Hamilton Spectator

Deaths 1893


January 3, 1893


PLASTOW - Died in this city, at his late residence, 64 Hughson street south, Joseph Plastow, in the 70th year of his age. Funeral on Wednesday, January 4, at 3 p.m. from above address. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


LEWIS - Died at her late residence, No 75 East avenue north, on Tuesday, January 3, 1893, Martha Johnston, beloved wife of Benjamin Lewis, and daughter of the late Capt William Johnston, aged 50 years. Funeral Thursday, June 5, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


HAM - Died in this city, January 2, Arthur Thomas, eldest son of Thomas and Teanie Ham, aged 13 years and 6 months. Funeral will take place from parents' residence, 116 Cathcart street, on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.                                                          


DAVIES - Died at Waterdown, on Sunday, January 1, Nellie E., youngest daughter of David Davies, in her 24th year. Funeral to-day (Tuesday) at 2 p.m.


BEATTIE - Died on Monday, January 2, Hugh Moore Beattie, aged 26 years. Funeral from his mother's residence on Robinson street, on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Friends please accept this notice.


NEILL (Guelph) A very sad drowning accident occurred to-day by which Wilfrid Neill, son of Robert Neill, boot and shoe merchant of this city, a bright little boy, aged about six years, lost his life. He with a number of other boys had been skating on the river near to Goldie's dam in which there was a large hole where ice had been taken out. Young Neill and a boy named Rundel were trying to see how near they could get to the hole without getting in. Unfortunately they got too close and both were precipitated into the river. Rundel was rescued with much difficulty, but his companion was drowned. Mr. Neill, the father of the lad, is lying in the hospital with typhoid fever and Mrs. Neill is also confined to her bed through illness. The circumstances render it one of the saddest fatalities which have occurred in the city for many a year.


LANG - Robert Lang, an old and highly respected resident, died in Peterborough on Saturday, aged seventy-one.


SIMPSON - The body of Stanley Simpson, who was drowned with chief factor Belanger near Norway House, Manitoba, some time ago, has been found and interred.

CHARBONNEAU - A man named Charbonneau went into a dentist's office at Ottawa yesterday to have an aching tooth drawn, but just as he placed himself in the operating chair, fell back and expired. Heart failure.


DAVIS - The jury at the inquest as to the death of Minnie Davis, the girl who was shot in the township of Pickering on the 27th ultimo, brought in a verdict of culpable negligence, and Patrick Fenton, the man who did the shooting, is now held on a charge of manslaughter.


DRUMMOND - (Picton) Mrs. Drummond, relict of the late Matthew Drummond of Toronto, and mother of George Drummond, manager of the Bank of Montreal, Picton, died very unexpectedly this evening at the residence of her son here, after an illness of four days. Interment will take place in Toronto on Tuesday.


January 4, 1893


NORTON - Mrs. Maria Norton died in St. Thomas yesterday, aged ninety-two years.


MILKS - Joseph Milks, for fifty years a resident of Kingston, is dead, aged eighty-six years.


ALLIN - William Allin, the oldest resident of Newcastle, Ontario, died yesterday, aged ninety years to a day.


FONGER - (Brantford) David Fonger, an old and highly respected resident of the township, was found dead in his yard this morning. He had eaten a hearty breakfast and afterward left the house to do some work outside. Heart disease was the cause. Deceased was 75 years old.


BROWN - (Vancouver) Last night E. A. Brown, a real estate man of this city, and C. W. McCain, contractor, went out in a small boat to Prospect Point at the entrance to the harbour. When they got in the Narrows, the boat capsized and sank. Brown lost his hold and was carried away. McCain heard him speak once, but saw him no more. McCain clung to the boat and reached the shore. Brown's body has not been found. He was one of the early settlers here and much respected. He leaves a wife and family.


January 5, 1893


POWELL - An old inmate of the House of Refuge named George Powell died there a day or two ago. He was 84 years of age and had been living in the refuge for sixteen years. Long ago he was a policeman in Toronto. He would never say where his relatives lived.


COPELAND - (Abingdon) A very serious accident occurred to Frank Copeland, a son of

William Copeland, near Smithville, who has been working for John Shaw, Riverside. As he was coming home Friday night from Hamilton, he was kicked by one of the horses and so severely injured that it proved fatal on Sunday morning. The funeral was from John Shaw's at 12 o'clock Tuesday, thence to Smithville. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him and his relatives have the sincere sympathy of their many friends.


MCEVOY - (Woodburn) The funeral of the late Mrs. McEvoy took place from her son's residence on Christmas day.


DEW - (Woodburn) The funeral of the late Charles Dew took place from his residence on December 28.


JOHNSON - (Caistorville) William G. D. Johnson who died on Saturday last in his 83rd year was buried on Tuesday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Davis.


KELLOCK - D. Kellock, collector of inland revenue at Perth, died suddenly yesterday of heart failure.


January 6, 1893


FLIGHT Died at 130 Emerald street north, on January 5, James Flight, in the 47th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, on Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Small Died on January 5, Alexander W. Small, in his 68th year. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 195 Jackson street east, to-morrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m.

About a week ago Alexander W. Small, of Knox, Morgan, & Co, was taken ill, his heart being affected. His illness was not thought by his friends to be serious, and his sudden death yesterday was therefore a great shock to the family. He died in his daughter's arms while she was assisting him downstairs.

Mr. Small was Scotchman by birth and was 68 years of age. For upwards of twenty years he had been employed in the warehouse of Knox, Morgan, & Co. A member of St. John's Presbyterian church, he took an active interest in church work and in general religious and benevolent work also, and every Sunday it was his custom to visit the jail, the city hospital, or some other public institution where good might be done. Mr. Small was a gentleman of wide information and large intelligence, and possessed a considerable poetic talent. His wife and a family of three daughters and two sons survive him, The sons both fill good commercial positions in the United States, one with a Buffalo firm and the other with a firm in Bridgeport, Conn. The funeral is fixed for to-morrow at 2 p.m. from the family residence.

FOTHERGILL - Died at his late residence, Balsam Lodge, Burlington, on Friday, January 6, 1893, John Fothergill, in his 56th year. Funeral on Sunday, January 8, at  1:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCLEOD - Died in this city, on January 5, at No 138 Duke street, Robert McLeod, in the 34th year of his age. Funeral from above address, to the G.T.R. Stuart street station at 8 a.m. to-morrow (Saturday). Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


JONES - Died in Barton, on January 5, Annie, beloved wife of John Jones, aged 57 years and 10 months. Funeral from her late residence, on Sunday, at 1 p.m. Interment in Bartonville cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SUMMERBY - (Ottawa) W. J. Summerby, school inspector for the counties of Prescott and Russell, committed suicide this morning at his home at Duncanville, in Russell county by hanging himself.

No cause for the rash act is assigned. Mr. Summerby was in good health and was noted for his steadfastness of character and ability. He was in comfortable circumstances. Mr. Summerby's father took his own life in a similar manner in the same place last spring and it is supposed by some of the neighbours that the unfortunate inspector brooded over this fact till his mind became temporarily deranged. The father's suicide was also shrouded in mystery.


January 7, 1893


HARPER - Died on January 6, 1893, at 120 Hughson street south, Hamilton, Florence Constance Mary, infant daughter of Fred and Eliza Harper. Funeral on Monday, January 9, at 2 p.m.


ALLAN - Died on Friday, January 6, Catharine Allan, native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and formerly housekeeper of the late John Riddell, Esq. Funeral on Tuesday, January 10, at 3 p.m., from the residence of W. Newbigging, 204 Ferguson avenue south.


WALKER - Died on January 7, at 234 Macnab street north, James Walker, aged 50 years. Funeral Monday, at 3 o'clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


SUMMERBY (Ottawa) The report that School Inspector Summerby had committed suicide at a village in Russell county, turns out to be untrue.


January 9, 1893


GLAZZARD - Died on the Mountain Top, head of James street, on Saturday evening January 7, 1893, Samuel Glazzard, in his 49th year. Funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCLELLAND - Died in this city, on January 7, 1893, Robert McLelland, a mtive of county Donegal, Ireland, Funeral on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. from his late residence, 230 Young street. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BUCHANAN - Died on Monday, January 9, at 35 George street, Caleb H. Buchanan. Funeral will take place on Wednesday, January 11, at 4 p.m.

A week ago inflammation of the brain seized upon Caleb Buchanan and was followed by pneumonia which terminated in death this morning. Mr. Buchanan served his time in the printing business in the Brampton "Times" office and came to Hamilton about 20 years ago. During the whole of that period he occupied a responsible position in the job department of the "Hamilton Times" office. He vas a brother of Joshua G. Buchanan, city editor of the "Times" and of Mrs. Belt of Cherry Valley, and these two are all that are now left alive of fourteen brothers and sisters. Mr. Buchanan was 46 years old and was unmarried. He was very popular among his acquaintances, and being of quiet disposition, even temperament, and pleasant address, he made many friends who seriously regret his sudden departure to the Great Unknown.

He was a kindly companion and a faithful worker and was much respected by his employers and those with whom he was associated in his work. He was a member of Hamilton Typographical Union and the funeral will be conducted under the auspices of that body.


MORDEN - (Kingston) Henry Rathbun, Desoronto, received a letter informing him of the sad death on Monday last of Frederick Morden, son of Capt. W. H. Morden, formerly of Green Point, Prince Edward county. The young man was about 25 years of age, was a railway conductor, and with six other men was overwhelmed by a snowslide in the mountains in Montana. The young man died the same night. He resided at Spokane Falls.


LESSARD - (Quebec) On Friday morning while crossing the railway track at Tringin Beauce, a sleigh containing a farmer named Lessard and his wife was struck by a passing train. Mrs. Lessard was killed and her husband is not expected to recover.


CALLIN - Joseph Callin, a pioneer of North Easthope, died at Shakespeare, Ontario, on Saturday, aged eighty-two.


January 10, 1893


ALEXANDER - (Toronto) Henry Alexander, senior partner of the firm of Alexander & Sons, painters, Jarvis street, died on Saturday night at his residence, 247 Elizabeth street. The old gentleman had been in bad health for some time, but the immediate cause of death was a violent shaking which he received while boarding a trolley car about two weeks ago.


COLLINS - John Collins, retired blacksmith of Westhill, Scarborough township, died suddenly of heart failure yesterday.


MCLACHLAN - (Kingston) About two months ago, Mr. McLachlan, a farmer, resident of White Lake, fell in his barn and had one of his ribs broken.. He never fully recovered and ultimately he lost his reason. Doctors advised that he be taken to Rockwood asylum. He arrived here last Friday, but his health became worse and yesterday afternoon he died.


LISTER - (Vancouver) Miss E. Lister, who arrived at Alberni in October last to take charge of the Presbyterian Girls' School, died at her post on January 3, after ten days illness of pneumonia. She was from Perth, Ontario, a volunteer for work among the Indians.


WILLARD - (Belleville) George Willard, aged about 21, a student at Albert College, whose parents live near Mount Forest, died last night from injuries received in a football match several weeks ago.


HARRISON - (Belleville) Edward Harrison, the oldest business man in town, died this morning after a week's illness. The deceased was a native of Ireland and was aged about 84 years.


JOHNSTON - (Toronto) By an explosion of gunpowder at Kokomo, Indiana, on January 5, Chester M. Johnston, a young man, a native of Toronto, was killed. The body was brought to this city and the funeral took place from the residence of the deceased's father, 32 Davis avenue, yesterday afternoon.


January 11, 1893


SHIPMAN - Died in this city, on Tuesday, January 10, at her home, 1l4 Catherine street north, Ada Belle Campbell, beloved wife of E. G. M. Shipman, in her 21st year. Funeral will take place Friday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.


HARRISON - Capt. Edward Harrison, who died on Monday in Belleville at the age of 84, built in the year 1854 in this city the fine steamer "Europa" and ran her between Hamilton and Ogdensburg in connection with the Great Western and Vermont Central Railways.


MASSON - (Montreal) P. T. Masson, superintendent of stores in the Richilieu & Ontario Navigation Co., died suddenly this morning. At the time of his death deceased was seated in the law office of Duhan, Marcia & Merrill. The deceased gave no indication of illness. He was seated waiting an interview with his lawyer when his head dropped. Assistance was promptly

rendered, but life was extinct. Mr. Masson was about 60 years of age. He had been in the employment of the Richilieu Co. for twenty years and was held in much respect.


COMERFORD - Last evening John Comerford, assistant storekeeper of the Hamilton Asylum for the Insane, hurried into the Mountain View Hotel, told John Clarke, the proprietor, that his ears were frostbitten, and asked Mr. Clarke for a handkerchief to wrap around them. Mr. Clarke produced the handkerchief, but before giving it to Mr. Comerfield, he went out and got a handful of snow and proceeded to rub the frostbitten ears with it. While doing this, Mr. Comerfield suddenly fell with a groan into Mr. Clarke's arms, and expired. The cause of his death was heart disease. The deceased was 67 years of age. Before obtaining the position at the asylum, he had carried on a grocery business at Brantford where his family still reside.


January 12, 1893


BANKS - Died in this city, at her late residence, 231 Duke street, on January 12, Mary Catherine Banks, aged 22 years. Funeral on Saturday morning at 8:30 from above address to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WOOD - The body of Mrs. Wood, niece of Chief McKinnon, of Mispawaki, Indiana, who died on Monday, was brought here this morning. The funeral took place this afternoon. S. F. Washington, Thomas Haber, R. Hills, David Kidd, Thomas Hood, and James Bicknell were the pallbearers. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. Lyle of Central Presbyterian church. The deceased was a daughter of David McKinnon of the old law firm of Thomson & McKinnon who lived here years ago. Among the mourners were: A. F. Wood, M.P.P., North Hastings; J. K. Kerr, Q..C, Toronto; and Dr. Beaton, Orillia.


MCKAY - Mrs. William McKay, for over fifty years a resident of Woodstock, is dead, aged eighty.


ANDRE - Pere Andre, who obtained notice during the Northwest rebellion as Riel's spiritual adviser, is dead.


January 13, 1893


VOSPER - Died at his parents' residence, Hess's Corners, Barton, on Thursday, January 12, 1893, Norman, youngest son of Charles and Catherine Vosper, aged 4 years and 3 months. Funeral on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ECCLESTONE - Died in this city, on Friday, January 13, at the residence of her parents, No 35 East avenue north, Marion, youngest daughter of William E. and Amelia Ecclestone, aged 1 months. Funeral on Saturday, 14th instant, at 3 p.m. Private.


WOODHALL - Died in this city, on January 12, 1893, Elizabeth A., daughter of William and Jane Woodhall, in her 20th year. Funeral on Sunday, 15th instant, at 2 p.m., from her parents' residence, 421 King street east. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCALLISTER - At Kingston, Ontario, a man named McAllister, over 70 years of age, committed suicide by cutting his throat from ear to ear.


SMITH - (Welland) Dr. W. Smith died here to-day after a short illness of ten days' duration, his death being caused by inflammation and abscess in the head. Deceased was a young man aged 28 and unmarried. He came from his home near Hagersville three years ago and had by his ability secured a large practice. He received the appointment of jail surgeon in 1889 and was a prominent worker in the Conservative ranks. He was a member of Mohawk lodge. His body will be taken to Hagersville to-morrow morning.


January 14, 1893


BAMBERGER - Died on Friday, January 13, 1893, Margaret, wife of John Bamberger, aged 61 years. Funeral will take place from the residence, Dundas road, Ancaster township, on Monday, January 16, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


HENRY - (Windsor) A Scotchman named Henry has been living alone on a farm six miles from Windsor for about two years. He was friendly with those with whom he came in contact, but never informed them where he came from or anything about his former life. Last Monday some of his neighbours, not having seen him for several days, went to his hut, broke open the door, and found the old man lying on some straw in the corner, dead. He wore scarcely enough clothes to cover himself and not a particle of food could be found in the place. Without going to the trouble of reporting the matter properly, a box was made, the body got into it, and buried in the yard.


KIDD - Mr. Hugh Kidd, a farmer of the 7th concession of Elderslie, dropped dead in his sleigh on his way to Chesley yesterday morning. It is supposed that he died of heart failure.


January 16, 1893


KER - Entered into the rest of paradise, on Saturday evening, January 14, at St. George's rectory, St. Catharines, Amy, the dearly beloved and youngest daughter of Rev. Robert Ker, rector of St. George's parish, aged 6 years and 1 month. Funeral from St. George's church on Tuesday, January 17, at 3 o'clock.


BATEMAN - Died on June 14, at her parents' residence, 105 Wellington street south, Maggie, second daughter of P. S. and Nellie Bateman, aged 19 years. Funeral from above address on Tuesday morning at 8:30 to St. Patrick's church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WILKINSON - G. M. Wilkinson, an old resident of Kingston, died on Saturday, aged 69.


LIVINGSTON - Mr. Thomas Livingston, a switchman, was run over by a freight train in the C.P.R. yards at Winnipeg on Saturday night and both legs were taken off. He died a few hours afterward.


SCARFF - James Scarff, aged 85, and Stephen B. Tree, aged 84, two pioneer settlers of Oxford county, have just died in Woodstock. The former was a Methodist and the latter a Baptist. Both were highly respected and wealthy.


RYAN - Mr. M. P. Ryan, collector of customs for Montreal and for many years a member of the House of Commons as one of Montreal's representatives, died in that city yesterday morning from heart failure. He was 96 years of age.


January 17, 1893


BEASLEY -Died in this city, on January 17, at his brother's residence, 107 Wellington street south, R. S. Beasley, aged 69 years. Funeral will take place from above address to-morrow (Wednesday) at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

On Christmas day, R. S. Beasely, who was employed in the inland revenue department, was seized with a paralytic stroke. He never rallied from the stroke and died this morning.

Mr. Beasely was born in Hamilton nearly 69 years ago and spent his whole life here. He was the eldest son of the late Col. Henry Beasley, one of the early settlers of the district. For upwards of twenty-five years he kept a hotel on the Market Square and retired from the hotel business about twelve years ago when he entered the inland revenue service.

Three brothers and two-sisters of the deceased are living. The brothers are: Thomas Beasley, city clerk; M. B., of Toronto; and D. C.,of Hamilton. Mrs. (Sheriff) Springer of Waterloo is one of the sisters. His three sons are; Thomas S. Beasley, G.T.R conductor; M. C, of Barton street; and R. B., who lives at home.

The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from 107 Wellington street south.

GAW - Samuel Gaw, for fifty years a resident of Kingston, is dead aged 96 years.


MURPHY - Mrs. Murphy of Meaford died on Sunday at Meaford, aged seventy-eight, from heart failure.


EGLESON - James Egleson, Sr., of Sundridge, Ontario, was found dead in bed on Sunday morning. Heart failure.


LAROCQUE - Dr. Larocque, who was for several years the Montreal medical health officer, is dead in his 70th year.


WELLS - (Toronto) A fatal accident of a most heartrending, nature happened in the cellar of No 28 Colborne street yesterday about noon by which William Wells, book keeper for the Toronto Warehousing Co., lost his life. There is an old-fashioned elevator in the building run by a weight and Mr. Wells was doing some work on the elevator which was at the foot of the shaft when something unhooked the fifty-pound weight which came down forty feet with a crash, and the enormous mass struck the unfortunate man on the head, killing him instantly, and crushing his skull horribly.

 Di T. Himes, manager of the company, heard the noise, and when he saw the body in its mutilated state, he was so overcome that he had to be taken home. H. P. Himes next arrived. He telephoned for Dr. E. E. King who soon came, but of course could do nothing. He said the death must have been instantaneous, Dr. Aikens, coroner, was notified, but said an inquest was unnecessary. William Wells bore an estimable character and was a general favourite. He was but 22 years of age. He was unmarried and lived with his two sisters at 213 Mutual street.


January 19, 1893


WEBSTER - Died at Springfield, Ohio, on the 17th instant, John F. Webster, aged 44 years. Funeral from the residence of his mother, Mrs. George Webster, foot of Wentworth street, on Friday, the 20th instant, at 2 p.m.

John F. Webster, brother of James F. Webster, florist, of this city, died at Springfield, Ohio, on Tuesday afternoon after an illness of about three weeks. He was 44 years of age. From 1878 until a year ago he was mechanical manager of the Champion reaper and mower works at Springfield. He will be remembered by many Hamilton men as an enthusiastic and successful oarsman and yachtsman in his youth. His wife, a daughter of the late Capt. Lavalle of this city, survives him, but he leaves no children. The remains are brought here for burial and the funeral will take place to-morrow at 2 p.m. from the residence of Mrs. George Webster, the mother of the deceased, foot of Wentworth street.


O'CONNOR - Died in this city, on the 18th instant, Elizabeth, wife of Peter O'Connor, a native of King's county, Ireland, in the 78th year of her age. Funeral will leave her late residence, 353 Mary street, on Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock Friends will please attend.


In the death of Mrs. Elizabeth O'Connor yesterday, Hamilton loses a very old resident. Mrs. O'Connor, who was 78 years of age, has lived here since 1835. Her husband, Peter O'Connor, survives her, and also two daughters, Mrs. Ford, of Hamilton, and Mrs. Nagle, of Stratford. The funeral will take place to-morrow morning from 353 Mary street.


DUGUID - Died at Aberdeen, Scotland, on January 6, in the 83rd year of her age, Mary Ann Bates, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Duguid of Aberdeen, formerly of Boston, U.S., and mother of Mrs. James Malcolm, Sr., of this city.


DAVY - (Stony Creek) Scarlet fever has carried off a little girl belonging to Martha and Thomas Davy. Nora was nearly five years old and had been striving with the fever for three weeks when death relieved her. Her parents and others were grief stricken as Nora was a very smart, active little girl.


MALE - C. E. Male of Oshawa, a pioneer of Oddfellowship in Canada, died yesterday, aged 83.


DELONG - Mrs. DeLong of the township of Hillier, county of Hastings, was found dead in her bed on Friday morning last. Deceased was 87 years old.


January 21, 1893


BOWDEN - Died in this city, on January 21, May Elizabeth, infant daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Bowden, aged 5 months and 2 days. Funeral on Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the residence of Prof. Hand, Head street. Friends will please accept, this intimation.


BADGER - Died on January 21, at his late residence, 13 Crooks street, James Badger, a native of county Derry, Ireland, aged 68 years. Funeral from the above address on Monday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances wall please accept this intimation.


CHISHOLM - On January 20, at the residence of John C. Turnbull, Ancaster road, Janet Grant, relict of the late Walter Chisholm, of Dundas, in her 80th year. Funeral from above address on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.


January 23, 1893


BURROWS - Annie, beloved wife of Edgar Burrows, passed away on January 22, aged 23 years, daughter of George Bettie, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England. Funeral from residence, 28 Pine street, Tuesday, at 2 p.m.

PETERS - Died in this city, on January 22, Julia Lauer, beloved wife of Rudolph Peters, aged 47 years. Funeral from 66 Bay street north. Private. No flowers.


MCALPIN - John McAlpin of South Lake, Ontario, has just died, aged ninety-five.


January 24, 1893


HILLMAN - Died at 508 Dovercourt road, Toronto, on January 23, Sarah, relict of the late Thomas Hillman, Esq., Worthing, England, in the 70th year of her age. Funeral private.


BOWMAN - Died on January 24, at Windsor, Nova Scotia, in her 83rd year, Elizabeth, widow of the late C. B. Bowman.


PAGE - Mrs. Page, relict of the late John Page, government engineer, died on Sunday in Brockville.


ODELL - Amos Odell of Brockville is dead, aged 74. He was in his usual health up to within an hour of his death.


MULLIGAN - (St. Thomas) Yesterday forenoon a most determined suicide took place in the gore of Westminster on lot 24, concession G, about a mile north of Southwold town line. Some years ago John Mulligan, a well-to-do farmer, died leaving a family of three sons and four daughters. Each of the sons was left a 100-acre farm, but strong drink proved to a curse in William's case and for thirty years he has spent not only his time but his means in drinking. Lately he has lived on the old homestead with his brothers and two sisters. He was a married man but his wife died some years ago leaving three sons who are still living. For the past two weeks the deceased has displayed a more or less violent temper and two weeks ago he threatened the life of his sister. Yesterday morning he asked for her but searching could not find her. He threatened his oldest son and about ten o'clock went upstairs to his bedroom. In a few moments his son, John, heard a shot. He ran to the bedroom door, but finding it partly closed, hesitated out of fear of the brother before entering. The exclamation, "I am shot” meeting his ears, he rushed in and found William lying on the floor shot through the breast. The deceased was about 49 years of age. Two brothers, James and John, four sisters, two unmarried and two others, Mrs. Beattie and Mrs. Jones of Florence, and his three sons survive him. His father and mother have been dead for some years. An inquest is spoken of.


MCDONALD - (North Bay) An old man, 72 years of age, named McDonald, was killed on Friday on the C.P.R. track near Cache Bay station, twenty-five miles west of here. He was walking along the track, and hearing a train coming, stepped to one side. He, however, did not get far enough out of the way as it as a snowplough that was approaching, and he was either

struck by the wings or smothered in the snow that it threw from the track. He was buried tightly in the snow drift that he was only dug out with great difficulty.


MONTEITH - (Toronto) After a lingering illness, Rev. Robert Monteith, for many years clerk of the Toronto presbytery, died at his residence, 232 Brunswick avenue, yesterday at the advanced age of severi$y-eight. He was ordained in 1846, and next to Rev. Dr. Reid, was the oldest ordained minister in the presbytery. Until a year ago Mr. Monteith was constant in the duties of his office.


January 25, 1893


HAUN - A man registered as George B. Taylor of London, Ontario, committed suicide at the Mansion House, Buffalo, last night, by taking poison. From papers found on his person he is supposed to be R. T. Haun of Orangeville, Ontario, treasurer and manager of the Bank of Hamilton at that place.

The bank authorities here say that Haun was relieved in November, 1891, and has only been doing occasional work for them since that date. He passed through here on his way to Buffalo on Monday and stopped off at Grimsby. Since leaving the employment of the bank he has been acting as county treasurer. The county council is now in session at Orangeville, but it is not known whether there is any defalcation. Haun has a family in Orangeville.


CRANDALL - Rev. David Crandall, a father of the Baptist denomination in the Maritime provinces, died Monday night at Springfield, N.B., aged 98.


WALKER - (Fort Erie) Mrs. Walker, an elderly lady who lived in a little cottage by herself in this village, was found dead this morning by her grandson, young Hagerty, who had been in Ridgway on business and called in to see her on his way back to Buffalo. When found she was kneeling by the side of the bed where it is supposed she had fallen in her attempt to reach it. The body was still warm when found. She had been ailing for some time, her attending physician giving heart failure as the cause of death.


July 26, 1893


HONEYFORD - Died on January 26, James Honeyford, aged 88 years, funeral from Green brothers funeral emporium on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Funeral private.


LAIDMAN - Died at Binbrook, on January 20, Jemima, beloved wife of the late Marmaduke Laidman, in the 24th year of her age.

GIBSON - Died at Inveragie, Beamsville, on January 26, Edna Agnes Jessie, youngest daughter of William and Jane H. Gibson, aged 4 years. Funeral from Stuart street station, G.T.R., at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, on arrival of the express from the east.


HUTTON - (Abingdon) It is with profound sorrow that your correspondent announces the death of one of the most esteemed young men in the person of the late W. Hutton of Welland, formerly of this place, which took place at the residence of Squire Shepherd. Deceased was 27 years old and was in every respect a square man, upright, honest, God-fearing, and generous. The writer is confident he voices the sentiments of all those who knew him when he tenders to the heartbroken mother the full measure of condolence and sympathy with her in the loss she has sustained.


January 27, 1893


JAGGARD - Died in this city, on January 26, Mary Jaggard, of Barton, in her 78th year. Funeral from her son-in-law's residence, John Kincel, No 18 Locke street north, on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WHITFIELD - Died in this city, at his late residence, 133 Market street, on Friday, January 27, John Whitfield, a native of London, England, aged 78 years and 2 months. Funeral from above address on Monday at 9 a.m. to Carlisle. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WHITNEY - (Ottawa) Charles Whitney, news editor of the "Ottawa Free Press", formerly of Montreal, died somewhat suddenly this morning.


ARMSTRONG - (London) James Armstrong, Liberal M.P.P. for South Middlesex, died this afternoon, aged 63 years. He was first elected in 1882 and re-elected at the last general election.


JOYAL - Mrs. M. Joyal of Winnipeg was frightened into a fit of hysterics by an alarm of fire raised in the building in which she was residing. It resulted in her death in a few minutes.


HOHN - William Hohn, who moved from the county of Middlesex, Ontario, to Manitoba in November last, hanged himself on Sunday last at his farm at Clover Bar, near Edmonton. No cause for the suicide is known.


MORWOOD - (Welland) Richard Morwood, who has carried on a large mercantile business, here since 1856, died early this morning after a short illness, aged 61. He was a prominent Reformer who sat in the town council for many years, four years as mayor, and was also a pioneer member of the Methodist church, being one of its most valuable members, contributing liberally to its support. He leaves a widow and five children. The interment takes place on Saturday.


January 28, 1893


JOHNSON - Died in this city, on January 28, Mary Jane, eldest daughter of the late John Johnson, aged 23 years. Funeral from the residence of Henry Berry, 149 Young street, to A.M.E. church on Monday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCCULLOCH - Died in this city, on January 27, Mary E. Davidson, beloved wife of John McCulloch, aged 30 years. Funeral from her mother's residence, 143 Walnut street south, on Sunday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


ALLAN - Died at her residence, No 216 King William street, on January 28, Jane Allan, relict of the late George Allan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in her 89th year. Funeral on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


FILIATRAULT - Died in this city, on January 26, Poutier Filiatrault, aged 42 years. Funeral from 189 Park street north on Sunday, January 29, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCDONALD - Robert McDonald, manager of the Industrial Farm, died yesterday in Woodstock of pneumonia, aged 62 years.


RANKIN - The funeral of the murdered policeman, Rankin, took place in Chatham and was attended by an immense throng.


STONE - Robert Stone, in the government employ as a bridge tender at Perth, Ontario, died yesterday. He had been chief constable of Perth for fourteen years.


January 30, 1893


TURNER - Died on January 29, at 326 Main street east, Jessie Turner, aged 25 years, beloved daughter of William Turner. Funeral from above address on Wednesday, at 7:45 a.m. to St. Patrick's church, thence to G..T.R. station for Elora. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


DONOVAN - Died at his late residence, 11 Hunter street west, Michael, the youngest son of the late Michael Donovan. Funeral at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


THORNTON - Died at his late residence, No 17 Young street, on Sunday, January 29, James Thornton, aged 70 years and 7 months. Funeral on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m., to the Church of the Ascension, thence to Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


James Thornton died at his residence, 17 Young street, yesterday at the age of seventy years. He was for many years a dealer in musical instruments, his place of business being at the corner of Catherine and Rebecca streets. Dolly Thornton, whose mysterious death by drowning at the beach some twelve years ago will be fresh in the memory of most Hamilton people, was his daughter, and Capt. Thornton who died suddenly two years ago was his son. His wife and one son, John Thornton, survive him. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon.


January 31, 1893


SHEPLEY - Died at his late residence, 52 Locke street south, on January 29, Joseph J. Shepley, in the 35th year of his age. Funeral from above address on Wednesday morning at 9:30 to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


ARCH - (Toronto) Thomas Arch, an Englishman, 58 years of age, died suddenly last night at his boarding house, 171 Front street east. The deceased had been in the habit of visiting the free library in the evenings and last night returned to his boarding house early, complaining of pains under his arms. He went up to the bathroom and was heard vomiting by another boarder who asked him if he could do anything for him. Arch told him to go away, saying that he would be better in a few minutes.

About twenty minutes later he was found dead in the bathroom. He had been subject to dyspepsia and had had frequent attacks of vomiting which he always stopped by taking a dose of baking soda. He used to drink quite heavily, but of late he had not been in the habit of going on big sprees. Two weeks ago he was drinking, but it is not thought that had any bearing on his death, except as it aggravated his dyspepsia. It is probable that an inquest will be held.


O'NEILL - (Windsor) A mysterious death occurred at the Dominion House, corner of Tecumseh and Pilette roads, about three miles back of Walkerville, some time last Saturday night. Roger O'Neill, aged 60 years, has been employed there by the proprietor, Joseph Menard, as an act of charity, and did chores around the house for his board.

On Saturday night he went to bed as usual at nine o'clock and several hours later was found lying in a pool of blood on the bedroom floor by Paul Janisse, the bar tender. He had lost a large amount of blood and his clothing was saturated with it. The blood appeared to have flowed from some part of his face or throat as most of it was directly under his chin. Yesterday Coroner Langlois of Windsor was notified but he waited until this morning before leaving for the scene. A jury was sworn and returned with a verdict of death from an unknown cause.


DEVERELL - George Deverell, correspondent of the "Mail" at Woodstock, Ontario, died in that city yesterday afternoon from consumption.


February 1, 1893


SELDON - Died at his late residence, No 159 Mary street, on Wednesday, February 1, 1893, John E. Seldon, aged 28 years. Funeral on Friday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MALCOLM - Died in this city, on January 31, James Malcolm, in the 70th year of his age, a native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Funeral from the residence of his son, William Malcolm, 81 Bold street, on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCDONELL - Mrs. McDonell, wife of the member for Algoma in the House of Commons, died

yesterday in Montreal.


CRAWFORD - (Owen Sound) The town was shocked to-night with the intelligence that Robert Crawford, postmaster, had fallen in the street in an apoplectic fit and had expired in less than ten minutes after. The deceased gentleman was walking leisurely along Poulette street in company with his brother, David, when the tragic event took place. He was carried into Manley's drugstore and restoratives applied, but without avail. Deceased had been ailing for some weeks past, but no serious termination was looked for. Mr. Crawford had been postmaster for over twelve years. A widow and two sons survive him. His father, Herbert Crawford, died in almost a similar manner about ten years ago.


February 2, 1893


KENNEDY - Died at Beatrice, Nebraska, on January 22, R. D. Kennedy, land surveyor and civil engineer, formerly of this city.

The "Daily Times" of Beatrice, Nebraska, of January 23, contains an account of the death and funeral of R. D. Kennedy, land surveyor and civil engineer, formerly of this city. Mr. Kennedy was the son of the late Hugh Kennedy, for many years a resident of Caledonia and afterward of Chatham. He died at Beatrice, Nebraska, on the 22nd ultimo, after a protracted illness. His widow and two sons are still residents of Hamilton. Mrs. Jeanette Kennedy of this city has applied to be appointed guardian of Hugh Cameron Kennedy and William Bethune Kennedy, infant children of the petitioner and R. D. Kennedy. The children are entitled to a legacy of $250 each, bequeathed to them by their grandfather.

February 3, 1893


SCARLETT - Died at his brother's residence, 127 Peter street, on Friday, February 3, 1893, Hugh Scarlett, late of Montreal, P.Q., aged 40 years. Funeral on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friends Will please accept this intimation.


BYRNE - Died in this city, on February 3, Edward Byrne, aged 26 years. Funeral will leave the residence of his mother, 116 Jackson street east, on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


HUBER - (Waterloo) A sad shooting accident occurred here last night whereby Jacob Huber lost his little son, seven years old. A brother-in-law of Mr. Huber arrived here last night on a visit from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and in unpacking his valise, placed a 32-calibre self-cocking revolver in a drawer, remarking at the time that it  was too dangerous to have it lying about. Ten minutes later Mr. Huber's little girl of nine years took out the same revolver and pointing it at her little brother, remarked "I am going to shoot", when it went off, the ball passing through the little boy's thumb into his abdomen. He lived only to 7 o'clock to-night.


WADDELL - (Winnipeg) Rev. J. F. Waddell of Whitemouth recently adopted one of the children in the Winnipeg Children's Home. A few days ago the child died, and the reverend gentleman reported its death due to diphtheria. Indignant neighbours, however, reported that its death was due to cruel neglect and the police found sufficient grounds for investigation. An inquest was held this morning, the jury returning a verdict that death was caused by wilful neglect. Rev. Mr. Waddell resided in Winnipeg up to a short time ago and was chief of the Order of Foresters. In this capacity he achieved notoriety by brutally horsewhipping a brother Forester who charged him in the lodge room with misappropriation of funds of the order for which assault he was fined by the police magistrate.


February 4, 1893


OLIVER - Died at her late residence, No 254 Macnab street south, on Saturday morning, February 4, Lizzie M., beloved wife of Thomas Oliver, and only daughter of James Chamberlain. Funeral at 3 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, to the Church of the Ascension, thence to Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Many will be shocked to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. Oliver, wife of Thomas Oliver, buyer for the Sanford Manufacturing Co, which occurred this morning. Mrs. Oliver had been ailing for about ten days, but no one had the slightest idea that her illness was more serious than a severe cold. Since last Saturday she was confined to her room, but felt much better yesterday, and was

expected to be about shortly. Last night she became much worse , suffering from a choking sensation. The physician who had been in attendance, Dr. Husband, was summoned, but nothing could be done for the unfortunate lady and she expired this morning. The deceased was a most accomplished and handsome woman and was admired by a large circle of friends who will be greatly shocked at the news of her untimely death. She was a daughter of J. F. Chamberlain, superintendent of the Wanzer Manufacturing Co, now of Buffalo. She leaves one son.


CAMERON - (Halifax) A dispatch from Bridgetown says that Mrs. Alexander D. Cameron was arrested last night, charged with the wilful murder of her husband by morphine poisoning. The circumstances attending the case are most sensational and exceed in interest the famous Dr. Buchanan case of which in many respects it is parallel. The people of Annapolis county are tremendously excited over the case. The stomach has not yet been sent to Halifax as Prof. Lawson says he has no time to attend to it.


MAJOR - (Whitevale) On Wednesday evening there occurred in the woods of William Major, concession 5, Pickering township, near this village, one of the most shocking accidents ever recorded around here for years. Charles Major, along with others, was sawing down a tree, and when the tree began to lean, he ran away in the opposite direction. However a weak part a short distance up the trunk gave way and fell in the direction the unfortunate man was running. The blow broke the man's leg, tore out his bowels, and bared his head to the skull. The deceased had been out from England only two years and has lived in the neighbourhood since last fall. He leaves a wife and child.


February 6, 1893


CASEY - Died on February 6, at his late residence, 285 John street north, John Alexander Casey, son of the late John Casey.

John Alexander Casey, son of the late John Casey, 285 John street north, died this morning. The deceased had been ill since the first of the year. He was traveller for the Lottridge-Grant Co. and was a popular young man.


ROUTLEY - (Lindsay) Samuel Routley, the well known lime burner, who lived in the township of Fenelon, about five miles from Lindsay, the other day died very suddenly. There being considerable talk regarding his sudden demise, Dr. Poole, coroner, held an inquest and after taking the evidence of the family and neighbours and that of Dr. McAlpine who held the post mortem, a verdict of death from natural causes, neuralgia of the heart, was returned.


MARK - (Lindsay) A tragedy of the most distressing character occurred this morning in the township of Fenelon, about eight miles from Lindsay. Between one and two o'clock the

farmhouse of John Mark was discovered to be on fire. The family consisted of Mr. Mark, his wife, mother and several children. The building was all in flames when the family was aroused. With difficulty all the inmates of the house escaped except Mr. Mark's mother who was sleeping upstairs. When Mr. Mark discovered this, he rushed in to save her, followed by his daughter. Almost immediately after their entrance the building collapsed and all three perished in the flames. The night was bitterly cold and stormy, and as Mrs. Marks and the children were in their night clothes their sufferings were very great.


CULLETON - (Toronto) Michael Culleton, a wholesale butcher, died suddenly yesterday morning at his residence, 64 Bloor street. Deceased attended to his business as usual on Saturday, but at night complained of feeling unwell. He awoke about six o'clock feeling much worse and a doctor was summoned, but he died in an hour. Mr. Culleton, who was unmarried, was 33 years of age.


RYAN - (Brantford) Mr. Ryan, tailor of this city, last evening received word of the killing of his son at Mobile, Alabama. The young man left the city about ten months ago. He met with the fatality while attempting to board a moving train.


February 7, 1893


JONES - Died at Jarvis, on February 6, 1893, John Jones, in his 93rd year.


TRUSCOTT - Died on Monday, February 6, at 126 Tisdale street, Eva, aged 4 years and 11 months, only child of Edwin and Emily Truscott. Funeral took place this morning. Private.


VENTON - Mrs. Mary Venton has just died in Ingersoll, aged 81.


STEWART - (Montreal) An employee of the Central Vermont Railway met with a sudden death this morning between three and four o'clock. Upon the arrival of one of the company's freight trains at Point St. Charles, the conductor noticed that a brakeman named J. C. Stewart had disappeared and as he was seen walking on the top of a car previous to their arrival at St. Lambert, the word was at once given along the line to hunt the man up. The station people over the river had not gone far into the bridge when they found the unfortunate man dreadfully mutilated lying on the track. The poor fellow had evidently lost his foothold and fallen below, had been run over by the train, and when those who knew Stewart well in life came to look at his remains, they could scarcely identify them so dreadfully had he been cut and mangled by the wheels. Deceased was unmarried and his family reside in the state of Pennsylvania.

February 8, 1893


SEMMENS - Died at Fernleigh, Stanley avenue, on Tuesday, February 7, Eva Bell, only child of Arthur and Sarah Semmens, in her 12th year. Funeral to-morrow, Thursday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


RUPPLE - Died on Tuesday. February 7, 1893, at his late residence, 421 Main street west, Lawrence Rupple, aged 59 years. Funeral will take place from above address, on Friday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


LUMSDEN - Died on February 8, at parents’ residence, 122 East avenue south, Albert Israeli second son of Paul and Fanny Lumsden, aged 5 months and 2 days. Funeral, Friday, February 10, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ALLEN - (Seneca) All were sorry to hear of Miss Eliza Allen's sudden departure and sincerely sympathize with her parents in their bereavement.


BAKER - J.  Baker has just died at Newborough, Ontario, aged 96.


February 9, 1893


BURNS - Died at 16,Hannah Street west, on Thursday, February 9, Eleanor Marion, wife of Adam Burns in her 71st year. Funeral private.

After an illness of about two weeks Mrs. Adam Burns died last night at her residence, 16 Hannah street west. The immediate cause of death was apoplexy, but she had been in delicate health for several months. Mrs. Burns had been a resident in Hamilton many years and had many friends among the older families of the city. She was a sister of George A. Young and Mrs. Bellhouse. She is survived by her husband and a family of three sons and two daughters. One of her sons is Denholm Burns of the Canada Life Company. The deceased was a lady of kindly and benevolent disposition, engaging manner, and considerable conversational power. She was a member of St. Paul's church.


MACKAY - Died at his late residence, No 366 Bay street north, on Thursday, February 9, 1893, John Mackay, aged 82 years. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. No flowers.

John Mackay, who suffered from a stroke of paralysis several days, ago died at five o'clock this morning at his residence, 366 Bay street north. Mr. Mackay could well be ranked as one of Hamilton's oldest inhabitants, for he came here from Sutherlandshire, Scotland, in 1829, when the site of the future city was almost a wilderness. Along in the fifties when railway enterprise began to open up this part of Canada, Mr. Mackay built a hotel on Stuart street opposite the

Great Western station which he carried on for several years. In 1856 he retired from business and lived a retired life. For two years he was interested in the pleasure steamer "Argyll" which sailed on the bay and commanded her himself, chiefly as recreation and to employ his leisure time during the summer months. The deceased leaves five children: George Mackay, inland revenue department; James Mackay, freight clerk in the G.T.R. at Fort Gratiot; R. Mackay, real estate agent of this city; Mrs. Stonier, widow of John Stonier, former cashier of the G.W.R. at Detroit; Mrs. Stoddart, wife of George Stoddart of the G.T.R. here. Mr. Mackay was a gentleman of kindly disposition and possessed social qualities that won him many friends. He lived a quiet and contented life, surrounded by his children and friends, and died esteemed and respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.


DUNCAN - Died at 79 Charles street, on February 9, Robert Duncan, in the 55th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. to Christ Church Cathedral.

Robert Duncan of the firm of R. Duncan & Co died at 8:30 this morning at his residence, 79 Charles street. He had been in a delicate state of health for about two years, but his last illness was comparatively short. Not long ago he had a severe attack of typhoid fever from which he recovered but it left his general health very much impaired and he suffered from a complication of diseases. Last week he was again brought very low by an attack of inflammation of the liver and though careful medical treatment successfully combatted the disease, Mr. Duncan's constitution was so much undermined that he never rallied, but gradually sank until death supervened as the result of complete exhaustion of the vital powers.

The deceased was one of Hamilton's best known business men. He was born near Hastings, England, in 1838, and came to this city when a lad. He learned the book business with Mr. Helliwell whose store occupied the present site of the Hamilton Provident & Loan Co's building about thirty years ago, and subsequently with John Eastwood. About 1870, Mr. Duncan and the late John Stuart purchased the business of George Barnes, and conducted it for about eight years under the firm name of Duncan, Stuart, & Co. In 1878 the firm was changed to R. Duncan & Co, and in 1883 Mr. Duncan purchased the lithographing establishment of Bautz, Clayton, & Burton which he conducted in connection with his book store up to the present time. He never entered public life though often pressed to do so, but paid close attention to the business, and was regarded as one of Hamilton's most reliable and enterprising merchants.

In July 1877, Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Agnes Fairgrieve, sister of Capt. J. B. Fairgrieve of this city, who died in August 1883, leaving no family. In 1889 he married Miss Charlotte Richardson of London, England, who survives him. In addition to his widow, the deceased leaves two sisters and a brother, John Duncan, all of whom reside in this city. A handsome residence was in course of erection for the deceased on Bay street south, but he was destined never to occupy it.


MELMER - Died on Wednesday, February 8, 1893, at 117 Tisdale street, William Melmer, aged 57 years. Funeral will take place from above address on Friday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


SULLIVAN - (St. John's, Nfld) A fatal fire yesterday occurred at Chapel Cave fishing station, fifty miles from this place. While Patrick Sullivan was endeavouring to remove his 11-year-old child from a burning dwelling, he perished in the flames with four of his children.


MCGAN - (Waterdovn) The funeral of the late Mrs. McGan took place on Sunday from the residence of Mrs. William Spence.


SHUTER (Caistorville) R. Shuter's youngest child died on Monday from the effects of inflammation.


GRINGEAR - (Seneca) The death of Mrs. Gringear occurred at her son's residence on Tuesday evening at the ripe old age of 79 years. The deceased had been ailing for some time and her death was not unexpected. Her remains were interred in the Unity burying grounds on Friday afternoon followed by a large number of relatives and friends. The family have the sympathy of the whole community in their sudden bereavement.


DALTON - (Seneca) Died on Saturday, February 3, Mary Alice Frazer, only and beloved daughter of Alexander Dalton, aged three months.


HARRIS - (Vancouver) John N. Harris, assistant engineer of the Tumbo Island, B.C., coal mine, was instantly killed by the explosion of the boiler used in hoisting the shaft. Harris's body was frightfully mutilated, his head being blown completely off. Harris was a native of Rice Lake district, Ontario, and was between 38 and 39 years of age. He went there with his family and brother four years ago. He only went to work at Tumbo Island four weeks ago and had previously been out of work for months. Harris has two brothers now living in Toronto.


CHAPMAN - (Toronto) Charles D. Chapman, formerly a jeweller in Toronto, who removed to Vancouver, B.C., in November and commenced business, died suddenly a few days ago from heart failure. He had been ailing since Friday, but on Sunday night seemed considerably better. A friend came to see him and about one o'clock just after taking some medicine, he remarked that he feared that he would not sleep well. A moment late, he coughed as if choking, and died almost instantly in his friend's arms. The remains will arrive in Toronto to-day in charge of his wife and her brother, Mr. Ginn. MP. Chapman was in his 26th year and leaves a widow and one child.

BOWEN - (Toronto) Mrs. Bowen, widow of the late Thomas Bowen, was found dead in her chair with a newspaper in her hand at her residence, 76 Euclid avenue. She arose from the tea table apparently in her usual health and sat down to read the evening paper. Five minutes afterward, she was found dead, having passed away without a struggle. Deceased was in her 60th year.


GLOVER - (St. Thomas) Between two and three o'clock this afternoon what seems to be a foul murder was committed in the township of Southwold, three miles north of Lawrence station which is twelve miles west of this city on the Air Line of the Grand Trunk Railway. The particulars as far as can be learned are that Fred Glover, a young man about 21 years of age, was hauling ice from a pond to George Edward Young's brick and tile yard for A. Widdifield, hotel keeper, Lawrence station. A dispute arose between Gibson and Young in reference to Glover's dog chasing a turkey belonging to Young, and Young says that Glover and another man named Manson threatened him with an axe. Young went into the house, procured a loaded revolver, and fired four times at Glover, killing him. Young was subsequently arrested by Detective Miller at his brother's house, east of here the shooting occurred, and brought to the police station in this city. Young is a man 25 or 26 years of age, son of a respectable farmer. He is married but has no children. He has hitherto borne a fairly good character except that he was charged some time ago with obtaining goods under false pretences. Glover, the victim of the shooting, is the son of George Glover, formerly of Port Stanley, a very respectable man, and he himself was not known to be quarrelsome. Dr. Gustin of this city will hold an inquest to-morrow.


February 10, 1893


BAINE - Died on February 9, 1893, At 130 Ferguson avenue south, Thomas H. Baine, aged 51 years.

Thomas H. Baine, 128 Ferguson avenue south, died at 2 o'clock this morning aged 51 years. He had been sick since Monday, but was well enough last evening to come downstairs. During the night he became rapidly worse and died. The cause of death was general debility. The deceased was born in Ireland and came to Hamilton about forty years ago. He was in the hotel business for many years here, having kept a saloon on James street, later the Germania hotel. He took an active part in politics in the Reform interest. He was an alderman, representing Ward 1 several years ago. He leaves seven sons. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon.


CARSCALLEN - Died at the residence of his father, 66 Hess street south, on February 9, Charles G., second son of Henry Carscallen, Q.C., in the 22nd year of his age. Funeral on Sunday, February 12, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCFARLAND - Mrs. Archibald McFarland of London township is dead, aged 88 years.

KENNY - Thomas Kenny of Guelph, who had served two years of a ten-year sentence, cut his throat with a bread knife at the penitentiary at Kingston yesterday. He lived an hour afterward.


WRIGHT - (Pickering) William V. Wright, returned missionary from Japan, died in Denver last night. Deceased spent three years of missionary work in Tokio, Japan, under the auspices of the Friends Foreign Missionary Society. Over a year ago he was forced to return on account of ill health. The remains will be brought to Pickering for burial where his sorrowing wife and parents await their arrival.


Jasperson (Kingsville)Mrs. Jasperson, wife of Louis Jasperson, of this place, met with a fatal accident to-day at noon. While driving in a cutter, the horse suddenly became unmanageable and ran away, throwing her against a picket fence, cutting a horrible gash in her head. She lived only about two hours. The family have the sympathy of the whole community in their sad bereavement .


MCCOLL - On Wednesday, the 8th instant, there died at his home near Georgetown, Ontario, a venerable and much respected resident of the township of Esquesing, Hugh McColl, father of the Rev. John McGoll of Rochester; father-in-law of Rev. Dr. Laidlaw of Hamilton; and brother of Rev. Angus McColl of Chatham. His parents were among the pioneers of Esquesing. With them he came to that township when a lad in the year 1819 and became a successful farmer in that interesting locality known as the Scotch Block of Esquesing. He was a devout, intelligent, and most consistent member of the Presbyterian church, a man of firm convictions, sterling integrity, and great kindness of heart. His attractive home, Elmgrove Farm, was the scene of frequent visits of attached friends to whom he always extended so kindly a welcome as made both that home and the occupants dear to them. Mr. McColI's death is the first break in the now widely scattered family circle of which he was so long the beloved head. His widow, three sons, and four daughters, with many other relatives mourn his death.


February 11, 1893


Wodehouse Died at his late residence, 100 Wentworth street south, Arthur Wodehouse, in the 82nd year of his age. Funeral on Monday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

To-day there passed away one more link in the chain which binds the present generation to the past. Arthur Wodehouse died this morning at his residence on Wentworth street at the ripe age of eighty-one. The deceased gentleman was of a well known family of Norfolk, England. His father was the Hon. and Rev. William Wodehouse, and his grandfather Baron Wodehouse of Kimberley in the county of Norfolk. The subject of this memoir came to Canada in 1836.

Arriving at Toronto, he found the rebellion had commenced. He shouldered his musket and was supplied with a blanket and marched from Toronto to Chippewa with a contingent of volunteers. When the days of excitement were over he stayed for some time in the midst of the old country families who had settled in the country to the south of Hamilton, among them being such old-time names as Leith, Calder, Williams, Morgan, and Donnelly. From thence Mr. Wodehouse removed to the lake shore and bought a property near to that now owned by Peter VanWagner and near to Stony Creek. Here he lived for about fifteen years when he made another move and settled in Saltfleet on the mountain. After twenty-five years' residence there, he moved to Hamilton where he has lived for the last fifteen years.

He repeatedly refused public offices that were offered to him, and his life, though spent in retirement, was one of consistent and kindly exercise of daily duty. He was loved by all who knew him for his gentle and winning ways, and no one in need ever applied to himf'or help in vain. As he was in private life so in his religion and in his politics he was eminently consistent. A faithful and devoted member of the Church of England, he for many years filled the office of church warden. He was mainly instrumental in the erection of the old St. George's Church, Tapleytown, and his home in the county was ever open to anyone, clergy or laity, who invoked his aid in any church work. In politics he was a lifelong Conservative and though unobtrusive, he exercised a considerable influence in the politics of his county.

He leaves a large circle of acquaintances and his loss will be deeply regretted by all, and by none more that the congregation of St. Matthew's church in this city where he has been a most regular worshipper. He leaves six sons: Samuel, of the town of Blenheim; Henry, Arthur, and Richard, all of Hamilton; and George of Chicago; and Thomas of Toronto, and one daughter, Mrs. Hagaman of Ridgway.

The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon.


SHAW - James Shaw died recently in Kemptville, Ontario, aged 104 years.


CUNNINGHAM - Mrs. Cunningham, of Maple Grove, near Gananoque, Ontario, died recently at the age of 102 years.


February 13, 1893


MOORE - Died in this city, on February 13, Elizabeth, wife of P. Moore, aged 60 years. Funeral from her late residence, 108 Main street west, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30.


BLACKLEY - Died at the residence of her father, 145 Emerald street south, Nellie, second daughter of David Blackley, aged 15 years. Funeral on Wednesday, February 15, at 3 p.m.

FITZGERALD - Died at Hot Springs, Arkansas, on February 9, of brain fever, Milton George, son of William Fitzgerald, 65 Catherine street south. Funeral private.

Milton George Fitzgerald, son of William Fitzgerald and brother of J. H. Fitzgerald, usher at the Grand, died at Hot Springs, Ark., on February 8. The body is expected here this afternoon. The deceased was about 30 years old. He left here fifteen years ago and since then has travelled extensively, having been in St. Petersburg and other distant parts of the world. He died at St. Joseph's Infirmary, Hot Springs, of brain fever.


GOODALL - Died suddenly at the residence of her mother, Oakside, No 547 King street west, on Saturday, February 11, Lizzie, the beloved wife of W. M. Goodall, G.T.R., and second daughter of the late Alderman Charles L. Thomas, in the 35th year of her age. Funeral on Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TURNER - (St. John, N.B.) A sad coasting accident happened last night about 8:30 o'clock on what is known as Cradle Hill. It is composed of several small hills and affords good coasting both ways. William Turner, aged 14, with a companion, was coasting in one direction when a party of seven came along in opposition on a double runner ten feet long. The latter crashed into young Turner, inflicting a large hole in his head and another in his side. He lived only a few minutes. Robert Currie, aged 20; James McAnulty, 17; and Robert McKay, 15, three of those on the double runner, have been placed under arrest pending the inquest to-morrow.


FETTERLEY, MITCHELL - (Minden) Mrs. Norman Fetterley, a young married woman, and her brother, Joseph Mitchell, were drowned about 5 o'clock this evening in Gull river, about half a mile above this village. They, with a companion, Miss Best, were crossing the river in a small punt and when out from shore, the punt filled and sank. Miss Best managed to cling to some ice and was rescued after being in the water some minutes. The body of Mrs. Fetterley has been recovered, and a large search party is at work at present looking for Mitchell's body. Mrs. Fetterley leaves a family of two children.


ROBERTSON - (Belleville) Miles Robertson, a man 43 years of age, was yesterday injured at the Point Ann quarry to such an extent that death resulted in a few hours, a stone weighing about two tons has been placed on a car to be taken out of the quarry. The car stood in a slanting position and Mr. Robertson called to the men to hoist the derrick in order to allow him to place a block under the stone. When the stone was again lowered, it tipped the wrong way and the ponderous weight struck the unfortunate man in the abdomen. The poor victim was almost cut in two and when he was taken out of the pit, it was seen that he could not possibly live.

His remains were sent to Thorold for interment. He was a married man and leaves a wife and four children. Another man named Bontford, who endeavoured to stop the stone from falling, lost a thumb.


CUNNINGHAM - Mrs. Cunningham recently died in Leeds, Ontario, aged 102 years.


KETT - Mrs. Mary Kett of Caradoc township is dead at the age of 102 years.


MCQUARRIE - Roderick McQuarry, night watchman of the Hudson Bay store at Edmonton, has died of apoplexy.


SCOTT - Miss Maggie Scott of Martintown, a graduate of Queen's university, and a missionary to China, is dead.


MCDONALD - John J. McDonald, the widely-known railway contractor, died at Montreal yesterday morning in his 57th year.


COPELAND - K. M. Copeland, formerly market lessee in Brantford, died suddenly while sitting at the dinner table yesterday. Heart disease is supposed to have been the cause. Deceased was a highly respected citizen of the place.


CAUSELY - (Sarnia) About two and a half weeks ago in the lumber woods above Alpena, Edward Causely had his leg broken below the knee. The doctor who set the limb had, it is said, tied the bandages too tightly and the circulation of the blood was stopped which caused mortification to set in. After arriving home, Dr. Morrison was called in and examined the limb which he found to be swollen to twice the usual size. To-day Drs. Morrison, Eraser, and Johnson amputated the limb below the knee. The patient could not stand the shock and died two and a half hours after the amputation. The deceased was a member of the Sarnia fire department and was highly respected by everyone.


MCCALLUM - (Toronto) Early yesterday morning Robert J. McCallum, eldest son of Robert McCallam, Ontario government engineer, passed away after an illness which lasted three weeks. The end was very sudden as it was thought he was getting better from the attack of typhoid fever. The deceased, who was only 22 years of age, was a young man of great promise.


CRAWFORD - (Montreal) A terrible tobogganing accident occurred near this city Saturday night by which Miss Jane Crawford, a young lady, 16 years of age, from Windsor, Ontario, was instantly killed. Miss Crawford, accompanied by her eldest sister, Miss Mary Crawford, and escorted by a gentleman friend, James Montgomery of Montreal, visited the Park toboggan slide behind the mountain where they spent the evening tobogganing. On their way home they agreed to go down the Cote des Neige hill, a very steep public thoroughfare leading from the mountain

into the city. Young Montgomery, who was steering, lost control of the toboggan which was going with lightning rapidity and at a turn in the road, the toboggan ran into a telegraph pole. Miss Jane Crawford who was sitting in front of the toboggan was dashed head foremost against the telegraph pole and instantly killed. Her skull was terribly fractured. Her two companions escaped unhurt. The young woman's body was removed to her mother's apartments. Miss Crawford, with her mother and sister, came from Windsor, Ontario, last fall to pass the winter in Montreal. One of her brothers is proprietor of the Crawford House at Windsor, Ontario.


February 14, 1893


EUSTICE - Died in this city, on February 14, William Joseph, son of John Eustice, aged 7 years and 7 months. Funeral from his father's residence, corner of John and Young streets, to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ROSS - Rev. J. S. Ross, former pastor of Centenary church, now of Woodstock, is mourning the death of his little daughter, Valda, who died of paralysis on Sunday night.


HEFFERMAN - John Hefferman, one of the oldest residents of Dundas, died very suddenly. The deceased was 80 years old and had lived in Dundas for many years. He was well known and was highly esteemed.


February 15, 1893


WAY - Died in this city, on February 15, 1893, at his late residence, 36 Mary street, James Way, a native of Bideford, Devonshire, England, aged 74 years and 6 months. Funeral will take place from the above address on Friday, February 17, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


STEWART - The funeral of the late Mrs. Stewart took place yesterday afternoon from the village of Waterdown to Hamilton cemetery and was largely attended. Mrs. Stewart was a sister of Ross Bros, Hamilton, Painters, and had been a long while ailing. The religious services were conducted by Rev. Mr. McEachern, assisted by Rev. Mr. Ferguson, both of whom spoke very feelingly on the many sociable qualities of the departed sister. The pall bearers were nephews, and the floral offerings of friends and relatives were very select.


KIDD - John Kidd of Dummer township, a pioneer farmer of Peterborough county, died suddenly yesterday, aged 76.


KELLY - While William Kelly, a well-to-do farmer of Warwick township was entering the Baker House at Watford yesterday, he fell down and died. Heart disease.


LYNCH - (Halifax) Miss Lynch, daughter of Peter Lynch, the well known lawyer and historian, was among the audience at the concert given by the Orpheous Club to-night. As she was returning home in company with several other ladies, a runaway team dashed into them, the shaft of the sleigh catching Miss Lynch under the chin and killing her instantly. Miss Lynch was well known in society circles in this city.


WAY - James Way, an old resident of the city, died last night. He had been ailing for a couple of years and his death was not a surprise. The deceased was born in Bideford, Devonshire, England, in 1818, and came to Canada fifty years ago. He settled in Brantford, but lived there only a couple of years and afterward came to Hamilton. He was past grand master of the Canadian Order of Oddfellows, having been a member of the Hamilton Lodge. He leaves five daughters: Mrs. S. Maddocka and Mrs. S. Robbins, of this city; Mrs. T. H. Doyle, Chicago; Mrs. John Way, Jackson, Michigan; arid Mrs. E. Prust, England.


February 16, 1893


HILTON - Died at his residence, 58 Caroline street north, Thomas Hilton, aged 93 years. Funeral will take place from above address on Friday, February 17, at 2 p.m.


NELSON - (Abingdon) The death of Henry Nelson took place at his residence on February 7. The funeral at the Stone Church was largely attended and the ceremonies were conducted by Rev. Mr. Garnham. The bereaved have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.


KELLY - Judge Kelly of Charlottetown, P.E.I., is dead, aged 60 years.


KELLER - Nicholas Keller of Waterloo died yesterday from cancer of the stomach, aged 69. He vas a prominent and popular man.


OEISCHLAGER - Oeischlager, manager of the Economical Fire Insurance Co. of Berlin, Ontario, died yesterday morning, aged 68 years. Death was due to inflammation of the bowels and other complications.


BARRY - (London) Mrs. Barry, nearly 70 years of age, came out of St. Peter's Cathedral at noon to-day where she had attended Ash Wednesday service, and moved along slowly over the slippery pavement. Without accident she succeeded in reaching Richmond street. Just at that point, the ice on the sidewalk is perhaps more slippery and treacherous than at any other place in the city, and here she seemed to move still slower in her effort to proceed without falling, but she had gone only a few yards when her feet slipped and she fell heavily on the ice, striking her

head with great force. She did not rise and assistance coming to her side, she was found to be unconscious. Kind hands carried her to a house across the street and a doctor was summoned, but when he arrived the unfortunate old lady was dead. The fall had induced an attack of apoplexy, the doctor said. She was a widow.


February 17, 1893


DONNELLY - Died at Fort Worth, Texas, on February 4, of pneumonia, William Benner Donnelly, fifth son of the late Edward Donnelly of Woodmount, Hamilton, in the 53rd year of his age.


RICHMOND - Died at her late residence, 94 Smith avenue, on Friday, February 17, 1889, Maggie, wife of Thomas Richmond, aged 51 years. Funeral on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BEARDMORE - George S. Beardmore, leather merchant of Toronto, died suddenly at his residence yesterday. He was an Englishman and came to Canada in 1834. For about fifteen years he lived in Hamilton and made a fortune in the tanning business. In 1855 he left here and settled in Toronto. A widow, four sons, and three daughters survive him.


MCMICHAEL - (Toronto) David McMichael, the venerable police Inspector of Markham village, and his wife died within a few hours of each other. Neither of them had been ill for more than a day or two. On Monday morning, while seated at the tea table, Mr. McMichael was suddenly struck with paralysis and fell back unconscious. Eight hours later Mrs. McMichael, who had been suffering from a nervous complaint suddenly expired, the direct cause being the bursting of a blood vessel in the brain. Mr. McMichael lingered until Wednesday afternoon when he passed away not having learned that his wife had gone before him.


BAJUS - Philip Bajus, proprietor of the Kingston Brewery, is dead.


FERRES - Neil Ferres, the oldest resident of Cataraqui village, has just died, aged 87. He was a bachelor.


PHELPS - A farmer named Phelps, who was driving a load of wood to Brantford yesterday from Oakland, was instantly killed by the load upsetting and falling on him.


February 18, 1893


BEST - The dead body of Robert Best, a patient in the Insane Asylum, was found on Thursday in a pool in the asylum quarry. It is supposed that he committed suicide.


Whyte (Toronto) D. M. Whyte of Parry Sound committed suicide by shooting himself at the St.

James Hotel yesterday. He had been a guest at the hotel since Tuesday. About ten o'clock yesterday morning Nellie Gorman, one of the chamber maids, knocked at Whyte’s door, but as he answered from the inside, she passed on.

At two o'clock she entered the room and found him lying on the floor, dead with a 32-calibre Smith & Wesson revolver beside him. His head rested against the wall which was bespattered with blood. The weapon contained four cartridges and one empty shell. The ball had entered the mouth and passed out through the top of his head. No report was heard by anyone about the hotel. Whyte's only baggage was a leather valise with the ordinary supply of underwear. In his pocket was a gold watch worth about $150, and in the back of the case was a scrap of paper on which was written, "Please keep carefully for my little Davy until he is big enough to wear it". An inquest will be held.

Daniel M. Whyte came to Canada from Scotland about ten years ago and was first employed as assistant book keeper for the Parry Sound Lumber Company. On the formation of the Conger Lumber Company he was engaged by W. H. Pratt, the president of the company as book keeper and treasurer.

He was diligent and attentive to his duties and enjoyed the confidence of his employers. He was owner of a very comfortable house, leaves a wife and one child, was understood to be leaving this office and being transferred to Elmira. N.Y.


February 20, 1893


CHERRIER - Died at 251 John street north, on Saturday, February 18, Charles Flavian, third son of F. L. Cherrier, aged 14 years. Funeral from above address on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Charles Flavian Cherrier, son of F. L. Cherrier, died on Saturday. The young man had been in delicate health , but he was confined to his bed for only two weeks.


OTTO - Died at St. Joseph's hospital, this city, on February 18, Mrs. Ann Otto. Funeral from 35 Ferguson avenue south, on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Patrick's church, thence of R.C. cemetery. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

Mrs. Ann Otto, who was badly burned on February 7, died at St. Joseph's hospital on Saturday.


BEDELL - Died at Riverview, Utah, U.S., on February 10, of pneumonia, Stephen A. Bedell, eldest son of Samuel Bedell, of Saltfleet, in the 27th year of his age.


YOUNG - Died at the residence of his parents, on Monday, February 20, Archie Young, aged 1 year and 10 months. Funeral on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

MCMULLEN - Died on February 19, at 90 South street, John Henry Ascott, second son of John and Elizabeth McMullen, aged 15 years and 4 months. Funeral from St. Matthew's church, at 3 o'clock to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FINAN - Rev. Father Finan, chaplain at the House of Providence, Toronto, died yesterday.


DESBARAIS - George E. Desbarais, the well known printer and publisher, died at his residence in Montreal on Saturday evening aged 55 years.


FALLON - Robert Fallon, a farmer who resided near London, Ontario overexerted himself in the pursuit of a runaway horse on Saturday and fell in a faint on the roadside. He lived for a few minutes only.


SCHAEFER - Henry Schaefer, a farmer who lived about two miles from Tavistock, Ontario, was returning from his barn to his house on Saturday, when he slipped and fell on the back of his head. He died in two hours afterward.


JOHNSON - A huge splatch of blood on the fence, some gouts of the same precious fluid on the snow, and the shattered remains of a bobsleigh twisted around a telegraph pole at the Grand Trunk crossing on Wentworth street were all that remained yesterday to indicate that a tragedy had been enacted there on Saturday night. Jeremiah Johnson, a coloured man, living at the foot of Wentworth street was driving home about 6:50 p.m. when the outfit was struck by the eastbound express which was running at the rate of forty miles an hour at the time. The man and both the horses were killed almost instantly.

According to statements of eyewitnesses of the terrible affair, Johnson was driving north on Wentworth street on his way back from delivering a load of ice in the city. Owing to the buildings in that vicinity, it is very difficult to see a train coming from the west. The unfortunate man was driving at a smart trot and apparently quite unsuspecting of danger, as the express would have passed some time before had it not been late. It is said that the engineer neither whistled or rang the bell before coming to the crossing though the eyewitnesses agree that immediately after the damage was done he whistled.

Anxious to make up the time and running at a high rate of speed, the express flashed out upon the crossing just as Johnson's horses and sleigh were fairly on the track and swept it aside, a shattered heap of wreckage. The engine struck the rear part of the horses and the front part of the sleigh and threw the whole outfit on the south side of the track. When the train had passed,  Johnson was found lying in the cattle guard about ten yards away. The top of his head was crushed in and he died almost immediately afterward. One of the horses was lying against the fence, dead. The other horse got up and walked a little way down the road where it whinnied

pitifully once or twice and then, as a small boy witness remarked, "he drawed his second breath and died".

The train was stopped and backed up to the scene of the accident, but little could be done under the circumstances and it went on again. The police were notified and constable Harris went down with the ambulance and removed the body to the morgue. The deceased was about 38 years of age and left a widow but no children. He was well known in the northern part of the city and has for years been engaged in the ice business, being employed by W. T. Cary. He had been hauling ice all day and having delivered the last load of his week's work, was hurrying home to supper when the accident occurred.


February 21, 1893


ROBINSON - Died suddenly this morning of apoplexy, at the residence of his son-in-law, 224 John street south, William Richmond, aged 78 years, father of Mrs. Hugh S. Wallace. Funeral will leave the above address at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Service at the house at 2:30.


BUCK - Died on February 20, at the residence of his son-in-law, W. H. Durham, South Grimsby, Matthew Buck, in his 83rd year.


JACKSON - Died on February 21, Robert Arnold, youngest son of John Jackson of Abingdon, aged 16 years. Funeral on Thursday at 10 a.m.


MCKAY - Mrs. W. C. McKay of London, Ontario, died on Sunday morning from an overdose of chloral administered by herself. She had obtained a prescription from a family medicine book and did not understand that character of the drug she was taking.


February 22, 1893


MCHARG - Died in London, on Tuesday, February 21, 1893, Mary Laura, youngest daughter of John A. and Annie B. McHarg, aged 7 years and 6 months. Funeral Thursday from G.T.R. depot on arrival of the 2:40 train from the west.


BAXTER - (Thorold) Judge Baxter, county court judge for the County of Welland, died of heart disease at his residence here at 4:30 this morning. He had been ailing for some time, and his death was not unexpected. He obtained a leave of absence last summer and took an ocean voyage. While in England he consulted eminent London physicians regarding his condition. He returned, however, not much improved in health. He had been confined to bed for the past four weeks.


BRECKENRIDGE - D. A. Breckenridge of Morrisburg, agent for eastern Ontario of the Canada Life Assurance Co., died yesterday at the general hospital in Brockville.

February 23, 1893


LONG - Died at Burlington, on February 22, 1893, George Long, in the 86th year of his age. Funeral on Friday at 2 o'clock from his late residence to the Plains Road church. Friends please accept this intimation.


MCKEE - Died at the residence of Mrs. Fraser, 109 Milton avenue, Toronto, on Wednesday, February 22, her father, Mr. John McKee, aged 84 years. Funeral Friday, February 24, at 11 o'clock , Mount Hope English Church burying ground.


GROVES - Died in this city, on February 22, at her mother's residence, 191 West avenue north, Mary Matilda, youngest daughter of Isabella and the late John Groves, aged 21 years. Funeral will leave above address on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


LEE - (Troy) John Lee, Sr., was buried here on Sunday. He was in his 80th year. He was a man of very pronounced individuality and accepted the opinions of no man unless he himself was satisfied of their correctness. He was well and favourably known throughout all this district of country. A widow, four sons, and four daughters are left to mourn his loss. In politics he was a Liberal.


DUFFY - (Flamborough Centre) The funeral of the late James Duffy, son of Michael Duffy of Freelton, passed through here on Thursday on its way from Waterdown to Freelton. It was largely attended.


ROWAN - (Winnipeg) Hill Rowan, who was injured some days ago by falling from a train at Missauld, Mont, is dead.


February 24, 1893


LING - Died on February 23, at the family residence in Saltfleet, Mary A., beloved wife of John Ling, aged 58 years. Funeral on Sunday, February 26, at 1:30 p.m. to Stony Creek cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CORBETT - Timothy Corbett, an old employee of the Great Western Railway Company, died this morning at his home, corner of Magill and Barton streets. He was 75 years of age.


WIGGINS - (Durham) A horrible accident happened at Baird's saw mill in Northeast Glenelg on Tuesday. One of the employees, a man named Wiggins, was standing close to the saw talking to the proprietor when in some way his clothes caught the saw upon which he was thrown and cut

in two. Death came instantly. The dreadful accident took place in sight of the men among whom was a son of the victim. The deceased was a middle-aged man.


KAVANAUGH - John Kavanaugh, a grocer of Kingston, Ontario, died suddenly yesterday morning while engaged in shovelling snow. He appeared in his usual health immediately before his death.


February 25, 1893


WALLACE - Died at Park Hill, on Sunday, February 19, Sarah Jane, wife of William Wallace, eldest daughter of the late James Gage, and grand-daughter of the late Col. Fairchild, aged 56 years and 26 days.


BELAU - Died at 195 Caroline street south, on Saturday, February 20, Richard, eldest son of Anton Belau, aged 39 years. Funeral from the above address on Monday at 3:30. Friends please accept this intimation.


DRENNEN - Died at the House of Providence, Dundas, on February 25, Margaret Drennen, of No 44 Hughson street north, this city, aged 72 years, a native of county Tipperary, Ireland. Funeral will leave the House of Providence on Monday, February 27, at 9 a.m. to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.


ALLAN - Thomas Allan of the G.N.W. telegraph company received a dispatch from Houston, Texas, this morning announcing the sudden death of his brother, George. No particulars of the sad affair have yet been received. Deceased was for many years in the employ of the Great Western & Montreal Telegraph Co. here as chief operator and left Hamilton five years ago to accept a position with the Western Union Telegraph Co, in Helena, Montana. For the past two years he has held a responsible position at Houston. He had many friends in Hamilton who will regret to hear of his sudden death. He leaves a widow and two children. The body will be brought here for interment from his parents' home, 18 Simcoe street, of which notice will be given later.


GEMMILL - (Seaforth) The very sudden death took place on the farm of James Sproat, Tuckersmith, last evening of Mrs. Gemmill, aged 61 years. The deceased lady and daughter were paying a visit during the afternoon, and when starting for home, Mrs. Gemmill was seized with an attack of apoplexy and died almost instantly while yet in the cutter.


February 27, 1893


REID - Died in this city, on February 26, Wilhelmina Annie, third daughter of the late W. W. Reid. Funeral from the residence of her mother, 49 Wellington street north, on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

SMITH - Died on February 26, at the residence of her son, W. P. Smith, 229 Young street, Elizabeth Smith, aged 69 years Funeral from above address on Wednesday, March 1, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WEBSTER - Died on Sunday, Febrary 26, Annie Esther, the beloved wife of James F. Webster. Funeral from her late residence, Wentworth street north, at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, March 1.


MCKEE - The remains of one of Glanford's venerable and respected pioneers, John McKee, were laid to rest in Glanford English burying ground on Friday last. After a long and somewhat severe illness he died on Wednesday, February 22, at the ripe old age of 84 years. During the last few years up to his death, he had resided with his daughter, Mrs. Fraser of Toronto. Deceased was born in the township of Glanford on January 13, 1809, and was an eyewitness of the greater part of the settlement and transformation of his native township. With the exception of a few years in Halton county and the state of Kansas, he lived for the greater part of his life in Wentworth county. The earlier part of his life was spent on the farm of his father, Peter McKee, one of the earliest settlers of Glanford amid the hardships of rough Canadian pioneer life. At a comparatively young age he married Annie B. Young of Halton county who died on the same day of the same month just fourteen years ago. While still a young man, he enlisted and served in the Canadian rebellion of 1837, since which time he had witnessed with deep interest the inauguration and development of many of the constitutional liberties gained by that early revolt. He was a lifelong and consistent follower of Sir John A. Macdonald whose political ups and downs he watched with unabated interest. Out of a family of ten children, eight survive him, living in different parts of Canada and the United States. The deceased was always much respected for his sterling qualities of heart and mind.


WONCH - (Collingwood) This morning Chief of Police Lewis brought to town the dead bodies of an aged woman and a child, both supposed to have been murdered by Jennie Wonch, daughter of the former and mother of the latter.

The alleged crime was committed on Thursday night at a place near Craigleith. Both the victims were beaten to death and then an attempt made by the accused to burn their bodies and so destroy all traces of the crime.

John Wonch, brother of the accused, tells this story of the crime. "I went on Thursday night and saw my sister strike my mother on the head with an axe handle. She had no reason for it. She said there was a young fellow named Jim said he would marry her if she got rid of her mother and the baby. Jim's father used to run a mill. Jennie made me help her to bury mother and the baby and said she would do me if I said anything. I was afraid. I got a pig's head when I was in town. Jennie got paper and tried to burn the bodies. Mother's toes and feet are all peeled like frozen. We buried her in the snow near the track in a hole. We put the baby under the floor".


John became a little mixed and said afterward his mother was dead when he got home and that it was Friday when the murder occurred, but he corrected himself on this point and volunteered the- information that he had seen the reporter in Foreman's store on Thursday. He added that his sister took the train for Meaford on Friday morning and said she would be back on Saturday. He did not know where she was nor could he tell the name of parties whom she was likely to go to.

Dr. A. R. Stephen, coroner, will hold an inquest to-morrow in the town hall at 2 o'clock. There is a great deal of popular feeling over the crime and crowds of people viewed the bodies of the dead to-day.


SPOONER - Dr. R. H. Spooner of Midland died on Saturday evening of pneumonia.


SUTHERLAND - Mrs. Alexander Sutherland, aged 97, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. William Sutherland, aged 78, died at Beachville, Ontario, on Saturday.


February 28, 1893


MANNING (Toronto) Mrs. Alexander Manning, wife of ex-mayor Manning, died this morning of paralysis of the brain. She had been ill for several weeks.


HORDEN - (Kingston) Intelligence has reached here that Bishop Horden of Moose Factory, James Bay, died on January 12, aged 65 years. He was the first bishop of Moosonee and was consecrated in 1872.


MILLS - (Toronto) Joseph Mills, 128 Agnes street, died of haemorrhage of the lungs yesterday afternoon while on his way to the polling booth. He had been ailing for some time and had been told by his physician, Dr. Smith of Elm street, that exposure to the cold wind would be fatal. Nevertheless he started for a polling booth in a hack and died en route. Deceased was a shoemaker about 65 years of age and a native of Ireland. The funeral of his 10-year-old grandson, Eddie Dean, who died of typhoid fever at the Sick Children's hospital on Saturday was to have taken place yesterday afternoon, but was postponed on account of this second death in the family. The two coffins were placed side by side in the front room of the humble cottage, and Mrs. Dean, who had lost both father and son within four days, kept silent vigil beside their remains. The two bodies will be interred in St. James cemetery.


March 2, 1893


KEMP - Died on February 24, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Hide, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mrs. William Kemp, in her 74th year. Funeral took place at Ancaster, on Tuesday, February 28.


ALLAN - Died at Houston, Texas, on Friday, February 24, George Allan, eldest son of Mr. Thomas Allan, aged 35 years. Funeral from his parents' residence, 18 Simcoe street east, on Friday, March 3, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. No flowers.


KEMP - Mrs. William Kemp, an old resident of Ancaster, passed away on Friday morning, February 24, at the residence of her son-in-law, J. E. Hice, Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was a sister of the late George Gurnett, who was mayor of Toronto many years ago and who published a newspaper in Ancaster when it was the biggest town in Wentworth. She was born in Horsham, England, came to this country fifty-five years ago, and was married about a year after to William Kemp of Lewis, Sussex, England.

She lived several years with her daughter, Mrs. Lumsden of Dundas. About two years ago she went to live with her son-in-law, J. E. Hice, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. and Mrs. W. W, Lumsden went to Grand Rapids and brought the remains to Ancaster where they were interred alongside of her husband. Rev. W. R. Clark was the officiating clergyman.

The pall bearers were : J. Trotman, E. Henderson, Thomas Postans, W. Filman, P. Middleton, and J. Wilson, all old friends of the deceased. The deceased leaves seven daughters and one son. Three of her daughters were with her at the time of her death and the remainder live in Canada.


SCROGGIE - (Troy) Mrs. Samuel Scroggie died at her residence on Sunday and was buried on Tuesday. She was young, scarcely out of her teens, beloved by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. or some years her life was far from being a bed of roses, but now she has gone to join her mother where sorrow shall be no more.


PORTE - Capt. Porte of the steamer "Varona" died at Trenton, Ontario, yesterday afternoon, after three weeks' illness. He was 53 years old and leaves a widow and daughter.


March 3, 1893


GRAHAME - Died on February 25, at Toronto, the Rev. W. E. Grahame, of Oakville, formerly rector of Thorold, in his 52nd year.


PHELAN - Died at Troy, N.Y., on March 1, Minnie, only daughter of the late Dennis Phelan of this city. Funeral from the residence of her aunt, Mrs. Robert Clohecy, 32 Grant avenue, on Sunday, March 5 at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

DINGLE - John Dingle, a well known resident of Oshawa, committed suicide yesterday by hanging.


FERRIS - J. M. Ferris, ex-M.P.P. for East Northumberland, died at Campbellford, aged 64.


BOURBON - (Montreal) A fatal accident took place shortly after midnight at the Ville de Montreal, a large drygoods establishment at the corner of St. Catherine and St. Lawrence Main streets. While a number of young men were leaving the elevator at the ground floor, the hoist started quite suddenly, and J. C. Bourbon, living at 27 St. Elizabeth street, was caught between the elevator and the floor and crushed so badly that he died in a few minutes later. Coroner McMahon held an inquest to-day and a verdict of accidental death was returned.


March 4, 1893


GURNEY - Died on Friday, March 3, at his residence, upper John street, Charles Gurney, in the 74th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, on Monday, March 6, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation and kindly omit flowers.


WILSON - Robert Wilson, an old resident of Delaware township, county of Middlesex, is dead, aged 85.


THOMPSON - Edward Thompson, a brakeman on the Grand Trunk Railway, fell from a car at Thames River, Ontario, yesterday morning and was instantly killed, the train passing over his body. He was a resident of St. Thomas.


March 5, 1893


ANDERSON - (Severn Bridge) When a young daughter of Robert Anderson living near here was carrying a dipper full of boiling water, she accidentally spilled the contents upon her 5-year-old sister, Josephine. The child was frightfully scalded and she died from its effects.


CANTY - (Halifax) A year ago John Canty of this city died of typhoid fever, leaving a widow and two little girls. Four weeks ago Mrs. Canty took ill of typhoid fever and died yesterday. Her two children, Annie and Alice, aged two and three, died, one on Tuesday and one yesterday of diphtheria. Thus the family was swept away within a year.


March 6, 1893


SCHEPP - Died in New York city, on Friday, March 3, Mrs. Fredericka Schepp, aged 83 years, mother of L. Schepp, cocoanut manufacturer.

CREIGHTON - Died at Norman, Ontario, on March 2, William M. Creighton, only child of William T. Creighton, aged 5 months.


MACNIDER - Died at the residence|of her son-in-law, George H. Meakins, No 31 Erie avenue, on Monday, March 6, Hannah M., relict of the late James MacNider of Montreal, aged 77 years and 3 months. Funeral private. No flowers. Interment in Montreal.


BLAND - Died at Raton, New Mexico, on March 3, Robert Bland, aged 51 years. Remains will arrive at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Funeral from the family residence, 167 Walnut street, Tuesday at 3:30 Friends will please accept this intimation.


PATTISON - Died in this city, on Sunday, March 5, Zaccheus Pattison, in his 81st year. Funeral from his late residence, Cannon street west, on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend. No flowers.

Zaccheus Pattison, one of Hamilton's oldest business men, died yesterday. He had been ailing for two years and his death was not unexpected.

Mr. Pattison was born in Kingsthorpe, Northampton, England, in 1812. In 1833 he left his native land for America and settled in Lockport, N.Y. Nearly fifty years ago he came to Hamilton, established himself in business here as a manufacturer of biscuits and confectionery, and remained here ever since. His business expanded with the growth of the city and province and he soon became known as one of the most extensive wholesale confectionery dealers in western Canada. Mr. Pattison came of good old Quaker stock and the sturdy, scrupulous integrity which distinguished the Friends was always observable in his character and his dealings with the world.

Mrs. Pattison survives him. Of seven children, 1 son and six daughters, only two are living: Mrs. Charles Armstrong and Miss Pattison. There are also several grandchildren. The funeral has been fixed tor Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the family residence, 84 Cannon street west.


March 7, 1893


HARRIS - James Harris has just died at St. Catharines at the advanced age of ninety-three.


LEGGATT, DUNCAN - (Petrolia) A terrible accident occurred at Marthasville to-day about 10:30 a.m. in which two men lost their lives and another was seriously injured. A machinist named McKenzie was at the oil wells known as the Menzie property, and owned by James Duncan, doing some repairing on the engine, and by some means at present unknown, the boiler exploded, killing instantly James Duncan who was on the spot looking after the repairs, also killing the engineer, Mr. Leggatt, and seriously injuring W. McKenzie, the machinist.

Mr. Duncan has been a resident of the town for a number of years, holding different positions.

He is married and leaves a small family. Leggatt is married and also leaves a family. Both men were killed instantly and never spoke a word. The body of Leggatt is in a frightful condition, literally blown to pieces.


WHITE - (Toronto) Thomas White, a married man who roomed at 31 Goulding street was found dead in his bedroom on Sunday night under circumstances which led to the supposition that deceased committed suicide by taking carbolic acid. It is said that White has been drinking heavily for some time and his wife has had to go out to work. An inquest is not likely to be held as Dr. Powell, who was notified of the death, is satisfied that it was caused by carbolic acid.


March 8, 1893


GRAFTON - Died at the residence of his father, James G. Grafton, Esq., 'The Maples', Dundas, on Tuesday, March 7, Charles Stewart Grafton, M.D., formerly of Toronto, in the 32nd year of his age. Funeral Thursday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m.

Dr. C. Stewart Grafton of Toronto died at the residence of his father, J. R. Grafton of Dundas. Dr. Grafton had been ill for two years and came home to his father's house several months ago. He was married and was about 35 years of age.


WHITE - Died in this city, on Tuesday, March 7, Henry A. R. White, eldest son of Thomas H. and Annie White, aged 4 years and 11 months. Funeral on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his parents' residence, 318 Emerald street north.


BULL - Died in this city, on Tuesday, 7th of March, Richard Bull, aged 72 years. Funeral from his late residence, Hunter street east, on Friday next, the 10th instant, at 3 p.m., thence to Christ Church Cathedral and the cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.

Since the opening of the present month, death has been busy among the old residents of Hamilton. Following the announcement of the deaths of Charles Gurney and Z. Pattison comes the sad news that Richard Bull has passed away after a comparatively short illness. On Wednesday last he was taken suddenly ill while attending to business in the city and was assisted to his home on Hunter street east by C. R. Smith, one of his oldest friends. At first no alarm was felt at his condition, but his naturally strong constitution had been undermined by a recent illness and he sank rapidly. Partial paralysis supervened and he died yesterday at 5 p.m.

The deceased came of English and Irish stock. He was the second son of George Perkins Bull so well known in the early years of Hamilton. His father’s family originally came from Leicestershire, England, and his mother's family belonged to Wicklow and Wexford, Ireland. He was born in Dublin on March 25, 1821. He received his early education in Dublin and completed

his academic studies in Toronto, his father having moved to this country in 1831, settling first at Montreal where he published the "London & Canada Record" and removing later to Toronto where he conducted a loyalist paper, the"Record", during the troublous times preceding the Canadian rebellion. In 1835, Mr. Bull, Sr., removed to Hamilton where he published the "Gazette" until the time of his death. Richard Bull, after the completion of his studies, acted as associate editor of the "Gazette" until his father's death, after which he engaged in the insurance business which he carried on up to the present time.

He was a brother of the late Senator Harcourt Bull who died in August, 1882. His only surviving brother is Rev. Canon Bull of Niagara Falls South. Mr. Bull was a staunch Conservative in politics and a member of the Anglican Church, being a constant attendant at Christ Church Cathedral. He was the treasurer of the Hamilton Association and took a very lively interest in all matters of a historical, literary and patriotic nature. In Free Masonry, he was looked upon as a high authority on all matters pertaining to the craft. Among the positions of honour he held were the grand senior wardenship of the Grand Lodge of Canada and deputy district grandmastership of Montreal district. He was a 32-degree A. & A.S. Rite Mason. He last visited Strict Observance Lodge on its last regular meeting in February. He was past master of that lodge and a member of Barton Lodge for over fifty years, having been initiated in the lodge on December 22, 1842. He was a member of the city council in 1861.

Like his late father, Mr. Bull was a gentleman of an active turn of mind and took a keen interest in public affairs. He was a good representative of Canada's patriotic stock who have handed down the spirit of loyalty and devotion to the country that characterized the men of ‘37 and he never failed by word or act in nurturing similar sentiments in the hearts of the younger generation, and of a sympathetic temperament, he commanded the esteem and friendship of all who were brought into intimate relations with him.

The deceased leaves a widow and seven children: Dr. George A. Bull, of Paris, France; Mrs. T. J. N. Jermeyn, of Toronto; Mrs. William Aikens, of New Jersey; Richard A. Bull, in the Bank of Montreal, Guelph; Harcourt J. Bull, of New York; Edward C. Bull, of New York; and Miss Ethel Gertrude Bull.


WELSH - Henry Burcher of Rockview and Charles Gumbert of Strabane made a ghastly find near Dundas yesterday afternoon. They were on their way on the canal to fish when to their horror they came upon the face of a dead man protruding through the ice of the marsh. The eyes were open and fixed in a stony stare at the sky. All that could be seen of the man were his face and breast which had been uncovered by the thaw of the past two or three days. The body was imbedded in the ice and hard snow about a mile down the canal basin and one hundred yards from the north bank of the canal. The two men hastened to Dundas and informed Chief

Constable Chegwin of what they had seen. The chief constable, an undertaker, and several others went to the place and chopped the body out. It was, of course, frozen stiff. Coroner Dr. Ross was notified and he, deciding that an inquest should be held, had a jury empanelled. The inquest will be held this evening.

It was not long after the body was discovered that the identity was established. It was the body of Daniel Welsh, an old resident of Dundas. He had been missing since Christmas and every effort made by bis relatives to discover some trace of him had been fruitless. He lived in a little bouse on the west end of town on the same lot with his son, George. George Welsh says that the last time he saw his father was on Christmas Eve when he suddenly and mysteriously disappeared.

The deceased was an Irishman. He was born in county Kerry, 62 years ago, and came to Canada when a youth, settling in Dundas. When the American civil war broke out, Welsh with a number of companions went over to the states and enlisted in the 12th New York cavalry. He served for three years and twenty days, and took part in many battles and skirmishes. He was in receipt of a pension from the United States government and drew his pension money eight days before he disappeared. His wife died two years ago. Two sons and two daughters are living: George, of Dundas; Edmund W., who is employed at the Canada screw works here; Mrs. Braham of Hamilton; and Mrs. Degan of Lynn, Massachusetts.

There is reason to suspect that the old man was murdered. The facts upon which the suspicion is founded are these. The body was lying perfectly straight, face up, with the arms closely pressed to the sides as if it had been carefully laid in that position. It lay on the bare ground, no snow or ice under it, although it will be remembered there was plenty of snow at Christmas time. It is possible that a place was scooped out to deposit the body in, and snow was piled over it. There are ugly marks on each side of the throat which looks very much as if they had been made by the clutch of strong fingers.

The body lies in the basement of the town hall slowly thawing out beside a wood stove. Until the thawing process is completed it will be impossible to strip the body in order to make a post mortem examination and to search the clothes. The face is not much disfigured, but wears a look of pain as if the deceased bad not died an easy death. The head is half covered by a slouch hat.


March 9, 1893


HENDERSON - Died at No 58 Pearl street south, on Thursday, March 9, 1893, Mary, only child of Alexander and Ellen Henderson, aged 2 years and 9 months. Funeral Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MANNING - Died at No 15 West avenue south, on Wednesday, March 8, 1893, Ruth Marjorie, only child of A. S. and Annie Manning, aged 8 months and 6 days. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


YATES - Yesterday afternoon at 5:30 when Henry Yates, 82 Ferrie street east, left his home to go to work at the Hamilton Bridge and Tool works, his wife was in good health. When he returned at 7 o'clock this morning, he was shocked to find her lying dead on the dining room floor. She was lying on her face and Coroner Woolverton, who examined the body, thinks she fell in a fit and was smothered. The lamp was burning in the room.

After Mr. Yates went away, his wife visited some friends across the street and did not return home until 9:30 o'clock. She did not complain of being ill and her death was a great surprise. Mrs. Yates was about 54 years of age and was strong and healthy looking. Her children are all grown up and lately she and her husband have lived alone. Coroner Woolverton decided that an inquest was unnecessary.


CAMPBELL - (Mountsberg) Alexander Campbell, late of Virginia, died at the residence of his brother-in-law, Duncan Cameron. The remains were interred in Crown cemetery, Morriston.


HENRY (Ancaster) Alexander Henry, an old resident, was buried at the Presbyterian church on March 5.


THURESON - (Ancaster) The remains of Mrs. Eyre Thureson were interred at St. John's church on March 6. Mrs. Thureson was a resident here until her removal to Toronto about ten years ago. She leaves a large number of relatives who regret her loss and many friends among whom she was much respected.


HAYCOCK - William H. Haycock, a prominent farmer and cattle dealer of Napanee, died yesterday after a very short illness of lung and heart affection.


MUIR - (Toronto) Robert Muir, foreman of the factory of Lyman Bros & Co, the man who fell downstairs at the Ontario Brewing Co's building on Tuesday evening, died at 3 o'clock yesterday morning at the General Hospital. His skull was fractured from the front to the back. The deceased has left a wife and five children.


BROCK - (Toronto) There were two accidents last night in the Grand Trunk yards and one proved fatal. About ten o'clock Dr. Riordon, the G.T.R. surgeon, was called to attend John Stain, a brakeman, aged 24 and a single man. He had fallen from a box car to the ground, striking an oil tank on the way down. He suffered a severe sprain of the wrist and an injury to his knee. He was taken to his home where he is doing well. On his way to see Stain, Dr. Riordon was called to the side of Donald Brock who had had his chest crushed while coupling cars near the foot of Bathurst street. The poor fellow was unconscious when the doctor arrived. He expired in a

quarter of an hour. The deceased was a single man about 23 years old. He has no friends living in this city except a married sister whose address is not known. The body was taken charge of by the Switchmen's Union.


March 10, 1893


SMITH Died at the corner of Wilson and Wentworth streets on Thursday, March 9, 1893, Sarah Elizabeth, youngest daughter of George and Mary Smith, aged 2 years and 5 months. Funeral on Monday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


PERRIN - Died at his late residence, 15 Margaret street, on March 9, James Perrin, aged 76 years, a native of Debden, England.


MASON Died on Thursday, March 9, Alma, the beloved wife of Hedley Mason, in the 35th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 117 East avenue north, at 3 p.m., on Saturday, March 11. Please omit flowers.


March 13, 1893


HARTIGAN - Died in this city, on March 13, Peter Hartigan, aged about 65 years, for forty years an employee of the G.T.R. and G.W.R. Funeral from the residence of Mr. Patrick Dillon, Murray street near Hughson, on Wednesday, March 15, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.


TURNER - Died in New York, on Saturday, the 11th instant, Alexander D. Turner, youngest son of the late Hon. Senator James Turner, in his 35th year.

A. D. Turner, youngest son of the late Senator Turner, died in New York on Saturday, after a long illness. The deceased was a member of the firm of Turner, Ross & Co of Montreal, but becoming afflicted with pulmonary trouble, he sold out his interest in the business and spent some time in the Adirondacks endeavouring to recuperate. Later on he went to Winnipeg for a few months, but suffering from a recurrence of the trouble, he was forced again to relinquish business and come east in December. He went to New York about three months ago for special treatment, but his system was so much reduced that he gradually sank until he passed away. The deceased leaves a widow and three children.

The body is to be taken to Philadelphia where many of Mrs. Turner's friends reside, and Alexander Turner leaves for there this evening. Rev. Dr. Stone of Philadelphia is a relative of Mrs. Turner. It has not yet been decided whether the funeral will take place there or in Hamilton.


AMOR - In this city, on March 13, John Amor, in the 77th year of his age, a native of Bruton, England, Somersetshire, England.

AMOR - The soul of John Amor passed away shortly after daybreak this morning. He had been ailing for about three months, and on the 2nd of this month he was prostrated with a paralytic stroke. Since then his strength slowly ebbed away. He suffered little pain and died very peacefully this morning. He was quite conscious up to within three or four hours of his death when he spoke rationally to the nurse. For several years the old gentleman had been totally blind, cataracts having formed on both of his eyes.

Mr. Amor was a native of Bruton, Somersetshire, where he was born on May 24, 1816. He came to Hamilton with his wife and family in 1845 and established himself in business as a carriage and wagon maker. He took large contracts to supply wagons and implements for the construction of the Great Western Railway. The year after he came to Hamilton, Mr. Amor joined the volunteer fire brigade and continued for many years as one of the most active members of it. When the present paid department was established, he accepted a position in it, and retired only eight years ago. On account of ill health he retired from active business in 1887.

Mr. Amor was a stout Conservative, an ardent Orangeman, and an enthusiastic militiaman. He was one of the original members of the first volunteer artillery company organized in Hamilton and served as sergeant in the company for several years under Col. Villiers and Col. Booker.

Three sons and one daughter survive him. They are: William, of the inland revenue service in this city; Joseph of the G.T.R. in London; James, who lives in Minneapolis; and Mrs. K. Bowden, of Chicago.

The funeral will take place from the residence of William Amor, 19 Queen street north. The day of the funeral will be announced to-morrow.


MITCHELL - (Brussels) Charles Mitchell, a well-to-do farmer of the township of Morris, committed suicide last evening by cutting his throat with a sickle. About three years ago, deceased showed symptoms of insanity and was sent to the asylum, but afterward recovered. He leaves a wife and family.


WESTBROOK - (Brantford) Mrs. C. Westbrook, a well-to-do farmer's wife near Mount Pleasant, was coming into the city yesterday in connection with a civil suit of Sayles v. Sayles in which she was interested when the horse served and threw her out, Mrs. Westboook alighted on her head and never regained consciousness. She died this morning.


CAMERON - (Toronto) While taking his evening meal yesterday with his wife and child, James K. Cameron, secretary of the Monetary Times Co, was taken with a fit of coughing. Blood rushed from his mouth and nose and in ten minutes he was dead. Dr. McPhedran was sent for as soon as danger was apprehended, but he arrived too late to be of any assistance. For years Mr. Cameron has been troubled with a weak heart and he had been advised by doctors that he could

not live very many years. He was born 36 years ago in Toronto and for about twenty years he had been connected with the Monetary Times. He has left a widow and child.


LUNDY - Benjamin Lundy of Niagara Falls, Ontario, whose family name is associated with Canadian history in the battle of Lundy's lane, died on Friday night at Palatka, Florida, where he had considerable property and had been accustomed to pass the winter.


MAXWELL - There was a large attendance of the Ancient Order of Foresters at, the funeral of their late brother, David Maxwell, which took place from the A.O.F. hall yesterday at 2 p.m. The deceased having no relatives in this country, the funeral vas conducted by the order and the body was buried in the A.O.F. plot. Rev. Dr. Fraser was the officiating clergyman. The chief ranger read the A.O.F. burial ceremony. The pall bearers were: Bros. A. C. Blake, John Atkins, John R. McCallum, Kenneth McKenzie, J. W. Philipo, and C. Parsons.


March 14, 1893


MOWAT - (Toronto) Lady Mowat, wife of the premier of Ontario, died last night at 11:30 in Dr. Walker's private hospital on Isabella street. On Friday last Lady Mowat was stricken with paralysis. She had been in delicate health for nearly two years but the sudden prostration was altogether unexpected. The immediate cause of the illness which terminated fatally was a clot of blood in the brain. At intervals her mind was apparently quite clear and she recognized the friends about her. She was very low on Sunday and yesterday all hope of her recovery were abandoned. At 9 o'clock last night, it was apparent that the end was near and her immediate relatives were summoned to her bedside. Her end was very peaceful.

Lady Mowat was 68 years of age. She was the daughter of the late John Evert of Toronto and married Sir Oliver some forty-six years ago. There are five children: Fred Mowat, sheriff of the city; Arthur Mowat, Mrs. C. R. W. Biggar, Mrs. Thomas Langton, and Miss Mowat.

Wilson (Toronto) A few days ago George Wilson and his wife were the happy possessors of a home at 224 Richmond street west. Wilson became ill and they decided to give up housekeeping. With this end in view, they disposed of the household effects as soon as Mr. Wilson recovered and Mrs. Wilson went to visit a friend named Mrs. Clifford at the corner of Bay and Richmond streets. There she was seized with typhoid fever and has since been lying at the point of death in St. Michael's hospital. During the interval Mr. Wilson was again taken ill and on Thursday he died. The man's wife was so low that she was not told that she was a widow until yesterday. When informed that her husband was dead and buried, the effect was most pathetic. Her sorrow is as great as the affliction and the case is one of the saddest that has come within the notice of the officials at the hospital.


March 15, 1893


EATHORNE - James Eathorne, cashier of the St. Lawrence Hall. Montreal, well and favourably known to the travelling public, died suddenly yesterday morning.


March 16, 1893


RYCKMAN - Died on March 15, at her husband's residence, corner of Ray and Peter streets, Nora Smith, beloved wife of J. D. Ryckman, aged 22 years. Funeral from above address on Friday, March 17, at 1:30 p.m. to Trinity church, Glanford. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

The death of Mrs. Nora Ryckman, wife of J. D. Ryckman, corner of Ray and Peter streets, is unusually sad and pathetic. She was the youngest daughter of Jacob Smith of Glanford and only 22 years of age. On December 21 last, she was married to Mr. Ryckman. Up to that time she had been robust and active, but shortly after her marriage she contracted a severe cold which rapidly developed into consumption of the bowels. She died yesterday.

Mrs. Ryckman was a young lady of culture and high intelligence, a graduate of Hamilton Ladies' College. Her piety was also a marked feature in her character. She had been a class leader in Trinity church, Glanford, and was deeply beloved by the members of the congregation.

The funeral will take place on Friday at 1:30 p.m. The remains of the young bride will be laid to rest in the dress that she was wed in.


EVANS - (Abingdon) The funeral of the late George Evans took place on Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church.


PIERCY - Inspector Piercy of the Northwest Mounted Police, stationed at Edmonton, fatally shot himself in a hotel there on Monday night.


RANKIN - The funeral of Col. Rankin was held yesterday from the Hotel Dieu, Windsor, Ontario, to the Catholic cemetery and was largely attended, The pall bearers were : Judge Wood and Sheriff Mercer, of Chatham; Judge Home, Judge McHugh, and Messrs Miles Cowan and William Boomer.


WHITE - (Winnipeg) George White, manager of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co here, well known in Toronto, is dead.

March 17, 1893


CARR - Died at Ryckman’s Corners, on March 16, John Carr, aged 65 years. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

There were few more familiar figures in South Wentworth than that of John Carr who for many years kept the Royal Oak hotel near Ryckman’s Corners. He was born in Canada and lived nearly all his life in South Wentworth. A few years ago he moved to Stony Creek where his only son, Dr. Carr, resided, but subsequently returned to the Royal Oak and carried on business up to the time of his death. He was about 70 years of age and leaves a widow and one son. Mr. Carr was a genial, upright, and kindly man who merited and received the respect and esteem of all who came in contact with him. He was very fond of a good horse and was the owner of 'Sir John', the well known trotter.


March 18, 1893


DODDS - Died at his late residence, 177h Floyd street, Brooklyn N.Y., of pneumonia, Robert Dodds, aged 71 years and 10 months. Interment will take place from the G.T.R. depot on Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m.


ENGLISH - Died at Waterdown, on March 17, John English, aged 71 years. Funeral on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCLELLAND - Died in this city, on March 17, Catharine McLelland, relict of the late John McLelland, in the 84th year of her age. Funeral from her son's residence, 48 Mary street, on Monday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. No flowers.


DODDS - (Dundas) A terrible accident occurred this morning near Jerseyville through which John Dodds lost his life. The unfortunate man went out to the woods some time during the early morning to fell some trees which were to be cut into cordwood during the day by John Stenabaugh and himself. The first tree felled lodged on a small one and bent it down almost to the ground. Then as the large one cleared itself, the other returned to position with lightning speed and a broken limb which was entangled in its branches was driven with terrific force, striking the unfortunate man on the side of the head and crushing the skull and almost cutting off the whole upper portion.

As Stenabaugh did not start out early, Dodds lay where he fell for some hours and was found after some searching by Stenabaugh, unconscious and bleeding. He was conveyed with all possible speed to his house and medical attendance summoned, but nothing could be done to relieve him. Death ended his sufferings about 2 o'clock. Deceased was about 30 years of age.

A wife and five small children are left to mourn his death. His father, George Dodds, lives about two and a half miles from Stayner, Ontario.


HILLIARD - Mrs. Hilliard, relict of the late George Hilliard, M.P., died yesterday at Peterborough.


VANALSTINE - At Napanee yesterday afternoon, John Vanalstine, a carter, slipped while loading a piano on a sleigh. The instrument fell upon him and he received injuries from which he died in a few minutes.


LAWSON - (Magnetawan) A man named Fred Lawson, brother of R. R. Lawson of 21 Surrey Place, Toronto, died on the stage coming from Ahmie harbour to-day. The cause of death is unknown. His brother has been telegraphed for and an inquest may be held. Deceased had been working for Merrill, Ring, & Co in their lumber camps and was on his way out from camp.


March 20, 1893


MCNAB - Died suddenly in this city, on March 20, Archibald McNab, native of Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland, in the 80th year of his age. Funeral on Wednesday at 3 o'clock from his late residence, 138 Robinson street. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MELLON - Died on Sunday, March 19, 1893, John Mellon, aged 75 years. Funeral from his late residence, No 11 Nightingale street, on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please attend.


YOUNG - Died at his father's residence, 270 Main street west, on March 18, Robert Thomas Young, aged 20 years and 8 months. Funeral Tuesday, March 21, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MILLER - Died on March 18, at her late residence, 118 Rebecca street, Matilda, beloved wife of James Miller, aged 45 year's. Funeral took place this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.


SARGE - Died at her late residence, No 16 Bruce street, on Monday, March 20, 1893, Annie, beloved wife of R. W. Sarge, aged 24 years. Funeral on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m., to St. John the Evangelist church, thence to Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCDONALD - Died in this city, on May 20, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Fell, 204 Hunter street west, William McDonald, in the 80th year of his age. Funeral will take place from 207 Hunter street west, at 1:30, Thursday, to Waterdown. Friends will please accept this intimation.

MICK - Edward J. Mick, compositor, formerly of Hamilton, and lately of Orillia, died in the latter place a few days ago. He leaves a wife and three children.


ENGLISH - The late John English of Waterdown was buried yesterday and the funeral was very largely attended. The deceased was 71 years of age and was very highly thought of in the village. He was born on St. Patrick's Day and died on his birthday. The pall bearers were: Thomas Stock, Charles Sealey, George Fretwell, William Gilmer, Edward Brown, and Levi Dean. Rev. Father O'Leary officiated.


MORDEN - Capt, Isaac Morden, Northport, one of the oldest residents of Prince Edward, died Friday night aged ninety-three.


MAILLOUX - A man named Mailloux, employed at a spool factory at St. Alexis, Quebec, was caught in the machinery belting and torn to pieces.


NOEL - James Noel, employed at the lumber shanties at Tewkesbury, Quebec, was killed on Friday by a heavy log which fell upon him.


MACLEAN - George, the son of Rev. M. W. Maclean, of St. Andrew's church, Belleville, has just died at Riverside, California, of consumption. He went out there last September hoping to be benefitted.


MURRAY - (Halifax) Word was received in the city on Saturday of the death of Lieut. C. G. Murray of the Connaught Rangers at Malta. Deceased belonged to this city and his parents reside here. He graduated at the Royal Military College, Kingston, in 1889 and was commissioned to the Connaught Rangers. He joined the regiment at Malta and had been stationed there ever since.


LITTLE - (Niagara Falls) A horrible accident happened here last night on the Michigan Central tracks. Philip Howard, coloured, and Mrs. Jennie Little, wife of James Little, coloured, were run down by the Michigan Central work train on the tracks between here and Drummondville. The woman was killed and the other so severely injured that he will die. The woman is white, but has not been living with her husband for some time past. The couple were walking on the tracks from Drummondville where they both resided and had stepped from one track to avoid an approaching freight train when the work train from up the line rushed down on them. They did not hear the train owing to the noise of the freight. Howard had his right leg cut off and the woman was fearfully bruised and cut. Her limbs were broken and mangled and there were severe internal injuries. Her head and shoulders were badly cut. She never recovered consciousness. Drs. McGarry and Sayers were summoned. They amputated Howard's leg and dressed the other

injuries. He was insane with pain and threatened to kill anyone who came near him. It took four coloured boys to hold him. There are some hopes of his living. Howard was aged 25 years and unmarried. The woman leaves two children. She had been a loose character in the coloured district of Drummondville.


March 21, 1893


WEPPLER - (Neustadt, Ont) A sad and fatal accident occurred Saturday morning at the farm of Gotlieb Klayes. A young man named Fred Weppler was in the bush felling a tree when it became lodged in one nearby, breaking off a small limb which struck the unfortunate man in the forehead, killing him instantly. Deceased was about 21 years old and unmarried.


March 22, 1893


HOLLORAN - Died in New York city, on Sunday, March 19, Timothy Holloran, eldest son of James and Ann Holloran, aged 35 years. Funeral from his parents' residence, 87 Flgin street, Thursday, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this intimation.


HULL - Died at Stony Creek, on March 21, Henry Stuart, infant son of Frederick and Minnie Hull, aged 5 months. Funeral from parents' residence, to-morrow, Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. to Stony Creek cemetery.


BRIGHT - (Toronto) James Bright, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Toronto, passed away yesterday at his home, 686 Queen street east. For sixty years past he had resided over the Don where he was engaged in the business of a blacksmith.


DAVIS - (Toronto) The death of John H. Davis of the Toronto post office removes a figure well known to all callers at that institution for over forty years past. He was a man peculiarly adapted for the work of his life. His zeal was remarkable and the Crown loses a faithful official in his removal by heart disease at the comparatively early age of 62 years. He leaves a widow and several children.


March 23, 1893


CONGO - Died at his late residence, 107 Cathcart street, David Congo, aged 54 years. Funeral on Saturday, March 25, at 1:30 o'clock sharp. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

David Congo died this morning at his residence, 107 Cathcart street. He had been a resident of Hamilton for thirty years arid was a trusted employee of the Sanford Manufacturing

company for eighteen years. Heart disease was the cause of death. He was 54 years of age. His widow, four brothers, and three sisters survive him.


TAYLOR - Died in this city, on March 22, Kezia Allen, wife of Josiah Taylor, in the 58th year of her age, a native of Foleshill, Warwickshire, England. Funeral from her late residence, 16 Nelson street, on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SINCLAIR - (Winnipeg) Peter Sinclair, section foreman on the Northern Pacific & Manitoba Railway, was struck by a freight train yesterday and died in the hospital to-day.


ATTER - (Abingdon) The death of Miss Alberta Atter occurred March 17. She was only 22 years old and a lady of culture and high intelligence, and a general favourite among her associates. During her lingering and painful illness she suffered intensely but the pain was borne with great patience. Her mental faculties remained unclouded to the end and her faith in Jesus appeared unwavering and victorious. The funeral took place on Monday at Ker's church and was attended by a large number of sympathizing friends.


DUFFY - (Binbrook) William Duffy of Binbrook died on Saturday morning, March 11, at the age of 47 years. He had been confined to bed nearly eighteen months by one of the most dreaded of maladies. During his long illness he maintained a brave and cheerful spirit. Even during the last few weeks when he was almost totally paralyzed, he was always glad to receive friends and to converse with them. The deceased leaves a wife and five children to mourn their loss. The remains were interred in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic cemetery, Binbrook. The funeral was attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and sympathizing friends, among them being Binbrook lodge of Home Circle of which order deceased was a member.


CAMPBELL - (Hagersville) The funeral of the late Miss Nettie Campbell took place on Monday last. Services were conducted at the home by Rev. T. McLennan of Jarvis. The remains were taken to the Stone Church cemetery for interment.


BUNDY - (Glanford) Mrs. Bundy, mother of Mrs. Joseph Colling, was buried Tuesday.


TRAVIS - (Amherst, N.S.) A shocking accident occurred at Hastings, eight miles east of Amherst to-day whereby Cyrus Travis, a prominent farmer, lost his life in a frightful manner in attempting to save his brother's property. Fire was discovered on the roof of Charles Travis's large house. A very heavy wind blowing before assistance arrived, the house and contents were completely consumed. The flames spread to the barn and outbuildings in which was stored a quantity of hay, grain, farming utensils and livestock. All were soon at the mercy of the flames,

the whole place being completely enveloped. Cyrus Travis and his brother, Charles, went into the barn to save the horses and succeeded in getting three out when he was overcome by heat and smoke and perished in the burning building. When the body was discovered, the limbs were completely cremated, the black and charred trunk alone being found among the debris. Deceased was aged 60, married with no children.


BELLEVEAU - (Ottawa) Alexander Belleveau of Lower Town has received information from Michigan that his son was eaten by wolves a few days ago. The unfortunate young man was foreman of a gang working in the construction of a railway in the northern part of the state. He and a friend, while out hunting, were attacked by a band of wolves and although they discharged their rifles into the pack, the wolves overpowered them. Belleveau's companion climbed a tree to escape them and from there he saw his companion torn to pieces by wolves at the foot of the tree on which he was perched. For several hours the wolves kept around the tree and did not leave till a number from the camp came and drove them away.


LARIVIERE - (Montreal) Rev. Mr. Lariviere, who is in charge of a French Protestant congregation on Chatham street in this city, met with a deep affliction. Last night while eating her dinner, the two-year-old daughter of the pastor in question, was choked to death, a piece of meat having lodged in the child's throat. Coroner McMahon was called in but after hearing the parents explain the sad details, an inquest was considered unnecessary.


March 21, 1893


REID - Died on March 24, Durward Belmont, youngest son of John S. Reid, of Robertson, Munro & Reid, aged 4 years. Funeral on Sunday afternoon, March 26, at 3 o'clock. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

An unusually sad accident resulting in the death of a bright and lovable child occurred this morning at the corner of Queen and George streets. Shortly after nine o'clock, Durwood Reid, the four-year-old son of J. S. Reid of the firm of Robertson, Munro, & Reid, left the house to go to play. He was in good health and was as happy as children of his age usually are when they are allowed out. Within an hour, his lifeless body was found in a puddle of mud by Martin McGowan, driver of the Grant-Lottridge company. McGowan was driving east on George street, and as he turned the corner at Queen street, he saw the boy lying face downward near the crossing. "What are you doing there?"he asked. Receiving no reply he jumped off the wagon and discovered the boy had been injured as there was a pool of blood near the body. At first he did not think that the child was dead and rushing into A. Zimmerman's residence, he asked that a doctor be telephoned for. McGowan then discovered that the young life had departed.

Tenderly the little body was carried by kind hands into Mr. Zimmerman's house. Dr. Stark arrived later and from his investigation came to the conclusion that the child had been instantly killed. His skull was fractured and to all appearances the wheel of a wagon had passed over his head. There were no marks on any other portion of the body.

McGowan was unable to tell how the little fellow had been killed, but two children who were standing on the opposite corner were eyewitnesses. Muriel Grill, a bright little girl, said the boy went on a hay wagon to pull out a piece of hay. He slipped and fell, and the hind wheel of the wagon went over his head. The farmer, she said, was driving along George street and turned south on Queen street. She did not think he was aware of the accident as he drove right on. James Mutch, a small boy, made a statement which corroborated the story of the girl. He said one horse was brown and the other white. He told Sgt. Pinch that he thought he could identify, the team and the boy was immediately driven in the patrol wagon to the John Street market. After making inquiries there, Detective McKenzie ascertained that the wagon belonged to Edward Lyons of Ancaster.

Lyons knew nothing about the accident until the police notified him. "I did not see anything of the boy", he said. According to the statement of eyewitnesses, Lyons was not to blame in any way. Coroner Mackelcan, after getting the particulars of the accident, telephoned to the crown attorney who advised that an inquest be held.

Little Durward was Mr. Reid's youngest child and was a general favourite. Mr. Reid is on the road and will not be home till to-night. His wife is not in good health and she was terribly shocked as Durward was her pet. Many kind friends endeavoured to console her in her terrible grief.


BUNTIN - The flag is flying at half mast over the warehouse of Buntin & Gillies out of respect to the memory of the late Alexander Buntin, the founder of the firm. Mr. Buntin died this morning in Bath, England. A week ago a cablegram was received by his sister, Mrs. Gillies of Charles street, abating that he was seriously ill and probably would not recover. Another was received by her to-day announcing his death.

Mr. Buntin was a Scotchman. In his early manhood he came to Canada and settled in Hamilton, establishing himself as a paper merchant. After several years' residence in this city, he removed to Montreal and established a wholesale stationery business there, leaving the Hamilton business in charge of his partner, the late David Gillies.

Some years later he started the Valleyfield paper mills and for the past twenty years he was the sole owner of this great manufacturing concern.

He was reputed to be very wealthy. When the Exchange Bank failed, he is said to have lost $200,000, and his losses in steamship enterprises were enormous. But in spite of these disasters it will probably be found that he leaves a very large estate.

Mrs. Buntin was with him in England. With her, there survive him four daughters and one son, the latter being in charge of the Valleyfield mills. Mrs. George Gillies of this city and Mrs. Angus Sutherland are his sisters.

(Montreal) The death is announced to-day at Bath, England, from heart failure of Alexander Buntin, the big paper manufacturer of Montreal and proprietor of the Valleyfield mills. He was one of the best known manufacturers in Canada. He started life as a rag dealer, coming out from Scotland almost fifty years ago. He was 71 years of age.


SPENCER - Rev. James Spencer, Baptist, died in St. John N.B. yesterday aged 74.


GILLETT - W. B. Gillett, formerly a resident of Toronto, died suddenly in Winnipeg at an early hour yesterday morning. He was apparently in perfect health the previous night. Death was caused by the bursting of a blood vessel in the brain.


PARKER - (Lucan) George Parker, a cooper by trade, aged about 60 years, dropped dead in his conveyance while passing along Main street this afternoon. His medical adviser stated that heart disease was the cause of death and had informed the deceased that he was liable to drop at any time within the last six months.


March 25, 1893


FREEMAN - (Chatsworth) For nearly two years, old Dick Freeman, as he is commonly called, has been in failing health and during the last six months has been confined to bed for the greater part of the time. Of late he has been in a despondent frame of mind and a close watch has been kept upon him, though it was not expected that he would attempt to take his own life. While his brother-in-law, Thomas Hanbury, who has been attending him, was out of the house for a short time and his wife left the room for a few minutes, the old man cut his throat with his pocket knife. Just how he obtained the knife is not known, but it is altogether probable that he got out of bed for it, as his wife heard a noise in the bedroom, and upon entering the door to see what it was, saw blood spurting from the gash he had made in his throat. The neighbours were alarmed and assistance procured and the wound dressed. He had been a resident of this place about twenty-five years and owns considerable property, but has no children.


COSGROVE - (Almonte) Thomas Cosgrove, a labourer who has been working on the C.P.R. up the line, came here a few days ago. Since then he has been drinking heavily and this morning he was found dead in a sleigh in one of the hotel sheds. There is no suspicion of foul play. The coroner has been notified.

FITZSIMMONS - (Gananoque ) A fatal case of shooting occurred to-day about eight miles east of here by which John Fitzsimmons lost his life. The ownership of a house and small piece of land in the locality mentioned and near the St. Lawrence river, was in dispute. Fitzsimmons claimed it by right of purchase from all the heirs but one, and Mrs. Joles claimed it as the heir whose interest had not been purchased. Three weeks ago Mrs. Joles's family moved into the house and took possession of the property which was previous to that time unoccupied. They lived there undisputed for three weeks when one night John Fitzsimmons and three of his sons appeared at the door and forcibly ejected the Joles family, throwing their effects out on the road. There was considerable resistance and the affray was the cause of several assault charges at the police court here. The cases were tried here on Monday and Tuesday last when the police magistrate reserved his decision till to-day.

This morning he dismissed all but two of the charges and fined John Fitzsimmons and one of his sons $5 each and costs for assault. Whether the decision was taken as upholding Mrs. Joles's rights to the property or not is not known, but this forenoon she and her husband took their effects back to the house with the intention of moving in again. Charles Shipman is Mrs. Joles's father and his story is that he happened to be passing the place when his daughter and son-in-law reached there with their things.

They called him to assist them in unloading and he went over to the house. Just as they stopped at the door, the door was pulled open from the inside and John Fitzsimmons, who was in the house, appeared at the doorway and forbade them entering , and Shipman attempted to parlay with him and tried to go into the house.

Fitzsimmons then, according to Shipman, fired several times with his revolver and then beat Shipman unmercifully over the head with it. Shipman retreated and Fitzsimmons retired to an inner room and closed the inside door. At this time Shipman's son who had been hunting ducks came along with his gun loaded with duck shot. Shipman took the gun and going to the door called out that he was not afraid now as he could shoot too. He pointed the gun at the inside door expecting Fitzsimmons would open it suddenly and be cowed by the sight of the gun, but the door did not open, and in the excitement the gun held by Shipman went off accidentally, as he says, the shot going through the door.

Waiting a few minutes and calling to Fitzsimmons without obtaining an answer, they burst open the door and found him lying dead on the floor, the shot having penetrated his chest. Shipman then came to Gananoque and surrendered to the police magistrate. Shipman was badly cut about the head. His wounds were dressed by Dr. Emory who probed them but found no shot.

Shipman is in charge of the chief constable and will be taken to Brockville jail to-morrow. A coroner has gone from Lansdowne to hold an inquest. Fitzsimmons was a large man, 57 years old. One of his sons is a merchant and postmaster of Rockport.

CHURCH - Richard Church, formerly belonging to the York Pioneers, Toronto, has just died at Riverville, Manitoba.


HUNT - Inspector Hunt of the Northwest Mounted Police, died suddenly at Duck Lake on Thursday night, from paralysis of the heart.


GORDON - Lieutenant Andrew Robertson Gordon, R.N., died at his residence in Ottawa at the age of 42 years. He was a victim of consumption. Retiring from the navy in 1873, he came to Canada and was for some years commander of the fisheries protection service. At the time of his death, he was nautical adviser to the marine and fisheries department.


March 27, 1893


CLARK - Robert Clark of Blandford, who was gored by a cow the other day, died last night.


DOLAN (Ottawa) A terribly sudden death took place in the parliament buildings this evening. Michael Dolan, one of the night watchmen of the House of Commons, dropped dead on the steps leading from the messengers' room to the main entrance. He came on duty at six o'clock, took off his overcoat, and chatted for a few minutes with the other occupants of the messengers' room. Proceeding to his usual rounds, he had gone but a few steps when he fell, and on being carried into the room, was found to be dead. The coroner was summoned, but he did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest.

The deceased, who was 63 years of age, had been employed in the buildings since 1879 and was a familiar figure to all whose business brought them to the house. He was, in fact, one of the best known officials about the house, despite his humble station, and was respected by all who knew him. A most affecting scene was witnessed when his 15-year-old daughter was brought up to the buildings. Her cries to see her father were heart-breaking, it being impossible to pacify her. The deceased leaves a large family, most of whom are of mature years. His death in the house is the second this season, the other being Mr. Skinner, messenger of the sergeant-at-arms, and also an old employee of the house.


March 28, 1893


CONNELL - Died on Monday, March 27, Jenny, third daughter of Thomas Connell, aged 19 years. Funeral will take place from her father's residence, second concession, West Flamborough to the Grove cemetery, Dundas, Wednesday March 29, at 1 p.m.


WELSH - (Thedford) George Welsh, of the 2nd concession of Bosanquet, committed suicide this morning by hanging himself in his barn. Sickness and financial difficulties are said to be the cause of the act.

MILLER - Gage J. Miller, of Virgil, one of the most respected residents of Lincoln county, died on Saturday, aged eighty.


EPPS - George Epps's dead body was found hanging from a beam in his barn yesterday morning. He had committed suicide. Epps was a small farmer and lived on the Governor's Road about three miles from Dundas. He was about 58 years old and lived with his wife and one son. Another son and also a married daughter live in Hamilton. A second daughter ran away three or four years ago with a married man. The family had been living on the Governor's Road only a little over a year, having moved there from Beverly township,

Epps was mentally weak and seems to have been afflicted with suicidal mania. He used to lie down and ask the farm hands to throw buckets of water over him and drown him. His mania grew so serious that some years ago he was sent to the asylum and remained there for four months. He was quite religious and being of an excitable nature, his religious feelings sometimes almost overcame his reason. Recently 'protracted meetings' have been held in the neighbourhood and Epps attended them, and it was noticed that his queerness became more queer during the progress of the meetings. His suicidal mania was probably inherited, for two years ago his father, a man of 80 years and more, took his life by cutting his throat with a razor.

Epps's body was found by his wife about eight o'clock yesterday morning. She went into the barn to look for eggs, when she saw the body of her husband swinging by a chain from a beam that supports the roof. She went up to it and took hold of his limp, lifeless hands, and touched the cold face, and then ran to a neighbour, James Little, and told him of what she had seen. Little hurried over and tried to take the body down, but it was too heavy, and he secured the assistance of another neighbour, Robert Rysland, and together they lifted the body, unfastened the chain from around the dead man's neck and laid the body down on the straw.

The suicide was a most deliberate one. Epps had probably first thrown the chain over the beam and found that it was too long. Then he wound it around over one of the supports, and so shortened it to hold him up high enough to keep his feet from touching the floor. There was a lower beam which he swung against and which he might have rested upon and saved himself at any time if he had repented himself of his resolve to solve the great problem.

Coroner Dr. Brandon of Ancaster, when he heard of the suicide, determined to hold an inquest.


March 29, 1893


FREEMAN - Died at the residence of his son, Alfred Freeman, Carlisle, on March 17, Vernal Freeman, aged 79 years.


TAYLOR - Died in Glanford, on Tuesday, March 28, at the residence of her son, John Taylor, Mrs. Richard Taylor, aged 86 years.

BOUGET - (Montreal) A very sad sight was witnessed at Bonaventure depot this afternoon upon the arrival of the Grand Trunk local from the west. Miss Bouget, aged 46, had been very ill for some time at Cornwall and although her friends and medical attendants believed it was great risk, the sick lady had a great desire to go home to Rimouski to die. Consequently she started upon her journey only to die about the time the train reached Montreal. A coffin was secured and the remains were forwarded at once.


March 30, 1893


LAIDLAW - Died at Hamilton, on Wednesday, March 29, Maggie McColl, beloved wife of Rev. R. J. Laidlaw, L.L.D. Funeral from St. Paul's church, on Saturday, April 1, at 3 p.m., to G.T.R. station, King street. Interment at Greenwood cemetery, Georgetown, on arrival of the train.

The death of Mrs. Laidlaw, wife of Rev. Dr. Laidlaw, which occurred last night, was not unexpected. Mrs. Laidlaw had been an invalid for fourteen years and several times during this period, she had been at death's door. Her malady was heart disease. She was a great sufferer, but throughout her long illness she displayed more clearly and beautifully than perhaps would be possible for a person in robust health, the patience, fortitude, resignation, and sweetness of disposition that mark the saintly Christian character. Mrs. Laidlaw was the daughter of the late Hugh McColl, one of the best known and most influential settlers in Halton county. Three sons and a daughter survive to mourn for her.

Great sympathy is felt for Rev. Mr. Laidlaw. He is himself in very poor health, having been unable for several weeks to discharge his ministerial duties. During the past few days as Mrs. Laidlaw's condition gr«w more and more alarming, he was at her bedside night and day, and nearly all yesterday he sat holding her hand. For many years Mrs. Laidlaw was unable to participate in active work in connection with St. Paul's church, and indeed, in all Christian work,  was as keen and intelligent as if she were in the midst of it. A telephone connection between her room enabled her to hear the Sabbath service at St. Paul's when her strength was sufficient to enable her to endure the effort.


ORME - (Port Stanley) Fire was discovered in M. P. Shepard's planing mill this morning about two o'clock which soon spread throughout the building which was reduced to ashes, together with some dressed lumber. The engine and boiler which were apart were got out, but the planing machinery, tools, and the rest of the contents were destroyed. There is no insurance on it and Mr. Shepard estimates his loss at about $1700. The fire spread to the bathing house on the opposite side of the street to the eastward, and it was also burned. There is a small insurance on it. It then spread to a dwelling house occupied by T. J. Orme. Most of the furniture was removed but his mother who has been an invalid for some time perished in the flames. The trunk only of the body has been recovered from the ruins and an inquest will be opened this evening under Coroner

Gustin of St. Thomas. The cause of the fire seems to be from sparks, as it originated on the roof of the mill. So far as learned there was no insurance on the building occupied by Mr. Orme which belonged to the Bott estate.


TAYLOR - (Glanford) Mrs. Taylor, an old and respected resident, died on Tuesday morning after a short illness of two days. On Sunday morning she was struck with apoplexy which rendered her unconscious. Deceased was a native of Cumberland, England, from which she immigrated some fifty years ago and took up her residence here. She was 86 years old at the time of her death. Two daughters and a son are all that are left of the family. Many have been pleased and entertained by her conversation as she talked quite fluently on literature and history. Many will mourn the loss of her genial company and kindly ways. She was the oldest resident in Glanford. Her funeral will take place on Friday when the cortege will form at her son's residence at 1 p.m.


COOK - (Glanford) Mrs. Cook, another old resident of this township, was buried last Sunday. (Mary Bigham Cook died March 23.)


FREEMAN - (Carlisle) Mr. Freeman, an old and highly respected resident of this place, has passed away. Deceased was a member of the English church and his remains were taken to Lowville English church cemetery for interment.


PLACE - (Carlisle) The remains of Mrs. Place of Stony Creek were brought here last week for burial. Her maiden name was Burton, She died of cancers.


ABBOTT - (Hagersville ) Mrs. Abbott, the old lady who was so severely injured by a fall some time ago, died on Friday last and was buried Sunday in the Garnet cemetery.


FORMAN - (Hagersville) Joseph Forman attended the funeral of his mother, the late Mrs. Forman, near Sweet's Corners on Wednesday of this week.


PHELPS - (St. Catharines) "At rest this morning" were the words of the telegram which was received from Lockport, N.Y. this morning announcing the death of Calvin Phelps, a gentleman who at one time lived in this city, but for some years past resided at Lockport. Deceased came here with his family somewhere about 1834 and amassed great wealth, he at one time owning half a dozen mills throughout the country, including the old red mill, besides a lot of property in Canada and the States. He built the house now owned by Mr. Riordan and his wealth was estimated at hundreds of thousands. Business reverses followed one another and the once princely fortune dwindled away. Deceased was held in high respect by all who knew him. The remains will be brought here for interment.

St. JOHN - (Montreal) One of Montreal's best known ladies met with a tragic death this evening on St. Catharine street. Molyneux St. John, formerly editor-in-chief to the "Montreal Herald", and now in the employ of the Canadian Pacific Railway, was coming down town accompanied by his wife, and when quite near Peel street, a runaway horse came galloping along and crushed Mrs. St. John to earth. When picked up, it was found that the unfortunate lady's skull was broken and in fact death ensued almost immediately. This very sad accident has cast a gloom over a large circle of friends, and Mr. St. John has the warmest sympathy of all. Mr. and Mrs. St. John were married in Winnipeg when the former occupied the position of sheriff of the Northwest.


PEEBLES - Intelligence has just been received here from Yokohama, Japan, of the sudden and awful death of John A. Peebles, formerly of Hamilton and well known to many of our citizens. The news has not yet been authenticated by letter but the information received is from such a reliable source that the deceased, gentleman's relatives in Hamilton have little hope that it is unfounded.

The sad event occurred on March 8. Mr. Peebles was manager of a hotel in Yokohama. On the evening of the day mentioned the hotel was destroyed by fire. All the guests escaped with their lives, but Mr. Peebles whose room in on the first floor was unable to get out before the floor gave way and fell, and he was burned in the flaming ruins. It is supposed that he had gone back to his room to try to save some of his valuables. Mr. Peebles had been a resident of Yokohama for about four years, having gone to that city from Hamilton. He resided for some years in Winnipeg where he was manager of the Hudson Bay Company's store. It may be remembered that shortly after his arrival in Yokohama, the "Spectator" published several graphic and well-written letters from him in which the manners and customs of the Japanese people were racily described. Mrs. Peebles resides here with her father, David Hawkins, 26 Bay atreet south.


April 1, 1893


MERRIMAN - Died at her late residence, No 122 Locke street north, on Thursday, March 30, 1893, Ellen, beloved wife of James Merriman, aged 42 years. Funeral took place this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.


RUSSELL - Died in this city, on April 1, at his son's residence, Christopher Russell, in his 62nd year. Funeral on Monday from 82 Chatham street, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MACKENZIE - Mrs. Mackenzie, widow of the late Hon Alexander Mackenzie, died at 10:30 last night at the residence, 82 St. Alban's street, Toronto. Deceased's maiden name was Jane Sym. She was the daughter of the late Robert Sym of Perthshire, Scotland. She married the late

Hon. Alexander Mackenize on June 17, 1853. Mrs. Mackenzie had been ailing for some time and had been under the care of Dr. James Thorburn.

The arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed, but it is probable that the remains will be laid beside those of her husband which were interred in Sarnia, Ontario. Hon. Alexander Mackenzie died on April 16, 1892, just about a year ago.

Later: the funeral of Mrs. Mackenzie will take place in Toronto on Monday and the remains will be interred at Sarnia on Tuesday.


April 3, 1893


MARLATT - Died at Oakville, on Saturday, April 1, Mandana Elizabeth, wife of Stafford Dean Marlatt. Funeral on Monday, April 3, at 2:30 p.m.


ROBERTSON - Died at her late residence, No 67 Smith avenue, on Saturday, April 1, 1893, Mary McLean, beloved wife of Archibald Robertson, in the 57th year of her age. Funeral on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CACHENOUR - Died at 103 Upper John street south, on Saturday, April 1, Janet Irving, wife of J. M. Cachenour. Funeral on Tuesday, April 4, at 2 p.m., from her late residence to Bullock's Corners.


LAVELLE - Died at his parents' residence, 183 Macaulay street east, on Sunday, April 2, James W. Lavelle, aged 22 years and 2 months. Funeral on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


PETTIT - Died in this city, at the residence of her son-in-law, 18 Magill street, on April 2, Margaret, beloved wife of William Pettit of Winona, aged 65 years. Funeral from above address on Tuesday at 1 p.m. to Winona. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BROHMAN - Died on April 3, at 103 King street east, Alfred M., youngest son of Frank and Mary Brohman, aged 3 months and 20 days. Funeral on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.


GRAHAM - Died at 82 Colborne street, on April 3, Winnie, eldest daughter of John Graham, in her 8th year. Funeral from above address on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 p.m., to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


DALE - On Tuesday Richard Dale, who lived at the Grand Opera hotel, was seized with a paralytic stroke and was taken to the hospital. He died on Saturday. The deceased was 50 years of age. He came from England two years ago and was interested in some patents. Unfortunately

for him, the firm which he represented failed after he came to Canada. Two sons and a daughter of the deceased live in England.

Strong comments were made to-day because Dale's body was sent to a medical school in Toronto. The officers of the Saint George's Society were willing to defray the expenses of his burial.


WHYTE - (Winnipeg) A special to the "Tribune" from Harrison, British Columbia, says: A frightful accident occurred on the C.P.R. a few miles east of this point on Thursday. It resulted in the loss of four lives. Among those killed is Stephen Whyte, brother-in-law of Justice Killan of Winnipeg. The particulars are meagre but the reports in hand are to the effect that the engine jumped the track while on one of the dizzy heights overlooking the Fraser river. The engineer and fireman, seeing that there was no chance to escape by remaining on the engine, jumped for their lives into a deep gorge. The engine at the same moment went down a perpendicular embankment. Nothing was seen of the men after they jumped from the engine. Two others were killed, one of them being Mr. Whyte mentioned above. Nothing has been learned as to how they met their death. A "Tribune" reporter telephoned to Judge Killan's residence this afternoon and received verification of the death of Mr. Whyte. Particulars of the accident have not yet come to hand.


HAY - (Woodstock) James Hay, the founder of the extensive furniture factory here and father of Mayor Hay, had a stroke of paralysis last night and his death is expected at any hour. Mr. Hay is in his 69th year and has been a member of the school board for over a quarter of a century.


April 4, 1893


CONNOR - Died at her late residence, No 6 Kinnell street, on Tuesday, April 4, Jennie Mcintosh, beloved wife of William H. Connor, in the 31st year of her age. Funeral Thursday, April 6, at 3:00 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WALLACE - Robert T. Wallace, postmaster at Woodbridge, Ontario, and brother of N. Clarke Wallace, controller of customs, died of pneumonia at Woodbridge yesterday evening. He was 41 years of age.


PETERSON - A lad named Thomas Peterson was in an iceboat at Hay Bay, Ontario, on Saturday when the craft struck an obstacle and the occupants received a serious shaking. Peterson was thrown out and alighting on his head on the ice, was rendered unconscious. He remained unconscious until his death which took place a few hours afterward.

SUTTON - Died at Los Angeles, California, on April 3, William Sutton, formerly of Hamilton, Ontario, in the 57th year of his age.


STEVENSON - Died on April 4, Louise, beloved wife of W. J. Stevenson, and second daughter of the late Andrew and Barbara Fickley, aged 35 years. Funeral from 37 Mary street on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this notice.


FARNCOMB - Frederick Farncomb of Newcastle, Ontario, is dead, aged sixty-seven.


SCARBOROUGH - Joseph Scarborough of Hanover, Ontario, died suddenly on Monday morning.


April 6, 1893


PARTRIDGE - Died on April 5, at 405 Huron street, Toronto, Mary Jane, beloved wife of W. H. Partridge, formerly of Claremont, Emerald street south, Hamilton. Funeral on Friday at 3:30 p.m. to St. James cemetery.


ANDERSON - Died in this city, on April 6, James Anderson, a native of Ayr, Scotland, aged 56 years. Funeral from his late residence, 454 King William street, on Saturday at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this intimation.


PETERS - Died in this city, on April 6, Florence Catharine Edna, daughter of Rudolph Peters, aged 4 years. Funeral from 56 Bay street south, on Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


ARMSTRONG - (Rockton) Miss Mary Armstrong, youngest daughter of H. Armstrong, died on Thursday morning at the age of 32 years. The funeral took place on Saturday to the Kirkwall cemetery.


KENNEDY - (Hagersville) Mrs. Kennedy, 84 years old, who moved to the village from Brantford only a few weeks ago, died quite suddenly on Sunday morning last. Her remains were taken to Caledonia for interment on Tuesday


April 7, 1893


JENKINS - Capt Henry Jenkins, aged 68, an old resident of Walkerville, was found dead in his doorway on Wednesday night. Heart disease.


WATSON - The body of Thomas Watson of Deseronto was found lying at the side of the Grand Trunk Railway track two or three miles from Deseronto Junction yesterday morning. There is no explanation of his death.


April 8, 1893


LACKNER - Julianna, beloved wife of William Lackner, died on April 4 at Berlin, in her 66th year. Funeral on Sunday forenoon at 10 o'clock.


HEYS - Died in Toronto, on April 7, Sarah, the beloved wife of James Heys, No 39 West avenue north. Funeral (private) on Monday at 3 p.m. from her sister's residence, 56 Emerald street north.


CUTTRISS - Died in this city, on April 8, Mary Ann, relict of the late William Cuttriss, in the 68th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 133 Catherine street south, at 2 p.m., on Monday.


CLARK - Died at his parents' residence, 79 Macaulay street east, on Friday, April 7, Robert James Clark, eldest son of James and Jane Clark, aged 19 years. Friends and acquaintances till please accept this intimation.

James R. Clark, eldest son of James Clark, 79 Macaulay street east, died last night after a short illness. He was at work as usual at the cotton mill on Monday, but was taken suddenly ill and died last night while arrangements were being made to transfer him to the hospital.


HAINES - (Cheltenham) A sad accident occurred here on Thursday evening by which Leonard Haines, a bright lad of twelve years, only son of Charles Haines, Jr. lost his life. The little fellow was leading a horse to water when the animal suddenly turned and kicked at another horse which was near. Unfortunately the boy was struck in the side of the head and his skull crushed. Dr. McCullough arrived in a short time and pronounced the wound fatal. Dr. Roleson of Brampton was also brought, but medical skill proved unavailing and death ensued about ten hours after the accident. The bereaved family have the entire sympathy of the community in their terrible affliction.


April 10, 1893


DIXON - Died at his late residence, 147 Elgin street, Thomas C. Dixon, eldest son of Herbert Dixon, H.M.C., aged 32 years and 9 months. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


HANCOCK - Died at her late residence, 335 Macnab street north, Martha J. Henderson, beloved wife of Edward H. Hancock, aged 44 years. Funeral on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

OBEE - Died at Oakville, on April 3, Henry Obee, aged 79 years and 9 months. Deceased was the father of Mrs. William Donnelly, Inland Revenue Department, Hamilton, and Mrs. R. B. Tait, Toronto.


EDWORTHY - Died in this city, on Saturday, April 8, Selina, relict of the late Frederick Edworthy, in her 33rd year. Funeral will take place from her sister's residence, 83 Burlington street west, on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


KINLOCK - (Ottawa) Henry Kinlock of the department of the Interior died of paralysis at seven o'clock this evening at the residence of the late Judge Armstrong on the Richmond road. He was born in Kingston 45 years ago. He was private secretary to the Hon, John Sandfield Macdonald, premier of Ontario, from 1867 to 1871; also to the Hon. Edward Blake in 1871 and 1872 and to the Hon. Oliver Mowat from that date to 1875. He was again appointed private secretary to Mr. Blake on his taking office as minister of justice, and remained as secretary to the Hon. Mr. Laflamme who succeeded Mr. Blake in that portfolio. In 1875 he was appointed private secretary to the late Sir John Macdonald and acted in that capacity for some time. For several years past he has been a leading official in the department of the interior. His health had become precarious and about three weeks ago he was given leave of absence. His widow is a daughter of the late Judge Armstrong. Mr. Kinlock was well known as a newspaper man for the first six or seven years after Confederation. He leaves a large circle of friends in Ottawa as well as in western Ontario to regret his early death.


April 11, 1893


MCMICHAEL - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, Mahala, relict of the late Richard McMichael, aged 81 years. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, A. McKerlie, 133 Peter street, on Wednesday at 5 o'clock to the King Street station, G.T.R., thence to Waterford for interment. Service at the house this evening at 7:30.


THOMPSON - Died on April 10, at her late residence, 132 Florence street, Elizabeth, relict of the late George S. Thompson, aged 62 years. Funeral on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


LANG - (Windsor) Henry Lang, who was brought to the Hotel Dieu last week from the Great Western hotel, died yesterday. Lang had been boxing with Joseph Gregory, son of the landlord of the hotel and in some manner slipped and hurt two of his ribs that had been broken some years previous. Dr. Casgrain says that did not cause his death. Chief Willis called on him a few days ago and he entirely exonerated Gregory, saying that he was in no way to blame as he slipped and fell while showing Gregory some points in boxing.

MCMILLAN - (St. Thomas) Neil McMillan, a labouring man about 70 years of age, stayed in the house of Neil J. Taylor, Yarmouth, about ten miles north of the city on Saturday and Sunday nights and was in apparent good health. This morning he left to go to a neighbour's, and three hours after, Taylor found him in his woods, dead. Dr. Gustin, coroner of this city, held an inquest and the jury returned a verdict of "Died from natural causes". Deceased had not lived with his family for some years.


FARLEY - Samuel D. Farley of Belleville died on Sunday aged eighty years.


LACHANCE - While eating his evening meal on Saturday, Casimir Lachance, a boy of 8 years, was struck by lightning and killed at Ste. Anne de Beaupre, Quebec. His father, sitting near him, was stunned.


April 12, 1893


ANDERSON - Died in this city, on April 12, at 33 Florence street, James Garrow, eldest son of Alexander and Elizabeth Anderson, aged 18 years and 4 months. Funeral will take place from above address on Friday, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MACPHERSON - (Ottawa) Civil servants and citizens generally were greatly shocked to learn early this morning that D. A. Macpherson, assistant secretary of public works, had died at 6:30 a.m. As previously announced Mr. Macpherson underwent an operation on Sunday morning for a cancer in his right arm. The limb had been amputated quite close to the shoulder and the operation was successful. Death is supposed to be the result of the shock caused to the nervous system.


SCHMELS - Mrs. Catherine Schmels, 90 years of age, an inmate at the Elgin House of Industry, St. Thomas, fell from a third storey window at that institution yesterday morning and received injuries from which she died about two hours afterward.


April 13, 1893


AWTY - Died in this city, on April 12, Jessie Murison, beloved wife of Arthur Awty, and daughter of the late George Murison. Funeral will take place from her late residence, 17 Euclid avenue, on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SMITH - Died at Toronto, on April 11,1893, William Smith, Esq., M.D., M.R.C.S., and L.A.C., England. Father of Mrs. J. R. Mead of Hamilton, and Mrs. J. T. R. Stinson, of Toronto in his 93rd year. Funeral private.

WELCH - Died at 9 Waterloo avenue, Toronto, on the 12th instant, James Henry, infant son of Thomas J. & Louise Welch, aged 3 months. Funeral to Hamilton cemetery on arrival of train due at Stuart street station at 4 p.m. on Friday.


SMITH - Died at his late residence, 497 York street, James Smith, a native of Banffshire, Scotland, in his 67th year. Funeral on Saturday at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


YUILL - A young man named John Yuill of Ramsay township, Ontario, while returning home with a team of horses on Sunday, stumbled and fell heavily on his knees. The shock resulted in a fracture of the spine and in a few minutes, young Yuill expired.


April 14, 1893


RAMSAY - Died in this city, on April 11, Allan N. Ramsay, son of the late John Ramsay of the township of West Flamborough. Funeral took place this morning from Blachford & Sons undertaking establishment to Hamilton cemetery.


GILES - (Hagersville) John Giles, who was ill for the past few months, died Sunday evening. His remains were interred in the Springvale cemetery on Tuesday, the Rev. J. A. Jackson officiating.


PRESTON - David Preston, mechanical superintendent of the G.P.R. works at Montreal, died yesterday from blood poisoning produced by the use of a solution applied to a corn. He was 60 years of age and a very competent officer.


BOYD - (Ottawa) The county of Carleton is greatly stirred up over a tragedy which was enacted on the 3rd line of Huntley yesterday. John Boyd, a well-to-do farmer, started from home to Stittsville soon after breakfast, his wife being in excellent health. A hired man named Wall was at work on the farm and the children went to school as usual excepting the smallest of them. Mr. Boyd returned about 2 o'clock in the afternoon and drove to the barn where the hired man was engaged with a fanning mill. The man remarked that his master must want his dinner and proceeded to put away the team. When Boyd opened the kitchen door, the room was full of smoke, but not dense enough to impair vision. There was no fire visible, but a strong smell of burning cloth was perceptible. The baby was sleeping in a corner in the kitchen. He proceeded along the hall to the foot of the stairs and called his wife, but receiving no answer, went up to the bedroom and was horrified to see her lying on the edge of the bed, her feet on the floor, blood oozing from her mouth, and a portion of her clothing over the heart was slowly burning. He immediately called his hired man and dispatched him for a neighbour named Alexander Lowry who after visiting the house and finding the body of the deceased woman lying as above

described, sent a dispatch for Coroner Mark who went out yesterday afternoon and held an inquest last night and this afternoon. No evidence was forthcoming which would tend to throw light on the tragedy. The general supposition, however, is that Mrs. Boyd committed suicide. Coroner Mark had a consultation with the crown attorney Lees this morning on the matter and was advised by him to ask for assistance in unravelling the mystery. He accordingly telegraphed to Detective Murray of Toronto asking that a man be sent down to the scene of the affair as quickly as possible.


April 15, 1893


MAPHAM - Died in this city, on April 15, William, youngest son of William and Annie Mapham, aged 1 year and 2 months. Funeral will, take place from 67 Bay street north, on Monday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


ARMSTRONG - Died in this city, on April 13, William Armstrong, formerly of Toronto, aged 42 years. Funeral on Sunday at 2 p.m. from 143 Hess street north.


BLAICHER - Died at her late residence, 186 Main street west, on Friday, April 14, Mrs. P. C. Blaicher. Funeral on Monday at 3 p.m. to All Saints church, thence to Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

About two weeks ago an accident befell Mrs. Blaicher, the mayor's wife. While coming out of a relative's house on Hunter street west, she slipped and fell, and by the fall her left leg was broken in two places just above the ankle. No serious results were looked for and as the broken bones had been rapidly knitting, it was hoped that Mrs. Blaicher would soon be out again. Yesterday morning this hope was clouded. The mayor was summoned from his office to his wife's bedside. Alarming symptoms of heart trouble had developed. The sufferer grew worse. Throughout the afternoon and evening she steadily sank and died at 10:30. The physicians attending say she was pulseless for an hour before her death, but consciousness remained until within a very short time of the end.

Dr. Stark, her family physician, says that Mrs. Blaicher had complained of pain in the region of the heart for many years and it was known that her heart was more or less weak. Her death was caused by the nervous shock resulting from the injury which she so recently received on her weakened heart, inducing heart failure.

The deceased lady was a daughter of the late James Biggar of Trafalgar township. She met Mr. Blaicher when he was teaching school in that township and was married to him in 1861. Their union was blessed with three children, Clara, who is now Mrs. S. N. Sterling of London; Stanley, and Roy. Mrs. Blaicher was a lady of most amiable and equable disposition and more that ordinary intelligence and force of character. She devoted her life to her husband and children. It was an unselfish, useful, beautiful life, how much so only those know who were the objects of

her heart's tenderest affection. The shock of this sudden unexpected bereavement will fall very heavily upon the mayor whose own health is not as robust as his friends would wish.


WEBBER - (New Hamburg) Manassa Webber, aged 35, of Wilmot township, was engaged in felling trees on his farm yesterday when he was struck on the head by a falling limb. He lingered until this morning when he died. After the accident, the deceased walked home from the bush, a distance of about half a mile, assisted by his hired man. He was a member of one of the oldest families in Waterloo and was highly respected.


GARWOOD - News has been received at Bowmanville of the death in Liberia, Africa, of Rev. H. Garwood, a former resident of Clarke township, county Durham. He was engaged in gathering oysters, slipped from a rock, and fell into the river. Not being able to swim, he drowned.


April 17, 1893


BATTY - Died in this city, on April 15, William Batty, son of Robert and Elizabeth A. Batty, aged 23 years and 7 months. Funeral will take place from his father's residence, 168 Simcoe street east, on Tuesday, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SMITH - Died on Saturday, April 15, at 171 Elgin street, Elizabeth Boyd, beloved wife of John Smith. Funeral from above address, on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. to Dundas cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


ELLIOTT - Died on Sunday, April 16, at the residence of his brother, 56 Spring street, Alma W. Elliott. Funeral private, at 12 o'clock on Monday to G.T.R. station.


KAVANAUGH - Died in this city, April 17, Francis Kavanaugh, aged 72 years. Funeral will leave his late residence, 17 Mulberry street, on Wednesday, April 19, at 10 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends are invited.


LENDON - Died on April 17, at her son's residence, 67 Inchbury street, Mary Arm, widow of the late John Lendon, aged 63 years. Funeral on Wednesday at 3:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


DONALD - On Thursday morning, D. Donald, an old Scotch weaver of Ancaster, was found dead in bed. He was about 74 years of age and was well known in that section of the country where he had pursued his calling for many years, notwithstanding the competition of new-fangled mills and machines. He formerly resided in the Scotch block, but about six years ago he moved into

the village and took up his residence there with two daughters. He was a quiet, industrious man and highly respected by all who knew him. Dr. Richardson pronounced the cause of death to be heart disease.


ARDACH - Judge Ardach of Winnipeg dropped dead on Saturday while walking from the steamer at Hoboken, New York, having just arrived from a trip to England. He was deputy attorney general of Manitoba before being raised to the Bench. He formerly resided at Barrie, Ontario.


April 18, 1893


GIBBS - T. F. Gibbs, P.L.S., died at his residence, Adolphustown, on Saturday, aged eighty.


GREET - (Kingston) Much regret was expressed here over the death of T. Y. Greet, local manager of the Ontario Bank. He died in Toronto whither he had gone for special treatment. He was taken ill in January and suffered greatly. He had been here since 1880 and was most successful. He was an enthusiastic cricketer. His wife, a daughter of Josias Bray of Hamilton, survives. He was 47 years of age. His mother resides in Toronto. He originally came from Guelph.


February 19, 1893


CARR - Died at No 5 Hunter street east, on Wednesday, April 19, Mary Ann Elizabeth, widow  of the late Samuel Carr, in the 85th year of her age. Funeral on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ROCHE - Hon. John Roche, legislative councillor of Quebec, is dead.


DRAKE - Henry Drake, the oldest hackman in Peterborough, died in his hack yesterday from heart disease while taking a passenger to the station.


GRAVES - Mrs. Graves, second daughter of G. R. VanNorman, Q.C., county crown attorney of Brant, died on Monday at Selida, Col., whither she went as a bride eighteen months ago.


April 20, 1893


COX - In this city, on April 18, at 253 Wellington street north, Lydia Jane Cox, eldest daughter of Albert J. and Eliza Cox, aged 21 years. Funeral will take place from the above address on Friday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

FERGUSON - Died on Thursday, April 20, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. M. Brennen, 418 Main street east, Hamilton, Jane Scott, beloved wife of A. D. Ferguson, of Regina, aged 29 years. Funeral will take place on Saturday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CARR - Early yesterday morning at 5 Hunter street east, after a 1ong and painful illness, Mary Ann E. Carr, widow of the late Samuel Carr, passed peacefully from this life. Born in Cornwall, England, in 1808, she, with her father, Mr. Martin, a jeweller, who for many years carried on business on King street east, settled in this country nearly sixty years ago. For over fifty years she lived in this city.

She was a lifelong and consistent member of the Church of England and it was her wish that Rev. Mr. Richardson, formerly of St. Thomas church, should perform the funeral rites over her remains. By the needy of the city she will be greatly missed as no deserving person making an appeal at her door was ever turned away empty-handed.

Although having no relatives in this country, she will be mourned by a large circle of friends. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 3:30.


FINLAYSON - Word has been received of the death at Grafton, Ontario, of George Finlayson, for over twenty years a respected employee of the late George Stevenson, baker, of Hamilton. Alexander Finlayson of Knox, Morgan & Co is a son of the deceased.


MCGILL - (Hagersville) H. S. McGill, aged 82 years, died at his late residence, Walpole, on Thursday of last week. His remains were interred in the Osborne cemetery.


HEALY - (Montreal) A slight fire took place this evening at the residence of Patrick Healy, Valle street, quite near the centre of the city, but the consequences were exceedingly sad. This morning Mrs. Healy died at the age of 53 years, and about six o'clock this evening as the husband was sitting beside the dead body of his wife, some drapery caught fire and before aid could be summoned, Mr. Healy was suffocated to death, and the woman's remains completely charred.


SIMPSON Neil C. Simpson, for many years a conductor on the Grand Trunk Railway running between Windsor and London, is dead.


ESSOP - Robert Essop of Creemore, Ontario, was carried over the falls on the Shawanaga river, Parry Sound district, on Tuesday evening. He was employed by the Beck lumbering company and while trying to break a jam of logs, fell into the water and was carried over the falls. Essop was 25 years old.

April 21, 1893


MULLOCK - Died at his late residence, Lake View, Waterdown, on April 20, Luke Mullock, Esq., in his 87th year. Funeral will take place on Monday, April 24, at 2:30 p.m. to Waterdown cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FARDY - The two-year-old son of Mrs. Fardy who was scalded yesterday, died at the city hospital at 4 o'clock this morning.


ROBERTSON - (Carleton Place) Donald Robertson, Sr., of this town, committed suicide this morning. He got up at the usual time, started the fire in the kitchen stove, and went out to the stable loft and cut his throat with a razor. When found, life was extinct and the razor was still in his hand.


FOLEY - (Guelph) An old woman named Foley was yesterday found dead in a vacant house at Mosboro, three miles from this city. She was an inmate of the House of Providence until three days ago when without securing permission she took her departure. In the vicinity of Mosboro,  she was afterward seen in company with an old man named Smith. They were begging there. An inquest will be held.


April 22, 1893


MILNE - Died in this city, on April 22, Jessie, beloved wife of William Milne, aged 50 years. Funeral from her husband's residence, 179 Locke street north, on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SIEVERT - Died at Cleveland, Ohio, on April 3, 1893, Charlotte, relict of the late Ernest Sievert, formerly of Hamilton, aged 71 years. Interment took place in Cleveland.


CORBY - As John McCullogh, a night clerk in the post office, was passing along Main street about five o'clock this morning, he found an old gentleman lying dead on the sidewalk near the corner of Macnab street. He notified Constable Timson and the officer summoned Dr. Ridley who immediately recognized the deceased as L. R. Corby. Mr. Corby lived in a small brick bouse in rear of Bishop Hamilton's residence. During the night he was taken ill and had gone to see Dr. Ridley about 3:30 a.m. He told the doctor he had been very sick during the night with pains in the body and vomiting. He was very pale and sick. Dr. Ridley prescribed for him and gave him a bottle of medicine, a dose of which he administered to the deceased before he left the office. He seemed to feel better and after apologizing for calling the doctor up at such an inconvenient hour, he went away.

What happened after that is not known, but he had got only a short distance from the doctor's office when he was evidently seized with an apoplectic fit of some sort and fell where he was found. When found he was lying on his back with his hat and cane beside him. There was nothing to indicate that he had struggled after falling. One leg was crossed over the other and in his left hand he held a glove. The face was purple and the eyes suffused with blood which indicated that a blood vessel in the brain had been ruptured. Dr. Ridley thinks he was insensible from the moment he fell and that death ensued almost immediately. As the police could not find his address, the body was taken to the hospital where it was subsequently claimed by friends of the deceased and taken to Blachford & Sons undertaking rooms whence the funeral will be held on Monday. Coroner Mackelcan considered that an inquest was unnecessary.

Mr. Corby was one of the old residents of the city. He was a native of Brockville, but came to Hamilton as a young man about 1845. He was a clerk in the drygoods store of John P. Larkin for some years, and then went into business for himself on King street next the present Provident & Loan building. His business prospered and he moved his establishment to the northwest corner of King and Hughson streets where he carried on one of the largest drygoods establishments in the city previous to 1860.

During the American war, he took large contracts for supplying the United States army with salt and moved to Chicago where he accumulated a considerable fortune. He secured a corner on most of the salt produced by the Seaforth wells and made a large margin. On returning to Hamilton some years later, he bought a good deal of real estate and lived on the income from it. During the last ten years he engaged in some unfortunate speculations and lost between $50,000 and $60,000, and had to part with a large portion of his property. Recently he leased the building formerly occupied by R. B. Skinner & Co. on King street and after making extensive improvements to it, turned it into offices for which he acted as agent.

In some respects Mr. Corby was considered eccentric, but he was a genial, friendly old gentleman and a great favourite with all who knew him. He was never married and for years lived alone in a small brick building fronting on a lane in rear of the property he owned at the corner of Hughson and Robert streets. He had the place very comfortably fitted up and took his meals at Lovering's club chambers. While always sociable and fond of society of friends, he never talked much about his personal affairs even to those who were most intimate with him. He had two brothers living near Brockville and they are dead. A sister of his is supposed to be living in California. The funeral arrangements are being looked after by Arthur Rutherford, William Wood, Major Moore, F. H. Lamb, and other friends who knew him well until his relatives can be notified.

The deceased was a familiar figure on the streets and all who knew him liked him. For a number of years past he has lunched at Lovering's, and was a great favourite with the habitues there. Full of quiet dry humour, he appreciated a joke, and enjoyed the companionship of the younger men

with whom he was a great favourite. While never very robust in health, he never complained much and yesterday deceased seemed to be as well as usual.


HOUGH - James Hough, J.P., died yesterday in Guelph where he had lived since I836. Mr. Hough was in his 80th year.


April 24, 1893


CORBY - Died suddenly on Saturday, April 22, 1983, L. R. Corby, aged 74 years. Funeral took place this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from Blatchford & Sons undertaking rooms.


ANDERSON - Died in this city, on the 22nd instant, Mary Manson, third daughter of William Anderson, in her 20th year. Funeral from 15 O'Reilly street, on Tuesday, at 2:30. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.


FOX - Died at her late residence, No 155 King street west, on Sunday, April 23, 1893, Margaret, wife of George Fox, aged 43 years. Funeral took place at 1:40 to-day. Interment at Bullock's Corners.


CUTTRISS - Died at his late residence, 101 Ashley street, on April 23, Edward W. Cuttriss, in his 46th year. Funeral from St. Matthew's church, on Tuesday, at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


O'BRIEN - Died in this city on April 23, at his late residence, 130 Young street, James O'Brien, aged 60 years, a native of the county of Waterford, Ireland. Funeral Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock to St. Patrick's church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BACKUS - Thomas Backus, aged 65, died last night in the city hospital.


O'CONNOR - Yesterday there was a large turnout of members of Excelsior Lodge, I.O.O.F. and sister lodges to attend the funeral of the late William O'Connor who died on Friday, April 21. The Sailors’ Union, of which the deceased was member, was well represented and sent a broken column of flowers with the words 'Our Shopmate' as a token of the high esteem he was held by his fellow workmen. The deceased was a native of Georgia, but for the last fourteen years had been a resident of this city and during his stay here made hosts of friends by his genial and straightforward ways. The pall bearers were: H. Pearson, George Walker, A. Weir, I.O.O.F; Adam Grotz, M. Wall, William Welch, Sailors' Union. It should be mentioned that O'Connor has been better known by the name of George Grady.

PASCOE - George Pascoe, a well known butcher and horseman of Woodstock, died yesterday. He was almost 60 years of age and a staunch Conservative.


MUIR - Archie A. Muir, of the Bell Telephone Company office, who was moved to Lindsay in October last to take charge of the company's office there, died very suddenly on Saturday evening. He became very ill on Friday evening and visited a doctor's office for relief. The medical man at once saw that he was in a dangerous state and had him lie down in the office where he was made as comfortable as possible. He never rallied, however, and died the following evening. Heart disease was the cause of death.

The deceased was 28 years of age, and prior to going to Lindsay was in the Ontario department office here for eight years. He was a nephew of Judge Muir of this city and his family live near Grimsby. S. J. Stratton, chief clerk of the company's office here, received a telegram on Saturday announcing that Mr. Muir was ill and yesterday morning another message arrived announcing his death. Mr. Stratton left for Lindsay last evening to bring the body home. Interment will take place in Grimsby.


April 25, 1893


FREEMAN - Died at his late residence, Burlington, on Tuesday, April 25, Joshua Freeman, Esq., in the 85th year of his age. Funeral on Friday, April 28, at 2 p.m., to Burlington Plains cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


RUDKINS - Rev. Father Rudkins of Peterborough is dead at the early age of thirty-one.


CRAWFORD - Dennis Crawford, an old resident of Delaware township, is dead, aged seventy-eight.


LAMOND - Mrs. Mary Lamond, 85 years of age, and for thirty years a resident of London, Ontario, is dead.


MCPHEDRAN - Archibald McPhedran of Nassagaweya township, Ontario, committed suicide on Sunday by cutting his throat. He had tried to kill himself on three previous occasions.


WALKER - The death of Alexander Walker, formerly a well known drygoods merchant of Montreal, is announced as having taken place at Paisley, Scotland. He was 67 years of age.


BUCK - Samuel Buck, aged eleven, son of Samuel Buck of Harwich township, was caught between a hay rack and a beam in his father's barn yesterday and instantly killed. The horse drawing the load got beyond control.

HUTCHINS - Daniel Hutchins, while walking on the railway track about four miles west of Brighton, Ontario, yesterday, observed a down train approaching him. He stepped to the other track to avoid it and was struck by an up train which he had not noticed and was killed.


WALKER - (Hastings) Yesterday morning an old man named Christopher Walker was found hanging by a rope in his shanty in Villiers, a hamlet nine miles west of here. Life was extinct when the body was found and the dead man apparently committed suicide some time during the night. A handkerchief was noticed floating from the fence, and as the old man told a neighbour he would hoist a flag when he was going to die, the handkerchief was taken as the death signal, and such it proved to be. Walker had acted queerly for some time past and the advisability of sending him to the asylum was talked of. He came to Canada about thirty years ago from England where he left a wife and two children. The old man was known to have considerable money and a short time ago he drew $11,000 out, of which be made gifts of a library to Villiers and Keene Sabbath schools and also presented Rev. Mr. Andrews of that village with $120 and Mr. McNeil with $80. The balance cannot be found and it is thought that he burnt it. He was about 75 years of age. No inquest was thought necessary. The body was buried in Westwood to-day.


April 26, 1893


TAVERNER - Died in this city, on April 25, at his late residence, 96 Caroline street north, Joseph Taverner, aged 44 years. Funeral Thursday, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TENEYCK - Died at 33 Elgin street, on April 26, Joseph Bruce, infant son of Arthur and Mary TenEyck, aged 5 months and 27 days. Funeral Thursday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WILLIAMS - Died in this city on April 26, Jacob Williams, in the 60th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 95 Tom street, on Saturday, 29th, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Jacob Williams died yesterday at his residence, 95 Tom street, after a month's illness. His father was the inventor of the guide mill used in the manufacture of small bars of iron. The deceased had worked in the business for forty-one years and was in the employ of the Ontario Rolling Mills. Mr. Williams was born in Wales and came to Hamilton twelve years ago. He leaves four daughters and 3 sons, two of whom live in Pittsburgh. Death was the result of physical decay caused by overwork.


WATSON - (Toronto) On Monday night, Thomas Watson, son of the late William Watson of Weston, on returning home from the city, was shocked at discovering his widowed mother cold

in death. On arriving at the house he was surprised to find the door locked. Receiving no response to repeated rapping, he forced the door when before him lay the dead body stretched on a bed. A physician being summoned declared that heart failure had been the cause of death. The old lady had not been seen by the neighbours since Saturday last, but nothing was thought of this, as she was often away from home for days together. Deceased was 65 years of age.


SIMPSON - (Montreal) A great many poisoning cases are being reported just now, and in almost every instance paris green is the favoured drug used. Charles G. C. Simpson, patent solicitor, of St. James street, took his own life last evening by taking a dose of this deadly stuff. He was 57 years of age and was at one time engineer in the Spanish naval service.


WURSTER - (Preston) Rev. Immanuel Wurster died here yesterday. He was a native of Boblinzen, Wurtemberg, Germany, and was born on February 18, 1825. He vas widely known and respected throughout this section, especially among the Germans of Waterloo county. He had charge of the Lutheran congregations of Preston, Hespeler, and Shantz station for over thirty years and has lived here nearly forty-years.


DUNSFORD, BARRON - Barron News has just been received at Lindsay of the death of Mrs. Dunsford, widow of the late Hartley Dunsford, registrar of Victoria county. Mrs. Dunsford died at the residence of her son-in-law in Morden, Manitoba, last Sunday of paralysis, aged 78 years.

At the same time, the news came of the death at Fredericton, N.B., of Mrs. Barron who died at the residence of her son-in-law, Rev. Finlon Alexander, canon of the cathedral there.


April 27, 1893


SWEETLOVE - Died at his late residence, No 76 Tisdale street, on the 26th instant, George Sweetlove, aged 79 years and 2 months, a native of Chatham, Kent, England. Funeral will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. from St. Matthew’s church, Barton street east.


PEARSON - Died in this city, on April 25, Louis Pearson, native of Saxe Cobourg, Germany, in his 54th year. Funeral from his late residence, 30 John street south, on Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CLEMENT - (Troy) The pioneers of Beverly have been passing away in rapid succession lately. On Monday evening John Clement died. He was astir as usual during the day and retired to bed about 8 o'clock. His daughter, Mrs. E. Clement, looked into his room about half an hour later and found him dead. He was born in Langtree, in Devonshire, England, in 1804, and came to

Canada in 1832. He came on a sailing vessel and landed in Montreal nine weeks after leaving Liverpool. His trip up the St. Lawrence to Toronto took six weeks, being towed part of the way by oxen. He came to Beverly in 1834 and until quite recently was very closely identified with the municipal and other progress of the township. He was a member of the township council for fifteen years during seven of which he was reeve. For many years he carried on an extensive lumbering business in addition to his farm. By industry and close attention to business he became one of the wealthiest men in Beverly. His wife died in 1861. He had four children, but only one daughter, Mrs. E. Clement who survives him. In politics he was an uncompromising Liberal and that party is much indebted to his skill and toil for the strong position it holds in the township. He was a member of the Presbyterian church at Lynden. The funeral on Wednesday was very largely attended. He was buried in the Troy cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Fisher of Flamborough and Rev. Mr. Ross of Troy.


ST. JOHN - (Stony Creek) A very sudden death took place here on Tuesday at noon when Mrs. St. John, wife of Nelson St. John, suddenly expired while at dinner. The deceased had been ill for some time, but was apparently recovered, and while seated at the table with the rest of the family and commenting on how much better she felt, she leaned back and expired before those around her knew what had occurred. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the neighbourhood in their affliction. The funeral takes place on Thursday afternoon.


HEWETT - (Edmonton) A terrible accident occurred on Tuesday forenoon in the settlement north of the Sturgeon River mill. A young man named Jeffrey Hewett had purchased a Winchester rifle and having loaded it, was showing the rest of the family how to throw out the cartridges. His brother, about 14 years of age, was sitting opposite him when the gun by some means accidentally discharged. The bullet struck the brother, Wilbur Hewett, in the right breast, passed through him, coning out in the left shoulder, and entering the wall behind. The wound was necessarily fatal and the boy died in a few minutes.


April 28, 1893


DALTON - Died at his late residence, Burlington, on Friday, April 28, William Dalton, Esq., in the 83rd year of his age. Funeral on Monday, May 1, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CROTTY - Died in this city, on April 26, Mrs. Bridget Crotty, relict of the late John Crotty, aged 62 years. Funeral from her late residence, 383 Mary street, on Saturday, April 29, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Lawrence church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery, Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

BENTLEY - (Toronto) Edward Bentley of No 1 Jersey avenue committed suicide at a quarter to one yesterday afternoon by cutting his throat from ear to ear with a razor. The deceased, who was an Englishman by birth and not long in Canada, sustained a sunstroke last summer, since which time his mind had been rather seriously affected. At times he appeared rational, but at others he lapsed into a condition of great despondency which seemed to unfit him for proper discharge of his duties. His wife became anxious concerning this state of affairs and has been troubled with fears that something serious would happen. These were realized yesterday. She found her husband in an outhouse lying dead with his throat cut in a pool of his own blood. Dr. Pringle was called but his services were of no use. He notified Dr. Powell who on making inquiry as to the circumstances came to the conclusion that an inquest was unnecessary.


SHERWOOD - (Woodstock) In James Elliott's bush near Oxford Centre on Tuesday afternoon, Alfred Sherwood, along with his father, was felling a tree. Before it was cut through the son went to remove some underbrush which lay in the way and when thus engaged the tree fell, a limb striking his skull. After receiving the blow he never spoke and died shortly afterward. The deceased was about 20 years old and was a son of Henry Sherwood.


April 29, 1893


Denroche - Died on Friday, April 28, 1893, at Fairlie, Kent county, Maryland, U.S., Helen Burgess, wife of Rev. C. T. Denroche.


SLINGSBY - (Brantford) William Slingsby died suddenly last night shortly after seven o'clock. Deceased was apparently quite well at tea time. He was sitting in his armchair reading a newspaper when he expired. Mr. Slingsby was the founder of Slingsby & Son woollen mills and was noted as the best manufacturer of blankets and woollen goods in Canada.


TAYLOR - James Wicks Taylor, United States consul at Winnipeg, Manitoba, for many years, died in that city yesterday afternoon.


May 1, 1893


SUTHERLAND - Died on Saturday, April 29, 1893, Margaret Lumsden, second daughter of the late D. G. Sutherland, aged 12 years and 4 months. Funeral took place this afternoon from her mother's residence, 136 Maria street.


RUTHVEN Died on Sunday, April 30, Peter Ruthven, in the 87th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 169 Hughson street north, on Tuesday, at 3 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.

TAYLOR - Henry Taylor, the well known banker and broker of London, Ontario, died on Monday night of heart disease.


COLE - (Harrowsmith) At about four o'clock this morning, William Cole, a young farmer about 35 years of age, suicided by taking nearly an ounce of paris green. He is the son of Henry Cole with whom he lived, and unmarried. Medical aid was summoned but too late to be of any avail. He died about four o'clock this evening in great distress. No reason whatever can be assigned for the terrible act as he was known to be in a good financial position, temperate, prosperous, and apparently happy. His friends, however, had thought him a little eccentric of late, but no serious result was apprehended. Deceased was the sole support of an aged father and mother and a blind brother. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved friends who have sustained irreparable loss.


May 2, 1893


LOSEE George Losee of Eramosa, one of the pioneers of Wellington county, is dead, aged 93.


May 3, 1893


BRUCE - W. Bruce, a highly esteemed citizen of Bowmanville, died on Sunday morning aged sixty-eight.


MCNAB - Mrs. McNab of Sand Point, near Renfrew, committed suicide on Sunday by jumping into the river which flows through the village.


Middleton - (Parry Sound) A drowning accident occurred about eighteen miles from here on Blackstone Creek last night when George Middleton of Orillia was drowned. The young man fell in about six feet of water and is supposed to have been chilled. He was 19 years of age and only left home about a month ago to work in the shanty.


May 4, 1893


WEBSTER - Died at 10 St. Joseph street, Toronto, on May 3, Louisa T. Webster, youngest daughter of the late James Webster of Hamilton. Family funeral from the residence of her brother, W. G. Webster, 208 Macnab street north, Hamilton, at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon.


MAXWELL - (Detroit) Albert Maxwell, formerly manager of the Riddle house and proprietor of the Griswold house, this city, died at the Russel house last night of heart trouble. Mr. Maxwell was born in Trafalgar, near Hamilton, Ontario, 58 years ago. He was at one time proprietor of the Royal Hotel, Hamilton, and had since been proprietor and manager of hotels in several

American cities. Mr. Maxwell leaves two daughters, Mrs. L. R. Jones, of Hamilton, Ontario, and Mrs. Gertie Maxwell. His remains will be taken to Hamilton on Saturday and buried beside his wife. He carried a large life insurance and leaves besides a comfortable surplus.


MAIN - (Sheffield) Mrs. D. W. Main, who has been under the doctor's care all winter, passed away on Monday morning and was buried on Wednesday. A very large concourse of friends and acquaintances attended the funeral showing the high esteem in which the deceased was held. She had been a consistent member of the Methodist church for many years and died the death that follows a well-lived life. Mr. Main has the sincerest sympathy of the entire neighbourhood in his sad bereavement.


HAMILTON - (Sheffield) Mr. Hamilton, grandfather of Mrs. Rivers of this village, and who lived a few miles north of here, died last Monday.


SHILDRICK (Hagersville) Many of the friends of Thomas Shildrick will learn with regret of the death of his son, Herbie M., aged nine years, on the 27th ultimo.


WILLIAMSON - (Hagersville) The many friends of the late George Williamson will learn of his death with regret, though it was not unexpected, for he had been a severe sufferer for many months and it was not thought he could survive his wife as long as he did. He passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 75.


GOODER - Henry Gooder of Toronto Junction was found by his wife on Wednesday afternoon hanging from the balustrade in their house. Gooder was an Englishman, 70 years of age. He came to Canada some four or five years ago. At the time he was worth $9000. This money he invested in Junction property and in the erection of several homes, in one of which he lived. These investments consumed all his capital. By trade, Gooder was a coat maker, but for a long time past he had been unable to secure steady employment. The few odd jobs he did obtain were insufficient for his maintenance. Yesterday at noon he accompanied his wife to the Brickton Bridges where she took a train for Toronto. He promised to meet her in the evening. Wondering at his failure to keep the appointment, Mrs. Gooder made her way home at 5 p.m. to find her husband cold and stark.


FOAD - (Toronto) William D. Foad, a telegraph operator who left this city nine months ago for St. Louis, was drowned in that city yesterday. His relatives live at 16 Grenville street.


GUSTIN - E. Gustin, one of the oldest of native Canadians, died yesterday in London township, aged ninety-four.


EDWARDS - (Vancouver) Mrs. James Edwards, a young woman, shot herself at 6 o'clock yesterday.  The bullet penetrated her breast near the heart, inflicting a wound from which she died at twelve o'clock to-day. She was subject to periodical spells of insanity.


May 6, 1893


KRAMER - Died at the residence of her brother, James H. Tydd, 143 Bay street north, on Friday, May 5, Eliza Jane Kramer, aged 57 years. Funeral on Monday at 1:30 p.m. Interment at St. Paul's church, Glanford. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CAHILL - Died at his late residence, No 180 King street east, on Friday, May 5, James Cahill, police magistrate of Hamilton, in his 78th year. Funeral on Monday, May 8, at 3 p.m., to Christ Church Cathedral, thence to Burlington cemetery.

Death has taken a prominent citizen who will be missed. Police magistrate Cahill died at 8 o'clock this morning. About ten days ago he was attacked with symptoms of la grippe and a few days afterward he got a chill which developed into pneumonia and affected the action of the heart. He suffered no pain during his illness but owing to the debility natural to a man of his advanced age, he gradually sank under the malady until death supervened. He was conscious almost until the last and his death was peaceful and painless.

Mr. Cahill was one of the oldest residents of the city and few faces were more familiar on the streets than the venerable and kindly countenance of the police magistrate. He was born in Tipperary, Ireland, on July 25, 1815, and was consequently nearly 78 years of age. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and came to Hamilton in August, 1833. For some time he acted as tutor in the family of the late Mr. Martin, father of E. Martin, Q.C., on Grand River, and taught the learned Queen's Counsel his classics. For several years he taught the district school here while studying for the bar, and later on he entered the office of Richard Beasley, uncle of the city clerk Beasley, where he was a fellow student with Justice Burton, now of Toronto. In 1839, he passed the examination as an attorney and in the following year was admitted to the bar. From that time until his appointment as police magistrate in 1863, he practised law here with much success and achieved an enviable reputation in his profession.

About 1854 he was elected to the city council and served one year, but he was not a gentleman who sought public honours, being rather of a quiet and retiring disposition devoting all his time to his profession.

On March 17, 1863, he was appointed police magistrate of this city and for thirty years he administered the responsible duties of that office in a manner that commanded the confidence and esteem of the public as well as the respect of the unfortunate wrong-doers whom duty tolled upon him to punish. A well known American criminal judge has said the 'the law is common sense' and in no position is the fact so apparent as in the daily duties of a police magistrate where judgment has to be given on a mass of evidence often placed before the court in such crude and chaotic shape that it requires an acute mind, a large knowledge of human nature, and the faculty

of accurately studying character to successfully perform its responsible duties, all those attributes Mr. Cahill possessed in a large measure and while always inclined to temper justice with mercy he usually succeeded in properly sizing up the difficult cases before him. The best criterion by which to estimate his success in this respect was the few appeals that were judged against his decisions. Besides being prompt in the punishment of crime, Mr. Cahill took a warm and intelligent interest in all movements for the reclamation of criminals and the reduction of crime. He was always ready to aid in such philanthropic work and was a director of the Rescue home established in this city some years ago.

The deceased was married on January 3, 1841, to Louise L., daughter of the late Dr. William Case of Barton, who survives him. He also leaves three boys and six girls, three of the latter being married. They are Mrs. Charlevoix, of Longeuil, P.Q.; Mrs. Spencer, of Chicago; and Mrs. Corser, of this city. William Cahill, the eldest son lives in San Francisco; E. D. Cahill, barrister, is a member of the law firm of Carscallen, Cahill, and Ross; and Allan R. Cahill holds a responsible position in the office of the Hoosac Tunnel Freight Company of Chicago.

The funeral will take place on Monday at 3 o'clock to Christ Church Cathedral, and thence to Burlington cemetery.


MCMILLAN - (Kingston) William McMillan, 28 years of age and in the full enjoyment of strength and health, was instantly killed on Monday in a mill in Arnprior. The unfortunate young man was engaged to be married shortly to Mary Acton of Ottawa. He left his home in Eganville last week and commenced work in Arnprior on Monday. He was caught in the shafting of the mill and had one of his arms torn from his body and both legs broken.


THOMPSON - Thomas Thompson, one of the oldest citizens of Belleville, died yesterday, aged eighty.


BAPTIST - (Toronto) Early yesterday morning, a singular fatal accident occurred at 55 Howie avenue, the residence of Samuel Glen, a driver for the corporation. It appears that a woman named Mary Baptist, who for the last three years has lived with Glen as housekeeper, came downstairs at an early hour yesterday to prepare breakfast and attend to her morning duties. After he went to his work, she went upstairs and was heard by the neighoburs in the adjoining house to fall heavily on the landing. Screams and groans quickly brought assistance when the unfortunate woman was discovered lying at the head of the stairs and from an irregular jagged wound on the right side of her head near the back, blood was flowing freely. Dr. Cleland was at once summoned, but death ensued within fifteen minutes after his arrival.


Careful inquiry failed to reveal any suspicion of foul play. No one was seen to enter or leave the house from the time Glen went away until the sound of the fall and woman's dying groans apprised the neighbours. An examination of the premises showed that the base mouldings of the angle of the passage upstairs and the stairway terminated in a sharp corner. At a distance of five and a half feet along the passage is an ascending step and from the position of the woman when found it would appear that she had mounted this step and then, for some cause which the post mortem examination will probably disclose, had fallen heavily backward. Being of a stout build, weighing over two hundred pounds, she must have fallen with great force which is amply evidenced by the injury inflicted. The fact that the woman was well advanced in pregnancy, the uncertainty surrounding the death, for there is as yet no direct evidence of how she fell, and that in Dr. Cleland's opinion the symptoms were not altogether those of concussion of the brain which it would naturally be expected to be present, he did not feel justified in certifying the cause of death. A post mortem is therefore ordered so that positive evidence may be given at the inquest which Coroner Aikins will hold to-morrow at the Poplar House.


May 6, 1893


JOHNSON - Died on May 5, at her late residence, 101 Inchbury street, Harriet Cover, beloved wife of William Johnson, aged 64 years and 3 months. Funeral from the above address on Sunday, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


QUA - Died at 84 Lloyd street, Buffalo, on Thursday, May 4, James Qua, late of this city, aged 42 years. Funeral private. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.


CLINE - Died on Friday, May 5, Joseph Cline, aged 64 years. Funeral from the residence of his brother, George H. Cline, Dundas road, on Monday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCLEAN - Mrs. McLean, 35 years of age and wife of Kenneth McLean of Woodstock, Ontario, committed suicide on Thursday night.


MCLEOD - Frank McLeod, employed in Sicklesteele's stave mill at McGregor, Ontario, met with a terrible death yesterday morning. While endeavouring to shift a belt from a stave cutting machine, his left arm was drawn in between the pulley and the belt, and he was drawn under the shaft. The arm and shoulder were pulled from his body and his face was horribly crushed. He lived for an hour after the accident.

Cline Joseph Cline died yesterday at the residence of his brother, George H. Cline of the Dundas road. The deceased was prostrated by the grip some time ago and the malady developed into consumption. Last autumn he went with his family to the northwest and returned during the winter. His two sons have settled in Manitoba but are here at present.

Mr. Cline was 64 years of age and lived in Wentworth county all his life. He was a member of the Ancaster township council and of the county council, and also served as a school trustee. The funeral will take place on Monday at 2:30 p.m.


May 8, 1893


Roper Died in Caledonia on the 7th instant, J. M. Roper, druggist, in his 70th year. Funeral on Wednesday.


Geiss Died in this city, on the 6th instant, William Geiss, in his 54th year. Funeral from his late residence, 130 Bay street north, on Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

William Geiss, one of the best known of Hamilton's German residents, died on Saturday evening. Though he had been ailing for over a year from the effects of la grippe, he was only confined to bed for a few days, and the news of his death came as a shock to many of his friends. The deceased came to Hamilton in 1858 to work for the Wanzer sewing machine company and ten years later went into business for himself, continuing ever since. He had long enjoyed the reputation of being one of the cleverest machinists in Hamilton. He was one of the oldest members of the Germania society. He leaves a widow, one son, Ernest Geiss, now with the Elgin watch company, Elgin, Illinois, and two daughters. Two brothers survive him, Henry of this city, and Adolph of Chicago. The funeral takes place to-morrow afternoon. In the death of Mr. Geiss Hamilton loses a good citizen who by industry, honesty, and ability, had built up a business well and favourably known all over the Domini on.


MCLEAN - Died on Monday, May 8, David McLean. Funeral from the residence of his father-in-law, Henry Davies, 146 Ferguson avenue north, on Wednesday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

When the school bells were ringing this morning, a man rushed into Dr. Storms's surgery on Main street west. Blood was gushing from a wound in his leg and a crimson trail was left on the sidewalk. The unfortunate man had borne up bravely, but when he reached the office he was so exhausted from loss of blood that he fainted. The doctor tried to stop the flow of blood but was not very successful, and he telephoned for Dr. Leslie. The man was getting weaker and weaker, although he did not lose consciousness after he recovered from the fainting spell. The physicians injected warm milk and whiskey into the sufferer and did all in their power to save his life, but

the loss of blood had been so great that he died shortly after eleven o'clock.

David McLean was the man's name. He lived on Princess street, a short street in the northeast part of the city and was employed by John Mills, builder, 94 Main street west. The accident which resulted in his death was a peculiar one. This morning McLean was loading glass into a wagon standing in the alleyway at the side of Mills's work shop. He was on the wagon and placed the glass as it was handed up to him. The horse got frightened and made a bolt. It ran a short distance up Main street and was caught by Mills. McLean jumped off the wagon before the horse had gone far and went to Dr. Storms's office as described above.

It is thought that when the horse bolted McLean was thrown forward and a piece of glass went into the fleshy part of the left thigh, cutting the main artery of the leg. Dr. Storms extracted a piece of glass, five and a half inches long and one inch wide from the wound. Although the man lost a large quantity of blood, he lived two hours. He told the doctor that he was thrown off the wagon, but it is thought that he was mistaken as Mills is positive that he jumped off.

Mrs. McLean was notified after the accident occurred, but she did not see her husband alive. She was terribly distressed as the unfortunate man was in good health when he left home in the morning. The deceased had worked for builder Mills off and on for five years.

Coroner White was notified and as Mr. Mills demanded that an inquest be held, he decided to hold one at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The inquest will be opened at Wilson's hotel, corner of Wellington and Cannon streets.


KOCH - Frederick Koch, a milkman, was thrown from his wagon on Yonge street, Toronto, yesterday morning. His skull was fractured and lived but a few; hours.


MCGREGOR - The ten-year-old son of P. C. McGregor, principal of Almonte high school while playing on a boom lying in the river on Saturday afternoon, fell into the water and was drowned.


May 9, 1893


MILNE - (Kincardine) Miss Bertha Milne, daughter of William Milne, of this township, a bright and handsome girl of 18 years of age and a general favourite, took her own life yesterday morning by means of strychnine. She was alone in the house at the time, the others being out attending to their various duties and when the unfortunate affair became known, it was too late for anything to be done. There was no doctor nearer that five miles and the relatives were compiled to witness the very painful death of the youngest and best loved, and were unable to relieve her suffering. No reason has been assigned, but it is presumed that to some very great disappointment is to attributed the rash act.

BRADEN - (Winnipeg) George Braden, brother of the proprietor of the "Calgary Tribune", was killed on Saturday while engaged in a tie camp by a tie which fell down the mountain side and struck him.


DALY - A Winnipeg dispatch says Michael Day of Cobden, Ontario, was drowned at Yorkton yesterday.


FROST - Alfred Frost, county crown attorney for Grey county, died yesterday in Owen Sound after two months' illness.


RAMSHAW - The body of William Ramshaw, who disappeared from his home in Acton, Ontario, on April 25, was found yesterday in J. Harvey's mill dam at Acton.


MISNER - Eugene Misner, employed as yardsman by the Michigan Central Railway at Montrose, Ontario, was run over by a train on Sunday night and instantly killed.


May 10, 1893


MCVITTIE - Died in Barton, mountain top, on the 9th instant, William, infant son of Annie and Andrew McVittie, aged five days. Funeral from above address on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.


CORCORAN - Died in this city, on May 9, at his late residence, 121 Young street, Dennis Corcoran, a native of the county of Cork, Ireland, in his 80th year. Funeral will take place from the above address at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 13, to St. Patrick's church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


GROSS - (Toronto) Frederick Gross, an old soldier, was found dead in bed at his boarding house, 143 Adelaide street west, yesterday morning as the result of a heavy spree. Heart failure is said to have been the cause of death. There will be no inquest.


MILLER - Mr. Andrew Miller, a prominent farmer of Southwold, aged 65, died of apoplexy at the Amasa Wood hospital in St. Thomas yesterday.


PRIOR - John Prior, coloured, aged 93, for fifty-three years a resident of London, Ontario, three times married, and the father of nineteen children, died yesterday.


COLLIN - Charles Collin, employed in a Calgary lumber camp, was thrown from his horse on Monday, and his foot catching in the stirrup, he was dragged to death.


MOSS - The body of Abraham Moss of Trenton, Ontario, was found lying in four feet of water near the river bank at the town named on Monday. He had been last seen alive on Friday.


PRUDHOMME - (Toronto) Thomas W. Prudhomme of 30 Wolseley street, a salesman in the establishment of W. A. Murray & Co., expired most unexpectedly yesterday afternoon while in the midst of his duties. The deceased had been attending to a customer when he was seized with a sudden illness and retired to the lavatory. He was taken there with what appeared to be an epileptic fit and shortly afterward breathed his last. Dr. Murray was summoned but his services were not necessary. The body of the deceased was laid upon a couch and afterward taken to his late home. Mr. Prudhomme was a married man, one of his daughters having been an employee in the same firm.


ZIMMERMAN - (Beamsville) The death is announced at the advanced age of 84 years of William Zimmerman, one of the oldest residents of this neighbourhood. The deceased was one of the last of the old Lincoln cavalry which took an active part in suppressing the rebellion of 1837, and was a brother of Colonel Zimmerman who served in the war of 1812. Deceased was well and widely known and as well was widely respected.


May 11, 1893


HERALD - Died in this city, on Thursday, May 11, 1893, at her late residence, No 106 Herkimer street, Anna, widow of the late William Herald, in the 66th year of her age. Funeral private. Please omit flowers.


MADEN - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, John Maden, a native of Lancashire, England, in his 64th year. Funeral from 265 Ferguson avenue north, on Saturday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FEILDE - Died at his residence, Waterdown, on Wednesday, the 10th instant, Edmund Feilde, aged 56 years. Funeral on Friday, the 12th instant, at 2 p.m.

Yesterday morning was bright and beautiful. The world was filled with the generous glow of the warm sun, the birds were singing cheery carols, and the hidden spring of life seemed answering joyously to nature's summons. It seemed a day to live but Edmund Feilde of Waterdown found that the grim reaper was abroad and that his season of harvest is always.

Mr. Feilde left his house about ten o'clock telling his wife that he would walk out on the farm and see how his sons were progressing with the work. About an hour after, one of the sons returned to the house and in answer to an inquiry said his father had not come to them. A search was instituted and shortly after, the old man was found lying in the field, dead. He was about 60 years of age. The cause of death was heart disease.

JONES - (Troy) Another old settler died on Sunday morning. Andrew Jones had been sick for some time with a stomach complaint. A post mortem examination revealed the fact that he had suffered from cancer. He was 66 years old and lived here all his life. He leaves a widow, three sons, and three daughters. His funeral to Troy cemetery on Tuesday was the largest seen here for some time.


REYNOLDS - H. L. Reynolds, of the Indian department at Regina, died yesterday.


BEVIS - A. K. Bevis, grand secretary of the Canadian Order of Foresters and chief of the Knights of Malta in Winnipeg, died suddenly yesterday.


HIGGINS - Joseph Higgins of Cote St. Paul, the pioneer of the axe, scythe and tool trade of Canada, is dead at the advanced age of eighty-two.


POITEVIN - Dr. E. a. Poitevin, professor of botany and descriptive anatomy in the Montreal School of Medicine and Surgery, died at the early age of 38 years.


May 12, 1893


MCMAHON - Died at the residence of her son, on May 12, at 26 Elgin street, Catharine McMahon, a native of county Clare, Ireland. Funeral from above address, on Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 to St. Patrick's church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


PETERS - (Ottawa) Annie Peters, the three-year-old daughter of John F. Peters of Nepean street, was so seriously burned yesterday that death ensued to-day. A neighbour's boy, about five years of age, was playing in the backyard with the child. He had firecrackers and little girl was holding a piece of newspaper. It is supposed that the paper was ignited by one of firecrackers and that the little girl's dress caught fire.


May 13, 1893


NELLES - Mrs. Helen Nelles of Grimsby died yesterday at the residence of her son-in-law, C. N. Murray, Chicago. The funeral will take place to-morrow at Grimsby at 2 p.m.


NEW - Died in Milwaukee, on Wednesday, May 10, of typhoid fever, at the residence of his uncle, U. S. Harris, George J. New, aged 32 years and 2 months. Interment took place at Milwaukee.

After a short illness, George J. New, formerly of this city, died in Milwaukee on Wednesday last. Deceased was well known in Hamilton, having resided here until five years ago when he accepted a position in Milwaukee where he was meeting with marked success. He was greatly

esteemed for his many good qualities and his death will be regretted by all who knew him. He was in his 33rd year. Interment took place in Milwaukee.


PEARCE - An old gentleman named Barry Pearce, aged 74 years, residing about a mile east of Newboro, died very suddenly about seven o'clock. He was standing near the gate at the entrance to his premises when he was seen to suddenly fall forward. The witnesses of the scene rushed to his assistance and were shocked to find that life was extinct.


CAHOON - (Tottenham) George Cahoon, resident in Adjala, dropped dead from heart disease. He at one time resided in Toronto.


BROOKS - (Palmerston) Friday morning after Arthur Brooks had left home, Mrs. McDermott, the next-door neighbour, met Mrs. Brooks's five-year-old son who said that his mother was killed. She was found lying dead in the bedroom, presumably from heart disease.


PETCH - (Fenelon Falls) Mrs. Vickerman Petch of Burnt River came to the Falls by the morning train to get medicine for a disease of the brain with which she had been troubled for three or four years. Immediately after dinner, she suddenly fell forward and expired almost instantly.


BERRY - William Berry, a pioneer of Ingersoll, died yesterday, aged eighty-seven.


BEATTY - (Parkhill) The remains of the missing girl, Miss Kate Beatty, were found floating on the river to-day, one hundred yards from the railroad bridge where it was supposed she drowned herself.


FAHEY - (Niagara Falls) John Fahey, the well known bridge conductor of the G.T.R., died at 5:45 this evening of pneumonia having been sick only three days.


May 15, 1893


ALLAN - Died of pneumonia, on Sunday, May 14, Michael Allan, in the 75th year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence, 101 Hunter street east, on Tuesday morning, at 8:30 to St. Patrick's church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CONOVER - Died in Chicago, on May 5, George N. Conover, eldest son of Mrs. John McMillan of this city, aged 21 years. Funeral took place from 26 Euclid avenue, on Sunday, May 14.


CHAPPEL - Died at her late residence, 216 Cannon street east, on Sunday May 14, Elizabeth, wife of William Chappell, aged 70 years. Funeral Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


VALENS - Died at her late residence, Beverly, Elizabeth Alexander, beloved wife of John Valens, and mother of Mrs. Forbes of Waterdown, and Mrs. Robert Evans of this city, in the 74th year of her age.


COOK - Died in Waterdown, on Saturday, May 13, Frankie, son of Samuel and Minnie Cook, aged 2 years and 7 months. Funeral on Tuesday, May 16, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

On Saturday afternoon, a little boy, the only child of Frank Cook of Waterdown, was drowned in a cistern. The little fellow was playing in the backyard alone. Mrs. Cook was in the house at work when she bethought herself of the boy and went out in the yard to look for him. He had climbed the fence and got into the neighbour's yard adjoining Cook's and was running about in there. The woman who lived next door was working in the yard and Mrs. Cook asked her if she would look after the child. She promised to do so and Mrs. Cook went into the house and resumed her work.

No more than two minutes afterward she came out again and looked over the fence, but her child was not in sight. She asked her neighbour where the boy was. She said she did not know. Then Mrs. Cook started to hunt for him. There was a cistern in the yard. It was open. Mrs. Cook ran to it and looked in. There the horrorstricken mother beheld her boy lying at the bottom, dead. The body was taken out. Restoratives were applied, but without avail. The little life had ended. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. Cook, for the dead boy was their only child. He was two years old and seven months, and a remarkably sturdy and intelligent child. Mr. Cook had three children by his first wife, but they are all dead.


BIRD - The dead body of an Englishman named William Bird, head waiter in Clow's restaurant, Toronto, was found in a grove near that city on Saturday. From writings on his person it was evident that, he had committed suicide a day or two before the body was found.


DICKSON - (Toronto) George P. Dickson, who has been well known to the residents of Toronto and vicinity for the past fifty years, died at his late residence, 126 Gwynne street, Saturday morning of heart failure. The deceased was at one time the owner of the Elgin grist mill at Richmond Hill and was appointed collector of inland revenue under the late John Sandfield Macdonald which position he filled for seventeen years when he was superannuated and has since lived a retired life. He was the inspector of weights and measures.

Although 80 years of age, deceased was actively engaged in the transaction of his private business up to within a few days of his death. Mr. Dickson leaves a wife and six children, two sons and four daughters.

PRICE - (Moncton, N.B.) A young son of Charles Price of Bolestown was killed there yesterday by falling from a load of hay. When he was found about an hour later, one of the wheels of the wagon was still on his neck


May 16, 1893


WALL - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Alice E. M. Whitby, beloved wife of Charles E. Wall, and eldest daughter of John Whitby of the G.T.R. shops, Stratford, in the 25th year of her age. Funeral from 221 Napier street, on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


GOMPF - Died in this city, on the 16th instant, Alfred Edward, son of John and Minnie Gompf, aged 6 months and 15 days. Funeral from 554 John street north at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, the 18th. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BRETT - Died in this city, on May 15, Alice, beloved wife of R. W. Brett, aged 28 years. Funeral from her late residence, on Thursday, May 18, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CLARKE - (Woodstock) Yesterday afternoon the African native choir accepted an invitation from the local cricket club to play a friendly game of cricket. While practising before the game commenced, George Clarke, manager of the choir, was struck in the left ankle by a cricket ball which pained him so severely that he was unable to stand while taking tickets at the door of the Opera house last evening. Before the performance was concluded, he went to his hotel and retired, requesting to be called at 7:30 o'clock this morning. At exactly that hour, the porter of the hotel, not being able to arouse Clarke, opened the door and found that he had died during the night. Mr. Clarke was an Englishman and appears to be about 23 years of age.


HUNTER - James McFee Hunter, principal of Barrie Collegiate Institute, is dead.


BECK - John H. Beck, a prominent drygoods merchant of Brampton, died yesterday at his home from consumption.


CAMERON - (Toronto) Alexander Cameron, one of Toronto's wealthiest citizens, died yesterday morning at his residence, corner of Church and Carlton streets.

Alexander Cameron was born at Inverness, Scotland, on June 22, 1828. His father, Allan Cameron, came with his family to Canada six years later and was appointed to the customs office at Amherstburg. When sixteen, the deceased came to the Upper Canada college and passed examinations there with distinction.

After he was called to the bar he practised law in Toronto and his firm which, with various changes has continued to the present, is now Cameron, Cameron, & Crooks in the Manning arcade. Mr. Cameron once contested Essex in the Liberal interest. To the old citizens of the western peninsula he was known as the 'Earl of Essex' on account of his great interests there. Mr. Cameron's first wife was the daughter of the late Mr. Buell of Osgoode. Hall, and by her he had three children: Alfred Cameron, Mrs. G. W. Torrance, and Mrs. John Cartwright, the latter of whom is living in London, England. In 1818 he married Mrs. Ward, widow of Capt. Ward of Detroit. He was the largest land owner in the country and his worth is placed at $1,500,000 . He owned much land in the counties of Essex, Kent, and Lambton, which was purchased when land was cheap and which is now of great value.

Mr. Cameron has been a resident of Toronto for 49 years. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 4 p.m.

Deceased's vast fortune is equally divided among his three children, Mrs. Torrance, Mrs. Cartwright, and Alfred Cameron. Each will get about $500,999.


BIRCHER - (Welland) The interment of John B. Bircher took place at Crowland yesterday, he having died at the advanced age of 91 years. He was born and resided all his life in this country. He leaves one son and four daughters: Mrs. A. B. Buchner, who resides at the old homestead; Mrs, I. Marshall, Crowland; Mrs. John Willson, Midland; Mrs. Peter Shriner, Bismarck; and Mrs. John Storm, Willoughby. His health has been poor for some time and death was due to old age.


ARMSTRONG - (Exeter) A very sad and fatal accident happened here to-day. As George Armstrong of the Thames Road, Usborne, accompanied by William Topp of this place, was driving down Main street on a heavy load of manure, one of the irons came off the whiffletree. Mr. Topp got off to put it on and Mr. Armstrong leaned over the front of the load watching him fix it. The board he leaned against broke and Mr. Armstrong fell between the horses' heels. One of these kicked him on the head. They started to run, both wheels went over his chest, and crushed it in. When picked up a minute later, life was extinct. He leaves a wife, step-son, and daughter to mourn his untimely end.


MCCABE - The residence of Mrs. Frank McCabe at Banff, N.W.T. was destroyed by fire last night and her two children, aged two and seven, perished in the flames.


May 18, 1893


RASON - Died in this city, on May 17, Louisa Jane, beloved wife of C. P. Rason, aged 29 years. Funeral from her late residence, 123 Emerald street north, on Friday, May 19, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

WEBSTER - Died on Wednesday morning, Gracis Sophia Hamilton, eldest daughter of W. G. Webster, aged 12 years. Funeral private, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from 208 Macnab street north.


FORD - (Lambeth) A man named Thomas Ford, driving a stallion a mile south of Lambeth, was killed by being thrown in the ditch and the horse stepping on him.


KING - (Beamsville) The funeral of the late Mrs. King, mother of Fred King, took place on Saturday last and was largely attended.


ACER - (Montreal) Great surprise and general regret were felt when it became known around town this afternoon that Charles M. Acer, the widely known cattle shipper and president of the Montreal stock yards, was dead. Mr. Acer was most favourably known to a host of western men whose business called them to the neighbourhood of the Grand Trunk stock yards and the news of his comparatively sudden death will be learned with deep sorrow all over the entire province. He had been doing business here for a number of years and up to about ten days ago seemed to be in good health. Mr. Acer died at noon to-day at his residence, Edgehill avenue, Dorchester street.


MCRAE - John McRae, a well known and highly respected resident of Renfrew, Ontario, is dead, aged eighty-four.


MOORE - Sidney Moore, aged 12 years, son of Charles Moore, marble cutter, Belleville, and a chum about the same age, were on their way to school in that town on Tuesday. They had to cross the tracks of the Grand Trunk Railway and in doing so each put a foot through the bars of the cattle guard. Suddenly the whistle of the 12:45 express was heard half a mile away, and while Hayes extricated his foot without difficulty, Moore's boot held him firmly. Both used every effort to release the boot, Hayes even trying to untie the laces, but without avail. When the engineer rounded the curve about two hundred yards away, he saw the situation and reversed his engine but the distance was too short and the speed too great. Young Hayes continued his attempt to relieve his friend up to the last possible instant and just as he leaped aside, the engine struck young Moore whose body it cut into fragments, leaving one leg fast to the cattle guard. The scattered fragments were quickly gathered and prepared for burial. The bereaved parents are almost distracted with grief.


NIXON - A brave and kindly soul quitted its tenement of clay when William S. Nixon, milk inspector and relief officer for Hamilton, died this morning. He died as he said but two weeks' ago that he wished to die suddenly and without a serious illness. For three or four days he had been complaining of feeling unwell, but his indisoposition was not serious enough to prevent him from attending to his duties at the city hall. On Monday night, however, alarming symptoms

suddenly developed. He was threatened with paralysis of the heart and but for the timely arrival of Drs. Day-Smith and Aikens, he would probably have sunk into his last sleep then. But he rallied and his condition appeared to have improved. This morning his condition was apparently better still, but towards noon there was another sudden failure of the heart’s action and from this second seizure Mr. Nixon never recovered. Painlessly he sank into unconsciousness and then into death.

William Stinson Nixon was his full name. He had a more stirring and eventful career than most men, and throughout his life in whatever activities he was found, he never was known to shirk his duty. That is the reputation he has borne. He was born about 57 years ago on board a British troopship. His father was a sergeant in a British regiment. The regiment had been ordered to Ireland for garrison duty, and as the vessel which carried his father's regiment was entering the river Shannon, W. S. Nixon was born. He was in Ireland until he was old enough to notice men and things and to store up in his memory a great deal of material for reminescent tales, but while still young, the regiment in which his father served was ordered to the island of Mauritius, and of course the Nixon family went with it. Young Nixon lived in that tropical island until he was ten years old when his father, having been honourably discharged from the army, he cane with his family to Canada and settled in Hamilton.

Sergeant Nixon established and managed a public pleasure gardens extending from King street to King William street on the west side of Wellington street, and eventually became proprietor of the grounds. William was educated at Tassie's grammar school and upon leaving there he entered the office of the "Spectator" which was then owned by the late Mr, Smiley and learned the printing business. For some years he worked as a journeyman compositor and also published a lively little weekly paper called "The Growler" which ran for two or three years. Late in the fifties he went to New York and worked as a compositor in the office of the "Times", "Tribune", "Herald" and other newspapers.

When the civil war broke out, young Nixon was among the first volunteers who offered their services to the Federal government. He joined the New York Fire Zouaves commanded by the ill-fated Col. Ellsworth who accompanied the regiment from New York to the front. He was in the small party which accompanied Col. Ellsworth when he went into the Jackson hotel at Alexandria to haul down the Confederate flag and was close to that officer when he was shot dead, the first prominent man who lost his life in the war.

Mr. Nixon was in the first battle of Bull's Run. After that unfortunate affair, the Ellsworth Zouaves were disbanded and Mr. Nixon came home to Hamilton in his Zouave uniform. But he did not remain long inactive. He had smelt powder and could not rest until he was back again in the thick of the strife. He enlisted in another New York regiment and served with it until the close of the war, taking part in many of the most famous battles: Gettysburg, Chancellorville, the battle of the Wilderness and many others. While stationed at the Rip Rap's battery he was an

eyewitness of the famous naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac. He was at Richmond when Lee surrendered to Grant and witnessed the historic scene.

The war over, he returned to Hamilton, and after a short rest here, he went to Paris and started a grocery business there. The business did not prosper and he gave it up after a year's experience. Coming back to Hamilton, he worked for a while as a compositor in the "Spectator".

Then the Fenian invasion came. When the 13th Battalion was ordered to the front Mr. Nixon went too, not as a member of the battalion, but as an independent volunteer. He was at Ridgeway but was not among those who fled precipitately from the field of fame. The barrel of his own rifle having grown so hot from use that it was no longer serviceable, he snatched another from a retreating soldier and slowly walked off the field firing back at the enemy as rapidly as he could load.

Until 1870, Mr. Nixon was engaged in newspaper work in Hamilton but in that year the first Riel rebellion broke out in the North West. He felt that his country required his services. He volunteered for service in the North West and was accepted and joined the first Ont. Rifles in what is known as the first Red River expedition. The famous march of the expeditioners to Fort Garry under Sir Gurnet Wolseley will not soon fade from the page of Canadian history although the victory of the expeditionary force over the rebels was a bloodless one. After putting in his year in service in the first Ontario Rifles, Mr. Nixon remained in Winnipeg and worked as a printer in the office of the "Manitoban". In the fall of 1871, the Fenians again attempted a raid into Canada, this time from Pembina, Dakota, and a force was organized in Winnipeg to repel the invaders. Again Mr. Nixon was among the volunteers, but they had little work to do.

Returning to Hamilton soon afterward, fir. Nixon was married to Miss Maud Ross, the daughter of the late Alexander Ross, and sister of A.M., J.W., and J.T. Ross of this city. She survives him with five sons and one daughter. One brother, Edward Nixon, a wealthy horticulturist of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and two sisters, both married also are living.

After his marriage Mr. Nixon settled permanently in Hamilton and worked as a printer. Several years ago he edited a labour paper called "The Palladium", and soon afterward he joined the reportorial staff of the "Spectator". Early in the year 1889 he received the appointment of milk inspector from the board of health and two years later the city council appointed him relief officer to assist the mayor in dispensing charity. Both of these positions he filled with remarkable diligence and faithfulness. The deserving poor of the city will long remember his kindly sympathy with them and his untiring efforts to aid them, but he was not easily deceived by impostors.

Mr. Nixon was a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen and one of the organizers of the Canadian Veterans' Association. For about three years he received a pension from the United States government. The deceased was a man with the instincts of a gentleman and a most gentle and lovable disposition, slow to think evil of anyone and generous to a fault.

His mind was stored with a great mass of miscellaneous knowledge which he was fond of exhibiting upon occasion. He had a marvellously retentive and accurate memory and was a living encyclopedia of local facts and dates. No more loyal subject of the Queen than was Mr. Nixon lives in sight of the red cross banner in any part of the world. And so he lived his life, doing his duty to his family, his country, and his God.


March 18, 1893


NIXON - Died at his late residence, 41 Victoria avenue north, on Wednesday, 17th May, 1893, William S. Nixon, aged 56 years. Funeral on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CLARK - Died at her late residence, Barton, May 17, Lilly Ann Clark, relict of the late George Clark, in her 72nd year. Funeral on Friday, May 19, at 2:30 p.m. to the Presbyterian church near Ryckman's Corners.


PERRY - (Schomberg) The six-year-old son of R. S. Perry, south of here, this morning partook of some bread and butter which had been charged with strychnine for rats. Death resulted before medical aid arrived.


MCKERROW - James McKerrow who had lived in Toronto for 25 years expired very suddenly at his home, Queen street east, yesterday.


May 19, 1893


DAWSON - Died on May 18, 1893, at 24 Alanson street, Edith Minnie, only daughter of George and Fanny Dawson, aged 1 year and 5 months. Funeral on Saturday at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


HARTLEY - (Toronto) Toronto bay claimed its first victim for this season yesterday when Edward Hartley, 27 Major street, died from exhaustion just as he was brought to shore. Hartley, who was about 24 years of age, and a companion, J. C. Kemp, both of whom were employed by Lyman Bros, wholesale druggists, went down to the bay from work and about 5:30 embarked in a canoe intending to cross to the island. The water was not very rough, but the canoeists were out of practice and when nearing the island, an unlucky move pitched both into the water. Efforts to right their frail bark proved futile, and their cries for help were unheard. Both manfully determined to struggle to the last and till 7 o'clock they encouraged each other and hoped for the best. Both had become so exhausted by that time that neither had strength enough to cry for help and when about 7:15, Constable Ward saw an upturned canoe with two men clinging to it.

Hartley was next to unconscious. He managed to keep afloat until the constable reached him, when he was drawn into the boat in an unconscious state and, with Kemp, was quickly rowed ashore. Mr. Ward used all the knowledge he had acquired in a long experience in resuscitating people taken from the bay on Hartley, but without success. His heart teased to beat a few minutes after he was brought to land. Kemp recovered quickly from his immersion and was put to bed. The body of the drowned man was brought to the police who broke the news to the parents and took the remains home after midnight.


May 20, 1893


ROBERTS - Died in this city, on the 20th instant, Ester Roberts, relict of the late William Roberts. Funeral from the residence of her brother-in-law, John Johnson, 85 Ferguson avenue north, on Monday, 22nd, at 3 p.m. Funeral private. No flowers.


GOODALE - Last night when Miss Sarah Goodale, daughter of Samuel Goodale, who lives on the mountain, retired, she was in good health. This morning she was found dead in bed. During the night, her eldest sister was in her room and she was all right then. The deceased was 24 years old. She was a healthy-looking girl although she was subject to fits. It is thought the cause of death was rush of blood to the head.


WARE - (Lindsay) Rev. Mr. Ware, Baptist minister of Lindsay, was drowned yesterday at Sturgeon Point where he was spending a few days recruiting his health. No particulars as yet have been received, but it is supposed that he was boating, and not being accustomed to the exercise was upset.


SOUTHWORTH - William Southworth was struck by a saw at Pearce's Mills, Ontario, on Wednesday evening when he received injuries from which he died yesterday morning.


SEGUIN - Rev. Abbe Seguin, parish priest of St. Cunegonde, one of Montreal's flourishing suburbs, for over twenty years, died yesterday after a long illness. He was 59 years of age.


PETERS - (Winnipeg) During a thunderstorm in Southern Manitoba yesterday, Jacob Peters, a well known farmer of Rhineland, while working in the field, was struck by lightning and instantly killed. His horses ran away, dragging the body several miles.


August 22, 1893


GILBERT - Died on May 20, at the family residence, King street east, Gladys, only daughter of Herbert and Evaline Gilbert, aged 1 year and 9 months. Funeral took place Sunday afternoon, May 21.

BASTEDO - Died in this city, on Sunday morning, May 21, 1893, Walter Bastedo, aged 75 years. Funeral from his late residence, 253 Cannon street east, on Tuesday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Yesterday morning, just before dawn, Walter Bastedo's long life ended. He contracted a heavy cold a week ago. It settled in his lungs and pneumonia set in. On Thursday the family telegraphed to Mr. Bastedo'sonly son, B. C. Bastedo, traveller for a Chicago house, and he arrived in time to be with his father when he died. The deceased was born in Nelson township in 1818. His father, the late Gilbert T. Bastedo, was a U.E. loyalist who came from Schenectady, N.Y., and settled in Nelson late in the last century. When he was about 20 years old, Walter Bastedo came to Hamilton and established himself in business as a hatter and furrier on James street north. For many years he carried on the business of furs at his house on Wellington street where he lived for 44 years. He is survived by his wife, his son, and two unmarried daughters.


STEVENS - (Swansea, Ont) Two boys strolling on the beach here to-day found the body of an old man lying partly in the water. The man was recognized as that of a Mr. Stevens whose son was formerly foreman in the Ontario Bolt Works and now occupies a similar position in the Gananoque Bolt Works.


WALKER - J. F. Walker, traffic auditor of the Grand Trunk Railway, died yesterday at his house at Montreal, aged about fifty.


YERRY - John Yerry, an old resident of Oshawa, died yesterday morning, in a fit.


MISNER - At six o'clock on Saturday morning at Jerseyville, Dennis Misner ended his life by his own hand. He had been out of his mind for some three weeks and was without doubt insane at the time the rash act was done. He went out to the stable about six o'clock, took a small logging chain, and threw one end of it around a pole on the top of the straw stack, and there hung himself on the chain. He was found only a short time after he left the house by his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Stenabaugh, but when found, life was extinct, and all efforts to restore him proved fruitless. The deceased was 70 years of age and for a long time had been a resident of the county.


May 23, 1893


WINTERS - (Owen Sound) A most deliberate case of suicide took place in Brookholm, Owen Sound's big suburb across the Pottawatamie river, on Saturday morning in which James Winters, a resident, played a prominent part. From developments it is certain Winters planned his death in the coolest possible manner. He came over to town on Friday and purchased from one of the leading druggists here ten grains of strychnine which he said he was going to use in ridding his

premises of rats. The druggist had no misgivings, being well acquainted with the man who also complied with the regulation requiring him to register. About four o'clock in the following morning he aroused his wife and requested her to go for a neighbour as he had poisoned himself. She had scarcely returned when the suicide expired. It was found that he had taken about six grains of the poison. An inquest was not considered necessary. There can be no reason assigned for the rash act for Winters was fairly well-to-do and had no one to provide for except his wife. During the past winter he was night watchman in the Simpson shipyard while the building of the steamer "City of Collingwood" was in progress, and had been offered work for Saturday which he refused. He was a sailor and was well known at this and other ports.


CHAFFEY - Mrs. Chaffey, widow of the late Benjamin Chaffey of Brockville, is dead, aged 89 years.


WASSON (Montreal) H. J. Cloran who resides at Hawkesbury reports a very sad drowning accident that took place in the village on Saturday. While taking her dinner Miss Kate Wasson, 15 years of age, observed to her mother that she did not feel hungry and thought she would go for a row. A little later a boy rushed into house saying that Miss Wasson had fallen into the water. It was in fact too true. The poor girl was swept down under the bridge and although a lad named Morrison made a heroic attempt to save the young lady, his efforts were in vain, for in a short time Miss Wasson had disappeared. Her body was recovered about an hour after, and will be buried to-day.


May 25, 1893


MALCOLM - Died on the 23rd instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, Charles Gerngross, Niagara Falls South, Christina, relict of the late John Malcolm of Hamilton. Funeral from the Stuart street station at 11 a.m. to-morrow (Friday). Friends will please accept this intimation.


TUCKETT - Edith Tuckett, the thirteen-year-old daughter of John Tuckett of Freeport, Ill., formerly of Hamilton, died yesterday morning.


WEAVER - Theodore Weaver died rather suddenly on Tuesday afternoon at the house of his brother, Henry Weaver, at Dundurn gate. He was an axe grinder and had worked for some years at Warnock's factory in Galt. He had been suffering for several months from axe grinder's  consumption. The remains were taken to Galt yesterday.


BROWN - Sagar Brown, a leading farmer of Ernestown, Ontario, was found dead on a sofa in his room a day or two ago. He had retired to his room apparently in good health.

BROUILLET - (Montreal) Three children named Brouillet, whose ages ranged between two and nine years, were burned to death in a tenement house on Gareau Lane to-day. The family had just moved into the house, having until two days ago lived in Tillsonburg, Ontario. The father and mother were engaged in filling bed-ticks with straw when some of the children put a match to it and in a few minutes the house was in flames. The father and mother escaped but the three children perished. The father and a younger child were so badly burned that they had to be taken to the hospital. The fourth child will probably die.


JOLLIFFSON - (Ottawa) A double drowning accident occurred in the Ottawa river this morning. The two children of Gregory Jolliffson, labourer, 26 Keefer street, Angelina, aged five years and. Joseph, aged six, lost their lives. The body of the little girl was found floating face downward in the water among the lumber piles shortly after one o'clock. The body of the little boy has not yet been recovered.


MURDOCH - (Mount Forest) A man, about 60 years of age, was killed on the Grand Trunk track about two miles above this town. His name was James Murdoch, a Scotchman by birth and a shoemaker by occupation, engaged with James Brown of this town. Coroner Jones will hold an inquest.


SAVAGE - (Tillsonburg) Rev. David Savage, the well known Methodist minister and evangelist, died here to-night of pneumonia after a two weeks' illness. He was 63 years of age and had been in the ministry upwards of forty years.


May 26, 1893


WALLIS - James Wallis, an old and very highly respected resident of Peterborough, died on Tuesday, aged eighty-six years.


OUELETTE - Edouard Ouelette, one of the oldest pilots in Canada, who was for forty years in the employ of the Richilieu & Ontario navigation company, died on Wednesday at Lachine.


SOLLITT - William Sollitt of Port Perry, a retired farmer 74 years of age, who was spending the Queen's birthday with his son in Peterborough, died very suddenly. He was in his usual health, but after tea fell and expired without a word.


WILSON - (St. Catharines) The body of James Wilson, a carpenter of this city, who has been missing for about ten days, was found floating in the old canal between here and Port Dalhousie this morning. There is a large gash on the forehead and as no water oozed from the nostrils and mouth, it is surmised by some that he was the victim of foul play, though his friends think that he met his death accidentally.

May 27, 1893


KNOX - Died in this city, on May 26, Elizabeth Knox, eldest daughter of John and Annie Knox, aged 17 years and 9 months. Funeral from her parents' residence, 559 James street north, to-morrow (Sunday) at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances kindly accept this intimation.


CLARKE - Miss Clarke, daughter of Rev. W. F. Clarke of Guelph, who some time ago went to South Africa as a teacher, has died in that country.


FLETCHER - A young man named James Fletcher was found dead in his room at the Grand Pacific hotel, Winnipeg, yesterday morning. It is supposed that he blew out the gas.


PATTON - (Plattsville) Mr. and Mrs. Robert Patton, two of the eldest and most respected residents of this place, were instantly killed this afternoon while crossing the Grand Trunk track, four miles west of here. The old couple had been to church at Ratho and while returning home, attempted to cross the track in front of this afternoon's express from Stratford, with fatal results.


May 29, 1893


PASCOE - Died at his parents' residence, No 392 Victoria avenue north, on Sunday, 28th May, 1893, John Vincent, eldest son of William and Elizabeth A. Pascoe, aged 10 years. Funeral on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


May 30, 1893


HILL - Pascoe Died in this city, on the 27th instant, Charles Hill, aged 60 years. Funeral took place from his late residence, 121 Main street east, this afternoon.


COVENTRY - ( Seaforth) A young lad named Fred Coventry, aged 17, was shot through the upper part of the right lung to-day by a shotgun which was accidentally discharged while in the hands of a companion. Young Coventry now lies in a very critical condition. Much sympathy is felt for the boy's parents, he being an only son and an exemplary young fellow. He was employed in Logan & Company's bank.

Fred Coventry, the victim of the accidental shooting yesterday evening, died at 10 o'clock last night.


LEAVITT - Mrs. Leavitt, mother of T. W. Leavitt of Toronto, died in Brockville yesterday at the aged of seventy-six.


SUMNER - Miss Bertha Sumner, 18 years of age, disappeared from her home in Kingston, Ontario, several days ago. A search for her was made in vain. On Sunday, a gentleman while

walking through a wood in the vicinity of the city, discovered the body of the girl. She had committed suicide by poisoning and had left a note saying that she was tired of life. She was a sufferer from the grippe.


CORMACK - (Guelph) Albert Cormack, son of the well known drygoods merchant of Guelph, was fatally shot in the breast at Salt Lake, Utah, yesterday morning. His brother, Dr. Cormack, received a dispatch to that effect and left for there this morning.



May 31 1893


CAMPAIGN - Died on May 31, at 87 Oak avenue, Jane, youngest child of William and Essie Campaign, aged 3 years, 2 months, and 8 days. Funeral on Friday at 10 a.m. from her grandfather's residence, 108 Oak avenue. Friends will please accept this intimation.


NELLIGAN - Died in this city, on Wednesday, May 31, George F. Nelligan, in the 33rd year of his age. Funeral from his mother's residence, 296 James 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.


ABRAY - John W. Abray, a prominent London township farmer, is dead at the age of 43 years.


PATTERSON - (Winnipeg) A fatal accident took place on Sunday at Reaburn. Mr. Patterson, the postmaster with his wife, has just returned from a short drive. He had helped Mrs. Patterson out of the rig when he drove the team to a small pond of water to drink. In some manner unknown, while backing out of the water, he lost the reins and the horses immediately broke into a run. Two children who were in the rig with him jumped out at the start. Mr. Patterson remained in the rig until pitched out just approaching his door. Apparently he fell on his head and was killed.


MCEWEN - (Mount Forest) Alex McEwen, who was a barber by occupation and an old resident of this town, while attending to a customer, suddenly fell on the floor and expired in a minute. Mr. McEwen had been troubled with heart disease for some time and this was the immediate cause of his death. He was held in the highest esteem by the whole community and leaves a widow and large family who have the sincere sympathy of all.


June 1, 1893


SKELLY - Died in this city, at 41 Emerald street north, on Wednesday, March 31, Mary, beloved wife of D. B. Skelly aged 65 years. Funeral will take place from above address on Saturday at 6:30 a.m. to N. and N.W. railway station.

MORROW - The infant child of Mr. Morrow, school teacher of Barton township, fell into a pail of water and was drowned on Tuesday afternoon.


SHEARON - Another of North Oxford's pioneers has passed away in the person of Henry Shearon, aged 84. Deceased had lived in North Oxford at his late residence for half a century.


MCCARTHY - John McCarthy, head of the brewery firm of McCarthy & Son, Prescott, died yesterday. Deceased left a large family of sons and daughters, among whom is W. C. McCarthy, barrister, of Toronto.


KERSTEIN - Edward Kirstein and Miss Maggie Montag were driving through the village of Carlsruhe, Ontario, on Tuesday evening when the horse became unmanageable. The carriage was upset and Mr. Kirstein was thrown out on his head with such violence that he died four hours afterward. One of Miss Montag's arms was broken.


June 2, 1893


CONWAY - Died on Friday morning, B. J. Conway, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Conway. Funeral private.


SHARP - Died at his late residence, No 120 Main street west, on Wednesday, May 31, 1893, George Sharp, aged 76 years. Funeral Monday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation and are requested not to send flowers.

George Sharpe, an old resident of Hamilton and an ex-alderman died yesterday morning at his residence, 120 Main street west. The deceased was born in Yorkshire, England, 76 years ago and came to Canada when quite young. He first lived in Kingston, but left there fifty years ago and came to Hamilton where he lived up to the time of his death. He was a carpenter and joiner by trade, and for many years was a successful contractor, having assisted in the building of the old Canada Life building, Christ Church Cathedral, the Church of the Ascension, Centenary Church, the new Canada Life, the James Street Baptist Church, and many of the fine residences built in the early days. He inspected the building of the post office, retiring from business before then.

As a cricketer in the old days Mr. Sharpe had a fine record. On September 24 and 25, 1844, the Toronto club played the St. George club at New York for the $1000 a side, the Canadians winning by 23 runs. In the second inning of St. George, Mr. Sharpe who bowled for Toronto, took four wickets on one over of six balls, as was then the custom, and three wickets in as many consecutive balls. Mr. Sharpe was a slow, round-arm bowler.

For the past year the deceased had been in declining health, heart disease being the disease which caused death. Mr. Sharpe was honest in all his transactions and was highly respected by all who had business with him.

He leaves a widow, three married daughters: Mrs. J. M. Hamilton, of Toronto; Mrs. Kennedy, St. Catharines; and Mrs. Dent, Port Dalhousie; and one son, John Sharpe, who is a prominent railway man in San Francisco. The son was here to see his father a short time ago, and on his arrival home, he sent a telegram inquiring how he was. The dispatch arrived when Mr. Sharpe was breathing his last.

The deceased was a member of the city council from 1867 to 1874, representing the old St. Mary's ward.


O'NEIL - A fatal accident occurred last evening on Robert street east of Elgin street. Thomas O'Neil, a wood dealer who lived at 485 Hughson street north was driving a load of cordwood out of the Northern & Northwestern yard, when the stick on which he was sitting slipped and he fell to the ground, landing on his head. The unfortunate man was carried into the Star hotel at the corner of Robert and Elgin streets and a physician was sent for. He was beyond recovery, having broken his neck in the fall and died five minutes after the accident.

The coroner was notified but did not consider an inquest necessary, and the body was taken to the deceased's home.

Mr. O'Neil was about 68 years old and kept a wood yard at the corner of Wood and Hughson streets for the past four years. His death was a great shock to his family as he was in perfect health when he left home.


WATTS - John Watts, employed as an oiler in the M.C.R. yard, Victoria, Ontario, was accidentally killed about 10 a.m. to-day by being run over by several cars. He was not seen by anyone until after the cars had passed over him as a train with flat cars in rear was backing into a siding. It is supposed by marks on the cars that he was crossing the track, not noticing the cars coming towards him. His body was badly mutilated and his face completely torn off. His age was 65 years. He leaves a widow and grown-up family. His son is employed in the same yard as foreman car inspector.


LEASK - (Paisley) This morning while three or four boys were playing near the river by Fisher's mill, one, a son of Alexander Leask, fell into the stream. The little fellow's comrades were unable to save him, and before assistance could be procured, he was drowned. He was only four years old.


MOORE - (Wyoming, Ont) Yesterday afternoon a young unmarried man named Albert Moore, aged 24 years, committed suicide at his brother's residence on the London road, four miles from Wyoming, by shooting himself through the head with a revolver. Depression of spirits through a fancied loss of money was the only cause to which the sad event could be attributed.

June 3, 1893


MALCOLM - Died in Toronto, on Friday, June 2, 1893, Agnes Winton, beloved wife of John W. Malcolm, aged 25 years and 5 months. Funeral from the residence of P. Nicol, 43 Caroline street north, Hamilton, at 3 p.m., on Monday. Friends will please accept this intimation.


COLBECK - Died at Castle Morpeth, England, May 30, Henry Colbeck, late assistant postmaster, in the 69th year of his age.


TRAVERS - James L. Travers, a Canadian printer, died at Denver, Colorado, yesterday from haemorrhage. He was a native of Hamilton and learned his trade in the "Spectator" office. Twelve years ago he went to Toronto and worked in the office of the Globe and Evening News. He went to Denver six months ago for the benefit of his health. Mr. Travers was 29 years of age and unmarried. The remains will be brought, to Hamilton for interment.


DUGGAN - (Toronto) Three weeks ago, John Duggan of 187 Bathurst street said farewell to his wife and two infant children and left for Parry Sound where he had secured a situation on the Parry Sound Railway, a branch of the C.P.R. Last Tuesday afternoon he was one of a gang of twelve men who were blasting a rock cut about thirty miles from Parry Sound. To him and two other men was assigned the task of putting in the blasts. They bored five holes, three of which went off, but the other two were apparently blank. The foreman told Duggan to water them and withdraw the charge. He proceeded to do so and had been working at them for a few seconds when one went off, throwing Duggan ten feet away and seriously injuring a young Scotchman named Smith. Duggan was fatally injured and died three hours afterward. Coroner S. G. Best of Parry Sound district held the inquest. The verdict was accidental death. The body was brought home to his bereaved widow on Thursday night and buried in St. Michael's cemetery yesterday afternoon.


HARRIS - Alexander Harris grocer of Belleville, formerly of Toronto, died in Belleville yesterday of heart failure.


VECKER - The four-year-old son of W, J. Vecker, Stratford, Ontario, attempted to climb on a load of wood yesterday afternoon and fell under the wheels of the wagon and was so severely crushed that he died a couple of hours afterward.


COLBECK - Henry Colbeck, for many years an official in the Hamilton post office, died on the 30th of May, at Castle Morpeth, Northumberland, England. About three months ago, he had a bad attack of the grip which left him in a weak condition. He had suffered for many years from heart disease and the grip found the weak place in his constitution and in the end he died of heart failure. Mr. Colbeck was born at High Westslade, Northumberland county, England, on the 24th

of October 1824. He entered the post office here in 1854 and rose step by step until he became assistant postmaster. He was superannuated in 1889. He leaves no children, but three step-children of whom W. S. Champ is the only one resident in Hamilton.


MCGERN - (Strathroy) This morning as William McGern and David Watson, employees of Scott, Gillies, & Co, produce dealers, were returning to the warehouse with a load of empty egg boxes, one of the boxes on the wagon slipped, precipitating them between the whiffletree and the horses, causing them to dash forward, one of them kicking the unfortunate man, McGern, in the head, smashing the skull and allowing the brains to exude. Watson got off with a few bruises. McGern died within a couple of hours. Deceased was a single man about 34 years of age.


June 5, 1893


JACKSON - (Ottawa) Word from Buckingham says that a bride of a week, Mrs. W. Jackson, died on Saturday, crazed with terror at the report that a man named William Forde, who murdered her two sisters, Mrs. Forde and Miss Busby three years ago, is still living. He was supposed to have killed himself at that time, but a week ago a neighbour told Mrs. Jackson the day after her marriage that Forde had been seen in Montana this spring. Mrs. Jackson brooded over this till brain fever set in within a couple of days.


KAVANAGH - (Bracebridge) A sad drowning accident occurred about seven o'clock this evening when Charles Kavanagh, a young man about 23 years of age, employed in the drygoods establishment of R. J. Vincent of this town, lost his life. Mr. Kavanagh, in company with George Walker, assistant postmaster, was canoeing on the river, and on reaching the forks where there is a strong current, attempted to run out into the rapids, but in doing so were upset. Walker was rescued by two friends who were following in a boat, but before Mr. Kavanagh could be reached he sank and was not seen again. The river is now being dragged in hopes of recovering the body. Mr. Kavanagh has been in town for a number of years, was very popular, and his death will be very much regretted by the whole community.


POULIN - (Brockville) Last night Peter Poulin, boss turner of the G.T.R. roundhouse, was engaged in his regular duties when he dropped dead on the floor of the shop. He was picked up immediately but gave only a couple of breaths before he expired. Deceased was an old and trusted employee of the G.T.R. and has been a resident of this town for many years. He was about 67 years of age.


SMALLEY - (Vancouver) Early this morning while proceeding to a small fire, John Smalley, driver of the engine, was thrown off and run over. A wheel passed over his head, crusting it fearfully. Death was instantaneous. Deceased came here from Ontario.


SINCLAIR - Thomas Sinclair, an old resident of Ingersoll, died on Saturday of cancer of the stomach, aged seventy-three.


MCGHEE - (Shelburne) There died this afternoon at his residence near Horning's Mills, Robert McGhee who was for nearly twenty years a member of the county council of Grey, afterward M.P.P. for Dufferin, and at the time of his death, reeve of Melancthon, and a useful member of the Dufferin county council. Mr. McGhee has been one of the prominent characters in this vicinity and leaves a blank not easily filled. He leaves widow and large family to mourn his loss. The funeral will take place on Tuesday at 2 o'clock from the family residence.


EDY - (Lacolle, Que) What promises to be one of the greatest murder mysteries in the annals of Canadian crime was discovered early on Saturday morning near Clarenceville, a small village situated about seven miles from Lacolle, a station on the Grand Trunk Railway line running to Rouse's Point. About four miles from Clarenceville is a beautifulspot known as Beach Ridge situated on the shores of Mississquoi lake and only a couple of miles from the boundary line between Quebec and the state of Vermont.

At Beach Ridge was situated the farm of Omrie Edy, a well-to-do farmer and one of the oldest residents of the district. The farm comprises about 150 acres of fine land and has been in the possession of the Edy family for many years.

On the farm just off the main highway was the family homestead, a spacious wooden building, and adjacent were the barns and out-buildings. In the homestead lived O. Edy, 70 years of age, his wife, Mrs. Edy about 60 years of age, and her daughter, Emma Edy, about 27 years of age. The family which comes of United Empire Loyalist stock is one of the oldest in the district and has lived on the farm as f ar back as the memory of the oldest of the inhabitants. Mr. Edy was well-to-do, but was advancing in years, and had lately gone into working the farm on shares with a French-Canadian named John Gilbert who lived with his family in a small house on the farm about four hundred yards from the homestead.

Yesterday morning Gilbert as was his custom rose at a quarter to five and proceeded to the stable to water and feed the stock. Having done it, he was on his way back when he was astonished to see fire and smoke issuing from the Edy house. He picked up an old broom stick which was lying nearby and ran to the front door which he knocked on shouting "Fire" to alarm the inmates. His next impulse was to run around to the window of the bedroom on the ground floor which he burst in calling to the inmates. There was no response, and on looking in, he noticed that the bed had not been slept in. He next rushed around to the kitchen door and forced it open when a ghastly spectacle was before him. On the chair was the old gentleman with a bullet hole in his head. On the kitchen floor were the bodies of his wife and daughter, Emma, a pretty and accomplished young lady of twenty years. Their throats had been cut from ear to ear and also

had bullet wounds in the head. Gilbert quickly dragged the bodies out of the burning building and raised the alarm. The house was soon reduced to ashes. That the Edys had been murdered and robbed seems beyond question. They were in the habit of retiring early and the fact that they still had on their everyday attire when found demonstrated that they must have been assassinated early the previous evening. The old man's pockets were turned inside out, while around the girl's hand was a rubber band which evidently belonged to a wallet and had been slipped over her hand in the act of paying over money to the robbers. Her appearance showed that she was engaged in a death struggle, her face and arms being scratched and some of her clothing torn.

When the bodies were examined, the truth flashed into the minds of the beholders that a terrible crime has been committed. By whom or from what motive therein lies the mystery and it a mystery seen to deepen as the facts develop themselves. As the facts are unfolded the case seems to become inexplicable. In the midst of a peaceful community, a whole family is killed and the homestead burned to the ground. To add to the mystery every clue that might have led to the actual perpetrator or perpetrators of the outrage appears to have been wiped away. Every one of the household was killed and the fire has removed all signs that might have assisted in the unravelling of the mystery. It is a tragedy that would tax the powers of a Gaborin to depict and the skill of a Vidocq to unravel.


June 6, 1893


LAWSON - Died in Chicago, on May 17, Kate, beloved wife of George E. Lawson. Interment took place at Mount Oliver, near Chicago, on May 20.


PROCTOR - Died in New; York, on June 4, 1893, at 231 West street, Auralle A. Key, beloved wife of Thomas Proctor, aged 35 years. Funeral will take place from the residence of her brother-in-law, William Furniss, 65 Tom street, at 3 p.m., on Wednesday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


RANKIN - (Napanee) About three o'clock yesterday, two little boys were playing on the Rathbun Company's logs which are in the river, when Reeve Rankin, son of Hugh Rankin of the Briscoe house, fell into the river. The other little fellow did not give the warning until some time afterward, when the logmen and others, with their poles succeeded in recovering the body about six o'clock. The boy was about six years of age.


COOPER - (Ayr) A sad drowning accident occurred at D. Goldie's mill pond, Greenfield, about five o'clock this afternoon. Bertie, about 12 years of age and only daughter of Zenus Neff Cooper, while playing with some small children, accidentally fell into the race. The children ran for assistance which soon arrived and did all that could be done, but life wig extinct when the body was recovered.


Graham (Keene) Alexander Graham, aged 74, died on Sunday last on his homestead where he has lived for over fifty years. He was born in Fyfeshire, Scotland, and came here in 1843. He has written a large number of poems, principally odes to his friends. He was a member of the Methodist church. His wife, a Miss Dickson, died a few years ago. He leaves two sons and one daughter.


Nosworthy (Belleville) James Nosworthy, one of the oldest and most respected residents of this city, fell dead on Pinnacle street yesterday from heart disease. Mr. Nosworthy was 78 years of age and had lived in Belleville since 1833. He served on the side of the loyalists in 1837, and against the Fenians in 1866. The deceased leaves a widow, a son, and a daughter.


Cleghorn (Brantford) Miss Cleghorn, a member of one of the oldest and most respected families in this district, died yesterday from the effects of an accident some time ago when she fell downstairs.


Chamberlain Miss Lizzie Chamberlain, employed as a domestic servant at Smiths Falls, Ontario, cut the tip of her thumb slightly several days ago. The injury was not properly attended to and blood poisoning resulted. The entire hand swelled till the skin broke, paralysis ensued, and death finally relieved the sufferer.


June 7, 1893


Geddes Z. H. Geddes died yesterday at Komoka, Ontario, aged 83 years. He was born in the north of Ireland and came to Canada in 1843.


SMITH, NORRIS, MOWAT, WHITFIELD - (Lions Head) Four men were drowned at Pine Tree harbour last nigh. Twelve men were engaged loading telegraph poles on a crib for the Cloveland Cedar

Mowat Company, and at six o'clock as the men were coming ashore, the boat sprang a leak and went down. All of the occupants but four succeeded in getting ashore. The names of the drowned men are as follows: John Smith, Lindsay; Mat Norris, Slotes Bay; Robert Mowat, Hepworth; and Henry Whitfield, Meaford. The bodies have not yet been found.


June 8, 1893


Edwards Died on June 7, 1893, Charles Punchard Edwards, in the 65th year of his age. Short funeral service at 2 p.m., Friday, at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. E. V. Emory, at 114 Main street west. Friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial private. Kindly omit flowers.


HANNAH - A seven-year-old boy named Joseph Hannah was struck and instantly killed by a Broadview Avenue horse car in Toronto yesterday afternoon.


HAYES - James Hayes, an inmate of the Aged Men's Home at London, Ontario, was drowned on Tuesday afternoon while attempting to wade across the river near Brough's bridge. An attempt to rescue him was made in vain.


June 9, 1893


FARR - Died in Toronto, on June 8, John Farr, aged 54 years. Funeral from his late residence, 243 Mary street, on Sunday, June 11, at 2:30 p.m., to the Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MACALLUM - Died on June 9, Lillian A., youngest daughter of the late Archibald Macallum, M.A., L.L.D., inspector of schools, in the 19th year of her age. Funeral on Saturday, at 3 p.m., from 157 Main street east.


ROSSER - Philip Rosser, a pioneer of Middlesex county, died in London township yesterday, aged eighty-eight.


ALLISON - George Allison, aged 83, a well known citizen of Halifax, dropped dead in his garden yesterday.


HODGINS - Richard Hodgins of the Grand Trunk freight office at Belleville, died yesterday aged 58. He served in the Crimean war and had honour medals.


HIGGINS - A Michigan Central brakeman named Higgins was killed on the track near Welland on Wednesday night. He had been on the road for sixteen years.


DOMBROOK - The ten-year-old son of Michael Dombrook got into deep water while bathing in the river at Guelph yesterday and although taken out while still alive, the restoratives applied failed to save his life.


WOODLAND - (Ottawa) A frightful accident occurred in J. R. Booth's large mill this morning. A lad named Herman Woodland fell over the chains that connect with the saws. He was drawn by the chains on to the saws and fearfully mangled, death being almost instantaneous.


June 10, 1893


COLLINS - Died at Burlington on Friday, June 9, William Collins formerly of this city.

COLLINS - William Collins, formerly a well-known resident of Hamilton, died suddenly at Burlington yesterday afternoon, aged 72. He was an employee of the old Great Western Railway.


YORK - By an unfortunate accident George York, a corporation labourer, lost his life while at work on the section of the Barton street sewer between Wentworth street and Sanford avenue yesterday afternoon. Whether the calamity was the result of carelessness on the part of the deceased or the neglect to properly protect the work will have to be determined by the coroner's inquest.

York was one of a gang of men employed in building the sewer. Contrary to expectations rock was struck some days ago and blasting had to be done. York, with the assistance of Richard Sykes, loaded the charge and conducted the blasting operation. After five o'clock yesterday afternoon when the workmen had completed their day's labour and were all out of the trench, a blast was fired. The men went from ninety to one hundred feet away to get out of the way of the spall, but York was not very cautious. Instead of watching out for the missiles, he stood with his back to the blast and talked to Charles Burgess. "That's off" said he as the powder went off, "and it's a good one". Hardly had the words left his mouth before he was struck with a spall. He fell backward on the ground and blood gushed from a wound on his head.

The unconscious man was tenderly carried to a street car by his fellow workmen, and was taken to the hospital. Dr. Olmsted saw that it was a serious case and immediately went to work to try and stop the haemorrhage. York kept getting weaker and weaker from the loss of blood and died about 7 o'clock. The top of his head was crushed in, there was a cut on his forehead, and his left eye was discoloured. The spall which struck him was a triangular piece of red shell rock with sharp corners. It must have struck him square on the head and cut through his hat.

The deceased was 27 years old and lived on Victoria avenue below Ferrie street. He had been working in the sewer for six weeks. He leaves a widow and three children.

The body of George York who was killed on Barton street yesterday will be interred at the joint expense of the city and st. George's Society.


DONAHUE - (Brantford) An old woman named Kate Donahue was found dead this morning in a house in the east ward. She and some companions had been drinking and she lay down on a box, her head falling into a bucket, which caused suffocation, an inquest will be held.


BRAULT - (Montreal) The identity of the woman found drowned on Wednesday at Hochelaga and connecting the name of the defaulting restaurant keeper, Eisner, has been proven to be quite incorrect. The body has been identified as that of a Miss Matilda Brault and although the doctors who made the autopsy said she was about 30 or 35 years of age, the victim's father states that his daughter was less than twenty when she disappeared in October last. It appears that Miss Brault

was reprimanded by her father for some act that evoked paternal displeasure, and when she left the house the young lady told her family that they would never see her again. Every effort was made to find the girl but without success. Mr. Brault could not bring himself to believe that his child had so suddenly ended her days. The body, was so decomposed that the unfortunate woman's identity would have been improbable had it not been for certain articles of jewellery which she wore.


ROGERS, LEPPINGTON - (Toronto) Alexander Rogers, aged 79, and Mrs. Mary Ann Leppington, aged 68, brother and sister, who lived together in a wretched hovel at 'Flynntown' on the third concession of York, two and a half miles east of Lansing, will trouble the York township board ofhealth no more. Both are dead. They perished miserably as they had lived.

For some time past brother and sister had been living in such a filthy state that it was held to be harmful to the health of the community, and at the last meeting of the township board of health Dr. G. F. Pope of Beacondale, the medical officer of health, was instructed to visit and have the premises cleaned up.

At two o'clock Thursday morning neighbours of Rogers observed that the house was on fire and on going to the scene, found the old man crouched in front of the burning building which was totally enveloped in flames. Rogers explained that when he went to bed he left the light burning on the table, that he was awakened in the night by the heat and smoke, that he tried to extinguish the flames, and that he endeavoured to waken his sister, but that he could not, and that he only escaped by crawling out on his hands and knees

Next morning, Dr. Langstaff made an examination of the ruins and found the spinal column, shoulder blade, and a portion of one of the arms of Mrs. Leppington. James Flynn, John Flynn, and Mrs. Whalen and her son attempted to rescue the woman who occupied a room upstairs, but their efforts were futile as there was no ladder to reach the upper storey and it was impossible to enter from below. Two houses, stables and barns were entirely destroyed. The rest of the body had been burned to a crisp.

An inquest was held and the jury found that the deceased came to her death by accident, the fire being probably caused by the explosion of a lamp. The jury also censured the board of health for not having the deceased and her brother, both of whom were in a helpless condition, removed to the Industrial Home.

After the inquest the old man, Rogers, was brought to the Toronto general hospital where he died a few hours after his admission.


HUNTER - The four-month-old child of Rev. J. E. Hunter, the evangelist, died last night in St. Thomas.

June 12, 1893


VOELKER - Died in this city, on June 11, Elizabeth Voelker, widow of the late C. Voelker, in her 59th year. Funeral from her son's residence, 46 Smith avenue, on Wednesday afternoon, at 3 J 30. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


MALLOCH - Died at Hamilton, on Sunday, the 11th instant, Mrs. M. H. Malloch, widow of the late John G. Malloch of Perth, and daughter of the late Hon James Wylie of Almonte, in the 70th year of her age. Funeral from the residence of W. A. Logie, 79 Markland street, Hamilton, on Tuesday, the 13th instant, at 3 p.m. Interment at Perth on Wednesday.

General regret is felt at the death of Mrs. John Malloch after a lingering and painful illness of three years, which she bore with the greatest patience. Even in her great pain she was able to take a prominent part in Christian work at home and abroad, and for many years had been a member of St. Paul's Presbyterian church. She was one of the promoters and the first president of the Y.W.C.A., the success of which was largely owing to her benevolence and foresight. Mrs. Malloch was the youngest daughter of the late Hon. James Wylie and the sister of James H. Wylie of Almonte. She was the widow of the late Judge Malloch of Perth whom she survived many years. The funeral will be to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of her niece, Mrs. W. A. Logie, 79 Markland street, to the Grand Trunk station, and she will be buried at her old home in Perth.


LAMPMAN - Died on Sunday, June 11, at his late residence, 183 Market street, John Lampman, aged 42 years. Funeral from the above address at 1:30 o'clock to Bowman's church, Ancaster. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


REDMOND - Michael A. Redmond, the first white man born in London township, has just died at the place of his birth, having lived there the whole 73 years of his life.


MANNING (Kinmount) R. Manning of Fenelon Falls, one of Rathbun & Co's men, fell off a boom here this afternoon and was drowned. The body was found almost forty feet from where he fell in.


June 13, 1893


ACHESON - Died on June 12, at his residence, 277 Robert street, John Acheson, aged 84 years. Funeral private on Wednesday at 3:30 o'clock.


HISCOCKS - Died suddenly at 145 Erie avenue, Mrs. Hiscocks, relict of the late Stephen Hiscocks of London, England, and beloved mother of Mrs. John Alder of this city, in her 73rd year. Funeral on Thursday from above address at 3:30. Friends cordially invited.

GRIFFIN - Thomas Griffin, the track inspector who was run over by an engine on the Grand Trunk Railway near Dundas on Sunday morning and horribly mangled, died yesterday afternoon. No inquest will be held.


WHITEMORE - (Pembroke) Yesterday as Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Whitemore, with their niece, Miss Dunlop and Miss Church of Pembroke, were boating on the arm of the Ottawa river known as the Culbute Cheraielle, about twelve miles from here, their boat upset. Mr. and Mrs. Whitemore were drowned. Miss Church and Miss Dunlop were rescued with difficulty by residents in the vicinity.


BRIGDEN - (Carleton Place) A boy named Joseph Brigden, aged about 13 years, was run over by the train while shunting in the C.P.R. yards here to-day. He was instantly killed. It is supposed he was trying to get on the train while in motion and fell between the cars. No blame can be attached to the railway company.


BILLS - (Toronto) Frank Bills, aged 11 years, whose parents live at 223 Bolton avenue, was drowned yesterday in a pond near Logan avenue while bathing in company with a number of other lads. The boy swam out into deep water and before he could reach shallow water again, he sank. He was seen to come to the surface twice, but before any assistance could be rendered the unfortunate boy sank to rise no more. The pond which was formed by the raising of the roadway on Logan avenue, near Langley avenue, caused the death of two boys two years ago. At that time there was considerable agitation in favour of having the hollow filled in and if it is not done now, there will probably be other lives lost in the same way.


JOHNSON - Mrs. William Henry Johnson of Picton was found dead in bed at her home yesterday morning.


GOURDREAN - The infant daughter of Z. Gourdrean, Kingston, Ontario, toddled down alone to the side of the lake at noon yesterday, fell into the water, and was drowned.


POLSEN - Rosco C. Dolsen, a young man employed in Chatham, Ontario, was found sitting in front of a store window in Detroit in a grievously ill condition at ten o'clock on Sunday morning. In response to his appeal, he was received at a house in the neighbourhood where he died at nine o'clock. He claimed that he had been drugged in a saloon, but the doctors who attended him say that the case was one of morphine poisoning.


HICKEY - (Windsor) Windsor was to-night the scene of a murder, the victim of which, Capt. James Hickey, was a well known diver employed by the K. & T. Hurley Wrecking Company of this city. The murderer is John Vrooman, a young man whom Hickey has suspected of being too intimate with his wife. The trouble between the two men began some three weeks ago when

Hickey's wife, who is a good-looking woman about 35 years of age, left him, taking with her about $1300 of her husband's savings which he kept in the house. Hickey has looked high and low for his wife, but without success, although she had been seen by several people who knew her. Vrooman had been up to the time of the trouble an intimate friend of Hickey's, but since the disappearance, Hickey has been suspicious that Vrooman was not as friendly as he appeared to be. However no open rupture took place between the two.

Hickey went to Detroit this morning early, expecting to go to work with Murphy Wrecking Company, but for some reason he did not, and this evening he came back to Windsor. Vrooman met him with a buggy and the two started off for a drive. They had gone a few blocks and were on Pitt street opposite the Manning House when Vrooman pulled out a revolver and without a word of warning, placed it close to Hickey's breast and fired. The bullet entered half an inch to the left of the left nipple and Hickey fell forward. As he was falling Vrooman gave him a push which threw him out in the road. He then whipped up and drove away. Before he got far, he was overtaken and jailed, but the crowd that gathered around the lock-up was so demonstrative that it was deemed advisable to take the prisoner to the county jail at Sandwich which was done about eight o'clock.

The excitement is intense in the streets and there is some talk of lynching, but a strong guard has been placed at the jail and an attempt to do anything precipitate would hardly avail anything on the part of the prisoner as he is confined in one of the strongest areas. However there is some high talk going on and it is just possible that trouble may occur before morning. Hickey had a revolver in his possession when shot. An inquest will be held at ten o'clock to-morrow morning.


June 14, 1893


BEARE - Died on June 14, 1893, at 150 Markland street, Wilbert Lorne Beare, aged 11 months and 20 days. Funeral will take place from above address on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SMITH - (Hagersville) The death of the late Willie Smith on Tuesday last after many weeks of severe suffering will be learned of with regret by his many friends, for all has hoped until the very last that some change might take place whereby he would regain his health. He spent six years in the store of J. H. Hager and those with whom he came in contact learned to appreciate him very much, for he was ever willing and obliging. He was only 20 years of age.


TURNBULL - (Windsor) This morning as G.T.R. conductor Turnbull of Windsor was conversing with the engineer at the ferry-boat slip dock, a yard engine which was pulling the eastbound train off the ferry-boat came along. Neither Turnbull nor the engineer noticed it until

it was upon them. The engineer managed, however, to get out of the way on time to save himself, but Turnbull was not so fortunate. He was struck by the engine and knocked under the wheels which passed over him, cutting off both legs and mutilating him in a terrible manner. He died fifteen minutes later. Deceased leaves a wife and four or five young children.


June 15, 1893


RICHARDSON - Died in this city, on June 14, Mrs. Mary Richardson, relict of the late William Richardson. Funeral will take place from 43 Hess street north, at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 16. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Richardson, caretaker of the Market Street school, died last night. She was ill but a short time.


HAYDEN - About noon Dr. Anderson was hastily summoned to attend Mrs. John H. Hayden of 18 Tecumseh street who, it was said, had been suddenly seized with violent cramps. The doctor drove to the house with all speed, but when he arrived the woman was dead.

Alarming stories were told by the neighbours. It is believed that Mrs. Hayden took her own life. She told a friend this morning that if she had any poison in the house she would take it. Dr. Anderson immediately notified coroner Dr. Mackelcan of the circumstances and the latter conceived them serious enough to warrant him in holding an inquest. Mrs. Hayden was about 35 years of age. Her husband, John H. Hayden, is a Grand Trunk conductor. He is not at home and has been telegraphed for. The deceased was the mother of three small children.


HARRISON - Charles Harrison was crushed to death near Ingersoll yesterday by a gravel pit caving in upon him.


June 16, 1893


TEETER - Died on June 15, at her late residence,91 Vine street, Mrs. E. A. Teeter, widow of William Teeter of Grimsby, aged 69 years. Funeral from above address on Saturday morning at 8 o'clock to Smithville. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


HAYDEN - Died at her late residence, 18 Tecumseh street, on Thursday, June 15, 1893, Nellie, wife of John Hayden, aged 25 years. Funeral Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


HAMILTON - Died at his late residence, 176 Main street west, on the 16th instant, Alexander Hamilton, druggist, in his 78th year. Funeral on Monday, at 3:30 p.m. Kindly omit flowers.

Between eleven and twelve o'clock this morning the long life of Alexander Hamilton, druggist of this city, came to an end.

For over a year Mr. Hamilton's health had been failing, but he was able to attend to his business until only a week or two ago when his mind and body became suddenly weakened, and it was soon evident that he had but a short time to live. Death was caused by paresis, brought on by physical decay.

Mr. Hamilton was born in Scotland nearly 78 years ago. He came to Canada when a young man and lived for a time in Montreal where he studied law. Abandoning the legal profession, he learned the drug business, and coming to Hamilton in 1847, he established the business which has .ever since been carried on under his name. He was an admirable business man, a model of rectitude and integrity, and thoroughly honourable. Both his temperament and his conscience prevented him from taking part in public affairs and he was known only in the private affairs of life and in these by a comparatively limited circle of friends. Mr. Hamilton was a member of the society of Christians known as Plymouth Brethren and was most scrupulous in carrying out in his life the principles held by that sect.

Mr. Hamilton married a Miss Muir of Montreal. She died three years ago. The surviving family consist of three sons and three daughters: Alexander, Ebenezer, and James Hamilton; Mrs. McCullough of Buffalo, and two unmarried daughters who live at home.


COOK - (Beeton) Yesterday afternoon two brothers, James and Robert Cook, sons of F. Cook of this village, and aged about fourteen and fifteen years respectively, went out gunning about a mile north of this place. By some unfortunate mistake, the brothers became separated from each other at a distance of about twenty-five yards, and Robert, mistaking his brother for some wild animal, fired at him, the charge taking effect in the back, head, arms and spine. There being no help at hand, Robert took the injured boy in his arms and carried him a distance of about a mile to the nearest house. Surgical aid was immediately sent for, but when it arrived it was found impossible to extract the shot, so deeply was it lodged, and the poor boy still exists, but with little hope of recovery, as the lower limbs are already paralyzed from the effect of the wounds in the head and spine.


BENNETT - (Ottawa) A sad accident occurred at Britannia last evening by which the youngest child of W. E. Bennett of the chief post office inspector's office, lost his life. The little one was missed from home and diligent search was made for it. After a while the child was discovered lying in the bay, having apparently fallen over the embankment and been drowned.


SCHRUBB - (Brantford) Mrs. William Schrubb, wife of a labourer, Wadsworth street, committed suicide to-night by taking 'rough on rats'. A doctor was called in, but his services were of no avail. She had been in a despondent state of mind for some weeks. An inquest has been ordered.


JOHNS - Alonzo Johns, a prominent farmer of Elizabethtown, Ontario, and a well known dairyman, died on Tuesday aged 47.



June 17, 1893


RYCKMAN - Died on Friday morning, June 16, Sarah Jane, beloved wife of W. A. Ryckman, of Waterdown, and eldest daughter of Alexander Gerrie, Parkdale Farm, near Dundas, in the 24th year of her age. Funeral from her parents' residence, tomorrow (Sunday) at 2:30 o'clock to the Grove cemetery, Dundas. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

The death of Sarah Gerrie, wife of W. A. Ryckman of Waterdown and eldest daughter of Alexander Gerrie of Dundas is more than usually sad. She died yesterday morning at her parents’ residence after a comparatively short illness. Death was caused by consumption which developed from a cold contracted some months ago. Four years ago she was married to Mr. Ryckman and bore him two children who survive her. Mrs. Ryckman was a true Christian of a kind and gentle disposition and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 2:30 o'clock to Grove cemetery, Dundas.


PETTIT - Isaac Pettit, a highly esteemed resident of Belleville, is dead, aged 85 years.


WELLS - Willie Wells, the ten-year-old son of John L. Wells, a prominent citizen of Winnipeg, was drowned in the Red River on Thursday night.


June 19, 1893


SERVOS - Died on Sunday, June 18, Mrs. Sarah Servos, third daughter of the late Robert McElroy, in the 49th year of her age. Funeral from Mrs. W. H. Ryckman's, 54 Hess street south, at 3:30 Thursday, the 20th instant. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this intimation.


GOODCHILD - The funeral of the late Arthur Goodchild took place yesterday and was attended by Court Maple Leaf, 5090, A.O.F.


WYLD - A. H. Wardell of Dundas has been called to Battleford, N.W.T., by the death of his son-in-law, Robert Wyld.


WHITNEY - A fugitive from justice, George Whitney, now lies dead at the city hospital, having died from injuries received at the Stuart street station on Saturday night. Several months ago a warrant was issued against him on a charge of stealing pig iron from Copp's Brothers foundry. The lad who was implicated with him, Robert Young, was tried for the offence and allowed to go, the evidence proving that while the iron was carried away from the pile, it was not taken out of the yard, but Whitney kept out of the way of the police. It is sad that he should fall into their hands in a dying condition. While the police were unable to catch Whitney, he made occasional

visits here, but always kept under cover. Saturday evening he got on a freight car in the Stuart street yard, the supposition being that he was going to steal a ride. He probably thought that the train was a through freight, but instead of that the train was being made up and the trainmen were busy shunting. In some way Whitney was crushed between two cars. He was found lying on the track by Daniel Phelan and George Moore who discovered him in time to save him from being run over and perhaps instantly killed. He was carried to the station and the ambulance and a physician were summoned. The trainmen did not think that Whitney was seriously injured as no bones were broken. He was conscious, but appeared to be dazed and acted like a man under the influence of liquor. He refused to give Constable Moore his name. Dr. Mackelcan examined the unfortunate young man and came to the conclusion that he had received internal injuries. Whitney was taken to the hospital and rallied from the shock after he was attended to. He took a bad turn at noon yesterday and died in the afternoon. The deceased was 23 years of age. He was not a good boy and caused his parents a good deal of trouble.


MURRAY - (Chesley) George Murray, a farmer living in the township of Bentinck, was killed yesterday morning while on his way to Griffin's Corners. His team became unmanageable and ran away. Mr. Murray fell out of the rig on his head with such force that he lived only a few minutes.


HETHERINGTON - (London) Another shocking railway accident within the city limits occurred at the Waterloo street crossing of the C.P.R. yesterday morning whereby an old man, William Hetherington lost his life. The unfortunate man was walking along Waterloo street northward and as he neared the track, the express train from the east came rushing towards the crossing at tremendous speed. The watchman, flag in hand, gave a warning shout and the old man turned his face in the direction of the approaching train, but evidently thinking he could cross over safely ahead of the engine, gave a deaf ear to all warnings and went on his way to death, for as soon as he got between the rails, he was struck by the cowcatcher below the knees. His feet being knocked from under him, his body fell against the front of the locomotive and was instantly hurled like a piece of tinder, a distance of nearly thirty feet into the road. When picked up he was still breathing, but death came a few minutes afterward. Examination showed that his skull was crushed in at the right temple, that wound being sufficient to cause death. An inquest will be held.


Oles Johnnie Oles, aged 14, was drowned at Brantford on Saturday while bathing.


Lenes Peter Lenes, who was born in Kingston 87 years ago, died there on Saturday.

GLASS - Sheriff Glass of Middlesex died on Saturday night after several weeks’ illness, aged 66.


WILLIAMSON - George Williamson, bus driver, drowned while bathing at Goderich yesterday. He could not swim.


RAYMOND - Henry Raymond, son of Thomas Raymond, of Tillsonburg, was drowned on Friday night at Bay City, Michigan.


NASON - W. H. Nason, 21 years of age, was drowned while bathing yesterday morning in the lake outside Toronto island.


McIntyre At Lanark village yesterday, a boy named Alexander McIntyre, was drowned while bathing. He was 17 years old. Cramps took him while swimming.


Cole Arja Cole, a young man about 23 years of age and son of John H. Cole, a highly respected and thrifty farmer near Delhi, Ontario, was drowned in Big Creek on Saturday night while bathing.


June 20, 1893


HORE - Died on Monday, June 19, Mrs. Mary Hore, relict of the late John H. Hore, at the residence of her son-in-law, No 390 Barton street east. Funeral at 1 o'clock p.m. on Wednesday, 21st instant, to Christ Church, Bullock's Corners.


WILLSON - Died at her late residence, Grimsby, on the 20th of June, 1893, Sophia, widow of the late John W. Willson of Winona, Ontario. Funeral at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, the 21st instant.


ELLIOT - Died on Friday, June 16, at Tuscarora parsonage, aged 74, Charlotte, widow of the late Rev. A. Elliot, formerly missionary to the Six Nations Indians on the Grand River, and daughter of the late James Racey, Esq., of Mount Pleasant. Funeral took place on Monday, 19th.


CAMERON - Hugh Cameron suicided with laudanum on Saturday at Fergus.


BELL, BRADY, AMES - James Bell, aged 65; Mrs. Sheriff Brady, aged 54; and the wife of Rev. Mr. Ames, aged 70, have died in Woodstock within two days.


June 21, 1893


HALLITT - Died at 277 York street, on Wednesday, June 21, Arena Clifford, daughter of A.F. and G.M. Hallitt, aged 3 months and 21 days. Funeral from above address on Thursday, June 22, at 2:30 p.m.

MCLEOD - Died in this city, on June 20, at 44 Crooks street, Oliver McLeod, a native of Ayrshire, Scotland, in his 78th year. Funeral Thursday at 4 o'clock. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.


HARVEY - (Stony Creek) Joseph Harvey, another respected resident of Saltfleet for nearly fifty years, passed to his eternal rest this week. His interment took place at Winona.


CROSBY - (Perth) Thomas E. Crosby, aged 14 years, was drowned here yesterday evening. He, with another boy, was in bathing. Crosby was on a board and fell off, and as he could not swim, he went down. The body was not got out for fifteen minutes. Drs. Beelan and Munro were on hand but the boy was dead when taken out of the water.


ELLIOTT - Thomas S. Elliott, one of the oldest residents of Belleville, died yesterday, aged 91.


CAMERON - John Cameron, a stonemason of Windsor, was run over yesterday by a Michigan Central train and died soon after from the effects of his injuries.


WILMOT - Allan Wilmot, brother of S. Wilmot of the fisheries department at Ottawa, died yesterday at Newcastle, Ontario, from gout, in his 89th year. He leaves five daughters and two sons.


CROSS - At last the mystery concerning the disappearance of Tom Cross has been cleared up. It was generally believed that he had been drowned, but some doubted it, especially when no trace of the body was found. This morning all rumours were set at rest as the body of the old longshoreman was found in the bay near Myles's wharf. It was seen in the water by Capt. Alderson of the 'Macassa'. Mate Brock and Alex Clark of the 'Ella Murton' rowed out and brought the body on shore. It was terribly decomposed, having been in the water since April 11. The body was removed to Green Bros, undertaking establishment. The relatives had no suspicion of foul play and did not want an inquest, but Coroner Woolverton thought it was necessary.


June 22, 1893


COLWELL - (Troy) Mrs. Colwell of the 4th concession died on Monday and buried in Troy cemetery on Tuesday.


SMITH - Abraham Smith, bus driver for the Grand Central hotel at Collingwood, accidentally fell from the stable on Monday morning while assisting to unload some straw and injured himself so that, he died of his injuries yesterday.

KELLY, CLOUTHIER, RIVARD, MAGNAN - (Montreal) The neighbouring town of Joliette is wrapped in the deepest gloom, that locality being the scene of a very sad drowning accident which took place yesterday afternoon. A party of visitors had been on L'Assomption river on a picnic excursion and were returning before dark. At a place called Haizinett where the river is about 100 feet in width and very deep, one of the occupants of the canoe containing five persons lost his oar, and in leaning forward to grasp the same from the water, the skiff was upset and the five .students were thrown out into the water and all but one was drowned. Edmund Kelly, law student, aged 21; J. N. Clouthier, law student, 29'; Edward Rivard, medical student, 25; and Gamille Magnan, aged 23, medical student, were the four who met a watery grave. Alfred Lavalle, being able to swim, was saved. It appears that young Kelly was also a good swimmer, but his three drowning companions dragged him down with them and all met the same sad fate.


June 23, 1893


JOHNSTON - At last the stranger who died at Beeton has been identified. He was G. M. Johnston of this city. The body was identified by residents of Woodstock where Johnston used to live.

Mrs. Johnston, wife of the deceased, lives at 134 Cannon street east. A reporter called at the house this afternoon but the people inside would not answer the doorbell. They peered out of the window in a mysterious manner but would not venture to open the door.

The reporter learned that the man who used to live in the house was engaged in the patent medicine business.

The Woodstock "Sentinel Review" says that Johnston came there to live with his son.


WATSON - (Ottawa) A lad, 11 years old, Robert Watson, was killed by lightning during last night's storm about three miles from the city limits in Carleton county. The family, fearing the building would fall, took refuge in the cellar. The lightning passed down the stove pipe, through the cellar floor, and struck the boy on the head. None of the other members of the family were injured although they stood close by.


DEAN - (Ashfield) James Dean, aged 55, died this morning by taking carbolic acid by mistake. He was at Goderich yesterday and procured some drugs which he intended to compound and apply to his cattle to keep off the flies. He had the carbolic acid in a little flask labelled poison and also a little flask containing whiskey in his coat pocket. In the morning, not feeling very well, he concluded to take a little of the whiskey not that he cared for it as he was a man of temperate habits. He unfortunately took the carbolic acid in mistake for the whiskey. He knew at once what he had taken and asked his daughter for some milk. His daughter asked him what was wrong. He was only able to say "the carbolic acid" and fell to the floor. He was carried to bed and died in about an hour in great agony. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss.


GEER - The funeral took place at Belleville yesterday of Mrs. Geer, mother of Rev. A. L. Geer. Deceased was 84 years of age and had lived in Belleville for 41 years.


June 24, 1893


DOUGHERTY - Died in this city, on the 24th instant, John Dougherty, in the 34th year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence, 62 Greig street, Monday, the 26th, at 8:30 a.m. Friends will please attend.


June 26, 1893


FOSTER - Died at 98 Charles street, on Saturday, June 24, George Gibbons, infant son of F. O. and Emma Foster, aged 2 months. Funeral took place this (Monday) afternoon.


WILLIAMS - Died on June 26, at his late residence, Barton street, North Barton, Arscott Williams, gardener, aged 72 years, a native of Dorsetshire, England. Funeral on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Friends please accept this intimation.


WATSON - Died on June 25, at her husband's residence, 237 Catherine street north, Elizabeth J., beloved wife of Thomas Watson, aged 59 years. Funeral from above address to-morrow (Tuesday) morning at 9:3G o'clock to G.T.R. station, thence to Toronto. Friends will please accept this intimation.


June 27, 1893


DUPUIS - Dr. Thomas Dupuis, professor of anatomy and clinical surgery in the medical department of Queen's university, Kingston, Ontario, died on Sunday night after two weeks' illness


MCDONALD - (Merrickville) Michael McDonald, manager of the Merrickville Home Co., died this afternoon from injuries sustained last night through jumping on the station platform from the C.P.R. express not timed to stop here. He leaves a widow and eight helpless children.


June 28, 1893


BRANDER - (Wallaceburg) J. G. Brander, brother of A. D. Brander, druggist of this town, committed suicide at the Queen's hotel here between the hours of 11 o'clock last night and 8:30

this morning by shooting himself in the right temple with a small revolver. Doctors were called immediately after he was found, but all agreed that an inquest was unnecessary as it was a clear case of suicide. The revolver still remained grasped in his hand with one empty chamber. From what can be learned now of the cause, he was apparently labouring under a fit of temporary insanity.


WINTERS - (Brockville) This evening a man named Winters, about 70 years of age, was crossing the Grand Trunk Railway track at the station. The pilot engine was coming up the track, but being somewhat deaf, Winters evidently did not hear it, and was run over. Both his legs were cut off below the knees. He was taken to St. Vincent de Paul hospital, but there is very little hope that he will survive the terrible shock.


GUILLARD - (Ottawa) Jean Guillard, aged 17, while bathing near Eddy's paper mills at Hull this morning with two companions, sank suddenly and never came up. Cramps are supposed to have been the cause.


ELLIOTT - (Ottawa) James Elliott, aged 7 years, son of James Elliott of the post office department, while bathing with other lads beneath parliament hill here, got beyond his depth and was drowned.


June 29, 1893


HENDERSON, EARLY - (Renfrew) A fatal accident occurred on the C.P.R. on Wednesday evening. The C.P.R. local train, going east, ran over and killed Nellie, the four-year-old daughter of Robert Henderson, and Isabella Early, his sister-in-law, a young woman of 26 years of age. They were returning from berry picking and walking on the railway track. The whistling of the approaching train confused the little one who ran down the track ahead of the engine. Miss Early rushed along to get her off and had just reached her when the locomotive struck them both. The child was instantly killed. Miss Early lived a few moments. The train came to a standstill on a heavy down-grade within its own length of where the accident occurred. Mrs. Henderson and a six-year-old daughter were with the others at the time and witnessed the sad affair.


DUNN - (Belleville) Thomas Dunn, aged about 21 years, whose home is in this city, went to Trenton on a moonlight excursion last night. Missing the boat on its return, he and some friends boarded a freight train at Trenton station. While Dunn was preparing to jump from the train as it neared Belleville station, his head struck one of the timbers of the bridge on north Front street with great force, fracturing his skull. He was taken to his home on south John street and died in a few hours.

BARBEAU - (Ottawa) A man named Barbeau wag instantly killed by an electric light wire in the rear of the Rideau Club, this morning.


BREDEN - John Breden, who was a member of the city council of Kingston, Ontario for many years and was mayor from 1866 to 1868, died in the limestone city at the age of 93 years.


O'CONNOR - (Vancouver) The steamer "Maude" arrived this afternoon from Courtney, B.C., bringing word that Ben Kennedy, a tramp whiskey seller, shot and killed John O'Connor, a logger, on Reed Island, B.C., on Sunday. Kennedy says he will not be taken alive. A posse of police has gone to effect his capture. The murderer is a desperado and trouble is expected. The cause of the shooting is unknown.


JONES - (Brantford) Mary P. Jones, an employee of Thomson's tailoring; establishment, went home yesterday afternoon as she was unwell. This morning she was found dead in bed. An inquest will be held.


June 30, 1893


DUNHANSON - (Durham) On Wednesday, Gottlieb Dunhanson, 14, was working a planer in Wilson's saw mill at Louise when his clothing caught in the machinery and he was frightfully torn across the bowels. When picked up, part of his entrails hung upon the machine. A verdict of accidental death was returned.


July 4, 1893


HEARNS - The funeral of the late M. S. Hearns took place this morning from his late residence, 76 Victoria avenue north. The pall bearers were: John Ronan, Patrick Ronan, William Crawford, A. Bourque, T. Lewis, R. Bateman. Father Craven celebrated mass at St. Patrick's church and Father Lynsh officiated at the grave.


MCINTYRE - (Barrie) About three weeks ago, Mr. McIntyre of Tottenham fell from his bicycle and dislocated his neck. He lived until a few days ago. Exactly six months previous to his death he married, but shortly afterward his wife died. Thus he was a groom, widower, and met his death inside of six months.


CLARK - (Allansville) Henry Clark, a boy ten years old, from one of the English homes, was drowned on Sunday while bathing in Mary lake. He could not swim. His companions did all they could to save him, and one of them had a narrow escape from being carried down with him.


FERRIS - Matthew Ferris, governor of the jail at Cobourg, died suddenly on Sunday.

HEWSON - Died at 159 Maria street, on Monday, July 3, Charles H., infant son of Clara and John H. Hewson, aged 1 year and 9 months.

Funeral on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


July 6, 1893


TIFFANY - Died at Alexandria, Ontario, on June 29, 1893, Annie Gertrude Pringle, eldest daughter of the late J. D. Pringle, and wife of E. H. Tiffany, barrister, in her 43rd year.


POWER - Died on Tuesday, July 4, at 126 Stanley avenue, Hamilton, Ontario, Margaret Larkin, wife of Nicholas Power, aged 73 years. Funeral took place this morning.


ANDREWS - Died at the residence of his brother, No 38 Pearl street south, on Wednesday, July 5, Agariah Andrews, aged 24 years. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


NEIGHORN - Died at her late residence, No 130 Florence street, on Wednesday, July 5, 1893, Margaret, wife of Charles Neighorn, aged 59 years and 9 months. Funeral on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SIMONS - (Dundas) Mary Simons, a daughter of John Simons of West Flamborough, fell dead on Tuesday morning. She was on her way to work in William Clark's mill when she suddenly dropped and expired. The cause of death is heart failure. The funeral took place yesterday.


LOVELL - Mr. Lovell of Montreal, who died on Sunday, was the first publisher to import a steam press into Canada.


MIERACH - (Toronto) While bathing in the Don at 3 p.m. yesterday, Charles Mierach, aged 11, son of Ernest Mierach, cigar maker, 9 Russell Place, dived off the top of some piling near the Winchester street bridge and was drowned.


THOMPSON - (Troy) Mrs. William Thompson died very suddenly last week. She was sick only a couple of hours. She was 65 years of age and was one of the early settlers of Beverly.


LOVE - H. N. Love, a Canadian Pacific Railway brakeman, fell off a train near Rat Portage, Algoma, yesterday and was cut to pieces.


BAXTER - Mrs. Baxter, relict of the late Col. Baxter of Chatham, was killed by jumping off a moving train at Glencoe, Ontario, on Tuesday.


WINKLE - Mrs. Winkle of Sharbot Lake was run over by a ballast train on the Kingston & Pembroke Railway on Tuesday night and received terrible injuries which soon resulted in her death. Her husband met his death through an accident a few months ago.


July 7, 1893


COULTER - Died at his late residence, 87 Catherine street north, on Wednesday, July 5, Samuel J. Coulter, aged 49 years. Funeral on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SNELL - William Snell, a little boy, was drowned in Black Creek near Madoc the other day.


EAVES - Rev. E. Eaves, a missionary of the Methodist church, has been drowned in the rapids near Norway House, Manitoba.


MACDONALD - N. N. Macdonald, a citizen of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was run into by a bicycle a few days ago and received injuries from which he died yesterday morning.


MCGLASHEN - A farmer named Peter McGlashen, residing near St. Thomas, Ontario, committed sucide by taking a dose of strychnine. He had been drinking heavily.


DUNSMORE - While Stephen Dunsmore of the 10th concession of Elderslie, Ontario, was sheltered in his stable to escape a storm on Wednesday morning, he was struck by lightning and killed. A steer in the stable was also killed, but the building was uninjured.


July 8, 1893


YOUNG - A fatal accident occurred between two and three o'clock this afternoon near the corner of Wellington and Ferrie streets where the G. T. R. track to the beach runs. Two old men, inmates of the House of Refuge, Thomas Young and James Connelly, were on a single wagon to which was attached the old refuge horse, a skittish animal for its age. The were engaged in unloading refuse into an inlet nearby. The wagon was ten feet from the track on the north side and the old horse faced south with its face away from the track. The regular trains had passed and the old men did not think that there would be any more trains for a while, and they were not watching out. But soon after the regular, a special train dashed up to the crossing. As it approached, the old horse grew frightened, wheeled round, and ran on to the track. The locomotive struck the old horse, hurled him forward one hundred yards, and he fell by the side of the track, dead.

The wagon was struck with such violence that the two old men were thrown out into the telegraph wires which are strung rather low at this point. The wires were torn from their fastenings and the men fell on the ground. Thomas Young was killed almost instantly.

Connelly was cut about the head and his chest was injured. He was unconscious for ten minutes. At 3 o'clock the doctor arrived and the full extent of his injuries is not known. The old horse that was killed was a veteran from the fire department which had been in the service about fifteen years. Last fall it was transferred to the House of Refuge and has been used for hauling wood and refuse.


RICE - (Port Stanley) The wife of John Rice, who lives just north of this village, met her death last night by accidentally falling into a spring which was in a barrel at the rear of the house. Rice returned from work about 8 p.m, and missing her, started a search, and about 10:30 found her body as above stated. Deceased was 23 years old and leaves three little children, the youngest about fifteen months old. Her maiden name was Louise Clarke and she was born in England. She has two sisters on this side of the Atlantic; Mrs. Lees of Belmont, and Mrs. Thurman of Duluth.


NICHOLAS - A little boy, the son of Gideon Nicholas of Caledonia, Ontario, while wading in the river at that town yesterday afternoon, got beyond his depth and was drowned.


PIKE - (Markham) Levi Pike, the noted breeder of hogs, Locust Hill, was found dead in the barnyard last evening. There were no marks of injury on the body and death is supposed to be due to heart failure.


BOWDITCH - Last Thursday evening Henry Bowditch, Hamilton moulder, threw himself in front of a moving train near Rochester, N.Y. and was killed instantaneously. He was a son of Alfred Bowditch of 68 John street north. The body has been brought home for burial.


July 19, 1893


LAING - Died in this city, on Sunday, July 9, at his late residence, 27 King street west, Henry H. Laing, aged 42 years. Funeral from above address on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. Please omit flowers.


MCQUEEN - Mrs. McQueen, widow of the late Judge McQueen of Woodstock, died on Saturday. She was the mother of Mrs. Clench of this city.


BLACK - William Campbell, of the G.T.R. freight office and a companion while out rowing on the bay this morning, found the body of a man floating near the mouth of the Desjardins canal and not far from shore. Summoning assistance, they brought the body to land. It proved to be the body of H. J. Black of 75 Cannon street east, this city, commonly known as ‘Major’ Black.

It was a case of suicide. Mr. Black had resolved to take his life. He determined how he was going to do it and he carried his plan into execution in a deliberate, business-like way without any fuss or melodramatic accompaniment.

A letter received this morning by Duncan A. McNabb of 111 Elgin street, a friend of Mr. Black, puts the matter in a clear light. It is a plain, cool, matter-of-fact letter, such as one business man would write to another on a matter of business. It was written by Mr. Black and bears the date of Friday, July 7. It was, however, not mailed until 3 p.m. on Saturday. In this letter Mr. Black informed his friend that since his mother died, he had lost interest in life and had determined to end it, that he was going to hire a boat at Whittaker's boathouse, take it out into the bay, and drown himself. Then he calmly gives a list of his assets and liabilities.

The plan which was mentioned in this letter was strictly carried into effect. Mr. Black hired a boat at Whittaker's on Saturday evening and rowed up to the south-western part of the bay where without taking off any of his clothing, he threw himself into the water. The boat was found not too far from the spot where the body was found.

This is a copy of the letter which Mr. McNabb received this morning.

“Hamilton, Ontario, July 7, 1893

 Dear Mr. McNabb:

Life to me has been a burden since my late mother's death and hence I have concluded to commit suicide by drowning in Burlington bay to-night. The boat will be rented from J. Whittaker. His boathouse is at the foot of Ferrie street. My assets are: ten shares of Bank of Hamilton stock, $115.94 in Molson's Bank, the residence and contents at 75 Cannon street east, and you will find in my wardrobe two purses, silver $1.50 and in bank bills $17. My liability is only the taxes.

Yours sincerely H. J. Black.”

When Mr. McNabb received the letter this noon he went immediately to Whittaker's boathouse where he ascertained that Mr. Black had committed suicide, the body and boat having been found at that time.

The deceased was a son of the late James Black of Montreal, Kingston, and lately of Hamilton. The family has lived in Hamilton since 1850 and Mr. Black was about 45 years old and was a bachelor. During manager Anderson's time he was employed as accountant in the offices of the Hamilton & Lake Erie Railway Company and was also a clerk for George H. Mills. Afterward he went to the States and was employed by a guarantee company. He was advanced to a position in the head office at New York, but a week after he went there he suffered from sunstroke and returned to Hamilton. Since then he did occasional work here as an accountant. For years he lived with his mother at 75 Cannon street east and since her death two years ago he lived alone. A year ago he had a severe attack of la grippe and it seems to have affected his brain, for he had been very despondent ever since that illness.


Mr. McNabb was an old acquaintance of the deceased, but had not seen him for ten days. On Friday, Mr. Black's nephew, James Hyndman of Sarnia, met him and said he would call on him on the following day. "I'm going out for a drive on Saturday and you needn't call then," he replied. He had probably made up his mind to commit suicide then.

The deceased leaves four sisters: Mrs. J. J. Jagoe and Mrs. James Clark of this city; Mrs. Hyndman, Sarnia; and Mrs. Hughes of Duluth.


ARMSTRONG - (Athens, Ont) Adam Armstrong, proprietor of the Armstrong house here and of Cedar Park hotel, Charleston Lake, died on Saturday night of heart failure. The remains will be buried here by the Masonic order on Tuesday at 10 o'clock.


RABBIOR - (Cornwall) A sad case occurred at Ogdensburg when Mrs. Rabbior died in that place on her wedding trip. Deceased was the widow of the late JosephVilleneuve of East Cornwall and had been married to her second husband a few days.


WATSON - (Chatham) William Watson, aged 15, was drowned last evening while bathing in the river in front of Alexander Dolsen's farm near Chatham. The lad got beyond his depth and sank in twenty feet of water. His father, who is unable to swim, tried to rescue him and would have lost his life also but for the timely assistance from the shore.


CLARK - (Penetanguishene ) Harry Clark, a former inmate of the Dr. Barnardo home, was drowned in Mary's Lake, Muskoka. It seems he was going from church, accompanied by some companions, and as the day was warm, they resolved to go in swimming. Young Clark rashly got into a skiff, pushed out into the deep water, and sprang overboard. Being unable to swim, he immediately sank. One of his companions named McNicall went to his assistance but as McNicall was much younger than Clark, he had to give up the struggle and free himself from the grasp of the drowning man after having been dragged underneath the water twice.


LEVIN - (Montreal) One of the city's best known young business men in the person of Charles H. Levin, furrier, lost his life Saturday afternoon while yachting on Lake St. Louis. Sad as the fatality was, the loss of life might have much greater as no less than five yachts were upset by the squall which swept across the lake before five o'clock and no less than twenty persons were in the water at one time.

A. W. Moore, M.L.A., put out with his steam yacht and picked up that needed assistance, but Mr. Levin could not swim and he soon sank. The body was found this afternoon. Deceased was about 40 years of age and went to the Northwest with the Garrison artillery. He leaves a widow and one child.

RANNATYNE (Winnipeg) Mrs. James Rannatyne, one of the pioneers of Winnipeg, but still a comparatively young woman, died very suddenly early Saturday morning. She took a fainting fit and died before a doctor could be summoned.


ARMSTRONG - While J. Armstrong of Port Elmseley, Ontario, was sitting on the verandah of his house on Saturday chatting and joking he fell forward off his chair and died.


BOOTH - (Sarnia) a terrible accident occurred in Sarder's mill, 10th concession of Sombra. A boy, two and a half years of age, son of Walter Booth, came to the mill about that time and got playing about the machinery. His clothes caught on the crank of the pump and in an instant he was dashed round two of three times, striking the ground each time. The crank was fastened to a stump outside and in revolving came within six inches of the ground. When the machinery was stopped and the little fellow released, it was found that one arm was broken, his body bruised, and his head crushed. Death ended his suffering in two or three minutes.


LAING - Henry Hargreave Laing of the Hamilton Home Furnishing Co. died very unexpectedly last night. He was in the store as usual until late Saturday night, and although complaining of not feeling well, it was not thought that his illness was serious. He was in bed all yesterday and died at 8:50 p.m. Heart failure brought on by overbrain work was the cause of death.

The deceased was the only son of the late Dr. Laing and was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1851. His parents moved to Hamilton in 1859 and he lived here until death. He was buyer and traveller for the old Thompson, Birkett, & Bell Co for many years and on the dissolution of the partnership, he went into business for himself.

Mr. Laing took a deep interest in civic affairs. He leaves a widow and three daughters. He was a member of St. John's lodge, 40.


July 11, 1893


BLACKWELL - Died at Ogden, Utah, U.S.A., on June 30, James Blackwell, late of Dundas.


BLACK - Died in this city, on July 9, 1893, Henry J. Black, in the 53rd year of his age. Funeral private from W. B. Pray's undertaking establishment, 33 King street west, at 3 o'clock to-morrow afternoon.


FERVEAU - Leon Ferveau, aged 70, while drawing in hay yesterday near Warkworth, fell from the load and was instantly killed.


TREMBLAY - P. E. Tremblay, one of the best known Young Liberal speakers in the province of Quebec, died of lung disease at Carillon on Saturday.

HIRD, GOTTLIEB - Charles Hird, aged 18 years, and a Swiss named Gottlieb, aged 30, got beyond their depth while bathing in the Niagara river near Lasalle, Ontario, yesterday, and both drowned.


KISLER - Mrs. Louise F. J. Kisler, 67 years of age, was walking along the Michigan Central Railway track at Montrose, Ontario, on Sunday evening. She was accompanied by her grand-daughter, twelve years of age. They stepped from one track to another to avoid an approaching freight train, but were struck by a work train which came up behind them. Mrs. Kisler was killed, but the little girl escaped with a broken knee.


July 12, 1893


CROSS - Died in Albany, N.Y., on Wednesday, July 12, Verna, daughter of Robert and Nellie Cross, aged 1 year and 5 months. The funeral will take place from 140 East avenue north, this city, on Friday, July 14, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FILMAN - Died on the 12th instant, Peter S. Filman, in the 75th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 408 Barton street east, to the old St. Peter's cemetery, Barton, on Thursday (to-morrow) at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Peter S. Filman died this morning at the residence of his son-in-law, John H. Land, after an illness of ten weeks. His death was caused by blood poisoning brought on by gangrene in the foot. During the early stages of his illness Mr. Filman suffered extremely, but towards the last, his suffering passed and his death was painless and peaceful.

The deceased was a direct descendant of one of the staunch, self-sacrificing United Empire Loyalists who laid the foundation of this province. His grandfather, Conrad Filman, rather than submit to the persecution which the American loyalists were subjected to after the revolutionary war, left his home in Pennsylvania and came to Canada's wilderness in 1790 to hew out a new home for himself and his family. He settled in Barton township. His farm was on the mountain, its front extending along the brow of the mountain between the lines of Queen and Garth streets. In the family homestead on this farm Peter S. Filman and his father were born. The old. house is still standing near St. Peter's church.

The subject of this notice first saw the light of day in the year 1819. He lived on the farm until manhood and was married there. Then he acquired 200 acres known as the Blackstone farm about two miles back from the mountain brow. There he lived for half a century, cultivating, the soil, rearing his family, and earning the esteem and affection of all his neighbours and friends. He was a staunch, thoroughly manly type of manhood, a worthy descendant of a heroic grandsire. About seven years ago after his children were all married, he took up his residence with his son-in-law, John H, Land, on Barton street east, but regularly drove out to his farm every day.


Mr. Filman was married 54 years ago to Miss Rosebrough of Colborne, Ontario. She, with one son and four daughters, survives him. The son, George H. Filman, lives on the farm. The daughters are: Mrs. Terryberry, Mrs. Thomas Lawry, Mrs. R. Mackay, and Mrs. John H. Land, all of Hamilton.

Mr. Filman was an Anglican and for years was warden of St. Peter's church. In politics he was a Conservative of the old school. He did not aspire to public office and would never consent to hold any elective position except that of school trustee.


CONNOR - Died on July 12, at 25 Oak avenue, Lettie, infant daughter of W. H. Connor, aged 10 months. Funeral from above address on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


RICE - (Woodstock) The four-year-old son of George Rice of Currie's was accidentally killed this afternoon. When men were engaged in drawing hay, the little fellow in some way got caught in the wagon wheel and was drawn in and crushed between the bolster and wheel. His arm and several ribs were broken and he died in three hours.


LANTHIER - Joseph Lanthier, aged 30, fell against a large belt at the Royal Electric Co's works , Montreal, last night, and wag instantly killed.


ROBINSON - Charles Robinson was killed on the Intercolonial track at Truro, N.S., last evening while walking with a young lady. The girl escaped without injury.


MITCHELL - (Pembroke) A terrible accident occurred last evening about 8 o'clock at Westmeath, Ontario, by which one life was lost. Richard Mitchell, clerk in Fraser & Co's store, his wife, and child were driving when the horse took fright at a bicycle and ran away, upsetting the rig, throwing them out, killing the child, and slightly injuring the others.


GRAVES - (May's Landing) Henry Graves, a well known farmer of Winslow, a few miles from this place, met with a terrible death on Monday in a manner that has created the greatest excitement in that part of the country.

Graves went out in the fields a mile or so from his house where he engaged in picking berries from the blackberry bushes. He was busily at work when his attention was attracted by the rattling of a rattlesnake which he found to be lying in the bushes a few feet from where he was at work. The snake showed no signs of fight and as that species is so uncommon in this neighbourhood, Graves did not know of its deadly powers and did not realize his danger. Quickly running a few; yards he found a heavy stick with which he returned to the spot with the

intention of dispatching the snake. He aimed several unsuccessful blows at the rattler which then suddenly sprang on him. He caught the viper by the neck as it was about to alight on his breast and succeeded in throwing it from him but not until it had bitten him several times. He continued the fight and finally succeeded in killing the snake after a hard battle in which it several times sprang upon his body and fastened its fangs in him.

He then started for his home one and a half miles away. Before he reached there he was in agony from the bites. He took every remedy known to alleviate his suffering, but in a short time his wounds became so painful that every effort made to relieve him was without avail. He died soon after, in the greatest agony.


PATTERSON - (Drayton) A very sad accident happened here this evening in Haack & Co's tile yard whereby Robert Patterson lost his life. Deceased in company with three others was wheeling clay from the bank to the tile machine and bad just backed his barrow up and commenced filling it when without a moment's warning several tons of clay fell and buried him out of sight. When dug out he was unconscious. Medical aid was procured and on examination it was found that his chest ribs were smashed in, both legs broken, and other internal injuries. He lived only one hour after the accident.


July 13, 1893


ELMES - Died at his residence in Toronto, Ontario, Euseby Elmes, aged 72 years, formerly of Hamilton.


MOWAT - Died on July 12, at the residence of her son, Toronto, Mrs. William Mowat, Sr., late of this city. Interment to-morrow (Friday) at 2 p.m. from the Grand Trunk Railway station, Stuart street, to the cemetery.


HAZELL - Died in this city this morning, Horace and Lealle, the twin sons of Horace and Martha Hazell, aged 5 months. Funeral from the corner of John and Young streets, to-morrow (Friday) at 2 p.m.

The old belief that a subtle sympathy, physical as well as mental, exists in twins the one for the other, was currently confirmed this morning in the case of the twin infant sons of Horace Hazell, corner of John and Young streets. They were taken ill with cholera infantum at the same time and died within two hours of each other this morning. The circumstances may, however, be only a co-incidence.


SWAYZE - (Elfrida) On Thursday evening, July 6, the wife of Ezra Swayze took a fit and died in a few minutes. The funeral took place on Saturday, July 8, at 1 o'clock, the concourse being quite large.

July 14, 1893


JOHNSTON - Died In this city, on July 14, William Gordon, infant son of Lottie and J. W. Johnston, aged 5 months and 10 days. Funeral will take place from the parents' residence, 71 Sheaffe street, Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SECORD - Died at Ravenswood, Chicago, on the 13th instant, W. Frank Secord, son of the late W. H. C. Secord. Interment at Chicago on Sunday, 16th instant.


HENDERSON - (Lindsay) A very sad occurrence took place yesterday morning in the township of Mariposa about two miles from the village of Little Britain. Mrs. Henderson, wife of Albert Henderson, a farmer, committed suicide under a fit of temporary mental derangement. The deed was performed with great deliberation. She went upstairs while her husband was out, and on his return a few minutes afterward, he found her kneeling with her head over a pail, bleeding profusely from an incision made in her throat. On the arrival of the doctor, he found she had bled to death. Mrs. Henderson was a young woman and had been married only one year.


CARROLL - William Carroll, aged 30, a Canadian fireman on the propeller "Montana", fell from the Western Transit dock at Buffalo yesterday and was drowned. The body was recovered.


BROON - Matthew Charles Broon, police magistrate of the town of Simcoe since 1863, died on Wednesday night after suffering for two or three weeks with erysipelas. He was in his 66th year.


LACKING - Mr. Lacking, 70 years of age and an old resident of Clifford, Ontario, fell out of his wagon and down a steep embankment, receiving injuries from which he died an hour later.


July 15, 1893


BURROWS - Died at Stony Creek, July 14, Elizabeth Burrows, beloved wife of Alfred Burrows, aged 42 years. Funeral on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


COOPER - Died in this city, on July 14, at 45 Wilson street, William Bateman, only child of William and Georgina Cooper.


SCHWESS - At a barn raising in Saugeen township, near Port Elgin, Ontario, on Thursday evening, John Schwess, Jr., was struck by a heavy piece of timber on the head, and his skull was fractured. He died two hours after the accident.

July 17, 1893


ATKIN - Died in this city, on July 16, Alice Minnie, aged 11 years and 9 months, and Geraldine Eliza Atkin, aged 9 years and 8 months, beloved daughters of Samuel Atkin. Funeral on Tuesday, 19th July, at 2 o'clock from 54 Victoria avenue north, to Burlington. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. (They were drowned)


WHYTE - Died at the residence of her grandfather, Thomas Kenton, 474 Bay street north, on July 16, Pearl, infant daughter of Andrew and Mary Whyte, aged 1 year, 6 months, and 9 days. Funeral from above address to-morrow (Friday) at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CONNER Died in this city, on Sunday, July 16, Frederick Roy, infant son of Philip and Lottie Conner, aged 10 months. Funeral took place from 235 Rebecca street to-day.


July 18, 1893


HESS - Died at his late residence, Barton, Jacob M. Hess, in the 67th year of his age. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


VALENTINE - The funeral of Loretta Valentine, the little daughter of Charles Valentine, 290 Catherine street north, took place yesterday afternoon. The unfortunate child was out with its mother for a walk on Thursday and while returning, tripped and fell on a parasol. One of the iron ribs pierced her nose and entered her brain. She lingered in a semi-conscious condition until Saturday evening when death put an end to her suffering.


WICKENS (Madoc) At White Lake, about five miles south of this place, a man by the name of Wickens started with his wife to cross the lake in a homemade boat to look after some cattle on the other side of the lake. When only a short distance from shore, the boat upset in about thirty feet of water. Wickens, who is a good swimmer, got hold of his wife, but she struggled so in her excitement that he was obliged to shake his hold loose in order to save himself and she was drowned. The body was recovered a few hours later. Mrs. Wickens was 22 years of age and had been married only a few months.


RICHARDSON - T. J. Richardson of the Hansard staff is dead in Ottawa.


GRIFFITH - Thomas Griffith, a farmer of Drummond township, Ontario, was struck and killed by lightning while standing in his barn yesterday. The barn was instantly set on fire and the body was reduced to ashes.

IRWIN - Francis Irwin of Stratford, Ontario, fell from a cherry tree yesterday afternoon. It was only four or five feet to the ground, but he alighted on his head and his neck was broken. He lived for a few minutes only.


HOLMES - (Newtonbrook) Natural gas was the cause of one man's death and perhaps that of another man near this village this morning. On the Nicholls farm, a number of men were engaged with a steam drill boring a well. They had bored to a depth of 180 feet when natural gas was struck. William Holmes, a well digger by trade, living in Willowdale, was fifty feet below the surface when the gas was struck. Those above became alarmed and a man named Sharp went down to see what was the matter with Holmes. On Sharp not returning, the men above concluded that he too had met with an accident. Water was thrown down, dissipating the gas, and another man went down. He found Holmes dead and Sharp unconscious. Both bodies were quickly lifted to the open air. There was no life to Holmes, but Mr. Langstaff of Thornhill, who was summoned, went to work upon Sharp in the hope of resuscitating him. The latest reports hold out little possibility of his being saved.


July 19, 1893


MCCARTHY - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, James McCarthy, a native of Danmanwar, Cork county, Ireland, aged 59 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, 181 Hannah street east, on Friday, the 21st instant, at 8:30 a.m. for St. Patrick's church, and thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.


DEVAN - Mrs. C. A. McCardell, wife of the proprietor of the Dominion hotel, received a telegram on Sunday evening announcing that her brother, Thomas J. Devan, formerly of Dundas, had been drowned at New York. The telegram was from the widow of the deceased and gave no particulars. Mrs. McCardell and her mother, Mrs. Devan of Dundas, left for New York the same evening.


BARNET - Alexander Barnet, a young man, was seized with cramps while bathing in Petawawa river at Renfrew and was drowned.


SIMPSON - Arthur Simpson, a well known farmer of Culross township, was struck by a C.P.R. train while driving across the track at Wingham yesterday and instantly killed.


July 20, 1893


LAVERY - Died in this city, on July 20, Charlotte, the beloved wife of James Lavery, in her 60th year. Funeral, Saturday, at 3:30 p.m., from the family residence, 67 East avenue north. Friends will please accept this intimation.


AGNEW - (Hagersville ) The sad news of the accidental drowning of W. J. Agnew at Montrose reached here on Monday morning. His wife has the sympathy of the community in her sad bereavement.


CAMPBELL - (Hagersville) Donald Campbell passed away to his long rest early Wednesday morning after a prolonged illness at the ripe old age of nearly 90 years.


REID - (Glanford) Mrs. William Reid of Ryckman's Corners died on Sunday after a long and painful illness.


FOULDS - An old man named John Foulds was killed yesterday under remarkable circumstances. While walking from Simcoe to Port Dover yesterday morning, he was run into by a mixed train from Stratford, the force of the blow throwing him on to the platform in front of the engine. He was picked up for dead, but when being lifted off the train at Port Dover, he suddenly jumped to his feet, apparently all right again. He started to walk back to Simcoe and was run into by an excursion train coming to Brantford, this time getting killed. Deceased was very deaf and it is supposed that he did not hear the signals on either occasion


DINGLE - Joseph A. Dingle, who for many years has been in business as a butcher on the Hamilton Market and is known by a multitude of citizens, died last night. His death ended a long period of suffering which but few mortals are called upon to endure. He was affected with a virulent internal malady which caused him excruciating torture, but be bore his suffering like a stoic and was ever able to keep a cheerful face for his friends almost to the last. For a month before his death he was unable to take any nourishment whatever.

Mr. Dingle was a native of Cornwall, England, and came to Hamilton with his parents when a lad more that forty years ago. His father opened up a butcher business near the foot of James street and as Hamilton's navigation trade flourished in those days, his business grew and prospered. Joseph Dingle was associated with his father for some time, but afterward moved up town and established himself in business on the market. For many years he had lived at Frogmoor Farm on the mountain. He is survived by his wife, a son, Joseph Dingle, Jr., and three daughters, one of whom id Mrs. J. B. Yeo of Glanford.

Mr. Dingle was a member of Barton Masonic Lodge and the funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon, to be conducted by that lodge.


July 21, 1893


STEVENS - (Merritton) About ten o'clock this morning Mark Stevens, about nine years old, ran across the railway track near here when the steamboat express from Niagara Falls struck him. He was picked up unconscious and died two hours later from his injuries.

DAWSON - (Peterborough) A shocking accident took place on Tuesday afternoon in South Monaghan, a short distance from this town by which James Dawson, a young man 25 years of age, son of Joseph Dawson, lost, his life. He went ahead of the horses to open a gate, and it is supposed the team became frightened. The animals started, to run and in attempting to catch the lines, the young man was caught in the machine they were drawing. His father heard the noise of the running horses and ran to the spot where he found his son about one hundred yards from the gate with his head crushed in and life extinct.


SKINNER - (Castleton) Hiram Skinner, an old resident of this village, aged 67, was found dead last night about eleven o'clock. He was working for John Hopkins. He was hoeing in a field belonging to the same. When found, a file which he had with him to sharpen his hoe was clutched in one hand. The body was conveyed to the barn and Dr. Thornburn, coroner, notified. When he arrived and viewed the body, he did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest. He said he died from spasms affecting the heart.


CLANCY - Mrs. Clancy died at Welland recently aged 96 years, and Cutler Rev. J. W. Cutler, aged 73.


DURHAM - (St. George) A farmer named Shawers Durham was coming from Galt to his farm near St. George with a load of lumber when the wood moved and came down upon Mr. Durham's head. He was seriously injured about the head. On being taken home he became worse and died during the night. Some time ago Mr. Durham was run down by a Grand Trunk train at Currie's crossing and his horse was killed though he got off himself with only a few injuries.


July 22, 1893


HESS - A man well known and respected in Barton township, Jacob Hess, died at noon yesterday. He had been in good health until after his return from Portsmouth, Ohio, a year ago when he complained of feeling unwell, but he was confined to his bed only a short time.

The deceased was born in Barton township 75 years ago, being a son of Samuel Hess who was one of the oldest settlers. He kept a hotel at Hess's corners for many years. During the last fifteen years he lived most of the time with his daughter, Mrs. Northey, Ferguson avenue south.

Mr. Hess was the last of a family which was closely identified with the history of Barton. His father died at, the age of ninety-seven.

Ald. King is a nephew of the deceased. (Buried in Barton Stone cemetery)

July 24, 1893


GRIFFITH - Died on Saturday, July 21, at his residence, James street south, Tunis Bruce Griffith, in the 39th year of his age. Funeral on Tuesday, the 25th instant, at 3 p.m.


PORTER - Died in this city, on July 22, Eliza, the beloved wife of William Porter, in her 45th year, born in London, England. Funeral on Tuesday, at 3 p.m., from the family residence, 213 Robinson street. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TOY - Died at 149 Strachan street east, on July 21, James, only son of James and Sarah Toy, aged 1 year and 26 days. Funeral on Tuesday, July 25, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCHENRY - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Agnes, daughter of the late Capt. P. S. McHenry. Funeral from her mother's residence, 73 Jackson street west, on Tuesday morning, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


RAE - Died in this city, on July 23, William James, infant son of Cains and Rachael Rae, aged 2 days. Funeral took place to-day.


SHELTON - Died at her late residence, 134 Hannah street west, on Saturday, July 22, Elizabeth B. Shelton, relict of the late Francis Shelton, aged 46 years. Funeral at 8 a.m. to-morrow (Tuesday) to Grand Trunk Railway Stuart street station. Interment at Kincardine, Ontario. Friends will please accept this intimation.


GRIFFITH - On Saturday it was known that T. B. Griffith, manager of the Hamilton Street Railway Company,was in a critical condition, having suffered a relapse on the previous evening, but the announcement of his death at 4:25 the same afternoon came as a shock to the public. It was such a short time since Mr. Griffith has been about the city apparently in the best of health and in the exercise of that indefatigable energy and activity for which he was remarkable, that few people could realize that he was dead. The bulletins in the newspaper offices and the flags of the Hamilton Steamboat Company's vessels at half mast as they steamed through the bay soon spread the sad intelligence , and many sincere expressions of regret on every hand. All classes of citizens realized that Hamilton had lost one of the most enterprising and industrious business men and one who had done much in the past few years to extend and assist the progress and prosperity of the city.

The cause of Mr. Griffith's death was apoplexy. A week previously he had suffered from a stroke at his residence on James street south. Subsequently he recovered and was considered out of danger. His family spoke of having him take a holiday as he had been working too hard in

connection with the extensive improvements and extension of the street railway system. On Friday evening he had a relapse or suffered another apoplectic stroke, suffered from convulsions, and lost consciousness. From that time until his death he was only conscious at intervals. He died at 4:45 on Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Griffith was the son of Lyman L. Griffith and was born in Walsingham township, county of Norfolk, on August 4, 1854. Shortly after his birth the family moved to Longwood, a village west of London, where Mr. Griffith, Senior, was agent of the Great Western Railway. Mr. Griffith received his early education at Currie's seminary, Komoka, and subsequently finished his course at Ann Arbor university in Michigan. He became a telegraph operator in the Great Western, but his industry and ability were recognized by the management and he was appointed ticket agent at Hamilton. During the Manitoba boom and in the centennial year, 1876, Mr. Griffith made a considerable amount of money in commissions and laid the foundation of his fortune which his business sagacity and unremitting energy subsequently built up. About 1885, the deceased and his brother, J. B. Griffith, then of Toronto, purchased a controlling interest in the Hamilton Street Railway. The line was then in a very poor condition compared with the splendid service now in force. The old 'bobtail' cars were the only modes of conveyance and in winter when the snow was deep, the company ran buses on runners. In those days, not so very long ago, the vehicles were not heated in winter and the shivering passengers strove to keep warm by shuffling their feet in the deep straw that was placed in the bottoms of the cars or buses. There was a ten-minute service on King street east and a fifteen-minute service on King street west, Herkimer street, and James street north of Stuart street which were the only lines in the operation at that time. King street east, James street north to Stuart, and Stuart street were the only double-tracked lines. This was the condition when Mr. Griffith and his colleagues took hold of the road, and from being one of the poorest street car services in Canada, it has been made one of the best on the continent. In 1888, Mr. Griffith was one of the gentlemen interested in organizing the Hamilton Steamboat co., another enterprise that has done much for Hamilton. Previous to that, the old steamer "Northern Belle" had offered a slow and inadequate service between this port and Toronto while occasional small steamers plied between the city and the beach. In company with George E. Tuckett, J.M. Lottridge, Sipeca Jones, M. Leggat, and other enterprising business men, Mr. Griffith organized the new company. Two fine steamers were built for it on the Clyde and a smaller fast boat was put on the beach route. The citizens of Hamilton showed their appreciation of the enterprise by liberally patronizing the company and it has been a successful venture.

The recent renewal of the street railway company's charter, the conversion of the street railway to a trolley line, and Mr. Griffith's work in connection with these events are incidents still fresh in the public mind. Though much hasty criticism was indulged in at the time in certain quarters in regard to the action of the Hamilton council, nearly all have since been ready to admit that it

was one of the best things for the city that ever happened. Thousands of dollars have been spent among Hamilton workingmen as a result and the citizens have been furnished with one of the best and cheapest rapid tranist systems on the continent. And the extensions are still going on. It was while superintending and arranging these extensions that the deceased no doubt overtaxed his strength and brought on the illness which resulted in his death.

Fifteen years ago Mr. Griffith married Miss Nicholson of this city and the widow and five children, two boys and three girls, survive him. He was a prominent member and other office holder in the Centenary Methodist church. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.


WILSON - John Wilson, aged 65, a C.P.R. section foreman, was found dead on Friday night in an alley in Winnipeg. As a watch and $60 were missing from his pockets, foul play is suspected.


Featherstone (Brampton) To-night about seven o'clock at the Queen street crossing of the Grand Trunk Railway, Joseph Featherstone, 69 years of age, was dashed into eternity. The deceased who was on his way to church in company with his wife attempted to cross the track at the said crossing as the Chicago flyer was approaching at a high rate of speed. The old gentleman thought he could cross before the train and told his wife so when she tried to prevail on him not to do so, but when midway on the track, be was struck by the engine and hurled about thirty feet to the side of the track.

Nearly every bone in his body was broken and his head and face were an unsightly and unrecognizable mass of torn flesh. A medical man was quickly summoned but his services were only required to give a certificate of death. His boots were torn off while his feet were in no way scratched. Kind and willing hands gathered up the remains and conveyed them to his home which is nearby.

The deceased is an uncle of Joseph Featherstone, M.P.P. of this county, and was a retired farmer who moved here from Halton county about eight months ago. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and a highly respected citizen. He leaves two grown-up daughters who are married, besides his wife, to mourn his terribly Sad death.


COOKWELL - (Brooklyn, Ont) This morning villagers were startled by shrieks and cries of agony coming from the direction of the millpond. The citizens rushed from all directions only to find that Charles Cookwell, a son of Thomas Cookwell of this place, had been drowned while bathing with some other boys. Every effort was put forth to find the body while the water was being lowered. It was found in four feet of water about an hour after the alarm was given. Young Cookwell was 15 years of age and highly respected by all who knew him.

July 25, 1893


MATHESON - Died at 101 Vine street, on July 25, Georgina, second daughter of John and Catharine Matheson, aged 15 years, 5 months, and 15 days. Funeral on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the above address. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


STEWART - (Paisley) John Stewart, who died here on Saturday evening, was buried to-day with imposing ceremony. The deceased was a prominent lieutenant of William Lyon Mackenzie in the rebellion of 1837 and was condemned to imprisonment for life at Kingston for the part he took in the insurrection.


CRAIG - (Brantford) Mary Craig, a middle-aged unmarried woman, bought a 5-cent package of paris green on Saturday and swallowed the contents. She died yesterday morning. Deceased was in ill health and is said to have had some words with another member of the family.


NORTHCUTT - (Lakefield) A young son of John Northcutt, aged 14 years, was drowned here this afternoon. It is supposed he fell off the railway dock where the body was found by some boys.


PATTERSON - (Ottawa) The announcement this morning of the dangerous condition of Justice Patterson must have warned many of his friends in the west that the end was not far distant, but even in Ottawa it was not expected that it would come so soon. The venerable judge passed away peacefully shortly after four o'clock this morning. He was not suffering from any specific organic disease. It was simply a general breaking down of the constitution, consequent doubtless on the unremitting work on which he was ever engaged. The deceased had been ill for several months and had not occupied his seat on the supreme court bench for the last two sessions, special leave of absence being accorded to him.

In 1853 Mr. Patterson married the daughter of the late Andrew Dickson of Glenconway, Antrim, Ireland, an accomplished lady who survives him. The result of the union was five children, all living, named Dickson Patterson, the well known artist; Dr. James C. Patterson, Buffalo; William Patterson, Ottawa; Mrs. McPherson, Halifax; and Mrs. Hodgins, of Windsor.

The remains will be interred at the Toronto Necropolis, but in accordance with the expressed wish of the deceased, the funeral will be private. The body will leave Ottawa for Toronto on the morning train on Wednesday.


July 26, 1893


MCNAIR - Died on July 25, Douglas Roy McNair, only son of Samuel G. and Jane McNair, aged 16 months. Private funeral took place this afternoon at 4 o'clock from his grandfather's residence, 127 West avenue north.

LAMBE - (Toronto) Miss Letitia Lambe, one of the cottagers at Centre Island, was drowned while bathing with her twin sister, Mrs. E. H. C. Clarkson, about 8 o'clock yesterday morning. The two ladies were bathing in the basin near the lighthouse when Miss Letitia Lambe exclaiming that she was sinking disappeared beneath the water. The bystanders and other bathers made every effort to rescue her, but failed. The body was not recovered until half an hour later. The medical staff of the Sick Children's Hospital did their best to resuscitate Miss Lambe but without success. The cause of the accident is supposed to have been a cold under-current which brought on a cramp immediately Miss Lambe was touched by it.

Miss Lambe was exceedingly popular at the island, as also in the city where she resided at 404 Ontario street. Deceased was a sister of Mrs. E. H. C. Clarkson, of W. G. A. Lambe of this city, and of Harold Lambe of Hamilton.


WATTAM - Alfred Wattam of Portland township, county of Frontenac, died last night at his father's residence. Deceased had been for several years a zealous member of the Free Methodist church and had commenced studying with a view to entering the ministry. He had charge of a circuit in Toronto for a short time and thence was transferred to Hamilton from which place he was compelled to return home owing to ill health and gradually sank until on Wednesday last, he died, aged 23 years.


RAE - Dr. John Rae, the Arctic explorer, is dead.


RACINE - The funeral of the late Bishop Racine at Sherbrooke, Quebec, yesterday, was very imposing and was attended by many distinguished clergymen.


MCINTYRE - A man named McIntyre of Wolfe Island, Quebec, while on his way to see the World's Fair, stopped at Montreal and spent a few days drinking heavily. He was found dead in the London House on Monday, and an inquest is now being held to ascertain the cause of death.


DEMPSEY - (St. Catharines) Austin C. Dempsey, a harness maker, about 25 years of age, of Franklintown, N.Y., who has been working in this city, died suddenly in the Murray House this evening from an overdose of morphine. He had been drinking rather heavily. An inquest will be held.


July 27, 1893


ARTHURS - (Quebec) Excitement at the dragoon quarters in St. Louis street, has been at fever heat all morning. At an early hour, Sergeant Walter Arthurs of that corps was found in his room dead with the top of his head blown off, a discharged carbine between his legs, and the bullet in the ceiling. It was evident that the unfortunate lad had deliberately committed suicide by placing the weapon between his legs and then pulled the trigger. When found the body was lying near

the bed with the gun between his legs. No one seems to have heard the report of the shooting; so it is not known at what, hour he took his life. What led to the rash act is not exactly known, but probably lies in the fact that he had recently been tried by court martial on a charge of attempting to desert. His accounts, it is said, were out of order. The finding of the court martial which had been sent to Ottawa for approval some days ago reached here this morning several hours after the man's death. The deceased wanted three months of being 20 years of age. He came here from Bristol a little over two years ago and belongs to a highly respectable family. He was sober, intelligent, and a well educated man and rose from the ranks to his position of non-commissioned officer. The coroner will hold an inquest to-morrow.


JAMES - (Aylmer, Ont) A few years ago Robert James, a highly respected resident of Malahide, suffered from a stroke of paralysis and since that time he had repeatedly given evidence that his brain was affected. On several occasions he threatened to end his life and do bodily harm to others. He arose on Monday last as usual and between seven and eight o'clock be announced to his family that he had taken paris green. A neighbour assisted in examining his mouth and no further trace of the poison could be discovered than a quantity adhering to his beard, and as no illness immediately followed, it was concluded that he merely wished to frighten the family. During Monday night, however, his condition became critical and a messenger was hurriedly dispatched for Dr. Marlatt who upon arriving found the unfortunate old man in a state of collapse and at once saw that there was no hope for the victim. During his intense suffering Mr. James informed the physician that it was all his own fault and expressed regret at the step he had taken, but showed no signs of excitement or fear of death. He passed away on Tuesday evening. Deceased was about 70 years of age.


JOHNSON - (Wiarton) A very sad drowning accident occurred on the tug "Jones" between Little Current and Mudge Bay on Sunday last. Tom Johnson, a most highly respected citizen of this town, a fireman on the boat, it is supposed had just put in a fire and as he had been in the habit of doing so, sat on the rail of the forward gangway and went to sleep. He fell into the water and was not missed for twenty minutes. When steam began to get low he was not to be found, and the captain having to call at Mudge Bay and wanting to get back to Gore Bay in good time, did not go back to look for him.


SNELLING - (Toronto) Dr. Richard Snelling, Q.C., Chancellor of the diocese of Toronto, and one of the best known Anglican laymen in Canada, died yesterday at his residence on Murray street, 'The Bungalow'. The deceased gentleman had suffered from dropsy of the heart for a number of years and the disease took so serious a turn on May 12 last, that he was compelled to relinquish the duties of his profession and an unusually severe spasm yesterday morning

proved fatal. Deceased was 50 years of age and leaves a widow but no children. He was senior member of the law firm of Snelling & Segsworth, and was one of the most highly respected citizens of Toronto.


BALTZER - (Stratford) William Baltzer of Wellesley township, while endeavouring to stop a runaway team attached to a self-binder yesterday, was thrown in front of the cutting bar and so cut that he died about fifteen minutes after the accident.


July 28, 1893


TALLMAN - Died on July 27, at his residence, 130 John street north, William Tallman, in the 84th year of his age. Funeral will take place Sunday at 2:30 p.m. No flowers.

About five o'clock yesterday afternoon one of Hamilton's oldest and most respected citizens, William Tallman, passed away. Mr. Tallman was a son of the late Daniel Tallman, one of the old U.E. loyalists who settled on a farm near St. Ann's in the county of Lincoln where the deceased was born on April 7, 1810. On October 20, 1835, he married Catharine Culp who still survives him, and shortly afterward settled in Hamilton which he has often described as being a swamp forest. There were 2000 to 3000 inhabitants and only one or two houses built of brick in the place. For about a year or two after Mr. Tallman came here, he worked on the Ferguson farm, then followed the carpentering trade for about ten or twelve years, and eventually launched into the house moving and ship raising business which he followed unopposed for a good many years. While in the business he executed some very large and important contracts, notably the raising of the "Ellonora" which sank in the Burlington canal, the "Queen of the West', the "City of Chatham", and he took off numerous vessels that ran ashore between Hamilton and Toronto. He also took the first locomotive for use on the G.W.R. from the vessel on which it was brought here and placed it near the present site of the Sawyer-Massey works, and he also moved a large grain storehouse from Dundas down the canal and set it near the Valley Inn. Mr. Tallman was a private in the home guards under Captains Huston and Gordon, and stood one of the first sentry on the heights at the rebellion of 1837-38. He was possessed of exemplary habits and of a very reticent disposition and a man who was never known to have an enemy. He leaves surviving him three sons: William, Nelson, and Walter, and six daughters: Mrs. Pulkingham, Mrs. Robert Lucas, Mrs. Charles Stewart, Mrs. Boulton Bourne, all of Hamilton; Mrs. Woon of Grimsby, and Mrs. Charles Duff, Ancaster, forty grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


PHIPPEN - (Exeter) A sad drowning accident happened at the Grand Bend park to-day about noon. While W. Phippen, aged about 20 years, son of Mr. Phippen of Parkhill, with two other young men, were in Lake Huron bathing, young Phippen got out beyond his depth and caught in the undertow and drowned, although he was a good swimmer. The body was recovered this evening.



July 29, 1893


HOGARTH - (Hensall) Eber S. Hogarth, wife and 3-months-old baby, were driving from Seaforth here, when the horse became fractious. The morning being cool, the baby was well wrapped up. Mrs. Hogarth, nervous at the horses' actions, hugged the little fellow the more closely. The babe was quiet, apparently asleep, but on arrival home it was found dead in its mother's arms.


BRONILETTE - (St. Esprit, Que) A six-year-old son of Onesime Bronilette, while playing on a plank by the river side, slipped and fell in. His older brother jumped in after him, but could not succeed in reaching him as the water was so deep. The parents were informed who came and found the body.


July 31, 1893


ROBERTS - (Sarnia) Yesterday morning while a number of young men were bathing off Lawrence's lumber dock, Edward Roberts was carried down by the current which is very swift at this point and drowned. The body has not been recovered. Deceased was about 19 years of age and a son of John Roberts of the firm of Crawford & Roberts, carpenters and contractors of the town.


SHERMAN - (St. Thomas) The section foreman of the Michigan Central at Yarmouth named Frank Sherman was killed this morning at Springfield. He had been working all day and night helping to clear the wreck of Saturday and was sent out to flag trains. It is supposed he fell asleep on the track and was struck by Grafton's special and instantly killed.


CAMERON - Mrs. Alexander Cameron, one of Port Arthur's first residents who has resided there continuously for over twenty years, died on Saturday morning aged 67 years.


TUCKER - (Sudbury) Two young men named Walter S. Tucker and Horace E. Landon, employed as operators by the C.P.R., went out boating on Haley's lake near Copper Cliff about nine o'clock this morning, and when about one hundred yards from shore, a heavy swell capsized the boat and the occupants were thrown into the water. Tucker, who could not swim, went to the bottom at once and did not come up, and it was with difficulty that Landon reached the shore. Tucker's body was recovered about 7:30 this evening and will be forwarded to his home at Brockville, Ontario.


FLAGLER - (Wellington, Ont) To-day about three o'clock, the body of S. W. Flagler was found floating in the lake close to the beach. Mr. Flagler was postmaster of this place and had attended to his duties as such till 11 o'clock when he left for his residence complaining of not feeling

well. How he came to his sudden death is not known, but it is supposed he was walking on the path near the edge of the lake when by a misstep caused by his poor eyesight he went over to the rocks below, a distance of ten to fifteen feet. His head and face were badly cut. He was a man of sober habits and industrious, and will be greatly missed in this vicinity. At the time of the accident, his wife was in Toronto visiting her daughter. Mrs. Wesley Philips who with a son in New York are left to mourn his loss.


WALKER - (Bracebridge) This morning the driver on the Pacific express noticed a man lying on the track side about two miles south of here and reported the fact to the night operator. Assistance was at once sent out and a man named James Walker who lives about five miles south of here was found lying beside the track with a severe wound on the head and the little finger of his right hand cut off. Near him was a basket with some few groceries and two bottles of whiskey. He was not dead but expired a few minutes after he was discovered. Walker had, it is supposed, been intoxicated and had lain down beside the track and fallen asleep. The Atlantic express going about 2 a.m. had evidently struck him, but the driver had not observed him as he would no doubt have reported the fact at Gravenhurst. An inquest was not deemed necessary.


August 1, 1893


KREASAM - Died in this city, on July 31, Shirley, only child of Benjamin and Emily Kreasam, aged 2 months and 14 days. Funeral will take place from 71 York street this afternoon.


HEADLAND - Died on August 1, at 35 Mary street, Harry, infant son of Harry and Maggie Headland, aged 6 months and 10 days. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


RICHARDSON - Jane Richardson died in the jail at Kingston on Sunday, aged 110 years.


PORTER - Joseph Porter, aged 18, was drowned in the river near Thomasburg, Ontario, on Saturday.


SUNDHOLM - (Nanaimo) Carl August, aged 3, son of Oscar Sundholm, died yesterday morning after terrible suffering through drinking a bottle of carbolic acid. The child's mother had gone out visiting and left the bottle containing the acid on the table. When the mother returned, the child was lying on the floor unconscious.


IRELAND - (Trenton) A young man named Burt Ireland, a son of George Ireland of this place, was found dead in the woods on his father's farm a few miles from this place. He went out on Saturday morning to work among some potatoes intending to paris green on them, and

accidentally poisoned in some way, it is supposed, as he did not return at noon or evening, search was made and continued until an early hour Sunday morning, when the body was discovered in a thicket.


MCKENZIE - (Port Burwell) Alexander McKenzie, only son of A. J. McKenzie, of Aylmer, Ontario, while bathing in the harbour here this afternoon was drowned. He was a very promising young man and beloved by all who knew him. The body has not yet been recovered.


MCDONALD - (Toronto) Word has been received in the city that Miss McDonald, teacher in the Presbyterian Indian Mission school at Alberni, B.C., died last week. Miss McDonald was the sister of Rev. A. J. McDonald, missionary to Alberni, who recently retired owing to ill health.


August 2, 1893


BLANCHARD - A sad accident occurred in Etobicoke township, York county, on Sunday evening, resulting in the death of Mrs. Blanchard who was visiting her mother, Mrs. Robert Coulter. When the family returned from church on Sunday night, Mrs. Blanchard went into the cellar to get some milk. Missing her footing, she fell, and the lamp that she carried in her hand exploded, the blazing oil setting fire to her clothing. The screams of the unfortunate woman brought immediate help, but in her pain she ran into the open air where the flames burned even more fiercely, and when at last they were smothered with an overcoat, it was found that she had been horribly burned over the greater portion of her body. After suffering intense agony for twenty-four hours she died on Monday night. Mrs. Blanchard was the wife of a Congregational minister and on the visit that terminated so sadly was accompanied by her husband and two babies. Her maiden name was Emily Coulter and she was before her marriage a teacher in the York County schools and in the Ladies' College in Hamilton.


WHITE - Stephen J. White, box manufacturer of Belleville, fell dead in his factory yesterday from heart disease.


KEATCHIE - (Sheffield) Mrs. John Keatchie, who has been ailing for the last few weeks, died on Sunday, July 23, and was buried on Tuesday following. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the Galt cemetery. Mrs. Keatchie was a highly respected resident of the village for many years. She died in her 49th year and leaves a husband and six children to mourn her loss. Mr. Keatchie and family have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.


STEVENSON - (Toronto) John Stevenson, who for many years was employed with the Canada Paint Company in Toronto and recently left for Victoria, B.C., where he is employed in the

branch works of the same company, was out boating near Victoria with a party of seven men, one of whom in standing up lost his balance and fell over the side of the boat. His companions while attempting to save him upset the boat and the whole party was thrown into the water. Most of the men got on the upturned boat, but Stevenson did not reach it. The pleasure boats in the vicinity at the time went to the rescue and Stevenson was picked up unconscious. He was resuscitated and driven to his home, but lived only a few minutes.


CLARK - (St. Thomas) David Clark, who came from the vicinity of Stayner last spring and rented a farm four miles west of this city which he has been working, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon. He and his hired man were working in the woods with a spirited team of horses which became frightened and turned suddenly, upsetting the wagon. Mr. Clark was thrown underneath and dragged for a considerable distance. When found, life was extinct.


August 3, 1893


MOYER - Died on August 3, at 108 Tisdale street, Clayton H., son of F. A. and Mary M. Moyer, aged 18 years and 7 months. Funeral on Saturday, August 5, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MOTT - Died at her parents' residence, King street east, on August 2, Mary Rachel, eldest daughter of V. Mott, aged 17 years and 9 months. Funeral on Saturday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WARMINGTON - Died on August 2, at 123 Elgin street, Alice Lillie, youngest and beloved daughter of H. G. Warmington. Funeral on Friday at 2 p.m.


ROBARTS - Died at 222 Hughson street north, on August 3, George Brereton Robarts, in the 55th year of his age. The funeral will take place from his late residence to Burlington cemetery at 2:30 on Saturday afternoon. Friends will please accept this intimation. No flowers.

George B. Robarts, bookkeeper for the Hamilton Glass Company, died suddenly at his residence, 222 Hughson street north, at 2:30 this morning. Mr. Robarts had been suffering from heart trouble for some time past and the doctors advised him to take a rest. He was to have started on a trip this morning and was looking forward to spending a pleasant and healthful holiday, but during the night he was taken sick. Dr. White was called in and kind friends did everything possible for him, but without success, and death soon put an end to his suffering. The deceased leaves a widow and five children. He was a brother of W. P. Robarts, inspector for the Bank of Hamilton and has also relatives in Ancaster.

MCDONOUGH - Michael McDonough, a rolling mill employee, formerly of this city, was drowned in the canal at Buffalo yesterday. He leaves a widow and several children.


SPARHAM (Glanford) In the death of William Sparham, Sr., Glanford loses one of her most respected and esteemed residents. Two years ago last winter he suffered from la grippe which left him with a cough from which he never recovered and which caused his death last Saturday night. He was born in this township nearly seventy years ago. He has always been a staunch Conservative. He leaves a wife and five sons and five daughters to mourn his loss.


ROI - (Ottawa) A seven-year-old boy named Roi, son of a widow residing in lower town, was drowned in the Rideau river this afternoon while bathing.


WASHBURN - (Bracebridge ) At Trout Greek yesterday, Robert Washburn was in the act of putting a small belt on a pulley in the sawmill when he got caught and was thrown on a large belt and killed instantly.


STEERS - (Strathroy) At 7:20 this morning the body of George Steers was discovered hanging on the back verandah of his residence, Metcalf street, by his housekeeper, Miss Tapley. She at once gave the alarm and Ensign Cass of the Salvation Army who lives next door at once hurried over and assisted Capt. Peller to cut the body down. It was quite cold, having evidently been hanging some hours. He had procured a piece of clothes line, doubled it, made a slip loop, and brought it around bis neck; then standing on a chair, tied the end to a scantling above and jumped off, his feet not being over six inches from the floor.

The reason assigned for the act is despondency. He has been complaining for some time of nervous dyspepsia and a pain in his head, and has been heard to remark that he felt like putting an end to his existence. At the request of the housekeeper's friends an inquest will be held to-night.

About a month ago he made his will and yesterday amended it, the bulk of his property which consists of three or four houses and lots, being left to relatives in England with a small legacy to his housekeeper. It has not yet been decided to hold a post mortem examination, but it may be so decided later.

Mr. Steers was a native of Hersell, Surrey, England, and has been a resident of Strathroy for the past 25 years. During this time he had been a respected citizen and was at one time councillor for No 1 ward. His wife died in March, 1892, and some say he has been inclined more or less to despondency ever since.

August 4, 1893


RYCKMAN - Died at No 26 George street, on August 3, Olive F. M. Ryckman, only daughter of George H. and Maryetta Ryckman, aged 11 months. Funeral Sunday at 1:45 p.m. Interment in Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


HODD - Died at his residence, Chicago, August 3, Richard Hodd, in the 39th year of his age. Formerly of Hamilton.


WORK - Died in this city, on August 4, at No 1 Emerald street south, Marjory, the beloved wife of Thomas G. Work, aged 27 years and 8 months, and fourth daughter of Thomas Burrows. Funeral from above address on Sunday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.


BROWNE - John James Browne, one of the most noted of Canada's architects, died yesterday at his residence in Montreal. He was only 50 years of age.


SULLIVAN - Near the Stuart street station last night John Sullivan, a lad, son of Timothy Sullivan, 3 Harriet street, lost his life in a trolley accident. When the boy left his father's house he was in good health, bright and happy, and it was a terrible shock to the family when he was brought home in a dying condition.

The lad and his brother had spent the afternoon fishing and were on their way home about 9:40. They walked along the north side of Stuart street intending to cross over at Tiffany street and reach Harriet street that way. The one boy succeeded in getting safely across the street. When the other youth attempted to cross the tracks a car was coming in either direction, but he saw only the uptown car. There was time for him to get over, but he was confused by somebody telling him to watch out and he turned to go back. The consequence was that he was struck by the car going down the hill. His head was terribly crushed by the guard in front of the car. The trolley was stopped as quickly as possible, but the car was going down hill at good speed and the motorman had some difficulty in stopping. The lad was taken from under the car by Constable Rainbridge and was carried home.

Several physicians were summoned but they could do nothing for the little sufferer and he died shortly afterward. The side of the face was crushed in and he sustained internal injuries. The lad was about eight years old. James O'Heir was the motorman in charge of the car.

The motorman thought that as the boy had crossed the north track he was all right and he did not expect that he would turn back. O'Heir is one of the best motormen on the road.

Coroner White was notified and decided to hold an inquest this afternoon.

August 5, 1893


GAGE - Died at her late residence, No 230 Bay street south, on Friday, August 4, 1893, Hannah, beloved wife of Rufus R. Gage. Funeral private.


TUCKER - (Niagara Falls) John Tucker of Drummondville,the young man so seriously injured at Crystal Beach, Ontario, last week in diving into the water and striking his head, died this morning at 5:40 o'clock at his home in Lundy's Lane.


August 7, 1893


LUEBKE - Died at her late residence, No 104 Hess street south, on August 6, Minnie Luebke, wife of Francis Luebke, aged 57 years and 4 months. Funeral on Tuesday, August 8, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ARMSTRONG - Died at Hamilton Beach, on August 7, Janet Armstrong, aged 38 years, sister of Capt. Armstrong, Hamilton Beach. Funeral on Wednesday, August 9, at 2 p.m., to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


THOMPSON - Died in this city, on August 6, Lizzie Allan, beloved wife of John Thompson, aged 23 years. Funeral from her father's residence, 17 Kinnell street, on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this intimation.


MCRAE - Donald McRae of Glencoe, Ontario, died just after getting into bed on Saturday night from heart disease.


BARRETT - Mrs. R. G. Barrett of Toronto, missing since Wednesday, was found dead at Rosedale yesterday evening.


QUIGLEY - (Toronto) The little daughter of John Quigley of Woodbine avenue was burned to death in three minutes on Friday afternoon. The mother hearing screams rushed in from the garden to find the little girl's clothes on fire. Taking the child in her arms she ran out, but before she had gone fifty yards, the child was dead. Mrs. Quigley fainted and had to be carried home.


STIFF - (Ingersoll) A very sad accident occurred this afternoon about 3 o'clock at Whittaker Lake, a small lake about 13 miles from here. A party of young men went but this morning on their bicycles to spend the day. While bathing one of them, Clement Stiff, was drowned. It appears he was out in a boat with another young man and dove off, and never came up. It is supposed that he took a cramp and could not help himself. The body has not yet been recovered. He was employed as a cashier in the office of Messrs James L. Grant & Co. here.

August 8, 1893


VALENS - Died on August 5, at his late residence, Burnside Farm, Beverly, John A, Valens, aged 30 years.


ADAMSON - Died at Carlisle, on the 7th instant, James Adamson, aged about 45 years.

James Adamson, a well known farmer residing near Carlisle in East Flamborough, was found drowned yesterday afternoon in a shallow creek near his house. The circumstances of the case are peculiarly sad. Mr. Adamson was a prominent member of the Methodist church there and treasurer of the congregation. For the past two years he has not been in very good health and for several months past he has been considerably worried over trouble arising over the erection of a new church at Carlisle. The members were divided as to a choice of site for the building, and that and one or two other unimportant matters preyed on Mr. Adamson's mind. Recently the doctors informed his family that he was hardly responsible for his actions and should be watched. The unfortunate man seemed to appreciate his own condition and yesterday morning he told his wife that he did not think he was capable of looking after his business and would take his books and the church money over to his brother who lives nearby and entrust them to his care. He started to do so, and as he had not returned at noon, his wife went out to look for him and soon found him lying in a shallow creek near the house, dead. He had taken off his coat with the books and money in the pocket and carefully hung it up on the branch of a tree and hung his head over into the shallow water until he ms drowned. The deceased leaves a widow and four or five children. He was 45 years of age and was highly esteemed by those who knew him.


PORTER - (Hepworth) David Porter, H.L.A. for North Bruce, who has been suffering from pulmonary consumption for over two years, died this morning at nine o'clock. The remains will be taken to Tara on Wednesday next to be buried under the auspices of the I.O.F., of which society Mr. Potter has been a faithful member .


WOOD - On May 5 last, Henry Wood, the keeper of the lighthouse, postmaster, and mail carrier at Point aux Pins, left Sault Ste. Marie for the lighthouse, but failed to reach there. Searching parties scoured the woods, examined the streams, and made every effort to discover some traces of the old man. Since the active search was discontinued, berry pickers, shootists, and others have traversed the woods without meeting anything to explain his removal. The settlers reason that if he had wandered away from his oft-trodden path and lost himself, some trace of his remains would have been found and if he had fallen into the creek, the body would have come to the surface. But no part of his satchel and contents nor of his body can be found above ground. Ugly rumours are beginning to circulate among the neighbours and not a few have been led to

conclude that Henry Wood was foully murdered and his body hidden in the earth or weighted and sunk in the river. In the meantime, the contents of his house at Point aux Pins were removed to the Sault last week and their removal has renewed the interest in his strange and uncanny off-taking. The question passes from lip to lip in the locality: Was Henry Wood murdered?, and the government will be asked to investigate the affair.


JONES - (Belleville) Evelyn, the youngest child, aged three years, of W. Flint Jones, drygoods merchant, managed to obtain some matches yesterday afternoon and while playing with them, one got ignited and set fire to her clothes. The little one realized her peril and ran screaming out of doors where she was seen by her uncle, P.O. Jones who lives on the opposite side of the street. Mr. Jones succeeded in smothering the flames with his coat, but the child died at 1 o'clock this morning.


STEPHENSON - Rev. R. L. Stephenson of Perth, Ontario, died yesterday.


ROW - James Row of Brockville died of heart failure yesterday aged seventy-six.


STIFF - The body of Clement Stiff who was drowned on Sunday in Whittaker lake, 14 miles from Ingersoll, was recovered the same day. The funeral will take place in Ingersoll to-day. Deceased carried a life insurance of $3000.


GALLIFORD - (Ingersoll) The remains of Thomas Galliford, a former resident of Ingersoll and son of the late John Galliford, J.P., were brought here for burial from Chicago yesterday afternoon. Deceased had accidentally met his death while bathing in the Mississippi river in Iowa. The funeral took place this afternoon.


August 9, 1893


DAVISON - John Davison, Q.C., of Goderich died yesterday of heart failure.


PALMER - Herbert Palmer, a married man, was drowned at Brockville yesterday.


August 11, 1893


REECE - Died on the 11th instant, at 308 James street north, Bertha, infant daughter of Thomas and Sarah Reece, aged 3 weeks.


HEALEY - Died in this city, on August 10, Thomas Healey, in the 84th year of his age, a native of county Kerry, Ireland. Funeral will leave his late residence, 150 Hunter street east, on Saturday, August 12, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please attend.


BEAVIS - Died at No 1 Sheaffe street, on August 10, Daisy, youngest daughter of Sampson and Carolina Beavis, aged 3 years and 4 months. Funeral Saturday, August 12, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


REDMOND - Died at No 105 Strachan street east, on August 10, James H. Eaton, only son of James and Sarah Redmond, aged 1 years. Funeral Saturday, August 12, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation,


PURCELL - (Ottawa) Mrs. Annie Purcell, a widow aged 50, who has been living alone at 342 Sparks street, was found dead this morning in her kitchen. The house was in much disorder. Her false teeth were found on the floor in another room where some furniture was broken. Her mouth was covered with froth. No marks of violence could be discovered and it is thought likely she died in a fit, but an inquest will be held.


COTTEM - (Kemptville) While driving from Oxford Mills to Kemptville this evening, Richard Cottem and wife, an aged couple of the township of Augusta, were struck by the express going east at Harris's crossing and both were instantly killed. No one, unless on the train, appeared to have witnessed the accident so that the particulars of the case cannot be known. It is said the whistle of the train was heard, but strange to say the train was not even brought to a halt to ascertain the result.


ELLIOTT - William Elliott of Milton, Ontario, was thrown from the seat of his buggy while driving on Wednesday. His feet caught in the springs and he was dragged a considerable distance by the runaway horse. He died yesterday morning.


August 12, 1893


CHAPMAN - Died on Thursday, August 10, at Mount Pleasant, Alexander Chapman, Sr., formerly of Ancaster township, in his 71st year. Funeral from his son's residence, A. Chapman, Jr., Governor's Road, on Sunday, August 13, at 2 o'clock to Ancaster Presbyterian cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SKEWS - Died this morning, at 120 Mary street, city, Arthur J., beloved son of Mrs. Emily Skews, and nephew of Mrs. Wood Roberts, aged 5 months. Funeral at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon,  August 13.


HIMMEN - Lying side by side in a frame bouse on Sherman avenue near the main line of the Grand Trunk are the bodies of Mrs. Himmen and her baby boy. The manner in which the woman met her death shows the love of a mother for her child, for it was in trying to save its life that she

was killed. The circumstances of the accident are unusually sad.

Andrew Himmen is the broken-hearted husband and is a German, employed as a section labourer on the railway. So as to be near his work, he lives a short distance from the track. Yesterday he was working on the line near Wentworth street.

When Mrs. Himmen was busy at her household duties, the child wandered out of the house and toddled on to the track. A little sister, hearing the whistle of the approaching locomotive and realizing the danger, screamed to her mother. The train was then a short distance from the crossing. Mrs. Himmen thought nothing of her own danger and without a minute's hesitation she rushed out on the track to save her child. She was too late. The train struck both mother and child and killed them instantly.

The child was near the north rail and was not in front of the locomotive, but was struck by either the step of the baggage car of the driving rod of the engine. Mrs. Himmen had reached the south rail when she was struck by the engine and dragged past the cattle guard about twenty-five yards up the track. Her body was found in the ditch. The child's body was not thrown but was lying close to the track.

It is not thought that Mrs. Himmen was run over as her body was not mangled. Her neck, both leg and right arm were broken, the same being fractured in two places above and below the elbow. The child's neck and left arm were broken and the shoulder was dislocated. The bodies were picked up and carried into the house.

The train responsible for the two deaths was the Wabash section of the Pacific express going west in charge of engineer Barnip of London. It is due in Hamilton at 4:12 but was late and was running very fast. The accident happened at 4:39. Engineer Burnip stopped the train as quickly as possible and the conductor went back to discover the extent of the accident.

Constables Fenton and Duncan went down in the ambulance as soon as the police were notified and Constable Harris and Sergeant McMahon drove down in the patrol wagon. It was decided not to take the bodies to the morgue but to leave them in the house.

Mrs. McIntyre who lives a short distance from the track was standing at her gate and saw the accident. At first she was not inclined to be communicative. "I'll tell my story at the inquest" said she. Afterward she became more talkative and told all she knew of the terrible affair. "The engineer was close to the crossing", she said, "when the mother rushed to save the child. She had no chance to reach it before she was struck by the locomotive. I don't think that the engine struck the little boy. He was hit by the driving rod or the step of the car. Mrs. Himmen might have known she could not get across the track to save her child. She came near being killed the other day when a daughter got on the track".

Mrs. Himmen was about 39 years old, being much younger than her husband. The little boy's name was Franz and he was 15 months old. There are four other children, two boys and two

girls. Himmen came here from Germany four years ago, but he had lived near the track only about a year. He was notified shortly after the accident occurred. He was greatly distressed over the death of his wife and child. The poor old German was sitting in the poorly furnished house when a reporter called to see him last evening, as he told what little he knew about the fatality, he wiped the tears from his eyes. The motherless children were playing outside and did not realize that the best friend they had in the world was gone. Kind neighbours did what they could to console Himmen.

After the accident Clara, the eldest girl, ran out on the track and picked up the body of her baby brother. She was distracted with grief and laid herself on the track. "I want to die too. Let the train run over me", she said. Mrs. McIntyre took the child out of Clara's arms and also induced her to go into the house. The. girl laid herself on the track more than once.

Undertaker Dwyer says that Mrs. Himmen's body was mangled shockingly.

This is the second crossing accident which has occurred in that part of the city. It is a short time since Jeremiah Johnston was killed at Wentworth street.

Coroner Philp was notified by the police shortly after the accident. He decided to-day that an inquest was not necessary.


BENEDICT - (Cornwall) Mitchell Benedict, a young Cornwall Island Indian, was drowned yesterday morning while crossing the river to work on the mainland. He took a fit in the boat and fell with his head in the water. His ten-year-old brother was unable to raise him out of the water for fear of upsetting the boat and when assistance arrived he was dead.


DELANEY - John Delaney of Owen Sound took a fit of coughing yesterday. Haemorrhage set in and he died before medical aid could be secured.


MCNISH - The three-months-old child of Mrs. McNish near Lambeth, Ontario, got hold of a cup of coal oil on Thursday, drank a considerable quantity, and died in a few hours.


MURDOCK - (Sarnia) This afternoon a shocking accident occurred about four o'clock in the engine room of the Sarnia Woollen Mill, resulting in the death of Alexander Murdock, the engineer. The only account that can be given as to how the accident happened is that he must have stumbled and fell on the driving belt and been drawn around the wheel.

Mr. Murdock was a widower and had one son, about 22 years of age, living in Detroit. He was living with his aged mother on Cameron street. He was about 50 years of age. The remains were taken to G. L. Philips undertaking rooms. The coroner after examining the remains deemed an inquest unnecessary.

August 15, 1893


SYNN - Died on Monday, August 14, at 217 Mary street north, Violet Christena, youngest daughter of Gibson and Ellen Synn, aged 8 months and 12 days. Funeral on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SNOW - Died at 92 Yorkville avenue, Toronto, August 14, Harriet P. Snow, widow of the late Capt. G. D. Snow, Hamilton. Funeral to Burlington cemetery on Wednesday on the arrival of the boat, leaving Toronto at 11 o'clock.


MOORE - Died at her residence, Kildallan, Hamilton, on Saturday, August 12, Anne Marie Stinson, wife of Lieut-Col Alexander H. Moore, and daughter of the late E. Stinson, Esq. of Oak Hall, Hamilton. Funeral private.

'Of your charity, pray for her eternal rest".

Mrs. Anne Marie Moore, wife of Lieut-Col Moore, died on Saturday evening at her residence, Kildallan, head of Hess street. She had been ill for two years, but the malady from which she suffered assumed a serious phase only a few days ago and her death was comparatively unexpected.

Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Ebenezer Stinson, one of three brothers whose fortunes were closely identified with the early history and progress of Hamilton. She was twice married, her first husband having been the late Peter B. Spohn. Two sons were the fruit of that marriage. In 1879 Mrs. Spohn married A. H. Moore, now Lieut-Col Moore. Four years before her second marriage, Mrs. Moore had entered the Roman Catholic church and she remained a devout and active member of that communion until the last. The deceased lady was of a kind and philanthropic disposition and her beneficence in the direction of public and private charities and in the cause of the church of her choice was extensive and wisely exercised.

The funeral which was private took place yesterday afternoon. Rev. Chancellor Craven conducted the religious services at the house. The interment was in the Moore plot, Burlington cemetery. Next Friday morning there will be a solemn requiem mass sung in St. Patrick's church.


O'BANYOUN - Ernest O'Banyoun, son of Rev. J. O'Banyoun, died suddenly on Saturday morning of heart disease at his home on Hughson street north. He had been delicate for some time and his death was not entirely unexpected as the doctors had warned his parents that his heart was affected, but death came very suddenly at the last. He was about 21 years of age and was a barber in the employ of H. Duval. The funeral took place this morning.


STORM - (Chatham) A young farm labourer named John Storm was drowned yesterday afternoon while bathing in the Thames river in company with two others, neither of whom was able to render any assistance.

EDWARDS - On Sunday night a young girl named Valeria Edwards was kicked by a horse while driving back to the city from the beach. She died at the city hospital the same evening. The accident was a rather curious one and occurred in this way. Sunday afternoon, Robert Edwards, 145 York street, took his family for a drive to the beach. On the way back his two little girls, Valeria and Letha, sat on the front seat with their backs to the horse. Shortly after seven o'clock when near Mr. Armstong's hotel on the beach road, another buggy driven by two young men came along and as the second animal passed, the horse driven by Mr. Edwards suddenly kicked out at it and struck Valeria Edwards on the back of the head, crushing in her skull. The poor girl was taken out of the carriage and carried over to Armstrong's hotel where she was laid on the verandah and medical aid summoned, but it was soon apparent that there was no hope of saving her life as the base of the skull was shattered.

She was taken in to the city hospital where she died about 8:30 the same evening. She was a bright winsome child, ten years of age, and her parents naturally were almost driven to distraction by the sad fatality.


DALEY - About noon on Saturday James Daley, the 8-year-old son of William Daley, 71 Wood avenue east, was so badly injured by being run over by a wagon that he died five hours afterward. The boy was running after a coal wagon on John street near Gompf's brewery when the driver whipped up his horses and tried to run away from the lad. As the speed quickened, the boy dropped off the tailboard of the wagon, and in doing so, rolled over in the road in front of a horse going in the opposite direction. The horse and rig passed over him, the horse stepping on his head and one wheel of the cart passing over his body. He was tenderly removed to his father's house and medical aid summoned, but his injuries were fatal, and he died about 4:20 in the afternoon. Coroner White was notified but decided an inquest was unnecessary, as the affair was purely accidental. The wagon that ran over the boy belonged to Meegan, a butcher on the market and was driven by Hector Valley.


ORMSBY - Alfred Ormsby, a car repairer, was crushed while coupling cars at Allandale on Friday and died of his injuries at the Toronto general hospital in the evening.


TIERNEY - Michael Tierney was struck in the head by the broken end of a boom in Vermillion river at Palmer Rapids, Ontario, yesterday, receiving injuries from which he died shortly afterward. Others were injured also.


August 16, 1893


BURROWS - Died on July 20, at Wilcox, Arizona, William Albert, second son of the late Capt. J. C. Burrows, of Hamilton, Ontario, aged 33 years. Interment at Oakwoods.

CARROLL - Died on Tuesday, August 15, at 232 Bold street, infant twins of Matthew T. and Maggie Carroll, aged 3 months. Funeral to-day at 2 p.m. Private.


ASKIN - George Askin, one of the pioneers of Lambton county, who had been an invalid for the past five years, died Monday evening aged 78.


WOOD - Thomas Wood who died on Saturday was buried from the residence of his father-in-law, corner of Macnab and Macaulay streets, yesterday afternoon by the Royal Templars. The deceased had been an active member of that order in Brantford, but has been confined in the hospital almost continuously since his removal to this city. There was a large turn-out of the members and a very handsome floral tribute from Sceptre council. Edward Williams, J. H. Land, George Bryant, W. J. McConnell, E. Woods, and William Tacher acted as pall bearers, and the service was conducted by W. M. Buchanan as S.C., and Rev. J. W. Bell as chaplain.


TURNER - The accident which befell Robert Turner in Orillia on Monday evening has resulted fatally. The young man had gone to Orillia on the A.O.F. excursion and in attempting to board the train at Orillia as it was starting on the return trip to Hamilton, he slipped and fell under the wheels and one of his legs was run over. He was carried into a hotel where the limb was amputated. Yesterday his father, Henry Turner, of 125 Locke street north, went up to Orillia and brought the sufferer home last evening. The train was stopped at Barton street and young Turner was carried into the city hospital. He was very weak and during the night the remnant of his strength slowly ebbed away and he died at 8 o'clock this morning.

It was a mistake to have brought him here from Orillia so soon after the accident. The railway journey of 110 miles was too exhausting for his enfeebled frame.

Turner was about 23 years of age, was a fine, manly young fellow. For seven years he had been in the employment of Irwin & Co., tinsmiths. By his employer and companions he was highly esteemed and well beloved, and profound regret is felt over his untimely death.


August 17, 1893


SMITH - Died on August 17, Jane Smith, widow of the late John Smith, aged 76 years. Funeral from the residence of her son, J. W. Smith, Winona, on Friday, August 18, at 2 p.m. to Stewart's church, Winona. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


ATKINSON - Died in this city, on August 17, Joseph Atkinson, after a long and painful illness. Funeral from his late residence, 85 Wilson street, on Saturday, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this intimation.

BIGLEY - Died on Thursday, August 17, at 70 Inchbury street, Nellie Kerby, youngest daughter of James and Elizabeth Bigley, aged 4 years, 2 months, and 6 days. Funeral to-morrow afternoon (Friday) at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


ARNOLD - (Windsor) Henry G. Arnold, Sr., of Maidstone, died yesterday of paralysis. Deceased was one of the most prominent farmers in Western Ontario and had for years made a specialty of raising blooded cattle and sheep. He was born in London, England, in 1804 and was a veteran of the rebellion of 1837-38.


DOYLE - (Toronto Junction) An inquest was held last evening on the body of Charles Doyle, the man who died subsequent to the injuries sustained in a race in which he collided with a post. The inquest was held in consequence of suspicions voiced by his friends that his death resulted from a kick received in a bar room row. The jury returned a verdict that deceased came to his death from injuries received from running against the post.


BEAN - (Toronto) Wilbur Bean, a twelve-year-old boy living on Dundas street, was riding a bicycle this morning at the foot of Bay street near the edge of the bay when he was upset and falling into the water, he was drowned before assistance could reach him.


HANSON - (Montreal) Miss Kate Hanson, second daughter of C. D. Hanson, the well known insurance adjuster, was drowned last evening at Sorel. She was out in a canoe and the craft upsetting before help could reach her, Miss Hanson had sunk. She was well known in social circles here.


SPARKS - (Carlisle) LeRoy Sparks who had been ill for a long time died on Thursday morning of last week and was buried at Carlisle on Sunday, it being one of the largest funerals ever seen at Carlisle, the procession being over a mile long. Mr. Sparks was married a little over three years ago to Miss Eliza Binkley who survives him with two small children. Mrs. Sparks has the sympathy of a large circle of friends in her sad bereavement.


FANNING - (Hastings) George Fanning, aged 17 years, son of Thomas Fanning of Alnwich township, fell off a load of grain on Tuesday evening and striking his breast on a log, was instantly killed.


TESKEY - (Welland) Thomas Teskey, one of our oldest residents, died this morning, aged 72 years. For many years he conducted the mercantile business known as Golden Lion. He leaves widow and six daughters: Mrs. Macfarlane, Niagara Falls; Mrs. Crockett, Detroit; and Misses Ada, Sarah, Delia, and Edith. Deceased was a prominent Conservative and a long-time member of the Methodist church. Interment takes place on Friday.

ATKINSON - Crawford Atkinson, a C.P.R. brakeman, fell off his train at Caughnawaga last night and was run over by the cars and killed. His body was terribly mutilated.


August 18, 1893


FISH - Died on August 17, at 160 Hunter street east, Alexander Morton, only child of W. R. and Elizabeth Fish. Funeral took place to-day.


DURRAND - Died in this city, on Friday, August 18, at the residence of his grandfather, John Chapman, 19 Oxford street, Herbert LeRoy, infant son of William and Kate Durrand, aged 6 weeks. Funeral Saturday, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MCGIVERIN - Died at Burlington Beach, on August 18, Ida Jane, eldest daughter of the late Col. McGiverin, aged 37 years. Funeral private to St. Catharines.

Miss McGiverin died at the Arlington, Hamilton Beach, at an early hour this morning. As stated in yesterday's paper, she was found unconscious early yesterday morning. Throughout the day she remained in the same condition. Last evening it was thought that there were faint symptoms of improvement, some nourishment having been given with good effect, but the patient did not show any evidence of returning consciousness. She grew worse late last night and died at 5 o'clock this morning. It is believed that the immediate cause of death was acute inflammation of the brain, but this will not be known until after the autopsy which is be held this afternoon by Dr. Stark and other physicians. The remains will be taken to St. Catharines where the funeral will take place to-morrow.

Miss McGiverin's death is deplored deeply by all with whom she was acquainted, for she was a lady of most estimable qualities of mind and character.


LUCK - (Burford) A coroner's inquest was held by William K. Ker at the court house on the late Thomas Luck. The verdict of the jury was that Thomas Luck on August 11 accidentally fell beneath a moving car and received such injuries as to cause his death, and would recommend that the company provide more light and platform accommodation.


August 19, 1893


MCGIVERIN - The late Miss McGiverin died of acute meningitis, inflammation of the membrane which covers the brain. This fact was revealed by the autopsy held yesterday afternoon by Drs. Stark, Osborne, and Edgar.


ROWSWELL - (Clarksburg) Willie Rowswell, aged 14, son of the late George Rowswell of Aurora, was drowned last evening while bathing with several others in Georgian Bay, two miles east of Delphi. He was spending his holidays with his uncle, C. W. Hartman.


August 21, 1893


MCLEOD - Died on Sunday, August 21, at 44 Crooks street, Reggie, infant son of David and Jessie McLeod, aged 10 months. Funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


DOIDGE - Died at 182 John street north, on Saturday, August 19, Nathaniel S., son of Thomas and Jane Doidge, aged 26 years and 5 months. Funeral from above address on Tuesday, August 22, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BARKER - Died in this city, on Monday, August 21, at his late residence, 106 Bay street north, John Andrew Barker, a native of Kent, England, in his 73rd year. Funeral on Wednesday, at 3 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MARGETTS - (Stratford) A gloom was cast over a union picnic of the Royal and Good Templars, held in Queen's park this afternoon by the sudden death of Thomas F. Margetts, one of the participants. He was engaged in a game of football and was observed to cease playing and lying on the ground, asked for a substitute, as he was unable to continue. Shortly after, he rose to walk away from the field, but had proceeded only half a dozen steps when he fell dead of heart failure. Deceased was 28 years of age and leaves a wife and child.


WATSON - (London) A man named William Watson was drowned under peculiar circumstances at Komoka Friday night. It appears that a few days ago he had put a number of barrels in Smith's creek to cleanse out and to tighten the hoops. Watson went down about dusk to take them out, took off his clothes and it is supposed plunged in to have a swim, took cramps, and sank within a hand's grasp of the shore. The body was not recovered until about midnight. He leaves a wife and large family.


GUTHRIE - The body of the late James Guthrie, the young Scottish stone mason, who died at Glackner sanitorium, Colorado Springs, on August 14, reached this city on Saturday night and was conveyed to the undertaking establishment of Messrs Pray, King street west, where it was identified by a committee from Camp Hamilton, Sons of Scotland, the deceased having been a beneficiary member of that order.

The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended; Camp Hamilton, Gaelic Society, and the Orkney and Shetland Society were present almost to a man. The stonemasons' union was also well represented. Rev. D. R Robertson, assistant minister of Knox church, officiated at the undertaker's, and at the grave the Sons of Scotland's burial ritual formed part of the service. The pall bearers were: P. Cameron, H. Henderson, T. Halcrow, J. Cott,

H. & T. Lennox. The floral tributes included an anchor from O. &. S. society and a crescent from the Camp, both being suitably inscribed. The chief, J. C. McKeand will take charge of the effects of the deceased and communicate with his relatives who reside in Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland.


August 22, 1893


DOSTON - Died on Monday, August 21, at 167 Herkimer street, Mary Jane, wife of Alexander Doston, aged 49 years. Funeral will take place from the above address on Wednesday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


PAGE - Died in Barton, on Tuesday, 22nd instant, Andrew Gage, in the 69th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, on Thursday, 24th instant, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CARSON - J. T. Carson, reeve of the town of Simcoe, died on Saturday night, from Bright’s disease.

The remains of the late J. T. Carson, reeve of Simcoe, passed through the city to-day en route to Lloydtown where the interment will take place to-morrow. J. S. Rowat, representative of Court Simcoe, 166, I.0.0.F, is in charge.


FRANKLIN - (St. George) While the excursionists were waiting on Saturday morning for the special train to convey them to the Falls, Miss Stella Franklin, a young woman who had hurried to reach the station, suddenly dropped on the platform. She was immediately carried into the station and a doctor summoned, but never recovered consciousness, passing sway in a few minutes. She was a daughter of James Franklin of Brantford. Heart failure was the supposed cause of death.


GRAHAM - (Toronto) The saddest event which has ever cast its shadow over a meeting of the Ontario Rifle Association occurred at the South Parkdale station last evening. As the eastbound train from the ranges pulled into the depot, Lieut. Alfred Graham of the 36th Battalion jumped from the steps of one of the cars and was struck by a westbound passenger train going at a moderately high speed. Death instantly ensued. The body was found to be fearfully mangled. The skull was shattered and the rails and ties in the immediate vicinity were smeared with blood and scattered brains. The trunk and limbs of the body were literally torn and disfigured.

Deceased was only 32 years of age. He lived at Alliston, Ontario, and was a great favourite with his men and fellow officers. The news of his terrible death has spread a gloom over the whole company of those taking part in the O.R.A. matches. It is said that deceased left the train while it was in motion in order to reach his brother's house at 157 Grand avenue by a short cut.

KAVANAUGH - (Magnetawan) A young man named William Kavanaugh was drowned about a mile from Dunchurch on Saturday afternoon last. Deceased and a Frenchman named Currier went out fishing shortly after dinner and when about a mile down the lake decided to change places in the boat. In doing so, the boat was upset. Kavanaugh said he could swim and started for here, but went only a short distance and sank, not coming up again. Currier, who could not swim, clung to the boat and floated to shore, and after waiting a few minutes, returned to Dunchurch for assistance. The body was recovered with grappling irons in about forty feet of water. Deceased came from Saginaw, Michigan, and was working in the lumber woods last winter for Merrill, Ring & Co. It is not known where his friends live. The body was buried at Dunchurch to-day. No inquest was held.


August 23, 1893


KIDNER - Died in this city, on the 23rd instant, Anne Benson, wife of James F. Kidner, in the 78th year of her age. Funeral private.


BROWNE - Died at her late residence, No 32 Park street, on August 23, Elita Browne, relict of the late M. W. Browne. Funeral private.


ROSS - A son of William Lottridge made a ghastly discovery on his father's farm this morning. The farm fronts on Barton street and is just west of the new race track. The discovery made by young Lottridge was the dead body of a man lying under a tree one hundred yards from Barton street. Mr. Lottridge was summoned by his son and after looking at the body, he made haste to notify the police.

The body was a sickening sight. At first glance the dead man appeared to be a negro, for the face and the neck were black and the scalp shoved black through the short hair. One of the hands was also black, but the other was lighter in colour. Upon closer examination, however, it became evident that the corpse was that of a white man and that the blackness of the skin was the result of decomposition. Days had elapsed since the stranger's death and the work of corruption was far advanced. Millions of maggots swarmed from the mouth and nostrils and heaved in obscene heaps under the body. Shreds of hair had fallen from the face. They had been a part of the moustache and were of a reddish colour.

The body, which was dressed in a gray tweed suit, lay on its right side partly supported by the left hand, and the head drooped forward on the ground, the position being the same as that of a Dying Gladiator in the famous sculpture. A revolver lay near and a wound in the breast told how the man had died. It was clearly a case of suicide.

Soon after the discovery of the body the police were notified and Sergeant Vanatter and Constable Fenton went down and took charge of the body. The contents of the pockets which were exposed were turned out. They were: three white pocket handkerchiefs with the name

W. D. Ross worked in red in the corners; a copy of the Hamilton Spectator of August 12; a C.P.R. timetable; a pipe and some tobacco; a copy of the by-laws of Dalhouise lodge 311, A.0.U.W., of Ottawa; two or three coins, one of them a curious Japanese coin with a square hole in the centre; and a paper of cartridges. The revolver was a small one of the pattern known as 'Dictator'. It is a six-chambered weapon. Five of the chambers were loaded and in the sixth an empty shell. One shot had been sufficient to do the work of death.

In the inside pocket of the coat a pocketbook was found. It was full of legal and business documents, clippings from newspapers, cards, and letters, all of which the police took possession of. There were two savings bank deposit books. One was from the Bank of Ottawa and showed a balance of $1810 on August 11, 1892. The other was from the Barton street branch of the Bank of Hamilton, and showed a deposit of $135 made on August 15, 1893, and no withdrawals. There were a couple of receipted bills for Bryson, Graham & Co of Ottawa, the goods mentioned in the bills being a satchel, books, and clothing; a certificate for twenty-five shares of preferred stock on the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway; an account from Nellis & Monk, barristers of Ottawa, dated July 9, 1891, one item of which was for 'withdrawal deed from Mrs. Ross to yourself’. A letter from G. W. Simpson, broker of 11 St. Sacrament street, Montreal, dated January 15, 1893,told a story of speculation.

The writer acknowledges the receipt from W. D. Ross of $50 and goes on to say that "Our market shows signs of returning confidence. Most stocks are higher than a week ago and money is easier but speculation is very languid. Duluth preferred is two per cent better that the closing May prices, but the recovery of all American stocks will be slow until the U.S. currency trouble to put right by the discontinuation to force silver purchases by the treasury". It is evident by the letter that the dead man had dabbled in stocks and had probably been losing money. The letter also confirmed the stranger's name and gave his address: W. D. Ross, 11 Elgin street, Ottawa.

The most important discovery was a business card showing definitely who the dead man is and what his business was. The card is that of C.C. Ray & Co, coal dealers, of 11 Elgin street, Ottawa, and the names of the members of the firm on it as follows: C.C. Ray, D. Murphy, J. W. McRae, and William D. Ross.

It has been learned that Ross arrived in Hamilton, at 9 o'clock on the morning of Tuesday, August 15. He walked from the Stuart street station over to the Station Hotel and asked for a room, having first registered as W. D. Ross, Ottawa. A room was assigned him and he carried his valise upstairs and left it in the room. He asked for breakfast and the landlady prepared a meal for him, but he said he was not feeling well and could not eat just then. He lit a cigar and walked up and down Stuart street for some time, appearing to be distracted and restless. Then he walked uptown, and the people at the Station Hotel never saw him again. Mr. Edmonstone, the proprietor of the hotel, said to-day: "The stranger seemed to me a very pleasant, gentlemanly sort of man, but seemed to be unwell or restless, a tout something. He was very civil and pleasant in

his manner, but didn't have much to say to me. I have his valise still". The valise was produced. It is a large one of dark red leather. Attached to the handle was a tag with this address written in: W. D. Ross, Vancouver, B.C. A pencil mark is drawn through the address and Ottawa, Ontario is written in in pencil. Mr. Edmonstone describes Ross as a tall athletic gentleman of light complexion and sandy moustache. He was dressed in a gray suit.

After leaving the Station Hotel, Ross went to the Barton street branch of the Bank of Hamilton and deposited there $435 in the savings bank department. It is probable that he wandered down to the secluded spot where he was found and shot himself on the same evening, for from the condition of the body it must have been there for several days.

The repulsive-looking remains are now in the morgue at the city hospital. Coroner Dr. White has been notified, but does not consider an inquest necessary and will not hold one unless the relatives demand it.

Late this afternoon the police opened the valise which Ross left at the Station Hotel. It contains nothing but clothes.

After the removal of the body to the morgue, an additional search was made on the dead man's pockets which showed that Ross had resigned from the firm of C. C. Ray & Co, his resignation to take effect on August 15 or 20.

A dispatch has been received from C. C. Ray & Co stating that Ross's brother in Toronto has been notified of the suicide and will go to Hamilton to take charge of the remains.

Ottawa special to Spectator: W. D. Ross was a well known business man here. Recently he was in the coal business with Butterworth & Co, but had sold out and entered into partnership with William Blake and others to establish a lager beer business which Ross was to manage. He was 34 years of age, a prominent member of the Ottawa Amateur Athletic Club and a man greatly liked and respected by all who had business and social dealings with him.

With his brother who is in the service of the Merchants Bank, he supports a widowed mother and two sisters. The news of his death caused a deep shook here to a very large circle of friends and citizens. He was in Hamilton on business connected with the new venture.


CONNAN - (Stony Creek) Edward Connan lost his youngest child rather unexpectedly last night. The little one had been ill but a short time with whooping cough. The interment took place this afternoon.


August 24, 1893


KIEVELL - Died on August 23, at 93 Ashley street, Elizabeth, infant daughter of J. W. and Margaret Kievell. Funeral private.

SALISBURY - Died in this city, on August 23, at 72 Locomotive street, Mary A., relict of the late Benjamin Salisbury, aged 68 years. Funeral from above address on Saturday, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BARLOW - Died in this city, on August 23, Alice Walsh, beloved wife of John Barlow, aged 56 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, 555 York street, Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock to St. Mary's Cathedral, and thence to R. C. cemetery. Friends and acquaintances kindly accept this intimation.


ROBINSON - Died on August 23, at 55 Picton street west, Harriet, daughter of the late John Robinson, aged 27 years and 1 month. Funeral on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BLACK - Died at St. Catharines, on Wednesday, August 23, 1893, Mary Elizabeth, wife of N. M. Black, aged 44 years. Funeral from family residence, Geneva street, on Friday, 25th instant, at 3 o'clock to St. Catharines cemetery.


BROWNE - Mrs. Eliza Bloor Browne, relict of the late M. W. Browne of this city, died at her residence, 32 Park street south last evening. She was born in England seventy-five years ago and came to Canada with her parents when a child. She was married in Toronto. One son, Joseph B. Browne, and two daughter Miss Browne and Mrs. Garland, survive her. The funeral which is private takes place this afternoon.


THIBAUDEAU - The funeral of Hon Isadore Thibaudeau took place in the city of Quebec on Monday and was very largely attended. The chief mourners were: Alfred Thibaudeau, son of the deceased and Hon Senator Rosaire Thibaudeau, deceased's brother.


CADIN - (Lindsay) Last evening a bright little fellow, about four years old, was playing in the yard of his father, James Cadin, St. Paul street. The boy had some matches and while playing with them set fire to his clothes. Before assistance could be effectually rendered, he was fatally burned.


MITTS - (Madoc) Edward Mitts, livng eight miles south of this place, committed suicide yesterday morning. He got up at one o'clock, went a short distance from the house, and cut his throat with a razor. After lying for some time on the ground, he got up and returned to the house. A doctor was sent for, but nothing could be done for him. He died yesterday evening He had been given up by the doctors some time ago as surely dying from heart disease. He appeared quite rational and said he wanted to die. He leaves a wife and two children with nothing to live on.


WALKER - (Windsor) A shocking and fatal accident occurred shortly after noon to-day at Woodslee, a small town on the Michigan Central Railway, nineteen miles from Windsor by

which Mrs. David Walker, aged 37, lost her life. Mrs. Walker was going about her househbld duties this morning and her 16-year-old son, William, was engaged in the same room cleaning and loading a revolver belonging to his father. He had been cautioned several times by his mother to keep the muzzle of the weapon pointed downward, but evidently he considered this unnecessary and continued flourishing it. When he had finished cleaning, he proceeded to load the revolver which was a self-cocking 32 calibre. He had just completed this and held it up for Mrs. Walker's inspection when in some inexplicable manner the trigger was pulled and the pistol discharged. The bullet entered the unfortunate woman's right temple an inch above the eye, and she fell forward on the floor without a word, the blood streaming from the wound. Young Walker upon seeing what he had done became almost insane with grief and with difficulty was restrained from turning the revolver on himself. Mrs. Walker did not regain consciousness and died at five o'clock this afternoon. The accident happened in the house of Mrs. Walker's father, James Perkins. Walker's father is employed as a teamster by the Hanes Milling Co., Woodslee, and the young man was apprenticed to the tailoring trade. The family consists of two children, besides Walker and his wife and son. They were well known and respectably connected in the village.


August 25, 1893


FIELDING - Died Sarah Louise (Daley), second daughter of the late Joseph Fielding, at the residence of her mother, No 344 Garth street, on August 24, aged 20 years. Funeral Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BARKER - Died in this city, on the 25th instant, James Henry, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barker, in the 32ud year of his age. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 3:30 from his parents’ residence, 183 Wellington street north. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

The injuries sustained by James Barker by the bursting of an emory wheel at Brayley's Machine Shop yesterday, proved more serious than was anticipated. He died at 5 o'clock this morning without having regained consciousness. In addition to the broken arm and cuts on the head and body, he sustained internal injuries by being struck by pieces of the wheel which was revolving at the rate of one thousand revolutions per minute.


CASE - Died in this city, on August 24, Mary, relict of the late George Case, aged 63 years. Funeral will take place from the residence of her son-in-law, Charles Shields, 94 Catherine street south, on Monday, August 28, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Patrick's church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

CLEGG - (Winnipeg) At Rat Portage this morning, Andrew Clegg, a millwright in Mather's lumber mill, while engaged oiling the machinery, was caught between two cog wheels and smashed to pieces instantly. So great was the strain as his body was passing through that it forced a pressure of five hundred pounds, breaking some bolts and stopping the mill. The stoppage was the first intimation of the accident. Clegg was unmarried, 30 years of age, and came from Port Hope, Ontario. He was a Mason and Oddfellow and much respected.


SINCLAIR - Mrs. Sinclair, relict of the late Chief Factor, William Sinclair, of the Hudson's Bay Company, has just died at Brockville, aged eighty-nine.


August 26, 1893


WELBY - Died in this city, on Saturday morning, August 26, Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Robert Lucas, and beloved wife of George Welby, in her 36th year. Funeral from her late residence, 414 Victoria avenue north, on Monday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. A sufferer from a long and painful illness.


DUNN - John Dunn of London, who fell off a G.T.R. express train near Hamilton a few days ago and was badly injured, died this morning at the city hospital.


PENNISTON - Samuel Penniston, farmer and amateur jockey, fell at the butchers' picnic in Montreal on Wednesday and broke his back, resulting in death.


JOUBERT - Rev. Father Zephorin Joubert of the Jesuit College of the Immaculate Conception, was drowned near Hochelaga on Wednesday afternoon, He was only 28 years of age.


PEARCE - (Strathroy) A sad drowning accident occurred here on Thursday afternoon. H. Pearce's, baggagemaster of the G.T.R., son with his eldest sister went fishing. The boy left the girl for a moment and on his return found only her hat and rod. After considerable delay the body was found . Dr. Lindsay and others made every effort to restore the child, but all to no avail.


MILLER - (Toronto) Word was received in the city last night that Mrs. J. B. Miller, 431 Jarvis street, was drowned in Sloop Lake yesterday morning along with her eldest son, Clawson. Mr. Miller was in Tonawanda and he returned on the "Chippewa" late last night. He was met at the wharf by Mr. Polson and Mr. McGaw who announced the sad news. Mr. Miller left for the north by the North Bay express. Mr. Miller has large lumber interest in Parry Sound district and his family always spend the summer there. As far as could be learned Clawson had ventured in

 beyond his depth and was drowning when his mother went to the rescue and they both sank. Mrs. Miller was a native of Toronto and well known in society here.


FUKE - (St. Thomas) Henry Fuke, Railway street, yesterday received a telegram from St. Louis, Mo., stating that his son, William Henry Fuke, a tinsmith, was killed on Wednesday by falling from a building. The deceased was unmarried, aged 29 years, and left Toronto on the 28th of last November where he had previously been living for some years. His brother, George Fuke, who resides in Toronto, left for St. Louis to bring the remains to this city for interment.


August 28, 1893


CRAWFORD - Died on August 27, at 37 Garth street, Wesley, infant twin son of John and Mary Crawford, aged 5 months and 4 days. Funeral took place this (Monday) afternoon at 3 o'clock.


DAWE - Died at No 59 Magill street, on Sunday, August 27, 1893, Charles Herbert, only son of Frederick and Annie Dawe, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Dawe, aged 7 years. Funeral Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CONNORS - Died in this city, on August 27, John Connors, aged 76 years, a native of county Cork, Ireland. Funeral from 120 Jackson street west on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

John Connors of 120 Jackson street west was stricken with apoplexy yesterday and died almost instantaneously. Mr. Connors was in the dairy business. He had made his customary rounds yesterday morning and was apparently feeling as well as usual after his return. At 1 o'clock he was summoned to the dinner table and while on his way to the dinner table he fell in an apoplectic fit and before medical aid could be procured he was dead.

Mr. Connors was born 76 years ago in County Cork, Ireland. He came to Hamilton forty years ago and established himself in the dairy business on the corner of Fay and Jackson streets. He was a respectable and estimable citizen and his sudden death is deplored by a large circle of acquaintances. His wife and three sons, John, Thomas, and Michael Connors, survive him. The first two sons are in the city, and Michael is in Johnstown, PA.


TURNER - (Toronto) Ex-Ald. Turner, at one time one of the most prominent merchants in Toronto, died Saturday morning at his farm in Oakville. He represented St. Gregory ward in the city council for many years and was the head of the wholesale boot and shoe firm of Sessions, Turner, and Smith. When that firm was divided, Mr. Turner became a member of the firm of Turner and Evans.

August 29, 1893


KNIGHT - (Fredericton) James Knight, a brakeman of a Canada Eastern freight train, was killed yesterday near Upper Blackville. He was on top of a car putting on the brakes on a downward grade when the chain broke and he fell backward between the cars and was terribly mangled. He was got on board and taken to Chatham Junction where he died a few hours afterward.


PHIPPS - (Toronto) A sad drowning accident in the Don river above Winchester street occurred yesterday morning when 10-year-old Alfred Phipps of 89 Oak street was cut off while in the midst of youthful pleasure and enjoyment. It seems that the unfortunate lad in company with several others went to bathe in the river near Taylor's brick works. Just at that point the water shelves outward for yards when it takes a sudden drop to about a depth of eighteen feet. The lad unwittingly walked off the edge of that bank and was out of sight before his companions knew what was the matter, but several of them pluckily dived to secure him if possible, but they were not able to reach the bottom. At length a boy named Ferrier, a son of Dr. Ferrier, Gerrard street, managed to seize the body and bring it to the surface, but by this time life was extinct. The medical aid that had been summoned was of no avail.


WILSON - (Sherbrooke, Que) An unfortunate case of death by drowning occurred last night at North Hatley on lake Massawippi. W. J. Wilson of the Eastern Townships Bank, Sherbrooke, was the victim. At about 11:45 he proposed to some Sherbrooke friends who, like him, were spending Sunday at North Hatley that they should have a swim in the lake. Two or three accompanied him and he was last seen close to a yacht which was anchored about thirty yards from the shore. As soon as his friends noticed his disappearance, the alarm was raised and a boat was pushed out to where he had sunk. The water was but seven feet deep and H. R. Fraser dived in and brought him up within probably three minutes of his disappearance. His friends then set to work and for two and a half hours did their utmost to resuscitate him until Dr. Worthington arrived and pronounced further efforts useless.


August 30, 1893


LYLE - Died on Tuesday, August 29, at the beach, James Cameron, fourth son of Rev. S. Lyle, aged 16 years. Funeral to-morrow (Thursday), August 31, at 2 o'clock from the city residence, 138 Bold street. Friends will please accept this intimation.

To-day the family of Rev. S. Lyle, who have been sojourning at the beach for several weeks, returned to their home on Bold street. The body of James Lyle was also conveyed to the city, a hearse having been sent down to the beach for that purpose. The funeral will take place to-morrow.


As stated in yesterday's paper the body was recovered shortly before three o'clock. It was washed ashore opposite the church crossing and was pulled out of the water by young Willard who narrowly escaped drowning with Lyle while endeavouring to rescue him. Several boys were near the spot when the body came ashore and carried their dead comrade to his father's house.

The fate of young Lyle should be a warning to bathers not to enter the water while they are in a heated condition. He had been on an errand and he hurried to get through with it so as to join his companions in the surf. He ran to the shore at the top of his speed and plunged into the surf without waiting to get cool. There is no doubt that he was seized with a cramp and was thus rendered unable to struggle against the big waves that were running


WILSON - (Watford) Mrs. John Wilson, who lives about four miles from here on the 4th line of Warwick, was in town this evening with her son-in-law, Mr. Harrower, and had just returned to Mr. Harrower's when he got out and led the team through the gate and went back to shut it while Mrs. Wilson held the lines. The team started off and ran away, running into the side of the barn and overturning the wagon. Mrs. Wilson had her arm and leg broken and was badly cut about the head and face and died about an hour afterward. She leaves a husband, and three children to mourn her untimely death.


August. 31, 1893


DAVIS - (London) An accident attended with fatal consequences occurred about 8 o'clock this morning at Ware's brick yard on Adelaide street north by which a married man named James Davis, one of the workmen, lost his life. With three others, he was engaged picking at a clay bank about fourteen feet high, when a large piece of clay suddenly became detached from the bank and fell into the cavity. The three men who were a short distance from Davis called to him to look out, but Davis did not appear to understand the nature of the warning and ran to an opposite direction from that his companions intended, with the result that the large bank of clay fell upon him almost instantly. His companions and others in the yard lost no time in extricatirig Davis from the earth's cavity. Some time was consumed in this work and when the unfortunate man was found, life was extinct. The vital spark had been literally crushed out of him. His body, legs, and arms were broken and his features were barely recognizable. An inquest will be held.


KRUEGER - (Hespeler) An accident eclipsing in horror any that has heretofore been our duty to record took place here about 10:30 this morning at the sawmill of Louis Kribs. Frederick Krueger, an employee in the mill, attempted to cross the gang that conveys the log to the large circular saw when on its backward trip. He stumbled and fell, and before he could recover

himself or before the saw could be stopped, the body of the unfortunate man came in contact with the saw and was literally sawed in pieces and mangled in a frightful manner. Death was of course instantaneous. Deceased was over 60 years of age and was much respected.


LAGNIER - (Montreal) Julien Lagnier, a farmer of St. Remi, was found hanging from a beam in his barn this morning. He had committed suicide in a fit of temporary insanity.


September 1, 1893


DAY - Died in this city, on August 30, Edward Day, in his 50th year. Funeral from 470 Ferguson avenue north, on Sunday, at 3 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


NADOM - (Montreal) A woman named Mrs. Nadom who was employed at the Mount St. Louis Academy died to-day from the effects of drinking half a cup of lye, mistaking it for tea. She was about 40 years of age and leaves two children. The husband is in the Longue Point asylum.


GUIMOND - Edmond Guimond of Montreal is under arrest for having caused his wife's death by brutally beating her a few nights ago.


SIXT - (Berlin) An inquest was held yesterday on the body of Jacob Sixt, an old man who died suddenly at Doon on August 25. The evidence of the medical men who performed the post mortem examination clearly established that the man had fallen and broken his neck. The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes. Sixt came here from Toronto and was en route to the county poorhouse when Jacob Cluthe met him and gave him a home. The rumour that he was a wealthy man caused unfounded suspicion as to the cause of death.


September 2, 1893


LAFORTUNE - Three hundred patients from the asylum for the insane were taken for a little excursion on the steamer "Mazeppa" this morning. When the boat was almost half way between the city wharf and the beach, one of the patients, a young man named Lundy Lafortune, without a word of warning mounted the rail and leaped into the bay. The lifeboat was lowered but Lafortune had sunk out of sight. The suicide was about 23 years of age. He came to the asylum from Norfolk county two years ago.

There was almost a panic on board after the occurrence. The patients were intensely excited. Some of them showed an inclination to follow Lafortune into the water and it was only by the

exercise of great firmness, coolness, and vigilance that the attendants controlled them and induced them to keep their seats. None of the attendants can be blamed for the unfortunate affair.


QUINN - (Toronto) Thomas Quinn, bursar at the Central prison, Toronto, died very suddenly yesterday at Brockville. He was staying at O. K. Fraser's cottage at Union Park and although suffering from diabetes, no one thought the end was so near. Mr. Quinn is a brother-in-law of the Hon. C. F. Fraser, being married to his sister. He leaves a widow and a family of ten children to mourn his loss.


MORTON - (St. Mary's) Yesterday James Morton of this town, with his wife and grandchild, was driving on the road near Lakeside when the horse suddenly bolted, overturning the buggy and throwing the occupants out. Mrs. Morton received serious internal injuries from which she died at an early hour this morning. Mr. Morton and the child escaped without being seriously injured.


POWELL - (Amherst, N.S,) John F. Powell of Fort Lawrence was standing on a load of oats when one of the wheels of the cart went into the ditch, throwing him out. He struck the ground with his head, dislocating the vertebrae of the neck. His father went to his assistance and in answer to him, deceased said, "I have received my death blow". He expired soon afterward.


SIDDELL - (Halifax) Edwin Siddell, a brakeman on the I.C.R., was killed at Stellarton, Pictou county, to-day while coupling cars.


NIOHOLSON - (Halifax) The two-year-old daughter of James Nicholson of James River, Pictou county, was killed to-day by a train at a farm crossing.


September 4, 1893


ORR - (Barrie) John Orr, aged 26, a G.T.R. brakeman, fell from a box car while shunting in the yard here yesterday afternoon. The car passed over both legs, almost cutting them off. He was carried into the station where he died at 7 p.m. Mr. Orr was a general favourite among the trainmen. He came here two years ago from Georgetown where his parents now reside.


DAVIS, CHADWICK - (Gananoque) Six young men of this town, named: Wellington Davis, Joseph Davis, and Benjamin Davis, brothers; and Nathaniel Pecore, Charles Chadwick, and John Haig, were sailing in a skiff on the St. Lawrence this morning. When on the north side of Corn Island, a short distance east of Gananoque, the skiff upset. Four of the party were rescued, but two, Joseph Davis and Charles Chadwick were drowned. As the water is comparatively shallow around Corn Island there is every prospect of the bodies being recovered as soon as the wind calms sufficiently to permit of drags being used.


McLean (London) At 2:30 Saturday afternoon, a boy named McLean, son of Alexander McLean of 644 Lome avenue, was drowned in the river at Blackfriars bridge. The boy was engaged in fishing when by some means, he fell in and was drowned. The body was recovered in a few minutes later, but all.efforts to restore life were fruitless. The boy was 10 years of age.


September 5, 1893


Carroll Died on September 4, at 232 Bold street, infant twin sons of Matthew and Maggie Carroll, aged 5 months. Funeral takes place to-day at 4 p.m. Private.


Roats Henry Roats of London, Ontario, died on Sunday, aged 82 years.


September 6, 1893


Clark Died on September 5, at 201 Picton street east, Margaret Eliza Jane, infant daughter of Thomas and Jennie Clark. Funeral Thursday, September 7, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


Cuzner Died in this city, on September 6, 1893, Rosanna Connor, wife of John Cuzner, in her 71st year. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, John E. Riddell, 79 Victoria avenue north, on Thursday, at 3 o'clock. Funeral private.


September 7, 1893


Dunn Died on September 7, at 126 Robinson street, Herbert L., only son of Charles and Ella Dunn, aged 1 year and 2 weeks. Funeral private.


Burrow Died in this city, on September 7, Richard Burrow, aged 60 years. Funeral from the residence of his brother, William Burrow, 115 Victoria avenue south, on Saturday, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.


Nie Died in this city, at 328 Victoria avenue north, Arthur Jesse, youngest son of A. J. and Annie Nie, aged 3 years and 4 months. Funeral from above address on Saturday afternoon at 2:30, Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


Miller The death of Robert Miller, 190 Wellington street north, which took place yesterday, is widely regretted. He was an old resident of the city and had been employed as an engineer by the Gurney Company for twenty-five years.

September 8, 1893


ETHERINGTON - Died at her late residence, No 12 Railway street, on Friday, 8th September, 1893, Mrs. Annie Etherington, wife of Robert Etherington, aged 42 years and 4 months. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


OUGHWAITE - (Toronto) On Wednesday night William Oughwaite, plasterer, of Shelburne, Ontario, and Robert Carr, farmer of the same neighbourhood, arrived at Toronto Junction by the C.P.R. evening express on their way to the fair. The two registered at the Peacock House and Dan Rice, the proprietor, accompanied them to their room when they retired for the night and explained to them the working of the gas jet. Yesterday morning, gas was discovered escaping from the room. The door was burst open and both men were found stretched on the bed apparently lifeless. Drs. Gilmore, Clendenan, and Williams were called in, and managed to resuscitate Carr. Oughwaite was past recovery. He was likely dead first found. A brother of the dead man resides at the Junction. Both men were unmarried and resided with their parents who have been telegraphed for.


September 9, 1893


OSBORNE - Died at Beamsville, Ontario, September 8, John B. Osborne, in his 81st year. Funeral on Monday at 2 p.m. at Beamsville.


WEBER - Died in this city, at his daughter's residence, 138 James South, Lawrence Weber, in his 63rd year. Funeral from his son's residence, Burlington, Sunday, September 10.


JONES - Died at his residence, 381 James street north, on Saturday morning, September 9, William Jones, a native of Ayrshire, Scotland, aged 44 years and 3 months. Funeral on Monday at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


TIDSWELL - Died on September 8, at Tynemouth, England, William Tidswell, Esq., father of Capt. Tidswell, 13th Battalion.


DAVIS - (Toronto) Job Davis, corporation labourer, aged 76, of 54 Wright avenue, died on Queen street early yesterday morning while at work with a gang of men. The cause of death was probably heart disease.


September 11, 1893


GIDLEY - Died at 68 Charles street, on September 10, William George, infant son of William and Jennie Gidley, aged 1 month. Funeral took place to-day at 2:30 p.m.

PETTINGER - Died in this city, on the 10th instant, at his late residence, 133 Bay street north, George Pettinger, aged 79 years. Funeral on Tuesday at 2 o'clock to Grace Church, Waterdown. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


OSBORNE - (Beamsville) There passed away on Friday evening last after a comparatively short illness, a gentleman respected and regretted by all with whom while in life he came in contact in the person of James B. Osborne. At the time of his death, Mr. Osborne was the oldest inhabitant of this village having arrived here in 1837. Deceased was 81 years of age and was born in Darvel, Ayrshire, Scotland. He learned the drug business in his youth, but on coming to this country he went into partnership with his brother, James, who was running a general store in this village at that time. He afterward carried on the business alone for about twenty years, James retiring and moving to Hamilton. In 1841 he moved into the building at present occupied by James Allen & Co, the elder partner of the latter firm having succeeded him on retiring from that line of business.

Mr. Osborne was possessed of keen business ability combined with sterling integrity. He was postmaster of the village for about 45 years and a record of the difficulties he had to contend with and the risks would make interesting reading. Deceased was an active and enterprising citizen and has left behind him more than one tangible evidence to his liberality and public spirit. In politics he was a Reformer. Nearly ever since he came to this place he has been a true, consistent member of the Presbyterian church, and the pastor and the people of that congregation will miss him sadly. He gave to the cause of religion with no stinted hand and did not stop to inquire what denomination. He also took a warm interest in the matter of education and was closely connected with our schools for the last 50 years. For many years before his death he was a director of the National Landed and Investment Company.

Three times he entered the matrimonial state. His first wife was Miss Jane Kerr, daughter of the late James Kerr of this place, by whom he had three children, only one surviving, James, who is a partner in the Massey-Harris Company. The second time he married Miss Jessie Woodburn, sister-in-law of the late registrar Greer of Hamilton who left no issue, and his third wife was Miss Janet Carter, daughter of James Carter of this village, who together with their three children survives him. Mr. Osborne during a long and active business career was very successful and leaves his immediate family well provided for. His demise has left a blank in the village that will be difficult to fill.


EDDY - (Ottawa) Mrs. Eddy, wife of E. B. Eddy, the well known manufacturer of Hull, died last evening after a protracted illness. She was a member of the Methodist church in this city and noted for her devotion to society although her home was one of the most luxurious in Eastern Canada. She was a native of Bristol, Vermont, whither the body will be sent on Tuesday afternoon for burial. Mrs. Eddy came to Hull forty years ago along with her husband who owes a great measure of his worldly success to the assistance and encouragemnet of hie devoted wife.


DIBBLE - Sheriff P. G. R. Dibble of Woodstock, N.B., is dead.


DESROSIERS - (Ottawa) Erastur Desrosiers of 121 Charles street, Hull, a carpenter by trade, was drowned on the government slides on Friday. He fell from a bulkhead into the water and although every effort was made to save him, he sank before assistance reached him.


LAHAMBE - (Cornwall) A determined case of suicide took place here yesterday when James Lahambe, a well known carpenter and builder of the town, committed suicide by hanging. Two boys gave the alarm about 3 o'clock. Dr. Hamilton, coroner, being notified, had the body cut down and taken to McDonald's undertaking establishment where an inquest was held. The jury returned a verdict of suicide while suffering from mental troubles.

Lahambe was well known in Cornwall where he resided all his life. He had an attack of la grippe from which he never recovered and his mind has been afflicted ever since. His actions all along seemed to indicate that he would take his life. He took dinner at home, told his wife he intended to go picking grapes in the bush some distance from home, and this was the last seen of him until his lifeless body was found dangling from a tree.

The suicide must have been determined and premeditated. He had to climb the tree about six feet and after fastening the rope to a limb above, six feet from the one on which he stood, jumped off. When the body was found, the rope had buried itself into the flesh.


DECARLE - (Toronto) Private Arthur Decarle of the Toronto Field Battery, one of the performers in the Tel-al-Kebir exhibition at the fairgrounds, Friday evening was kicked in the breast by one of the horses while standing near the cannons. The horse's hoofs struck him above the heart, shocking it. Dr. Elliott, of Carlton street, who was on the grounds, attended him and he was removed to his home where he died from his injuries at seven o'clock on Saturday evening. Decarle was about 40 years of age and leaves a wife and four children. He resided at 14 Morrison street.


PATIENT - (Toronto) William E. Patient, 170 DeGrassi street, committed suicide on Friday by taking 'Rough on rats'. He had put his affairs all in good order and had told undertaker McCabe that he intended to put an end to his life. It seems that Patient had been a sufferer from gra— for some time. He was comfortably off, however, and left his wife well provided for. Dr. Stark notified Coroner Powell, but an inquest was considered unnecessary. He will be buried by the Foresters.

September 12, 1893


MUCKLESTON - Died at Ottawa yesterday, Bernard Ferres Muckleston, aged 18 years, second son of Rev. W. J. Muckleston, M.A., Ottawa, and nephew of James Ferres, Esq., Hamilton.


WILSON - Died on September 12, James Thomas, son of Samuel and Ida Wilson, aged 3 months and 22 days. Funeral on Thursday, at 3 p.m. from the family residence, corner of Cannon and Wellington streets. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MORRIS - (Kingston) Rev. J. A. Morris, Anglican clergyman, died at Trenton yesterday. He was a retired clergyman and for two years had been living with friends at Parkdale, Toronto. He was on a visit with friends in Trenton when he passed away.


KYLE - Johnny Kyle, aged 6 years, was drowned in the old canal at St. Catharines yesterday by falling off a log.


MARSHALL - Anthony Marshall a prominent farmer of Blenheim township, Oxford county, died on Saturday night of typhoid fever, aged seventy-five.


BIRKENTHALL - Rev. Herman Birkenthall, Ph.D., rabbi of the Hughson street synagogue, died at an early hour this morning at his late residence, 107 Hannah street east. Four months ago Dr. Birkenthal was prostrated by a severe attack of bronchitis which, complicated as it was with other organic trouble, brought him to the verge of the grave. But with careful medical treatment he rallied and it was hoped that his recovery, although necessarily slow, was assured. But within the last few days his strength began to decline and this morning he quietly and painlessly passed out of life while in sleep. He was cheerful and patient to the last and almost his last utterance was a pleasant joke addressed to a lady of his congregation who had been assiduous in her attention to her pastor during his illness.

Dr. Birkenthal's death will be mourned by many Christians of the city, for he numbered among his personal friends many of the clergymen of Hamilton as well as a great number of Christian laymen. His mind was very broad and liberal enough to enable him to perceive the merits of religious systems other than those of Judaism and to sympathize with what he saw of good in them. He had outlived the exclusive ideas of Orthodox Judaism and belonged to the advanced party known as Reformed Jews which discard most of the rites and ceremonies of the ancient faith, retaining only the great essentials of doctrine and practice. In his will, which was discovered after his death, he expresses a wish to be buried in his rabbinical robes, a departure from the usual custom of his race, the ancient observance being that the dead must be prepared for burial in a simple winding sheet as the only garment. His will also expresses his desire to be buried in Albany, N.Y.

Dr. Birkenthal was born 62 years ago in Hungary. His father was a profound scholar and by his influence and example induced his child to embrace a life of study. After passing through the high school at Lentschen he entered the University of Prague where he graduated as Ph.D. and also as rabbi. His first rabbinical position was in Piser, Bohemia, where he remained five years. In 1866 he was called to Albany, N.Y., and laboured there as the rabbi of a Hebrew congregation until 1873, when he went to Syracuse. When the Hughson Street synagogue was completed in 1882 Dr. Birkenthal was invited to come here and take charge of the congregation as rabbi. He introduced the reformed service and organized the Sabbath school which under his care had been most successful in training the youth of the congregation.

Dr. Birkenthal is survived by his wife and a family of seven daughters.

The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 4:30. The body will be brought from the house to the synagogue where a short service will be held, after which the funeral will proceed to the G.T.R. station. The remains are to be taken to Albany, N.Y., for interment.


September 13, 1893


SPRINGER - Died in this city, on September 13, at the residence of her brother-in-law, Joseph Bates, 129 Bold street, Mrs. Sarah A. Springer, wife of the late Richard Springer, in her 73rd year. Funeral on Friday, September 15, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances Will please accept this intimation. Interment in North Glanford cemetery.


September 14, 1893


MACALLUM - Died on September 14, at Mt. Pleasant, Lydia, second daughter of the late Archibald Macallum, Esq., M.A., L.L.B., inspector of schools. Funeral Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from C.P.R. station.


MCLEOD - (Napanee) This morning about 2 o'clock Angus McLeod, merchant and tinsmith, was awakened by burglars in the house. He arose and advanced towards the burglar who told him not to take another step or he would shoot him, at the same time firing a warning shot in the opposite direction. McLeod reached for a water pitcher and threw it at the burglar who in exchange fired at Mr. McLeod. It took effect in McLeod's neck, severing the main artery. He died almost instantly without saying a word. The murderer escaped with about $20, the proceeds of a social held in the Presbyterian Church last week. He left his hat behind.


REDMOND - Ezra Redmond, an old and respected farmer of the township of Matilda, dropped dead yesterday in the Dixon Corners fairgrounds.

SPIERS - (Kingston) George, eldest son of John Spiers, Appleton, Lanark county, left to fish off the bridge in view of the house. At noon his sister called him to dinner, but he did not come. Later on he was missed and on going down to the bridge, they found him lying in the water on his face. George, some years ago, while attending school in Almonte, received an injury in his back which necessitated the use of crutches. Since sustaining the injury he has at times been subject to fits, and the supposition is that while in one he fell into the water and was drowned. The water was only about two feet deep. He was 28 years of age.


BRITTON - (Toronto) Mrs. Britton, the old lady whose legs were cut off by the trolley on Monday, died at the general hospital this morning.


KENNY - (Brantford) Mrs. J. Kenny, who resides in Eagle Place, had her attention attracted about 8:30 this morning by the actions of a small terrier dog which belongs to the household. The canine whined and dragged at her skirts, tearing her dress in his eagerness to lead her out of doors. She finally followed and reaching a mill creek near the house, found that her little child, one year and eight months old, had fallen in and been drowned. The dog which was the constant companion of the child had evidently run for help as soon as the mishap occurred, but when the body was recovered life had been extinct for some minutes.


September l5, 1893


O'CONNOR - Died at her late residence, Dundas, on September 14, Bridget McMeneny, wife of Michael O'Connor, late of Beverly township. Funeral from 56 Mellville street, on Saturday, at 9 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


DONNELLY - About three weeks ago, a man was struck by a train at Princeton and was so badly hurt that he hardly regained consciousness during the week or ten days that he survived the injuries he received. The police here were notified that he had friends named Ford living on James street near Cannon, but they could not find any people of that name there. Subsequently the man was sent to the city hospital where he died on September 3.

While in the hospital, J. L. Lightfoot, shoemaker, James street north, recognized him as Philip Donnelly, a shoemaker who formerly worked for him. The police say that Donnelly was a well known thief and had served several terms in the Central Prison and penitentiary. When in the hospital the man said his name was Patrick Foley, but there was a tattoo on his arm that might be either P.F. or P.D. He did not tell the hospital people much about himself.

FERGUSON - (Toronto) About half past ten this morning pedestrians on Adelaide street were startled by seeing a human body whirl through the air and fall with a thud on the sidewalk. Presently thousands of persons flocked around and when the body was removed inside, it was at once recognized as that of J. H. Ferguson, Q.C,, of the firm of Ferguson and O'Brian. It appears that shortly after ten the deceased gentleman had just made his way, in company with his attendant and Lawyer G. G. S. Lindsay, one of his most intimate friends, to his office in the fifth storey. Mr. Ferguson, two years ago, had an attack of la grippe which had so far deprived him of his sight that he had been compelled to wear dark blue glasses and seldom went anywhere but with his attendant. How the accident happened is not quite clear, but he appears to have left the office for some reason and there are fresh marks of a boot on the window sill of the third window on the south side of the building, looking out at Adelaide street as if the unfortunate man had walked through it for a passage. Mr. Ferguson was married with no family.


FENNACY - (Leamington) The body of Jennie Fennacy, one of the victims of the steamer "Byron Tresier" which was burned at Leamington dock yesterday, came ashore this morning and was taken to Wallaceburg where her friends reside. The inquest that was held to inquire into the cause resulted in removing all blame from the crew.


MORAN - (Renfrew) John Moran, who had a gang of men clearing away the remains of the dam on the Bonnechere here, was instantly killed this evening by the end of a pier falling on him. Mr. Moran was the owner of the water power and was making extensive improvements. He was 48 years of age and leaves a widow and three small children.


September 16, 1893


CURRAN - Died on Friday, September 15, Lillie, youngest daughter of John and Louisa Curran, aged 2 years and 5 months. Funeral on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from 100 Bay street north. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


DEAN - Died on September 16, at the parents' residence, Aberdeen avenue, Jennie Augusta, infant daughter of David and Annie Dean aged 5 months. Funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.


CHARBONNEAU - (Arnprior) On Thursday afternoon, James Perrault and Louis Charbonneau, while under the influence of liquor, attempted to cross Chato lake in a canoe. The canoe upset and Charbonneau was drowned.


SPRINGER - Many relatives and friends of the late Mrs. Sarah Ann Springer assembled at the residence of Joseph Bates, 129 Bold street, yesterday to pay their last respects to the deceased.

The service at the house was conducted by the Rev. Mr. VanWyck and Dr. Clark. The remains were taken to Glanford for burial. Mount Hope choir was at the burial place and sang music suitable for the occasion, and Rev. Mr. Kennedy conducted the service at the grave. The pall bearers were: J. W. Forster, Samuel Heard, Samuel Pearson, John Bates, Edward Dickinson, Sr., and C. D. Potts.

Richard Springer, husband of the deceased, died eight years ago.


September 18, 1893


ARMITAGE - Died at 333 John street north, on September 18, widow of the late James Armitage, in her 73rd year. Funeral from the above address on Wednesday, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BILLINGER - (Ottawa) Major Bradig Billinger of the 43rd Battalion, who died on Saturday, will be buried to-morrow with military honours. Deceased was 47 years of age, was married, but had no children. He was an employee of the Interior Department.


MACKAY - (Ottawa) Capt. W. O. Mackay of Sussex street, who kept a hotel, a well known retreat for shantymen where they went to get hired to the lumbermen, died this morning. He was suffering from kidney disease, but death was not expected. He went to bed yesterday afternoon and never rose.


GILMOUR - William Gilmour of London died yesterday.


BARBER - (Alton) About six o'clock last night an accident occurred by which Thomas Barber, harness maker, of this place, lost his life. He was standing at his workbench cleaning a shotgun when it went off, emptying the whole charge into his breast and caused death almost instantaneously. He leaves a wife and two children. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family and friends. No inquest is considered necessary.


WAITE - (Minden) A young man named Arthur Waite, aged about 14, son of George Waite of Pine Lake, formerly of Gelett, while out gunning, was sitting on a fence to reload his weapon when the gun slipped through his hands. The butt struck the ground and exploded, the charge of shot entering his side. He fell backward from the fence, dead.


MAYBEE - (Woodstock) William Maybee, labourer, fell from a scaffold at the new rectory on Wellington street yesterday, a distance of about thirty feet. He struck the base of his neck and it is thought fractured his spine. He suffered much pain during the night and died early this morning in convulsions. He was a married man with a family of small children.

WILLIAMSON - (Belleville) An unfortunate accident happened in Percy township this week by which the two-year-old daughter of James Williamson lost her life. The mother went out of the house for a few minutes when the child secured some matches and ignited her clothing. Her injuries were of such an extent that she died the following day.


September 19, 1893


RUSSELL - Died in this city, on the 19th instant, Herbert William, infant son of A. G. and Louisa Russell, aged 4 months. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from 130 James street north. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


CROSS - Miss Mable Cross, daughter of Mrs. George Cross of Dundas, died on Saturday rather suddenly. She overheated herself two weeks ago while walking from Ainslie Park to Dundas, and was taken ill with fever and chills. She gradually became worse until Saturday when she died.


MCMAHON - (Durham) Cornelius McMahon of Normanby, while driving home last night under the influence of liquor, was thrown out of his cart about three miles from town and instantly killed.


GRANFIELD - (Toronto) James Granfield went out alone on the bay this morning to shoot ducks near the eastern gap. He rowed to Fisherman's Island, ran the boat on shore, and while pulling it up, his gun was discharged and the load killed him instantly. He was 33 years of age and was married but had no children.


September 20, 1893


SIMPLE - Died in this city, on September 19, at 44 Macaulay street east, William, son of the late William Simple, aged 33 years. Funeral will take place from the above address, on Thursday, September 21, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MORRIS, WOODS, DENBY - (Collingwood) This morning the news reached town that six persons had been drowned between here and the Nottawasaga river during the night. On inquiry it was learned that a skiff left here about 7 o'clock Tuesday evening for the river with eight persons on board. They were Walter Morris, the owner of the boat; his father; Albert Woods, his wife, and mother; William Denby, Sr.; James Denby, son of the former, and Comfortable Burrell.

A few hours after leaving here the boat was struck by a squall and overturned, drowning all except William Denby and the lad Burrell who managed to reach shore about five miles from here, in an exhausted state. Mr. Denby was badly bruised and cut. Mr. Young, who arrived with the news, states that the bodies of the Woods and Denby have been found on the beach.

September 21, 1893


GORDON - Died on September 9, at Vancouver, B.C., Adeline Knowdill, wife of Robert Gordon, formerly of Hamilton.


BURNS - A fatal accident at the House of Refuge occurred about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. When John Burns, one of the inmates was sitting on the top of the fire escape in the rear, he fell to the ground below, a distance of about forty feet. He was unconscious when he was picked up and lived only fifteen minutes. Dr. Ryall was summoned, but when he arrived the old man was dead. His thigh bone was broken and he sustained internal injuries. Burns was 72 years old and had been an inmate of the refuge for a number of years. He was ill most of the time, suffering from asthma. He was in the habit of sitting on the steps and went there without the knowledge of the matron.


GALT - Sir A. T. Galt's funeral took place at Montreal this afternoon and was attended by most of the prominent men of the city.


WEBB - W. P. Webb, farmer of Seeley's Bay, fell last evening, struck his head on a sharp stone, and died almost instantly.


WIBBY - (Toronto) William Wibby, fruiterer, 77 King street west, died very suddenly of heart disease yesterday morning, He left home in good health and spirits to go to the dock for some fruit. While loading the wagon there, he fell over in a stupor from which he never recovered. Deceased was 44 years of age and leaves a large family.


FOX - (Hastings) Charles Fox of Asphodel lost his 12-year-old son under strange circumstances. The boy, while playing with his schoolmates, was struck on the end of the small finger of the left hand. From the trivial injury serious complications set in, resulting in brain fever, which terminated fatally.


LOWRY - (Winnipeg) W. J. Lowry, a young man of Winnipeg, died yesterday of consumption. His father, a contractor at Boissevain, was made aware of his son's death and dropped dead on receiving the news.


COLLINS - (Kingston) James Collins was engaged near Bath feeding a threshing machine when he noticed a belt had been slipped. He jumped on to the machine to replace it, and on doing so he slipped into the cylinder and was lacerated in a most dreadful manner. All efforts to save the young man's life proved futile, and he died a few hours later, suffering intense pain, The deceased was a widely respected young man.


CHEYNE - (Woodstock) William Cheyne, a well known drygoods clerk of this town, was found dead in bed at Brantford yesterday. Deceased was 35 years of age and leaves a widow and one child. The interment will take place at St. Thomas. He was a member of the A.O.U.W.


September 22, 1893


CAMPBELL - (Montreal) An inquest was held this morning on the body of Frederick Campbell of the firm of Boyd, Ryne, & Campbell, who is supposed to have committed suicide last night by shooting himself through the heart with a shotgun. Witnesses testified that since the firm's troubles with the customs, Campbell had never been himself, and an open verdict was returned, the jury finding that death was caused by a shotgun.


MOTHER ST. ELIZA - The death of the reverend Mother St. Eliza, superioress of the St. Andrew's convent at Cornwall is announced at the age of 60, on Wednesday. She was buried yesterday in Montreal.


September 23, 1893


BALL - (Port Burwell) The Rev. Clarence W. Ball, B.D., rector of Trinity Church, this place, suddenly died last night of apoplexy. He was found about midnight in his carriage in front of his residence unconscious and lived only a few minutes.


SAVAGE - (Oshawa) Lucerne Savage was accidentally shot and killed about two miles northwest of Port Parry on Wednesday. Savage was passing in front of E. Haliday's gun while the latter was in the act of jumping over a log, and by some means the gun went off, the load striking Savage's thigh at about a yard's distance. Dr. Sangster was sent for, but could do nothing and poor Savage was carried to his house where he died from loss of blood.


BONTET - (Quebec) A man named Bontet, 67 years of age, was killed last evening by falling from a roof upon which he was working.


September 25, 1893


FOTHERGILL - Died on Saturday night, September 23, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Pettit, Nelson, Frances Fothergill, aged 79 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.


SHEFFLER - (Tweed) In a quarrel in front of the Spencer House, Tweed, on Saturday evening, William Lusk, son of a respectable farmer of the Bogart neighbourhood, struck an intoxicated man named John Sheffler. Sheffler was taken to his home. He suffered intense pain during the night and died at 7 o'clock on Sunday morning. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of

Lusk who is not to be found. Lusk is not of a quarrelsome disposition. The coroner's inquest will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday.


BULLOCK - The body of the young Englishman, William Bullock, which had been lying in the Trinity College Medical Building dissecting vat for more that seven weeks, was buried on Saturday evening under an order granted to Mrs. Baird, wife of the engineer whose locomotive killed him.


VIGER - (Montreal) One of Montreal's most promising young business men in the person of P. B. Viger of the St. James street grocery firm of Fraser & Viger, died this morning after a short illness. Mr. Viger, in paring a corn the other day, cut too deep and blood poisoning set in with fatal consequences. Deceased who was a son of the famous Bonaventure Viger of 1838 fame had just completed his 38th year.


GALAWAY - W. J. Galaway, an old and esteemed resident of Sweet's Corners, died on Saturday of inflammation of the lungs.


September 26, 1893


FRASER - The death is announced in Montreal of the Rev. John Fraser, M.A., a former well known missionary of the Presbyterian church, at the age of seventy-five.


BOLDUE - (Quebec) Three young children, aged five, six, and eight years, of St. Evariste, Beauce, being left at home recently by their parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. Boldue, found some strychnine in a bottle and sampled it, with the result that the eldest and youngest are now lying dead, while the other youngster is in a perilous condition. It was at first supposed that the children had been murdered, but the second recovered consciousness sufficiently to explain the matter. The coroner's jury severely blames the parents for their carelessness.


PARKER - (Vancouver) Harry Hyde Parker, a young Englishman, while hunting, was accidentally killed near Chemainus on Saturday. His body was found lying on his gun with a part of his head blown off. He came here a few days ago on a visit, He was a son of Lady Hyde Parker of London, England.


September 27, 1893


MACKLEM - Died at the residence of his son, Thomas Macklem, township of Barton, on Tuesday, September 26, 1893, William Macklem, in his 92nd year. Funeral on Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment at Presbyterian Church, Ryckman's Corners. Friends will please accept this intimation.

WIGLE - (Leamington) Howard Wigle, eldest son of Thomas Wigle of this town, was killed this morning about 8 o'clock. The young man was engaged in hanging green tobacco upon a beam in an old barn when the weight of the tobacco caused the beam to give way, striking him upon the head, and crushing it. He lived but a few minutes after the accident. He was a very estimable young man and highly thought of by the whole neighbourhood. Deceased leaves a young widow and one child.


September 28, 1893


DWYER - Died in this city, on September 27, Maggie, infant daughter of James and Jennie Dwyer, aged 1 year, 7 months, and 11 days. Funeral Friday at 2:30 o'clock.


MILLEN (Hagersville) Mrs. Millen of Cheapside, who was ill, came into the village a few weeks ago to her daughter, Mrs. H. Kinsley's, that she might receive the best of treatment. Instead of getting better, she gradually grew worse and passed away Tuesday morning.


HEALEY - (Cobourg) A horrible fatality occurred yesterday forenoon in the stable of Owen Healey, dairyman, just north of Victoria College, when Peter Healey, a feeble old gentleman, 70 years of age, was gored to death by a bull and shockingly mangled.

About 11 a.m. Mr. Healey went out to the barnyard for the purpose, as is supposed, of leading the bovine out to water, which his son had previously warned him not to do. As the old man failed to appear at dinner time, the members of the family began to search for him and were appalled to find him lying at the door of the stable gored in a frightful manner. The cruel brute had torn a frightful gash in the unfortunate man's breast, exposing the heart and vital organs to view, and from his right groin a deep rent had been ripped in the abdomen extending outward and disembowelling the old man in a most revolting manner. Upon the discovery of the lifeless body lying at the stable door, the murderous animal was standing with a vicious look in a corner of the stable on the opposite side. The bull is a four-year-old Jersey and was known to be vicious.


September 29, 1893


SEAL - Died at 254 Barton street east, on September 28, Eliza, beloved wife of William Seal, aged 58 years, 8 months, and 10 days. Funeral from above address on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FIELDER - On Monday a young farmer, Edgar Fielder, living at Millgrove, fell when he was crossing the road from one field to another. He was carried into the residence of Farmer Allison,

a neighbour, and never regained consciousness. Although he was attended by a doctor and received good care, he died Wednesday evening. The funeral took place yesterday. Paralysis of the brain was the cause of death. The deceased had been married only three months, his wife being a daughter of Jacob Rymal, of Sheaffe street.


BARBEAU - Very Reverend Dr. Barbeau of Cayuga died at St. Joseph's hospital here last evening at 7:30 after a long illness. This morning his body was removed to St. Mary's Cathedral and pontifical high mass was celebrated by Bishop Dowling. There was a large congregation present, including the children of the separate schools. The altar was draped with crape. Bishop Dowling celebrated the mass, assisted by Mgr. Heenan of Dundas. Father Teefy, principal of St. Michael's College, officiated as deacon and Chancellor Craven as master of ceremonies. At the conclusion of the mass, Bishop Dowling addressed the congregation. The deceased, he said, was a priest when he himself was a student at college. For many years he and Vicar-General Heenan were the only priests in the city, and Father Barbeau also worked long and faithfully in Owen Sound district, "He was a good, holy, learned, devout man", added the bishop and has gone to his reward.

The deceased was born in Toulouse, France, 63 years ago and was ordained in Hamilton forty years ago. He subsequently had charge of Owen Sound district when that was a wild, sparsely inhabited region, and was curate of Dundas and Brantford. For the past twelve years he had been parish priest st Cayuga. Three weeks ago he was taken ill and was removed to St. Joseph's hospital in this city where he died last night. Mgr. Heenan and Father Craven accompanied the body to Cayuga this afternoon. Bishop Dowling and other clergymen and parishioners will go out on the early train to-morrow to be present at the celebration of requiem mass at the church there to-morrow.


September 30, 1893


CARPENTER Died Friday morning, the 29th instant, Joseph Carpenter, in the 78th year of his age. Funeral from his brother's residence, Winona, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CONLIN - (Smiths Falls) George Conlin, a farmer living a few miles from this town in the township of Montague, started for home somewhat intoxicated, it is said, whipped up his horses to cross the track before the incoming express for Toronto. The engine struck the rig, killing the man and both horses instantly. Conlin's brains were scattered on the track as if struck by the crank shaft. One horse was literally cut in pieces and dragged seventy feet. The wagon was crushed to splinters.


HOME - (Toronto) Thomas H. Home, aged 43, residing with his wife and four children at 181 Margueretta street near the Dundas bridge, joined Loyal Queen City of the West Court of

Independent Foresters on September 14, taking out an insurance policy for $1000. At 2:30 p.m. on Thursday he died under circumstances of so suspicious a nature that Dr. Rae, the lodge physician, decided it would be advisable to hold an inquest.


October 2, 1893


PARRY - Died on October 1, John Parry, infant son of John and Fanny Parry, aged 4 months and 15 days. Funeral from the family residence, 6 Kinnell street, on Tuesday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


BOULANGER - Died in this city, on the morning of the 2nd instant, Joseph A. Boulanger, a native of St. Thomas, Quebec, in his 45th year. Funeral private.

Professor Boulanger, known as the Elixir of Life man, died at 4:30 this morning after a short illness. He was taken suddenly ill at the Dominion Hotel on Friday and was removed to his home. His death was unexpected. The deceased was 45 years old and was born at St. Thomas, Quebec. He came to Hamilton from London five years ago and boomed the elixir. He was prosecuted a couple of times by a detective of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. The professor married Mrs. Blair last April. The funeral will be private.


JAMES - Died suddenly on Sunday morning, October 1, Jessie Forsyth, beloved wife of Charles James, in the 58th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 29 Hess street south, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

Mrs. Charles James of 29 Hess street south died very suddenly yesterday morning. She had not been feeling well for some time past, but her illness was not thought serious enough to prevent her going about her daily household duties.

About 11 o'clock yesterday morning, Mrs. James was engaged at work in her kitchen when she was seized with a feeling of faintness. She entered the adjoining room and lay down on the sofa. Mr. James told her to rest for a while and he would attend to the stove. A few minutes afterward, he went to the sofa and found that his wife was unconscious and breathing stertorously. He sent for a doctor, but it was too late. Mrs. James breathed her last about ten minutes after the doctor arrived. Her death is attributed to apoplexy. Arthur James, the youngest son of the deceased, left here on Saturday for the World's Fair. Mr. James has telegraphed to an address where the sad news may reach him, but it is not certain that he will learn of his mother's death until after the burial.


GALIVAN - Died in East Flamborough, on October 1, Catharine, beloved wife of William Galivan. Funeral from her late residence, East Flamborough, on Wednesday morning, October 4, at 9:30 o'clock. Friends please accept this intimation.

MCFADDEN - Died in this city, on September 30, Myrtle Bell, infant, daughter of W. J. and Lavina McFadden, aged 1 year and 11 months. Funeral private the same day.


BEARDWELL - The funeral of James Beardwell took place yesterday afternoon. It was attended by the members of the Salvation Army.


FLETCHER - Mrs. Fletcher, 83 years of age, of Paris, Ontario, was drowned in a cistern on Saturday night.


LAWRENCE - (Stayner) Thomas Lawrence, farmer of the 4th line of Nottawasaga, went out hunting Saturday morning, and not returning in the evening, search for him was made. His dead body was found in the bush with his gun in his hand. It is supposed that he was accidentally shot.


FAIRFIELD - (Toronto) Shortly after 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon Thomas Fairfield, aged 17, an apprentice at R. Rigley's stove manufactory on Queen street east, met with a terrible accident which resulted in his death. The unfortunate young man was standing on the ground floor of the showroom and was either entering or looking into the elevator when it started upward. He was unable to get out of the way on time and the floor of the ascending hoist catching him on the chin, he was carried upward a distance of eighteen feet between the floor and the wall of the elevator.

The elevator stopped only when the lad's head came in contact with a beam above the upper floor of the showroom. As soon as young Fairfield's agonizing cries were heard, John D. Hart, the bookkeeper, rushed to the elevator and with considerable difficulty lowered it. The boy was taken to St. Michael's hospital where he died fifteen minutes after his arrival. His skull was crushed in like an egg shell and no hope was expressed for his recovery from the time his condition was ascertained. His mother, who is a widow and is employed at J. D. Coulter's tailoring establishment, arrived at the hospital in time to see the poor lad pass away.


October 3, 1893


LESLIE - Died on October 3, Robert Rankin, infant son of Robert and Annie Leslie, aged 8 months and 16 days. Funeral from the parents' residence, 73 Queen street south, on Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


HARPER - Died suddenly on Tuesday morning, October 3, Elizabeth, beloved wife of George Harper. Funeral from her last residence, 13 Hess street south, on Thursday afternoon, at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Please omit flowers.

HOLLORAN - Died suddenly in this city on the 2nd instant, Ann, wife of James Holloran, aged 58 years. Funeral from her late residence, No 87 Elgin street, on Thursday, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery, Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CLIFF - Died in this city, on October 3, Mary Perkins, beloved wife of William H. Cliff, aged 48 years. Funeral from her late residence, 180 Market street, on Thursday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Cliff, wife of W. H. Cliff, who has been a Spectator employee for thirty years, died this morning at her home on Market street. The cause of her death was congestion of the spinal cord. She had been ill for two weeks. On Saturday she sank into unconsciousness and remained in that condition until her death.. A family of four sons and 2 daughters survive her. Mrs. Cliff was a highly valued member of Zion Tabernacle and an active worker in the Ladies' Aid Society and other organizations connected with that church.


October 4, 1893


REID - Died at his late residence, 120 Canada street east, on October 4, 1893, William Reid, aged 76 years. Funeral on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MCKENZIE (Watford) Hugh McKenzie, M.P.P. for East Lambton, died this morning after a lingering illness which confined him to his bed for the greater portion of the time since the last session of parliament, having never fully recovered from the attack of typhoid fever which he took while attending the house over 18 months ago. The funeral will take place from the house on the second line of Warwick on Wednesday at 2:30 for the Watford cemetery.


October 5, 1893


WALLACE - Died in this city, on October 4, 1893, W. Wallace, late of the Great Western Railway company, in his 67th year. Funeral private.

W. Wallace, one of the oldest employees of the Great Western Railway company, died last evening in the Hamilton Asylum of which he had been an inmate for many years. He was 67 years of age.


SHAUGHNESSEY - A telegram was received here yesterday to the effect that Ted Shaughessey, a Hamilton moulder, whose parents live on Wilson street, was run over and killed at Cincinnati. The body was identified by the Moulders' Union card which gave Shaughnessey's name and address. It is reported that Shaughnessey and two others met their deaths while riding on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railway. The body will arrive here to-night.

Shaughnessey had been away from the city for several months. A short time ago he got into a bar-room fight and was stabbed by Jeremiah Johnston who was killed at the Wentworth street crossing. It is strange that both men should be run over and killed. (See O'Shaughnessey below)


VANSICKLE - (Troy) Another of the pioneers of Beverly has passed to the great majority. Dan Vansickle, well known through the township, died on Friday last after a short illness. The funeral took place on Sunday and was largely attended.


October 6, 1893


WOODBURN - Died at New Prestwick, Aberdeen, Scotland, on 21st September, Jessie Woodburn, sister of Mrs. James Osborne.


O'SHAUGHNESSEY - Accidentally killed at Cincinnati, on October 3, Timothy O'Shaughnessey. Funeral from 324 Wilson street, on Saturday morning at 8:30 to St. Patrick's church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


JAMIESON - Died in this city, on the 6th instant, Elizabeth (Bessie), eldest daughter of W. H. and Elizabeth Jamieson, aged 8 years and 8 months. Funeral from her parents' residence, No 50 Ferrie street west, Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this intimation.


RUSH - Mrs. Rush, widow of the late John Rush, who lives on Pearl street north, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon. While she had been ailing for some time, her illness was not regarded as serious. Yesterday when she was watching Mrs. Cliff's funeral pass, she had a bad attack. She sent for her daughter, Mrs. Ruthven, but before she arrived, Mrs. Rush was dead.


October 7, 1893


MILLER - Died at his late residence, Chesney, Ancaster, on Friday, October 6, Alexander Miller, aged 78 years, third son of the late Dr. George Miller, Niagara. Funeral on Monday, October 9, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


RYAN - (Essex) At 11 o'clock last night about one and a half miles south of Woodslee, William Ryan with three other men was taking a load of oats to William Langley's, Gosfield, when the bag on which he was sitting slipped, throwing him off. The wheels passed over his body and he lived only ten minutes after the accident. He was an unmarried man, about 40 years old, and employed by Mr. Langley. His mother lives near Cobourg. He was a Forester and a member of Court Alvinston.

MCARTHUR - (Woodville) Monday afternoon a young man named Neil McEachern, who had been away in the States for some time, returned to his home. He was at the Elton House here on Monday afternoon and was intoxicated. Meeting an old man named Malcolm McArthur of Graftshill on the platform of the hotel, McEachern took hold of him as if to play and threw him heavily, his head striking on the platform and knocking him insensible. After some time, he recovered consciousness, but lay almost paralyzed . He sustained concussion of the brain. The spine was also injured. Some hopes were entertained of his recovery, but death put an end to his suffering to-night.


October 9, 1893


LIMAGE - Died on October 9, Clara, beloved wife of William H. Limage, in the 31st year of her age. Funeral from 214 Hunter street east, on Wednesday, at 3 o'clock. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.


PONTON - James W. Ponton, for thirty-five years registrar of the county of Hastings, is dead, aged 78.


MATTHEWS, RICHARDSON - (Agincourt) Yesterday morning, Mrs. H. W. Matthews and Miss Richardson left their home with a load of grapes for the Toronto market and on arriving at the C.P.R. crossing here, their horse evidently took fright at an approaching train and backed the wagon into the ditch, upsetting the wagon and contents against the moving train which struck both occupants on the head. Mrs. Matthews died shortly after being discovered by some parties who were passing, and Miss Richardson lingered until to-night about 7 o'clock when she also died. Both ladies will be interred on Tuesday next at 1 o'clock.


YOUNG - (Kincardine) Last night, Mrs. Young and her child, James Young, and T. G, Young were driving home to Armow in a single buggy. The child was in the arms of James Young when the horse seeing some object in front, stopped suddenly short, throwing Young and the child out. The poor girl fell under the horse's feet and was trampled upon, sustaining injuries which in eight hours proved fatal.


PROCTOR -  (Toronto) Almost on the eve of his wedding day, with his head resting on his sweetheart's lap, Benjamin Proctor breathed his last yesterday evening. But a few moments before, he had been in the best of spirits and chatting gaily with Miss Somers, his intended wife, at her home, 5 McGee street.

Mr. Proctor left his house on Devonport Road to call on Miss Adeline Somers, apparently in excellent health. He drove down to call on Miss Somers to whom he was to be married this week. Miss Somers sat with him in the parlour talking with him when she noticed that he suddenly grew pale. The half spoken sentence broke upon his lips and his body lurched unsteadily in his chair.

Thinking it an attack of weakness the girl put out her hand to support his head. There was a catching for breath and an effort to speak, and he lay white and still.

Dr. Orr, who was just coming out of Woodgreen church, was hurriedly called, but could do nothing. When he arrived Proctor was dead. Heart failure had cut short his life without a moment’s warning.

The dead man was about 36 years old and was employed in the building of the new court house. It was not known that he was subject to heart disease. His fellow workers state that he was never known to have a day's illness.

The shock to Miss Somers was a severe one and for a time unbalanced her mind. She had known Mr. Proctor for some time and all preparations had been made for their marriage.


October 10, 1893


KOCH - Died in this city, on October 9, Nicholas Koch, in his 81st year. Funeral from his late residence, 261 John Street north, on Wednesday, October 11, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


NELLES - John A. Nelles, an old resident of London, died yesterday aged 78.


October 11, 1893


NIEMEIR - Dr. G. Niemeir, an old resident of the village of Neustadt, Ontario, is dead, aged 72 years.


LOVE - Robert Love, Q.C., of Ottawa, County Crown Attorney, who came to this country seventy-six years ago, died in his home, Ottawa East, yesterday morning.


BURNSIDE - (Collingwood) News reached here last night by Capt. Wilson of the steamer "Northern Belle" that Alexander Burnside of this town had been drowned off the Buffalo Fish Company's dock at Byng Inlet on Friday evening. He attempted to jump from the dock to the tug "James Clark" which was about seven feet away when he struck his head on the rail of the boat. His body was recovered next morning and will arrive here to-morrow evening by the steamer "Favorite". Mr. Burnside's mother lives in Toronto.


October 12, 1893


MILLER - (Alberton) One of Ancaster's oldest residents, Alexander Miller, died at his residence,

Chesney, near Ancaster on Friday, October 6, in his 78th year. The deceased was the third son of Dr. George Miller of Niagara. He came to this country with his parents when quite young and settled in the Niagara district.

He has occupied the farm on which he died for about forty years. He was a faithful member of the English Church, being the oldest communicant of St. John's Church, Ancaster. He was of a genial disposition loved by his family and much respected by all who knew him. His faithful wife of nearly half a century survives him. He leaves a family of eight daughters and two sons, all of whom were home during the last few days of their father's illness. He had been ill for some time of dropsy and heart disease. The funeral took place on Monday, October 9, at 2 p m. from his late residence to the place of interment, St. John's Church, Ancaster. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Eessenden, assisted by Rev. Mr. Clark.


ROTH - (Guelph) A coroner's jury at Eden Mills on Monday came to the conclusion that Emma Roth's child had been placed on the stove by some party unknown and that great negligence had been shown in the treatment of the little one after the accident. Coroner Herod conducted the inquest.

Emma Roth is housekeeper for Joseph Zinger, proprietor of the Eden Mills hotel. She entered his employ a few months ago. In August last, Mrs. Zinger died and it came out in evidence that there was a promise of marriage between the woman, Roth, and the landlord shortly after his wife's death. The circumstance of the death of Emma Roth's illegitimate child was rather suspicious. It was five days after the accident happened before a doctor was sent for or the neighbours knew anything about it. The injuries were of such a character the child could not of itself have met with the accident. It had been placed on the hot stove and held there for some time.


October 13, 1893


HATCHARD - Died at Bay City, Michigan, oh October 12, William Hatchard, late of this city, aged 63 years.


BUDD - (Toronto) Zephraim Budd, the Acton courier who was picked up in an unconscious condition on Wednesday morning beside the railway at Little York, died yesterday from his injuries. Besides his skull being fractured, he injured internally. His brother arrived from Acton yesterday and remained with him until the last. The remains were taken home yesterday.


WISEMAN - (Barrie) Francis Wiseman went into the pasture field in a buggy to bring back a colt, and while driving the horse, he led the colt. The horse took fright and jumped forward. Wiseman was jerked back over the buggy and was trampled on by the colt. He died yesterday.


ELLIOTT - Henry Elliott, steward of the steamship "City of Nanaimo", was drowned at Victoria, B.C. on Tuesday. The deceased was formerly of Toronto where his mother and sister still reside.

October 14, 1893


GURNEY - Died on October 14, at the residence of his mother, Upper John street, George Gurney, youngest son of the late Charles Gurney, in his 48th year. Funeral Monday afternoon, 16th instant, at 2:30 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

George Gurney, second son of the late Charles Gurney, died this morning at his mother's residence, on Upper John street. The deceased had been an invalid for over twelve years. He was born in Hamilton 47 years ago and was, until his health failed, an active member of the Gurney firm. He was a bachelor. The funeral will take place on Monday at 2:30 p.m.


TEMPLE - Died on October 13, at 128 Victoria avenue north, Margaret S., beloved wife of Benjamin Temple, aged 44 years and 6 months. Funeral from the above address, Sunday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


RIDOUT - (Toronto) The dead body of an old man named John Ridout, a tailor of 19 Mountstephen street, was discovered yesterday morning by a boy lying beside a haystack near the G.T.R. station at Scarborough Junction. It is surmised that the old man was taking a rest on the haystack when death overtook him. He was seen loitering in the vicinity of the station early in the afternoon. With the exception of a bundle of matches, nothing was found on his person. No marks of violence were discernible on his body and although foul play is not suspected, the matter is being thoroughly investigated, and an inquest may be held. Crown Attorney Dewart was unable to say for certain last evening whether or not an inquest would be considered necessary.


BROWN - A navvy named Edward Brown was run over and killed by a train at Woodstock on Thursday night while trying to steal a ride.


KENNEDY - (Guelph) Thomas Kennedy, contractor and builder for the new opera house, was killed by a wall falling on him while directing the workmen, between five and six o'clock this evening. He saw the wall coming and endeavoured to escape but tripped on a stone and fell. A large stone struck him on the head, causing death in about fifteen minutes. He leaves a large family of grown-up children.


October 16, 1893


GILCHRIST - Died on October 15, at the residence of his mother, 69 Wellington street north, William Ormiston Gilchrist, aged 21. Funeral Wednesday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


ANDERSON - Died on October 15, at the residence of John H. Tilden, 261 Main street east, Mrs. Louisa Anderson, formerly Mrs. Harvey Davies, in her 71st year. Funeral Wednesday, 18th instant, at 2:30 o'clock.


KEATES - Died on October 14, at her residence, 88 Main street west, Mary Keates, aged 43 years and 1 month. Funeral from above address, on Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. The Daughters of England specially invited.


BARNARD - Died on Sunday, October 15, at the residence of his brother-in-law, 133 Picton street east, Isaac W., youngest son of Isaac Barnard, aged 20 years and 4 months. Funeral from above address on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MARTIN - Died on Sunday, October 15, at the residence of his father, 126 James street north, Ernest, only child of John E. and Mabel E. Martin, of diphtheria. Funeral took place to-day at 2 p.m. Private.


O'DONNELL - (Toronto) William O'Donnell, who roomed at the house of Mrs. Hunter, at the corner of Drummond Place and Adelaide street, committed suicide yesterday morning by cutting his throat with a razor. It seemed that the deceased, who worked for the American Watch Case company, had been drinking heavily of late and had got into a very nervous state. He wanted to shave yesterday morning, but his landlady had put his razor out of the way. He then went to the house of Mr. Tooker, 232 Adelaide street west, a fellow workman, where he was allowed to use Mr. Tooker's razor. After finishing he went to the back and Mr. Tooker supposed that he had gone that way home, but as the gate was left open, that gentleman went out to close it. He was horrified to find O'Donnell in the lane writhing in his death agony with his throat cut from ear to ear. The police were notified and the body was removed to the morgue by P.O. Findly where it now lies awaiting the action of friends. Coroner Johnson was notified but has not yet decided whether or not an inquest is necessary.

O'Donnell is not known to have any relatives in Toronto, but is supposed to have some in Brooklyn, N.Y. where a telegram was sent last night to Joseph Burkhart who was acquainted with deceased and saw him at nine o'clock on the previous evening. At that time he appeared to be as well as usual.


FITZSIMMONS - (Fleming, N.W.T.) Thomas Fitzsimmons accidentally shot and killed himself while hunting yesterday. He has relatives in Elgin county, Ontario,


HAMMOND - (Pittsburg) Cockrane Hammond who came to Pittsburg from Toronto about five months ago to take the position of assistant superintendent of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., was burned to death about two o'clock this morning at the boarding house of Mrs. Mary Rudd on the south side. Mrs. Rudd heard him come in at a late hour and go to his room.

Shortly afterward she heard him go downstairs and enter the dining room, and as he passed her door she noticed he was carrying a lamp. A moment later she heard a fall. She ran down the back stairs but could only open the door sufficiently to see the room was on fire. Rushing upstairs she ran down the front stairs and entering the dining room, saw a burning object against the door she had first tried to enter. She extinguished the fire and found Hammond scorched badly. The lamp was broken.

Hammond is said to have been of temperate habits though he was often out late. His friends say he was subject to falling sickness and it is supposed a spell came on him. His wife is said to be in Ireland looking after some valuable estates, and he has relatives in Toronto, Ontario.


MERCIER - (Montreal) An inquest was held yesterday afternoon on the body of E. Mercier, 361 Amherst street, who died from injuries received by being knocked down by a bicycle. The name of the wheelsman is unknown and officers are making an effort to trace him. The inquest in consequence was not concluded.


THURSTON - (Bobcaygeon) Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thurston of Dunsford were attending a funeral and two children were left at home alone. It is supposed that while lighting the fire with coal oil, the flames flew over the clothing of the eldest child, a girl of about nine years. When the parents reached home, they found that the child had met a horrible and distressing death, and the other was fatally burned.


MACFIE - (Vancouver) A. Macfie, general manager for British Columbia of the Federal Life Assurance Company, died yesterday. Deceased was widely known in Western Ontario where he lived a number of years, and was well known in literary circles by his prose and poetical works.


GILCHRIST - William O. Gilchrist died yesterday at the residence of his mother, 69 Wellington street north, of consumption. The deceased had been a member of C company, 13th Battalion for four years, and although only 21 years of age, he had risen to the rank of sergeant. He was of a mechanical train of mind and also had a fine musical taste and during his long illness he occupied his enforced leisure in constructing an organ entirely with his own hands.

Sgt. Gilchrist was popular in the battalion and among his acquaintances and his early death is deeply regretted. He will be buried with military honours tomorrow afternoon. Orders have been issued for a military funeral for the deceased non-commissioned officer which will be attended by the sergeants of the regiment, C company, and the band. The parade will take place at 3 o'clock to-morrow afternoon at the armory. The members of the C company will parade at 7:45 this evening for the purpose of selecting a firing party.

October 17, 1893


WILLIS - Died at Waterdown, on October 16, Margaret, wife of George Willis. Funeral from her late residence on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


GARRITY - Died on October 17, at 128 Young street, Harriet Elizabeth, only daughter of D. and R. Garrity, aged 3 months. Funeral on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WAGNER - John R. Wagner of Neustadt, Ontario, a retired farmer and deeply respected, died on Saturday, aged 64 years.


DODGE - (Chatham) There lies to-night at Chatham city hospital a woman at the point of death, her body hacked with numerous frightful jabs of a husband's knife. Out near the border of Harwich bush, there lies a corpse of a man, the ghastly face upturned to the silent pitying stars. The dying woman is Ellen Dodge, an Indian. The dead body is that of William Dodge, her husband. Her injuries were inflicted by the husband in a fit of jealousy, but whether his own was the hand that sent his murderous soul into eternity or the hand of another who had wreaked swift vengeance for the bloody deed may not to-night be said.

Three bullet wounds show in the red man's brawny chest. Self inflicted they may have been, but yet the circumstances suggest another theory than that the bloodthirsty savage took his own life. So suspicious are the circumstances that Crown Attorney Douglas on the representation of the coroner, whose view is shared by the foreman of the jury, telegraphed to Detective McKee of Windsor, and that astute officer arrived at midnight and will make a searching inquiry into the case. The inquest has been adjourned till the morning, and meantime, William Delaney, a French half-breed, and John Dodge, a nephew of the dead Indian, are being held by High Constable Cooper to await further developments.


October 18, 1893


ABSALOM - Died on October 17, 1893, at her late residence, Caistorville, Frances Allen, wife of the late John Absalom, aged 69 years and 11 months, a native of Westmoreland, England.


SULLIVAN - (Alvinston) William Orford and Dan Sullivan went out to the farm of Malcolm C. Mclntyre near here to-day to clean out his well. When arriving there, Sullivan was so paralyzed with liquor that he was put in the stable to sleep. Shortly afterward, the building was noticed to be on fire and was so much advanced that Mr. Mclntyre was badly burned in trying to get Sullivan out but could not find him for the smoke, Sullivan perishing in the flames.

 Mr. McIntyre's loss will be heavy as all his season's crops and feed were in the buildings, also a fine horse which was burned to death. It is said there was some insurance on the buildings.


WALLBRIDGE, ELLIOTT - (Port Arthur) To-day an accident occurred two miles east of Gravel River. Conductor Ryan who had charge of a tea train of fourteen cars, it is said, overran his orders which were to stop at Nipigon, and came in collision with a westbound freight. Fireman Wallbridge and Brakeman Elliott are reported killed and the tea is reported to be in Lake Superior and on the rocks.


October 19, 1893


EDGAR - Died at Chicago, on October 17, of pneumonia, John, fourth son of Robert and Mary Edgar, aged 25 years and 3 months. Funeral from his father's residence, 14 Little Peel street, Hamilton, on Friday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


WOOD - (Troy) Another of the pioneers of Beverly is dead. Louis Wood died on Saturday morning in his 82nd year. Deceased was of a quiet and retiring disposition and was one of the most respected in the community. He was the brother of Peter Wood, of Brantford; J. H. Wood, of London; S. Wood, of Christie; and the late E. R. Wood, chief justice of Manitoba. Three sons and one daughter survive him: Samuel, Solomon, and George M., and Mrs. Astley Cooper. The funeral took place in the Methodist burial ground, St. George, on Monday afternoon and was largely attended.


ARMOUR (Conboyville ) Mrs. T. Armour was buried at the Baptist church last Sunday. Rev. Mr. Hood preached the funeral service.


VANDERVOOT - James Vandervoot, son of J. W. Vandervoot of Belleville, died the other day at Houston, Texas, aged 38. He leaves a wife and two children.


October 20, 1893


SIMPSON - (Chatham) Elder James Simpson of the A.M.E. church was drowned about 7 o'clock this morning. He had been suffering from mental aberration for some time past. This morning he was under the impression that his niece was drowned in the creek at the back of his residence, and it is supposed he went out to satisfy himself as to the girl's safety and fell in and was drowned. He was 71 years of age and a highly respected citizen.


GERRIE - (Fergus) George W. Gerrie of West Garafraxa met his death from a peculiar cause. On May 25 last, while carrying some tree prunings from his orchard, a thorn of a plum bush

entered one of his legs at the side about inches above the knee. From the effects of this he took to his bed a few days afterward and he never left it till carried out in his coffin yesterday.


WEAVER - Coroner Dr. Brandon began an inquest yesterday at Ancaster on the body of Isaiah Weaver who died on Wednesday morning under peculiar circumstances. Weaver, who was an Ancaster man, drove a friend, Arthur Kitchen, to Lynden on Tuesday night and the two spent several hours at a tavern, both of them drinking heavily. They started for home at 3 a.m. and in coming out of the tavern Weaver fell on the front steps. His head struck the ground with great violence and he was stunned by the fall. However after being assisted into the buggy, he rallied and for a while was quite talkative, but soon he fell asleep and remained so until Kitchen's house was reached. He refused to enter the house.

So Kitchen left him outside while he went inside and went to bed. When daylight came Weaver was discovered still in the buggy, sleeping heavily. The horse had wandered for some distance up the lane, then stopped and stood quietly. Kitchen's hired man drove Weaver to his home. When he arrived there he was in a comatose condition and could not be roused into consciousness. It was thought that he was simply drunk. So he was laid on the floor and covered up. Shortly afterward he died. A post mortem examination was held on Tuesday. There was a bruise on the skull and a clot of blood had formed on the brain, no doubt the effect of the fall.


October 21, 1893


BRADLEY - Mrs. Albert Bradley of Toronto, who lost her life in the terrible railway disaster at Battle Creek, Michigan, yesterday morning, was a sister of Mrs. Rankine, wife of John Rankine of the Bank of Montreal, this city. Mrs. Bradley was before her marriage Miss Emily Clarke of Sarnia and was one of the most popular young ladies in Sarnia society. Mr. Bradley is manager of the Queen branch, Toronto, of the Canadian Bank of Commerce. He escaped out of the wreck with a crushed leg which was amputated yesterday. He is now at the hospital at Battle Creek.

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley left their home on Thursday last by the Pacific express via Hamilton for the World's Fair. They were accompanied by their three children all under four years of age. As they passed through Sarnia, the three little ones were left with their grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley proceeded on the ill-fated train.

The Toronto "World" says that Mr. Bradley had arranged with the head office of the bank to leave on Thursday and when he was up seeing Mr. Aird about it, the latter urged him to wait another day as he would then be better able to allow a relieving manager to take his place while absent. Mr. Bradley, however, was so anxious to get away and had completed all his arrangements, especially those concerning Mrs. Bradley and the children, that it was decided to let him go.

DUHAMEL - (Montreal) Armand Duhamel, a plumber, 20 years of age, while working in the drugstore of T. Chive this morning, took a drink of cod liver oil out of curiosity. Not liking the taste, he took a drink out of another bottle to take it out of his mouth. This time he struck a bottle of tincture of aconite, and five hours afterward he died in great agony.


SEABROOK - Mrs. Seabrook died near London yesterday, aged 96 years.


SMITH - Mrs. Smith of London, who was so badly burned by the coal oil explosion on Thursday, is dead.


MOLE - The funeral of the late Charles Mole took place at Sarnia yesterday under Masonic auspices and was largely attended.


WARREN - (Sudbury) Last Thursday W. Warren and E. Wilson of Sudbury went to the residence of Frank Ranger. The former tried to gain admission at the door when Mrs. Ranger came downstairs and ordered them away, stating that she would fire if they did not do so. Warren said he only wanted to see Frank, when she shot the bullet at once, striking Warren close to the right ear. He died from the round.


October 23, 1893


PTOLEMY - Died at Woodburn, on October 21, Agnes, eldest daughter of William Ptolemy, aged 47 years. Funeral took place from her father's residence, Woodburn, on Monday, at 3 p.m.


DORLAND - (Tillsonburg) There are many sad hearts in Tillsonburg to-day, owing to the report that Mr. and Mrs. O. Dorland of this place perished in the Battle Creek accident having been confirmed. A telegram has just been received from friends stating that portions of the clothing and a watch owned by one of them had been identified but as yet they had been unable to identify the bodies. Mr. and Mrs. Dorland were among Tillsonburg's most respected citizens. Mr. Dorland was a prosperous farmer living in the suburbs of the town. They have a family of five children, four boys and one girl, the youngest being about ten years of age.


MCDERMID - (Dominionville, Ont) A defective pipe caused a fire at the residence of John McDermid of Roxborough and in assisting to remove his goods. McDermid was cremated.


CRABB - Christopher Columbus Crabb, merchant of Goderich, Ontario, died on Saturday, aged 81 years.


ROSS - William Ross, brother of the late millionaire Senator Ross of Quebec, is dead. He was a native of Carluke, Scotland.

October 24, 1893


WHEELER - Died at the parents' residence, No 376 Herkimer street, Margarette, infant daughter of William Thomas and Eliza Wheeler, aged 1 year and 2 months. Funeral Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


KELLY - John Kelly, aged 22, of Toronto, was killed in a smash-up on the O. & Q. railroad near Winchester, Ontario, on Saturday. He was stealing a ride on a freight train when a collision occurred. Before dying, Kelly said that he had been working in Toronto and got out of a job. He had sent all his money to his mother and was making his way home to New Hamburg. He thought he would get better and requested the people not to tell his mother of his condition. Two hours later he died.


HILL - (Norwood) The inquest on the body of John Hill who was killed here on Sunday afternoon took place in the town hall to-day before Dr. R. H. Bell, coroner, Peterborough. A jury was empanelled with Charles O'Reilly as foreman and evidence was taken from Mrs. Hicks, wife of the accused; William Cook; Dr. Pettigrew; and James McMaster. A post mortem examination was held by Dr. Pettigrew and he found that death had resulted from dislocation of the neck. Everything was favourable for the prisoner. The jury retired at 3:15 p.m. and returned at 5:30 with the following verdict: "John Hill came to his death on Sunday, October 22, in the village of Norwood, from dislocation of the neck received from an accidental fall while being ejected from the residence of William John Hicks. We are also of the opinion that the said ejectment was justified from the conduct of the said John Hill towards the said William John Hicks's wife". The verdict was received very favourably by all the community. The prisoner was, however, committed to stand his trial at the next court of competent justification.


SAGE - Zachariah Sage, a pioneer of West Oxford township, died on Friday, aged 73 years.


BROWN - Robert Brown, sectionman, was struck and killed on the Michigan Central Railroad near Welland, Ontario, on Sunday morning.


October 25, 1893


FINDLAY - Killed in the Battle Creek accident, Myrtle, beloved wife of R. H. Findlay of 73 James street north, aged 26 years. Funeral took place from the Grand Trunk Railway station on its arrival by the 2:40 train from the west.


LOOSLEY - Died on October 24, at 169 Wilson street, George N. Loosley, second son of Edward E. Loosley, aged 30 years. Funeral private.

MCMEEKIN - (Dalleath, Ont) Robert McMeekin, aged 17, was out deer hunting yesterday with two companions and while crossing a shallow creek, dragged the gun after him. The trigger caught in a root and discharged the contents of the gun into his side. He lived for two hours suffering great agony. No inquest will be held.


MCKEAND - Joseph A. McKeand, an old resident of Windsor, is dead.


October 26, 1893


SHEARAN - (St. Catharines) Yesterday two women who arrived at Port Dalhousie to claim the body of the man who was shot by Canal-Toll collector Clark last Sunday, to-day admitted that the dead man was Patrick Shearan of Oshawa and that they were his mother and sister. His father is a grinder working in the A. S. Whiting & Company foundry at Cedardale. Patrick, who has four brothers, has served two terms in Kingston penitentiary and, it is said, he killed a man in a quarrel. His mother and sister will re-coffin the remains and bury the body in Port Dalhousie for the present.


MCMURRAY - (Gravenhurst) While John McMurray was sapping shingle bolts in the Baker lumber company mill here, his assistant struck a beam overhead which caused his axe to glance and cut McMurray’s right arm at the wrist, severing the radial artery from which he bled so profusely that he died in the doctor's office before the doctor had succeeded in tying up the arteries.


LAYDON - John Laydon. carpenter, an old resident of Paris, Ontario, was found dead in his bed Tuesday night. Heart disease.


October 27, 1893


SMITH - (Trenton) There comes a very strange report from Marmora of a murder which evidently occurred last Saturday evening, the 21st, about nineteen miles from there. A man named Smith, living on D. Cole's farm back of Sandy Lake near a small place named Wariston, was found on Sunday morning with his throat cut from ear to ear , having also been shot. He was found at the end of his clearing where he had been fixing the fence. No trace of the murderer has yet been found nor can further particulars of the case be got.


MULLIGAN - (Guelph) Thomas Mulligan of this city was killed last night on the railway at Owasso, Michigan. He was employed as a brakeman on the T.A.A.N.M. line. About a year ago Mulligan left his home here to embark in railroading on the other side. His remains will be brought here for interment.


BOTTERILL - (Montreal) An aged and widely known Methodist divine came to a sad and tragic end this afternoon. For some time past, Rev. Edmund Botterill has been on the retired list and

residing with his son, senior partner of the firm of James Henderson & Company, St. James street. He has been in the habit of taking a walk along St. Catherine street west, sometimes using the street cars and sometimes on foot. This afternoon at 4 o'clock the reverend gentleman was at the corner of Sussex avenue and St. Catherine street, and in attempting to cross the street, was run down and killed by an electric car. The motorman did not see the aged gentleman until it was too late to save his life, and as Mr. Botterill is deaf, it is presumed he was not aware that the car was so close upon him. Death ensued at once and the body was very much mangled when brought to the general hospital. Deceased was 82 years of age and was born in Cornwall, England.


FARR - (Welland) A sad drowning accident occurred on the Welland river in Wainfleet above here yesterday about dusk by which Miss Nellie Farr, aged 25 years, daughter of Calvin E. Farr, lost her life. Deceased had taken a boat to go up the river, and not returning shortly, search was made, and her body found in three feet of water. It is supposed she fell and struck her head, stunning her so that she could not help herself.


October 28, 1893


NEWTON - Died in this city, on the 28th instant, Elizabeth Maltby, the beloved wife of David Newton, and eldest daughter of the late Aeneas D. Mackay, of Hamilton, in her 38th year. Funeral from her late residence, No 126 Macnab street south, on Tuesday, October 31, at 3:30 p.m.

The death of Mrs. David Newton on Saturday ended a long period of cruel suffering, such as few are called upon to endure. Mrs. Newton had not only suffered from a very painful malady, but some weeks before her death she had a fall which fractured the bones of one leg in such a manner that they could not be set. Her protracted agony was borne with heroic fortitude. The deceased was the eldest daughter of the late AEneas Mackay


GRAHAM - (Port Rowan) Messengers have just arrived from Long Point with intelligence that a man named Graham from Goderich was shot dead on the Anderson property yesterday morning. The shooting is supposed to be accidental, but nothing positive can be stated until more particulars are obtained. The coroner has been notified and the mayor of Goderich requested to notify friends. Mr. Graham is said to have owned a share in the Anderson property which he bought from George Perry of Simcoe.


BENNETT, WILLTS - (Carleton Place) Noble Bennett and Richard Willts were drowned in the Mississippe lake at Carleton Place on Thursday night. They were duck shooting and it is

supposed that their canoe was upset in a gale of wind. The bodies have not yet been recovered, but the canoe was found this morning. Bennett is about 30 and Willts 50 years of age. Both leave families.


PINKHAM - (Windsor) Thomas Pinkham was the victim of a horrible accident in McGregor's boiler works yesterday. The sleeve of his shirt got caught between two cog wheels. In an instant his right arm was drawn in and crushed to a pulp before the machine could be stopped. He was taken to the Hotel Dieu and last evening the arm was amputated at the shoulder. The unfortunate man is very weak and grave doubts are entertained as to his recovery.


MCLEAN - Charles McLean, a well known resident of London, died suddenly yesterday of apoplexy.


HEWTON - R. J. Hewton, baker, of Vancouver, B.C., died yesterday of typhoid fever. He was formerly of Wiarton, Ontario, where his parents reside, and has two brothers in Vancouver.


CAMPBELL - Duncan Campbell, a merchant of Rodney, Ontario, who fell off the intramural railway at the World's Fair on the 18th instant, receiving severe internal injuries, died in Chicago yesterday. Several members of his family were with him at the time of his death.


WHITE - (Orangeville) James White, a farmer of Caledon, was buried yesterday. On Tuesday evening he was thrown from his wagon in a runaway on Purple Hill and when picked up, it was found that his neck was broken and his skull broken.


October 30, 1893


GAGE - Died at her late residence, Beach Road, Burlington, on Sunday, October 29, 1893, Harriet, beloved wife of Solomon Gage, aged 59 years and 9 months. Funeral Tuesday, at 1 p.m. Interment at Bartonville cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MORRISON - (Kingston) William Morrison, a tramp cigar maker, was found lying between the rails on the G.T.R. Saturday morning. He was anxious to reach Montreal and while under the influence of liquor it is thought he attempted to board a freight train. One arm was cut off at the shoulder, the other was broken, and his legs and body were fearfully mangled. No inquest will be held.


COOMBES - Benjamin Coombes of the township of Warwick took a dose of paris green on Saturday with suicidal intent, from the effects of which he died the same night.


LACHAMBE - (Cornwall) Yesterday near Lancaster, Wilfred Lachambe lost his life. Lachambe,

who was acting as cook for a duck shooting party, started out from the shore in a small skiff which upset, and he sank before assistance could be rendered him. The young man was about 20 years of age and a native of Cornwall.


EMMETT - (St. Thomas) George Emmett, a well known character, was found dead in his house last night. Dr. Gustin, coroner, is satisfied that his death resulted from natural causes.


MCBAIN - (St. Thomas) Nell, the 12-year-old son of Duncan McBain, 5th concession of Westminster, near Whiteoak, met with a terrible death last evening. While drawing stone, the lines got over the horses' heads. He stepped from the wagon on the tongue between the horses to remove them, when the team ran away, and the load passed over him, killing him instantly


October 31, 1893


PILGRIM - Died on the 30th instant, Aikman avenue, Willie, beloved and only son of Robert and Mary Pilgrim, aged 5 years. Funeral on Wednesday, at 3 o'clock.


GILLARD - Died in this city, October 30, at 12 Liberty street, Maria Gillard, relict of the late Henry Gillard, and mother of W. H. and John Gillard, aged 84 years. Private funeral, Thursday, November 2, 1893

Mrs. Gillard, widow of the late Henry Gillard, and mother of W. H. and John Gillard, was found dead this morning. For some years she had lived at 12 Liberty street with Mrs. Thompson. She was in her usual good health when she retired to bed about ten o'clock last night. It was her custom to lock her bedroom door. About seven o'clock, Mrs. Thompson went up to the room with a cup of cocoa for Mrs. Gillard. The door was fastened and she discovered a strong odour of gas. When the door was opened, she found Mrs. Gillard lying across the bed. She was dead. It is thought that she neglected to properly turn off the gas and that she suffocated by it. From the appearance of the body it is evident that she got up to turn off the gas, but was too weak and fell across the bed.

Dr. Griffin decided that death was caused by suffocation and that an inquest was unnecessary.

The deceased was about 85 years old and was born in England. She leaves three sons and a daughter, Mrs. T. H. Moore, of Burlington.


STEPHENSON - Died on the 31st, of pneumonia, Charles D., second son of the late Charles H. Stephenson, in the 40th year of his age. Funeral from his mother's residence, No 74 Wellington street south, on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

STOOPS - Died at Winnipeg, Manitoba, on the 29th of October, of Bright's disease, William Stoops, aged 31 years, and only son of Mrs. William Stoops, of 206 West avenue north, Hamilton.


ABBOTT - (Montreal) Sir John Abbott, ex-premier of the Dominion, died at his residence in this city shortly before nine o'clock this evening. He had been in poor health for some months. The patient was suffering from a species of cancer of the bowels and his medical attendants decided that an operation was imperative. This operation was performed a few weeks ago, but though it afforded relief, it brought about no permanent cure, and Sir John gradually grew weaker day by day until death ended his suffering this evening. His end was peaceful and he was surrounded in his last moments by all the members of .his family.

The funeral will take place in Montreal on Thursday afternoon and the remains will be interred in Mount Royal cemetery.

John C. Caldwell Abbott was born 71 years ago in the rectory of St. Andrew's parish, county of St. Argeriteuil, Quebec. His father was the Rev. Joseph Abbott, M.A., who in 1818 came from England and settled at St. Andrew's as the first Anglican incumbent. The elder Abbott, after a brief residence at St. Andrew's, married Harriet, daughter of the Rev. Richard Bradfield, rector of the adjoining parish of Chatham. The union resulted in the birth of a son on March 12, 1821. Careful training at the hand of his father with the intent of entering upon a university course occupied the first few years of the future statesman's life which passed uneventfully until he went to Montreal and matriculated at McGill College. Here his course gradually opened out for him and after several years of close application during; which his life was one of study, industrious and ardent, he graduated B.C.L. He at once entered upon the study of law and in his 27th year was called to the Bar of Lower Canada. These were stirring times in the political history of Canada. Two years after Mr. Abbott commenced his practice, a Montreal mob burned the parliament house and practically drove the governor out of the city. There is no record, however, that Mr. Abbott took much more that the common interest in these events. He is on record as mixing in politics at the time, for his name has come down as one of the signers of the now famous annexation manifesto of 1849. High Tory as he was and sufficiently interested in current events to take this step, it is not apparent that he followed it up by taking a prominent part in politics. For several years he devoted himself chiefly to commercial law and building up a reputation of shrewdness and caution. Then as now, he was reckoned a safe man with whom to take counsel, a man little likely to risk all on one throw of fortune's dice. It was not until 1850 that he entered political life as member for his native county in the assembly of Canada. From that time onward he took an active part in the transactions of the house, notably in reference to commercial matters. He was made Q.C. in 1862 and for a short time was a member of the Sandfield Macdonald ministry as solicitor-general. In 1864, after a good deal of research he introduced and fought through the house the insolvency act, probably his chief work as a

legislator. The act has been amended at various times but in the bill of Mr. Abbott, the foundation of future legislation was laid. The successful carrying, through this measure added greatly to his reputation both as a lawyer and a legislator. As father of the insolvency bill he was consulted by many seeking to enforce the provisions, and his practice increased greatly. In 1867 upon confederation, Mr. Abbott was returned to the House of Commons and continued to take great interest in legal questions that came up in the house. In the negotiations of the syndicate of which Sir Hugh Allan was chief for the Pacific Railway charter, Mr. Abbott acted as counsel and through the confidential clerk's treachery or patriotic spirit, it was that the famous private correspondence which caused the Pacific scandal saw the light.

In the defeat of the government at that time Mr. Abbott shared and from 1874 to 1880 was without a seat in parliament. He was returned once more in the latter year and sat through the parliament of 1883-87. Retiring then, he was subsequently elevated to the senate which had now and again brought him before public notice. He was government leader in the senate and one of the most vigorous members of 'the lords'.

The legislative achievements of Sir John C. Abbott was chiefly along the line of his first work. Next to the insolvency act, the measure, by which his reputation was most enhanced is the jury law consolidation act for Lower Canada. Another important matter in which he took part was the defining to the powers of Lieutenant-Governors. In company with Hon. H. L. Langevin, now Sir Hector, he went to England in 1879 on the mission which resulted in the dismissal of Lieutenant-Governor Letelier of Quebec for exceeding his power in governing without the advice of the ministry of the day.

Sir John Macdonald passed away on June 6, 1891, and upon the 14th, Sir John Abbott was called upon to form a ministry. At the close of the ensuing session, he visited England and France in search of health. Failing to find any benefit, he cabled his resignation on November 25, 1892. He returned to Canada some time afterward and spent the last few months of his life battling with disease at his country residence, near Montreal.

In private life Sir John Abbott was an amiable gentleman and surrounded himself with many friends. He married in 1849, Mary, daughter of the late Dean Bethune of Montreal.

The funeral of the late Sir J. C. C. Abbott will take place next Friday afternoon and will be attended by Lord Aberdeen and the entire cabinet. The deceased statesman is supposed to have left a large fortune, invested in various Canadian securities.


GAUPIT - (Three Rivers) The shingle mill of Messrs Gaupit and Bruneau at Ste. Anne du Sault, near Athabasca, was wrecked on Saturday by a boiler explosion which killed one of the proprietors, Mr. Gaupit, and a workman, and severely injuring three others.

THOMSON - (Toronto) Last evening between nine and ten o'clock, McDowall Thomson, accompanied by his mother, Mrs. Murray Thomson, both of whom have been staying at the Arlington Hotel, were walking up Yonge street. Mrs. Thomson complained of feeling unwell and suddenly fell on the street near Howarth's drugstore into which the lady was carried. Dr. Winnett was called in, but the lady almost immediately expired. She was being treated for heart disease which was presumably the cause of her death. Mrs. Thomson has been staying at the Arlington Hotel since March last and was the widow of Murray Thomson, a part proprietor of the hotel. She was 55 years of age and had no other relative in the city except her son.


November 1, 1893


GOWANLOCK - (Toronto) Mrs. Gowanlock, the wife of ex-alderman Gowanlock, died suddenly at her residence. She was ill for only three hours or so.


November 2, 1893


WEAVER - Died on November 1, at his father's residence, 187 Locke street north, Henry Brockbank, second son of Henry and Margaret Weaver, aged 7 years and 18 days. Funeral on Friday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


DUFFY - Died on Wednesday, November 1, at 110 Bay street north, Edward Roy, youngest son of John and Mary Duffy, aged 1 year, 2 months, and 17 days. Funeral from above address on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


MCCAMIS - Died in this city, on November 2, Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Arthur McCamis, aged 18 years. Funeral from 830 Macnab street north, on Friday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


GASTLE - (Carlisle) The funeral of the late Henry Gastle took place on Sunday afternoon and was very largely attended.


November 3, 1893


WISE - Died in this city, on November 2, Isaac N., eldest son of John L. and Janet Wise, aged 26 years, 5 months, and 2 days. Funeral from 254 Emerald street north on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


VODEN - Died on November 1, at his parents’ residence, 467 Catherine street north, Nelson, third son of Thomas and Ann Voden, aged 6 years and 1 month. Funeral took place Thursday. Private.

DENNING - (Toronto) In a small room over Mrs. Frederick Denning's grocery store at 194 Elizabeth street lies the dead body of a young woman murdered as ruthlessly as was ever victim of man's villainy in this world.

It is a story beginning with the old, old chapter of a young girl's folly and fall, of betrayal by a conscienceless scoundrel, of his abandonment of his victim. Add to this the performance of an abortion on the woman by an unscrupulous old villain, and the outcome of the tragedy is complete.

The victim is Lucy Denning, aged 20, who resided with her widowed mother at 44 Euclid avenue. Her alleged murderer is the notorious Thomas Andrews who was convicted in 1886 of procuring an abortion on Jennie Leslie, daughter of a Whitby hotel keeper, and sentenced to a long term in Kingston penitentiary, but was released two years ago. Andrews, who is now 81 years of age, fled Thursday night to Buffalo with his wife. A warrant has been issued for his arrest on a charge of murder.


DAVIS - John Evans Davis, editor of the Mitchell "Advocate", is dead, aged 55 years.


HARKINS - Thomas Harkins, a man about 47 years of age, was found dead between Caledon and Erin, Ontario, yesterday morning. On examination it was found that he had cut his throat with a jack-knife and had swallowed a large quantity of laudanum.


PETCH - (Georgetown) Benjamin Petch, Sr., buried to-day, died suddenly on Tuesday. He ploughed all that day, retired at 9 p.m. and at 9:30 was a corpse. Heart failure caused his death.


IRVINE - (Ottawa) William Irvine, a young unmarried man who was employed as switchman in the Canadian Pacific yards at the Chaudiere, was killed at 9 o'clock this morning near the Union station. He was on a short train of coal cars which was being taken down the yard and was leaning over to pull the coupling pin between two cars when he lost his balance and fell between the cars head first across the track. He had no time to utter even a cry, for the cars moving along rapidly cut off both feet, almost severed the leg across the knees, and tore away the head at the base of the brain. There will be an inquest to-morrow about the manner of his death.


November 4, 1893


HUDSON - (Aylmer, Ont) A row occurred at a hotel in Vienna last Thursday night, resulting in a fight between William Hudson of Eden and William Travis of Vienna in which the former was kicked by the latter and injured so severely that he died on Sunday last. P. W. McLay, M.D., of Aylmer, coroner for the county of Elgin, opened an inquest which was concluded to-day. The jury after an hour's deliberation brought in a verdict of manslaughter, although counsel and friends felt sure of a verdict of excusable homicide. Travis at present is absent, but will at. once return and give himself up to the authorities to stand his trial.


November 6, 1893


JAGGARD - Died on November 4, at his late residence, Barton, Thomas Jaggard, aged 73 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m., east of the Jolley Cut, on the stone road. Friends will please accept this intimation.


DEWEY - Died on November 5, Rudd D. Dewey, youngest son of D. R. Dewey, aged 2 years and 6 months. Funeral from 16 Bay street south on Tuesday. Private.

Rudd D. Dewey, the little son of Ald. D. H. Dewey, died this morning. He had been suffering from pressure on the brain and an operation was performed on his head at the hospital with a view to removing the pressure, but the little fellow never rallied after it, and died this morning.


HILDER - Died in this city, on November 5, Ellie, daughter of the late Edwin Hilder, aged 22 years. Funeral from her mother's residence, 107 Inchbury street, on Tuesday, 7th instant, at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

On Saturday evening Miss Ellie Hilder, second daughter of Mrs. E. Hilder, of 107 Inchbury street, while walking up York street with her little sister was suddenly seized with haemorrhage of the lungs. She became so weak that she could walk no further and sent the child home to tell her mother to come quickly to her assistance.

When Mrs. Hilder arrived, her daughter was being assisted by two ladies who had noticed her weak condition. Three doctors were summoned, but their services were useless, and the young lady died at an early hour on Sunday morning.


CHEESEBORO - On Saturday afternoon, John Cheesboro, a six-year-old boy, nephew of J. R. Mack, 139 Hannah street east, was playing with some companions on the H. &. D. track near the corner of Bay and Hannah streets. A dummy train was coming in from Dundas in charge of conductor H. Harrison and driver William McDonald when the boy ran in front of the engine, and before it could be stopped, part of the train had gone over him.

When taken from under the wheels, it was found that the poor boy's right leg was nearly severed below the knee. His left arm was broken in three places and there were cuts about the face and head. He was removed to the city hospital where the leg was amputated, but he died about 10 o'clock Saturday morning. The father of the deceased lives in London and the boy has been staying with Mr. Mack. He was a bright, pretty little fellow and a great favourite with his playfellows. Many of them and also nearly all the neighbours have sent flowers to be placed on the little coffin.

GLASGOW - Major John Glasgow, one of the best known and most widely respected citizens of Hamilton, died yesterday at his residence, 89 Vine street. Two years ago Major Glasgow was attacked with la grippe and he never completely recovered from the attack. It left him enfeebled in body, but his mental faculties remained unimpaired. All last week he suffered from extreme pains in the head and it is supposed that a blood clot had formed in the brain. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 3:30.

Major Glasgow was born at Leitholm, Berwickshire, Scotland, on February 15, 1821. He was the son of James Glasgow, who was a contractor in Scotland and emigrated to Canada with his family in 1832, coming direct to Hamilton. In a few months, he took a farm in East Flamborough which he worked successfully for many years and died there in 1876 in his 99th year. John was the youngest of the family. He received a common school education and worked on the farm until 1843 when he came to Hamilton and embarked in business as a builder. But he soon tired of city life and went back to the farm. In 1876 he moved into the city again and resided here ever since.

The deceased gentleman was full of the military spirit. He was called out to serve in the militia in the rebellion of 1837 and served at Toronto and Navy Island. In 1842 he was appointed lieutenant and three years later he became captain, retaining his adjutancy. In 1865 he took a course of instruction at the Toronto Military School and received a diploma. In the following year the Fenian raid occurred and Captain Glasgow organized a company of volunteers in East Flamborough and went to the front with it. In 1868, he was attached to the 13th Battalion. Major Glasgow assisted in organizing the 77th Battalion and served as paymaster in the corps until 1883 when he retired with the rank of major.

From early life he took an active interest in public affairs. In 1861 he was elected in the township council of East Flamborough and remained for several years a councillor. In 1879 he was elected alderman of Hamilton for ward 5 and served in the city council for several years. For four years he was chairman of the Board of Works and that board never had a more efficient head than he. In 1884 he was a candidate for the mayoralty, but was beaten in a close fight by J. J. Mason.

The major had been a freemason, but withdrew from the society several years ago. He was one of the oldest members of St. Andrew's Benevolent Society of Hamilton. In 1842 he married Robina Mackenzie who survives him. He leaves no children.

The major belonged to one of the oldest and most prominent border families in Scotland whose deeds are recorded in the annals of the country for three hundred years. The family crest is a hand bearing a crown with the motto "Quo fas et gloria", meaning 'When right and honour'. Major Glasgow who was no mean poet wrote the following sextrant on the family motto:

Quo fas et gloria, this I know

Of glory where no right is lost.

Twin links in one, they surely are

And noble manhood points the way

Which leads to virtue's loyal sway.


Major Glasgow was an ardent loyalist and a staunch Conservative. He adhered to the religious faith of his father, Presbyterianism, and was a regular churchgoer. His life was an active, useful and honourable one, and his death will be mourned by very many citizens of Hamilton who had learned a regard for the kindly old gentleman with warmer feelings than those of mere respect.


JOHNSTON (Markdale) A sad case of poisoning has occurred in Amabel. It appears that there grows along the river in that vicinity a kind of weed which eaten by cows poisons the milk without any immediate effect on the cows. This much is known by previous experience with it, as others have lost their lives through the dreadful weed. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnston and the father of Mr. Johnston were suddenly taken ill. Dr. Campbell was called in and at once pronounced it a case of poisoning, and although everything possible was done to counteract the effects, Mrs. Johnston died on Tuesday, and the two men are very low with but slight hopes of recovery.


COMRIE - (Longford Mills) Tim Ryan and George Pickens took a revolver and went with some companions to shoot at a target. The second shot hung fire and the lads gathered round to ascertain what was wrong when the pistol was discharged, the bullet entering the stomach of Duncan Comrie. The wound was such that when the boy drank, the water would pass out through the opening. Duncan walked home and a surgeon was sent for, but the lad gradually sank until he died at seven o'clock.


HALLEY - (Aylmer, Ont) On Wednesday evening, a stranger came to this village and put up at the Commercial Hotel. The following night he took very ill after going to his room and died in a short time. A search was made of his effects and showed that his name was Joseph M. Halley, and that he had lately conducted a business at Arthur, Ontario.


MAYBEE - (Blenheim) On October 19, Kinsly Maybee, aged 32, brother of Peter Maybee and Mrs. Buller of Simcoe, Ontario, who had been subject to fits, started for a few days' shooting on Rond Eau harbour. He returned the first day, but on the following evening his boat was found drifting ashore containing nothing but the young man's coat. Since then diligent search has been kept up by Peter Maybee and friends, for the missing young man, until to-day when his body was discovered floating to shore near Mud Point, opposite Shrewsbury. It was brought ashore and taken to the house of Mr. William Muckle when it was found that the body was in a very bad state of decomposition. The coroner, Dr. Bray of Chatham, was summoned and a jury empanelled, and after viewing the body, and hearing the evidence, a verdict that the deceased met his death while in a fit and falling into the water. The remains will be removed to Simcoe for interment.

KANE - At Johnson's Mills, four miles from Ottawa, on Saturday morning, a Mrs. Kane, while trying to drive a herd of pigs from the C.P.R. track, was struck by a train and instantly killed.


WILBEE - A fatal accident took place at Brussels, Ontario, on Saturday. While some men were engaged in tearing down a dry kiln, the walls collapsed, killing Mr. Wilbee and injuring the other three.


November 7, 1893


GILBERT - Died on November 7, at 80 Murray street east, Pearl Irene, infant daughter of M. E. and Lizzie Gilbert. Funeral private.


MARA - (London) T. A. Mara of T. A. Mara & Co., general merchants Dundas street, died early this morning from the effects of an overdose of morphine taken for a cold in mistake for quinine. It is alleged that a drug clerk, in filling the prescription, made the fatal mistake. A daughter of Mr. Mara's also took a dose of the medicine and was for a time in great danger. T. A. Mara was for years a prominent merchant in Galt and had several branch stores throughout Western Ontario.


WAGNER - (Hanover) To-day about noon, a farmer named Andrew Wagner and his wife drove home from Hanover. At the stable yard Mrs. Wagner got out of the wagon and went into the house. A short time after entering the house she heard a cry in the yard, and on going out, found Mr. Wagner lying partly under the wagon, one horse still attached to the rig. He was taken to the house, apparently dead. Later Dr. Hay was called and after an examination, pronounced the man dead, his neck being broken. He was probably killed instantly. An inquest is talked of and may take place to-morrow.


KIRKWOOD - William Kirkwood, one of the best known and most respected merchants of Brampton, died yesterday morning.


FRASER - (Chicago) Mrs. Frances Marie Fraser, wife of John A. Fraser, died yesterday at her residence, 1521 Belmont avenue, of pneumonia. About two weeks ago Mrs. Fraser was caught between the swinging doors of a downtown store and received severe injuries. She contracted a heavy cold riding home in an open car. Mrs. Fraser was a daughter of Bishop Baldwin of the diocese of Huron. She came with her husband from Toronto in 1887. She held a prominent place in Toronto society and achieved considerable reputation in that city as an artist and clever literary critic. The funeral will take place to-morrow and the interment will be made in Rosehill cemetery.


RICHARDSON - (Chatham) A Dresden man to-day deliberately and brutally kicked a woman to death in front of their little house on the outskirts of the town. His act was witnessed by three

other men, not one of whom had the common humanity, to say nothing of the manliness, to interpose a finger in behalf of the hapless victim. The murderer's name is Hiram Richardson, 54 years of age. The trio that stood by are: William Harris, Eyre McWha, and William Fretz. Never in the history of the little town was so atrocious a crime committed within its borders. The only other murder which ever took place there was that of Willoughby who six years ago was shot dead by Jim Moore. They were coloured men. The murderer received a ten-year sentence, five of which he served, and has since returned to live again in the community.

It is a singular co-incidence that the crime of to-day was enacted at the self-same house in which Moore was arrested after committing the homicide. The Richardsons are coloured people who once lived in Chatham, but of late have resided in Dresden. The man is a tall, powerfully-built fellow of rather light complexion, a native of Kentucky. His victim was a woman of slight build, a more prominent African type.

They have lived unhappily together for years, quarrelling at frequent intervals. Strange to say, liquor had nothing to do with the crime, either directly or indirectly, for neither husband nor wife was addicted to drink. The man had a violent temper. The woman was disposed to cross him. She had done so from time to time for many years. She did it once too often and that was to-day. Richardson found his wife this morning packing up and loading the household effects on a dray. One load had gone. She was taking the stuff to her mother's. He believed she was going off on a scow to Detroit to leave him for good. He remonstrated with her and she paid no heed.

Then he ordered the drayman to quit the job of loading. The wife told the carter not to mind him. This incensed the coloured man and seizing her by the hair, he began to pound her unmercifully. She shrieked 'murder', but the cry only served to intensify the man's rage. He finally struck her to the ground, jumped on her breast, and then with one foot dug into her throat, stood upon the prostrate form until her tongue protruded and she ceased her struggles. Imagining her dead, Richardson put his hands in his pockets and stood at the garden gate until the chief of police came along and took him into custody. By this time the woman was dead. "I did it chief", he declared. "I killed the old woman. G-d-d her and I'm sorry I didn't do her up fifteen years ago. Now you got me. Gimme what you like. It doesn't matter to me".

The officer took the murderer to the cells, and left him there rejoicing in the perpetration of the diabolical deed. The whole populace was aroused, and threats of lynching the fiend were freely indulged in. The deepest indignation also was expressed as to the cowardly conduct of the men who let the murderer do his work without interfering. The only one who sought to prevent the killing was the little daughter of the couple, a 15-year-old girl, who picked up a billet of wood and struck her father on hand, breaking his thumb, and once on the cheek, inflicting an ugly bruise. The man turned on the brave girl and would have finished her also, but she was too fleet of foot, and eluded him.

The facts as here briefly recorded were adduced at the coroner's inquest held to-day by Dr. John Bray of this town. Reeve Kimmerly of Dresden was foreman and evidence was given by the carter, William Harris, the men McWha and Fretz, a coloured woman named Daffney Warren, Mary Richardson, the brave little daughter, Dr. Thornton, Chief Ganyou, and the medical men who made the post mortem. The three men who stood by while the butchery went on had as excuse only the fear they might get into trouble if they interfered in a family quarrel. The murderer himself made a statement declaring he was glad that he had finished the woman and was ready to hang for it. It took only a short time for the jury to bring in a verdict of wilful murder.

At the conclusion of the inquest Mr. Douglas, Q.C., Crown Attorney, arrived and took charge of the case. He continued the investigation before a magistrate, and at the close, the prisoner was committed to Chatham jail to await his trial at the next assizes.


November 8, 1893


SCHECK - Died on November 8, at his son's residence, No 8 Davenport street, August Scheck, in his 79th year. Funeral on Friday, the 10th instant, at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WADDEL - (Whitechurch) While Mr. and Mrs. Waddel were driving home from Teeswater to their home in Kinloss, their ponies became unmanageable, upsetting the buggy, throwing the occupants out, and killing Mrs. Waddel instantly, while Mr. Waddel lies at home in a precarious condition.


November 9, 1893


YOUNG - Died at 71 Hannah street west, on Thursday, 9th November, Maggie M., wife of John H. Young. Funeral on Friday, November 10, at 3 p.m. Private. No flowers.


MONTGOMERY - (Hagersville) The many friends of John Montgomery and his wife afford them their deepest sympathy in the loss of their three children by diphtheria.


SMITH - (Hagersville) The late Mrs. Sarah Smith, who died Saturday last, was a daughter of Chief Charles Herchimer. Her remains were brought to the Methodist church here where service was conducted by Revs. T. N. Howard and Stringfellow, after which the interment took place in the New Credit cemetery.


CLARK - (Kingston) While the body of Mrs. Leila Clark, the eldest resident in the township of Kennebec, was lying in her son's house at Mountain Vale, the roof took fire. Her son was absent making arrangements for the funeral and his sister was alone with the corpse. She quickly carried the remains out and some distance to a neighbour's house. The house was burned to the ground.


November 10, 1893


O'CONNOR - Died on November 10, at the family residence, 120 Jackson street west, Catharine Couglin, widow of the late John O'Connor, aged 80 years. Funeral will take place on Monday, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


CLARK - Died in this city on November 10, at 183 Emerald street north, Nora E., second daughter of William S. and Sarah Jane Clark, aged 4 years and 6 days. Funeral from above address on Friday, 10th instant. Funeral private.


MORTON - Died on November 10, at her late residence, 52 King street west, Mrs. William Morton, mother of William Morton, aged 67 years. Funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation. No flowers.


CHESNUT - The Toronto "World" gives the following account of the suicide of Mrs. Frank L. Chesnut.

After arraying herself for burial, the young wife of Frank L. Chesnut, a drygoods clerk in the employ of W. A. Murray & Co., residing at 29 Maitland street, took a dose of laudanum yesterday and was found by her husband in a dying condition when he returned home from business last evening.

The circumstances connected with the case are of the most pathetic nature. Yesterday morning when Mr. Chesnut was leaving the house for his place of business, Mrs. Chesnut told him to take a key of the house with him and partake of luncheon downtown as she might not be in when he returned. Mr. Chesnut did as she wished. When he returned at 6 p.m. he found the house dark. He unlocked the door and entered. In passing through the hall to the back of the house, he found a letter on which was the address "For my dear husband"

Mr. Chesnut lighted the fire in the kitchen and then went upstairs to the bedroom where he found his wife lying upon her back on the bed, partly dressed for burial. Mr. Chesnut placed his hand on his wife's chest and found she was still breathing. Pinned with a hatpin to a pincushion on the dresser was a note written in lead pencil. It read" I have taken a dose of laudanum. Keep it from the world if possible. Mrs. Chesnut"

The husband ran from the house and summoned a neighbour, Mrs. Proctor of No 27, and subsequently went for Dr. King, Yonge and Carleton streets. When Dr. King arrived at 7:30, he saw at once that Mrs. Chesnut was suffering from opium poisoning. She was then in a comatose condition. He and Dr. Green, who had also been called in, applied the usual restoratives and worked with their patient until 10:15 when she died.

A bottle containing a few drops of laudanum was found in a drawer of the washstand among some towels. The cup from which she had drunk the poison was on a chair by her bedside.

Mrs. Chesnut was 30 years of age. The couple had only been married about five years, Mrs. Chesnut being a Miss Woodruff of Hamilton. Her father still resides in that city. Her husband can give no reason for her suicide other than that she had been ill for about a year and had been despondent of late.

The letter left her husband is couched in endearing terms, bidding him a fond farewell. It says for private reasons connected with herself she finds it necessary to commit suicide.

Mrs. Chesnut was an accomplished woman and a great favourite among her acquaintances. She had sung in the Jarvis Street choir on several occasions. She was a fine-looking woman, tall and erect, rather dark complexion.

Coroner James was notified but considered an inquest unnecessary


MCLAREN - Mrs. Margaret McLaren died near London, Ontario, yesterday, aged 103 years.


MCKITRICK - Rev. Herbert K. McKitrick, whose parents live in Orangeville, Ontario, has died of fever in Tarsus, Asiastic Turkey, whither he went in January last to take a position in St. Paul's Institute, an institution for the education of native preachers. He was a graduate of Knox College, Toronto, and was married last January to Miss E. R. Pringle of Galt, who accompanied him to the east.


HASSETT - (London) Richard Hassett, a labourer at Leonard's foundry and living on South street, was killed last night. He was driving in with a load of wood from the country in company with his two sons and his brother-in-law, Mr. Jolliffe. While driving down a steep hill near Plewes Mill on the Hamilton Road, the weight of the load pushed the horses too hard. Hassett went to hold the horses' heads. He stumbled and fell, and the load of wood toppled over on him. His sons found him in the dark and extricated him from under the wood. He was gasping and in five minutes died without speaking a word. The body was brought to town. Deceased who was past middle age leaves a widow and a large family. No inquest.


November 11, 1893


JAGOE - Died at Toronto, on November 10, Hannah, widow of the late William Jagoe. Funeral from the Stuart street station Monday afternoon on the arrival of the 2:25 train. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


STROUD - Died st the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. Gillespie, No 46 Margaret street, on Saturday, November 11, 1893, William Alfred, son of John Y. and Sarah Stroud, aged 7 years. Funeral Monday, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

November 13, 1893


WILSON - Died in this city, on November 12, James Wilson, in his 32nd year. Funeral will leave his late residence, corner of Hughson and King William streets, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

James Wilson died at his residence, corner of Hughson and King William streets, to-day. He had been suffering from consumption for over a year. His age was 32. Mr. Wilson was at one time quite a celebrity in Hamilton as the third baseman of the old Clipper ball team.


DWYER - Died in this city, on November 13, of inflammation of the bowels, Johnny, only son of James and Jennie Dwyer, aged 8 years and 2 weeks. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 from his parents' residence, 152 James street north. Friends will please attend.


PROSSER - (Bracebridge) Word has been received here that about nine o'clock this morning an Englishman named Daniel Prosser shot himself fatally at Colebridge, situated at the head of Trading Lake, 32 miles from here. He walked into the kitchen of Cole's hotel, took a gun from the wall, and asked one of the girls if it belonged to Fred Biggs. On being informed that it did, he took it and walked to the woodshed where he proceeded to load it. A few minutes after, he placed the muzzle to his throat and fired, part of the charge coming out at the back of his head. Disappointment in love is supposed to be the cause of his suicide. Coroner Bridgeland was notified, but he did not consider that an inquest was necessary under the circumstances.


WALSH - Mrs. Walsh left here on Friday morning for Caledonia, N.Y. to visit her sister who is very ill. She lived about two hours after the accident and was able to give her name. Her brother-in-law, Thomas Wickham was notified and went to Caledonia, N.Y. on Friday night. He brought the body home on Saturday. Death resulted from fracture of the skull. Mrs. Walsh was a widow and lived near the corner of John and Wood streets. The funeral took place this morning.

Caledonia, N.Y. - Mrs. Anne Walsh, on her way to this place from Hamilton, Ontario, was almost instantly killed at the Lehigh junction in this village last night. It is thought she jumped from the train thinking she was carried from the depot. She struck her head against some obstruction which caused her death. She was found soon after and brought to the depot still alive, but later carried to Rev. R. J. Eisler's where she died.


SCOTT - (Niagara Falls) A peculiarly sad and tragic fate met a little four-year-old girl here a day or two ago which has just come to light. Lizzie Scott was the victim's name, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Scott. She was playing in the yard with her little brother about a swing. The little boy started for the house to get an apple. The little girl called after him, "Bring me one too".

In a few minutes the lad returned but to his horror he saw his little sister hanging in the air suspended under the neck by the swing rope. He rushed to her and lifted her off the rope and her lifeless body fell from his hands to the ground. Medical aid was summoned, but the little one was dead, having been strangled to death. She had mounted on a little express cart with the swing rope in her hand. In leaning on the rope, the weight on the cart caused it to move from under her and she fell forward with the rope across her neck, the force being so great that she was unable to extricate herself from the noose. Mr. and Mrs. Scott had another child killed by a kick from a horse recently.


BUNN - (Bracebridge) About 10 o'clock yesterday morning, a young man named Joseph Bunn, son of George Bunn, postmaster of Ullswater, committed suicide. The unfortunate young man's body was discovered lying face downward in about six inches of water. He had been hopelessly ill for about eight years and had several times threatened to do away with himself if he did not get better soon. Coroner Bridgeland did not consider an inquest necessary.


LEACH - (Toronto) A very sad accident occurred on Friday at the town of North Toronto. Mrs. Leach, a lady living at Bedford park, having occasion to go out for a short while, left her year-old baby girl wrapped up in a blanket with its face covered so that it would sleep quietly. On returning in half an hour's time, the child was found to be dead, presumably of suffocation. The doctor called in gave a verdict of heart failure and the mother is distracted at the loss of her child.


WEIR - (Sarnia) About 12 o'clock to-day, a sad drowning accident happened in the rapids opposite the fish shanties. Fred Weir and two others went for a sail, and Mr. Weir was drowned. The other two men clung to their boat until rescued by a tug and brought to shore. Fred Weir was about 25 years of age and left a young wife.


WILLIAMS - (Sarnia) Last night about 9:30 o'clock, while Mr. Kerwin and William Smith were returning from work, they noticed something on the G.T.R. track which proved to be the body of David Williams. The body was badly mangled and the head cut off. An inquest will be held to-morrow by Coroner Fraser.


PEMBERTON - (Victoria, B.C.) Joseph Despard Pemberton, one of millionaire business men of the province, died this morning on horseback while returning from a run at the Victoria Hunt Club out to Cedar Hill. The immediate cause of death was the rupture of a blood vessel near the heart. Mrs. Pemberton accompanied her husband on the afternoon's sport and was riding ahead as they turned into a shady avenue near home. Speaking half over her shoulder to her husband and receiving no answer, she turned and in dismay saw his prostrate body on the road, the horse standing motionless beside it. Hastily dismounting and hurrying to his help, she was horrified to

find life extinct. Deceased was an English gentleman and came here in 1851, at once commencing to take an energetic place in public affairs. He surveyed the site of the present city of Victoria as colonial surveyor and occupied a seat on the first Vancouver Island Legislative council, also achieving business success.


NEELON - Captain Harvey Neelon of St. Catharines died of heart disease yesterday.


ANDERSON - Thomas Anderson, a British pensioner, died at Parkhill on Saturday, aged 103 years and 3 months.


November 14, 1893


IRONS - Robert James Irons, aged 45 years and 9 months, a native of Hexton, London, England. Funeral from No 23 Chatham street, Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.


RASTRICK - Died on the 1st instant, at Woking Lodge, Woking, Surrey, England, Henry Rastrick, Esq., late of Sayer Court, Chertacy, Surrey, England, and brother of F. J. Rastrick, Esq., of the firm of F. J. Rastrick & Son, architects, city.


MITCHELL - Died on November 13, at the parents' residence, 138 Bay street south, Walter Mitchell, infant son of John and M. A. Mitchell, aged 11 months. Funeral on Wednesday, at 2 p.m., from above address. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MOONEY - The body of A. Mooney of the firm of Craig & Mooney, furniture dealers, Peterborough, Ontario, was found in his workshop yesterday morning. The place was filled with gas from a broken pipe, and death was caused by asphyxiation.


November 15, 1893