Hamilton Spectator

Deaths 1892

 

January 2, 1892

 

MACKAY - Died at her late residence, 200 Mary street, Janet Gibson, relict of the late George Mackay. Funeral will take place on Sunday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

COCHRAN - Mrs. Cochran, wife of the popular member for East Northumberland, died at Brighton, Ontario, yesterday afternoon after a severe illness.

 

WALTERS (Essex) - While working in the woods at Elmstead this afternoon, James Walters of this place was struck by a limb of a falling tree, killing him instantly.

 

January 4, 1892

 

ARMSTRONG - Died on January 4, at his late residence, 23 Liberty street, James Armstrong, aged 50 years. Funeral Wednesday at 3 o'clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

 

WHITING - Died in this city, on January 2, Charlie, eldest son of Mrs. Lewis Whiting, aged 10 years and 4 months. Funeral from the family residence, 127 Hess street north, on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

HENRY - Died at the residence of his brother-in-law, 31 Parson street, Detroit, on January 4, Frank S. Henry, formerly of Hamilton, aged 25 years. Funeral from Stuart street station on Wednesday on arrival of 2:40 train.

 

SAGGEN - William Saggen, an old man, died suddenly at the Imperial Hotel this afternoon. An inquest will be held. The body is at the morgue.

 

ORTON (Guelph) - Dr. Orton died this afternoon from blood poisoning after a few days' illness caused from the green lining of his slippers. He was a brother of Dr. Orton of Winnipeg, formerly M.P. for Centre Wellington.

 

CHALLONER (London) - The body of George G. Challoner who so mysteriously disappeared from his residence, South London, on New Year's Day, was found in the river near the sulphur spring at the foot of Dundas street about 4 o'clock this afternoon.

 

GILLMOR (Toronto) - Lieut, Col. Charles Todd Gillmor, the popular clerk of the provincial legislature, died at 9:30 p.m. at an advanced age. His death was due to pneumonia and he had been unconscious since 1 p.m. yesterday. He was remarked to be looking ill by his friends on Tuesday last which was the last day he was out of doors.


His familiar face and figure had become a part of the House as that of the Premier himself. Lieut. Col Gillmor was widely known as the colonel of the Queen's Own Rifles for many years in which capacity he displayed all the qualities of an estimable gentleman and a zealous officer. He will be remembered by volunteers for many years to come as the donor of several trophies and cups for expert marksmanship at the butts and after whom the 'Gillmor match' is named. He had resigned his office as clerk of the legislature but recently, Lieut. Col. Charles Clarke, the erstwhile member for East Wellington being appointed his successor. Lieut. Col Gillmor's appointment was made at Confederation and dated from December 27, 1867.

 

HERCHMER (Winnipeg) - Lieut. Col. William Macauley Herchmer, assistant commissioner of the North West Mounted Police, died very suddenly at Calgary Friday night. Col. Herchmer was well known throughout the Dominion. He served in the Fenian raids, the Red River expedition, and was an extra aide de camp on the personal staff of His Excellency the Governor-General. Fatty degeneration of the heart caused his death. The funeral will take place here and will be of a military character.

 

THOMPSON (Maxwell) - Last night during the absence of Hugh Thompson, about four miles from this place, his house took fire and his father, an aged and blind man, was burned to death. The origin of the fire was unknown.

 

DANIEL - T. W. Daniel, head of one of the oldest firms in St. John, N.B., died yesterday suddenly.

 

MILLER - Dr. J. B. Miller, an old and respected resident of Springfield, Ontario, died yesterday from rheumatism of the heart.

 

PERKINS (Toronto) - Frederick Perkins, one of the pioneers of this city, died at 1:30 o'clock on Saturday morning. On Wednesday night he had an attack of la grippe which quickly turned to acute bronchitis under which he succumbed in spite of the skilled attendance of his physicians. The deceased was in his 80th year. His father was an officer in the Royal Navy who settled in Canada in the early part of the century. He took up his abode in St. Eustache, P.Q. It was in the year before the rebellion that his son, Frederick, came to Toronto where he enlisted in the defence of his country. In 1843 the firm of F. & E. Perkins, wholesale grocers, was formed. The deceased remained at the head of that firm till 1874 when he retired, although his name is still used. The firm at present is known as Perkins, Ince, & Co.

 

January 5, 1892

 

HAMILTON (Onondaga) - The funeral of the late Mrs. Alexander Hamilton took place on Tuesday and was largely attended. Deceased was over 70 years of age and was one of the


pioneer settlers in this locality. Deceased leaves one son and two daughters to mourn her loss. Our aged and highly respected postmistress dropped dead while eating breakfast on Tuesday morning and was buried in Greenwood cemetery on Thursday. Deceased has been postmistress for over forty years and there has never been a complaint. Her two daughters will continue it in the future.

 

POTTER - The death is announced of Richard Potter, president of the Grand Trunk from 1869 to 1876.

 

DUNLOP - The funeral of Arunah Dunlop, late M.P.P. for North Renfrew, took place in Pembroke yesterday and very largely attended, many people from a distance being present.

 

January 6, 1892

 

BEAMER - Died on January 5, at Poplar Grove, Winona, Jane Beamer, in the 62nd year of her age. Funeral Friday, June 8. Meet at the house at 1 p.m., thence to Grimsby Presbyterian cemetery.

 

EVANS - Died at his late residence, Mountain Top, Barton, on Wednesday, January 6, 1892, Thomas Evans, aged 62 years. Funeral on Friday, at 2 p.m. Interment at Barton Church. Friends will please accept this intimation

 

FURSMAN (Durham) - A gloom was cast over the town this evening by the sudden death of Charles Fursman, a well-to-do and highly respected farmer of Bentinok township who had come to town to attend the annual meeting of the Farmers’ Institute held here to-day. About 5:30 Mr. Fursman was sitting in a chair in Middaugh House when those near him noticed a peculiarity in his breathing. Medical aid was summoned but too late. His death was caused by failure of the heart. Deceased leaves a grown-up family, all in good circumstances.

 

JAMES (St. Catharines) - Horsemen throughout Ontario will hear with regret of the death of Robert James, the well known horseman from blood poisoning. ‘Bob’ as he was familiarly called was a splendid fearless horseman, upright in all his dealings, and had during his life made many warm friends, not only in this city but also throughout the province and in the States. He came to St. Catharines about twenty-five years ago, and for the past ten years has kept the James Hotel on the Queenston road.

 

ZIMMERMAN (Carlisle) - Philip Zimmerman dropped dead in the house of Edward Burton, half a mile west of the village, on Sunday. Deceased was about 70 years of age and up to the time of his death seemed to be in his usual health.


HARBOTTLE (Carlisle) - George Harbottle, died on New Year's morning. He was nearly 87 years of age. The funeral took place at Kilbride where his remains were deposited alongside those of hie first wife who preceded him some seventeen years. Mr. Harbottle was one of the oldest settlers, having settled in Nelson over sixty years ago. He was the father of John, William, end George Harbottle, all of Nelson, respectable and well-to-do farmers. The funeral was very large. Mrs. Harbottle is still very ill.

 

JOHNSON (Glanford) - After an illness of three weeks Mrs. Frederick Johnson of our village has passed away. She leaves five sons and five daughters to mourn her loss. The funeral took place New Year's day and proceeded to the English Church burying ground.

 

January 7, 1892

 

MARTIN - Died at Hamilton, on Thursday, January 7, 1892, Katey Pelros, wife of George E. Martin, barrister-at-law. Funeral private.

The wife of George E. Martin, of Mackelcan, Gibson, Gausley, and Martin, died this morning. She was a gracious and popular young lady and her unlooked-for death has caused sorrow among an unusually large circle of friends and acquaintances. She was married to Mr. Martin only three or four years ago. Her mother is Mrs. Peirce, formerly of Hamilton, now matron of the Kingston Asylum for the Insane. She was a sister of Mrs. K. J. Dunstan of Toronto, formerly of Hamilton.

 

QUINN - Died in this city at his late residence, corner of King and Tisdale streets, John J. Quinn, aged 36 years. Funeral will take place from above address on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

LYNN (Ottawa) - Alfred Lynn, foreman of the works at Hogsback dam, was killed by a dynamite explosion this morning. Lynn was attempting to dig from a hole a dynamite cartridge that had missed fire when suddenly it exploded, throwing the unfortunate young man some distance away, tearing off both his hands and smashing in the face and head. He was picked up and carried to the canal office nearby and a doctor sent for. Before the messenger had gone far, the victim had expired.

 

BUTTERMORE - William Buttermore has just died at Perth Road, Ontario, aged 102 years.

 

BOUCHERVILLE - Madame de Boucherville, wife of the premier of Quebec, will be buried in the village of Boucherville to-day.

 

ARMSTRONG - Martin Armstrong, a young man whose home was in Peterborough was killed in the bush near Nassau on Monday while skidding logs.


VINING - William R. Vining, treasurer of the London Mutual Fire Insurance Company, died very suddenly yesterday at his residence in the Forest city.

 

NORTHIME - Mrs. P. Northime of Oakville, Ontario, while temporarily insane, committed suicide on Tuesday morning by hanging herself in the garden attached to her residence.

 

ROBB (St. Thomas) David Robb, Grand Trunk Railway conductor of Point Edward, while walking over his train at Tillsonburg, this morning, fell between the cars and was instantly killed.

 

MCDONALD (Ottawa) - W. J. McDonald, crown timber agent of the Ontario government at Ottawa, died yesterday at the age of fifty-five from an attack of la grippe. The deceased was well known in Ottawa and highly respected. He was a native of Perth, but before coming to Ottawa, resided for a number of years at Arnprior. He was a provincial land surveyor by profession.

 

January 8, 1892

 

WARD (Rat Portage) - A shooting accident occurred at Ignace yesterday by which Miss Ward, a daughter of the Canadian Pacific Railway engine turner at that place, lost her life. It appears that a brother of the unfortunate girl was carelessly handling a gun which he imagined to be unloaded. The gun, however, carried a heavy charge of shot which suddenly exploding, struck his sister who was standing near, killing her almost instantly.

 

FISHER (Winnipeg) - Hans Fisher, employed at the elevator of Lake of Woods Milling Company, Keewatin, was instantly killed this morning, being caught in a belt and drawn under a pulley. His body was nearly cut in two.

 

BYLOW (Bracebridge) - Fred Bylow of West Winchester was struck by a tree which he was chopping near Rousseau and instantly killed.

 

January 9, 1892

 

BRIERLEY - Died at 187 Jackson street west, on January 8, Mary Ann Brierley, eldest sister of Richard Brierley. Funeral on Sunday, January 10, at 3 p.m.

 

WINTERBURN - (Milton) James Winterburn, employed at Arthur Norris, farmer of Trafalgar, went out to this employer's barn after dinner and very shortly afterward dropped dead. Cause supposed to have been heart disease.

 

MITCHELL (St. Thomas) - Charles Mitchell, the 7-year-old son of Thomas Mitchell, Regent street, was killed this afternoon. He with a number of other boys was riding on a load of wood


and somehow missed his hold, falling under the runners of the sleigh which passed over him, killing him almost instantly.

 

GRIFFITH (St. Thomas) - Mrs. Griffith, wife of Rev. A. E. Griffith, died last night from the effects of la grippe, aged seventy-one years.

 

CONNOLLY (Ottawa) - Michel Connolly, a farm hand employed by Thomas Acres of Templeton, was killed by a vicious steer yesterday. The lad was engaged slaughtering and had already dispatched two beasts when the steer's turn came. He fastened the animal, as he thought, most securely and struck it a blow with an axe. The animal enraged lashed out, hurling Connolly unconscious against the wall. The animal managed to slip the rope and getting free, attacked him fiercely, goring him repeatedly. The animal's horn penetrated the right lung, inflicting a wound which proved fatal in half an hour.

 

January 11, 1892

 

FOSTER - Died in this city, on January 9, Leonard Foster, in the 53rd year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence, Main street west, on Tuesday, January 12, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

MEMORY - Died in this city, on January 10, James Edward, second son of John and Mary Memory, aged 19 years. Funeral will take place from his parents' residence, 198 Napier street, on Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

BURROW - Died at 115 Victoria avenue south, on Monday, January 10, John Burrow, aged 56 years. Funeral to G.T.R. on Tuesday at noon. Short service at the house at 11 a.m.

John Burrow, a brother of William Burrow of Burrow, Stewart & Milne, died yesterday at his brother's residence. He had been suffering from consumption for eighteen months. The deceased was a widower and was a prominent merchant in St. Catharines. Six months ago he came to Hamilton to reside with his brother.

 

CARY - Died in Chicago, Ill., on Friday, January 8, 1892, of typhoid fever, Clarissa, relict of the late John B. Cary, of London, Ontario, and mother of Mrs. J. Bidwell Mills, of Hamilton, in the 64th year of her age. The funeral, on account of the railroad refusing to carry the body home having died of what is called an infectious disease, took place in Chicago yesterday, Sunday, January 10.


DICKSON - Died at Aldershot (Waterdown station), Ontario, on Sunday, January 10, 1892, Harry B. Dickson, agent, G.T.R. Waterdovm, in his 42nd year. Funeral service at his late residence, at 1 o'clock p.m., on Tuesday, January 12. Interment will take place at St. Catharines, same day.

 

GALLAND (Esquimaux Point, Que.) - A hunter just arrived here reports that he found a man on an island in Watichoic Lake, 36 miles from Equimaux Point, frozen to death. He had in his hand an oar on which was cut with a knife, "Joseph Galland mort ici". It is supposed he died from want of food. Galland and another hunter left Aguinas near Natachquan last fall and were probably shipwrecked and lost their canoe. Nothing has been heard of the other man.

 

FOSTER (Millgrove) - The sudden death of Richardson Foster, youngest son of Charles Foster, has cast a gloom over this neighbourhood. The funeral took place last Sunday afternoon and was very largely attended. The lodge of the I.O.G.T. of which he was e1 member attended in a body.

 

CARVER (St. Thomas) - Harry Carver, a Michigan Central Railway brakeman, residing in this city, met his death early yesterday morning at Woodslee. The train on which deceased was brakeman had been drawn into a siding to let a westbound train pass, and somehow the passing train struck Mr. Carver, killing him instantly. He was 25 years of age and leaves a wife and three small children.

 

COATES - James Coates died suddenly at Montreal from la grippe.

 

MCKAY - Mrs. McKay, mother of Dr. McKay, M.P.P. for South Oxford, died in Ingersoll, aged 76 years.

 

COWAN - Mrs. James Cowan, mother of Thomas Cowan of Galt, died on Saturday, aged 82. La grippe was the malady.

 

STRADER - A young man named Gordon Strader, while out hunting near Iroquois, Ontario, on Friday, was killed by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of a companion, Richard Seeley.

 

DOIG - A farmer named William Doig, living in the Gore of Downie, near Stratford, fell from the loft of his barn on Friday, a distance of twenty feet, and died a few hours afterward from injuries received.

 

January 12, 1892

 

WOOLVERTON - Died at her late residence, no 169 King street west, on Monday, January 11, 1892, Mrs. C. W. Woolverton, widow of the late Dr. A. N. Woolverton, in the 68th year of her age. Funeral Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BEAMER - Died on January 11, at Poplar Grove, Winona, Maria Jane, relict of the late John Beamer, in the 82nd year of her age. Funeral on Thursday, January 14, from the above address, at 1 p.m., to Grimsby Presbyterian cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

BRAY - Died at Tarrawanga, Australia, on the 21st October, in his 59th year, James Edwin Bray, youngest son of Capt. Josias Bray, late of this city.

 

DOMVILLE - Died at 400 King street east, on the 11th instant, Amelia Ellen, beloved wife of Charles Kellock Domville, aged 59 years. Funeral on Thursday, at 3 p.m.

 

HUNT - Died at the residence of his niece, Mrs. B. Hulbert, Alma, Michigan, Mr. Daniel Hunt, in the 87th year of his age. Mr. Hunt was for many years a resident of this city.

 

CLARKE (Ingersoll) - A sudden death occurred in town this morning from la grippe. A widow woman named Mrs. Clarke, occupying rooms over the post office, was found dead in bed by her sister, Mrs. Stephen May, about 8 o'clock with her two little children, a boy and a girl, sleeping quietly by her side. Mrs. May had been attending her until a late hour last evening and Mrs. Clarke told her to go home and get some rest, as she was feeling better. Mrs. May was horrified on her arrival this morning to find her dead. She had apparently passed away without a struggle. The deceased had only arrived in this country the latter part of last October intending to make it her home. The coroner was notified, but deemed an inquest unnecessary.

 

CAWTHRA - John Cawthra, one of Toronto's best known citizens, died yesterday.

 

ALEXANDER - Joseph Alexander, a well known citizen and proprietor of the Tecumseh House in Petrolia, died yesterday morning.

 

BOUILLON - George Bouillon, who has just died at Father Point, Quebec, lived 92 years and never knew a day's sickness until his final illness.

 

DUPUIS - Bonaiface Dupuis, aged 72 years, a prominent and respected resident of Tilbury Centre, was found dead in bed Sunday morning from heart disease.

 

PRUDHOMME, SAUVE, MARTIN - A terrible accident took place at the Netherlands Phosphate Company's mines in the 10th range of East Templeton this morning by which three men were instantly killed while as many others are probably fatally injured. The company has two pits running and the men employed at both had been at work half an hour when a frightful


dynamite explosion occurred in pit No 1. The stone wall separating the two pits was crushed to fragments and all the men in the adjoining pit were hurt, three being mangled beyond recognition. Paul Prudhomme, the foreman in the fatal pit, was the first taken out. He presented a horrible appearance. A portion of his face was torn away and the flesh was pulled from his body in several places. He was unrecognizable. The other unfortunates who were killed outright were E. Sauve, and Martin. Among the injured are: Daniel Power and a workman named March, of Buckingham. They are both considerably cut and bruised and it is thought their injuries will prove fatal. Another party who was in the pit at the time but whose name oould not be ascertained was also dangerously wounded. Paul Prudhomme was a married man about 35 years of age. He lived im Templeton where a widow and three children ate left to mourn his loss. Sauve is also a married man.

 

January 13, 1892

 

AMES - Died January 12, at South Lincoln, Mass, of pneumonia, Jonathan Ames, for many year a resident of this city, and a member of the firm of L. D. Sawyer & Co.

 

ERBS - Died in Hamilton, on Tuesday, January 12, at the residence of her son-in-law, Rev. Edward M. Bland, Maria Magdalene Hespeler, widow of the late Augustus Erbs, of Paris, France, in her 73rd year. Funeral on Thursday. Private.

 

REGAN - Died on Tuesday, January 12, Alferetta, the wife of J. T. K. Regan, aged 56 years and 11. months. Funeral on Friday, at 2:30 p.m. to St. John's church, Ancaster. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

 

ROBERTSON - Capt. A. Robertson died from his injuries received by falling into the hold of the propellor "St. Magnus" about 1:30 this morning.

 

HARRIS (Hamilton Beach) - The remains of the late John Harris were brought from Beverly township on Monday and buried in the Lottridge ground close to the Lake Methodist church. Only a few days before, he visited Hamilton and seemed more than usually well. A memorial service was held in the Methodist church close by when Mr. Rowe, the pastor, preached an appropriate sermon taking for his text, "As thy servant was busy here and then he was gone". I Kings, xv. 40. The Bartonville Methodist church choir furnished the singing and there was a large gathering of friends showing the respect in which the deceased was held.

 

RAYMOND (Welland) - Lorenzo D. Raymond, clerk of the peace and county attorney of this county, died suddenly at his residence at 5 o'clock this morning at the advanced age of 80


years, having been born in the county of Leeds. Mr. Raymond held his official appointment for about thirty-five years, practised as a barrister for upward of fifty-five years, and won the esteem and respect of all, both in his public and private life. He was for many years a prominent mason and had held high offices in that society. Deceased had been in feeble health for some time but had been able to attend to his duties, having been at his office on Saturday last. He was a prominent member of the Conservative party. He leaves a widow, three sons and a daughter.

 

MAIN (Caistorville) - Mrs. Main died in Toronto where she had been living with her daughter. She was brought to Seneca where she formerly lived. The funeral took place at Caistorville on Friday.

 

SHARP (Caistorville) - Mr. Sharp, aged 66, died on Saturday about noon after suffering very much. He was buried on Monday at 2 o'clock. Mr. Davis preached a comforting sermon and the choir sang a voluntary called ‘Gathering Home One by One’. Mr. Sharp leaves a widow and large family, most of whom are grown-up. His eldest son is a missionary in British Columbia.

 

January 14, 1892

 

CLIFFORD - Died at her late residence, 47 Queen street north, on Wednesday, January 13, Mrs. Jane Clifford, in the 87th year of her age. Funeral on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation, No flowers.

           

DOBIE - Died in Toronto, on Tuesday, January 12, 1892, Agnes, relict of the late John Dobie, formerly of this city. Interment in London.

 

TWEEDLE - Died at Flamborough Centre, on January 14, Archibald Tweedle, aged 50 years. Funeral on Saturday at 1 p.m. from his late residence to Carlisle cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Archibald Tweedle of Flamborough Centre passed away this morning at 2 o'clock after a short illness. He was the eldest son of the late Bernard Tweedle of Caistor where he was born and lived until a few years ago. He was born on August 10, 1841, and leaves a family of his wife, two sons, and four daughters to mourn the loss of a kind husband and loving father. He was a man who devoted his time to his family and took an active part in politics, but was always ready to lend a helping hand to the Methodist church of which he was a consistent member for the last thirty years. He leaves many friends to mourn his loss.

 

GREEN - Died on January 14, at the residence of Rev. J. G. Shearer, 278 Main street west, Mrs. John Green, aged 60 years. Funeral from the above address on Friday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BUTLER (Pembroke) - A particularly sad and tragic accident occurred opposite the town this morning. Mr. Butler of Alumette island and his sister, Miss Nora Butler, started to cross the Alumette lake in a sleigh. When not very far from Desjardins wharf, the team and sleigh broke through the ice. Miss Butler was seated in the back of the sleigh and she was precipitated into the water and immediately disappeared under the ice, drowning no doubt in a few seconds. Miss Butler was a sister of Mrs. Samuel Dowsley of Pembroke. It is thought that the heavy loads of grain which passed over to market cracked the ice and caused the accident.

 

January 15, 1892

 

SPENCER - Died on Thursday, January 14, at the residence of her son-in-law, Rev. G. W. Kerby, B.A., 139 Herkimer street, Hamilton, Sarah Spencer, widow of the late Rev. James Spencer, M.A., of Paris, Ontario, aged 74 years. Funeral at Paris on Saturday on arrival of the 10:31 train. There will be a short service at the parsonage, 139 Herkimer street, at 8 a.m., Saturday morning. No flowers.

 

ROUSSEAUX - Died at Strathroy, January 14, in her 74th year, Jane, the relict of the late George B. Rousseaux of Ancaster, and mother of J. M. Rousseaux. Funeral from her son's residence, 165 James street south, on Saturday, January 15, at 10:30 a.m. to Ancaster. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

WOOSTER - Died at the residence of her niece, Mrs. Warren Holton, Main street east, on January 15, Miss Rhoda Wooster, aged 83 years. Remains will be removed to Albany, N.Y. for interment.

 

HOUSE - Died of la grippe, on January 14, at the residence of his son-in-law, Edward Hyland, at the Delta, Barton township, Freeman House, aged 64 years. Funeral will leave at the above residence, Saturday morning, January 15, at 8 o'clock sharp and proceed to Beamsville cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

CORRY - Died at his late residence, 43 Queen street north, on January 15, W. H. Corry. Funeral from above address on Monday at 3:30 p.m.

 

FULLER - Died on Thursday, January 14, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs, J. D. McMurray, 686 Spadina avenue, Toronto, Cynthia, relict of the late Thomas Brock Fuller, Lord Bishop of Niagara, in the 76th year of her age. Funeral on Saturday 16th instant, at 3 o'clock from Christ Church Cathedral.


FULLER - Mrs. Thomas Brock Fuller, the venerable widow of the first Bishop of Niagara, died yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. S. McMurray, in Toronto. She was in her 76th year. Mrs. Fuller was Cynthia Street, daughter of Samuel Street, of Clarkhill, Niagara Falls, one of the first settlers of that district and known to history as the builder of the first grist mill on the banks of the Niagara river. She was a sister of the late T. C. Street, M.P.

In 1803 she was married to the late bishop who was an active young missionary then in Western Ontario. She was a most devoted and helpful wife, assisting quietly in the good work of her honoured husband until in 1884, after half a century of married life, the bishop was called to his rest. When in 1875 the diocese of Niagara was set apart and Archdeacon Fuller elevated first bishop, Mrs. Fuller and her sister, Mrs. Macklem, contributed largely to the endowment of the new see. A large part of Mrs. Fuller's life was spent in Hamilton and she was greatly respected and loved here. Shortly after the late bishop's death she moved to Toronto and took up her residence.

 

SAWYER - Died at 264 Macnafr street south, on Thursday, January 14, of pneumonia, Luther D. Sawyer, in his 66th year. Funeral on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Luther D. Sawyer died yesterday of pneumonia. He was taken ill on Thursday of last week and for several days his death had been expected. Mr. Sawyer's death will be learned with sorrow not only in Hamilton, but by people throughout the Dominion, for he was one of the oldest and best known of Hamilton's manufacturers and had established a reputation for upright and straightforward dealing in business matters as well as for geniality in social life and for great liberality in his benefactions.

Luther Dimmick Sawyer was born in Amesbury, Mass., in 1826 and came to Hamilton in 1844. He was a nephew of Dr. Calvin McQuesten and he entered into the employ of the firm of McQuesten & Fisher which was then carrying on a foundry business on the site now occupied by the Royal Hotel. In 1853 Mr. Sawyer was admitted as a partner in the business. In 1858 he with his brothers, Samuel and Tayson, took over the business and greatly extended it, confining themselves to the manufacture of agricultural implements. The firm was again changed by the death of Samuel Sawyer and the removal of Tayson to Muscatine, Ia. where he still lives. H. B. Coburn and the late Jonathan Ames were admitted to partnership and the firm continued with that personnel until 1889 when Messrs Sawyer and Ames sold out their interest to the Sawyer, Massey Company.

Mr. Sawyer is survived by three daughters; Miss Sawyer, and Mrs. A. H. Hope of this city, and Mrs. H. A. Brown of Lowell, Mass. Mrs. Sawyer died about five years ago.

The funeral is fixed for to-morrow at 3 o'clock from the family residence, 264 MacNab street south.


ROBERTSON (Galt) - John Robertson removed to Galt from Preston some three months ago and intended to start business here. He was around on Tuesday looking after matters connected with a new building that he was constructing, and yesterday he died.

 

PENWARDEN - Dr. J. M. Penwarden, a well known physician in St. Thomas, died in that city yesterday evening from the effects of an overdose of chloral, taken as a medicine, as the doctor was suffering from la grippe.

 

JONSON (Port Arthur) - Henry Jonson, a Swede, started out for Vigar's camp in company with Peter Hanson and four others. They almost got there when they decided to camp in one of the old camps on the side of the road. Jonson said that he guessed he was good enough to get to Billie Ball's place, and so he went. Next morning his body was found on the road frozen stiff.

 

BAWTINHEIMER (Ayr) - Philip Bawtenheimer, a farmer near Ayr, worked in Watson's moulding works till 5 p.m., but was taken suddenly ill the same evening and at 9 o'clock he expired.

 

VANNEST (Bowmanville) - Jordan VanNest who lives west of Solina, was found lying insensible in the stable this morning, supposed to have been trampled by a horse. He died shortly after.

 

January 16, 1892

 

CUMMINGS (Blackheath) - The residents of this neighbourhood were shocked to learn of a very sudden death of a beloved and respected citizen in the person of Mrs. Sarah Cummings in the 53rd year of her age. The circumstances in connection with the closing months of her life were extremely sad. In the early part of August she met with an accident whereby she had one of her legs badly fractured. She exhibited at the time a degree of nerve and courage rarely seen, by binding up with her own hands the broken limb and assisting the doctor to set the same. She lay in an almost helpless condition for nearly fifteen weeks, enduring great suffering. Of late, however, she had greatly improved, was strong enough to be removed each day, and every indication pointed to an early recovery, and hope beat within her heart that she would soon be enabled to mingle in the active world from which she had been excluded so long, but hopes were destined never to be attained.

On the above date, one of her daughters was removed from the room as was the daily custom, when she was seized with weakness of the heart and within an hour had passed to that sphere where suffering is unknown. Rev. Mr. Bell had charge of the funeral and took occasion to refer to the Christian character of the deceased as personally known to himself. Seldom on any similar occasion in the neighbourhood were so many manifestations of respect and sympathy and never were so many eyes bedimmed with tears. The writer of these lines when he recalls to mind the


many hospitable welcomes while he thinks of that always cheerful spirit under all circumstances when comes running to his memory the many encouraging words and kindly acts, desires to pay this respect to one so deserving. Thus the circle becomes narrowed and one after another the associations of early life, the confidential friendships of mature years are broken and the ties that bind some of us are loosened. May we at such a time as this look forward through faith, with hope and confidence to that blessed time when these friendships will be realized never to be broken for evermore.

 

JOHNSTON (Winnipeg) - Capt. William Johnston, formerly of the Prince of Wales Rifles, Montreal, died suddenly here to-night while at his evening meal. He was a respected member of the city post office staff and well known in Montreal where he leaves a wife and several grown-up children. He was 59 years of age.

 

CUMMINGS (Alvinston) - While J. Cummings who lives about five miles north west of Alvinston and a companion were felling trees for sawing, he met with an accident which resulted in his death. While trying to throw a tree to the east, a gust of wind suddenly took it to the northward. Thinking it was going to fall backward, they ran directly under the falling tree only a few feet apart. One of the large branches struck Cummings on the crown of the head, killing him instantly. He was unmarried, in his 25th year, and a member of the Foresters.

 

PARKER - Joseph Parker, aged 54, carpenter, whose family lives in Toronto, was killed in Chicago on Tuesday. He fell backward into an open stairway.

 

January 18, 1892

 

MYLES - Died in this city, at 91 Victoria avenue south, on January 17, Thomas Myles, in his 81st year. Funeral Wednesday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Thomas Myles died last night at his residence, 91 Victoria avenue south. He was prostrated several days ago with the prevailing malady which fastened on his lungs, and his system enfeebled by age was not vigorous enough to shake it off. Mr. Myles would have completed his 81st year had he lived until February 27. He was born in Limerick, Ireland, in 1811, and came to this country in 1845, settling on a farm in Binbrook.

There he lived for seven years and then sold out his farm and went to New York where he lived for two years. Returning to Canada, he settled in Hamilton, and with his brother, James, went into business together as coal merchants. Ten years later James Myles moved to Toronto and Thomas Myles carried on the Hamilton business and continued to conduct it down to the present time. The deceased gentleman has always been highly thought of in business circles in Hamilton as a man of peculiarly upright and honourable character and by those who knew him well he was


regarded with sincere affection as well as respect. He was a member of St. John's Presbyterian Church.

Before coming to Canada Mr. Myles was married to Mary A. Martin of Dublin. Mrs. Myles died about twelve years ago. Of their children, two sons and a daughter are living, Alfred and Charles Myles, and Mrs. Emily Clarke. The funeral is fixed for Wednesday at 3 p.m.

 

POCOCK - Died on January 16, Emily Rodaway, beloved wife of Gabriel Pocock, in her 69th year. Funeral from her late residence, 15 Hunter street east, on Tuesday afternoon, at 1:45 to G.T.R. station. Interment at St. Catharines. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Pocock, wife of Gabriel Pocock of this city, died at her home, 15 Hunter street east, on Saturday. The deceased lady was in her 69th year, having been born in Bath, England, in 1823. She came to Canada with her husband in 1848. They lived in the Niagara district until about five years ago when they moved into Hamilton. Mrs. Pocock was an intelligent and amiable Christian lady and her loss will be particularly felt by the James Street Baptist church of which she was a member. She is mourned by four sons and an adopted daughter.

This is the first break that death has made in the family for forty years, but it is feared that Mr. Pocock will not long survive his wife, for he now lies at the point of death, suffering from a complication of grip and bronchitis.

Mrs. Pocock's maiden name was Emily Rodaway. Her mother's name was Cromwell and she could trace her descent in an unbroken line to a brother of Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector of England. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 1:45. The remains will be taken to St. Catharines for interment.

 

RODGERS - Died in this city, on Saturday, January 16, at 63 Crooks street, John Rodgers, aged 42 years. Funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) at 4 p.m. from the above address. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MCELCHERAN - Died at her late residence, 217 John Street north, on Saturday, January 16, Jane E. McElcheran, widow of the late W. H. McElcheran, in the 60th year of her age. Funeral on Tuesday, January 19, at 2:30 p.m.

 

WHITELOCK - Died on January 17, at 257 Barton street east, Mrs. Alma Whitelock, relict of the late John Whitelock, of Thorold, aged 60 years. Funeral from above address on Tuesday morning, January 19, at 8 o'clock to G.T.R. station en route to Beaver Dam cemetery, near Thorold.

 

COCHRAN - Died at Brantford, on Sunday, January 17, Margaret B. Cochran, mother of C. S. Cochran of this city, aged 79 years and 1 month. Funeral on Wednesday.

 

BLAKELEY - Died at Aldershot, on January 17, Thomas Blakeley, aged 47 years. Funeral from


Mrs. Roach's Hotel, Plains Road, on Tuesday, January 19, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

MOFFATT - Mrs. Janet Moffatt, an old resident of Ancaster township, died Saturday, January 16, in her 80th year.

 

MEAD - Death has removed a familiar and pathetic figure from the streets of this city, Mrs. Charlotte Mead, or 'Blind Charlotte' as she was called. Thousands will remember the portly old blind woman who used to sit at the street corners singing hymns and sentimental songs in a quavering voice and squeezing uncertain and wheezy accompaniment out of an old concertina. Charlotte died at the city hospital on Friday night. She had for twelve weeks suffered excruciating pain from ulceration of the bowels and she bore her suffering with a meekness and fortitude which would have done credit to one of more saintly pretension then she. Blind George with whom she formed a life partnership some years ago and who also appealed for public aid with the assistance of an asthmatic hand-organ was assiduous, in his attentions upon the old woman and his demonstrations of grief at her death were profoundly pathetic to witness.

Mrs. Mead was accorded a funeral yesterday that she would have been proud of had she known of it. Rev. Dr. Fraser conducted the funeral service and the coffin was borne by Charles Laman, Mr. Edwin, J. E. Applegath, and Major Moore. A decent burial was a luxury upon which the old couple had set their hearts and they has accumulated a sum sufficient to supply that luxury to the one who should die first. Although they often suffered for want of the necessities of life, neither of them would touch this little hoard.

Mrs. Mead had seen better days and there was a romance in her life which it would be charity to partially conceal as it involves several very worthy, esteemed, and innocent persons in Hamilton. She was not always as respectable a woman as she was in her latter years of poverty and humiliation. In early life she was the wife of a respectable citizen of Hamilton, but eloped with another man and was not heard of for many years. A report came that she was dead, and her husband married again. She suddenly returned and succeeded in having the husband punished for bigamy. She herself committed bigamy afterward by going through a form of marriage with Blind George whose name she took.

 

STEVENSON - The death has just taken place at Niagara of Dr. Robert Stevenson, member of the oldest settled family in Canada.

Dr. Stevenson was the last surviving grandson of Rev. Mr. Addison, the first rector of the ancient St. Mark's Church at Niagara, and also a grandson on the paternal side of Sir John Stevenson, the famous composer of music of many of Moore's melodies. Dr. Stevenson for many years resided at the old homestead, Lakelodge, on the lake road between Niagara and St. Catharines, a property


deeded over 400 years ago to the Addison family by government. The deceased's father was lieutenant in the British army and his brother, Judge Stevenson of Haldimand, died about four years ago.

 

ROBINSON (Toronto) - Mrs. John Beverly Robinson, wife of the ex-lieutenant-governor of Ontario, died yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Robinson had been ailing for the past three weeks and while in a weakened state contracted pneumonia which ended fatally yesterday. Mrs. Robinson was a daughter of the late Judge Hagerman in whose office John Beverly Robinson as a young man studied law. She was a lady particularly fitted to shine in the high social position that she has occupied all her life, and it is not stating anything invidious to say that Government House never had a hostess who was so completely at home as the lady who died yesterday. Her reign at the gubernatorial residence was the most brilliant period of its history. She had a sweet natural voice and a decided taste for music, a taste of which her daughters have inherited a large share. She also possessed a perfect genius for making social events of all kinds a success.

 

MILLER - Lieutenant Colonel Miller of Toronto, formerly of the Queen's Own Rifles, died last evening from la grippe.

 

COPELAND - John Copeland, registrar of the county of Stormont, died in Cornwall yesterday. He was born in Scotland in 1815 and came to Canada when 13 years of age.

 

January 19, 1892

 

FEATHERSTONE - Died at Flamborough Centre, on January 18, Mrs. Jane Featherstone, mother of R. and H. Featherstone, in the 76th year of her age. Funeral will leave her son's residence on Thursday, January 21, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

LOCKIE - Died in this city, at 234 Wellington street north, on the 18th January, Mary Saunders, beloved wife of Alexander Lockie. Funeral on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from above address. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

FOX - Died at her late residence, No 50 West avenue south, on Monday, January 19, 1892, Mrs. Ann Fox, relict of the late George Fox, aged 69 years. Funeral on Wednesday, at 3:45 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

SADLEIR - Died at his residence, 12 Main street east, on Monday evening, January 18, 1892, in the 67th year of his age, Charles A. Sadlier, barrister-at-law, native of Tipperary, Ireland. Funeral on Thursday, January 21, at 3 o'clock. Friends will kindly not send flowers.


SADLEIR - Until the past year or so, the venerable form of C. A. Sadleir, barrister, was one of the best known figures on the streets of Hamilton and many will hear of his death which occurred shortly after 7 o'clock last evening at his residence on Main street with regret. He had been confined to the house for over a year suffering from a complication of diseases which were gradually wasting his aged frame. Last summer he was removed to Port Dover for several months in hopes that the change might prove beneficial, but did not improve, and since that time has been slowly sinking. He was singularly free from pain, however, and passed peacefully away.

Mr. Sadleir was the oldest practising barrister in Ontario, having been admitted to the bar in 1847 at Kingston where he was studying law at the same time as the late Sir John Macdonald. In the same year he settled in Hamilton and entered into partnership with the late H. B. Wilson. Later on he became a partner of the present Judge Burton of the high court and the firm did the largest commercial business in Canada thirty-five years ago.

It is said that in those days it was not unusual for them to have as many as one hundred cases on the list at a single court. The rules in regard to bringing down cases of trial was then different and the dockets were larger, but that will give some idea of the business done. Mr. Sadleir was the counsel for the firm, Mr. Burton being the consulting member, and his colleagues say that his power with a jury was remarkable. Subsequently the firm went largely into real estate during the boom here incidental to the building of the G. W. Railway. After the dissolution of the partnership which lasted fifteen years, Mr. Sadleir continued to practise alone for some years and also in partnership with his son, the late H. H. Sadleir who died in June, 1876. In recent years the deceased had acted as special examiner for the court here, a position which was subsequently so ably assumed by his youngest daughter who was the first lady examiner appointed in Ontario.

Mr. Sadleir was born in Scalaheen, county Tipperary, Ireland, on April 8, 1825, being the only son of Major Sadleir, an officer in the British Army. He came to Canada in 1838 and settled in Kingston, finishing his education at the Upper Canada College.

He was twice married, his first wife being a daughter of James Durand, registrar of Kingston, by whom he had two children, both of whom are dead. His second wife was Miss Wetenhall, daughter of the late James Wetenhall. His son, C. A. Sadleir, was until recently clerk of the Legislative Assembly at Winnipeg, but resigned to enter the church, and is now studying at Wycliffe College, Toronto.

He leaves four daughters, two of whom are married: Mrs. E.Cowdry, Simcoe, and Mrs. J. O. Grahame, Kamloops, B.C. The deceased was highly respected by all who knew him and especially by members of the bar. He was a courteous and genial gentleman, possessing admirable qualities of head and heart which commanded the esteem of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.


HEATH - James Heath died yesterday afternoon after a short illness at his residence, corner of Peter and Pearl streets. He was foreman of the blacksmith shop of the Grand Trunk and was one of the oldest employees there. On Wednesday last he was apparently in good health and attended the wedding of Miss Andrews at Zion Tabernacle. He was taken ill on Friday and had to be brought home from the shop. He died at six o'clock last night. He leaves two daughters and five sons.

 

MCFEE (Toronto) - In a wretched room over Hermann's bakery store, 150 York street, Mrs. Mary McFee, a widow, 42 years of age, was found dead yesterday afternoon about four o'clock. She had been drinking heavily for some time and a number of empty bottles were found in the room. When found she was lying on a mat in front of the bed, face down, and the body was quite warm, death evidently having taken place only a short time before. Dr. Pollard who was passing at the time was called in and after an examination declared that death resulted from suffocation.

 

CRAWFORD (Ottawa) - Mrs. Crawford, principal of Coligny College, died early this morning of pneumonia after an illness of only four days. She came to Canada to occupy the position in response to the invitation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. During that time the college here has proved remarkably successful and her death is a loss to the cause of education in the Dominion.

 

January 20, 1892

 

BATTRAM - Died at his late residence, 40 East avenue north, on January 18, Sylvester Battram, in the 62nd year of his age, a native of Norfolk, England. Funeral from the above address on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. No flowers.

 

SMOKE - Mrs. Smoke, of Waterdown, widow of the late William Smoke, died yesterday at Waterdown. Mrs. Smoke had been sick only a few days of grip.

 

MCCARTER (Abingdon) - John McCarter, one of Caistor's oldest residents, passed peacefully away on Saturday, January, 16. Mr. McCarter was born April 1, 1811, one and half miles distant from the pretty little town of Newbliss, county Monaghan, Ireland. He came to Canada in 1842 and having spent five years in Hamilton and the township of Saltfleet, he afterward located in Caistor in 1847 when it was a wilderness and modern advantages were scarcely dreamed of. Here he created his home and commenced life in comparative solitude. In spite of the toils and cares to which he was subject, he ever had a pleasant greeting for his many friends. He was a Presbyterian and had been a member of that Christian body for upwards of sixty years. In politics he was a staunch Conservative and well deserved the approbation of the party as he never failed in performing his duty at the time of a contest. He was an Orangeman who knew and felt the


benefits of the order and never failed to march on the 12th of July but once in thirty years. He is the last of a family of five of Ireland's worthiest sons and a daughter who have been borne through the silent stream. Three nephews and a niece, together with many friends, mourn their loss.

 

LUTES (Abingdon) - Mrs. David Lutes, a sister of John Green of this place, and one of the first settlers, if not the first, in Abingdon and vicinity, passed to her reward near St. Catharines. Many relatives and friends of the departed are Borrowing because of their loss.

 

WRUNG (Smithville) - An old landmark passed away on Friday last in the person of John B. Wrung. The deceased had lived all his life in this neighbourhood and was highly respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Being genial and kind-hearted he had many friends, a large concourse of which assembled on Sabbath to pay their last tribute of respect. The services were conducted by Rev. William Cruikshank who preached an appropriate sermon at the house after which the remains were interred in the Union cemetery, Smithville.

 

MCBAY (Carluke) - In the White Church cemetery on Saturday afternoon, there was laid to rest D. McBay, aged 82 years. Although well advanced in years, la grippe helped to shorten his life.

 

MUIR (Carluke) - Walter Carew Muir, son of Rev. Mr. Muir, passed suddenly away on Saturday afternoon. The bereaved have in all their sudden affliction the sympathy of the entire community.

 

MCBAY (Onondaga) - One of the oldest residents of the township passed away on Tuesday last at the ripe old age of ninety in the person of Daniel McBay. Deceased was one of the most highly esteemed gentlemen in the township. He leaves behind him a sorrowing family to mourn his loss.

 

COUSINS - John Cousins, provincial police magistrate, died from bronchitis at Port Arthur yesterday, aged 80 years.

 

KENNEDY - Rev. Alexander Kennedy, one of the fathers of the Presbyterian Church, died at Welland yesterday from grip, aged 85 years. His career was a most eventful and honourable one.

 

January 21, 1892

 

POCOCK - Died on January 21, Gabriel Pocock, in the 68th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 15 Hunter street east, on Thursday afternoon, at 1:45 to the G.T.R. station. Interment at St. Catharines.

 

GRIFFITHS - Died in Chicago, January 19, 1892, Capt David Griffiths, a native of Wales, aged 63 years. Buried at Hamilton on January 21.


BOYD - Died on Wednesday, January 20, at his residence, Antrim House, Jerseyville, Francis James Boyd, son of the late Mayor Francis T. Boyd, of Ballycastle, county Antrim, Ireland, aged 50 years. Funeral Monday, January 25.

F. J.. Boyd of Jerseyville, who was hurt by a bull about four weeks ago, died at his residence on Wednesday.

 

WRIGHT - Died in this city, on January 21, Leslie Wright, aged 43 years. Funeral from his late residence, 2 Grove street, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Leslie Wright, baggageman at the Northwestern station, died at 6:30 this morning of grip-pneumonia. The deceased joined the Hamilton Police Force on July 21, 1876, and proved a most active and efficient officer. In September, 1882, while acting detective on the force, he located and arrested Ellis P. Phipps, comptroller of the Blackley almshouse, Phildalphia, a large defaulter who vas subsequently extradited for forgery and served a term.

The arrest was accomplished in an exceedingly clever manner from a description, and Mr. Wright received the reward of $500. On account of his acceptance of the reward without submitting to certain red-tape regulations, he got into trouble with Chief A. D. Stewart, and resigned. Since that time he has been baggage master at the Northern and Northwestern depot. The deceased took a great interest in music and was a member of the Centenary Church choir, the Philharmonic society, and other musical organizations. A week ago he was taken sick and got rapidly worse until death relieved his suffering.

 

WALKER - Mrs. Walker, an old woman who kept a chicken stall on the market for many years, is dead.

 

RAWSON (Edgar Station) - Thomas Rawson was on Monday in the bush near here and was struck by a falling limb, receiving injuries form which he died last evening. He leaves a wife and four small children. He was an Englishman and about 40 years of age.

 

BURDETT - S. B. Burdett, Q.C., L.L.D., M.P., died at Belleville yesterday afternoon after a long illness from consumption. He was in his 49th year.

 

WRIGHT (Alberton) - One of Ancaster's oldest residents, William Wright, died on Tuesday of last week after a protracted illness of some months. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church of this place. He was well known and respected by all. The funeral took place on Friday when the remains were interred in the Ancaster Presbyterian burying ground. Rev. John McLung performed the obsequies.


ROUSSEAUX (Ancaster) - Mrs. G. B. Rousseaux, mother of John Rousseaux of Hamilton, but who was latterly resident at Ingersoll, was buried here on Saturday.

 

REGAN (Ancaster) - Mrs. Hammill Regan of this neighbourhood who died suddenly from the breaking of a blood vessel was buried on Friday last. Mr Regan has the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

 

ROBERTSON (Strabane) - An old and much respected resident passed away this week in our village in the person of A. Robertson. He had been ailing for some time, but the grip took a firm hold on his feeble constitution and his end came rather unexpectedly.

 

PENWARDEN (Exeter) - This morning Fred Penwarden, aged 21 years, son of Thomas Penwarden of Usborne, was in the woods felling a tree. When the tree commenced to fall, he thought it was falling one way, and started to run in the opposite direction, but unfortunately the tree fell the same way and killed him instantly.

 

SHARKEY (Winnipeg) - Joseph Sharkey of this city, boiler inspector of the Canadian Pacific Railway, was found dead at Moose Jaw last night. Heart disease is the supposed cause.

 

MCLEOD (Vancouver) - Alexander McLeod, aged 28, broke his leg and was taken to the hospital where he died. The remains were shipped to Ripley, Ontario.

 

MCBETH (Winnipeg) - Morrison McBride, one of the oldest of the Selkirk settlers, died last night at Prince Albert, aged 83.

 

January 22, 1892

 

DONOVAN - Died in this city, on January 21, Julia Donovan, beloved wife of Jeremiah Donovan, aged 54 years. Funeral from her late residence, 239 Bay street north, on Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock to St. Patrick's Church thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

FRANEY - Died on January 22, of congestion of the lungs, William Henry, youngest son of Francis P. and Sarah Franey, aged 7 months and 24 days. Funeral private to-morrow at 2 p.m. from his parents' residence, 94 West avenue north.

 

HOME - Died at her late residence, No 230 Bay street north, on January 22, 1892, Mrs. Margaret Home,wife of William Home of the G.T.R., aged 72 years. Funeral on Monday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


LONG - Stephen Albert Long, a bright lad of 19 years, son of D. H. Long, saloon keeper, corner of Jackson and John streets, left home this morning in good health and spirits. Four hours later his lifeless body, riddled with a charge of shot, was brought home to his loving father and mother. He met his death while out hunting with a companion. It was the old story of boys fooling with firearms.

About ten o'clock young Long, William Gowland, and James Neville, all boys, started out in a cutter to go shooting. They all had guns. They drove to the Royal Oak hotel, John Carr's old place, over the mountain, and now kept by James Neville. They left the rig there and taking their guns, they went into the bush to shoot. Just how the terrible accident occurred it is hard to say, young Gowland being so excited as to be unable to tell a connected story.

To a reporter he said, "When we were in the bush Jimmy Neville got on the fence and Al (young Long) pushed his off. Al got on the fence and I gave him a couple of kicks and got on the fence. We were poking each other with our guns. Al caught mine near the trigger and it went off. I did not raise the hammer, but I think I must have caught it on the rail when he took hold of it. Al fell over and did not speak. I took hold of him, but he was dead". Gowland told his story between sobs. He and the deceased were chums and he was deeply affected at his death. The poor lad must have died immediately after he was shot. The shot entered below the right shoulder and left an ugly wound. Young Gowland is positive that he did not raise the hammer because he did not see anything to shoot.

After the accident the boys returned to the hotel and with the assistance of Mr. Neville they carried the body from the bush and brought it to the city. When the sleigh containing the lifeless body of his son to Long and the members of his family had a terrible shock. Tenderly the body was carried upstairs and what was four hours before a happy home was the scene of agonizing grief. The lad was a great favourite and his death is sadly felt by his relatives and friends.

Young Gowland is a son of William Gowland, proprietor of the Court House hotel. He is a sharp, curly-haired boy about the same age as his companion. According to his story the shooting was due to their carelessness in handling the guns. The accident occurred about noon.

An inquest will be likely held.

 

FORSYTH (Welland) - The funeral of one of Fort Erie's oldest residents took place to-day in the person of Nelson Forsyth, J.P., in his 83rd year, death having been due to la grippe. Mr. Forsyth was a prominent Conservative and took an active part in many political contests, occupying a seat in the county council for a number of years.

 

DARBY (Welland) - George Darby, aged 93, Crowland's oldest resident, was buried on Tuesday. Deceased was born in Niagara but being too young to shoulder a musket in the war of 1812,


he was appointed a driver of an ammunition wagon. He was at the battle of Queenston Heights when General Brock was killed. He leaves a wife, but his children, five in number, are all dead.

 

DALGLEISH (Galt) - The double funeral of James Dalgleish and his wife who was a niece of James Hager, the 'Ettrick Shepherd', took place yesterday to Mountview cemetery.

 

BRUCE (Guelph) - John B. Bruce, son of Alexander Bruce, died yesterday from grippe, contracted on Monday. His twin brother, prostrated by the shock, took to bed and died to-night.

 

GOUGH (Sarnia) - Mrs. William Gough of the McGregor settlement died in the 76th year of her age. Next day her husband died and one funeral and one grave sufficed.

 

LOGIE (Campbellville) - A day or two ago, John Logie and his son, George W. Logie, were laid together side by side. George Logie was a young man, 33 years of age. He was at the time of his death a student at Knox College in the second year theology. Two weeks ago he preached at Lindsay apparently in his usual health. On Friday, December 15, his father also passed away, also from an attack of grip. He was one of the pioneer settlers of Nassagaweya and reached the great age of 93 years. Last summer George Logie laboured in Toronto in a mission connected with West Church (Presbyterian). The double funeral was a very solemn event. Six of his fellow students came from college to act as pall bearers.

 

BRENTON - John Brenton, a pioneer of Belleville, died on Tuesday night from pneumonia, aged 72 years. His wife survives him.

 

DOUGAN - An old lady by the name of Mrs. Dougan was found close to her house frozen to death in Petrolia yesterday morning.

 

TUDHOP - George Tudhop, township clerk of Oro for nearly fifty years, is dead, and his funeral took place yesterday at Orillia.

           

COOK - Edward Cook, an aged and respected resident of Tyendinaga. and father of  Purdy Cook, police constable at Belleville, is dead.

 

MORGAN - Mrs. Ira Morgan, whose husband was killed on the electric railway at Ottawa, a few weeks ago, died yesterday at Metcalfe, Ontario,

 

January 23, 1892

 

SMITH (Orangeville) - After nearly a month's suffering, Alexander Smith, the Toronto young man whose leg was amputated by a C.P.R. train at Caledon station on Christmas Eve, died at Burrel's hotel yesterday morning, Blood poisoning set in and was the immediate cause of death. Smith was about 30 years of age and a school teacher by profession.


POPE - William Pope, for fifty years a resident of London, Ontario, died yesterday, aged 78 years.

 

STONE - The widow of the late Dr. Stone, mother of Charles Stone of Toronto, died yesterday in London, aged 74 years.

 

SHUH - Benjamin Shuh, one of the oldest residents of Berlin, Ontario, died suddenly yesterday morning. He was a farmer about 75 years of age.

 

NASH - Died at his late residence, Stony Creek, on Friday, January 22, 1892, Samuel Nash, aged 69 years, 5 months, and 20 days. Funeral Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Stony Creek burial ground. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

DODSWORTH - Died in this city, on January 22, Maria Dodsworth, aged 75 years. Funeral from 541 Wellington street north, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.

 

YOUNG - Died Margaret H. Buchanan, wife of William Young, on Saturday, January 23, in the 70th year of her age. Funeral on Tuesday, January 26, from her late residence, 97 Jackson street west, at 3 o'clock p.m.

 

YOUNG - Margaret Young, wife of William Young, of the Board of Education, died this morning at her residence, 97 Jackson street west, from the effects of a paralytic stroke which she received two weeks ago.

 

LONG - Died in this city, on January 22, Stephen Albert Long, eldest son of David H. and Nettie Long, aged 19 years. Funeral from 76˝ John street south, on Sunday afternoon, at 10 o'clock to Trinity church cemetery, Barton circuit. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

FREED - Died at her residence, Hamilton Beach, Friday, January 22, 1892, Mrs. Sophia Freed, relict of the late John Freed, aged 83 years, 1 month, and 12 days. Funeral Monday, January 25, at 2 p.m., from the residence of her son, James Freed, 105 Wentworth street north, Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

January 25, 1892

 

NICHOLSON - Died in this city, on January 23, Richard Nicholson, a native of county Durham, England, in his 71st year. Funeral on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from his late residence, 335 Catherine street north. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MALCOLM - Died at Stamford, Welland county, on January 22, William Malcolm, in the 77th year of his age, native of Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and formerly of this city. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Tuesday from his late residence, to the Niagara Falls cemetery.

 

ZIMMERMAN - Died in this city, on January 24, Harry Lawrence, son of P. B. and N. J. Zimmerman, aged 6 months and 11 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 463 John street north, on Tuesday afternoon, at 4:30, Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

DUNCAN - Died at 79 Charles street, Hamilton, on Monday, January 25, Alice Duncan, relict of the late Charles Duncan, and mother of Robert Duncan, in the 87th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, on Wednesday, January 27, at 3:30 p.m.

 

HAMMILL - Died on Saturday, January 23, at the residence of his brother-in-law, Henry Chambers, Troy, William Thomas Hammill, of Port Huron, Michigan, aged 47 years. Funeral will leave Troy, January 26,, at 10 a.m. for St. John's Church, Ancaster. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

CLARK - Died on Sunday morning, January 24, at his residence, 5th concession of Barton (on the mountain), George Clark, in the 74th year of his age. Funeral at 2 o'clock to-morrow (Tuesday) at the Barton Church on the stone road. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

LAKING - Died at her late residence, 433 King street east, Saturday morning, January 23, Martha, beloved wife of William Laking, Esq., in her 47th year. Funeral will take place from the above address on Tuesday, January 26, at to Mountsberg. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

MATHEWS - Died in this city, at 189 Ferrie street east, on Sunday, January 24, Sarah Arvilla, relict of the late Peter Mathews, in her 67th year. Funeral from above address on Tuesday, January 16, at 2 p.m.

 

DAVIES - Died on Saturday, January 23, Harry Davies, aged 31 years. Funeral from his parents' residence, 148 Ferguson avenue north, on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

HANLEY - Died on January 25, Timothy Hanley, a native of county Tipperary, Ireland, aged 54 years. Funeral from his late residence, 411 Hughson street north, on Wednesday morning, at 9 o'clock, to St. Lawrence church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CLARK - There died at his residence in Barton township on the mountain on Sunday morning a well known and deservedly popular citizen, George Clark. Mr. Clark was born in Fraserborough, Scotland, nearly 74 years ago. He enlisted in the 83rd Highlanders and during a service of ten years and a half saw much of the world and participated in many a glorious battle in which his famous regiment distinguished itself. After quitting the army, Mr. Clark came to Canada. He resided in Glanford township for about thirty years and then came to Barton. He successfully carried on dairy farming for twenty-two years and raised a family of stalwart sons and daughters who are of the most popular young men and women in the county.

Mr. Clark never took much interest in public affairs, devoting his whole time to the care of his family and farm. He was a Presbyterian. He had been ill for some time with grip which finally carried him off. He leaves a widow and four sons and five daughters who have the sympathy of an unusually wide circle of friends, and the fact that nearly all the members of the family who are at home are laid up with the grip adds to the general sympathy. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 2 p.m.

 

EVIS (Halifax) - A heart rending accident happened yesterday at Ramea, Newfoundland. Two sons of Robert Evis were playing on a frozen pond when one broke through the ice. The other called his mother who in trying to save her son also fell into the water and both were drowned.

 

STEVENS (Toronto) - The cloud of mystery which has been hanging over the disappearance of Robert Stevens has at last been penetrated. The unfortunate man's body was found by the merest chance yesterday afternoon in the pavillion at High Park, covered with a winding sheet of snow which had drifted in on him during the heavy storm of Monday and Tuesday of last week. The body was found by James Sibbald of 1 Maple Grove avenue.

On passing the pavillion his attention was attracted by a peculiarly shaped heap of snow which on investigating he found to cover the body of a man. He immediately called two men to whom he had been talking and all three started for No 6 police station and notified the sergeant in charge. Constable Little was immediately sent out and he reported to Coroner Lynd who went out in the patrol wagon to view the body, and mounted policeman Rutherford saw the body before being disturbed, and from the position it occupied the deceased must have entered the pavillion and immediately sat on the bench at the left of the door, as the body was lying as if it had fallen forward from the seat and rolled partly on the back. The legs were bent, the right one more than the left. His feet were under the bench and the right hand which still held a revolver rested lightly on the inside of the left thigh. There was a bullet hole through the head, going in at the right temple and out on the left side above the ear. His hat was lying on the floor near him as were also his pipe and tobacco, and the paper box in which the revolver was wrapped when he bought it.


In his pockets were a number of papers, his gloves, a number of pieces of pencil, his keys, and a purse which contained three one-dollar bills.

After carefully considering the circumstances, Coroner Lynd concluded that the unfortunate man had suicided while suffering from mental aberration and decided not to hold an inquest as there was no evidence of foul play whatever. The funeral of the deceased will take place on Tuesday at 10 o'clock from the home of his family and the remains will be buried in Mount Pleasant cemetery beside his four-year-old daughter who died two or three years ago.

 

DE BONGRIE - Rev. Father de Bongrie, rector of the shrine at Ste. Anne, Quebec, died yesterday.

 

MACDONALD - Lachlan Macdonald, brother of the late Sheriff Macdonald of Goderich, died on Saturday night in Guelph, aged ninety-three.

 

January 26, 1892

 

RICE Died in this city, at 182 Wood street east, on January 25, Sarah Charlotte, wife of James Rice, in her 70th year. Funeral from above address, on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

TRAILL - Died at Walkerton, Ontario, on January 25, 1892, Mary Dalgleish, wife of David Traill, of the firm of Traill Bros., Walkerton, in the 35th year of her age. Funeral on Thursday, 28th instant, from the residence of Allan Traill, No 122 Jackson street west, Hamilton, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

POWERS - Mrs. E. Powers has just died on Wolfe Island aged 101.

 

HARTNEY - Harry Hartney, accountant of the House of Commons, at Ottawa, is dead.

 

JOHNSTON (Peterborough) - Sergeant W. J. Johnston, the Crimean veteran, who was found with a bullet in his head in a box stall in the rear of the Balmoral hotel on Friday evening last, died on Saturday evening without ever recovering consciousness. He was buried this morning. Besides the Crimean war, Johnston served in the Indian Mutiny and was at the relief of Lucknow.

 

CAMPBELL - Mrs. Campbell, wife of Capt. Campbell, Hamilton Beach, died at St. Joseph's hospital on Sunday afternoon. She had been suffering from an internal tumour and was brought into the city a couple of weeks ago to perform an operation. The operation was successfully performed by Dr. White, assisted by several other medical men, but Mrs. Campbell's strength


was so much impaired that she did not rally, but gradually became weaker until death occurred. She was 35 years of age. Capt. Campbell is very much affected by the sad bereavement.

 

January 27, 1892

 

WEAVER (Louth) - Mrs. Weaver for many years a resident of Pelham died on Friday. The burial took place at the Louth Presbyterian burial ground.

 

BUCKBEE (Louth) - Mr. Buckbee, an old and respected resident of Louth, died at Port Dalhousie on Friday of la grippe. The interment took place at Pelham on Sunday.

 

January 28, 1892

 

WILSON - Died at 163 Florence street, Hamilton, on Wednesday, January 27. Robert Wilson, second son of the late Joseph Wilson. Funeral Friday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

FREEL - Died at her mother's residence, Tweedside, January 28, Etta, wife of Wallace Freel, in the 26th year of her age. Funeral from above address, on Saturday, at 11 a.m; Friends are invited to attend.

 

BARKER - Died in Barton, on January 27, John Barker, a native of Thornton, near Bradford, Yorkshire, England, in his 88th year. Funeral from W. M. Chapman Sons' funeral emporium, 59 King street west, on Saturday, January 30, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

JONES - Died on January 28, at his late residence, Cheever street, John Jones, builder, a native of Wales. Funeral at 3:30 p.m. to-morrow (Friday). Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MCCALLUM - Died at Tillsonburg, on January 25, W. E. McCallum, infant son of William and Elizabeth McCallum, formerly of this city, aged 1 year and 4 months.

 

SMITH - Jeremiah Smith, an old man living with the family of H. Sager, near Alberton, died quite suddenly on Monday. He was over ninety years of age and had been ailing for some time. The funeral took place yesterday.

 

CASSELL (Smithville) - A fatal accident occurred at the Russ bush, three miles north of here, on Monday. In felling a tree a man by the name of Cassell was struck by a falling dead limb and had his skull fractured, dying in a few hours. He leaves a wife and six small children.


MCADAM - John McAdam, who was so badly scalded by steam on the Ireland farm near Seaforth is dead.

 

LEE - William A. Lee, the well known real estate broker of Toronto, died last evening of paralysis following an attack of the grip.

 

LORTIE (Quebec) - Jean Lortie, aged 60, residing at St. Saveur, fell from the roof of his house while removing ice and snow and his neck was broken instantly.

 

GALE - George Gale, head of the firm of Gale and Sons, wire mattress manufacturers, Waterville, Quebec, fell dead while at the telephone yesterday. Apoplexy.

 

SPARLING, LEITCH - Mr. Sparling, M.A., principal of the Strathroy high school, died a few days ago, and now his successor, D.L. Leitch, has just been cut off by la grippe.

 

WEEKS (Chatham) - Further particulars in the sudden death of Mrs. John Weeks, wife of a coloured labourer, Burke street, North Chatham, show that the woman literally died of a broken heart, the result of heavy and continued work. For several months Mrs. Weeks has been complaining of a pain and uneasiness in her left breast. She was a very hardworking woman, labouring faithfully and steadily at her household duties and other tasks that she undertook apart from the home cares. It seemed to her that if only she could only get a rest from the daily drudgery for a period, she would get well. But her work was never-ending and so the poor soul toiled on to the very last.

 

DEWDNEY ( Ottawa) - Hon. Edgar Dewdney last evening received a dispatch from Vancouver stating that his brother, Walter Dewdney, had accidentally shot himself at Vernon, B.C. and had died instantly. In consequence of this sad news, the minister of the interior left for the West on the midnight train to attend the funeral. The late Mr. Dewdney was provincial government agent and was very popular. Returning, Hon. Mr. Dewdney will remain at Regina for a day or two, having been subpoened as a witness in the Herchmer inquiry.

 

TOMLINSON (Carleton Place) - Thomas Tomlinson, Sr., while at work in the Canadian Pacific Railway yard, slipped and fell on the track, the wheels of a tender passing over him, inflicting injuries from which he died.

 

GILMAN (St. John N.B.) - Frank Gilmor of Bangor left Fredericton by C.P.R. yesterday for cardigan Station where he was engaged in lumbering operations. His mangled corse was found on the track near Stone Ridge siding some hours after. It is supposed that feeling sick he stepped on the car platform to get fresh air and fell off beneath the wheels. He was not married.


WARNER (Windsor) - F. Russell Warner, one of the oldest hotel proprietors of the country, died suddenly at the Crawford House of pneumonia this morning, aged 59. He came to Windsor on New Year's Day. Mr. Warner was paymaster of the B. & C. Railroad before the war and after serving in the confederate army took the management of the Hygeia House at Fortress Munroe, after which he purchased the Stanton House at Chattanooga, and subsequently ran the McLure House at Wheeling, W. Va., the Arlington at Toronto, and for the past twenty-three years has been proprietor of the Stephenson, a summer hotel at St. Catharines.

The remains will be taken to St. Catharines this evening where a short service will be held to-morrow, after which they will be taken to New Haven, Conn, for interment. Mr. Warner leaves a widow but no children.

 

January 29, 1892

 

VAREY - Died at Simcoe, on Sunday evening, January 24th, Nettie, beloved wife of E. B. Varey, and daughter of Richard Russell of Hamilton.

 

MOORE - Died in this city, on January 29, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. F. S. Ryckman, 73 Walnut street, Elizabeth, widow of the late W. H. Moore of Galt, in the 36th year of her age. Funeral from the above address on Monday, at 8 a.m. to G.T.R. station for Galt. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

ALLAN - Died on Thursday, January 28, at 95 Hunter street east, corner Catherine, Mrs. M. Allan, aged 56 years. Funeral at 9 a.m. Monday, February 1, to St. Patrick's church, thence to R. C. Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

RIDER - George S. Rider, butcher, of London, died in his stable yesterday from heart disease.

 

WESTMAN - Joseph Westman, an aged Londoner, died from la grippe yesterday. He was 82 years old and was born in Ireland. Mr. Westman formerly lived in Toronto and removed to London two years ago.

 

February 1, 1892

 

BURKHOLDER - Died in this city, on January 30, Katie, third daughter of the late Joel Burkholder, aged 23 years. Funeral on Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m. from 41 Tisdale street, to the Burkholder church cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


GELL - Died at 79 Gore street, on January 31, William Gell, in the 64th year of his age. Funeral will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m. to Bartonville cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

BLANSHARD - Died at Appleby, on January 31, Thomas Blanshard, in the 7lst year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, on Wednesday, February 3, at 10 o'clock. Friends please accept this intimation.

 

WILSON - Died in this city, on January 30, Sarah, daughter of the late William Wilson. Funeral will leave her late residence, 113 Hughson street south, on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.

 

BAIN - Judge Bain of Winnipeg is dead.

 

BRESSE - Hon. G. Bresse, M.P.P. of Quebec, died in New York on Saturday while he was en route to Florida.

 

MIDDLETON - W. J. Middleton, proprietor of the Russell House, Toronto, died yesterday from la grippe.

 

Muir Allan Muir, one of the oldest and best known residents of Oxford county, died at Woodstock on Saturday.

 

MATHER - Ex-Ald. John B. Mather of Winnipeg died yesterday. The remains will be brought to Toronto for interment. His mother, Mrs. Margaret Mather, who lives at 22 Baldwin street, Toronto, is lying at the point of death.

 

ALLEN - Dr. James Young Allen, one of the oldest medical practitioners in Canada, died at his residence, 327 Carlton street. Toronto, yesterday. He signed the first requisition to the late premier asking him to contest the town of Kingston.

 

HAWTHORNE (Sarnia) - This morning at 4 o'clock tunnel conductor George Hawthorne was taking a freight train through the tunnel from the American side when halfway through the tunnel the couplings of the train broke loose in several places. The engine went on through with the cars that had not broken loose. Conductor Hawthorne and brakeman Joseph Whalen jumped off to couple the cars and in a short time they felt themselves being suffocated with gas and started to run through. Hawthorne fell down exhausted on the track and when Whalen found he could go no further, he attempted to climb one of the side ladders so that he would not be run over when the engine returned but fell back, overcome, across the track. It was about an hour and a half before the men were got out. Medical aid was promptly on hand and Whalen was revived, but all efforts to save the life of Hawthorne were unavailing. Deceased was taken to his home in London this morning on the 9:55 train where he leaves behind a widow and two children. He was about 35 years of age and his application for removal from the tunnel service had already been sent to the company.


February 2, 1892

 

BAKER - Died in Millgrove, on February 1, Abraham E. Baker, in the 41st year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, near Millgrove, on Wednesday afternoon, at 1 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

YOUNG - Died in this city, on February 1, William Young, in his 82nd year. Funeral from the residence of his son-in-law, Richard Henry, 147 James street north, at 3 p.m., on Wednesday. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

ACHESON - Died at 38 Lower Cathcart street, on February 1, Joseph L. Acheson, aged 39 years. Funeral on Wednesday, February 3, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

SMITH - Died on Monday, February 1, at his residence, 48 Magill street, Charles W. Smith, in the 92nd year of his age. Funeral on Thursday, February 4, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

 

ROBINSON (Petrolia) - A man supposed to be Charles Robinson of Hamilton was crossing the market square here to-day and fell down. He was noticed by some parties standing by who immediately went to his assistance and removed the man to the office of Scott's livery where upon investigation he was found to be dead. He never spoke a word. On his person was found a policy in the A.O.U.W. f or $2000 willed to his son, also an Orange certificate from Marsville, county of Dufferin lodge, and also a postcard from J. K. Leslie, Caledon, Ontario.

There is no Charles Robinson in the Hamilton directory and the members of A.O.U.W. here don't know of any such person.

 

FULLER (Belleville) - James Fuller, aged 65, expired from heart disease about noon to-day while returning home from a drive downtown. He was alone in the cutter and death must have been instantaneous.

 

WORKMAN (Victoria, B.C.) - Aaron Workman, who a little over a year ago had one of his legs amputated on account of a cancer, died at his residence this morning, having fretted himself to death.

 

WILTSIE - Samuel Wiltsie has just died at Brockville, aged 93. His wife survives him, aged 82. They were married 63 years ago.

 

RENAUD (Windsor) - Imry Renaud of Tecumseh, one of the oldest and best known farmers of Essex county, died on his farm this morning, aged 67. Mr. Renaud was a native of Essex county and lived on his farm at Tecumseh all his lifetime. He leaves a wife, four sons, and two daughters.


MOOREHEAD (London) - The death is announced of Thomas Moorehead, one of the best known of the old G.W. engineers. The deceased was for a long period on the Sarnia branch and was very popular among a large circle of friends. He had been ailing for a long time and some months ago visited the old country for the benefit of his health. However an attack of the grip is believed to have been the immediate cause of death. He leaves a grown-up family of sons and daughters, one of the former being George Moorehead of the census branch at Ottawa.

 

February 3, 1892

 

KIRKENDALL - Died in this city, on February 2, Marshall J. Kirkendall, aged 42 years. Funeral on Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, No 326 Hunter street west. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

KIRBY - Died at 212 Locke street south, on Tuesday, February 2, Maria Kirby, aged 57 years. Funeral from above address on Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

GALLAGHER - Died on February 3, at her father's residence in Barton township, Mary Elizabeth, only daughter of Daniel and Charity Gallagher, aged 8 years and 7 months. Funeral will take place Friday morning at 10 o'clock to Grace Church, Waterdown. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

YAILOR, ROUSE, PHILLIPS (Caistorville) - Within the last week several of our friends have passed away to another world, but they are free from pains and sickness and are rejoicing with their Saviour. Little did we expect that Mrs. Yailor was going from the world so soon, but she has gone and her friends are enduring the trial with great patience.

Mr. and Mrs. Rouse were called to mourn the loss of their baby boy which they found very hard to give up. He had grown very dear to parents, brother, and sisters.

Mrs. Phillips, who had been suffering from the effects of la grippe, died, on Thursday and was buried on Saturday. Her husband who had suffered with her soon followed. At 4 o'clock on Monday morning he passed away. These old people have been poorly for some years.

 

GREGORY - Edmund Gregory, druggist, an old and esteemed citizen of Lindsay, died yesterday.

 

PRESSY - Elias Pressy, a farmer of Malahide, committed suicide on Monday night by taking a dose of arsenic.

 

MAWHINNIE - James Mawhinnie of Crediton was killed by a falling tree on Monday. Deceased and a companion felled the tree to capture a raccoon.


O'NEILL - An old woman named Kitty O'Neill who was some weeks ago picked up by the police of Windsor in a half famished condition and taken to the House of the Friendless died on Monday. Before dying she told the matron she had money in Detroit and one of the inmates of the home went over the river and found between $400 and $500.

 

EMERSON (Lowville) - The funeral of the late Mrs. Andrew Emerson took place on Monday. The remains were interred in the C.M. cemetery whither they were followed by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. Rev. E. J. Clark performed the last sad rites. Deceased had been an invalid for over a year during which time she suffered much, but always bore it with Christian courage and fortitude. Death, however, was directly due to grip from which she had been suffering for a week when death came to her relief on Friday. She was widely and favourably known and her death will be deeply regretted. A husband and five children survive her who have the hearty sympathy of all in their affliction.

 

SHARP (Alberton) - Mrs. D. Sharp died on Monday night after intense suffering for seven weeks from a complication of diseases. The deceased was about 40 years of age, a daughter of the late Abraham Sager. She was born and always lived in this neighbourhood. She leaves four of a family, the youngest being five years old. The funeral took place on Thursday when the remains were interred in the Ancaster Presbyterian cemetery. The funeral service was held at the house conducted by the Rev. Mr. Lung, pastor of the church in this place of which deceased was a member. The funeral was one of the largest ever known in this locality. The bereaved husband and family have the unbounded heartfelt sympathy of the whole community in the sore affliction of the loss of a kind, loving, and Christian wife and mother.

 

DUNOVAN (Alberton) - Mrs. Dunovan, who has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Levi Book for some time, died Sunday morning. The funeral took place on Tuesday when the remains were interred in the Roman Catholic cemetery at Dundas.

 

HARVEY (Carluke) - Mrs. Harvey, mother of Mrs. William Moffat and Mrs. John Moffat, died on Tuesday and was laid to rest on Thursday, January 28. She was 64 years old.

 

GRAY (Carlisle) - The youngest child of Frank Gray was buried last Sunday, having died of la grippe.

 

February 4, 1892

 

DAVIS - Died at his residence, Saltfleet, on Friday, January 29, 1892, George R. Davis, aged 69 years. Funeral took place on Monday, at 1 p.m.


ZWICK - W. H. Zwick, a real estate dealer, an old resident of Hamilton, died in Toronto and was buried there about two weeks ago. He was visiting relatives in Toronto, was suddenly taken ill with the grip, was removed to the public hospital, and died in two days.

 

GUERIN (Waterdown) - John Guerin, an old and respected resident of this place, died on Saturday morning, aged 70 years. The funeral took place on Monday and was attended by a large number of friends.

 

MCQUEEN (Glanford) - A sadness has been cast over our neighbourhood on account of the death of Mrs. Emma McQueen, wife of Peter McQueen. She had been ailing for some time with la grippe and while in a weakened state contracted pneumonia which ended fatally on Saturday morning last. When a small girl she was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. William Cleland of Carluke who were dearly attached to her. By her kind and cheerful disposition she formed many dear friends who were affected by her death. The deepest sympathy is expressed for the small family of seven children and Mr. McQueen who is left such a heavy charge upon his hands. The funeral took place on Monday and was largely attended.

 

GOLDIE (Guelph) - Mayor Goldie passed away at an early hour this morning. The terrible attack of pneumonia from which he had been suffering for the past few days developed with great rapidity yesterday and at 10 o'clock last evening the physicians in attendance pronounced the case hopeless. For several days he lay in a state of coma and the stimulants applied failed to revive him.

Thomas Goldie, a son of James Goldie the well-know miller, was perhaps the most popular man in this district. He was a staunch Conservative. A couple of years ago he was elected Mayor of the royal city, the honourable position which he held till the hour of his death while only in the prime of life. Mr. Goldie was an ardent admirer of cricket and was president of the Ontario Cricket Association.

 

February 5, 1892

 

COREY - Died on Thursday, February 4, at the residence of Capt. William Hall, Aldershot, Phoebe Corey, in the 88th year of her age. Funeral from above address to St. Luke's church, Burlington, on Saturday, at 1:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

KERR (Woodbridge) - A boy named Richard Kerr, aged 16 years, living with William Farr near Woodbridge, was fatally gored by Farr's bull yesterday. Mr. Farr and son were away from home and it seems that the boy took the bull from the stable to water. When Mr. Farr returned soon after, he found the boy lying in the lane badly injured. He died in a few minutes.


WEEKS - Otto S. Weeks, for some years attorney-general of Nova Scotia and a member of the provincial legislature, died at Halifax to-day.

 

CHALMERS - Trooper Chalmers, who recently joined the cavalry school of Quebec, has died from inflammation of the lungs. He belonged to Napanee, Ontario, and his remains will be interred there.

 

DARTNELL - The father of Judge Dartnell of Whitby died at Kingston yesterday at the age of 84 years. He was a journalist in his earlier days and practised law at Ottawa for some time also.

 

STEPHEN (Montreal) - The news was cabled to Lord Mountstephen to-day of the death of his mother, widow of the late William Stephen. Mrs. Stephen died at her residence, 901 Dorchester street, this morning after an illness of about a month of pneumonia and paralysis. The deceased lady was born in Morayshire, Scotland, nearly 90 years ago. She married the late Mr. Stephen in 1828 and settled in Duffton. She came to Canada with her husband in 1847 and resided here ever since.

 

February 6, 1892

 

KOCH - Died at her brother's residence, Waterloo, on February 4, Maggie Eydt, beloved wife of John Koch, and a daughter of John and Annie Eydt of this city. Funeral from her parents' residence, 523 King street west, on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

 

KENT - Died at No 10 Powell drive, Chicago, on February 6, Ettie Campbell, second daughter of Mr. Walter F. Campbell of this city, and wife of Mr. William F. Kent, of Chicago.

Mrs. W. F. Kent, daughter of Walter Campbell of this city, died to-day at Chicago after an illness of only one week. Mrs. Kent had looked forward with pleasure to a visit to her parents this month, but she was taken ill with pneumonia a week ago and the trip was postponed. Her illness was not considered serious and her unexpected death was a terrible shock. The body will be brought here for burial.

 

TENNANT (Almonte) - Richard Tennant died in great agony at his residence in Lanark township. Three years ago his big toe was frozen. It never gave him much trouble until about three weeks since when it began to turn black and pain him. The pain increased in violence every day. Drs. Preston and Brown consulted together and advised amputation but Dick was unwilling as he thought he was doomed anyway.

 

WILSON (Richmond Hill) - John Wilson, aged 68, a weaver released from the industrial home a few days ago, was found dead in bed at Victoria Square. When searched $60 was found in his pocket.


BOWIE (Montreal) - Dr. James Bowie, late of Mitchell, Ontario, died at the residence of his son here yesterday, aged 90.

 

LAUDER A fatal accident took place on the Gatineay Valley Railway line, one mile north of North Wakefield, this afternoon by which Joseph Lauder was instantly killed and two other men injured. They were engaged in drilling a hole in rock a few inches from where a charge of dynamite had been placed which had failed to explode. The drilling started the explosion with fatal results.

 

STEVENSON (Grand Valley) - Miss Stevenson, teacher at Newton's Corners, died suddenly while on her way home from school when she had been teaching all day in her usual health.

 

DELACEY (St. Thomas) - Stephen Delacy, woodworker in the M.C.R. shops, was killed at the Rose street crossing of the M.C.R. this morning by being struck with the tender of a yard engine while going to work. Mr. Delacey was slightly deaf and had his cap over the ears. The watchman called to him but he did not hear. An inquest was commenced this evening by Dr. Guston. The unfortunate man was 46 years old and leaves a wife and five children.

 

TOLES - John Toles, aged 73, a native of Elgin county where he spent all his life, died yesterday in Southwold township

 

February 8, 1892

 

MATTHEWS - Died at her daughter's residence, No 48 Catherine street south, on Sunday, February 7, 1892, Mrs. Martha Matthews, wife of Thomas Matthews, late of Listowel, Ontario, aged 67 years. Funeral on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

 

REAUME (Windsor) - Mrs. Philip Reaume, aged 30, Assumption street, complained of a severe pain in her right shoulder, but continued her household duties. When about to retire, she suddenly expired before her husband who was in an adjoining room could be summoned.

 

STEVENS (St. Thomas) - Mrs. John Stevens, an old resident of Port Stanley, was found dead in her dooryard this morning. Her death was caused by heart disease. Her husband dropped dead in Nebraska two weeks ago. She was 58 years of age.

 

GREER (Peterborough) - Yesterday afternoon Michael Greer, Sr., an elderly man was found buried in snow on Spook Island in Rice Lake. Mr. Greer had gone from Jubilee Point to Harwood on Wednesday for a doctor for his son who was ill. He left Harwood to walk back across the lake at four o'clock. The walking was heavy and it is supposed he became fatigued and went to the island to rest and was overcome by the cold. No alarm was felt as it was thought he had remained


at Harwood until yesterday when a dog that accompanied him returned home. Capt. Clair Calcott and H. Jackson started to look for Mr. Greer and with the aid of the dog his body was found buried in snow.

 

MUNRO - Lieutenant-Colonel George Munro died in Aldborough township recently aged 90, He was universally respected.

 

ROBINSON - Thomas Robinson, a pioneer of Walpole township, died on Saturday at Garnet. He was a veteran of the Mackenzie rebellion.

 

WATSON - Alexander Watson, a veteran of Ridgway, having served with the Highland Company of the Queen's Rangers, died at his residence, 199 Borden street, Toronto, on Saturday from heart failure, following an attack of la grippe.

 

RIDDELL - John Riddell, the well known stock broker, died at two o'clock yesterday morning, aged 71 years. He was born in Montreal in October, 1820, and was educated at Rev. Dr. Black's school. His father was a prominent grocer, doing business on St. Lawrence Main street. At the age of 19, Mr. Riddell came to Hamilton and entered the employ of D. McNab & Co, hardware merchants, and subsequently became a partner. He married Miss Jessie Kidd of Toronto, a most estimable lady, by whom he had two sons, one of whom, John M. Riddell, is in the western states, and the other, Capt. D. M. Riddell, is commander of H.M.S. Pelican in the North Atlantic squadron. His ship was one of the fleet which escorted Prince George to open the Jamaica exhibition. When D. McNab & Co gave up business, Mr. Riddell commenced business as a stock broker and had since dealt very largely in Canadian securities and was probably the heaviest buyer of municipal debentures in Canada. The municipalities liked to deal With him as he was a man of the highest honour and one whose word was as good as his bond.

Mr. Riddell leaves four sisters: Mrs. White, wife of Richard White of the Montreal "Gazette", Mrs. Dr. Metherall of Freelton, Mrs. Skinner, widow of the late Dr. Skinner, and Mrs. Samuel of Hamilton. The deceased has been ill for over a year, suffering from a species of paralysis in the lower limbs which gradually extended until he was unable to move about. He retained his bright mental faculties to the last and transacted business in his sick room up to ten days ago.

 

February 9, 1892

 

RUDDICK - John A. Ruddick, the well known ship builder of St. John, N.B., is dead, aged 46.

 

SMITH - Dr. James M. Smith, coroner and county jail physician, died very suddenly yesterday in London.


BAKER - William Baker, formerly superintendent of the Hamilton Street Railway, died in San Francisco recently of abscess of the heart.

 

SCHREIBER (Ottawa) - Ottawa people were shocked this afternoon to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. Schreiber, wife of Collingwood Schreiber, chief engineer of the government railway. The deceased lady was apparently in the best of health. On Saturday she attended the vice-regal reception at Government House, and yesterday was at church. Shortly after three o'clock this afternoon Mrs. Schreiber was attacked with illness and at four o'clock passed away. Mr. Schreiber was telephoned for as soon as his wife was taken ill and was at her bedside when the sad event occurred.

 

HAMILTON - At Edmonton the residence of J. G. Hamilton was burned to the ground during his absence, and his infant child which he had left there, fatally burned.

 

MCINTYRE - Archibald McIntyre has just died in St. Thomas, aged 78. He had lived in St. Thomas sixty years.

 

BODDIE - Capt. Boddie, one of the oldest shipmasters of St. John, N,B., has just died of la grippe, aged 78.

 

MEOR - John Meor, one of the oldest residents of Owen Sound, died suddenly of heart disease on Friday night.

 

THOMPSON - Mrs. Sarah Thompson of West Oxford is dead at the age of 105. She was in good health up till a few days ago.

 

RENTON - Alexander Renton, the seven-year-old son of a widow living in Peterborough, was killed by the accidental discharge of a gun on Monday.

 

THURSTON - Annie Thurston, aged 30, whose relatives live at Acton, was found dead in bed at her boarding house, 127 Parliament street, Toronto, yesterday morning. Heart failure.

 

MCDONAGH (Bartonville) - Mrs. McDonagh passed on Saturday morning at a good old age.

 

February 10, 1892

 

CLARK (Pickering) - Frank Clark, aged 19, the adopted son of Smith Clark of this place, was this morning found dead, being drowned in a pail of water. Deceased was subject to fits and had fallen face downward. When found his face was in the water and life was extinct.

 

ARMSTRONG - Rev. J. B. Armstrong died in Orillia yesterday. He was ordained in 1851 and retired from active work in 1887.


WHARTON (Peterborough) - Howard, the 3-year-old son of John Wharton, died yesterday from injuries received by fire on the previous day. The child was in the kitchen in his night clothes on Sunday morning and in some way his clothes caught fire. He ran to his parents who extinguished the flames as quickly as possible, but the terrible injuries resulted in the child's death.

 

ROTHSCHILD (Mattawa) - Between six and seven o'clock this morning fire broke out in a frame building on Main street owned by the Earl estate and occupied by M. Rothschild. The fire appears to have originated in the lower flat which was used as a tailoring and gentlemen's furnishing store, and so rapidly did it spread that Mrs. M. Rothschild and little girl, aged about six, and a baby of about sixteen months, who were in the upper flat, perished in the flames.

 

MCGREGOR (Brigden) - A Lambton farmer named John McGregor was crossing the M.C.R. track near here in a covered buggy when he was run down by a train and instantly killed.

 

HALL (Fergus) - A sad coasting accident happened here this afternoon about half past four o'clock to a farmer named Joseph Hall of Garafraxa and his son aged 17 years. They were going up Tower street hill with a team when they encountered some boys coming down the hill in a hand sleigh. The horse took fright, throwing both father and son out of the sleigh, and ran away. The young man was taken to Dr. Johnson's surgery where he died in about two hours afterward from the injuries he had received. It is not known yet what injuries Mr. Hall has sustained as he was taken directly to his home near Belwood.

 

GILLESPIE - Malcolm Gillespie, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Cannington, died on Monday morning, aged eighty-seven.

 

FORTIER - Charles Fortier, of Windsor, formerly of Hamilton, one of the best known government officers in Canada, died at Grace hospital, Detroit, on Monday night of pneumonia. Mr. Fortier was for twelve years collector of inland revenue in Hamilton. When he was superannuated over four years ago, he moved to Windsor and resided there ever since. He leaves a family of three sons and two daughters.

Mr. Fortier was born in Anderdon, near Amherstburg, in February, 1818, and in early life was connected with the commissariat department in the garrison at Amherstburg. Later he was transferred to Windsor as acting collector of internal revenue, and still later became collector. In 1873 he was promoted to the collectorship at Hamilton. In his youth Mr. Fortier took an active part against the rebels in the rebellion of 1837 and was one of the party which boarded the schooner "Ann" in the Detroit river. On that occasion he captured the sword of one of the officers on board the vessel, a relic of '37 which he never parted with.


February 11, 1892

 

SMITH - Died in this city, on February 10, Gordon Stanley, youngest son of George W. and Mary Smith, aged 1 year, 8 months, and 15 days. Funeral from his parents' residence, 121 Tisdale street, on Saturday, February 13, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.          

 

HIPWELL - Died at his late residence, 166 Markland street, on February 11, 1892, John Edward Hipwell, in his 35th year. Funeral will leave the above address on Friday, February 12, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

BLACK - Died on February 11, at her late residence, 75 Cannon street east, Ann Black, relict of the late James Black, in her 79th year. Funeral on Saturday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

O'CONNOR - W. A. O'Connor, a young Dundas man who went to Australia three years ago, died there recently. It has just been announced that before he went away he was married to Miss Bella Anderson. The marriage was kept secret until the young man's death.

 

DEYELL (Tilbury Centre) - While an eastbound freight train was standing at this station at five o'clock this afternoon a westbound freight which should have taken the side track ran into it. Both engines were badly smashed and two cars broken up. Engineer Deyell of the eastbound train was killed.

 

NEWCOMB - Abraham Newcomb of Yarmouth Centre died yesterday aged eighty.

 

LYNDE - Carlton Lynde, merchant of Mitchell, Ontario, died suddenly yesterday. Supposed heart failure.

 

WATEROUS - C. H. Waterous, Sr. of the celebrated firm of that name in Brantford, died yesterday, aged 78.

 

MCLAREN - James McLaren, the wealthy lumberman of Buckingham, Quebec, and president of the Bank of Ottawa, died yesterday, aged 74. He was a brother of Prof. McLaren of Knox College, Toronto.

 

ALYEA (Belleville) - A terrible accident occurred at noon near Consecon, Prince Edward county, on the farm of Charles N. Adams. Morton Alyea, aged 21, son of James Alyea, was engaged in felling a tree. Before the unfortunate young man was aware of it, the tree splintered on the stump, and in springing out of its reach, he was helplessly pinned against a cedar. The falling tree broke at the victim's abdomen, both of the pointed ends piercing his bowels with such


violence that the vertebra of the back was severed. The poor victim suffered untold agony until he expired with an hour afterward.

 

HOUSE, BATES (Smithville) Death has been a frequent visitor to our town during the past few weeks, the last to whom the dread summons came being Mrs. W. H. House and Mrs. J. S. Bates. The two ladies were neighbours and passed away within a few days of each other, la grippe claiming both. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the sorrowing husbands and their families.

 

BLANCHE (Abingdon) - Albert Blanche has lost his only child at the age of four months and two days. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Taylor in the Presbyterian church. The. parents have the sympathy of their many friends.

 

February 12, 1892

 

FOX - Died in this city, on February 11, Christina Hendrie, only child of Thomas and Jean Fox, aged 1 year and 23 days. Funeral from her parents' residence, 177 Locke street north, on Saturday, February 13, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

SMITH - Died in this city, on February 11, at her sister's residence, 231 Mcnab street north, Alice May, youngest daughter of Robert Smith, formerly of Dundas, aged 13 years and 9 months. Funeral from above address on Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. to Dundas cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

 

WALKER - Died on February 11, at the residence of her parents, 132 Ferguson avenue north, Emma H., eldest daughter of Charles S. Walker. Funeral on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

February 13, 1892

 

RUTHERFORD - Died at his father's residence, East Hamilton, on February 12, William E., only son of George Rutherford, aged 24 years. Funeral on Monday, at 3 p.m.

W. E. Rutherford, only son of George Rutherford, died yesterday after an illness of five or six weeks. The deceased had not been in good health for some time, but it was not considered serious and his death was a shock. He was an exceedingly popular young man.

 

Audette - Died at 13 Ferrie street east, on February 12, David Audette, aged 39 years, 3 months, and 2 days. Funeral Monday morning at 8:30 to St. Lawrence church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SWARTZENBURGHER - Died on February 12, at his late residence, 15 Elgin street, George M. Swartzenburgher, in his 73rd year. Funeral on Sunday, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

George M. Swartzenburgher, one of Hamilton's oldest citizens, passed peacefully away yesterday afternoon after eleven days' sickness of pneumonia following an attack of grip. Mr. Swartzenburgher was in his 73rd year. He was seven years old when he left Strasburg on the Rhine and came to East Flamborough; thence he went to Guelph. He came to Hamilton in 1838, one year after the Mackenzie rebellion. In 1841 he was married to Miss Sarah King, daughter of Thomas King, by Rev. A. McNab. They celebrated their golden wedding on November 1, 1891. He leaves a widow and six children, four girls and two boys - George H. Swartzenburger, Fairmount, Minn.; Walter J. Swartzenburgher, Rochester, N.Y.; Mrs. James Johnston, Mrs. H. B. Thomas, Mrs. H. G. Stone, and one unmarried daughter, to mourn his loss.

 

DAUDET - Rev. Father Daudet for eleven years parish priest at Amherstburg is dead at Grafton, Ohio.

 

HARWOOD - Councillor Harwood of Woodstock died last night in Detroit whither he went for medical treatment.

 

MCLEAN - Rev. C. E. McLean, Presbyterian minister at Consecon, is dead. He had laboured in that village for a quarter of a century.

 

CARTER - William Carter, the oldest Freemason in Frontenac county, is dead. He was present when the late premier was initiated. When Sir John was first elected to represent the town of Kingston, Mr. Carter carried him up Barrie street on his shoulders.

 

February 15, 1892

 

DALTON - Died in the City Hospital on February 14, Edward Henry Dalton, of England, aged 48 years. Funeral from the hospital to-morrow (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation without further notice.

 

MAGILL - Died on Sunday, February 14, at his late residence, 162 Hunter street east, George Magill, father of Mrs. George Long, of this city, aged 68 years. Funeral from above address on Tuesday, February 16, at 1 o'clock to Trinity church, Barton circuit. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

 

MACPHERSON - Died on February 13, at the residence of his son-in-law, William Acres, 140 Bold street, Duncan Macpherson of Toronto, in the 82nd year of his age. Funeral private. Please omit flowers.


BUSH - A man named Bush was found frozen to death on Saturday morning last on the mountain between Beamsville and Smithville. It is supposed he was under the influence of liquor and fell out of the cutter and lay on the side of the road all night. The horse went on home but was not discovered by the family until the morning. A search was instituted, but too late. The body was found frozen stiff when found.

 

FRASER - Rev. Daniel Fraser, D.D., died in London on Saturday.

 

SADDLER - Thomas Saddler, an old and highly respected resident of North Dorchester township, died from heart disease on Friday.

 

HUNT - Dr. Thomas Sterry Hunt, formerly of the Canadian geological survey, died in New York on Friday morning. He was born in 1826.

 

DAVIDSON - Rev. Canon Davidson of Colborne died suddenly in Toronto yesterday from heart failure. He had been attending the convention of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

 

ANGROVE - S. Angrove, past grand master of Prentice Boys and the oldest member in unbroken connection, died at Kingston on Saturday after, three days' illness. He was a customs officer and at one time a prominent member of the Conservative association.

 

February 16, 1892

 

KITTSON - Died at 186 Herkimer street, on Monday, February 15, Ernest E. Kittson, aged 33 years. Funeral private. Friends will please not send flowers.

 

WILLIAMS - Died at her late residence, No 35 John street north, on Monday, February 15, 1892, Isabella Williams, wife of James H. Williams, aged 36 years. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

PIRRITTE (Toronto) - Rev. Dr. Pirritte, pastor of the Davenport Methodist church, died shortly after eleven o'clock last night after a long illness. The reverend gentleman was one of the best known ministers of the Methodist Church in Canada, having filled the honourable place of president of the general conference.

 

MACLEAN (Beamsville) - Dr. J. G. Maclean of this village, who has been in the Hamilton Asylum for some time past, died on Friday last. His funeral took place from the G.T.R. station, Grimsby, on Monday. His remains were followed by a very large number of friends from this place. The doctor was one of the oldest inhabitants, having practised his profession for about thirty years. As a physician he was highly thought of. Of a warm heart & sympathetic nature, he never turned a deaf ear to the call of distress. He leaves hosts of friends behind him who regret his taking off.


FRASER - Matthew Fraser has just died in Cobourg aged 62.

 

SUTTON Micaiah Sutton has just died in Westminster township aged 78, having lived in that township since 1818.

 

HARRIS - Miss Ann Harris, the daughter of W. C. Harris of Toronto, who in 1880 went to Central India as a missionary under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church, has just died in London, England, on her way home. The sad occurrence was announced by cable yesterday.

 

February 17, 1892

 

COX - Died on Tuesday, February 16, at his late residence, 340 Cannon street east, Alfred Cox, in his 74th year, a native of Brighton, England. Funeral on Saturday at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

JOSE - Died at No 42 Stanley avenue, on February 16, 1892, Ellen Murray Jose, eldest daughter of Richard Jose, aged 20 years and 6 months. Funeral Thursday at 3 p.m. to St. Mark's church, thence to Grand Trunk Railway. Interment in Toronto. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

RATTRICK (Glanford) - On Saturday morning last, Mrs. Nicholas Rattrick died. She had been unwell for some time and death was hastened by grip. Deceased had a kind and motherly way about her and was very highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral took place on Monday and was largely attended.

 

DAY Dr. P. W. Day of Harrowsmith is dead. Pneumonia.

 

February 18, 1892

 

COWAN - Died at 104 Mary street, on Wednesday, February 17, Lucy B. Radford, widow of Mr. Peter Cowan, late of St. John's, Newfoundland, in her 78th year. Funeral Friday at 2 o'clock.

 

COX Died at Coronado, San Diego county, California, on February 11, of pulmonary tuberculosis, Thomas Cox, eldest son of the late T. W. Cox, engineer G.T.R., aged 42 years.

 

REID - Died on February 18, at 248 York street, George, infant son of Donald and Jane Ann Reid, aged 7 weeks. Funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

STEWART - Died on Wednesday, February 17, at his late residence, Barton, Elijah Stewart, in the 68th year of his age. Funeral on Friday, February 19, at 11 am to Trinity Church, Glanford. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


EASTON - The late Thomas Easton who died in the hospital yesterday was a graduate of Oxford university.

 

BLACK (Moffat) - George Black, one of our oldest and most highly esteemed residents, is dead.

 

DOYLE Mrs. R. J. Doyle, who founded the first Canadian branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, died at Owen Sound on Tuesday morning.

 

RHODES - Hon William Rhodes, ex-minister of agriculture of Quebec, died yesterday. He had lived in Quebec since 1847 and was an Englishman about 70 years old.

 

CHIPPEWA - Mrs. Chippewa, perhaps the largest woman in the world, nearly six feet tall and weighing over 700 pounds, died at Dog Lake Indian reserve in Manitoba on Tuesday.

 

February 19, 1892

 

SALMON - Died in Binbrook, on February 18, Hannah Marshall, beloved wife of the late Leonard Salmon, aged 73 years. Funeral from her late residence on Sunday, February 21, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

DENCHFIELD - Died at Upfield, Pa., on February 19, Bessie, youngest daughter of the Rev. L. J. and Mrs. Denchfield, aged 4 years and 3 months.

 

MULTIE - Mrs. Multie, relict of the late William Multie of South Dumfries, died yesterday, aged 82.

 

CUTTEN - David Cutten of Orwell, near St. Thomas, died yesterday aged 77. He had lived in the neighbourhood since 1836.

 

HEWITT - Frank Hewitt, steward, Toronto, appears in the death list of the oil ship "Tamerlane" of New Bedford, Mass, which was wrecked near the Hawaiian islands recently. Twenty out of a crew of thirty-eight were drowned.

 

February 20, 1892

 

CLIFFORD - Died at his late residence, 44 Queen street north, John Clifford, a native of Yorkshire, England, aged 74 years. Funeral Monday, February 22, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

 

CLIFFORD - John Clifford, 44 Queen street north, a very old resident of the west end, died suddenly in his armchair this morning. He was 74 years of age. For many years he was employed on the Great Western Railway.


GRIFFIN - James Griffin, a well known seed merchant of London, Ontario, suicided yesterday with strychnine.

 

RICHARDSON - Mrs. Dr. Richardson of Chicago, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Richardson of Trinity Methodist church, Berlin, Ontario, is dead, having been married only last October.

 

February 22, 1892

 

NOBLETT - Died in this city, on February 21, Robert Noblett, in his 46th year. Funeral from his late residence, 390 Main street east, on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

Robert Noblett, recently head dyer of the Hamilton Cotton mills, died yesterday of grip pneumonia. He had been ill only about ten days. The deceased was a native of Scotland and in his 46th year. He was a skilled workman and highly esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a widow and three children.

 

WRIGHT - Died on February 21, of la grippe, at Santa Cruz, California, Matilda Frances, only daughter of W. J. Wright, 108 John street north, aged 15 years.

 

MCALLISTER - Died on Sunday, February 21, Lizzie, youngest child of L. and Mrs. McAllister, aged 2 years and 6 months. Funeral at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

 

MARTY - Freeman Marty, an old man living in Dundas, died very suddenly to-day. He was in Hamilton on Saturday.

 

MITCHELL - Died at Buffalo, on February 22, Edward Mitchell, formerly manager of the Canadian Bank of Commerce at Hamilton, in the 52nd year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, Main street east, Hamilton, on Wednesday, at 3 p.m.

Many a heart in Hamilton is sad to-day because of the death of Edward Mitchell. Few citizens of this town have been so well beloved by so many people as he. His was one of those warm-hearted, generous, sympathetic natures which attract friends and hold them. His loss is deeply and widely mourned and his memory will be green in the minds of many until they follow him into the unknown land.

Mr. Mitchell had been in poor health for a long time and four weeks ago he went to Buffalo and entered Dr. Pierce's sanitarium. His health seemed to improve and last Monday he felt strong enough to come home for a visit. But he took a chill on the journey and went back to Buffalo the same day. Pneumonia set in and Mr. Mitchell rapidly grew worse, his heart being seriously affected. Towards the end of the week his condition was so critical that his friends Mr. Roberts, of the Bank of Commerce, Hugh Murray, and J. J. Mason went to Buffalo to see him. Their presence evidently cheered him. Yesterday his condition appeared to improve. His attending physician pronounced him to be much better, and Messrs Roberts, Murray, and Mason returned


home yesterday, having a good hope that he would yet pull through. But to-day their hopes were cruelly eclipsed by the sad news of his death. He died at 4:30 this morning. Messrs Mason and Roberts will go to Buffalo this afternoon and will return to-night with the body of their friend. The funeral is fixed for Wednesday.

The deceased gentleman was 51 years of age. He was a native of Scotland and came to Canada with his parents when a boy. During his youth he lived in Caledonia where he learned a trade. Coming to Hamilton he was employed as a clerk in the sheriff's office. Afterward he was on the local staff of the "Evening Times". In 1868 he entered the Bank of Commerce as teller and continued in the service of the bank until his final retirement in 1886. His business capacity was speedily recognized and his promotion from teller to assistant inspector, assistant manager, and manager were rapid. For five years before his retirement he was manager of the Hamilton branch of the bank.

Mr. Mitchell was twice married. His first wife was a Mrs. Bruce and his second wife, who survives him, was the widow of the late George Worthington. Mrs Mitchell has been in poor health for some time and it is feared that, her husband's death will prove a prostrating blow to her.

Mr. Mitchell was internationally known as a freemason and had attained high rank in that order. He wis initiated as a member of St. Andrew's lodge 63, Caledonia, on April 8, 1863, and affiliated with Acacia Lodge 6L, Hamilton, December 23, 1864. He was a master of Acacia lodge from December 1867 to December 1870. He was a Royal Arch mason, being principal of St. John's chapter for several terms. He had also been past eminent preceptory of Godfrey de Bouillon, and was a member of the Royal order of Scotland. He was appointed grand treasurer of the Grand Lodge of Canada in 1876 and was grand treasurer of the Grand Chapter. Two years ago he was elected with J. J. Mason as a member of 380, A & A.S.R.

Mr. Mason telegraphed John Ross Robertson, grand master, about Mr. Mitchell's death and he will likely attend the funeral.

In his will Mr. Mitchell expressed a wish to be buried by his brethren and that his 32 degree sash presented to him by his old friend, J. W. Morton, be buried with him. W. Roberts and John Ross Robertson are the executors of his will.

 

February 23, 1892

 

JUTTEN - Died in this city, on February 23, Thomas W. Jutten, aged 70 years, a native of Little Hampton, Sussex, England. Funeral from his late residence, 138 Picton street east, on Thursday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

WATT - Died at Tweedside, on February 22, Isabella Victoria Snider, beloved wife of Mathew Watt, aged 48 years. Funeral her late residence, on Thursday at 10 a.m. to Mount Albion.


HUNTSBERGER - William Huntsberger, aged about 27 years, employed on the farm of J. C. Dietrich, the Blair road near Galt, was found about half past six this evening lying on the floor of the stable in apparently dying condition. James John, another of Mr. Dietrich's employees, was the first to discover the unfortunate man and at once went for assistance. Doctors Vardon and Sylvester were soon on the spot but death had come prior to their arrival. Upon examination it was found that Huntsbeger's ribs were crushed in over the heart by a kick from a horse. Huntsberger had been working the horses during the day and was alone engaged in fixing them in the stable for the night when the accident took place. The deceased was a married man of very steady habits. A widow and two children survive him.

 

February 24, 1892

 

SHARP (Flamborough Centre) - Death ever vigilant and watchful has again pounced on its victim, this time in the person of Mrs. Sharp, relict of the late David Sharp. The funeral took place on Saturday to the Methodist burying ground, Waterdown. The burial service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Ferguson. Mrs. Sharp was married twice and left three sons and a daughter to mourn her loss, George Hockney, of Flamborough Centre, being the only son of the first marriage, and Charles Sharp, John Sharp, and Mrs. Charles Smilie of Waterdown by the second.

 

JAYNES - Morris Jaynes who was born in London township 70 years ago is dead.

 

PARKE (Troy) - Miss Octava Parke died of consumption on Saturday morning. The grip attacked her early in the winter and settling in her lungs, accelerated the fell disease with which she was already affected. She was buried in Toronto on Tuesday.

 

February 25, 1892

 

PEACOCK - Died at his late residence, No 667 King street east, on Thursday, February 25, Arthur Peacock, aged 53 years, a native of Suffolk, England. Funeral Sunday at 3 p.m.

 

KELLY - Died on February 24, Margaret, Beloved wife of Joseph P. Kelly, aged 63 years. Funeral from the family residence, 120 Catherine street north, on Friday, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

CASHMAN - Died in this city, on February 24, Margaret, relict of the late Timothy Cashman, a native of county Cork, Ireland, aged 70 years. Funeral from her late residence, head of Walnut street, on Saturday morning, at 8:30 o'clock to St. Patrick's church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


HESLOP - Mrs. Heslop, widow of the murdered treasurer of Ancaster, died at her home near Ancaster village this morning. The venerable lady had been ill for a week, suffering from congestion of the lungs, brought on by an attack of grip. Her daughter had been her sole companion since the murder of her husband.

The death of Mrs. Heslop will embarrass the case in the approaching trial of the supposed murderer. She wound have been a very important wirness.

Mrs. Heslop was daughter of the late John Aikman who lived in Ancaster for many years. She married Mr. Heslop fifty years ago.

She was about 70 years old. She was confined to her bed a few days before the preliminary examination at the police court.

 

HAYDEN (Guelph) - A very sudden and sad death took place at the residence of W. H. Smith, Cambridge street, last evening. Mrs. W. Hayden came into the city from Marden on Monday to visit the family, took sick in the evening at five o'clock, and died on Tuesday at seven o'clock. She had been married only five months.

 

PARKER - Mrs. Hannah Parker died last Sunday at the good old age of 78 years. She was very highly respected by all who knew her. (Glanford)

 

KEITH (Halifax) - William Keith, aged 71, a prominent resident of the community, was found in a barn near Mineral Springs, a property at Havelock, with a bullet hole in the right temple and a revolver by his side. Cause supposed to be depression caused by sickness. Deceased was in good financial circumstances and held several prominent offices.

 

HILKERT - Henry Hilkert of Berlin, Ontario, took a fit of coughing at Breslau yesterday. Haemorrhage of the lungs followed and he died in ten minutes.

 

WILLIAMS - Mrs. D. Williams died at Belleville yesterday aged 81. Deceased was of U.E. Loyalist stock and a sister still is living at Hallowell township who is 94 years old.

 

February 26, 1892

 

DENROCHE - Died at her parents' residence, No 52 Margaret street, on February 25, 1892, Edna, only daughter of Edward and Katie H. Denroche, aged 3 months and 14 days. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


HESLOP - Died at her residence, Ancaster, on February 25, Elizabeth Heslop, relict of the late John Heslop, in her 73rd year. Funeral Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. No flowers.

 

HAMILTON - Died suddenly of paralysis, on February 25, Jane McDermid, beloved wife of James Hamilton, aged 44 years. Funeral from her late residence, 134 Ferguson avenue, on Sunday, at J p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

WEBB - Died in this city, on February 25, John Webb, contractor, aged 49 years and 11 months. Funeral will take place from his late residence, corner of Wellington and Murray streets, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

John Webb, the well known contractor and builder, died last evening at 7 o'clock after a lengthy illness. For the past seven weeks he had suffered from gout and rheumatism. Mr. Webb erected many of our best buildings in the city, including the Ryerson school, McPherson and Co's factory, Thomas C. Watkins warehouse, St. John's Presbyterian church, the Times building, Lawry's factories, and many less prominent structures.

Mr. Webb was born in Hythe, England, in 1842, and came to Hamilton in 1871, since which time he has carried on business here and builded for himself a reputation for sterling integrity and unimpeachable character as substantial as the structures of brick and mortar with which his enterprises adorned the streets of the city. He was a member of Doric lodge, A.F. & A.M., Gore lodge, A.O.U.W.. and St. George's society. He leaves a widow, four sons, and three daughters.

 

CROMAR - Robert Cromar, clerk of the township of Pilkington, died yesterday morning at Salem, aged 78. Funeral on Saturday.

 

JOY - Thomas Joy, late of Her Majesty's 61st Regiment, has just died at Brockville, aged 70. He was present at the siege of Delhi.

 

CHATTERTON - John Chatterton, farmer, aged 80, was found dead in his barn a short distance west of Brockville yesterday. Heart disease.

 

FOURMOND (Winnipeg) - Rev. Father Fourmond, the priest who was instrumental in saving the lives of many settlers at Frog Lake during the rebellion of 1885, died this afternoon at St. Boniface hospital.

 

February 27, 1892

 

NIELSON Died at her late residence, 141 Main street west, this city, on Friday, February 26, Eliza Wylie, relict of the late James Neilson, and eldest daughter of the late James Wylie, Esq..


Annatfield, writer to the Signet, Edinburgh, Scotland, beloved by all, in the 76th year of her age. Funeral on Monday, February 29, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

GARNHAM - Died at the residence of the Rev. William Garnham, Bright, Ontario, on Saturday, February 27, Ann Garnham, of Diss, Norfolk, England, in the 83rd year of her age. Funeral from Stuart Street station on arrival of the 2:40 p.m. trtin from Bright on Monday, February 29.

Mrs. Ann Garnham died yesterday at the residence of her son, Rev. W. H. Garnham of Bright, Ontario. The deceased lady was the mother of H. B. Wilton of this city. She was born in Diss, Norfolk, England 83 years ago.

 

ENRIGHT - William Enright died in Winnipeg yesterday of inflammation of the lungs. He was a brother of John and Patrick Enright of Dundas and a cousin of William Casey of Hamilton. Twelve years ago he went to Winnipeg to represent the firm of John Enright & Co, horse dealers, of which he was a member. Deceased was 47 years of age and unmarried.

 

WISHART (Winnipeg) - James J. Wishart, son of a wealthy farmer living in Macdonald municipality, twenty-one miles from Winnipeg, committed suicide by hanging himself in his father's barn. The young man was 23 years old. No cause was assigned for the act.

 

CAMPBELL - A. D. Campbell, principal of the Arnprior public school, died on Sunday last at that place from an attack of erysipelas.

 

INGERSOLL - Mrs. Ingersoll, relict of the late Col. Ingersoll, registrar of Oxford county, died yesterday at the residence of her son, J. M. Ingersoll, in Brockville. Mrs. Ingersoll was in her 70th year and heart failure was the cause of death.

 

February 29, 1892

 

WILLIAMS - Died at Mapleside, Hamilton, on February 28, Melinda C., wife of the late J. M. Williams, aged 64 years. Funeral from her late residence to-morrow (Tuesday) at half past three.

 

NIXON - Died in this city, on February 27, Amy Maud, wife of W. E. Nixon, of Toronto, eldest daughter of J. S. McMahon, aged 26 years. Funeral Tuesday, March 1, at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of her parents, 101 Emerald street south. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

ENRIGHT - Died in Winnipeg, on February 27, William Enright, of John Enright & Co, Dundas, aged 47 years. Funeral from his late residence, Dundas, on Thursday next, March 3, at 9:30 a.m. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


NELLIGAN - Died in this city, on February 29, Bartholomew Nelligan, aged 32 years. Funeral from his late residence, corner James and Barton streets, on Wednesday at 9 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

MCMEEKIN - Died at Chicago, on Saturday, February 27, Aggie (Tootle), youngest daughter of William and Agnes McMeekin, aged 10 years and 3 months. Funeral (private) from G.T.R. station to Burlington cemetery.

 

LANGTON - Died in Toronto, on February 27, 1892, Annie Fisher, wife of the late Rev. Hy Langton, and mother of Mrs. John McCoy of this city. Funeral on Tuesday, March 1, from Stuart Street station on the arrival of the 2:25 train from Toronto.

 

MCNICHOL - James McNichol a prominent freemason, has just died at St. John, N.B.

 

March 1, 1892

 

GRIEG - Died on February 29, Henry Garden Grieg, of Fullarton, by Montrose, aged 88 years. Funeral from his late residence, 121 Hunter street west, on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MORDEN - Died on March 1, Margaret Brown, beloved wife of James Morden, Esq., aged 76 years. Funeral from her late residence, West Flamborough, on Thursday, at 1 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Mrs, James Morden, one of the oldest residents of West Flamborough, died this morning at the advanced age of 76. Her maiden name was Margaret Brown and she was a sister of the late Alexander Brown who was warden of Wentworth county. Her father fought in the war of 1812. Mrs. Morden was the last of family of eight, four brothers and 4 sisters. She was an aunt by marriage of Ald. Morden and J. W. Morden of Hamilton. Her husband survives her.

 

March 2, 1892

 

ROBERTSON - Died on March 1, at 115 George street, Hamilton, Charles Robertson, M.A., Principal Collegiate Institute. Funeral on Friday, March 4, at 3:30 p.m. to Burlington cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

NOLAN (Port Hope) - Bridget, wife of John Nolan, Toronto street, went to bed in her usual health. Mr. Nolan was speaking to her about one o'clock, and between three and four he again


spoke to her, but received no answer and found her dead. She appeared to have passed away without a struggle. The cause of death was heart disease.

 

MCLAUGHLIN (Kingston) - John McLaughlin with his daughter resided in a little log cabin near Yarker. He went outside, brought in an armful of wood, and stooping over to place it in the wood box, fell over against the stove which had an elevated oven. The oven fell on him, pinning him to the floor. In that position he remained until help arrived. The shock was too much for him at his advanced age and he died shortly after.

 

March 3, 1892

 

O'BRIEN - Died at her late residence, No 8 Stuart street east, on Thursday, March 3, 1892, Mary Ann O'Brien, relict of the late Eugene O'Brien, aged 69 years. Funeral Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral. Interment at Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MUIR - A. H. Muir, formerly of Hamilton, died on Tuesday at his home in Detroit. He was a brother of W. K. Muir, formerly manager of the Great Western Railway.

 

VANCLEVE (Windsor) - A carpenter named Vancleve, employed on the McKellar block, was taken suddenly ill shortly after starting to work this morning. He was taken home in a dying condition and expired in a short time. The cause of death was heart failure.

 

MCGARVEY (Orangeville) - About six o'clock this evening another sad accident took place at the railway crossing just outside of the corporation. Patrick McGarvey, a well-to-do farmer of Laurel, was crossing the track when his horses became frightened at an approaching train. They had crossed over, but again returned to the track and were struck by the train. McGarvey was killed instantly.

One of the horses was also killed instantly and the other lived only a short time. McGarvey was about 55 years of age and was a very honourable man. About two years ago he had one leg taken off by a binder. He leaves a widow and young family. It will be remembered that only about two months ago a woman was also killed by a train at the same crossing.

 

TETU - J. E. Tetu, whose name figured prominently in the charge against Lieutenant-Governor Scbultz during the last session of parliament, died yesterday at St. Boniface hospital, Winnipeg.


March 4, 1892

 

BAINES - Died at Stratford, on March 3, Albert Harvey, fourth son of James Baines, G.T.R. in his 19th year. Funeral from his father's residence, 20 Magill street, on Sunday, at 2 o'clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

 

SMALE - Died on March 4, at 146 Elgin street, William Smale, aged 76 years. Funeral from the house at 3 o'clock and at Wesley church at 3:30, Monday afternoon.

 

SINCLAIR - Duncan Sinclair, D.L.S., who made the first survey of Winnipeg, died at Strathclair, Manitoba, on the 26th ultimo.

 

March 5, 1892

 

GIBSON - Miss Hannah Gibson, a niece of Hon. J. M. Gibson, died recently in Toronto, leaving an estate worth $1905 which is divided among her relatives.

 

AIKEN - There was a very sad case of sudden death on Emerald street on Thursday. William Aiken, a machinist, 39 years of age, lived with his mother. He had been ill with grip for eight or nine days and was spitting blood. At an early hour on Thursday morning a blood vessel burst and he died of haemorrhage of the lungs. His mother was alone in the house with him at the time and she was almost crazed with grief. When the neighbours came into the house, she was sitting with the head of her son on her knees, kissing the face, and apparently oblivious of the fact that he was dead.

 

BROWN (Toronto) - William J. Brown, formerly a well known butcher| dropped dead yesterday morning on Power street. In his younger days Brown was one of the strongest men in Toronto, He held a certificate from Capt. Prince, formerly warden of the Central prison, that he had lifted 1700 pounds of pig iron.

 

NUGENT (Omemee) - William Arthur Nugent, aged 15, son of Henry Nugent, near here, retired to bed in his usual health. Next morning his brother Fred found him dead in bed.

 

KITCHEN (Shelburne) - The four-year-old daughter of Robert Kitchen of Redickville, got hold of an old coal oil lantern and was playing with it at the stove during the temporary absence of an elder sister who had been left in charge. The oil became ignited and set fire to the little girl's clothing, and when discovered all the clothing was burned from her body save a small piece over the waist. She lived only a few hours.

 

CRILLY - Mrs. Crilly, relict of the late John Crilly of Mountain Road, Hull, Quebec, had just died at the great age of 111 years.


BOUNCER - A tinsmith named Bouncer dropped dead in the store of Palmerston & Madden, where he was employed, at Simcoe yesterday. Heart disease. He leaves a wife and five children at Langton.

 

March 7, 1892

 

HARPER - Died on March 6, 1892, at her husband's residence, Ida street east, Margaret O. Sharp, beloved wife of John L. Harper, aged 50 years. Funeral from above address on Tuesday, March 8, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

CLAPHAM - Died at his late residence, 17 Pine street, on Saturday, March 5, John Clapham, contractor, aged 54 years and 2 months. Funeral will leave the above address on Wednesday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

ROWAN - Died at her late residence, 150 Young street, on Sunday, March 6, Margaret, widow of the late Anthony Rowan, aged 39 years. Funeral Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Patrick's church. Interment at Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MCKEEVER - Died in this city, on March 6, John Joseph, youngest son of Robert and Bridget McKeever, aged 2 years and 9 months. Funeral took place on Sunday.

 

JAMES - Died on March 5, 1892, Alonzo T. James, aged 31 years. Funeral from his late residence, 120 Robinson street, on Tuesday, at 3 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

All the fire stations were in mourning yesterday for Alonzo James who died on Saturday afternoon. He was taken ill with typhoid fever about ten days ago, but he was so robust that it was expected he would pull through. He took a bad turn on Friday and the end came on Saturday. The deceased was a son of the late Alonzo James and was 32 years old. He was appointed a member of the department on September 29, 1881, and was a brave and efficient fireman. He was attached to the Central station, the members of which have been singularly unfortunate, three having died within a year. Mr. James was married. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon.

 

SINCLAIR - Died on March 5, at 115 George street, city, J. G. Sinclair, D.D.S. Funeral from his late residence, on Tuesday, March 8, at 10:3,0 a.m. to Stuart street station, thence by 12:20 train to Nelson, via Burlington station. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Dr. J. G. Sinclair, dentist, died yesterday after an illness of three and a half months. His first complaint was congestion of the liver, but it developed into dropsy which was the cause of his death. The deceased was in his 43rd year and was born in the township of Nelson, his father who is 81 years old, being still active. He came to Hamilton twenty years ago and since then he


followed his profession. He was married fourteen months ago to Miss Riddell of St. Catharines.

The deceased had been a member of Centenary church for fourteen years and was a valued member of the quarterly board. He was a member of St. John's Chapter. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 10:30 a.m. Service will be held at the house by Rev. J. W. VanWyck and Mr. Pescott, after which the remains will be taken to the Grand Trunk station and thence to Burlington by the 12:20 train. The pall bearers will be W. W. Robertson, J. G. Gerrie, J. H. Moore, W. S. Moore, Seneca Jones, and J. W. Morden.

 

HUME - Died at 383 Main street west, on March 5, Miss Hume, aged 68 years. Funeral on Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock.

 

DAWSON - James Dawson, an advertising agent who lived in Hamilton several years ago, died in Kingston on Saturday.

 

BEATTY - James Beatty, who for years occupied prominent public positions, died at his residence in Parkdale on Saturday at the age of ninety-four.

 

MEWBURN - Died at his late residence, 262 Main street west, Hamilton, on Monday, March 7, 1892, Thomas Chilton Mewburn, inspector of customs, aged 70 years. Funeral private.

Customs inspector Thomas Chilton Mewburn died at four o'clock this morning at his residence, Main street west. His death was quite unexpected and was learned with surprise as well as profound regret by his numerous friends to-day. Mr. Mewburn had been ailing for about two months, his health having been impaired by an attack of the prevailing influenza. To a man of his active nature and habits, confinement was intolerable and he ventured out too soon after his illness. The result was a relapse, and Mr. Mewburn's naturally strong constitution was seriously impaired. Notwithstanding his weakness he insisted on going to his office and transacting business. He was greatly worried by the Townsend affair and it not unlikely that the anxiety which it caused him by sapping his nervous force had much to do in bringing on his sudden death. Last Friday he rose from his bed with the intention of going to Dundas on business, but the effort brought on an attack of what was thought to be indigestion which prostrated him. Last evening he so far recovered as to be able to come downstairs for tea and he was then quite cheerful and bright. During the night, however, alarming symptoms set in. His condition rapidly grew worse and he died at four o'clock. He was conscious almost to the last. The cause of death was heart failure.

Thomas Chilton Mewburn was born in Whitby, England, January 8, 1822. He was the youngest son of the late Dr. Mewburn of Stamford, Ontario, and came to Canada with his parents in 1832 The family settled at Niagara Falls where the deceased received his education. When the rebellion of 1837 broke out, the young Mewburn volunteered his service to the government, saw


active service, and when the rebellion was over, he was made a captain of the reserve militia. In 1845 he was appointed collector of customs at Port Colborne, but resigned the position in 1851, and coming to Hamilton engaged in the banking business. In October, 1873 he was appointed to the position of customs inspector which he held to his death.

Mr. Mewburn was twice married. His first wife was Miss Jane Gourlay Hamilton, daughter of the Hon. Robert Hamilton of Kingston. When she died she left one daughter, now Mrs. J. W. Young of Carrying Place near Trenton, Ontario. His second wife, who survives him, was Mrs. Baker of this city, a daughter of Dr. B. S. Cory, formerly of Wellington, Ontario. The only issue of the second marriage is Sidney C. Mewburn, barrister, of this city.

Mr. Mewburn was an Episcopalian, one of the oldest members of the Church of the Ascension. He was an ardent loyalist and as one of the promoters and most active members of the Wentworth Historical Association, he did his best to foster in the community a natural spirit and attachment to the imperial throne. Of his private worth it is unnecessary to say much. He was a gentleman in thought and deed with all that term implies.

 

March 8, 1892

 

MCHARG - John Clark McHarg, son of station master McHarg of London, was buried yesterday afternoon His body was brought on the train, arriving here at 2:55 p.m.

 

WETMORE - Judge Wetmore of the supreme court in New Brunswick died yesterday aged seventy-one.

 

CAMPBELL - John Campbell of Southwold died on Sunday. He had carried on the business of threshing for forty-eight years.

 

WARREN - Robert Chester, youngest son of Robert Warren of Niagara-on-the-Lake, died at Redlands, California, on Saturday, aged thirty.

 

MCCANN - Thomas McCann, a young farmer residing at Garden Hill, Ontario, was shot and killed by a neighbour named Thomas Forsythe, while committing an unprovoked assault on the latter, early on Sunday morning.

 

March 9, 1892

 

ANDERSON - Died at Buffalo, on Tuesday afternoon, William Reid Anderson, aged 23 years. Funeral from his mother's residence, Mrs. Lennox Anderson, 286 Main street west, on Thursday afternoon at 3:30.

 

DRAKER - Died at 144 Florence street, on March 9, Rosa Louisa, daughter of Henry and Louisa Draker, aged 4 years and 8 months. Funeral on Friday, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BRETERNITZ - Died on Monday, March 7, at 287 Main street west, Gustav Stanley, infant son of Gustav and Alice Breternitz, aged 6 weeks. Funeral this afternoon at 4 o'clock.

 

BALBIRNIE - Died at his mother's residence, No 23 Caroline street north, on Wednesday, March 9, 1892, Herbert M. P. Balbirnie, aged 26 years and 3 months. Funeral Friday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

LISTER - Died on March 8, 1892, William L. B. Lister, second son of Joseph Lister, Esq. Funeral from his father's residence, Victoria avenue, on Friday, March 11, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.

William L. B. Lister, second son of Joseph Lister, died last night. The young man was taken ill with grip which developed into pneumonia. It was thought that he would recover but on Monday he took a bad turn. Mr. Lister was a popular young man. He was a student in the office of Lazier & Monck.

 

March 10, 1892

 

LENNOX (Abingdon) - Mrs. Pearson has been called away to attend the funeral of her grandson, Norman Lennox, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. James Lennox, of Barrie.

 

SMITH - James E. Smith, who was mayor of Toronto at the time of Confederation, died yesterday.

 

DYER - Mark Dyer, late of the Gore of London, has just died, aged 82. He was a first cousin of General Benjamin Butler, and was born in Quebec province.

 

March 11, 1892

 

LEWIS - Died in London, on March 9, Alice Mary, only daughter of William and Elizabeth Lewis, formerly of Hamilton, aged 18 years. Funeral from G.T.R. station on arrival of the 2:40 train, Saturday. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

 

KEATING Died in this city, on March 10, at her late residence, 38 O'Reilly street, Elsie Robertson, beloved wife of James Keating. Funeral on Monday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Patrick's church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.

 

CRONK (Belleville) - This morning about seven o'clock a fire broke out in the house of Jacob Cronk. A furious gale was blowing at the time and the flames made-rapid progress. It was believed that Mr. Cronk was in the house, and when the firemen succeeded in entering the


bedroom they found Mr. Cronk lying on a lounge and fully dressed, slightly injured by the flames, but lifeless, death having evidently resulted from suffocation. Deceased who was nearly 80 years of age and one of the largest property owners of the city leaves a widow, two daughters and two sons. The building was gutted and only a few articles were saved from it.

 

LITTLE - Rev. W. J. Little, pastor of the Hamilton Road Methodist church in London, died yesterday.

 

CHEVALIER - Peter Chevalier, 90 years of age, was crossing the Grand Trunk Railroad track at Stoney Point, near Windsor, yesterday when he was struck by a passing train and fatally injured.

March 12, 1892

 

AIKMAN - Died in Dundas, on March 11, 1892, John Crooks Aikman, aged 60 years. Funeral from his late residence, Creighton Road, Dundas, Monday, March 11, at 2 p.m., to St. John's cemetery, Ancaster. Friends will please accept this intimation.

March 12, 1892

 

SWARTZ (London) - A shocking suicide occurred in the Gore of Westminster, a few miles south of this city, on Friday morning. Mahlon A. Swartz dressed himself and went about his chores as usual. He brought into the house a large quantity of wood and then went out again, the family suspecting nothing amiss. Procuring a can of coal oil the unfortunate man went a short distance from the house at the rear, and deliberately poured the contents of the can over his head and about his clothes, completely saturating them. Then he struck a match, applied the light to his coat, and in a moment was in a blaze. The flames shot up above the tops of the surrounding trees and burned very furiously. The writhing victim's cries brought out his wife who hurriedly procured a quilt which she endeavoured to throw about her husband, but he sternly warned her to keep away lest she should be burned, and when she continued to approach he fought her off and finally ran away, until exhausted he fell down and after a few moments of excruciating agony, death relieved him.

The remains were burned to a crisp. Deceased at one time lived near Aylmer where he was unfortunate in business, and twice before attempted his life, once by cutting his throat with a jack knife, inflicting a terrible gash, and again by jumping from a hay mow, endeavouring to alight on his head. He leaves a wife, daughter, and son.

 

KEATING (Guelph) - Shortly after midnight this morning, an alarm was sounded for fire at the residence of Dr. Keating, medical health inspector. On arrival of the fire brigade they found the


house filled with smoke and the doctor lying on the floor dead, a broken lamp lying beside him. The fire was quickly extinguished and the doctor's body removed. It is supposed he fell while carrying the lamp as there is a severe cut on the cheek.

After a consultation of doctors later, it was ascertained that the doctor had died from heart failure some time before the lamp exploded.

Dr. Keating was chairman of the board of health and of education, and also a director of one of Guelph's financial institutions.

 

MCCORMACK (Ottawa) - Annie McCormack, matron of the Convalescent Home was found dead in bed at the Windsor hotel last evening. Deceased was an important witness in the Labelle murder case which comes on next assizes. It is thought death was due to heart disease.

 

March 15, 1892

 

STACY - Died in this city, on Saturday, March 12, James B. P. Stacy, a native of Lincolnshire, England, aged 69 years and 9 months. Funeral Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from his late residence, 182 Hunter street east. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

March 16, 1892

 

DEMPSEY - Died suddenly at his late residence, 188 Main street west, on the morning of the 16th instant, George Dempsey, second son of the late John Dempsey, of Winding Sixteen, Halton, in the 70th year of his age. Funeral Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. to leave by 4:30 p.m. train to Milton. Funeral private.

George Dempsey, 188 Main street west, died suddenly this morning of vertigo, a complaint to which he had been subject for many years. Mr. Dempsey was born 70 years ago at the family homestead in Milton where his father was also born. His grandfather was the first settler in Milton. The deceased gentleman carried on a business as a merchant in Milton and Listowel before settling in Hamilton twenty-two years ago and began business as an insurance agent. He vas a member of the town council of Milton. His wife and a family of two sons and two daughters survive him. The remains will be taken to Milton for interment.

 

LESLIE - Died at 311 Peel street, Montreal, March 15, Marion Gartshore, wife of A. C. Leslie, in her 51st year.

 

MCLELLAN - It was learned with surprise and pain this morning that ex-mayor David McLellan was dying. Several weeks ago he went to the sanitarium at Danville, N.Y., and the reports that we received here from time to time led his friends to hope that he was on the road to recovery.


But last week Mr. McLellan had an attack of his old nervous trouble, and the doctors at the sanitarium regretfully informed him that they could hold out no hope of a permanent cure. Last Saturday he returned home. Although not at all well, he had purposed to be in his office to-day, but yesterday afternoon he suddenly became ill, the symptoms being such as usually seen in cases of paralysis. He soon became unconscious and at two o'clock this afternoon was still in a comatose condition and rapidly growing weaker. His physician, Dr. Mullin, says he cannot possibly live longer than a few hours. Rev. Dr. Fraser was at the bedside of his dying friend this morning.

Later: At 2:45 this afternoon Mr. McLellan passed peacefully away. His death will be sincerely mourned by the entire community. He was a most worthy man, an earnest practical Christian, an energetic citizen, and a good man, beloved by all. May he rest in peace.

 

March 17, 1892

 

STENEBAUGH, Stenabaugh (Jerseyville) - The funeral of Mrs. Philip Stenebaugh was very largely attended on Wednesday last.

 

FINTON - Thomas Finton, one of Stony Creek's oldest and most respected citizens, died on Sunday. The deceased has been ailing but a short time and the disease was not thought to be serious. His illness took a violent turn and he expired in a few minutes. He was born at the Horsehead in Pennsylvania over 86 years ago. He came to Canada when young, and after a few years married the eldest daughter of the late Elias Pettit by whom he had several children. In 1857 death claimed his beloved partner, and for several years he remained a widower. He again married and by his second wife had one child who still survives. His second wife died four years ago. His sons are Elijah, Thomas, and George who are all highly respected residents of Saltfleet. His daughters, Miss Dela who resides with her brother Elijah, and Mrs. Thomas Boden still survive him.

The deceased was of a retiring disposition, never taking a very prominent part in public life, a firm Conservative in politics. In religion he was a Methodist and had read the family Bible through four times. He selected his own funeral text; namely, Psalms xxxvii, 25, "Once I was young but am now old, but never have I seen the righteous defiled nor be seen begging bread", from which the Rev. Mr. Hockey delivered a very touching discourse. The remains were interred in the Stony Creek cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of friends.

 

MCLELLAN - It is the opinion of those who knew the late ex-mayor McLellan that he wore out his life in hard work. He undertook more than most men of robust physique would have cared to undertake and all his numerous and varied duties he strove to discharge with thoroughness. The task was too great and his constitution broke under it. Mr. McLellan was a native Canadian of


highland Scotch extraction, having been born in Toronto in January, 1841. His father, Malcolm McLellan was a merchant tailor. After spending four years with the firm of Robert Walker & Sons of Toronto, Mr. McLellan, then a mere youth, crossed the line, living for a while in Buffalo, and afterward in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1861 he returned to Toronto and engaged in the grocery business, and ten years later he settled in Hamilton and began business here, but in 1871 he retired from mercantile life upon being appointed agent of the Royal Insurance Company. His connection with that company was maintained until his death.

In 1876 Mr. McLellan was elected an alderman and in that capacity he served the city well during his aldermanic career, particularly as chairman of the markets, fire, and police committees. In 1890 he was elected mayor and was returned unopposed last year.

In 1879 Mr. McLellan was appointed by the city council as its representative on the Board of Education in the interests of the Collegiate Institute and in 1883 he was made chairman of the board.

He was one of the most widely known Freemasons in the Dominion and had attained to high rank in the order. He was registrar of the Grand Lodge of Canada, past eminent preceptor of Godfrey de Bouillon preceptory, K.T., and grand scribe of the Royal Arch chapter, and had obtained what is considered the highest degree in masonry, the 23rd (32nd?) degree in the Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the Royal Arcanum and A.O.U.W., and he had taken office in both societies.

A member of Knox church, Mr. McLellan’s activity and business ability soon brought him into prominence in church affairs and he was during many years treasurer of the church, an elder, and a representative to the presbytery and assembly.

Other positions which he held were those of treasurer of the Y.M.C.A., secretary of the Bible Society, and director of the Art school and society for the prevention of cruelty to animals.

Mr. McLellan is survived by his wife and a family of two sons and three daughters.

Last evening the following telegram was received from H. G. Puriator, commandant of St. Bernard commandery, Knights Templar, Chicago of which the deceased was an honourary member, "Convey to the family the sincere sympathy of every members of St. Bernard dall corps".

The funeral has been fixed for Sunday at 2:30 p.m. It has been delayed in order to allow time for friends to be present who have to come long distance and who are anxious to attend.

A meeting of the City Council has been called for this afternoon to make arrangements for attending the funeral.

 

STEELE (Sheffield) - George Steele, who has been poorly all winter, died on Tuesday, March 8. He was a victim of that dread illness, consumption. Late in the fall he began to feel its weakening effect for the first, and although he struggled manfully and hopefully against the inevitable, he is so soon cut off. The disease was part of his constitution and had lain dormant so long only to be


the more effective when turned into life. He suffered no pain, but surrounded by loving friends the spark of life became weaker until it simply went out. The funeral, which was largely attended, was under the direction of the Home Circle of which the deceased was a member.

 

ADDY (Hagersville) - Anthony Addy, a retired farmer, has joined the silent majority.

 

ROSZEL (Smithville) - Died on Tuesday, March 8, Edwin, youngest son of George Roszel, of the township of Gainsborough. The remains were interred in the St. Ann's cemetery on Thursday, the 10th instant, a large number of sorrowing friends assembling to pay the last tribute of respect.

 

LAWRASON (Smithville) - La grippe claimed another victim on Monday, the 7th instant, in the person of Mrs. Lawrason, wife of Mr. B. Lawrason, who passed away at the residence of her son, Silas, in South Grimsby. The remains were conveyed via G.T.R. to St. George, the former home of the family, for interment.

 

HENNING (Smithville) - Great sympathy is felt by the entire community for Dr. Henning, his second daughter, Jennie, having passed away after a lingering illness on Saturday evening. This is the second bereavement the doctor has sustained in the past three months, Mrs. Henning having died at the New Year.

 

HOUSE (Beamsville) An old man named House died very suddenly here the other day. He was at work all day until four o'clock when he went into house, lay down on the lounge, and was dead in a few minutes. Heart failure, following an attack of grip, was supposed to be the cause.

 

March 18, 1892

 

SNODGRASS - Died at Montreal, on March 17, 1892, Constance Snodgrass, eldest daughter of James Snodgrass, late of this city, aged 13 years. Funeral from the residence of James T. Peer, 210 Main street east, on Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MCLELLAN - Died in this city, on March 16, David McLellan, ex-mayor of the city of Hamilton, aged 51 years. Funeral Sunday, at 3 p.m., from 99 Herkimer street.

 

REED - Died in this city, on March 17, 1892, William R. Reed, of heart disease, a native of Yorkshire, England, in his 62nd year. Funeral will take place from 73 Ferguson avenue north, on Saturday, March 19, at 1 o'clock to Burlington. Funeral private.


HALL (Brockville) - An old man named Alexander Hall has occupied a small shanty at the foot of Charleston lake all winter. A day or two ago a farmer visited the home to borrow an axe and found Hall's body lying on the floor by the stove and frozen stiff, a little dog lay by the corpse.

 

NORTON - Daniel Norton, a pioneer of Westminster township, Middlesex county, is dead, aged 73.

 

MARTIN (Niagara Falls, Ont) - The body of James Martin, M.C.R. switchman of this town, was found in the hydraulic canal at Niagara Falls, N.Y. at an early hour this morning. He was seen last evening at the scene of the hotel fire, having gone over with hundreds of others from this side. When the body was found it is said his pockets had been rifled and a watch he was known to have carried was missing and other indications that he had met with foul play. Those who knew him best seem to think such was not the case. It is said that Martin was addicted to drink and may have met his death by falling into the canal while in a state of intoxication. An inquest will be held on his remains this evening.

 

ZINGSHEIM - Two or three days ago Jacob Zingsheim, the well known furniture manufacturer, was brought home from Montreal in a dying condition. He had gone to Montreal a week ago, partly on business and partly to consult medical specialists there. Mr. Zingsheim had for several years been bothered with kidney disease and five or six weeks ago his condition grew so serious as to cause his family great anxiety. While in Montreal he suddenly grew worse and was obliged to go into a hospital. Since his return home he steadily sank, and died last evening at seven o'clock. The immediate cause of death was pyemia.

Mr. Zingsheim was one of the most prominent of Hamilton's German citizens and was respected by all for his uprightness, square dealing, and his fine social qualities endeared him to a wide circle of friends. He was born 48 years ago in the village of Moritzheim, Prussia, on the banks of the beautiful Moselle. When nine years old he came to Canada with his parents who settled in Hamilton. For a year or two he was employed in the post office as a messenger, and afterward served his time as a cabinet maker with the late James Reid. Soon after the period of his apprenticeship, he entered into partnership with a companion and started in the furniture business, but lost all he had saved and went back to the bench again. Once more he tried business on his own account, opened a small cabinet-making shop and a retail store in connection with it. He prospered and when the N.P. came into operation he took advantage of it, going into the manufacture of furniture on an extensive scale.

About seventeen years ago Mr. Zingsheim married Miss Zeistein of Rochester, N.Y. She, with six daughters, survives him.


His other living relatives are a brother, Matthew Zingsheim, of Buffalo, and two married sisters, one of whom lives in Hamilton and one in Germany.

Mr. Zingsheim was a member of the German Benevolent Society and had been several times president of the Germania Club. He was also connected with the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association. In religion he was a Roman Catholic and was a faithful and devout son of the church.

The funeral has been arranged to Sunday. The remains will be taken to Rochester where Mrs. Zingsheim has resolved to take up residence.

 

March 19, 1892

 

ZINGSHEIM Died in this city, on March 17, Jacob Zingsheim, aged 48 years. Funeral from his late residence, 271 John Street north, on Monday, at 9:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to G.T.R., Stuart street station, for Rochester. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MACNAMARA - Died at Grimsby, on March 18, after a short illness, Charlotte Macnamara, niece of John Tunstead, aged 24 years. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. from the residence of George Marshall, 71 Walnut street. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Miss C. Macnamara, niece of John Tunstead, King street east, died suddenly yesterday. Deceased left the city last Saturday in good health to visit friends in Grimsby and was suddenly taken ill with inflammation of the lungs. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon.

 

PENGILLY - William Pengilly, one of the best known residents of Owen Sound, died suddenly on Thursday night of heart disease, aged seventy-two.

 

PLANTE - Mr. Plante, M.P.P. for Beauharnois, thanked his friends on March 6 for electing him, then took to his bed and never left it. He was 62 years old.

 

MCINTOSH - Peter McIntosh has just died in Ridgeville, Pelham township at the great age of 93. He was born in Perthshire, Scotland and came to the Niagara district sixty-one years ago.

 

March 21, 1892

 

KLEINSTEIBER - Died in this city, on March 20, Hugo Kleinsteiber, aged 38 years. Funeral from his late residence, 233 Robinson street, on Wednesday, at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

Spellacy Died in this city, on March 21, Catharine Spellacy, beloved wife of Thomas Spellacy, in the 49th year of her age. Funeral on Wednesday, at 9 a.m. from her late residence, 42 West


avenue north, to St. Patrick's church, thence to the R. C. Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

LIPSITT - Died at her late residence, Grimsby, on Friday, March 19, 1892, Elizabeth Dorther, beloved wife of Richard Lipsitt, and daughter of the late George Mabey and Emma Mabey, widow, at the age of 37 years and 23 days. Funeral will take place on Tuesday, March 22, at 2:30 p.m. to the Church of England cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

HOAG - Died at her late residence, 239 Robert street, on March 20, Mrs. Isabella Hoag, wife of the late Thompson Hoag, of Weston, aged 76 years. Funeral on Tuesday, at 3 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

 

SINCLAIR (Winnipeg) - The body of Donald Sinclair, one of the leaders of the Red River Half breeds, was found in Shabee Koshing bay, near Rat Portage, yesterday. He has been missing four months.

 

STONEY - On Saturday, Mr. and Mrs Stoney of 70 Herkimer street, received the terrible tidings that their only son, Henry C. Stoney, had been drowned in the lake near Cobourg. He was a theological student at Victoria university. The particulars of the way in which he came to an untimely death are contained in the following dispatch from Cobourg.

A short time ago Henry C. Stoney, a theological student of Victoria College, bought a centre-board skiff from W. D. Burn,, a gentleman now residing in Toronto. This morning, accompanied by W. P. Herren, a college friend, he went down to the lake to take the first sail of the season, as he ambitiously declared. The water inside the harbour seemed comparatively placid, but sailors could see that a tremendously high sea was running outside the shelter of the long pier. Some men on shore who saw him embarking spoke of the danger of going out in such a sea, but he ignored their caution, although his companion refused to go with him. With a small sail up he glided into the bay end of the harbour. A few minutes afterward the wind was sweeping down the lake from the west, caught the boat in a squall, and almost upset it. The unfortunate student escaped upsetting by letting loose his sheet and coming up in the wind the skiff quickly ran out into the open lake before an irresistible wind which increased violently the further out one went.

It soon became evident to persons on shore that the frail boat and its occupant were drifting helplessly upon huge waves which threatened to overwhelm it every moment. An alarm was soon raised, and D. Rooney, captain of the lifeboat crew, hastened to the lake and four stalwart fishermen, coming to his assistance, made a heroic attempt to rescue the poor fellow who had become sport for the relentless waves. The lifeboat crew worked with desperation to overhaul the runaway skiff, but after pulling hard and gaining on him perceptibly, the wind would catch her


sail and send her scurrying southeastward farther out into the lake. For miles the chase was kept up and after being out three hours, Captain Roony and his crew came within about sixty yards of the little boat. They could see the unfortunate youth kneeling in the bow apparently trying with all his might to pull the mast. Then with his rescuers in sight, a wall of water rose and buried him beneath the waves. He was seen to fall out of the boat and that was the last seen of him. With the utmost difficulty the lifeboat crew reached shore and effected a landing at Grafton harbour. Several times they were nearly overwhelmed by the tremendous seas. The young man perished between three and four miles out from Grafton harbour.

He was 23 years of age and a probationer in the Niagara conference of the Methodist church. He took courses in divinity at the Montreal Theological College and also at Victoria College and was in the fourth year of his probation, looking forward to his ordination in June next. He was a young man of kind disposition and good ability, and was held in high esteem by all his friends and fellow students. The sad loss of his life which was thrown away through some strange infatuation, has cast a gloom ever the college and town, and deep sympathy is universally expressed for his bereaved parents whose grief is inconsolable. There in not much chance that the body will be recovered at this season of the year.

 

MORETON - On Saturday evening the Hon. Mrs. Reynolds Moreton, wife of the pastor of St. John's Presbyterian church, passed from this life after an illness of only a few days. The immediate cause of death was heart failure, induced by a complication of heart and lung complaints.

The deceased lady was a daughter of Rev. R. Mahony and was born in Dromore castle, county Kerry, Ireland. She was descended from the Blakes of county Galway, one of the oldest baronetcys in the British Isles, and was an aunt of Lord Woolvett and Lady Norreys, and cousin of Lord Ventry, the Marchioness of Conyngham and countess of Hopetown. She was the second wife of Hon. Reynolds Moreton. Her three children, a son and two daughters are at present in Hamilton. Since Hon. Mr. Moreton took up his residence at Hamilton, Mrs. Moreton had with her two daughters divided her time between here and England, and arrangements had already been completed for them to reside on the Isle of Wight this summer.

The funeral will take place from St. John's church at 3 p.m. to-morrow. No service will be held at the home. It is the request of the family that no flowers or wreaths shall be sent. Thomas C. Watkins has kindly placed his vault in the cemetery at the disposal of the family, and the remains will be deposited there.

 

CAMPBELL - Duncan Campbell, a well known and greatly respected pioneer, died in Simcoe, on Saturday, aged 90.


March 22, 1892

 

Sherwood William Sherwood, a prominent barrister of Brockville, died yesterday, aged sixty-seven.

 

Mackenzie O. G. Mackenzie, for many years clerk of Middlesex, died in London, aged fifty-eight.

 

Romaine Robert Romaine, clerk of stationery in the House of Commons, died yesterday, aged seventy-two.

 

McCallum Mrs. McCallum, relict of the late John McCallum, of North Yarmouth, Elgin county, died on Sunday, aged ninety.

 

March 23, 1892

 

Slemming Died on March 22, at Buffalo, Philip Slemming, aged 41 years. Funeral at London, on Thursday afternoon.

 

Hayes Died at Toledo, Ohio, on March 22, Miriam Deardon Black, beloved wife of M. F. Hayes, and youngest daughter of John and Sarah Black. Funeral from her parents’ residence, 171 Emerald street south, on Thursday, March 24, at 3:30 p.m.

 

Struthers (Renforth) The funeral of Robert Struthers took place on Friday afternoon and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives, which shows the high esteem in which he was held by all. The religious services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Muir, Carluke, assisted by Rev. Mr. Clark of Ancaster. Mrs. Struthers and family have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.

 

Lepait (Grimsby) The illness of Mrs. R. Lepait terminated fatally on Friday last and the village thus loses one who had the affection and respect of all who knew her. The funeral on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Dr Read and Mr. Scudmore, was largely attended by numerous friends and acquaintances. The interment took place in the English church cemetery. The family has the sympathy of the whole village.

 

March 24, 1892

 

VANSICKLE (Jerseyville) - Death has been unusually active in this vicinity during the past few months. C. Vansickle died at his residence, last Wednesday morning after an illness of but one week. He wan born in Jerseyville in 1829 and always lived here. In 1847 he married Miss Jane Haynes of West Flamborough who has proved a helpmate in every sense of the word and who is left to mourn the loss of a loved companion. He left three sons and two daughters: George P, of Windsor; ----- C. and Martin G., of this place; Mrs. --- Misener, of Brantford; and


Mrs. Ed Summer of Windsor. The children were all present at the time of death. Mr. Vansickle was agent for eighteen years of the --- Hall Manufacturing Co. of ---.

After that for several years he was in partnership with John I. Flatt of Millgrove in the lumbering business. After that for ten years he was agent for Harris & Son of Brantford. Latterly he was in partnership with his brother, Duff Vansickle, of Barrie in the --- business. His was a busy life. The funeral took place last Friday from his late residence to the Methodist cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Gee preached. Rev. Mr. —  assisted by Rev B. Bristol of this place and Rev. Mr. Teeple. This was the largest funeral ever witnessed here. Many remained home on account of not being able to get into the church.

 

Sexton (Jerseyville) Friends here were not a little surprised on Wednesday last when it was announced that Miss Henrietta Sexton of Hamilton, formerly of this place, had passed away from the result of grip. Miss Sexton had lived here always until three years ago. She, with her father and brother, took up their residence in Hamilton. Miss Sexton had many friends here. The community rendered to her bereaved friends the sympathy in their sad hour. The burial took place last Friday and was witnessed by many sorrowing friends.

 

REGAN - Dennis Regan, for fifty years a resident of Elgin county, died yesterday, aged ninety-two.

 

March 25, 1892

 

SPENCE Died in this city, on March 24, John B. Spence, son of Capt. Spence, aged 27 years. Funeral from his late residence, 32 Sheaffe street, on Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

SHAVER - Died at Caledonia, on March 24, George W. Shaver. Funeral from Union station, Toronto, Monday, at 2 p.m.

 

MCCULLOCH - Died on March 24, 1892, Mary Ann, wife of Peter McCulloch, Nelson township, Lake Shore. Funeral will take place from the house at 2 o'clock, Saturday, thence to Burlington cemetery.

 

THOMPSON - Died at the residence of Robert Beatty, Stratford, on March 25,Charles Thompson, carriage builder, formerly of Hamilton, aged 82 years. Funeral Saturday, March 26, from the King street station on arrival of the 11:30 train from the south, to St. George's chapel, thence to Burlington cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

KING (Brantford) - This morning G.T.R. employees were engaged in putting a stone culvert at the ‘Y’ at the north side of this place. The stones weighed two or three tons. Richard King


of Dunnville, stone mason's labourer, was down at the bottom of the bank mixing cement and sand when two of these large stones rolled down the bank on to King, crushing him to death instantly. The body was taken to Dunnville.

 

DUNCAN - John Duncan, senior partner of the Montreal tea importing firm of John Duncan & Co., died yesterday.

 

March 26, 1892

 

ROWE - Died in this city, on March 25, James Rowe, florist, aged 35 years. Funeral from his late residence, 155 Hannah street west, on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

TOBIAS - Died at Johannesburg, Transvaal, S.A.R., on the 5th ultimo, Eliza Constance, the beloved and only daughter of A. M. and the late E. M. Tobias, of London, England, aged 21 years, 11 months, and 16 days.

 

DUFF - Died at London, on Friday, March 25, 1892, Capt. Sophia Duff, daughter of the late George Duff of this city, aged 26 years. Funeral from G.T.R. Monday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

KENNEDY - John Kennedy, a prominent farmer in Blanshard, committed suicide by shooting himself this morning. It is supposed that his mind has been affected for some time past and for the last few days he had been unusually despondent. While on his way to the bush at the rear of the farm shortly after seven this morning, he drew a revolver from his pocket and sent a bullet through his brain. Death was instantaneous. Deceased was a man of influence in this section and his untimely death is deeply deplored by all.

 

VAREY (St. Catharines) - This afternoon Mrs. Richard Varey of this city met with a fearful death at her house on Queenston street. The old lady is 66 years of age and has suffered for some time past from rheumatism and heart trouble. She was sitting in the dining room shelling corn and is aupposed to have got up to shake the coal stove. In some manner her cotton dress caught fire. She made her way to the door leading to the yard and screamed for help. A boy named Bell driving a bread wagon noticed her and gave the alarm when John Williams rushed in, but left immediately and sent an alarm to the fire department. Capt.Benjamin Back heard the cries and crossed the back yards. As he reached the door the unfortunate woman fell to the floor and as he got into the room the body was all ablaze. He seized a quilt and threw it over her and also a quantity of water on the fire which had caught the wool carpet. The husband, who was among the first to arrive on the scene, was badly burned about the hands and arms in his efforts to rescue his wife from her terrible death and is quite heart-broken.


ROWLAND - Frederick Rowland, one of London's most promising business men, died yesterday, aged 76.

 

CLARKE (Toronto) - The even tenor that generally pervades the old parliament buildings was abruptly broken yesterday afternoon a little before five o'clock. H. E. Clarke, one of the members for Toronto, fell dead on the floor of the house while vigorously supporting the bill introduced by Joseph Tait to amend the assessment act. Mr. Clarke had pointed out by a clear and forcible line of reasoning that the only tax that any individual paid was a tax on personal expenses. His last words were, "The present plan of assessment is only a pawn..." Then without finishing his sentence, he sat down heavily and placed his hands on his forehead. This, Dr. Willoughby of East Northumberland afterward said was the last moment of consciousness of heart action.

Several members of the house who were medical gentlemen hurried to him and did everything for the sufferer that they could devise. But all without any avail. After the doctors had satisfied themselves that life was extinct the deceased gentleman was carried to the reception room of the house.

Mr. Clarke was born at Three Rivers, Quebec, on March 20, 1829. He was a son of Henry Clarke and Ellen Armstrong, both of whom came from Midhill, county of Fermanaugh, Ireland. He received his tuition which comprised a sound and practical English education from public teachers and private instructors, and at fifteen years Mr. Clarke left home to push his fortune in the world. Commerce drew him into the busy and active field. At the age of eighteen he had learned the trade of saddle and trunk making, and found employment in one of the large shops in Montreal. Here he remained until 1845 and then removed to Ottawa, then Bytown, where in the following year he was foreman of the largest saddle shop in the town.

At Ottawa he remained about four years, working diligently and perfecting himself in his trade. Mr. Clarke again returned to Montreal in 1853 and the next year he was sent to Toronto to open a branch trunk store for R. Dean & Co. of Montreal. Mr. Clarke now resolved to carry on business for himself and ten months after his arrival here he bought out the business of R. Dean & Co. Although he had little capital at his command he had industry and perseverance, and the result is that he soon was at the head of one of the largest trunk manufacturing establishments of America and one of the most noted and enterprising of Toronto's citizens.

Although an active man in his own business, yet Mr. Clarke found some time to devote to public affairs. For eight years he was a director of the Mechanics' Institute, was alderman for St. George's ward in 1879, and for St. Andrew's ward for the years 1881, 1882, and 1883. He was chairman of the court of revision in 1881 and one of the executive Committee in 1883. He was elected in 1883 and again in 1887 to represent Toronto West in the Ontario Parliament.


At the last provincial election he was one of the three members to represent the city of Toronto

He was for a time one of the directors of the Federal Bank. As a politician Mr. Clarke achieved distinction and won a high place for himself in the Ontario Legislature. He was an effective speaker and on repeated occasions ably supported his leader, Mr. Meredith, in the active duties of legislation and did good service to his party on the floor of the house. He possessed an active and practical mind, was fairly well read and kept himself posted on all the leading questions of the day in so far as they came under the purview of politics. Lately he took a prominent part in opposing the commercial union of Canada with the United States, feeling that it might tend to an undesirable politcal alliance with the republic and retard the industrial life and development of Canada. On this subject Mr. Clarke contributed his views on the opposite side of the argument to the "Canadian Almanac" for 1888, Erastus Wiman of New York taking the affirmative side. Of other subjects of practical moment in the domain of politics and legislation Mr. Clarke wrote and spoke much, and his views always commanded considerable public attention.

Mr. Clarke was an Orangeman, having joined the order in 1849. He travelled extensively in 1878, visiting London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast, Paris, Geneva, Mt. Blanc, Berne, Lucerne, Munich, Vienna, Trieste, Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, and other historical places. On his return he delivered a lecture called 'Impressions of a Tour in Europe' in the Richmond street Methodist church and afterward published it in pamphlet form. Mr. Clarke belonged to the Methodist denomination and in politics was a Conservative. He married in May, 1856, Annie, the daughter of the late Thomas Kennedy of Montreal and had a family of three children, a boy and two girls. His son died at the age of 14.

 

May 28, 1892

 

STROUD - Died in this city, on March 28, William George, infant son of George and Alice Stroud, aged 3 years and 11 months, Funeral private.

 

BROCKELSBY - Died in this city, on March 27, 1892, Annie Gaskin, widow of the late John Brockelsby aged 69 years. Funeral will take place from 140 James street south, on Thursday, March 31, at 2:30 to Christ Church Cathedral. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.

 

HODGETTS - Colonel Hodgetts, formerly of Her Majesty's pension staff, died in London, Ontario, yesterday, aged 92.

 

DOAN - Mrs. Susan Doan died in South Yarmouth, Elgin county, on Friday night, aged 80, having lived on the same farm for sixty years.


MCMILLAN - While driving home from Bowmanville Saturday evening John McMillan of Darlington township was thrown from his wagon and killed, his horses having run away.

 

LILLY - At Waterdown village yesterday there died a man who was reputed to be 106 years old. He was a tailor and over forty years he made clothes for little boys who are now bearded men with families. For many years he was too feeble to do any work and lived with his daughter at Waterdown. He leaves two daughters, one of whom is Mrs. McMannus of Freelton. Dr. McGregor saw the body yesterday and he says he never saw a human form so completely withered away. Lilly was never a tall man, but at the time of his death he had shrunken to the height and size of a small boy. Up to a recent period his intellect was bright and his memory retentive. For the benefit of people who moralize on these things, it may be mentioned that he used whiskey and tobacco.

The funeral took place at ten o'clock this morning, Father O'Leary officiating.

 

March 29, 1892

 

YOUNG - Hon. Charles Young, probate judge of Prince Edward Island, is dead.

 

BURDETT - George Burdett, for 37 years a driver on the old Great Western Railway, died yesterday in London.

 

WIGMORE - The body of Richard Wigmore, Jr., of Norwood, who disappeared last December, was found floating in the river at Peterborough yesterday.

 

March 30, 1892

 

KILLNER - Died at her late residence, 263 Robert street, on Wednesday, March 30, 1892, Mary Killner, beloved wife of John Killner, aged 48 years and 3 months. Funeral on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

GIBSON - Died at Los Angeles, California, March 26, 1892, Alexander Gibson, brother of John Gibson, Barton, and Mrs. Robert Powell, Hamilton, in the 38th year of his age.

 

JUDD (Winnipeg) - Miss Nettie Judd, who has been doing work as an evangelist throughout southern Manitoba for nearly two years, passed away last night at the residence of her brother-in-law, Rev. E. E. C. Buchanan, Crystal City.

 

WOODING (Ottawa) - Henry Wooding undertook to drive across the ice near Benson's Ferry, near Plantagent, and sleigh, horse, and driver went through. Wooding was drowned.


ROUTLEDGE - George Routledge, for several years treasurer of Westminster township, is dead, aged 56.

 

March 31, 1892

 

STONEY - Drowned at Cobourg, by capsizing of a boat, Rev. Henry Edmund Christopherson Stoney, son of John Long Stoney and Ella C. Stoney, and nephew of the late Rev. Henry Christopherson of England, and Hall Christopherson, of Canada, grandson of the late Rev, Edmund Stoney, in his 23rd birthday and in the 4th year of his ministry.

 

HENDERSON - Died at Grimsby, on Wednesday, March 30, Sarah Elizabeth, third daughter of Thomas and Sarah Henderson, and sister of W. E. Henderson of this city, in the 42nd year of her age. Funeral from her father's residence, Grimsby, on Friday, at 7:30 a.m. to G.T.R. station. Interment at Hollen cemetery, Drayton, on arrival of the 11:25 train. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

COLLINS - Died on March 30, Joseph Collins, aged 36 years. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 519 James street north, on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock

Accidents are rare on the street railway in Hamilton, but a distressing one occurred this afternoon and resulted in the death of Joseph Collins, a glass blower. The unfortunate man was run over and received internal injuries which terminated fatally. Collins lived at 519 James Street north. He was employed at the Burlington Glass Works, but was off yesterday. Just how the accident occurred is not known as an eye-witness of it has not been found, but the driver will throw some light on it when he gives his evidence before the coroner. He has refused to make a statement till then.

 

WOOD - The oldest son of Robert Wood of South Monaghan, Peterborough county, was struck by a falling tree in the woods on Monday and killed.

 

April 1, 1892

 

JOHNSTON - Died in this city, on April 1, Robert Johnston, mail clerk, aged 36 years. Funeral private.

Robert Johnston, mail clerk died here yesterday. He was 28 years old and was born at Allenford, Bruce county, He entered the government service four years ago. Deceased was a member of the order of Oddfellows and was past grand master of the Tara lodge.

 

ZIMMERMAN - Died at Burlington, on March 31, Elizabeth Bell, beloved wife of James Zimmerman, and mother of James A. Zimmerman, druggist, of this city, in the 76th year of her age. Funeral on Sunday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BELL - Old William Bell, a coloured man who has lived in and about Hamilton for many years, died at the city hospital yesterday.

 

DAWSON - Thomas Dawson, an Englishman who had lived in Westminster township for sixty years, died yesterday, aged 80.

 

SMITH (Glanford) - The infant daughter of Ezra Smith was buried on Monday last.

 

CAMPBELL (Alberton) - Charles Campbell, an old man who had worked for the past couple of years at George Wallis's, died on Friday after about a week's illness. His remains were taken to his relatives near Toronto for interment.

 

SMITH (Stratford) - The sad intelligence has just reached here of the death at Shanghai, China, of Miss Annie Smith, who left this city in January last to labour in Rev. J. Hudson Taylor's China inland mission. Her death occurred on February 26, after only a few days illness. Typhoid fever was the cause.

 

RYAN - Hon. Mr. Ryan, president of the Legislative Council of New Brunswick, died yesterday.

 

HUYCKE - Isaac C. Huycke, treasurer of Hungerford township, is dead, aged 70. He was highly respected.

 

BAKER - Mrs. Jacob Baker, of Camden East, dropped dead in her dwelling on Sunday without suffering from previous illness.

 

April 2, 1892

 

ALLAN (Montreal) - A cable received here from London announces the death in that city of Alexander Allan, the head of the firm of Allan Bros, & Co, the proprietors of the Allan Steamship line.

 

COWLING (Bowmanville) - Thomas Cowling, aged 23 years, of Hampton, a short time ago had his finger cut off by a circular saw. The wound was dressed and it was thought it was doing well. However he continued to grow worse, lockjaw resulting, and death ended his sufferings.

 

LYLE - Waiter Lyle, aged 16, was drowned at Thornbury yesterday.

 

ROSS - Dr. James Ross, at one time president of the Canada branch of the Royal Caledonian curling club, died yesterday at the age of 60 years.

 

COOK - Rev. Dr. Cook, formerly rector of St. Andrew's church, latterly principal of Morrin College, Quebec, died on Thursday night, aged 87.


April 4, 1892

 

JUDD - Died at his late residence, No 4 Pine street, on Monday, April 4, 1892, Hamilton W. Judd, aged 49 years. Funeral on Wednesday, at 8 a.m., to G.T.R. Interment at Toronto. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MCQUEEN - Died in Ancaster, on April 2, Annie Cashin, beloved wife of James McQueen, in her 36th year. Funeral will take place from her brother-in-law's residence, J. King, 28 Margaret street, city, Tuesday morning, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

LUTZ - Died at his late residence, Stony Creek, on Sunday, April 3, Henry Lutz, in his 80th year. Funeral will take place on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

DYER - Died it this city, on April 2, William Dyer, a native of Dumbarton, Scotland, aged 59 years. Funeral will take place from 87 Locomotive street, on Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

FOX (Winnipeg) - Reuben Fox, one of the city scavengers, fell dead in his cart this morning. He is said to come from Montreal originally.

 

SKINNER Cyrus Skinner, the oldest resident of Westminster township, died yesterday, aged 92.

 

LANE - Rev. Dr. Lane, formerly of New York, and prospective pastor of Grace Church, Winnipeg, died at the latter place on Saturday.

 

LEMMON - George Lemmon of Morven, while feeding a calf a few days ago, was butted in the abdomen by the animal, and died a couple of days later.

 

April 5, 1892

 

HARRISON (Winnipeg) - As a result of the high water in the Red River at Grand Forks, part of the Northern Pacific track was washed away, and this morning the engine of a freight train overturned from the rails, sliding into the river. Fireman Harrison was drowned.

 

TODD (St. Catharines) - George Todd of this city met with an accident on Saturday evening which resulted in his death on Sunday morning. Mr. Todd was tilted from his wagon to the hard pavement from which he received internal injuries which resulted as above stated. He was 65 years of age and well known, having conducted a soda water manufacturing business here for years.


FLAHERTY - James Flaherty, who settled in the Port Arthur district before the Wolseley expedition, died yesterday.

 

MILLER (Trenton) - A fatal accident occurred at the G.T.R. station this morning by which a young man named James Miller of East Trenton lost his life. He was in no way connected with the railway, but for some reason unknown got on top of a box car while some shunting was being done, and a car struck the one on which he was standing. He lost his balance. In falling it is supposed he struck his chin on the edge of the car, breaking his neck and killing him instantly.

 

April 6, 1892

 

IRWIN - John Irwin, collector of customs at Clinton, died yesterday of congestion of the brain.

 

BAKER - Samuel and John Baker, bachelors aged 60 and 58, who had always lived together at Black Creek, Ontario, owning a number of farms and being extensive stock raisers, died within a few hours of each other on April 1, and were buried together on Sunday. They were highly respected.

 

MUSSEN (Montreal) - Thomas Mussen, the oldest dry goods merchant in Canada and seventy-one years in business, died to-day at his residence, York Place, Sherbrooke street. He was born in Yorkshire in 1804, came to Montreal when eighteen years of age, and had been in business until his death, without a failure.

 

LINTON (Wiarton) - John Linton, who was so badly hurt in the mill on Friday last, died yesterday. His remains were taken to Mitchell this morning for burial.

 

HASE (Magog, Que) - While out shooting, Horace Hase fired at a crow. The charge passed through his brother's heart, killing him instantly. Overcome with grief, Horace tried to kill himself, but was disarmed.

 

April 7, 1892

 

KELLOND - Died at his late residence, 200 York street, George Kellond, aged 79 years. Funeral on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Another old and respected citizen passed away yesterday evening in the person of George Kellond. The deceased was born in Devonshire, England, in 1813, and came to Hamilton from St. John's, Newfoundland in 1856, residing here continuously ever since. A widow and three sons survive him, Fred and John of the "Spectator" bindery, and Orlando of the firm of Kellond & Elliot. The funeral which takes place on Saturday afternoon from his late residence, 200 York street, will be in charge of Unity Lodge, I.O.O.F. of which deceased was a very old member.


ARMSTRONG - Died in this city, on April 6, Mary Armstrong, relict of the late Thomas Armstrong, in the 72nd year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 457 Macnab street north, on Friday, April 8. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

BRODIE (Grimsby) - The death of George Brodie in Toronto recently caused a feeling of gloom in the town as the deceased was well and favourably known in this locality, he having been employed in the post office until recently, when he removed to Toronto and was doing well there when he was struck with typhoid fever which proved fatal. His father, James Brodie, village clerk was with him at his death and brought the body home for burial which took place on Tuesday last in the Presbyterian churchyard. The loss seems the greater as he was an only son.

 

REYNOLDS (Allandale) - Robert Reynolds, a G.T.R. brakeman, fell from a train at Hendrie. Both legs were cut off and the skull smashed, the body being terribly mutilated.

 

April 8, 1892

 

DIXON - Died at 18 Hess street south, April 6, 1892, Bessie M., youngest daughter of Herbert Dixon, H.M. customs. Funeral on Monday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MOYLAN - Died on Wednesday, April 6, at St. Joseph's College, Amawalk, New York, James F. Moylan, youngest son of Thomas Moylan of this city, aged 20 years and 3 months.

 

WITT - Daniel Witt, who served under Marshal Blucher at the battle of Waterloo, died near Kingston a few days ago.

 

TESSIER - Hon. John Tessier died in Quebec yesterday aged seventy-five. He was born in Quebec of French parents. During his life he had held posts of honour in the public service since 1851.

 

April 9, 1892

 

WILSON - Died at his late residence, Burlington, Abraham Wilson, in the 67th year of his age. Funeral on Monday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

HUGO (Guelph) - Erb, the only son of Thomas Hugo, was accidentally killed this morning. The little fellow was riding on a horse cart with a workman when driving on a terraced roadway, the cart got too close to the edge and upset, falling on the boy and crushing his head. He died instantly.

 

TESSIER (Wallaceburg) About 11 o'clock last night a FrenchCanadian named Xavier Tessier,


committed suicide by jumping off the iron bridge which crosses the main stream. His body was recovered. His friends live in Penetanguishene.

 

FOSTER (Millgrove) - The funeral of Mrs. Arthur Foster of Tonawanda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Morden, Carlisle, took place here on Friday. The funeral sermon was preached on Sunday by Rev. T. H. Orme.

 

BOTTRIDGE - Capt. John Bottridge died yesterday at Kingston aged 37.

 

CORBETT - Rev. Mr. Corbett has just died at Cressy, Ontario, aged 82, after an illness of fifteen years.

 

BRANAN - Barney Branan, who was one of the leading backers of the St. John four-oared crew that won the international race in Paris in 1871, died yesterday at St. John.

 

MCMULLEN (Belleville) - At Squire's Creek, in the township of Rawdon, near Sterling, Alexander McMullen with two brothers went out in a boat to shoot pike and the boat becoming fast on some obstruction, Alexander McMullen attempted to shove the boat off with the butt of his rifle, the muzzle being towards him. The rifle-being at half cock, it was by some means discharged, the ball entering just below the ear at the right side and coming out at the top of the head on the left side. Death was, of course, instantaneous and his lifeless form was caught by his horror-stricken brothers. The young man was a member of No 2 company of the 49th battalion.

 

HOGGBIN (Seaforth) - The hostler of the Queen's hotel found on entering the barn yesterday morning the body of a man lying dead upon the floor with marks of blood on the face and on the floor a short distance from the body. Several recognized the body as that of a man who had been seen about town the previous day. He gave his name as Hoggbin and said he was a carpenter. An inquest was held last evening by Dr. Smith and from medical evidence given as the result of a post mortem examination by Dr. Mackay, the following verdict was rendered at an early hour this morning.

"The deceased came to his death from concussion of the brain, caused by violent contact with a hard, smooth, slightly rounded surface, but whether such injuries were inflicted by a weapon in the hands of some person or by a fall, the jury cannot decide from the evidence so far obtained."

The post mortem examination revealed a very serious fracture of the skull with an indentation as if made by some heavy weapon. There were several fractured ribs and a dislocation of the spinal column. Naturally there is considerable conjecture as to the cause of the unusually severe injuries, but the whole matter seems to be thus far wrapped in mystery.


April 11, 1892

 

GRIGG - Died on April 10, at 182 Hunter street west, Janet, widow of the late Edwin Grigg, and mother of Duncan Grigg, in the 50th year of her age. Funeral on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.

 

CHEGWIN - Died in Dundas this morning, April 11, Margaret Jane Will, wife of James Chegwin, in the 56th year of her age. Funeral on Wednesday next at 3:30 p.m. from her late residence to the Grove cemetery, Dundas. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

CLARK - A very sad event occurred yesterday morning at the residence of Rev. C. H. Clark of St. Matthew's church. About eight o'clock while the reverend gentleman was at the church celebrating the holy communion Mrs. Clark was taken suddenly ill and expired within a short time. The cause of death was heart trouble from which Mrs. Clark has suffered for some time past.

Mrs. Clark had been at the hospital for three weeks previous under the charge of Dr. Cockburn, but left that institution on Saturday. The deceased leaves two children. The body will be taken to Oakville for burial.

 

GLACKMEYER (Montreal) - Charles Glackmeyer, city clerk of Montreal and the oldest employee in the service of the city, passed away Saturday evening at the age of 74.The deceased was in the service of the city for a period of nearly fifty years. He entered the service in 1842 as assistant city clerk and was promoted to be city clerk in 1859.

 

MURRAY (International Bridge, Ont.) - While a freight train was leaving Black Rock for Fort Erie, James Murray, a Grand Trunk engineer attempted to board it but missed his hold and fell on the track before the cars and was killed. He was married and leaves a widow and three children. He was a member of the I.O.O.F 228.

 

LAROOQUE, GOULIN (Ottawa) - Two shanty teamsters named Larocque and Goulin, attempted to cross the Gatineau river at a place where the ice was still holding. They were driving their horses and broke through the surface, the whole outfit being drowned.

 

MERIN (Ottawa) - P. M. Merin of 178 St. Andrew street, died under very peculiar circumstances this morning. The old gentleman had reached his 99th year. He arose in his usual good spirits about six o'clock and eat down to smoke his pipe. Half an hour later, he called his wife and son to where he was seated and in a clear voice bade them good-bye forever, saying at the same time that he felt his soul was departing for eternity. A moment later he expired as if in a sleep.


Deceased was possessed of a strong constitution. Throughout his long existence he was never troubled with any illness. Up to the time of his death he was in comparatively good spirits. He came to this part of Canada sixty years ago.

 

April 12, 1892

 

NEW - Died in this city, on April 12, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. B. Coleman, Eliza Dunn, relict of the late Daniel New, in the 75th year of her age. Funeral on Thursday at 3 p.m. from her late residence, 430 Main street west. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. New, widow of the late Daniel New, and mother of Henry New, died this morning. She was ill only two weeks, paralysis of the brain being the cause of death. Mrs. New was 75 years old and had lived in Hamilton for a number of years.

Mrs. Eliza New, widow of the late Daniel New, was born in Kingston, Ontario, December, 1817. She came to Hamilton in the year 1833 and was married the same year to Mr. New. At this time Hamilton seems to have been a suburb of Dundas. Mr. New was compelled to go to the valley city to procure the marriage lines. Six sons and one daughter survive her, together with grandchildren and great-grandchildren to mourn the loss of one who was ever a mother indeed to them all. On the death of her husband in the year 1866, she undertook to carry on her husband's business which she did with singular ability and tact for the space of fifteen years until her children were settled in life. Nor did her untiring energies cease when she relinquished the business. For the poor and needy she was ever ready to be a helper and to the sick and sorrowing a comforter and sympathizing friend. She united with the Baptist church here in its earliest history and was a consistent member throughout her long life. She rests from her labour and her works do follow.

 

MCGARVEY (Halifax) - D. H. McGarvey, Halifax agent of the Canada Life Assurance Company, died to-day after an illness of a few days. He took his wife to Boston to seek medical advice, came home, contracted pneumonia, and died. Mr. McGarvey belonged to Hamilton, Ontario.

Mr. McGarvey came to this country from Ireland and went into the head office of the Canada Life in 1869. He remained here until ten years ago when he was appointed secretary of the Halifax branch of the company. Out of respect to Mr. McGarvey the flag was flying half mast on the Canada Life building.

 

DUBUC (Montreal) - Moise Dubuc, aged 43 employed as a messenger to the sheriff's office at the court house, shot himself twice in the head and heart on the mountain this morning. He has been labouring under the impression that he was the victim of some diabolical plot.


LEGARE (Quebec) - Louis Legare, trader and farmer, aged 58, residing at the Grand Desert Ancient Lorette, dropped dead yesterday evening at his residence while lighting his pipe on his return from visiting friends in the neighbourhood.

 

April 13, 1892

 

EDGAR (Montreal) - William Edgar, general passenger agent of the Grand Trunk Railway, died at 11 o'clock this morning at his residence, 262 Bishop street, this city. Mr. Edgar has been seriously ill of late. He contracted a severe cold which with the complications arising therefrom was the cause of his death, which was, however not anticipated.

Mr. Edgar was born in Birkenshade, England, in 1841, and has been connected with railway work in Canada for the past 35 years, twenty-five of which were in the service of the Great Western Railway, now a part of the Grand Trunk, and the remaining ten with the latter company. He succeeded to the position held at his death when Sir Joseph Hickson resigned the presidency of the Grand Trunk and was succeeded by Mr. Wainwright, now general manager, but then general passenger agent. Mr. Edgar was a highly esteemed citizen of Montreal, being connected with several benefit and fraternal societies. He was a prominent member of the Sons of England. Mr. Edgar was married but over a little over a year at the time of his demise.

Mr. Edgar, though not a resident of Hamilton for several years, has always been regarded as a Hamilton boy. He came to the city with his father when a boy, learned the railroad business in the office of the Great Western Railway company, worked his way up to the position of general passenger agent of the road, and lived here during the greater part of his life. He was very popular not only among business men but in general society and hundreds of hearts in Hamilton have had a warm corner for 'Billy' Edgar.

 

REYNOLDS - Thomas Reynolds, quarter-master of H.M.S. Cherokee, died in Ennismore, on Monday, aged 83. He came to Canada in 1835.

 

ROBITAILLE - Oliver Robitaille, for many years chief messenger of the Quebec Legislative Assembly, died suddenly yesterday while partaking of his dinner.

 

DANIELS - Five men at Eddy's mill, Hull, P.Q., were working yesterday afternoon when the framework on which they were standing gave way and they fell into the mill flume. Four got safely out of the current, but one named Daniels was drowned.

 

April 14, 1892

 

CHILMAN - Died in this city, on Thursday, April 14, Olive Maude, seventh daughter of the late


Isaac C. Chilman, aged 23 years. Funeral from the residence of her mother, 92 Hannah street west, on Saturday, April 16, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

FURLONG - Died in this city, on April 13, Moses Furlong, a native of the county of Wexford, Ireland, aged 65 years. Funeral from his late residence, 419 Macnab street north, on Sunday,

April 17, at 2:30 p.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.

 

KAUFMAN - Mrs. John Kaufman hanged herself with binder twine at Neustadt, Ontario, on Tuesday.

 

KERR (Freelton) - A gloom was cast over our village and neighbourhood lately, occasioned by the death of Mrs. Robert Kerr at her son's residence, Brantford. Mrs. Kerr was an old and much respected resident of East Flamborough for many years, her husband, Robert Kerr, having died about thirty years ago. The deceased was a sister to Thomas Weir near this village. She left four sons and three daughters - John and Robert of Brantford, William of Nelson, and Thomas of British Columbia, and Mrs. John McPhail of Beverly, Mrs. Walkingshaw of Hamilton, and Miss Louisa of Brantford. Her remains were interred in Mountsberg cemetery on Wednesday last, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. She had attained the allotted three score and ten.

 

DUKESHIRE (Annapolis, N.S.) - William Dukeshire of Maitland went to the woods on Friday and tapped a maple tree. After securing a pint of sap, he drank it, and in a few minutes was seized with cramps. He started for home but before reaching there he fell down, writhing with pain. He called aloud in his agony until some friends heard and came to his assistance. The man was taken home and died shortly after.

 

April 16, 1892

 

STEVENS - Died at Knowlton, Quebec, on April 15, Gardner Green Stevens, senator, in the 78th year of his age.

 

MILNER - Died in Mottama, N.S.W., Australia, on December 21, 1891, Susan B. Milner, aged 65 years, widow of the late Benjamin Milner of Hamilton. She was the eldest daughter of Capt. J. Bray, Royal Navy, and sister of Josias Bray, Esq, late of Hamilton.

 

KECK - (Harriston) Henry Keck, a farmer living in the township of Minto and formerly of Listowel, was kicked by a horse at his stable on Wednesday evening. He died this morning, never having regained consciousness.


ROWSELL (Paris) - The two-year-old son of Alexander Rowsell was drowned in the Grand river here this morning. The child wandered away from the house about eleven o'clock this morning and was last seen near the bank of the river. The body has not yet been recovered.

 

ROBERTSON - The death of Luke Robertson of Waterloo, Quebec, one of the oldest Masons in the province of Quebec, was announced yesterday.

 

THOMPSON - James Thompson, a Grand Trunk brakeman, living at Palmerston, was killed at Galt on Tuesday night through tripping and falling in front of a moving car.

 

April 18, 1892

 

BENSLEY - Died at his late residence, Barton, on Sunday, April 17, 1892, Robert D. Bensley, clerk and treasurer of the township of Barton, aged 53 years and 9 months. Funeral Tuesday at 1 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Shortly after twelve o'clock on Sunday morning, R. D. Bensley, township clerk of Barton, died at his residence on the mountain, one and a half miles south of the Jolley cut. He suffered from a paralytic stroke about six weeks ago and has since gradually been sinking. Death resulted from a combination of Bright's disease, heart disease, and asthma, from all of which deceased was suffering. He leaves a widow and six children, three sons and three daughters. The eldest son, A. W. Bensley, has a farm near Richmond, Va., the second son, R. R. Bensely is studying medicine, and a third is attending school. The deceased was one of the best authorities in Ontario on municipal law as applied to townships. He was reeve of Barton at one time, but held the position of township clerk for about seventeen years. The funeral will take place at 1 o'clock to-morrow to the Burkholder church.

 

UNSWORTH - Died on Saturday, April 16, Gilbert Gordon, infant son of John and Susan Unsworth, aged 5 weeks. Funeral from his parents' residence, 9 Homewood avenue, Monday, April 18, at 2 o'clock p.m.

 

POWERS (Windsor) - Philip Powers, a Crimean veteran, died at his home here on Friday. He was in the battle of Inkerman, at the taking of Redan, and at Balaclava, being a member of the Sixteenth Foot. He also served in the Indian Mutiny and was a pensioner of the British government. He vas presented with three medals for his services and good conduct.

 

MACKENZIE (Toronto) - At 12:40 yesterday, Hon. Alexander Mackenzie breathed his last. The early bulletins had foreshadowed dissolution, but it was only after a protracted struggle that the weary spirit found release.


Mr. Mackenzie, like so many prominent men, was a Scotchman, born at Logierait, near the famous pass of Killiecrankie, on January 28, 1822. He had thus completed the allotted three score and ten when summoned home. His father was in the middle walks of life, of a strong Whig family, and the future premier got the usual schooling of a middle-class Scotch boy, some five years in all. When he was fourteen, his father died, and he set to work as a stone mason's apprentice. When he was 20, he emigrated to Canada and settled in Kingston, working at his trade and taking a keen interest in politics.

The late Sir John A. Macdonald and the Hon. Oliver Mowat were also in Kingston at the same time. In 1874, Mr. Mackenzie, together with his brother, Hope F. Mackenzie, moved to the neighbourhood of Sarnia. For a time he continued in his business as a builder and contractor; then his interest in politics found a vent, and in 1852, he was editing the "Lambton Shield" in the Liberal interest. His editorial work soon attracted attention, and in 1861 he succeeded his brother, Hope F. Mackenzie, as M.P. for Lambton. Once in parliament his powers in debate and acquaintance with politics, present and past, placed him in the forefront, and he was a prominent supportor of the Sandfield Macdonald-Sicotte, and Macdonald-Dorion ministeries. The ministry having fallen, he was a supporter of Confederation. After Confederation he became leader of the Liberals in lieu of Hon. George Brown who had been defeated in South Ontario, and in 1873, in consequence of the Pacific scandal, he came to office.

From thence to 1878 Mr. Mackenzie was premier and distinguished himself by the great amount of practical work he acomplished. Among the acts passed by his ministry may be mentioned the grand election law, the controverted elections act, the independence of parliament, the homestead exemption act, the act relating to the extradition of criminals, the Canadian Pacific act, etc.

In 1878 Mr. Mackenzie's government was overthrown on the tariff question and he became once more leader of the opposition until April, 1880, when his party deposed him for Mr. Blake. In 1882 he gave up his old constituency of Lambton and was for East York of which he was the member up to his death.

Mr. Mackenzie was married twice, his first wife being Miss Helen Neil of Irvine, Scotland. She died in 1857, and in 1858 he married Miss Jane Sym, who still survives. By his first wife he had one daughter who is married to Rev. John Thompson, Presbyterian minister of Sarnia.

In 1879 shortly after the change of leadership took place, the first symptoms of disease made their appearance in a partial loss of speech, followed by a loss of power in his left side. These symptoms did not improve but rather steadily advanced, the infirmity of speech increasing in its severity. Mr. Mackenzie, however, was able to attend parliament and attend to his duties till February 2, 1892. While about to enter his carriage to go to his office, he fell and was carried into the house, when it was found that the loss of power or motion was complete in the left side,


also partial loss of sensation. His articulation became more indistinct and difficult to understand. He seemed to improve somewhat occasionally until about four weeks ago when his mind became impaired, but he would answer questions correctly occasionally.

During a great portion of his illness to within a few days of his death he was able to take some food and enjoy it. The last week he took almost nothing of any kind of nourishment.

Mr. Mackenzie possessed wonderful vitality, clinging to life as long as it was possible. His life was worn out, a case of pure exhaustion.

According to present arrangements, the funeral will be conducted as follows: On Wednesday at, 2 p.m. a service will be held at the Jarvis Street Baptist church after which the remains will be taken to Sarnia, arriving at 2 p.m. The funeral service at that place will be held at 2:30 on Thursday, and the interment will take place in the family plot in Lakeview cemetery. A special train will be arranged to leave this city at 4:35 a.m. on Thursday to enable those who wish to attend the funeral at Sarnia to arrive there on time.

 

SHIELDS (Quebec) - Mrs. Michael Shields, a lady who was taken sick on the Canadian Pacific Railway train coming from Montreal yesterday, died at the hospital to-day. The cause of death is said to be indigestion.

 

April 19, 1892

 

DUSSAULT (Quebec) - Mrs. Leda Belland, aged 34 years, wife of Melville Dussault, wheelwright, Renaud avenue, St. Sauveur, cut her throat this morning with a carving knife while temporarily insane. Her dead body was found by her husband lying on the floor at the workshop.

 

RAMMAGE (Moosomin, N.W.T.) - The body of Mrs. Rammage, the woman who was lost in the snowstorm of March, was found near the place near Cannington Manor, where Mr. Evans reported to have left her. She will be buried to-day by the Salvation Army of which she was a member.

 

LALOR - Mrs. John Lalor, wife of a labourer at Bow Park farm, Brantford, accidentally smothered her infant in bed on Friday night.

 

VARLEY - Henry Varley of Calgary, formerly of Mount Forest, Ontario, died on Sunday from haemorrhage of the lungs. He had been most successful in business in the West.

 

April 20, 1892

 

BOYLE Died on Wednesday, April 20, Edith May Pentecost, daughter of Arthur and Emma Jane Boyle, aged 8 years and two months. Funeral from the parents' residence, No 392 York street, on Friday afternoon, at 3:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


IRVING - Mrs. Augusta Irving, wife of AEmilius Irving, Q.C., died at Toronto yesterday morning.

 

CAMERON (Renfrew) - Robert Cameron, who lives about three miles from Renfrew, walked into the village yesterday afternoon. Returning home, when on the outskirts of the village, he was overtaken by a man with a buggy whom he asked for a drive. Soon after taking his seat in the rig, the driver heard gurgling sounds and on looking at Cameron, saw that his face had become livid. This was followed by a deathly pallor and a moment afterward the man was dead. The cause was attributed to heart failure.

 

OSTROW - David Ostrow, of Frankford, Hastings county, a veteran of 1837, died yesterday, in his 76th year.

 

SMUCK (Glanford) - Mrs. David Smuck died last Friday morning at the advanced age of 88 years. She was one of the oldest residents of Glanford. Her husband will be 94 years in May next. They have been married over fifty years. For the past two years her life had been anything but pleasant for her. Over a year ago she fell and broke her arm and had just nicely recovered from that when she was unfortunate enough to fall again and break her leg and has not been able to leave her bed much since. The funeral took place on Saturday and was largely attended.

 

WALKER (Beamsville) - Mr. Walker, whose serious illness was alluded to last week, died on Friday evening last. From the first his illness baffled the skill of his physician. Mr. Walker gave up all hope from the time he was taken down, and what is singular predicted almost the hour of his death. Deceased was well and widely known and respected by all who knew him, a kind husband and father, and a faithful friend. No man in the village will be more missed in the sphere in which he moved. He was closely related to the Stinsons of Hamilton.

 

SCROGGIE (Troy) - S. Scroggie's infant son died last week.

 

April 21, 1892

 

REED - Died on Thursday, April 21, at his late residence, township of Glanford, Nathaniel Reed, Sr., aged 87 years. Funeral on Saturday, April 23, at 11 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

There has just passed away at a ripe old age and full of honour one of the most respected citizens of the township of Glanford. Nathaniel Reed, Sr., was born in Suffolk, England, on April 9, 1805. During his life and early manhood Mr. Reed exhibited a great deal of that industry which


in after life made his success so conspicuous. At 23 years of age he married Miss Mary Spink and the youthful couple decided to make Canada their home. They arrived in the Gore of Toronto in July, 1805. At that time that part of Ontario was a wilderness but Mr. Reed determined to make himself a home and a competence. The dense wilderness soon yielded to his energy and ere many years had passed, he found himself the possessor of a comfortable home, surrounded by a young family of seven children.

For years serving his country and training his children to become good citizens he continued to prosper until he found himself in a position to retire with a competency. He sold his property in the Gore of Toronto and moved to the township of Glanford, county of Wentworth, in the year 1855 where he at once became a favourite with all whom he came in contact with. In the year 1840 he became a member of the Methodist church and for many years filled the most important offices in the gift of his fellow church members. In politics the Liberal party always received his support. He leaves an aged widow who for over half a century has proven in the best sense of the term a worthy helpmate.

Three children survive their aged father and each of whom is filling a position in life in a manner creditable to so good a father, amply justifying the scriptural injunction, "Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it". He leaves a large number of grandchildren of every one of whom it may be said that truth and virtue is the guiding star. Mr. Reed deserves to have inscribed on his headstone, "In memory of one whose life was made up of virtue, truth, and honour". No greater monument need mortal man crave to have.

 

STONE - Died on April 21, Mrs. Mary Stone, aged 73 years. Funeral from the establishment of Chapman & Sons, undertakers, 59 King street west, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

 

CALDWELL (Sydney, C.B.) - Quite a sensation was caused at Sydney Mines to-day by the finding of the lifeless body of James Caldwell at the foot of the cliff near Battery Point in that town. The deceased had been in North Sydney last evening, but drank considerable liquor before starting for home. He was seen for the last time at Sydney Mines about 11 o'clock last night. It is quite evident that death was caused by his fall from the cliff.

 

HAYES (Toronto) - About 5520 a.m. yesterday the dead body of Pat Hayes, a shoemaker, was found on George street near the Esplanada. The body was taken to the morgue, but an inquest was not considered necessary as the medical examination showed that death was caused by heart failure.


WILLIAMS (Quebec) - At 4:30 o'clock this afternoon the tolling of the English Cathedral announced the painful tidings that the Right Rev. Dr. Williams, lord bishop of Quebec, had passed away to his reward. The deceased prelate was a near relative of both Sir George Prevost, a former governor-general of Canada and of Isaac Williams, the poet and Biblical expositor. An Englishman by birth, after having visited New Zealand with a party of engineers and becoming enamoured of the self-denying and manly qualities of Bishop Selwyn, he entered Oxford, and a few years after ordination came to Canada as headmaster of the Lennoxville school. His love of athletic sport made him the idol of the boys, many of whom, such as Hon. J. S. Hall, Provincial treasurer, are to-day among the foremost men of the country. In 1863 he was elected to succeed Bishop Mountain in the Episcopal see of Quebec. He leaves a widow and one son, Rev. Lennox Williams, rector of St. Matthew's church in this city.

Only a week ago last night, the deceased prelate held a confirmation service in the cathedral. His illness which had developed into inflammation of the lungs only assumed a serious form on Sunday last. He was conscious until an hour or two of his death. Archdeacon Roe of Lennoxville arrived here this afternoon to see him but only a few minutes before the bishop breathed his last.

The funeral which will be attended by the clergy of the diocese will take place Saturday afternoon. The synod will be called in about six weeks to select a successor to the bishop and the choice is likely to be between Bishop Hamilton of Niagara, Canon Dumoulin of Toronto, Dean Carmichael of Montreal, Dean Norman of Quebec, Archdeacon Roe, Rev. Dr. Adams, or Rev. Dr. Allnat of Lennoxville, and Dr. Bullock, rector of Leeds, England.

 

April 22, 1892

 

STEARN - Died in this city, on April 22, Mary Ann, relict of the late William Stearn of Dundas, in the 78th year of her age. Funeral from her daughter's residence, Mrs. Allan Studholm, 241 Bold street, to Burlington cemetery, on Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

BATEMAN (Dundas) - W. H. Moore, secretary of the Valley City lodge, I.O.O.F., received a letter Monday morning from Minden Mines, Mo., stating that Thomas Bateman, formerly night watchman of the G.T.R. here, had been burned to death through his clothes catching fire while sleeping at a campfire.

 

MACGILLIVRAY - Mr. Macgillivray, father of Rev. Malcolm MacGillivray, of Chalmers church and Professor MacGillivray of Queen's university, Kingston, is dead at Collingwood.


April 23, 1892

 

FALLIS - Died at the residence of his brother-in-law, Edward Mosher, No 183 Hunter street east, on April 23, William Fallis, aged 54 years. Funeral on Monday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

LUTZ - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, John Hugh, infant son of George and Fannie Lutz, aged 1 year and 3 months. Funeral from 99 Pearl street south on Sunday, at 2:30. Friends will please accept this notice.

 

CONWAY (Stayner) - Patrick Conway of Orillia arrived here two weeks ago to purchase the Queen's hotel. Excessive use of intoxicants resulting in heart failure, caused his death yesterday.

 

MOON (Paris) - A man named Henry Moon walked into T. P. Gray's hotel to-day at 1 o'clock p.m. and had only got half way across the office when he fell down dead. Dr. Sinclair was summoned at once but life was extinct. Deceased was a labouring man about 55 years old and leaves a wife and family.

 

ROBINSON (St. John, N.B.) - The friends of the late Capt. Robinson of the Royal Engineers who fell last month in an attack on a village near the Sierra Leone station, have received full particulars of the action from his commanding officer. It will be remembered that Capt. Robinson is a St. John boy and a distinguished graduate of the Royal Military College. Major Moore, commander of the expedition, writes in the highest terms of the young soldier's action.

 

CLAY (Montreal) - Those who have known George Clay, the coloured pullman porter who has for some time past run on the Montreal and Vancouver route, will know him no more. Two days ago Clay went out from the Lachine where he lived to shoot muskrats, being accompanied by a friend. At night the latter returned and reported that he had lost sight of Clay about a mile from town, but that in all probability he would soon turn up. The supposition, however, has never been verified, for the well known porter was never again seen alive, and in fact no trace of him was discovered until this morning. While a Canadian Pacific train was approaching the company's bridge, an employee was surprised to see the body of a man floating in a deep ditch alongside the track, and upon slowing up, the body was soon recognized as that of the missing man, Clay. There was great excitement at first as murder was supposed to have been committed. The poor fellow's head was badly bruised, an eye knocked out, and his gun was lying on the bank some yards away. One theory is that Clay might have jumped from the train, thus sustaining fatal injuries, and on starting to walk could have fallen into the ditch which is full of water at this


 season. His companion tells a story to the effect that a short time after he had parted with Clay, the discharge of a gun was heard, and at the time of writing there are three theories: accidental death, suicide, and murder, all of which say the residents of Lachine will be carefully inquired into.

LUNDY (Brampton) - James B. Lundy, a retired farmer living in the Brampton house, Brampton, shot his wife dead at 9:30 this evening. The revolver was wrestled from him by T. W. Sellwood, who along with his wife, and Will Travers and his wife, were spending the evening. Lundy was drunk and stated that he did it intentionally. Mrs. Lundy was pronounced dead by Dr. Haggis immediately upon examination. Coroner Mullin is now summoning a jury to hold an inquest. This is the first case of this description in the town's history.

 

LUCAS, PRITTIE (Toronto) - A sad accident on Shannon street yesterday afternoon happened whereby three young boys were suffocated in a sand bank. Two sons of Alderman Lucas, Ernest and Alfred, aged 11 and 8 years, and Henry Prittie, son of H. W. Prittie, 144 Shannon street, were playing with some other boys in a sand pit on Shannon street when the bank caved in and suffooated all three of them. One of the boys, named Ramsay, ran to Mr. Prittie's house and notified the family of what had occurred. Assistance was quickly at hand, but it came too late. Dr. Ray, Dr. Hunter, and several other doctors were on hand shortly afterward, but though they worked hard, their efforts were in vain. The youngest son of Mr. Lucas was alive when rescued from the pit, but he was too far gone to be revived. The sand pit is a vacant lot on Shannon street where a cellar had been dug out and left open and the boys while playing in the sand on Thursday had dug a pit while the sand was wet, but yesterday the sand being dry, it caved in.

 

April 25, 1892

 

FILLMAN - Died at Ancaster, on April 24, Agnes Fillman, in the 62nd year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, Ancaster, on Tuesday, April 26, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

SHERBONNEAU (Kingston) - Michael Sherbonneau, who was shot a few days ago in the neighbourhood of Sloco, East Hastings, has since died at the Hotel Dieu hospital. The young man was employed as a teamster at the Rathbun company, and told a reporter he had been drinking and insulted a woman. She ordered him away and when he was about to start, she got her husband's shotgun and blazed away at him. It was loaded with fine shot.

 

AUSTIN - S. T. Austin of the firm of Austin, Robertson, & Co, wholesale stationers, Montreal, died suddenly in that city. Mr. Austin was well known here by all connected with the paper trade & was much esteemed for his genial qualities.


FLYNN (Cardinal) - James Flynn of this place, when returning home last night after a concert, accidentally fell into lock No 20 and was drowned. His body was recovered this morning. The deceased had been employed on the locks for several years and was respected by all citizens. The night was intensely dark and it is supposed he missed his footing and slipped off the bridge. He was 45 years of age and leaves a large family who have the sympathy of the whole community.

 

ELLIS (Pickering) - Abram Ellis, a highly respected farmer who has been insane for some weeks past, cut his throat yesterday morning and died at nine o'clock last night. Deceased was 60 years old. Bodily ailment seemed to have brought on the fatal trouble. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family.

 

FREEHAN (St. John, N.B.) - Willy Freehan, 12-year-old son of Patrick Freehan of Rocky Point, P.E.I., went down to the shore to drown a cat. Taking an old boat that was near, he pushed it off some distance from the shore. The boat being old and leaking soon filled with water and upset and the little boy was thrown out in about eight feet of water and was drowned before anyone knew of his danger.

 

DIAMOND (Belleville) - John T. Diamond, aged 25 years, died at the residence of his father yesterday from consumption. He was a printer by trade and of late years resided in Toronto. He was two years ago deputy grand master of the True Blues.

 

YEREX (Belleville) - Frederick Yerex, aged 20 years, of Picton, a student at the Belleville Business College, died suddenly yesterday.

 

April 26, 1892

 

FRANEY - Died on Monday, April 26, Sarah Ann Fink, beloved wife of Francis P. Franey, in the 35th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, corner of Wilson street and West avenue, on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30.

 

GHENT - Died on Tuesday, April 26, at his father's residence, Frank Edward, the third beloved son of E. H. Ghent. Funeral at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Private.

Frank Edward Ghent, third son of S. H. Ghent, county court clerk, died this morning after an illness of several months. Last September when he was singing in the Christ Church Cathedral choir he was attacked with congestion of the brain and he never thoroughly recovered from it. Early in the spring his health improved, but he had a relapse a few days ago. Last night he was very low and he passed away this morning. The deceased was 22 years old and was a popular young man. He took an interest in musical matters. When he was attending Trinity College, Port Hope, he led the choir.


MCGRATH (Montreal) - News has been received from Niagara Falls that Luther McGrath, coloured, who was released from St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary about three weeks ago, died in the former place yesterday. McGrath’s crime was murder, he having nearly severed the head off a man who insulted his wife, using a razor for the deed. His case was taken into consideration by Sir John Thompson on representations being made that McGrath could not live long and the prisoner was accordingly released. Consumption was the cause of his death.

 

HORNING (Tapleytown) - On April 16, Mrs. Horning, mother of Mrs. Charles DeWitt, passed away. The remains were interred in the Trinity cemetery on April 17, Rev. Mr. Hockey officiating.

 

TURNER - Hon. Gains Turner, M.P.P. for Albert, N.B., died from an abscess at Fredericton yesterday.

 

ASKWITH - David Askwith, veterinary surgeon, died at Belleville on Saturday, aged 83. He had lived in Belleville since 1838.

 

EAKINS - Mrs. W. H. Eakins, mother of W. S. Eakins, librarian at Osgoode Hal, Toronto, died at Woodstock yesterday after five days' illness.

 

CRAWFORD (St. Catharines) - On Sunday afternoon the body of James Crawford of this city, a middle-aged man, was found lying on the Welland division G.T.R. track between this city and Port Dalhousie by J. Downey, M. Ramsay and J. Elliott, dead. Deceased on Saturday night was much the worse for liquor and from the appearance of the body it seemed that he had fallen in a fit and died just as he fell. His remains were brought to his brother's residence whence the funeral will take place. Of late years the deceased has been very intemperate and almost discarded by his relatives.

 

DONALDSON (Vancouver) - The little daughter of Mr. Donaldson of the Sehl, Hastie, Erskine Co, by accident got choked by the kernel of a peanut. Two doctors made ineffectual attempts to save her life.

 

April 27, 1892

 

MORDEN (Flamborough Centre) - After a lingering illness, death released Peter Morden of Rock Chapel from pain and trouble. He has been suffering from the effects of a frozen foot which was amputated. This not proving satisfactory, the doctor contemplated amputating the leg, but death prevented all unnecessary pain.

 

CALDWELL (Hagersville) - The funeral of Valentine Caldwell took place on Tuesday.

 

MCMURRAY - William McMurray, an old and esteemed resident of Ingersoll, died suddenly yesterday.


KAVANAUGH - The wife of Michael Kavanaugh, merchant, of Ottawa, on Sunday, being unwell, took a dose of carbolic acid instead of medicine. The poison proved fatal.

 

FILLMAN (Ancaster) - James Fillman, an old resident here, was interred yesterday at the Methodist cemetery, a victim of blood poisoning, it is supposed.

 

BENNETT (Belleville) - A shocking case of suicide occurred this morning between nine and ten o'clock when Fred Bennett, aged 26, son of the late R. N. Bennett, butcher, committed suicide by hanging himself in his slaughterhouse which is just beyond the western limit of the city near the agricultural showground.. An evening paper gives the following particulars.

At about ten o'clock this morning a lad named Fred Klienbiel, aged 8, was passing the slaughterhouse of the late R. N. Bennett, butcher, which is situated on a lot a short distance west of agricultural building, when he saw a man hanging from a rope in the interior of the building. He ran a short distance to a field where his father, H. Klienbiel, and a man named Fred Smith, were working and reported what he had seen. They went to the place as quickly as possible and were horrified to find what the lad had stated was only too true. Suspended in mid air was the lifeless form of Fred Bennett. They examined him and found that he was dead. As soon as possible a telephone message was dispatched to the police station, informing the officers of the affair.

Chief Newton, officers Cook and Morton, and reporter of this journal were soon on the scene. Officer Cook cut the rope and the body was lowered to the floor, but life bad been extinct for some time. The unfortunate young man had, from appearances, taken every precaution to make the attempt a successful one.

A hemp rope of half an inch in thickness had been fastened to a block, the latter being attached to a rafter in the centre of the barn. After making a noose and placing it around his neck, he jumped from a loft in which was stored hay, to the floor below. The distance was about eight feet, six inches, and when the rope was taut his feet were only some four of five Inches from the floor. The drop was of sufficient height to have broken his neck, but such was not the case. The knot had been carefully made and placed under the right ear. The rope being rather small, had made a deep impress on the neck. The face was somewhat discoloured, but the features were not distorted.

Dr. Farley, coroner, was summoned, and after learning the facts of the case, did not consider it necessary for an inquest as it was a case of premeditated suicide. He stated that the young man had died from suffocation. An order was given for the removal of the body and it was taken to the residence of Joseph Woodley on Sinclair street, who is an uncle of the victim.


RUHL (Elmwood) - Conrad Ruhl, a machinist, was instantly killed in the sawmill here last night by the breaking of the large driving belt. Dr. Cooke of Chesley, coroner, held an inquest this morning. Deceased was about 50 years of age and leaves a wife and six children in poor circumstances.

 

April 28, 1892

 

FRASER - Early this morning the body of Hugh Fraser of Bullock's corners was found in Clark's mill pond. The residents cannot make up their minds whether it is a case of suicide or accidental drowning. Mr. Fraser was a son of the late Hugh Fraser who used to keep a store at the Corners. Since the death of the father, the young man has lived with his mother and sisters. Their house is close to the mill pond.

During the winter Mr. Fraser suffered from the grip and was very ill at one time, but he recovered from it. He left the house yesterday morning, bidding his mother and sisters good-bye but they did not think there was anything strange about that. When he did not return at noon and was still missing at tea time, his relatives became alarmed. A searching party was organized but no trace of him could be found. Another search was initiated this morning. The deceased's hat was found on the bank and the searchers then knew that he had been drowned. The body was found in the mill pond a short distance from the shore.

The residents are inclined to believe that Fraser was suffering from temporary insanity and that he committed suicide. Others believe that he was accidentally drowned. He appeared to be in good health when he left the house in the morning. An inquest will be held this afternoon or this evening.

The deceased was unmarried and was about 35 years old.

 

CLEAVE (Winnipeg) - Mrs. Paul Cleave, one of the oldest settlers of Southern Manitoba, died on Sunday last. Deceased belonged originally to Huron, Ontario, where she has relatives.

 

April 29, 1892

 

MUIR - Died at 75 Duke street, Hamilton, on Friday, April 29, Anna, wife of Judge Muir, in the 41st year of her age. Funeral Monday, May 2, at 3 p.m. Friends are requested not to send flowers.

Mrs. Muir, wife of Judge Muir, died at 9:30 this morning of pneumonia after an illness of only two or three days. The announcement of the sad event evoked expressions of the most sincere sympathy throughout the city to-day, more especially as it is barely a year since Judge Muir lost his only son, a promising lad to whom his father was strongly attached. Mrs. Muir was a daughter of Mr. Pettit of Grimsby. She was in her 41st year and leaves one daughter, a girl of 12. The funeral will take place on Monday at 3 o'clock.


LEDDY (Dungannon) - The body of William Leddy was, after search being made as to his whereabouts, found suspended to a small tree in the bush on his own farm and when found life was extinct.

It appears that he had been engaged putting in spring crop of which he had done considerable work on the day above mentioned. His team having been noticed to remain a long time in the same place in field led to a search being made for him which resulted as already stated.

He had been labouring under a fit of despondency for some length of time owing to sickness in his family last winter and also financial difficulties.

 

TOMPKINS (Cayuga) - Three trappers found the body of a man floating in the river opposite Mr. Evans's farm in South Cayuga. From a postal card found in the floater's pocket, it was identified as that of Robert Tompkins who disappeared about a month ago. Tompkins was a corporal in No 8 Company, 37th Battalion.

 

MURRAY (Belleville) - Ralph Murray of Rossmore died to-day at the Kyle House in this city from an overdose of morphine taken to relieve the headache. Murray, who 62 years of age, had for several years managed the Rathbun Company's sawmill at Rossmore which was shut down and discontinued last year.

 

LUNDY - Geo. E. Lundy, formerly of Toronto township, county of Peel, was caught in the storm at Reaburn, Manitoba, yesterday, and perished from exposure.

 

April 30, 1892

 

GIBB - Died in this city, on Friday, April 29, Dorothee Sophia Koster, beloved wife of Albert Gibb, in the 58th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 153 King William street, Monday, May 2, at 3 o'clock.

 

LAUR - John H. Laur has just died near Union, Elgin county, aged seventy-four. He had lived on the same farm for fifty-one years.

 

CAMPBELL - Donald Campbell, one of the oldest and most esteemed citizens of Colborne, Ontario, has just died, aged 86.

 

HOOPER - E. J. Hooper, barrister and county clerk of Lennox and Addington, died yesterday at Napanee. Deceased was at one time M.P.P. for Addington.

 

AFFLECK - Andrew Affleck, a farmer of Cartwright, Manitoba, started to drive home from Winnipeg a week ago and was missing until yesterday when his body was found in the river near Winnipeg. His horse also perished.


May 2, 1892

 

MCMURRAY - Died on April 30, at the residence of his son-in-law, E. C. Mosher, 183 Hunter street east, James McMurray, in the 85th year of his age. Funeral at Thamesford. Private.

 

GAGE - Died in this city, on May 1, George Gage, aged 35 years. Funeral from his late residence, 697 King street east, on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

STEWART - On Friday last, Alexander Stewart, a young farmer residing three miles south of Beamsville, was cleaning a horse in the stable when the animal kicked him in the leg, and immediately followed up the attack by kicking him with both feet in the abdomen. Mr. Stewart managed to stagger out of reach and then fainted, and after a time recovered sufficiently to reach the house. He died from his injuries at 11 o'clock to-day. The deceased was married in December to the daughter of Nathaniel Reid, carpenter at the asylum. He was highly respected by all who knew him and his terrible death has cast a gloom over the community.

 

FRASER (Winnipeg) - Isaac Fraser, conductor of the Canadian Pacific, and formerly of the Grand Trunk, who lost an arm while assisting in switching cars a few days ago, died yesterday at the general hospital. He has several relatives in Ontario.

 

ARMSTRONG (Winnipeg) - William Armstrong, a C.P.R. brakeman, fell under the wheels of a freight train here this morning, losing both legs. He died in the general hospital here this afternoon.

 

FORD (Sault Ste. Marie) - The steamer "Pasadena" caught watchman George F. Ford against the dock at the canal Saturday as he was climbing down the keel rope, and literally crushed him in two. The lower part of the body dropped into the canal and has not yet been recovered. The upper part with the heart forced between the neck and chest, fell over on the dock. Ford's parents reside near Courtright, Ontario. He had been a school teacher at Sombra, near Sarnia, and this was his first trip.

 

MCINTYRE - John McIntyre died on Saturday in North Yarmouth, Elgin county, aged 78 years.

 

ROBB - Samuel Robb, 11 years of age, was accidentally strangled while twisting a towel around his neck at his home near Qu'Appelle, Northwest Territories.

 

DALEY, DEERING (Sutton) - A most distressing accident occurred here to-day by which two boys lost their lives by drowning. It is not known for certain how the accident happened, but


Willie, a young son of George V. Crockett, who was with the unfortunates, says that they were playing on a raft when, by some means, they all fell off together. Willie managed to get out and drag himself home, but by the time he reached there was so chilled and ill that he could not give any account of himself. The other boys, one the third son of F. Daley, V.S., named Fred, aged ten years, and George, fourth son of Richard Peering, aged 8 years, were not missed till supper time. Inquiry being made for them, it came out that they had been seen near the pond. By this time it had become dark and all the village turned out with lanterns and dragged the pond, resulting in finding their bodies near where the raft lay, about midnight. It is particularly sad in the case of Deering, for it is only four months ago that his second son was killed by a falling tree. The stricken parents have the sympathy of the whole village.

 

NENGEL (Halifax) - A tragic affair occurred at the dry dock this afternoon. The steamer "Wilhem Oeleaner", which ran ashore at the mouth of the harbour, is in the dock for repairs. Three of the crew were standing on the dock this afternoon, semi-intoxicated, and conversing in a loud tone. They made a wager for the beer that one of them, Carl Nengel, a fireman, could not walk from the steamer along one of the stays to the dock. The distance was about fifteen feet and the stay was round and only five inches in diameter. Nengel started on his fatal trip, the ship's company by this time watching him attempt the foolhardy feat. When a little more that half way across, he staggered, lost his balance, and fell. The poor man tried to save himself from the certain death that awaited him on the granite bottom of the dock, thirty feet below, by clinging to the stay. It was of no avail, and after a momentary struggle, he dropped to death. His skull was crushed and his body frightfully disfigured. He was 22 years of age, unmarried, and a native of Luebeck, Germany. The two men who won their bet of the beer but saw their mate die, are Otto Sonntagg and Carl Lichie.

 

May 3, 1892

 

STEWART - Died at Beamsville, on May 2, Alexander Stewart, son-in-law of N. Reid, carpenter at the asylum, aged 34 years. Funeral Wednesday at 2 o'clock.

 

HYNES - Died at Warrenburg, Miss., on April 22, Charles J. Hynes, proprietor of the "Journal Democrat", brother-in-law of Mrs. J. L. Stewart of this city, in the 53rd year of his age.

 

GIBSON (Beamsville) - Our community was much startled by the announcement of the sudden death of Mrs. Alexander Gibson, who was married only on Wednesday last to a brother of William Gibson, M.P.. Deceased was a daughter of the late George Walker, and niece of James H. Walker of this place, and Mr. Walker, Q.C., of Hamilton. Mrs. Gibson was in good health up


to the moment when she was stricken down. Both doctors were immediately called in, but could do nothing, and death took place in a couple of hours after the attack, the doctors pronouncing the bursting of a blood vessel in the brain as the cause. It is seldom that any event has stirred the village so deeply and the surviving family have the heartfelt sympathy of all. Mrs. Gibson leaves a wide circle of friends to lament her loss both on her own side and that of her sorrowing husband who is well known and respected in the village. One week from the altar to the grave.

 

NICHOLSON - The death was announced in Montreal yesterday of Peter Nicholson, one of the city's best known builders, in his 71st year.

 

MUNZINGER - An octogenarian, John M. Munzinger, ended his life by taking a dose of strychnine shortly before noon to-day. He was one of the oldest and best known of the German citizens. For years he kept a bookbinding establishment on York street between Macnab and Park streets, but for the past few years he has lived with his son-in-law, Frank Kelk, 33 Bay street north. He was a genial and good-natured old gentleman and was highly esteemed.

For some time past, however, he had been troubled with gangrene of the foot and was unable to leave his bed. He was attended in his illness by Dr. Mullin. The foot became so bad that the doctor contemplated making an amputation, but after an examination he decided that this course would not be advisable as there were other complications besides the gangrene. His illness and his helplessness on account of old age worried Mr. Munzinger greatly and he suffered terrible pain from the foot.

For twenty years he had kept a bottle of strychnine in the house and in a moment of great pain he dragged himself out of bed, and getting the poison he took a large dose.

No doubt the old gentleman thought he had not long to live and to end his suffering, he took his own life. But shortly after taking the poison, he regretted the rash act and wanted to live. He called his wife and told her what he had done. Mrs. Munzinger was greatly distressed. Messages were sent for doctors and Dr. Abraham was the first to arrive. To him Mr. Munzinger admitted that he had taken the poison and asked him to get a stomach pump. Drs. McGilivray and Mullin afterward arrived, but before they reached the house, the old man was dead. He died half an hour after taking the poison.

When a reporter called at the home the body was lying on the bed. The mouth was ptrtly open and the features were distorted, giving the idea that the deceased had suffered great pain. Mrs. Munzinger and her daughters were much distressed. The old man had never hinted at suicide and it was a great shock to them.

Mr. Munzinger was about 80 years old and was born in Germany. He had been a resident of Hamilton for thirty-six years.

Coroner White was summoned, but after investigating the facts, he decided that an inquest was unnecessary.


May 4, 1892

 

MUNZINGER - Died in this city, on May 3, J. M. Munzinger, aged 80 years. Funeral from 35 Bay street north, on Thursday afternoon, at 3:30. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

 

SAGER (Troy) - Malachi Sager is no more. He went to bed as usual on the evening of April 9 at the residence of his son-in-law, William Robb, and was found dead next morning. Apparently he slept his life away. He was born in New York state, October 29, 1796. He came to Canada when a young man and married Sarah Dean of Stony Creek, June 28, 1825. He came to Beverly the same year and settled on Lot 11, (3rd concession, at present occupied by his son, Malachi. He had a family of eleven children, eight of whom survive him, four sons: Malachi, and James of Beverly, Nathaniel of Brantford, and Dennis of Dumfries, and four daughters, Mrs. Walter Misener and Mrs. William Robb of Beverly, Mrs. McRoberts of Toronto, and Mrs. Lewis of Galt. Some time before his death he selected the pall bearers who officiated at the funeral, his four sons and George Clark and John Blasdell. His wife died April 20, 1881, exactly eleven years before him. When he settled here there were only thirteen houses between St. George and Flamborough. He was a member of the Beverly council in 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853 and 1858. He was a justice of the peace and dispensed justice in this neighbourhood for a great many years. He was an ardent loyalist and took part in the stirring events of 1837-38. He worked vigorously for responsible government and was the last surviving subscriber of the celebrated Durham flag, now in charge of the Collins family of Dundas. Mr. Sager was of a most kindly and generous disposition, ever ready to relieve the wretched and oppressed. His remains were interred in the Troy cemetery on Friday afternoon, April 23. The funeral was very largely attended by people from various parts of the province.

 

May 5, 1892

 

WHITE (Winnipeg) - A sad accident happened a few miles south of Indian Head yesterday afternoon whereby a man named Nathan White, a new settler from Portage, Ontario, lost his life. White, who was going for a load of hay, had for company a man named William Spreadborough who is employed by the Dominion government in collecting specimens of wild birds. Spreadborough jumped off the wagon to shoot what appeared to be a hawk and in attempting to again get into the wagon, his gun went off, the charge entering White's spinal column. Death was instantaneous. An inquest was held by Dr. Carthew. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death, Speadborough being exonerated. Deceased leaves a wife and two small children in Ontario to mourn his loss.


PRAHL - While Constable Prahl of the North West Mounted Police was on parade at Lethbridge on Monday, his horse tripped, threw him, and fell upon him, crushing his skull. He died on the following day.

 

May 6, 1892

 

LATHAM - Died at Stratford, on May 5, Sheppard Latham, late of Hamilton. Funeral from 177 Duke street, this city, at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Sheppard Latham, one of the G.T.R. workmen who was removed from Hamilton to Stratford, died last Thursday at the latter place. His remains have been brought here for burial and the funeral will take place to-morrow at 3:30 p.m. from 177 Duke street. The deceased was an Orangeman and the funeral will be attended by the various Orange societies. Mr. Latham was an experienced musician and played in several bands in the city.

 

LECLAIR (Montreal) - Another death from alleged furious driving occurred in this city this morning. Felias Bernier, driving an ice wagon, drove over Jules Leclair, killing him instantly. The latter was driving a wagon for the Dominion Barbed Wire Co. and was running alongside his wagon. Bernier came up behind him. The wheels of the letter's cart passed over Leclair's head, crushing it in. Bernier was arrested pending the results of the inquest.

 

MCLEAN (Harriston) - John McLean, an old resident of the township of Minto, was found dead this morning on the Canadian Pacific track about two miles from town. He is supposed to have been struck by the night express when on his way home. An inquest will be held.

 

May 7, 1892

 

DRAGO (Chatham) - A fatal shooting accident occurred on the River Thames near Prairie siding, Dover township, yesterday afternoon, the victim being Mary Drago, a little 14-year-old girl, daughter of a highly respectable family of that locality. It appears that a fire was in progress in the house of William, Tredell, a neighbour living near Drago's, and Mary was present. Another young girl came out of the house with a revolver which she was showing and which in handling was discharged, the bullet striking her playmate and producing instant death. Dr. Rutherford was immediately notified, but did not think an inquest necessary. The county crown attorney has, however, ordered an inquest which will take place this afternoon at the scene of the accident.

 

WILLIAMS - Brakeman Williams of St. Thomas, injured at Brantford, on Thursday, died last evening.


BEAUDOIN - Edward Belanger has been found guilty of wilful murder by the coroner's jury at Quebec for stabbing Oleophas Beaudoin to death at Montmorency Falls a few days ago.

 

BRADLEY (Paisley) - William Bradley, reeve of Greenock township, died of apoplexy here to-night. He was in town on business and while at the Royal Hotel met his sudden end. He has been reeve at Greenock for many years and will be sadly missed among his many friends.

 

May 9, 1892

 

CRAIG - Died in this city, on May 8, James, second son of David and Jessie A. Craig, aged 15 years and 4 months. Funeral from 1 Tom street on Wednesday, at 3:30. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

 

AYLETT - Died in Toronto, on May 8, John Aylett, in his 80th year. Funeral from the residence of his son, 106 Agnes street, Toronto, Tuesday at 2 p.m.

 

PETTIT - Died at Winona, on May 8, Mabel, only daughter of James and Jennie Pettit, aged 12 years. Funeral on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

 

DARTNALL - Died at her brother's residence, Allandale, on May 6th 1892, Mabel E., second daughter of the late William Dartnall, aged 26 years and 9 months. Funeral at Rymal on arrival of train at 3 p.m. Monday.

 

KELLER - Died in this city, on May 8, Frank Keller, aged 44 years. Funeral on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

On Saturday a terribly sad accident occurred in the western part of the city, resulting in the death of Frank Keller, 63 Locke street north. Shortly before seven o'clock James Cheeseman, a butcher on the market, was driving north on Sophia street when his horse became unmanageable and dashed into the curb, upsetting the vehicle and breaking the shafts. Mr. Cheeseman was slightly hurt. As there was a lot of stuff in the wagon to be delivered, Frank Keller, who lives on the opposite side of Victoria Park, took his own wagon and hitched up Mr. Cheeseman's horse, started out to get his goods, and deliver them. He had with him his little son, George. Immediately after leaving the house, the horse again became unmanageable and dashed down Locke street. Keller and his son, George, held on the reins and did their best to pull the animal up, but in vain. At the corner of Locke and King streets the horse bolted westward and upset the wagon. Keller was thrown out on his head against the curb and his hands being entangled in the lines, he was dragged along under the wagon for some yards and then flung on to the boulevard. His son, George, was knocked senseless. Keller was carried into an adjoining house until the


ambulance could be summoned and was removed to his home. Dr. Miller attended him but not much could be done for the unfortunate man as he had suffered concussion of the brain and other injuries. The boy, George, had an ankle sprained and was badly cut in other places but was not seriously hurt.

Deceased was 45 years of age and a tobacco worker by trade. He leaves a widow and six children. Poor Mrs. Keller was almost crazed with grief when she came down from the house and saw the terrible nature of her husband's injuries.

 

KERR - Mrs. Kerr, an old lady of 80 years, belonging to Drummondville, was killed at the road crossing, one and a half miles west of Stamford Saturday night. She was crossing the G.T.R. track in a buggy when the vehicle was struck by a freight train,

 

AIRHARDT (Belleville) - While a young man named Airhardt was whittling v/ith a jack knife at Desoronto junction yesterday afternoon, the weapon slipped, cutting an artery in the left arm. He bled to death. The nature of the injury was not known until medical aid was powerless to save him.

 

CAISTER Caleb Caister, the well known proprietor of the Caister House, Woodstock, Ontario, is dead, aged 71.

 

RIXON (Owen Sound) - A telegram was received here late last night from Port Arthur saying that William Rixon, mate of the S.S. Athabasca, was blown overboard on Saturday morning while near the Friendly Island, Lake Superior, during the blinding snow story. Mr. Rixon is a young man of about 25 years, son of Mr. H. Rixon of the firm of Maitland, Rixon, & Co. of this town.

 

May 10, 1892

 

BELL - Died on May 9, at her father's residence, Main street east, Flossie Pearl, youngest daughter of Edward and Rose Bell aged 9 months. Funeral from above address on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

SANSFORD - Died in this city, on May 7, Almira, wife of E. V. Sansford, aged 59 years. Funeral took place yesterday.

 

LAWSON - George Lawson, an old resident of Elgin county, died on Saturday, in Southwold township, aged 80.

 

MCALPINE - John McAlpine, of Yarmouth township, near St. Thomas was found dead in his bed yesterday morning. He was 72 years old and came to Canada from Argyllshire, Scotland in 1830.


CAMERON, DICKSON - Two sudden deaths from heart disease took place in Kingston during the present week. On Sunday Donald Cameron, a student at Queen's University, dropped dead while attempting to dress, and yesterday, James Dickson, a patient at the general hospital, expired in a few seconds after an attack of heart disease.

 

GARNEAU (Toronto) - A very sad accident occurred at Davisville last evening about 6:30 by which Gordon Garneau, the 4-year-old son of William Garneau, was instantly killed by an electric car on the Metropolitan railway. At the time mentioned the little lad, alongwith several other children, was playing in the roadway a couple of hundred yards distant from his home when the electirc car, going north, dashed along. In his play the poor little fellow did not see the car and was directly in front of it. The car knocked him across the rail and one of the wheels ran over his neck, crushing the young life out of the body before the onlookers could as much as cry out, much less do anything to prevent the lamentable occurrence. The little lifeless form from which the head was almost severed, was carried home to the distracted mother who supposed that her little son was still playing in the garden where she had left him but a few minutes before. Doctors Armstong and Foster were both summoned, but the child was beyond human aid before he was picked up from beneath the wheels of the electric car.

 

May 11, 1892

 

BRAGG - Died in this city, on May 10, Cecilia Irvine, only daughter of William and Cecilia Bragg, aged 2 months and 23 days. Funeral from 93 Strachan street east, on Thursday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

BOUCHIER Daniel Bouchier, a London boy, eleven years old, was drowned in Bear Creek near Chatham on Saturday.

 

CARNEGIE, ROBERTS (Port Perry) - On Saturday last a sad accident happened by which two-young men were drowned in Lake Scugog. On Thursday last James Carnegie of this place sent his steamboat to Washburn island where his men were to load a scow with wood. Mr. Carnegie's son, James, a young man 20 years of age, and James Roberts, about the same age, son of Humphrey Roberts, also of this village, went with the crew. On Saturday morning young Carnegie said he would go and look for a punt lost from the steamer on Thursday. He was advised by one of the crew not to go as it was much too rough to which he answered that he was not afraid and started off in a canoe with Roberts, promising to be back by 11 o'clock. Not appearing at noon, those on the island concluded that they had decided to wait till the sea went down before returning. When night arrived, men began to be alarmed and waited up till midnight


watching in the moonlight, from shore. Mr. Bowen, owner of the canoe, started a search about 11 o'clock. Four miles from Washburn he found the boat on the beach upside down. He returned to the island1 and gave the alarm. Steam was got up and the steamer returned to Port Perry at 4 o'clock Sunday morning. Grapnels were secured and with many willing hands and anxious hearts aboard, the boat returned to Washburn. Dragging was continued all Sunday and Monday. About half past seven on Monday night Roberts's body was caught and in half an hour afterward Carnegie's body was found. They will be buried to-morrow. Both were promising young men. Kindly references were made in the churches on Sunday to their sudden ending.

 

SHAW (Toronto) - Last evening a milkman named Joseph Shaw, who lived at 1457 Bloor street west, fell dead from an attack of heart disease. He was driving along Margueretta street when some boys began throwing mud and stones at his wagon. He stopped his horse, got out of the wagon, and pursued the boys, catching one of them after a short run. Shaw had barely caught hold of the boy when he staggered and fell to the ground, dead. Dr. Spence was called but life was extinct. Sergeant Lobb had the body removed to the house that the unfortunate man had left but a short time before apparently in good health.

Coroner Lynd was notified, but on investigation decided that an inquest was quite unnecessary as there was no mark of any blow being received, and it was known that the deceased had been suffering from heart disease. It is supposed that the exertion of running after the boys had over excited Shaw. According to Coroner Pickering's warrant there will be an inquest on the body at the late residence of the deceased at 8 o'clock to-night.

 

BAYLIS (Vancouver) - A man who registered under the name of W. Baylis arrived at the Oriental Hotel yesterday. An hour later his dead body was found in his bedroom. Beside him was a revolver and there was a bullet hole in his head. Ashes in the stove showed that he had destroyed all letters or papers which would lead to his friends being informed of his death.

Robert T. Graham subsequently recognized the corpse as that of William Baylis whom he had worked with in a lumber camp near Donald in December 1890. Baylis was then of a despondent disposition, and while the others were engaged in sports in the evening, he would sit by himself apparently brooding over his misfortunes. He seldom spoke of himself and all Mr. Graham knew about him was that he had come from near Toronto.

 

CURTIS (Millgrove) - The funeral of the late Albert Curtis of Galt took place here on Monday from the residence of his brother. Edward. Many will remember him as this was the home of his boyhood years.

 

May 12, 1892

 

SUTHERLAND - George Sutherland, a brother of Angus Sutherland of this city, died suddenly at Castile, N.Y., on Sunday last. He formerly lived here.


SCHULTZ (Kingston) - Julia Gray, aged 44 years, widow of the late Richard Schultz, killed two and a half years ago by felling a tree, visited neighbours in excellent health last evening, arose this morning at 6 o'clock and while dressing dropped dead. Heart failure was the cause.

 

May 13, 1892

 

Birely Died at 199 Charles street, on May 12, 1892, Elizabeth Gage, widow of the late Lewis Derrick Birely, aged 87 years and 4 months. Funeral on Saturday at 4 o'clock.

One of Hamilton's oldest residents passed away yesterday at her home on Charles street. Elizabeth Gage Birely was born at Stony Creek in 1805 and was the daughter of James Gage, who was one of the earliest settlers in Upper Canada, having come to this country about 1779 during the exodus of the U.E. Loyalists from the United States.

Early in life she had deep religious impressions and joined the Methodist church with her husband in 1826. Their home was noted for its hospitality to the early Methodist ministers. She felt a warm interest in her church and was a constant attendant until the failure of her health. She was retiring in disposition, an affectionate wife, and a loving mother. The family consisted of three sons and two daughters: James Gage Birely, Oshkosh, Wis., the late Norris F. Birely, and Lewis D. Birely; and Mrs. D. B. Galbraith and Mrs. R. R. Waddell of this city.

 

CURELL - Died of scarlet fever, at Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 11, Edmund Gibson, son of J. G. and Susan Wood Curell, Brooklyn, and grandson of Edmund Pinch, of Hamilton, aged 11 years and 1 month.

 

FOREMAN - Peter Foreman, a native of Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, and an old resident of this city, died at Detroit, on Wednesday of heart disease, in his 75th year.

 

GALARNEAU (Quebec) - Shortly after seven o'clock last evening a young girl about 14 years of age, named Julie Galarneau, daughter of George Galerneau, mason, of Beauport, went into the Beauport church to attend the month of May service. She had assisted in taking up the collection at the service, and was just re-entering her pew again when suddenly she became faint and almost immediately expired.

 

PREVOST (Montreal) - A dreadful case of suicide has just been reported from the parish of St. Antoine Abbe, Chateauguay, where a well-to-do farmer came to an awful death under the following circumstances. Demase Prevost went to the field in the morning taking with him two horses which were attached to a harrow. After working away for several hours, the farmer


appears to have suddenly became insane and being seized with a terrible desire to do away with himself, he proceeded to carry out his designs in a most methodical manner. He led the horses to the middle of the field where grew a large tree around which the unfortunate man tied a strong plough line and throwing himself to the ground, he fastened his feet solidly to the other end of the rope. This done, Prevost caught hold of another piece of line, drew a noose over his head and also attaching it to the whiffletrees, started the horses. The result can be easily imagined as the head was almost severed from the body. His poor old father was the first man to discover the son's awful death. An inquest was held and a verdict rendered in accordance with the facts as detailed above. The terrible death of the young farmer has caused the greatest excitement for miles around.

 

CARROLL (Toronto) - John Carroll, formerly of St. Catharines, died last night at his residence, 61 Robinson street, after a short illness. Four days ago he took cold which was followed by inflammation of the bowels, and he grew rapidly worse until last night when he expired. Mr. Carroll, although 68 years of age, was a hearty old gentleman and his sad death was a surprise to all his friends. He has been very low spirited since the death of his wife who was buried about two weeks ago. He has been an extensive contractor for the last twenty-five years and has helped to build nearly every railroad that has been constructed during that time. In 1875 and 1876 he constructed several sections of the Welland canal and at a later date had the contract for enlargement.

He was one of the firm that built the Niagara Central Railway. His name is also remembered in connection with the building of the Toronto, Grey and Bruce, Whitby and Port Perry, Grand Junction, Kingston and Pembroke, Ontario and Quebec, Canadian Pacific, and many other railroads. He has been engaged for the last three years in the construction of the large irrigation canals which have built in Utah. He was a great horseman and kept the Clandeboys stock farm in St. Catharines well stocked with the best bred animals he could procure. On Saturday morning the remains will be taken to St. Catharines and buried there.

 

ADAMS (Toronto) - A serious accident happened yesterday morning in Drummond Place whereby one workman lost his life and another was badly injured. A number of workmen were employed raising a brick house , No 6, for the purpose of putting in stone foundations. The men were using jack screws and all seemed going smoothly when without the slightest premonition, the whole building collapsed. Peter Adams, a married man, residing in Camden Place, was instantly killed by the falling debris, and James E. Townsend of 304 Davenport road, was severely injured. The ambulance conveyed Townsend to his home and the body of Adams was also removed to his late residence. Coroner Johnstone has ordered an inquest to be held to-morrow afternoon on the body of the deceased.


LEMIEUX (Quebec) - This morning a Quebec Central freight struck and killed telegraph operator Odule Lemieux at Weedon station. He was in the act of handing a telegraph message to one of the trainmen and got too close to the train.

 

JACKSON (Midland) - An inquest will be held to-morrow on the body of Mrs. Jackson who died suddenly the other day and is supposed to have committed suicide by poisoning.

 

MCDONALD (Lindsay) - A domestic named Christina McDonald left the residence of her employer, H. Gladman, to visit her sister, but was taken suddenly ill at Wellington street bridge. A passerby assisted her to a house in the neighbourhood where she died on a lounge before a doctor could be summoned.

 

ELLIOTT (Tottenham) - Jones Elliott, a wealthy farmer of Adjala township, was driving to Tottenham with a load of grain and in descending a hill, the horses and vehicle went over the embankment. The wagon and bags of grain alighted on top of Elliott who was smothered to death.

 

FITZGERALD (Stratford) - William Fitzgerald while assisting at a barn raising this afternoon at Mr. Murphy's in Katesville was accidentally killed by a plate falling on him. Death was instantaneous.

 

WILKINSON (Windsor) - Mrs. F. Wilkinson, aged 77, died at the residence of her son-in-law, J. G. Stewart, to-day. About two weeks ago she was troubled with an ulcerated tooth. A week afterward the tooth was extracted and blood poisoning set in.

 

RUSHNELL - Joe Rushnell, an old resident of Belleville, died yesterday, aged eighty-five.

 

WELL - Henry Well, who cut his throat in Kingston on Good Friday, died in the general hospital at that city on Wednesday night.

 

MORRISON - Capt. George Warren Morrison, deputy port warden at Montreal, died yesterday morning from the effects of la grippe. He was 51 years of age.

 

SWITZER - A child of R. Switzer, who resides in Tillsonburg, has died, from poisonous effects of the fungus commonly known as the toadstool, of which he had eaten.

 

FRENCH - The body of John French, a railway employee, was found on the Michigan Central Railway track between Waterford and Windham, Ontario, yesterday morning. He had been run over by a train during the previous night.


May 14, 1892

 

BUCK - Thomas Buck, a well known resident of Norwood, Ontario, died yesterday, aged seventy-three.

 

O'NEIL - Henry O'Neil, aged about 50, was arrested in Galt, apparently drunk, and locked up. About 10 o'clock the same evening, Thursday, he was found dead in the lock-up. O'Neil was formerly a blacksmith in Preston. A coroner's jury found that he had died from an overdose of a drug, administered by himself, not knowing it was poisonous.

 

KELLY (Toronto) - The mystery surrounding the finding of a dead body in the Brock street slip yesterday has been cleared up, and once more the power of the press demonstrated. The dead man has been identified as a sailor named Michael Kelly of 100 Tecumseh street. He was a son of Capt. Kelly of the Schooner "Dundas". Yesterday morning William Kelly, a brother of the dead man, saw the story of the discovery of the corpse and recognized the description of the dead man given therein as that of his older brother. He thereupon went to the morgue to find that his conjecture was only too true.

 

May 16, 1892

 

CUTT - Died at 181 Hunter street west, on May 15, Harold Gibson, infant son of James and Jane Cutt, aged 8 months. Funeral on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Private.

 

PRESCOTTE - Killed on the railway track at Bronte on Saturday night, May 14, James Prescotte, post master of Appleby. Funeral from his late residence, on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

On Saturday night, James Prescotte, postmaster at Appleby, was driving-home from Oakville when his rig was struck by the express and he was instantly killed. The accident occurred at the crossing a short distance west of Bronte station about 10 o'clock. Mr. Prescotte arrived at the crossing just as the westbound freight train was passing, and as soon as the caboose was clear of the crossing, he drove across, but at that moment the eastbound express came dashing along the second track and struck the cart, smashing it to pieces. Mr. Prescotte's body was carried on the pilot until the express stopped at Bronte station. The body was terribly mangled and life was extinct. The deceased was about 45 years of age. He leaves a widow and eight children. The funeral will take place on Tuesday at 10 o'clock.

After the accident, the horse ran on to the house of a neighbour who took it home and that was the first intimation the bereaved family received of the accident.


GUNNER - Died at his late residence, No 51 Queen street north, on Sunday, May 15, 1892, William Gunner, in his 98th year. Funeral private. No flowers.

William Gunner, probably the oldest man in Hamilton, died yesterday morning in the 98th year of his age. He was born in St. Mary's Gray, Kent county, England, January 6, 1795, and left there in 1838 for the States where he remained for a number of years. He came to Hamilton in 1851 and lived here for forty-one years. He was in the leather business for many years. He lived with his daughter, Mary Gunner, who keeps a small grocery at the corner of Queen and Napier streets. Up to three years ago, he was active, his mind was clear, and he was remarkably smart old gentleman, but he became very feeble, and for two years had not been out of the house. He was a strong Conservative and a great admirer of Sir John A. Macdonald. In March 1891 he cast his vote for McKay and Ryckman. The polling booth was in his daughter's store and he did not have to go far. About six months ago he took to his bed and never left it. He became weaker and weaker and quietly passed away at 8:45 yesterday morning.

He was anxious to vote for Mayor Blaicher last January, but he could not get out. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon.

Mr. Gunner's memory was remarkably clear and his other intellectual faculties were also active up to a few months of his death. A few years ago a "Spectator" reporter had an interview with him and the old gentleman chatted quite volubly about reminiscences of his early life. He had a vivid recollection of being taken to London by his father to see the funeral of Lord Nelson, and as he was then a boy of ten years, he remembered and described accurately many of the details of that great spectacle.

Several years before this, before the 19th century was born, an event occurred which he remembered well. He went to London with his father and remained for hours in a wagon in St. Paul's churchyard with a pet dog as his only companion, his father having missed his way to the great city and got lost. Mr. Gunner saw four British sovereigns: the present queen, William IV, George IV, and George III, and used to tell with delight of how he used to watch the little princess Victoria riding about Brighton on her pony.

 

LACHANCE, LEBLANC (Montreal) - A triple drowning occurred to-day in the Lachine canal under the very saddest of circumstances, and to-night two families are mourning over their dead. This afternoon four bright little boys named Edgar Lachance, aged 4 years; Arthur Lachance, his brother, aged 6 years; and Napoleon and Paul Leblanc, aged respectively 6 and 4 years, set off with the consent of their parents to buy some candy at a small shop a few blocks away. After they had started, one of the little fellows suggested that they should go down to the canal and see if the water was high, and the others agreeing, the quartette arrived at the bank. It appears that a raft of logs lay moored near at hand and while three of the boys jumped and began to amuse themselves, the fourth, Paul Leblanc, more timid perhaps than his older brother and the two companions,


refused to leave the canal bank but stood watching the others walking about on the raft. In a moment Paul was horrified to see all three fall into the water and sink. Being so small, he could do nothing to save them, yet the child cried for help with all his might. No one being near, however, the trio of playmates drowned before his eyes after which little Paul went home with the sad news of the accident.

In the meantime the St. Cunegonde police arrived at the canal and the bodies were recovered and taken to their bereaved families who are naturally terribly distressed at the loss of the little boys.

 

HANEY (Cornwall) - An old man named Charles Haney was struck by the cylinder of an engine at Lancaster to-day, throwing him a considerable distance and breaking his neck. He was given ample warning, it appears, but being 87 years of age and walking on crutches, he was unable to clear the edge of the track. Had he had time to have taken one more step, he could have saved his life.

 

BARLOW (Winnipeg) - A Calgary dispatch says that yesterday Mr. McMillan, a farmer of Fish Creek, on going to the residence of F. W. H. Barlow found him lying on the floor in a pool of blood with a gun lying beside him. Deceased came to this country from Bolton, Lancashire, England, on January 1, last, settling on a section. He engaged Mr. McMillan to build a house for him on the place and went to live there two weeks ago.

Mr. McMillan had occasion to visit him yesterday. Getting no response to a knock, he raised the latch to enter and found the body as above described. The deceased was about 40 years of age, unmarried, and seemingly in good circumstances. Mr. McMillan came to town this morning to get coroner Dr. Grant McKay who went; out to the scene of the tragedy this afternoon for the purpose of holding an inquest.

 

PRINGLE (Whitby) - John R. Pringle, a merchant tailor here, died suddenly of apoplexy at 8 o'clock this morning. He retired last evening in his usual good health.

 

RAY (Windsor) - Peter Ray, an old recluse living alone in a hut on the Huron Line, was kicked by a stallion. Ray made his way into the house and seated himself in a chair. Four hours later when Dr. Casgrain arrived, the old man was still seated in the chair with his chin down on his breast. "What is the matter, Mr. Ray?", asked the doctor, but no answer came. The doctor took him by the vest to shake him, thinking he was asleep, and found the old man was dead. Ray had lived in the old hut about fifteen years and practically a hermit and miser. He was nearly 80 years of age.


May 17, 1892

 

EASTERBROOK - Died on Monday, May 16, at his late residence, Freeman, Thomas Easterbrook, in the 80th year of his age. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Service at the residence.

 

PHILLIPS George Phillips, who for a number of years carried on business as tailor in this city, died at Salem, Oregon, on May 7.

 

DIETRICK (Stratford) - A fatal shooting accident occurred on Saturday afternoon near Shakespeare village at the residence of Joseph Dietrick who resides a few miles from here. His two sons, aged seven and five, had been playing with a revolver when the weapon discharged, striking the younger boy in the abdomen. Dr. D. B. Fraser of Stratford was called and did what he could for the boy, but yesterday evening the little sufferer died. The revolver was an old one and had been loaded by the boy's grandfather about ten years ago.

 

ALLEN (Port Elgin, N.B.) - James Allen, a fisherman, was drowned while putting out lobster traps at Cape Spear yesterday.

 

ELLSWORTH - David Ellsworth of Bloomfield, Ontario, who had been a great sufferer from cancer, went out and drowned himself yesterday morning.

 

BEDARD - Madame Bedard of Boucherville, Que., who has been deranged for some time past, threw her baby into the St. Lawrence river yesterday, and before succor could be had, the little thing was drowned.

 

CAPLING (Stratford) - Mrs. Stephen Capling of Shakespeare was found dead in bed by her husband on Sunday morning. Mr. Capling woke up early and noticing the his wife did not breathe, he lit a lamp when he saw and realized the sad fact that his life-long companion was no more. Dr. Bluegrass was sent for, but all he could do was to pronounce Mrs. Capling dead.

 

ALLAN (Sarnia) - Samuel Allan, governor of the jail here, died to-day at 12:30 aged fifty-five. He had been ill for some time. He was appointed jailer in 1863.

 

May 18, 1892

 

CAMP - Chief of Police Dennis Camp of Dundas died at 11 o'clock to-day at his late residence on Hatt street. He has suffered for the past six months from cancer. The deceased was for a number of years a conductor on the Hamilton & Dundas railway, but was appointed chief of police at Dundas early in 1891.

 

CRONE (Orillia) - Reuben Crone, aged 66, a carpenter of Washago, dropped dead on the street yesterday. Heart disease resulting from over-exertion was the cause.


WRAYTON, CAMERON (Halifax) - Arthr M. Wrayton of Wrayton's Island, Shelburne, was drowned while crossing to the mainland and Sutcliffe Cameron, a Lockport fisherman, was drowned by the capsizing of a dory.

 

TURCOTTE - Driver Turcotte of 'B' battery, Quebec, was kicked by his horse and died from the effects yesterday.

 

May 19, 1892

 

TURNBULL - Died on Thursday, May 19, at Detroit, Eliza, wife of John Turnbull, and daughter of the late William Rowe of this city. Funeral from the residence of Mr. Henry Schadie, corner Cannon and Park streets, at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

COULTER (Forest) - To-day Dr. D. McEdward, coroner of Thedford, opened an inquest at Arkona on the remains of the late Samuel Coulter of Bosanquet who was found dead in a cistern at his house a few days ago. Some of Coulter's friends, suspicious, of foul play, placed the matter in the coroner's hands for investigation. The body was exhumed this morning and a post mortem examination was made by Drs. Brown and Copeland of Arkona, after which evidence was taken at the Queen's hotel before a jury of whom A. Dickson, J.P., was chosen foreman. The stomach will be sent to Toronto for analysis.

The jury brought in a verdict of death by suicide.

 

OLIVER - Died in this city, on May 19, Thomas.Oliver, aged 56 years. Funeral from his late residence, 57 York street, on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

A gruesome sight was presented when Patrol Driver Coulter broke in the back door of Thomas Oliver's shop at 57 York street this morning. On the bed behind the counter at the back of the shop lay the stark body of the proprietor, the throat and lower part of the neck horribly gashed and a puddle of clotted blood on the floor showed where he had hung his head over the side of the bed and bled to death. Amid the blood lay a cobbler's knife just as it had dropped from the nerveless fingers. On an old bureau near the bed was a partially emptied can of beer and an empty gin bottle in a drawer close by completed the stage setting of the tragedy.

The body was that of a man about 55 years of age and it lay upon the bed partially dressed. A long dark beard had prevented him from getting at the throat properly and he had hacked the upper part of the chest and the lower portion of the neck. On a chair beside the bed was a piece of tobacco and some matches but the pipe had been placed on the bureau. The whole surroundings were most comfortless and the deceased had evidently been keeping a sort of bachelor's


apartment in rear of this workshop though his wife and family live in fairly comfortable style above the adjoining store which is used as a second-hand shop and was controlled by Mrs. Oliver.

Mrs. Oliver is rather a good looking woman considerably younger than her husband and is at present in very delicate health. To a reporter she explained that the deceased had been drinking more or less since Good Friday and about two weeks ago he placed a bed in the rear of his shop next door and had been living there since, coming to see the family occasionally. Yesterday about 4 o'clock he came in to me and said, "Do you forgive me, old woman, for all I've done to you?" "Yes, Tom, I forgive you". "He asked me to make him a cup of tea as he felt sick, and I made him a nice supper and sent it to him. When he mentioned he was sick he also said he was afraid he was going out of his mind" The deceased came in again during the evening and his mother-in-law was there. He stayed until after 10 o'clock and seemed cheerful. About 11 o'clock Mrs. Oliver went down to the back door to put out a pitcher for the milkman in the morning and her husband heard her and came out of the adjoining door. They had a talk and she says he promised to straighten up and go to work, and he put his arms around her and kissed her. He went back to his quarters behind the counter in the shoe shop and Mrs. Oliver went to her bedroom. About 1 o'clock she was taken ill with heart trouble and sent her sister out to tell her husband to go for Dr. Dillibaugh, but the girl returned saying she couldn't make Oliver hear. A couple of hours later Mrs. Oliver had another attack of heart palpitations and sent her sister again to arouse her husband, but with the same result. Then she became alarmed and exclaimed, "Surely he can't be dead". They went to bed again and did not awake till nearly 7 o'clock. Mrs. Oliver's sister went to work and she sent a boy and later a servant girl to arouse her husband, but they could not get a response. The girl could see Oliver lying on the bed by looking through a crack in the door. Some neighbours were summoned and they sent for Patrol Driver Coulter from the Napier street station who broke the door and found Oliver dead.

Dr. Philp, the coroner was summoned and at his arrival at 8:50 there was still some warmth perceptible in some portions of the body though the limbs were quite cold and stiff. The doctor was inclined to think that death had occurred in the early morning though the warmth may remain a considerable time when a body is well covered. The hands and arms of the dead man were covered with blood and he had evidently make a rough task of the throat cutting. When found the head hung over the side of the bed and had evidently been held in that position while he bled to death. Dr. Philp decided to hold an inquest and the jurors will view the body at 3 o'clock.

Thomas Oliver was an Englishman about 56 years of age and had a chequered career. He had served in the 16th Regiment during the Indian Mutiny and came to Canada about fifteen years ago. He was twice married. Before he married his present wife, he had been in the asylum here


for some time and was of a very excitable temperament. On August 29, 1889, while residing in Rochester, N.Y., he attempted suicide by cutting his throat with a knife and almost succeeded, He was in the hospital there for over a month. He has been drinking heavily for some time past and there has been, it is said, domestic trouble at the bottom of it. Three weeks ago Mrs. Oliver applied to the police at the Napier street station to arrest the deceased as she was afraid of him, but the officers refused to act without a warrant. Subsequently he was arrested in the street for being disorderly and eventually his wife paid the fine. She said that bad companions caused her husband's ruin.

 

MINARD (Uxbridge) - Near Chalk Lake, Uxbridge township, an old lady named Minard, who had on several previous occasions attempted to commit suicide, accomplished her purpose last night by taking paris green. Insanity accounts for the deed.

 

LINDSAY (Toronto) - John Lindsay of 267 Lippincott street, while at work yesterday in the shop of Mr. Boyle on Queen street west, took a sudden attack of hemorrhage of the lungs and died in a few minutes.

 

NEIL (Stony Creek) - The funeral of the late Garret Neil took place here on Saturday and was largely attended. The deceased was a son of the late Levi Neil, was born and resided in Saltfleet until two years ago when he removed to Beamsville where his demise took place. He leaves a wife and child to mourn his loss.

 

ROBINSON (Stony Creek) - The death of Mrs. Robinson, wife of William Robinson, butcher, of Barton, took place on Monday morning. The deceased lady was the daughter of Nelson St. John of this village and was widely known and respected by all who knew her as a loving and affectionate wife and mother and a pious Christian.

 

SUTTON (Beamsville) - One of the oldest inhabitants of this place died here on Monday in his 85th year, in the person of Thomas Sutton. A quiet and respected citizen, a thorough Conservative in politics, and he never failed to get in his vote if he had to be carried to the polls.

 

ROBERTSHAW - Mrs. John Robertshaw, one of the oldest settlers of Woodstock, died yesterday, aged eighty-three.

 

LECHAPELLE (Macleod, N.W.T.) - Antoine Lechapelle, better known as 'Tony', was found dead on his small farm hear the Blood reserve yesterday, having poisoned himself. His death makes one more of the old-timers of ante-police days who has passed to the great beyond. Tony came to the country before the advent of the police to trade with the Indians. He carried on this business in various parts of the country and at different times had his trading headquarters on


Bow and High River. In one of the frequent battles which these traders had with the Indians in those days, Tony was seriously wounded and had a very close call. When the police arrived they put an end to the whiskey trade with the Indians, and when old Fort Macleod was established, Tony settled down as a merchant. In this business he had many ups and downs and his flights from bedrock to wealth and vice versa were as rapid as they were wonderful. He did not remain long in business after the removal of the town, and at the time of his death had a small farm just across the river from the Blood reserve.

 

GEORGE, WELLER (Toronto) - Two young men were drowned yesterday afternoon by the capsizing of a boat on the bay at the foot of Simcoe street. They rented the boat from Armour's boathouse to row to the island where they learned George Martin, a brother of the yacht club steward, was to be found. They knew but little about the handling of a boat and were overturned when but a few yards from the dock. The men were supposed to be Charles W. George and Charles Weller, but as one of them was a dark man, it is not positively known whether he could be. The man who registered at the Crosby Hotel as Weller was a fair man. The two men registered at different times with different clerks and Weller was not seen about the hotel anymore. The one who registered as George was also fair, but he did not give checks for baggage. Weller, however, had a trunk brought to the hotel. When it was known that the two men were drowned, the trunk was opened, and from indications either the two men shared the trunk or else the man was making use of both names.

It is certain that George crossed the ocean on the steamer "Parisian" under the name of Charles Weller, because Mr. Martin came out on the same boat which started from Liverpool on May 5. George had been in this country before and worked in Montreal as a waiter in the Windsor Hotel. The different articles in the trunk bore several names, but Charles W. George and Charles Weller were the principal ones. In the trunk were a number of letters from young ladies and also a number of lead-pencil sketches made by C. W. George. There were also a number of children's and Ladies' articles as well as a lot of ladies' fancy work, finished and partly finished. He had a good stock of collars, but there was a variety of initials used as marks. The bodies were not recovered last night as the water was too rough to drag, but esplanade constable Williams will make a search this morning. George was known to be an expert swimmer and it is supposed that the other dragged him down.

 

May 20, 1892

 

GALLAGHER - Died in this city, on May 18, 1892, Mrs. Hugh Gallagher, aged 78 years. Funeral took place from Blachford's this afternoon at 2 o'clock to R. C. cemetery.


STURDY - Died on Friday, May 20, Frank Sturdy, superintendent of the House of Refuge, aged 45 years. Funeral Sunday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

A respected and efficient city official, Frank Sturdy, steward of the House of Refuge, died this morning. His death was unexpected though he had been ill for ten days, but was not confined to his bed. About six months ago he had a bad attack of grip, but he pulled through, although he felt the effects of it in his last illness. Last night about 11 o'clock, he had a bad turn and kept getting weaker and weaker. He became unconscious at 4 o'clock and died at 9:30 this morning.

Mr. Sturdy was in his 46th year and was born in the county of Donegal, Ireland. He came to Hamilton twenty-five years ago. For five years he kept a grocery store at the corner of Mulberry and Macnab streets. In July 1886, he was appointed steward of the House of Refuge which position he held until his death with great satisfaction to the hospital committee. He leaves a widow and two daughters. He was a brother of James Sturdy. The deceased was a member of Acacia lodge, Dixon lodge, and I.P.B.S. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon.

Chairman Dunn says it is doubtful if a successor to Mr. Sturdy will be appointed as he considers that Mrs. Sturdy is quite capable of filling the position.

 

GRANT (Abingdon) - The infant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Grant, Jr. died on Wednesday aged 4 months.

 

May 21, 1892

 

JONES - James Jones, whose family live in Yarmouth, died on Thursday in the Hamilton Asylum for the Insane where he had been confined for thirty years.

 

HAYES (Port Colborne) - Capt. Robert Hayes of the barge "Ogarita" fell overboard off Port Stanley yesterday and was drowned. The "Ogarita" is towed by the steamer "Seguin" and arrived here this morning. Everything was done to save the unfortunate man but without avail. He lived in Buffalo and was about 65 years old.

 

BAZENETTE (Penetanguishene) - On Monday J. S. Darling, postmaster, received a letter from the Serpent River stating that Odilon Bazinette of this town was drowned while working on the drive. Bazinette left for the Serpent about four weeks ago. (Serpent River, south of Elliott Lake ON.)

 

WATT (Mitchell) - A young man named Watt, recently from the old country, employed in Hulbert & Merryfield's sawmill at Monkton, was reaching over the edging saw and losing his balance, fell upon it. His leg was cut off and he died a few hours after.

 

DUNN (St. Thomas) - Mrs. Dunn, 70 years of age, mother of Michael Dunn, Alma street, employed in the Michigan Central Railway shops, was found dead in bed this morning.


HODSON (Amherstburg) - On Sunday morning last as John Park was walking along the shore of the lake, he saw a pop bottle floating in the water near the shore. He got the bottle, and perceiving that there was some paper inside, he opened it when he found a letter of which the following is a copy:

Amherstburg, May 15, 1892

I, Jack Hodson, am tired of life and bid good-bye to all my friends in this world. All through drink I have lost all my friends and am in this world alone. Whoever finds this, please inform my friends at Brown House, Amherstburg.

Good-bye. Jack Hodson.

Hodson was a stonemason and had been employed on the new Methodist church since work had been commenced there. For about two weeks before he left, he had been on a spree. All the workmen agree that the writing resembles Hodson's very much and say he was very despondent the day before he was last seen and believe he took his life. Hodson was a single man about 32 years of age, and although the men have worked for some time with him, they know nothing definitely of his family, but believe he has a father and mother and five brothers in Port Burwell, Elgin county, Ontario.

 

May 23, 1892

 

ROUTH - Died at 81 Bond street, Toronto, on May 22nd, Harriet Conforth, widow of the late Capt. Henry Routh, 15th Hussars, in the 70th year of her age.

 

KAVANAUGH - Died in this city, on May 23, Jane, beloved wife of Francis Kavanaugh. Funeral from her husband's residence, 17 Mulberry street, on Wednesday, May 25, at 8:30 a.m. for St. Mary's cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

BEATTY - The remains of the late Samuel Beatty of Toronto were buried on Saturday in Hamilton cemetery. Rev. E. M. Bland conducted the burial service.

 

RYAN (Colborne) - Shortly after 1 o'clock to-day James Ryan, a labourer working on the double track three miles east of this place known as the ‘Dangers’, while walking on the track, fell down in a fit as he was subject to them and had several during the forepart of the day. He had his dinner and left his boarding house unnoticed by the proprietor, to follow three men up the cut. After the men had gone a short distance up the track, they met an eastbound freight train. As they left the track to allow the train to pass, they saw Ryan lying on the track a short distance behind. He was struck on the forehead, the skull being completely crushed. He also received a three-cornered


cut on the top of the head, and one leg was broken. He had been working here about ten days and came here from Toronto. It is supposed he has a brother, a boot and shoe merchant, in Toronto, is about 37 years of age, stout built. The body was removed to Hennessey's boarding house, awaiting orders from his friends. The coroner, Dr. Thorburn, was called, and after obtaining the facts of the case, deemed it unnecessary to hold an inquest.

 

HAGERTY (Kingston) - David Hagerty, an old resident of this city, employed as night watchman on the steamer "Spartan" was drowned at two o'clock this morning in the dry dock. He went uptown to inform Mate Bushell of a leakage in the boat, and on his return missed his footing and fell into the dock. The hands on the steamer were not aware of the accident until his absence was discovered and his body found floating in the dock. He was a widower and leaves a family of five children.

 

MCPHERSON (Woodstock) - Roderick McPherson, one of Woodstock's oldest residents, died last night. He was born in Inverness, Scotland, and settled in Woodstock forty-five years ago. Congestion of the lungs and liver cancer caused his death.

 

ALLAN - James Allan, for half a century a prominent resident of West Oxford, is dead at the aged of seventy- nine years.

 

HANCOCK (London) - John Hancock, miller, and an old resident, died suddenly yesterday of peritonitis. He was attending to his business as usual on Friday afternoon.

 

May 25, 1892

 

YOUNG - Samuel Young, a veteran of 1837, died in Thurlow township, on Tuesday, aged seventy-eight.

 

COMSTOCK - Edwin P. Comstock, one of the most prominent young men of Brockville, died yesterday, aged twenty-seven.

 

WILSON - The funeral of the late Robert Wilson, collector of customs, who died on Saturday, took place at Orangeville yesterday. The remains were interred at Mono.

 

KAVANAUGH - George Kavanaugh, 23 years of age, was found dead in the woods at South Yarmouth, Ontario, yesterday afternoon. He had been killed by a falling tree.

 

May 26, 1892

 

THOMPSON - Died in this city, on May 25, Janet Thompson, aged 91 years and 5 months. Funeral from the Aged Women's Home, 195 Wellington street south, on Friday, May 27, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCNEIL (Halifax) - John McNeil of New Glasgow was run over by a coal train and killed while walking on the track near that place. He was 91 years old.

 

JOLLEY - Died on May 25, Archie Jolley, youngest son of James Jolley, aged 21 years and 9 months. Funeral private.

Without any motive that can be learned deliberately and methodically Archie Jolley, ledger keeper in Stinson's bank, put an end to his life last evening.

About ten o'clock night watchman Cook noticed a gas jet burning in the basement of the bank and entering the building, he went into the basement to investigate. A frightful scene was there presented. The dead body of a young man lay on the floor at the west end of the basement. The head and shoulders were propped against a wash stand, the body and legs extended at full length and the arms resting carelessly alongside the body. The floor underneath the corpse and surrounding was covered with blood which had poured from a ghastly wound in the head. Bits of brain were scattered about. Near the right hand lay the weapon with which the deed was done, a small 'bulldog' five-chambered revolver, 28 calibre.

The night watchman hastened out to notify the police of his horrible discovery and soon constable Bainbridge and detective Reid arrived and took charge of the body. Coroner Mackelcan and Major Moore, manager of the bank, were also summoned, and promptly arrived, but before their arrival, Chief Aitchison and others were called in to identify the body.

Strange to say nobody could positively identify it at first as the body of young Jolley, even some who had known him well in life failing to recognize in the white shrunken features on the floor any resemblance to the rosy, fresh, handsome face that they remembered. Some thought it was Alex Leith, the senior clerk, and the rumour quickly spread through the city that it was he who had suicided. Even Major Moore failed for some time to recognize the body as that of Jolley. But very soon there was no more room for doubt. The young man's hat was found on Major Moore's table and his coat was hanging on a rack near the head of the steps leading down to the basement and in the pocket was a sealed envelope addressed to Alex Leith in Jolley's handwriting.

Soon after the discovery Mr. Leith himself arrived and opened the letter. It was written firmly and clearly and betrayed no evidence of haste or nervousness. Mr. Leith, addressed affectionately as “Dear Alick”, is told that the letter is addressed to him because the writer does not want to give his parents any more trouble. The young man's meaning was that the news of his death would cause grief enough to his parents without the additional anguish of reading a farewell letter from him.

Mr. Leith is also requested to inform the writer's parents and relatives that his last moments were happy. He wrote the names of six young men, friends of his, whom he desired to have act as pall bearers at his funeral and he concluded by wishing Mr. Leith ‘a last farewell’ and signing ths name, Archie. At the head of the sheet the line from Gray's Elegy is written in scroll fashion, "The paths of glory lead but to the grave".


About midnight the body was removed to Blachford's undertaking establishment and prepared for burial. The sad task of breaking the news to the young man's father, James Jolley, saddler, of John street south ,and Mrs. Jolley was left to the family physician, Dr. Leslie. Archie was the youngest, the last in a numerous family.

All the facts show that the suicide was coolly and deliberately planned and carried into effect. The young man left the bank at 3:15 bidding Mr. Leith a cheery good-bye. He went home, took tea, and was engaged for some time cutting grass with a lawn mower in front of the house. When it began to grow dark, he went into the house, changed the ordinary business suit that he wore every day for a dark suit, put on a clean shirt and fresh necktie, polished his shoes, and came downtown. He probably went direct to the bank and wrote the letter which was found in his coat pocket. Then removing his coat, he hung it on the rack at the rear of the inner office, and placed his hat upon Major Moore's table.

The revolver was Mr. Leith's and was kept in his drawer to which young Jolley had access. He got the weapon out of the drawer, went down into the basement, lit the gas jet above the washstand, and standing with his back to the stand, placed the muzzle of the revolver behind his right ear and fired. The weapon did not go off on the first trial. The hammer snapped on the cartridge without exploding it, but the second attempt was successful and the bullet crashed through the poor fellow's skull. Death must have been instantaneous. The deed was probably done between eight and nine o'clock, for the body was quite cold when it was discovered at ten o'clock.

The deceased was a handsome, bright young man about 21 years of age. His disposition was cheerful and even jovial. His habits were regular, and his general character above reproach. For three or four years he had been employed as ledger keeper at Stinson's bank and Major Moore says that during that time his conduct had been such as never one to have called for a reprimand.

Whether young Jolley had any motive for taking his life and what it was, if he had any, is not known and must probably remain a mystery.

The first rumour was that he was short in his accounts at the bank, but there is no truth in that. Even if he had been inclined to be dishonest, his duties at the bank were such as to give him no opportunity to profit by dishonesty. The cause was certainly not depression of spirits, for all day yesterday Mr. Leith says he was in his bustomary good humour and joked and laughed up to the time of his departure in the afternoon. Major Moore and others who saw and spoke with him during the day corroborate this.

The probability is that the deed was caused by suicidal mania, for it has been learned that members of the family have of late noticed with anxiety certain signs of mental irregularity in him. The idea of suicide was evidently a familiar one to him. Two or three days ago he purchased at a city drugstore an ounce of laudanum and asked for the strongest that could be supplied.


But there was nothing in his appearance or usual manner that would indicate insanity. His face was frank and pleasing, and his complexion beautifully clear, delicate, and rosy. His movements and manner of speech indicated a mind quick, clear, and alert. He was widely known and his cheerful, affectionate disposition made him a great favourite with all his friends. At home he was almost idolized being the youngest of the family and the pet of the household.

No inquest will be held. After learning all the circumstances which have been narrated above, Coroner Mackelcan decided that an inquest was unnecessary.

Since the preceding account was written a rumour had gained circulation that young Jolley was in trouble recently on account of an intrigue between him and a young woman of the city which threatened to get him into difficulties. The rumour lacks confirmation and those who know him best are confident that there is no truth in it.

 

ARMES (Glanford) - John Armes, who moved some time ago from Barton into Glanford, passed away to his long rest on Wednesday of last week. He was stricken down with a bad attack of inflammation of the bowels which was followed by inflammation of the lungs, and medical aid seemed to be of no avail. He was an honest and industrious man. The funeral took place on Friday last.

 

May 26, 1892

 

Vansickle (Jerseyville) - The funeral of the son of Joseph Vansickle of Brantford took place at the Baptist church last Sunday.

 

HEDLEY (St. Mary's) - A terrible thunderstorm passed over this town between five and six o'clock this evening. Roger Hedley, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of St. Mary's was struck by lightning and instantly killed on his own farm. He leaves a wife and large family.

 

REID (Ottawa) - Howard Reid, a lad of twelve years, residing in South March, Carleton county, committed suicide by strangulation yesterday. The case is a peculiarly sad one. The father of the lad, Arthur Reid, is a well known and prosperous farmer. His son was to have come to Ottawa with him yesterday, but asked to be allowed to take his holiday some other day when the shops would be open. He went out to the barn to feed some fowl he was raising and was not again seen alive. His sister found his body suspended by the neck by a piece of roller towelling. It is believed by those who know the lad that he took his life while suffering temporary insanity, the result of an injury to his foot which caused him intense pain for a considerable time and which nearly caused an attack of lockjaw. An inquest will be held.


FOSTER (Thorold) - A brakeman named George Foster, belonging to St. Catharines, while engaged in coupling cars on the Niagara Central here this afternoon, was run over and instantly killed.

 

May 27, 1892

 

STEWART (Galt) - The body of Mrs. Nancy Stewart, aged 68, of concession 10, Beverly, who disappeared from her home on Monday, has been found in a pond near the Gore of Puslinch about one mile from her house. It is supposed she set out from home to meet her daughter who had gone to attend a prayer meeting and having lost her way, accidentally fell into the pond and was drowned.

 

FORD (Goderich) - Thomas Ford of Holmesville was struck with paralysis while reading a newspaper and lived only a short time.

 

PUTNAM (Belleville) - Mrs. Charles Putnam died very suddenly last night while seated at a piano in the house of her brother, Thomas McGinnis. Cause - heart disease.

 

MCLEOD (St. Catharines) - Mrs. William McLeod, aged 37, of Stamford, dropped dead at her residence on Wednesday afternoon from heart failure while attending to her household duties.

 

LEAPER - The body of Percy Leaper, drowned near Orillia on Monday, was recovered and the funeral took place yesterday.

 

SNYDER - Benjamin Snyder of Roseville, Ontario, died on Wednesday, aged eighty-four. He was one of the oldest residents of Waterloo county.

 

CAMPBELL (Kingston) - The Late Lieutenant-Governor. This morning at 3 o'clock the train, heavily draped, carrying the remains of Sir Alexander Campbell rolled into the K. & P. R. station. Notwithstanding the early hour there was a large deputation present, including many aldermen. Chief Horsey, Officers Burnett, Small, Craig, Bateson, McCullough, Tuttle, and Ballantyne were present. They carried the casket into the city hall, followed by a body guard from 'A' Battery in charge of Sergeant Bouellier. The casket was laid under a catafalque erected in the centre of the hall and draped in black. While lying in state the public were admitted to view the remains and before the funeral procession started thousands of people looked upon the face of the dead statesman. The procession was formed at noon and moved to Cataraqui cemetery followed by 'A' Battery band and Royal Military College cadets. The Bishop of Ontario and Canon Spencer were the officiating clergymen. The bearers were: Hon D. MacInnes, Hamilton; E. W. Rathbun, Desoronto; J. T. Blackie, E. H. Kertland, Toronto; Sir R. J. Cartwright, Col. Duff, Rybert Kent, John Elliott, Kingston; C. Langwith, Storririgton; and Rev. F. W. Dobbs, Portsmouth.


There was a good representation of eminent men in the procession, including government

officials, judges, clergymen, and lawyers, the mayor and aldermen, school board and

representatives of Queen's University in line, as well as a great throng of citizens. Business was

suspended as the procession passed through the city.

At Cataraqui cemetery prayers were said and the body vaulted to be buried some time later.

 

May 28, 1892

 

DYNES - Died at Ancaster, on Friday, May 27, James Dynes, aged 84 years. Funeral from his

late residence to Appleby cemetery at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 30. Friends will please accept

this intimation.

 

SHERLOCK (Caledonia) - About 5 o'clock this morning an alarm was given by Mrs. John Sherlock that her husband was missing from the house and a search was immediately instituted which resulted in the finding of the body in the Grand River in about two feet of water. Deceased had been confined to the house for the past three months with la grippe and lately he had to be

constantly watched. He got up once during the night, but his wife heard him and put him back

to bed again. She dropped off to sleep when it got near morning when he must have quietly got

up out of bed, put on his clothes, and walked straight to the spot where found. Sherlock for a

number of years has been janitor of the schools and also of the Presbyterian church.

 

LOWE (London) - A well known citizen, Thomas G. Lowe, died very suddenly this morning.

Deceased was engaged in his duties as landing waiter at the customs department of the C.P.R.

freight sheds this morning, and after 11 o'clock he left his chair, going to the door where

a loaded car was about to be opened. Immediately on reaching the open air he tottered and fell

heavily to the platform before assistance could reach him and expired.

 

CROTTY - Richard Crotty, a pioneer settler, died yesterday at Ingersoll, aged 86 years.

 

LEIGHTON - Mrs. Robert Leighton who lived in Toronto when it was Little York, has just died in Buffalo, aged 101 years.

 

HAY - Miss M. E. Hay, whose parents live in Toronto, died suddenly in Winnipeg on Thursday

and the body is on the way home.

 

FAUGHNAN - The body of Thomas Faughnan, a Crimea veteran, was buried at Picton yesterday with military honours by the 13th Battalion.


STEVENSON - Thomas Stevenson, late night operator of the C.P.R. station in Peterborough, was killed on Thursday at Sutton Junction through slipping and falling under the wheels when attempting to board a train.

 

O'RIELLY - James O'Rielly, the first settler in the north of Percy township, Hastings county, died on Wednesday evening. He was over 91 years of age and resided continuously on the farm where he had lived since the year 1834.

 

May 30, 1892

 

HEMPSTOCK - Died at the residence of his uncle, William Ridley, No 356 Jackson street west, on May 30, Charles Hempstock, aged 6 years and 2 months. Funeral on Tuesday at 3:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

LATIMER (Gananoque) - William Latimer, a River St. Lawrence boatman, well known to summer tourists to adjacent islands, was found drowned this morning at a point west of Grindstone Island in Canadian waters. When discovered this morning, the tiller rope was found to be wound around his waist and his skiff bottom up. His body was brought here and interment ordered by the coroner. No inquest was considered necessary.

 

NOSKEY - A Sault Ste. Marie dispatch says the mutilated remains of J. Noskey, a locomotive engineer on the Canadian Pacific Railway, were found on the track one mile east of Chelmsford on Saturday. Friday was pay day and it is thought he was murdered for his money.

 

May 31, 1892

 

O'KEEFE - Died at Fort Ellice, Manitoba, on May 23, Margaret, beloved wife of D. C. O'Keefe, aged 65 years, formerly of Hamilton, Ontario.

 

KAVANAUGH - Died in this city, on May 31, Elizabeth, wife of John Kavanaugh, in the 51st year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 13 Railway street, on Thursday morning, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

SMART -The familiar figure of ex-Judge W. L. Smart will not be seen on the streets of Hamilton anymore. He died shortly after seven o'clock this morning at his residence, 294 Park street south. He was out as usual on Thursday last and was feeling as well as usual, though he had not been very strong for the last three or four years. On Friday he was taken ill and rapidly became worse until last evening his friends became alarmed. Unfortunately Mrs. Smart had left on Thursday for Denver, Col. to look after the judge's son who is at a health resort there and the old gentleman


was alone in the house with the servants. W. F. Walker, Q.C., and other friends heard of his illness and saw that everything possible was done for him, but shortly after seven o'clock this morning he died. The deceased suffered from a serious attack of hemorrhage of the liver about four years ago and nearly died at that time. Subsequently he went south for his health and then visited England where he consulted Sir Arthur Clarke, the prominent London physician. Since that time he had suffered more or less from the same complaint, complicated with dropsy, but at the last death was comparatively sudden. He had been at Denver lately, but returned about a week ago.

William Lyon Smart was born at St. Albans, Middlesex, England, on September 16, 1824. He was the eldest son of the late John Newton Smart of Trewhiltt House, Rathbury, Northumberland, who married,, in 1823, Mary Ann, co-heiress of Rev. Thomas Gregory, vicar of Henlow, Bedfordshire by whom he had six children, the subject of this notice being the eldest. He succeeded his father in the Trewhilt and Netherton properties on the death of the former in 1875. Most of these estates he subsequently sold to Lord Armstrong. Judge Smart was a nephew of the late Admiral Sir Robert Smart, K.C.B., K.H.R.N. He received a first-class education, finishing his course at King's College, London. He left college in 1842 and was articled to Smart & Buller, attorneys-at-law and solicitors in chancery with whom he remained for five years. He was admitted as attorney in 1847 and was taken as a partner in the firm of Smart, Buller, & Smart. He remained in this firm until 1853 when he came to Canada on a visit to the late Col. Light, Woodstock, Mrs. Light being his aunt.

He liked Canada so well that he concluded to remain in the country and accepted the appointment of secretary of the Woodstock & Lake Erie Railway Company, representing the English bondholders on the board. The company amalgamated with the Amherstburg & St. Thomas Railway under the title of the Canada Southern Railway, and Mr. Smart remained as secretary of the new company until 1862. During the period of his secretaryship, he was admitted as an attorney-at-law by the law society of Upper Canada.

In 1864 he entered into partnership with Hector Cameron, Q.C., the office of the firm being in Toronto, where Mr. Smart continued until 1868. In 1866 he was called to the bar of Upper Canada. In 1868 he commenced business for himself in Toronto and remained there till 1873 when he removed to Hamilton. He received the appointment of deputy judge under the late Judge Logie and also the late Judge Ambrose.

The duties of this office he discharged until the appointment of Judge Ambrose's successor, the late Judge Sinclair in 1876, when he retired from his judicial position and began business for himself in the court house here. He practised his profession until quite recently when his impaired health compelled him to seek rest.

The deceased gentleman took a keen interest in military matters and was for a time a member of the Woodstock volunteers. He also took considerable interest in public affairs and served as


councillor in 1870 and 1871. He also sought election as an alderman in Hamilton but unsuccessfully. He was a candidate for South Oxford in the provincial election of 1882, but was not successful. He was a freemason of long standing and also a member of the Orange order. Having a passion for travel, Judge Smart visited every part of the United States, and travelled extensively in the British Isles, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Tangiers, and several parts of Africa, and in the West Indies. In religion he was an Episcopalian;, in politics a staunch but broad-minded Conservative. In 1863 he married Catherine McGill Crooks, daughter of the late John Crooks, of Niagara. She died in 1871, leaving one daughter and two sons, John A. Smart and W. C. Smart. In 1880 the deceased married Mrs. Gilbert of Peterborough who survives him.

Mr. Walker, Q.C., cabled to the brother of the deceased to-day and also telegraphed to Mrs. Smart and the judge’s two sons who are in Denver. The date of the funeral will be fixed when word is received as to their wishes.

 

June 1, 1892

 

SMART - Died on May 31, 1892, William Lyon Smart, Esq., aged 68 years. Funeral from his late residence, corner of Park and Markland streets, Hamilton, on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

 

WATSON - Died at the residence of his sister-in-law, Mrs. William Watson, No 224 King William street, on Tuesday, May 31, Andrew Watson, aged 58 years. Funeral on Thursday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

HOWDEN - Died at Chesnut Lawn, Barton, on June 1, Annie Evaline Brethour, beloved wife of James E. Howden, and only daughter of Joshua Brethour, aged 34 years. Funeral will take place from her father's residence, Barton, on Friday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

BOWDEN - Arthur Bowden, who used to sell lead pencils on the streets, died at the city hospital to-day.

 

PURDY (Belleville) - A train consisting of sixteen cars and a van ran off the track this morning about 5:45 at a place called Hoard's Crossing, three and a half miles east of Campbellford. Nine cars and the locomotive were ditched. Six cars were piled up in a heap and the locomotive was buried beneath them. Brakeman Robert Purdy, Port Hope, was buried in the wreck. The driver, H. Johnston, Lindsay, was scalded about the legs and arms and bruised about the face and head. The fireman escaped with a scalded shoulder and a slight injury of the hip and back. The train was in charge of conductor Farr and three cars with the engine were totally wrecked. The track was torn up and the rails bent, and twisted. The cars were loaded with corn, oats, and heavy timber. Three doctors were immediately summoned and all the injured were taken care of.


Late this afternoon the body of brakeman Purdy was taken from the debris. Death was caused by suffocation from steam and grain. When discovered the body was in a sitting position with the hat drawn over the face. It is quite evident that the deceased must have been alive for a few minutes after the accident happened. The body was taken to Campbellford.

 

HOWARD - Thomas Talbot Howard is dead in London, Ontario, where he had lived for forty years, aged ninety.

 

THOMPSON - J. H. Thompson, ex-mayor of Orillia, died unexpectedly yesterday morning, though he had been ailing for some time.

 

STEWART, POLITTE, COY (Montreal) - Three horrible accidents took place this evening. At 7:30 William Stewart, an employee of Hudson's rolling mill, was instantly killed by the bursting of a flywheel, the poor fellow's head being split open to the shoulder. An hour later Engineer Politte of No 7 grain elevator was scalded to death by the bursting of a boiler, and a few minutes before midnight, a watchman named John Coy, in the employ of the Holmes electric agency, fell from the roof of the building, five storeys, into Fortification Lane, and was crushed to death.

 

June 2, 1892

 

BOULTON - John Boulton, a fisherman, was drowned at Sarnia, his boat being overturned by the swell of the steamer "Cole".

 

BUCKHAN (Waterdown) - Mrs. Thomas Buckhan, an old and much respected resident of this place, died at her home on Tuesday. Mrs. Buckhan had almost finished house cleaning when she took a cold which turned to inflammation of the lungs and in little over a week resulted in her death.

 

MUNDY (Rat Portage) - A man reported to the police that he had discovered the dead body of a woman lying on Tunnel Island, a short distance from the water. A constable, in company with the man, went over to the island and found that the body was that of a woman who had evidently met with foul play.

The deceased came here from Winnipeg last summer and worked for some time in a restaurant. She was then a widow calling herself Mrs. Mundy. Since coming here she was re-married to a man named Ostrander who is at present working in camp at the Rainy River. The woman reached here from that place a day or two ago and is known to have had money in her possession just before she met with her death. The body has been brought here and an inquest will be held.


June 3, 1892

 

O'BRIEN - Died in this city, on June 2, 1892, John O'Brien, aged 28 years. Funeral from his late residence, 107 Simcoe street east, on Saturday morning, at 8:30 o'clock to St. Lawrence church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

FITZGERALD - Charles Fitzgerald, 113 Young street, was out for a walk about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. When he returned home he was taken ill and although everything was done for him, he died at 7 o'clock. The deceased had complained of being unwell for some time, but his illness was not considered serious and he was not confined to his bed. Mr. Fitzgerald was about 55 years old and had lived in Hamilton for a number of years

 

BALDWIN - Mrs. A. H. Baldwin, wife of the rector of All Saints Church, Toronto, died suddenly yesterday. She was a sister of Mrs. Dr. Ridley of this city.

 

BAWDEN - The young Englishman, Arthur Bawden, who died in the hospital, was buried yesterday by the St. George's Society and some friends of the deceased. The burial was made in St. George's burial plot.

 

ROWE - William Rowe, foreman for the Nichols Copper Company at Capelton, Quebec, was killed by the unexpected explosion of a blast yesterday.

 

FOSTER (Newmarket) - During a thunderstorm here this afternoon a farmer named George Foster was struck by lightning and killed. He was engaged hauling gravel and was standing on his wagon when struck. His straw hat was torn to pieces and there was a hole burned in his shirt below the neck, but no mark was found on his head or body.

 

June 4, 1892

 

STROME - Died at the residence of Mrs. J. H. Carpenter, No 13 Jarvis street, this city, on Friday, June 3, Angeletta C. Strome, daughter of Moses Strome of Linwood, Ontario, aged 24 years. Funeral at 8 a.m. Monday to G.T.R. Interment at Hawkesville, Ontario.

 

SWEET - Died on Saturday, June 4, Ethel, youngest daughter of George and Jane Sweet, aged 7 years. Funeral from her father's residence, 65 East avenue north, on Monday, at 3 p.m.

 

MCNIFF (St. Williams) - Mrs. Patrick McNiff, near Forestville, committed suicide by hanging herself with a piece of clothes line yesterday. Her lifeless body was discovered suspended from a beam in the woodshed, her toes touching the ground. She had succeeded in fastening the rope to


the beam by the aid of a chair which she kicked out from under her. Her husband who was at home had fallen asleep about half past two and missed his wife when he awoke, but thought she had gone to the post office. Her mental condition had not been right for some time and a watch had been kept on her.

 

ALBRO (Niagara Falls) - Woolard Albro, a newsboy, thirteen years of age, met a terribly death about six o'clock last night. The Michigan Central passenger train was leaving the cantilever brodge when young Albro tried to jump aboard the last car. He slipped, was dragged a long distance, and then lost his hold, falling under the wheels which passed over his head, severing it completely off from the body. His brains were scattered along the ties. The boy has been in the habit of catching this train and selling papers on it. Coroner Walsh will hold an inquest. He was the stepson of William Winslow, and he leaves a mother and brother.

 

FOULDS (Sarnia) - A sad accident occurred this evening at 5:45 in the tunnel yard which resulted in the death of Edward Foulds, a promising young dentist, 22 years of age. Engine driver Buckpitt, who was making up a train to take out, noticed the young man standing between two tracks. He slipped and fell inside of the track and before the engineer could stop his engine, he was run over, his left arm and head being completely severed from the body. Deceased worked in one of the Detroit offices and had been here for the past ten days visiting his parents. No inquest will be held on the remains.

 

WHITE - George White, horse trainer and a well known character around Ingersoll, died at the McMurray House there yesterday.

 

June 6, 1892

 

KINGDON - Died on June 4, at her late residence, 568 King street east, Elizabeth Lock Brayley, widow of the late Abraham Kingdon, aged 58 years. Funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

MCGINNIS - Died in this city, on Saturday, June 4, John McGinnis, aged 56 years. Funeral took place this (Monday) afternoon at 3:30 from his sister's residence, No 250 Wellington street north.

 

KIERNAN - Died in this city, on June 6, at his late residence, 545 John street north, George Kiernan, a native of county Cork, Ireland, in his 42nd year. Funeral will take place from the above address on Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

GILMORE - William Gilmore, who had been in the House of Refuge for nine years, died this morning. Gilmore came from Waterdown where his son lives and was 94 years old.


June 7, 1892

 

RYCKMAN - Died at Thorold, Ontario, on June 6, 1892, John Ryckman, aged 96 years. Funeral from the G.T.R. station at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

JUTTEN - Died on June 7, at her late residence, 138 Picton street east, Fanny E. Jutten, widow of the late Thomas W. Jutten, aged 60 years. Funeral Thursday at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

LAIDLAW - Died at his late residence, No 31 West avenue north, on June 6, 1892, Thomas Laidlaw, aged 60 years. Funeral private. No flowers.

 

POWELL (Toronto) - Yesterday afternoon an accident occurred by which Selina Powell, the three-and-a-half-year-old daughter of Richard Powell, rear of 15 Park Road, lost her life. The little one and a 6-year-old boy were playing in rear of Severn's old brewery on Yonge street when she fell into an old tank in which was a quantity of water. Before her companion could call for assistance, the child was dead.

 

June 8, 1892

 

DOXSEE - C. H. Doxsee, a prominent, citizen of Campbellford, died suddenly on Sunday from heart disease.

 

MCINTYRE (Winnipeg) - Alexander McIntyre, the well known citizen and proprietor of the McIntyre block, died this morning of inflammation of the brain. Deceased was a wealthy citizen and came here in 1870. He acquired a large quantitiy of land which became very valuable and he died worth $250,000. He leaves his wife and three children. His father, brothers, and a sister are still living in Lobo township, Middlesex, Ontario. He was 51 years old. The funeral will be held on Thursday.

 

June 9, 1892

 

LAING - Died at 79 Mary street, Hamilton, in his 41st year, Alexander Edward Laing. Funeral at 3 p.m. Friday, June 10.

 

WHYTE - Died in this city, on June 8, 1892, Charles B. Whyte, aged 52 years. Funeral from St. Paul's Church schoolroom at 8 a.m. on Friday. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Charles B. Whyte, well known among commercial travellers in this city and province, passed away yesterday at St. Joseph's, hospital after a short but serious illness in the 52nd year of his


age. Born in Awchterless, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Mr. Whyte came to Hamilton in 1854, received his education at Central School and commenced his business career with the firm of A. & T. C. Kerr, afterward travelling for the firm of John Garrett & Co, and William Griffith & Co, and was at the time of his death connected with the firm of Greene, McLaren, & Co. of Toronto. He was known as a good and faithful servant in all of these capacities. Mr. Whyte was unmarried. He was a man of quiet and retiring disposition, a great student of good books, and was thus not widely known beyond the circle of his business and church connections, but by all who knew him he was greatly respected as a man of sterling worth and scrupulous integrity. The deceased was an old member of one of the companies of the 13th Battalion in its early history and was a good soldier. He was also a life-long member of St. Andrew's Society and of the Commercial Travellers' Association.

Mr. Whyte was a consistent member of St. Paul's Church in his youth, a Sunday School scholar and latterly a teacher, when his business engagements permitted and on these occasions he was never absent from the flock in the schoolroom. In this connection it is fitting that the funeral service will be held in the schoolroom of St. Paul's church tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. and from thence the remains will be taken to Hanover station, G.T.R., for interment in that vicinity. Friends and acquaintances are cordially invited to meet in the schoolroom at that hour.

 

CAMPBELL (Niagara Falls) - Shortly after two o'clock this afternoon, George Campbell, a carpenter, fell from a derrick on the new Globe theatre building in rear of Falls street, to the floor beneath and was almost instantly killed. The derrick fell on top of him and crushed his skull in a horrible manner. Campbell was about 45 years old and came from Toronto to this city last Saturday. Nothing is known of his family or friends. He began work on the building at noon today. Coroner Walsh took charge of the remains.

 

MISENER (Waterdown) - The funeral of W. D. Misener who died at his residence on Tuesday morning will take place on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Misener had been failing for nearly a year. Much sympathy is felt for the family in their bereavement.

 

LEEMING (Glanford) - The residents of our neighbourhood are saddened by the sudden death of Ralph Leeming, Jr. in the 18th year of his age. Deceased was the youngest member of the family and won the respect of a large number of friends by his upright and honest manner. His mother was visiting her daughter in Vermont when he was taken sick, but was able to reach his bedside during the latter part of his illness. He was taken sick with inflammation at the residence of Colin Marr where he spent his last days on earth. The funeral took place last Friday. Mrs. Leeming and the rest of the family have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community.


SHARPE (Durham)  -The town and vicinity were shocked this afternoon by the report that Joseph Sharpe, Jr. of this place was burned to death in the barn belonging to Mr. Young, Durham road, Glenelg township. The sad news proved to be true. Many people from the town drove out and found the ruins smoldering, It appears that Mr. Sharpe was passing along the road with a horse when he saw the storm coming and took shelter in the stable under the barn. He had been in only a few minutes when the lightning struck the building. When he was taken from the ruins his head and shoulders only were visible. All that was left of him was found under the body of the horse. It is not known whether he was struck by lightning or that the horse fell on him, holding him till burned. Mr. Sharpe was about 35, and leaves a wife and two children who have the sympathy of the whole community. The remains were brought to town this evening where they will be interred.

 

June 10, 1892

 

WOOD - Died in this city, on June 10, George Scott, youngest son of John and Catharine Wood, aged 1 year and 5 months. Funeral from 193 East avenue north, Saturday, June 11, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

HARRISON (Toronto) - James Harrison, the man who took a flying leap through the window of the Robinson House on Wednesday morning and was afterward conveyed to hospital seriously injured and in delirium tremens, succumbed yesterday evening at ten minutes to seven. The deceased not only went through his window and a skylight, but fell a storey and a half to the ground. He sustained very serious injuries and his death was scarcely unexpected.

 

BUTCHER (Winnipeg) - At Russell, Manitoba, during a thunderstorm last night, Mrs. Butcher was killed by lightning. Her daughter who was standing a few feet from her was rendered insensible but will recover.

 

WILSON - An old lady known as 'Granny' Wilson was drowned in a pond at the electric light works in Bowmanville last Saturday, the body being found yesterday.

 

FLOWERS (Essex) - A man named Thomas Flowers, employed by William Granger of South Gosfield, was instantly killed this afternoon by a tree which he was sawing down. It split and sprang back. Deceased was a widower and formerly lived in the vicinity of Dunnville.

 

NORQUAY (Winnipeg) - Thomas Norquay, member of the Manitoba Legislature, who was run over by a train last night, died in the general hospital this noon, never regaining consciousness.


Deceased, who was just 50 years old, was highly esteemed by everyone. He was several times elected reeve of his native parish, Kildonan, and on the death of his brother, Premier John Norquay, he was elected to succeed him in the legislature. He was one of the most respected members of the Legislative Assembly, a quiet, hardworking member, constant in his attendance at debates, and never speaking unless he had something worthwhile saying. Consequently his speeches were always received with interest. Mr. Norquay had not intended to run in the coming election. The news of his untimely death was received with unusual sorrow and regret.

 

June 11, 1892

 

SUTHERLAND (Winnipeg) - Matthew Sutherland, son of Reeve Sutherland of Griswold, who was attending college here, was drowned in the Red. River last night while bathing.

 

PATTERSON - The funeral of the late Canon Patterson took place yesterday in Stratford.

 

HUDDLESTON - Edward Huddleston, aged 22, was swept over a dam at Belleville yesterday and drowned.

 

June 13, 1892

 

RYAN - Died at 137 James street north, on Sunday, June 12, Daniel T. Ryan, son of John Ryan, aged 27 years and 9 months. Funeral Tuesday at 1 o'clock to G.T.R. station. Interment at Caledonia. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

CLARK - Died at 41 Steven street, Josephine, wife of Mr. John Clark, in her 31st year. Funeral from Villa Nova on Wednesday at 10 o'clock. Waterford "Star" please copy.

 

HIGNELL - Died in Guelph, on June 12, of pleuro-pneumonia, Frederic Norman Hignell, aged 6 years and 5 months, only son of Albert and Eliza Hignell, 70 Cathcart street, this city. Interment took place at Guelph to-day.

                       

TROTTER - Died in this city, on June 12, Maria, beloved wife of James Trotter, aged 62 years and 11 months. Funeral from her late residence, 57 John street north, on Tuesday, June 14, to take the 2:15 train for Caledonia, thence by carriage to York. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

MCGUIRE - Died at his residence, 123 Charles street, Hamilton, on Saturday, June 11, Patrick McGuire, aged 75 years. Funeral will take place from the above address on Tuesday, June 14, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


One by one the old citizens are disappearing. There died at his residence, 123 Charles street, on Saturday, June 11, Patrick McGuire, who for nearly fifty years was a resident of this city. Born in Fermanagh, county Monaghan, Ireland, 75 years ago, Patrick McGuire cane to this country when a youth of twenty. He first settled in Montreal where he remained only a short time and then removed to this city. His jovial countenance and kindly word were well known to a large number of people of Ontario who were accustomed to travel the lakes in days of yore.

Having amassed a competence, he retired from business about the year 1860. He leaves his widow and two sons who are of age and who were pursuing their studies at Laval University when their father's illness called them home; also a daughter, Mrs. William Clark of Toronto. He died Saturday evening surrounded by the members of his family. To his sorrowing wife and family, many friends extend their cordial sympathy. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence ot Holy Sepulchre cemetery.

 

KELLAND (London) - On Saturday afternoon, three boys named Walter Gash, Harry Phair, and Charles Kelland, London West, whose ages ranged from ten to thirteen years, left their homes to go fishing near the Cove bridge. After catching a few fish, Charles Kelland 'stumped' the other two boys to go in for a swim. It appears that Gash and Phair would not go in, but young Kelland said he would and immediately undressed. He then entered the water and waded out a short distance when suddenly he disappeared in one of the treacherous holes just southwest of the second abutment of the Cove bridge. When he next appeared he was seen to be struggling in the water and the boys called to some men on the bridge to came to his assistance but they thought the youths were humbugging them and walked on.

In the interim young Kelland sank. Search was at once made to recover the body but it was not until between seven and eight o'olock to-night that it was recovered by a young man named Harry Gibson who with a large number of others were diving most of the afternoon and evening. Kelland would have been thirteen old next month and is the son of Robert Kelland, employed at the City Hotel.

 

WING, BERKINSHAW (Toronto) - To the long list of those who have met their deaths by drowning in the bay two more families are bowed in grief at the sudden taking off of two young lives. One of the victims is Frederick T. Wing who lived with his mother and sister at 135 Peter street. He had just attained the age of manhood and for the past five years has been a highly esteemed and trusted employee of Messrs Spriggs & Buchanan of 90 Front street. The deceased had gained the entire confidence of the firm and it was their intention to make him an offer of a permanent engagement as traveller for them. The other victim was Miss Eva Berkinshaw, only daughter of John C. Berkinshaw, manager of the subscription book department of the Methodist Book and Publishing house. She was but eighteen years of age and is described as a charming


 and clever young lady whom to know was to esteem. Miss Berkinsaw was a member of the choir of the McCann Street Methodist church and also of the Y.P.A. of that church, among the members of which bodies she was very highly respected. In the morning and evening services yesterday Rev. W. F. Wilson, pastor of the McCann Street church, referred touchingly to the death of the young lady and out of respect and regret the church was draped in black.

 

June 14, 1892

 

SELDON - Died in this city, on June 14, Emma May Pearl, only daughter of J. E. and Mary Seldon, aged 4 months and 9 days. Funeral from her parents’ residence, corner Cannon and Mary streets, on Wednesday, June 15, at 3:30 p.m.

 

RAMSAY - Died on Monday, June 13, at her late residence, Binbrook, Jane, beloved wife of Walter Ramsay, aged 51 years and 4 months. Funeral takes place on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock to Woodburn cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

CARMICHAEL - Died at her parents' residence, 264 Hughson street north, on June 14, Mary Belle, third daughter of George and Harriet Carmichael, aged 17 years. Funeral from the above address on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Friends will please attend.

 

MOORE - Mrs. Daniel Moore, aged 42, was found drowned in a well at St. Thomas. She was married but had no family.

 

June 15, 1892

 

CHATER (Galt) - John Chater, an employee of Goldie & McCulloch safe works, aged about 60 years, while on his way back to work during the noon hour to-day, attempted to stop a runaway horse and was run over and almost instantly killed.

 

OSTRUM - E. K. Ostrum, a resident of Peterborough for sixteen years, died yesterday. He was born in Sidney, Hastings county, in 1829.

 

June 16, 1892

 

SHARP (Caistorville) - Mrs. Sharp, aged 92, has gone to her rest after suffering many weeks of pain. The funeral took place on Thursday last and there was a large number of relatives and friends present. Horace Johnson was the only brother present, the others not being able at attend.


CLARK (Winnipeg) - Adam Clark, a highly respected farmer of Two Rivers settlement, accidentally shot himself on Monday while hunting and died in a few hours.

 

JOHNSON - George E. Johnson, an employee of Frank Burnett of Asphodel, Hastings county, was killed Tuesday afternoon by a falling tree which he was trying to release from its lodgment on a dry stub. He leaves a wife and several children.

 

June 17, 1892

 

CLARK - Died at Glanford, on June 17, Mrs. Isaiah Clark, in the 71 st year of her age. Funeral on Sunday, June 19, at, 2 p.m. from her late residence, Glanford, to the White Church burial ground. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

LANCASTER (Belleville) - Intelligence has reached this city to-day of the death by strangulation yesterday at Bronson, Dungannon township, of Henry Lancaster, the three-year-old son of Robert Lancaster, reeve of the township. The boy choked to death by the lodging of a bean in his throat.

 

MADDEN (Toronto) - Yesterday Christian Madden, a student of De La Salle Institute, met his death in Ashbridge's Bay. One of the teachers of the school had invited a number of her pupils to a trip on the bay. The boat engaged was only large enough to carry half of the boys at each trip. Young Madden, a boy of 14 years of age, was one of the passengers in the first boat. This party was landed at the crib and the boat returned with the teacher for the remainder of the scholars. Before leaving the crib the teacher instructed the boys not to venture into the water. When they were left alone, however, the temptation was too great for them to resist, and when the teacher came back with the other merry crowd, she found waiting for her many sad faces.

On the pier were all the boys that she had left a short time before with the exception of young Madden. The boys had a sad story to tell. Nearly all of them had gone in swimming and were hugely enjoying themselves when they heard young Madden who was only a few yards from them cry for help. Before any of them could reach him, he had disappeared from view and did not again come to the surface. He had gone down in deep water and as none of his comrades were good swimmers they dared not dive for him. This sad accident cast a gloom over the little party who lingered around for some time waiting for the body to rise to the top of the water. An attempt was made to recover the body this morning.

The boy's parents who live in Hamilton were immediately notified of the accident but up to an early hour this morning they had not been heard from.

It is thought that Madden's mother lives at the House of Providence, Dundas.


HARRINGTON (Toronto) - Alexander Harrington, aged 22, 69 Duchess street, committed suicide about two o'clock yesterday afternoon in a lane between two buildings at Church Street wharf by cutting his throat with an old razor. The deceased suffered an attack of sunstoke three years ago in Buffalo which developed into brain fever and rendered him of unsound mind. He has lived in fear since then that his mother would have him incarcerated in an insane asylum. He was unusually melancholy yesterday morning and left his home at nine o'clock taking with him a worn-out razor. Shortly afterward he was seen on the wharf throwing pebbles into the bay. He continued to amuse himself until two o'clock when he started as though some one had spoken to him. He then ran into the lane and drew the ragged edge of the steel over his throat, inflicting a wound that extended from ear to ear, severing the windpipe and grazing the jugular vein. The act was witnessed by three boys who gave the alarm. The ambulance was hastily summoned and the wounded man was conveyed to the hospital where every effort was made to save his life. He died at 7:30 last night after telling a priest, who administered the last sacraments that he killed himself because he was tired of living a wretched life.

 

DALGRAIN (Winnipeg) - John Dalgrain, a farmer living a few miles from Brandon, suicided by taking strychnine. He was dead when found.

 

BEALES (Toronto) - The Don has claimed one more victim and this time it is Albert Beales, the 15-year-old son of George T. Beales, inspector of the waterworks department. The lad, in company with some other boys, went down to the Don to swim. They selected a spot a little north of the C.P.R. bridge and young Beales was the first to strip and go into the water. He sank from view and when he rose to the surface the other boys were too frightened to render him any assistance. He had gone down for the last time and was in the water about fifteen minutes before he was pulled out. Dr. Avison was summoned but could not resuscitate the unfortunate boy and he was taken home to 442 Wellesley, dead.

 

QUILL - T. Quill, ticket agent at Buffalo for the Grand Trunk Railway, died yesterday. He had been connected with the G.T.R. for over twenty years.

 

June 18, 1892

 

STROUS - Died in this city, on June 18, Agnes McKay, beloved wife of James Strous, in the 39th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 120 Hunter street east, on Monday, June 20, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

MCCORMICK (London) - James McCormick was at work at Stevens & Burns foundry this morning apparently in the best of health when he suddenly dropped to the floor. He was picked


up and doctors were sent for, but when they arrived they declared that life was extinct, the cause being heart failure. He was 68 years of age and leaves a wife and three daughters, one the wife of Mr. Tobias, G.T.R. station agent at Harriston, another the wife of the principal of the public school at the same place, and a third residing here.

 

DUNAGAN (Pickering) - On Wednesday evening Mrs. H. Moore of this place with her two small children and her mother were returning from the R.C. picnic when they met. with a serious accident. The horse became unmanageable, ran away, and threw the occupants to the ground with great force. The two children escaped almost entirely. Mrs. Moore was badly bruised about the head and had five or six ribs broken, but there are hopes for her recovery. Mrs. Dunagan was seriously hurt and as she was an elderly lady could not survive the shock. She died this morning.

 

HOLMES (Toronto) - John C. Holmes, the well known barrister, died yesterday morning at his home, 257 Jarvis street. The grim messenger came suddenly. On Thursday he was busy at the courts and that night after retiring could not sleep. About 10:30 he arose, took a powder from a box, placed it in a tumbler of water, and drank the contents. The powder is supposed to have been morphine. Within a few minutes he asked that Dr. Barton be called as he feared the drug was too strong for him. When the doctor arrived Mr. Holmes was unconscious. At the request of Dr. Barton, Drs. Oldright and Gibson were also summoned but despite their united action death ensued at 5 A.M.

Mr. Holmes was one of the most prominent members of the bar, and as a criminal lawyer he promised to be another Matthew Crooks Cameron. He was a genius. Born in the village of Blyth some 28 years ago, his course through the public and high schools and the Toronto university was marked by a brilliant scholarly achievement. At the university he captured the gold medal in modern languages and was the most prominent figure in the literary society of that institution. He possessed a vigorous and aggressive nature and entered into everything with vim.

This characteristic was especially marked in his profession. He would never surrender as long as there a 'shot in the locker'. He contested one of the Hurons in the last provincial election and only missed being the choice of the constituents by a few votes. At the convention called to nominate a candidate in the local legislature made vacant by the death of H. E. Clarke, his name was prominently mentioned but he retired in favour of Mr. Kent.

 

MCWILLIAMS - A bell boy named Robert McWilliams, aged 17, was caught between the elevator and flooring at the Russell House, Ottawa, yesterday morning, and killed.


June 20, 1892

 

O'CONNOR - Died suddenly at her late residence, 114 Inchbury street, Jane O'Connor, beloved wife of James O'Connor, aged 54 years. Funeral on Wednesday morning at 8:30 to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.

 

KERNEY - Died in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 17, of typhoid fever, Michael Joseph, second son of the late John Kerney, in the 24th year of his age, formerly of Hamilton. Funeral took place at Brooklyn.

 

HOWARD - Philander Howard, an old resident of Essex, who was born at Port Credit on May 23, 1821, died from heart disease at Essex Centre on Saturday. He leaves a widow and six children.

 

CASEY (Smiths Falls) - There passed away last evening one of the pioneers of Eastern Ontario in the person of Richard Casey, at the age of 69 years. Mr. Casey was one of the most esteemed residents of the town and leaves behind him many mourning friends. He was the father of Rev. D. J. Casey, P.P. of Campbellford.

 

SCOTT (London) - The remains of a man who had been killed by a London & Port Stanley train were found on the track yesterday morning. Both feet were severed, there was a large wound on the back of the head, and a number of bones were broken. The body was identified as that of W. Alexander Scott, a farm hand of the 7th concession of Westminster. He was about 40 years of age. It is supposed he was walking on the track and was struck by one of the night trains. An inquest was opened at Glanworth yesterday afternoon. The last seen of him was on Thursday morning when he left the house of his employer, George Nichol, to attend a picnic at Port Stanley. The inquest was adjourned till Thursday. Mrs. Shore of this city is his aunt and the only living relative of the deceased.

 

June 21, 1892

 

NELLES - Died at his late residence, on June 20, in the 58th year of his age, Henry E. H. Nelles, late postmaster of Grimsby, youngest son of the late Col. Henry Nelles. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m.

 

CLAYTON - Died at his late residence, No 35 Crooks street, on Monday 21, 1892, John Clayton, aged 51 years. Funeral on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

John Clayton did not regain consciousness after he was stricken down yesterday morning, and quietly passed away about ten o'clock last night. At no time after he was taken ill did the doctor have any hope of his recovery. His death was a great shock to his friends who had seen him in apparently good health the day before.


 

Mr. Clayton was born in London, England, in 1840. After his school days he was apprentised for seven years to I. N. King. He enlisted with Col. Host's battery and served in the Crimean war. His battery took a prominent part in the battle of Inkerman. He came to Canada in 1861, and was for eight years in the employ of Alexander Craig of Montreal. He removed to Hamilton in 1873. The deceased took a great interest in benevolent and patriotic societies.

He was a member of the Army and Navy Veterans, a past supreme grand president of the Sons of England, past president of Acacia Lodge, S.O.E., ex-secretary and treasurer of St. George's Society, a member of St. John Lodge 40, A.F. & A.M., Gore Lodge, A.O.U.W., Royal Arcanum and the Mystic Legion of Select Knights. He was a member of the choir of the Church of the Ascension. He leaves a widow, two sons and three daughters. Mr. Clayton was held in high esteem by all citizens. The funeral will take place on Thursday at 3 p.m.

 

O'LEARY (Peterborough) - On Saturday evening Patrick O'Leary of Otonabee was in town and with some neighbours took the evening CP.R. train for Indian River. At the station he and others were on the platform when the express pulled out and a neighbour whom he was talking with good-naturedly pushed him backward. The unfortunate man fell off the platform to the rails and a freight train, which was backing down and had not been noticed ran, over him and before it was stopped had cut off both his legs and crushed his head. He was dead when picked up. He leaves a widow and five children. Dr. Bell, coroner, was notified but did not think an inquest necessary.

 

FLETCHER (Calgary) James Fraser was practising throwing the heavy hammer when the head of the hammer flew off, hitting James Fletcher on the side of the head, killing him.

 

KIDD - A Brandon dispatch says Stewart Kidd, a young man, was drowned while bathing.

 

June 22, 1892

 

DEWNER (Holstein) - Adam Dewner, aged 60, and a resident of Neustadt, fell off a horse into the pond here to-night about seven o'clock and was drowned. The body was recovered half an hour later.

 

BRENNAN - Jeremiah Brennan, who had been confined in the Kingston penitentiary for thirty-four years, died on Monday night.

 

BEER - John Beer, an old resident of Brantford, fell dead on Monday while pumping a pail of water. He was 72 years of age.


BOUCHARD (Quebec) - Just before the opening of the evening session of the legislature, Zephir Bouchard, assistant French translator, dropped dead from heart disease at the door of his office. Deceased was a man of 40 years of age. He came here from St. John's, P.Q.

 

June 23, 1892

 

KAVANAUGH - Died in this city, on Wednesday afternoon, June 22, Frederick C. Kavanaugh, aged 21 years. Funeral from the residence of his father, 393 King street west, on Saturday morning, at 8:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

HILDRETH - Death came very suddenly to John Hildreth, an Ancaster farmer, about 40 years old. At 7:30 this morning he went into Simon James's hotel on the beach road and had a glass of whiskey. He took out his pipe, tobacco and knife, and was preparing to take a smoke when he fell back and died on the floor. A relative of the deceased, William Hildreth, was with him at the time. Coroner Woolverton was acquainted with the circumstances and decided that an inquest was unnecessary. County constable Littlehales visited the hotel and is looking for the reeve of the township to have the man buried.

 

SMOKE (SMUCK) (Glanford) - David Smoke, one of the oldest residents of Glanford, died on June 13, after living a long and eventful life of nearly 94 years. He was born in Glanford where he has always lived and where he died. It is but a few years since he and his partner, who has just gone before him, celebrated their golden wedding on which occasion he went out and played ball with his grandchildren. He was of a retiring disposition and never took any active part in politics but was always willing to help a friend in need. The funeral took place last Friday and was largely attended.

 

TANSLEY (Flamborough Centre) - The death occurred last week of a bright and promising son of Mr. Tansley of Flamborough Centre. He had been visiting his aunt near Burlington where he was attacked by typhoid fever which turned to brain fever and resulted in death. The sympathy of the whole community is with the parents.

 

JOHNSTON (Hanover) - Yesterday afternoon Mr. Johnston, a merchant of Lamlash in the township of Bentinck, was driving with a man named Glave between Lamlash and Hanover when the horse they were driving took fright and ran away. Johnston told his companion to jump. Glave jumped free of the rig and is unhurt, but Johnston in jumping caught his foot in the sulky and was dragged a considerable distance and killed. He leaves a widow and several children,


June 24, 1892

 

HOPE - Died at her residence, Duke street, on June 23, Jane Mary, wife of the late Charles James Hope, in her 71st year, Funeral private at 2:30 p.m. Please send no flowers.

Mrs. Hope, widow of the late Charles J. Hope, died yesterday at her residence, Duke street. Mrs Hope's death was not unexpected. She had been in feeble health for many months. R. N., George, and A. H. Hope are her sons, and Mrs. T. H. Stinson is her daughter. The funeral which takes place to-morrow is to be conducted privately.

 

MUIR Died at his residence, Jefferson avenue, Detroit, Michigan, on June 23, 1892, William E. Muir, formerly resident of this city. Funeral from Central Presbyterian church, Hamilton, to-morrow (Saturday), June 25, at 3:30 p.m.

W. E. Muir died yesterday at his residence in Detroit. For some time he had been affected with rheumatism and three weeks ago returned from a trip to Japan and improved. The immediate cause of his death was inflammation of the brain. At the time of his death he was president and general manager of the Eureka iron and steel works and of the Star line of steamers. He was a shareholder in the old Detroit City Railway Company and largely interested in several business enterprises. He leaves a $1,000,000 estate.

Mr. Muir was born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, in 1829. He began railway work when a lad and worked himself up to an important position in the service of an English railway company. In 1852 the late C. J. Brydges, general manager of the old Great Western, brought him to Canada and assisted in opening the G.W.R. line for traffic, remaining in the service of the company till 1857. He was then sent to Detroit to manage the Detroit and Milwaukee Railway in which the Great Western Company was interested.

In 1865 he resigned his position to accept the office of assistant general superintendent of the Michigan Central Railway. A few years later he succeeded C. J. Brydges as general superintendent of the Great Western. Under his management the road was re-equipped throughout and the gauge was changed. Subsequently he became general manager of the Canada Southern Railway. Mr. Muir was acknowledged to be one of the best railway men on the continent. During his residence in Hamilton while connected with the Great Western he was popular among all classes and leaves many personal friends here.

Me. Muir leaves a widow and five children, four daughters, Mrs. Henry Russell, Mrs. Wetmore Hunt, Mrs. Bethune Duffield, and Miss Crissie Muir, and one son, W. Howie Muir. James H. Muir, treasurer of the D., G.H. , and M. Road and Thomas Muir, general manager of the Ontario Car Company, London, Ontario, are brothers of the deceased.

The remains are to be brought to Hamilton for interment and the funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 3:30 from Central Presbyterian Church.


NEILL (Fredericton, N.B.) - Robert Neill of Gibson was found dead on the sidewalk this evening between nine and ten o'clock. He was on his way to his home in Gibson and had in his pockets two bottles, one containing a remedy for sleeplessness and another carbolic acid. It is thought that on his way home he took what he thought was the sleeping powder but got hold of the bottle of carbolic acid.

 

PAULIN (Port Arthur) - The three-year-old child of a settler named Paulin, residing near Chelmsford on the C.P.R., was run over by No 9 express on Monday and instantly killed. With some other children he was playing in a cattle guard and was crawling up out of it when the train came along, cutting him in two.

 

MULLINS (Halifax) - An aged farmer named James Mullins died recently at Vernon River, P.E.I. It was believed in the settlement that the old man had plenty of money in the house and after his death the rumour was abundantly verified as twelve pounds of old sovereigns and $350 in Prince Edward Island notes were found in his possession.

 

MCNEIL (Collingwood) - A terrible accident which resulted fatally to a lad of some thirteen summers named Patrick McNeil occurred at Burton's mill, Byng Inlet. The lad who was an employee at the mill endeavoured to cant a log to the large circular saw. The cant hook slipped and the lad fell over the log on the saw and in an instant his body was severed in two. Death was instantaneous.

 

GRIFFITHS (Brantford) - The time-keeper at the Grand Trunk shops, Mr. Orr, had occasion to call at the residence of Charles Griffiths, 44 Lawrence street, at noon to-day regarding some question of payment of time worked. Mr. Orr entered the house and found Charles Griffiths, the man whom he sought, lying dead upon the kitchen floor. Further inspection found the wife of deceased was also in the house in, it is alleged, a state of semi-intoxication and unaware of the death of her husband. Judging from the appearance, deceased had hot been dead more than a few hours. Certain portions of his body are horribly swollen, bruised, and discoloured, a coroner's inquest had been ordered by the authorities and will be held by Coroner Kerr. From information derived from the neighbours Griffiths, who is about 60 years of age, has been drinking rather heavily of late and has indeed been on what is described as a prolonged spree. He was last seen by the people in the neighbourhood on Sunday.

 

DEVANEY (Toronto) - Another was added to the lengthening list of drowning accidents yesterday afternoon. The victim was John Devaney, aged 17 years, of 61 Bellevue Place. About four o'clock together with Frank Cook and Atkinson McFarland, went bathing from the sand bar near the western entrance of the bay. They had been in the water some time and the three started


to swim to the mainland. When half way across, Devaney was seized with cramps. He called to his companions for help, but before they could reach him he sank never to rise again. Esplanade constable Williams was notified, but up to a late hour last night the body had not been recovered.

 

HILLIARD - George Hilliard, ex-M.P., died yesterday at Peterborough.

 

AUSTIN - The wife of Rev. J. M. Austin of Sheffield, N.B., daughter of Samuel White of Belleville, is dead, having been married only three months.

 

RUSE (London) - Samuel Ruse, for many years day baggageman of the G.T.R. station here and one of the best known employees on the road, died very suddenly this afternoon, aged 67 years of heart disease.

 

June 25, 1892

 

CARMICHAEL - Bessie Graham, youngest daughter of the Rev. Hartley Carmichael, died last Friday at Belmead, Powhattan county, Virginia. A very sad feature of the bereavement is that Mr. Carmichael is now on the Atlantic, en route to England. The news will reach him at Queenstown.

 

MONTEITH - George Monteith, aged 25, of Exeter, Ontario, fell off a chair and died from heart disease yesterday while shaving himself.

 

COOPER - Professor Thomas Cooper, a music teacher who formerly resided in Toronto, died at the residence of Rev. J. E. Irvine, Niagara Falls, Ontario, on Thursday of heart failure.

 

SIMPSON (Montreal) - The body of Guy Simpson, the Canadian Bank of Commerce clerk of Montreal, who was drowned on Saturday last at Melbourne, has been found. It floated down the river St. Francis to Kingey, two miles below the place where the fatality occurred and was picked up there to-day. A verdict of accidental drowning had been returned by the coroner's jury. The body was forwarded to Montreal for interment.

 

June 27, 1892

 

THOMAS - W. T. Thomas, a well known Montreal architect, is dead.

 

ADKINS - James Adkins, one of the oldest residents of Ingersoll, died on Saturday, aged 83 years.

 

OLMAN - A brakeman named Lewis Olman fell between the cars of the Northern Pacific Railway at Brandon and was killed.


RICHARDSON - R. Richardson of Ottawa, traveller for a Toronto publishing company died in his room at the Victoria Hotel, Gananoque, on Saturday.

 

MCINTYRE (Orillia) - Stephen McIntyre, a seven-year-old son of Robert McIntyre, was found drowned at Lake Couchiching this morning. He was missed from home last night and search was made where he was fishing. The body was found standing between two boat houses covered with a foot of water.

 

SCARF (Ottawa) - Mrs. Scarf, the widowed lady residing in Templeton, Ottawa county, who sustained serious injuries by the cyclone which passed over that county last week, has died from the effects of her injuries.

 

June 28, 1892

 

HANCOCK - Died in London, England, on June 14, Susie Roberts, daughter of the late Henry Church, of Galt, and relict of the late James Hancock of this city.

 

KNIGHT - Francis Knight, an old resident of London, Ontario, is dead aged 95 years.

 

SPROAT - Alexander Sproat, a lad from Milton, attending Upper Canada College, received a wound in the throat while fencing on Saturday and died last night from the effects of it.

 

BARTIE (St. Thomas) - Mrs. Fred Bartie, 60 years of age, who lived three miles this side of Port Stanley, committed suicide last evening by taking a dose of strychnine. She had been very despondent of late and notified her daughter a few days ago that she intended to take her life, and since, the family have been guarding against the possibility of her carrying out her design and they are at a loss to know how the poison was procured.

 

BOGGS (Toronto) - A very sad accident occurred yesterday about 11 o'clock in the forenoon by which David Boggs whose residence and place of business was at the corner of Dundas street and Brock avenue, lost his life and six people are left orphans. The deceased had been engaging for the last ten years in the coal and wood business with his brother as a partner. This partnership was terminated quite recently, the brother selling his interest in the business to John Stark of 86 Wolseley street. The latter entered into active operation yesterday and was engaged with the deceased at sawing wood.

The latter was giving his attention to the saw and Stark was running the engine. The belt pertaining to the pump which supplied the boiler with water was rather slack and was performing its task inefficiently. Stark having failed in his attempt to make it run as it should, he applied to Boggs for aid. Boggs requested Stark to attend to the saw and went away himself to see what could be done.


In a moment he heard quite a great commotion near where his partner was at work and looking up was horrified to see him whirling around the shaft and his life blood spurting over everything in the locality. He hastened to turn off the steam and when the machinery stopped he found Boggs dead, his skull crushed, one leg torn off completely and the other mangled in a horrible manner. Portions of his bleeding flesh were scattered over the floor and his tattered clothing lay about the machinery. An adjacent partition was entirely destroyed by the whirling body. Dr. McConnell was summoned but his presence was of no avail. Coroner Lynd was notified and after an inquiry into the facts deemed an inquest unnecessary. Messrs Bates & Dodds, undertakers, took charge of the body and will send it to Caledonia, Haldimand county, this morning at nine o'clock. The unfortunate man was formerly a resident of Caledonia where he worked at his trade as a carpenter. His wife died a few years ago and his death deprives a family of six, of whom five are girls and the eldest only 21 years of age. He had been in Toronto for two years.

 

June 29, 1892

 

JOHNSTON - Died on June 29, Ann Miles, relict of the late William Johnston, in her 77th year. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, Jefferson Stevens, 403 King street west, on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

STINSON - Died at the Homestead, Queen street north, on Wednesday, June 29, 1892, suddenly of Bright's disease, Thomas Henry Stinson, aged 31 years. Funeral on Saturday, July 2, at 2:30 p.m., from the Homestead.

Not regret only but grief, genuine, profound, and widespread, is felt in the city to-day, for one of Hamilton's most popular citizens, one who loved Hamilton well and was beloved by Hamiltonians as but few citizens of this town have ever been, Thomas H. Stinson, died at 6:45 a.m. to-day at the old Stinson homestead on Queen street.

The immediate cause of his death was uremic poisoning resulting from Bright's disease. Although there was little in Mr. Stinson's appearance to indicate that he was suffering from an incurable disease, the sad fact was known to his relatives that for more than a year the terrible malady had been sapping his vitality and did not yield dither to medical treatment or to change of climate.

 For several months recently Mr. Stinson's condition has been so serious as to cause alarm to his relatives and to his medical advisers, Drs. Cummings and Mullins. His strength already reduced by his fatal malady, was severely taxed by an accidental injury to one of his knees which kept him in bed for weeks. He recovered from the effects of the accident, however, and was able recently to be about, but a day or two ago alarming symptoms suddenly developed and he was removed from his own home to the Homestead in order that he might be under the immediate


care of his relatives. But the tenderest care of his relatives and the skill of the physicians were alike unavailing. Rapidly growing worse, he sank into unconsciousness shortly before midnight last night and continued in a state of stupor until his death.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. Until then the body will remain at the Homestead.

Thomas Henry Stinson was born in Hamilton on December 16, 1860. He was the only son of the late John Stinson who was also a native of this city. His grandfather was a native of Monaghan county, Ireland, and coming to Hamilton from the green isle in 1825, speedily became one of the most prosperous merchants in this part of the country. For half a century the Interests of the Stinson family have been intimately identified with those of this city. T. H. Stinson was educated at the Galt Collegiate Institute under the eminent instructor of youth, the late Dr. Tassie. He studied law in the office of Bruce, Walker, & Burton and in the spring of 1882 was admitted to the practice of law.

He did not, however, practise in a general way as a solicitor, the care of the family estate which he managed being sufficient to engross his time. In the autumn of 1882 Mr. Stinson married Agnes, only daughter of C. J. Hope, and three children, two sons and a daughter are the fruits of the marriage. The sadness of Mr. Stinson's untimely death is deepened by the fact that Mrs. Stinson is seriously ill and away from home under medical treatment.

Mr. Stinson's experience of public life was short but eventful. In 1884 he accepted a nomination for alderman in ward 5. Among his opponents was the late Mayor McLellan. Mr. Stinson made a magnificent run, beating Mr. McLellan by a majority of eighty and polling the largest vote which up to that time has been recorded in favour of any aldermanic candidate in Hamilton. He did not seek re-election in 1890, but in that year a higher honour was bestowed upon him. The provincial elections were held on June 5. On May 3, at a convention of the Hamilton Liberal Conservative Association, he was unanimously and enthusiastically selected as the Conservative for the representation of Hamilton in the provincial legislature.

The contest was one of the keenest political struggles that ever took place in this city, and the victory was with Mr. Stinson. He beat the provincial secretary, by a majority of eighty-four. The election was protested and the case want to the courts. Through no fault of his own, for in spite of the unexampled activity of his political enemies, not a single case of personal corruption or even irregularity oould be proved against him, Mr. Stinson was unseated on the ground of technical irregularities in the conduct of the election by his agents. Again he was nominated by the Conservative party and again he faced battle with the same cheerful courage and energy which he had shown before. But the Mowat government had been sustained and all the resources that the government could bring to bear in favour of the provincial secretary were centred here. The odds were too great and Mr. Stinson was beaten. He took his defeat good-naturedly.


No one heard him murmur at the defection of many of his former supporters, and when the Dominion elections took place shortly afterward, no member of the Conservative party worked more cheerfully and energetically than Thomas H. Stinson and none rejoiced more in the result.

Declining health obliged him to seek a more genial climate and he visited Nassau, but the change did not yield him any permanent benefit.

For a dozen years Mr. Stinson has been a most generous supporter of all kinds of manly athletic sports. There is not a branch of legitimate outdoor sport which hd did not aid either by his personal efforts or with his purse. At the time of his death he was president of the Hamilton Cricket Club and the Ontario Cricket Association. He was no mere passive sportsman either, but was for years one of the best cricketers and football players in the city.

There were substantial reasons for the large popularity which the deceased gentleman enjoyed. His manners were cordial and unaffected, the outcome of a nature overflowing with generosity good fellowship, and real kindness. He was moreover magnanimous, chivalrous, and true-hearted, a thoroughly manly man. A landlord who owned many houses inhabited by the poor, a case has yet to be discovered in which he treated any tenant with anything but kindness and consideration. The poor of Hamilton have lost a good friend in him. Even in the excitement of political strife not an ungentle or ungenerous word came from his lips and he bore defeat and disappointment with the cheerfulness of a well-balanced and courageous nature. In short, it can be truthfully said of Thomas H. Stinson in the noble lines of the laureate:

He to whom a thousand memories call,

Not being less, but more than all

The gentleman he seemed to be.

Best seemed the thing he was and joined

Each office of the social hour

To noble manners as the flower

And the native growth of noble mind.

And thus he bore without abuse

The grand old name of gentleman

Defamed by every charlatan

And soiled with all ignoble use.

 

SHAW - The funeral of Thomas Shaw who was killed yesterday took place from the Bethel Mission this afternoon. The St. George's Society kindly provided the grave and the mission and a few friends the balance. Rev. Dr. Fletcher officiated. Shaw was a sober, industrious man, and only last Sunday night, after the evening mission service, expressed himself as much impressed by Mr. Manseigh's address on the Prodigal Son.

 

CONNOR - A newsboy named Jerry Connor got beyond his depth while bathing at Brockville yesterday and was drowned.


REID - Bertha Reid, aged 18, a servant at Whyte's Hotel, Mount Forest, and who was an orphan, suicided with insect powder on Monday night.

 

June 30, 1892

 

HENIGAN - Died in this city, on June 30, James Russell, only son of James and Amelia Henigan, aged 9 months. Funeral private.

 

COTE (Windsor) - Joseph Cote, employed at the Michigan Central coal sheds, was run over with a coal car last night and cut completely in two. Cote was 55 years old and leaves a wife and four children, the latter all married.

 

ROBSON (Victoria, B.C.) - A telegram from Hon John E. Robson's private secretary was received by Joseph Hunter, M.P.P., his son-in-law, Thursday afternoon informing him of the premier's serious illness in London. Mr. Hunter at once cabled for particulars. This afternoon an answer was received stating that an accident to his finger had aggravated Mr. Robson's already weak condition and no hope was entertained of his recovery. The premier was not in good health when he left Victoria for the east and the warm weather there had a weakening effect on him. He, however, stood the ocean voyage all right and arrived at Queenstown all but well. The first news that he was ill was conveyed by the telegram to Mr. Hunter received yesterday.

Later advices say that the Hon. John Robson died at six o'clock this evening.

Hon. John Robson was a son of the late John Robson of Sarnia, Ontario. He was born at Perth, Ontario, March 14, 1824, and in April, 1854, married Susan, fourth daughter of the late Capt. John Longworth of Goderich. He emigrated to British Columbia early in 1858 and established and edited the "British Columbian". He was mayor of New Westminster in 1866 and government paymaster of the C.P.R. in British Columbia from 1875 to 1879 when the position was abolished. He sat for New Westminster district in the legislative council from 1866 to 1870, and for Nanaimo from 1871 to 1874. He became provincial secretary and minister of mines in 1883 and continued in that office till 1887. He became premier the following year. Premier Robson left for London a few years ago in connection with the Crofter immigration scheme.

 

NICHOLLS (Toronto) - Harriet Nicholls, wife of Joseph Nicholls of No 6 Ramsay Lane, committed suicide yesterday morning by swallowing a large dose of 'rough on rats', a preparation containing about ninety per cent arsenic. The woman had been an invalid for some time and had hot been able to attend to her household duties. Her husband, who is a labourer, had been out of work and these troubles together with ill reports concerning herself which had been circulated by a neighbour caused her to be more than ever despondent. Shortly after nine o'clock she sent her


husband for some medicine, and when he returned she told him that she had taken the poison. Dr. Coatsworth was called in but the unfortunate woman was beyond medical skill and died shortly after his arrival. She left a note bidding her husband and three children good-bye. Coroner Aikens, after hearing the fact, decided an inquest was unnecessary.

 

July 2, 1892

 

MCCRAE - Judge McCrae of Algoma District died on Thursday evening at Sault Ste. Marie aged 84 years.

 

EDMONDS - John Edmonds, an employee of the Hamilton Street Railway, residing at 94 Leeming street, fell dead yesterday morning while at breakfast. He had been working as usual the previous day and felt quite well. He got up before five o'clock and was sitting at the table when he suddenly fell back in his chair and in two minutes was dead. He was 50 years of age and leaves a widow and four children. Heart trouble was the cause of death.

 

July 4, 1892

 

BOYLAN - Died in this city, on Sunday, July 3, William Boylan, aged 41 years and 5 months. Funeral from his late residence, on Tuesday, July 5, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

MONTGOMERY - Died at Niagara-on-the Lake, on July 2, Margaret Arzilla, infant daughter of James and Frances Montgomery, aged 3 months and 2 days. Funeral from the family residence, 299 Jackson street west, on Tuesday at 3 o'clock p.m.

 

NELSON - Died on July 2, at her husband's residence, Evansville, Indiana, Minnie Warden, beloved wife of Sylvester Nelson, formerly of Hamilton, aged 33 years.

 

COLLINS - Died in this city, on July 2, Mary Shortread, beloved wife of Thomas F, Collins, in the 37th year of her age. Funeral will leave her husband's residence, Sherman avenue, East Hamilton, on Monday, July 4, at 5 p.m.

 

THOMPSON - Died on June 22, at Portland, Oregon, U.S., Joseph Thompson, late of Hamilton, aged 28 years. Funeral to-day at 2:30 p.m. from his brother-in-law's residence, 62 Murray street west, Hamilton.

 

JARVIS (Chatham) - One of the most painful events in the annals of Chatham is the melancholy death of Col. Salter M. Jarvis, who was last night found drowned in a cistern in the basement of his residence. Recently he had suffered from a severe illness and it is supposed that while


examining the cistern, as was his wont, he was overcome by weakness and fell through a trap door as he was preparing to descend into the tank. The body had evidently been in the water some hours before being discovered. The deceased gentleman was well-known in the community in which he was deservedly esteemed and popular citizen. He was a retired lieutenant-colonel of the Queen's Own Regiment, Toronto, a barrister by profession, a member and lay delegate of Holy Trinity Church, and a Conservative in politics.

 

O'BRIEN, LEE, RANSOM, STEEP, MILLIGAN (Montreal) - The St. Lawrence riyer opposite Montreal was the scene of a terrible boating fatality yesterday afternoon by which the lives of six young men were lost. Early in the afternoon a party of seventeen members of the Grand Trunk Boating Club rowed over to St. Helen's Island in the war canoe, Minnehaha. The war canoe is thirty-two feet long and has just room for seventeen people. The men spent the afternoon at St. Helen's Island, the popular resort opposite the city, and about six o'clock left to paddle home. The current in this portion of the St. Lawrence is very strong and treacherous. The canoe had just reached Moffat's Island, opposite St. Lambert's wharf, when it gave a sudden lurch and without a moment's warning the canoe was capsized and the seventeen men were thrown into the rapid current. The accident was so sudden that the occupants of the canoe were wholly unprepared and a desperate struggle for life ensued.

Nearly all the young fellows could Swim and those who could, made for the shore. Fortunately the accident had been noticed by some men who were bathing on Moffat's Island and they at once took to their boat and made to the rescue of the capsized men. People also put out from St. Lambert's shore and eleven of the men were picked up. Six of the occupants of the canoe were drowned before they could be rescued.

The following are the names of the drowned: Thomas O'Brien, 22 years old, captain of the canoe, employed on the Canadian Pacific Railway and living with his folks on Burgess street, Point St. Charles; Howard Ransom, 23 years old, employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the only son of his family who live on Magdalen street, Point St. Charles; Ernest Lee, 20 years old,, employed in the rolling mills, Paris street, Point St. Charies; Edwin Steep, 20 years old, employed by the Singer Sewing Machine Company, and living on Legarde street, Point St. Charles; John Milligan, 23 years old, employed in J. J. Whitaris boot and shoe factory, living with his family on Conde street, Point St. Charles; and a young man whose name has not been ascertained but who accompanied one of the number. The rescued were brought to St. Helen's Island and then taken home. The bodies of the drowned will probably be carried some distance down the river by the strong current.

 

GLENN (Stratford) - A very sad accident occurred at a barn raising on the farm of Robert Nicklin, lot 14, concession 8, Mornington, on Thursday. A number of men were at work on the building and had raised two bents into position. In some way not explained the third bent when


partially up was allowed to fall, a young man named W. Glenn, son of Edward Glenn, lot 14, concession 9, endeavouring to get out of the danger, tripped over a timber and fell. The bent came down upon him and almost crushed the entire life out of him.

 

HAYWOOD (London) - A fatal accident happened at the Egerton street crossing of the Grand Trunk Railway yesterday as the morning mail express from the east was coming into the yard. Thomas Haywood, fish peddler, Trafalgar street, an old citizen, was going south in his cart when he saw the train approaching. Thinking he could safely cross the tracks ahead of the train, he drove on to the rails and getting excited jerked the reins vigorously. His feeble old horse, doubtless thinking it a signal to him to stop, stopped just as he had safely cleared the tracks himself, leaving the cart directly in the path of the engine.

Haywood, realizing his predicament, scrambled to get out of the cart and in the act of rising to jump to the road the engine struck him with frightful force, knocking him some distance into the air allowing him to fall in front of the engine with his right leg lying across the iron, with the result that the limb was completely cut off by the ponderous wheels. The train was stopped and backed up to the street crossing where Haywood was found. He was still breathing but lived only a few minutes. A terrble gash on the forehead from which the blood was pouring in a stream that ran among the old fellow's gray hairs told a part of the story of the fearful blow he had sustained. The wagon was smashed into kindling wood, but the horse escaped without injury. Deceased was about 60 years of age and leaves a wife and one son. An inquest was opened last evening and adjourned till to-morrow evening.

 

MCCALLUM - Peter McCallum, Jr., dry goods merchant, Cobourg, died yesterday.

 

July 5, 1892

 

WEBSTER (Paisley) - The body of Arthur Webster, grandson of Joseph McDonald, about 8 years old, was found in the Willow Creek last evening. It is supposed that the little fellow had been playing on the bridge on his way home and had fallen in where the water was some three feet deep.

 

BLAKE (Toronto) - Martha Blake, aged 11 years, while picking up ooal under a cart near the Pape avenue railway crossing this morning was knocked down and the wheel passed over her head, killing her instantly.

 

PERRIER (Lennoxville) - A man named Perrier and his wife were driving along the road when they came to a turn where the river had overflowed on the road. Perrier attempted to drive through the flooded portion of the road but missed it and drove into the river.


His wife threw the baby which she had in her arms to the bank where the clothing caught on a barbed wire fence and it was rescued a few minutes later by people who had seen the accident. Neither of the bodies has been found.

 

FULFORD - Mrs. Fulford, relict of the late Ira Fulford, died of heart failure at the door of her home in Teeswater on Saturday evening.

 

DEEDES - Edmund Deedes, sheriff of Norfolk county, died yesterday morning at the residence of T. C. Pettison, Eastwood, near Woodstock, in his 82nd year.

 

WILBUR (Albert, N.S.) - Herman A. Wilbur, aged 10 years, son of Capt. H. V. Wilbur of this place, died very suddenly this afternoon from the effects of a blow which he received in the abdomen from the letting slip of a bat in the hands of one of the ball-players while keeping score for them.

 

WISE (Schaw, Ont) - Benjamin Wise, a farmer near here, attended a barn raising at a neighbour's and on returning home complained of feeling tired and retired early. When his wife awoke this morning she found her husband dead beside her.

 

SHURTLIFF (Lethbridge, N.W.T.) - Noah Shurtliff was told by his wife that there was a gopher in the well and she asked him to take it out. He took a pail and started out intending on his return to bring back a pail of water with him. His wife retired shortly after, and on waking about 3:30 and finding her husband absent, she got up and went out to the well where she found the pail on the ground and well all caved in. She immediately raised an alarm and the neighbours came around in a short time and succeeded in getting the body out but life was extinct. There were several cuts about the head of the deceased caused most likely by the stones of the casing striking the victim as the well caved in.

 

JAMIESON (Guelph) - The 18-year-old son of Judge Jamieson died of typhoid fever yesterday. He was preparing himself for matriculation at McGill, intending to study medicine.

 

ECURE (Winnipeg) - Robert Ecure, a French Canadian lumberman, hailing from Quebec, was drowned at Rat Portage yesterday by the upsetting of a canoe.

 

July 6, 1892

 

WILLIKER - Died on July 6, 1892, at the Home for Aged Women, of which she had been an inmate for fifteen years, Grace Augusta Williker, in her 91st year. Funeral on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.


HAYNES (St. Catharines) - Barnabas A. Haynes, aged 52, a farmer on the Hamilton road, awoke this morning about five o'clock and asked his wife if the wind was blowing. She said she thought so and turned over in bed, remarking that it would likely rain during the day. In a moment afterward Mrs. Haynes noticed that he made a peculiar struggle to get his breath when in almost a twinkling he expired, death being evidently caused by heart failure.

 

JOHNSON (Belleville) - George E. Johnson, an employee of Frank Burnett, was killed by a falling tree in Seymour township last week. The deceased with another man was engaged in making a brush fence and their labour was almost complete. In getting out of the way of a falling tree he was caught in one of the branches. He was pitched headlong on to a stump and killed instantly. The deceased leaves a wife and several children.

 

HISLOP (Winnipeg) A sad accident occurred to-night. As St. Andrew's Church Sabbath school picnic train was returning from Gretna, a little girl named Maggie Hislop lost her hat while standing on the platform and reaching out for it, fell from the train and had her neck broken, death being instantaneous.

 

July 7, 1892

 

DAVIS - Died at her late residence, No 150 East avenue north, on Wednesday, July 6, after a long and painful illness, Elizabeth Lovell, beloved wife of Isaac Davis, aged 61 years. Deceased was a native of Somersetshire, England, and a resident of this city for thirty years. Funeral Saturday at 3:30 p.m. to St. Matthew's church. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

LIVINGSTONE (Winnipeg) - Mrs. Livingstone, wife of a farmer at Indian Head, fell into a well while drawing a pail of water yesterday and was drowned.

 

BELL - A. E. Bell of Brockville, fireman on the C.P.R., was killed yesterday at Carleton Place by No 2 up express.

 

DAVIS (Onondaga, Ont) - The passenger train on the Grand Trunk, Buffalo and Goderich division, due in Buffalo at 1:10 p.m., caused a terrible accident at a road crossing a short distance west of this place. Squire Davis with his brother, a boy six years old, and a cousin named James Davis, were driving across the track just as the train approached the crossing. The horse became unmanageable and the train dashed into the rig, instantly killing Squire Davis and fatally injuring the boy, Adrian Davis, who died at 2 o'clock. James Davis was badly injured but at six o'clock to-night the doctor has hopes that he may recover.

 


TURNER (Trenton) - A sad drowning accident occurred at the Corporation boom at noon. Two brothers, Englishmen, Herbert and George Turner, aged 27 and 25, were crossing the boom to o to dinner when George slipped in and never came up again, lad named Johnston grappled the remains one hour later. They have been in Canada four years.

 

MCCOMB - A lad named John McComb was drowned in the Otonabee river at Peterborough yesterday.

 

MERNER - The funeral of the late Mrs. Merner, wife of Hon. Samuel Werner, on Tuesday at New Hamburg was largely attended.

 

July 8, 1892

 

KENNEDY - The late J. M. Kennedy, publisher of the Wallaceburg "Herald Record" who died this week, was at one time a Hamilton newspaper man, having been employed on the now defunct "Palladium of Labour".

 

SUTHERLAND (Woodstock) - Mrs. Elizabeth Sutherland, grandmother of James Sutherland, barber, met with a terrible death at her residence on Birch street last night through carelessness. The old lady was preparing to retire when she complained of a pain in her stomach, and on going to the pantry in the twilight took what she supposed was a dose of Jamaica ginger but, which turned out to be carbolic acid. The mistake was discovered when too late. Her husband came into the house a few minutes later and found her lying prostrate on the floor in the greatest agony. He at once summoned medical aid, but the poison had done its work. Mrs. Sutherland never regained consciousness after taking the dose. Much sympathy is felt for the aged husband in the untimely death of his life partner. Mrs. Sutherland was 73 years of age.

 

BENOIT (Chatham) - William Benoit, 19 years old, a resident of Paincourt, was drowned last night near the lighthouse by falling overboard from the steamer "City of Chatham" while the boat was making her return trip from Detroit. Benoit lived at Paincourt and with an elder brother and a sister had taken a trip to Detroit. The steamer was slowly making the Paincourt dock at 11:30 when the accident occurred.

 

RICHMOND - Hugh Richmond, driver on the C.P.R., died of heart disease at Smith's Falls on Saturday.

 

July 9, 1892

 

ROBB - Died at Perth, Ontario, on July 8, Thomas R. Robb, of New York, aged 68 years. Funeral at Brooklyn, N.Y., on Monday, July 11.


BARR - Died on July 9, at 211 Ross street, Toronto, John Percival (Percy) Barr, only son of the late John Barr, formerly of Hamilton, in his 17th year. Funeral on Monday, at 3 p.m.

 

LOWE - Philip Lowe, a resident of Picton since 1836, is dead.

 

TIMSON - W. W. Timson, of East London, died yesterday from the effects of a recent fall from a ladder.

 

VANHORN (Belleville) - The sad news has reached here from Tacoma, Washington, that Richard VanHorn, son of John F. VanHorn, well known in Belleville, was drowned on June 24. The young man was playing among the logs when he accidentally slipped into the water and was drowned.

 

July 11, 1892

 

JOHNSON - Died at his late residence, No 125 Main street east, on Saturday, July 9, 1892, William Johnson, in his 80th year. Funeral Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

JOHNSTON - Died at 251 Hunter street west, on July 10, Jacob Johnston, aged 76 years and 3 months. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Jacob Johnston, who was perhaps the oldest Orangeman in Hamilton, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 251 Hunter street west, in his 77th year. He had been bedridden for two or three years. Mr. Johnston was at one time master of L.O.L. 779 and was a prominent figure in the early history of Orangeism in this city.

 

MACLEOD - Died at Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday, July 8, Kenneth J. Macleod, formerly of this city, a native of Ross-shire, Scotland. Funeral, from the residence of his father-in-law, John Rodger, 79 Market street, on Tuesday, at 3 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

 

UNDERHLLL (Ridgetown) - The body of the four-year-old son of Charles Underhill, manager of the Lozar House, was found in an open cistern last evening just back of the building. It is supposed that the little fellow was playing alone near the cistern and fell in. His hat was noticed near the cistern and upon examination the body which must have been under water ten or fifteen minutes when found.

 

JACOMB (Kingston) - Gunner Jacomb of 'A' battery was drowned in the harbour about 75 yards from shore this afternoon. Together with Gunners Porter and Mills he had been out sailing and was in the act of gibing the boat when she capsized. The body was recovered after six hours' grappling. Jacomb enlisted about eleven months ago and registered as coming from Rugby, Worcestershire, England.


KLOTZ - The late Otto J. Klotz of Preston was buried on Saturday with Masonic honours.

 

NELLES - Edward Nelles, aged 28, of Brantford, fell overboard from a steamer off Chicago in Lake Michigan on Saturday and was drowned. The body was not recovered.

 

July 12, 1892

 

MOWAT - Died in Toronto, July 11, George Mowat, sixth son of Andrew Mowat of this city, in his 28th year. Funeral to-morrow, Wednesday, from his late residence, 137 Erie avenue, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

 

DRAKE - Died on June 27, Charles R. Drake, aged 34 years. Funeral from his parents' residence, 72 Tisdale street, on Wednesday, July 13, at 2 o'clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

 

SMITH - Died in this city, on July 12, George Albert, dearly beloved son of G. J. and Sarah Smith, aged 13 months and 16 days. Funeral to-morrow, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from his parents' residence, 497 York street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

HUME (Georgetown) - A terrible thunderstorm swept over this town this afternoon and was attended with fatal results. Thomas Hume, a young lad, was down at the Credit river bathing. With some other boys he was walking along the railway track on the way home when suddenly his companions were dazed by a sudden flash of chain lightning. On looking around they perceived young Hume's body rolling down the steep embankment. When they picked him up he was dead. His clothing was torn to shreds and the boots twisted off his feet. He was placed on a trolley and was taken to the railway station. A doctor was summoned and said that death had been instantaneous.

 

HUDSON - Capt William Hudson who was quarter-master of the 7th Battalion during the Northwest rebellion, died at London yesterday, aged fifty-five.

 

July 13, 1892

 

SWEET (Orillia) - Mrs. Joseph Sweet placed her baby in a hammock outside of the house at North River and built a smudge fire to keep away the flies and mosquitoes. The child it is thought kicked off some of its wraps which falling on the fire brought the flame in connection with the hammock and the unfortunate fell on the blazing embers. It survived only a few hours.


MARCILLE (Montreal) A tragic scene was witnessed this afternoon between five and six o'clock in the People's Bank, St. James street, just as the officers of that institution had completed the labour of the day and were preparing to leave. Hundreds who were passing at the time stopped on the sidewalk and were soon informed of what had taken place. Alexander Marcille, the paying teller of the bank, is 72 years of age and as he has been in the concern's employ for thirty-nine years, his ability and general worth can be easily realized. In fact Mr. Marcille was one of the most capable and well known French Canadian officers in the province.

At the hour above mentioned the old gentleman had just completed balancing his cash and while saying a word to an official near at hand, he staggered and fell to the floor. His confreres immediately gathered round and carried the teller to the cashier's room where it was found that death was near at hand. The Notre Dame hospital ambulance was sent for, but before it could reach the bank Mr. Marcille was a corpse. He never spoke, in fact, after falling. Heart disease is credited with his sad and sudden taking-off. Deceased leaves a widow and two children who reside on Craig street.

 

WILLIAMS (Woodstock) - A frightful accident happened here to-night, just as the 9:10 C.P.R. train was crossing the 12th line south of the town. A farmer named William Williams was returning home in a wagon when the train dashed into the vehicle, breaking it into two pieces and throwing the unfortunate driver against the fence, killing him instantly. His body was picked up in a terrible condition and removed to the freight sheds where a post mortem was held. The deceased was about 35 years of age.

 

DENNIS (Caistorville) - William Dennis died on Saturday evening and was buried on Monday afternoon in the Caistorville cemetery. Our pastor, Mr. Davis, conducted the funeral service.

 

July 14, 1892

 

NEILL - Died at the residence of his brother-in-law, J. C. Caldwell, Bruce street, Galt, William Neill, formerly of Hamilton, aged 27 years and 4 months. Funeral took place at Galt on Wednesday, July 13.

 

ROBB (Troy) - The infant son of William Robb of Lynden died a few days ago at the residence of his grandfather, John Robb, where he had been tenderly nursed since the death of his mother a few years ago. Mr. Robb has the sympathy of the whole community in his sad bereavement.

 

HERRICK (Port Stanley) - This evening about seven o'clock two boys were playing in a boat tied to the dock. One of them, Herbert Herrick about 6 years old, the son of Alonzo Herrick of this place, lost his balance and fell into the creek and was drowned. The body was recovered in about twenty minutes but the vital spark had fled.


ETHERINGTON - Stephen Etherington, the Grand Trunk Railway employee who was run over at Stratford station on Friday, died yesterday.

 

BELTON (Toronto) - Henry Belton of Oshawa took an overdose of some kind of medicine at 26 Walter street about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon and died shortly afterward. The deceased was a pensioner and came to the city last Friday. He has been ailing ever since then. The chief of police at Oshawa has been telegraphed to for particulars concerning the man. Coroner Powell will hold an inquest this afternoon.

 

July 15, 1892

 

HERALD (Dundas) - Word was received here by telegraph yesterday afternoon of the accidental death of George Herald, formerly of Dundas, and well known here. He was employed as a civil engineer with a surveying party near Republic, Marquette county, Michigan, where he was accidentally killed by a train. No further particulars could be obtained as to the manner of the accident. The deceased was the son of the late Rev. James Herald, formerly of St. Andrew's church, Dundas, and afterward of Port Arthur, Ontario, and a brother of W. A. Herald, Dundas, and Rev. Charles Herald of Chicago and Dr. Herald of Vancouver.

 

MARSHALL (Toronto) - A seven-year-old boy named Marshall whose home was at 42˝ Mission avenue, was drowned yesterday afternoon while bathing in the lagoon at the rear of Centre Island. He had jumped off the bridge crossing the cut and became entangled in the weeds. Before he could be rescued he sank to the bottom. Esplanade constable Williams was notified and at once began a search for the body which was found after an hour's dragging. Coroner Aikens did not deem an inquest necessary.

 

DAVIS (Chatham) - Irwin Davis of Dover, two miles from the city, yesterday received the sad intelligence by telegraph that his son, Nicholas, living in Chicago, had been killed by timber falling on him while at work at a building. He was a sober, industrious young man of fine physique and only 23 years of age. His sad fate is a shock to his parents. The remains arrived from Chicago to-day.

 

MCPHERSON - Hugh McPherson, farmer of Grenfell, Manitoba, was killed by lightning while standing at his own door yesterday.

 

CONNOLLY Edward Connolly, aged 45 years, formerly of St. Thomas, was killed on a railroad at Port Jervis, N.Y.

 

KILBORN The wife of Dr. Omar L. Kilborn, medical missionary of the Methodist church, has died of cholera at Chen Tu, China. Deceased was a daughter of Professor James Fowler of Queen's College, and left Kingston in August last.


July 16, 1892

 

KILGOURS (Arthur) - A very sad and fatal accident to Maggie, daughter of F. Kilgours, druggist, took place yesterday. A number of children lit a fire on the street and afterward added coal oil. The flames reached Maggie's clothes. She screamed and two men ran to her assistance, but could do little for her. She suffered very much and died a few hours later.

 

BROWN (Toronto) - An old coloured man named Robert Brown was found dead and alone in his house at 79 Hayter street yesterday morning. He has been living alone for some time and being an old. man and almost helpless, the neighbours have been looking after him. When found, he was lying on the floor with a chair standing beside him. Coroner Powell was notified and decided that death had been caused by heart failure. The body was taken to the morgue where it now lies.

 

LIVINGSTON (Qu'Appelle) - The wife of Thomas Livingston, eight miles north of Indian Head, went out to feed the chickens, a short time subsequently her dead body was found in a spring on the farm.

 

RYCKMAN (Grimsby Park) - A singular and fatal accident here at ten o'clock this forenoon by which the family of Alexander Ryckman was plunged into the deepest sorrow, occurred. It seems that Mrs. Ryckman left her only child, a baby of eight months, in a carriage in front of the tent where the family are living. Hearing the little one give a cry of pain, the mother rushed to her infant who was lying on the ground, he having fallen from the carriage. As soon as the little sufferer was picked up it gave a gasp and then the little head fell to one side and the frantic mother held a corpse in her arms.

Dr. Rosebrugh of Hamilton was present but could do nothing as the neck was broken. Mr. Ryckman is a carpenter who at present is working at some cottages on the grounds. The sad accident threw a gloom over the pleasure seekers in the park and each and all manifested the deepest sympathy for the parents thus stricken of their only child.

 

NOYES (Belleville) - A sad drowning accident took place on the bay here this evening about six o'clock. Several hundred skiffs and rowboats were returning from the Bay of Quinte regatta at Massassaga Park when a terrific squall and thunderstorm came up. Fred Noyes of this city was in a sailing skiff in company with three young men when a strong gust of wind upset the boat, breaking the mast. Noyes disappeared beneath the waves but his companions succeeded in grasping the boat. The yells of the young men attracted the crew of the yacht "Odie" of Trenton and of the "Norah" of Belleville. Boats at once put out and succeeded in rescuing the three young


men, but all search for Noyes was fruitless. He was left in a watery grave. It is reported to-day that there were several other drownings on the bay, but at this writing the reports cannot be verified.

 

FLEMING - Michael Fleming, one of Sarnia's most prominent citizens, died yesterday at the age of fifty-one.

 

GRAY - John Gray, while fixing an electric lamp in Montreal last night, fell to the ground and was instantly killed.

 

July 18, 1892

 

WILKINS - Died at his residence, Beamsville, on July 8, D. F. H. Wilkins, B.A., B.S., headmaster of the High School, aged 47 years.

 

CHILDS - On Saturday the body of George Childs, a Hamilton man who died at Whiting, Indiana, was brought here for burial. The funeral took place from 207 Hess street north yesterday afternoon. It appears that Childs did not die a natural death, but committed suicide by hanging.

The deceased was 65 years old and worked for a number of years at the Great Western shops. He went to Whiting a month ago to live with some relatives, but was very despondent on account of his poor health. Last winter he was ill with the grip and he never recovered from the effects of it.

 

CARR (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) - George and Arthur Carr, brothers aged respectively ten and sixteen, were out shooting with a rifle. George aimed at a dog, but shot his brother, Arthur, through his head, killing him instantly.

 

CONLON (Thorold) - Nellie, the six-year-old child of Thomas Conlon, was burned so badly here to-day that she lived only about four hours after the accident. The poor child was playing with fire when her clothes caught and were burned off her body before assistance could reach her.

 

PATRICK (Niagara) - Alfred Patrick C.M.G., well known as the first clerk of the Canadian House of Commons, fell while ascending the steps of the platform during the celebrations here on Saturday, sustaining serious injuries to his head. He died at five o'clock this morning.

 

July 19, 1892

 

COLLINS - Died on Tuesday, July 19, Mary Frances, infant daughter of the late Joseph Collins, aged 7 months and 15 days. Funeral on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from 519 James street north. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SMITH (Elora) - As two children, about six years of age, were playing on the bank of the Grand river here about five p.m., one of them, a son of Peter Smith, slipped in. His companion waited a few minutes but not seeing him, gave the alarm. The body was recovered in about half an hour by Thomas Biggar, Jr. Drs. Paget and Robertson were promptly, on hand and did everything possible to restore him but without avail.

 

WRAY (Guelph) - James Wray of Rothsay, who was committed to Guelph jail a few weeks ago as a lunatic, was found dead in the jail yard Sunday morning, having suffocated in falling on his face while in an epileptic fit.

 

WARDEN - William Warden, farm labourer, was instantly killed by the Grand Trunk Railway air-line express near Corinth yesterday.

 

BENNETT - John Bennett, who was so seriously injuring by the falling of Thomas McEachern's barn near Beaverton during Friday's storm, died yesterday.

 

MCCALLUM (Chatham) - Duncan McCallum, farmer, an old resident on lot 14, concession 11, township of Harwich, about eight miles from here, was found in the barn yesterday hanging by the neck and only lived a few minutes after being cut down. The case is one of suicide. Deceased leaves a widow and large family.

 

July 20, 1892

 

WATT (Victoria, B.C.) - Early yesterday morning M. W. Watt, one of Victoria's old and well known business men, died of smallpox at his home in Quadras street above Pandora. He owned two large book and music stores in Government street and was the possessor of considerable valuable real estate.

 

FOURNIER (Quebec) - On Saturday morning a two-year-old son of F. Fournier fell into a tub of boiling lye that his mother had just made but a few minutes previous. Death relieved the little sufferer from the excruciating pain on Sunday morning. It is supposed that the little child was pulling his cart after him and fell backward into the tub of boiling lye, meeting a horrible death.

 

VANIER (Montreal) - Vanier, one of the firemen who were injured at the fire at Marsan's feed store in Grey Nun street last night by the falling of a wall, died at the general hospital this afternoon. He was a young man of 25 years and had been only a few weeks in the city.

 

LAROCHELLE - A. LaRochelle of Quebec was drowned on Monday night at Lorette.


ROBERTS (Toronto) - Samuel E. Roberts of the firm of Roberts & Son, art dealers, 79 King street west, was found dead on Monday night at his house in Mimico. He had only been indisposed two or three days and his demise was unexpected. About eleven o'clock on the night in question a daughter of the deceased heard his cane fall on the floor of his room. Thinking he was summoning some one, she ascended the stairs to his room. She found her father sitting in a chair with his head leaning upon the table, but when she touched him there was no response, the vital spark having fled. A complication of diseases was the cause of death. Deceased was about 60 years of age and came to this country twenty-two years ago from Brighton, England. Before taking up his residence in Mimico he was an active member of the Northern Congregational church and was secretary of the Prisoners' Aid Society for a number of years. One of Mr. Roberts's passions was astronomy of which he was a deep student. The telescope he used was of his own manufacture, lenses and all.

 

WILSON - A Portage la Prairie dispatch says: This morning at three o'clock J. W. H. Wilson, registrar here, died at his residence after a long illness, caused by cancer. He was a grand master of the Grand Lodge of Masons of Manitoba and was beloved by every person who knew him. His death is a great shock to the citizens, and much sympathy is manifested for the bereaved family. Mr. Wilson was a prominent temperance worker and has a family of well known sons in the province.

 

July 21, 1892

 

HERMAN - Died on Wednesday evening, July 20, Catherine, beloved wife of William Herman, in her 70th year. Funeral service at St. Mary's Cathedral on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Burial private. Kindly omit flowers.

 

CHRISTIE, HARDY (Tamworth) - A fatal collision occurred about four miles east of Tamworth at 7 o'clock this morning on the Bay of Quninte Railway. The regular passenger train was coming from Tweed on time when she was met by a special from Erinsville consisting of the engine and tender, both going at full speed. They met in a deep cut. A terrible crash followed and the engines and cars were piled in an indescribable mass.

The dead so far are: William Christie, engineer on the passenger train; Well Hardy, fireman on the special, and an unknown child. The injured are: Kirby, engineer on the special who is fatally hurt; Thomas Wilson, fireman on the passenger train who is badly hurt; W. H. Wilkinson, conductor on the special, slightly injured; Brown, brakeman on the special, slightly hurt; the brakeman on the passenger train, badly hurt; Miss Carroll, on the passenger train, probably fatally hurt; an unknown lady whose jaw is broken, and several others.

The coroner was notified and at once proceeded to the scene of the accident where he is now


 holding an inquest on the dead. Willing hands from here were soon on the spot and did all in their power to rescue the wounded while medical men from Tamworth, Tweed and Marlbank were called and did all they could to relieve their sufferings.

 

CESSLER (Caistorville) - Another death has taken place, that of Charles Cessler. The funeral took place on Monday at Merritt's church.

 

BADGEROW (Orillia) - Joseph Badgerow, a 12-year-old boy, was found hanging in his father's stable at Rathburn on May 15. The boy was buried two days later. Rumours of foul play were in circulation at the time but no action was taken until yesterday when an inquest was held under an order from the attorney-general, A number of witnesses were examined by the crown attorney Farewell of Whitby and the evidence proved that it was barely possible for a boy, five feet one inch, to hang himself in a stable six feet one inch high with a chain four and a half feet long and that the boy lacked all appearances of death from strangulation. The post mortem of the exhumed body failed to show the cause of death owing to its being badly decomposed. The jury brought in a verdict that the deceased came to his death by violence at the hands of a person or persons unknown. Further developments are looked for shortly.

 

CARTHRAS (London) - Mrs. Carthras, aged 84 years, who lived alone in Nelson street, two doors west of Wellington street, was found dead in bed by the police last night. She has a son in Ingersoll.

 

July 22, 1892

 

SINKER - Died in this city, on July 21, Leonard Sinker, aged 1 year and 5 months. Funeral from his mother's residence, 29 Greig street, on Saturday, July 23, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

BARTON - Died at his late residence, No 315 Herkimer street, on Friday, July 22, George M, Barton, aged 64 years. Funeral private. No flowers. Interment at Dundas.

George M. Barton died at his residence, 315 Herkimer street shortly before seven o'clock this morning. Two or three years ago after his removal from Dundas to Hamilton, Mr. Barton strained himself while lifting a heavy weight and had not been quite well since then. For the past two months he was confined to the house and it was known by himself and his family that he could not recover. The immediate cause of his death was enlargement of the liver.

Mr. Barton, although he had been a resident of Hamilton for only three years, had been almost as well known here as any Hamilton citizen for thirty or forty years. He took an active and


intelligent interest in city affairs long before he became a permanent citizen here. It was a matter of great pride to him that he had attended all the annual festivals of the St. Mary's orphans’ asylum with one exception since the festival began forty years ago and he had been one of the inevitable guests of the annual dinner of the St. George's Benevolent Society for more than thirty years. He was a gentleman of overflowing geniality and courtesy, and in his prime was an effective public speaker.

Mr. Barton was born on July 12, 1829, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland. He came to Canada with his parents when a boy and passed his youth in Toronto where he studied law. Being admitted to practise when only 21 years old, he settled in Dundas and made his way so rapidly that in the following year he was elected mayor of the town. He was identified with many of the industries of Dundas, notably the Dundas Woollen Mills of which he was manager and principal owner. He never relinquished his legal practice and when three years ago he became free from other interests, he moved into Hamilton. Ill health prevented him from actively engaging in the practice of his profession.

In 1851 Mr. Barton married Alice Elizabeth, daughter of Ma jor-General Atkins. She, with three sons and two daughters, survives him. The sons are: E. J., real estate broker of Toronto) King, and Fred. The daughters are: Mrs. Greening of Dundas, and Miss Alice who lives at home.

The deceased gentleman was a member of All Saints Church. In politics he was an independent Conservative. He was an active member of the Wentworth Historical Society and the Hamilton Association.

The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at Dundas. It will be private.

 

July 23, 1892

 

BAKER - Died on July 22, at her brother's residence, 132 Duke street, Miss Maggie Baker, in her 32nd year. Funeral will leave the house at 8 o'clock Monday, to G.T.R. station for the 9:15 train to Oakville. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

POWELL (Wingham) - Mrs. Thomas Powell, one of the oldest and most esteemed residents of Turnberry, died to-day of heart disease. The old lady had just prepared dinner when she was seen to throw up her hands and fall back. On being lifted up, it was found that life was extinct.

 

DILLON, MEACHAM, BOITARD (Leamington) - The bodies of three employees of the Mittawas hotel, who were drowned on Friday night, July 15, were discovered floating in Pigeon Bay between Leamington and Point Pelee. Their names are: Annie Dillon, Maggie Meacham, and George Boitard. The remains were taken charge of by W. Smith, undertakers here, by instructions given by the proprietor of the Mittawas and were interred here to-day. The relatives of Annie Dillon arrived to-day, but found it impossible to have the body removed.


 

July 25, 1892

 

MILLER - Died on July 23, after a long and painful illness borne with Christian patience, Grace M., youngest and dearly beloved daughter of Peter Miller, Binbrook, Ontario. Funeral took place this (Monday) afternoon at 3 o'clock.

 

LARKIN - Died in this city, on July 23, Rebecca Larkin, in the 71st year of her age. Funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) at 2:30 p.m. from her son's residence, 570 James street north. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

FLETT - Died suddenly at 43 Main street west, on Sunday morning, Eliza Harcus, aged 57 years, beloved wife of George Flett.

Near midnight on Saturday, George Flett of 43 Main street west was awakened by his wife who asked him to get her a drink of water. She drank part of it and apparently went to sleep. Flett also went to sleep, and on awaking an hour or two later found his wife dead by his side. There was no one else in the house at the time and he waited until 5:30 when he went for his eldest son who is married and living in another part of the city. On returning to the house Dr. Ridley was summoned and he sent for coroner Woolverton. It appears that Mrs. Flett had been unwell for a couple of weeks past and under the circumstances an inquest was not considered necessary.

 

WOOLING (Toronto) - James Wooling, the unfortunate, lad who had his leg torn off in Taylor's Don valley brick works on Friday and afterward underwent an operation in the general hospital, died on Saturday afternoon.

 

HOOPER (St. Thomas) - Edward Hooper, drowned at Eagle on Thursday evening, was a boy ten years of age. He was fishing from the end of the dock with a companion and fell into the water.

 

URQUHART (Winnipeg) - Malcolm Urquhart, a Hudson's Bay officer, was drowned at Fort Qu'Appelle yesterday. Deceased was one of the pioneers of the country and was well known.

 

COSBIE (Kincardine) - This morning about 11 o'clock, James McGallurn Cosbie, son of R. H. Cosbie of 43 Ross avenue, Toronto, traveller for Samson, Kennedy & Co, lost his life. It appeared that the young lad and his father were bathing in the lake, the latter endeavouring to teach his son to swim. After holding him in the water for some time, the young man striking out with hands and feet and apparently enjoying himself, the latter suddenly seemed to have lost all animation and on taking him out of the water, it was found that life had fled. Mr. Cosbie and family were spending a few days by the lake.


COOK (Quebec) - Miss Hannah Cook, a cabin passenger bound for Toronto, died on board the steamship "Parisian" yesterday morning just prior to the ship reaching Rimouski. She had been ill on leaving England. Pneumonia is supposed to have caused her death. The body was forwarded to Toronto to-day in charge of her sister who was also a passenger on board.

 

OLSON (Winnipeg) - William Olson, a Swede sectionman employed by the Canadian Pacific at Canmore, committed suicide by shooting.

 

DAWSON - Rev. Benjamin Dawson died in Montreal yesterday aged eighty-eight years.

 

FULTON - A. T. Fulton, formerly of the firm of Fulton, Michle & Co, died on Saturday in Toronto. He was 67 years of age.

 

DALTON - Robert G. Dalton, Q.C., master-in-chambers in the high court of justice, died at his residence in Toronto yesterday at the age of seventy-four.

 

DORAN (Toronto) - The fatalities seem to increase each day. Another was added to the list last night. In the pond near the reservoir the dead body of a woman was found last night. Upon investigation it was found to be that of a Mrs. Doran, a patient in the Deer Park sanitarium who had probably made her escape from the institution. The body was removed to the undertaking establishment of W. H. Stone. Dr. Johnston will hold an inquest.

 

SULLIVAN (Toronto) - Early on Saturday morning James Taylor who lives at 116 Chesnut street was fishing at the foot of York street when his hook caught something heavy, and upon bringing the supposed fish to the surface, it was found to be the body of a man. The body was well dressed and did not appear to have been long in the water. It was taken to the morgue. A number of persons thought they could identify the body, but it was found that were deceived.

It is now ascertained that the man's name is Michael Sullivan and it would appear that he came from Moncton, N.B.

This letter was found on him.

Office of T. T. Richard, General merchant and operating the P.B.C. railway, Whitehall.

Mr. Sullivan: In the morning come down to Springdale and put in a switch. You can arrange with Mr. Hill and let him take two Italians in place of two white men. Let him take what men you do not want so that he will have all the ties in by the time you have the switch. Let all hands load up about fifty ties at Whitedale. " Yours; T.T.R.

Upon him was also found a memorandum of work done from June 17 to July 18, and words Mining Co., Toronto, and another containing names of a jury of which he would appear to have been foreman: John Smith, Omar Young, Sam Young, John Roper, John Johnson, John Dunn. Dr. Johnson of Bloor street will hold an inquest on the body this morning.


July 26, 1892

 

ATKINSON - Died on Sunday, July 24, Ronald Henry Atkinson, beloved and only son of John and Frances Atkinson, aged 10 months and 24 days. Funeral this morning.

 

Taylor (Gananoque) - John Taylor of the firm of Baker, Taylor, & Haskett of Montreal, was drowned between twelve and one p.m. to-day off Cherry Island in the river St. Lawrence while bathing. His body was recovered within half an hour after the accident. Every effort was made to resuscitate but without effect.

 

BECHTEL (Berlin) - Isaac Bechtel, aged 63, of Waterloo, died yesterday from the effects of injuries received from a horse falling on him a week ago.

 

COCHRANE (Morrisburg) - The body of a man named Timothy Cochrane, aged 49 years, was found early this morning lying on the Grand Trunk Railway track here. The remains were in a fearfully mangled condition. The head was severed from the body, the skin of the face was hanging to the track, and the arms and legs were cut in two. Cochrane must have tried to jump on the special freight train which passed before midnight and missing his footing, fell under the cars and was crushed to death.

 

July 27, 1892

 

WADE - Died at Loretto Convent, on July 26, Sister Mary Joseph Syncleta Wade. Funeral from Loretto Convent to-morrow, Thursday, at 9 a.m. to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.

 

RONALD - Died in this city, on July 27, William Ronald, engineer, son of J. W. Ronald, in the 30th year of his age. Funeral from his parents' residence, 178 Napier street, on Saturday, July 30, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

July 23, 1892

 

MCGRATH - Died in this city, on July 28, Thomas, son of Patrick and Johanna McGrath, aged 16 months. Funeral will leave the parents' residence, 402 Macnab street north, on Friday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please attend.

 

BARKER - Died in this city, on July 27, Emily Clara, beloved wife of William Barker, aged 37 years. Funeral from her husband's residence, 179 Picton street east, on Friday, July 29, at 1 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


HOWELL (London) - The death occurred here yesterday of W. R. Howell who for nine years has been a traveller for Archdale, Wilson & Co, wholesale druggists, Hamilton. Deceased was taken ill two months since with Bright's disease. He was well known throughout the western and northern portion of the province. He leaves a wife and two children, the widow being a daughter of Alexander Aikman of this city. Deceased was a resident of Piccadilly street for many years.

 

BARRIGER - A man named Barriger, a school teacher, was drowned last night at Zwick's Island near Belleville.

 

CONKLIN - Adam Conklin, a farmer near Uptergrove, Ontario, dropped dead on a load of hay which he was driving to his barn yesterday morning. Heart disease.

 

REID - Arnold Reid was struck by lighting and instantly killed while going from the barn to the house on the 5th concession of Dawn township.

 

MARECHALE - There were many callers at the bishop's palace in Montreal to view the remains of Vicar-General Marechale whose death at the age of 58 is a severe loss to the Roman Catholic church.

 

July 29, 1892

 

DRESSEL - Died at the residence of his son, corner of King and Bay streets, on Thursday, July 28, 1892, John Dressel, father of Mrs. T. Richter, aged 85 years. Funeral Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MICHAEL (Lindsay) - A number of lads were playing on the lower wharf when a boy named Michael, six years of age, was shoved into the water by his companions who, instead of helping the poor child out, laughed at his efforts to cling to the wharf until he was exhausted when he sank and was drowned.

 

KERNS - John W. Kerns, one of the oldest drivers on the Grand Trunk, died yesterday in London, aged sixty-two.

 

LYONS - Patrick Lyons, Toronto, died at the general hospital last evening from a sunstroke received yesterday afternoon.

 

WALTON - A young man named John Walton, son of the Indian superintendent at Parry Sound, was struck on the head with a stone during blasting operations for the Parry Sound waterworks and was almost instantly killed.

 

July 30, 1892

 

MARSHALL - Died at North Glanford, July 29th, Marcia Alucia Alexandra, infant daughter of


Alexander and Martha M. Marshall. Funeral on Sunday, July 31, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

CHEESEMAN - Died on July 29, at his late residence, King street west, near toll gate, James Cheeseman, aged 30 years. Funeral on Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m. to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

James Cheeseman, a splendidly-built young man, who has a record on the market for feats of strength, died last evening. He was well as usual up to Tuesday last, but suddenly became very ill and the doctors could do nothing for him. Rheumatism which affected the heart was the cause of death. Cheeseman lives near the western limits of the city. He leaves a wife and family. It was said he could lift the largest quarter of beef offered for sale and had frequently carried 350 pounds.

 

HALLIDAY (Mount Forest) - Isaac Halliday of Esquesing was thrown from his rig while descending a hill and so seriously injured that he died.

 

SUTHERLAND (Chatham) - Capt. Sutherland, owner of the steam tug "Alfred Wilson", died at St. Joseph's hospital yesterday, aged 59 years. The immediate cause of death was heart failure.

 

KELLY (St. John, N.B.) - This morning the body of a man was observed floating down the harbour. The ghastly find was brought ashore when the high constable had it taken to the morgue. Hundreds of people viewed the body before it was recognized by a coloured man who said the dead man's name was Kelly. His conjecture proved to be right as was learned from the brother of Kelly who is employed at the railway freight office. The deceased was a scow man of dissipated habits, unmarried, and who was last seen two or three days ago very drunk. He probably walked down among the wharfs at night and fell over.

 

CHILCROFT (Toronto) - A horrible accident occurred just before eleven o'clock by which Walter Chilcroft of 41 Givens street, an electric light man, was instantly killed. The electric street lamp at this location was out of order and Chilcroft lowered it in order to put it in repair. One of the wires caught on the pole and the weight of the lamp caused the connection to break. The naked end of the wire which contained the full force of a 50-arc light machine, fell on his neck. The fearful current passed through his body, roasting every nerve. Dr. B. B. Orr was called but his services were of no avail as death was instantaneous. The body was taken home in the patrol wagon and Coroner Lynd was notified to hold an inquest. Deceased, who was about 33 years of age, has left a wife and three young children. He was formerly a member of the London, Ontario, police force and later of the Toronto fire patrol.


SULLIVAN (Toronto) - At an early hour yesterday morning the body of Daniel Sullivan, aged 32 years, 25 Turner avenue, was found floating in the slip at the foot of Scott street and was taken to the morgue in the patrol wagon. The deceased was a deck hand on the steamer "Carmona" and was last seen alive on Monday. At the time he complained of feeling ill and his absence from his post of duty was attributed either to sickness or a desire to relinquish his position. His family supposed he was at work. Coroner Johnson was notified and after an examination of the body which showed no evidence of violence, decided that an inquest was unnecessary. Though the body had been in the water only a few days it was badly decomposed. It will never be positively known how he got into the water. His friends accept the theory that he was sunstruck while walking on the edge of the wharf and fell overboard.

 

MERCIER - John Mercier, a resident of London, Ontario, for over forty years, is dead, aged 85.

 

SOVEREEN - W. L. Sovereen, a pioneer and much respected citizen of Norfolk county, died on Tuesday at the residence of his son-in-law, D. Forbes, in Brantford, aged 82 years.

 

August 1, 1892

 

SILVERTHORNE (Owen Sound) - A young man named Thomas Silverthorn while out bathing at the piers with two other young men this morning was drowned.

 

ANDREWS (Port Arthur) - John Andrews, one of Port Arthur's popular young men, was accidentally drowned this morning at Leon Lake, thirty miles east of here. A large party were camping on the shore of the lake when he and some friends were having a morning bath. It is supposed that he was seized with cramps as he was an expert swimmer. Everything possible was done to bring him around but without avail. His body was brought up on No 1 to-day.

 

SALMON - The body of James Salmon, the sailor drowned in the forecastle of the schooner "Kate" on the Bay of Quinte, has been recovered by a diver sent from Kingston to secure it.

 

August 2, 1892

 

MCFEE - Angus McFee, jeweller of Belleville, died yesterday.

 

SMITH (Windsor) - Florence Smith who was so badly burned in the fire which destroyed her home on Sunday morning is dead. The condition of Mrs. Smith and the other daughter, Alice, remains unchanged; it is thought they will now pull through all right.

 

BROMLEY (Castleton) - Just at noon to-day a report was circulated that a boy had been drowned by falling into the mill pond. A number of people instantly proceeded to Ellis's mill pond and it


was found that the report was too true. A young lad of about 12 years of age named Bromley, in company with some others, was bathing and he jumped into the water saying. "Let us all swim across the pond". He immediately sank while his horror-stricken companions hastily gave the alarm, a number of men swam and dived in hope of finding the boy, but without success. They then drained the pond and found the body which had been in the water for two hours. The place where the body was found is about sixteen feet deep, The coroner was promptly notified but it was not deemed necessary to hold an inquest. The body was taken home to-night by the sorrowing parents. This is the same place where the mill was burned last week.

 

STEADMAN (Moncton, N.B.) - This town was startled to-night by the murder of one its policemen by a robber. The store of Nelson & Co, Chatham, was robbed on Friday night. A Moncton man read about it to-day and made up his mind that he had seen suspicious characters in a Moncton house of ill fame. He got more information, communicated with the police, and the latter surrounded the house, officer Steadman being stationed at the back door. When the house was entered in front by the marshal, Foster, a girl, gave the alarm and two men rushed out. Steadman headed them off and caught one. Both commenced firing, but Steadman held his man until another officer got him, then he fell back saying, "My God, I'm murdered". It was found that he had been fatally shot in the left breast and also had a bullet in his thigh. The man captured refuses to give his name and is not known in the town. The other man escaped. Steadman is the oldest officer on the force and was at one time marshal of the town. The burglar arrested was shot in the leg, supposed to have been done by Steadman in self-defence. The prisoner has been identified as one of the gang stealing a ride on a special train between Campbellton and Chatham on Thursday last. The man who escaped is described as middle-aged, dressed in black clothes, dark shirt, black spotted necktie, whiskers three weeks or a month growth.

 

August 3, 1892

 

WANZER - Died at Hamilton Beach, August 3, Electa Ann Lyon, wife of Richard Mott Wanzer, in her 70th year. Funeral will take place Thursday, August 4, at 3 p.m., from the family residence, 89 West avenue south. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

HUTCHINSON - Died in this city, on August 2, Sarah, beloved wife of Ralph Hutchinson, aged 43 years. Funeral from her husband's residence, 17 Eliza street, on Friday, August 5, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

FILMAN - John Filman, proprietor of the Black Horse hotel, died at 6 o'clock this morning. Although the deceased had been ill, suffering from catarrh of the stomach, for several months, it was thought that he would recover and his death was unexpected.


The deceased was the eldest son of Peter Filman and was born in the township of Barton. He was 46 years old. He was a great lover of horses, owning several trotters, and was exceedingly popular among the horsemen who admired him for his honesty and straightforwardness. Mr. Filman leaves a wife and one son.

 

BEAMAN (Severn Bridge) - A drowning accident occurred in the Severn river this afternoon. The four-year-old son of William Beamer was playing on a crib at the side of the river, and falling into the water, his sister, Mercy, about 16 years old, jumped in to rescue him and before assistance arrived both were drowned. Body of the boy only has been recovered.

 

DOYLE (Campbellford) - J. R. Doyle of the firm of Doyle & Freyseng of Toronto and wholesale cork manufacturers of Montreal who, with his wife and family, has been spending his holidays in this locality, died very suddenly this morning from hemorrhage of the stomach after only a few hours' illness. His body will be taken to Montreal to-morrow morning for burial.

 

BUCHANAN - Murdoch Buchanan, a sailor, was beheaded by a Grand Trunk train at Sarnia yesterday.

 

MILLMAN - Mrs. Millman, mother of Dr. Millman of Toronto, and of Messrs Millman of Woodstock, died in that town yesterday aged seventy-one.

 

PARROTT - Peter Parrott, an unmarried man, of Vienna, Ontario, took a dose of paris green yesterday and ended his life.

 

August 4, 1892

 

FILMAN - Died at his residence, Hughson street south, on Wednesday, August 3, John H. Filman, in the 48th year of his age. Funeral from above address at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 5.

 

ANDERSON - Died on August 4, Lizzie Mewburn Anderson, child of John Anderson, builder, aged 5 months. Funeral from 445 Barton street east, to-morrow at 2 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend.

 

MOODY - An old man, Charles Moody, was struck by a train on the Grand Trunk Railway yesterday afternoon and was instantly killed. The train in charge of Conductor Gibson left Burlington at 5:10 p.m. and was due in Hamilton at 5:40. When near the trestle north of the Wellington Street crossing, the engineer saw a man walking on the track towards the train and sounded the whistle. The old man was deaf and did not hear the whistle, and as the train was close upon him, the engineer did not have time to stop and the engine struck him knocking him into the ditch.


The train was stopped and the conductor and others walked back and found the old man lying in the ditch. The body was carried into the baggage car and was brought to the King Street station. The patrol wagon was telephoned for, but when it arrived the policemen could not remove the body from the car until it was seen by Coroner Mackelcan who decided to hold an inquest, at the hospital this morning. The body was afterward taken to the morgue. Near the point where the accident occurred there is a bend in the road and the engineer did not see the man on the track until the train was upon him.

Hiram Jones, a small boy, was an eye-witness of the accident. He was standing at the corner of Picton and Wellington streets and saw the locomotive strike Moody. The old man was tossed in the air and landed on the track and was tossed into the ditch. He knew that it was Moody who was killed, having seen him only a short time before and he ran to tell Mrs. Moody of the accident. The body was badly cut, both legs were broken, and the skull was fractured.

The deceased was well known in Hamilton, having lived here for twenty years. He wore his hair long and was very deaf which accounts for him not hearing the whistle. He was a silk weaver and for twenty years before coming to Canada, he followed that business in London, England. When he came to Hamilton, however, he became a carpet weaver. About four months ago he sold out his business and went to live with a married daughter in Muncie, Indiana, his wife remaining here with her daughter, Mrs. Christian. Moody came back a week ago yesterday and was preparing to take up house again. He had been uptown looking for a house and was returning home when he was killed. He was 62 years old. He leaves a widow and four daughters, all being married but one.

 

COATES (Carluke) - A sad event has occurred in the death of Thomas Coates, aged 54. Deceased had suffered greatly from the heat last Wednesday, but felt some better on Thursday morning and went to work. About 5 o'clock he suffered a sunstroke and sank in a heavy stupor. Dr. Boyce was hastily summoned, but help seemed impossible, and in three hours he passed away to his long rest. He was a man who won the respect of everyone, and the sympathy is expressed for the family which is left behind to mourn his loss. The funeral took place on Sunday and was largely attended.

 

KLOTZ - Mrs. Klotz, widow of the late Otto Klotz, of Preston, is dead aged seventy-six.

 

KELLY (London) - About seven o'clock last night a runaway accident occurred which resulted fatally for the driver. John Kelly, a farmer who resides on the Delaware town line, was coming homeward after having disposed of a load of wood in the city, and when a short distance south of the Wharncliff Hotel, the horses took fright and ran away. The wagon came in contact with a telegraph pole, throwing Kelly violently on the ground and rendering him unconscious. He soon died. The wagon was completely wrecked.  Kelly is a brother of the Lambeth postmaster and has a family.


August 5, 1892

 

CALDER - Died at Glanford, on Thursday, August 4, Jessie Dingwall, wife of W. M. Calder, in her 50th year. The funeral will take place from her late residence on Sunday, August 7, at 2 p.m.

 

HIGHAM - Died in this city, on August 4, at 37 Greig street, Hannah, beloved wife of Thomas Higham, in the 46th year of her age. Funeral will take place from above address on Sunday, August 7, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

BLACK - John Black of Fergus whose sudden death in Liverpool yesterday is announced in the morning papers, was a member of the firm of Stroud & Black, cattle dealers, this city. He left here on July 7 with a load of cattle.

 

ST. PIERRE (Montreal) - An exceedingly sad fatality was discussed at headquarters to-day. Some weeks ago an unfortunate man named Bruno St. Pierre, who being considerably deranged, was found on the Chambly road a little out from Longeuil with his clothes torn and his fingers and toe nails cut out. A gentleman promised at the time that St. Pierre, who was a tailor, should be taken care of, but he, as it appears, did not keep his promise and consequently the poor fellow soon met an untimely end. St. Pierre left home yesterday morning and nothing was heard of him until found dead last evening on the track near Dorval. He was bare-headed and wore no coat or shoes, and had been struck by a passing engine.

 

CHAPMAN (Toronto) - Thornhill, a village twelve miles from this city, has a sensation. John Chapman, a young man well-connected in the neighbourhood, had been for a long time past living a life of recklessness, spending the greater part of his bine in drinking among the saloons. Last Friday evening he got into a scuffle with some of his boon companions outside of Skardon's hotel. The proprietor of the hotel went out and found Chapman lying on his face on the road. He removed the man, who was insensible, into his barn and concluding that he was dead drunk, stretched him with assistance of others in a box stall.

Early the next morning Skardon found the unfortunate man still insensible and for the first time he noticed a wound on his head from which blood was oozing. Dr. Langstaff was called in, but Chapman did not recover consciousness and on Monday he died. There is much excitement over the matter and the facts of the case have been placed in the hands of H. H. Dewart, crown attorney, and an inquest is ordered to be held this afternoon in Skardon's hotel.

 

GODFREY - Rev. James Godfrey died in Kingston yesterday after a short illness.


NASH - W. G. Nash, one of the oldest residents of the township of Saltfleet, died this morning. Although the deceased was 80 years of age he was in good health for a man of his age until a short time ago when he was taken ill. Heart disease was the cause of death.

The deceased was born in 1812 and lived in Saltfleet all his life. He took no interest in public matters. He leaves a widow , three sons, and seven daughters, all but two of them being married. Mrs. Nash is 74 years old.

 

August 6, 1892

 

NASH - Died at Stony Creek on August 5, William G. Nash, in the 80th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, Stony Creek, Sunday at 3 p.m. to Stony Creek burying grounds. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

RANKIN (Winnipeg) - Robert S. Rankin, who came to Manitoba from Dublin, Ireland,recently, has suicided at Verden. He leaves a letter to friends directing that the money found on his body be sent to his mother at home, but gives no cause for suicide. He was working on a farm and doing well.

 

BORDEN (Fall River, Manitoba) - Andrew J. Borden and his wife were found dead in their home yesterday morning. Both had been frightfully mutilated about the head and face with an axe or cleaver or a razor. Mr. Borden lay on a sofa in a room on the floor of his house. His head had been cut and gashes from four to six inches were found on his head and neck. Mrs. Borden was in her own chamber on the upper floor and the condition of her face and head was the same as that of her husband. No implement that could have been used in the commission of the crime was found. This leads to the belief that Mr. and Mrs. Borden were murdered. Mr. Borden was a wealthy real estate owner and mill man and was seen on the street half an hour before he was dead. It is said that the servant, Bridget Sullivan, says she went to the room to make some inquiry of Mr. Borden about five minutes before Lizzie Borden gave the alarm. He was then sitting on the sofa reading a newspaper. Mr. Borden was on the streets and in several banks as late as ten o'clock.

 

MCCORMICK - Mrs. William McCormick has just died at Brockville, aged ninety-four.

 

GLENNY - F. A. Glenny of Oshawa died yesterday from diabetes, aged only twenty-eight.

 

HANNAH (Port Hope) - On Wednesday night Thomas Hannah, lot 33, concession 6, of the township of Hamilton, went to milk his cows when he was attacked by a large Durham bull and crushed to death. A doctor was called, but the man was dead before he reached him. Deceased was 52 years of age and leaves a wife and three small children.


August 9, 1892

 

COLLINS - Died in this city, on August 9, Mary, beloved wife of John Collins, in the 63rd year of her age. Funeral from her husband's residence, 151 Wellington street north, on Thursday, August 11, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

ROBBINS - Died at her late residence, 11 Spring street, on Monday, August 8, 1892, Marian, wife of S. C. Robbins, aged 25 years. Funeral took place this afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

 

MCGEE - Died in this city, on August 8, Annie, beloved wife of James McGee, aged 53 years. Funeral from her late residence. No 33 Burlington street, on Thursday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

HORNING - An old man named Andrew Horning died at the House of Refuge this morning aged 80 years. He was sent there from the county several years ago though he is said to have plenty of well-to-do relatives in the county, and now the city will have to bury him as no one had claimed the body.

 

BLACK - It is announced that John Black of Stroud & Black, cattle dealers, whose sudden death in Liverpool was cabled a few days ago committed suicide by cutting his throat in a friend's bathroom. Recent heavy losses in cattle are believed to be the reason for the suicide.

 

YOUNG (Kincardine) - This morning about 5 o'clock two sons of Robert Young, living on lot 35, concession 5 of Greenock, were burned to death. Mrs. Young had started a fire in the kitchen stove and then went out to the barn. In some unaccountable manner the kitchen took fire and the flames and smoke soon ascended the staircase upstairs. The eldest boy, aged 21, escaped and ran to the barn for a ladder. On breaking the window and attempting to enter on his return, the smoke and flames drove him back, and two boys, Thomas, aged 16, and George, aged 12, were as reported above burned to death. Mrs. Young is prostrated with grief and the whole family is sorrow stricken by the distressing calamity.

 

LEGAR - Dr. E. Legar, M.P. for Kent county, N.B., died yesterday, aged only twenty-six years.

 

KEYS - James Keys was drowned at Napanee by falling off a scow.

 

WILSON - Johnnie Wilson, aged nine, was drowned by falling off a raft at Lanark yesterday.

 

COUCH - A three-year-old child of R. T. Couch was drowned in the Thames river at Mitchell last evening.


LONG - The eight-year-old son of Mrs. Long, Toronto, fell into the canal at Port Dalhousie yesterday afternoon and was drowned.

 

MOORE - A peculiarly sad drowning took place on the lagoon at Centre Island yesterday afternoon by which Mrs. W. J. Moore of Toronto lost her life while attempting to rescue one of her children who had fallen in and who was saved.

 

MCKIM - Robert McKim, the faithful beadle of Toronto University for the past thirty-three years, expired from heart failure at five or ten minutes past six on Saturday evening. Just about the same hour on Saturday Sir Daniel Wilson passed away. He had been most attentive in inquiring if he could do anything for Sir Daniel during his illness and every way manifested his grief at the president's death. He had suffered from heart disease for the past two years and was prepared for the end. He leaves a widow, three sons, and two daughters. Mr. McKim was born at Collooney, Ireland, county of Sligo, 67 years ago, coming to this country thirty-three or thirty-four years ago shortly before the university building was erected to which he was appointed beadle on its completion. He served with great bravery through the Crimean war as sergeant in the 13th Light Dragoons, was one of the 600, and fought at Alma, Inkerman, Sebastapol, and Balaclava, for which he received four medals.

 

WILSON (Toronto) - Sir Daniel Wilson, L.L.D., K.C.B., F.R.S., president of University College, Toronto, is dead. He died at his residence on St. George street at 5:50 p.m. on Saturday. During the winter months he had a severe attack of sickness, but regained his strength sufficiently to resume the greater part of his work at the university. He appeared in public for the last time at the commencement exercises in the pavillion on June 10. Shortly after that his constitution grew weaker until death came. Sir Daniel died in the library. He had been unconscious all day and his end was peaceful. The funeral took place at 3:30 p.m. yesterday from St. Philip's Church.

In Sir Daniel Wilson the University of Toronto has lost a man who for nearly forty years has been identified with her interests and who for years has occupied the highest position in her gift, and Toronto has lost a rare personality, has lost a citizen whose attainments had secured him pre-eminence in his special line of investigation and honour from scientists in America, Britain, and Europe alike.

The contribution to "The Encylopedia Britannica', the fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the foreign associate of the Societe d'Anthropologic de Paris, the author of "Prehistoric Man", was truly a citizen of no mean renown and the ex-president of the Y.M.C.A., the founder of the Newsboys' Home, and the friend of every charitable undertaking was a public spirited and benevolent citizen. Now that he has gone from our midst, it may be well to pass in brief review that record of a life well spent and to take stock of the work which he has done. It is not too much to expect that it will long be remembered after his decease.


Sir Daniel Wilson was a Scotchman, a native of Scotland's ancient capital. His father was Archibald Wilson and he was the second son of a rather large family. He did not possess a monopoly of the talent of the family, for one of his younger brothers was Professor George Wilson who in 1850 died an untimely death, not without having won for himself much repute in scientific circles. The famous high school of Edinburgh from which have gone forth so many noted men laid the foundation of his training. From there he went to the University of Edinburgh and from that seat of learning he emerged in 1837 twenty-one years of age and a graduate.

Then the young man turned to the literary mecca of the English speaking work to London. For several years he fought the battle of the pen in that crowded resort of men of letters and then he turned his face homeward again.

Still he was a writer and the columns of the "Scotchman", "Chambers Miscellany", the "British Quarterly", and the "Gentleman's Magazine" were open to his work. Then he made his first venture as an author. "Memorials of Edinburgh in the Olden Times" first appeared in 1842 and won the author no small fame. Daniel Wilson's spurs were won; the hardest part of the battle was over. A bare list of the Works he has published since that will show his subsequent activity. "Oliver Cromwell and the Protectorate"; "Prehistoric Annals of Scotland" his great work which appeared in 1851; "Prehistoric Man", the first fruits of American studies which was published in 1862: "Chatterton, a Biographical study"; "Caliban, the Missing Link"; "Spring Wild Flowers", his only venture in the line of verse; "Reminiscences of Old Edinburgh", printed in 1878, and his recent excellent work on lefthandedness, are items in the long and honourable list.

It was the "Prehistoric Annals of Scotland" that won Dr. Wilson as he then was the invitation to the chair of history and English literature in the then new University of Toronto. He accepted the post and had since then been identified with the interests of the university. It ws then in 1853, comparatively speaking, a day of small things. It was four years since the theological faculty has been wiped out and secularization accomplished. Previous to his arrival there had been only four professors. He threw himself into his work with ardour and within a few months refused the principalship of McGill University. He lectured and taught. As examiner he instituted an admirable system of questions. He cared for university outside interests and when necessary fought for her with vigor and success. And yet he was all the time engaged in incessant and profound research as the list of his works already given show.

Like many another thinker Sir Daniel possessed the gift of doing several things at the same time. The quiet labours of college life are not exciting and there is but little incident to note in his life from this time on. Not long after his arrival in Canada he was involved in a hot controversy with the Rev. Egerton Ryerson on the question of the subdivision of the university endowment. In 1881 he succeeded Dr. McCaul as president of the university. In 1888 he was knighted. Those are the main incidents of his outward life. The real dates are those of the publication of book after


book, each one a registrar, of successful stages in the inner life of the intellect. Of them mention has already been made. Hallam, the great historian, pronounced the “Prehistoric Annals” the most scientific treatment of the archeological evidence of primitive history which had ever been written. Costly as the work was, a second edition was necessary. "Prehistoric Man" won the highest praise. We may instance one passage, an extract from a review in the "Edinburgh Witness" then edited by Hugh Miller: "The topic is not only vast in range, complex in material, and difficult from its nature, but brings the man who ventures to discuss it, into contact with momentous and perplexing questions touching the origin of civilization; the unity of the human race, and the time during which man has been a denizen of this planet. Dr. Wilson proves himself at all points equal to the task". It may be noted that in the current edition of the "Encyclopedia Britannica" the articles on Canada, Confederation, and Toronto, are by him.

Another side of Sir Daniel's life calls for notice. He has been described as the eminent scientist, as the painstaking and successful educationist, as the authority on Archeology. It remains to speak briefly of him as the benevolent man whose hand was never withdrawn from a good work. The Boys' Home, the Y.M.C.A., the Newsboys' Home, have owed much to his care and interest. He took an active interest in the cause of education of all grades and was several times selected chairman of the Ontario High School Teachers' Association.

He was pre-eminently a man open to all influences of the time, a profound student, yet not immersed in his study, at once a scientist and a philanthropist. His life has been a well-spent one and has drawn to a peaceful,.dignified close. In life he was one of Toronto's most honoured citizens. In death he will be long remembered.

 

August 10, 1892

 

LEE - Died at his parents' residence, No 290 Macnab street north, on Tuesday, August 9, 1892, Robert Gordon, youngest son of Robert and Edith Lee, aged 2 years and 7 months. Funeral on Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MCKAY (Tavistock) - During the thunder storm this afternoon, Dingwall McKay, aged 70 years, a farmer living in the township of East Zorra, about three miles from this place, was struck and instantly killed. He was in the act of closing his gate when the fatal accident occurred. A son, who was a short distance off, discovered his father lying on the ground. Death was instantaneous.

 

PARROTT (Belleville) - A sad fatality occurred at Manhattan beach yesterday about ten miles below Belleville which was visited by a terrific tornado. Charles Parrott, son of George Parrott, Napanee, was camping with his uncle, Fred Parrott, when a large basswood tree broke like a pipe


stem and was hurled against him with great force. Both of his legs were broken. He was carried to the house of Uncle Charles Park where Drs. Aine and Moore pronounced the case hopeless, the victim having sustained fatal injuries.

 

RUBY - W. H. Ruby, a well known merchant of Port Elgin, was accidentally drowned on Monday night near the breakwater of that place.

 

ANDERSON (Barrie) - James Anderson, the well known proprietor of the Fairview brewery here, was burned to death at his farm last night. Mr. Anderson went to his farm last night to oversee some work that was being done and it is supposed that during the heavy rain the tent in which he was sleeping became too wet and he went to his barn for shelter. The barn was struck by lightning and burned to the ground and it is thought that Mr. Anderson received a shock and was unable to escape.

 

August 11, 1892

 

WICKS (Toronto) - John Wicks, aged 20, who boarded with Mrs. Parsons, Teraulay street, went in bathing off the old Credit Valley wharf at the foot of Simcoe street last night and was drowned. He had just secured employment on the street railway and commenced work yesterday morning. After supper he went to the wharf with Harry Leslie, Charles Knolton, and Thomas Metcalf, When they arrived a number of men were swimming and Knolton and Metcalf joined them. After they had been in the water some time, Wicks disrobed and stood on the edge of the dock.

One of his companions asked him if he knew how to swim. He replied that he did but had not been in the water for six years and was timid about taking a plunge. Harry Leslie advised him not to go in if he was doubtful about it. Wicks made no reply but jumped from the wharf. His feet seemed to shoot from under him and his back struck the water. He made a feeble motion with his head and sank from sight, never to rise again. His body was not recovered.

 

BERRINGER (Berlin) - A sad fatality took place at Waterloo last night. James Berringer, an old farmer, was returning to his home about a mile from Waterloo, when about half a mile from the town, his horse took fright and ran away. Mr. Berringer was thrown from the rig and the wheels passed over his body. He also sustained other very serious injuries from the effects of which he died. He is about 60 years of age.

 

FORTUNE (Carluke) On August 6, the remains of Mrs. Robert Fortune were laid to rest in the White Church cemetery. A very large procession of vehicles was in attendance. Mrs. Fortune had been in declining health for about a year and passed quietly away on Saturday morning. Her husband died about four years ago. She leaves four sons and four daughters to mourn her loss as


well as a large circle of friends. She was one of the oldest settlers and a consistent member of St. Paul's Presbyterian church, Carluke. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Shearer of Drumbo in the absence of Rev. Mr. Muir, the pastor.

 

EBY, MOYER (Berlin) - One of the most shocking fatalities ever happening in this county took place near Centreville, a little village a few miles south of this town, last evening. Allan Eby and Simon Moyer, two young married men, were ploughing a field on their farm which is called the Stafford farm, yesterday afternoon when towards evening as the rain started to come down very heavily, they must have sought shelter under a large tree. An hour or so afterward, their wives, becoming anxious for the safety of their husbands as they did not come home, went out to look for them. Suspicions that some thing wrong had happened were aroused when they found the horses which the two men had been ploughing, running around the field loose.

Nothing, however, could be seen of their husbands and with deep foreboding thay began to search the field. Under a large tree they found them dead, lying side by side, the work of the dread lightning. One leg of one of the men's trousers and a shoe had been torn off by the lightning, but no other marks were found on either of the bodies. Half frantic, the women gave the alarm and medical aid from Berlin was summoned and the victims of the lightning removed to their homes. When the doctors arrived they pronounced the men as having been dead for hours. The deceased Allan Eby was about 28 years of age and was the son of Rev. Amos Eby, United Brethren minister. Simon Moyer was a son of Jonas Moyer, a prominent farmer in this township and a brother of Dr. S. Moyer of Galt.

 

August 12, 1892

 

WHEATON - Died in this city, on August 12, Lily May, only daughter of William and Rhoda Wheaton, aged 3 months. Funeral from her parents’ residence, 44 Peter street, on Saturday, August 13, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

LYON - Died in this city, on August 12, Calvin Lyon, in the 44th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 202 King William street, on Sunday, August 14, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

 

LAROSE, BEAUCHAMP, RATELLE (Montreal) - Another of this frightful accidents which have been of so frequent occurrence in Montreal harbour this season, took place at an early hour this morning while the tug "William Paul" was moored at her berth in the Lachine carnal a few feet from Black's bridge. The fatality was a peculiarly sad one, three valuable lives being lost, without as much as moment's preparation for their last and greatest transition.


The "William Paul" is an old tug, commanded by Captain Larose, and after towing yesterday afternoon, the master left his craft and went home, leaving his two sons, Henri and Arthur, Alfred Beauchamp, aged 30, and Alexander Ratelle,14, on board to pass the night. Before leaving the captain took the precaution to stuff the exhaust pipe with cotton waste, and saying good-bye, walked up to his residence on Common street, not far away.

Unfortunately this did not keep the water out of the tug, for when the captain's eldest son who was sleeping in the wheelhouse awoke at one o'clock he found that the tug was rapidly filling with water. The young man, in fact, had barely time to jump on shore when the "William Paul" sank, carrying the three victims who slept in the cabin to the bottom of the canal. It is very easy to imagine the commotion created in the vicinity when the accident became known.

Thousands of people gathered on the canal bank, and foremost among the workers who were endeavouring to raise the tug was the captain himself. They succeeded however at four o'clock this afternoon and the bodies were found in the hold. The captain's young son, Henri, who perished was but 16 years of age and had been home from college on his holidays. An inquest will be held.

 

WARNER (Brockville) - This morning the body of a woman named Mrs. Warner was found floating in a bay of the river at the foot of Home street. She is alleged to have been deserted by her husband a couple of weeks ago, and becoming despondent, took to drink, which it is generally thought led her to commit suicide. She had told her associates on several occasions recently that she intended to drown herself. She had been rather a dissipated character for some time.

 

August 13, 1892

 

PERRIGO (Kingston) - James Perrigo, 12 years old, son of Andrew Perrigo, Round Lake, was taking one of the horses to water. The little fellow twisted the halter strap about his wrist, when suddenly the horse got frightened and spang back, drawing the boy from his feet. The horse then dashed off, dragging the boy along the ground. After running about five acres, the halter broke and when the child was picked up, it was found that he was dead, his skull being fractured.

 

BENNING - Nicholas F. Benning, cigar manufacturer of Paris, Ontario, died yesterday, aged sixty-one.

 

COLE - Colonel John Cole, formerly of St. Thomas, and later of London, died on Thursday in New York, aged sixty-nine. He commanded the St. Thomas cavalry troop during the Fenian raid in 1866.


August 15, 1892

 

LONG - Died in this city, on August 14, at her husband's residence, 162 Hunter street east, Abigill J., beloved wife of George Long, aged 38 years. Funeral takes place on Tuesday at 3 p.m. to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Friends will please not send flowers.

Mrs. Long, wife of George Long, wood and coal merchant, died yesterday. She was confined to her bed only two days.

 

LETT (Ottawa) - W. Pitman Lett, ex-city clerk, aged 74, died this morning. He had been ailing for some time and retired from the active discharge of his duties about a year ago. There will be a public funeral on Wednesday.

 

CONNOLLY - James Connolly of Wolfe Island, while driving home from Marysville to his home, was killed by the accidental discharge of a gun which slipped from the seat where he had placed it.

 

HENDERSON - Dr. William H. Henderson, professor of clinical medicine in the Royal Medical College, Kingston, died at an early hour yesterday morning. Bright's disease was the cause of death.

 

August 16, 1892

 

GONDER - Died at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, on August 10, Clara Jane B., the beloved wife of a. W. Gonder, and only daughter of J. C. and Mary Crooker.

 

LACHANCE (Montreal) - Down the river between Montreal and Sorel in the village of Lavaltrie, Amede Lachance resides with his wife and family consisting of two beautiful little girls, the elder being 10 years of age, and the younger, 4 years only. To-day the father and mother are mourning the loss of both their children which came about in the most tragic manner. Yesterday Madame Lachance has occasion to leave the house for little better than half an hour and it was during this brief absence that the dreadful fatality occurred. As soon as the mother had left, the younger girl suggested that they boil some corn and surprise Madame Lachance upon her return.

They at once placed some wood in the grate and in order to make it burn as quickly as possible the imprudent girls poured upon the wood a quantity of kerosene and then applied a match, both children standing near the place at the time.The result was an immediate explosion and while the girls' clothing was in flames the room was filled with blinding smoke. The piercing cries of the little unfortunate victims could be heard for a hundred yards and the parents and neighbours came rushing to the rescue of the little girls. They were on time to save the house and furniture


from destruction, but as far as human life was concerned the sacrifice was complete. The ten-year-old girl died in two hours’ time and her sufferings were not so intense as the little sister's were who during four hours underwent the most agonizing pain when death came to her relief.

 

ASHE - An eight-year-old daughter of J. Ashe was killed at Birtle, Manitoba, by being thrown out of a wagon.

 

WHITE - Alexander White, late of Sault Ste. Marie, was accidentally drowned in the Assiniboine river at Alexander.

 

RENSHAW - John Renshaw, G.T.R. station agent at Blair, died on Sunday after a long illness, aged 58. He was highly respected.

 

CRAIG - Robert Craig was killed and two others seriously injured by the bursting of a wheel at Fredericton, N.B., yesterday.

 

NESBITT - George Nesbitt, son of W. Nesbitt, pressman for the "St. Catharines Standard" was drowned in the old canal at St. Catharines yesterday.

 

HOLWELL (Toronto) - A dispatch from Bracebridge last night announced that a sad drowning accident occurred on Lake Rosseau yesterday morning by which Percy Holwell of Jamaica, West Indies, a bright youth of 17 years lost his life. He was a pupil of Upper Canada College and with three other boys had been camping on lake Rosseau for the past three weeks. He was sitting on the stern of a boat where he was seized with a fainting spell and fell into the water. One of the other youths bravely jumped in to the rescue, but. was unable to hold on to him in his death struggles, and before ten minutes the body was recovered and willing hands directed by Dr. Gullin did every thing to restore life but without avail. The body will arrive in Toronto at 5:30 this evening.

 

August 17, 1892

 

BURNS - Hanging to the rafters of a frame cottage on the farm of Walter Ghent, a quarter of a mile west of the waterworks, the body of John Burns was found last night. The body was discovered at 7 o'clock by Mr. Depew who notified Mr. Ghent. Mr. Ghent went to the cottage but as he did not know the man, he notified Constable Hazel. The constable and Thomas Armstrong cut down the body. At first it was thought that the deceased was a stranger in the locality, but he was afterward identified as being John Burns, an old soldier who had been in the neighbourhood for a couple of weeks. The body had been hanging in the cottage for fifteen or twenty hours. It was clearly a case of suicide, the deceased having threatened to drown or hang himself if he did not find some pension papers he had lost. Burns was about 48 years old. He serves as a private with ‘G’ Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil war.


He was in receipt of a pension of $6 a month which was granted from December 29, 1885, on account of a gunshot wound in the right hand. The pension certificate and a medical certificate from Dr. Britton, 17 Isabella street, Toronto, were found on the body. Burns also received $900 from the U.S. Government. Coroner Woolverton was notified by constable Hazel and he decided to hold an inquest at 11:30 this morning.

 

COUSE - Early Tuesday morning one of the best known villagers, Alexander L. Couse, died in Beamsville. The death was a very sudden one. The deceased got up about 5:30 that morning and after performing his toilet went and called the servants. He returned to his room and without giving any sign fell to the floor. Mrs. Couse's screams brought immediate help, but only to find that the vital spark had fled. The sudden taking-off of the deceased was quite a shock to the community.

Mr. Couse had carried on the tavern-keeping business in the village for the last twenty-five years and no man in that business was better known or more highly respected throughout the county. An affection of the heart was the cause of the sudden death and although it was known to himself that he was liable to drop off at any moment, he kept that knowledge from his friends. He was a prominent Mason and will be buried by that order, a wife and two daughters mourn the loss of a kind protector and father.

 

DILLON (Montreal) - A painful scene was witnessed at the general hospital this evening. George Dillon, aged 35, was brought to the institution in question a few days ago and died at an early hour this morning, his wife and mother arriving from Chambly County shortly after 2 o'clock this afternoon. However a second woman appeared at the hospital, claimed to Mr. Dillon's wife, and declared with a great deal of persistence that she was the deceased's widow. The two women, in fact, would have come to blows had not the hospital authorities intervened. There can be no doubt that the woman from the county was Dillon's legitimate wife.

 

BLIGH (Toronto) - William Bligh, aged 30, of 303 Crawford street, attempted to get on the front platform of a Broadview Avenue car on King street west of York shortly before 2 p.m. yesterday. He missed his footing, fell under the car, the wheel passing over his head. He was carried into Matheson's drugstore where his injuries were partially dressed, but he died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. He was a commercial traveller and leaves a wife and one child.

 

RAINEY - A Brant county farmer named Rainey, who was recently gored by a bull, has died of his injuries.

 

BARTLETT - Mrs. Bartlett, widow of the late Smith Bartlett, who was the first police magistrate of Belleville, died on Sunday.


FIELDING - John Fielding died at Kentville, N.S., on Monday, aged 101 years. He remembered the Shannon-Chesapeake fight, and the bringing of the captured vessel to Halifax.

 

BROUGHALL (Toronto) - The body of Henry Lloyd Broughall, one of the victims of the Port Union drowning accident, was found floating in the lake at noon yesterday about four miles below Victoria park by Joseph Williams, Jr., the manager of Kew Gardens. Mr. Williams was sailing about three hundred yards from the shore when he came across the body which was bloated and decomposed beyond recognition. He made it fast to his boat and towed it to a spot where C. P. Baker of College street and some other gentlemen were camping on the shore. Mr. Baker surmised that the body was either that of young Broughall or his companion Macnider, and determined to bring it to Toronto, With the assistance of his friends he wrapped the corpse in a sail and placing it in a dory towed it to Frederick street wharf and deposited it in the morgue. Esplanade constable Williams searched the body and found some papers in the dead man's pockets which established his identity beyond question. The family were notified and the remains were taken in charge by undertaker E. J. Humphires.

The accident in which the two young men lost their lives occurred on Sunday, July 17, near Port Union. The deceased, together with George F. Macnider, G. S. Kirkpatrick, and E..R. Ricketts, were out on a pleasure tour when a squall struck the yacht, upsetting it. The young men with difficulty climbed on to the upturned boat and with an oar endeavoured to reach the shore. Benumbed by the chilling waters of the lake, Broughall and Macnider lost their hold and were drowned. Kirkpatrick and Richetts reached the land in an exhausted condition. Broughall was 20 years old and was a son of Rev. A. J. Broughall, rector of St. Stephen's church, and was a valued employee of the Farmers' Loan and Savings Company.

 

August 18, 1892

Diack Died on August 18, Ethel, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Diack, Jr., aged 2 years and 2 months. Funeral from late residence, 217 West avenue north, on Friday, at 3 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.

 

HORE - Died in this city, on August 17, Francis W. Hore, in the 72nd year of his age. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 249 Victoria avenue north, on Friday, August 19, at 2 p.m., to proceed to the family burying groud, Bullock's Corners. Friends are requested not to send flowers.

Francis W. Hore, founder of the Hore Wheel Works, died yesterday afternoon at his residence, 249 Victoria avenue north. Mr. Hore had been ill for more that a year, suffering from a bronchial complaint which defied the skill of his physicians. He had been confined to his bed for the last eight days. His death was not unexpected.


By Mr. Hore's death Hamilton loses one of its foremost and best known manufacturers as well as a citizen of sterling worth. Mr. Hore was born in 1821 in Hunstan parish, Sussex, England. His father, John Hore, came to Canada with all his family settling in Galt. With characteristic energy these sturdy Englishmen went to work wherever work was to be found and the father and his three sons helped to construct the Dundas road and the Waterloo road.

The family moved to West Flamborough in 1848. F.W. Hore secured a position in Hon. James Crooks's saw mill at Crooks Hollow and three years later he was rewarded for his fidelity with an interest in the business. In 1854, he withdrew from the business and removed to Lynden where he set up a saw mill of his own, but two years later he sold out and rented another mill at Greensville, subsequently purchasing it together with an adjoining farm.

Here he lived for several years and carried on a prosperous business until the pine timber began to give out. Then in 1873 he built a large hub and spoke factory, and taking on his son, Francis, into partnership, did a large and rapidly increasing business until 1879 when the factory was destroyed by fire and the firm last half its capital. Nothing daunted, Mr. Hore moved into Hamilton and established the manufacturing business with which he and his sons have ever since been identified. In 1887 the capital of the factory doubled. Additions have since been made until now the Hamilton Wheel Works are the largest works of the kind in Canada. Latterly the business has been carried on by John G. and George C. Hore under the firm name of F. W. Hore Sons, the eldest one, Francis, having died. Two years ago the founder of the firm retired from business.

In 1852 Mr. Hore was married to Sophia Fearman, daughter of the late William Fearman, and sister of F.W. Fearman of this city. She, with a family of five children, two sons and three daughters, survives him.

The deceased was a sound Conservative, always consistent with the political principles which he professed. He never entered public life in Hamilton, but was for fifteen years a member of the West Flamborough council and for three years deputy reeve. He was a member of the committee which selected the site of the county jail.

Mr. Hore took a keen and active interest in church matters. He was a member of the Anglican church and was for a number of years church warden of Christ Church, Flamborough. Since coming to Hamilton he was a member of St. Thomas church.

The career of such a man is a valuable object lesson, By sheer industry and integrity, he rose to a commanding position in the industrial world and impressed his mark wide and deep on the community.

The funeral will take place to-morrow at 2 p.m. from the family residence. The remains will be taken to the family burial ground, Bullock's Corners, for interment.


HOWELL (Goderich) - This afternoon about 4:40 James Howell, aged 14, and Roy Howell, aged 5, sons of Rev. J. R. Howell, and Montague Colborne, aged about 9, were out on the lake together in a small flat-bottomed boat. Roy, who was sitting in the end of the boat leaning over, fell out. His brother, James, jumped in after him, caught him, and tried to get him in, but could not manage it, and after calling for help, both sank in about ten feet of water and were drowned. They were with other members of the family at a small picnic on Attrill's beach, north of the town. Your correspondent who was some distance away, got a boat and went to the spot as quickly as possible, but as the water was rising the bodies could not be seen.

After bringing ashore Montague Colborne who was sitting in the boat with one oar, he gave the alarm at the wharf to lighthouse keeper Robert Campbell. Campbell and others succeeded with hooks in getting the body of James about six o'clock. Resuscitation was tried but nothing could be done, the body being rigid when found. Parties are now (8:30) still searching for the body of Roy.

 

WILSON (Keswick) - An inquest was held here to-night on the bodies of Mrs. Frank Wilson and her little daughter, and the coroner's jury returned a verdict of manslaughter implicating Frank Wilson, husband of the deceased.

 

DILLON (Montreal) - Yesterday's papers told of George Dillon who died yesterday in the English hospital here and whose body had been claimed by two alleged widows. The funeral took place this afternoon and afforded a scene not often witnessed in this county. Dillon had died a Roman Catholic and as both wives were Protestants, it was difficult to decide where the much-married man was to be buried.

Finally Mount Royal was chosen and an Anglican divine officiated at the institution, above mentioned, after which the procession moved off. Following the hearse was a carriage containing the widow Dillon from St. Philip street, and later came the other Mrs. Dillon who with her mother had come from the country to take part at the last rites. One lady says her name was Miss Scott and she married Dillon three years ago, and the other asserts that she has been the one and only legitimate Mrs. Dillon for ten years or more. By the side of the grave widow No 1 remained in her carriage while No 2 moved forward and shed copious tears in face of the open tomb, and on the whole it was about as unique a scene as has been witnessed for many a long day.

 

BLACK (St. Catharines) - On Monday evening, Robert Black, a young farmer residing near Wellandport, went in the Chippawa for a swim. A number of friends were with him. He must have taken a cramp as he sank and was drowned. His body was recovered some hours later.

 

MOSS (St. Catharines) - A sad and fatal accident occurred at Virgil on Saturday evening. A young man named Moss, working as a farm hand for Mr. Perry, was driving a spirited horse


attached to a road cart. The horse ran into Mr. Perry's yard without a driver and an immediate search was made and the remains of poor Moss were found a short distance from Perry's farm with both legs and arms broken and his head and back terribly scraped from coming in contact with the road, having been dragged over a mile before being freed from the road cart. As no one saw the accident only surmises as to how it occurred have been arrived at. Mr. Moss leaves a mother who resides in London, England, and had no relatives in this country. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon. No inquest was held.

 

PATTERSON - Dr. George Patterson of Owen Sound died suddenly there yesterday afternoon, aged about thirty.

 

RUDOLPH Ruth Rudolph of Windsor, N.S., has just died in the house in which she was born, married, and lived for 91 years.

August 19, 1892

 

HALL - Died in this city, on August 18, 1892, Nellie Sutton, beloved wife of Augusta Hall, aged 28 years. Funeral from her mother's residence, 533 York street, on Saturday morning, at 8:30 to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances wre respectfully invited to attend.

 

HILL - Died at her late residence, 50 Vine street, on Friday, August 19, Sophia Hill, relict of the late John Hill, aged 89 years. Funeral Monday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

ZIMMERMAN - Died at his late residence, Blake street, East Hamilton, on Thursday, August 18, Johnson Zimmerman. Funeral Saturday at 3 p.m.

Dr. Johnson Zimmerman, dentist, died yesterday at his residence, Blake street. He had been ailing for a year past, but his illness was not thought to be serious until last Sunday when pleurisy and inflammation set in. Dr. Zimmerman was the oldest dental surgeon in Hamilton and enjoyed an extensive practice. He was a prominent member of the First Methodist Church. A family of three sons and three daughters survive him, one of the sons being Dr. S. Zimmerman, dentist of this city. The funeral will take place to-morrow at three.

 

NELSON - Reuben Nelson, of Aylmer, Ontario, died yesterday aged eighty-two.

 

DESCHENES - The death is announced of George Deschenes, ex-M.P.P. for Temisconata county, Quebec.

 

PRYOR - Rev. John Pryor, D.D., at one time professor of divinity in Acadia College, has just died in Halifax where he was formerly pastor of the Baptist church. He was 87 years old.


PALMER - H. Palmer of Campbellford, Ontario, while enjoying a vacation at Kemp’s Pond, ten miles from the village, was immediately killed on Wednesday by the accidental discharge of his gun which he was drawing from a boat with the muzzle towards him.

 

FLESHMAN (Kingston) - W. Fleshman, blacksmith, Grattan, near Eganville, suicided last Saturday while despondent. He went to his shop and worked as usual. He had asked for an early dinner and when his daughter went to call him, she was horrified to find him hanging by a surcingle. (Piece of horse harness.) Friends speedily cut him down and though his body was warm, life was extinct. His knees touched the floor.

 

MACNIDER (Toronto) - The body of George F. Macnider, the second victim of the Port Union drowning accident on July 17, was found floating in the lake four miles south-west of Dufferin street wharf yesterday afternoon by two men who were out sailing. They towed it to the Dufferin street slip and notified the police of the Parkdale division who had the body removed to the morgue. The face was decomposed beyond recognition. There were no papers or. marks upon the clothes by which the corpse could be identified and it was not until nearly one o'clock this morning that it was positively recognized. In the pockets were found two rings which are thought to have been in the possession of Macnider but before any of the family could be found to identify them, E. R. Ricketts, one of his companions who reached the shore, arrived at the morgue and immediately recognized the body by the clothing. Macnider was but 21 years old and was for ten years before his untimely death an employee of the Bank of Montreal. He lived with his widowed mother at 22 Balmutta street.

 

August 20, 1892

 

HARDY - Died in this city, on August 18, Mrs. Hellen Hardy, in the 84th year of her age, a native of Dumfries-shire, Scotland. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, George E. Miller, 19 Kelly street, at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

 

MCKEE - James McKee of Barrie was fatally hurt by the mail train from Toronto at the crossing about a mile south of Allandale yesterday. His horse was instantly killed, but Mr. McKee lingered until Barrie was reached.

 

August 22, 1892

 

MCNEIL - Died in this city, on Sunday, August 21, James N. McNeil, aged 27 years and 10 months. Funeral took place this morning from the residence of his uncle, Mr. Joseph Hoodless, Catherine street south, to G.T.R. Interment at Jefferson, Green county, Iowa.

James N. McNeil, an estimable young man who had been in the employ of Hoodless & Co for the past nine years, died yesterday morning from Bright's disease. His family lived in Jefferson,


Iowa, and his aged father arrived from there yesterday too late to see his son alive, but in time to attend the funeral. The remains were taken to the house of Joseph Hoodless and the funeral took place there this morning. The deceased had been a member of St. Paul's church, and in the absence of the pastor of that church, the religious service at the house was conducted by Dr. Fletcher. The solemn Masonic service was conducted by F. B. Ross, master of Barton Lodge, of which the deceased was a member.

The remains were taken to the G.T.R. station for shipment to Jefferson, and were followed by a large procession of the Masonic brethren of the deceased and his fellow employees from Hoodless & Sons’ factory. Young McNeil was soon to be married to a highly intelligent and estimable young lady of Hamilton.

 

BARR - Died in this city, on Sunday, August 21, George Barr, a native of Paisley, Scotland. Funeral Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

SANDERSON - Died on August 21, James T. Sanderson, in the 40th year of his age. Funeral will take place from his sister's residence, 16 Leeming street, on Tuesday, August 23, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

BRENNEN - Died at his residence, No 418 Main street east, on Sunday evening, Michael Brennen, aged 57 years and 9 months. Funeral on Wednesday at 3:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Last night Michael Brennen, a man well known and universally esteemed by Hamilton, passed away from this life. Mr. Brennen had for many months been suffering from an internal disorder which the skill of the local physicians could not cope with. Last spring he sought relief in change of air and scene and visited his married daughter in Regina, afterward going on to the Pacific coast. His trip did him no good.

Five weeks ago he went to New York and consulted eminent specialists there. It was only then that the gravity of his condition was realized. The New York physicians pronounced the disease from which he suffered to be cancer of the stomach, and their opinion was that he had only a few weeks to live. Mr. Brennen received the news with the calm resignation of a Christian man and during the past few weeks bore his suffering with heroic patience and fortitude. He was conscious up to a few minutes of his death.

Mr. Brennen was born in Hemingford, Quebec, in 1834. He came to Hamilton in 1853 and two years later started in business as a manufacturer of sashes and doors, his factory being in rear of the premises now occupied by his extensive factory. For ten years he carried on a prosperous business there and then bought the present factory site and moved there. In 1872 he purchased a saw mill in West Flamborough and ran it for three or four years when he sold it to advantage. A mill in Tioga, Simcoe county, was then added to his property and still continues to be operated


by the firm. In 1886 the large mill at Huntsville, Muskoka, and Sundridge, Parry Sound were established and are still operated. Until 1881, Mr. Brennen managed the whole of his already extensive business, but its rapid impelled him in that year to take his three eldest sons into partnership and the firm of M. Brennan & Sons was established. In 1889 the firm was again changed, being organized with the name M. Brennen & Sons Manufacturing Company, under which name the extensive manufacturing business founded by Mr. Brennen is now carried on.

In 1854 Mr. Brennen married Miss Sarah Scott, the ceremony being performed in Knox Church, by the late Prof. George Paxton Young of Toronto-,University, who was the pastor of Knox Church. Mrs. Brennen survives her husband with ten of their children, six sons and 4 daughters. The sons are: Joseph S., Hugh S., Edward, Fred W., Herbert, and Albert, the eldest of whom are married. The daughters are: Mrs. Adam D. Ferguson, of Regina, N.W.T.; Mrs. Thompson, wife of Rev. James Thompson, of Watford; and Misses Maria and Edith Brennen.

The deceased had been a member of Knox church during almost the whole of his residence in Hamilton. He was an active church worker and was particularly interested in Sunday School work, having been for many years a teacher in the Knox Church Sunday school and for three years as superintendent. In Tioga he built a church and contributed annually towards its maintenance. He was chairman of the Tioga school board.

In all matters affecting the moral condition of the community Mr. Brennen was profoundly interested. His interest took a form in 1886 when he accepted the responsibility of running for mayor as the candidate of the 'moral reform' party. He did not hope for success but he succeeded in polling a large vote. His interest in moral reform did not, however, begin or end with the election experience. His sympathy and his purse were always at the command of those who instituted any movement which appealed to his intelligence as being the interest of the moral welfare of the community. In fact Mr. Brennen was a practical philanthropist.

He was a member of Doric Lodge, A.F. & A.M. but he never sought the higher honours in Masonry. He was one of the organizers of the Freeholders' Association and at the last annual meeting was elected president.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the family residence, 418 Main street east.

 

WOODS (Ottawa) - A smash-up occurred a few miles from Avonmore on the Ontario & Quebec division of the C.P.R. yesterday morning. It resulted in the death of a brakeman named James Woods of Smiths Falls and heavy loss to the company. A freight train going east had only passed Avonmore a couple of minutes when it crashed into another freight train coming in the opposite direction. The drivers and firemen on both engines jumped and escaped, but James Woods, brakeman, who was on the east bound train was between two cars when the trains met and was instantly killed.


DAVIES (Toronto) - A sad death occurred yesterday in Rosedale. Only a few weeks ago Harry Davies, the well known sporting goods man, left for England on his purchasing trip and bade his wife who was in the best of health good-bye. Two weeks ago Mrs. Davies was attacked with congestion of the spine. She sank gradually and never recovered from the unconscious state she fell into five days ago, notwithstanding the skilful exertions of her three physicians and the kind attendance of relatives and friends. Mrs. Davies was married only two years ago.

 

COVENEY (Toronto) - On Friday about midnight as a Canadian Pacific train was nearing the little village of Schaw, a place just two stations east of Galt, a man named Fred Coveney, a carpenter about 30 years of age, was walking along the track going in the same direction as the train. Either he did not know that the train was behind him or misjudged the distance it was from him, for he was knocked down and run over by the advancing train. His head was completely severed from his body and the body was literally cut to pieces. The mangled remains were gathered together arid brought to the station whence they were sent to Toronto and arrived here on Saturday night. They were conveyed to the house of Mrs. Armstrong, 36 Vanauley street, a sister of the deceased. The funeral will take place to-day.

 

August 23, 1892

 

DAVIS - Died in this city, on August 23, Joseph Davis, aged 50 years. Funeral from his late residence, 51 Stuart street east, on Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.

 

MARSH - Died on August 20, 1892, at her late residence, 109 Walnut street, Libbie Marsh, beloved wife of Henry H. Marsh, aged 25 years. Funeral took place on Monday from her late residence.

 

August 24, 1892

 

IRVIN - Died at 51 Stuart street west, on August 23, Willie, youngest son of James Irvin, aged 15 years, 1 month, and 14 days. Funeral from above address on Friday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

LAMBERT - Died in this city, on August 24, John Leslie, only child of George and Edith Lambert, aged 11 months and 24 days. Funeral from his parents' residence, 44 Hannah street west, on Thursday, August 25, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

O'NEILL - Died in this city, on August 23, John O'Neill, a native of county Kerry, Ireland aged 54 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, 9 Aurora street, on Thursday morning at 8:30 to St. Patrick's Church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MORAN - Died in this city, on August 23, Ellen Moran, mother of Edward, Michael, and James Mohan, aged 84 years. Funeral will take place from her son's residence, 138 Park street north, on Thursday, at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.

 

LUCAS - The body of James Lucas who died so suddenly in Onondaga on Monday was brought home last night by undertaker Chapman. The cause of Mr. Lucas's death was heart disease.

 

LUTES (Moncton) - Newton Lutes, aged 21, son of Rufuas Lutes, died last night at Lutes Mountain as the result of the terrible injuries received in a neighbour's barn. While sliding off a hay mow his chest caught on an iron meat hook, suspending him some inches from the floor. The hook penetrated to his brain. The young man remained unconscious, suffering terribly till death intervened.

 

HORNET - Samuel Hornet, a young man, was drowned off the propellor "Olive" at Clarence, Ontario, yesterday.

 

MCGOWAN - A boy named James Arthur McGowan whose mother is a widow living at Kingston, fell from one of the docks into the Napanee river on Monday and was drowned.

 

HUGHES - James Hughes, member of the Dominion census staff in Ottawa, who during a fit of somnambulism a few nights ago walked out of a second-storey window, died on Monday night of his injuries.

 

August 25, 1892

 

SCRATCH - Died at 127 Hess street north, on Wednesday, August 24, Arthur A., youngest son of Benjamin and Annie Scratch, aged 12 years. Funeral took place this afternoon.

 

BABCOCK - Died in this city, on August 24, Albert Babcock. Funeral will take place from the residence of R. Rowe, corner of Ferrie street and Ferguson avenue, on Friday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Shortly before 8 o'clock last night a frightful accident occurred at Freeman's fertilizing works on Wentworth street. On the third storey of the building was a large boiler or tank used for the purpose of reducing the remains of horses and other animals. This tank was attended by the night watchman, Albert Babcock, whose duty was to look after the building at night and attend to the steam tank. Last night he allowed too great a pressure of steam to accumulate and the result was disastrous to himself. The big iron cover of the tank was blown off, and was driven against the


roof with such force as to leave a jagged hole in it. The cover fell back into the room. The noise of the explosion was heard many blocks away and soon attracted a large crowd at the spot. Poor Babcock was found in a corner of the room. He presented a horrible appearance. The top of his skull was crushed in and his brains were exuding. An arm was broken, his face was black and bloody, and he was terribly scalded by the steam. He was still alive, however, though unconscious, and the city ambulance was hastily sent for. Babcock was conveyed to the city hospital where he died half an hour after his arrival.

It is supposed that at the time the accident occurred he was standing in a stooping position over the tank and that the edge of the cover struck him in the forehead as it flew up, crushing in his skull and hurling him into the corner. There were safety valves and a steam gauge attached to the tank and the inference is that the poor fellow's death was the result of his own carelessness.

Babcock was 26 years of age. He came to Hamilton from England eighteen months ago and had for ten months been in the employ of Mr. Freeman. A year ago he was married and he became a father a few weeks ago. He lived at 185 Simcoe street.

Coroner Dr. Woolverton opened an inquest at noon to-day in the city hospital. The jury viewed the body, went down to the fertilizing works and inspected the scene of the accident to meet at the hospital again at 4 p.m.

 

WAYMARK (Belleville) - On Monday afternoon while Mrs. George Waymark was busy with her housework, she broke a blood vessel near the heart and in a short time bled to death. Her husband and three small children survive her.

 

SMITH (Watford) - While engaged in uncoupling a car near the G.T.R. bridge here about 11 o'clock this morning, W. S. Smith, a brakeman on a through freight, stepped from the bumpers into a cattle guard. The last car caught his body, inflicting injuries which caused his death in a few hours. Deceased belonged to Simcoe and had been employed on the G.T.R. for about a year.

 

CUMMINS (Millgrove) - The funeral of the late Franklin Cummins, who died on August 20, took place on August 22. It was the largest procession in these parts for many years, an evidence of the high esteem in which he was held. Rheumatics was the cause of death. Rev. T. H. Orme conducted the obsequies by an appropriate sermon: Text, St. John xiv, 1-2. The Patrons of Industry of which society he was a member placed on the casket a beautiful wreath.

 

MCCLURE - James McClure, aged 25 years, son of George McClure of McKillop township, died while sitting on the doorstep of his home yesterday. He had been in poor health for some time, but had just been out in the orchard and was eating an apple when heart failure supervened.


August 27, 1892

 

NICHOLL (Sarnia) - About 1 o'clock this morning George Nicholl, a single man about 40 years of age, hailing form Grafton, met his death by strangulation while in the act of eating a piece of beef at Holt's restaurant. Deceased has been living in Sarnia for the past two years, but his parents who are in good circumstances, reside in Grafton to which place the body will be sent this evening.

 

SINCLAIR (Coldstream) - Alexander Sinclair, reeve of Lobo township, committed suicide this afternoon. He was found with a tie strap around his neck hanging from the rafters of a shed on his farm. No reason is known.

 

August 29, 1892

 

FOOTE - Died in this city, on August 28, at 23 Leeming street, Eliza May, youngest daughter of Henry and Tryphena Foote, aged 13 months and 6 days. Funeral will take place from the above address on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

 

STORMS (Kingston) - Henry Storms, a lunatic in the asylum, was missed on Wednesday last. Last evening his body was found in the lake in rear of the institution. He belonged to Napanee, was 70 years of age, and in the asylum for the third time. The coroner's jury in their verdict recommended the superintendent to have a keeper on the lake shore while the: inmates were about the grounds.

 

GOODWIN (Kingston) - Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin and family started in their conveyance from their residence near Northport to attend church at Picton. Mrs. Goodwin was suddenly taken ill, complaining first of a feeling of chilliness and then becoming unconscious. When taken from the carriage she was dead.

 

HALES (Belleville) - William S. Hales, a retired farmer, who had lived in the city far some years, fell dead on the street to-day from heart disease. Deceased, who was about 60 years of age, leaves a wife and family.

 

WORTLEY (Woodstock) - A drowning accident happened here this afternoon. A young man named Walter Wortley went in bathing in the river Thames to the north of the tovm and was seized with cramps. The body was recovered at 6 o'clock. The drowned man was working for a farmer named Bickley.


August 30, 1892

 

ZIMMERMAN - Died on Monday, August 29, at his residence, 192 Hughson street north. Wallace E. Zimmerman, in the 38th year of his age. Funeral from above address on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. to St. Thomas Church, thence to Hamilton cemetery. Friends are requested to accept this intimation.

 

BELLON (Gore Bay) William Bellon of the township of Campbell was leading a bull to water when the animal broke the ring by which he vts led and attacked Bellon. The horn of the bull entered his side just below the ribs and with an upward toss laid the side open almost to the arm. He lived only five minutes.

 

DONNELLY - Charles Donnelly of Mimico was killed last night by a freight train on the Grand Trunk running over him. The accident happened immediately in front of Mimico station about eleven o'clock and as there is no operator at the station after ten o'clock it is not known how or when the accident happened. The body was frightfully mangled for a whole train passed over it. Both legs were cut off and the head crushed to a jelly. The body was noticed by the engineer of the night freight from Hamilton. He saw a dark object on the track in front of the station and pulled up. When the crew reached the spot where the object lay they were horrified to see the mangled remains of a human being. The body was then still warm, showing that it could not have been dead more that half an hour. Coroner Cotton of Lambton Mills was notifed and he immediately proceeded to Mimico and viewed the remains. After inquiring into the circumstances he came to the conclusion that death was purely accidental and decided to hold no inquest. Deceased has a brother living in Mimico.

 

SWALLOW (Toronto) - A horrible accident occurred on Church, near Richmond street, about 8:30 o'clock last night by which Joseph Swallow, aged 39, of 67 Jarvis street, lost his life. He was the hostler of Clyde Hotel and was told to exercise a colt belonging to Frank Crowan, a boarder. He mounted the animal not using a saddle. At the corner of Church and Richmond streets the colt took fright at a trolley car and Swallow was thrown off, fracturing his skull against the pavement. Dr. E. E. King, who was passing at the time, ordered him to be taken in the ambulance to the hospital where he died at 10:30. Although his skull was fractured he was conscious until death. He leaves a wife and two small children, one of them an infant. He was in poor circumstances.

 

TROYER - Mrs. Jacob Troyer of Woodbridge who was injured by being thrown from a wagon on Bloor street east Saturday afternoon died at the general hospital at 10 o'clock yesterday of haemorrhage of the brain. The accident was caused by the horse taking fright at a trolley car.


She has left a family of three children. Coroner Aikens will hold an inquest this afternoon at the hospital.

 

MASCAW (Kingston) - David Mascaw, first mate of the barge "Wheeler" of the Hall fleet, Ogdensburg, was killed at Clayton last evening. He was assisting in raising the anchor of the barge "Lyon" when the rope by which the pulley block was attached to the mast gave way and the pulley block, weighing about thirty pounds, came down at a terrific rate, striking Mascow on the head and inflicting a scalp wound fully six inches in length. He never uttered a syllable, for death was instantaneous. The wife of the unfortunate man, Mary Mascaw, was near at the time of the accident, as was also her nine-year-old boy, Joe. They were horror-stricken by the sight.

 

GISBORN (Ottawa) - F. N. Gisborn, who with Cyrus W. Field divided the honours of promoting the first Atlantic cable, died here at midnight. He had been for fifteen years superintendent of government telegraphs and only a week ago returned from a tour of inspection of the gulf signal. He was 70 year of age.

 

MASTERSON (Brantford) - A telegram was received in the city to-day from Chief Calder who has been spending his holidays in Cleveland stating that William Masterson has been drowned there and he was bringing the remains home for interment. Mr. Masterson was formerly a prominent and popular resident of Brantford. No details of the accident are given.

 

August 31, 1892

 

PARKER - Died at Port Jefferson, Long Island, on August 30, in the 70th year of her age, Esther Armstrong, wife of A. J. Parker, and mother of Mrs. A. T. Freed of Hamilton.

 

CHURCH - Judge Church, of Montreal, who was born in 1836, died yesterday.

 

HERVEY - Mrs. Hervey, who founded the Hervey Institute for children in Montreal, is dead.

 

MCDOUGALL - John McDougall, proprietor of the Caledonia Iron Works, Montreal, is dead aged 67. He came from Scotland in 1838.

 

BLACK (Abingdon) - Mary Elizabeth Black, nee Doack, who passed peacefully to her reward on Sunday, August 28, was one of Caistor's oldest settlers who has undergone untold harships in helping to clear a home for herself and family. The deceased was born in Donegal county, Ireland, November 8, 1812, where she was married to William Black in 1834. After two years of married life they immigrated to America and settled in Trafalgar where they lived twelve years after which they moved to Caistor where she lived until her days on earth were numbered.


The departed mother was a member of the Presbyterian church for upwards of thirty-three years and her future hopes were firmly founded on the many promises found in God's word for his people. She leaves four sons, three daughters, many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to mourn their loss while her husband, two sons, and one daughter preceded her to the tomb.

 

LOVEGROVE (Troy) - Thomas Lovegrove died of typhoid fever last Friday. He was buried in Lynden on Sunday afternoon.

 

September 1, 1892

 

DODD - Died at the residence of Mrs. Cross, King street, Dundas, on August 31, William Dodd, a native of London, England, in his 90th year. Funeral from above address on Friday at 4 o'clock. Friends will please accept this notice.

 

RUTHVEN - Died suddenly at Port Dover, on Wednesday, August 31, Clara Eve Hoffman, wife of Peter Ruthven, aged 74 years. Funeral on Friday at 3:30 p.m. from her late residence, 160 Hughson street north. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Ruthven, wife of Peter Ruthven, Hughson street north, went on a visit to relatives at Port Dover last week. Yesterday morning a telegram was received announcing that she had died suddenly. The body arrived on the 11:45 train from the south. Mrs. Ruthven was 74 years of age. The cause of death was heart disease.

 

KEARNEY (Hastings) - A sad accident occurred last night about 8 o'clock during a very heavy thunderstorm. John Kearney, a well-to-do farmer whose farm is a couple of miles south of this town in Percy township, was struck by lightning and killed. Mr. Kearney and his family were kneeling at their evening prayers when the crash came. The electric fluid came in through an open window upstairs, passed down through the door, and struck Mr. Kearney who was kneeling below. The shock extinguished the light and by one of the flashes Mrs. Kearney saw; her husband lying dead across the chair at which he was kneeling. The lightning did not leave the slightest mark on its victim and with the exception of a slight crack in the floor, there is no trace of the dread visitor. Mr. Kearney leaves a wife and three children to mourn his untimely end.

 

FORSYTHE - J. B. Forsythe, a prominent merchant of Kingston, died yesterday.

 

September 2, 1892

 

MORSE (Ottawa) - A lamentable drowning accident occurred in the city this evening when two sisters, Agnes and Lilian Morse, aged respectively 21 and 14 years, lost their lives in the Rideau canal, They were out in their brother's canoe about 7:30 and half an hour later it was reported that


they were drowned. How the accident occurred no one seems to know. Andy Jones and Ted Day, who own boat liveries in the vicinity, got the grappling irons and brought the bodies to the surface but life was extinct. The elder sister was engaged to be married two weeks hence.

 

PATTON - William Patton, formerly chief of the Montreal Fire department, died suddenly yesterday in his 71st year.

 

KNOX - Andrew V. Knox, father of Miss Agnes Knox, the well known elocutionist, and of Mrs. George E. Williams of Toronto, died yesterday at St. Mary's. Deceased left also three sons: A. E. Knox. B.A., of Chatham; R.H. Knox, B.A., and W. J. Knox of Toronto university.

 

September 3, 1892

 

CROSSETT - James Crosset, one of the oldest residents of Stratford, is dead, aged seventy-six.

 

MARTIN - John Martin, a much respected farmer of East Whitby, living near Columbus, hanged himself in his barn on Thursday.

 

ELLIS - Two men named Ellis, father and son, while working in a stone quarry yesterday at Calgary, Alberta, were buried beneath a mass of earth and stone through the caving-in of an undermined bank. They were almost instantly killed.

 

HERON (Toronto) - Another fatal trolley car accident occurred yesterday afternoon shortly before 3 o'clock at the corner of Church and Isabella streets. The victim was Miss Hannah Heron of Scarborough who for a few days past has been visiting her aunt at 72 Isabella street. She attempted to cross the street not knowing the speed of the electric car and the motorman, seeing her danger, instead of applying the brakes, rang the alarm bell several times. The bell bewildered her and she made a fatal pause. The car could not then be stopped, and Miss Heron was knocked down, the wheels passing over both her legs below the knees. She was picked up and carried into her aunt's house. Dr. Atherton was called in and stopped the flow of blood, but Miss Heron died at 8:30 last night. Coroner Johnson will hold an inquest this afternoon at 3 o'clock.

 

September 5, 1892

 

BOWMAN - Died on September 4, at his late residence, 168 Victoria avenue north, Adam Bowman, in his 64th year. Funeral from above address on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Interment at Palermo. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

DALLYN - Died on September 4, Anne Dallyn, widow of the late James Dallyn, aged 70 years


and 5 months. Funeral from the residence of Mr. C. Athawes, 12 Centre street, on Tuesday, September 6, at 2 p.m. to Christ Church Cathedral, thence of Burlington cemetery.

 

ANDERSON - Died on Sunday morning, September 4, 1892, William Anderson, Rosebank Farm, Ancaster. Funeral from above address on Tuesday, September 6, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

RODDAN (St. Catharines) - Early this morning the fast express passing this city at 1:58 a.m. collided with a freight train at Jordan station, seven miles west of here, as there is a bridge over the Twenty-Mile creek at this point both trains were going slow; otherwise the accident might have been of a far more serious character than it was. The fireman of the express train named Roddan of London jumped, but landing on the platform of the siding, he slipped and fell between the siding and the train and under the wheels, and his head and one leg were completely severed from his body. The two engineers and the other fireman jumped and escaped without injury. The fronts of the two engines and the cabs were pretty badly wrecked, also the front of the smoking car on the express train. But although the smoking car was pretty well filled with passengers, no one was injured.The wrecking outfit was immediately sent for and the track was cleared by 7 o'clock this morning. The body of the unfortunate fireman was brought to this city where an investigation will probably be held by the coroner.

 

MARTEL (Quebec) - On Thursday last a very distressing accident occurred at Jeune Lorette. A man named Martel has a small saw mill in which he was working up some logs for market. His children were playing near the machinery when his little daughter was caught in a revolving wheel and her head literally wrenched from her body. The child was a bright little girl of 7 years of age.

 

HARDING - Rev. Robert Harding, for many years rector of old St. Paul's, Adolphstown, died at Napanee on Friday, aged 89 years.

 

LEGER - Joseph Leger, aged 18, employed in the "Ottawa Citizen" office, was drowned while bathing in the Ottawa river yesterday.

 

September 6, 1892

 

BROWN - Died in this city, on September 5, at 52 Oxford street, Grace Beatrice, youngest daughter of John and Jennie Brown, aged 11 months and 28 days. Funeral will take place from the above address on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MACKELCAN - John Mackelcan, well known as a writer on agricultural subjects, died in the city hospital yesterday. The cause of his death was cancer. He was an elder brother of F. Mackelcan. Q.C. and Dr. Mackelcan. The funeral took place this afternoon from his mother's residence on Catherine street north. The pall bearers were: F. Mackelcan, Q.C., Dr. G. Mackelcan, R. L. Gunn, and R. Dunlop. The services were conducted at the chapel in Hamilton cemetery by Rev. E. M. Bland.

 

BROWN (Toronto) - The police were notified yesterday of the death by an accident at the lumber yard of Lennox, Macbeth, & Co, 1340 Queen street west, of Francis H. Brown, of 7 Perth place. The deceased was engaged in work among some machinery when a belt flew off a pulley and dealt him a severe blow on the head which left him in a state of unconsciousness. He was borne to his residence and Dr. Spencer of Dundas street did all that was possible to alleviate his suffering. Medical skill proved of no avail, however, and on Saturday evening the wounded man passed away. An inquest was held yesterday evening by Coroner Johnson whereat evidence was adduced that indicated that the blame was entirely his own. He had frequently been warned of the danger which finally overtook him. The jury returned a verdict of accidental, death.

 

YORK (Toronto) - About fourteen months ago a young man named Arthur York took up his residence in the village of West Sutton. He hailed from near Uxbridge. York was bright and blythesome, not bad looking, and was not long in forming a large circle of acquaintances. Notwithstanding his predilection for the wine cup, gay young Arthur was quite a lady's man and soon comely and petite Miss Torbett fell under his sway. Their courtship was as short as was the happiness of their subsequent married life. The fruit of the union was a son, but instead of being looked upon with joy by the father its advent was greeted with displeasure. Saturday night the unnaturalness is alleged to have led to the perpetration of a crime which has lodged the father behind prison bars.

On the day in question York and his wife had one of their usual broils. During its progress the mother, in a fit of anger, recklessly told her husband that she would leave both him and the baby. Suiting the action to the word she left the house. An hour's absence served to soothe her ruffled feelings. She returned ready to forgive and be forgiven and was shocked to find the babe lying on the floor dead.

Suspicion fell upon the father who had previously tried to take his own life. An inquest was ordered and yesterday an inquiry into the cause of death was opened by Coroner Scott of Newmarket. The jury returned with a verdict of manslaughter and York was placed under arrest. Constable Millard will bring him to Toronto jail this morning and his case will come up for trial at the fall assizes.

 

BAPTISTE - Baptiste, the celebrated Indian pilot, died in his home at Caughnawaga on Sunday, He was 82 years of age.


CONNOLLY - A little girl named Connolly of Glencoe, Ontario, got hold of a box of morphine pills on Sunday and swallowed so many of them that she died in two hours.

 

September 7, 1892

 

BURROWS - Died at the residence of her grandmother, Mrs. Elwell, No 100 Market street, on Wednesday, September 7, Maria Jane (Birdie) Burrows, daughter of Mrs. Eliza and the late Henry Burrows, aged 18 years and 2 months. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. to St. Mark's church. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

BENNETT – Died in this city, on September 6, Nellie, beloved daughter of H. and J. Bennett, aged 8 years. Funeral private.

 

HAM - Miss Thursa Ham, sister of Thomas Ham, tinsmith, this city, died at her home in Brantford on Monday.

 

SCHMIDT - Died at the Schmidt House, this city, this morning, Charles Schmidt, in his 44th year. Funeral on Friday at 8 a.m. to Grand Trunk station. Interment at Wingham, Ontario.

This morning about 5 o'clock Charles Schmidt passed from this life. In a few years he built up the greatest business in his line in the city. He was popular with all men of all classes. He knew his business and conducted it in such manner as to make him a favourite with the fickle public. He was a man among men and a publican in a million. Thousands of his friends mourn to-day. His like cannot after be looked upon. His death is a calamity in the whole city.

On Thursday last he did not feel well. He went to bed hoping to be all right the next day to go with his brother Knights of Pythias on the Detroit excursion. But he never left his bed. He grew gradually worse, a complication of diseases that defied medical skill taking possession of him, and the end came this morning. He leaves a widow and thousands of his friends sympathize with her to-day in her great loss.

He was a member of these societies: Knights of Pythias, Ancient Order of Foresters, Ancient Order of Chosen Friends, and German Benevolent Society.

All that remains of Charlie Schmidt will be taken to the Grand Trunk station on Friday morning at eight. The interment will take place at Wingham, Mr. Schmidt's old home.

 

JOHNSTON, MCDONALD, PICARD, MCKINLEY, FAUGHLIN (Sudbury) - A fatal accident occurred at the Blizard mine this afternoon about four o'clock. Five men were killed and two injured. Rescuers are working to recover the bodies. Those killed are Johnston, McDonald, Picard, McKinley and Faughlin.

 

DEACON - Mrs. Amanda Deacon, widow of the late postmaster Deacon, died in Kingston yesterday aged eighty-three.


September 8, 1892

 

O'MAHONEY (Toronto) - The Right Rev. Timothy O'Mahoney, bishop of St. Paul1s church in this city (Toronto), and auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Toronto, died at 7:45 this morning at his residence, 83 Power street, after a short illness. The funeral will take place on Saturday morning from St. Paul's church to St. Michael's cemetery.

 

SHEPHERD (Brockville) - Yesterday afternoon the wife of George Shepherd of Algonquin went to the barn for a few minutes, leaving her two little boys, two and four years old, in the house. Hearing screams from the house, Mrs. Shepherd rushed back and found the youngest child's clothing on fire and the other one vainly trying to put out the flames. The mother wrapped her clothing around the child and put out the flames, but it was too late, for the child died shortly afterward. The other child was badly burned, but will live. It is supposed that a spark from the stove set fire to the child's clothing.

 

HEARD (Tororto) - Another was added to the list of trolley car fatalities shortly after six o'olock last evening. The victim was John Henry Heard, aged 25, of 35 Wellington avenue. He «as assistant foreman in the Polson Iron works and at six o'clock he mounted his safety bicycle to ride home. When he reached King and Yonge streets he met another rider who is not yet known to the police. They rode up King street on the devil's strip until they overtook an electric car opposite the side entrance to Government House. Both tried to pass to the north side in front of the car and they came into collision. Heard fell directly in front of the car and his companion, paying no heed to his friend, rode on. The motorman reversed the motor and applied the brakes, stopping the car almost instantly, but too late to save the unfortunate man's life. The stopping was so quick that the first wheel instead of passing over him, pinned him down and the car has to be jacked up in order that the poor fellow might be extricated. He was still living, but died before the police ambulance arrived. The body was taken to the morgue in the patrol wagon.

 

CURRIE (Woodstock) - John Currie, a foreman in James Hay & Co's factory was the victim of an accident at the factory yesterday afternoon which resulted in his death. He was in the act of running some lumber off at a circular saw when the lower board caught. Mr. Currie did not use the gauge, although there was such an attachment as a guarantee of safety and when the board flew back, it struck him a stunning blow in the stomach. He held on to the boards, however, and attempted to pull them out, but the pain from the first shock almost doubled him up. He suffered the greatest agony. There was not even an abrasion of the skin but the awful suffering of the poor fellow was evidence that he had been injured internally. Mr. Currie was taken to his house


on Beal street and Drs. Welford and Odium summoned. They did everything, of course, but were unable to relieve their patient. For several hours he suffered the most excruciating pain, when finally mortification set in and he died at 7 o'clock this morning. John Currie was 39 years of age and was unmarried. He lived with his mother on the corner of Beal and Adelaide streets and was a sober, industrious citizen. He had been employed at Hay's factory upwards of twenty-one years and was a faithful and trusted mechanic.

 

September 9, 1892

 

KENNEY - Died at her late residence, Aikman avenue, on Friday, September 9, Annie C. Kenney, beloved wife of Peter N. Kenney, aged 27 years. Funeral Sunday at 9 a.m. Interment at Puslinch, Ontario. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

SPENCE - Died at his residence, Woodhill, near Waterdown, on September 9, 1892, Capt. William Spence, in his 71st year. Funeral on Monday, September 12, at 10 o'clock a.m. to Waterdown cemetery.

Capt. William Spence, an old resident of East Flamborough, died yesterday. The deceased was born in Dundee, Scotland, on October 21, 1822. For many years he was a sea captain and sailed all over the world. He came to Canada twenty-four years ago and settled near Zimmerman in the township of Nelson where he lived for some years. Afterward he purchased the Woodhill farm, the residence of the late Hon, Adam Crooks and lived there until his death. The deceased was engaged in the lumber and wood business. He leaves a widow , three sons and two daughters.

 

FITZGERALD (Welland) - Between six and seven o'clock this morning, Patrick Fitzgerald, an unmarried man, 30 years of age, was struck by a Michigan Central express a few miles went of here and thrown thirty feet, having both arms broken and being otherwise injured. He had been walking up the double track and stepped to one side to let a freight train pass and on account of the fog did not see the express until it was upon him. His friends at Oakville, Ontario, were telegraphed to and he was taken to the St. Catharines hospital.

 

TUOMEY (Peterborough) - A fatal shooting accident occurred in Ennismore township last week. Joseph Tuomey, the 14-year-old son of John Tuomey, was struck in the abdomen by the ball from the rifle which accidentally exploded in the hands of a young man whom the lad was watching. The injuries, it was hoped, would not prove fatal, but on Saturday death resulted from the wound.

 

MOORE (St. Thomas) - A sad drowning accident occurred in this city yesterday. M. J. Rallis, proprietor of the Elgin House, Andrew McCaffrey, and Edward Moore went out for a row on Pinafore lake in the south-east part of the city near the M.C.R. waterworks.


Rallis was in one boat and the other two in another. Getting out about 150 feet from shore, McCaffrey tried to right his seat when the boat, a flat bottom, dipped and took in water. This frightened Moore who stood up, catching hold of his comrade, when the boat went down and both were thrown out. McCaffrey swan with Moore by one arm for about twenty feet, when finding his strength giving out, he shook himself clear and swam for his life, Moore going to the bottom and not again rising. His body was recovered with grappling irons an hour afterward. Deceased was 24 years of age and had been in the employ of the Elgin House for some time.

 

September 10, 1892

 

RIDDELL - Died at Geneva, N.Y., on September 9, Frank William Riddell, moulder, late of this city, aged 21 years and 10 months. Funeral from 215 Victoria avenue north, at 3:30 p.m., on Monday.

 

HAMILTON - Died at his late residence, 145 King street west, Robert J. Hamilton, in his 81st year.

Robert Jarvis Hamilton, probably the oldest inhabitant of Hamilton, not in years but in length of residence, died this morning at the old Hamilton homestead at the corner of King and Bay streets. Mr. Hamilton had lived in Hamilton continuously for 80 years. He saw the place when it was but a small settlement, a straggling collection of log houses in the midst of the primeval forest, and has lived to see it gradually grow into the second city of the first province of this imperial Dominion. Mr. Hamilton had been in poor health for eighteen, months, being troubled with a bronchial complaint. This hastened the natural decay of old age and for several months his death was looked for at any time.

The deceased was a son of the late Hon. George Hamilton from whom the city derived its name. He was born at Niagara, 81 years ago, and when he was an infant his parents moved to Hamilton. His father was a member of parliament for the Gore district and lived in the residence now owned by Samuel Barker. He made many gifts to the city, including the Gore park, the court-house square, and the wood market.

Years ago the deceased was in the banking business, but was unfortunate in that speculation. He leaves a widow, three sons: William H., manager of the Merchants’ Bank, Belleville; George, manager of the Toronto branch of the Sanford Manufacturing Co; and John, traveller for Lucas, Steele, & Bristol; and seven daughters: Kathleen, wife of Dr. Donnelly, Utopia, Texas; Agnes H., wife of Charles Lemon; Jessie, wife of Dr. Alway, Grimsby; Jane,, wife of Charles W. Ricketts; Maria, wife of F. C. O'Connor, barrister, Walkerton, and two unmarried daughters.

The deceased was one of Hamilton's oldest Masons in the city. He first joined Barton Lodge, but afterward became a member of Strict Observance Lodge.


CULLEN (Belleville) - John Cullen, a well known farmer living on the 6th concession of Tyendinaga, while engaged in lifting a rock from his wagon last night, frightened the horses, The latter are noted for viciousness and went off at a mad pace. Cullen was thrown to the ground, a large bolt penetrating his back. Several ribs were broken and a large quantity of flesh was literally torn from the body, the victim being left a terrible spectacle on the ground. He died this morning and leaves a widow and one child.

 

HOWIE (Toronto) - Mat Howie, a private detective in Toronto for the past twenty-five years, died somewhat suddenly at his residence in Emily street yesterday, aged 57. Deceased arose as usual on Thursday morning and shaved himself, but shortly afterward was seized with hemorrhage and died eighteen hours afterward.

 

HONSINGER (St. Catharines) - John Honsinger of Moore street left home yesterday to go to Kottmier's farm where he was to do some digging. He had been there only a short time when he was seen to reel and fall to the ground. Assistance was quickly furnished but there was nothing for those around to do, the old gentleman who was 66 years of age, dying in a few seconds.

 

September 12, 1892

 

GILLESPY - Died at her late residence, 91 Napier street, on Sunday, September 11, Anna Manning, relict of the late Thomas Gillespy. Funeral on Wednesday. Private.

There died in this city yesterday Mrs. Gillespy, the relict of the late Thomas Gillespy. She was at the market on Saturday, but for a slight cold was apparently in good health. On Sunday morning she had had breakfast as usual, but later in the day she became ill and a doctor was sent for. When the doctor arrived she was unconscious and she died at one o'clock of heart disease. The deceased lady came to Hamilton with her father, the late John Manning, building contractor, in 1835, and remained here ever since marrying the late Mr. Gillespy in 1842. She leaves one son, Thomas Gillespy, printer. Mrs. Gillespy had a large circle of friends and she was beloved by all who knew here.

 

GORE - Died in this city, on September 10, John M. B. Gore, a native of Orkney, Scotland, in his 60th year. Funeral from his late residence, 143 Main street west, on Tuesday, September 13, at 2 p.m. Friends are requested not to send flowers.

John Gore, one of the oldest letter carriers in connection with the Hamilton post office, died of paralysis at his late residence, 143 Main street west, on Saturday. He was a native of Orkney, Scotland, and was about 60 years of age. The deceased was one of the first letter carriers appointed when the delivery service was organized and proved a faithful and efficient servant of the department. Two years ago he was compelled to retire on account of ill health. He leaves a widow.


VENEY (Amherstburg) - A shocking affair, the brutal murder of a wife by an insanely jealous husband, startled Amherstburg on Saturday night. The murderer is Anderson Veney, coloured, 45 years of age and a barber by trade. George Street, while on his way home, heard screaming from his neighbour Veney's house. He ran to the back door and on looking in, a frightful scene was presented. Mrs. Veney lay upon the kitchen floor, her throat cut from ear to ear and Veney was walking up and down the room covered with blood and with an open penknife in his hand.

Mr. Street at once ran to summon the police and soon returned in company with Chief Lundy. When Mr. Street and the officer reached the kitchen, they found Veney in the act of cutting his own throat with the same knife he had used to murder his wife, the knife being taken from him and Dr. Proudfoot called in.

An examination showed that Mrs. Veney was dead and that Veney's wounds, though severe, were in no way likely to prove fatal. The small gashes in his throat were stitched and he was locked up. He persistently refused to answer any questions and it is inferred that he will make insanity his defence. The murdered woman was his second wife. He has two children by a former marriage, and none by the last. The couple had been married about eleven years and of late had repeated quarrels, all on account of the husband's jealousy. About four weeks ago during one of their fits, he nearly chopped her to death with an axe.

 

TROW (Toronto) - James Trow, ex-M.P., the well known ex-Liberal whip, breathed his last in this city on Saturday morning. His death was very sudden, although not altogether unlooked-for, as for many years past he had been afflicted with heart trouble. Mr. Trow arrived in Toronto from his Stratford home on Friday and was paying his son, Dr. Trow of 57 Carlton street, a visit. He intended while here to undergo a course of treatment by some of the leading city doctors. On Saturday morning he boarded a Carlton street car, but before he had ridden many minutes, he was struck with acute heart failure. The dying man was carried to Dr. Trow's residence and the best medical did summoned, but without avail. The remains were conveyed to Stratford on the 11:20 train Saturday night. The funeral will be held from the residence of the deceased at 1 p.m. to-morrow.

 

ELDER - George Elder, proprietor of the St. Lawrence Hotel, died in the asylum at Kingston on Saturday.

 

WILSON - John M. Wilson, for sixty years a resident of Oxford county, died on Saturday. He leaves a fortune of $200,000.

 

BISHOP - William Bishop, one of the oldest residents of Woodstock, formerly one of the leading hotel keepers there, died suddenly on Saturday of heart disease, aged eighty.


PANDUSK - Chief Pandusk, the Mississauga band of Indians of Hiawatha, Ontario, was killed on Saturday by his horse becoming frightened and throwing him out; of his buggy. He was 75 years old.

 

READ - A familiar face will be missed at the next meeting of the Niagara Synod, for the venerable Canon Read of Grimsby has passed away. For the past quarter of a century the deceased had been a prominent figure in the councils of the church and his clear foresight and sound judgment made him a valuable co-adjutor in any work that was to be carried out either in the temporal or the spiritual interests of the church

Rev. Canon Read died at Grimsby on Wednesday, September 7. His funeral took place on Saturday when twenty clergymen with the bishop of the diocese were present. Having been rector for twenty-five years and been foremost in all religious and philanthropic work, the deceased had such a strong hold on the community that his funeral was the largest that has ever taken place in the vicinity of Grimsby. The reverend doctor will be much missed in his late field of toil. He had reached the ripe age of 76 years.

Not only by his church had he been most useful. As chairman of the high school board of the Village of Grimsby he did good work. Probably no man now living had the experience that the late rector had in the matter of education. In every public effort that in any way he was able to assist in, he was also always found ready and willing to act. From an attack of la grippe about two years ago, he never completely recovered and the sad death of his wife in the spring of 1891 at the same time when he was suffering from a severe attack of sickness was almost too much for him to bear. He, however, recovered almost entirely and taking a trip to England, his native home which he had not seen for nearly seventy years, he returned to his parish in the fall of 1891 apparently much benefitted in health and resuming his duties as rector continued until a short time before his death to take part in the services of the church, preaching for the last time on Sunday, August 21. On the following Friday he was again taken ill and gradually becoming worse, on Wednesday, September 7, he quietly passed away.

The funeral which took place on Friday at 2 p.m. was very largely attended. All places of business in the village were closed and every possible mark of respect shown.

 

September 13, 1892

 

SPOOR - Charles Spoor, for some time employed on the Grand Trunk and also in Gurney's, died on Sunday in St. Joseph's hospital. Mr. Spoor was most respectably connected in Lincolnshire, Northumberland, and London. The funeral took place yesterday. Canon Curran conducted the services at the cemetery.

 

DAY (Brantford ) - A children's birthday party took place on Saturday at the home of Mr. Nelson on Sand Hill. Some of the boys had been firing with a revolver when one of them, Ernest Day,


 aged 14 years, asked young Helson to bring out his father's rifle which he did. While Day was handling the weapon, it discharged, inflicting a wound in the head from which he died in about an hour.

 

GIRARD (Winnipeg) - Senator Girard whose serious illness was announced on Friday, died at his residence in St. Boniface at 9:30 o'clock this morning. One week ago Senator Girard was about as usual, visiting friends in St. Boniface, but on the following day his ailment confined him to the house, and on Wednesday evening he was compelled to take to bed. On Friday blood poisoning set in and all hope of recovery was abandoned. Senator Girard was one of the pioneers of St. Boniface and his death is generally mourned in the town to-day as well as in Winnipeg where he has many warm friends. The flags in the city and St. Boniface are at half mast in respect to the dead.

 

LOVELACE (Montreal) - A very sad case is reported this evening from St. Etienne street Grand Trunk crossing, Point St. Charles. As a train was coming near the crossing, Mrs. Lovelace who lives at 86 Connolly street saw William Lloyd, the 7-year-old son of her neighbour playing on the track and rushed to the child's assistance. The brave woman succeeded in shoving the boy partly off the track, but in doing so sacrificed her own life. The locomotive which crushed over the woman's head caused instant death. The boy had his leg amputated and it thought he will live.

 

TREMBLAY (Montreal) - Catharine Tremblay, aged 80 years, died to-day in the Notre Dame hospital under the following circumstances. On Saturday her son-in-law brought the poor old lady to town from one of the neighbouring towns, laid her down on the sidewalk on St. Catharine street, placed an old rug over her, rang for the hospital ambulance, and took to his heels. Being brought to the institution in question, she did not trouble anyone very long but expired in a few hours. The son-in-law has not since been seen.

 

LARAMVE (Montreal) - Dr. Laramve, an able physician of Notre Dame hospital, died this morning of cancer in the stomach. The deceased was a very brilliant man, followed closely his disease up to within an hour of his death and selected from among his compeers those whom he thought the most capable to make an autopsy of his body after death. The French-Canadian medical fraternity have lost, in fact, one of their most distinguished members.

 

September 14, 1892

 

RIDLEY - Dr. Ridley, the oldest practitioner in Belleville, died yesterday, age 67. He was a son of the late Dr. Ridley and leaves a wife and two small children. He was educated at Upper Canada College and graduated in medicine at McGill. Dr. Ridley of Hamilton and James Ridley of Toronto are surviving brothers.


MAUGHAM (Toronto) - Herbert J, Maugham, son of ex-alderman John Maugham and Toronto agent for the Phoenix Insurance company of Hartford, Conn., shot himself this morning and died shortly afterward from the injuries received. The shooting is believed to have been purely accidental. Deceased was a promising young man and was to have been married in about three months.

 

ANNAND - Charles Annand, proprietor of the "Halifax Chronicle", died yesterday in London, England.

 

HODSON - The wife of Rev. J. M. Hodson of Belleville, Ontario, died in Paris, France, on Monday, from typhoid fever.

 

O'SULLIVAN - Dr. D. A. O'Sullivan, Q.C., of Toronto died yesterday at Penetanguishene at the early age of forty-five. Canada has lost the services of a man eminent in law who promised to reach the highest pinnacle in his profession.

 

September 15, 1892

 

CLINE - Died at East Burlington, September 15, 1892, Salley Ann Proctor, wife of James Cline, in the 65th year of her age. Funeral Friday, September 16, at 1 o'clock p.m. Service at Port Nelson Methodist church, thence td Greenwood cemetery, Burlington. Friends will please accept this intimation

 

EDGECOMBE - Died in this city, on September 15, at her mother's residence, 246 Emerald street north, Lizzie, fourth daughter of the late G. W. Edgecombe, aged 21 years and 6 months. Funeral from above address, on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

FRALICK - Mrs. Fralick, mother of Judge Fralick of Belleville, died in Kingston yesterday.

 

September 16, 1892

 

KERR - Died in this city, on September 15, at 84 Tisdale street, William Henry Kerr, aged 15 years, 7 weeks and 1 day, first son of George and Rebecca Kerr. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

HAMILTON, HARPER (Toronto) - Two men were found dead at noon to-day in a bedroom over Betham's drugstore at York and Queen streets. A double gas jet in the room was on full and the room was full of gas. From papers on the bodies their names appear to be Robert Hamilton and Frank Harper. They had C.P.R. train tickets on them from Myrtle to Toronto. Both men are well


built, good looking, and in splendid physical condition, and both are dark and clean shaven. The elder is about 30 years of age, five feet ten inches in height, weighing 170 pounds; the other 25 years of age, five feet six inches tall, weighing 140 pounds. There was no money or valuables on them except 25˘ in Hamilton's clothes, and 10˘ in Harper's. Hamilton had an envelope addressed Robert Hamilton, care of Mr. Stokes, Columbus, Ontario with Oshawa post mark; an account from Alex Mackie, drygoods merchant at Oshawa for goods and receipts from Mackie and from R. E. Hodgson; also a letter from William J. Culyer, Novar, P.O., Parry sound district. The coroner has taken charge of the bodies and called an inquest.

 

Moore Mrs. Ellen Moore, a resident of St. Thomas for forty years, has just died aged eighty-three.

 

September 17, 1892

 

EWING, DUPUIS, PAPINEAU, CHAUVIN, DAUST, OUELLETTE (Comber) - A terrible explosion took place in Force & Dickenson's stave mill at Staples, a small village on the Leamington & St. Clair Railway, four miles from here, by which seven men were killed outright, one fatally injured, and about twenty men more or less scalded.

The particulars are as follows: About 6:30 as the night watchman gave way to the regular day engineer, at the time 25 pounds of steam was in the boiler which exploded. The fire was increased and it is supposed that there were 80 pounds pressure in the boiler at the time of the explosion. Fortunately a great number of the hands were absent owing to the earliness of the hour, or likely the fatalities would have been greater. The arms and limbs were literally torn from the bodies, while the skulls of the victims were crushed and the brains dashed out. Doctors Abbot and Anderson of Comber were summoned and did all in their power to relieve the wounded. Those dead are: John Ewing

Michael Dupuis

Joseph Papineau

Isiah Chauvin

Jerome Chauvin, the last two, brothers

W. Peter Daust

Moise Ouellette

J. Boane is fatally scalded.

 

September 19, 1892

 

MATHEWS - Died in this city, on Sunday, September 18, Sarah J. Arthur, beloved wife of John S. Mathews. Funeral private.

A great deal of sympathy is felt for John S. Mathews of the Hamilton Post Office Department in the loss of his wife, Sarah J. Arthur, who died yesterday morning at her late home, 36 Elgin street, Mrs. Mathews took a chill less than a week ago.


Acute inflammation and pleurisy developed and continued to develop in spite of careful nursing and skilful medical treatment. The deceased was 34 years of age and leaves, besides her husband, her father, three sisters, two brothers, and four little children running in age from 8 months to 9 years.

 

TOBIN (Halifax) - A man named Tobin was killed at the blast furnace at Terrona, Pictou county. The cogs of the machinery stopped from some cause at midnight, and Tobin put his hand in to remove the obstruction. He was drawn in between two big drums and crushed to death. His fellow labourers heard the agonizing cry, "Oh my God" as the poor fellow was drawn into his horrible fate.

 

MCGILVARY - James McGilvary, while driving a load of oats down a hill near Shelburne, Ontario, on Saturday afternoon fell from the wagon and one of the wheels passed over his head. He was instantly killed.

 

SELBY - In Montreal on Saturday, Mrs. Selby, an aged ladv, fell in an epileptic fit, her clothing took fire, and she was burned to death.

 

MAHLER - George Mahler, 55 years of age, a farmer living in the first concession of Delaware township, near the village of Delaware, Ontario, committed suicide on Friday morning by hanging himself in his barn.

 

September 20, 1892

 

ROBERTSON - Died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Lennox Anderson, 286 Main street west, firs. Marion Robertson, aged 89 years. Funeral (private) to G.T.R. station at 8:30 Wednesday morning.

 

MACINTOSH - Died on September 19, John MacIntosh, aged 38 years. Funeral from 29 Caroline street south, on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Friends are invited to attend.

Poor John MacIntosh died at the asylum for the insane yesterday. A few years ago he conducted a tailoring business on James street and was one of the best known and most popular of men in town. He was an inveterate practical joker and made much merriment for the boys. His little boy, of whom he thought a great deal, was one day crushed under the wheels of a heavily laden wagon and died. From that day poor John Macintosh was not the same. He brooded over his bereavement until softening of the brain set in. He grew rapidly worse until he became hopelessly imbecile and he was removed to the asylum. At the asylum he was quiet and apparently contented, but his world had gone from him and he failed to recognize his former associates. Even his wife could not raise recognition from the poor fellow.


He was a member of Court Oronlyatekka, Independent Order of Foresters. After her husband was sent to the asylum, the court paid her $1000 on account of his permanent disability. A thousand more is now due the widow.

 

SIMPSON, BEANAGE (Ottawa) - Two shantymen named Simpson and Beanage were drowned to-day at Deux Rivieres by the bursting of the boom.

 

BORLEAU (Montreal) - A farmer from St. Clenevie, near Lachine, had been in town visiting the exhibition, intending to return by the local train for his parish. It is presumed, however, that Borleau, for that was his name, made a mistake and took passage by the Chicago express which does not stop between Montreal and Ste. Anne du Vaudreuil, intending to walk back on the track to Beaconsfield, the nearest point to his place of residence. This morning the unfortunate man's remains were found on the track in a terribly mutilated condition. The head, arms, and one leg were completely separated from the trunk, and the whole presented a ghastly appearance as the several pieces were gathered together and placed in a flour barrel near at hand.

 

MCCANN (Montreal) - While two men were fishing some distance from the shore at Longue Point, William McCann, aged 22, whose home is in St. Jean Baptiste village, when leaning over the side of the boat, fell into the water and disappeared. Up to the present time his body had not been recovered.

 

STRUTHERS (Bennett's Corners) - Mrs. Struthers, wife of Andrew Struthers of Ancaster, died on Saturday morning after a long and painful illness. The funeral took place on Monday from her late residence to the Presbyterian burying ground, followed by a large concourse of friends and neighbours, which shows the respect in which she was held by them. The Rev. Mr. Muir of Carluke preached a very impressive sermon.

 

September 21, 1892

 

MCCLURE - Died at her parents' residence, No 133 Wellington street north, on Tuesday September 20, 1892, Sarah Jane McClure, aged 20 years and 20 days. Funeral Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

STEWART (Oakville) - The shooting suicide of Robert Stewart, aged 32, who lived with his mother on the 6th line, Trafalgar, was the old, old story of a girl in the case. His body was found lying across the bed and a 32 calibre revolver by his bedside on Saturday last. He had shot himself in the right temple, causing instant death. Dr. McCrimmon of Palermo visited the place on Sunday and considered an inquest unnecessary. The remains were buried in Omagh cemetery on Sunday afternoon.


A letter was found, dated 7 a.m. Tuesday last, in which the the deceased bade good-bye to his mother, sisters, and sweetheart, and said that the cause would be buried with his heart. The latest rumours state that it was well no other lives were sacrificed as a rival in love affairs was looked upon with vicious eyes by the deceased. Stewart had kept company with a young lady in the vicinity for years, but another young man had recently come in for a larger share, and it is believed that the girl's refusal to attend the Toronto exhibition with him brought about the suicide which is suspected to have been Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Stewart went to Omagh post office on Tuesday last, received a letter, went home, wrote a reply, and posted it to whom is not known. This was the last seen of him alive. His mother was visiting in Toronto at the time.

 

September 22, 1892

 

MORTON - Died at her parents' residence, No 385 Hannah street west, on Thursday morning, September 22, Charlotte Morton, in the 2nd year of her age. Funeral Friday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

LISTER - Died at his residence, Woodlawn, in this city, on September 22, Joseph Lister, in the 70th year of his age. Funeral on Saturday, September 24, at 3 p.m. Friends are requested not to send flowers.

At 3 o'clock this morning Joseph Lister died at his residence, corner of Stinson street and Victoria avenue. For several days past he had suffered from rheumatism and latterly a complication of diseases developed which undermined his enfeebled constitution. He was out; last on September 12, but on the following day he became ill and never left his room after that. Dr. Griffin attended him, and latterly Dr. Mullin, Dr. Woolverton and Dr. Graham (Toronto) were consulted. The immediate cause of death was inflammation of the nerve centres.

Mr. Lister was one of Hamilton's oldest and most respected citizens. He was born in the town of Colue, Cheshire, England, on May 26, 1823, and came to Canada with his father, the late Dr. Lister, in 1832. The family settled in Hamilton in 1834 when this was only a village of 2000 inhabitants. The deceased was educated at the district school under the tuition of Dr. Rae and Dr. Tassie. Mr. Lister began business at the south-east corner of James and King William streets and in 1852 erected the large stone block which has since borne his name. He was a shrewd and industrious business man and during his long and busy life amassed considerable property. He retired from business ten or twelve years ago.

Mr. Lister took a strong interest in church affairs and was for twenty years an officer of Wesley church and for twenty-one years recording steward of Centenary church. Thirty-five years ago he was elected to the school board of the city, and held the position for a score of years. He leaves a widow and ten children; Mrs. S. Lazier; Mrs. (Rev) W. L. Rutledge, Brantford; Mrs. George


Vipond, Montreal; Mrs. W. C. Morton, Mrs. R. C. Fearman, Hamilton; Mrs. P. H. Punshon, Ottawa; J. F. Lister, Brooklyn, N.Y.; H. M. Lister; and two unmarried daughters, Miss Emily C. Lister, and Miss Louise Lister. The deceased was a gentleman of sunny temperament and kindly manner and was admired for his sterling qualities as a business man and a citizen. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon.

 

LAW (Flamborough Centre) - The sympathy of the community is at present with Mr. and Mrs. John Law in their bereavement of their youngest child which died suddenly on Monday after a brief illness

 

September 23, 1892

 

CROSS (Teeswater) - William Cross, a farmer who lived near here, dropped dead this morning at his house. He was about 63 years old and was apparently enjoying good health when in Teeswater yesterday afternoon attending the exhibition. He had lived in the vicinity for the past twenty-five years and had always the respect of his neighbours and acquaintances. He leave a widow and four children who will all be comfortably provided for.

 

GRAHAM - Died at 30 Blythe street, Hamilton, on September 22, two days after birth, daughter of C. W. and Annie Graham.

 

RUSSELL (Woodstock) - Mrs. W. C. Russell, living in Blandford township, was the victim of an accident last night which proved fatal. She was driving home alone when a team of runaway horses attached to a wagon ran into her rig and caused a bad state of affairs. The heavy tongue caught her back and lifted her off the seat. Thus impaled, she was carried down the road for nearly half a mile, says the report, when her body was tossed by the roadside in a terribly mangled condition. Mrs. Russell was well known in Woodstock, her husband having formerly managed the old driving park here.

 

HOGAN (Ottawa) - Meagre details of a frightful double fatality at the village of Karubazus on the Gatineau reached the city to-day. The accident occurred on Monday night about 8 o'clock and as a result two young women were killed, one of them instantly, The victims were cousins and were going to a dance with two male relatives and a little boy. Before reaching their destination which was at the foot of a steep hill, the horses suddenly started in a mad gallop. The animals went at a terrible pace and were soon lost control of by the driver. At the bottom of the incline there was a sharp curve and around this the horses swung against a fence, throwing all the occupants violently out. The wagon fell on the occupants. When removed it vas discovered that one of the young ladies had been instantly killed. Her female companion was unconscious from


the effects of the concussion and she lingered for twenty-four hours and breathed her last on Tuesday night. One of the men had his arm and leg broken. The young women were first cousins. One was the daughter of John Hogan, merchant, and a leading farmer of the place, and the other was the only daughter of a widow of the same name. The poor unfortunates were 22 and 25 years of age respectively.

 

ERMATINGER - Postmaster Ermatinger of St. Thomas has died from the paralytic stroke which he received last Saturday.

 

September 24, 1892

 

CLARK - Died in this city, on September 24, Christena E. Dyer, beloved wife of James Clark, aged 24 years and 6 months. Funeral from her late residence, 67 Locomotive street, on Monday, September 26, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

 

HURD - Died at Englewood, Ill., on September 24, Arthur E., youngest son of W. H. Hurd, aged 19 years. Funeral will be announced later.

 

SULLIVAN (Sault Ste. Marie) - Mike Sullivan, a private in company ‘ C’ located at Fort Mackinac, obtained a furlough about a week ago and came here to spend his holidays. The last seen of him was Monday night when he went into Chippawa House, and was known to have in his possession a large roll of bills. His body was picked up in the river this morning by the tug "Dowling" when it was ascertained he had been dealt a heavy blow across the bridge of the nose and shot through the eye. There being no money found on him, it is clear that he was murdered for his money and thrown into the river.

 

HOLMWOOD (Ingersoll) - Walter Holmwood died at his residence, the Atlantic House, at 9 p.m. after a few days' illness, aged seventy-four. Deceased came from Chicago about a month ago and purchased the Atlantic House. He was formerly a resident of Stratford, Ontario, having conducted the Albion Hotel successfully for several years. He leaves a widow and two grown-up children, a son and a daughter, to mourn his loss.

 

SLINGERLAND - About noon yesterday Walter Slingerland, a son of John Slingerland, Stony Creek, was drowned. He had gone down to the lake shore with his brother to water the cattle and both went in bathing. Walter could only swim a short distance and while practising he got tired and tried to touch the bottom, but found himself out of his depth. He sank and after coming to the surface once or twice, went down for the last time. His brother summoned assistance, but the body could not be found. He was a promising young man and his parents are naturally the object of much sympathy in their severe affliction. The body was recovered by Arthur Davis about twenty-five feet from the shore.


MCQUILLAN - This morning Chief McKinnon received a telegram from Niagara Falls notifying him that the body of James McQuillan had been found in the canal at the falls. It was stated that McQuillan used to work at the nail factory, but the detectives have not been able to find out anything about the man.

In the press dispatch the man's name was given as James McMillan.

 

September 26, 1892

 

TOLMIE - Died at his late residence, No 105 Bay street south, on Sunday, September 25, 1892, Charles E. Tolmie, G.T.R. station agent, Harrisburg, Ontario, in his 54th year. Funeral Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

Charles E. Tolmie, G.T.R. station agent at Harrisburg, died at his residence, 105 Bay street south yesterday. On Friday Mr. Tolmie was stricken with paralysis and he never rallied from the stroke. He had been for twenty years in the service of the Grand Trunk company and about eight years station agent at Harrisburg.

 

HARVEY (Kingston) - James Harvey, foreman of the Grindstone Island quarry, was drowned during a heavy storm while crossing from Gananoque. He had been drinking and went out after protests from his friends.

 

RITCHIE (Ottawa) - Sir William J. Ritchie, chief justice of the supreme court of Canada, died shortly after nine o'clock this morning. The honourable gentleman spent his summer holidays in New Brunswick, returning to the capital about two weeks ago. On the way up he caught cold and this led to a general breakdown. The collapse came this morning. Sir William was in the 80th year of his age.

 

DONALDSON - Mrs. William Donaldson, aged 81 years, who had lived for over sixty-five years in London township, is dead.

 

September 27, 1892

 

MURRAY - Died on September 11, at Drummond Lodge, Merchiston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, Stewart Murray, Esq, a brother of Mr. Alexander Murray, of this city.

 

KENNEDY - Died at his late residence, 141 Mary street, on Tuesday, September 27, Patrick Kennedy, aged 72 years, a native of Tipperary, Ireland. Funeral will leave above address on Thursday, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BECKMAN - Died in this city, at 140 Florence street, on September 27, 1892, Mrs. Doratora Maria Beckman, aged 75 years and 7 months. Funeral Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

DRYSDALE - Died in this city, on September 27, Kate, beloved wife of William Drysdale, and daughter of James Wall, blacksmith, aged 26 years. Funeral will take place from 283 Main street east, on Thursday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

MAUD (Rockwood) - During a severe thunderstorn last evening the residence of Mrs. Thomas Maud near this place was struck by lightning. The lightning entered the chimney and passed through a window near where Mrs. Maud was sitting, killing her instantly and prostrating her son, Joseph, who was also sitting in line with the course of the bolt.

 

SANDERSON - James Sanderson, a Grand Trunk brakeman, fell under a train at Millbank on Saturday night and was killed.

 

MIDDLETON - A Rat Portage special to the Tribune to-day says George Middleton, a young man, fell into Rainy river, and was drowned.

 

WEIR (Toronto) - A fatal accident occurred shortly after seven o'clock last night at Norway. James Weir and John Lowrie of Brown's Corners, drove their teams under the shed at Woodruff's hotel. After the men had supper, Weir backed both teams out. His own wagon crashed into a fence and the horses, becoming frightened, ran off. Weir's wrist caught one of the bridles and he was dragged sixty or seventy yards. He was kicked in the head and killed instantly. The accident was witnessed by a number of people, among them Dr. Shaw of East Toronto who ran to his aid, but too late to render any assistance. The body vas carried into the hotel and Coroner Britton was notified.

 

CARR (Canterbury, N.B.) - Mrs. W. Carr, who was accidentally shot and killed by her husband on Thursday, lived about four miles from Canterbury station. The accident occurred about three o'clock in the morning. The parties had been watching for dogs around the cellar. Upon hearing dogs in the yard, the old man went to the door with his gun which went off very easily, shooting his wife who was then in the yard in her bare feet and with only a night dress on. He could not account for her presence in the yard. He saw her when the gun went off. She was then about two and a half rods from the house and with her back turned towards the gun. She jumped back about six feet and fell, and died in two hours. The gun was loaded with duck shot. The verdict of the jury was death from a shot from a gun in the hands of William Carr, but whether accidentally or intentionally could not say. The woman was 55 years old.


September 28, 1892

 

LITTLE - Died at his late residence, Dundas street, township of Nelson, on Tuesday, September 26, James Little, in his 73rd year. Funeral on Thursday, September 29, at 2 p.m., to Waterdown cemetery.

 

JAMES - Died in this city, on September 27, Thomas, third son of Thomas anu Mary James, aged 19 years. Funeral from his father's residence, 80 Magill street, Friday, at 3 o'clock sharp. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

 

FISHER (Alberton) - John Fisher died Friday morning after two weeks' illness of typhoid fever. The funeral took place on Sunday, the service being conducted by Rev. C. W. Cosens. The deceased was a very strong man, 21 years of age, always having enjoyed vigorous health. He was naturally of a quiet disposition and was much respected in the neighbourhood.

 

KENT (Lindsay) - David Kent of Lindsay received a telegram on Monday night conveying the sad news that his son, David, had been fatally shot in Buffalo. Another dispatch came yesterday at noon saying that he could not last through the night. No particulars of the shooting are received in either telegram and a dispatch being sent to Buffalo, no answer was received. James Kent, a brother of the wounded man, left for Buffalo last night but is afraid he will not be in time to see his brother alive. Mr. Kent went to Buffalo last August looking for work. He was a painter by trade and was lately married.

 

BROWN - William Brown, baker, aged 43, at Ingersoll, died yesterday from heart failure while sitting in a chair.

 

MITCHELL (Perth) - About 9 o'clock this morning the body of George Bruce Mitchell, a son of our respected townsman, John Mitchell, was found lying dead alongside the C.P.R. track about two hundred yards from the station. When found the body was lying face down in the ditch in two feet of water about six feet from the track and was first noticed by a fireman on a passing freight. The body was immediately removed to the station and the friends and coroner notified. The coroner viewed the body and decided to hold an inquest.

The jury and the coroner inspected the place and the inquest was adjourned in order to obtain the evidence of the railway employees.

Mr. Mitchell was born and brought up in Perth and for many years was a clerk in Martindale's hardware store. He left Perth over twenty years ago. He held a situation at Rochester, N.Y. for a few years and then removed to St. Louis where he has carried on an extensive and successful hardware business. He was in Chicago and Detroit last week and on Thursday telegraphed to his father that he would be in Perth on Friday morning. His friends expected him here on Friday


or Saturday. His parents supposed he had changed his mind and had gone home to St. Louis. Mr. Mitchell arrived here at the station by the night express from Toronto which reached here about 4 o'clock on Monday morning. He got off the train and gave his baggage and overcoat to the Hicks House porter and told him he vas going to Smiths Falls to see a friend and would return on the eight-o'clock train the same evening. So far as known at present this was the last time he was seen alive.

When found he had a gash on the back of his head about the size of an egg, and a cut about two inches long on the upper part of the forehead, but no other marks of violence were seen. Blood and a piece of waste about the size of the hand, saturated with blood, were found on the south side of the main track while the body was found on the north side of the siding, about thirty or forty yards distant, so that in some way poor Mitchell must have been moved after he had received his injuries nearly forty yards over an embankment about two feet high and across two tracks. It is considered impossible that Mitchell could have walked that distance without assistance after receiving such serious injuries. On his person were found his watch and $6 in Canadian bills and 35˘ in silver, but no letters or papers of any kind by which he might have been identified. Mr. Mitchell was in the habit of carrying papers and comparatively large sums of money when travelling, and the fact that no paper being found in his pockets and such a small sum of money being found, leads to the suspicion of robbery and murder to cover it up. Mr. Mitchell leaves a wife and two children in St. Louis, besides his father, mother, and one brother here, and two brothers at present living in the United States.

 

JEWETT (St. John, N.B.) - Mrs. Jewett, of Fredericton, 45 years old, rose this morning in her usual health and sat down to breakfast. Immediately she fell to the floor and died in a few minutes.

 

September 29, 1892

 

KING - Died at Brampton, Ontario, on Wednesday, September 28, 1892, Frederick King, son of Robert King of this city, aged 23 years. Funeral from the residence of his brother-in-law, J. Patterson, No 131 Locke street north, Friday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

HOPWOOD - Died in this city, at 87 Barton street west, on September 29, Edward Henry Hopwood, aged 59 years and 9 months. Funeral from the above address, on Sunday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation

 

NEWTON - John Newton, one of the pioneer settlers of Hungerford township, died on Sunday, aged eighty-one.

 

ELLIOTT - Mrs. Nancy Elliott, aged 95, one of Ingersoll's oldest residents, died at the home of her son, F. N. Elliott, yesterday.


SABEAN - The death is announced of James Sabean at Port Lorne, Annapolis, N.S., aged 104 years. He was Nova Scotia's oldest inhabitant.

 

STONE, LAZURE (Russell) - A boiler exploded in the sawmill owned by Joseph LaLonde at Embrum.village, three miles from here this evening. Pierre Stone and J. B. Lazure were killed instantly. A. Gregoire, F. LaLonde, A. Primeau, D. Petre, and X. Goyette were badly injured. The mill is a total wreck.

 

ARMSTRONG - George Armstrong, a sailor of the "John Wesley" which was leaving the harbour, light, for Chicago, jumped from the vessel and was drowned. Deceased's friends live at Thornbury.

 

September 30, 1892

 

HARTNETT - Died in this city, on September 29, Katie, youngest daughter of the late John Hartnett, aged 21 years. Funeral will leave her mother's residence, 183 King William street, on Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock, to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

DRYSDALE - Died in this city, at 283 Main street east, on September 29, Lillie May, infant daughter of William Drysdale, aged 3 months and 16 days. Funeral private.

 

DEWOLFE (Brockville) - Last night the engine of Sir Henry Tyler's special train on the G.T.R. ran over a woman named Miss DeWolfe near Lansdowne and instantly killed her. The lady was attempting to cross the track in front of the train and in doing so was caught and thrown violently to one side against the fence. The lady was about 80 years old.

 

BRADBURN, TREMERE (Sarnia) News has been received here of the drowning of two five-year-old boys named George Bradburn and George Tremere, living on the Plank Road. It appears that they were playing near a well when the Tremere boy fell in. The other attempting to save him, he too fell in and both were drowned.

 

DELSANDO (Ridgetown) - As the clearing gang of the new railroad were moving from the western part of the road yesterday afternoon on their way to Ridgetown, one of them, Thomas Delsando, jumped from the wagon while it was in motion, landing in front of the wheels which passed over his chest. He was brought to the Benton House here where he died this morning. Deceased's body was sent to his home in Port Rowan. He leaves wife and three children.

 

MCLEOD - Norman McLeod, a tailor at Keewatin, Manitoba, has been drowned at Rat Portage.


October 1, 1892

 

LYONS - Died in West Flamborough, on September 30, Mary, beloved wife of Marshall Lyons, aged 52 years, daughter of the late Samuel Binkley. Funeral to-morrow at 2 o'clock to Rock View cemetery. (Rock Chapel)

 

MURPHY - Died at Winnipeg, on September 28, George Murphy, son of the late Cornelius Murphy of Port Stanley. Funeral Monday at 9 a.m. from G.T.R. station. Friends will please attend.

 

MCCARTHY - John McCarthy, a middle-aged prosperous bachelor of Chatham, N.B., was found dead yesterday morning in shallow water near the Muirhead wharf. He is supposed to have fallen off the bank.

 

BLACKLEY - The following dispatch was received from Toronto: A young law student, Ralph M. Blackley by name, was standing on the step of a southbound car on Church street at the corner of Shuter street when another car coming in the opposite direction caught him as he was leaning over what is known as the devil's strip, knocked him down, and ran over him, crushing him terribly. He was taken into a neighbouring store where he died within a few minutes. Deceased came here from Hamilton a short time ago and was a law student in the office of Ritchie, Ludwig, and Leeming.

Mr. Blackley was a well known young law student here, having studied in Walker, Scott, and Lees office for the past three years. Ten days ago he went to Toronto to take a two-year course at the law school and entered the office of Ritchie, Ludwig, and Leeming. He was about 20 years of age and a very promising young man.

David Blackley, father of the young man, happened to be in Walker, Scott, and Lee's office here when the awful news arrived. Mr. Blackley was laughing and chatting with Mr. Lee when a telephone call came in from Ritchie & Co's office in Toronto. Mr. Hobson answered the phone and was horrified when told that young Blackley had been killed. With a pale face he walked across the room and broke the sad news to Mr. Blackley as gently as possible. Mr. Blackley was stunned by the intelligence and could scarcely speak for some time. Rev. S. Lyle was sent for to break the news to Mrs. Blackley at her residence, Emerald street south.

 

October 3, 1892

 

MURRAY - Died in Barton, on October 3, Tesley Cleve, youngest son of William and Martha Murray, aged 8 months and 2 days. Funeral will leave the parents’ residence on the mountain, Tuesday, October 4, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCKENZIE - Died at his late residence, 92 George street, on October 2, 1892, Dougald Stuart Mc-Kenzie, aged 61 years. Funeral from above address on Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MCMAHON - Miss McMahon, daughter of J. S. McMahon of McMahon, Broadfield, & Co. who died in Toronto of consumption on Saturday, was buried here this afternoon. The funeral took place from the Grand Trunk station on arrival of the 2:45 train.

 

MILES - A man named Miles was run over and killed by a Grand Trunk train near Price station, Essex county, on Saturday. He had worked for farmers in that vicinity.

 

ODELL (Winnipeg) - Miss Olive Odell, a well known young Winnipeg lady and daughter of a Canadian Pacific official, was found dead in the kitchen of her parents' residence this morning. She lay in a pool of blood with a charge of shot in the centre of her breast and her brother's gun lying nearby. The circumstances of the young woman's sensational death are most mysterious. The generally accepted theory is that she suicided, but there are those who incline to believe that she was murdered and their belief is strengthened by the positive statement of a lady neighbour that about three o'clock in the morning she heard a man hurriedly leaving the Odell residence and run down the street. The strangest part of the affair is that neither this lady nor the families sleeping upstairs heard the report of the gun.

The brother of the young woman says that he returned on Saturday evening from a hunting expedition and before leaving the gun in the kitchen where it was found withdrew the charge. Miss Odell had no trouble as far as known and retired last night at the usual hour apparently in good spirits. The police are now busy on the strange case. Odell and his family came here from Orillia, Ontario. He is a brother-in-law of Col. Drinkwater of the Midland Battalion.

 

October 4, 1892

 

WYLIE - Died in this city, on October 4, Mrs. Nelson Wylie, aged 57 years. Funeral from her late residence, 264 Hunter street east, Thursday at 10 a.m. to Tweedside Church. Interment will take place in Tweedside, at 1:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this intimation.

 

ASPEL - Died in this city, on October 4, at her late residence, 141 Hannah street east, Mary Moore, relict of the late William Aspel, in her 74th year. Funeral from above address on Thursday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.

 

ELMES - Died in Kingston, on October 3, at the residence of her father, Allan McDonald, Cassie, beloved wife of Euseby Elmes, of Hamilton.


NOLAN (Toronto) - E. A. Nolan, aged 16, employed as a messenger at the head office of the Imperial Bank here, shot himself through the head in the basement of the bank building this morning. On Sunday he was seen riding a bicycle which was believed to have been stolen and on being questioned about it, said that he had bought the machine. Further inquiries were being made, but no one had accused the deceased of stealing the wheel nor was he under supervision. He left a letter to a younger brother saying that he was going to kill himself. As soon as his brother got the letter he hurried to the bank but the rash deed was done. Deceased had been in the employ of the bank a couple of years and bore a good character.

 

CLEARY - Jimmie Cleary, the boy who was so severely burned while playing with matches last Tuesday, died from his injuries on Sunday. The funeral will take place from his parents' residence, 404 Hughson street north, this afternoon.

 

OLIVER - William Oliver, an old resident of Woodstock, died on Sunday, aged 78 years.

 

HILL - Mrs. Hill, wife of Abraham Hill, corner of Merrick and James streets, was apparently quite well yesterday morning and went to the market as usual. About four o'clock in the afternoon she complained of feeling unwell, and shortly after seven o'clock retired to rest. At midnight her husband woke up and she was alive then and did not complain of feeling worse, but when he awoke again at 4:30 he thought he felt her form cold.

Mr. Hill arose hurriedly and on making an examination found that she was dead. Dr. Woolverton was called in and said she had been dead about two hours. He thought heart disease had been the cause of death.

Mrs. Hill was 67 years of age and had been in Hamilton nearly all her life. She leaves a daughter, and three sons: John, Harvey, and Abraham Hill. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 3:30.

 

October 5, 1892

 

HEWITT - Died suddenly at her late residence, No 157 King William street, on Wednesday, October 5, 1892, Sarah Ann Hewitt, relict of the late Henry Hewitt, aged 74 years. Funeral Friday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

PENHORNE (Winnipeg) - A dispatch from McLeod this morning to the "Free Press" says: H. Stanley Penhorne, manager of the Oxley ranch, nephew of Sir Stanley Hill, was found shot in bed yesterday. The particulars are not yet obtained.

 

MILLS - W. H. Mills, bailiff, died in Guelph yesterday from a paralytic stroke.


BARCHARD - William Barchard, one of Toronto's oldest residents, died yesterday aged about 91 years. His aged wife survives him.

 

GLASSFORD - James Glassford, aged 74, who came from Scotland on the same vessel with the late Sir John Macdonald and his parents, died yesterday at Glenburnie near Kingston.

 

October 6, 1892

 

VICE (Bowmanville) - A sad accident occurred near the village of Hampton, about five miles from town on Monday evening. W. Vice, an old resident farmer of this township, had been to town where he imbibed too much liquor. On his way home by some means he was pitched from his wagon and broke his neck. He was found shortly after, lying by the roadside quite dead. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family. The old gentleman was a kind-hearted and obliging neighbour and drink was his only fault.

 

TINSLEY (Toronto) - The death took place yesterday of John M. Tinsley, coloured, at the advanced age of 109 years, 3 months, and 1 day. The deceased, who had resided in Toronto for more forty years, was well known throughout the city.

 

DONOVAN - Catharine Donovan has just died in the Hotel Dieu hospital at Kingston, aged 104 years.

 

SIMPSON (Owen Sound) - Maggie Simpson, a domestic in the employ of W. H. Burgess, Bay street, mysteriously disappeared on the evening of September 27. For a day or so previous to her disappearance, she was acting strangely, but knowing nothing of her previous history, little was thought of her actions. She left the house of her employers about 6:30 and though search was made until long after midnight, nothing was seen or heard of her. The searchers continued for some days without avail. The mystery was solved this morning by the discovery of her body floating in the Sydenham river a