margaret E., beloved wife of William Nunn, passed to rest at her home, 49 Wilson street, at 2 p.m. yesterday. Funeral from above address on Wednesday, August 19th at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please attend.


RICHARDS - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, William Richards, a native of Careton, Nottinghamshire, England, in the 55th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 52 Catherine street south, on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCLEAN - (Wiarton) Mrs. McLean of Stoke's Bay committed suicide yesterday morning. On awakening early, her husband was surprised to find that she was out and making search, her lifeless body was found with her head and shoulder under water in a small boxed well near the house. Mrs. McLean has been in a melancholy state for some time owing to ill health. She leaves six children of whom the youngest is not a year old.


KELLS - (Orangeville ) Yesterday afternoon a fatal accident occurred on the farm of Jacob Cunnington, lot 26, concession 2, East Caledon. A young man named James Kells, who was engaged in shingling Mr. Cunninton's new barn, is supposed to have slipped on a loose shingle while near the top of the roof. He made a desperate attempt to hang on to some scantling, but slid down to the hard ground below, a distance of about 35 feet. Kells lingered about six hours when he breathed his last.


DUFF - Principal Duff of the Baptist College in Winnipeg died yesterday of consumption.


ALLNUT - (Winnipeg) A Calgary dispatch says: A young man named Allnut accidentally shot and killed himself on Thursday at Henry White's ranch, Pine Creek. The deceased was 19 years of age and was the son of the English Church clergyman at Ramsgate, England, and had only recently arrived here to learn the ranching business.


August 18, 1891


FINDLAY - Died at her late residence, in Beverly township on August 12, Susan Wallace, relict of the late David Findlay, aged 78 years.


MCKEAN - Drowned in Hamilton Bay, on August 8, William McKean, aged 36 years. Funeral from his late residence, 154 Catherine street south, to-day (Tuesday) at 4 p.m.

The body of William McKean, baker, in the employ of E. K. Chilman, was found this morning shortly after seven o'clock by J. Rogers, owner of the boathouse at the foot of James street. Albin W. Whittaker, a friend of the deceased, was out about the same time and assisted him in bringing in the body. It was floating on the surface and could be seen over half a mile as the water was perfectly smooth. The hat, a Christy stiff, was still on, a Saiegerfest badge adorned the breast, and the clothing was quite undisturbed.

There was a scarf pin in his tie and a handsome Masonic ring on one of the fingers. The body was found about three quarters of a mile northeast of the James street dock. It was floating on its back with the arms sticking up as if they had grasped something. After being taken into Rogers's boathouse, undertaker Blachford took charge of the body and it will be buried this afternoon at 4 o'clock.


MURPHY - James Murphy, aged 45, who was employed on the double tracking works of the Grand Trunk Railway between Kingston and Collins Bay, was struck by a construction train yesterday and killed.


REDDINGS - Mimico was the scene of a fatal railway accident at noon yesterday when train No 5 from Hamilton struck and instantly killed a Toronto school girl, Edith Reddings. It was the first day of school after the holidays and the children had just been dismissed for the noon hour. Some of them ran across the track ahead of the express train which does not pull up at the neighbouring station. All got safely over except the unfortunate child who was only eight years of age. The lifeless body was taken home and thus did the parents learn the terrible news.


HIE - (Peterborough) A man named Hie met his death in a sudden manner above Young's Point on Saturday evening. He with some companions went into the water for a bath, and Hie, who was a good swimmer, gave a plunge headforemost into the water. When he rose up he was gasping as if choking and his companions went to his assistance and placed him on a crib. Word was sent to Young's Point for a doctor, but when the physician arrived, the man was dead. He was employed on a log drive of the Dickson Co. and had been in his usual health and best of spirits all day. The body was taken to Minden, his home, for burial.


GOODCHILD - (Toronto) A foolhardy boast and an attempt to make it good caused the death of William Goodchild, the 16-year-old son of Charles Goodchild, butcher, 834 Bathurst street, yesterday afternoon. With a couple of companions young Goodchild went to the sandbar which runs out from the Island towards Queen's wharf early this afternoon to taste the joys of a dip in the water of the bay on a warm day. After disporting himself on the sandbar, the boy announced his ability and intention to swim to Queen's wharf, a distance of more than 400 yards. He struck out manfully and as the water was comparatively calm, he made excellent progress for some minutes. The workmen on the wharf became interested in his efforts to reach them and were passing remarks about him when he was seen in difficulty half way between the bar and the wharf.

Suddenly his forward movement was checked as if he had taken a cramp or received an unexpected mouthful of water. The anxious spectators helplessly watched the doomed boy make a few wild splashes in a vain effort to keep afloat and they were followed by his disappearance beneath the waters of the bay. Riveted to the spot as they had been, the men on the wharf did not make any move towards going to the lad's assistance until they saw him go down. They then secured a boat, but did not reach the scene of the drowning till life was extinct in the boy. The body was easily found and brought to shore and the patrol wagon carried it to the father's house. Coroner Powell was notified, but after inquiring into the particulars of the accident decided not to hold an inquest.


STRACHAN - A most unfortunate affair happened at the Hamilton asylum for the insane last night. Three female patients, Mrs. J. Wilson, wife of the tollgate keeper on Main street; Mrs. Strachan who came from the vicinity of Ottawa; and another woman, occupied beds in the same dormitory. Mrs. Wilson has been a rather boisterous patient but she was not considered dangerous. Mrs. Strachan was a feeble old woman. Within the last day or two Mrs. Wilson has been nursing a new delusion. It is that she is the Deity and that her will must necessarily be carried out.

There was no particular harm in this delusion so long as her will was diverted to harmless ends, but unfortunately last night the idea took possession of her poor crazed mind that a life must be sacrificed to her and she must be the instrument to carry out her own will. The nearest victim was the feeble old Mrs. Strachan. Between eight and nine o'clock after they had retired, Mrs. Wilson went to Mrs. Strachan's bed, seized her by the throat and choked into unconsciousness, but before she could kill her victim, the horrible situation was discovered by the attendants, and Mrs. Strachan was released. For two hours they worked at the unfortunate woman endeavouring to restore respiration, but the shock to her feeble system had been too great and she died about eleven o'clock. Mrs. Strachan had no living relatives that are known to the asylum authorities. Shortly after the occurrence, Mrs. Wilson was removed to a room by herself where she will in future be confined. Dr. White investigated the affair this afternoon and after consulting with the Crown Attorney decided that an inquest was not necessary.

August 19, 1891


THEOBALD - Died at 25 Locomotive street, on August 19, Hattie Mary, youngest child of Edmund Theobald, aged 4 months. Funeral Thursday at 10 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ALLAN - Died in this city, on August 19, Agnes Rodger, relict of the late James Allan, and mother of William and George R. Allan, aged 74 years and 8 months. Funeral will leave her late residence, 33 Florence street, on Friday, at 3O0 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


August 20, 1891


SINKER - Died in this city, on August 19, of apoplexy, John Sinker, aged 48 years. Funeral from his late residence, 54 Greig street, on Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CLARK - Died at the residence of her parents, 67 Caroline street south, on August 19, Edith Ann, eldest daughter of Adam and Adelaide A. Clark, aged 23 years and 8 months. Funeral on Friday afternoon, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Miss Edith A. Clark, daughter of Adam Clark, plumber, died last night. The young lady was a kindergarten directress and resigned some time ago on account of ill health.


MCCULLOCH - Died at her grandparents’ residence, No 80 Cannon street west, on August 20, 1891, Eliza Ashley, infant daughter of John McCulloch, aged 8 months and 6 days. Funeral on Saturday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


NICHOL - (Brockville) Bella Nichol, aged 9, and Willie Nichol, aged 6, were drowned here this forenoon while bathing.


August 21, 1891


COVENTRY - Died on August 25, 1891, Mrs. James S. Coventry, relict of the late Edwin M. Coventry, aged 66 years. Funeral Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from No 23 Caroline street south. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SUTTON - A young man named Fred Sutton of Port Dalhousie, while out fishing near the waste weir of lock No 4 of the new canal yesterday, was taken with a fit and fell into the canal and was drowned. Searchers are at work looking for the body.

August 22, 1891


BRUNSON - (Walsingham Centre) A terrible accident occurred here yesterday afternoon about four o'clock. The boiler in a sawmill belonging to MessrsSpencer exploded, blowing the fireman, Clark Brunson, about one hundred feet from the fire hole. He was found in a terribly mangled condition. There was scarcely a bone in his body that was not broken and his flesh was so badly scalded that the skin peeled off. He lived but a few minutes till he was relieved by death.


ALLPORT - (Smiths Falls) Mabel, two and a half years old, daughter of D. Allport, was pushing her carriage along the verandah when it ran over the edge and Mabel followed, striking her head on one of the bolts and receiving injuries from which she died in a few hours.


CRONMILLER - (Welland) On Thursday evening last the sad news of the drowning of George Cronmiller, a lad 12 years old, and the only son of G. Cronmiller, furniture dealer of this place, was received here. He had gone in bathing in the raceway and as he could not swim and no help was near when he slipped on the slippery side and fell and was drowned. When the body was recovered life was extinct, it having been in the water nearly an hour.


HARPER - Ben Harper, a well known Grand Trunk conductor, died at Brockville yesterday of typhoid fever.


JOHNSON - Rev. George Johnson, son of the pioneer missionary of the Methodist church in Canada, died at his residence, Grand Pre, N.S., yesterday morning at the advanced age of 83. He entered the ministry in 1830 and laboured faithfully in the greater portion of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia during the period of his ministry. Deceased was the father of George J. Johnson, Dominion statistician, Ottawa.


HOPKINS - This morning, the 10-year-old son of Thomas Hopkins of Shawville, fell from a butternut tree and alighted headfirst on a rock and smashed his skull all to pieces.


August 24, 1891


HAGGERT - Died in this city, on August 23rd, Alexander Haggert, aged 63 years. Funeral from his late residence, 69 Kelly street, on Tuesday, at 10 a.m. sharp. Interment at Brantford cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MILLER - Died at Muncie, Indiana, Adolph Miller, formerly of Hamilton. Funeral at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, from the residence of Mr. Julius Winckler, 13 Main street west. Friends

will please accept this intimation.

BELLEVILLE - Died in this city, on August 23, Eva Theresa, youngest daughter of Peter and Cordelia Belleville, aged 19 months. Funeral took place this afternoon from parents' residence, Barton street east.


STAPLEY - (Ottawa) The death of a young girl named Madge Stapley in a disreputable house on the Russell road, known as the Red Parlour, at an early hour yesterday morning, was the subject of an inquiry by Coroner Mark and a jury last evening. The inquest was adjourned until to-morrow. The dead girl had a miscarriage on Sunday last and her death was due to puerperal fever. It is supposed that one or more arrests will be made in connection with the affair.


GRANT - Peter Grant, who was run over by a G.T.R. train near Kingston on Friday and whose legs were amputated, died at the general hospital in that city yesterday.


OSBORNE - A Grand Trunk brakeman named Daniel Osborne was caught between the drawbars of two cars at Kingston yesterday and a link pin driven through him. He died two hours afterward.


August 25, 1891


DELONG - Died on August 24, Ellen DeLong, aged 48 years, and eldest daughter of Henry Foster, Esq., of Her Majesty's Customs, Burlington.


FERGUSON - Rev. James Ferguson, Presbyterian, died in London, Ontario, yesterday.


PALMER - (Toronto) Sydney H. Palmer, 110 Wickson avenue, an old man 65 years of age, who had occupied the position of Collector for the brickyard situated in what is known as Brewery Hollow on Yonge street, was found dead in the brickyard yesterday afternoon at four o'clock. Beside his body lay an empty whiskey bottle. The patrol wagon was summoned and carried the body to 39 Johnston avenue where it was said relatives of the dead man lived. This proved a mistake and it was taken to the morgue. Later in the evening H. H. Palmer, 78 Wickson avenue, claimed the remains and gave orders to undertaker VanCamp to have them prepared for burial. Coroner Powell refused to allow the body to be removed from the morgue, pending an investigation which will be held this morning.


CHESSMAN - (Barrie) Mrs. Chessman gave birth to triplets, still born. The mother also died on the same day. She leaves behind her three children, one boy and two girls.


GRIFFITHS - (Montrose) Russel Griffiths, the two-year-old son of A. Griffiths, dairyman, was out in the fields playing with his brothers last evening. The boys returned home but, forgot to bring little Russell with them. Search was made for the little fellow and his body was found in a small pond near the M.C.R. roundhouse.


MCEACHRAN - (Glenwilliams) Archibald McEachern, son of Archibald McEachern, Sr. of Ospringe, was drowned here under painful circumstances. He was subject to fits and feeling one coming on he went to the milk tank to bathe his head, and losing control of himself, fell in headlong and was drowned before anyone was aware of his whereabouts.


SEATOR - (Windsor) About four o'clock this morning, James Seator, an employee of the Michgan Central transfer boat, fell overboard and was drowned. Harbour master O'Neill dragged and found the body about ten o'clock this morning. Seator lived at 183 18th avenue, Detroit, was sober and industrious. He leaves a wife and three children. How he fell overboard is a mystery.


OSBORNE - (Kincardine) James, the 10-year-old son of James Osborne, was in bathing in the lake with some playmates. Getting beyond his depth and being unable to swim, the lad was drowned.


August 26, 1891


VAIL - Died at the residence of T. H. Pratt, this city, on the 25th instant, Sarah F., widow of the late A. S. Vail, aged 78 years. Funeral at Doylestown, Pa.


PORTER - Henry Porter, an old and esteemed resident, died at Sarnia yesterday.


BROWN - Rev. George Brown, Presbyterian minister of Wroxeter, died yesterday afternoon. He was born in Scotland in 1815.


LAFONTAINE - The death is announced at St. Simon, Bagot county, Quebec, of Leon Lafontaine, aged 99 years. He was a brother of the late Louis H. Lafontaine, chief justice of Quebec.


PAINTER - Mr. Painter, an old resident of Waterdown died on Monday.


August 27, 1891


FENTON - Drowned at Valley Inn, on August 26, 1891, Olive Merle, only daughter of Albert and Teenie Fenton, aged 15 months. Funeral on Friday at 2 p.m.


FRECHETTE - (Montreal) The little son of Omer Frechette of No 108 St. Hubert street, this city, was bitten to death by a ferocious dog last night. When the frantic mother endeavoured to drive the dog away from his ghastly work he attacked her and only desisted when cut to pieces by a neighbour who came to her assistance. Mr. Frechette who is an amateur fancier, recently

purchased three dogs, one of which was a cross between a hound and a bulldog. The latter was considered peaceable and gave no sign of being dangerous. Shortly after seven o'clock last evening while Mrs. Frechette was entertaining a visitor, she heard her four-year-old son who was playing in the yard scream. Rushing to a window she was horrified to see the dog attacking the child and tearing great pieces of flesh from its body. With all the heroism of a mother's daring, the woman flew to the rescue. The sight she met was a horrible one. The yard was covered with blood while pieces of flesh were scattered around. Though fainting she attacked the infuriated brute and a terrible struggle ensued. It was an unarmed woman against a demon and she was fast being overcome when A. J. Masse, who resided nearby, came to her assistance. At this moment the woman fainted and the brute turned his attention towards the new intruder.

Another desperate battle followed, but Masse was armed with a knife which he wielded to good purpose, but the dog having secured a grip on the man never let go until his head was nearly severed from its body and almost cut to pieces.

Medical aid was summoned, but the child was beyond all human aid and soon expired. The face was almost unrecognizable while over a dozen pieces of flesh had been torn from the body. The injuries sustained by Mrs. Frechette and Masse, while serious, are not dangerous.


WERNER (Pickering) The jury in the case of the River Rouge floater returned this verdict: That the deceased is one August Werner, late of the city of Toronto, and came to his death on or about July 24, 1891, at the township of Pickering from a wound made by a bullet fired from a pistol held in the hand of some person to the jurors unknown.


WHITNEY - A. H. Whitney of Toronto died in Detroit yesterday of consumption. He was on his way to the south accompanied by his wife. By a remarkable co-incidence another A. H. Whitney from Quincy, Ill., died at almost the same time in the same hotel from heart disease, both having reached Detroit the same day.


August 28, 1891


LIVINGSTON - Died at the residence of his brother, W. C. Livingston, upper James street, August 28, 1891, Ernest Thomas Livingston, youngest and dearly loved son of T. C. Livingston, aged 21 years. Funeral private.

Ernest Livingston, son of T. C. Livingston, died this morning. He was taken sick in Winnipeg and was brought home on Tuesday. He was a clever law student.


MCBRIDE - Died at his late residence, No 74 Hunter street west, on Friday, August 28, 1891, Thomas McBride, aged 48 years and 4 months. Funeral Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

MCBRIDE - Thomas H. McBride, ex-alderman for Ward 4, and manager of Hendrie & Co., died at four o'clock this morning after a long and serious illness. He was taken sick last October and since then he has been confined to the house most of the time. Recently he occasionally took a walk downtown and his friends had slight hopes of his recovery, but the disease had wrecked his constitution and death came to relieve him from his suffering. He was suffering from a complication of disease, originating from a bladder trouble.

The deceased was born in Dugald, Ireland, and came to Hamilton in 1865. He entered the employ of Hendrie & Co shortly after his arrival and remained there. He was highly esteemed by Mr. Hendrie and in fact by all who came in contact with him. He was in the city council last year and was a valuable member when he had his health. He leaves a wife and one child. His sister married J. L. Taylor.


MCKEE (St. Thomas) Mrs. John McKee, wife of Mr. McKee, an M.C.R. employee, residing at 69 Alma street, was found dead in her bedroom last night. She was attired in her night dress and was kneeling beside the bed when found by a neighbour. She was aged about 60 years. Heart disease is given by the physicians as the cause of death.


August 29, 1891


WARDELL - Died in this city, on Saturday morning, Jennie, eldest daughter of Joseph Wardell, aged 29 years and 6 months. Funeral will take place from her parents' residence, 198 York street, on Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


RILETT - Died at Stony Creek on August 28, Samuel Rilett, aged 70 years. Funeral will take place from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. H. A. Combs, Stony Creek, on Sunday, August 30, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


ALDERSON - Died at 79 Queen street south, on Saturday, August 29, 1891, Herbert Charles, infant son of George and Margaret Alderson, aged 2 months. Funeral Sunday at 4:15 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MUNROE - (London) The death occurred at a late hour last night of Daniel Munroe, at the age of 80 years. The deceased was a native of Inverness-shire, Scotland, and came to Canada sixty years ago, first settling in Toronto. Subsequently he removed to London township, residing on his farm there until about fifteen years ago when he came to this city to spend the remainder of his days. His wife and four sons and four daughters, married, survive him. Hon. Frank Smith is a brother-in-law of the deceased.

September 1, 1891


YOUNG - Died at his late residence, Barton, on Monday, August 31, 1891, John H. Young, aged 65 years. Funeral on Thursday, September 3, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


HEDLEY - Died in this city, on September 1, Wilfred Thompson, infant son of Thomas and Annie Hedley, aged 6 months and 8 days. Funeral from his parents' residence, 162 Herkimer street on Thursday, September 3, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


RICHARDSON - Died in this city on August 31, Mary, beloved wife of Willoughby Richardson, aged 45 years. Funeral from 24 Garth street north, on Wednesday, at 3 p.m.


THEOBALD - Died at Rymal Station, Barton, on September 1, George Proctor, youngest son of James and Agnes Theobald, aged 4 months and 12 days. Funeral to-morrow at 3 o'clock to St. George's church, Rymal.


September 2, 1891


SUTTON - Died at his late residence, 333 York street, on Tuesday, September 1, Philip Sutton, aged 65 years. Funeral on Thursday morning at 8:40 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


ERMSON - (North Bay) A man named Thomas Ermson, an employee of the C.P.R., was killed last night on the main line between Sturgeon Falls and Coche Bay about twenty-three miles west of here. He left Sturgeon Falls on a velocipede about 12:30 p.m. and was run into by No 4 express coming east shortly afterwards. His head, both feet, and one hand were severed from the body.


MCGREGOR - (Toronto) Archibald McGregor, 248 Simcoe street, a well-known insurance agent, died suddenly from heart failure yesterday afternoon after returning from the hospital where a severe operation had been performed on him.


GOLDSTEIN - (Montreal) A sad fatality took place this morning at the cigar factory of J. S. Goldstein at the corner of McGill and Recollet street. It appears that the elevator passage was open and W. Goldstein fell through from one of the upper storeys receiving severe internal injuries. At first it was believed that the unfortunate man's life would be saved but this was not to be, and although the medical gentlemen at the hospital did their best, death ensued shortly after noon. An inquest was held this evening when a verdict of accidental death was returned. Deceased leaves a wife and one child.

September 3, 1891


YOUNGSON - Died in Dundas, on September 3, Jessie Mildred, only child of Amy S. and John Youngson, aged 4 months and 7 days. Funeral from 145 Locke street north, on Friday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


MARSHALL - Died on Thursday, September 3, 1891, at her late residence, 22 Hannah street west, Helen Renwick, relict of the late George Marshall, aged 81 years. Funeral private.


CARTER - (Lucan) William Carter, a respectable farmer, township of McGillivray, met a very sudden death yesterday afternoon. A span of young colts which he was driving got beyond his control and ran away. The unfortunate man either in trying to get out of the wagon or being thrown out got his feet entangled in the spokes of the wheels and was whirled around until his head struck a telephone pole, breaking his skull. He lived until eleven o'clock last night, but never regained consciousness. He leaves a wife and five small children to mourn his untimely end.


DELONEY - (Lowville) One of our most respected residents, Mrs. A. Deloney, passed peacefully to her eternal home on Monday morning week. She had been suffering for some time with dropsy of the heart and although for the last three weeks in a very low condition, hopes were entertained to the very last for her ultimate recovery. Although all that medical science and kind and skilful nursing could do was done, it proved unavailing. Deceased was a daughter of Henry Foster, collector of customs at Burlington, and was about 48 years of age at the time of her demise. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and was respected and esteemed by all who knew her. A devoted and faithful wife, a kind and loving mother and friend, her presence in the homes of the community will be sadly missed. She is survived by her husband and five children to whom is extended the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. The funeral took place on Wednesday and was very largely attended.


HOOPER - (Toronto) The remains of Robert Hooper of Colorado Springs were buried on Tuesday from the residence of his brother-in-law, T. S. Lobb, 842 Queen street east. Hooper was at one time employed in the grocery of J. V. Adams on Queen street. From Toronto he went to the western states, and about a week ago his sister, Mrs. Lobb, received a telegram stating that he had been found dead by the roadside at Colorado Springs, his watch and other valuables being missing. The post mortem revealed the fact that he had died from the effects of poison and he is strongly suspected to have been murdered.


Carson (Toronto) Some time ago Dr. Alexander T. Carson of Toronto went with his wife and family to Germany in the hope of recovering from the effects of a severe attack of la grippe.

Word has just been received that the doctor has died at Heidelburg. He was a native of Ireland and a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. His medical education was finished at Edinburgh where he obtained his M.D.


ALLAN - (Owen Sound) Oliver Allan, a resident of Sarawak, near Brooks, was returning from town with his horses and wagon. He was badly intoxicated and it is supposed that the horses took fright at something and ran away, throwing him out. He was found by the roadside and taken home. He spoke once or twice after being taken into the house, but died about an hour afterward.


GRAHAM (Toronto) Rev. Jeremiah Graham has passed away in the 90th year of his age. Deceased was one of the pioneers of York County, having come from New York state in 1811 and settled at East Gwillimbury near Sharon. He was one of the supporters of William Lyon Mackenzie in the storny days of the Canadian rebellion in 1837.


September 4, 1891


CROUCH - The body of Fireman W. J. Crouch was found at six o'clock this morning on the lake side of the Beach not far from the waterworks. Thomas Armstrong was out with a gun looking for ducks when he found the body lying on its face in about three feet of water. It had evidently drifted during the night. Armstrong notified Constable McGillivray and Charles Taafe who took the body out of the water and it was subsequently placed in a shell and brought to the city on a special train. Undertaker Blachford placed it in a metallic casket and it was sent to Point Edward at 4 o'clock...He was 24 years of age and unmarried. (fireman on a train that plunged into the canal)


CAREY - (Toronto) Martin Carey, a cattle drover, living with his father at 6 Wellington Lane, was run over and killed by a train last night. The body was found on the track at 9:10 p.m. by John Morris of 1 Dafoe street and Joseph Spence of 106 Wellington avenue. So horribly was it mangled that the finders were at first uncertain whether the remains were those of a man or a sheep. Both legs were torn off, the entrails were hanging out, and the head was twisted round behind the left shoulder.

How the accident occurred in not very certain. Deceased was seen walking on the track some little time before his body was found. What train killed him is unknown, but the C.P.R. passenger train was the last to pass before he was picked up. The affair took place nearly opposite C. J. Smith's yard. The dead man was 27 years of age and unmarried. He has only been home from the old country a few; days and intended leaving for England again last night.

September 5, 1891


WEBB - A Baldur man to-night said that Harrison Webb, a farmer, was fatally shot near there to-day by his brother, Genius. The quarrel arose over binding wheat. The prisoner has been committed to Brandon jail.


MALLOY - (Orangeville) The saddest affair that has occurred in Garafraxa for some time took place on Wednesday morning on the farm of Robert Donaldson near Reading. On Tuesday Archibald Malloy, a stout young man, 20 years of age, came to Donaldson's farm to assist in taking in the harvest, but during the afternoon took sick and went to the barn to rest. There was no house on the place and when the other harvesters started home in the evening, they left the young man in the barn as he preferred to walk home after he had rested a while. On Wednesday morning the dead body of the young man was found in the barn where he had died alone in the early hours of the morning. Previous to Tuesday afternoon he had enjoyed robust health. An inquest will probably be held to-day.


TURNBULL - (Wallaceburg) A man named Melvin Turnbull, belonging to Dresden, was accidentally killed here at noon to-day while coupling cars in the Erie & Huron Railway yard. His foot got caught in a frog and before he could release it, he was knocked down, a wheel running over his head, crushing his brains out.


September 7, 1891


PEARCE - Died at Strathroy on September 4, 1891, Henry William Pearce, painter, a native of Bodmin, Cornwall, England, in the 69th year of his age. Funeral from the residence of his son-in-law, R. E. Gross, 140 East avenue north, on Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

William Henry Pearce, a painter who used to live here, died at Strathroy on Friday from injuries received by a fall on Thursday. He was at work on a building when the scaffold gave way and he fell to the ground, receiving injuries which caused his death after twenty-four hours' suffering.


MCCOWELL - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, John McCowell, aged 34 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, 39 Dundurn street, on Tuesday morning, September 8, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please attend.

After lingering for six days, John McCowell, the inventor, who shot himself a week ago yesterday, died about 10 o'clock Saturday night. He was unconscious all the time. So strong is the suspicion that McCowell purposely shot himself that it has been decided to hold an inquest. The deceased was alone in the house when he was shot, his wife being at church, and it was stated by her that the revolver went off when he was cleaning it. The theory that the shooting was accidental is not generally accepted. There is no doubt that McCowell was disappointed at

the financial result of his invention. He spent seventeen years and considerable money in perfecting it and did not have any money to carry it along. People were not slow in discovering this and they drove hard bargains with the inventor. McCowell naturally became depressed.


LAWLOR - Died in this city, on September 6, Elizabeth, beloved wife of Patrick Lawlor, a native of the county of Wexford, Ireland, in the 74th year of her age. Funeral will take place from her late residence, No 16 Railway street, on Tuesday, September 8, at 10 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


YOUNG - James Young of Glenelg township was thrown from his cart on Saturday and killed.


STEWART - (Belleville) Owing to unauthorized use by a brakeman of the signals protecting the diamond crossing at Lorneville junction, a passenger train was backed into a freight train which had started to cross. The station buildings prevented the train men from seeing each other in time. Roadman Stewart was killed and one lady slightly injured about the face.

One of the coaches of the passenger train was capsized and when falling knocked a telegraph pole which struck Stewart and instantly killed him. Stewart had held the position of roadmaster on the Nipissing division of the Grand Trunk for a number of years and lived at Uxbridge. His daughter who resides in this city left for home last evening on the Midland, having received the sad news of her father's death early in the day.


STEWART - (Shelburne) Miss Mary Stewart, who has for some time past been keeping house for her father, Thomas Stewart of Maple Valley, a few miles from here, was drowned in the mill pond yesterday. When the men came home for dinner, they found that dinner had not been prepared and Mary was missing. A search was instituted with the result that her body was found floating in the mill pond near the house. It is supposed to have been an accident, but no particulars are known as yet.


ROSS - (Welland) The wife of David Ross, merchant, died here to-day having been ill for some time. Deceased was formerly Miss Warrington of Toronto.


September 8, 1891


LEADLEY - Died at 79 Murray street east, on Tuesday, September 8, Janet Isabella, daughter of William and Elizabeth D. Leadley, aged 2 years and 4 months. Funeral Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

STINSON - Died at Nelson, after a short illness, Ellen Stinson, aged 61 years.


MURRAY - Died on Monday, September 7, at his son's country residence, Athol Bank, Scarborough, W. A. Murray of Toronto, aged 77.

At noon to-day, William Allen Murray, one of Toronto's best known merchants, died at Athol Bank, the residence of his eldest son, William T. Murray. The sad event had not been unexpected as Mr. Murray had been ailing for some months, but it was hoped that he would recover. Mr. Murray was born in Perth, Scotland, 77 years ago. After finishing his schooling and learning the drygoods business in his native town he went to Limerick, Ireland, where he lived for a short time.

In 1854 he came to Canada to join his brother Alexander in Hamilton and after two years' partnership in the ambitions city, he set out for Toronto. Here he went into business with G. B. Wyllie, and in 1858 the firm of W. A. Murray & Co. was formed, Wyllie going out and John Drynan being given an interest in the business. Deceased is survived by his wife, formerly Mrs. Cawthra whom he married last year, four sons and 1 daughter.

Deceased was a brother of A. Murray, King street east, and was well known by Hamilton's old business men.


HILL - (London) Mrs. Jane Hill, aged 99 years, died in Detroit on Sunday. Mrs. Hill's maiden name was Hobbs and she was born in the county Tipperary, Ireland. On board the steamer which brought her to Canada in the year 1818 was Stephen Hill. They settled in the same locality in Montreal and soon afterward were married. About the same time they moved to the vicinity of London, Ontario, and took up a farm, afterward removing to Detroit. She leaves three children, twenty-one grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. It was no uncommon thing for her to dine with three generations of her descendants.


September 9, 1891


COTTON - H. P. Cotton of Gananoque, who was injured by a train on the level crossing near the town on Thursday, died yesterday aged 83 years.


NOAD - (Toronto) William Noad of 94 St. Patrick street dropped dead in a bathroom in the general hospital yesterday morning from heart disease at nine o'clock. He was formerly a broker and was well known in business circles. Before he entered the broking business he followed the occupation of a commercial traveller. He was 63 years of age.


KAY - (Toronto) On Monday night Mrs. Kay of 122 York street retired in apparently as good health as could be desired, but when her daughter went to call her yesterday morning she was greatly terrified by finding her dead. Death was caused by heart failure, and Dr. Powell decided that an inquest was unnecessary.



September 10, 1891


BILLINGS - Died at his late residence, No 152 Victoria avenue south, on Wednesday, September 9, 1891, Dr. William L. Billings, in the 87th year of his age. Funeral private.

Dr. W. L. Billings, one of the oldest residents of the city, died yesterday afternoon at 152 Victoria avenue south in his 87th year. He had not been prectising for many years. He was the oldest medical man in the city.


MACDONALD (Quebec) A man named Rufus Macdonald, belonging to the Prince Edward Island detachment now doing firing exercises at the Island Of Orleans, was badly injured by the falling of a heavy gun during shifting competition yesterday. He died at 2 o'clock this morning.


RIVERS - (Woodstock) William Rivers, a farmer residing in the Township of West Oxford, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon as the result of an accident. Mr. Rivers and his only son, Walbourn, were at work in one of the fields. The father was engaged in undermining a large stone that had cropped up, preparatory to sinking it below the surface. While at work the stone, weighing several tons and measuring six by four feet, fell in upon Mr. Rivers. The son immediately obtained the assistance from the neighbours and after two hours hard work the lifeless body of Mr. Rivers was released. The chest of the unfortunate man was badly crushed in, both arms were broken, and other terrible injuries were sustained. Death in all probability was instantaneous. The deceased leaves a widow, one son, and a daughter. Mr. Rivers was aged about 60 years and was a prosperous, well-to-do and highly respected farmer.


GILBY, WING - (Bowmanville) A sailboat with two young men named Gilby and Wing from Oshawa capsized out in the lake some distance west of Port Darlington pier to-day. The boat was brought ashore between here and Newcastle, a pair of pants and hat belonging to Mr. Wing were found. The bodies have not been found yet. Gilby was a good sailor. Both men vere employed at the malleable iron works at Oshawa. Gilby is 26 years of age and Wing 19.


FOLEY - Mrs. Foley, relict of the late James P. Foley, died at Brechin, Ontario, yesterday, aged 86 years.


September 11, 1891


DONOVAN - Died in this city, on the 11th instant, Katie, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Donovan, aged 18 years. Funeral will leave her parents’ residence, 249 East avenue north, on Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

KILLSBY - A dispatch from Calgary to-night states that a young Englishman named James L. Killsby, aged 20, was found dead in the immigrant sheds this morning where he had committed suicide. The deed is supposed to have been committed on Monday when he was last seen alive. A knot was tied to the end of rope thrown over the top of the door which he then closed and locked. On the other end of the rope was a noose which the victim placed around his neck and taking a kneeling position, strangled himself to death. He was a weaver by trade but had been working in the Royal Hotel kitchen since coming here. The coroner's jury brought in a verdict of suicide while temporarily insane.


September 12, 1891


TYRRELL - Died at 2 o'clock on September 8, at 82 Herkimer street, infant daughter of James W. and Isabel Tyrrell.


WILLCOCK - Died on September 10, Frank Howard, infant son of G. and L. E. Willcock, aged 7 months. Funeral from the residence of his parents, King street east, East Hamilton, on Sunday.


LAING - (Fergus) A serious railway accident occurred to a freight train here this morning about nine o'clock on the G.T.R. whereby James Laing, the fireman, was killed. The run off happened near the diamond where the C.P.R. and the G.T.R cross each other. The accident was caused by the train striking a cow on the highway crossing and carried her about 75 feet when the animal got under the engine which was then thrown from the track and ran along about 150 feet when she plunged into the ditch, almost burying herself with the tender and some five cars piled up in every way. The fireman was crushed between the tender and a car and must have been instantly killed. He lived in Palmerston and leaves a wife and two children. The engineer, James Sloan, stuck to the engine till she started for the ditch when he jumped and saved his life by a very narrow escape. The morning passenger train which followed the freight was delayed here and passengers and baggage will be transferred for a train or so, when the track will be cleared.


LEBLANC, SURETTE, PORTER, BOUDROT - (Halifax) Arrivals from sea at Halifax and at all ports along the Atlantic coast show the terrible nature of the hurricane that swept this coast on Monday night and Tuesday morning. The American and Canadian fishing fleets suffered very severely and hardly a vessel arrives but reports losses of men, dories, and gear. The fine new 90-ton two topmast schooner "Georgians" was found bottom up off the mouth of the Halifax harbour. She was taken in tow by the schooner "Coronet", Captain Geidert, who sent word to the city for tugs. The "Georgians" belongs to Yarmouth and was coming in from the banks with 500 quintels of fish on board. The vessel was overtaken by the hurricane when making Halifax

harbour and capsized. Her dories were smashed and of her crew of seventeen men, not one escaped to tell the terrible story. No small boat could keep afloat one minute in the sea that swept the coast that night.

A dispatch from Yarmouth says: When last heard of the ill-fated schooner "Georgians" was at Lahare where she baited and sailed for the banks a fortnight ago. Her crew were all bright young fellows belonging to Tusket Wedge, a locality which furnishes so many fishermen to the American fleet. Their names were: Eleasor Leblanc, captain, and 25 years of age; Morrell Porter, Raymond A. Leblanc, Raymond Surette. Frank A. Porter, Eugene Surette, Sacharie Leblanc, Eli Porter, Philip Boudrot, Augustus Surette, George Porter, Leander Porter, and "Leonard Leblanc, all single; and Isaiah Porter, Amiel Boudrot, John M. Surette, and George Surette, married. Nearly all the men were related.

The news of the disaster caused a terrible shock at Yarmouth and the historical village of Tusket is in mourning to-night.


DRYSDALE - (Lanark) Alexander Drysdale went to bed apparently quite well, but on going to call him to breakfast one of the family found that he was dead. The doctor pronounced the cause of death to be fatty degeneration of the heart.


DAVIS - (Orillia) On Tuesday George Davis of Uhthoff came to Orillia on his way to the Toronto exhibition. He called at Rev. J. B. Armstrong's to see his daughter who was employed there and complained of not feeling well. Going to the Russell House he asked for a hot drink. He was given one, put to bed, and medical aid summoned. He grew gradually worse, however, and died shortly after noon on Wednesday, the direct cause of death being heart disease.


WARD - (Mount Forest) On Thursday morning Patrick Ward was found by his aged mother lying dead at the back door of his residence on Fergus street. The body was cold and stiff. Deceased had for years been a sufferer with asthma.


POLLOCK - (Milton) John Pollock of Esquesing, near the Toronto Terra Gotta Co's works, died suddenly. An autopsy was held and doctors found that he had been killed by a clot of blood on his heart, caused by over-exertion.


September 14, 1891


LUMSDEN - Died on the 13th instant, Clara Louise Lumsden, in the 9th year of her age. Funeral private.


MCDONOUGH - Died in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sunday, September 13, Minnie, daughter of Michael and Sarah McDonough, aged 19 years.


WEBBER - Died in this city, on September 14, Carrie, youngest daughter of J. M. and Eliza Webber, aged 17. Funeral will leave her parents' residence, 118 James street south, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.


SAMSON (Toronto) Andrew Gibb Samson of the firm of Samson, Kennedy & Co died at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday at the residence of Warring Kennedy. The deceased was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, in October, 1832. He came to Canada in 1857 and was first employed by the firm of John Macdonald & Co for whom in due time he became European buyer. Afterward, when the firm of Samson, Kennedy & Gemmell was formed in 1869 he became a member of it and acted as its European buyer up to the time of his death. He resided in Bournemouth, England, where he leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters.


ROBERTS - (Stratford) William Roberts who resides near Woodstock received a kick from one of his horses in the abdomen on Thursday on a farm near here and died in great agony on Friday.


BROWNJOHN - (Toronto) Henry Brownjohn, a book-keeper, 63 years of age, died suddenly at nine o'clock on Saturday morning at his residence, 56 Magill street. Mr. Brownjohn had been in Toronto for eight years, having come to Canada from Inchingswell, Hants, England. He leaves a family of two sons and three daughters.


ALLAN - (Montreal) A very sad fatality took place last evening at Vaudreuil station. William Allan, father of the well-known Grand Trunk conductor, had been from home visiting a friend and it being the shortest way, the old gentleman started along the track a little before dark. Mr. Allan's imperfect hearing was no doubt the cause of the fatal mishap as a passing freight train ran the unfortunate gentleman down and caused his instant death. The body was frightfully mutilated and presented a ghastly sight when the trunk, legs and arms were gathered together and deposited in the depot. Coroner Jones immediately visited the scene of the accident and the jury brought in a verdict of accidental death, attributing blame to no one.


September 15, 1891


HALL - Died at her father's residence, No 272 Macnab street north, on September 15, Margaret, daughter of John and Mary Hall, aged 23 years and 6 months. Funeral on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MUNRO - (St. Catharines) This morning Mrs. Nancy Munro, mother of Dr. Leitch, was found dead at the latter's residence on King street. The deceased lady, although 73 years of age, was in the best of health on Sunday and attended divine service. At the usual time she retired apparently in better health than usual.


NEALY - (Shelburne) A very sad accident occurred about a mile from this village this afternoon by which a bright and intelligent son of Thomas Nealy of some eight or nine years of age lost his

life by drowning in less than one foot of water. The boy was sent to a spring near the house for a pail of water and in stooping over, he fell headlong into the narrow box which was used as a kerb for the spring. The box was so narrow that he could not extricate himself and was drowned before assistance arrived.


September 16, 1891


JACKSON - Died on Tuesday, September 15, at 485 Main street east, Marion Thirza, infant daughter of George and Lucy Jackson. Funeral on Thursday at 4 p.m.


THOMAS - Died in this city, on the 15th instant, John Herbert, only son of Herbert N. and Maggie Thomas, aged 5 years and 5 months. Funeral from his parents' residence, 93 Ray street north, on Thursday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited.


September 17, 1891


COTTER - Died at Toronto, on September 16, Sarah Ann, beloved wife of Harvey Cotter, aged 36 years. Funeral at Burlington on Friday, September 18, on arrival of the 2:30 train, G.T.R.


WADSWORTH - Died on September 16, in Suffolk Place, Toronto, Jane Youmans, relict of the late R. D. Wadswoth, and mother of Mrs. Charles S. Finch, in her 79th year.


BEESTON - Died at his late residence, 459 King street east, on September 16, Samuel Beeston, in the 68th year of his age, Funeral on Friday afternoon, September 18, at 2:30 to the R.C. cemetery. Friends are invited to attend.


DOUGLAS - (Windsor) Gilbert Douglas, a well-known wheelman on the lakes, fell from the gang plank of the propeller "Jim Fisk" at the dock this morning into the river. He was hauled out and walked to a saloon a few blocks distant where he was taken ill and died. It was discovered he had a bad bruise on the back of the head where he struck a plank in falling.


HILL (Kingston) C. Hill, an old soldier who was in the House of Industry for twenty-five years, cut his throat to-day. He is dying. He was in the 60th Rifles and a native of England.


TREMUR (Smithville) James Tremur, B.A., headmaster of the high school, has gone to attend his father's funeral. At the time of his death he was staying with his daughter at a short distance from Toronto. He was 80 years of age.


MORPHY - (Toronto) The remains of the late Oliver Morphy who was drowned in Lake Winnipeg on September 9, arrived in this city this morning from Winnipeg and were conveyed

to St. James cemetery from his mother's residence, 648 Church street, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev. T. C. DesBarres, rector of St. Paul's church, and the chief mourners were A. W. Morphy and George Morphy of Hamilton. The deceased was well known in Montreal, Toronto, and Winnipeg, and was a universal favourite.


MILLER - (London) Through an accident on the Montana Central Railroad this morning, brakeman W. Miller, brother of G.T.R. dispatcher, James Miller of this city, was killed. No particulars of the sad occurrence have been received. The deceased was to have been given charge of a train in two months and only left Stratford about six months since, being then employed on a train running out of that city. He was well known here. On one occasion at the risk of his life he saved assistant superintendent Larmour's two sons from drowning in a large pond at Stratford. The remains will be embalmed and forwarded to Stratford for interment. Mr. Miller was aged about 26 years and was unmarried.


September 18, 1891


TURQUAND - Died at the residence of her son-in-law, Joseph A. Brown, suddenly after a short illness, Elizabeth, widow of the late Dr. Turquand of Woodstock, Ontario, in the 79th year of her age.


HARRINGTON - (Ottawa) The dead body of John Harrington, farmer of Templeton, was found lying on the roadway between Waterloo village and Templeton yesterday morning. The exact manner in which Harrington met his death cannot be ascertained. Deceased was 47 years of age and the sole support of his widowed mother. He was a bachelor. The general opinion is that his team bolted and he was thrown off. A verdict of accidental death was returned.


CUMMINGS - (Halifax) Oliver Cummings, wholesale drygoods merchant of Truro, was killed on the Intercolonial Railway at Salt Springs last night. He drove from Springhill to Salt Springs, the nearest station, to take the midnight train from Amherst. This morning his body was found on the track. It is supposed that while boarding the train he fell and received a fatal blow on the head. He was one of the most pushing drygoods men in Nova Scotia.


OSBORNE - (Winnipeg) A Brandon dispatch says: Samuel Osborne, a respectable farmer living near Carrollton, south of Brandon, met with an untimely death on Monday evening last. It would appear that he was driving a binder when his horses took fright and he got entangled in the machinery, the knife severing one leg at the knee. Deceased survived the accident only a few hours.

WESTERLAND - (Winnipeg) A dispatch from Whitewood, North West Territories, named Westerland, of New Stockholm, near Whitewood, chopped the head off his three-year-old daughter yesterday with a broad axe. He went insane after the death of his wife last Friday.


September 19, 1891


CLARK - (Milford) Finley Clark, son of Gilbert Clark of South Marysburgh, while stepping off the mow yesterday, stepped into a threshing machine with his right leg and was drawn up to the groin. Doctors amputated at the hip joint. He died in the course of the operation.


HALLEY - (Kingston) William Halley, a painter and inmate of the Rockwood asylum for fifteen years, was accidentally drowned while washing his clothes on which were preserves put there when he fell with a bottle in his hands. Two years ago he broke his leg. He was 45 years of age.


September 21, 1891


MINNES - Died at his late residence, 248 Bold street, Sunday, September 20, John Richard, eldest son of the late James Minnes, aged 33 years and 6 months. Funeral from the above address on Tueday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SNIDER - James A. Snider died to-day at his home, 70 Inchbury street. Mr. Snider was a prosperous flour and feed merchant on York street. Early this year he began to be affected with terrible pains in his lower jaw, and thinking they came from bad teeth, he had several teeth extracted. This, however, only aggravated the pain and he sought surgical advice. A diagnosis of the case early in June revealed the fact that there was a virulent cancer in the jaw and to save his life an operation was performed. It was a critical and delicate operation and was performed by five city surgeons. The left side of the lower jaw from the ear to the chin was cut out. After the operation Mr. Snider got better, was able to be about, and it was hoped that his life was saved. But the hope was vain. The deadly disease broke out in the other side of the face and spread downward. No human skill was of any avail this time and this morning Mr. Snider was released from suffering by death. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon.


BURNEY - (Forest) Mrs. Burney, wife of J. W. Burney, committed suicide to-day while temporarily insane. About 11 o'clock she was missed from the house and her sister who was waiting on her went out to look for her. On seeing the cover off the well, an alarm was immediately given, but owing to the depth and inconvenience of the well, before assistance could be given, life was extinct. Mrs. Burney for the past year has been subject to severe illness which at different times caused insanity. She leaves a husband and six children.



September 22, 1891


TAPSCOTT - Died at the residence of her son, Rev. F. T. Tapscott, No 182 Victoria avenue north, on Tuesday, September 22, Elizabeth, relict of the late Samuel Tapscott, aged 72 years and 11 months. Funeral from above address at 2 p.m. Thursday, to King Street station, H. & N.W.R. Interment at Brampton, Ontario.


HIBBARD - The notorious Ann Hibbard, who for many years kept a house of infamy on Dundurn street, is dead. She was 73 years old.


KEMP - (St. Thomas) Wesley Kemp, aged about 40 years, who was employed in the Grand Trunk bridge gang, fell from the London & Port Stanley bridge just north of the city this morning, a distance of about sixty feet, and died about an hour afterward from his injuries. He was an honest industrious man and leaves a wife and four children. He was insured in the Grand Trunk Provident Society for $1000. His relatives lives in Delhi.


WINDROSS - (Toronto) Thomas Windross of Newtonbrook, the man who fell off an exhibition car at the corner of Spadina and King streets and was run over, died from his terrible injuries in the hospital yesterday afternoon.


MALONE - (Montreal) Great regret is felt in the city this evening over the death of Ald. Moses Malone, one of the representatives of St. Ann's ward in the city council. Mr. Malone was a_patriotic Irishman, yet an out-and-out Canadian. Deceased was of the market committee.


September 23, 1891


COUMBE - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Helen, the beloved wife of George Coumbe, in the 71st year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 158 Rebecca street, on Friday, September 25, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


BAILEY - (Ottawa) Mrs. Thomas Bailey, wife of the rector of St. Barnabas Church died this morning. Mrs. Bailey was the eldest daughter of Senator Clemow, and niece of the late Sheriff Powell. She was noted for her charitable work and was beloved by a large circle of friends.


BURNS - (Ottawa) The death last night of Mrs. Burns, mother of the well-known resident of St. Patrick street, Dennis Burns, was due to lockjaw caused by a rusty nail in the sidewalk on St.

Patrick's street which ran into her foot one day last week. Gangrene set in and the physicians were unable to save her life. She was 54 years of age.


DRAKE - (Toronto) A telegram announcing the death of Mrs. Isabella Drake, wife of D. H. Drake, B.D., of the Baptist mission to India, was received in Toronto yesterday from Madras. Mrs. Drake was the daughter of Rev. John Alexander, 128 Dovercourt Road, pastor of Dovercourt Road Baptist Church. She was well known and highly esteemed in Baptist circles here, and her departure for India was much regretted. While in India she married Mr. Drake, another missionary. Particulars of her death have not been ascertained.


LOTTRIDGE - There is sadness in the home of Samuel Lottridge who lives near the pumping house at the beach. Yesterday a two-year-old child, Harvey, wandered away from the house and was not missed for a couple of hours. When the parents went to look for the child, they were grief stricken when thay found the little fellow's body in the creek. The child was playing on the bank and fell into the water. Dr. Woolverton was consulted but he decided an inquest was unnecessary.


September 24, 1891


SCHUMACHER - Died at the residence of her husband, 28 Macnab street north, on Thursday, September 24, Annie, wife of George Schumacher, aged 61 years, 1 month, and 2 days. Funeral on Saturday, September 26, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


LANCASTER - Died in this city, at 302 Catherine street north, on September 24, Mary Ann, relict of the late Edward Lancaster, aged 72 years. Funeral takes place on Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FINDLAY - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, George S. Findlay, a native of Hamilton, Scotland, aged 41 years. Funeral on Sunday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, from his late residence, 36 Oxford street. Friends will please accept this intimation.


FILCHETT (Tamworth) A boy by the name of Filchett, twelve years old, was killed by the K. N. & W. train at Marlbank. He jumped on a flat car while in motion, lost his hold, and fell between, the wheels passing over both legs and one arm. The train ran back and forth two or three times before he was noticed. Help carried him home and Dr. Clark was telegraphed for. He amputated both legs and arm. The sufferer died at midnight.


BILLS - (Toronto) Not for a long time has such a heartrending incident occurred within the city limits as the burning to death of Sarah Bills, a little 5-year-old toddler whose parents live at

50 McGee street. The circumstances surrounding the terrible event make their narration a pitiable story. About five o'clock yesterday afternoon the mother of the little child sent the girl's 8-year-old brother to discover her whereabouts. In a little while the child came back and told Mrs. Bills that an old unused kennel at the bottom of the yard is on fire. Mrs. Bills hastily got a pail of water and proceeding to the burning kennel, threw it on the flames. She went for more water and was returning with the second pailful when she heard a subdued cry of agony issue from the kennel. The mother's instinct at once told her that the cry came from her little daughter and the thought of the child being in the burning dog house, lent wings to her feet. The agonized mother flew to the kennel, threw the second pail of water into it and hastily snatched her little girl from the smoking furnace. The child was terribly burned about the head and upper part of the body especially, and only her boots were intact. Her clothes fell to shreds from the body and no sign her childish ringlets were visible. The fire had transformed her body into a blistered mass. When the child was rescued it was past all hope, and mercifully never regained consciousness, death ensuing in about an hour and a half. Dr. Cleland arrived on the scene shortly after the accident. He took the usual steps in such cases, but never had any hope of bringing the little unfortunate around.

The cause of the sad affair seems to have been matches in the hands of the child. She had crawled into the kennel, set fire to the straw with., which it was filled, and probably asphyxiated before the flames enveloped her body. The kennel was only smoking when Mrs. Bills noticed it and it is possible that the child might have been saved had the mother known of the predicament at that time.


September 25, 1891


DUNN - Died in this city, on the 25th instant, at the residence of Mrs. Murphy, corner of Macnab and Wood streets, John Dunn, aged 40 years. Funeral from above address on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


JONES - Died at Tonawanda, N.Y., on September 20, 1891, Samuel Jones, aged 28 years. Funeral took place from his late residence, at Stony creek, on Tuesday, September 22.


DAFOE - (Belleville) Wesley Dafoe, a quarryman at Crookstown, was so severely crushed between two blocks of stone that death resulted.


MCKAY - (Embro) Roderick McKay, a young man who lived on lot 32, Concession 6, West Zorra, went out to the barn and did not return when expected. On search being made, he was found quite dead.

September 26, 1891


MCLACHLIN - Died on September 26, at 13 Locomotive street, Alexander McLachlin, aged 76 years. Funeral Sunday, September 27, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances invited to attend.


BULL -Died at his late residence, 17 Evans street, on September 25, John C. Bull, in his 75th year. Funeral will take place on Sunday at 3:45. Friends and acquaintances will accept this intimation.


ATKINSON - Died at Chicago, Ill., on September 24, V. T. Atkinson, chief meat inspector, board of animal industry, formerly of Nelson, Ontario, Remains to be interred in Milwaukee, Wis.


COUTTS - The man, Coutts, who was arraigned a year ago in Mount Forest on the charge of drowning a baby in a cistern, died recently in the Hamilton Asylum for the insane where he was committed after his trial for infanticide.


SALT - (Niagara Falls) John Salt, Sr., proprietor of Salt's new hotel, Niagara Falls, and a well-known hotel man, is dead from injuries received by falling in Toronto on September 16. He was 71 years old and leaves a widow, four sons and one daughter.


BROWN - (Owen Sound) Herbert, the two-and-a-half-ryear-old son of David Brown, accidentally pulled over himself a pail of hot water which had been left on the floor in readiness for scrubbing and was scalded to death.


MCCULLOCH - (Sarnia) Last night Mrs. Peter McCulloch who resided on the Indian reserve was in the act of milking and had got all but one cow milked, but had left that one that had a young calf until the last. Her husband took the calf away and the cow immediately turned on the poor woman, goring her and trampling her under foot. Deceased leaves behind her a husband and large family.


September 28, 1891


KIDNER - Died on Sunday, September 27, 1891, at 195 Ferguson avenue south, Charles Kidner, a native of Reading, Berkshire, England, in the 70th year of his age. Funeral on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

A kindly spirit passed away yesterday when Charles Kidner, Sr. breathed his last. The call was a terribly sudden one. He was in his usual health the earlier part of the day, having attended service at the Church of the Ascension in the morning of which he was a member upwards of thirty years. In the middle of the afternoon he was attacked by shortness of breath and chills which terminated fatally about an hour afterward. The cause was an affection of the heart which

had troubled the deceased gentleman at intervals for a year past. Mr. Kidner was of Somersetshire stock, though born in Reading, Berkshire, England. At an early age he accompanied his parents to Canada who took up their residence at Montreal. It was while living there that he acquired the printing trade and also took part on the loyalist side in the rebellion of 1837. Later he came to Upper Canada, working on the "London Free Press" when it was run off on a hand press, and removing to this city in 1853 where he resided till the day of his death, being employed for many years on this journal. In politics he was a staunch Conservative. Gentle and retiring in his manner, scrupulously honourable in his dealings with all men, a humble Christian, his life and character merit the remark that a good man has gone to his rest. He leaves a widow and seven children of mature age: Mrs. M. W. McMillan, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mrs. D. Geddes, of Port Elgin, Ontario; Mrs. W. Davidson, of Toronto; Mrs. John Hewson, of this city; and three sons, Frank, Edward, and Charles.


 BOYES - Died at his late residence, No 81 Murray street east, on Sunday, September 27, 1891, Francis Dickson Boyes, aged 59 years. Funeral Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends are invited.

Francis D. Boyes, collector for the Grand Trunk Railway, died very unexpectedly yesterday morning. He was in the bathroom preparing to go to church when he fell over and was dead in a few minutes. Apoplexy was the cause of death.

The deceased lived at 81 Murray street east and was well and favourably known. For the past year he was collector for the Grand Trunk Railway. He came here from Stayner. He leaves a widow and four children. He was about 53 years old. He had complained of being ill lately and had not been to his office for ten days. The deceased was a member of Barton Lodge, 6, G.R.C., and the funeral will be conducted by that lodge.


DOHERTY - Died at Denver, Colorado, James J. Doherty, aged 42 years.

The friends of James Doherty received the sad news from Denver, Colorado, yesterday that he was dead. He died on Saturday evening at the Koch hospital at Denver. Last spring Mr. Doherty went to Denver for his health, being then threatened with consumption. He entered the Koch hospital there and after remaining in the institution for several weeks, was discharged as cured. But the treatment proved to be too severe for his weakened system and soon after he left the hospital, his throat and stomach became seriously affected. He was taken back into the hospital and was very kindly treated up to the time of his death. A week ago Robert Matthews of the Hamilton waterworks office saw him at the hospital. He was then very weak and wasted and had given up all hope of recovery.

Mr. Doherty was born in Montreal about 42 years ago, but came to Hamilton with his parents when very young and lived here with but a few short intervals ever since. He vas a printer and learned the business in the "Times" office where he was for many years employed as a compositor. In recent years he was on the reportorial staff of the "Spectator" and was Hamilton correspondent of the Toronto "Empire". Mr. Doherty possessed qualities of head and heart which

won the respect and affection of all his associates. He was a good man, a loveable man, and in many respects an able man.

The deceased was unmarried. He was engaged to an estimable young lady of this city, but the engagement was broken off before he left for Colorado owing to his illness. His aged mother resides here. At her request the body will be brought to Hamilton for burial.


CURRIE - (Toronto) Robert Currie, 108 Dovercourt road, a CP.R. brakeman, was run over by an engine at Cheltenham on Saturday afternoon. He attempted to board the engine while it was shunting cars and lost his hold. He was brought to Toronto and taken to the hospital where it was found that his right leg had been run over just below the hip joint. He did not rally from his terrible injuries but died yesterday afternoon at 12:30.


September 29, 1891


DRYSDALE - Died on Tuesday at 285 Main street east, James A. Drysdale, infant son of William Drysdale. Funeral on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.


CRANE - Mrs. Alary Crane, 2 Maude street, who vas so terribly burned by her bed taking fire from a lamp on Saturday night, died at 1:30 yesterday afternoon at the hospital.


September 30, 1891


LAUDER - Died in this city, on the 30th instant, Elizabeth, relict of the late John Lauder, in her 51st year. Funeral will leave her late residence, 324 Bay street south, on Friday, October 2, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited.


WALLER - Died in Bartonville, on September 30th, William Waller, aged 64 years. Funeral on Friday, October 2, at 2 o'clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


CANTIN - (Quebec) Captain Cantin of the tug "Flora" was accidentally drowned this morning. The "Flora" hove alongside a ship at Sillery Cove and a hawser was passed aboard the vessel in order to tow off. The tug steamed ahead and the captain got entangled in the hawser as it vas paying aft and was dragged overboard. All attempts to save the unfortunate captain were useless. His body was recovered a few hours after.


WILSON - (Merritton) As the 4-year-old son of Robert Wilson was crossing the street this morning a passing electric car struck him, throwing him under the car. The wheels passed over his body, inflicting fatal wounds.

WARBOYS - (Toronto) The morgue was occupied last night by the body of Jesse Warboys, an Englishman 40 years of age, who took his own life. For some time Warboys had been living at 25 Victoria Lane where he had prosecuted his calling as a hatter, but his ill success at making a comfortable living had given him gloomy views of life. He had been a hard drinker and was always more or less under the influence. For eight years his wife has not lived with him. Their daughter, 14 years of age, lived with the father. On Monday afternoon Warboys left his house saying that he would not return again, but as he was not entirely sober these words were treated lightly. He went to a drugstore and purchased a quantity of laudanum. This he took to the Queen's park and swallowed. Late in the evening he returned home and it was only a short time before his death that the people in the house found out what he had done. Dr. Sweetman was summoned, but when he arrived at 2:40 p.m. the man was dead. An inquest will be held.


HAMILTON - (Toronto) David Hamilton, a young man 24 years of age, who was employed at the International Hotel as night porter till about a week ago, tried to commit suicide by taking a dose of 'rough on rats'. When Hamilton left the International he got a job at the Union Hotel, but was evidently not satisfied with his situation as he has been despondent and has indulged his taste for drink to an abnormal extent. His melancholia finally drove him to attempt his life, and last night at 9:30 he entered the International and went to one of the sitting rooms. There he swallowed nearly a whole box of 'rough on rats' and was discovered almost immediately after taking the poison, lying on the floor. P.O. Bell summoned Dr. Thorburn who gave Hamilton an antidote and sent him to the hospital where he died at 1:15 a.m.


CLATTENBURG - (Halifax) A twelve-year-old girl named Ida Clattenburg, the adopted daughter of a couple living on the Windsor road, committed suicide a few days ago by shooting. She got an old Enfield rifle and sent a bullet through her brain.


OGIE - James Ogie, J.P., one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Cornwall township, died yesterday of heart failure.


October 1, 1891


DOHERTY - Died at Denver, Colorado, James J. Doherty, aged 42 years. Funeral will leave 31 Spring street on Friday, October 2, at 3:30 p.m.

The body of the late James J. Doherty will probably arrive here from Denver this evening. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 3:30 p.m. from 31 Spring street.


BROWNELL - (Toronto) A dispatch from Detroit this morning says: Rev. Daniel E. Brownell, for thirty-two years an active preacher . of the Methodist church of Canada, died in this city this morning after an illness of five weeks. The funeral will take place in St. George, Ontario, Saturday next.


KERR - (Winnipeg) Ellen Kerr, only daughter of Peter Kerr, a farmer residing eight miles south of Indian Head, committed suicide on Thursday last while labouring under mental depression. She was scolded by her father for attending a social and took strychnine.


October 2, 1891


NELSON - (Casselman) The little 8-year-old daughter of John Nelson was found dead on the Nation river between the Canada Atlantic Railway bridge and a temporary wooden bridge owned by the Casselman Lumber Co. When discovered by Louis Cadorette on Wednesday morning about ten o'clock she was lying between two stones with her head resting on one arm. It is supposed that she was on the bridge when surprised by the five-o'clock Montreal express which arrives at Casselman at 5:50, and in her fright either jumped or fell off, that she crawled to the place where she was found, a distance of twenty feet from the bridge, and probably had lain all through the cold night, eventually dying from the shock and exertion.


CHAMPION (Wingham) Thomas Champion, an old man of 70 years, was found this morning hanging by the neck on a child's swing at White Church near here. When found life was extinct though the body was warm. He was under the influence of drink when last, seen alive. The coroner has been notified.


October 3, 1891


BELZ - Died on Saturday, October 3, at 14 Henry street, Adam, eldest son of Adam and Catharine Belz, aged 3 years and 11 months. Funeral will leave the above address on Monday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


October 5, 1891


PEREGRINE - Died in this city, on the 4th instant, Rosanna, widow of the late David Peregrine, in her 77th year. Funeral from her late residence, 156 Cannon street west, on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.

The many friends of Mrs. Rosanna Peregrine, widow of the late David Peregrine, will regret to hear of her death which occurred at her late residence yesterday morning after a lingering illness of over five months. She leaves five daughters and one son, of whom J. M. Pergrine and Mrs. Joseph Lloyd reside in this city. Mrs. Peregrine was one of the first settlers in Beverly township and had resided in this city during the past seventeen years except three years in the North West, being there at the time of the rebellion.

JAMIESON - Died in this city, on the 5th instant, James Burton Jamieson, in his 29th year. Funeral will leave his mother's residence, 229 Barton street east, Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


THOMAS - Died in this city, on October 4, 1891, Charles Lewis Thomas, aged 63 years and 5 months. Funeral from his late residence. Oakside, King street west, on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


FORD - Died in this city, on October 5, Mary, beloved wife of James Ford, in her 62nd year. Funeral from her late residence, 405 John street north, on Thursday morning, at 8:30 o'clock for St. Lawrence church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Mary Ford, wife of Health Inspector Ford, died at noon to-day after only a few hours' illness. She attended divine service at St. Lawrence church yesterday morning and afternoon, and was on her way to church again in the evening when she suddenly became faint and complained to her companion, Mrs. Dillon, of a pain in her head. She was taken into Walsh's grocery store and there was attended by Dr. McCabe, and was shortly afterward removed to her home. About midnight she sank into a sleep from which she never awakened. Death resulted from the bursting of a blood vessel in the brain. Mrs. Ford was a native of Sligo, Ireland, and accompanied her husband to Hamilton thirty-seven years ago. She was a good Christian lady and active in all church work and was respected and beloved by her associates.


SEAVEY - A dispatch from Chicago contains the following: People strolling through Jefferson Park about one o'clock this afternoon noticed a handsome-looking woman dressed in black hurrying along one of the walks. When she reached the centre of the park she drew a revolver and shot herself in the left breast, causing instant death. The suicide is identified as Mrs. Julia R. Seavey, a respectable English widow, residing on West Adams street. At her house vas found a letter to her son, John Seavey, who resides in London, Ontario, and who is said to be a successful business man. Mrs. Seavey owned property valued at $20,000. Her mind is supposed to have been afflicted by ill health and family troubles"

Mrs. Seavey was well known in this city, having resided here for several years prior to going to Chicago. At that time she was married to Prof. Loemans, but about 1884, they separated. Mrs. Loemans retained Carscallen & Cahill at that time and endeavoured to secure a divorce on the ground of cruel treatment, but the Canadian law being cumbersome, she went west to Chicago and got a divorce after which she assumed her former name of Seavey. The son mentioned in the dispatch is Julian H. Seavey, the well-known artist who had classes here from 1882 to 1886, when, he went to London to take charge of the art department of Hellmuth Ladies College. Prof. Loemans was also an artist and had a studio here for several years. He was an Italian.


Mrs. Seavey was a very high-strung excitable lady, and in her youth had evidently been very beautiful. Her trouble with her husband preyed upon her mind and even before leaving Hamilton it was feared that she might attempt to take her life. While staying at the Royal Hotel she kept a revolver under her pillow, much to the alarm of the servants there. She was an educated refined lady and despite her peculiarities of temperament had many friends here who will be shocked to hear of her tragic death.


DIXON - (Gravenhurst) The body of S. J. Dixon who vas drowned in Wood lake while attempting to swim across on Friday last, was recovered at 2:08 this afternoon by H. R. King of this town, one of the party who were dragging the lake for the remains of unfortunate man. The lake is over a mile wide at this point and Dixon had succeeded in reaching within one hundred yards of the other shore when young Tribe who was on the shore saw Dixon struggling in the water and immediately went to his assistance with a boat, but only reached within five feet of him when Dixon sang, in fifteen feet of water to rise no more.

The body was recovered within thirty feet of the spot pointed out by young Tribe. The body was perfectly nude and shows no signs of any special effort or struggle. The remains will arrive in Toronto in charge of undertaker Stone and James Dixon, brother of the deceased, on the 4 o'clock train to-morrow morning.


LANSTAFF - (Brockville) Ellen Langstaff died suddenly in Atkens on Friday. An inquest was held by Dr. Vaux , coroner of Brockville. A verdict was returned that her death was caused by the excessive use of alcoholic liquor and that she had been drinking methylated spirits.


WILLIAMS - Thomas Williams died at St. Thomas yesterday from the effect of an apoplectic stroke on Monday last. He was a pioneer of the district and had reached the ripe age of 89 years.


UPTON - (Strathroy) Richard Upton, a well known resident of Strathroy and Adelaide, and a man about 80 years of age, on Friday evening entered the Western Hotel kept by Peter Fitzpatrick. While there he met William Wilson, a powerful young man of about 35 years of age and a son of the late Francis Wilson who was for a long time bailiff of the Sixth Division Court. They were drinking together when an altercation arose between them, Upton using very insulting language towards Wilson. It is said Wilson pushed him away which caused him to fall and strike his head on a large spittoon, fracturing his skull and causing death. Coroner Dr. Lindsay empanellled a jury on Saturday. Only one witness was sworn who was the bartender and the only one said to be present. The bartender said Wilson only pushed him gently. The statement, it is said, will not square very well with the post mortem examination. The inquest was adjourned till Monday morning when further light may be thrown upon the accident or tragedy whichever it may be. A warrant was issued against Wilson and he is now in custody.



October 6, 1891


HAILSTONE - (Belleville) John Hailstone, a settler living near Greenbush, in Limerick township, shot and wounded his wife with a revolver, and then thinking he had killed her, put the pistol to his head and killed himself. The woman will probably recover. Family trouble was the cause of the tragedy.


EASTON - (Woodstock) Andrew Easton, a prominent farmer residing on the tenth concession of Blenheim, was found dead in bed this morning apparently the victim of heart disease. He had been ailing for some time past and was in very poor health, but his sudden taking-off was unlooked for. He was for many years a resident of Blenheim township and was one of its most successful farmers and stock raisers. He was 68 years of age.


SCOTT - (Ottawa) Rev. William Scott, one of the best known Methodist clergymen of the Dominion, died here to-night from the effects of a fall which he sustained a fortnight ago and which fractured his thigh. He was at one time president of the Methodist conference and for years superintended the Methodist missions among the Indian tribes of Quebec and Ontario. His knowledge of Indian life and character made him an invaluable adviser of the Indian department, and for the past few years he was regularly employed there. Death was immediately caused by heart failure. The venerable missionary who was in his 86th year was a trusted friend of the late Sir John Macdonald.


NEILD - (Toronto) A very sudden death from apoplexy occurred in St. John's Masonic lodge on Toronto street last night. It was lodge night and the blue room of the temple was well filled with a large crowd of members and visitors. Among the latter was Bro. P. H. Neild of Sussex Lodge No 5, Brockville, who is living on Bathurst street in this city and who was present to witness the initiation of an old friend of his. While the minutes of the lodge were being read, Neild was taken ill and assisted to the anteroom where Bro. Dr. Langstaff of Newmarket attended to him. It was seen that the end was near and Bro. Neild's wife and daughter were sent for. Bro. Rev. W. W. Bates and Bro. Thomas Hills started on the sad service while Dr. Sweetman was called in to assist Dr. Langstaff. His wife and daughter arrived too late. The body was removed to the late home of the deceased. Neild was about 45 years of age.


October 7, 1891


WRIGHT - Died in this city, on October 7, 1891, Ella Mary, infant daughter of William and Mary Wright, aged 6 months and 5 days. Funeral from 32 Aberdeen avenue, on Thursday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.


SEAVEY - Died at Chicago, on October 4, 1891, Julia Ruggles Seavey, relict of the late Stephen S. Seavey of Boston, aged 64 years. Funeral from G.T.R. this afternoon at 2:40.


MCMAHON - Died in this city, on October 6, at 101 Emerald street south, John Francis, youngest son of John S. and Mary McMahon, aged 11 years. Funeral on Friday at 2:30 p.m.


TERRYBERRY - Died on Wednesday, October 7, 1891, at 147 Strachan street east, David Terryberry, in the 81st year of his age. Funeral on Friday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


GREEN - Died on October 6, at 180 Bay street south, Charles Hardstaff, infant son of George N. and Anna Green, aged 4 months and 14 days. Funeral from above address on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m.


MCDOUGALL - Archibald McDougall, one of Brockville's oldest and most respected residents, died suddenly while sitting on a roof which he was shingling.


FULKERSON - (AlbertonJ George, the third son of George Fulkerson, died on Sunday night last. The deceased had been ill for some time. In the early part of the summer, he was seized with an attack of typhoid fever which lingered on him for many weeks. He had partly recovered, but suffered a relapse which resulted in his death. The funeral took place on Tuesday when the remains were interred in the Jerseyville cemetery. Rev. Mr. Duff conducted the funeral service. George was a promising youth, just verging into manhood. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their sore affliction.


October 8, 1891


COREY - Died at Muncie, Indiana, U.S., on October 7, 1891, Louisa Gertrude, aged 32 years and 1 month, wife of Capt. E. W. Corey, formerly of this city, and daughter of Capt, Oliver Beatty, of 479 James street north, this city. Interment in Muncie, Ind.


POCOCK - (St. Catharines) Word has been received in the city from London, England, announcing the accidental death last week of Sydney Pocock, secretary-treasurer of the Beadle Nursery Co. of this city. Mr. Pocock had large sums of money invested in this locality and was practically the owner of the Beadle Nursery property. Mr. Pocock, who had been in failing health fro some time past, left on June 25 for a trip to the old country, and when last heard from by friends in this city intended leaving for Switzerland. Some years ago while the deceased was boating with his brother on a small lake in one of the Swiss cantons the boat vas struck by lightning. Sydney's brother was instantly killed and he himself was stunned but afterward recovered.



October 10, 1891


CURRY - Died at 49 Greig street, on October 9, William D. Curry, aged 62 years, formerly engine driver, G.W.R. Funeral from the above address on Sunday, 16th instant, at 1:45 p.m. Friends will please attend.


WARD Died in this city, on the 9th instant, at 149 Wood street east, Thomas Ward, aged 65 years. Funeral from his late residence on Sunday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are requested to attend.


ROSE David Rose, driver of the steamer at the Central fire station, died about 7 o'clock to-day at his house, 26 Wilson street. He had been ill with consumption for months, but still remained on duty, though recently his strength had failed him. Not long ago the chief relieved him from njght duty and he was allowed to sleep at home but remained on duty during the day as usual. This morning he got up to come to work, but on rising he was seized with a fit of coughing and a clot of phlegm off his lungs closed up the bronchial tubes and he choked to death before anything could be done to relieve him. He was appointed to the department in 1887 and contracted the disease about a year ago. He leaves a wife and one child.

Ross was a member of Acacia lodge 6l, A.F. & A.M., and the funeral will be under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity.


DANIELS (Ottawa) James Daniels, for many years manager of the Windsor House in this city, died of consumption to-night at the age of 45 years. He was a genial, whole-souled citizen and will be greatly missed at the capital. The late Mr. Daniels was well known to scores of members of parliament who have been accustomed to make the Windsor their seasonal home. He leaves a widow and an infant child.


October 12, 1891


COULSON Died at Orange, N.J., September 24, Winifred Louisa, daughter of W. J. and A. L. Coulson, aged 1 month and 9 days.


PRESLY (Thamesville) About 11 o'clock yesterday a fatal accident happened to a little boy named Willie Presly, son of William Presly of this place. The boy had gone last night to J. G. McKee's, a farmer living about three miles from here and came in company with Mr. McKee’s son to Thamesford with, a load of apples to make cider. When they arrived at the mill they had to pass under a large log about twenty inches through and some fifty feet long, suspended for the purpose of doing the pressing. The boy was returning on a milk wagon and holding a barrel on

the load. He leaned over to pass under when his head was caught between the barrel and the log, smashing his head in a frightful manner and killing him instantly. The boy-was highly esteemed and much sympathy is felt for the parents and friends.


CARR - (Montreal) An accident took place at Jacques Cartier junction by which a brakeman named J. A. Carr, belonging to Carleton Place, lost his life. The unfortunate man was engaged in coupling cars and while endeavouring to push a car ahead an engine moved down upon him and the piece of plank which Carr held in his hands was knocked up with great violence and struck the poor fellow's head with the result as above stated. Coroner Jones and a jury proceeded to the scene of the accident and after hearing the details a verdict of accidental death was returned. Carr was 23 years of age and unmarried.


MILTON  - (Kingston) Robert Milton, an old man of Pittsburgh, was found dead last night. On Friday afternoon he left his house to gather hickory nuts and was absent so long that his friends went in search of him and found him lying beside a tree about 9 o'clock in the evening. He was over 70 years of age, was never married, and a lifelong Conservative.


STANTON  - (Paris) George Stanton, postmaster of Paris for the past thirty-four years, died to-night at 6 o'clock at the advanced age of 87 years. Deceased has been confined to the house for the past three months and unable to attend to the duties of his office.


October 13, 1891


OVEREND  - With the Sisters of St. John the Divine, Toronto, entered into rest on Monday, October 12, Elizabeth Price, widow of Miles Overend, late of Hamilton.

Mrs. Overend, wife of the late Miles Overend, deputy registrar, died in Toronto, on Monday evening. She was about 70 years old. The body was brought here and the funeral will take place to-morrow.


October 15, 1891


GILLARD  - Died at Burlington, Henry Gillard, a native of Devonshire, England, in the 82nd year of his age, father of W. H. and John Gillard of this city. Funeral to-morrow (Friday) at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. G. H. Moore, lake road, to St. Luke's burial ground. A special train will leave the King street station at 2:30 returning at 5. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.


BOURQUE  - Died in this city, on October 15, Clara Eveline, infant daughter of Alfred and Mary Bourque, aged 15 months. Funeral from the parents' residence, 80 Smith avenue, on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


ROPER  - Died at Peterborough, on Wednesday, October 14, 1891, Grace Anne, wife of John Henry Roper, of Peterborough, and the only daughter of the late Henry Venner of Montreal. Funeral on Friday at 3 o'clock.


SHORT  - (Oshawa) Hannah Short, daughter of John Short, aged 20, was fatally shot last evening by a lad named Willie Coedy, aged fourteen, at the residence of Mr. Coedy where she had dropped in to speak a few minutes. The young woman had been teasing the lad which so provoked him that he took down a shotgun and discharged it into the neck of the victim. The injuries proved to be fatal, death resulting at 1 o'clock this morning. It is said that the boy vas unaware that the gun was loaded. A coroner's inquest will be held to-morrow morning.


STEELE  - (Carleton Place) Mary, the seven-year-old daughter of Alexander Steele, was run over by a butcher cart while playing in the street, and instantly killed.


MURRAY  - Dr. William A. Murray, son of Rev. J. Allister Murray of London, Ontario, has just died at Ogden, Utah.


October 16, 1891


MILES  - Died in this city, on October 15, Prudence Miles, aged 67 years. Funeral on Saturday, at 3 p.m., from 138 Maria street. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WILKINS  - (Port Burwell) William Wilkins told his wife that he must kill himself as there were two men after him to arrest him. Two hours later his wife found him hanging dead in the barn.


MOUNTCASTLE  - (Clinton) One of the oldest settlers in Ontario has passed away in the person of Frances Laura Mountcastle who died on October 6 at her residence, Huron street, Clinton. Deceased was the widow of the late Sidney Harman Mountcastle whose name is revered throughout the county of Huron as a true patriot and one of the most honourable and upright of men. She was the third daughter of James Meikle of Her Majesty's ordinance department, London, England, and a sister of the late Mrs. Howard of High Park, Toronto. Mrs. Mountcastle was born on January 26, 1804, in London, England, and was educated in all the accomplishments of the day. Her attainments were varied but she chiefly excelled in landscape painting. The delicately nurtured gifted woman in 1822 left a home of refinement and luxury to emigrate with her young husband and two small children to the wilds of Canada. This was the year of the cholera and on their way up the St. Lawrence the crew of the boat, taking fright, landed them and some others with their baggage in a marsh by the river's side.

A heavy rain was falling and they took refuge in a deserted barn where they remained for several days as so great was the fear of the cholera no money would induce the passing boatmen to take them on board. Eventually they reached Dundas where they buried their youngest child whose death was due to exposure. They then chartered a schooner to take them to Toronto to get medical advice for their remaining child who was very ill. Here they remained for several weeks and deceased was wont to speak in the highest terms of the kindness of the late Dr. Rolph who attended her boy. When the little fellow, who was only four years old, was able to travel they proceeded on their way to Huron where Mr. Mountcastle had already taken up land.

It was on this journey that the timid city-bred girl sat all night in the wagon holding her child in her arms while her husband with gun and blazing fires kept a hungry pack of wolves from devouring them. After many vicissitudes they reached that spot, two miles west of Clinton, so long known as the old homestead of the Mountcastles. It was a dense forest, not a tree had been felled, not a building erected. A neighbour kindly offered the young couple a room until such time as a house could be built. Very soon a small clearing appeared in the midst of which stood a picturesque log dwelling, and here Mrs. Mountcastle1s life of struggle and hardship began. Here her indomitable energy and perseverance showed what one noble woman can accomplish.

Here she made a home. Here with draperies and pictures the work of her own hands, the rough walls were made beautiful. Here she burned the midnight lamp, a strip of cotton drawn to the edge of a little tin pan of lard, which when lighted emitted a feeble ray, while patching the ragged clothes of her husband and children, and here she mourned over the dead body of her firstborn son, before mentioned, who was snatched from her in a moment through an awful accident when in full boyish health and beauty. Mr. and Mrs. Mountcastle, though very romantic, did not expect to live by farming. It was through fraud or mismanagement of trustees that remittances from the old country suddenly ceased and they were reduced to the direst necessity.

For the first year of her life in Canada Mrs. Mountcastle kept a maid of all work, but when the expected money from England failed to appear, this luxury had to be dispensed with and the hand that had never before known what it was to work, learned to make bread, to spin, to knit, to weave, to make her own and her husband's and children's clothing and also to make butter and cheese, while her love of the beautiful, induced her to take every spare moment that could be snatched from these arduous labours to cultivate the flowers and shrubs that had been planted by her husband and grew in wild luxuriance around the dwelling.

It was in the midst of these enterprises through taking cold shortly after the birth of one of her children that she lost her hearing. This was a terrible affliction, but did not damp her wonderful energy, for as years rolled on there was no school within reach and she became governess to her little family until the death of her father when she inherited a small sum of money which enabled her to send them to Toronto to be finished. Many ups and downs followed the settler's wife after

Mr. Mountcastle, entering into business for which he was unfitted, the beautiful homestead with its wealth of flowers and shrubs, was sold. This was a great blow to his wife who was then 65 years of age. However with her usual indomitable energy, she began to make a new home near Goderich, and soon the flowers bloomed as before. At the age of 74, after her husband's long illness and death, she went to reside in Clinton where she made another flower garden, forking up the earth, and setting out the plants with her own hands. At 80, Mrs. Mountcastle was a beautiful and clever woman. Many a girl would have been proud to possess such a lovely complexion, bright eyes, and magnificent hair. She was a great reader, being well versed in the news of the day.

She prophesied the coming of the Northwest rebellion, but she never knew that her prophecy was fulfilled, for a year later her intellect failed suddenly through the bursting of a blood vessel on the brain. In this state she remained nearly seven years, the helpless charge of her three unmarried daughters, one of whom 19 Clinton's well known artist and authoress, Clara H. Mountcastle. Deceased was the mother of twelve children. Two were buried in the old country, one in Dundas, one in Clinton, and three at the old homestead. Five still survive, the remaining two being Mr. Mountcastle of Dufferin county and Mrs. Smeltzer of the same place. Devoted to home, husband, and children, Frances Laura Mountcastle was one whose name should be handed down in the annals of our country as a model wife and mother.


October 17, 1891


CHICHESTER  - Died on the 16th, Miss Martha Chichester. Funeral from 139 Stinson street, at 2:30 p.m., Sunday afternoon.


MCINTOSH  - Winona doesn't furnish many sensations, but the residents are much excited over the suicide of Jane Mcintosh, a young woman, 25 or 26 years old. The girl lived with her mother who is a widow. She was weak-minded and not at all intelligent, but used to go to work. On Thursday she took a dose of paris green and became very ill, but she did not tell anybody about taking the poison until the doctor was called in on Friday.

Dr. Alexander prescribed for her on Friday afternoon but he was unable to save her life and she died that evening. Although she was conscious during the day, she would not say what prompted her to take the poison.

The coroner was notified, but it is not known if an inquest will be held.

The girl's married sister, Mrs. Woods, lives in the village. Postmaster Secord has received two letters, one from England and the other from Edinburgh, stating that a large fortune has been left the family and that the money will be forthcoming shortly.

LEMON  - (Owen Sound) Mrs. James Lemon, aged 71, of Bay street, died suddenly while sitting in a chair.


GALBRAITH  - (Toronto) Yesterday morning the ambulance was called to the Union Station to remove a sick man off an incoming train to the hospital. When P.O. Geddes arrived there, the man was found dead in his seat. The deceased was John Galbraith who went from St. Mary's, Ontario, to Alaska a few years ago where he contracted consumption. He was on his way home to die, but fell by the wayside. His remains will be forwarded to St. Mary's this afternoon.


BRISBIN  - (Listowel) Mrs. Brisbin, wife of James Brisbin, Sr., Penelope street, who had the misfortune to swallow a plum stone which lodged in her lung, died yesterday morning after enduring great suffering. She lived about twelve days after swallowing the pit. The deceased was in her 74th year.


SHAUFELE  - (Hanover) Shortly after breakfast Andrew Shaufele remarked to his wife that he intended to go down to Peter McRichie's to buy a couple of cords of wood and would be home for dinner. This was the last time he was seen alive. Mrs. Staufele became uneasy when her husband did not return in the evening and started out to make inquiries next morning. A searching party spent two days Searching for him and finally were rewarded by finding the body in about three feet of water in the muddy Saugeen. When the clothing was examined, a new razor was found in one of the pockets. It was considered necessary to hold an inquest as it ws believed to be a case of suicide. Mr. Shaufele was a resident of Hanover for over twenty years and has been engaged in the carpentering and contracting work during most of that time.


WEATHERSTON  - (Toronto) N. Weatherston, Toronto agent of the Intercolonial Railway, received the sad news that his son, N. C. Weatherston, had died suddenly in Baltimore, Md. He was on his way from .Florida to visit his father.


CORNISH  - (Mount Forest) George, the eleven-year-old son of John Cornish of Normanby, near Orchardville, was helping his brother, Peter, drawing some hay, when he fell off the load on the tines of a fork, which penetrated his side and pierced the heart. Peter, on missing his brother off the load, looked back, and seeing him standing on the ground, went to him when the boy said, "I am hurt here", placing his hand over his heart. The older brother commenced to remove his clothing to see the extent of the injury, and noticing the marks of the two tines on the flesh, remarked that he guessed it was only a scratch, when a tremor passed through the injured lad and he dropped over dead. At the time of the accident, the boy's parents were in Mount Forest making purchases and otherwise preparing for the marriage of their eldest son which was to have taken place yesterday.

October 19, 1891


GARDNER  - Died at No 319 Caroline street soutb, on Sunday, October 18, after a long and painful illness, Robert Burns, youngest son of Alexander and Margaret Gardner, aged 7 years and 9 months. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the 20th instant. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


DODMAN  - Died in this city, at 142 Caroline street south, on October 18, Clifford Stuart, aged 2 years and 4 months, eldest son of Fred and Libbie Dodman. Funeral to-day, private.


LAY  - Died at the residence of his son-in-law, No 130 Wentworth street south, on Sunday, October 18, 1891, Andreas Lay, a native of Hoenstadt, Wurtemburg, Germany, aged 60 years and 3 months. Funeral Tuesday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

After a lingering and painful illness, Andreas Lay died yesterday morning at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Townsend. Mr. Lay was for many years a well known figure in Hamilton. He ran the White Elephant saloon next to the city hall, and after the building was pulled down, he established the Vineyard Hotel on Main street east. He was a native of Wurtemburg and came to Hamilton about twenty-five years ago. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Townsend.


TROWELL - Capt. Trowell died on Saturday night aged 78 years. He sailed the ocean and great lakes for sixty-three years. He was in command ot the royal mail steamer "Algerian" for fifteen years, retiring in 1889. His death was caused by Bright's disease. (Kingston)


DUGMAN - (Belleville) Eli Dugman, a train hand from Toronto, received fatal injuries at the G.T.R. depot this morning. He stepped off his train almost in front of a shunting engine which was coming from an opposite direction. He was pitched from the track and fell on his head. His right arm was taken off, and he is now suffering from concussion of the brain. He has been unconscious ever since the accident and will probably die from the result.


VIGNON - Rev. Father Vignon, S.J., died at the Hotel Dieu in Montreal yesterday aged 72 years. He had celebrated his golden jubilee and only last Tuesday preached at a retreat.


BEATY - (Toronto) After ten days illness, the result of a stroke of apoplexy, John Herbert Beaty died at the General Hospital on Saturday.

Probably no man in Toronto was better known in the city and out of it too, or more universally liked than John Herbert Beaty. The news of his death will be received by his host of friends with deep sorrow. He was a member of one of Toronto's oldest and most respected families, being a nephew of James Beaty, now nearing the 100th year of his life, who edited the "Leader" until

that paper ceased publication. The late Mr. Beaty, who during his life was a staunch and consistent Conservative, took an active interest in the politics of the country and was an intimate friend of Sir John Macdonald. For many years during the parliamentary sessions he has been a prominent figure in the clubs and the parliament building at Ottawa where in connection with his business he came in contact with the statesmen, politicians, and prominent men from all parts of Canada. He was a genera1 favourite with newspaper men in attendance at parliamentary sessions and was always welcome to the press gallery where he was jocularly registered as the representative of the Orange Sentinel and the Irish Canadian. He was possessed of a fund of information and many interesting anecdotes about noted people, and no man ever knew the history of Toronto for the last half century better than he. He was a prominent member of the Albany Club, the Royal Yacht Club, The Ontario Jockey Club, and other organizations. Mr. Beaty was engaged in the business of purchasing and disposing of railway supplies and he would facetiously declare his willingness and ability to sell anything from a pound of scrap iron to a railway train. No better or bigger-hearted man than John Beaty ever lived.

The remains will be conveyed from the residence of James Beaty, Q.C., 341 Church street, this afternoon to the Union station and thence to Milton. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his mother's residence, near Omagh, Trafalgar, to Omagh church.


October 20, 1891


ROUTH - Died in this city, on October 19, Louisa, second daughter of Mrs. James Routh, aged 18 years and 11 months. Funeral from her mother's residence, 27 Elgin street, on Wednesday, October 21, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


COLLINS - Died in this city, on October 20, William Charles, eldest son of George W. and Jane A. Collins, aged 13 years, 4 months, and 4 days. Funeral from his parents' residence, No 298 Herkimer street, on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. to St. John the Evangelist Church. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


ROCKWOOD - (Brockville) This afternoon Ebenezer Rockwood, a workman on the Brockville & Westport Railway, fell off a gravel train, striking the ground with his face. His head was badly smashed and he died five hours afterward. He was about 60 years of age and leaves a grown-up family.


CONNORS - (Brockville) This evening Michael Connors, a well known hackman, went down with his hack to meet the ferry steamer at the C.P.R. wharf. When the boat had landed and all the passengers left, his team was noticed standing where he had left them. A search was made for Connors and his dead body was found a short distance west of the freight shed. On walking

out to the end of the pier to meet the boat he had evidently stumbled over a pile of ties into a deep hole alongside the railway track, striking his head against the hard ground with such force as to cause instant death. Deceased vas one of the oldest residents of the town. He leaves a widow and grown-up family. It is not known whether an inquest will be held or not.


MCCARTHY - (St. John, N.B.) James McCarthy, a boy of 16, a son of Joseph McCarthy, coachman, died at 2 o'clock this morning under peculiarly sad circumstances. Early in the evening he went out to attend a rehearsal at the house of a friend of a play in which a number were to take part. While there he stood upon a chair and bent backward to show some of his companions how they did on the stage. He returned to his home about ten o'clock and after retiring, his mother heard him breathing heavily and went to his bedside. Dr. D. E. Berryman was summoned and attempted to save the fellow's life, but they were of no avail and he died a few hours afterward. It is supposed that his death was caused by the straining of a vein near the heart.


October 21, 1891


MCKEE - (Glanford) Henry McKee, one of Glanford's promising young men, joined the silent majority on Friday morning last in the 25th year of his age. Deceased was taken ill about three weeks ago with erysipelas. Dr. Smith, the attending physician, had good hopes of his recovery until a week before his death when alarming symptoms set in and grim death finally claimed its victim. It is just five months since he was married to Miss Hannah Parker of Seneca and great sorrow is felt for the young wife who is left to mourn his loss. The funeral took place on Sunday from his late residence to the White Church cemetery.


ROBINSON - (Newington) An inquest was held on the body of the late John Robinson, aged 70 years, at the residence of W. J. Robinson, son of the deceased, lot 17, concession 5, Williamsburg, last night by Coroner Ault of Aultsville. The circumstances of the case as brought out by the evidence at the inquest went to show that when the deceased, who was living near the village of Avonmore, came into that village, the boys and some men would tease and torment the old man. The night in question, Monday, October 5, he got into a scuffle with James Shaver of the village, he (Robinson) falling back full length. Shaver then caught hold of his legs and doubled him up and fell on him.

 The medical testimony went to show that general paralysis came on quickly while he was down, he not being able to rise again, his spine being injured by being doubled over on himself. Robinson died at two o'clock on Friday morning. The jury brought in a verdict that Robinson's death was premature, caused by having a scuffle with James Shaver. A warrant has been issued for Shaver's arrest.

October 22, 1891


PERLEY - (Brantford) The death occurred here to-day from typhoid fever of F. C. Perley, a promising young Brantfordite. Deceased was agent for the Confederation Life and immensely popular. He was only 26 years old and his demise is universally regretted.


SLOCUM - (Sarnia) Walter Slocum while making his way last night to his fishing ground on the lake shore staggered, fell, and in twenty minutes was dead from haemorrhage of the brain. He was 56 years of age and leaves a family.


CLEAVELY - (Belleville) William Cleavely, aged 19, son of George Cleavely who left Atherton in North Hastings with his brother to work in Mickle & Dyment's camp near Dorset, was shot on October 15 by James Canning, a blacksmith working in the same camp. It appears that Canning went into the woods with his rifle to shoot deer, and Cleavely in company with two other young men were walking along the road when he stepped into some bushes to cut a gad. Canning, seeing him and thinking he was a deer, fired. The ball passed through his left arm into his side, through his left lung, and was found just under the skin on the victim's right side. He was taken to Huntsville where he died on Saturday night. Canning is almost insane with grief, having become greatly attached to Cleavely.


BOULTON - (St. Catharines) a young lady named Ettie Boulton, daughter of the late John Boulton of Smithville, went to dentist McDonald yesterday, accompanied by Mrs. John Brant, wife of the assistant postmaster, to have some teeth extracted. Mrs. Ebenezer Chase was also in the dental rooms. Dr. Henning administered chloroform to Miss Boulton who was considered a proper subject as she was apparently healthy and weighed not less than 150 pounds. But the chloroform was too powerful for her and Miss Boulton died in the chair.


HOLLINGER - (Berlin) Last evening while George T. Hollinger, residing in Bridgeport, about two miles from here, was driving into Berlin from Petersburg with a single wagon and horse, he was run down by the oncoming train on the Galt branch and instantly killed. He attempted to cross in front of the engine but did hot succeed.

The wagon was smashed, though the horse escaped unhurt. His remains were conveyed to the Grand Trunk Railway station, thence to his home from where the funeral takes place on Friday, October 23. Deceased was an elderly man, 65 years of age, and a much respected resident of the county for some years. No blame can be attached to the engine driver who gave the customary signals in approaching the crossing.

October 23, 1891


MACDONALD, BROWN - (Grenville, Que) The engineer and cook of the tug "Ada" named respectively Macdonald and Brown were drowned at Carillon about 6:30 on Tuesday evening. The tug was lying at Carillon and the men had gone ashore for provisions. On returning in the darkness they were seen to have walked off the wharf into the canal. Both bodies were recovered to-day.


EBY - John W. Eby died in Berlin, Ontario, yesterday, aged 88 years. He had been a resident of the town for seventy years.


SCHMIETT - (St. John) P. Schmiett, watchmaker and jeweller, died suddenly in his shop this evening. He vas reading an evening paper when he became suddenly ill and fell back dead against the wall close to where he usually did his work.


October 26, 1891


MILLER - Died in this city, on October 25, after a long and painful illness, George Miller, in his 62nd year. Funeral from his late residence, 186 Emerald street north, on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Constable William Miller, one of the oldest officers on the force, died yesterday morning aged 62 years. He has been ill for several months with cancer of the stomach. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon and a large detachment of the force will attend.

The deceased was appointed to the force on September 5, 1869, and was a zealous and efficient officer. Previous to coming to this country he served in the royal navy and was one of Mr. Peel's detachment of blue jackets that performed such splendid work as a land force during the Indian mutiny. The deceased leaves a wife and four children.


GHENT - Died on Sunday, October 25, at the residence of her son-in-law, William P. Moore, Mary street, Mary Green Ghent, relict of the late David Ghent, Esq., of Nelson, in the 85th year of her age. Funeral at 2 o'clock Tuesday, October 27, from 447 Main street, east, Hamilton, to the family burial ground, Burlington Plains.


BETTS - Died in West Oakland, California, October 26, at the residence of his son, J. M. Betts, 264 Wood street, deeply regretted, Joseph Young Betts, aged 76 years and 5 months.


BUNTIN - (Winnipeg) David Buntin, the young man injured in the recent accident near Brandon, died on Saturday in the general hospital here, he making the third victim of the accident. Buntin formerly resided in Iroquois, Ontario.

BAILEY, LITTLE - (London) A scaffolding accident by which two men lost their lives occurred at the new building of the Listowel Furniture factory. A scaffold had been built out of the top windows of the tower, fifty feet from the ground, and on this two men, Thomas Bailey, Elma, and a young son of John Little of the Silver Corners cheese factory, Elma, were working. Contractor Large was standing beneath and called to them that he did not think they were safe, but his warning was too late, for just as he spoke, the scaffolding gave way, and its occupants fell to the ground. The men were rendered instantly unconscious and died in a few minutes. Bailey was married. Little was single.


October 27, 1891


FULLER - (Toronto) A shocking accident occurred last evening by which Mrs. Fuller, wife of J. B. Fuller, real estate agent, 28 Sussex avenue, lost her life. After tea, Mr. Fuller came downtown to attend a meeting of the Toronto choral society. His wife, about ten o'clock, started out for a walk with a lady friend. When they reached the corner of Spadina and Harbord street, W. D . Draper came along in a buggy and. invited Mrs. Fuller to get in and he would drive her around the block home. They turned down Morris street when the rug fell out of the buggy and Mr. Draper jumped out to get it. A flurry of dry leaves caused by a sudden gust of wind startled the horse which ran away. Mrs. Fuller tried to hold the frightened animal but ineffectually, and then in desperation jumped out, striking the ground with her head. The unfortunate lady was carried into a house close by and Dr. Gilbert Gordon was summoned, too late to render assistance as she died soon after his arrival. She never recovered consciousness, death being caused by concussion of the brain.


PARKINSON - Mrs. Irene Parkinson of Bay street north received a telegram early last evening that her son, Albert H. Parkinson, had been injured. A little later, another telegram came that he was dead. Mrs. Parkinson left for Rochester on the first train after receiving the terrible news. Young Parkinson was recently employed as a clerk in the Hamilton office of the Toronto "Mail". He left here last spring for Rochester where he had secured employment as a clerk. The nature of the injury which caused his death has not been ascertained.


October 28, 1891


PARKINSON - Accidentally killed at Rochester, N.Y., October 26, Albert H. Parkinson, only child of Mrs. Emma Parkinson, No 58 Bay street north, aged 19 years. Funeral from his mother's residence to-morrow (Friday) at 3 p.m.


GREENWOOD - Died in this city, at the residence of his son-in-law, 338 Wellington street north, James B. Greenwood. Remains will be taken to New Milford, Conn., on Thursday afternoon for interment.


CARPENTER - Died at his late residence, No 13 Jarvis street, on Wednesday, October 28, 1891, Jehiel H. Carpenter, aged 55 years and 2 months. Funeral Friday at 11 a.m. Interment at Winona. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WINER - Died on the 27th instant, at her late residence, Main street east, Mrs. John Winer, after a long and painful illness. Funeral will leave the house at 2:30 p.m. on Friday for Christ Church Cathedral.

It is given to but few to live as long as Mrs. John Winer who died yesterday afternoon at her residence on Main street east. She was born on August 18, 1801, on her father's farm at Niagara Falls. Her maiden name was Sarah Ryan. In the bloom of young woman hood she married the late John Winer and the greater part of her life was passed in Hamilton with him.

Up to within a few months Mrs. Winer's faculties, mental and physical, were remarkably well preserved and until late in the summer, she was able to attend personally to the details of business. She was a member of the congregation of Christ Church Cathedral and an intimate friend of the venerable Dean Geddes, the news of whose supposed fatal illness was announced yesterday with the news of his death.

Mrs. Winer is survived by three daughtersL Mrs. Masson and Mrs. Brega who have been residing with her, and Mrs. Cook of Chicago.

On August 28 last, the 90th anniversary of Mrs. Winer's birth, the "Spectator" printed the following anecdote of her early life. "All through her long life Mrs. Winer has been remarkable for energy and courage. In her girlhood Sarah Ryan was famed throughout the whole countryside for her fearlessness and daring.

One exploit of hers when she was only twelve years of age deserves to be recorded in history. The war of 1812 had been in progress for a year and as her father's farm was near the frontier the child had become familiar with the sounds of battle and the sight of soldiers. She was intensely patriotic and longed to do something for the Canadian cause. Her opportunity came, a large American force landed on the Canadian side and out all communication between a small Canadian force and the main British army.

The Canadian officer commanding wished to communicate with the superior officer without delay, but the difficulty was how to get the dispatches through the enemy lines. In his dilemma he thought of little Sarah Ryan whose fearless character and daring horsemanship he had often heard of. He asked the child whether she would carry his dispatches. She eagerly undertook the task and the papers were entrusted to her. The child accomplished her mission successfully riding straight through the enemy's lines and never pausing in her long ride until she had placed the precious papers in the hands of the British commander. It was a deed scarcely less daring and heroic than the famous walk of Laura Secord".

HAZLITT - (Peterborough) Last evening a sad drowning accident took place in the Otonabee river south of the town whereby David Haslitt, a son of John Hazlitt, lost his life. The young man was driving home from Monaghan and it is supposed drove down to the river to water his horses at the watering place. The water is low, but at any rate he may have tried to ford the river, but at any rate the horses went into deep water and the box of the wagon and the young man were swept off and Hazlitt was drowned. A girl who saw him drive down and saw the horses return, gave the alarm and searchers recovered the body at 11 o'clock last night. Four sheep that were in the wagon were drowned.


October 29, 1891


THORNTON - Died of typhoid fever, on October 23, at his late residence, Zimmerman, Nelson township, Halton county, Alexander Thornton, aged 33 years, a native of Armagh, Ireland. He leaves a widow and one child to mourn his loss.


ROBINSON - (Guelph) Mrs. Robinson, a well known resident of this city for the past six years and recently better known for the fact that she sold the Salvation army "War Cry" on the streets, died very suddenly about half past eleven on Monday night at her residence on Durham street. She was all alone with the exception of her grand-daughter, Helen Brand of Toronto, aged about 17. The young woman was wakened by the coughing of her grandmother who was sitting on the side of the bed. Miss Brand heard her grandmother fall to the floor and jumped out of bed. Two minutes later the woman was dead. The deceased leaves one daughter, Mrs. Brand, Toronto.


MOORE - (Caledonia) A very sad accident occurred within a mile of this place today resulting in the death of one of the most prominent citizens, William Moore. The deceased went away for a drive shortly after 7 o'clock and the next thing that heard of him was that his body had been discovered lying by the side of the road, badly disfigured and cut, life being entirely gone. How the accident occurred will never be known as no one being near at the time. The colt which deceased had been driving has been known to run away on more than one occasion. Mr. Moore had only been married about a year and leaves a young wife and an infant son to mourn his dad’s end.


HARRIS - (Pembroke) Richard Harris, shoemaker of this town, one of a deer-hunting party, was drowned at Deep River nearly opposite Point Alexander this morning. He had succeeded in running a deer into the water and was in pursuit in a skiff when the steamer ''Ottawa" was passing. He evidently became excited, and in endeavouring to cross the bow of the steamer, his boat was struck and he was drawn under the paddle wheel and before assistance could reach him drowned. Up to the latest report his body has not been recovered. He leaves a wife and 7 children.

HAMILTON - W. B. Hamilton, one of the best known citizens of Collingwood, died suddenly yesterday.


ANDERSON - Henry Anderson, aged 18, of Comber, Ontario, died on the operating table at Grace hospital, Detroit, on Tuesday, while undergoing an operation for the removal of an abscess.


October 30, 1891


KING - (Barrie) Egerton W. King, editor of the Barrie "Gazette", died here this morning after a short illness. He was a young man, honoured and loved by all classes, and his sudden death has cast a gloom over the town and neighbourhood. He was a prominent Oddfellow, being D.D.G.M. of the district and will be buried to-morrow under their auspices.


October 31, 1891


HOPKINS - Died in Detroit, on October 16, Michael Hopkins, formerly of this city.


HAMMOND - Died at 87 Augusta street Hamilton, on October 31, Elizabeth Jane Hammond, infant daughter of J. W. and Mary Hammond. Funeral from the above address on Sunday, November 1, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


JARMON - (Belleville) A lamentable accident resulting in the death of an esteemed citizen occurred in the township of Dungannon in this county on Wednesday last. About daybreak on that day the attention of James McCabe who lives near the Umfraville post office on the Hastings road was drawn to an overturned wagon with the team standing by the side of it and on proceeding thereto was horrified to find William Jarman of the village of L'Amalde lying for the most part under the load. The unfortunate man who had sustained two terrible scalp wounds was dead. Mr. Jarman was well known throughout the back country having been the stage driver and mail contractor for many years between Ratisbun and Maynooth.


November 2, 1891


HATCHARD Died at Bay City, Mich., at 302 Second street, on October 31, of typhoid malaria, Maud, youngest daughter of William and the late Anne Hatchard, formerly of this city, aged 23 years and 5 months.


CLARKSON, HEWITT, JOHNSTON, ALLISTON - (Midland) A sad drowning accident occurred here last night whereby four boys between the ages of twelve and fifteen, lost their lives. They are: John Clarkson, son of A. E. Clarkson; Peter Hewitt, son of David Hewitt; Leo Johnston, son of J. P. Johnston,and William Alliston, son of William Alliston, all of Midland.

The boys left town yesterday afternoon on a sailboat to cross over to Present Island, and when returning about 5 p.m. were caught in a squall, upsetting the boat. Searching parties have been out all day. The boat was found this afternoon, but no bodies as yet.


MARKLE - (Corbetton) A very sad accident occurred last evening about three miles from here near the village of Riverview by which a young man named James Markle lost his life through the accidental discharge of his gun. As near as can be ascertained three young men, one of whom was young Markle, got on the track of a deer and decided to separate, each going in a different direction. Not more that an hour had elapsed when the other young men heard the report of a gun. It being late they decided to return home. Not being able to come across their companion they commenced shouting and discharging their guns to attract his attention, but received no response. Shortly afterward they came upon the young man and were horrified to find the lifeless body lying beside a log with three large buckshot wounds in his arm and two in his head. It is surmised that he was attempting to go over the log when his gun became accidentally discharged. Death is supposed to have been instantaneous. The mother is prostrated with grief.


LIDSTER - Willie, the three-year-old son of William Lidster of Woodbridge, was killed by the kick of a horse.


COURTNEY - (St. Catharines) A sad drowning accident occurred at lock 2, Welland canal, last night when John Courtney lost his life. Mr. Courtney was a sober and industrious farmer living on the Jordan road a few miles west of the city. He was over in Toronto on Saturday and returned on the steamer "Lakeside". The supposition is that he fell overboard off the "Lakeside" or after going ashore fell into the canal in the darkness. The body was found in the canal to-day. Mr. Courtney was a well known farmer in this section, and leaves a wife and family, mostly grown up, to mourn his untimely death.


BROWN (Ottawa) David Brown, the son of a carpenter living on McGee street, was killed at Smiths Falls this morning. He and his brother were beating their way from Toronto and got off the train at the junction when he was run down by another train and cut to pieces. His remains were brought to the city and will be buried to-morrow, An inquest will be held. He was 24 years of age and unmarried.


PERCIVAL - (Brockville) Richard Percival, who lives about three above Lyn, died very suddenly yesterday. He had got up apparently in good health and had gone to his stable to look after the stock. Later he was found dead in the barn.

November 3, 1891


CALDER - Died at Ancaster, on November 3, Elsie, the beloved wife of John Calder, and daughter of James Gibson, in her 31st year. Her end was peace. Funeral from her late residence, on Thursday, November 5th at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

(Carluke) On Tuesday morning Mrs. J. L. Calder passed away quietly. She had been declining in health for some time, but her death was rather sudden at the last. Mrs. Calder was a daughter of James Gibson, an elder in St. Paul's church who is also well known for the Very active part he takes in political matters. Mrs. Calder leaves a husband and two children, and a large circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn her loss. The remains were laid away in the White Church cemetery on Thursday afternoon, the funeral procession being one of the largest seen for some time. (November 10)


DALLAS - (Winnipeg) Another of the Dallas children, severely burned in the prairie fire near Cannington Manor, died last night. The mother of the children, also injured, is not expected to live.


TIFFANY - (Mount Pleasant) Two young children of Luther M. Tiffany, living three miles southwest of this place, were burned to death on Saturday night. The house was destroyed by fire and the little ones perished in the flames. Mr. Tiffany was away from home and the only occupants were Mrs. Tiffany, four small children, and the servant. The flames were first discovered by parties passing on the road. The women and children were all asleep upstairs and before they could be awakened the entire lower floor was on fire. Just when it was believed they must all be dead, the servant girl rushed madly from her room and leaped through a window without pausing to open it. She fell insensible to the ground but is not badly hurt. An instant later Mrs. Tiffany appeared with three of her children. These she dropped out of the window one after another, jumping herself at last. In the distraction the poor woman had forgotten the youngest child, two years old, and not until she reached the ground did she realize that her baby was still in the house. She would have rushed back into the fire if she had not been restrained. One of the other children which the mother dropped from above did not reach the ground but caught on a window ledge and was fatally burned, dying within an hour. The parents are almost crazed with grief.


FRALISH - (Peterborough) A young man named Edmund Fralish met his death this morning in Smith township through a sad accident. He went to work for Philip Westlake this morning and went down to the lake almost half a mile distant with a team to get a barrel of water. Soon after, a little girl who was passing told Mr. Westlake that the team had run away. Mr. Westlake hurried down the field and found the horses loose and the wagon scattered about. Fralish was found dead near a stump with a bad cut on his head and died almost immediately.

MACMURCHY - (Toronto) One of the most widely known young men in Toronto was Dugald James MacMurchy who now lies dead at his father's home on Sherbourne street. He died at the general hospital at 1:55 from the effects of a shooting accident which occurred near Dunnville just two weeks before his death. He was out hunting and in climbing over a fence the gun was accidentally discharged, the shot going through his right foot. He was removed to the Toronto general hospital when gangrene set in and he lay in a very weak condition. His leg was amputated last Tuesday, but the blood poisoning had penetrated too far and he passed away after lingering several days in a low state. He was 29 years of age. Last year he was married in New York to the second daughter of A. B. Lee.


BLIGHT - (Toronto) A prominent member of the Methodist church and a well known business man was William Blight, inspector of the Lancashire Insurance Company. In addition to a large family composed of five sons and three daughters, he leaves behind him many staunch friends to regret his death which occurred yesterday at his residence on North street. Mr. Blight was in the 70th year of his age.


SCULLY - (Toronto) An old-time hotelman has passed away in Thomas Scully who twenty years ago was one of the most popular and best known young men in Toronto. At that time he was clerk of the Queen's hotel along with the late Harry Nolan who in more recent years was the chief clerk at the Rossin. Mr. Scully died yesterday horning at his residence on Crawford street at the comparatively early age of 41 years. Latterly he has been with his brother, John Scully, engaged in the business of railway contractors' supplies. He left the Queen's to take charge of the Murray House in St. Catharines. He next became manager of the Couchiching Hotel in Orillia owned by the late Col. Cumberland, at that time one of the most popular summer hotels in Ontario. After the burning of the Couchiching, he started the Windsor Hotel at the same corner where the Palmer House is situated now. He gave up the hotel business to assist his brother in his business. His death was caused by typhoid fever.


CHAFFEE - A. H. Chaffee, who for many years occupied a prominent position in the railway and business world of Montreal, died yesterday in his 61st year.


November 4, 1891


TAYLOR - (Owen Sound) A very distressing accident took place in Holland township at 11 o'clock yesterday by which Daniel C. Taylor, son of Hugh Taylor, a well known Owen Sounder, was instantly killed. Mr. Taylor was drawing in turnips from a field and while passing through a gap with a full load, in some way fell from the wagon and the hind wheels passed over his chest, killing him outright. He never once breathed after the accident.

His two little sons, Harvey and Willie, and another boy were also hauling turnips and saw the accident. They at once gave the alarm, but nothing could be done except to remove the lifeless body to the house. The deceased was about 37 years of age and leaves a wife and six children.


Shaw (Rat Portage) Mrs. William Shaw lifted a large pot of boiling water from the stove not noticing that her son was near and at the moment that she turned to put the lid on the stove, the little lad fell into it backward, scalding himself so badly that he died from shock two days afterward.


November 5, 1891


HUNT - Died on Wednesday, November 4, at her husband's residence, 67 Wellington street north, Annie, beloved Wife of Benjamin Hunt, and daughter of the late Isaac Zimmerman, aged 23 years. Funeral at 2:30 p.m., Friday, November 6, 1891. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


GALLAGHER - W. J. Gallagher of Tapleytown, a young man of 28, died this morning after a long and painful illness, resulting from injuries received in a football match at Tweedside three months ago. A match was in progress between clubs from Winona and Tapelytown and in the course of the game, Gallagher and a young man named Smith, son of Wesley Smith of Winona, collided with each other when running at full speed. Smith's knee struck Gallagher in the abdomen, injuring him badly. He lingered on for three months, suffering intense pain. A week ago the doctors opened him and found that mortification had set in. The bowels had been so badly injured that nothing could be done for the unfortunate youth.


FERGUSON - (Windsor) Yesterday Capt. Alexander Ferguson, aged 61, was standing looking down into the hold of the boat which was being loaded with pressed hay, when one of the bales of hay swung around and struck him, knocking him down into the hold. The captain alighted on his head and received fatal injuries. The remains will be shipped to Sarnia.


November 6, 1891


DUNBAR - Died on Thursday, November 5, at his daughter's residence, 17 Locomotive street, Thomas Dunbar, formerly of Ancaster, aged 67 years. Funeral on Sunday, November 8, at 2 p.m., to Ancaster village. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


GREER - (Stratford) James Greer, a resident of Sault ste. Marie, Ontario, who had been travelling through the province of Ontario for the past seven weeks for the benefit of his health, a few days ago said he was feeling better after having given the 'faith cure' treatment a trial

in Toronto. He had occasion to leave the house for a few minutes last evening, but his strength failed him and he fell dead as he was about to enter the door on his return.


ROBERTSON - (Cornwall) Thomas Robertson, a lockman, was drowned here in lock No 18 about six o'clock this morning. It is supposed that he went to put out the lights and slipped. Some of the lockmen noticed the lights still burning after time, and upon looking into the lock saw Robertson's hat. Search was immediately instituted and one of his legs could be seen through the valve. The water is now being drawn off in order to secure the body.


MCNEIL - (St. John) Probably the saddest man in the city of St. John to-day is Policeman Caples who fired on McNeil and his brother, two drunken men, on Monday night. McNeil died to-day in great agony, whereupon Caples at once gave himself in charge.

The officer says he fired the shot in self defence after shooting once in the air and after the two brothers had set upon him and taken his baton. An inquest on McNeil's body was begun this evening and was in progress after midnight. The inquest was finished at one o'clock this morning and the verdict of justifiable shooting returned, thus acquitting the police officer of all blame.


GARNEAU - (Kingston) James Garneau of Trout Lake, near to Ompah, died of typhoid fever on Monday. He was to have been married on Tuesday last, but it was his fate to be buried instead in his wedding garments.


LAUGHLIN - (Erin) William Lauglin of the fourth line, lot 14, concession 5, Caledon West, a bachelor aged 50, was instantly killed last Saturday by being kicked in the chest by one of his horses in the stable.


LEESON - (Erin) Samuel Leeson was digging stones in his brother John's property near Orton, when a large stone rolled back, falling on him, and so crushing him as to cause instant death.


November 7, 1891


LONG - (Toronto) George Long, a farmer who lives at Little York and who was injured by a runaway accident on Thursday, died from his injuries in the hospital at 9:30 last night. Long, it will be remembered was bringing a load of lumber into the city when his horses took fright. In their rush the load was overturned, pinning the driver to the ground. The remains will be removed to his late home this morning.

November 9, 1891


HALL - Died in this city, on November 8, at 72 Leeming street, Mrs. Jane A. Hall, beloved wife of Charles Hall, aged 45 years. Funeral private.


MONTEITH - Miss Nellie Monteith, daughter of John Monteith, of York street, died suddenly in Buffalo on Saturday morning. She was visiting friends there and had not been feeling well. About five o'clock she fell asleep and when her friends saw her again an hour later, she was dead.


MCDONALD - (Kingston) Miss McDonald, sister of Mrs. P. Purcell, met with a shocking death at her residence near Williamstown a few days ago. Her clothing was set on fire by the upsetting of a lamp and she was so badly injured that she died a f ew hours later.


November 10, 1891


MCCARTHY - A brakeman named McCarthy was run over by a Grand Trunk train at the Napoleon Street crossing at Montreal and instantly killed.


CHIPMAN - (Halifax) Hon. Samuel Chipman who celebrated his 101st birthday on the 18th ultimo, died this morning at his residence in Cornwallis, King's county. He is believed to have been the oldest Freemason in the world, having taken a master's degree in Virginia Lodge, Halifax, in 1813. He represented King's county in the Nova Scotia legislature for many years and at one time was in the government with Joseph Howe and Sir William Young and other prominent Liberals of the day, Mr. Chipman being financial secretary. For many years he lived a retired life on his farm at Cornwallis.


LETOUR - (Ottawa) Charles Letour, a young man residing near the Cascades up the Gatineau, was killed on Saturday by falling from a beam in a barn which he was assisting to erect.


November 11, 1891


THOMPSON - (Peterborough) A British veteran died at the Nicholls hospital this morning. His name was James Thompson and he had medals for service at Sebastopol, Inkerman, and the Alma, and also in the Indian mutiny of 1857. He was a member of the 77th British Regiment. Latterly he was sergeant-major in the 45th Battalion of Victoria County.


ROSSBOROUGH - (Winnipeg) While threshing near Birtle on Monday, Andrew Rossborough fell from a hay stack on a pitchfork, sustaining fatal injuries.

LECOMPTE - (Montreal) Victor Dufresne, the young man who drove over and killed an employee of "Le Monde" a short time since was found guilty of manslaughter in the court of Queen's bench.


O'HARA - (Brockville) Patrick O'Hara is dead in Merrickville at the age of 100 years. He came to this country over sixty years ago and settled in Merrickville.


November 13, 1891


MILLER - Died at his residence in Milton, November 12, Thomas Miller, County Court Judge, county Halton. Funeral from 255 Main street west, Saturday, November 14, at 1:30 p.m.


MCDONALD - Died in Detroit, on Wednesday morning November 11, 1891, at her late residence, 200 Howard street, Mary Brass, beloved wife of William McDonald, chief engineer "City of Mackinac", in the 52nd year of her age. Funeral will leave W. M. Chapman and Sons' funeral emporium, 59 King street west, at 2 p.m. to-morrow, (Saturday).


SLOAN - Died at his late residence, No 41 Magill street, on Thursday, November 12, 1891, James Sloan, a native of county Down, Ireland, aged 70 years. Funeral Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


EMBERSON - (Nelson) After an illness of about two weeks, the wife of William Emberson passed away. The funeral took place from Zimmerman thence to Oakville on Sunday at 10 a.m.


ALLEN - More than a month ago an Englishman named David Allen, who resided in the Magnetawan district and who spent a considerable of his time hunting, started out to examine his traps but failed to return. For ten days an uninterrrupted search was kept up in the woods, it being supposed that he had wandered away and become lost. The search was unproductive of results however.

The mystery surrounding his fate was accidentally unveiled on Friday by two hunters who chanced to look in a copse of bushes. Lying on the ground face downward was the dead body of the hunter, and the condition of the body and the ground showed that he had met a horrible death from starvation. Both of his hands were securely fastened in a bear trap. He had evidently been in the act of setting the trap when by some means the trap closed upon his wrists with a vice-like grip. Unable to release himself and with no hope of making his voice heard in that vast wilderness, he suffered the most excruciating mental torture until starvation and exposure combined ended his existence. His wrists were frightfully lacerated where an attempt had been made to wrench his hands free.

November 16, 1891


TURNBULL - (Sundridge) James Turnbull, fireman in Tookey's sash and door factory, one of the men injured by the recent boiler explosion, has since died from his injuries. Both of his legs were broken, the left leg between the knee and the ankle and the right thigh. One of his shoes,a laced boot, had been torn off. His arms, legs, and back were badly scalded. On about three-fifths of his body the skin came off. He left a young wife and four children.


November 17, 1891


BIGLEY Died in this city, on November 16, James Bigley, aged 65 years, a native of Londonderry, Ireland. Funeral will take place from his sister's residence, 15 Strachan street east, on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


NEILLY - (Port Arthur) The loss of the Rev. William Neilly by drowning near Jackfish is now conceded as nothing has been heard from him since November 10 when he was last seen in a canoe between Steel River and Jackfish. Mr. Neilly started off in a canoe from Steel River . Searching parties have failed to gain any trace of him or his canoe and they are now convinced that he was drowned.


GRANT - (Vancouver) A special freight train western bound struck a rock slide at Farr's tunnel about three miles beyond Harrison, the engine upsetting. Alfred Grant who was riding in a cab was thrown into the Fraser river and drowned. The body was not recovered. Mr. Grant came to British Columbia from St. George, Ontario. His wife died about a year ago leaving an infant son.


FARLEY - J. J. Farley died at his residence near Corbyville, Ontario, on Sunday in his 80th year. He was reeve of Thurlow township for several years and was twice a candidate for the Commons for East Hastings in the Reform interests against Hon. Robert Reed.


GEDDES - Died at his residence, 92 Catherine street north, on Monday, November 16, in the 81st year of his age, the very Rev. J. Gamble Geddes, Dean of Niagara, and for fifty-six years rector of Christ Church, Hamilton. Funeral from Christ Church Cathedral on Thursday, at 2 p.m.

After three weeks battling with pneumonia, the iron constitution of the venerable Dean Geddes suddenly succumbed yesterday afternoon. He died at his residence, Catherine street north, between three and four o'clock. The deceased was taken ill on the night of October 26, a heavy cold having developed into pneumonia. For days he lay between life and death, but he rallied, and it was hoped that a few more years would be added to his long life. The hope was vain.

Within the last few days it became plain that the aged gentleman was sinking slowly but surely into the grave. The end came suddenly. His mind wandered and spoke earnestly about his desire to go home to Hamilton. He made an effort to rise and suddenly sank back dead, like a candle blown out by a great gust of wind, from a casement.

Dean Geddes - John Gamble Geddes was his full name - was an historic link between the present and the past of Hamilton. Within the past few years no man has lived among us who has been at once so closely linked and prominently identified with the history of the city during the past half century. He came to Hamilton when Hamilton was a village, at once became a prominent and important figure and continued to be such during a ministry extending over forty-five years. His hand made baptismal signs on the heads of three generations of Hamiltonians. He joined in the life-bond of wedlock the children of those he had baptized and repeated the sacred words of comfort and hope over the graves of his early friends, their children, and grandchildren.

No wonder that the name of Dean Geddes has been a household word to thousands of Hamilton homes. No wonder that the Dean has been respected and revered in this city as few men have been. He took part in the life of the place when it was little more than a struggling settlement. He spent the greater part of a long life here and after a few years of exile he came back here to live.

Dean Geddes was a man of naturally strong and inflexible character and yet those who knew him best were aware that his heart was tender and his disposition essentially benevolent.

He had a high ideal of the character and duties of the sacred calling to which with characteristic energy he devoted his life and he faithfully endeavoured through years of difficulty and hardship and even much bitterness to live up to that ideal. He was a high churchman and throughout his ministerial career was consistent to his principles.

About two years ago Dean Geddes prepared some autobiographical notes for a paper read before the Wentworth Historical Society. From the notes the following sketch of his life is made up.

" I was the second son of James Geddes, assistant staff surgeon, and Sara Hannah Boise Gamble, and was born in Kingston on March 29, 1811. I was one of a family of sixteen, of whom nine daughters and five sons survived and married. All with one exception had families. Through my maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gamble, I am descended from the U. E. Loyalists.

Her father, Dr. Clarke, removed with his family from New York to New Brunswick at the peace of 1783. Here my grandmother married Dr. Gamble, surgeon of the Queen's Rangers, and after fourteen years there, she removed to Canada to join her husband, then quartered at Niagara. She ascended the river St. John with her five daughters of whom my mother was one in a bark canoe, travelling on foot the portages of the Temisaustic route, sheltered only by the heavens and the primeval forest. She lived to the age of ninety-two when her immediate descendants had reached the large number of 204.

My mother's family as already mentioned numbered sixteen and of the ten surviving members of the present day, the aggregate of ages amounts to the large sum of 750 years.


The remarkable longevity of a large number of the American U. E. Loyalists who came to the British province after the American revolution has been noticed by the Lord bishop of New Brunswick as a striking instance of the fulfillment of the promise contained in the 5th commandment, embracing as that commandment does the duty of obedience to civil rulers. The Gambles and the Geddeses may well be counted among the number.

I was educated at the Grammar School, Kingston, till I was seventeen years of age. I was then appointed to a scholarship in divinity under the Society for Propagating of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, and studied at the Theological College at Chambly till 1834. I was ordained deacon on the tenth day of August in that year, my father having died of Asiatic cholera-on-the preceding day. Having served three months as curate to Archdeacon Stuart in St. Giorge's church, Kingston, I was next sent as curate to Three Rivers in Lower Canada. Not long after in the month of March, 1835, I received the appointment of rector of Hamilton and Barton and places adjoining, and on the 10th of that month I entered on my charge in which I continued for the long period of 45 years.

The following statistics will illustrate the marvellous change that occurred under my ministry. On my arrival I found there was no church in which to worship and was very glad to accept the offer of the jail and court house for that purpose. The population at that time was about 1500. The number of my first congregation was about thirty-five, partly accounted for by the fact that many church families had pews in the Presbyterian church and were regular attendants there. In December 1879 when I retired and left the parish in the hands of a rector in charge and accepted a living in England, I left behind me a population of some 40,000, five churches, including Christ Church Cathedral, which had been rebuilt, and as many numerous and prosperous congregations.

My ministerial acts were as follows: marriages solemnized, 1250; baptisms, 5186; burials, 3000; and 1000 young persons prepared for confirmation. My ministry was exercised in times of varied public calamity- two visitations of Asiatic cholera, one of ship fever among the emigrants, one of rebellion, and one of foreign invasion, and the appalling railway disaster at the Desjardins canal bridge.

Out of seventy heads of families who were enrolled as members of the Church of England at the organization of the parish in 1835 only two remained in the year 1889, and out of the first list of communicants in 1836, five only at present are to be found.

Among the public offices which I was called to fill were: chaplain to the jail and hospital, a grammar school trustee, member of Trinity College council, chaplain of the incorporated battalion of militia under command of Col. Gourlay, also chaplain for the 47th regiment and the Rifle Brigade and other regiments quartered in Hamilton.

I was for many years secretary to the Gore and Wellington church executive; for many years clerical secretary to the Synod of Toronto; examining chaplain to Bishop Bethune of Toronto; rural dean; prolocutor to the provincial synod; Dean of Niagara; Rector of Tatsfield, Surrey, England; member of the council of the diocese of Rochester; and after my return to Canada, rector in charge of Chippawa.

In 1849 I graduated at King's College, Toronto, having availed myself of a statute of the university enabling clergymen engaged in parish work to attend examinations without residence or attending on lectures. I subsequently took an ad eundum B.A. At Trinity College and proceeded to my M.A. Subsequently I received from the same university the honourary degree of D.C.L.

In 1841, September 23, I was married to Susan Davidson, second daughter of the Hon. John Stuart of Marchmont, in the cathedral at Quebec by Bishop Mountain, assisted by his chaplain, the Rev. George Mackie. Our children are two sons, John Gamble and George W. Allen, and three daughters were married as follows: Hannah Stuart to Constantine Brough, Susan Stewart to Major Phipps. and Mary Allan to Dr. John Walters. My son John married Josephine Magill, and George married Clara Gurnet.

In 1852 we visited England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Prussia, and Belgium. In 1866 we again visited England and Scotland and I was present at the Church Congress at York. In 1876, we again crossed the Atlantic. During the visit I had the honour of an invitation from the archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Tait, to attend the. annual dinner given at Lambeth to the bishops of England. In 1880 I was the guest of the present Archbishop of Canterbury when Bishop of Truro and had the great privilege of attending on invitation his enthronement in Canterbury Cathedral, forming one of a procession of 580 clergymen in surplices.

Our last visit to England was in June, 1880, when I went to accept the living of Titsfield to which I had been presented by Levason Grover of Tilney. This I resigned in 1884 and after two years charge of Chippawa, I have returned to end my days in Hamilton where I have my seat as dean in the cathedral and am legal rector of Christ Church".


November 18, 1891


WICKHAM - Died in this city, on November 17, William Wickham, aged 35 years, a native of county Wexford, Ireland. Funeral from his late residence, 578 Catherine street north, on Thursday, at 8:30 a.m., to St. Lawrence church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will kindly attend.


DODSON - Died at his late residence, No 305 East avenue north, on Wednesday, November 18, 1891, James Dodson, aged 44 years. Funeral Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

BOND - Died on Tuesday, November 17, at her father's residence, Ryckman's Corners, Nellie A. Bond, youngest daughter of Silas Bond. Funeral on Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BAFFAN - (Kingston) A frightful accident is reported from Macdonald's Corners in the county of Lanark. On Thanksgiving day two sons of Daniel Baffan went out to shoot partridges. During the day the young men parted on the side of a high hill, one going around it one way, the other in a contrary direction. Some time after, one of the boys came upon his brother bathed in blood and dead. It would seem that the boy had pulled the trigger but the gun would not go off. He then started upon an examination. Standing the gun on the ground in a slanting position, he held the mouth of the muzzle in his right hand and looked down the barrel. It then exploded, the charge entering his mouth, passing through its roof, and entered the brain. Death was instantaneous.


GLEASON - (Alberton) The eldest child of Michael Gleason died on Wednesday morning. The little girl had been a constant sufferer for a number of years with spinal disease. The funeral took place on Friday when the remains were interred in the Roman Catholic cemetery at Brantford.


HALSTON - (Belleville) North Hastings just now is in a state of unusual excitement over the recent revelation which was made in connection with the St. Ola tragedy on Sunday, October 4, in which John Halston is alleged to have shot his wife and then committed suicide in the woods by blowing his brains out. The causes of the crime were somewhat shrouded in mystery and the fact is only now being brought to light that the man came to his death by foul means. John Halston lived a few miles from St. Ola in the township of Limerick. He was a son of Thomas Halston who lives in Elzevir township. The victim's domestic relations were not of the happiest and frequent quarrels ensued between the man and his wife in which Thomas, aged 20,sometimes took part. When the shooting took place the pair were living together and their relations are said to have been unusually pleasant. On Saturday night, October 3, a dispute is alleged to have arisen over two calves. The son wanted to remove the cattle, while the father refused to allow him. A brother-in-law named Cooper was present at the time. Bitter words ensued which led to blows. The facts concerning the struggle which took place in this lonely cabin in the wilds of North Hastings are somewhat obscure. It is alleged however that a gun and shovel were broken over the father's head. Next morning the neighbourhood was startled with the announcement that John Halston in a quarrel had shot his wife after which he had taken to the woods and committed suicide. Thomas Halston, the father of the dead man, came out with the startling announcement that he believed his son was the victim of foul play and implicated his grandson and Cooper who are alleged to have left the neighbourhood and were last seen near Bancroft. The old man Halston, acting on the advice of Coroners  Sutton of Madoc and Pomeroy

of Tweed came to Belleville on Saturday last and interested the Crown Attorney in the matter. He made an affidavit before J. B. Flint, police magistrate here, setting forth the above facts. He further alleges that the wife was not injured and after remaining in bed a short time, was able to be about. On Sunday the body was locked in a room in the house and friends were not allowed to see it. Two sisters and two brothers of the deceased were not allowed to view the remains when a request to that effect was made, and when they returned next morning to attend the funeral, the dead man had been removed from the house and is alleged to have been buried in a swamp at 4 o'clock in the morning.

While confined to her bed, the wife communicated with her father and asked him to forgive her, but that she had done all she could to prevent it. Acting on the facts as furnished the County Crown Attorney has written to Dr. Pomeroy to make a thorough investigation. The body will be exhumed, A provincial detective will likely be put on the case.


JACKSON - (Owen Sound) A rather strange yet a sensational death occurred here yesterday, the victim being Mrs. Annie Jackson. It appears that her husband left her and married another woman some years ago, they at present residing in New York city. Mrs. Jackson became ill about the first of last week. The doctor in attendance questioned her closely as to the medicines she had been taking. She refused to tell him, but at last told him where he would find the bottles. He found tham and after smelling them, thought they had contained oil of tansy and the oil of cedar. He then found that she had been taking medicine to procure abortion. On Sunday evening a warrant was issued for the arrest of Malcolm Blue on the charge of administering poison with intent to procure miscarriage. Blue was arrested about eighteen miles from here last night. An inquest was held last evening but was adjourned until the post mortem examination for to-morrow morning.


MEADOWS - Mrs. Meadows, widow of Samuel Meadows, an old resident of Hamilton, died at Milwaukee, Wis., on Tuesday morning last. During the past few years Mrs. Meadows resided with her son-in-law the late Dr. V. T. Atkinson, state veterinary surgeon for Wisconsin, whose decease two months since, coupled with the present affiction arouses much sympathy on behelf of his young widow and her many relatives. The remains of the deceased lady will be conveyed to Hamilton for interment.


November 19, 1891


MEADOWS - Died at Milwaukee, Wis., on November 17, Mary White, relict of Samuel Meadows, late of this city. Funeral on Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the residence of her sister, Mrs. H. A. Eager, 182 Jackson street west.

CURELL - Died in Brooklyn, N.Y., on November 16, Jane Curell, aged 76 years, wife of Daniel Curell, late of this city.


GRAY - (North Bay) On Sunday night the house of Moses Gray, half a mile from Thorncliffe, was burned to the ground. His daughter Maria was burned to death. The rest of the family had a narrow escape. They are left in destitute circumstances.


DAY - (Kingston) A sad railway accident occurred at Cape Vincent yesterday, in which J. G. Day, brakeman, lost his life. A locomotive engaged in shunting about the yard was run into by two freight cars which had been started by the wind down a slight grade. Day was standing on the locomotive with his back towards the cars and knew nothing of the danger until the collision occurred when he was hurled from the cab to the track, a car passed over one of his legs. He was frightfully mangled about the body and died at six o'clock. He was a son of C. W. Day of Sydenham, Ontario.


November 20, 1891


FORTMAN - The funeral of the late Annie Fortman, wife of Charles Fortman, took place at her husband's residence near Tapleytown yesterday at 10 o'clock a.m. The remains od the deceased lady were conveyed for interment to Stony Creek cemetery. Her many relatives have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. The funeral was conducted by Messrs Green Bros.


JACKSON - (Owen Sound) On Monday, Mrs. Annie Jackson, the wife of an English bricklayer who has been working for the past four years in New York, died under suspicious circumstances and Coroner Cameron decided it was advisable to call an inquest. The inquest was begun on Monday night, but was adjourned till to-night in order to make a post mortem examination. The doctor who attended Mrs. Jackson in her illness says that he found her suffering from the effects of an abortion which she admitted she had procured herself. She also admitted having procured seven abortions on herself during the four years of her husband's absence.

The bottle containing the drug supposed to be the agency used is in the hands of the authorities. Jackson is a hardworking, honest man. He has arrived from New York to look after his four little children, Much sympathy is felt for him as he was faithful to his wife and family while absent and continually sent them money for their support. A young man named Blue who worked at the C.P.R. dock is said to be responsible for the events which led up to Mrs. Jackson's death, having lived with her as her paramour unknown to the absent husband. When proceedings were begun, he fled but has been brought back to town and will have to appear at the inquest to-night. The outcome of the shameful tragedy will be watched with interest.

Acton (Kingston) While a small schooner, the "John McBride", was going down the river to Gananoque yesterday afternoon, a lad of sixteen, son of Capt. Acton, fell overboard and was drowned. The father of the boy launched the yawl boat but when he reached the spot where the accident occurred, the unfortunate boy had gone to the bottom. Capt. Acton would have been drowned also but for the timely arrival of the steamer "Pierrepont". His boat was nearly swamped.


SCARFE - (Ottawa) Mrs. K. Scarfe, a woman about 35 years of age, died at the Protestant hospital about midnight last night from the effects of 'Rough on Rats' taken by herself during the afternoon. She was separated from her husband who is in the shanties for Perley & Pattee, and has left a letter which the coroner says gives the reason for her rash act, and discloses a sad tale, but he declines to make it public before it is read to the jury at tne inquest which will be held to-morrow night.


BROWN - Rev. William Brown, a pioneer Episcopal Methodist minister, died at Iroquois on Monday in his 77th year.


MAXWELL - (Berlin) An old lady named Mrs. Maxwell lived alone in a room in Bowman's block and had her meals sent up to her. When her breakfast was taken up yesterday, she was found dead.


GREIG - John Greig, bookseller, 10 York street, has received a telegram informing him of the death of his son, George Greig, who has been working in the Canadian Pacific shops in Montreal for some years. He formerly worked in the Great Western shops here. He was a member of the 13th Battalion and was one of those who responded to the call when the 13th was sent to meet the Fenians in 1866. He was at Ridgway and served on frontier duty for a considerable time at Windsor. No particulars of his death have yet been received. His wife, one son, and one daughter survive him. Mr. Greig and his son, James, will leave for Montreal this evening.


November 21, 1891


CURRAN - Died at Chapleau on November 19, 1891, Montague, only son and child of M. W. H. Curran, C.P.R.


TINLING - Died on Friday afternoon, Dorothy Evelyn, daughter of Charles W. Tinling, aged 8 months. Funeral will leave her father's residence, 3 Emerald street south, on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.


JACKSON - Died at his late residence, 223 George street, on Saturday, November 20, Thomas C. Jackson, in his 67th year. Funeral Monday, November 23, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

ELLIOT - Died at his parents' residence, No 223 Main street east, on Saturday, November 20, 1891, George Elliot, son of William and Elizabeth Elliot, aged 12 year and 6 months. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

George Elliot, the 12-year-old son of William Elliot, 223 Main street east, died at 3 o'clock this morning of lockjaw, resulting from an accident. About six weeks ago, while playing, the lad jumped off a shed and in falling ran a sliver from a lath up his nostril. He pulled it out as he thought and after his nose had stopped bleeding nothing more was thought of it until two weeks ago when he was seized with convulsions and lockjaw set in soon after. Three days ago Dr. Bingham examined the lad and took from his nostril a piece of wood about an inch and a half long and twice as thick as a match. The boy's teeth had not locked very tightly and he lived until this morning when death terminated his sufferings.


HALSTON - (Belleville) Thomas Halston's sensational story that John Halston had been murdered by the latter's son and a brother-in-law named Cooper near St. Ola on Saturday night, October 3, turns out to be a hoax. Acting under the direction of George E. Henderson, Q.C, County Court Attorney, coroner Dr. Pomeroy, Tweed, went out to St. Ola and empanelled a jury. On Tuesday the remains were exhumed. Dr. Ernest Pomeroy, Marmora, held the post mortem, and the jury after hearing a number of witnesses, returned the verdict that John Halston came to his death by a bullet from a pistol fired by his own hand.


MCLEAN - (Galt) This morning Willie McLean, a sixteen- year-old son of John McLean, while teaming lumber in Col. Hespeler's sawmill yard, was killed. The horse which had not been out of the stable since Saturday last, was a little frisky and the lumber being slippery owing to the snow and frost, the lad fell off and the wagon ran over his head and smashed his brains out. He was picked up by a lady and uttered, "O, lay me down", and died.


November 23, 1891


PRINGLE - Died at her residence, 26 Hannah street, Phoebe E., widow of the late J. D. Pringle, in the 64th year of her age. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.


CHURCH - Henry Church, maltster, of 90 Cannon street west, died last Saturday afternoon from the effects of injuries which he received by falling down a flight of steps at the Spring brewery a week before.


ROBERTSON - Mrs. Mary Robertson of Shoal Lake, Northwest Territories, formerly a resident of Beamsville, died at Shoal Lake recently.

SISTER THERESE - Rev. Sister Therese, superioress of the Longue Point insane asylum, died yesterday morning, aged 71 years.


MAHONEY - (Belleville) A horrible accident happened at Brockville on Saturday afternoon by which a labourer named Joseph Mahoney of Belleville was killed. He was working on the roof of the Roman Catholic church. A temporary scaffold had been erected over the main scaffold to enable the men to get to the roof. The scaffold broke in the centre. Mahoney stood on the extreme end and as the boards flew up, the unfortunate man was thrown into the air and fell headlong into the cellar, twenty feet below. He never regained consciousness and died at the hospital at midnight. The remains will be brought to Belleville on Monday night for burial, He leaves a wife and infant daughter in very destitute circumstances.


November 24, 1891


BEARE - Died at 117 Ferguson avenue south, on November 24, Florence Alberta, infant daughter of James and Emma Beare, aged 2 years and 10 days. Funeral private.


LYNE - Died at her late residence, No 450 Barton street east, on Monday, November 23, 1891, Grace Lyne, wife of John Lyne, aged 50 years. Funeral Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation


CHURCH - Died in this city, at 119 Bay street north, on November 23, Eliza, wife of the late Henry Church, in her 62nd year. Funeral from above address, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Yesterday, announcement was made of the death last Saturday of Henry Church of 119 Bay street north. He was buried yesterday afternoon. When the mourners returned to the house, they were met with the sad news that Mrs. Church had been much worse and was fast following her husband into the silent land. Half an hour later she breathed her last, having lived just long enough to see the remains of her loved husband carried to their eternal rest. She had nursed him so assiduously during his illness that her health had broken down, and when she was suddenly attacked by pneumonia, her system was not in condition to withstand the strain put upon it. It is also supposed that the shock of her husband's death hastened Mrs. Church's end. She was 62 years of age and leaves a family of five children, all of whom are now grown up. Mr. and Mrs. Church came originally from Kent, England, and Mr. Church was for twenty years maltster for Col. Peck of Galt. Subsequently he came to Greensville, and for the past five years has been employed at Grant's brewery here. Mrs. Church's funeral will take place at 2 o'clock to-morrow.


KELLY - (Stratford) Mrs. John Kelly of Kinkore went out to milk leaving her seven-year-old  daughter, Bridget, in the house. On returning the mother was horrified to find her child dead

with a roller towel twisted around her neck. The child had been in the habit of swinging from the towel which was suspended from a roller, and on turning round had allowed it to form into a rope around her neck.


LOTT - (Kingston) A telegram from Chicago announces the death of Adam Lott, son of L. Lott of Napanee Mills. The deceased was a conductor on one of the roads out of Chicago and was killed in a collision. The body will arrive to-day and will be interred at Napanee Mills.


BARNES - (London) An inquest as to the death of Wilson J. Barnes whose suicide with croton oil was referred to in last night's dispatch was begun to-day, but after the jury had viewed the body, the investigation was adjourned until Wednesday evening. The marriage of the unfortunate young man and Miss Ellen Hughes was performed in the sheriff's office on Monday last, November 16. His arrest took place a couple of weeks earlier and at that time he gave a bail of $1000 and was not placed in jail.

On Friday, the 13th, he surrendered to the authorities and remained in jail till Monday when the marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Canon Smith. The deceased was anxious, after agreeing to the marriage, that it should take place in the Roman Catholic church of which denomination both of the contracting parties were members, but the other side refused to allow that, although they were indifferent whether it was performed by a clergyman of the Church of England or a Roman Catholic. Finally Barnes gave up the contention only stipulating that he should not be married in the jail. Father Tiernan was down to see the young man during his imprisonment but what took place between them was confidential. The young man was about 23 years of age, a son of John Barnes of 78 Carling street.


SMITH - (Ottawa) James Smith, who has been employed for many years as machinist in McLaren k Co's mill here, was placing a belt this afternoon to connect a piece of machinery with a wheel which was making 2000 revolutions per minute, when the wheel suddenly burst, and a large piece of iron struck the unfortunate man on the head. He was at once taken in the ambulance to the hospital.

His skull was badly crushed and he died this evening. Several months ago two of his children died from diphtheria. A great deal of sympathy is felt for the family.


WEIR - (Galt) Samuel Weir, aged about 40 years was accidentally killed here about 5 o'clock in the afternoon. He was engaged in teaming a buzz planer from the Cant Bros & Co's foundry to the station, and while driving off the weigh scales, one wheel of the truck went off the scales alone, unexpectedly tilting the machine which toppled over and fell on Weir, crushing his skull. He was immediately extricated and carried into the office, but died within a few minutes without showing any signs of consciousness. The deceased was married and leaves a widow and five small children in poor circumstances.


MORRISON - Brother Arteman, head teacher in the Christian Brothers school, Kingston, died on Saturday evening from pneumonia after eleven days' illness. The funeral was held yesterday. The deceased was 32 years of age and was a son of Police Magistrate Morrison, Aylton, Grey county.


November 25, 1891


BINGHAM - Died in this city, on November 24, Emma, relict of the late John Bingman, aged 58 years. Funeral on Friday, November 27, at 3 p.m., from the residence of her son-in-law, W. Fittcroft, 257 Hess street north. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MANSFIELD - Died on November 24, at the family residence, 211 James street north, George Mansfield, aged 67 years, a native of Lester. England.


HUNTER - Died in this city, on November 23, Ellen Hamilton, relict of the late Hamilton Hunter, in the 72nd year of her age. Funeral will leave her late residence, 137 Maria street, on Thursday, November 26, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.

Mrs. Ellen Hunter, widow of the late Hamilton Hunter, died on Monday. She was born in the north of Ireland 72 years ago and has lived in Hamilton a number of years. She leaves three sons and a daughter.


DYKE - On Monday night George Dyke, an old inmate of the House of Refuge, burst a blood vessel and died soon after. He had been in the institution for three years past and was suffering from consumption. During a violent paroxysm of coughing he ruptured a blood vessel with fatal results. He was 57 years of age and left no relatives except one son. Yesterday a small sum of money arrived for him from a sick benefit fund in Montreal and was handed over to the city treasurer by Chairman Stewart. It will be sent back.


November 26, 1891


MANSFIELD - Died on November 24, at the family residence, 211 James street north, George Mansfield, aged 67, a native of Lester, England. Funeral Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


O'CALLAGHAN - The funeral of the late Thomas O'Callaghan, who died in London, on Sunday, took place from the Grand Trunk station here yesterday. A number of relatives and friends accompanied the remains from London. The deceased used to live in Hamilton.

COURTNEY - (Belleville) David Mountenay is to-night lying in a prison cell charged with murder. He is nearly 70 years of age and bitterly laments the rashness which led to the terrible crime. He was arrested yesterday by Chief of Police Hinds, Trenton. It appears that on Sunday, November 8, the accused who lives in East Trenton, twelve miles from here, having heard that a Mrs. Smith had circulated a rumour that he had used abusive language towards her, walked over to the house and questioned her about the report. Thomas Courtney, the 5-year-old son of William Courtney, came up where Mountenay was standing and gave a bag which accused held in his hand a kick, breaking some dishes which it contained. Mountenay, enraged with boy, swung the bag around and struck the youth, knocking him down, and kicked him twice in the stomach, doubling him up. The mother rushed from the house and picking up the boy, said, "You have killed my child".

Dr. Hawley was called in and at once stated that the boy was badly injured and would not recover. Although he retained consciousness, the victim continued to decline until Monday the case assumed a more alarming state, and at 5 o'clock in the afternoon he died in great agony. Coroner Moran held an inquest at 3:30 p.m. yesterday, and Dr. McLaren conducted a post mortem examination. David Mountenay had lived at Trenton over fifty years where his married sons and daughters live. Originally he came from Tyendinaga and he bears a bad reputation. He has several times been in Belleville jail for various offences. Family jars have been the cause of his separation from his wife. He was addicted to drink and made a livelihood by fishing. It is not known whether he was in liquor at the time of the assault. If he was, he did not show it in his walk or address. The victim is a distant relative.


HANBURY - (Toronto) Henry Hanbury, the unfortunate young man who was involved in a charge of embezzling money from Charles Brown, livery stable man, was found dead in his rooms at 168 King street west yesterday.

Hanbury had been sent up for trial and took his disgrace very keenly. He said very little to anyone about it. It would seem, however, that on Monday night he had made up his mind to end his life. He spent a portion of the evening writing letters and on Tuesday morning he started downtown. That was the last seen of him by his wife. She looked for him on Tuesday evening, but could not make out what had happened and sat up and waited for him, but he came not. Yesterday she came downtown and made a search for him, but he had not been seen at any of his accustomed haunts, and she began to fear that he had done away with himself. Hanbury had, it appears, rented a room downtown from Mr. Lucas, the veterinary surgeon, on King street west, where he had luggage stored and something impelled some of his friends to look for him there. Through a window they saw him lying on his back on a couch. The door was broken in and he was found dead. A bottle labelled laudanum and another 'chloral' told the story of suicide. Between his fingers was a half-smoked cigarette. Apparently the unfortunate man sat down

on the couch, drank the poison and started to smoke a cigarette and wait for death to come. It came before he had finished the cigarette. The bottles were labelled Hyley's drugstore, Oshawa. In the pockets of the dead man were found a number of letters, one to Mr. Bowes, his solicitor, one to his wife, another to his sister in Australia, and one to Mr. Stone, the undertaker. Mrs. Hanbury was completely broken down and wept as if her heart would break. She read the letter in which her husband spoke to her in the most endearing terms and said that the disgrace of his arrest was more than he could bear. Detective John Cuddy was on the scene a few minutes after the affair became known and he telephoned Coroner Pickering. When Dr. Pickering had examined the letters and viewed the body, he decided that an inquest was unnecessary. Coroner Pickering then took the letters to whom they were addressed. Mr. Bowes gave the letter to the press and from it, it will be seen that Hanbury had decided to take his life.

Following is a copy of the letter, 28 Grange avenue, Monday night.

Dear Mr. Bowes: I write you these few lines as I have made up my mind on one point, and that is that by 12 o'clock to-morrow the world will know me no more. I shall be dead. Whether one of the last few days has unhinged my mind or what, I know not, but I can't stand any more of it. Mr. father's address is Bishopstown, Torquay, Devonshire,if you have occasion to write him, and please do all you can for my wife when I am gone. I am writing to my father to-night telling him everything. But I hate to think she will be left friendless. I thank you heartily for all your kindness to me. Try and think as kindly as you can of the whole thing, but it is worrying me to death and it is better that I should do so than to bring any disgrace on those I love through deeds I may have done willingly or otherwise. Do not forget my trust to you of my wife until needful assistance comes to her from England is my last wish to you. Sincerely yours. Henry Hanbury.

The letters to Mr. Stone and his wife were in a similar manner. No inquest will be held. Mr. Stone took charge of the body.

The position of Mrs. Hanbury is a sad one. She was not of the same social circle as her husband and had been connected with the theatrical profession at London, England. She married her husband to share his fortune for better or worse. She participated in his joys. She joined him in his misfortunes. Now she remains to bear her sorrow alone, without means, without friends, a stranger in a strange land.

Three years ago the couple came to Canada on account of family trouble. The family of Hanbury were opposed to his union with the choice of his life. She was scarcely regarded by them as his social equal, but still he persisted and took the consequences. The consequences were that he was compelled to leave home, was given $1000, and an allowance of $66 per month. This amount was paid to him by his father's agents at Montreal, B. & S. H. Thompson, & Co., brokers. After a year's residence in Toronto he decided to try his fortunes in Canadian farming. He rented a large farm from Mr. Farewell near Oshawa for a term of five years, but soon found that the farm of Canada does not produce, without labour, gold bearing grain.

After thirteen months of unfortunate effort, he retired from farm life, and returned to the city.

While at Oshawa a child was born, but died when only a few months old.

Mr, Hanbury was connected with an old, highly respected and wealthy family. His father, an aged gentleman, is a wealthy ironmonger. His uncle is a large brewer. His brother is a Justice of the peace in Brisbane, Australia.

During the earlier portion of Hanbury's residence in Toronto, before his money gave out, he lived the life of a gentleman about town. He drove his dog-cart and boarded at the Queen's and other leading hotels, He was of a generous disposition and had hosts of friends.


November 27, 1891


BERNARD - Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Hannah Caroline, youngest daughter of David and Hannah Barnard, aged 5 years. Funeral from her parents’ residence, 59 Florence street, on Sunday, November 29, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


ALEXANDER - Died on November 26, Elsie Evelyn, the wife of Arthur Alexander, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Funeral from the residence of her mother, Mrs. Chilman, 92 Hannah street west, on Saturday, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend without further notice.


MARTIN - Died at Winnipeg, November 25, 1891, Howard, youngest son of Walter and Carrie Martin, aged 5 months and 25 days.


TUCKETT - Died on Thursday, November 26, Herbert, youngest son of George T. Tuckett. Funeral took place from his parents' residence, this afternoon at 2:30.


EDMUNDS - (Stratford) A boy named Fred Edmunds was drowned in the river here about noon to-day. He broke through the ice while skating. Two other boys broke through at the same time but they managed to get to shore.


FORREST - (Toronto) James Forrest, a carpenter working at the Grand Trunk freight sheds and living on Bellwoods avenue, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon, being almost cut in two by a case of plate glass falling on him. Three men, one of whom was Forrest, were transferring the case from a wagon to a car which was standing on one of the side tracks. Under one side of the box was a prop which had to be removed. So Forrest struck it a sharp blow and it came out much easier that he had expected. The huge case knocked him to the ground and fell edgewise on top of him, almost severing his body at the waist. The unfortunate man was killed instantly, and as soon as it could be got from under the case, the body was taken to the freight sheds and

afterward removed to the house of the deceased. Forrest was a man about 60 years of age and leaves a widow to mourn his loss. As it was a clear case of accidental death, there will probably not be an inquest.


JEAN - (Toronto) At 1:30 this morning a French Canadian wheelman named Jean of the propeller "Shickluna" was returning from the city to his boat in an intoxicated condition when he fell between thewharf and the boat. He called for help and the captain who was in his cabin reading, called the crew, but not in time to save Jean's life. The poor fellow's body was recovered in a few minutes later and taken to the morgue where it now lies.


NOTMAN - William Notman, the well known photographer of Montreal, died yesterday, aged 55 years.


TRACEY, SHERWOOD - (Woodstock, N.B.) A very sad drowning accident occurred at Avondale, about four miles from Woodstock. Two promising lads named Tracey and Sherwood, about 14 years of age, went skating on the mill pond. About two hours after they left, one boy's uncle in passing noticed a hole in the pond which arousal suspicion. He immediately collected a crowd and upon reaching in the hole, the bodies of the two boys were found in an upright position just below the surface.


November 28, 1891


BAKER - Died in this city, on November 28, Frank Baker, late of Toronto, a native of Jutland, England, aged 51 years and 8 months. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 32 Davenport street, on Monday, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


GUY - Died in this city, on November 28, at the residence of his son-in-law, Nathaniel Marigold, Sherwin street, north of Barton, William Guy, aged 64 years. Funeral on Monday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


KENNEDY - (Galt) Alexander Kennedy, a well known traveller for James Warnock & Co., edge tool and carriage works, died at his residence this morning. He was attacked about ten days ago with inflammation of the lungs which in conjunction with heart weakness caused his death.


MCKAY - (Petrolia) A fearful accident occurred here this afternoon. It appears that some young men were shooting at a mark in Windover's bakery and by some means missed the target, the ball going outside into the adjoining yard where a little girl named Ethel McKay, aged 5 years, was playing snowball. The ball from the rifle struck the little child in the body near the lung.

She lived only five minutes. The police have taken into custody the man who is supposed to have fired the fatal shot.


RICHARDSON - (Winnipeg) Mrs. R. D. Richardson, wife of the well known stationer and publisher, died very suddenly this morning from heart failure. Although Mrs. Richardson had been failing for the last twro years, no danger was anticipated, and the news of her death caused a great shock to the many friends of the esteemed lady. The deceased was sister to Mrs. Fortin, wife of the Venerable Archdeacon Fortin.


JACKSON - (Leamington) A death that has brought mourning to the entire community occurred here this morning at 5:30 o'clock. It was the death of Thomas R. Jackson, a young gentleman who came here from New York a few months ago and established a clothing business. Although residing here but a short time, Tom's friends were numbered as legion; in fact to meet him was to admire him. He was an ardent sportsman, full of spirit, and endowed with an iron constitution. While he has been ill for some days, death was but little expected until a few days before the grim monster arrived. Deceased was 24 years of age and leaves behind a wife and one child to whom the sympathy of the town is being extended with a lavish hand. He was a brother of George Jackson, bookseller of this place. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Talbot street, next Sunday at 2 p.m. and will be conducted by the I.0.0.F of which deceased was an honoured member. The fire brigade will also attend in a body.

Editor's note: The deceased gentleman was formerly in the employ of John Calder & Co, this city. George Jackson was formerly employed by Buntin, Gillies & Co.


November 30, 1891


HASTIE - Died at her mother's residence, No 93 East avenue north, on Sunday, November 29, 1891, Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hastie, aged 23 years. Funeral Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TAYLOR - Died at his parents' residence, No 130 Markland street, on Sunday, November 29, 1891, William Brown, son of James C. and Ann Jane Taylor, aged 7 years, 8 months, and 25 days. Funeral on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WATSON - Died on Sunday morning, November 29, Mary H., beloved wife of George Watson, aged 39 years. Funeral from the residence of her brother, 17 Stuart street east, Tuesday, at 2:30. Friends are respectfully Requested to attend.


MEMORY - Died in this city, on November 30, Ruby Ethel, youngest daughter of John and Mary Memory, aged 1 year and 5 months. Funeral from her parents' residence, 198 Napier street, on Tuesday, at 4 p.m. Friends will kindly attend.


PRAY - Died on November 30, Ellen H. Pray, beloved wife of William R. Pray, aged 33 years. Funeral from her late residence, 35 King street west, on Wednesday afternoon. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SONNTAG - Died at Logansport, Ind., on November 29, Henrietta Hazel , youngest child of H. O. and Annie Sonntag, aged 5 months and 4 days. Funeral from Chapman's funeral emporium, 52 King street west, to-morrow (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


PEDLER - Died in this city, on November 30, Matilda, beloved wife of A. W. Pedler, in her 37th year. Funeral from her late residence, 166 King street west, on Tuesday, December 1, at 3 p.m.


December 1, 1891


GUYATT - (Binbrook) The youngest child of John Guyatt was buried on Sunday, November 29, at the Baptist burying ground, Hall's Corners. The child caught cold while out with its mother and inflammation set in, terminating in death.


December 2, 1891


MACALLUM - Died on November 30, 1891, Mary Biggar Macallum, widow of the late Archibald Macallum, M.A., L.L.B., inspector of public schools, in the 60th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, No 129 Bold street, on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

Mrs. Macallum passed away on Sunday night at her late residence, 129 Bold street, as the result of an attack of typhoid fever from which she had been suffering for five weeks. She was the daughter of Herbert Biggar of Mount Pleasant where she was born in 1832.

In 1850 she became the wife of the late Archibald Macallum, M.A., L.L.B., then principal of the Hamilton public schools whose decease occurred about twelve years ago. Mrs. Macallum was one of the most loved members of the Centenary church in this city and it is certain that everything was done that loving attendance and care could do to keep her failing fingers fast hold upon the web of life while hope continued and to smooth the path and steady her steps down to the end. The bereaved family have in their great sorrow the deepest sympathy of a very large circle of devoted friends.


LUTZ - Died on December 2, Elizabeth Lutz, the beloved wife of John Lutz, aged 45 years. Funeral from her late residence, 99 Pearl street south, on Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

WILCOX - Died at 38 Liberty street, on December 2, Charles A. Wilcox, aged 32 years. Funeral on Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BROWN - Died on December 2, Mrs. Anne Brown, relict of the late Thomas Brown, staff sergeant of H.M. 20th Regiment, in her 68th year. Funeral from the residence of her niece, Mrs. T. Baxter, 135 Wellington street north, at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.


FLYNN - News has just been received of the death of Thomas Flynn, son of the late Matthew Flynn, G.T.R. engineer. Several months ago Matthew Flynn died and left nearly all his property, about $13,000, to his eldest son and married daughter, bequeathing only a few hundred dollars to Thomas. The latter, who worked in the Grand Trunk shops, went out west about two months ago in company with a young man named Ellis. It is now learned that he died of pneumonia in a hospital in Kansas City.


HALE - Charles Hale, the peanut merchant, died yesterday at his house on King William street. He had been ill for several months and was unable to attend to his business. At times his actions were so peculiar that Mrs. Hale thought he was insane and she had him arrested. He used to pile up the chairs and furniture in a room and knock it down. Another freak of his was to open the windows on very cold nights. After Hale was detained in jail a couple of weeks, he seemed better and was released.

Hale was 61 years old. He was born at Glesenbury, near Wales. After coming to America he lived in Auburn, N.Y. for a number of years and came to Hamilton twelve years ago. He made considerable money out of his present business, but the last few years he was not very successful.


December 3, 1891


KENSEY - (Aylmer, Ont) Last evening Phenis Kensey, about 40 years of age, residing on a farm about four miles out of Aylmer, placed a revolver to his right temple and sent a bullet into his brain, causing death in half an hour. Deceased was not addicted to drinking habits and had no domestic trouble of any kind, but for some time past, had been mentally aberrated though not sufficiently to induce his friends to place him under restraint. He leaves a wife and several children.


MARTIN - (Stratford) The wife of James Martin, Ontario street east, cut her throat with a razor about four o'clock yesterday afternoon and died from the effects of her self-inflicted wounds. Some time ago Mrs. Martin lost a daughter by death. The unfortunate event unsettled her mind, and being aware of her state, her family here watched her closely for some months past. Yesterday morning she went to see her daughter, Mrs. John Hillman who lives near her, and while there succeeded in getting possession of Mr. Hillman's razor which she secreted in her

clothes and carried about with her all day. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon she and her son, James, were taking a cup of tea when she said she was going outside. After she had been gone ten or fifteen minutes the son went to see if everything was all right. He walked past the door of the convenience two or three times, and hearing no sound, opened the door. A ghastly sight met his gaze. There lay his mother with a large pool of blood on the floor. He lifted her up and found that she had out her throat with the razor. Dr. J. A. Robertson was called, but when he arrived the woman was dead.

Indeed she must have been dead when her son found her. The gash inflicted by the razor had severed the windpipe down which blood flowed, preventing respiration. Mrs. Martin lived in Stratford about twenty years, having come to the city from Woodstock where the family settled after coming from England in 1854. Her husband, one son, and two daughters mourn her unfortunate end.


DANIELS - (Ottawa) B. F. Daniels, who was killed by Apache Indians in Arizona Territory last week, was a brother of Samuel and Freeman Daniels of the Windsor House, this city. The deceased left Ottawa to serve in the Northwest Mounted Police and was under Major Walsh six years. He then went to Texas where he served for five years in the cavalry, spending three years after that in California, and eventually finding his way to Arizona. At the time of his death he was sergeant in the United States cavalry under Major Downing at Fort Bowie, Arizona, and is supposed to have been sent with a party to look after a number of Apaches who had started on the warpath.


METCALFE - James H. Metcalfe, M.P.P. for Kingston, has lost a child by diphtheria. He has five other children down with the same disease.


December 4, 1891


PEDEN - Died at her late residence, No 177 Hess street north, on Friday, December 4, 1891, Emma Peden, wife of John Peden, aged 38 years. Funeral on Monday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


FICKEL - Died in this city, on December 4, Annie Josephine, youngest daughter of Augustus and Alice Fickel, aged 8 years. Funeral from 88 Wood street east, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BAINES - (Windsor) William Baines, chief of the local police for the last twenty years, who has been sick for several months past, died last night. Deceased was 46 years of age and leaves a widow and five children.

December 5, 1891


HARRISON Died on December 3, Gordon, youngest son of G. and E. Harrison. Funeral took place on Friday, December 4.


ORR - (Almonte) An old couple named Mr. and Mrs. Orr, residing in the township of Manotick, died within twenty-four hours of each other. Mr. Orr retired on Wednesday night, appearing in good health, sleeping with a grandchild named Andrew Gleeson, who on awaking in the morning was surprised to find the old man dead by his side. Mrs. Orr was prostrated by grief and before midnight also breathed her last, su