Hamilton Spectator

Deaths - July-December, 1895

Monday, July 1, 1895

SWINTON - At his residence, 94 Bay st. north, on June 28, 1895, William Swinton, aged 62

years. Funeral on Tuesday at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this


 William Swinton, carpenter, died yesterday at his residence, 94 Ray street, aged 62 years.

He was a native of Peebles, Scotland, and came to Hamilton 40 years ago. He was foreman

for Aitchison & Co. for many years, a Reformer in politics and a member of the MacNab

street Presbyterian church since it was established. He leaves a widow and three sons. The

deceased was a good citizen and as such, was esteemed and honoured by all who knew him.

VANDUSER - (Tapleytown) - The funeral of the late Mrs. L. Vanduser, of Elfrida, daughter

of Thomas Peterson, of this place, took place on Wednesday last at the Tapleytown Methodist

church burying ground. Rev. Mr. Bowlby preached an impressive memorial sermon.

NURSE - Robert Nurse, a painter, died Saturday morning at Jordan from injuries received in

a runaway accident on the previous evening. He was driving along the road east of

Beamsville, returning from work, when his horse became frightened and he lost control of it.

Joseph Fulton, a farmer, saw the horse go past at a gallop with Nurse doing his best to stop it.

Fulton followed, and some distance further on found the young man lying beside the road

insensible, with his head cut as if coming in contact with a three-cornered stone. He had

evidently been thrown from the rig. Nurse lingered until 8:45 the next morning and died

without having recovered his senses. He was 28 years of age, an Englishman, and had no

relatives in this country, so far as known.

DICK - About 10:30 Saturday evening, a telephone message to the central police station

contained the information that a woman had been found dead at No. 281 Bay street north. The

patrol wagon was sent down and there on the kitchen floor lay the body of Mrs. Margaret

Dick, a woman of about 45 years. In the house were Michael Welsh and his wife, the tenants.

Mrs. Welsh is a daughter of the dead woman and the Welsh house had been Mrs. Dick’s

home for some time. Around the house were evidences that the people had been drinking

during the evening. Welsh was suffering from a severe and dangerously-looking cut over the

right eye and there was blood on the floor. As there were no marks on the body of the woman,

it is likely the blood came from this cut on the man’s face.

 It is said that all three had been drinking at the house and that Mrs. Dick went out in the

yard to vomit. When she came in, she fell on the floor, dying almost immediately. This leads

to the conclusion that she had burst a blood vessel by violent retching. Nothing will be

positively known as to the cause of death until after the post mortem.

 Mrs. Dick was a powerful woman, above average height with hard features and iron-grey

hair. She had a wonderfully developed chest and body. Welsh married her daughter some time

ago and their married life is reported to have been not all roses.


Tuesday, July 2

CALDER - At Waterdown, on the 1st of July, at 2:15 pm, Lena E., only daughter of W.H.

Crooker and beloved wife of W.B. Calder, aged 31 years, 4 months and 15 days. Funeral on

Thursday at 2 p.m. Sermon in the Methodist church in Waterdown at 2:30 p.m., thence to

Hamilton cemetery for interment. Friends will please accept this intimation.

MCDONALD - At Trafalgar, on June 28, 1895, Thomas McDonald, in his 80th year.

SYKES - In this city at 297 John st. north, on July 2, Sarah Jane, youngest daughter of

Richard and Janet Sykes, aged 10 months. Funeral from the above address on Wednesday at

2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

SEYLER - At Toronto, on 29th June, Lena, beloved wife of W.H. Seyler and only daughter of

Albert Gibb. Funeral from her father’s residence, 147 King William street, on Wednesday,

3rd July, at 4 p.m.

HESLOP - At Hamilton, on Tuesday, July 2, 1895, Susan Heslop, wife of Frank Heslop, 52

Strachan st. west, aged 62 years. Funeral on Thursday, 4th July, at 3 pm. Friends and

acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

WESTPFHAL - At the Aged Women’s Home, July 2, Mrs. Annie Westpfhal, aged 73 years.

Funeral July 3 at 3 pm from this institution, Wellington st. south.

Wednesday, July 3

HESLOP - At Hamilton, on Tuesday, July 2, 1895, Susan Heslop, wife of Frank Heslop, 52

Strachan st. west, aged 62 years. Funeral on Thursday, 4th July, at 3 p.m. Friends and

acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

HUNT - In this city on July 2, William Hunt, aged 63 years. Funeral from his late residence,

206 John street south, on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Friends are cordially invited to attend.

 Yesterday, at the age of 63 years, William Hunt died at his residence, 206 John street south.

Mr. Hunt was a well-known figure in the Hamilton Market where he carried on the butcher

business for forty years. He was a native of Devonshire, England, and came to this country

forty-two years ago, settling and remaining in Hamilton. He made many friends. He leaves a

widow and five sons and one daughter; William, Richard, Edward, Benjamin and James, and

Mrs. Huscott. The funeral will take place from 206 John street south tomorrow at 1:30.

JOEL - In New York, on Monday, July 1, Julius Joel, brother-in-law to Mrs. Thos. Buttle, of

this city, aged 58 years. Funeral notice later.

TAIT - At Toronto, on July 1, Mrs. R.B. Tait, sister of Mrs. Wm. Donaghy (Inland Revenue

Department, Hamilton).

WARD (Kingston) July 2- J.F. Ward, a printer, who served on the expedition sent to the relief

of Gen. Gordon at Khartoum, was found dead today in his bed.


Thursday, July 4

NORTON - At Winona, on July 1st, Ella, beloved wife of John Norton and only daughter of

William Parkins, of this city, aged 22 years. Funeral took place on Wednesday, July 3rd.

JOEL - In New York, on Monday, July 1, Julius Joel, brother-in-law to Mrs. Thos. Buttle, of

this city, aged 58 years. Funeral from No. 122 Hughson street north tomorrow (Friday) at 4

p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

HOODLESS - At East Court, the residence of his son, John, on July 4th, Joseph Hoodless, in

his 71st year. Funeral will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m. Friends are invited. No flowers.

 By the death of Joseph Hoodless, which occurred at Eastcourt, the residence of his son, this

morning, Hamilton loses a good citizen. His death has been daily expected for a month but he

showed wonderful vitality. Heart trouble was the cause of death. While he suffered for a

couple of years, having had painful attacks at times, it’s only in the past six months that he

was considered dangerously ill.

 The deceased was born at Parkhead, Cumberland, England, on Jan. 12, 1824. He came to

Canada in 1844 and six years later, established himself in business in Hamilton as a

manufacturer of furniture. By his energy and push, he built up the large business of Joseph

Hoodless & Son. Years ago, in his younger days, Mr. Hoodless was captain of No. 1 company

and assistant chief of the volunteer fire department.

 Mr. Hoodless never took an active part in politics. He was a man who loved his family and

his home and attended strictly to business. He was kind to his employees and they deeply

deplore his death, especially those who had been associated with him ever since he went into

business. In his commercial transactions, the deceased was most honourable. His word was as

good as his bond. Since the sudden death of his wife, last August, he lived with his son, John

Hoodless, at Eastcourt. The deceased was a member of St. Thomas’ church. He leaves three

children - John Hoodless, Mrs. George T. Tuckett and Mrs. C.H. Porter of Cleveland. The

funeral will take place on Saturday.

CALDER - The funeral of the late W.B. Calder, of Waterdown, took place this afternoon and

was very largely attended. A service was held at the Methodist church at 2:30, previous to the

funeral. The deceased was buried in her bridal dress, having only been married about a year.

WINDLE (Woodburn) - The funeral of the late Edward Windle took place on Friday morning.

His health had been failing for the past year and after some weeks confinement, he passed

quietly away. He leaves a wife and one son to mourn his loss.

KENNEDY (Millbrook) July 3- Last night about nine o’clock, while Mrs. Kennedy, who

lived on a farm in the north of Hope, was driving home, the horse became frightened and

running off the road over some rails, threw the lady out. She was thrown violently on the

rails, inflicting such injuries in the back of her head that she died about two hours after. The

accident happened about two miles east of Baillieborough and she was discovered in a few

minutes by a farmer whom she had passed on the road. The deceased was about 37 years of

age and leaves a family of four young children.


Friday, July 5

SINGER (Guelph) July 4 - Word was received in the city yesterday of the death by drowning

at Teeswater of Louis Singer, son of Louis Singer, New Germany. He had been attending St.

Jerome college, Berlin, for the past three years where he was studying for the priesthood. The

college closed recently for holidays and Mr. Singer and his cousin drove up to Teeswater to

spend a few days, and while in bathing, Mr. Singer took cramps and was drowned. The body

was shortly after recovered and arrived in the city yesterday afternoon, whence it was

conveyed to his father’s place, New Germany. Mr. Singer was about 19 years of age and gave

bright promise for the future.

Saturday, July 6

MASHINTER (Toronto) July 6 - The inquest of the remains of Arthur Mashinter, which were

found in the lake on Sunday last, was resumed at the police court last evening before Coroner

Young. The principal evidence taken was that of Drs. Bingham and Klotz who made the postmortem.

Their testimony clearly showed that death had been caused by suffocation. Several

technical points were advanced, both in support of and against the drowning theory, but it

appears that it is difficult to determine whether or not death was actually caused by drowning.

JACKSON - Shortly after noon today, David Jackson, 23 Ferrie street east, died suddenly in

his back yard. At first it was supposed death had resulted from natural causes but after

investigation, it looks as if the deceased committed suicide. An empty bottle which had

contained prussic acid was found. Jackson was of a melancholy and morose disposition. He

was employed at the warehouse of A. Wilson & Co wholesale druggists. For some time past

he had not enjoyed good health and was much depressed. He was at the warehouse this

morning. When he was on his way home, he met Mrs. Jackson and returned with her. Shortly

after they arrived home, Mrs. Jackson saw her husband with a small bottle in his hand but she

did not dream that it contained poison. Afterward, the deceased went into the back yard. A

few minutes later he fell to the ground. Dr. Wallace was summoned. Before he arrived, the

man was dead.

 The deceased was 37 or 38 years of age. He leaves a wife and two children. It is supposed

that he got the acid at the warehouse.

HOODLESS - The remains of the late Joseph Hoodless were consigned to earth this

afternoon, the funeral taking place at 3 p.m. from Eastcourt, the residence of John Hoodless. It

was attended by a large concourse of citizens. The pallbearers were Robert Young of

Brampton; C.W. Meakins, Alex Turner, R.R. Morgan, William Bell, John Alexander, George

Russell and A.T. Freed. The chief mourners were John Hoodless, son of the deceased; George

T. Tuckett and C.H. Porter of Cleveland, O., sons-in-law; Fred A. Hoodless, nephew; Geo. J.

Tuckett and J. Bernard Hoodless, grandsons and J. Monro, brother-in-law.

 The employees of J. Hoodless & Son attended the funeral in a body. They also sent a

beautiful floral design in the form of a broken wheel, which was placed on the coffin. Many

other handsome floral tributes were sent by friends.

 Revs. W.H. Wade, Canon Curran and George A. Forneret were the officiating clergymen.


BORNEMANN (Gravenhurst) July 5 - Herman Bornemann, a farmer living a few miles from

this town, while putting a horse in his stable this afternoon, was kicked on the breast just over

the heart and killed.

THOMPSON - William Thompson, a well-known and highly respected young farmer of

Oneida township died last Monday morning after a short illness, a victim of Bright’s disease.

There was an immense attendance at the funeral on Wednesday.

GLEASON (Brockville) July 5 - A five-year-old boy named Gleason, son of the late Patrick

Gleason was drowned in the river here this afternoon. He had been playing around the bank

and fell in unnoticed. The body was found some time after.

KETCHUMSEN - James Ketchumsen, of Cherry Valley, Ont., died yesterday, aged 97. He

was one of the leading men in the township of Athol, especially in temperance work and had

always been a Liberal in politics.

Monday, July 8

JACKSON - On Saturday, July 6, David Jackson, aged 39 years. Funeral will take place on

Tuesday, 9th inst., at 3:30 p.m. from his late residence, 23 Ferrie street east. Friends will

please accept this intimation.

HAYES - On July 8, at his late residence, York road, West Flamboro, John Hayes, in his 83rd

year. A native of the county Tipperary, Ireland. The funeral will leave his late residence on

Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock to St. Augustine’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre


SHUTTLEWORTH - On the 7th inst., at 51 Leeming street, Nettie A., the only child of Nettie

and James Shuttleworth of Geneva, NY. Funeral private.

HERRIMAN - At her late residence, 27 Bay st. south, on Sunday, July 7, 1895, Sarah Jane,

beloved wife of Jebtha Herriman, aged 43 years and 10 months. Funeral private, Tuesday to

T.H. & B. station. Interment at Brant chapel.

STEPHENS (Montreal) - Drowned in Montreal on July 6, John, eldest son of John Stephens,

formerly of Hamilton, age 17. Funeral from the residence of his uncle, Philip Stephens, 171

Bold street on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 John Stephens, eldest son of John Stephens, formerly of this city, was drowned at Montreal

on Saturday. The funeral will take place from the residence of his uncle, Philip Stephens, 171

Bold street, tomorrow.

HILDER - The Spectator this morning received word from Whitehall, N.Y. that Edwin

Hilder, who belonged to Hamilton, had been shot and killed by Newell Blanchard. The

murder was committed on Saturday. It is said that jealousy prompted the deed, Hilder having

been seen with Blanchard’s wife on several occasions. Blanchard had threatened to take

Hilder’s life but the young man did not think he was in earnest, and laughed at him. Young

Hilder was a member of the fire department at Whitehall and was exceedingly popular.


 The deceased’s mother lives at 107 Inchbury street. Mrs. Hilder did not hear of her son’s

murder until a Spectator representative told her the sad news. It was a terrible shock to her.

She said Edwin used to write to her regularly. She last heard from him about a month ago.

She expected him home in October and was anxious to see him as it is four years since he left


When the deceased left Hamilton, he said he wanted to see the world. For a couple of years,

he was on a sailing vessel and made a trip to the Cape of Good Hope. He went to Whitehall

six or seven months ago. Young Hilder was about 22 years of age. After he left school he

worked for D. McPhie for a short time. Mrs. Hilder is a widow with four other children.

About a year ago her daughter died rather suddenly.

 It was the intention of the fire department to bury the body at Whitehall but Mrs. Hilder has

telegraphed to have the remains sent to Hamilton. Mrs. Hilder identified a photograph of the

murdered young man as that of her son.

PRICE - The funeral of the late Alice May Price, who died after a short illness, took place

yesterday from her grandfather’s residence, 47 Hughson street north, and was attended by her

Sunday school class and members of the juvenile department of the Daughters of England

Benevolent society who conducted the service at the grave, the deceased having been a

member of that society.

DAVIDSON (Peterborough) July 8 - On Saturday afternoon, James Davidson, a farmer, of

North Monagahan, was thrown from the top of a load of hay and killed.

GARNOCH - John Garnoch, of Ancaster, a member of No. 4 company, Seventy-seventh

battalion, was brought to the city hospital Saturday afternoon and died yesterday morning. He

had not been well since returning from camp. The hospital authorities say the cause of death

was pneumonia.

REID (Leamington, Ont.) July 7 - Walter Reid, 18 years of age, the youngest son of John M.

Reid, 9th concession, Mersea, was accidentally drowned in the lake here today at 11 a.m. His

elder brother and he had driven to the lake for the purpose of having a bathe and while

bathing, thought of taking the horse out also. Deceased and a young man named Kennedy

mounted the horse and went out a considerable distance and when turning to come ashore the

horse either rolled over or the young men slipped off and young Reid, being unable to swim,

was drowned. His brother and the young man Kennedy, were also unable to swim and did not

realize his danger until they could not help him. There was no one on the shore at the time to

render assistance, and before Frank Ives, who lives a short distance from the bathing grounds,

could arrive with his boat, the young man had been a considerable time in the water. His body

was found almost at the exact spot where the accident occurred and was speedily taken

ashore. Although every effort was put forth to resuscitate him, it was of no avail.

COONEY (Brantford, Ont.) July 7 - A very sad fatality took place on Friday afternoon about

three miles from the village of Burford. The 7-year-old daughter of a farmer named Cooney

started to light the kitchen fire, and the wood, failing to ignite, she used some coal oil. In an

instant the flames burst out and ignited her clothing, the poor little thing becoming surrounded

by a sheet of flame. Her cries speedily brought assistance but before she could be rescued, she

had sustained terrible injuries and died in fearful agony shortly afterwards. The house also


became ignited and was saved with great difficulty. The father and mother were in the house

at the time of the sad mishap.

FITCH (Toronto) July 8 - John C. Fitch, of 566 Jarvis street, dropped dead at Sunnyside on

Saturday night owing to overexerting himself in endeavouring to catch a street car. The

deceased gentleman had been out to Long Branch in the afternoon to see some friends and

was returning unaccompanied on the Mimico cars. About 10 pm, he reached Sunnyside and

ran to catch a Queen street car, No. 400 which was just starting. No sooner had he boarded it

than he fell insensible to the floor. The conductor and some of the passengers carried the

dying man into the Sunnyside hotel, where, despite every effort to arouse him, he speedily

passed away. Drs. Rowe and Aylesworth were called but before they arrived, life was extinct.

Examination showed that he had died from heart failure and Coroner Orr, who was

summoned, considered an inquest unnecessary.

 The late Mr. Fitch was 75 years old and for many years carried on a wholesale grocery

business in partnership with Col. John I. Davidson. The present firm of Davidson & Hay is

the successor of the old firm of Fitch & Davidson which was dissolved several years ago.

 The only son of the deceased was Lieut. Wm. Fitch of the Royal grenadiers who was killed

at the battle of Batoche in the rebellion of 1885. The father never entirely recovered from the

sorrow of his son’s death. A monument erected in his memory is today the chief ornament of

Mount Pleasant cemetery.

BOYD (Toronto) July 8 - Chancellor Boyd has been summoned to Middlesex to attend the

funeral of his brother, Dr. Francis Boyd, concession 2, London township, who died in the city

hospital on Friday afternoon at 5:30 from the results of injuries sustained in a collision with

the London west electric car.

 On Wednesday, Dr. Boyd was in London west attending the funeral of Geo. Fearnley who

died at the age of 95 years. In company with another London township resident named

Routledge, the doctor was turning off Charles street onto the Wharncliffe road just as the

trolley car came along. The front wheels had barely cleared the track when the car and rig

collided and the occupants of the latter were thrown a considerable distance. Mr. Boyd was

the more seriously hurt and was hastily removed to the hospital. He sustained a fracture at the

base of the skull, a broken nose, numerous bruises on the head and injuries to his back.

Thursday morning he became delirious and gradually sank. Death was due to the fracture.

 Dr. Boyd was 76 years old and one of the best-known residents of London township.

MYERS (St. Catharines, Ont.) July 8 - Joseph Myers, aged 16, son of Anthony Myers, baker,

was drowned in the old canal below lock 2 Saturday night while bathing.

Tuesday, July 9

HAYES - On July 9, at his late residence, York road, West Flamboro, John Hayes, in his 83rd

year, a native of the county Tipperary, Ireland. The funeral will leave his late residence on

Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock to St. Augustine’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre



MORIN - At 50 Barton st. west, on the 8th inst., Francis Albert, infant son of Joseph and

Catharine Morin, aged 10 months and 24 days. Funeral Wednesday, July 10, at 3 p.m. Friends

will please accept this intimation.

MERNER (Berlin, Ont.) July 8 - Fred Merner, of New Hamburg, brother of Senator Samuel

Merner, died at his home yesterday at the age of sixty-six years. For a time Mr. Merner was

one of the wealthiest men of Waterloo county but he met with business reverses and died in

comparatively humble circumstances.

JACKSON (Gravenhurst, Ont.) July 8 - James Jackson, one of the most progressive farmers

on the west side of Lake Muskoka, was instantly killed by the fall of a tree on his farm three

miles below Bala. He leaves a widow and five children.

BARNES (Woodstock, Ont.) July 8 - William Barnes, a baker, employed by J.McCormick &

Co., confectioners, died this afternoon in Dr. A.M. Clarke’s dentist parlour while having his

teeth extracted. During the day he had been troubled with toothache and went to the dentist to

have his teeth removed and desired to have chloroform administrated. Dr. McLurg was called

in to do this. Four teeth had been successfully removed and while the fifth was being

extracted, he suddenly gasped and is supposed to have expired immediately. Dr. Rice and

Odium were called in to assist in endeavouring to resuscitate him but after an hour and a half

their efforts were unsuccessful and the unfortunate man was pronounced dead. It is the

opinion of the doctors present that his sudden death resulted in paralysis of the heart. He was

about 30 years of age and leaves a widow and one child two years of age. He had resided in

Woodstock only two months, having removed here from Stratford.

MILLER - Early this morning, Alexander Munro, of Munro and Robertson, and his son, saw

what looked like the body of a man floating in the bay near Hargrove station, north of the

canal at the beach. It was in about the same place as the empty boat was found last Thursday

and Mr. Munro came to the conclusion that it was the body of John Miller, the Toronto man

supposed to have been drowned last Wednesday.

 Mr. Munro and his son floated the body to the shore and it was afterwards taken to the city

morgue by Undertaker Blatchford. As there is some mystery about Miller’s disappearance,

the police notified Coroner White who decided to hold an inquest. The jury met at the city

hospital at noon today, James Main was chosen foreman. After viewing the body, the jury

adjourned until Thursday night when further evidence will be taken.

 Whether he committed suicide or was accidentally drowned will never be known.

STEPHENS (Montreal) July 8 - John Stephens, a brass finisher, employed in Mitchell’s

foundry, went to the water with some companions to enjoy a swim, got beyond his depth,

sank and was drowned. The body was brought to Hamilton and the remains buried from the

residence of the dead young man’s uncle, Phillip Stephens, 171 Bold street this afternoon.

Wednesday, July 10

STERLING - Suddenly at Oakley, Ohio, on 6th inst., George B. Sterling, of Chicago, Ill.,

second son of the late Mr. George Sterling of this city.


PATULLO - Mrs. Andrew Patullo died at St. John’s hospital, Toronto yesterday. Deceased

was a daughter of the highly-esteemed postmaster of Oakville, Robert Balmer, who very

recently celebrated his golden wedding on which occasion Mrs. Patullo was present.

Mrs. Patullo, the young wife of Andrew Patullo, of the Woodstock Sentinel-Review, lies

dead, and the heartfelt sympathy of the whole newspaper fraternity of the Dominion is with

the bereaved husband. The Spectator joins in the general and sincere regret which the sad

occurrence has called for.

VANSICKLE (Alberton, Ont.) - On Wednesday of last week, Mrs. Vansickle, wife of the late

James Vansickle died at the residence of her oldest son, Ira Vansickle, near Onondaga. Old

age was the cause of death. The funeral took place on Friday and was very largely attended.

The funeral service was conducted by her pastor, the Rev. J.M. Wright, at the Trinity church.

The body was afterwards interred at the burying ground of the White Brick church, Fiddler’s

Green. The deceased was born in 1814 in this township on the farm now owned by Daniel

File. Her maiden name was Jane Bradshaw. In 1833, she was married to James Vansickle.

They settled on a farm near where the Trinity church now is and lived there until the death of

Mr. Vansickle about twelve years ago. Since that time she lived among her family. Seven

sons and four daughters survive her. The deceased was a remarkably strong active woman and

did much to aid her husband accumulate a large amount of property. She was an earnest

Christian having united with the Methodist church in 1839 and taking an active part in church

work ever since.

BRISTOL (Tillsonburg, Ont.) July 10 - Rev. Emerson Bristol, of the Hamilton conference,

better known as Elder Bristol of the former M.E. church now superannuated, died at the

residence of his son-in-law, Rev. E.L. Clements here yesterday. The Rev. Mr. Bristol has two

sons in the Methodist ministry, one at Arkona, the other at Lynden. He was 82 years of age.

His remains will be taken to Ancaster, his former home for burial.

Thursday, July 11

BRISTOL - At Tillsonburg, on 10th inst. Rev. E. Bristol, aged 82 years. Funeral from his late

home, the residence of his son-in-law, F. Marshall, Ancaster, at 1 o`clock on Friday, July 12

to White Brick cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation..

ARMSTRONG (Selkirk) July 11 - Rumors have been quite prevalent hereabouts of the death

of an infant child of five months on the premises of Mrs. Charlotte Webb, resident about three

miles from here, on the lake shore. These rumors have culminated into a coroner`s inquest,

which was held at Cheapside, a village near here, where the infant`s body was interred, and

evidence was elicited that the child was the illegitimate offspring of a young woman, a Miss

Effie Armstrong, from Port Burwell, Port Rowan or Simcoe, at each of which points she had

been resident; that she had engaged with Mrs. Webb near here, and had been working in the

fields; also that she had weaned the infant when only three months of age on coming here;

that it was kept upstairs, while she, Mrs Webb and her son, all the members of the members

of the household, worked in the field; that it was subject to fits and died on July 3. The girl`s

evidence, apparently, seemed to be under considerable restraint, and contradicted in several

points that of the Webbs. It was also brought out that the child was only fed on boiled bread

and water, and a very little sugar, in a sugar teat, made with a piece of rag, five times a day.


The post-mortem examination evidence of Dr. T.T.S. Harrison, of Selkirk, brought out the

statement by him that the child came to its death by starvation, there being nothing in the

stomach or intestines, while the organs were all healthy. The jury after consideration, brought

in a verdict as follows: “We, the jury, empanelled to inquire into the death of Harry

Armstrong, are of the opinion that deceased came to his death by inanition, and we strongly

condemn the mother, Effie Armstrong, Mrs. Charlotte Webb and Norman Webb.”

 The matter is now in the hands of the county crown attorney, C.W. Colter of Cayuga. It is

since alleged by the parties that evidence could have been produced that would prove that the

Webbs would work in the field and compel the girl Armstrong to do also all day and leave the

infant upstairs. Also, that they went to Cheapside and Hagersville and left it in the house

while gone, though young Webb swore it was with them on this occasion.

 No public funeral was awarded the infant and a coffin only was purchased here at $1.50

from the funeral director, Snyder, here as sworn to by him. There is considerable excitement

over the matter in this neighborhood and it seems that some condemn the jury strongly for not

bringing in such a verdict that the parties concerned would be arrested immediately.

 The body of the infant was exhumed. It showed considerable emaciation, with several

bruises on its face, which are supposed to be caused by the mother overlaying it at night, as

sworn by her.

Friday, July 12

WEBB - In this city, on July 12, Willie, only child of Thomas and Edie Webb, aged 1 year

and 3 months. Funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3.30 from his parents’

residence, cr. Wellington and Murray streets. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

MORISON - On the 12th inst. At 212 Locke st. south Fred Scott, infant son of Robert and

Tillie Morison. Funeral on Saturday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

MILLIGAN - In this city on July 12th,Gertrude Louisa only and beloved daughter of Edward

and Louisa Milligan, aged 7 years and 3 months. Funeral from her parents residence, No. 182

Locke st. north, on Sunday at 3 o’clock p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

ROY(Kingston July 11) - The body of Mrs. Roy, of Sorel, Quebec, was on the barge

Cunningham when it reached this port. She was the wife of the captain and had been drowned

near Alexandria bay. She was in the cabin while the crew were forward, and it is supposed in

stepping down slipped, fell overboard, struck her head and was speedily drowned before her

absence was noticed. Her body was sent to Sorel for burial. Seven children, one an infant of a

few months, survive. Deceased was about 40 years of age.

Saturday, July 13

WEBB - In this city on July 12, Willie, only child of Thomas and Edie Webb, aged 1 year and

3 months . Funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon, at 3.30 from his parents’ residence,

cor. Wellington and Murray streets. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


MILLIGAN - In this city on July 12th, Gertrude Louisa, only and beloved daughter of

Edward and Louisa Milligan, aged 7 years and 3 months. Funeral from her parents residence,

No 182 Locke st. north, on Sunday at 3 o’clock p.m. Friends will please accept this


WARDELL - On the 12th inst., at the residence of his son A. R. Wardell , Orchard Hill,

Ancaster, in his 92nd year, Richard Wardell, youngest son of the late Richard Wardell M.P.,

Plymouth, England. Funeral private.

 R. Wardell, father of A.R. Wardell of Dundas, died at his son’s residence yesterday at the

age of 92. He was the youngest son of John Wardell member of parliament for Plymouth

Eng., and came to Canada when a young man, locating near Dundas. He lived there until

about 1870, when he went to Chicago to reside with his son Charles, returning to Dundas last

year. He was a gentleman of remarkable virility and preserved his vigor until within the past

year, when his health began to fail. The funeral will take place on Monday from Orchard

place, the residence of A.R. Wardell.

FULTON - At Strabane, on July 12th, James Fulton in his 80th year. Funeral from his late

residence, Brock Road, on Sunday at 10 a.m. to Strabane cemetery. Friends will please accept

this intimation.

 James Fulton, one of the oldest members of the Conservative party in North Wentworth ,

died at Strabane yesterday in his 80th year. He was a native of Tyrone, Ireland, and came to

Canada in his youth. He leaves a family of four sons - John, William, Daniel and James

Fulton - and four daughters - Mrs John Rogers, Strabane; Mrs James Purvis, of Hamilton:

Mrs. Wm. Johnson, of Campbellville, and Miss Lizzie Fulton.

SHAW (Glanford) - James Shaw, son of James Shaw, of this township, was killed in Detroit.

His body is being sent home for burial.

MILLER (Port Hope) July 12 - Mrs James Miller, Peter street, died suddenly this morning. A

neighbor’s wife was taken ill about 11 o’clock last night and the husband went to get Mrs.

Miller to wait on the sick woman. She told him not to wait for her, that she would be along

shortly. He returned home and waited an hour and a half and then went to see the cause of the

delay, and when a hundred yards from her residence, he found Mrs. Miller lying by the side

of the walk dead.

SALTER (Toronto) July 13 - Coroner Johnson has issued a warrant, calling for an inquest

into the cause of the death of two infant children aged respectively 4 and 3 months, the

parents of whom, William Salter and wife, and Mrs. Webb, a widow, reside at 148 Chestnut

street. The children, the elder a boy and the younger a girl, have, during the past two months,

been daily left at the creche conducted by the Toronto Mission union, in Hayter street, while

their mothers went to work.

 On Saturday last Dr. E.H. Adams, of Queen street east, visited the children, whom he found

in an emaciated and moribund condition. Both children showed similar symptoms, and have

since died at their parents residence, the girl on Wednesday and the boy on Thursday last. The

doctor issued the usual burial permits and declared death due to mal-nutrition. The police,

believing the children have been neglected, have taken the step of having an inquest held.

Mrs. Webb states that her child has been sickly from birth.


 William Salter says that his child was taken ill on May 23 last, and was attended by Dr.

Clingan, that the doctor afterwards visited the creche. He added that the lady in charge of the

children appeared suitable for the task.

Monday, July 15

CLARK - In this city on Sunday, July 14, Gordon Clayton, only son of Rosamond and

George J. Clark, aged 1 year and 9 months. Funeral Tuesday, 4 p.m., from their residence, 84

West avenue south. Friends please accept this intimation.

BLAKELY - In this city on July 14, Robert Blakely, aged 85 years. Funeral from his late

residence 229 Emerald street north, on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will

please accept this intimation. No flowers.

 Robert Blakely died yesterday at his residence, 229 Emerald street north after a short

illness. He was a native of county Tyrone, Ireland, having been born there in 1810. He came

to Hamilton in 1854 and was for 30 years a nightwatchman here. He was a member of the

Orange order and a good Conservative. The deceased leaves two sons- Robert Blakely,

Buntin Gillies & Co., and John Blakely of the Eagle Knitting company - and one daughter,

Mrs. James Muir.

HASTINGS - At his mother’s residence, No. 63 West avenue north, on Monday, July 15,

1895, James Henry Hastings, youngest son of the late William Hastings, aged 20 years and 5

months. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m., to church of St. Thomas. Interment at Hamilton

cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

MONDAY - Yesterday Abraham Monday, a 13-year-old lad, whose parents live on the bank

of the Grand river about two miles from Caledonia, went in the river for a swim. He took a

cramp and was drowned. The water at the point where the lad was drowned is not more than

six feet deep. The body was recovered a couple of hours after the accident occurred.

Monday’s parents used to live at Mount Hope.

FARROUGH (Essex) July 13 - A 7-year-old son of John Farrough, of Maidstone, was fatally

gored by a cow on Friday evening about six o’clock. A wound six inches in length was made

in the abdomen. The child died this morning.

GRIFFEN (Smith’s Falls, Ont.) July 14 - A young man named Wesley Griffen, residing near

Brockville, was run over and killed on the railway track near here on Friday night. His

remains were found yesterday morning scattered along the track, and must have been tossed

back and forth by four trains which passed through the night.

Tuesday, July 16

CURRAN - At the Home of St. John the Divine, Toronto, on July 15, 1895, Captain T.

Bannington Curran, in his 84th year. Funeral private.


FLEMING - At his residence, Lake Shore, Township of Nelson, County of Halton, on

Monday, July 15th, John Fleming in the 75th year of his age. Funeral will take place on

Wednesday, the 17th inst., to St. Jude’s cemetery, Oakville, at 2 o’clock p.m.

HASTINGS - At his mother’s residence, No. 63 West avenue north, on Monday July 15,

1895, James Henry Hastings, aged 20 years and 5 months. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. to

church of St. John. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

HOLMES - At his late residence, Barrie, Ont., on Sunday, July 14, 1895, William Holmes

aged 38 years. Funeral from G.T.R. Stuart street station to-morrow (Wednesday) at 2.45 p.m.

Friends will please accept this intimation.

 The funeral of William Holmes, of Barrie, is postponed until 2.30 Wednesday afternoon

from the Stuart street station. The Foresters will kindly meet that train.

CURRAN - Canon Curran’s father, the oldest of the captains who sailed upon our inland

waters , died yesterday in Toronto at the advanced age of 84.

NEWELL (Ottawa) July 16 - The inquest on the body of Mary Newell, the 16-year-old girl

who died while being taken to the Water street hospital in a hack, was concluded last night. A

verdict was returned to the effect that the deceased had come to her death from shock and

exhaustion being the result of a poisonous irritant, taken some time previously. Annie

Summers, an inmate of the hospital, deposed that while in the hospital deceased had told her

that she had taken some horse medicine in a stable that smelled of carbolic acid. She had

taken it because her parents had turned against her on account of having turned Protestant.

Wednesday, July 17

MOORE - Rev. T. Albert Moore, of Palmerston, formerly of Hamilton, is mourning the death

of an infant son.

OILLE (Fulton, Ont.) - Mrs. Oille, who was formerly a resident of this place, died at her

home in Smithville on Saturday morning. A number of her friends here attended the funeral

on Monday afternoon.

SAUNDERS (Ogdensburg N,Y.) July 16 - Capt. Saunders, of Kingston Ont., was drowned in

the St. Lawrence , opposite this city while crossing the river in company with Daniel

McCartin of Prescott. Capt. Saunders fell out of the boat. He leaves a wife and children.

 Capt. John Saunders, who was drowned at Ogdensburg yesterday morning, was about forty

years of age, and one of the most skilful navigators in Ontario. He sailed seven vessels, the

last being the schooner Ella Murton, of Hamilton.

GOSLING (Toronto) July 17 - The charge of murder laid against Stephen Wright and Mary

A. Clarke, who was said to have caused the death of a woman named Charlotte Gosling, in a

house in Symes place on June 10 last, was partially investigated at the police court yesterday.

 Dr. Bingham filed his report of the post mortem examination. He said the primary cause of

death was Bright’s disease and the immediate cause some sort of shock. The spleen was

ruptured, which might have been caused by a slight blow, or by someone leaning with their


knee upon the woman. There were also some cuts upon the face, made recently, but not

sufficient to cause death.

 Mr Tytler, the witness, said deceased was in a very bad state of health and could not have

lived long in any event. He would not have been surprised to hear of her death at any moment.

The doctor thought, however, that some violence had preceded death, either by a fall, fit,

convulsions or blow. The enquiry was adjourned.

JEFFERSON (Parry Sound, Ont.) July 16 - An explosion occurred here in a machine shop

yesterday afternoon, at which Charles Jefferson, engineer, was mortally wounded, and three

other men slightly injured. A cylinder was being heated, when it suddenly exploded with

terrific force. It was found that it contained water, unknown to the workmen. Part of the end

of the building was blown out. Jefferson received internal injuries from which he died three

hours afterwards. Alex. Adair was cut in the face and head. John Wood was slightly cut and

one other slightly hurt.

WILSON (Durham, Ont.) July 16 - The four-year-old son of Archibald Wilson, of

Glenroaden Mills, was drowned this afternoon in the Saugeen. He went with his brothers and

sisters picking berries in the fields along the river, and after straying from them fell over the

bank into the water.

Thursday, July 18

MACINTYRE - In this city, on July 17, Hugh MacIntyre, aged 29 years. Funeral from his

brother’s residence 160 Macnab street north, on Friday morning at 8.30 o’clock to G.T.R.

Stuart st. station. Interment at Woodlands cemetery, near Mount Forest. Friends and

acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 Hugh McIntyre, a past president of the Hamilton Gaelic society, died yesterday after a few

days illness. He had however, been ailing for some years. Mr. McIntyre was a native of

Mount Forest, Ont., and came to Hamilton ten years ago. For a short time he was engaged in

the wood and coal business. He was a member of Knox church, was 29 years of age, and

unmarried. The remains will be taken to Mount Forest for burial.

QUINN - Word has been received here that Eddie Quinn, eldest son of W. Quinn, general

freight agent of the G.T.R. at Liverpool, was drowned while yachting on a lake near that city

last week. Mr. Quinn and his family have many friends in Hamilton who will hear the sad

news with deep regret.

JAGOE - James Jagoe, son of James Jagoe, died at Chicago on Tuesday. The body will be

brought to Hamilton for interment. H.B.Jagoe, the popular representative of the West Shore

railway is in the city to attend the funeral.

TUGENTHAFT (Toronto) July 18 - Mike Tugenthaft, a 10-year-old newsboy was killed by a

trolley near the corner of King and Yonge streets last evening. The accident occurred at 6:20,

just when the corner was crowded.


 The little, bare-footed Hebrew lad made an attempt to board the motor of a west-bound

King street car. He missed his hold by the right hand, on which he seized the other hand bar

with his left hand, and the car being in motion, he swung round and fell between the motor

and the trailer.

The car had almost reached the stopping place, and the brake was immediately applied. The

car was stopped but not before the two wheels had passed over the boy’s body. He was

promptly extricated and laid on the pavement.

 Dr. Emory of Grace hospital who was riding his bicycle in King street saw the accident. Dr.

McCully and other medical men were soon in the crowd that collected. The ambulance was

summoned and accompanied by Dr. Emory, the sufferer, who was unconscious, was taken to

Grace hospital. From the first it was manifest that there was no hope for the boy, He lingered

however for three-quarters of an hour after admission to the hospital. Thence the remains

were taken to the morgue.

 The boy’s parents reside at 24 Terauley street. They have a large family and cannot speak

English. The mother’s husband is a pedlar. and was last heard of in Lindsay yesterday.

Friday, July 19

HILL - On July 18, at her late residence, 58 Spring street, Jane Kennedy, of Dumfrieshire,

Scotland, relict of the late Wm. Hill, aged 70 years. Funeral from the above address at 4

o’clock, Saturday, the 20th. Service at the house at 3.30. Please omit flowers.

STONEHAM - In this city on July 19th, Harriet Ann Stoneham, beloved wife of the late

William Stoneham. Funeral from her late residence, 138 Hunter street east, on Sunday at 2.30

p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

POWER - In this city on the 19th inst., Jeremiah Joseph, only son of Thomas and Minnie

Power, aged 10 months and 12 days. Funeral will take place from his father’s residence, 171

Market street, on Saturday, at 2:30 pm.

GREENE (Orillia, Ont.) July 18 - Richard Eustice Greene, eldest son of Rev. Canon Greene,

was drowned in Lake Couchiching. He was not missed till the afternoon, and later his boat

was found with the ballast all in the bow, and the stern just floating above water, near Heron

island. The steamer Longford has taken out searching parties, but no trace of the body has

been found.

HENDERSON (Belleville, Ont.) July 18 - L.H. Henderson, city treasurer and city solicitor,

died very suddenly in his office shortly before 1 o’clock to-day. Deceased who was 77 years

of age, leaves a widow, a daughter and a son. Deceased was highly esteemed and was a

prominent member of the Masonic order. He was also the commanding officer of the

Fifteenth battalion.

SMITH (Toronto) July 19 - Acting County Crown Attorney W.E. Raney, High Constable

Jones and Constable Savage, of Newmarket accompanied by Coroner A.J.Johnson, Dr. John

Caven and Dr. George A. Bingham of this city visited Kettleby cemetery, in the county of

York, yesterday and exhumed the body of Mrs Sarah Smith, wife of a farmer residing on the

stone road between Bradford and Holland’s Landing about a mile south of the former place.


Mrs. Smith died about three weeks ago, and subsequent to her interment rumors were

circulated that her death resulted from abortion. These rumors were communicated to the

authorities and it was decided to exhume the body and hold an inquest into the cause of her

death. The original intention was to hold the inquest at Holland’s Landing but subsequently

this was changed to Aurora. Owing to the delay in securing a jury, the doctors did not reach

Kettleby cemetery until nearly dusk, and the post-mortem was postponed until to-day. The

inquest will be resumed at Aurora to-night, It is alleged that Mrs. Smith went to a doctor and

told him that she did not wish to have any more children, that he subsequently operated upon

her with instruments and as a result she died.

COOK (Toronto) July 19 - An old pensioner named James Cook, who has been working as a

tailor for J.W. Cheeseworth, Bay street, dropped dead as he sat at dinner yesterday in his

boarding house, 25 Temperance street. Several doctors were called in but their efforts to

resuscitate him failed. An inquest has been called by Coroner Young but it is probable that it

will not be held, as the doctors certify that death was due to heart disease.

READY (St. Catharines) - A horrible accident occurred Wednesday afternoon on the farm of

the Widow Moot, on the Smithville road, whereby a young man lost his life, dying a fearful


 Patrick Ready, aged 22, worked as a farmhand for Mrs. Moot and was engaged drawing in

hay, using a wagon with iron uprights. He took a large load into the barn, and not thinking

about the iron uprights, attempted to slide to the ground, when one of them pieced him near

the hip, impaling hm and coming out near his mouth. The poor fellow screamed fearfully, and

as soon as possible he was taken off the stake, and Dr. Bowman of Beamsville, and Dr.

Greenwood, of this city, summoned. Soon they were on the spot and did everything possible,

but to no avail, for he died about midnight.

 Ready was spoken about as an exceptional fine young fellow, and his horrible death has cast

a gloom over the neighbourhood. The hay rack has been seen occasionally on the market and

more than one person has prophesied that an accident would occur.

Saturday, July 20

HORN - At his late residence, No 347 Hughson st. north, on Saturday 20th July, 1895,

Thomas Horn in his 67th year. Funeral Monday at 3:30 pm. Friends will please accept this

intimation. No flowers.

WALTON - At Riverside, California, on the 19th inst., Alfred Morrison, aged 36 years, eldest

son of the late Rev. John Walton, formerly of “Greenends”, Alston, Cumberland, England.

BLOWES - In this city on 19th inst., Sarah, daughter of Catharine and the late James Blowes.

Funeral on Sunday at 2.30 pm from her mother’s residence, No.267 Bay street north to St.

Mary’s Cathedral and thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will

please accept this intimation.


RUMPLE - On Saturday, July 20, Lila Murial, daughter of Frederick and Minerva Rumple,

aged 4 months and 2 weeks. Funeral from her grandfather’s residence, 28 Davenport street,

Sunday at 4 pm. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

HANCOCK (Swansea, Ont.) July 20 - A young man by the name of William Hancock, 128

Harrison street, Toronto, was drowned in the Humber river, under the railway bridge at about

10:15 this forenoon.

BOYLE (Collingwood, Ont.)July 19 - Patrick Joseph Boyle, killed in a railroad accident at

Rush City, Minn., was buried here to-day.

GALLAUGHER (Lisle, Ont.) July 19 - John Gallaugher, reeve of Tossorontio, was killed by

a wagon upsetting. Mr. Gallaugher was struck by a large can of milk, his injuries proving fatal

in a few minutes.

Monday, July 22

MCPHERSON - In this city, on July 21, after a long and painful illness borne with Christian

fortitude and patience, Alexander McPherson in his 72nd year. Funeral from his late

residence, 274 Barton street east, on Tuesday July 23, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept

this intimation. Friends kindly omit flowers.

REID - At the City Hospital, Hamilton, Ont., on Sunday 21st inst., William James Philps

Gordon Reid, a native of Aberdeen Scotland aged 73 years. The funeral will leave Pray’s

undertaking rooms , King street west, at 3 o’clock on Tuesday, 23rd inst. Friends and

acquaintances will please attend without further notice.

 Wm. James Philps Gordon Reid, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland, died at the city hospital

yesterday afternoon . Mr. Reid was better known in Hamilton as eccentric Wullie Reid. He

had lived in the city for many years and was the possessor of a large amount of real estate, his

possessions numbering some twenty-one houses. He was a kindly old man, but rather irritable

when aroused, and was always warring with his neighbours, and has more than once figured

in police court cases. His last trouble was with ex-Ald. Brick whom he was accused of having

libelled. The case was settled out of court.

 Some weeks ago “Wullie” was stricken with paralysis and this hastened his death. He was

fast breaking up before the stroke came, being 73 years old. The funeral will take place from

Pray’s undertaking rooms on Tuesday afternoon.

 Wullie Reid the eccentric old Scotchman who died in the hospital on Sunday, never had a

more faithful friend than a mongrel dog which he named “Collie”. After Wullie was removed

to the hospital the dog became very fretful, and his doleful whining was incessantly heard by

the neighbors night or day. They endeavored to pacify him with all kinds of delicacies in the

shape of food but their efforts were futile and poor Collie continued to moan. Yesterday,

however, the whining of the dog ceased, and upon investigation Collie was found dead on the

back doorstep of Wullie’s late residence.

 For many years Wullie and his dog have been inseparable, sleeping in the same bed and

eating from the same dish. It was a very sagacious canine and seemed to understand

thoroughly his master’s peculiarities.


RODGERS, (Niagara) July 21 - A sad affair took place near Six-Mile Creek some time last

evening, in which a young man named George S. Rodgers lost his life while playing a

practical joke on an Italian named Dominick, employed by Frank Havens as a farm hand. The

two young men were cocking hay when Rodgers left the field , and going to the house,

returned with a sheet, intending to frighten the Italian, who had a mortal fear of ghosts.

Enveloping himself in the sheet, he hid behind a cock of hay, and as the Italian came along

suddenly sprang up before him. The Italian being nearly frightened to death, quickly thrust his

pitchfork into Rodger’s eye, inflicting injuries from which he died almost immediately.

Nothing has yet been done to the Italian.

HOGAN (St. Catharines) July 21 - A barn belonging to Stewart Jones, a colored farmer of

Grantham township, was burned on Saturday night about midnight and about $500 damage

was done to the barn and contents. The fire was of incendiary origin, and is supposed to have

been caused by a colored man named Hogan, formerly employed by Jones who as

disappeared and is supposed to have committed suicide by jumping into the new canal. He has

a peculiar walk, and his footsteps were traced from the barn to the canal bank, where his hat,

stick, vest and purse were found. A party have been dragging the level all day, trying to find

the body, but so far without success. Hogan was 70 years old.

CHANTLER (Woodstock) July 21 - James Chantler, aged 86, an inmate of the house of

industry, ate a hearty breakfast Saturday morning, leaned back in his chair and expired.

MORDEN - The death of A.L. Morden, Q.C., crown attorney for Lennox and Addington,

occurred at Liverpool.

CRAIG (Bond Head, Ont.) July 20 - A son of W.M. Craig’s was frightfully kicked by a horse

while attempting to harness him. Besides having a fracture of the skull and one broken thigh,

young Craig received several body wounds. He lived only two hours.

Tuesday, July 23

MCGEE (Hamilton) - Chief Smith sent Sergeant Vanatter and P.C. Knox over the bay this

morning with grappling-irons to search for the body of Prof. McGee, who was drowned last


RIDOUT (Toronto) July 23 - Norman Stewart Ridout, 125 Tyndall avenue, son of the late

Donald Ridout, was killed by a railway train at St. Anne’s, Quebec, on Saturday. Mr. Ridout,

who was a cadet in the Royal Military college, Kingston, was one of a surveying party who

were working about 25 miles from Montreal. He was standing on one track and stepped on to

the other to allow a train to pass. He stepped directly before a train on the latter track, and

died ten minutes after being struck. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

JEFFERSON (Parry Harbor) July 18 - On Monday July 15, a terrible accident took place at

Wm. Peter’s new mill here, as a result of which Charles Jefferson, a blacksmith, lost his life,

while Joseph Bovaier , an engineer, was disfigured for life and Alex. Adair and W.H.

Dearborn were severely cut about the head and face. The accident was caused by the bursting

of the piston of the steam log roller, the rod of which had got bent while working and as the


men were unable to straighten it cold, it was placed in the forge and heated. Steam was

noticed coming from the piston head, in which some water had gathered, and a moment later

it exploded with great force, wrecking the end of the blacksmith shop in which the repair was

being made and injuring fatally Jefferson who was holding it in the fire. Jefferson’s wounds

proved to be internal and he died in three hours, while Bovaier’s cheek was broken. The

deceased, who was 31 years of age, was a steady and industrious man and had been just a year

married. He was a native of Goderich and his body was on Tuesday removed from there and

to-day it was buried in that town.

JAMES (Toronto) July 23 - Miss Sarah James, daughter of Walton James, a farmer, living

near Utica P.O., Uxbridge township, died at 49 Bellevue avenue yesterday under

circumstances which caused the authorities to suspect that death resulted from a criminal


 Miss James, who was a good-looking young woman of 22, had been teaching school for

some time at Corbetton, Grey county. While there, she became engaged to a young farmer

named Albert Somerville of Bonda. The two were to be married shortly and when school

closed, Miss James spent two weeks at her lover’s home. Two weeks ago to-day, she called at

the house of Mrs Doherty, 4 Bellevue avenue and told Mrs Doherty that she was not well and

that Dr. Lehman of Spadina avenue had recommended her to come to her house to board for a

week or two, until she had recovered.

 The young woman gradually grew worse and on Saturday last her mother and her lover

were telegraphed for. They arrived the same day and remained with her until her death, which

took place yesterday morning. Before she died, George Hewson, 71 Palmerston avenue, a

friend of the James family, was summoned.

 After the death had taken place Mr. Hewson had a conversation with Somerville, in the

course of which the latter according to Hewson’s story to the police, said “I paid that doctor

$40 to do that job, and if he had done his work right there would have been no trouble.” No

name was mentioned. Hewson at once communicated the statement to Inspector Johnson of

the Third precinct. An officer was at once dispatched to the house, and arrived just in time to

intercept Undertaker E.J. Humphrey, who had given a burial certificate, and was about to

remove the body.

 Dr. Lehman’s statement is as follows: “A week ago last Wednesday a young lady, who

afterwords proved to be Miss James, came to me and complained of sharp pains in the

abdomen. I prescribed for her, thinking she had a slight touch of inflamation. I saw her at

intervals during the week, and I became a little suspicious. On the Tuesday following I though

there was something wrong and questioned the girl very closely. She finally admitted

pregnancy, and said she thought the child was dead. I called Dr. E.E. King in consultation,

and we decided that an operation was necessary. This was performed on Wednesday and we

took from her a five months foetus which had no doubt been dead for some time. The poor

girl gradually sank until her death yesterday.”

 When Mrs. Hewson, 17 Palmerston avenue, was interviewed she was very reluctant to give

any information, but said that Somerville had made the statement to her husband with which

he is credited. The parents of the young girl are wealthy and highly respected farmers of

Uxbridge township. Somerville, who admitted he had betrayed her, is about 23 years of age

and is the son of a well-to-do farmer of South Simcoe. He returned to his home yesterday, but

will be recalled for the inquest. A post-mortem examination of the body will be made, and

when the jury have viewed the remains to-night they will be forwarded to Utica for interment.


Wednesday, July 24

OSBORN - In this city, on the 24th inst., Thomas Mills, youngest son of Cephas and Rosa

Osborn, aged 8 months. Funeral from parents residence, 275 Mary street, on Thursday

afternoon at 3.30. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

HUNTER - In this city, on July 23rd, Robert Hunter, a native of Peebleshire, Scotland, in the

67th year of his age. Funeral will take place from his late residence, Ida street, on Friday, at 3

p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.

 Robert Hunter, high constable of Wentworth and auctioneer, died last night. He had been

ailing for ten months, although he was not confined to his bed.

 The deceased was in the sixty-sixth year of his age, and was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

He was fourteen years of age when his parents came to Canada. For many years he was a

farmer in Beverly. When he was twenty-two he had the misfortune to lose his arm. Mr.

Hunter also acted as bailiff of the forth division court for a number of years. In 1874 he

moved to Hamilton and was appointed bailiff of the ninth division court, which position he

filled for six years. Fifteen years ago he was appointed high constable of Wentworth. He was

a familiar figure at all the courts.

 Mr. Hunter leaves a widow, four sons - William, Alex.,James and John - and four daughters

- Mrs. McEachern, Portland, Ore., Mrs. R.C. Pettigrew, of this city, and two unmarried

daughters. Mrs. Hunter has been ill for two weeks.

MCGEE - Up to a late hour this afternoon the body of Prof. McGee had not been recovered

from the bay. Sergt. Sergt. Venater and P.C. Knox were down on the water again to-day

grappling, but without success. The fact that the drowned man has no clothing on makes it

very difficult to locate his body with hooks. Prof. Parks has engaged Wesley Lee to search for

the body, and this afternoon L. McDonald started out with some dynamite to explode in the

vicinity of the drowning, in the hope of raising the body.

CLARK (Brantford) July 23 - The body of Agnes, the two-year-old daughter of Frank Clark,

was found lying in the Grand river this evening in front of her father’s door. No one saw her

fall into the water, but it is supposed she was playing on the embankment at the spot indicated

and fell over into the water, which, though very shallow, was sufficient to drown her.

CHAMBERS (Chatham) July 23 - Wm. Chambers, aged 108 years by actual proof, died at his

home in Dresden yesterday after a brief illness. Up to the time of his death he retained his

faculties to a wonderful extent and could talk as clearly and briskly as a man in middle life.

The deceased was a veteran of Waterloo, though he did not take part in the action, being a

youth and filling a position which at that time kept him in the field. But he saw many another

fight, and nothing pleased him more than to gather a crowd around him, “shoulder his crutch

and tell how fields were won”. He was a user of whiskey and tobacco all his life. About a year

ago the patriarch returned from a trip to the far west to visit his sons. He made the journey



JAMES (Toronto) July 24 - The inquest into the cause of the death of Miss Sarah James, the

young woman whom the police believe died from the effects of a criminal operation, was

opened by Coroner Johnson at the undertaking establishment of E.J. Humphrey, 407 Queen

street west, yesterday . The jury was sworn, and an adjournment made until Thursday


 Detective Slemin left last evening for Banda, and it is expected his investigations there will

result in one or more arrests.

Thursday, July 25

MCGEE - Drowned in Hamilton bay on Monday, July 22, David W. McGee, B.A., Ph.D,

lecturer in orientals , Toronto University, aged 23 years. Funeral from the residence of Mr.

Parks, No.164 Stinson st., on Friday at 3 p.m. friends will please accept this intimation.

 This morning the body of Dr. McGee, the Toronto university lecturer, who was drowned on

Monday, was found by a couple of young men in a rowboat. It was doubled up, and the

appearance of it gives weight to the theory that the young man took cramps when he was in

bathing. The body was recovered in about ten feet of water. It was carried on shore, and was

brought to the city by Undertaker Blachford.

 The funeral will take place to-morrow from the residence of Mr. Parks, 164 Stinson street,


CASTELL (Kingston) July 25 - William Castell, butcher, of Ellenburg, died this morning

from the effects of a blow from a baseball bat received at Sydenham yesterday. He interrupted

a game, rushing at R. Wycott, of Odessa, at the plate. In self-defense, Wycott struck Castell

over the forehead. A fight ensued. Castell was taken away and some time after grew drowsy,

became unconscious, and died. An inquest will be held.

COOMBES (London) July 25 - Robert and Nathaniel Coombes, aged respectively 13 and 11

years, who murdered their mother about three weeks ago by stabbing her while she was

asleep and lived ten days in the house with her decomposing body, were arraigned in the

police court this morning. The police authorities announced that they would not charge the

younger brother with participation in the crime, but they would call him to witness.

 Nathaniel was placed in the witness box and told of his brother’s having bought the knife

with which the killing was done. He did not see his mother killed, but heard her groan, and

went into the room and looked at her while she was dying. His brother admitted to him that it

was he who had killed her. The magistrate committed the elder brother, Robert, and a halfwitted

man Fox, who was arrested with the boys, for trial on the charge of murder and held

Nathaniel as a witness.

Friday, July 26

JONES - In this city, on July 25, Thomas Jones, a native of County Kerry, Ireland, aged 66

years. Funeral from his late residence 221 Maria street, on Saturday, July 27, at 2 o’clock

p.m. to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances

will please accept this intimation.


CAIRNS (Sarnia) July 25 - Some time during Sunday night, July 14, Frank Cairns, the 19-

year-old son of J.K. Cairns, of the lake shore, left his home, and it was supposed that he went

on the lake, as a boat belonging to Mr. West on the lake shore, was taken during the night,

and no trace of it has since been heard of.

 Cornelius O’Brian, of the lake shore, saw something floating in the lake and after procuring

assistance went out to see what the object was, and they were rewarded by finding the body of

a young man floating in the water.

 They towed the body ashore and it was there identified as that of Cairns. There was a bullet

hole in the deceased’s forehead and a large weight was fastened to his body, which would

indicate that it was a determined case of suicide.

PEGG (Toronto) July 26 - The residents of Thornhill were startled on Tuesday upon hearing

that one of their citizens, James Pegg, had dropped dead. Deceased was out in the bush with

one or two others digging with a spade, when suddenly he was noticed to fall forward on the

ground and expired in a few moments. He had not enjoyed good health for the past year.

Heart failure is supposed to have been the cause of death. Deceased, who was about 40 years

of age, leaves a wife and one child.

BROWN (Scotland) July 25 - William Brown, a resident of Scotland, Ont., was found in

Foster’s pond, in this village, this afternoon. He is supposed to have drowned himself, having

been despondent for some time. The coroner was here this afternoon, and will probably hold

an inquest to-morrow.

Saturday, July 27

MUIR - At Lochwinnock, Scotland, on July 10, Robert Muir, aged 76 late of 246 MacNab

street north, Hamilton. Buried at Lochwinnoch, July 12.

 Robert Muir, late of 245 MacNab street north, in this city, died at Lochwinnoch, Scotland,

on July 10, aged seventy-six. Mr. Muir had gone to Scotland for his health, accompanied by

his wife. He had been a resident of Dundas and Hamilton for the past fifteen years. He leaves

a family of five daughters and two sons.

CORP - In this city, on July 27, Marcella, eldest daughter of James Monds and beloved wife

of Ernest J. Corp, aged 26. Funeral from the residence of her father.162 Locke st. north, on

Monday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. No


STIPE - On July 26th, William Edward, infant son of William and Frances Stipe, Barton, aged

6 weeks and 5 days. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will

please accept this intimation.

FOSTER - Accidently killed on Friday, July 26, Emma Foster, aged 39 years. From her

mother’s residence, No. 41 Nightingale st., Monday at 2 p.m. Friends will accept this


 Emma Foster met her death in a simple way. The young woman tried to get off a car when it

was in motion. She fell on the asphalt pavement, she struck her head with great force and died

in a short time.


TORRENCE (Ottawa) July 26 - Information was received here yesterday that Fraser

Torrence, who is well known in Ottawa having been connected for some years with the

geological survey, has been found dead near Rat Portage. It is not known whether his death

was accidental or the result of suicide or foul play. He has not been connected with the survey

for the last five or six years, and at the time of his death was prospecting in the gold regions

about Rat Portage.

BAYLEY (London) July 26 - Mrs. C.H. Bayley, wife of the well-known Dundas street dry

goods merchant, died suddenly to-day, in the 31st year of her age, about 6 o’clock yesterday

morning she experienced a paralytic stroke, which terminated as above stated. Deceased had

been married six years.

BROPHY, WINDFIELD (Ottawa) July 26 - About 5 o’clock this afternoon, Alexander, aged

25, Walter, aged 20, Edward, aged 12, sons of Mr. Brophy; George aged 13, only child of the

rev. Mr. Windfield, went for a sail in a canoe in Aylmer bay. A squall struck and it upset,

throwing the occupants into the water.

LUDLOW (Brantford) July 26 - Word comes from a neighbouring village of Longford of a

terrible mishap. Mrs S. Ludlow was on a visit to a farm of Wm. Dowdy, and she took her

three-year-old boy with her. He was left to sleep on the bed during the afternoon, when the

mother was aroused by frantic screams, and returning to the room found the poor little fellow

sitting on the bed with his clothing all burned off with the exception of a little waist, which he

was wearing next to the skin. The poor little sufferer had run from one room to another, and

returned to the bedroom where he was first left. He died in a few hours. Some burned matches

and paper told how the little fellow had caused the fire.

EDDINGTON (Cheltenham) July 26 - A sad accident occurred here to-day, which resulted in

the instant death of a lad of 16 years of age named James Eddington, from Dr. Barnardo’s

home who was in the employ of Wilson Wilkenson, a farmer of this neighborhood. The

deceased slipped from a load of hay, fell between the horses, which became frightened and

began to run. After going a short distance the load upset, and the unfortunate boy was crushed

to death by the wheels.

COLE (Southhampton, Ont.,) July 26 - Shortly after noon today, the body of John Cole, of

this place, was found with a bullet in his forehead. Coroner Patterson, of Port Elgin, was

immediately notified and an inquest was held, when this verdict was brought in: “That John

Cole came to his death by a wound on his forehead caused by a pistol shot, but whether selfinflicted

or not we are unable to say.”

MCDONALD, RODGERS, GALES (Chatham) July 26 - The river Thames this evening

claimed for itself a trio of little victims, Clifford McDonald, aged eight; William Rodgers,

aged nine, and Harold Gales aged ten. The lads left their playmates early in the evening for a

swim, and their non-appearance at the expiration of two hours caused anxiety. A searching

party was organized , and their clothing found lying on the park to the rear of Duff’s slaughter

house. The parents, who were almost frantic with grief, ordered the river to be dragged, and

the bodies were recovered late this evening. The lads are all well connected and the triple

tragedy has cast a gloom over the entire community.


MEEK (St. Thomas, Ont.) July 26 - Mrs. Robert Meek, of Southwold, near Fingal, died

yesterday in terrible agony of lockjaw, the result of having stepped a few days ago on a rusty

nail, which penetrated the ball of the big toe.

Monday, July 29

BROWNE - At Hamilton on the 28th inst., Matilda, relict of the late John E. Browne, formerly

of Grimsby, Ont.

PFANN - In this city on July 28th, Christina, beloved wife of George Pfann, aged 51 years.

Funeral from 206 Caroline st. south, Wednesday at 2 pm. Friends will please accept this


COOMBES (London) July 29 - The coroner’s jury in the case of Robert and Nathaniel

Coombes, who are accused of having killed their mother a few weeks ago by cutting her

throat, today returned a verdict of wilful murder. This verdict was rendered despite the

decision of the court Saturday that Robert, the 13-year-old boy, was alone guilty of the

murder and that Nathaniel, who is only 11 years of age should merely be held as a witness

against his brother. At the hearing on Saturday, when Robert was remanded and Nathaniel

held as a witness, Robert confessed that his brother did not give him any assistance in killing

his mother and the younger boy corroborated him by declaring that his mother was in a dying

condition from the wounds inflicted by Robert when he went into her room, having been

attracted by her groans.

FOSTER - The funeral of Miss Foster, who was accidentally killed on a James streetcar on

Friday night, was held this afternoon and was largely attended. Miss Foster, who was fatally

injured by falling from a trolley car on Friday evening, had a pair of gold-rimmed spectacles

on which have not been discovered since her death. The finder would confer a great favour by

returning them to the mother of deceased at 41 Nightingale street.

LOGAN (Niagara Falls) July 28 - Alexander Logan, a prominent young society man of this

town and son of ex-mayor Logan, met a tragic death this morning at Grimsby where the

family is staying for the summer. Young Logan was enjoying the surf bathing on the

lakeshore on Saturday, diving into the waves as they rolled in on the sand. The water where

he was making his plunges was only three feet deep and in one of his dives he struck in the

trough of the wave and his head hit the hard sand with great force. Logan was a powerfullybuilt

young man weighing 210 pounds so the shock must have been severe. His companions

saw the accident and the body splash in the water. They went to aid him and found that the

boy was paralysed, his neck having been broken. He lingered until this morning when he

died. So highly esteemed was young Logan that the flags were ordered at half-mast in his

honour. He was very prominent in society, church and sporting matters. He was a member of

the hockey club and also of the baseball club. The body was brought home this afternoon and

was met by a large crowd of the young man’s friends.


ASHLEY (Belleville) July 28 - Mary Walden Meyer, widow of Lyman Ashley, died at her

home in this city on Friday at the great age of 94 years and 5 months. Deceased, who was a

daughter of Jacob Walden Meyer and grand-daughter of Captain John Walden Meyer, the first

settler in Belleville, was born, married and died here. She was the oldest resident of the city.

Mrs. Ashley was in good health up to two weeks ago when she fell and broke her hip bone

which was the cause of her death. She leaves a family of five. Deceased was much respected

and a great favourite with young and old.

KEELAN (Mount Forest) July 29 - Thos. Keelan, of the township of Arthur, committed

suicide Friday night by hanging. His knees were only a foot from the barn floor when found.

GOODCHILD (Windsor) July 27 - Charles Goodchild, aged about 45 years, living near

Amherstburg, while attending his horse in a stable yesterday afternoon, was kicked in the left

side. One of his ribs was broken which penetrated his heart, killing him instantly.

JACOBS (Toronto) July 29 - Thomas Jacobs, an employee of the Grand Trunk railway,

happened with a fatal accident yesterday morning at the ice-house of the railway opposite the

Don station. Deceased was employed in the ice-house and it was his duty to assist in loading

ice into the cold storage cars that passed through on the Grand Trunk railway. Early on

Sunday morning, he was eating his lunch with his companions in the building and when he

had finished, he got up and left them. Shortly after this they heard a crash and they thought it

was some of the ice falling. When they went to resume work Jacobs could not be found and

on looking for him they found him lying on the railway track. He had apparently fallen from a

scaffold or platform in front of the building to the track below, a distance of twenty feet. In

falling, his head struck the rail, fracturing his skull, inflicting a frightful injury. The

ambulance was sent for and he was removed to the general hospital where he died in a few

hours after the accident. Deceased had served in the British army and had no friends in this

country. Coroner Johnson will hold an inquest.

DICKSON (Goderich) July 28 - James Dickson, registrar for the county of Huron, died this

afternoon at the ripe age of 80 years. Deceased had been ill for some time. Mr. Dickson was

one of the pioneers of Huron. He took great interest in the development of agriculture,

especially in stock, and his farm was the model farm for Huron county. Deceased was known

far and wide. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon.

CAMIDGE (Niagara) July 28 - Charles Camidge, JP, committed suicide at his residence here

this morning. Deceased had been in poor health for some time but not sufficiently so to

confine him to his house. The rash act was committed whilst Mrs. Camidge was preparing his

breakfast which he told her not to bring up to him; that he would be down presently. Shortly

after he had said this, Mrs. Camidge heard the report of a pistol and immediately went to his

room where she found him lying on the floor on his back, dead, with a revolver in his hand.

Dr. Anderson was sent for at once , who upon examination said that death was instantaneous,

the ball having entered behind the left ear and making an upward course penetrated the brain.

Mr. Camidge was 71 years of age. He came to this town about 25 years ago.


Tuesday, July 30

CARPENTER - In this city, on Tuesday, 30th instant, suddenly of heart disease, Charles

Carpenter, aged 66 years. Funeral notice later.

TOWERS - In this city on July 29, Irene, second daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Towers,

aged 3 years and 10 months. Funeral took place this afternoon from parents’ residence, 52

Young street. It was private.

MIDWINTER - In this city on July 30, Maudie, second daughter of George and Minnie

Midwinter, in the 14th year of her age. Funeral from her parents’ residence, Arlington hotel,

corner John and King William streets on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this


 Maude, the 14-year-old daughter of Geo. Midwinter, of the Arlington hotel, died yesterday

of neuralgia of the heart after a short illness. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.

AITCHISON - In this city on the 30th inst., William Aitchison, in the 74th year of his age. A

native of Annan, Dumphriesshire, Scotland. Funeral from the residence of his son, No. 304

East Main street on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this

intimation. No flowers.

NESBITT (Gore Bay) July 29 - Edward Nesbitt, keeper of the Cape Roberts lighthouse, was

found drowned in four feet of water at the docks. There were bloodstains on the face and the

coroner will hold an inquest.

CAREY (Woodstock) July 29 - Mrs. William Carey expired at the supper table Saturday

night while drinking a cup of tea. She choked and ruptured a blood vessel.

TAYLOR (Eastwood) July 29 - Mrs. Taylor, a woman about 70 years of age, was struck by a

G.T.R. passenger train and instantly killed a short distance east of Eastwood station this

morning. She had been wandering aimlessly around during the morning, and just before the

11:40 accommodation train came along she walked on the track. She proceeded westward, not

noticing the train approaching from the east, and was struck by the engine and hurled about

fifteen feet. She was picked up by some section men, and it was found that she had been

instantly killed. She was the mother of twelve children. An inquest was commenced tonight

and will continue tomorrow.

AITCHISON - William Aitchison, of Aitchison and Co., proprietors of the Main street

planing mill, died suddenly this morning. Last Friday he complained of nausea. Afterwards he

was attacked by a fit of the hiccoughs. Drs. Wolverton and Balfe did all in their powers to

stop the hiccoughs, but they were unable to do so. Mr. Aitchison grew weaker and weaker,

and the end came this morning.

 The deceased was in the seventy-fourth year of his age, and was a highly respected citizen.

He was born in Annan, Dumphriesshire, Scotland, and came to this country in 1850. He lived

in the States for a few years, and came to Hamilton in 1853. For years he was superintendent

of a planing mill, which was situated on the site of the Sawyer-Massey company’s factory.


 Afterwards he was connected with Brennan & Co. For a number of years past, he had been

in partnership with his brother, David.

 Mr. Aitchison never took any interest in politics. His home life was happy. Several months

ago his partner in life was taken away from him, and he was never the same after that. He

leaves two sons - A.W. Aitchison, chief of the fire department, and Jas. Aitchison, of J. Winer

& Co.

Wednesday, July 31

AITCHISON - In this city on the 30th inst., William Aitchison, in the 74th year of his age. A

native of Annan, Dumphriesshire, Scotland. Funeral from the residence of his son, No. 304

East Main street on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this

intimation. No flowers.

RAM - At 250 Farley ave., Toronto, on July 30, Alfred Edward, infant son of Edward J. and

Jennie E. Ram, aged 11 months. Funeral took place from G.T.R. station this morning to

Burlington cemetery.

AMOS - In this city on July 31, Sarah, beloved wife of James S. Amos, in the 81st year of her

age, daughter of the late Joseph Bloor, of Bloor street, Toronto. Funeral from her late

residence, 96 Catherine street north, Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this


MCADAM (Southsea) July 6 - Philip Henry, CE, second son of the late Philip McAdam, of

Blackwater house, county Clare, Ireland, age 64.

CARPENTER - On Tuesday, July 30, suddenly of heart disease, Charles Carpenter, aged 66

years. Funeral from his late residence, 56 Hess street south, on Thursday, 1st August at 2 p.m.

Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

BOLTON (Ogdensburg, N.Y.) July 31 - About 9 o’clock last night, Robert Bolton, aged 19,

and a young companion, were crossing from Brockville, Ont., to Terrace park, near

Morriston, N.Y., in a skiff during a high wind, when the boat was capsized and Bolton was

drowned. His companion was saved by a man who put out in a small boat. Bolton’s parents

reside near Brockville.

TAYLOR (Toronto) July 31 - Mrs. Amelia Taylor, wife of P. Taylor, 770 Yonge street, died

suddenly yesterday while engaged in taking a bath. Mrs. Taylor had been in a poor state of

health for two years. Yesterday morning she went to take a bath. An hour passed away and

Miss Taylor wondered what kept her mother so long a time in the bathroom. A rap a t the

door elicited no response, assistance was procured and the door burst open. Mrs. Taylor was

found lying in six inches of water in the bathtub quite dead. Mrs. Taylor’s friends attribute her

death to heart failure.

BROWN - A carpenter named George Brown, of Newburgh, Ont., was struck and instantly

killed by the Grand Trunk railway westbound express early yesterday afternoon about a mile

from Newburgh.


SMITH (Belleville, Ont.) July 30 - On Sunday a little child of Robert Smith, a farmer who

lives near Queensboro, was accidentally burned to death.

AMOS - Mrs. Sarah Amos, 96 Catherine street north, died at her home this morning

surrounded by mourning friends. Mrs. Amos had been a resident of Hamilton for 43 years and

was a daughter of the late Joseph Bloor of Toronto, who was one of the Queen city’s oldest

inhabitants. The deceased was in her 81st year and her husband, James S. Amos, left now a

widower, is 84 years old. The aged couple have not only enjoyed their golden wedding

anniversary but last February, the sixtieth anniversary of their happy married life was

celebrated. Mrs. Amos was some years ago stricken with paralysis, but recovered and till

within two days of her death, was clear of mind, bright and cheerful of disposition. She had

long been a member of Central Presbyterian church. Five children are left to mourn - Robert

of London, James of Rochester; Joseph of Chicago; Mrs. Wm.McCaulay of East Hamilton

and Mrs. N.D. Galbraith. The funeral will take place on Thursday at 2:30.

Thursday, August 1

HIPKINS - At Toronto, July 29, Jennie, third daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth Hipkins, in her

64th year.

CARPENTER - The funeral of the late Charles Carpenter took place from his residence on

Hess street south this afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. Mr. Fourneret conducted the


AITCHISON - The funeral of the late W. Aitchison, which took place this afternoon, was

attended by a large number of citizens including the members of the markets, fire and police

committee. The pall-bearers were: John Cox, G.G. Hacker, W. Edgar, W.J. Aitchison, James

Cox and David Aitchison. Rev. J. Morton conducted the religious services.

FORBES - Yesterday afternoon, the remains of George Forbes were laid at rest in the

Hamilton cemetery. Mr. Forbes was well known of the Caledonia society, being one of its

pipers in its flourishing days. He was of a very quiet and reserved disposition and was wellliked

with all who came in contact with him. The pall-bearers were Pipers Duncan Campbell,

Wm. Oswald and Alex Campbell, Messrs. Scott and Nicol and chief H. McL. Henderson,

Sons of Scotland. The funeral was largely attended.

MCCONNELL (London) Aug. 1 - John McConnell, of Toronto, a delegate to the Foresters

convention, fell dead in St. Martins town hall, London, at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. A

few minutes previous he was chatting with other delegates and made no complaint as he

walked into the corridor where he was found dead. It is supposed that apoplexy was the cause.

CASTELL (Kingston) July 31 - Robert Whycott pleaded not guilty before Judge Price this

morning on a charge of manslaughter in killing W.H. Castell by a blow from a baseball bat at

a picnic on July 26 at Sydenham. The crown presented the facts of the conflict and that

Castell died from the effects of the blow received. In the prisoner’s behalf, many witnesses

testified as to Castell’s ugliness and that Whycott had acted solely in self-defence. The judge

found Whycott “guilty of killing Castell” but released him on suspended sentence on his own



SCHMALE (Stratford) July 31 - Peter Schmale, twelve years old, while working a rack-lifter

in his father’s barn, was struck by a clevis. His skull was smashed and he will die.

Friday, August 2

KITCHEN - On the 18th July last, at the residence of his father, Moorville, Fartown,

Huddersfield, England, Robert William Kitchen, late of Hamilton, Ont., in his 42nd year.

COYNE (Ingersoll) Aug. 2 - An old and highly respected citizen of St. Thomas, William

Coyne, formerly a dry goods merchant there, died very suddenly at the G.T.R. station here

shortly after the arrival of the 8:30 mixed train last night.

HANNON - John Y. Hannon, of Hannon post-office, Glanford township, came to the city

yesterday afternoon with a small load of rags, which he took to a rag dealer on Walnut street.

While making a bargain for his load the farmer, who is 74 years of age, suddenly fell to the

ground. The rag man at first thought he was intoxicated, but soon saw that he was ill. Dr.

Griffin was summoned and an examination showed Hannon was suffering from paralysis. He

was removed to the city hospital in the ambulance, and today his condition is most

unfavorable.. This is his fourth attack and he will probably die.

 The team and small boy who accompanied Hannon were taken home again by the police.

COMBS (Toronto) Aug. 2 - Four-year-old Ernest Combs, son of W.B. Combs,13 Waterloo

avenue a blacksmith in the employ of the Northey Manufacturing company, was killed

yesterday afternoon within a few yards of his mother’s door.

 Ernest was one of a family of five children. Some time during the afternoon he had,

unnoticed by his mother, left the house and crossed the street to the G.T.R. yards.

 The mother missed him at 3 o’clock and as his sisters and brothers had not seen him, she

became anxious and sent them in search of him. They made a thorough search of the

neighborhood without success, and when 6 o’clock came with no tidings of the child Mrs.

Combs became alarmed.

 The father reached home, was informed of the child’s absence and joined the searchers.

Instinctively he first turned to the railway yards where he feared an accident the boy had

befallen. His surmises proved correct, as pinned to the ground with a heavy cedar log, he

discovered the lifeless body. The boy had been dead for some time, as the body was almost


 It is thought that the little fellow had been climbing the large pile of cedar logs when one

became loosened, and rolled down onto him. Death was instantaneous, as the ribs were

broken and crushed down into the heart. Dr. Hunter was called and he notified Coroner Lynd,

but it was thought unnecessary to hold an inquest.

COX (Ottawa) Aug. 1 - Capt. Charles F. Cox, assistant in the engineer’s branch of the

department of marine and fisheries, was drowned this morning in the Ottawa. He was a native

of London, Ont., and leaves a widow and child. Cox was in bathing.


 Capt. Cox was aged 37, and was well known in social and military circles. He was a

prominent member of the Ottawa Cricket club and belonged to the Church of England.

Deceased was a member of the Forty-third battalion, and served with much distinction in the

Northwest rebellion.

MIDWINTER, TOWERS - Maud Midwinter and Irene Towers, two members of James street

Baptist Sunday school, died on different days this week, and on Sunday afternoon next a

memorial service will be held at the school. The circumstances in connection with the death

of the little Towers girl are particularly sad. Some days ago she found a stray kitten and

brought it home, loving it and kissing it. The next day her face broke out in pimples and very

few days afterward she died from scarlet fever. Miss Midwinter, though but 14 years old and

had long been a sufferer from rheumatism, which developed heart trouble.

Saturday, August 3

SMYTH (Smith) - In this city on Aug. 3, Stephen W. Smyth, aged 75 years, a native of

Tipperary, Ireland. Funeral from his son’s residence, 399 James street north, Monday

afternoon, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. No flowers.

 Stephen W. Smith, of Washington D.C. who has been visiting his sons here since June 5,

died to-day at 399 James street north. He leaves four sons who reside in Hamilton - John,

Robert, Frank and Stephen Smith, and a stepson, Thos. Welsh.

KNOWLES (Toronto), Aug., 3 - Henry A. Knowles, of 26 Shannon street, died very suddenly

on Thursday night. He had been down town during the afternoon, and, not feeling well,

consulted Dr. King. On returning home he grew worse, and before the arrival of Dr. King,

who had been summoned, he passed away. The late Mr. Knowles was a native of Guelph, but

for 25 years had carried on business as a druggist, selling out only on June last. He was 56

years of age, and leaves a widow, three daughters and two sons.

DAVIDSON (Woodstock) Aug. 2 - A message was received today announcing the death in

Denver, Col., of Harry Davidson, at one time manager of the James Hay company. Deceased

had been in Colorado nearly a year endeavouring to regain his broken health. The immediate

cause of death was pneumonia.

Monday, August 5

TODD (Toronto) Aug. 4 - Edith Todd, the 4-year-old child of Arthur Todd, 11 Emerson

avenue, was instantly killed by a street car in Bloor street west, Saturday afternoon. Car No.

268, in charge of conductor Geo. Schultz, was going west near Marguerite street, when the

little girl attempted to cross in front of it. She was thrown down, the tender missed her, and

she was crushed beneath the heavy gearing of the car and killed instantly. Dr. Dumble was

summoned, but could do nothing, and the body was taken to the home of the parents.

 Coroner Spencer has issued a warrant for an inquest to be held Monday evening. Eyewitnesses

of the affair say that no blame attaches to the motorman or conductor.


MIDWINTER, TOWERS - The memorial service in James street Baptist church Sunday

school yesterday afternoon for Miss Maud Midwinter and little Irene Towers was very

impressive. The school room was draped in white, and bouquets of white flowers were

tastefully arranged around the platform. Short addresses were given by H. E. Copp and P. W.

Dayfoot, honorary superintendents , Rev. Ira Smith of London and C.G. Booker the

superintendent . Two quartettes were sung by Mrs Keruches Miss W.Blandford ,W.W.Harlow

and John E. Wodell - Beulah Land and Rock of Ages. A suitably worded resolution of

condolence was passed by the school and forwarded to the bereaved parents.

HANNON - John Y. Hannon, of Hannon post-office, Glanford township, who was stricken

with paralysis on Thursday on Walnut street died yesterday in the city hospital.

Tuesday, August 6

HORN - At the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Woolfrey, 18 Gildersleeve ave., Toronto on

Aug 5th, Wm. Horne, aged 89 years. Funeral from G.T.R. Stuart street station, Wednesday, on

arrival of 2:45 p.m. train.

 Wm. Horn, for many years a Grand Trunk messenger here, died yesterday at the residence of

his daughter, Mrs. Woolfrey, in Toronto, aged 89 years.

HUNTER - On mountain top, Hamilton, on Aug. 4th , George Hunter, aged 72 years. Funeral

from G.T.R. station, Hagersville, on arrival of the 8.30 train Wednesday morning. Friends

will please accept this intimation.

KEEBLE - On Sunday, the 4th, at midnight, Martha, relict of the late William Keeble, of

cancer of peritonuem, aged 74 years, 4 months and 10 days. Funeral from the residence of her

son, Arthur Keeble, 99 Emerald street north, on Tuesday at 3 o’clock. Welland papers please


SMITH - A two-year-old son of Robt. Smith of Tweed, was burned to death.

GALLAGHER - P. Gallagher, a farmer, residing four miles east of Hastings, Ont., was

thrown out of his buggy Saturday and killed.

Wednesday, August 7

HUNTER - George Hunter, whose home was on the mountain, died on Sunday in his 72d

year, Deceased was a successful business man in Oneida township before coming to Hamilton

to retire from business. He leaves a widow and a an adopted son, who is a resident of the

United States. Deceased was wealthy, holding many thousands of debentures of this and other


Thursday, August 8

HOWE, WELCH - (Toronto) Aug 6 - The story of the calamity as revealed by the inquest

evidence was this; George Curtin the elevator man had taken the elevator to the fourth floor

when he discovered that something had gone wrong with the machinery. The elevator would


not move. In the basement he found that the cable had slipped from the drum. Chas McBride,

the engineer, and Curtin set to work to repair the damage. They laid out on the floor the

portion of the cable that had unwound itself from the drum which had revolved while the

elevator car was stationary at the top of the building. Then they required a wrench which was

in the machine room on the third floor and they sent James Welch for it. Welch, for some

reason not yet explained, went to the fourth floor and with a broomstick tried to pry up the

lever connected with the automatic brake on the car. He was unable to accomplish it and

Chas. Howe, the foreman of the bindery went to his assistance. They had been at work but a

few moments when the car dropped down the shaft with the two men inside. As the car

descended the unwound portion of the cable in the basement rushed up the shaft and

McBride, whose legs had become entangled in it was jerked upwards with terrible force.

Howe and Welch were precipitated upon the basement floor with such force as to inflict the

injuries that caused their death.

HOWELL (Toronto) Aug. 8 - Jeremiah Howell, the East Flamboro farmer who broke his back

owing to a fall in a barn last Friday, died at the general hospital at 9:30 last night. Deceased’s

injuries caused paralysis, and no hope was entertained by the medical men for his recovery.

He remained in an almost unconscious condition until the time of his death. Deceased was 52

years of age. The body will be removed to his home.

Friday, August 9

HAW - In this city, on the 8th inst., Ann, relict of the late James Haw, of Port Hope and

mother of Mrs. Thos. Armstrong of the Dominion hotel. Remains will leave the residence of

her daughter, Mrs. Strain, 112 Bay st. north at 6 p.m. on Saturday for G.T.R. depot for

interment at Port Hope, on Sunday, the 11th inst.

 Mrs. Haw, widow of James Haw, died last night at the residence of her daughter, Mrs.

Strain, 112 Bay street north. The deceased lived in Port Hope. A couple of months ago she

came to Hamilton to visit her married daughter, four of whom live here, one of them being

Mrs. Armstrong of the Dominion hotel. She had been in poor health for some time, and her

death was not unexpected..

 Mrs Haw leaves seven daughters and two sons - James Haw, proprietor of the Orillia house,

Orillia, and Laurence Haw, of the American hotel, Port Hope. The body will be taken to Port

Hope for interment on Saturday.

LEA - In New York city, on August 8, 1895, of consumption, C.A. Lea aged 21 years,

nephew of Mrs. John Payne, Hamilton Provident and Loan. Funeral Sunday at 3.30 p.m. from

Green Bros. establishment cor. King and Catharine streets. Friends will kindly accept this


HOWELL - The funeral of the late Jeremiah Howell took place to-day to Waterdown


MALONEY - Mrs John Maloney, an old Waterdown widow, who has lived alone for 20

years, died yesterday after a short illness.


HANNON - John Hannon, who died of paralysis at the city hospital in Hamilton last Sunday,

was an old resident of this place, having been born here 73 years ago, and was well thought of

for his honesty, uprightness and cheerful disposition. He was in fairly good circumstances at

the time of his death. The interment took place at the Trinity church on Tuesday afternoon,

and was attended by a very large concourse of relatives and friends of the deceased. The

funeral service was conducted by Rev. J.C. Harris of Binbrook, assisted by Rev. David Allen,

of the Free Methodist church here. Deceased leaves a widow and a family of five daughters

and one son - all married.

SOVEREIGN (Brantford) Aug. 8 - A young lad, named Sovereign, of Waterford, came here

last evening with the Mount Pleasant football team to play a game. The exercise being too

great he became prostrated, was taken to the hospital, and died of heart failure at an early hour

this morning.

Saturday, August 10

GIBSON - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs Zealand, 22 Murray st. west, Mary Sinclair,

relict of the late William Gibson of Toronto township aged 86 years. Funeral Sunday at 3.30

p.m. Private.

EMMANUELLA - On Saturday Aug. 10 at Loretta Convent, Sister Emmanuella, aged 21.

Funeral on Monday at 9 o’clock.

 At Loretta convent this morning Sister Emmanuella died of consumption at the early age of

21. Before entering the sisterhood she was Miss Agnes Shannon of Woodstock, and graduated

from the convent school four years ago with distinction.

CURRIE (Hepworth Ont.) Aug. 10 - Last night while a few friends had gathered at the house

of James Currie, about four miles from this place, lightning struck the gable end of the house

killing John Currie instantly and injuring two other young men named William Hammond and

Wesley Loucks. Currie was about 18 years of age. The other two will recover.

GIBSON - Mrs Mary Sinclair Gibson, widow of the late Wm. Gibson of Toronto township,

died last evening at the residence of her daughter, Mrs Zealand, 22 Murray street west. The

deceased was the mother of Hon. J.M. Gibson, provincial secretary, and was in her 86th year.

She was the daughter of Samuel Sinclair of Nelson township, and was married when 17 years

of age, shortly after moving to Toronto township, near Cooksville, where she lived for many

years and reared a family of five sons and two daughters. Her daughters are Mrs Zealand of

this city and Mrs Allen, wife of H.W. Allen M.P.P. for Essex. Three of the sons, of whom the

provincial secretary is the youngest, survive. One of the others is a lumber merchant in

Brantford and the other is a farmer in Oneida. Mrs Gibson came of a family of long-lived race

of hardy Scottish pioneers, a brother and sister having recently died who had reached the

allotted span of four score years. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 3:30.

LAWLESS (London) Aug. 9 - The inmates of Gosling’s boarding house, corner of Ridout and

Dundas streets, were startled about 9 o’clock this evening by revolver shots. Rushing to the

third story, Mr. Gosling found Lawrence Lawless, a boarder, lying dead on the bed. A

smoking revolver on the floor told the tale. The suicide was most deliberate. Lawless had


removed his coat, thrown open his vest, placed himself on the bed, and then emptied the

seven chambers of a self-cocking 34-caliber revolver into the region of his heart. He left no

message. Lawless was about 40 years of age and had a good position as mail clerk in the postoffice

, which he had held between 15 and 20 years. He was married only two years ago to an

estimable young lady in this city but the couple had no children. For the past few weeks they

have been living apart. There had been nothing in Lawless demeanor of late to indicate that he

was troubled, and his action is generally attributed to temporary insanity, which may have

been aggravated by his domestic affairs. Lawless belongs to a well-known and highly

connected family. An inquest will be held by Coroner Flock.

JEANNERET (Berlin) Aug 9 - Detective Greer of Toronto, arrived in Berlin Thursday

evening to prosecute the inquiry into the Breslau murder mystery,. With Detective Klippert he

set out to-day for the scene of the tragedy.

 A. Jeanneret, of Elmira, a brother of the victim and the deceased came to Canada from

Switzerland some 17 years ago. The murdered man was 16 years his elder and would have

been 50 years old in December. Speaking of his brother, he said he was of a kind disposition

and the last man in the world to seek a quarrel.

 There are five sisters and a brother in the old country, both parents being dead and there

were but the two brothers in America.

THOMPSON - Mrs. Thompson, a very old resident of Seneca township, aged 86 years, died

very suddenly on Thursday, while sitting in her chair. She was the widow of the late Wm.

Thompson, one of the earliest settlers in this section.

Monday, August 12

LUXTON - In this city on August 11th, George Luxton aged 60 years. Funeral notice later.

 George Luxton, grain buyer, died at his residence, 207 John street south, last night about

nine o’clock. On Saturday evening he was stricken with apoplexy and died 24 hours

afterwards without regaining consciousness. The deceased was born in Devonshire, England,

and came to Canada in 1858, settling in Hamilton, where he entered the employ of the late

Alexander Harvey, for whom he worked three years, and then went into the flour and feed

business with his brother John. He continued in business up to the time of his death. In

addition to his retail flour and feed business he dealt largely in grain, and made a comfortable

fortune out of it. He leaves three daughters and one son, the latter being in the Bank of

Hamilton at Owen Sound.

 Mr. Luxton was a staunch Conservative in politics and a member of St. Thomas church.

When he resided on the mountain he was for a number of years churchwarden of Holy Trinity


HARVEY - In this city on Sunday August 11, at her late residence, 207 Murray st. east, Ellen

C. widow of the late James Harvey, aged 56 years. Deeply regretted. Funeral from above

address on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


GIBSON - The funeral of the late Mrs. Gibson, mother of Hon. J.M. Gibson, took place

yesterday afternoon from 23 Murray street west. The pall-bearers were six grandsons: Capt.

E. Zealand, Wm. Zealand, W. Gibson of Chicago, Wm. Gibson of Caledonia; David Gibson,

of Oneida, and David Gibson of Brantford. A number of officers of the Thirteenth battalion

and the immediate relatives were present. Rev. Dr. Lyle officiated.

LICKMAN - The funeral of the late Lottie Lickman, daughter of R. Lickman, took place from

her father’s residence, Caistorville, on Tuesday.

SPRING (Toledo, Ohio) Aug. 11 - A special from Tontongany, Ohio, says Robert Spring, of

Meaford, Ont., who, with his brother, was tramping to Cincinnati from their home in Canada,

was struck by a fast train on the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton railroad last evening and

instantly killed. The men stepped from one track to another to avoid a passing freight, and

failed to notice the express train, which was running at a high rate of speed. The brother

escaped death by a miracle but Robert’s body was fearfully mangled.

GRANVILL (Southhampton, Ont.) Aug. 11 - Saturday morning, when about off the Sauble

beach, a fisherman named Gabriel Granvill, was struck and instantly killed by lightning. He

was standing against the foremast when the mast was struck.

THEXTON (Lindsay, Ont.) Aug. 11 - Robt. Thexton, of Lindsay, contractor, was drowned

Saturday. His barge was towing three barges of wood, and he was measuring the wood, and

when near the landing he fell into the river. He could not swim.

HERD (Minden, Ont.) - Jane, the 16-year-old daughter of James Herd, died suddenly after

two days illness, the result of eating chokecherries on Wednesday and afterwards drinking

new milk .

WHITEHOUSE (Amherstburg, Ont.) Aug. 11 - A five-year-old child of John Whitehouse, of

the M.C.R., was choked to death at the supper table by a piece of meat lodging in her throat.

PORTER (Palermo, Ont.) Aug. 11 - Chas. Porter, a well-to-do farmer near Appleby, near

Nelson, is dead. Mr. Porter was crushed under a load of wheat on July 16, sustaining fractures

of the fifth cervical vertebrae, causing paralysis and loss of sensation and motion from his

neck down. He died on Saturday.

Tuesday, August 13

LUXTON -In this city on August 11th, George Luxton, aged 60 years. Funeral on Wednesday

at 3 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation

MCGUIRE - In this city on the 12th inst., John, infant son of John McGuire, aged 9 months.

Funeral from the residence of his parents, 473 Ferguson avenue north, on Wednesday, 14th

inst. at 2.15 p.m.


BRICE -At his parents’ residence, 142 Bold st. Horace Edward, youngest son of Harry and

Elizabeth Brice, aged 9 months and 2 weeks. Funeral to-morrow (Wednesday) at 2 o’clock


COOPER - In this city on Tuesday, the 13th inst., Mary M. beloved wife of J. C. Cooper, in

the 33rd year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 12 Magill st. on Thursday 15th inst. at

3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

RICHTER - In this city, on 13th inst., Traugott Richter, in his 68th year Funeral notice later.

Please omit flowers.

 There died in this city to-day an old and much respected citizen in the person of Traugott

Richter. Mr Richter embarked from Germany for Canada about forty years ago, and twenty

years later opened a hotel in this city which business he conducted successfully until his

death. For the past ten months he suffered acutely from Bright’s disease. A wife and family of

seven survive him - Mrs. W. J.T. Gordon, Mrs. C.W. Gardner and Emma, Clara, Millie,

William and Charles Richter.

 Mr. Richter was universally respected and liked. His kindly humor and gentle ways earned

for him a host of friends and his death will be widely mourned

SALMON - Yesterday morning the lifeless body of George Salmon, a young farmer of

Binbrook was found on the roadside near that place. He had started for the blacksmith shop

early in the morning, and it is supposed that his horses ran away and threw him out, a part of

the wagon being found near the body. There were many bruises on the body and three deep

gashes on the right temple. Some of the residents think that an inquest should be held.

BIRD (Toronto) Aug 13 - Edwin Bird, a Canadian Pacific yardman was fatally hurt at the

Parkdale station about 2 o’clock this morning. He was coupling cars at the time and is

supposed to have slipped and fallen beneath the wheels. Both legs were badly crushed. The

ambulance was called and the injured man was then sent to the general hospital but when the

vehicle arrived there it was found that he had died on the way. An inquest will be held. Bird

was a young man and leaves a widow and one child.

KERR, CONLIN - Harvey Kerr, one of the most successful and prominent farmers of the

township of East Whitby, died at his residence on Sunday morning, in his 86th year. On

Sunday evening Thomas Conlin, of Conlin’s school-house, died in his 80th year. Messrs. Kerr

and Conlin resided for nearly half a century within fifty rods of each other.

Wednesday, August 14

HARVEY (Toronto) Aug. 14 - John Harrison Harvey, who conducted a grocery store at

Yonge street and Erskine avenue, Eglington, was found lying on his bed in a dying condition

Sunday afternoon. Dr. Richardson was called but could not save the young man’s life, death

ensuing soon after his discovery. Coroner Aikens issued warrant for an inquest which was

concluded at Brunskill’s hotel last evening. The evidence showed that the deceased had been

in the habit of taking laudanum to induce sleep and that he had purchased a quantity of it at

Cook’s drug store Wednesday evening. The jury returned a verdict that deceased came to his

death from an overdose of laudanum but by whom administered the evidence did not disclose.


A rider was attached recommending more stringent laws regulating the sale of opium and its


REID - John Reid, a resident of Kingston, has died suddenly in Winnipeg hospital.

HARRISON - Evans Harrison, a Chesley farmer, dropped dead yesterday morning from heart


BOWLES (Rosseau) Aug 13 - J.W. Bowles, a farmer from Humphrey, while on his way to

Rosseau with a load of tanbark yesterday afternoon, was thrown off and the wheels passed

over his head.

ROBINSON (Toronto) Aug 14 - John Robinson, of this city, who was run over by a freight

train in the Grand Trunk yards at Windsor on Saturday last, has since died of his injuries.

Robinson evidently had a wife in London, Eng. Before his death while being attended by the

sisters at the Hotel Dieu, he was asked if there were no relatives he wished notified. His reply

was that “nobody cared enough for him in this world to worry about what became of him”

Since his death however letters have been found in his clothing which show, without a doubt,

he had a wife who is now in London. A letter addressed to her, dated from Montreal, gives

her address as 38 Bow Row. He had neglected to mail the letter but it was sealed and bore a

stamp. Robinson had evidently been addicted to drink although it is supposed he was not

under its influence when the fatal injuries were received. Among other things found in the

letter is the declaration that he had quit drinking and intended to be a better man. In his pocket

was also found a letter from his wife which warned him not to drink while in America. The

body was interred at Windsor.

YEREX (London, Ont.) Aug. 13 - This morning Edward Yerex, 19, met his death on a C.P.R

train between Chatham and Windsor. Yerex, while stealing a ride, fell asleep on one of the car

platforms and rolled off.

Thursday, August 15

UNSWORTH - In this city on Thursday, Aug. 15th, Mary L., beloved wife of H. Unsworth,

second daughter of J. Nickling, in the 24th year of her age. Funeral from her father’s residence

180 Queen street north Saturday at 4 o’clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

REVELL - In this city on August 15, Charles, infant son of Frank and Sarah Revell, aged 6

months. Funeral from parent’s residence, 12 Augusta street to-morrow (Friday) at 2:30 p.m.

GLASS - In this city, suddenly, on Thursday August 15, Galbraith Glass, aged 67 years.

Funeral on Saturday, at 2:30 o’clock from his late residence, 184 Hannah st. east. Friends

will please accept this notice.

MCKINLEY - C.J. McKinley, government analyst of this city, died at Grace hospital,

Toronto, this morning. The remains will be taken to Clarksburg, Ont. for burial.


LUXTON - The funeral of the late George Luxton took place yesterday afternoon and was

largely attended. There was a service in St. Thomas’ church, at which Canon Curran, Cannon

Bull of Niagara Falls, Rev. W.R. Clark, of Barton, and Rev. C.R. Lee of Grimsby officiated.

The pall-bearers were W.A.H. Duff, Wm. Gruer, of Mount Forest; James Dunlop, Wm.

Ronald, and Frank Wilkinson.

GLASS - Although not entirely unexpected, many citizens will regret to hear of the death of

Galbraith Glass, which happened at noon to-day at the residence of his son-in-law, Hannah

street east. For some time past he has been affected with heart disease, but was able to be

around. At the time of his death he was sitting playing with his grandchild, when suddenly he

fell over, and the end came a few minutes later without his regaining consciousness. Mr.

Glass was a native of Ireland, but for upwards of forty years he had been a resident of this

city, possessing the esteem of a wide circle of friends on account of his many sterling

qualities. He was 67 years of age.

WALKER (Amherstburg) August 14 - The body found at the mouth of the Detroit river last

night has been identified as that of A.F. Walker, of Guelph, Ont. Walker’s mother and sister

live in Guelph. He left Guelph on Monday week and next day he went to the Windsor races

where he laid several bets. On Sunday he was not feeling well and was visited by Al. Taylor

an intimate friend. On Monday he again went to Windsor. Taylor missed him coming from

the track, and did not hear of him again until notified of his death this morning. His friends

are unable to account for the finding of the body in Lake Erie unless it is that the unfortunate

man killed himself. How he got as far as Amherstburg is a mystery, unless he went down on

one of the boats. It is known that he carried a revolver and that he had pawned his watch. The

deceased was one of the best-known bookmakers in this country and during his day he made

immense sums of money.

BRISBOIS (Berlin) Aug. 14 - Joseph Brisbois of Guelph, a repairer in the employ of the G.N.

W. Telegraph company, was killed by a Grand Trunk train near Breslau, this afternoon. He

was walking along the track looking up at the telegraph wires, when the engine struck him.

When picked up he was dead.

Friday, August 16

SPENCE - In this city on the 15th inst. George Spence, aged 63 years accidentally killed.

Funeral from his late residence 24 Liberty street, at 4 o’clock Saturday, Aug. 17th . Friends

and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 George Spence, the carpenter, who fell from a building at the beach yesterday, died when he

was being conveyed in the ambulance to the city.

 Spence was at work on a house being built by Robert Fletcher on the beach road. He was

working on the roof and fell to the ground below, a distance of 25 feet. His head struck

against a projection, and he was unconscious when he was picked up. Dr. Farewell was

summoned. He found the injured man suffering from concussion of the brain. The doctor


 for the ambulance. It was a long time after he telephoned that it arrived.

 The deceased lived on Liberty street. He was about 64 years of age and leaves a grown-up



BOWMAN - On the 16th inst., at his residence, Victoria street, Dundas, Jos. Bowman, aged

72 years. Funeral Saturday, 17th at 4 o’clock. Friends are invited.

PEARSON - On Thursday James Stanley Pearson, aged two years and eleven months, son of

John Pearson, 101 Ray street south was playing with his little four-year-old brother, John.

They had matches, and the clothing of James was set on fire. Mr. Pearson chanced to be at

home, and put the fire out promptly, but not before the little fellow had sustained such severe

injury that he died from the effects last evening. The funeral took place at 2:15 to-day, to the

King street station, the body being interred at Rymal. Mr. Pearson is a motorman in the

employ of the street railway company.

WALKER (Windsor) Aug. 16 - The coroner’s jury at Amherstburg last night, in the case of

Alexander Frederick Walker, the bookmaker, whose dead body was fished out of Lake Erie

on Tuesday, returned a verdict to the effect that he came to his death by a blow delivered on

the back of the head by a blunt instrument by some person or persons unknown, and that the

blow was inflicted before the body was put in the body(water ?) causing concussion of the

brain. No consideration was given by the jury to a letter which was turned over by Al. Taylor,

Walker’s friend and which read as follows:

“Detroit, Monday, Aug. 12 - My name is Alexander Frederic Walker. My parents live in

Guelph, Canada. My wife (God bless her!) Lives in Cincinnati. Her address is 114 West

Seventh street. I am tired (Signed) Fred Walker

 “ P.S. Give what I have got to my wife”

 Taylor found the letter in Walker’s room at the Detroit house and knew the handwriting was

that of Walker. Two other letters, which were directed to his wife and mother and marked

private , were also turned over to the coroner, but he refused to make them public. It was

declared their contents were substantially the same as that of the one above. There seems to

be a little doubt that Walker committed suicide, not withstanding the verdict of the coroner’s

jury, which says he was murdered.

 The theory built up by his friends is that he went aboard the Cleveland steamer Monday

night to carry out his oft-made threat of suicide, and that after the steamer was in mid-stream,

Walker jumped overboard around Fighting Island and that he was killed by being struck in the

head by a paddle of the wheel. For this reason his body did not sink, and the time from the

departure of the steamer up to the finding of the body would necessarily be required for the

body to float down to Amherstburg.

MCKINLEY - Yesterday in Grace hospital, Toronto, died C.J. McKinley, of this city. Mr.

McKinley was one of the cleverest chemists and assayists in the Dominion. He was at one

time a Dominion analyst. Three years ago he came to Hamilton and went into the drug

business, after which he was employed by F.F. Dalley & Co., and was assayist for the

Hamilton iron and steel company. He stood high in his profession, and by his kindly, genial

manner won friends wherever he went. Many Hamilton people who knew him mourn his

untimely taking off, and deeply sympathize with his bereaved relatives.

PEER (Guelph) August 15 - One of the oldest natives of this section of the country died in the

city today in the person of Levi Peer. Deceased was born in Wentworth county 88 years ago.

He moved into Halton when a young man, and settled in nelson township. Seven years ago he

came to this city and had lived here with his family ever since. He was a sturdy, active old


gentleman and a fine type of the vigorous manhood that battled for civilization in the early

days. He leaves a widow, six sons and three daughters to mourn his loss.

BAUER (Berlin, Ont.) Aug. 15 - A telegram was received here today from Mount Clemens,

Mich., stating that Frank Bauer, manager of the Park brewery, Waterloo, had died suddenly at

that place last night, where he was taking the baths. He died while taking a bath. The

deceased was one of Waterloo’s most prominent citizens, and was about 35 years of age. The

remains will be brought here for burial.

LIDDY Chatham, Ont.) Aug. 15 - A sad fatality occurred in Harwich township yesterday

afternoon, by which one young lad was instantly killed and his two brothers very seriously,

though not fatally, injured. James Liddy, who had been in the city, was hauling home a load

of large tile. On nearing his home on the Creek road his three sons, Patrick Henry, James and

Matthew, aged respectively 8, 10 and 12 years, met him and climbed on the load. They drove

along to the ditch where it had been decided to deposit the tile, when the wagon took a lurch

to one side on the incline, and threw off the load and riders. Mr. Liddy fortunately slipped off

at the front, and escaped injury, but the boys were thrown right under the load. The frenzied

father hastily removed the tile, only to make the awful discovery that his youngest boy,

Patrick Henry, had been instantly killed, and the other lads seriously injured. The funeral of

the deceased lad will take place tomorrow at 10 o’clock to St. Anthony’s cemetery. He was a

nephew of John Liddy, of this city.

Saturday, August 17

DAY (Windsor) Aug. 17 - Samuel Day, the nine-year-old son of Judson Day, of the fourth

concession, Colchester, was killed on Thursday by the accidental discharge of a rifle in the

hands of a companion while shooting birds.

AVELING - Mrs Aveling, whose death occurred last Monday in Montreal, had many friends

in this city, who were deeply pained and grieved at hearing the sad news. Mrs Aveling was

organist at the church of St. Thomas for two years.

SUTTON - Mrs George Clark has gone to Blenheim to attend the funeral of her nephew Jas.


MCLAUGHLIN (Toronto) Aug. 16 - Patrick McLaughlin, postmaster and grocer at

Summerville, Peel county, 35 years of age, met with a terrible death last night at 11:15. He

was walking in the cinder path near the Humber, between the trolley lines of the Toronto and

Mimico railway and was not seen by the motorman of a car going west until the trolley was

nearly upon him. Immediately the motorman sounded the gong and reversed the car with such

force as to derail the car, which stopped within its own length.

 McLaughlin was struck by the trolley, the wheels passing over the head, which was

completely smashed. Coroner Cotton, of Lambton Mills, was promptly informed of the

accident and an inquest will be held on the body, which was removed to Nurse’s hotel.


BAUER (Mt. Clemens, Mich.) Aug. 16 - Frank Bauer, aged 40, a brewer in Waterloo, Ont.,

was .found dead in the county jail yesterday. He was taken there at 11 o’clock the night

before and committed on the ground of insanity.

SULLIVAN (Chatham) Aug. 16 - Mary Ellen Sullivan, 17, was drowned last night by the

upsetting of a rowboat in the river.

 On Thursday night, while four young ladies were crossing the river near Chatham, Ont., in a

rowboat, it upset and Miss Mary Ellen Sullivan, aged 17 years, the daughter of Thomas

Sullivan of the River road, Raleigh, was drowned. The other three ladies clung to the

upturned boat until help arrived.

ROWLAND - Mrs. Wm. Rowland, probably the oldest resident of London, Ont., died on

Thursday night. She was 94 years of age.

SWITZER - Mrs. Sarah Switzer, wife of an employee of the Hay Singer company of

Woodstock, died very suddenly on Thursday night.

COULSON - Roy, the fourteen-months-old son of Thomas Coulson of South London Ont.,

who was terribly scalded by a boiling mixture two weeks ago, died on Thursday.

Monday, August 19

EVANS - When Edward Hudson was standing at the bow of the steamer Acacia at the Simcoe

street wharf yesterday morning he saw the body of a man in the water. With the assistance of

a couple of men he brought the body on shore. It was lying between two piles in about two

and a half feet of water. There were no marks of violence, and nothing to indicate that there

had been foul play. It was thought the man had been drowned in the storm on Saturday

afternoon as it was reported that several boats had been upset. When the police arrived Sergt.

Vanater identified the body as that of William Evans, a marble cutter, who lived at 6 Crooks


 The body was taken to the morgue and then to Blachford’s undertaking establishment,

where it was identified by Evan”s relatives.

 It is believed the man committed suicide He had been out of work all summer and became


 The deceased was about 51 years of age and had lived in Hamilton twenty years. He used to

keep a marble establishment on York on York street in the rear of Crooks’ hotel, which was

formerly kept by Henry Goering. He leaves a wife and five children - four daughters and a

son. When he did not return home on Saturday night it was feared that something had

happened him. His son went to look for him and searched in vain until early yesterday

morning. The news that his body was found was a great shock to the family.

NOTTLE - After an illness of half a year’s duration, there passed away today, in this city,

Jacob Thomas Nottle, a well-known and much-esteemed citizen. The deceased gentleman was

born in Cornwall, England, and came to Hamilton forty years ago. His business was that of a

broker and real estate man. He organized several building societies and it was he who bought

the right of way for the Northwestern railway. About twenty years ago Mr. Nottle retired from

business and lived quietly until his death. He leaves a widow and three daughters - one being


Mrs. A. W. Peene and the others unmarried. Mr. Nottle had obtained the good old age of 78.

The funeral will be private

JONES - Alva G. Jones, one of the most popular residents of Stony Creek, passed away

yesterday Mr. Jones had for many years taken an active interest in municipal affairs and his

obliging cheerful disposition made for him innumerable friends. From 1857 to 1861 he held

the office of deputy reeve of Saltfleet township and in 1865, 1868 and 1870 he also occupied

the reeve’s chair. In 1867 he was appointed warden for the county of Wentworth. He was for

twenty years treasurer of the township of Saltfleet. When the Sandfield Macdonald

government was in power he was appointed postmaster and clerk of the division court, which

positions he held until his death.

 Mr. Jones was 65 years of age and for some time suffered from Bright’s disease. He leaves

a widow, two sons and four daughters. One daughter, Emma is at home. The other members

of the family are; Mrs. Davis, Mrs. J.K. Lottridge, and Mrs. Bates, Stony Creek: A.C. Jones,

M.D. Kilbride and S.J. Jones., M.D., Glanford. The deceased has two brothers, Judge Jones of

Brantford and William Jones, a retired gentleman, living in this city.

 Mr. Jones was an honorary member of Acacia Lodge. A.F. & A.M., Rev. Wray R. Smith

will conduct the funeral service, which will take place on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

CHECKLEY (Huntsville) Aug. 18 - In the inquest on the body of Robert Checkley, a Chaffey

farmer, who was supposed to have died from poison, the jury found that deceased died from

dropsy and not by any violent means whatsoever.

JOHNSON - John Johnson of Kent county, was killed by lightning during Saturday’s storm.

SIBLEY (Picton) Aug. 18 - Wm. Sibley, an Englishman, about fifty years of age, engaged as

a general servant at Dr. Stirling’s, of this town, died on Tuesday last. He was apparently in

poor health, but did not complain.. On Friday night he retired, but in the morning did not

come down from his room at the usual hour for arising. The family feared that something was

wrong, and on entering his room saw that he had been dead for some time. Mr. Sibley, it is

said had been in this country for about three years, but all his relatives are in England. The

cause of his death was heart disease.

HARKNESS (Blissfield, Michigan) Aug. 18 - Mrs. Harkness and son Hubert of Port

Dalhousie, Ont., who were visiting here, were thrown from their buggy in a runaway this

afternoon and Mrs. Harkness was instantly killed, her neck being broken.

Tuesday, August 20

NOTTLE - In this city on Monday, Aug. 19th Jacob Thomas Nottle, a native of Cornwall,

England, in the 78th year of his age. Funeral private.

MAXWELL - At the residence of her son-in-law, 473 Ferguson avenue north, this morning

Barbara Maxwell, relict of James Maxwell, native of Lanark, Scotland, in the 78th year of her

age. Funeral on Wednesday at 4 p.m., from the above address. Friends please accept this



COLVIN - At her late residence No. 486 Hughson street north on Monday Aug. 19, Margaret

Colvin, widow of the late Patrick Colvin, aged 70 years. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. Friends

will please accept this intimation.

HANNAFORD - On Aug. 19, at his grandfather’s residence, 232 Robinson street, Robert

Henry, twin son of Charles and Lovina Hannaford, aged 10 months and 2 weeks. Funeral

from above address on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

KEMP - John Kemp, aged 80 years, died at the city hospital yesterday. He was a member of

the Salvation army, having been connected to the work from the time of its inception in

Hamilton. The army will conduct the funeral from his late residence, 186 ½ Jackson street

east, tomorrow afternoon.

BOWMAN - Rev. John Kay of Hamilton, assisted by Rev. Dr. Laing, conducted the funeral

services of the late Mr. Bowman. Just as the funeral was leaving the house the storm burst and

the undertaker wisely deferred the funeral for an hour and by that time the storm was over.

ASHWORTH (Peterboro) Aug. 19 - On Friday William Ashworth, aged 15, in the employ of

Adam King, of North Monoghan, was sent by Mr. King to cut some corn on the farm but did

not return. Yesterday young men paddling by the farm discovered the body floating in the


PRICE (Belleville) Aug. 19 - About 3 p.m. David Price, the youngest son of D. Price of this

city started with a companion named Brooks to row from Massassaga park four miles east of

here to the city. A heavy north-west wind was blowing at the time and when opposite

Gerow’s island the boat capsized. Brooks managed to climb on top of the upturned boat and

Price held on for a few minutes but lost his hold and sank. Brooks threw him an oar which he

failed to catch when he rose to the surface. The body of the unfortunate boy has not yet been


DOWZER ( Clinton) Aug. 17 - Mrs Dowzer passed away after a few hours of sickness. She

was a highly respected widow and leaves a family of eleven children.

BUTT (Clinton) Aug 17 - Josiah Butt, a retired farmer after spending a day visiting returned

home apparently in the best of health and sustained a stroke of apoplexy from which he died

shortly after. He leaves a three daughters, two sons and a widow.

HOWSON (Windsor) Aug. 19 - Johnnie Howson, a ten year old son of Manager Howson of

the Walkerville brewery may die from injuries received by being struck in the head by a

baseball bat Saturday. The Walkerville baseball club and the Shamrock club of Detroit were

playing a match game and Howson was watching the game when a Shamrock player named

Henley threw his bat which struck the boy and broke his skull. He was taken to the Hotel


CROWLEY (Stratford Ont.) Aug 19 - During the storm of last Saturday afternoon the barn of

Cornelius Crowley, township of Ellice, was struck by lightning and his son Lawrence, 17

years of age, was instantly killed. He, with two brothers, had taken shelter in the barn. They


noticed his hair on fire. On going to put it out they found him dead. No other evidence of the

stroke was found on his body.

Wednesday, August 21

SCARLETT - At his late residence 127 Peter street, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, David Scarlett aged

48 years. Funeral Friday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.

THOMPSON (Uxbridge) Aug 21 - Last evening the boiler in Gordon’s planing mill exploded

with a terrific force, shattering the mill and killing one employee named Thompson, whose

friends reside in Sutton. The loss on the building is estimated at $1,000.

NORTON (Tapleytown, Ont.) - E. Norton lost a child four months old on Saturday last. It

took sick between four and five o’clock in the morning and died about one o’clock. The

funeral took place on Monday to Stoney creek.

WARWICK (London) Aug. 20 - Sunday evening three young men named Warwick living at

44 Miles street rented a rowboat and went down towards the hotel near Springbank where

they had a good time . Shortly after starting for home John Warwick fell out of the boat and

his brother Richard jumped in after him.

 “I don’t know what became of them” said the third man”,Trusty” Warwick. “We had been

having a good time and I immediately fell asleep”

 He managed to get back to the city without troubling himself with what had become of his

companions believing that they would eventually turn up all right. Search was made along the

river all day yesterday .No trace was found until this forenoon when the body of Richard

Warwick was found near Springbank. Search is being continued for the body of his brother,

John, who has undoubtedly met with the same fate.

Thursday, August 22

SCARLETT - At his late residence 127 Peter street, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, David Scarlett,

aged 48 years. Funeral Friday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.

KEMP - The funeral of the late John Kemp took place yesterday afternoon. It was a Salvation

army “military” funeral and the local corps, under Ensign McLean, preceded the hearse

through the streets, singing cheerful hymns and army songs. At the cemetery there was a

service of prayer and song and the soldiers fired three “volleys” over the grave.

FLEURY (Wellington, Ont.,) Aug 22 - J. Fleury, of Aurora, dropped dead this morning on the

West lake shore, where he had been staying for a short time.

WILKINSON (Queenstown) Aug 22 - G.L. Wilkinson of Canada, a saloon passenger on the

steamer Britannic, from New York Aug. 14, died at sea on Aug. 20.


WARKWICK (London) Aug. 21 - The body of Richard Warkwick, who with his brother

Robert, was drowned on Sunday night in the Thames, near Springbank, was found in the river

this morning on the south side, opposite the spot where Robert’s remains were discovered. An

inquest will be held on Thursday night. Both bodies are to be buried to-morrow morning in

Brown’s Hill cemetery Nissouri.

CUDNEY (Buffalo) Aug. 21 - Frank Cudney who came to this city from St. Catharines, Ont.,

where he has relatives still living, fell from the fourth story of Ellicott square building this

afternoon and was instantly killed.

Friday, August 23

PETTIT - At Saltfleet, Aug. 23, Adelaide, beloved wife of Joseph Pettit, aged 54 years.

Funeral will leave the house on Sunday, 25th inst. at 10:30 a.m. Service at St. John’s church


DAVIDSON - In this city, on 23rd inst., Flora McKellar, wife of the late John Davidson, aged

77 years. Funeral notice later.

 Flora McKellar, widow of the late John Davidson, died today at the home of her son-in-law,

W. T. James foreman of the Central fire station. Deceased was highly esteemed and was a

resident of this city for over forty years.

OVEREND - George Overend, the young man injured in a runaway accident on Ferguson

avenue the other day, succumbed to his injuries at the city hospital last evening. From the

first, the doctors had kittle hope of his recovery, his injuries being dangerous and very severe.

The saddest part of the affair is that the dead man had been married but two months, and his

bride of but a few weeks, so suddenly left a widow, is heartbroken.

 The circumstances connected with the accident are so simple and so purely of an accidental

nature that the inquest would seem entirely necessary to free the railway company of any


 Suit for damages may be brought by the widow against the railway company if evidence is

secured to show that the men on the train could have in any way prevented the accident.

BUCK (Ridgeway Ont.) Aug 23 - A serious runaway accident occurred here yesterday

afternoon by which one man lost his life and several ladies were injured. While one of the

Crystal Beach busses was taking on baggage at the Queen’s hotel here, a trunk slipped down

behind the horses, starting them kicking. The driver, Charles Buck, jumped from his seat to

take the horses by their heads, when he was thrown down and the loaded wagon passed over

his head, causing injuries from the effects of which he died about 1 o’clock this morning,

never having regained consciousness. The horses then ran away with their load of passengers,

mostly ladies, who all, with one exception, jumped and were all more or less injured, three

requiring medical attendance.

LYONS (Dundas) - Jeremiah Lyons died on Tuesday and was buried on Thursday. Eighty

years ago he was born in the township of West Flamboro and in the same township he died.

He was highly esteemed by a very wide circle of friends.


HILLIKER (Norwich) Aug. 22 - Albert Hilliker, a hog buyer, was thrown from the train near

here last night and killed. The section men discovered the body this morning.

WILKINSON (Kingston) Aug. 22 - The “G.L.Wilkinson of Canada” reported to have died on

the steamer Britannic on its way across the Atlantic, turns out to be G.E.Wilkinson, of this

city. Deceased left Kingston on the 12th instant going to old Orchard Beach, where he

remained until the 14th, when letters intimated that he would sail that day for England on a six

months tour. He was about 28 years of age; a member of the grocery firm of G.M. Wilkinson

& Sons. When last heard from, before sailing, he was in improving health.

MORRISON (Picton) Aug. 22 - G.W. Morrison of Aurora, died suddenly this morning at the

residence of his son-in-law W.V. Pettit, West Lake. Mr. Morrison, accompanied by his wife,

arrived at Mr. Pettit’s last Saturday to spend a couple of weeks with their daughter at their

beautiful home at West Lake. This morning Mr. Morrison and Mr. Pettit went out on the lake

for a couple of hours fishing. Mr. Morrison who had been feeling unusually well, was taken

suddenly ill while in the boat and died before they could get him to Mr. Pettit’s residence.

COATES (Trinidad, Col.) Aug 22 - When the express train for California reached the summit

of Raton mountain this morning, Miss Birdie Coates, whose home is in Almonte Ont., died of

consumption. She was going west for her health.

CHISHOLM (Williamstown, Ont.) Aug. 22 - Mrs. Alex. Chisholm, an aged widow who lived

alone with an unmarried sister, a Miss Fraser, was accidentally burned to death about 7:30

this evening. Miss Fraser was ill in bed, and Mrs. Chisholm was in the kitchen lighting the

lamp, when her clothing caught fire, and before assistance arrived she was so terribly burned

that she only breathed a few minutes. She has an only son who is a resident of Grand Marias,

Mich. Mrs. Chisholm was a sister of the late Col. Fraser, of Fraser’s Point, Glengarry.

Saturday, August 24

OVEREND - On Aug. 22, George Overend, aged 22 years, 1 month and 22 days. Funeral

from the residence of his father-in-law, Wm. McMann, 674 Catharine st. north, on Sunday

afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

EASTWOOD - At his late residence, East Hamilton, on the 24th inst., John Eastwood, aged 58

years. Funeral on Monday afternoon at 2:30. Friends will kindly omit flowers.

DAVIDSON - In this city, on the 23rd inst., Flora McKellor, wife of the late John Davidson,

aged 77years. Funeral notice later. Funeral from her son-in-law’s residence, 19 Mulberry st.,

on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this


FORSTER - On August 24th, at 205 Walnut st., Lizzie A., third daughter of Mathew J. and

Mary Forster. Funeral on Monday, Aug. 25, at 9:30 to St. Patrick’s church thence to Holy

Sepulchre cemetery.


PIERSON (Hannon) - The interment of John Pierson’s child which was fatally burned in

Hamilton, took place at the St. George church cemetery here on Friday, Rev. J. Fielding


VALLAINCOURT- (North Bay) Aug. 24 - A brakeman named Frank Vallaincourt, who

belonged to the North Bay division of the Canadian Pacific railway was killed a few days ago

near Chalk River station. His train left Chalk River some time during the night, but no one

seems to know exactly how his death occurred. He was not missed until towards morning, and

on search being made his body was found, terribly mangled, near the Chalk River station. The

night was very dark and foggy, and it was thought he missed his footing and fell between two

box cars. He was buried by the trainmen here last Sunday. He leaves a widow and two

children in poor circumstances.

KETTLE (Toronto) Aug. 24 - George Kettle, an Orangeville blacksmith, who, until two years

ago, resided in this city and who was to have been married shortly to a Toronto young lady,

died suddenly yesterday. Deceased, who was employed in Hewson’s blacksmith’s shop, went

to the rear door to get some fresh air, saying that he did not feel well. Almost instantly on

reaching the door, the young man fell dead. He had been suffering from heart disease for

some time.

YOUNG (Toronto) Aug. 24 - John Montgomery, while fishing near the breakwater yesterday

morning, noticed something floating in the water, and upon rowing up to see what it was

found that it was the body of a young woman. He procured assistance and towed the body to

the wharf, whence it was removed to the morgue, and was subsequently identified as the body

of Phoebe Young, who was employed as a domestic at the Rossin house, and was drowned

some weeks ago while out in a skiff with a colored man named George Garrison. The remains

are much swollen and decomposed, but were identified by the brother of the unfortunate

young woman

PRICE (Belleville) Aug. 23 - The body of David Price jr., who was drowned in the bay on

Monday afternoon last, was found this morning at 2 o’clock by John Hayes, a fisherman, and

his sons, who were grappling for it. The corpse was found in nine feet of water, half a mile to

the north of where it was supposed to be. The funeral took place this afternoon.

WILSON (Gravenhurst) Aug. 23 - On Tuesday, a fatal quarrel took place near Severn Bridge,

resulting in the death of John Wilson jr., a Swede. The assailant was his nephew, Peter

Paulson, a slightly-built young man with a knowledge of boxing. The two men were in a barn

of Mr. Wilson sr., (grandfather of the deceased and father of the assailant) and were having

high words about a girl.

 Richard Draper witnessed part of the quarrel and advised Wilson who was a big fellow, to

give Paulson a licking. Wilson tried to act on the advice and went forward to attack Paulson,

but was met with a blow in the forehead, from which he never recovered,

 It happened at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and Wilson died next day at 10:30 a.m., being

attended by Drs .Ardagh and Harvie, of Orillia, who could do nothing to abate the series of

convulsive fits which followed the blow.

 Dr. Campbell, coroner, sent Chief Constable Sloan to investigate yesterday. He obtained a

statement from Draper, who strongly affirmed that Paulson struck in self-defense. Under the


circumstances it has, strangely enough, been decided to hold no inquest, the friends of the

deceased concurring in this, as well as all the parties concerned.

 Constable Sloan made no arrest, but it is likely something more will be heard of the affair.

VARSON (Brampton) Aug. 23 - William Varson, a bachelor, 80 years of age, remarked to a

neighbor that he thought he would hang himself. Next morning he was found suspended from

the ceiling.

EASTWOOD - About 9 a.m. to-day one of Hamilton’s best known and most highly respected

citizens, John Eastwood, died at his residence in Hamilton. For over a year he had been

suffering from a spinal disease, and his death was not unexpected. He passed away very

peacefully and without pain, with the members of the family surrounding his bed.

 Mr. Eastwood was born in Toronto on July 5, 1837, and came to Hamilton with his parents

in his early boyhood. He was educated in the schools of this city. His business career was

begun in the warehouse of James Buntin & Co., of Toronto, stationers, and for thirty-seven

years Mr. Eastwood continued in the same business. For thirty-six years he carried on a book

and stationery business in the building now occupied by the firm of John Eastwood & Co. As

a business man Mr. Eastwood was sagacious, industrious and strictly honorable, qualities

which enabled him to succeed in every enterprise which he engaged in. He was a director of

the Times Printing company, vice-president of the Hamilton Gaslight company and was

connected more or less intimately with other business enterprises. As a director and president

of the Great Central fair his executive ability and great energy were exercised to advantage.

Though adverse to public life, he consented to be an aldermanic candidate one or two years,

was elected and made a capital alderman, serving one years as chairman of the markets, fire

and police committee. He was a member of the Masonic order but never aspired to high

honors in it.

 Mr. Eastwood was well known as an enthusiastic lover of art, a generous patron of rising

artists and a connoisseur of fine cultivated taste. His favourable opinion of a painting was

eagerly sought by local dealers for it often enhanced the value of the picture.

 In 1861 Mr. East wood married a daughter of the late Samuel Kerr of this city. She, with

one son and one daughter - John M. Eastwood and Mrs. C.A. Murton - survives him.

 The deceased gentleman was a general favourite. Cordial in manner, uniformly courteous,

cheerful and kindly, he was an approachable and companionable man; and his kindliness was

not merely on the surface. Although refined in his taste and a man of cultured mind, he

willingly assumed the role of a simple citizen for he hated ostentation in every form. His

latest wish was that his funeral should be conducted with as much simplicity as possible.

Monday, August 26

MCCLELLAND - In this city on Sunday, Aug. 25, Peter McClelland, aged 41 years. The

funeral will leave his late residence, 59 Cathcart street, on Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend. No flowers.

BALE - In this city at his late residence, on Aug. 24, Thomas Bale sr., in his 89th year.

Funeral on Tuesday. Private. Friends will please omit flowers.


 Thomas Bale , sr., for many years sexton of Wesley church, died on Saturday at the age of

89. He was a native of Devonshire Eng., and came here in 1853. He leaves one son and four


HOPKINS - On Aug. 24, S.F. Hopkins. aged 39 years. Funeral from the old homestead, Stony

Creek, on Tuesday, at 11 o’clock a.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this


 S.F. Hopkins, a butcher on the market, died on Saturday at the hospital at the age of 39. He

was the son of the late Silas Hopkins of Saltfleet and a brother of M.W. Hopkins, civil

engineer. Some months ago he got cold with sleeping on the grass and rheumatism set in. The

deceased leaves a widow and four children. The funeral will take place tomorrow from the

homestead at Stony Creek

TRUMAN - In this city, at No 15 Stinson st. the infant son of W.A. and Louise Truman, aged

4 days. Funeral took place yesterday.

CLARK - At 124 Hannah street west, on Sunday 25th August, Annie, wife of Edwin Clark.

Funeral private on Tuesday at 2 p.m. to Ancaster. Friends please omit flowers.

EASTWOOD - The funeral of the late John Eastwood took place from the family residence,

Main street east this afternoon and was attended by a large and representative gathering of

citizens and friends. The pall-bearers were: John Billings, Richard Fuller, William Gibson,

M.P. John W. Murton, Dr. Springer and George Rutherford. Rev. Dr. Lyle and Rev. Mr.

Young conducted the services at the house and grave.

WALKER - The following from the Tilbury News undoubtedly refers to F.B. Walker the

Guelph bookmaker whose dead body was found near Amherstburg on Saturday, Aug. 17, and

is an additional proof that the young Walker committed suicide and was not murdered as at

first supposed.

 A young man about 23 years of age arrived in town on Friday last. He was intelligentlooking

and respectably dressed. Said he came from Windsor and was over communitive,

though he could give no reason for having come to Tilbury. He acted quite strangely

throughout the afternoon and approached many men familiarly whom he had never seen

before. He took a few drinks with the boys and bought a few, and during the evening sat

around the hotel weeping and crying most pitifully. Between the deep sobs and heartrending

groans he would mumble something about Windsor races and losing money. He attracted

considerable attention, some sizing him up as a confidence man, others as a fake beggar and

others as a lunatic. The latter is quite a probable solution , though no one learned anything

from him. He disappeared on Friday night , previous to which he had announced that he was

going to Toronto.

HOLMES - Prof. Ellis will make an examination of the stomach of Wm. Holmes, the marble

cutter, who died recently at Barrie under what have been considered mysterious

circumstances In the meantime the inquest which had been opened has been adjourned,

pending the result of the analysis. Prof. Ellis will make his report early in September.


MCIVOR (Ottawa) Aug. 25 - Hugh McIvor, an ex-journalist, was drowned Friday night at

Brittania, seven miles from here. He either fell out of the boat or suicided.

STALKER (Ottawa) Aug 25 - Architect G.F. Stalker died on Friday in a hack while being

driven to his home on Creighton street.

Tuesday, August 27

MALONE - Patrick Malone, an aged and wealthy resident of Chatham township, Ont., died

yesterday. He had resided in the district for 35 years.

DOUGLASS (Caledonia) Aug. 26 - William Douglass, one of the best and most successful

farmers in the county of Brant, died to-day, aged 78 years after an illness of some two

months. Deceased was a native of Scotland, and settled on the Grand river some 55 years ago.

He was well known all over the province as a breeder and importer of short-horns, at which

business he met with considerable success. He was councilor of the township of Onondaga for

many years, and held other positions of trust and responsibility.

MOSS (Cornwall) Aug. 26 - David B. Moss, of Moulinette village, about six miles west of

Cornwall, went to church in Wales last night, and after church started to ride home between

the double track of the Grand Trunk railway, where there is a splendid bicycle path. This

morning a farmer named Geo. Fickes found his body in a culvert, about a mile west of

Moulinette. The body was still astride of the wheel, and lay in the fifteen inches of water

which was in the culvert. The unfortunate young man probably rode into the culvert and,

striking his head against the wall was either killed outright, or stunned so that he drowned in

the water. A couple of bruises were found upon his forehead. The deceased was a fine young

man, 22 years of age, and had just matriculated with honors from the school at Richmond,

Que. He intended to begin a medical course in McGill this fall.

SINCLAIR (Ridgetown Ont.) Aug. 26 - On Sunday afternoon the funeral was held here of

Mrs. Alexander Sinclair, one of the best-known pioneers of Western Ontario. She was born in

Henryville, Lower Canada, in 1828. Her father Samuel Bower, a Waterloo veteran moved in

1836 with his family to Kent county Ont. She taught school for a short time, and in 1849 was

married to Alexander Sinclair settling on their new farm, now bordering on the town of

Ridgetown where their home became a center for educational and religious influences. Her

husband survives her, one of the few remaining pioneers of those early days. She leaves four

children - S.B. Sinclair, M.A. vice- principal Ottawa Normal school, and formerly of the

Hamilton Collegiate institute; A.H. Sinclair , M.A., LL.B barrister, Toronto; Rev. J.J.

Sinclair, Thorndale, and Anna E. Sinclair.

BARRETT (Toronto) Aug. 27 - Coroner Johnson last night issued a warrant for an inquest to

be held on Thursday on the body of James Barrett, of McMurrich township, Parry Sound. The

body was recently interred in Mount pleasant cemetery.

 About two years ago Barrett moved to Parry Sound district, and took up a farm in

McMurrich township, near Buck Lake. He had his wife and child with him, and it is alleged

that he was not on the best of terms with some parties living in the vicinity. On Thursday,

Aug. 15, he was crossing Buck lake in a punt with two other men, one a neighbor named


Moles. And in crossing it is alleged the boat filled with water and Barrett was drowned. On

the Sunday following the body was recovered, and it was sent to this city and interred, as

stated, in Mount Pleasant cemetery.

 The tongue of rumor was busy after the drowning, and some of the whispers reached the

ears of Mr. Barrett a brother of the deceased, living at 96 Ulster street. He called on Coroner

Johnson, and at his instigation the warrant for the inquest was issued.

WALKER (Windsor) Aug. 26 - Crown Attorney Clark has received the evidence taken at the

coroner’s inquest on the body of A. F. Walker of Guelph, who was found in the river near

Amherstburg two weeks ago. The jury found that Walker was murdered, and if the crown

attorney finds that the verdict was justified by the evidence he will give the case to the


DOUGLAS (North Bay) Aug 26 - The body of Alex T. Douglas, storekeeper for Davidson &

Hay, Toronto, who was one of the twenty-one who lost their lives by the burning of that

firm’s steamer, the Fraser, on Lake Nipissing, Sept. 7, 1893, was found by John Couchin, an

Indian, on Saturday, on the north shore of the lake five and a half miles west of here. It was

nude but well-preserved . That the body had been lying in sixty feet of water and possibly a

muddy bottom, seems the only way of accounting for its preservation for so long a time and

the recent thunderstorms are thought to be the cause of its coming to the surface. The bodies

of fifteen of the twenty-one victims had previously been found, nearly all within a year after

the occurrence.

 The interment took place here to-day and was attended by the widow and children of the

deceased, who are living at Cache bay.

GEORGE (London, Ont.) Aug. 26 - William George, who had lived on the Hamilton road,

near Adelaide street for the past six or seven years, left his home early this morning to take

the cars to his son’s place in Dorchester, where he intended to put in the day angling. He had

only gone a short distance, however, when some children noticed him fall heavily to the

ground, and they at once gave the alarm. Dr. English was summoned, but the old man was

beyond human aid. His death was ascribed to heart failure. He was 82 years of age and leaves

several children, besides his bereaved widow.

BURDETT (Belleville) Aug. 26 - Dr. Bavid E. Burdett died yesterday after a long illness. Dr.

Burdett, who was born in Prince Edward county, Ont., 67 years ago, practised here for

upwards of 30 years, and was a highly popular physician.

 A melancholy coincidence in connection with the death of Dr. Burdett is that his brother

Daniel died yesterday at the old family homestead, in Newburgh, at about the same hour as

the doctor aspired here. The telegrams from the relatives announcing the deaths were

dispatched and received within a few minutes of each other.

BALE - Thomas Bale, with his brother James and their families, arrived in this city from

Devon, England, 42 years ago, when Hamilton was a comparatively small place. He has since

resided here, leading a quiet, industrious life, beloved and respected by all who knew him.

Loss of sight and hearing for some years past prevented his going about but up to the last he

took a deep interest in the welfare of Wesley church, of which he was a member ever since

his arrival here. He passed away peacefully on Saturday night. His son Thomas, of the


postoffice department and Miss Annie Bale and Mrs. James, Mrs. Smale and Mrs. Partridge

survive him. The interment took place this afternoon.

Wednesday, August 28

MURRAY - At St. Catharines, on Tuesday Aug. 27, 1895, suddenly, James Murray in his 64th

year. Funeral at 3 o’clock p.m., Thursday, from his late residence, 183 Church street, St.


MCCLELLAND - The funeral of the late Peter McClelland took place yesterday and was

largely attended. Rev. Dr. Fletcher conducted the services. The pall bearers were: Geo. R.

Allan, William Harper, John Burns, H. Obermeyer, Alfred Taylor and Samuel Truman.

GILBERT - Novelle Gilbert, who rose from a sick bed a few weeks ago, was lately taken with

typhoid fever in the worst form, from the effects of which he died on Wednesday. The funeral

services were conducted by Mr. Asher on Friday.

JOYCE (Huntsville Ont.) Aug 27 - Last night the barn of George Hutchins, near this village,

took fire from the bursting of a coal oil lantern. Mr. Hutchins’ son and two other boys went to

the barn to sleep , and when blowing out the lantern it burst. One of the boys named Algin

Joyce, about 14 years old, perished in the flames, and Mr. Hutchins’ son is so badly burned

that he can not recover.

 Coroner Reece decided that it was not necessary to hold an inquest.

GIBSON (Whitby) Aug. 27 - Fred Gibson was thrown from a wagon in C.F. Stewart’s

orchard. He fell against a post, smashed his skull and died soon afterward.

IVEY (Toronto) Aug 28 - Mrs William Ivey, who lives at 538 Front street west, was notified

yesterday by the G.T.R. authorities that her husband had probably drowned on Monday night

at Collingwood.

 It appears that William Ivey, an old and trusted engineer in the Grand Trunk railway, went

to the end of the Collingwood pier at about at 9 o’clock at night to bathe his feet as is

customary with engineers, who find it a great relief after standing in a hot engine all day.

 As Ivey did not appear before morning a search was instituted with the result that some of

his clothing was found on the -end of the pier. The bay was dragged all day yesterday but the

body was not recovered.

 Ivey was 42 years of age and had been in the employ of the G.T.R. for 25 years. For some

time past his run had been on the freight train between Toronto and Collingwood. He would

be at each place on alternate nights.

 Deceased leaves a widow and five children, the youngest being 3 years of age. The eldest, a

boy of 17, had been ill in bed for three weeks, suffering from haemorrhage of the lungs.


BEATTIE (Essex, Ont.) Aug. 27. - The little two-year-old son of W.D. Beattie, farmer, of this

town, while playing about 9 o’clock on Monday, fell through a small opening into a well,

about 12 feet deep. The child being missed it was searched for, and was found about half an

hour after the accident floating in a foot of water. Medical aid was at once summoned, and

every means used to restore life, but the child was evidently killed by the fall.

MURRAY (St. Catharines) Aug. 27 - Capt James Murray expired suddenly at his residence in

the city this afternoon. He retired in apparent good health but was awakened at about two

o’clock by violent pain. A doctor found an obstruction of the liver. At 12:45 and very

suddenly Capt. Murray died. Captain Murray was known all over Canada. He came of an old

Scottish family and was born in Argleshire, May 12, 1832. In 1837 his father emigrated to

this country and settled in York county. Later on James came to this city to reside with an

uncle. When seventeen he started sailing on the lakes and in five years he had the rank of

commander of a vessel. Several years later he purchased several large vessels and carried on

operations on an extensive scale. As a contractor he was best known. In addition to work on

the Welland canal he had contracts for public works of various kinds along the lakes He was

president of the Castleman lumber company, vice-president of Northwest Central railway. In

politics he had always been a Conservative, holding the position of president of the Lincoln

County Conservative association for upwards of 25 years. He was a devoted adherent of Knox

church and very liberal supporter. In 1856 he married Harriet, daughter of the late James


TULLY (London) Aug. 27 - Norville A. Tully, a young man of 20 years, who, with his

mother lives with A.S. Abbott, ex-city clerk, 227 Queen’s avenue, this afternoon started out

for a ride in his small canoe, but had not gone far when the little craft upset and he was


Thursday, August 29

MURRAY - At St. Catharines on Tuesday, Aug 27, 1895, suddenly, James Murray, in his 64th

year. Funeral at 2 o’clock p.m. Thursday, from his late residence 123 Church street, St.


WEBB (Toronto)Aug. 29 - At ten o’clock this morning a man named F.M. Webb was found

dead in bed at the Kensington hotel. He registered there Tuesday night, and yesterday

morning he ordered a drink of whiskey to be sent to his room. He did not appear during the

day and it was thought he was sleeping.. This morning a visit was made to his room and he

was found dead in bed. A phial, supposed to have contained prussic acid, was found near him.

KEMPTHORN (Pickering, Ont.) Aug. 28 - Albert Kempthorn, the victim of the shooting

affray at Scriba N.Y., Tuesday morning was a native of this village He was 29, and was the

youngest member of a large family, all of whom are now dead excepting two boys, Thomas

who lives here and George who holds a responsible position on a Michigan railway. The

family was well-known throughout Pickering township and also in the town of Bowmanville,

where William, one of the brothers, resided for years. Bert as he was always called , was the

last one to leave home. He supported his aged mother up to the time of her death a few years

ago .After that he went to Battle Creek, Mich., where his brother secured him work on a


railway. Last fall he returned to his native place. He remained during the winter going to

Scriba in the spring.

 The murdered man had been conducting a butcher business in Scriba.

NEWMAN (Detroit) Aug. 28 - A young woman known here as Alice Grace Newman leaped

from a ferryboat in the river on Friday and was drowned. She left on the chair on which she

had been sitting a letter from her brother at Hickson, South Dakota and a note.

 It has been learned that Newman was her maiden name and that she had been married to one

O. J. Dunkelberg, a hotel fireman, but they separated nine days later. Among her belongings

that she left behind on the boat were Ouida’s “Signa, Folle Farine” on the page margins of

which she had written comments on the text. For instance;

“Life is fatal and why should we mourn.”

 One page of the novel records the fact that Grace Newman was born in Toronto, Ont., Oct

17, 1872.

 A man who had befriended her since her arrival in Detroit says she showed him

photographs of her brothers and sisters in Canada, and also a clipping from a Chicago paper

relating how she had attempted suicide before this summer at a hotel in that city. She had

been in hospital there until recently as a result of this attempt to end her life.

DERUSH, COMBER, SHYNSKY (Corrunna) Aug. 29 - The rumors current here last night

that a row boat had been capsized during last evening’s storm are confirmed. One man and

three women were drowned , their names being Frank DeRush, of Broomfield, Ont., Mrs. M.

DeRush, Miss Ella Comber and Miss Delia Shynsky all of Marysville, Mich. Miss Minnie

Shamrock of Marysville, who was also an occupant of the boat, was saved.

FULLER - Jonathon Fuller, aged 89, an old citizen of Hastings Ont.,died suddenly on

Tuesday night.

HURLEY - Mrs. Ellen Hurley, one of the oldest residents of Belleville, died on Tuesday

night, aged 94. She leaves no family.

MANN - Jehiel Mann, senior member of the firm of Mann & Davidson, barristers, St.

Thomas, Ont., died at his residence on Tuesday night from paralytic stroke, aged 65.

SHEPHERD (Ottawa) Aug. 29 - Capt. R.W. Shepherd, president of the Ottawa River

Navigation company, died at Como, Que., at nine o’clock this morning.

Friday, August 30

REEVES - In this city, on Friday, Aug. 30, Richard Reeves, aged 53 years. Funeral will leave

his father’s residence, 272 King street west, cor. Hess, on Sunday afternoon at 3:30. Friends

will please accept this intimation.

 Richard Reeves, 272 King street west, was taken to the city hospital last night suffering

from strangulated rupture . Before the ambulance reached the hospital, however, the

unfortunate man died in great agony. He was about 53 years of age and a widower. He lived

with his father and was a baker by trade. Last year he was in St. Joseph’s hospital undergoing

treatment for the same trouble, and last evening Dr. Philp, his physician, ordered his removal


to the city hospital, where he was to have undertaken an operation.

OWENS - James Owens, aged 63, a hotel-keeper well know in this city was a victim of an

accident at the King street station last evening which cost him his life some two hours

afterward. It was while he was attempting to board the 5:55 Toronto express for Oakville that

the accident occurred . The train was moving out and Owens made a jump for a car platform.

He missed it, falling between the track and the station platform, but not on the track. Mr.

Connell and Chief Hazel saw him fall and caught hold of him, thinking that they might pull

him out; but he is a heavy man and before they could get him clear the next car step had come

along and dragged his body under, one of his legs falling across the rails. As he slipped under

Owens screamed and several ladies who were in the car and on the platform fainted at the

ghastly sight.

 The car wheels badly mutilated one of his legs above the knee and he was bruised on his

body. In the ambulance he was removed to the city hospital where he died a couple of hours


 James Owens, a son of the deceased, who lives in Woodstock and Mrs. Owens, the wife of

the dead man, were present at the hospital. There are three other sons and two daughters, all

grown up.

 Drs. Rennie, Griffin and Coleman attended the injured man at the hospital last night and

amputated his right leg near the thigh. At first he seemed to improve, but shortly after 10

0'clock he became weaker, and death from shock occurred about 11 o’clock. One of his hands

was bruised and there was a nasty flesh wound on the left side of his face. He will be buried

in the city.

TAYLOR ( Chesley, Ont.) Aug. 30 - Yesterday afternoon a young man named John Taylor,

of the township of Bentinick, near Morrisburg, accidentally shot himself, dying from his

injuries this morning. Taylor, with some friends, was out gunning in his own woods, and was

lighting his pipe when his gun slipped out of his hands and went off, the charge entering his


BARTLETT (Fulton) - On Friday last the only child of Mr. And Mrs. Bartlett was brought

here for interment. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Caldwell, of Ker.

MURRAY (St. Catharines) Aug. 29 - The funeral of the late Capt. James Murray took place

at three o’clock this afternoon from his late residence, Maple Hill, and was one of the largest

that has been seen in this city in many years. Agreeable to the wishes of the widow, Capt.

Murray was not buried with Masonic honors, but a large crowd of people of all shades of

politics and religion turned out and joined the mournful procession to the cemetery. Among

those present from a distance were; Senator John Ferguson of Niagara Falls; T. McGaw, W.R.

Brock, D. Creighton, J. H. Temple, chief engineer of the Toronto harbor works; E. B. Rogers,

Hugh Ryan, F. Cayley, of Toronto; William Gibson, M.P.; James Hiscott, M.P.P.; John

McLean, president of the Lincoln County Conservative association, Merriton; James Walker,

Beamsville; E.B. Walker, Hamilton.


 The religious ceremonies were conducted at the house by Rev. J. H. Ratcliffe, of the First

Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Rural Dean Armitage, rector of St. Thomas Episcopal

church. The casket was borne by six of the deceased’s employees on the contracts on which

he was engaged at the time of his death. They were : H.B. Hammel, D. Stuart, J.S. Abbey,

John Cain, J.F. Sheedy and J. Collins.

WALKER (Windsor) Aug. 29 - The Government Detective Murray is here looking into the

death of Fred Walker, of Guelph, whose body was found in the river at Amherstburg three

weeks ago. Detective Murray says that he has information going to prove that Walker was not

alive when put into the water; in other words, that the case was not one of suicide. The

circumstances were looked upon by his relatives in Guelph as very suspicious and they made

application to the attorney-general for an inquiry into the cause. Mr. Murray has spent several

days looking into the circumstances. He is unable to reconcile the suicide theory with the

facts he has learned about Walker’s doings previous to his death. He further points out to the

great distance of the spot where the body was found from the city of Detroit where Walker

was staying the night before, and he can not understand how it could have drifted out. There

is a probability, he admits, in the theory about the man having gone aboard a river steamer

and fallen off on the trip, his head coming in contact with the paddle wheel of the vessel, but

from certain facts in his possession the detective has formed another opinion as to how the

unfortunate fellow came to his end.

CARLING (Exeter) Aug. 29 - The death of Isaac Carling occurred at 3 o’clock this afternoon,

after an illness of many years. Mr. Carling was the founder and first reeve of Exeter, and for

many years was successfully engaged in business here. He represented this riding in the

legislative assembly in the days of John Sandfield Macdonald. Mr. Carling was a brother of

Sir John Carling.

AULT - The funeral of Samuel Ault of Aultsville, Ont., who died on Wednesday morning, in

his eighty-first year took place yesterday. The deceased was elected to parliament before

confederation, and represented the county of Stormont for fourteen years and was always an

active supporter of the late Sir. John Macdonald.

Saturday, August 31

REEVES - In this city, on Friday August 30, Richard Reeves, aged 53 years. Funeral will

leave his father’s residence, 272 King street west, cor. Hess, on Sunday afternoon at 3:30.

Friends will please accept this intimation.

SIMPSON - At New York, August 30th, Albert Henry, aged 29 years, eldest son of Rev. A.B.

and Maggie Simpson, formerly of Hamilton.

OWEN - At Hamilton, August 28, James Owen, aged 58 years. Funeral Sept. 1, 1895, from

his son-in-law’s residence, 177 Young street, city.

KILBRIDGE (Parry Sound) Aug. 30 - John Kilbridge, a foreman employed by William

Heald, contractor, was instantly killed in rock blasting this morning. The accident occurred at

Rose Point, two miles from here, on the Parry Sound Colonization railway. Kilbridge went to


examine a charge that had not gone off, when it suddenly exploded, killing him instantly. His

relatives, it is thought, live in Prince Edward Island.

GIBSON - Willie Gibson, of Napanee, was drowned yesterday at Gull lake. He and two

companions were duck-shooting. Ducks may not be killed legally until next Monday; but the

accident that has cast a gloom over Napanee also shows how the Ontario game laws are

enforced by the new wardens and deputy-wardens.

 Willie Gibson, aged 20, eldest son of Stephen Gibson, registrar of Lennox and Addington,

while duck hunting at Gull lake to-day with two young men from here, was accidentally shot

and killed. Mr. Gibson was in a small boat alone and in some way unknown while moving in

the boat the gun was exploded, the charge entering the back of his head. Deceased had been

attending Victoria university, Toronto, for the last year or two.

WEIGEL (Teeswater) Aug. 30 - Joseph Weigel, aged about 65, fell dead at his home here last

evening. Apoplexy is said to be the cause.

STEWART, DOUGLAS (Woodstock) Aug. 30 - At the house of refuge lie the bodies of two

centenarians, Robert Stewart, born in Armagh, but a resident of Oxford county from his

youth, and Jessie Douglas, born Sept. 5, 1793, formerly a resident of Ingersoll.

Monday, September 2

WAKEHAM - John Mitchelmore Wakeham Sr., in this city Sept. 1st. He was 68 years old and

a native of Devonshire, Eng. Funeral will leave his late residence, 70 Burlington street west ,

near foot of Bay street, on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friends will please accept this


REEVES - The funeral of the late Richard Reeves took place yesterday afternoon and there

was a large turnout of the members of the L.O.L. 312. The Victoria flute band led the funeral


THOMPSON (Troy) - Mrs. Thompson, one of the old pioneers of Beverly, passed away last

Saturday at the residence of her son, John Robb. She was in her eighty-eighth year but had

scarcely ever known a day’s sickness until about two months ago when she was taken with

the grip, and from that time she was continually sinking till the end came. She was buried in

the Troy cemetery on Monday. The funeral was very largely attended.

DOUGLAS (Caledonia) - The funeral of the late William Douglas of Onondaga, the wellknown

importer and breeder of shorthorn cattle, took place to this village on Wednesday. It

was one of the largest ever seen in this section. He was a man much respected.

Tuesday, September 3

MCKENNA - In this city on Sept. 1, Mrs. M.A. McKenna, in her 82nd year. Funeral from her

son’s residence 18 Baillie street, this (Tuesday) afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Private.


MARKS - George Marks, of Bruce Mines, Ont., one of the oldest pioneers of Algoma, died

on Friday night, aged 70. He had been a resident of Algoma for more than 40 years.

CAIRNS (Toronto) Sept. 2 - Whilst sitting on his doorstep at 187 Hamilton street, in this city,

Bernard Cairns, a laborer, 65 years of age, dropped dead at 7 o’clock last evening. Heart

disease was the cause of the fatal seizure. Deceased had been a heart, healthy man, and had

never had a day’s illness in his life.

RENNIE (Woodstock) Sept. 1 - George Rennie dropped dead on Saturday. He had attended

the funeral of the late Mrs. Davidson at the Presbyterian cemetery, and while there walked

over to the grave of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Andrew Pattulo, where he was found. Death was

due to heart disease.

NICHOL (Montreal) Sept. 2 - A watchman named Robert Nichol, who came here a short time

ago from Orangeville, was accidentally killed at Montreal Junction last evening.

Wednesday, September 4

COOKE - At her late residence, No. 11 Oxford street, on Tuesday Sept. 3, Janet Cooke,

widow of the late W.S. Cooke, aged 75 years and 3 months. Funeral on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Friends will please accept this intimation.

CHAPMAN - Yesterday afternoon Walter Chapman, son of S. Chapman, a King street east

druggist, went for a row on the bay, and there can be no doubt that he drowned. Early in the

afternoon he left home, taking with him his camera and saying that he was going for a row

and would be back about 5 o’clock. He hired a boat from H.L. Bastien and rowed over to the

north shore, where he was seen later by some boys swimming. Shortly before 5 o’clock

George Malcolmson, Wm. Coveny and Wm. Dean who were sailing a smack along near

Carrol’s point discovered a boat floating with a pair of trunks in it. The trunks were marked

with Chapman’s name and a further search along the shore revealed the missing man’s

clothing on the bank. A gold watch and some money were in the pockets along with letters

that confirmed the identification.

 Word was at once sent to the police and policemen Knox and Wark went out to search for

the body. S. Chapman, the young man’s father, was advised of the affair and he went at once

across the bay. Although several parties had been grappling for the remains this morning the

body has not yet been recovered. Young Chapman was about 24 years of age and a clerk in

his father’s store. He was an enthusiastic amateur photographer and held the position of

assistant secretary of the Hamilton association, being also an active worker in the biological

and photographic sections. He was a quiet unassuming young man and a general favourite

with all who knew him. It is supposed that he went in swimming from the boat and taking a

cramp, sank in or near the canal channel.

BRAUN (Toronto) Sep. 4 - The body of Gussie Braun, the boy drowned in the bay on

Monday night, was recovered yesterday by Esplanade Constable Williams. Coroner Johnson

will hold an inquest on the remains today.


Thursday, September 5

LEE - At the residence of her daughter Mrs. D. U. Boothe, Oakville, on Wednesday, Sept. 4,

1895, Phoebe, relic of the late Thomas C. Lee of Saltfleet and Angus. Funeral private, at

Stony Creek cemetery on Friday at 1 p.m.

FIELD - On the 4th inst., at the residence of Mrs. George Rutherford, East Hamilton,

Elizabeth C. Field, daughter of the late John Field. Funeral notice later.

MCDONALD, WELCH, WHALEN - The body of the tramp tailor who died near Waterdown

on Tuesday night was buried at Waterdown yesterday. The man’s supposed wife gave the

names of McDonald, Welch and Whalen.

MARTIN (Listowel) Sept. 5 - The dead body of David Martin was found lying on the

roadside near the Kincardine branch railway track, this morning with his head and shoulder

badly cut up. A bottle with about three inches of whiskey in it was found in his pocket. Martin

leaves a wife and two small children.

FERGUSON (Alexandria, Ont.) Sept. 4 - The remains of a young man named Norman

Ferguson, from Dunvegan, were found on the Canada Atlantic railway a short distance west

of this place this morning, badly mutilated.

CAPIN (Staynor, Ont.) Sept 4 - A sad accident happened on the farm of Thomas Capin,

Staynor, to-day through which his son lost his life. He was driving a load of hay, when he

slipped and fell from the top, breaking his neck.

SPOONER (Kingston) Sept. 4 - David J. Spooner of Glenburnie, aged 19, was engaged in

taking a wagon from a barn when it struck him in the abdomen and so injured him that he


WHITMAN (Burford, Ont.) Sept 5 - Mrs. Whitman, an aged and well-known lady living at

Mount Vernon, was drowned in a water cistern at her residence this morning. It is supposed

that she went to get water, and the pump not working, she attempted to raise the water with

the bucket, and losing her balance, fell in. When she was found about fifteen minutes

afterwards, life was extinct.

Friday, September 6

PAWFER - In this city on Sept. 5th, Lillie, daughter of William and Mary Pawfer, aged 1 year.

Funeral from 112 Canada street, Saturday at 4 o’clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

PHILLIPS - In this city, on Sept. 5th, Ethel, youngest daughter of Joshua and Bella Phillips,

aged 2 years. Funeral from the parent’s residence, 115 Victoria ave. north on Saturday

afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


FIELD - On the 4th inst. at the residence of Mrs. George Rutherford, East Hamilton, Elizabeth

C. Field, daughter of the late John Field. Funeral from above address on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Friends kindly invited.

DODGE (Wheately, Ont.) Sept. 6 - Yesterday some Indians living about seven miles east of

here went with baskets to Leamington, where they secured liquor and got drunk. After

returning home two of the squaws named Mrs. Jos. Peters and Mrs Thos. Dodge, got into a

fight, which resulted in the former striking the latter on the head with a club, killing her


(Wheatley) Sept 7 - Mrs Tom Dodge, the squaw who was reported to have been murdered by

an other squaw, Mrs. Joe Peters, in a drunken row on Thursday by being struck on the head

with a club, is still alive. The woman was rendered unconscious by the blow and the other

Indians, supposing she was dead, went to Smith’s dock and made an announcement to that


BECKER (St. Catharines) Sept. 5 - Capt. David Becker, who was seriously burned while

trying to make his escape from the burning steamer St. Magnus at Port Dalhousie this

morning, died from his injuries about 1:30 this afternoon at the hospital here. This morning

when he was taken to the hospital the doctors despaired of saving his life as he was burned to

the bone in many places, the flesh being burned off his hands, arms face and many parts of his

body. Captain Becker’s sufferings were intense. Deceased has relatives in Cleveland, and they

have been notified by telegraph of the unfortunate occurrence. Mr Becker was an old lake

captain and had been employed for many months on the burned steamer. When the fire broke

out he was asleep and only awoke when all means of escape appeared to him to be cut off.

Captain David Becker was a member in good standing of Erie lodge I.O.O.F. Cleveland.

Union lodge 16 of this city has taken charge of the remains and will have them removed to


VANSICKLE (Lynden) - The funeral of the late Mrs. B. Vansickle took place on Tuesday.

The remains were brought to Lynden Methodist cemetery for burial. Mrs. Vansickle was

formerly a resident of this place. She leaves three sons.

Saturday, September 7

PAWSER - In this city, on Sept. 5th Lillie, daughter of William and Mary Pawser, aged 1

year. Funeral from 112 Canada street east Saturday at 4 o’clock. Friends will kindly accept

this notice.

DANIELS - In this city on Sept.7th, Mrs Yetta, beloved wife of B. Daniels, aged 66. Funeral

from 102 Hunter street east, at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Friends and acquaintances will please

accept this intimation.

 Mrs. B. Daniels, who has been a resident of Hamilton for nearly forty years, died at her late

residence, 102 Hunter street east, to-day. On Tuesday she was stricken with paralysis, and,

under the care of Dr. Farewell, bore the affliction with fortitude until the end came to-day.

Mrs. Daniels was 66 years of age, and her kindly nature and good deeds caused her to be

respected by all who knew her. She leaves a husband, two sons and a daughter - Mrs. Landau.


 Her sons are Lew Daniels and Harry Daniels, the well-known comedian and entertainer.

Mrs. Daniels was a Jewess and will be buried in the Jewish cemetery on Sunday afternoon at

3 o’clock. Rabbi Wohlberg will conduct the services.

LYALL - At Dundas, on Sept.6, Sarah Deige, wife of Geo. Lyall, aged 37 years. Funeral from

her late residence to Dundas cemetery at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

MCKEOWN - In this city, on Sept. 6th, Hugh McKeown, aged 55. Funeral from his late

residence, 106 John street south, Sunday at 2 p.m.

 Hugh McKeown, who for years kept a saddlery store on John street, died last evening

LILY (Toronto) Sept. 7 - About three weeks since an old man named Lily, a cripple, appeared

in the dock at the Toronto police court with an 18-months-old baby in his arms. He had a

dispute with his wife at their home in Keene, near Peterboro, and left with the babe, walking

to this city. His wife found him here, and they started to walk home again but had gone only a

short distance when the old man received a sunstroke and died on the roadside. Farmers in the

vicinity took up a subscription and buried the old man and gave the woman enough money to

take her to Peterboro, where she arrived with her baby yesterday.

MACVICAR (Toronto) Sept. 7 - A Chatham dispatch says: James MacVicar, eldest son of

Rev. Dr. MacVicar, late principal of McMaster hall, Toronto, was drowned at Mount Clare,

near New York city yesterday. The news of the fatality was received today by relatives in this

city. Deceased was 33 years of age and had a school for the business training of young men.

Monday, September 9

CHAPMAN - Accidentally drowned at Carroll’s Point on Sept. 3, Walter S. Chapman, aged

24 years. Funeral from his parent’s residence No. 3 Emerald street north, Tuesday, at 3:30

p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

BROWNLOW - On Sept. 8th 1895, after much suffering, Edward Brownlow, of the Bank of

British North America, Montreal, aged 38 years. Funeral from the Grand Trunk station,

Hamilton, to Burlington cemetery, on Tuesday 10th inst. on arrival of 11 a.m. train. Friends

will please accept this intimation.

 E.B. Brownlow, better known under the nom de plume of Serapta, died in Montreal on

Sunday at the age of thirty-eight. He was employed in the B.N.A. bank but spent his leisure

moments in literary work, and was a frequent contributor to The Week, Arcadia and other

journals. The body will be brought to Hamilton for burial. Mr. Brownlow, was a son-in-law of

Mr. Pecover, of this city.

FAULKNOR - In this city on Sept. 7, Thomas C., only son of Joseph and the late Sarah

Faulknor aged 49 years. Funeral from his late residence, 239 Bold street, on Tuesday, at 3:30

p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SPARGO (Ottawa) Sept. 9 - John Spargo, about 35 years of age, an employee of Mr.

Caldwell’s, a well-known farmer of Merivale, was found dead in Mr. Caldwell’s stable early

yesterday morning. His body lay a few feet from the end of a stall occupied by a horse. It was

thought that death was caused from a kick from a horse. But upon examination by Dr.

Jamieson of this city, no marks of injury were discernable. Coroner Mark was summoned and

arranged to hold an inquest to-night. Stories of foul play got abroad because of a feud having

existed between deceased and another man. Spargo was seen going into the stable in apparent

good health fifteen minutes before being found dead.. He was to have been married shortly to

a young woman, also in Mr. Caldwell’s employ, and much sympathy is felt for her.

BARRETT (Toronto) Sept. 9 - The case against Maurice Moles and Charles Molson, charged

with murdering James Barrett, formerly of this city, at Buck Lake was presumed and

concluded before justice Savage at Novar, Saturday.

 Charles Warner testified that the deceased had told him about a year ago that he was

troubled with heart disease. The fact that the boat was not seaworthy and that it was not fit to

carry three persons safely was also strongly brought out.

 Crown Attorney Johnston, in summing up, spoke at some length on the evidence given by

Dr. Harrington of this city which went to show that every symptom favored the idea of death

or at least unconsciousness before sinking in the water.

 The prisoners were ably defended by Mr. Tytler, who pointed out the previous good

character of accused , the defectiveness of the boat, the absence of motive and the possibility

of deceased having received the blow by falling on the boat on jumping out.

 Justice Savage did not consider the evidence strong enough to warrant a committal and they

were accordingly discharged.

WARD (Toronto) Sept. 9 - Ellen Ward who for some months had been living with Mrs. Sarah

Chambers at 90 Adelaide street west, fell dead in the kitchen some time on Friday night. She

was found on Saturday morning by one of the boarders in the house. Dr. Garrett was

summoned, but pronounced that life was extinct. Deceased who was an English woman and

had resided for several years in Canada, had been in ill-health for some time. Her death is

attributed to heart failure.

PUCKERING (Caledon) Sept. 8 - John Puckering, aged 23, was killed by lightning on

Saturday while out hunting. He went into a vacant stable belonging to A. Hillock during the

storm, and was found later by Mr. Hillock dead. One of his dogs was killed also. Deceased

resided with his father at Credit Forks.

JAFFRAY - The funeral of the late George J. Jaffray of Galt took place on Saturday

FAULKNER - Thomas Faulkner, who was injured by a cave-in on the Hunter street tunnel

about ten days ago died at the city hospital on Saturday night. There was every prospect that

he would recover until Saturday, when he took a bad turn and kept getting weaker and weaker

until he passed away. Besides being crushed by the failing earth Faulkner was burned by a

gasoline lamp. It is thought that he inhaled the hot fumes.

 The deceased had lived in Hamilton for many years. He leaves a wife and four children.

 An action for damages will likely be brought by the deceased’s relatives.


DANIELS - Away over the mountain, outside city walls and far from the noise and bustle, a

little party of Jewish mourners wended their way yesterday afternoon to the cemetery of their

people to perform the last sad offices of the living to the dead. The body of Mrs. Yetta

Daniels, a member of the Hughson street congregation, was there laid in a tomb which might

well be said was hewn from the rock. Rabbi Wohlberg officiated at the house and grave.

 The bereaved husband, who is a feeble old man, was completely overcome when he had

placed the three spades of earth in the grave. His face bowed, his body shook and great tears

rolled down his wrinkled face as he was led away by his son.

Tuesday, September 10

OGILVIE - At the residence of her uncle, David Burnett, Saltfleet, on Monday morning, Sept.

9, Jane Ogilvie, aged 34 years. Funeral from above address, Wednesday morning at 10

o’clock to Burlington cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

MCLEOD - Norman McLeod, the St. Thomas lawyer who defended the prisoners in the

Hendershot murder trial, died suddenly at St. Thomas to-day. His mother and sisters are in


LYALL (Dundas) Sept. 10 - Sarah Doidge, wife of George Lyall, died on Friday and was

buried on Sunday afternoon. A large number attended the funeral.

Wednesday, September 11

CHAPMAN - The funeral of the late Walter Chapman took place yesterday afternoon and

was largely attended. The pall-bearers were Thomas Morris, Mr. Morrow, Henry Moore,

Alex. Mann, W. Morgan and Bert Dean.

Thursday, September 12

WILSON - At No. 79 Bold street on Sept. 11, 1895, Margaret Wilson, aged 79 years. Funeral

private, Friday afternoon.

Friday, September 13

MCDONALD - On Sept. 12, at 200 East avenue north, LeRoy Taylor, infant son of L.T. and

Aggie J. McDonald. Funeral Saturday, Spt. 14, at 2 p.m. friends will please accept this


WEEKS - At Ancaster on Spt. 12th Lina Virginia Weeks, aged 21 years. Funeral Saturday at 3


MERRITT (Fulton) - Mrs. R. Merritt died on Saturday after a lingering illness. A few years

ago she spent some time in the south on account of ill health.

SINNETT (Sheffield) M. Sinnett, formerly well-known here, died in Guelph recently.


Saturday, September 14

MAGEN - In this city, on the 14th inst., Grace, beloved wife of Christopher Magen in the 58th

year of her age. Funeral will take place from her late residence, 535 Main street east, on

Monday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Kindly omit


Monday, September 16

BERRINGTON - On Sept. 14, at Springford, Ont., John Berrington, G.T.R. Station Agent

aged 73. Funeral Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. from Stuart street station to Hamilton cemetery.

Friends will please accept this intimation.

DONNELLY - Accidently drowned at St. Louis Mo. on the 2nd inst. Richard, 5th son of the

late Edward Donnelly, Woodmount, Hamilton, aged 53 years.

 Richard Donnelly, son of the late Edward Donnelly, of this city, was drowned in St. Louis

last week. The family were quite prominent and wealthy residents of Hamilton thirty years

ago and their homestead was the house on John street south, recently the property of the late

Col. Axworthy, of Cleveland. The deceased was a brother of Bolton Donnelly, of Ancaster,

and Mrs. Bull, widow of the late Richard Bull, of this city. He was a railway man and a


YOUNG - Accidentally killed on Grand Trunk Railroad, Sunday morning Sept. 15, Thomas

Young, aged 55 years. Funeral from the residence of John Harlow, 555 York st. Tuesday at 4

p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 When several boys were walking along the Grand Trunk track about 11 o’clock yesterday

morning they found the body of a man near the far semaphore at the west end of the Stuart

street yards. The body was quite warm which was evidence that the man had not been dead

long. The head was crushed in but the body was not mutilated. It was brought to the Stuart

street station by Constable Hay and a couple of Grand Trunk employees.

 When the body was laid out on a stretcher in the baggage-room it was identified by several

men as that of Thomas Young, an elderly man, who boarded with John Barlow, 555 York


 It seems that the deceased was walking along the track when a freight train for Toronto and

the St. Louis express were passing each other. It is supposed that he got out of the way of the

freight train which was on the Toronto track and in doing so he was struck by the St. Louis

express which he did not see coming.

 Mr. Young was a widower about 50 years of age. Twenty years ago he was a heater in the

Ontario Rolling mills. Not long ago he inherited considerable property in the old country.

 A sad feature of the accident is the fact that Mr. Young was to have been married tomorrow

- the day his funeral was set for. His fiancee, Miss Tessie Atkins, came out from

Dublin, Ireland, arriving in the city on Labor day. She procured the marriage license on


 Mr. Young leaves one daughter - Mrs. Joseph McDougall - who lives in Chicago.

 In the pockets of the deceased Constable Hay found $157. It is rumored that the house

furnished by Young was broken into last night. No report, however, has been made to the



LUNT - In this city on Sept. 16, 1895, William Lunt, blacksmith, in his 60th year. Funeral

from his late residence, 36 Chatham street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock. Friends

and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

HOLMAN - On Sept. 14, at his late residence, 99 James st. north, John F.L. Holman in the

53rd year of his age. Funeral Tuesday, 17th at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

DOUGLAS - At the City Hospital on Sept 15, Mrs Sarah Douglas, widow of the late Samuel

Douglas, aged 97 years and 4 months. Funeral from 116 Markland st. on Tuesday at 3 o’clock

p.m. Friends will please accept this notice.

 Mrs. Sarah Douglas, widow of the late Samuel Douglas, died this morning at 116 Markland

street, aged 97 years and 4 months. She was a native of County Wexford, Ireland, and came to

Canada in 1849 with her husband and took up their residence in Binbrook, where for 15 years

Mr. Douglas engaged in farming. In 1864 they moved into this city, where Mr. Douglas died

in 1882. One son - James Douglas of Chippewa, at the head of the Ottawa river - survives

them. Mrs. Douglas was a member of the Church of England. The funeral will take place tomorrow

afternoon at 3 o’clock.

FORREST - In Dundas, on Saturday evening, the 14th inst., Andrew Forrest in the 60th year of

his age. Funeral will take place at 3 p.m. to-day (Monday) from his late residence to the

Grove cemetery, Dundas.

 Andrew Forrest, one of the best-known and most respected citizens of Dundas, died on

Saturday evening after only one day’s illness. The cause of his death was obstruction of the

bowels. Mr. Forrest was for many years a member of the town council, and was also on the

Board of Education for a greater length of time than any other member. He was a Scotchman

by birth and took into his business that caution and honesty so characteristic of that people.

He was engaged in the flour and feed business. The funeral took place to-day, the remains

being followed by a very large procession of Templars, Board of Education and town council.

The interment took place at Grove cemetery.

WATERS (Niagara Falls, Ont.) Sept. 15 - Milton Waters, a well-known young man residing

in this town, met with a violent death on the cantilever bridge on Friday night. Waters, who

was employed by the Oneida Community company limited on the American side was coming

home over the bridge as a train was passing by. He attempted to jump on but was struck by a

switch and thrown under the wheels. One arm and one leg were cut off. He also received

severe cuts on his head. The accident happened on the American end of the bridge. He

survived the shock and haemorrhage but an hour. The body was brought home late to- night.

GRANT (Toronto) Sept. 16 - Thomas Grant, 172 Franklin avenue, who was injured by a kick

from a horse died at the general hospital at noon yesterday.

BERRINGTON Sept. 16 - On Saturday evening, John Berrington, one of the oldest

employees of the G.T.R. died at his residence at Springford, aged 74 years, nearly forty of

which were spent in the service of the company. He was well known in the city, especially

among railway people, and had a large circle of warm friends. He was a Conservative in

politics and a member of the Methodist church. He was also a member of St. George lodge

No. 47 A.F. and A.M. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 12:15 from the Stuart street


depot to Hamilton cemetery under the joint directions of St. George lodge and the Masons of

this city.

Tuesday, September 17

LEWIS - On Sept. 17, the infant son of J.L. and Agnes H. Lewis.

LUNT - In this city on Sept. 16, 1895, William Lunt, blacksmith, in his 60th year. Funeral

from his late residence, 56 Chatham street on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Friends

and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

SNODDY - In this city on the 17th inst. at his brother’s residence, 627 Main street east, James

Snoddy in his 40th year. Funeral notice later.

 James Snoddy, for twenty-two years a printer in the Times office, died to-day from heart

disease, superinducted by inflammatory rheumatism. The deceased was forty years of age and

unmarried. Recently he had been in partnership with his brother, David Snoddy in the

plumbing business.

BERRINGTON - The funeral of the late John Berrington, who died in Springford, Ont., on

September 14, took place from the Stuart street station at 12:15 to-day. He was buried with

Masonic honors and the following members of the St. George lodge acted as pall-bearers:

R.C. Lawrason, Geo Waite, James Vanatter, Wm. Robb, C.N. Bell and M. Horning.

RHEAM (Windsor) Sept. 17 - Jockey Philip Rheam, who was fatally injured while riding

Lepros Lyon at the races yesterday afternoon, died at the hotel dieu early this morning.

Rheam had rolled over and under the horse and was badly crushed from his neck to and below

his chest. He was 17 years old and for two years past has worked around the stables at Harlem

and Hawthorne at Chicago. His mother, who lives in that city, was sent for and will arrive today.

Rheam has had ten or twelve mounts at Windsor and was considered a good jockey.

LISLE (St. George) - The funeral of Mrs. John Lisle, of Harrisburg, took place to the

Presbyterian cemetery here on Saturday last, and was largely attended.

Wednesday, September 18

SNODDY - In this city at the 17th inst., at his brother’s residence, 627 Main street east, James

Snoddy, in his 40th year. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m.

CHISHOLM - At Denver, Col., on Tuesday 17th inst., Mary youngest surviving daughter of

the late William Chisholm. Funeral notice later.

WHITE - In this city on Sept.17th, Minnie A. Noyes, beloved wife of F. White and only

daughter of the late James Noyes, aged 41 years. Funeral from late residence 270 East ave.

north on Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this



HOLMAN - The pall-bearers at the funeral of the late John Holman yesterday afternoon were

J.C. Harris, James Kenney, C. Robertson, C. Gardiner, H.J. McAllister and J.P. McLeod. Rev.

VanWyck was the officiating clergyman. The funeral was largely attended and the ceremony

at the grave was of a Masonic character.

KING (Jackson, Mich.) Sept. 17 - A special from Sturgis, Mich., this evening says: Trainmen

on the Grand Rapids and Indiana railway, while coupling a freight train here early this

morning, found the body of a man under a car. No one knows how it came to be there. The

remains were later identified by means of papers found on the dead man’s person as being

those of Barney King, a resident of Napanee, Ont.

DAVIS (Toronto) Sept. 18 - Charles Davis, 246 McCaul street, died in the general hospital on

Monday night from injuries received by being struck by a G.T.R. train while crossing the

track on the morning of May 7. His leg was caught beneath the cattle guard and he was

carried about 25 feet. But for his presence of mind in holding on to the cattle guard he would

undoubtedly have been killed at the time. His left leg was broken in several places and he was

otherwise injured. Some little time ago he got out of bed and retarded the progress he had

made. Deceased was 65 years of age and leaves a widow and four grown-up children.

Thursday, September 19

WRIGHT (Brockville) Sept. 19 - When James Curren, grocer, went to his store on

Bartholomew street this morning he discovered that burglars had been at work during the

night. The door of the store had been forced open and the safe blown up with powder and

about $5 in money taken. He at once notified the police station and Alexander Wright, being

the only policeman on duty at the station went down. After viewing the premises he and

Curren proceeded towards the east end of the city in search of the burglars. Noticing three

tramps some distance away they pursued them. They had gone about a mile when Wright, in

getting over a fence, fell dead. Curren at once returned to town and gave the alarm. The body

was brought in and an inquest will be held to-day. The three tramps that were chased have

been arrested, but it is not supposed they are the thieves

HOOVER (Caistorville) - Elizabeth, wife of Wm. Hoover sr., the first and for many years

reeve of Caistor, also ex-warden of the county, was buried here on Friday last. The attendance

at the funeral was large, many arriving from a distance. Service was conducted by Rev. H.

Cook, who preached a very appropriate sermon.

CRESSMAN (Norwich) Sept. 18 - Mr. and Mrs.A. Cressman’s little daughter, Flossie, about

seventeen months old, died from drinking carbolic acid. Between 2 and 3 p.m. the girl went

down to the cellar to get her some milk, and unknown to her the child followed, and climbing

up to a high shelf on which were several bottles grasped one containing a small quantity of

carbolic acid and drank it. The little thing gave just one scream, then became unconscious. Dr.

Harvey was there in a few minutes, but nothing could save the little one and in less than an

hour life was extinct.


Friday, September 20

FESSENDEN - On Tuesday, Sept 17th, Lionel Victor, fourth son of the Rev. E.J. Fessenden,

age 23 years. Funeral at St. John’s church, Ancaster, 3 p.m. Saturday.

 The body of the unfortunate young man, Victor Fessenden, was brought home last evening

by Dr. Farmer from Fort Erie and taken out to Ancaster. His father Rev. E.J. Fessenden

arrived home from the provincial synod at Montreal last night and was quite prostrated by the

awful news. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at Ancaster.

 The deceased was engaged to be married to a sister of Dr. farmer and her photograph was

found in his pocket. The visit of the doctor to fort Erie failed to reveal any reason why the

young man took his life and it is supposed that he was merely suffering from a fit of


BETZNER - In this city on Sept. 19th, Charles Rodger, infant son of David and Margaret

Betzner, aged 4 months and 15 days. Funeral from the parents’ residence, 182 Bay st. north,

on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

GAULD - In this city on Thursday, Sept. 19th, Mary Fisher, wife of the Rev. John Gauld, in

her 72nd year. Funeral private.

 Mrs. Gauld, the aged wife of Rev. John Gauld and mother of J.G. Gauld, of the firm of

Nesbitt, Gauld & Dickson, died to-day at their residence, Duke street of heart trouble.

MCLELLAN - In this city, on 20th inst., at 46 Mary st., Trewyn, beloved and only daughter of

William and Annie McLellan , in the 5th year of her age. Funeral private.

FLATF (Galt) Sept. 20 - Peter C. Flatf, pitcher for the Alpha baseball team, died here this

morning of paralysis of the spine, the result of a collision while playing second base in the

Hespeler- Alpha game last week.

PETERS (Kingston) Sept. 19 - William Peters, aged 70, living on Alfred street, left his home

after dinner to go to the cotton mills, where he formerly worked. At 4 o’clock his body was

found floating in the bay. His watch had stopped at 3:40 o’clock.

WINTERS (Lindsay, Ont.) - Jas. L. Winters, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of

Lindsay, Ont., died yesterday. he was a prominent member of the Orange order, and a lifelong

supporter of the Conservative party.

Saturday, September 21

CHISHOLM - At Denver, Colo., on Tuesday, 17th inst., Mary, youngest surviving daughter of

the late William Chisholm. Funeral private, at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, 22nd inst. from the residence

of her brother, 30 East avenue north.

BIRCH (Toronto) Sept 21 - On Monday last, James Birch, a farmer of the 6th concession of

Whitchurch, North York, who has been melancholic for some time past, in consequence of

trouble was found on the road side, across a log upon which he appears to have been

previously sitting with a shot wound. The charge entered under his chin and went up into his


brain. He left his home with a gun, borrowed from a neighbor, ostensibly to shoot ground

hogs. An inquest was considered unnecessary as the indications all pointed to suicide.

FESSENDEN - The pallbearers at the funeral of the late Victor Fessenden at Ancaster this

afternoon were Trenholme and Reginald Fessenden, and T.W., W.E., D., J.D. and Dr. Farmer.

Monday, September 23

RALSTON - In the Township of Ancaster on the Dundas road on Sept 21st.J Janet Cline, wife

of Thomas Ralston, aged 65 years. Funeral (private) yesterday afternoon to Burlington


PARKE - At North Seneca, on 22nd inst. Wm. Parke in his 78th year. Funeral Tuesday at 2


 Wm. Parke, father of Walter and George Parke of this city, died yesterday afternoon at his

residence near Caledonia at the ripe old age of 77 years. He leaves a wife and seven children -

George, the well-known druggist; Walter of the Archdale Wilson &Co; John, of Elkhart, Ind.,

and Wm. and Watson of Seneca and Mrs. T. Hammond, of Seneca, and Louise, an unmarried

daughter. Mr. Parke was one of the oldest residents in Wentworth, and had all his life been a

staunch Conservative.

SMITH - On Sunday, Sept. 22nd, T.H. Smith eldest son of R.J. and Emily Smith. Funeral on

Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence of his father-in-law, Dr. Dillabaugh, 97

Gore street.

BROWN - On Sept. 21st at his late residence, No. 112 Park st. north, George Brown, a native

of Staffordshire, England. Funeral from above address on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Toronto papers please copy.

 Another old citizen of Hamilton has passed away in the person of George Brown, 117 Park

street north, who came to this city in 1841. He was a native of Staffordshire, England, having

been born there 72 years ago and came to this country at the age of 18. He was employed by

T. C. Kerr & Co., general dealers, for 15 years and was for 30 years with the late James

Skinner & Co. When the latter firm moved to Toronto, Mr. Brown retired from business life.

The deceased was an enthusiastic and loyal supporter of the Conservative party. He leaves

two sons and two daughters - Joseph A. and Geo. B. Brown, of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs Eliza

Mayberry of Trenton N .J. and Mrs. J. L. Turquand of Toronto. The funeral will be tomorrow

at 2:30.

MATTHEWS (Welland) Sept 27 - Abner Matthews, an aged and well-known resident of this

placed, was killed on Friday by being struck by a locomotive on the Michigan Central, near

the diamond. He was walking on the track, and did not hear the approach of the train.

Deceased was 67 years of age and leaves a widow, five daughters, all married and two sons.

LABROSSE (St. Eugene, Ont.) Sept 22 - A boy named Zephirin Labosse, aged 13, was

killed by the kick of a horse. The unfortunate boy was in the act of untieing the horse which

was in a shed, for the purpose of taking a drive. He was the son of Simon Labrosse , an exM.P.


LANGFORD (Kerwood, Ont.) Sept. 22 - Charles Henry Langford, the young man who was

injured near here two weeks ago while threshing, succumbed to his injuries to-day.

PRITCHARD (Chatham, Ont.) - Mrs. Edward Pritchard, of Chatham, Ont., who had been

married for six months, died last Friday, and was buried yesterday.

VOGEL (Windsor) Sept. 22 - Joseph Vogel, aged 28, unmarried, a filemaker but lately out of

employment, committed suicide this morning at the race track by shooting himself through

the heart. Vogel had been in poor health for some time past, and this, together with the fact

that he was unable to obtain work, and believed himself to be a burden on his parents, and

with whom he was staying is thought to have affected his mind and caused his selfdestruction.

He had lived nearly his whole life in Windsor and was well known. An inquest

was deemed unnecessary, but a post mortem examination showed that the bullet from his 32

caliber revolver had passed directly through the centre of the heart and death was


Tuesday, September 24

FLATT - On September 23, at 41 Bay st. north, Zulenie Nadine, infant daughter of Jacob and

Bertha Flatt, aged 6 months and 2 days. Funeral Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. to Millgrove

cemetery. Short service at the home.

EDGAR (Owen Sound) Sept. 24 - Samuel Edgar, secretary for the Owen Sound Portland

Cement company (limited) died very suddenly at the Owen Sound General and Marine

hospital yesterday. For the past two weeks he had been suffering from typhoid fever , but was

thought to be in no danger. Deceased was about fifty years of age and had been a resident of

this place for many years.

LEONARD (Toronto) Sept. 24 - At a quarter to seven o’clock this morning Policeman Wm.

Leonard, No 71, was found lying dead in a lane in rear of 43 Henry street, a bullet in his head

and his pistol lying by his side. There being no trace of a struggle it is evident that the case is

one of suicide. The deceased went out on duty at 7:45 o’clock last night. At four his duty

should have ended and at that hour he could not be found. A search for him began. The

deceased was born in the township of Innisfil, in the county of Simcoe. He came to Toronto

eight years ago last March and joined the force. He leaves an invalid wife and one child.

 Leonard was always a light-hearted man, cheery and talkative and no positive motive can be

assigned for his suicide, if such it was His companions last night observed no sign of

melancholy or trouble.

MCNAUGHTON - A dispatch from Woodstock says: Mrs Alex. McNaughton, mother of

Mrs. J. F. Stewart of the James Stewart manufacturing company, limited died at her

daughter’s residence on Saturday last at the advanced age of 83. Mrs. McNaughton was a

native of Berwickshire

Scotland and had lived in Canada since 1839. She was twice married, first to N.H. Logan, of

West Flamboro in 1836 and after his death to the late Alex McNaughton, of Milton, in 1850.

She leaves two children surviving, Mrs. Needham, Hamilton, and Mrs. Stewart of this town.

The funeral takes place to-morrow to the Morriston cemetery, via the C.P.R.


BAKER (Gore Bay) Sept. 23 - Mr. Baker, lighthouse keeper at Clapperton Island, left the

lighthouse on Friday. Saturday his boat was found floating off Clapperton Island. Since that

time Baker has not been heard from and there does not appear to be much doubt that the old

man had been drowned. This is the third lighthouse keeper drowned in this vicinity within a

few months. Baker was 74 years of age.

FORREST (Dundas) Sept 24 - A large congregation attended the service in the Methodist

church on Sunday night, as by announcement Rev. John Wakefield, the pastor, was to preach

the funeral sermon of the late Andrew Forrest. The discourse was very impressive. H. Cowper

sang “Go, Bury Thy Sorrow”, with much effect.

ANDERSON (Midland, Ont.) - At James Playfair’s saw mill in Midland, a young man named

James Anderson was caught in the machinery and killed.

LAIDLAW - Murray Laidlaw, of Midland, Ont., who was hurt in the recent powder explosion

in Winnipeg, died there on Sunday. He and Chittick came together from Ontario.

Wednesday, September 25

HALES - In this city, at 227 West ave. north, Eliza Milner, widow of the late Richard J.

Hales, aged 56 years, formerly of Kingston. Funeral will take place from above address on

Thursday at 3.30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Kingston

papers please copy.

BROWN - The funeral of the late George Brown took place from his residence on Park street

north yesterday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Beavis conducted the services. The pall-bearers were:

Geo. A. Young, Henry Arland, Capt. Spence. W.R. Pray, Thos. Parry and C. Parry.

COOK (Toledo, O. ) Sept. 24 - The local police are investigating the death under suspicious

circumstances here of Mrs. Etta Cook, or Pearson, of Guelph, Ont. The deceased came here

with her husband three months ago. It was alleged she had eloped with Cook in 1892. Early in

June she was taken ill and four physicians who were called to attend her are said to have

quickly dropped the case. A criminal operation is suspected, but by whom the police do not


SMITH - The funeral of the late T.H. Smith took place yesterday afternoon under the auspices

of Acacia lodge, A.F. and A.M. and was largely attended. The pall-bearers were W. Bros.

S.H. Kent, A.E. Manning and A.T. Neill, Bros. R.V. Matthews, W.L. Cummer and R.

Rodgers. W. Bro. W.W. Greenhill acted as marshal and the Masonic ceremony at the grave

was conducted by W. Bro. Lyman Lee, R.W. Bro. Geo. C. Holden and W. Bro. C.S. Kilgour.

GASKIN (Port Arthur, Ont.) Sept. 24 - Mr. Gaskin, brother of Capt. John Gaskin, of the

Montreal transportation company, Kingston, was washed overboard from the schooner

Winnipeg off Thunder cape today and was drowned.


MASTER - John Master, one of the oldest citizens of Berlin, Ont., died on Monday, aged 85.

Thursday, September 26

BARTON - At her late residence, No. 140 Hannah street east, on Thursday Sept. 26, 1895,

Elizabeth A. Barton, relict of the late George M. Barton, in her 66th year. Funeral private.

Interment at Dundas. No flowers.

THORNTON - In Saltfleet, on Sept 24, Lizzie Thornton, aged 14, seventh daughter of the late

James Thornton. The funeral will take place on Friday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. from the residence

of her mother, 144 Napier street.

LONSBORO (Port Dover) Sept. 26 - This morning about 2 o’clock the house of Miss Brown,

in the western suburbs of this place was entered by burglars. An aged aunt of Miss Brown a

Miss Lonsboro, who was sleeping downstairs, hearing the intruders got up and called for help

to Miss Brown and threatened the burglars, when she almost immediately fell over and

expired. She had been in rather feeble health for some time.

JENKS (Toronto) Sept. 26 - Alvin Jenks, manager of the Dominion Paper Box factory

committed suicide to-day in a sensational manner. Last night he wrote a letter to Undertaker

Ellis of College street instructing him to call at 112 Brunswick avenue this morning and bring

a coroner with him. He also wrote a business letter to his lawyer and another expressing the

utmost despondency. When the undertaker went to address this morning along with Coroner

Young, he found Jenks sitting in the bedroom quite dead. The gas was turned on full. While

he was at the house Jenks’ lawyer arrived in response to his communication. Jenks was about

25 years of age and had only been married three months. His wife is away in new York at the

present time. It is supposed the young man had a quarrel An inquest will be held this evening.

MANSER (Toronto) Sept. 26 - The 23 year-old wife of John Manser, caretaker for McRae &

McRae 72 Bay street, died suddenly last evening, under circumstances so peculiar a nature

that Coroner Young issued a writ for an inquest.

 Mrs. Manser had retired to her bedroom about eight o’clock and 15 minutes later called out

to her husband “Oh John, I feel sick”. He ran to her assistance in time to observe her fall over

as he thought unconscious on the bed. Manser ran for Dr. W.H. Peplar, 272 Adelaide street,

who on his arrival found that the woman was dead.

 As the young woman was apparently physically healthy and it was learned that she had

been taking a proprietary medicine she had attained from a friend in Temperance street.

Coroner Young who was summoned, decided to hold an inquest and a jury will be empanelled

for 3 p.m. Friday. Meanwhile, Dr. Peplar will make a postmortem examination of the body.

 Deceased leaves two small children, one under two years of age and a babe of five months.

DEAN (St. Williams, Ont.) Sept 25 - The body of James Dean, formerly of Port Rowan was

found in the bay, twenty yards from shore, by Jacob Johnston, an old Indian. The body was

entirely nude and there was a deep gash in the right side of his throat. His clothes were found

carefully placed on a stump on the beach and upon examining his pockets a letter was found

addressed to James Dean, Port Dover.


HOLT (London, Ont.) Sept. 25 - John H. Holt, a Grand Trunk employe, was killed while

working at a new water tank near the Waterloo street crossing at noon to-day. He attempted to

make a short jump to the scaffold, but he missed his foothold, and fell headfirst on the rails

beneath. Death was instantaneous, his neck being broken. The deceased was 35 years of age,

and leaves a wife and several small children. He was sober and industrious.

MCDOUGALL - The body of the late Mrs. McDougall, daughter of the late T. Young, was

brought from Chicago today and interred in Burlington cemetery.

BAKER (Alberton) - Myrtle, the only child of Wm. Baker, died last week and was buried on

Friday afternoon at Jerseyville. Rev. Mr. Yorston conducted the funeral service. The parents

have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

Friday, September 27

WINN - On the 23rd inst., at Altamahaw, North Carolina, and recently of this city, Tillie E.

Ecclestone, wife of W. Winn, and eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs Jas. Ecclestone, 148

Victoria ave. north aged 23 years, much respected by all who knew her.

 The many friends of Mrs. W. Winn, nee Miss Tillie Ecclestone, whose parents reside at 148

Victoria avenue north, will learn with regret of her early and sudden demise. Married last July

with every prospect of a happy and useful life before her, she left here six weeks ago to rejoin

her husband in Altamahaw, North Carolina, who had preceded her in order to have everything

in readiness to receive her. Two weeks ago she was stricken down with typhoid fever which

terminated fatally. From early childhood she was a regular attendant at the First Methodist

church here, and won many friends by her kindly and genial disposition.

KERBY - At Hamilton, on September 26, 1895, Mary, daughter of the late James Racey of

Mount Pleasant and widow of the late A.T. Kerby, of West Flamboro. Funeral private.

WILLIAMSON (Kingston, Ont.) Sept. 27 - Last night, Rev. Dr. Williamson, professor of

astronomy in Queen’s university, died after a brief illness, aged 87 years. He joined the staff

of Queen’s in 1842 and was its oldest professor. His second wife was a sister of the late Sir

John Macdonald. He will be buried in Cataraqui cemetery in the Macdonald plot.

Saturday, September 28

PATTON - At Oakville, on Tuesday 24th Sept., William Patton, late colonel 38th battalion, in

the 74th year of his age.

BLAKE - In this city, on Sept. 28, Mary, eldest daughter of James and Margaret Blake, aged

17 years. Funeral will leave her parents’ residence, corner of Mary and Simcoe streets on

Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. to St. Lawrence Church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.

Friends and acquaintances are kindly invited to attend.


SHEA - In this city on Sept. 27, 1895, Peter, only son of Patrick and Catharine Shea, aged 21

years. Funeral will leave his father’s residence, 400 York street, Monday morning at 8:30 to

St. Mary’s cathedral, to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please

accept this intimation.

MACKAY - At Stratford, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at his late residence 172 St. David street,

Angus MacKay, aged 50 years.

BOLES - In this city on Sept. 26, James Boles aged 72 years. Interment at St. Catharines on

Sunday afternoon.

TEMPLETON (Troy) - Wm. Templeton, an old resident of Beverly, died on Friday evening

at the residence of his son-in-law.

JONES (Troy) - Martin Jones was buried on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Troy cemetery. Rev. Jas.

Masson conducted the services.

HAGER (Hagersville) - Many of the older citizens of Hagersville will regret to hear of the

sudden death of Mrs. Larence Hager sr. of Palermo, Ont., who died last Saturday. She had

reached the ripe old age of 79. Mrs. J.H. Hager, Mrs. J.H. Salter and F.J. Hager attended the


MIDFORTH (Hagersville) After a short illness Samuel Midforth died at his home near the

village on Thursday morning.

WILLIAMSON - Shortly after ten o’clock on Thursday night, the Rev. James Williamson,

M.A., L.L.D., vice-principal of Queen’s university, Kingston, Ont., died at his home in that

city, aged 89 years. He came to Queen’s college in 1842, from Edinburgh, Scotland and had

occupied almost every chair since that date. His last public address was made on June 6

beside the grave of his lamented friend, the late Sir John Macdonald.

Monday, September 30

GRACE - In this city, on Sept. 30, 1895, Pierce Grace, aged 41 years and 9 months. Funeral

from his late residence 108 Inchbury street, on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 to Holy Sepulchre

cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

REGAN - At her late residence, Ancaster, Sarah A.H. Regan, relict of the late James Regan,

M.D., in her 65th year. Funeral private.

JOHNSTON - In this city on the 29th inst., Harold H., beloved son of Peter and Carrie

Johnston, aged 7 years and 4 months. Funeral from parents’ residence, 11 Barton st. east on

Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. to Christ church, thence to Burlington cemetery. Friends will kindly

accept this notice.


DAVIS (Dundas) - On Thursday, J. Davis passed away at the ripe old age of 87. For nearly 50

years he had been a resident of the town. He was grandfather of the Davis brothers, grocers.

His funeral was to the Grove cemetery this afternoon at three o’clock.

Tuesday, October 1

CARPENTER - On Sept. 30th, Sarah Petit, beloved wife of J. P. Carpenter, in her 80th year.

Funeral from her late residence, East Hamilton, on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Friends will please

accept this intimation. Please omit flowers.

DAVIS, BARTON, KERBY - (Dundas) Oct. 1 - There were three funerals on Saturday -

those of Mr. Davis, Mrs. Barton and Miss Kerby.

LAZON (Ottawa) Sept. 20 - A month ago Saturday, Peter Lazon, a young man who resided

with his mother on Anglesea square, went off to the Shanties and told his friends that a month

would do him. It did, though not in the way he anticipated. Lazon was at work on Saturday

when a limb from a falling pine struck and killed him.

Wednesday, October 2

FRASER (Cornwall) Oct. 1 - Lancaster lost a highly esteemed citizen in a very sad manner on

Sunday. It was while the majority of the citizens were in church attending morning service

that the fire alarm was sounded for a fire in the chimney of Alex. Fraser’s residence. Most of

the male worshippers left the church to assist in putting out the fire, and amongst those to

come from Knox church was the owner of the house, Mr. Fraser. He was a big, heavy man,

and when within 30 yards of his own door fell down dead. Heart failure was the cause. The

fire was easily extinguished. Mr. Fraser was 71 years of age.

DISCH - Magnus Disch, a painter, fell from the third story of a building in Walkerton,

receiving fatal injuries.

PLEWES, WELFORD - Wm. Plewes of London Ont, one of the oldest millers in the west,

died on Monday, aged 67. Another old resident of London, Gains Welford, rope

manufacturer, also died on Monday, aged 73.

Thursday, October 3

RODUCK - In this city on the 2nd inst., Elizabeth Roduck, aged 37 years. Funeral from her

brother’s residence 241 John street north, on Friday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this


BLACKHALL (Toronto) Oct. 3 - Edward Blackhall, an inventor of bookbinding machinery,

who was formerly manager of the largest book-binding establishment in the city, committed

suicide at his residence, 91 Wood street, at 10.30 this morning. His daughter hearing the pistol

shot in the bathroom, ran in, and discovered her father lying dead with a bullet hole in his

temple. The cause assigned is business trouble and despondency. Mr. Blackhall was the

Toronto agent for the bookbinders’ machinery manufacturers.


REGAN (Ancaster) - An old and much respected resident, Mrs. James Regan, died a few days

ago and will be buried at Burlington cemetery. James Regan, M.A., was a prominent

Grammar school teacher here and other places in Ontario.

MOONEY, BURKE (Essex, Ont) Oct. 2 - Wm. and Thos. Mooney, aged 19 and 17 years

respectively and Dennis Burke, 21 years old, were instantly killed and Miss Addie Jones and

Ed. Mooney, the boys’ father were badly injured at the Michigan Central crossing here this


 The party were in a wagon driving to the fair grounds. They drove on the tracks before they

saw the approaching express and the wagon was struck before they got across.

 Burke was carried 400 yards on the cow-catcher. The Mooney boys were badly mangled

and cut. Ed. Mooney and Miss Jones were thrown to one side. Miss Jones is seriously injured

, but Mooney’s injuries are comparatively slight.

Friday, October 4

CARMICHAEL - At Toronto on the 2nd inst., Laura Louise, daughter of J.H. and Effie

Carmichael, aged 2 years and 2 days. Funeral at Hamilton to-day.

HOTRUM - In this city on October 3, Olive Rebecca, youngest daughter of John and Helen

Hotrum, aged 10 months and 5 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 487 Catharine street

north on Saturday, at 10 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

MARSHALL - Peculiar circumstances surrounding the death of a six-weeks-old infant at the

house of Mrs. Pinkett, 311 Hunter street west, caused Coroner Woolverton to call an inquest

at 10:30 this morning. The jury met at the residence of R. Spencer, Hunter street west after

having viewed the body. The child’s mother, Miss Isabella Marshall, gave the infant to Mrs.

Pinkett to keep shortly after its birth paying her $6 a month for her trouble. Evidence

produced showed that the child’s food had been often changed and without proper care. When

Mrs. Pinkett got it was in good health but afterward suffered from indigestion. It died on

Thursday morning, no doctor having been called in and the mother did not know it until night.

The jury decided that death resulted from natural causes, but considered that Mrs. Pinkett

should have called in medical aid before the child died.

 Coroner Woolverton explained that his object in calling the inquest was largely to bring

before the public the necessity of having some changes made in the law whereby all baby

farms shall be under the supervision of the health authorities. He considered such a change

was very necessary.

CAMERON (Toronto) Oct. 4 - James W. Cameron, the G.T.R. brakeman who was struck by

the east-bound express at Unionville, Wednesday evening, died in the general hospital at 4

o’clock yesterday morning. At the home of the dead man lies the corpse of his infant child,

which also died during the night.

Saturday, October 5

NORRIE - On mountain top, on Oct. 4th, Elizabeth, beloved wife of James Norrie. Funeral

from her husband’s residence on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please

accept this intimation.


 Mrs. Elizabeth Norrie, wife of Jas. Norrie, who resides on the mountain top, died rather

suddenly yesterday from the effects of an internal tumor. She had only been ill a few days.

The deceased was born in Preston, Lancashire. She leaves three daughters - Mrs. Hubbart,

Mrs. Cunningham and Mis Elizabeth Norrie.

WINLAW - In Chicago, on the 3rd inst., Isabella Winlaw, aged 53 years. Deceased was for

many years a teacher in the Hamilton Public Schools. Interment took place in Burlington

cemetery this morning.

 Many of the older teachers and pupils of the Hamilton public schools will regret to hear of

Miss Isabella Winlaw, for many years a teacher in the Central. She died in Chicago on

Thursday morning from cancer. Deceased left Hamilton several years ago to occupy a more

responsible position in one of the educational institutions of St. Catharines. From there she

moved to Chicago taking a further course of study in the University of Chicago, finally

earning the degrees of bachelor of science. She resumed teaching in the Chicago schools,

remaining there till her last illness. At the obsequies in that city the teachers and her sixty

pupils placed flowers upon her coffin, a beautiful and simple testimony of their love to the

dead. Deceased will be remembered by many of the successful business men here as one of

the kindest teachers ever connected with the school system and her death will cause sorrow

for many who sat under her kindly rule at school. She was interred in Burlington cemetery

this morning.

BLAKELY - In this city, on Oct. 5, Eliza Jane, youngest daughter of J.W. Blakely, aged 5

months. Funeral from the parents’ residence 390 Barton street east, on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Monday, October 7

VAN EVERY - Mary Heslop, relict of the late Joseph Van Every Esq., of Stamford, Ontario.

Born on Christmas day, 1809. Fell asleep sweetly in Jesus, October 6, 1895. Funeral private,

from Amisfield, Hamilton, on Tuesday, 8th inst.

 Mary Heslop, widow of the late Jos. Van Every of Stamford and mother-in-law of Robert

Thomson, died yesterday at Amisfield, James street south, at the advanced age of 84. The

deceased had been on a brief visit to friends in Beamsville, and died shortly after her return.

The funeral will take place to-morrow.

BARRETT - In this city, on Oct. 6, Nellie, second daughter of Patrick and Ann Barrett.

Funeral from her parents’ residence, 251 Catharine street north, on Wednesday morning at

8:30 o’clock to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and

acquaintances are requested to attend. No flowers.

MARTIN - Died at Rockwood, Kingston, on Sunday, 6th October 1895, Gwendolen Frances,

elder daughter of George E. Martin, Barrister. Funeral private.

FLETCHER (Brampton) Oct. 6 - Saturday evening about 5 o’clock, Edward Fletcher, a

farmer living on the first line west, was run over by a down passenger train on the C.P.R., and

had his head entirely severed from his body and was found several yards away. It is supposed


that he stumbled on the ties and, striking his head, was rendered insensible, when the train

came along, with the above fatal results. The train did not stop.

SCOTT (Toronto) Oct. 7 - As a result of a wound received in a stabbing affray in a bar-room

at Severn Bridge last Friday afternoon, John Scott died at the Toronto general hospital at 11

o’clock on Saturday night. John McKenzie of Severn Bridge, the alleged murderer, is in

charge of Constable Sloan of that place.

 Scott was brought by his brother to this city on Saturday. When Scott arrived at the hospital

he was perfectly conscious but was suffering terrible pain. At 7:45 he became unconscious

and died at 11 o’clock.

 Scott’s brother, wife and 4-year-old child accompanied him to the city and are staying with

friends. Deceased was 26 years of age. He was a sawmill employee and had a good


 Coroner Johnson took charge of the body and has ordered a post-mortem examination to be

made by Dr. John Caven. A warrant has been issued for an inquest at Young’s mortuary tonight

at 8 o’clock when preliminary evidence will be taken. An adjournment will be necessary

to obtain the evidence of witnesses living in Severn Bridge.

 The body will be taken to Severn Bridge for interment to-morrow morning.

Oct 8 (Toronto) “ We find that the deceased , John Scott, came to his death from a wound

inflicted by a knife in the hands of John McKenzie at Severn Bridge on Friday Oct. 4, 1896"

was the verdict tendered by the coroner’s jury.

 John Boyd was the most material witness. He saw the altercation between Scott and

McKenzie. Both of them being very drunk. Scott went away and then came back to Cleland’s

hotel. He saw McKenzie and then commenced to abuse him and at the same time rushing

toward him. Boyd stopped him. McKenzie had a jackknife in his hand and was cutting

tobacco. Scott rushed past witness and clinched with McKenzie for only a few seconds. Scott

did not know that he was stabbed until he was examined by witness and others.

 Dr. Arthur A. Small, of the hospital house staff, testified to the treatment deceased had

received while in that institution.

 McKenzie will be brought before a magistrate at Severn Bridge this morning.

MCGRATH (Ottawa) Oct. 6 - A report reached here to-night that School Inspector McGrath

of the county of Ottawa, fell out of a buggy broke his neck and died near Quyon.

SCHRAM (Niagara Falls Ont.) Oct. 6 - John Schram, 45, of Princeton, Ont., was drowned in

the river at 11o’clock Saturday night. His body was recovered.

JENKINS - At Chatham, Wm. Jenkins, a young colored man drank a quart of whiskey and

died from the effects.

DEACON - Joseph Deacon died suddenly at Dresden, Ont., from the effects of siramonium.

He infused the pod and seed and made a very strong decoction the effect of which was fatal.

An inquest will be held.


Tuesday, October 8

BARRETT - In this city on October 6, Nellie, second daughter of Patrick and Ann Barrett.

Funeral from her parents’ residence, 251 Catharine street north on Wednesday morning at

8:30 o’clock to St. Mary’s Cathedral thence to the Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and

acquaintances are requested to attend. No flowers.

NELLIGAN - John Nelligan’s two-year-old child was buried in Millgrove cemetery on

Friday. Rev. Mr. Hockey officiated at the grave. The child never was well from its birth.

TINKESS (Cornwall) Oct. 7 - John Tinkess, a hunter of Lunenburg, was found dead in an old

well after being missing for several days. It is believed that the young man was coon hunting

and that he jumped over a fence and right into the well. He was stunned by the fall and then



Wednesday, October 9

COLE - At Burlington on Tuesday Oct. 8, Margaret Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Richard

and Charity Cole, in her 24th year. Funeral on Thursday at 10 o’clock a.m.

SCOTT (Severn Bridge) Oct. 8 - The body of the late John Scott, who was stabbed by

McKenzie at Severn Bridge fair on Friday last, was brought from Toronto to-day noon, and

taken to his home, where it remained until the arrival of a number of Masons from

Gravenhurst, who took charge of the funeral. The remains were interred with Masonic honors

in Morrison cemetery at 5 o’clock this afternoon.

LESTER - (Caistorville) Mr. and Mrs. Lester returned on Saturday from a visit near London,

where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Lester’s sister.

GILBERT Caistorville) - Ernest Gilbert, while working in the church last Wednesday

morning met with a simple though fatal accident. He built a scaffold from which he removed

two of the braces on Tuesday evening, probably thinking them in the way. On Wednesday

morning when he was moving about, the scaffold wavered and he was thrown violently

against the wall. On examination his spine was found to be broken. He died on Thursday

evening. The funeral which was on Sunday was very largely attended. Rev. Wm. Cook

preached a very touching sermon and Rev. Mr. Scudimore spoke a few words of sympathy.

The pall-bearers were members of the Society of Chosen Friends, of which Mr. Gilbert was a


KERBY (Oshweken, Ont.) - One and all will sympathize with Miss Kerby in her bereavement

in the loss of her mother, who died at the Hamilton hospital. Mrs. Kerby was well known

among us, being a sister to the late Mrs. C. Elliott, wife of the late Rev. A.E. Elliott, one of

our most esteemed missionaries, who did a lot of good work among us.

 Miss Kerby will remove to the village of Osheken She has been occupying the Tuscarora

parsonage. She is an ardent missionary worker and has done a great deal of good among us.

While at the parsonage, in getting to her work, a river has to be crossed. In the spring and fall

the river rises so as to prevent her from getting to her work. Now she will reside about the

center of her work, which will be a great convenience to her.


Thursday, October 10

DEAN (Allenford) Oct. 9 - A 10-year-old boy named Dean was knocked down by a bicycle,

his skull being fractured. The boy remained unconscious for 24 hours when he died.

WALL (Woodstock) Oct. 9 - On Sunday Sept. 29, Cornelius Wall, a respectable resident of

Mount Elgin, shortly after taking of his dinner fell down in convulsions and in a short time

expired. Considerable suspicion was aroused in the neighborhood and at the inquest it was

decided to send the stomach to Prof. Ellis of Toronto, for analysis.

 Traces of poisoning have been found. The reports of the doctors who examined the stomach

stated that three grains of strychnine had been found proving that death resulted from


 At the adjourned inquest held in Mount Elgin yesterday afternoon the jury considered their

verdict for an hour and then found that “Cornelius Wall died by the hands of some party


 From the testimony of witnesses, it seems that the deceased had been treated by Dr.

Lancaster for a cold. He was ordered to take quinine capsules On the day he died he took one

of these capsules. After dinner he died in great agony, the inference being that the strychnine

was placed in the capsule by someone bent on getting the man out of the way.

 A neighbor testified that she had heard Mrs. Wall state on one occasion that she wished

something would fall on her husband’s head and kill him.

 Dr. Lancaster, who attended the deceased, was interviewed and he related the following

regarding the affair:

 “On Sunday afternoon I was summoned by Mr. Wall’s little daughter to come at once and

see her father, who, she said was suffering from cramps. I immediately left the office and

proceeded to his residence. When I arrived the man was in spasm and had lost consciousness.

I at once administered an emetic and under its influence he regained consciousness and said “I

believe that makes me feel better” I then said to him “Can you swallow?” and he said “Yes” I

at once raised his head to administer a dose of medicine, when he was taken with another

spasm over which I had no influence and he died in great agony about fifteen minutes after

my arrival. I suspected poison from the first and administered accordingly. The man’s pain

however was not in the region of the stomach, as in ordinary cases of poisoning but was

confined to his muscles, which were all contracted. This, together with the short time in

which he expired , are almost in direct indications of strychnine poisoning.

 Mrs. Wall, widow of the deceased related the following story:

 “ My husband had threatened to commit suicide several times and my children have also

heard it. I know people think I did it, but God knows I am as innocent as that baby” and she

pointed to a bright boy of about three or four years, who was playing by her side.

 Mary Wall, deceased’s daughter said “ I don’t care what verdict they bring in at the inquest

to-morrow. I will never believe that my father committed suicide. I know that my father has a

violent temper, but my mother has one also.”

 The remains of the dead man were interred in the Mount Elgin cemetery at half-past ten on

Wednesday morning.

WRIGHT (Toronto) Oct. 10 - Many in Toronto and other parts of Ontario will learn with

regret of the death of Frank Wright the well-know and popular comic singer and entertainer.


 He was announced to appear in the town hall, Newmarket, last night, in company with

Grenville P. Kleiser at the annual fair concert. Deceased left Toronto apparently in excellent

health and spirits by the 8:30 a.m. train yesterday for Newmarket, where he registered at the

Forsyth house and dined there. At dinner he appeared to be in his usual health. The hotel was

crowded and Mr. Wright was not observed in the afternoon. The following message received

in Toronto at 9 o’clock last night was the first intimation his relatives had of his death;

 “Frank Wright of 101 King street west of Toronto who was engaged to sing at a concert

here to-night was found dead in his room at the Forsyth house at about 8:30 p.m. Coroner

Scott took possession of the body and gives it his opinion that he died from an overdose of

chloroform. An inquest will be held.”

 Deceased was thirty years of age, and married about ten years ago a daughter of fireman

Ashfield. There are no children. He was the son of Mrs Wright, fruiterer, 101 King street west

and was a great favorite of all who knew him.

 Several of the relatives of the deceased proceeded to Newmarket and B. Humphrey,

undertaker, has been instructed to bring the body to Toronto for interment.

LINDSAY (Tweed Ont.) Oct 9 - Snider station, about 30 miles north of here, was the scene

of a fire, attended by terrible results, about twelve o’clock last night. Only meagre details are

as yet obtainable but the following facts are established beyond doubt. The house burned was

that of Thomas Lindsay. Up till last night Mr. Lindsay’s family consisted of himself, wife and

eleven children but in last night’s disaster six of the children were burned to death. Those

who perished were two young, one aged 18 the other 20; twin babies, one year and a half old,

and two others whose description is not yet known. Besides the family the house was

occupied last night by Peter Laberge, of this place, his son, and another young man, all of

whom barely escaped with their lives. Mr. Laberge was sleeping upstairs, and on being

awakened by the fire jumped out of the window. Immediately after he struck the ground the

roof of the house fell in. He lost $75 in cash, a gold watch, besides clothing and blankets.

Friday, October 11

DAVERN (Brighton, Ont. ) Oct. 10 - Oliver Davern, an old man, a resident of this place, met

with an accident about 2 o’clock at the Grand Trunk Railway station which cost him his life.

Mr. Davern was assisting John Rankin, of Smithfield, putting a case of eggs on a train

standing on the siding. While Mr. Davern was under the cars the train started and he was

unable to get out. The wheels mangled his left leg in a fearful manner. Being 81 years of age,

the doctor said Mr. Davern could not stand the operation of having his leg amputated. He died

at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 12

DONNELLY - At Uvaide, Texas, on the 6th of October, Charles H. Donnelly, M.D.

KENDALL - On the 11th inst., at the residence of her son, Joseph T. Kendall, 104 Hunter

street east, Rebecca Creech, relict of the late Joseph Kendall in the 86th year of her age.

Funeral private.


SALLOWS (Guelph) Oct. 11 - A figure well known in Guelph for half a century, a man

esteemed and respected by all classes of the community, died at 10:30 Thursday evening, in

the person of William Sallows. For years Mr. Sallows’ health has been broken. He was a

sufferer from stomach and liver problems, and these diseases gradually undermined his

constitution. He had been a resident of Guelph for sixty years.

WASHBURN (Smith’s Falls, Ont.) Oct. 11 - Jeremiah Washburn, one of the oldest and most

respected residents of this place, was drowned to-day in Rideau lake. He had been up to his

summer cottage and was returning in his sailboat. The upturned boat was seen near the shore,

but the body has not yet been recovered.

PENGALLY (Walkerton) Oct. 11 - John Pengally, lot 28, concession A, Brant, was instantly

killed by being buried under a falling scaffold on which were piled three loads of oats.

MCDIARMID (Aylmer, Ont.) Oct. 11 - A distressing and fatal accident occurred here tonight

at 6:15, when J. B. McDiarmid, manager of the electric light plant, and proprietor of the hub

and spoke factory and stave works, lost his life by the breaking of a 30-inch wooden pulley on

a machine in the stave works. As far as can be learned Mr. McDiarmid and Mr. Goff, an

employee of the works, were fixing an old pulley on a new heading machine, and the pulley

worked satisfactorily. They put on the belt and started the machine. The two men were

standing ten or twelve feet in the rear of the machine, Mr. McDiarmid directly behind the

pulley and Mr. Goff about three to the side of him. The machine had only been running a few

minutes when, without any warning, one-half of the pulley flew backward, striking a large

iron wheel of the machine and breaking it, and afterwards striking Mr. McDiarmid on the left

side of the head, smashing it terribly. He was picked up and carried into the office, and Dr.

Sinclair summoned. Mr. Goff fortunately escaped uninjured, although considerably

frightened. Mr. McDiarmid was a well known and highly respected citizen.

Monday, October 14

ROBERTSON - On Sunday morning Oct.13th, Duncan Robertson, aged 50 years. Funeral

from his late residence, 37 Pearl st. south, on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances

will please accept this intimation.

WEBSTER - On the 12th inst., at the residence of her father, James F. Webster, on Wentworth

street north, Ethel, aged 19 years 3 months. The funeral will take place at 3:30 p.m. on

Tuesday the 15th inst.

DONNELLY (Gloucester, Ont.) Oct. 14 - In a duel last night on the street, Ex-Marshal

Donnelly was instantly killed by Marshal David C. Cooke, and the latter was mortally

wounded. An old feud existed between the men.

HIFFNOR (North Bay, Ont.) Oct. 12 - P. Hiffnor, a shantyman, said to have come from

Toronto, was accidentally killed near here on Saturday.


Tuesday, October 15

ROBERTSON - On Sunday morning Oct.13th, Duncan Robertson, aged 50 years. Funeral

from his late residence, 37 Pearl st. south, on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances

will please accept this intimation.

LITTLE - At her residence, Waterdown, on Tuesday ,Oct. 15, Elizabeth, relict of the late

Thos. Little, in her 79th year. Funeral on Friday the 18th at 2 o’clock p m. Friends and

acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

WRIGHT (Toronto) Oct. 15 - “Frank Wright died from an overdose of chloroform

incautiously administered by himself.”

 This was the verdict of the coroner’s jury at the adjourned inquest in Newmarket last night.

Dr. Campbell, who made the post-mortem, testified that the stomach showed acute

inflamation, indicative of some irritant, in his opinion deceased had inhaled chloroform, but

he did not think that the inhalation of that sedative would produce that condition, yet

chloroform taken inwardly might produce irritation of the stomach.

MACKIE (Sault St. Marie, Ont.) Oct. 14 - On Tuesday night a Finlander named Joseph

Mackie was shot and instantly killed at the east end of Portage road.

 Matt Matson, one of the men who was with Mackie, was arrested by Constable McLean,

and four others were detained in custody as witnesses.

 A coroner’s inquest was held , and the evidence showed that the trouble took place in a

dance house, nearly all the parties being drunk.

 The jury returned this verdict: “That the deceased came to his death by a bullet fired from a

revolver in the hand of Matt Mackie, while fighting with Joe Mackie. Whether accidental or

not, from the evidence given we are unable to say.

LAMB (Galt) Oct. 14 - Robert Lamb, of Messrs. Caldwell & Lamb, proprietors of the central

hotel here, was drowned in Puslinch lake this afternoon while out duck shooting. Mr. Lamb

was an enthusiastic sportsman and a member of the Galt Gun club. Deceased was unmarried.

MARSHALL - The death is reported at Clayton, Ont., of Isaiah Marshall, aged 104 years. He

had the use of all his faculties almost to the close of his life.

STAFFORD (Brockville) Oct. 14 - William Stafford, aged 65, a Lancaster manufacturer, was

struck by a locomotive near that place yesterday and was killed. Almost every bone in his

body was broken.

COURIER (Parry Sound) Oct. 14 - Paul Courier, of Parry Harbour, a log roller at Argue

Bros.’ camp, Ferguson Township, was killed by a falling tree, which struck a skid he was

carrying, killing him instantly.

CARTER (Toronto) Oct. 14 - A telegram from Clearwater, Man., states that W.E.C. Carter,

son of William Carter, commissioned merchant, Huron Street, Toronto, was drowned on

Sunday evening in Rock lake, about ten miles from Clearwater. Carter and a companion were

out in a boat which foundered sixty yards from shore. Carter being unable to swim lost his life


His companion swam ashore and gave the alarm. The body has not yet been discovered.

Wednesday, October 16

LITTLE - At her residence, Waterdown, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, Elizabeth, relict of the late

Thos. Little, in her 79th year. Funeral on Friday, the 18th at 2 o’clock p.m. Friends and

acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

DIEGAL - Mrs. Robt, John and Mrs. A. Koch went to Waterloo to-day to attend the funeral

of Mrs. John’s brother-in-law, C. Diegal, who died there yesterday.

O’CONNOR - Patrick O’Connor, a well-known and respected young man whose parents live

at 171 Maria street, was fatally injured yesterday in a railway accident at Boston Mass. This

morning his parents received a telegram announcing his death. The body is being brought

home by two brothers who live in Boston and will reach the city to-morrow.

 When in the city young O’Connor worked at the marble cutting business, leaving that to go

to Boston two years ago, and engaged with his two brothers in a book publishing business.

Though no explanation of the affair has been received , it is surmised that he was struck by a

train when going to work yesterday. morning. He was about 23 years of age and unmarried.

His father had been an employee of the city works department.

ROBERTSON - The funeral of the late Duncan Robertson took place this afternoon. It was

attended by members Acacia lodge 61, A.F. and A.M., G.R.C. and Minerva lodge 197, I.O.O.

F., the former lodge having charge of the funeral. The pall-bearers were W. Bros. H.S.

Wallace, W. W. Grenhill, Bros. W. H. Simpson, R. Mackie, John Lynn and J. Falconbridge.

Rev. J.G. Shearer conducted the services.

 Among the floral offerings were beautiful designs from Acacia lodge, Minerva lodge and

the Stationary Engineers.

HARRINGTON (Toronto) Oct. 16 - About 2:15 this morning, Thomas Harrington, porter at

Sullivan’s hotel, at Bathurst and King streets, jumped from the window in the attic of the

hotel to the street pavement, 35 feet below. He alighted upon his head and hands, receiving

injuries from which there is little hopes that he will recover. Harrington who is about 45 years

of age, came to Canada about four years ago and has since been employed as a porter at

Sullivan’s hotel. He is a highly educated man, of a good family and formerly conducted a

large liquor establishment in London, England. Harrington has been drinking heavily for

some time.

TREGAWN (Toronto) Oct. 16 - Zephia Tregawn, an old man whose form had been familiar

in certain down town circles for years past, dropped dead yesterday afternoon in the drug

store of J. O. Wood, 135 Queen street west; heart failure, it is thought being the cause.

 Shortly after 2 o’clock the old man staggered through Mr. Wood’s store into a back room

and after sitting down cried out: “Oh, God, what is the matter with me?” then fell over dead.

Dr. Macdonald was summoned, but his services proved of no avail. The body was removed

to 21 Farley avenue, where deceased has latterly resided with his wife.


 Deceased about 20 years ago conducted the notorious Vineyard saloon and concert hall in

the Rossin house block. Under Tregawn and his partner, Mead, the house acquired such a

reputation that the police caused it to be closed. It is said that the deceased made a fortune at

the Vineyard, which he has since gambled away.

BUCHAN (Paris) Oct. 15 - The remains of William Buchan, who was burned to death here

last week, were identified and conveyed to Elora yesterday, in charge of his brother. The

deceased received a pension of considerable amount yearly.

GRAVES (London) Oct. 15 - A terrible fatality occurred at 6:30 o’clock this evening at the

Talbot street crossing of the Grand Trunk railway. Mrs. Mary Graves, aged 45 years, started

to cross the track as the Huron and Bruce train was approaching the station from the west,

though the gates were down and the engine whistle had blown. The crossing watchman saw

her and shouted , but the woman was stone deaf. Two men who were walking behind her

seized her by the shoulder to stop her, but she broke away from them, and was struck by the

engine. Her body was dragged some feet, and was crushed almost into pulp. Mrs Graves

leaves a husband and several children. An inquest will probably be held.

Thursday, October 17

O’CONNOR - At Newark N. J. on Oct. 15th , the third son of Daniel and Ellen O’Connor in

the 23rd year of his age. Funeral Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from residence of parents, 171 Maria

street to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances

are invited to attend.

BOLES (Ingersoll, Ont.) Oct. 17 - John Boles, one of the oldest residents and prosperous

merchants of this town, died suddenly early this morning of heart failure. Deceased was 80

years of age came to Ingersoll in 1855. He leaves a widow, five sons and two daughters.

SPINKS (Windsor, Ont.) Oct. 16 - When the Twenty-first battalion was in camp at London in

June last Private Matthew Spinks sickened and died. His father is now circulating a petition in

Windsor, addressed to the minister of militia, setting forth that his son’s death was due to

exposure, that he has a large family, and that Matthew was its main support. He asks for

reasonable compensation. The petition has been signed by Captains Cheyne and Dewson,

Lieutenants Laing, Bartlet, Pouting and Gow, and a number of business and professional men.

Friday, October 18

ROBERTSON - At Ancaster village on 17th October, 1895, Robert Robertson, a native of

Renfrewshire, Scotland, in his 92d year. Funeral on Saturday, 19th inst. at 2 o’clock, from the

residence of his son-in-law, Mr. John McMurray to the Presbyterian Church burying ground,

Ancaster village. Friends will please accept this intimation.

O’CONNOR - At Newark N. J. on Oct. 15th, Patrick, the third son of Daniel and Ellen

O’Connor, in the 23rd year of his age. Funeral Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from residence of parents,

17 Maria street, to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and

acquaintances are invited to attend.


KING (Toronto) Oct. 18 - A dispatch has been received from Stokes’ bay to the effect that a

body, almost entirely denuded of clothing , and badly mutilated has been found on Loyal

island by Capt. John McKay, the lighthouse keeper. On one of the arms of the dead man the

name “J. King” is tattooed and it is believed that it is the body of James King of Oakville, one

of the crew of the ill-fated Africa. The body has been taken charge of by Capt. Silversides, of

the Severn, who has spared neither trouble nor expense in endeavoring to find the bodies of

the lost crew, and as soon as the corpse has been identified as that of King it will be shipped

to his relatives. It has been ascertained that one of the unknown deck-hands on the Africa,

was Richard Brennan of Sarnia who shipped out about a month ago, while the vessel was at

that town. He leaves a widow and three children. His brother James Brennan, has been

notified of melancholy fact.

GOULDEN (Ottawa) Oct. 17- Daniel Joseph Goulden, the 17-year-old Daniel H. Goulden, of

235 Sussex street, was drowned this morning down the Ottawa , near Kettle island, through

the upsetting of a canoe.

HARTLEY (Mono Road, Ont.) Oct. 17 - Old Mr. Hartley, of Bolton, 70 years old, was found

on the public highway about a mile east of here at noon yesterday. A horse pistol, recently

fired, lay at his side, telling the story. The shot entered his mouth, passing out through the top

of his head, blowing his brains forty feet away.

SHERRIDAN (Omemee, Ont.) Oct. 17 - Ex-Chief of Police John Sherridan died suddenly

here today. He was as well as usual, and was in his garden working, when he fell. A friend

saw him fall, and carried him into his house, where he died almost immediately.

Saturday, October 19

THORNER - At Buffalo N.Y., on Oct. 17th, 1895, Dr. William H. Thorner, aged 71 years.

Funeral takes place this afternoon at 4:08 o’clock from G.T R. Stuart street station.

PEEL - Charles Peel, the young man crushed beneath a falling wall at the Sawyer-Massey

works yesterday morning, died at the city hospital during the afternoon and Coroner White

ordered an inquest. The jurymen viewed the body and the scene of the accident and then

adjourned to meet at No. 3 police station on Monday evening.

 There seems to be no accounting for the accident, as the wall was apparently firm and had

been standing all morning. It was also supported by a wooden brace at one end.

KYLE (Niagara Falls, Ont.) Oct 18 - William Kyle, the Toronto man who was arrested with

R.F. Sedgewick, the barrister, on the charge of attempted bribery here in town in the case of

Alderman Fenwick and a proposed bonding of the town for a new electric road, died this

afternoon after a two weeks’ illness at the Grand Central hotel. Ever since his arrest Mr. Kyle

has been prostrated. Nervous disorders and a cold weakened him and he was unable to rally

when the physicians attempted to pull him through. His sister, Miss Maggie Kyle, of Toronto

was with him at the last, arriving early this morning. His wife, Mrs. Kyle, is at Gore Bay Ont.

Mr. Kyle was about 45 years of age and of late years had been identified with electric road

interests. The remains will be taken to Toronto for interment.


FITKINS (St. Catharines, Ont.) Oct. 18 - A sad accident occurred at dock No. 2, old Welland

canal, this city, about 12:30 this afternoon. Orin W., aged seven years and eight months, son

of Orin L. Fitkins, after taken his father’s dinner to the Wellandvale Manufacturing co. where

he is employed, was returning by the float bridge, when he fell in and was drowned. It is

supposed the little fellow was walking on the railing, stubbed his foot and fell in. The body

was recovered about 5 p.m.

RAVIGNE (Toronto) Oct. 19 - A woman named Esther Ravigne, a domestic employed by

Robert Myles, Queen’s park, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon. She had been under

medical treatment for several days, but she was not supposed to be dangerously ill. She was

quite able to attend to her duties. About three o’clock another domestic found her lying dead

on the kitchen floor. She was about forty years of age.

BROWN (Tillsonburg, Ont.) Oct. 18 - The community was shocked today to hear that J.R.

Brown, one of the most high-esteemed and oldest citizens and businessmen of Tillsonburg,

had been found dead on his premises shortly after noon, and that death had been caused by his

own hand. A 32-caliber revolve beside the body and a wound in the left temple told its sad

tale. Mr. Brown had taken dinner as usual, and appeared in his usual health and spirits. On

returning to his grocery after dinner he had a moments conversation with a gentleman in the

store, and asking to be excused for a few moments, stepped outside to an outhouse at the rear

of the building. The fact that he did not return at once caused a search to be made about half

an hour after he went out. The body was lifeless when found. Financial difficulties are

supposed to have been the cause of the rash act, although it was generally supposed that the

business was in a prosperous condition. The unfortunate man was unmarried, and about 50

years of age.

Monday, October 21

OLIVER - At Duluth, Minnesota, on Oct. 19th, Kenneth Oliver, formerly of this city, second

son of the late William and Isabella Oliver, aged 48 years.

 Kenneth Oliver, formerly a resident of this city and well-known to many friends here, died

at Duluth on Saturday. Mr. Oliver was the son of the late William and Isabella Oliver of this

city. For some time he managed the Turkish baths on James street. He left Hamilton several

years ago for Toronto, where he remained a couple of years, going thence to the States.

MULHOLLAND - At the residence of his cousin Wm. Mulholland, 448 King William street,

on Sunday, Oct. 20th, Wm. H. Mulholland aged 33 years. Funeral Wednesday Oct. 23, at 3:30

p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

ZIMMERMAN - “Jake” Zimmerman, a well-known young man in the city, died last evening

at St. Joseph’s hospital. He had for some time been traveling for S.S. Ryckman, but a

complication of diseases compelled him to quit work about three weeks ago. Today his body

was shipped to Winona where his relatives reside.


PEEL - The funeral of Charles Peel, the young man killed by a falling wall on Friday last, was

held yesterday afternoon. It was conducted under the auspices of the Sons of England Naval

brigade and the pall-bearers were W.J.R. Harris, lieutenant in command; E. Taylor, W.H.

Sones, R. Trimm, G. Tetlow, and J. Hodson. Rev. J.H. Long conducted the funeral service

and Ald. Hannaford, P.P.D., R. Hannaford and E. Buscombe, officers of the order, were


HYMES (Toronto) Oct. 21 - Albert Hymes, aged 21, a deckhand, employed on the sand scow

Ella G., at Detroit, was drowned about 11o’clock Friday night while attempting to board the

boat, which was lying in a slip between Riopelle and Orleans streets. Harbormaster McRea

recovered the body yesterday morning and it was turned over to Coroner Bettinger. The

deceased was unmarried and made his home in Toledo. He has a mother residing in Brighton,

England, and a brother living in this city.

ROBINSON - An old man named James Robinson was found dead in a gravel pit between

Sutton and Roach’s point. An inquest will be held.

BENNETT - Thomas Bennett, a highly-respected farmer of the township of Oxford, died very

suddenly of heart disease in Woodstock on Saturday. He was 68 years of age.

HETHERINGTON (Toronto) Oct. 21- Thomas Hetherington, the Englishman who threw

himself out of an upper window at Sullivan’s hotel, died from his injuries at St. Michael’s

hospital last night. Coroner Johnson issued a warrant, and will hold an inquest this evening.

Tuesday, October 22

WHITMORE - In this city, on October 22nd, at her daughter’s residence 48 West ave. north,

Mrs. Maria E. Whitmore, relict of the late John Whitmore, aged 67 years. Funeral private.

 Mrs. Mary E. Whitmore died yesterday at the residence of her daughter Mrs. Pollington

48 West avenue north. She was a native of Grimsby township, Lincoln, and the widow of

John Whitmore, farmer, but had lived in this city for 20 years. Her age was 67. She was a

kindly old lady and will be much missed by all who knew her.

BOWEN - At his late residence, No. 211 King street east, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1895, Elijah

H. Bowen, late of Stony Creek, aged 56 years. Notice of funeral later.

HARVEY (Buffalo) Oct. 22 - George Harvey of Chicago, who came here five weeks ago to

work as scaffolding foreman for the Guaranty Building Company, was killed this morning by

falling from the seventh floor of the new Guaranty building to the cellar. His skull was

fractured and his body terribly mangled. Harvey was born in Ottawa, Ont., and was 45 years

of age.

MCCONNEL (Lanark, Ont.) - The Rev. J. A. McConnel, Presbyterian minister at Watson’s

Corners, dropped dead of neuralgia of the heart on Saturday evening while sitting at tea.

JAMISON (Midland, Ont.) Oct. 21 - While the steamer J.D. Ketchum was unloading corn at

the elevator here George Jamison, aged 18, while attempting to pass under the rope used on

the steam shovels, was caught by the ropes and instantly killed.


CALLAGHAN (Barrie) Oct. 21 - Dr. R.A. Callaghan died very suddenly in his office here

this afternoon. Until two years ago he resided in Thornton and was one of the leading

physicians in the county.

FONGER (St. George) - Herbert Fonger died last Tuesday and was buried in the Methodist

cemetery on Thursday. He had been ill with a complication of diseases for a year. Rev. D.M.

Mihell conducted the services at the house and cemetery.

COWELL (Tapleytown) - Mrs. Wm. Cowell of Tweedside, three miles east of this place was

buried on Friday last.

YOUNG (St. Thomas, Ont.) Oct. 21 - The wife of Joseph Young, farmer, near Port Stanley,

fell through an open trapdoor into the cellar on Sunday night, fracturing her skull. She died

this morning without regaining consciousness.

WHITE (Mountsberg) An infant child of Jas. White jr. was buried last week.

BENNETT (Woodstock) Oct. 21 - Thomas Bennett of Trimble’s Corners was seized with a

choking fit while dining at Bailiff Virtue’s house and died shortly afterwards of heart disease.

He leaves a wife and ten children.

ZIMMERMAN (Beamsville) - The sympathy of this community is extended to Mr. and Mrs.

Joseph Zimmerman in the death of their only son “Jake” as his friends familiarly called him.

The young man was widely known as an agent and commercial traveler all over the country

and wherever known his genial and friendly disposition made him a general favorite. At the

time of his death he was traveling for S.S. Ryckman of Hamilton. It was known here for

some time that he was suffering from typhoid fever, but it was thought that he was getting

better and the arrival of his body here was a shock. His parents are almost broken hearted, and

his mother cannot be consoled over the loss of her boy.

Wednesday, October 23

BOWEN - At his late residence, No. 211 King street east, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1895, Elijah

H. Bowen, late of Stony Creek, aged 56 years. Funeral 4 p.m. Friday. Friends will please

accept this intimation.

DURDAN - In this city on Tuesday Oct. 22, William Durdan in the 60th year of his age.

Funeral notice later.

 One of the oldest G.T.R. employes in the city was William Durdan, 269 John street north,

who died unexpectedly last night. He had been in the employ of the company for about forty

years. For years he was engineer on one of the trains running between here and Toronto. He

worked until Monday last when he complained of being ill. Last night he went to consult Dr.

Cummings about his trouble. He seemed to be in fairly good health when he returned home.

 The deceased retired to his bedroom about eleven o’clock. When he was sitting in a chair he

fell over on the floor, and died before medical help could be summoned . Heart disease was

the cause of death.


 The deceased was born in England and had lived in Hamilton for many years. He leaves a

wife, three sons and three daughters. Mrs. Durdan is in delicate health.

TURK - The second fatal accident to occur during the construction of the Hunter street tunnel

happened this morning. The scene of the accident was at the corner of Hess and Hunter

streets, where the earth is being removed by a steam derrick. William Turk, whose duty was

to hook the bucket to the chain, got crushed between a bucket which was being filled and an

empty bucket which was being lowered into the cutting. He was severely crushed about the


 The unfortunate man was removed to the hospital in the ambulance. He died almost

immediately after he was carried into the hospital. Death resulted from internal injuries. The

deceased was about 66 years of age, and was not able to stand the shock. He lived at 407 Bay

street north, and had a wife and several children.

PRINCIPAL (Toronto) Oct. 23 - James Principal died at Mimico Monday, his death being the

result of a gun-shot wound received while camping with a party of friends at Laggan’s Rock,


 Young Principal had loaded his gun in the tent, intending to go out for snipe. While rising to

reach for his cartridge bag he asked a companion named Waltman to hold the weapon.

Waltman had just come into camp and did not see Principal load the gun. While holding the

gun he made a remark about the weight of the pull of the trigger as compared with his own

gun The next instant there was a report and Principal fell unconscious.

 He was brought to his home at Mimico, where he lingered several days with a portion of the

charge in his left lung. Several medical men examined the unfortunate young man but could

do nothing to save his life.

KOCH - (Edited) Anton Koch was dead today at the city hospital, the victim of his love for

his children. In a fire at his hotel on Stuart street last night he re-entered the smoke-filled

building in search of his little ones and before he could get out he was overcome by the dense

smoke and dropped down on the floor to die. The sight that met the gaze of the firemen in the

upper story as they searched the rooms for the missing ones was sickening and heartrending.

There on the hall floor near the head of the stairs lay Anton Koch, the father, three of his

children, and a servant woman. Down at the foot of the stairs, the cruel flames were licking

their way upward as if reaching for the helpless ones above, and with the greatest difficulty

the fire fighters and in this case life savers carried the unconscious ones to the front windows

and down the ladders, they themselves being half blinded and choked by the heat and smoke.

 At about 11:58 last evening a telephone alarm from the Grand Trunk station took the

firemen to the corner of Stuart and Bay streets, where it was reported the Queen’s hotel, run

by Anton Koch, was on fire. The alarm was promptly responded to and in a very few minutes

all the brigade, excepting the Victoria avenue detachment was on the spot.. To get at the

starting point Chief Aitcheson sent a detail of men to the basement where a pile of old

shingles was burning. The fire seemed to have started from that point but where it was

travelling to through the hollow walls, it was hard to say. In a very few minutes after the

firemen arrived it burst out in the rear of the billiard room and at the foot of the hall stairs

leading to the second story. Here it went with a rush and roar that for a few minutes seemed to

defy all attempts to extinguishing. But firemen rushed at it and with two streams playing one

from outside and one inside the conquest was rapid, hissing steam and blinding smoke taking


the place of the hungry flames.

 When Chief Aitchison first reached the scene of the fire he asked if everyone had escaped

from the building and was told that they had. Taking this for granted he started in to stop the

fire but had been superintending the work for only a few minutes when the cry was raised in

the street that Koch’s children were still in their room and that the proprietor himself was

missing. The alarm was given by one of the servant girls, named Jane Noon, and she located

the children’s bedroom at the front of the house for the firemen. Three firemen made the

awful discovery in the hallway. Groping their way down the upper hall to the head of the

stairs at the foot of which the flames were bursting forth, they saw in their dim lantern light,

five bodies on the floor in nude and semi-nude conditions. Around Anton Koch, the

proprietor, Mrs. T. Andrews, a friend of Mrs. Koch, who had been visiting at the hotel;

Bernie, a four-year-old son; Toni, a six-year-old son and Hattie, a ten-year-old daughter. They

were one by one carried out on the verandah roof and down the ladders to the street. It was at

first thought that Anton Koch was alive but Dr. Balfe the family physician worked for nearly

an hour but gave up and pronounced Anton Koch a dead man.

THOMPSON - At 269 Bay st. south, on Tuesday Oct. 22, 1895, Isabella, wife of D.S.

Thompson. Funeral from her late residence, on Thursday at 3.30 p.m.

 Mrs. Thompson, wife of David Thompson, wholesale jeweller died last night.

YOUNG - Mrs. Joseph Young, Port Stanley, was killed by falling through a trap door in her


Thursday, October 24

DURDAN - In this city, Oct. 22nd, William, beloved husband of Isabella Durdan in the 60th

year of his age. Funeral from Christ church cathedral Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friends

and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

KOCH - In this city Oct. 23, Antoine Koch, aged 42 years, a native of Prussia, Germany.

Funeral from Dwyers undertaking establishment, James st. north to-morrow at 8:45 a.m. to St.

Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please

accept this intimation.

TURK - On Oct. 23, William Turk, aged 63 years. Funeral from his son’s residence, 50

Macaulay st. west on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this


LAIDLAW - At Elm Grove near Georgetown on Thursday morning October 24th, Rev. E.J.

Laidlaw, L.L.D., aged 56 years. Funeral services in St. Paul’s Church on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Burial at Georgetown. Members of the congregation and presbytery Ministerial association

will be provided with tickets for special train at King street station.

 The death of Rev. Dr. Laidlaw will be learned with deep regret in Hamilton - not only by

members of St. Paul’s church, not only by the Presbyterians of the city, but by all of every

religious denomination, who knew this good man. A ripe scholar, a public-spirited citizen, a

faithful pastor, an eloquent and honest preacher, he performed the various public and social

duties of life, and those of his high calling as one who realized his responsibilities to God and


his fellow men. Those who were the most intimate with him speak most highly of his

character in the private relations of life. His long illness prepared his friends for his death; but

he will be missed and mourned.

 The deceased leaves a daughter and two young sons.

 The body will be brought here at eleven o’clock on Saturday and placed in the church where

a service will be held at one o’clock lasting about an hour.

KOCH - Today, Antony, eldest son of the late Antony and Catharine Koch, aged 8 years.

Also Bernie Koch, aged 4 years. Funeral to-morrow (same hour as father’s).

 The awful results from Tuesday night’s fire at the Queen’s hotel, Stuart are accumulating.

This afternoon at St. Joseph’s hospital in spite of the care and attention bestowed by the

doctors, the two little boys, Bernie and Tony Koch gave up the struggle for life and their

worn-out little bodies are now at rest in death. The smoke had done its destroying work in the

lining of the lungs too well and that combined with exposure and exhaustion made their

recovery impossible. Mrs. Koch left the hospital this morning before the children died and is

stopping with Mrs. John, a particular friend. She has been told of their death and no word can

express her grief.

 Hattie the daughter is in a most critical condition and her recovery is not now looked for by

the doctors. Mrs. Andrew too has not improved as it was hoped she would and fear is now

entertained for her recovery.

 The funeral of Anton, the father, will take place to-morrow from Dwyer’s undertaking

establishment at 8.45. The German Benevolent society will be in charge of the arrangements.

From St. Mary’s cathedral the body will be interred in Holy Sepulchre cemetery.

PFENNIE - An ancient German named Frederick Pfennie, died at St. Peter’s home yesterday

from paralysis. He is supposed to have been 98 years of age.

KERR (Brantford) Oct. 23 - A most distressing burning fatality occurred on Monday night at

the residence of Charles Culham, Greenwich street by which Annie Kerr, aged four years,

daughter of John Kerr, of the Cockshutt Plow works was so badly burned by playing with fire

that she died in hospital at 11 o’clock last night. Annie, with three other girls, was playing in

Mr. Culham’s back yard, when one of them suggested building a fire. This was done, when a

spark settled on Annie’s dress, but was not discovered until shortly after, when the children

noticed her clothes burning and cried out “Fire” Mrs. Culham and her sister ran to the rescue

but could not succeed in extinguishing the burning clothes until the poor child was fatally


MORRISON (Brantford) Oct. 23 - J.H. Morrison, of the Mohawk institution teaching staff,

formerly writing master of the Central school here, died last night at the institute after a brief

illness, from typhoid fever. Deceased was 29 years of age and had only been married for three

months. He came to this city from near Georgetown.

SLINGSBY (Brantford) Oct. 23 - J. Slingsby, manager of the Slingsby mill, died this

afternoon from nervous prostration. He was very highly regarded.


BARNES (Port Colborne, Ont.) Oct. 23 - Melinda Barnes, of Buffalo, about 40 years of age,

visiting her sister, Mrs. Kreiger here, was killed by a car this afternoon while attempting to

pass through with two pails of water.

WHITTMORE (Fulton) - Mrs. John Whittmore of Hamilton, was interred in the cemetery

here on Wednesday last.

MILNE - George A. Milne, cashier of the Williams Sewing Machine company, died this

morning. Mr. Milne was only 33 years old and of exceptionally robust physique. He was

about his business no longer ago than Friday last, but acute pneumonia brought him to his

death in the short space of four days.

DONNELLY (Peterboro) Oct. 23 - John Donnelly, an old resident of Smith, was moving a

chair to sit down and thought he had it in a safe position when he sat down, but he fell to the

floor and never rose alive. He was 86 years of age.

JOHNSON (Cornwall) Oct. 23 - The section men when going over the line on Sunday

morning found the body of a man in a badly mutilated condition on the Grand Trunk railway

track, about a mile west of here. The body was literally cut to pieces. The unfortunate man

who was about 40 years of age was evidently a Finlander, as a Russian passport, a Russian

copy of the scriptures and contract of passage from Guttenburg to Sault Ste. Marie was found

in his pockets, along with several letters and papers, which went to show that his name was

Henrik Johnson.

SWITCHER - This afternoon Mrs. Switcher, of Streetsville, with Mrs. W.J. Patterson, of

Glanford, and another lady were driving down the Smith mountain road on their way to

Winona station, when the horse ran away and threw them out. Mrs. Switcher was fatally

injured and died almost immediately after. The other two ladies escaped. Mrs. Switcher had

been visiting Mrs. Patterson and was returning home.

HIND (Caledonia, Ont.) Oct. 23 - The death took place here today of Daniel T. Hind,

liveryman, one of the most prominent and respected citizens of this place, and one of the best

know men in Haldimand county. Deceased was in his 54th year, and came here a few years

ago from Jarvis, at which place him remains will be buried on Friday. Mr. Hind was a staunch

Reformer in politics, a member of the I.O.F., A.F. and A.M., and A.O.U.W., being insured in

the latter for $2,000. He was unmarried.

BRUSSEAU (Tilbury, Ont.) Oct. 23 - The twelve year-old son of Peter Brusseau, jr., a farmer

of Tilbury East, a short distance from here, was killed this afternoon and his body terribly

mangled. He was dragged a considerable distance by a horse which he was leading to the

house by a rope tied around its neck and attached to his wrist. The horse was frightened by a

passing train.

Friday, October 25

LAIDLAW - At Elm Grove, near Georgetown, on Thursday morning, October 24th, Rev. E.J.

Laidlaw L.L,D.,. aged 56 years. Funeral services to St. Paul’s church on Saturday at 1 p.m.


 Burial at Georgetown. Members of the congregation and presbytery and Ministerial

Association will be provided with tickets for special train at King street station.

ROBERTS - On Thursday 24th October, 1895, Sarah Roberts, eldest daughter of the late Capt.

John Roberts and sister of William Roberts of Canadian Bank of Commerce. Funeral private.

BENT - At his residence in Burlington, Oct. 25, J.C. Bent in his 87th year.

PIRIE - At Dundas, on the 24th of October, Jane Pirie of Toronto, relict of the late George

Pirie of Guelph, aged 70 years and 2 months. Funeral on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock to

Grove cemetery, Dundas.

 Mrs. Jane Pirie of 142 Mutual street, Toronto, died yesterday while on a visit to her son at

Dundas. The dead lady was in her 71st year and the widow of the late George Pirie, of Guelph.

She was the mother of Alex Pirie, editor of the Dundas Banner and for many years connected

with the press of Toronto, as well as Charles Pirie, another well-known journalist.

KOCH - The bodies of Anton Koch, his two little sons, Bernie and Tony, and his 10-year-old

daughter Hattie are now resting beneath the sod in Holy Sepulchre cemetery, across the bay.

Yesterday all the arrangements were made for the interment of the father and two boys and

about 6 o’clock this morning it was found necessary to prepare for another grave, for Hattie

the daughter, gave up the struggle at that hour and her body was brought from St. Joseph’s

hospital to the undertaker’s rooms. From the undertaker’s the bodies taken to St. Mary’s

cathedral in their coffins and there the funeral service of the church was conducted.

 Rev. Father Hauck conducted the service at the cathedral assisted by Rev. Fathers Mahoney

and McEvay. Three hearses were used to convey the bodies from the church to the cemetery

and the attendance of friends was very large.

 An examination of the lungs of one of the dead children showed that they had been badly

burned by the hot smoke so much so that recovery was almost an impossibility. It was feared

that pneumonia would cause death but there was no sign of it in the postmortem.

LAIVSOH (Windsor) Oct. 24- Mrs. Lizzie Laivsoh, aged 20, of Pike Creek, was found dead

in bed yesterday morning. She had retired in usual good health and it is supposed she was

accidentally smothered by the bedclothes.

COOK (La Relet, Ont.) Oct. 24 - John Cook, 74 years of age, severed an artery in his foot

while chopping in the bush. He succeeded in reaching his house but died in two hours.

Saturday, October 26

HARRIS - At St. Joseph’s hospital Oct. 25th, James Harris. Funeral from his late residence,

306 Victoria avenue north, Sunday, 2.30, leave house at 3 p.m.

BENT - At his residence in Burlington, Oct. 25, J.C. Bent, in his 87th year. Funeral on

Monday, Oct. 28 at 10 o’clock a.m.


HELD - On Friday Oct 25th, at 163 Caroline st. north, Maud Held, aged 20 years. Funeral

from her parents’ residence on Sunday 27th, at 3:30 p.m.

 Death in a most unexpected manner came to Miss Maud Held yesterday afternoon at her

parents’ home, Caroline street north. Miss Held who is 20 years of age, had been with her

mother shopping most of the afternoon and shortly before 5 o’clock they returned home. The

young woman who had been troubled with dyspepsia for some time complained of feeling

hungry and ate some lunch, going at once to her room suffering from pain in the pit of her

stomach. Previously she had purchased some chloroform to ease the pain and saturating her

handkerchief with the liquid lay down on her bed face downward, with the handkerchief to

her nose. About 6 o’clock her mother called her for tea and was horrified upon entering the

bedroom to find her apparently dead.

 Dr. Philp was called but before he arrived she was lifeless, having been smothered. The

chloroform had caused sickness of the stomach and retching and lying as she was and face

downward and in a stupified condition she was choked to death.

 Dr. Philp consulted Crown Attorney Crerar regarding an inquest and it was decided that one

was not necessary. There was no reason to think that Miss Held purposely took her own life

as she was a girl of bright spirits. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon from her

parents’ residence.

YOUNG - In this city on Friday Oct. 25, at the residence of his father, 124 King William

street. Frank H. Young, in the 43rd year of his age. Funeral from the above address on Sunday

Oct.27, at 1:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

PIRIE (Dundas) Oct. 25 - Mrs. Pirie of Toronto, came to Dundas a few days ago to spend

some time with her son, A.F. Pirie, editor of the Banner. She took sick almost immediately on

arriving and died on Thursday evening. The funeral at the Grove cemetery to-day at 2 o’clock

was largely attended.

MADILL (Toronto) Oct. 26 - Word was received in the city last night of the death of Frank

Madill, M.P. for North Ontario. Mr. Madill had been ailing for some time past, but only

within the last past days did his condition become serious. On Monday he had a stroke of

paralysis and on Tuesday lapsed into an unconscious condition, from which he never rallied.

MCCLURE (Chatsworth) Oct. 25 - David McClure of Williamsford and Robert McClure of

this place, died within two days of each other. David was 73, Robert 67. They came from Ayr,

Scotland in 1854 having been neighbors ever since and each leaves a widow and nine


HURD (Caledonia) - D.T. Hurd died at noon on Wednesday. The funeral took place on Friday

from his mother’s residence in Jarvis, to the Garnet burying ground, and was very largely

attended, quite a number from here being present. The last sad rites were looked after by the

Masons, of which order Mr. Hurd was a member. Among the numerous flora tributes was a

wreath from the little girls of this village, among whom “Uncle Dan,” as he was generally

called by them, was a great favourite. Deceased was a bachelor in his 56th year and respected

by all who knew him.


WESTWOOD (St. George) - Thos. Westwood, an old resident in this vicinity for many years,

died at Guelph last Monday. The remains were brought here on Wednesday for interment in

the Methodist cemetery.

CLINTON (St. George) - Ruby May, infant daughter of Delmar Clinton, died on Tuesday

morning. She was buried at the Methodist cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.

Monday, October 28

SHUFFLEBOTHAM - In Kingston on Saturday Oct. 26, Caroline Russell, beloved wife of

Waler F. Shufflebotham, of Kingston aged 37 years. Funeral will take place from her sister’s

residence, 67 Locke street north on Tuesday at 9 a.m. to St. Joseph’s church, thence to Holy

Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

GREY (Toronto) Oct. 28 - At eleven o’clock Saturday evening Dr. A.O. Hastings, Selby and

Hastings street, was called to 18 Darling avenue, where he found the infant child of Hamilton

Grey lying dead on the floor besides its mother.

 Grey told him that the child was dead when he left the house, but it would be necessary for

a medical man to see it. The explanation of the child’s death as given by the parents was

that an overdose of paregoric had been administered.

 The appearance of the body indicated death by smothering. It is thought that the mother

went to sleep with the child in her arms and rolling over smothered it. The husband was

absent from the house when the child died.

 Dr. Hastings notified Coroner Orr who issued a warrant for an inquest to be held this

evening. Dr. Hastings will make a post-mortem this fore-noon.

KAVANAUGH (Morrisburg, Ont.) Oct. 27 - The remains of the unfortunate Ann Kavanaugh,

of Cardinal, who, it is alleged, was the victim of a criminal operation performed in Buffalo a

few days ago, were brought here Saturday for interment, accompanied by Mr. Kavanaugh, the

deceased girl’s uncle, and J.W. Lacey, both of Cardinal.

MARCOMBE (Arva, Ont) Oct. 27 - Saturday evening John Marcombe, of Masonville, was

found dead in the mow of his barn by one of his neighbours, who was helping him to draw in

corn stalks. Mr. Marcombe went to open the barn door and prepare for the load coming and

when it arrived he was found lying on his face dead.

DILWORTH (Toronto) Oct. 28 - Mrs. Dilworth, who lives at 264 St. Patrick street,

accidentally killed herself yesterday morning by taking a dose of carbolic acid in mistake for

cough mixture. It appears that Mrs. Dilworth was suffering from a bad cold, for which she

was taking drugs. She was a widow, and lived with here brother-in-law, Mr. O’Hearn.

Yesterday morning she went to her room about 10 o’clock to take some cough mixture. She

immediately ran out, stating that she had taken carbolic acid by mistake. Dr. Parry, of

Bathurst street, was sent for, but he arrived too late, as the poison had done its work, and the

woman died in agony. Coroner Johnson was notified and he decided to hold an inquest today.


Tuesday, October 29

ASTLE - Suddenly in Chicago, Samuel Astle, aged 18 years and 2 months, youngest son of

Samuel and Ellen Astle, 32 Railway st. Funeral notice later.

BENT - The funeral of the late J. C. Bent, of Burlington, took place yesterday morning from

the family residence to the Baptist church, where service was conducted by Rev. J. Yorston,

former pastor of the church assisted by Rev. Messrs. Kennell and Abrahams. The body was

interred in the English church cemetery. Mr. Bent was one of the oldest residents of

Burlington and a former deacon of the James street Baptist church here. He was 87 years of


NEIL - The dwelling of Francis John Neil, of Lucan, was burned this morning. Mrs. Neil

perished in the flames and Mr. Neil was badly burned.

BECK (Toronto) Oct. 29 - Coroner Orr has issued a warrant for an inquest into the cause of

the death of Percy Beck, the six-year-old son of Thomas Beck, 134 Amelia street. The child

died rather unexpectedly yesterday morning, and Dr. Orr was called by the parents, who

asked for a burial certificate, but as inquiry showed the deceased had been under treatment by

the Christian Scientists, he issued the warrant instead.

 Last evening, Mrs. Beck said the child had been complaining for about ten days with a cold,

“I am surprised at the doctor’s action,” said Mrs. Beck, “as everything that could be done for

the child was done.” No doctor had been called and no medication had been given.

 A lady pupil of Rev. Isabella Stewart, a Christian Scientist, treated the child and was

present when death came.

DEWITT (Kingston) Oct. 29 - Ira Dewitt died in the general hospital on Saturday. He was the

son of John Dewitt, Wilton, who came to Kingston to take the remains of his sister home for

burial and was detained, having typhoid symptoms. He is the third of the family to die, his

mother and sister preceding him. Another brother in the hospital is very low and his recovery

is not expected. The father, also attacked, has recovered, and can walk about the hospital.

GRAY (Toronto) Oct. 29 - The jury empanelled by Coroner Orr to inquire into the

circumstances surrounding the death of the five months old child of H. Gray, Darling avenue,

brought in a verdict to the effect that the child had been smothered while being clasped too

close to its mother, when both were asleep.

Wednesday, October 30

ASTLE - Suddenly in Chicago, on October 28, Samuel Astle, aged 18 years and 2 months,

youngest son of Samuel and Ellen Astle, 32 Railway st. Funeral from the house at 8:30 a.m.,

Thursday, to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and

acquaintances cordially invited. May his soul rest in peace.

 Samuel Astle, son of Samuel Astle, 32 Railway street, in this city, died in Chicago on

Monday of inflamation of the bowels. He had been in Chicago for five months working for an

electrical machine company. The body was brought here to-day and the funeral will take

place to-morrow.


HENRY- At the residence of her son-in-law F.H. Hooper, No. 91 Jackson st. west, on

Wednesday Oct. 30, Leah A. Henry, relict of the late Dr. Walter Henry, Inspector General of

Hospitals of the British Arms and sister of the late Dean Geddes of Christ Church Cathedral,

aged 86 years. Funeral private.

DAVIS (Lucan Ont.) Oct. 29 - At 4 o’clock this morning, the dwelling of Francis John Davis,

seven miles from here, in the township of Osborne, was burned to the ground. Mrs. Davis

perished in the flames and Mr. Davis was badly burned on the hands and arms.

 The fire originated in the kitchen from some unknown cause and the entire house was

aflame inside before Mr. and Mrs. Davis, who were sleeping upstairs, were awakened.

 Mr. Davis managed to find his way downstairs badly burned. Not finding his wife, whom he

supposed had followed him down stairs, he made desperate attempts to save her, but being

alone could do nothing. This morning her charred remains were found.

 Mr. and Mrs. Davis were married last spring. She was a Miss Crearey and both were

residents of Osborne.

MORDEN (Millgrove) - Died in London, Ont., aged 84 years, Mrs. Morden, relict of the late

Samuel Morden, one of the oldest settlers of East Flamboro. Her father, Mr. Baker, settled in

this township in the year 1808 on lot 13, concession 4, 200 acres. He had a family of twelve -

six boys and six girls. There are only two living now - Jacob Baker of Millgrove and Mrs.

William Morden of East Flamboro.

Thursday, October 31

SAUNDERS - W. C. Saunders, city agent for the Sleeman brewery, died suddenly at his

residence, 271 Gerrard street east, yesterday. Some days ago he scratched the palm of his

hand and from this blood poisoning set in, resulting fatally. Mr. Saunders had been connected

with the Sleeman firm for fifteen years - Toronto World. Mr. Saunders has many friends in

Hamilton. He used to keep the Terrapin saloon, King street west.

KEAYES - The sudden and peculiar death of Florence Keayes, the 15-month-old daughter of

Joseph Keayes, 88 Birge street, will be the subject of a coroner’s inquest this afternoon. The

child died about 10:30 this morning in convulsions, both parents being away from home at the

time. Mrs. Keayes is employed at the Screw works near by, and the father is a teamster for

Heming & Garrett. A little girl had been left in charge of the child at the house, and she says

that when she went to feed it, it went into convulsions. Neighbour women were called in, but

before they arrived it was dead. P.C. English was notified and Coroner Woolverton ordered

an inquest.

SAYERS (Niagara Falls Ont.) Oct. 30 - Dr. Alexander Sayers, a well-know physician of this

town, died on Monday evening at the Waverly hotel from heart failure. Dr. Sayers was sitting

in his chair talking when he suddenly his head fell forward. Aid was immediately summoned,

but he died almost immediately. Dr. Sayers was 56 years of age, and was born in Hastings

county, Ont.

WHITE (Clarksburg, Ont.) Oct. 30 - T.B. White died very suddenly last evening at a public



Friday, November 1

ALANSON - At Galt, Oct. 30th, Rose Alanson, daughter of the late John Alanson. Funeral


TAIT - Suddenly at the residence of M.F. Jones, mountain brow, on Thursday, Oct. 31, Eva

Tait, age 17 years and 9 months. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Friends will please accept this


 Miss Eva Tait, a young girl, died last night at the residence of M.F. Jones, on the mountain.

She had been ill for only a few days. Abscess of the brain was the cause of death.

VILA - In this city, on November 1, Mrs. Ann Vila, a native of Leicester, England, in the 82nd

year of her age. Funeral from her son’s residence, 411 Bay st. north on Saturday afternoon at

3:30 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

WEBBER - In this city on Oct. 31, 1895, Maria Webber, relict of the late Thomas Webber, of

Glanford, in her 84th year. Funeral on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. from the residence of her son-inlaw

Jasper Hill, 177 Cannon st. east. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this


KEYES - The jury in the inquest on the death of the child Florence Keyes met yesterday

afternoon and viewed the body, after which the inquest was adjourned until three o’clock this

afternoon at the city hospital.

NICHOLSON (Cornwall, Ont.) Oct. 31 - Frank J. Nicholson, a well-known baker of

Cornwall, was accidentally killed by his companion, H. Yates, merchant, of this place, while

on a duck hunting expedition on Lake St. Francis. This morning between ten and eleven

o’clock they were about four miles south of Lancaster, and were moving from one blind to

another, when a couple of ducks flew towards him. Mr. Nicholson was rowing and Mr. Yates

was standing up, endeavouring to get a shot at the ducks. He thinks that lurching of the boat,

there being heavy swell at the time, caused the gun to go off when Mr. Nicholson was in line

with it.

 Deceased was about 35 years of age.

Saturday, November 2

FAIRBANK - In this city on Nov. 1, Laura Lawrence, widow of the late Henry Fairbank, a

native of London, England, aged 65 years. Funeral from her late residence, 1030 York st. on

Sunday afternoon, at 2 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

ANDREWS - Mrs. Andrews died at St. Joseph’s hospital at 4 o’clock this morning. This

makes the fifth victim of the fire at the Queen’s hotel. A few days ago Mrs. Andrews took a

turn for the better, and it was hoped that she would recover but on Thursday she became

worse and finally sank until the last spark of life went out. While at times she was semiconscious

she was unable to speak from the time she was carried out of the burning building.


 The deceased was the wife of Thos. Andrews. She leaves three children, all girls, aged ten,

seven and two years. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon from the residence of the

deceased’s mother, Mrs. Miller, Wellington street north.

BARBER (Madoc, Ont.) Nov. 1 - Allan and James Bronson are in custody here on the charge

of having caused the death of one Harry Barber of the township of Rawdon on Sept. 28 last.

The trouble was caused during a frolic at a husking bee in Rawdon township. Barber died on

Oct. 11.

Monday, November 4

PEARSON - In this city on Nov. 3rd Jane Pearson, beloved wife of Charles Pearson, a native

of Blaydon of the County of Durham, England. Funeral from the family residence, 132 Wood

st. east, on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice. No


GRAHAM - In this city on Nov. 3rd, Joseph Graham, aged 65 years and 6 months. Funeral

from his late residence, 67 Wellington st. north on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock to

Burlington cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

BECK (Toronto) Nov. 4 - Mrs. Beer, the practitioner of Christian science methods of healing,

who was in attendance of the boy, Percy Robert Beck, when he died and for whom a warrant

was issued by Crown Attorney Curry, the day after the inquest, delivered herself up to the

authorities on Saturday and was placed under arrest on a charge of manslaughter. She was

admitted to bail in $4,000, Messrs. Paul and Perry being her sureties.

BRIDEN - Rev. W. Briden, late pastor of the Princess street Methodist church, Kingston, died

on Saturday, aged 68.

BUCK (Woodstock, Ont.) Nov. 3 - William Buck, 14 years of age, son of Henry Buck,

farmer, of Gobles, was kicked yesterday morning by one of his father’s horses, from the

effects of which he died last night.

Tuesday, November 5

COLLINS - At Bloomfield, N. J. on Nov. 3rd, suddenly, W. F. Collins Esq., eldest son of the

late R.B. Collins, of Toronto. Funeral private. Whitby and Guelph papers please copy.

PARNELL - In this city on the 5th inst. George Parnell, aged 80 years, native of county of

Wicklow, Ireland. Funeral to-morrow at 3 p.m. from 206 John street south, cor. of Young st.

Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 George Parnell, an old resident of Hamilton, died at 206 John street south last evening at the

advanced age of 80 years. Mr. Parnell was a native of Wicklow county, Ireland and came to

this city over 40 years ago. He was a bachelor and an earnest worker in James street Baptist

church. For years he was engaged in the shoe business with F. Woodley on James street north.

Rev. R.G. Boville will conduct the funeral service to-morrow afternoon at three o’clock.


TOWERS - At her residence, 303 East avenue north, on Tuesday, Nov 5., Jeannie Towers,

widow of the late William Towers, in her 49th year. Funeral on Thursday 7th at 2 p.m. Please

omit flowers.

PATTERSON (Smithville) - The funeral of A. Patterson took place on Thursday last.

BERMINGHAM (Toronto) Nov. 5 - J.C. Bermingham, an old gentleman who for some time

has been rooming at 33 Temperance street, died in the cells at police headquarters last night.

 He was arrested outside the Bay Tree hotel at 11:10 on a charge of drunkenness. When he

was taken to the police station he was thoroughly unconscious and was locked up in the cells

after the policeman on duty had placed a coat under his head and left him apparently sleeping.

 When Sergeant Hales made his usual rounds of the cells he noticed that deceased had a

peculiar appearance, and on looking closer found the old man dead. Deceased was identified

by pawn tickets bearing the names Bermingham and Nolan, found in his pockets.

MORNEAU (Windsor, Ont.) Nov. 4 - The 7-year-old daughter of Ovid Morneau, 233 East

Sandwich street, met a horrible death while visiting her uncle, Farmer Langlois, in Sandwich

East. Being left alone for a few a short time yesterday she amused herself by throwing

kerosene into the kitchen stove. Her dress took fire and although her uncle ran to her

assistance and extinguished the flames with a quilt she was so horribly burned that she died in

a few hours after suffering terrible agony.

BRADSHAW - There died at the city hospital late on Saturday night James Bradshaw, an old

resident of Hamilton. Many old citizens will remember him when he used to keep the Italian

warehouse, James street north. It was the largest grocery store in the city, and Bradshaw was

considered to be well off. He did not attend to business, however, and went to the wall. His

bad luck continued, and for the past few years, he was in straitened circumstances. He had not

been in the hospital long before he died. At the hospital meeting on Thursday night City Clerk

Beasley, who knew Bradshaw when he was a successful business man, made arrangements to

have him sent to the house of refuge when he recovered.

Wednesday, November 6

REYNOLDS - A telephone message received here to-day states that the body of Capt.

Reynolds of Lakefield, who was drowned several days ago, has been recovered. Capt.

Reynolds recently married Mrs. Hutton of this city.

SULLIVAN - Yesterday morning the remains of Timothy Sullivan, an ex-convict, were

shipped from Kingston to Dundas for burial. He was sentenced to four years for burglary, and

had served two. Death was due to consumption.

CASE - Ex-Postmaster H.N. Case died in Toronto Sunday at the advanced age of 85 years.

He had been a resident of Hamilton until a few months ago when he removed to Toronto to

reside with his son. The deceased was born on the old Case homestead at the corner of King

street and Sherman avenue in 1810, and began life as a clerk in a general store. He moved to

Caledonia, and operated plaster mills there for some years. Later on he secured a contract on

the Welland canal, and also accumulated considerable wealth by dealing in real estate here


during the boom which collapsed with such disastrous results in 1857. He lost most of his

money at that time, and subsequently engaged in oil speculation at Petrolia. In 1870 he was

appointed postmaster here, a position which he held until superannuated at the time of Mr.

Brown’s appointment. The body was interred here yesterday.

MORRIS - Herbert Morris, aged 20, son of M.B. Morris, head teacher in the public school at

Niagara Falls South, shot himself yesterday with a revolver, and the doctors say he can not

recover. The reason given for such a rash act is because of his failure to pass his examination

as a dentist.

Thursday, November 7

CASE - At Toronto, on Sunday morning, 3rd November, 1895, Horatio N. Case in the 84th

year of his age. Funeral private.

CARTER - At his late residence No. 86 Florence street, on Wednesday Nov. 6, Stephen

Carter in his 56th year. Funeral Saturday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

No flowers.

HARVEY - At Huntsville, Sunday, Nov. 3rd, John H. Harvey, second son of John C. Harvey,

formerly of this city. Funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at Elmsdale.

DAVIS - In Toronto, on Nov. 7, 1895, John Hall Davis (formerly of Hamilton) in his 71st

year. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of his son, H.H. Davis, 384 Hess st.

south, Hamilton, to Burlington cemetery.

BYERS (Toronto) Nov. 7 - James Byers, the stonecutter employed at the court house who on

Monday morning fell from a great height, breaking his right ankle and several ribs and

sustaining serious internal injuries, died at his residence, 225 Victoria street, at 12:15

yesterday afternoon. There are rather pathetic circumstances connected with the case. Byers,

who was 32 years of age, came to this country five years ago from Annan, Dumfrieshire, in

company with Mr. and Mrs. Begrie, and eight months ago married the niece of the latter, who

is now inconsolable at his loss. He was a very steady quiet man and had been employed on

the court house ever since his arrival in this country.

Friday, November 8

CARTER - At his late residence No. 86 Florence street, on Wednesday, Nov. 6th Stephen

Carter, in his 56th year. Funeral Saturday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

No flowers.

DAVIS - In Toronto, on Nov. 7, 1895, John Hall Davis (formerly of Hamilton) in his 71st

year. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of his son, H.H. Davis, 384 Hess st.

south, Hamilton to Burlington cemetery.


PIRIE - At Waterdown, on Nov. 7th Maggie J., eldest daughter of the late William Pirie, of

West Flamboro, aged 25 years. Funeral from her mother’s residence, on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

MCCARTHY - On Nov. 7th at 283 Main street west, of heart disease and dropsy, Mrs. D.

McCarthy, aged 47 years, wife of D. McCarthy, storekeeper, asylum. Funeral on Sunday at 3

p.m. to St. Joseph’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will kindly accept

this notice.

JAMIESON - In this city on the 7th inst., Charles Jamieson aged 63 years. Funeral from his

late residence, 218 Park st. north Sunday at 2 o’clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

 Charles Jamieson, telegraph lineman at Hamilton, died last night at 11:30 of pneumonia,

after a week’s illness, aged 63. Mr. Jamieson entered the service of the Montreal Telegraph

company in 1850. He was moved to Hamilton in 1857 and continued with the Montreal and

afterwards with the Great Northwestern telegraph company till the present date. He was a

native of Ireland.

WELCH (Canfield) - James C., eldest son of L. Welch, of East Seneca, died on Monday of

inflammation of the lungs.

MCFARLANE (Canfield) - The body of Mrs. Sarah McFarlane, eldest daughter of Rev. M.

Topp, was brought here from Stratford on Wednesday night by train. Deceased had been

married about two years.

BOYCE (Port Hope, Ont.) Nov. 7 - John Boyce, an old man well known about the town,

committed suicide last night by taking morphine. Boyce had for many years been a drunkard

and had frequently been before the police magistrate for wife-beating. His first wife, after

experiencing rough treatment at his hands died in the insane asylum. A short time ago he

married again, and last month, while his wife was out working, sold all the household

furniture, pocketed the money and left the woman destitute. He returned to her again,

however and they continued to disturb the neighbourhood with their rows until they were put

out of the house in which they lived for not paying the rent they then went to Cobourg. Boyce

returned to Port Hope on Wednesday, when he was given shelter by a former neighbour, T.

Jenkins. He committed suicide that night by taking morphine, whiskey and domestic trouble

having caused him to become despondent.

Saturday, November 9

MCCARTHY - On Nov. 7th, at 283 Main street west, of heart disease and dropsy, Mrs. D.

McCarthy, aged 47 years, wife of D. McCarthy, storekeeper, asylum. Funeral on Sunday at 3

p.m. to St. Joseph’s church, thence to holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will kindly accept this


JAMIESON - In this city on 7th inst., Charles Jamieson aged 63 years. Funeral from his late

residence 219 Park st. north Sunday at 2 o’clock. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


PEACE - Died suddenly at Detroit on 8th inst., Oliver Peace. Funeral from Green Bros.

Establishment corner of King and Catharine sts. on Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends and

acquaintances are cordially invited to attend.

HALL - At her late residence 43 Oxford street, Harriet McColl, relict of the late George Hall

in the 79th year of her age, a native of Argyllshire, Scotland. Funeral Monday, 11th, at 3 p.m.

Friends of the family will kindly accept this intimation. No flowers.

DUMORTIER (Guelph, Ont.) Nov. 8 - Father Dumortier, the venerable priest connected with

the Church of Our Lady, died at 8 o’clock this evening. Deceased was born in France and

came as a missionary to this country. He arrived in Guelph 40 years ago, and entered

zealously into the arduous labors of visiting and conducting religious worship amid the young

settlements in the north of the county. A few months ago the golden jubilee Father

Dumortier’s priesthood was celebrated with great ceremony. He was very dearly beloved by

the congregation, and highly esteemed by all classes of the community.

Monday, November 11

BEAVIS - On Nov. 11th, 1895, Caroline Beavis, wife of F.C. Beavis, aged 35 years. Funeral

from her father’s residence, 80 Cannon st. west, on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Companions of

the Forest and friends will please accept this intimation.

LOVEGROVE - Mrs. Lovegrove, mother of Mrs. Stockwell, of this city, died in South

Cayuga at the age of 84. She was born in Berkshire, Eng. And came to this country in 1842. A

family of eight sons and daughters survive her.

DAVIS - The funeral of the late J.H. Davis took place on Saturday afternoon from the

residence of his son, H.H. Davis. The pall-bearers were: Major O’Reilly, H.D. Long, C.

Newberry, Edwin Clark, George Lewis (Winona) and C.R. Smith. Rev. Canon Curran

conducted the service.

COX (Oshawa) Nov. 10 - Gilbert Cox, aged 22, who was in the employ of Jas. Jackson, a

farmer, residing near Port Oshawa, was found dead on Saturday morning by Mr. Jackson,

hanging to an apple tree in his orchard. The young man was worried over a disappointment in

a business he was about to commence and he also imagined he was a victim of consumption.

A report is in circulation that he was about to be married, and that the young lady had rejected

him. He was apparently a young man of good health and sound mind up to the day of his


BICKELL (Bowmanville) Nov. 10 - A very sudden death occurred here on Friday evening.

Geo. Bickell, aged 68 years had been about all day in his usual health and ate a hearty supper.

After he had got through he remarked to his daughter, who had been the only one in the house

at the time, that he had enjoyed his meal, and almost immediately expired in his chair.


Tuesday, November 12

BEAVIS - On Nov. 11, 1895, Caroline Beavis, wife of F.C. Beavis, aged 35 years. Funeral

from her father’s residence, 80 Cannon st. west, on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Companions of

the Forest and friends will please accept this intimation.

FAWCETT (Peterboro) Nov. 11 - John Fawcett of this town went out to the stable on Sunday

morning to harness the horse to the buggy to drive to church. Not answering for some time,

enquiry was made and he was found insensible on the floor, having received a kick in the

head from the horse. A number of physicians were called, who pronounced the man’s injuries

fatal, the skull being fractured. He remained unconscious till death occurred this morning.

MARK (Hamburg, Ont.) Nov. 11 - Samuel Mark of Huron road was buried at Wilmot to-day.

He was a pioneer of the county, having resided 45 years of age. The funeral was the largest

that ever took place in this section of the country.

ARMSTRONG - John D. Armstrong of Carr & Armstrong, estate agents, Toronto, was

accidentally killed yesterday afternoon. Deceased was riding his bicycle on Yonge street

when he collided with a trolley car, was thrown off, fractured his skull and died three hours

afterwards. An inquest will be held.

KING (London, Ont.) Nov. 11 - George King, a hostler, employed at Stroyan’s livery, was

instantly killed at 9:15 this evening on Dundas street, between Colborne and Waterloo streets.

He was driving westward at a rapid gait when he collided with a vehicle belonging to the

asylum, which was standing at the curbing. King was thrown violently on the streetcar rails,

his head striking the track. He lived only a few minutes. The deceased was about 24 years of

age and unmarried. A companion named Pugh, who was in the rig with King, was stunned by

the fall but soon recovered.

Wednesday, November 13

SMITH - At Burlington, on Nov. 12, Marion Belle, youngest daughter of J.C. and Sarah

Smith aged 5 years. Funeral on Thursday at 2 o’clock. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

GUEST - Early last evening a peculiarly sad and fatal accident occurred on Woodbine

Crescent in the west end of the city. Fred A. Guest, a four-year-old son of James Guest, who

lives on the crescent, was out on the road with his elder brother, playing. The two boys had

been riding in the wagon of a farmer named Costello, and unknown to Mr. Costello, they

went to jump off the back of the rig while the horses were moving. Little Fred in some way

made a misstep and fell beneath the hind wheel, which passed over his head , crushing the


 Drs. Philp and White were called and did what they could for the little sufferer, but his

injuries were fatal. He lingered until about 7:30 last night then died. No blame could be

attached to the driver of the rig, the affair being purely accidental.

UPPER (Thorold, Ont., ) Nov. 13 - Bert Upper, a farmer from Stamford township, while

driving home from here last night in the darkness, took the wrong road and drove over the


edge of the Battle cement kiln and fell a distance of about 30 feet. Both he and his horse were


ALLINGHAM (Barrie, Ont.) Nov. 12 - Miss Allingham, a music teacher of Hawkstone, was

struck and instantly killed this afternoon by a Grand Trunk special freight train on the public

crossing south of Oro station. Miss Allingham was a great pedestrian, and it is supposed she

was walking home along the track, and did not hear the approaching train. Full particulars

cannot be obtained until the inquest, which will likely be held to-morrow.

ANDERSON - Yesterday morning, while a young man named William Anderson was putting

a belt on the pulleys in Howland’s flour mill at Waterdown, he was caught in the machinery

and almost torn to pieces. When found one arm was torn completely off, his legs were

dreadfully mangled and part of the feet torn off. His body was a mass of cuts and bruises. No

person was in that part of the mill when the accident occurred, but from the marks on the

machinery it was apparent that he had been whirled about in the belting until his arm was torn

off and then the body fell to the floor where it was found. He died a few minutes afterwards.

 The deceased was 19 years of age and his parents live in Mount Forest.

CAMERON (Thamesville) Nov. 12 - At an early hour this morning the house of Wm.

Cameron in London street was destroyed by fire, and the owner and only occupant, Mr.

Cameron was apparently suffocated by smoke. Deceased, when found, was partly dressed and

although pretty badly burned about the chest and part of the face, his lower limbs were not

scarred. He had been a respected resident of Thamesville for several years, a bachelor, native

of Scotland, where all his relatives reside, except two nephews, Charles Cameron of Chicago

and D. Cameron, Dubuque, Iowa. An inquest will be held.

Thursday, November 14

CRONAN - In East Flamboro, on Nov. 14, 1895, Helen, daughter of William and Ann

Cronan, aged 27 years. Funeral on Saturday, the 16th at 10 o’clock a.m. Friends and

acquaintances will please accept this notice.

GUEST - The funeral of Freddie Guest, the little boy killed by a fall from a wagon on

Tuesday, took place at two o’clock this afternoon.

MERRILL (Belleville) Nov. 14 - Peter Merrill, a respected resident of Deseronto, was run

over on the Grand Trunk about a mile west of this city last night. He stepped out of the way of

one train and into the way of another. He was brought to the city and died about two hours

later. He leaves a widow, two sons and three daughters.

MONTGOMERY (Gorrie, Ont.) Nov. 12 - There was a sad and fatal accident this morning at

the residence of Mr. Marshall, near Belmore, in which Miss Mary A. Montgomery, of

Wroxeter, lost her life. Miss Montgomery was attending her sister, Mrs. Marshall, who is very

ill, and upon answering a night call which necessitated her going into a room, she by mistake

opened a door to an unfinished balcony, and fell a distance of 14 feet, receiving injuries from

which she died at eleven o’clock this morning.


SMYTHE ( Kingston, Ont.) Nov. 13 - Capt. Wm. Smythe, Elginburg, died suddenly on

Tuesday evening. He ate heartily at supper, went to bed and grew ill. A doctor was summoned

and before midnight Mr. Smythe was dead. His demise was caused by the bursting of a blood

vessel. Deceased was sixty-eight years of age and lived in Elginburg the greater part of his

life. He was a well-known pilot and had the honor of guiding the vessel that carried the Prince

of Wales and party up the river in 1861. He was a pronounced Conservative, a Methodist and

well-to-do farmer. Two sons and a daughter survive him.

STULL - Henry Stull, a highly respected farmer of Grantham Ont., died yesterday, aged 79.

Deceased took a prominent part in the war of 1837 and was for some time detailed to guard

the head-gates of Allanburg.

Friday, November 15

POOLE - At the City Hospital on Nov. 14th , Mrs. Lydia Poole. Funeral from 76 Hunter st.

east, on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this


EYDT - In this city, on the 15th inst. Anna G., beloved wife of John Eydt, aged 65 years.

Funeral from her late residence, 623 King st. west on Monday at 2 o’clock. Friends will

kindly accept this notice.

AMBERRY (Woodstock) Nov. 14 - Geo. Amberry, an imbecile, was struck by a G.T.R.

engine at a place known as Maynard’s Crossing, near Embro, and instantly killed yesterday.

He was driving a herd of cows and had succeeded in getting all but one over the crossing. In

his efforts to get this one over he was struck by the approaching train and hurled from the

track. No inquest was deemed necessary.

Saturday, November 16

EYDT - In this city, on the 15th inst. Anna G., beloved wife of John Eydt, aged 65 years.

Funeral from her late residence, 623 King st. west on Monday at 2 o’clock. Friends will

please accept this notice.

LUMSDEN - In Dundas, on Nov. 16 at 2:10 a.m., Catharine Halson, beloved wife of W.W.

Lumsden, baker. Funeral private at 4 p.m. Sunday the 17th.

BAILEY - A Kingston dispatch says: Mrs. William Bailey, wife of one of Kingston’s most

estimable citizens, died this morning after a brief illness. She was a lady of a pleasant nature

whose loss will be keenly felt in the church and home. She was a native of Hamilton.

HOOVER (Caistorville) - J. Hoover, daughter of Wm. Hoover, died on Sunday after being

very sick two weeks with bronchitis. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church. Mr.

Hoover is growing old and is left very lonely. In the last four or five years he has had to

mourn the loss of two brothers and two daughters and just two months ago his wife was called



JAMIESON - News comes of the death in Hamilton, on Friday last, of one who may have

been classed among the “old timers” in Canadian telegraphy, Charles Jamieson, lineman for

the Great Northwestern Telegraph company. Mr. Jamieson entered the service of the

Montreal Telegraph company about 1850 as line-builder and about 1856 was stationed at

Prescott. He was removed to Hamilton in 1857 and there he has continued to live ever since.

Being connected all these years with the Montreal and afterwards .the G.N.W. telegraph. A

friend who knew him in Hamilton tells of the following “Charlie worked on the very first

telegraph line ever put up in Canada., the first old ‘Grand Trunk’ wire. He started from

Montreal and worked westward.

ELIOT (Toronto) Nov. 15 - Capt. Granville P. Eliot, of the Grenadiers, died last night at the

general hospital. Deceased had been ill recently and on Thursday morning took an overdose

of medicine which ultimately caused his death. He was removed from his home, 293 Jarvis

street, to the hospital late on Thursday night, and he sank slowly from then to the time of his


 Capt. Eliot was a popular officer and well-known in the city. He has, for a long time, been a

teller in the assistant receiver-general’s office.

CASH - The body of Miss Elizabeth Cash, of Stratford was found in her apartments over a

store in an advanced state of decomposition.

WALTON - Mrs. Jane Walton, widow of John Walton, died in Peterboro, Ont., yesterday

aged 86. The deceased was one of the oldest and most respected residents of the district.

Monday, November 18

REID - On Sunday morning, Nov 17, 1895, at his residence 129 Hannah st. west after an

illness of several years duration, Mr. James Reid, in the 45th year of his age. Funeral informal

at 2 p.m. Tuesday 19th inst. His friends will please accept this intimation. Interment at


 There died at 129 Hannah street west yesterday a sufferer of consumption, who had for ten

years been slowly dying of the dread disease. James Reid came here from Waterdown in 1875

and carried on business until stricken down with pulmonary ailment. He bore his long illness

with fortitude, but his struggle for life proved unavailing, and death finally came as a

welcome release. He had been a leading member of Hannah street Methodist church and

previous to his illness held several important office in that congregation. He was also a

member of the Ancient Order of Foresters.

 The deceased was 45 years of age and leaves a widow and one child. At his special request

the funeral will be informal, only the immediate friends attending.

THOMPSON - Suddenly on the 17th inst. at his late residence 29 Augusta street, Joseph

Thompson, aged 62 years and 5 months. Funeral private. Bradford and Beaton papers please


 Joseph Thompson, a retired farmer from Tecumseh township, Simcoe county, who had been

a resident of Hamilton for the past three years, died suddenly at his residence, 29 Augusta

street, at an early hour yesterday morning. He had been suffering from a bronchial affection

for some time and about midnight on Saturday he became unconscious and died at 6 o’clock


on Sunday morning. It is supposed that a blood vessel in the lungs burst.

 The deceased was 62 years of age. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. H. J. Gilbert.

He was a life-long Conservative, a member of the Anglican church and was well known

highly respected in the county where the most of his life was spent as a thorough Christian

man and a good citizen.

 Mr. Thompson since he came to Hamilton had been a member of the congregation of the

Church of the Ascension and the rector made a feeling reference to his sudden decease at the

morning service yesterday.

MILLER - At Marine City, Michigan, on Nov. 16, Margaret B. Miller, relict of the late

Joseph Alexander Miller and sister of late John and Timothy Brick, aged 88 years. Funeral tomorrow,

Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of Chas. J. Bird of Walnut street south to St.

Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please

accept this intimation.

 One of Hamilton’s early settlers, Mrs. Margaret H. Miller, widow of the late Joseph

Alexander Miller died at Marine City, Michigan, on Saturday evening, at the advanced age of

eighty-eighty years. Mrs. Miller was born in the town of Tralee, county of Kerry, Ireland, and

came to this city with her brothers, the late John and Timothy Brick in 1834. She was married

to Mr. Miller in 1837 and after residing in this city for several years sh removed with her

husband to Marine City, where he died some twelve years ago. The deceased leaves four sons

and three daughters - Captains Alexander, John and Joseph Miller of Marine City and Robt.

Miller of Detroit; her daughters are Mrs. Capt .John Pringle of St. Clair, Mrs. Duprice and

Mrs. Allan Folsom of Marine City. The deceased requested before she died that her remains

be brought to this city to be buried with her parents. The funeral will take place to-morrow

from the residence of C. J. Bird, to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.

RATTRAY - Thomas Rattray, a former resident of Toronto, broke through the ice at St. Paul

while crossing Red river and was drowned.

BLANCHARD - Mrs. Blanchard, a daughter of Chief Brant, of the Indian reserve on

Tyendinaga township, was thrown from a wagon at Belleville and killed.

SPROULE (Barrie) Nov. 16 - J.T. Sproule, of the firm of Sutherland and Sproule, barrister

was fatally shot while hunting in the woods near Lefroy yesterday.

 Mr. Sproule came from Toronto to Lefroy Thursday evening intending to leave there by the

noon train Friday for Barrie. Friday morning, about eight he started for a couple of hours hunt

in the woods near by. He was last seen in the bush about ten a.m. walking towards the railway

station. When he did not return in time for the train his friends thought he had changed his

mind and would go to Barrie on the afternoon train. Towards evening they became alarmed at

his absence and immediately sent out a searching party to the woods. The search was kept up

until noon to-day, when his lifeless body was found lying beside a fence, his gun a few feet


 Mr. Sproule leaves a widow and one child, who are at his late residence, Bloor street,

Toronto, to which place the remains will be sent for interment. The deceased had been a

resident of Barrie for about 15 years and was esteemed by all who knew him.


Tuesday, November 19

WRIGHT - In this city, at 57 Locke st., on Nov. 18th Elijah Wright, aged 82 years. Funeral

will take place from above address on Thursday at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will

please attend. No flowers.

MANSFIELD (Toronto) Nov. 19 - Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield, an old lady about eighty years

of age, was found dead yesterday on the floor of her home, 498 Spadina avenue. She was

found by a friend, Mrs. Crompton, who called to see her. Coroner Orr investigated the case

and came to the conclusion that he died of old age.

PRICE (Windsor Ont.) Nov. 18 - “Bob” Price, a well-known young colored man of this city,

died in terrible agony yesterday. A week ago he accidentally ran a rusty nail into his left hand

but paid no attention to the scratch until Friday when his arm became so swollen that medical

aid was called but it was of no avail death ensuing a few hours later from blood poisoning.

Wednesday, November 20

WRIGHT - In this city at 57 Locke st. on Nov. 19th, Elijah Wright, aged 82 years. Funeral will

take place from above address on Thursday at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will

please accept this intimation.

PATTERSON - In this city at 277 Robert st., on Nov. 19th John Mark, son of J.M. and Lillian

Patterson, aged 1 year and 6 months. Funeral from above address on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Friends will please accept this intimation.

COATES - In this city on Nov. 20 at 206 Hughson st. north, Jane, beloved wife of Henry M.

Coates in the 64th year of her age. Funeral notice later.

WELLS (St. George) - Mrs. Wm. Wells (nee Lizzy Berry) died on Thursday afternoon last of

typhoid fever at her home on Clump farm. She was buried in the Methodist cemetery here on

Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Berry had been married only one year, the day before her death.

COCHRANE (St. George) - James Cochrane, an old and much-respected resident of the

township of South Dumfries, died last Friday and was buried on Sunday afternoon in the

Methodist cemetery.

Friday, November 22

COATES - In this city on Nov. 20, at 506 Hughson st. north, Jane, beloved wife of Henry M.

Coates, in the 64th year of her age. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept

this intimation.

RANDALL - On Thursday afternoon, Nov. 21st 1895, Jacob Y. Randall, aged 73 years and 2

months. Prayers at his late residence, corner of Sanford avenue and Ida street, on Sunday at

1:30 p.m. Service from Presbyterian church, Grimsby.


 Jacob Y. Randall, a respected citizen of this city, died on Thanksgiving day after several

months illness. He moved here from Hornelsville, N.Y. in 1884. Since he came here he lived

a quiet and retired life. He was a gentleman of unusual ability and culture and was a cousin of

the late Speaker of the United States congress. He leaves a family of three sons and two

daughters, James, of Chicago, Ill., Lorenzo, Walter, Gussie and Mrs. W.E. Mayhew of this


STEPHENS (Owen Sound) Nov. 22 - A.M. Stephens, aged 76 years, one of the pioneer

settlers of this town, died last night.

Saturday, November 23

GURNETT - At his residence, Ancaster, on Nov. 22, Lemuel Alfred Gurnett, in his 69th year.

Funeral Monday 25th inst. at 2 p.m.

 L. A. Gurnett, of the firm of Gurnett & Son, storekeepers, Ancaster, died yesterday

afternoon after ten days illness. The deceased was sixty-nine years of age. He was born in

Ancaster and lived there all his life having kept a store for a number of years. He was clerk of

the sixth division court. He was taken sick with inflamation of the bladder ten days ago and

never recovered.

 Mr. Gurnett leaves a widow five sons and one daughter.

RANDALL - On Thursday afternoon, Nov.21st, 1895, Jacob Y. Randall, aged 73 years and 2

months. Prayers at his late residence, corner of Sanford avenue and Ida street. On Sunday at

1:30 p.m. Service from Presbyterian church, Grimsby.

MAHONY - Suddenly in Detroit on Nov. 22nd 1895, of heart failure, Andrew Mahony, aged

29 years and 11months. Funeral from his father’s residence 233 Hughson street north on

Monday at 8:30.

LACONTE (Brantford) Nov. 22 - A very sudden death took place in the city last night when

Joseph Walker Laconte, aged 27, was seized by heart failure and died in a few minutes. He

was at the opera house half an hour or so before, witnessing a performance.

MCBRIDE - Jas. McBride, a resident of Bondhead, Ont., for about forty years, was

accidentally killed yesterday morning by a falling tree on the farm of Frank McCarty. He was

70 years of age.

BROWN (Chatham) Nov. 22 - James G. Brown, a well-to-do Dover farmer came to a

miserable end three days ago on his own farm, but only yesterday was the fate of the

unfortunate man learned. His body, stiff in death, was found in the rear of the fine farm on

concession 10. Beside it lay three empty whiskey bottles, telling their tale of destruction. The

man was addicted to the excessive use of strong liquors. He went on periodical sprees. One of

these happened a week or so ago. Brown owned a good farm on which he lived. He was

married, but the one child the couple had died several years ago. No inquest was deemed



LALOND (Ottawa) Nov 22 - The body of a young man was found on the Merivale road,

about two miles from the city yesterday morning. It remained unidentified until evening

when it was found to be that of Joseph Lalond, who had laid down on the roadside the

previous evening while on his way from a day’s hunting and died from exposure. A mask was

found beside him that was shown at the inquest to be the one he had used in a little dramatic

performance. Its discovery gave rise to the story that it was that of a highwayman.

MILLIGAN (Kingston) Nov. 22 - On Monday last R.J. Milligan of Tamworth, while edging a

board on a bench-saw, was struck in the abdomen by an edging, from the effects of which he

died on Wednesday evening. The deceased was about 35 years of age and the eldest son of

James Milligan, one of the most prominent farmers of Sheffield township. He leaves a wife

and one child.

Monday, November 25

MASSIE - At Oakland, Cal., US, on Friday, November 22nd, William Massie, formerly of this

city. Funeral notice later.

SPRINGER - On the morning of the 25th inst. Lewis Springer, M.D., Registrar of the County

of Wentworth, in the 61st year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 334 Main st. east at

3 p.m. on Thursday. Friends will please omit flowers.

 Dr. Lewis Springer, registrar of the county of Wentworth, died suddenly at his residence,

334 Main street east, shortly after 4 o’clock this morning. As it was not generally known that

he was seriously ill, his death was a great shock to his many friends. He looked like a man

who would live to a ripe old age. In the summers of 1893 and 1894, Dr. Springer was troubled

with inflammatory rheumatism. Two weeks ago he had a recurrence of the trouble and was

unable to go to his office. It was not believed that the illness would prove fatal. Last night Mr.

Springer was visited by City Clerk Beasley and several other old friends and appeared to be in

the best of spirits. About 4 o’clock this morning he got a bad attack and died before a

physician could be summoned. It is supposed that his heart was affected by the malady.

 The deceased was a son of the late Oliver D. Springer and was born in the old Springer

homestead, now St. Peter’s infirmary on October 31, 1835. He studied medicine when he was

a young man, graduating at a Cleveland college but he never practised his profession. He was

one of the original promoters of the Hamilton street railway, being manager for several years.

He did not take much interest in public affairs but was induced to run against the late R. R.

Waddell at the Dominion elections in 1882. He was elected by a small majority.

 Dr. Springer was appointed registrar on March 21, 1891. He was of a bright and pleasant

disposition and had a large circle of warm friends. He leaves a widow and three daughters,

one being Mrs. Colt of New York.

MAHONY - The funeral of Andrew Mahony, who died at Detroit on Friday, took place this

morning. The deceased died very suddenly. He was sitting in a chair when he fell over on the

floor and expired in a few minutes. Several floral offerings were sent by his friends in Detroit.

MURPHY - Maurice Murphy, an old resident of Burlington, died very suddenly on Sunday

evening. He was a native of Limerick, Ireland, and for the past forty-nine years has resided

here in Burlington.


WILCOX (Toronto) Nov. 25 - The body of Hezekiah Wilcox, an elderly laborer was found in

the bay at the foot of Sherbourne street this morning. Deceased left home for work a month

ago and was not since seen. He was unmarried. Death is supposed to be due to suicide

through melancholia..

KEYES (St. Catharines) Nov. 24 - Thomas Keyes, county treasurer of the county of Lincoln

and past grand secretary of the grand Orange lodge of British America, died at his home in

this city early this morning after two weeks’ illness. He was afflicted with jaundice but his

general health had been gradually failing for some years past, and, coupled with the

infirmities of age this last attack proved fatal. He passed away quietly, surrounded by

members of his family having been unconscious for some hours prior to his death.

 Keyes was born in the county of Carleton, Ontario, in 1824 and was consequently in his 72d

year. In Orange circles his death will be a severe blow. He held the office of grand secretary

of the grand lodge of British America for 17 years and was secretary of the provincial grand

lodge of Ontario West for 13 years. His death leaves Sir Mackenzie Bowell the only surviving

member of the first grand lodge of British America..

DOLD (Buffalo, NY) Nov. 24 - Samuel Dold, aged 23, whose home was in Welland, Ont.,

fatally shot himself while on a drunken spree this afternoon. The shooting took place at the

house of F.A. Hughson newsdealer, at 133 Broadway, with whom Dold was employed.

Young Dold lived long enough to say that he had no quarrel with anybody, but was just

feeling bad.

Tuesday, November 26

SPRINGER - On the morning of the 25th inst. Lewis Springer M.D., Registrar of the County

of Wentworth, in the 61st year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, 334 Main street east

at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

SKUCE - In this city, on Nov. 25th at the residence of her son-in-law, Samuel Wilson, Clara

Skuce aged 53 years. Funeral will take place from 226 Cannon st. east on Wednesday at 3

p.m. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this intimation.

YOUNG - On Tuesday, Nov. 26th, Margaret A. Wallace, wife of Robert Young, of the Young

& Bro. Co. aged 68 years. Funeral Thursday the 28th inst. at 2 o’clock from No. 7 East ave.

south. No flowers.

 An old resident passed away last night in the person of Mrs. Robert Young, who died at the

house of her daughter, Mrs. Stewart, East avenue south, aged 68. Mrs. Young and her

husband moved to Brampton lately but she was staying here until their new residence was

ready for occupation. She expected to have left for Brampton yesterday, but suffered from a

severe attack of congestion of the lungs, which proved fatal.

WOOD (Brockville) Nov. 25 - A peculiar fatality occurred at Lombardy the other day. A little

3-year-old son of Albert Wood fell into a can of milk and was drowned.

CAVANAUGH (Toronto) Nov. 26 - Late in the afternoon Thomas Cavanaugh, well-known

as a bartender about town, took a fit in the Albion hotel and died in the ambulance on the way

to St. Michael’s hospital.


 Deceased had been boarding at the Albion for several days and entering the bar asked for a

glass of beer. He was seen pouring some powder into the beer and then he drank it. In the

billiard room only a few minutes when he dropped on the floor in a fit, his legs and arms

twitching violently. The ambulance was sent for and when Constable Fyfe arrived on the

scene he was still conscious. When the ambulance arrived at the hospital the patient was dead.

An inquest will be held on the remains to-day. He leaves a wife and two children.

HOLTORF (Toronto) Nov 26 - Henry W. Holtorf, a young man connected with a King street

west clothing store, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the Kensington hotel,

corner of King and York streets, yesterday morning.

 At an early hour yesterday morning a strong smell of gas was detected in the corridor

opposite his room. Mr. Palmer, the proprietor, knocked on the door and secured admittance.

The gas was on and Holtorf said “You must think I’m crazy” Mr. Palmer came to the

conclusion there was more truth than poetry in that remark and had Holtorf removed to

another room and instructed the night clerk to keep a watch the room and see that the gas was

kept burning.

 In the morning the chambermaid who could not gain admission to the room notified Mr.

Palmer. The door was forced and deceased was found lying on the bed lifeless.

UNKNOWN (Toronto) Nov. 26 - Shortly before 10 o’clock yesterday morning a young man

who was working about Saulter’s boat-house at the foot of Sherbourne street noticed a body

floating in the water at the head of the slip.

Wednesday, November 27

YOUNG - On Tuesday, Nov. 26th Margaret A. Wallace, wife of Robert Young of the Young

& Bros. Co. aged 68 years. Funeral Thursday the 29th inst. at 2 o’clock from No. 7 East ave.

south. No flowers.

KEYES - Wm. Nicholson, P.G.M. of Ontario West, attended the funeral of the late Thomas

Keyes, P.G.M. of the Orange grand lodge at St. Catharines yesterday.

PFEIFER - Fred Pfeifer, who was so badly injured at the tunnel works the other day, died at

St. Joseph’s hospital early this afternoon. He leaves a wife and several children. Mrs. Pfeifer

is almost an invalid.

Thursday, November 28

MCCULLOUGH - This Thursday morning at her residence, 58 Jackson st. west, Anne

Fitzpatrick McCullough, wife of Thos. McCullough, in the 73d year of her age. Funeral

private. No flowers.

 Mrs. Annie McCullough, mother of C. R. McCullough, president of the Canadian club, died

this morning at the age of 73.

JONES (Brockville) Nov. 27 - To-day Robert Jones, a mason, well known in town, dropped

dead in his bedroom. He had not been in good health for a month or so, but was not

considered dangerously ill, and had at no time been confined to his bed. He was 51 years of


age and belonged to the Canadian Order of Foresters. He leaves a widow and four children.

MCIVOR (Ottawa) Nov. 27 - Hugh McIvor, the reporter supposed to have committed suicide

last summer in Lake desChenes, has been heard from. He has settled in Cleveland, Ohio, and

has sent for his wife and family to join him there.

Friday, November 29

BELL - At his late residence, Burlington Plains, on Nov. 28th William Bell, in his 70th year.

Funeral Sunday Dec. 1st at 2 p.m. Burial at Burlington Plains Cemetery.

BLAKE - In this city on Nov. 28th, 1895, Patrick John, only son of the late John Blake, a

native of County Clare, Ireland. Funeral from the residence of his brother-in-law James Ryan,

439 Mary street, on Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock to the Lawrence church, thence to Holy

Sepulchre cemetery. Friends are kindly invited to attend.

 Yesterday Patrick Blake, a patient at the city hospital died suddenly. The deceased was

about sixty years of age and had been in the hospital for about a week. Heart disease was the

cause of death.

SAVAGE (Toronto) Nov. 29 - John Savage, an employee of Harvey & VanNorman, boot and

shoe manufacturers, dropped dead of heart failure on King street this morning while on the

way to his work.

ABBOTT (Woodstock) Nov. 28 - Joseph Abbott, for some years foreman of the Times

printing office, died very suddenly here this morning. He was taken suddenly ill on Tuesday,

but nothing serious was anticipated This morning his condition became alarming and he died

at twelve o’clock. The deceased was a highly respected citizen and well-known newspaper

man. He was a valued member of the first Baptist church and leaves a widow and three


SMITH (Niagara Falls) Nov. 28 - William Smith, a carpenter aged 50 years, residing on

Welland avenue here, while working on a two-story frame house to-day belonging to Pedro

Lorenzo, a contractor, fell to the ground, a distance of 20 feet, on his head, killing him

instantly. Smith was subject to dizzy spells and it is thought that during one of these he fell

from the scaffold. He leaves a widow and eight children. The deceased was also a preacher

and often officiated in the Methodist church here.

MOSES (Ohsweken) - Clara, the daughter of Nelson Moses, who has been an invalid for

some four or five months, is dead. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents. The burial

took place at St. Luke’s, Delaware and was largely attended. The pastor Rev. I. Bearfoot


MORISON (Canboro) - Died in this place on Nov. 21, Mrs. Sidney Morison of typhoid fever,

after a sickness of a few days. The deceased came to this place from near Hamilton on a visit

a short time ago.


Saturday, November 30

CAMPAIGNE - In this city on Nov. 29th, 1895, Margaret Anne, beloved wife of James

Campaigne, aged 62 years and 5 months. Funeral from her late residence, 118 Oak Ave., on

Sunday, Dec. 1st at 2:30. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. No.


 Mrs. Margaret Campaigne, mother of Constable Camaigne, died last night after a long

illness. She was in her 63rd year.

MONGER - Suddenly, in this city on Nov.29th, Susannah Monger, relict of the late David

Monger, in the 52nd year of her age. Funeral on Sunday, December 1st, at 2:30 p.m. from her

late residence, 66 Chatham street. Friends are kindly invited to attend. Please omit flowers.

 Last night at midnight one of the old residents of this city passed away. Mrs Monger had

been a resident of this city for 45 years and was highly respected in the community. She was a

widow of the late D. Monger, late of the P.C.O. rifles. She leaves a family of six daughters -

Mrs. Thomas H. Sutton in Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. C. Briggs and Mrs. A.E. Beveridge of

this city, Susie, Maggie and Emma, living at home.

QUARRIER - In this city, on Nov. 30th, at his residence, 80 Wilson street, John Quarrier, in

his 69th year, a native of Fifeshire, Scotland. Funeral private. No flowers. Glasgow and

Greenock papers please copy.

 John Quarrier died this morning at his residence, 80 Wilson street. For years he suffered

from Bright’s disease, but he was seriously ill only about ten days.

 The deceased was sixty-nine years of age and was born in Fifeshire, Scotland. He came to

Hamilton about fifteen years ago. For several years he had been an agent for a couple of large

flour mills. He leaves a widow, one son and two daughters.

 Mr. Quarier was a claimant to an immense fortune in England.

MCCALLUM (Blyth, Ont.) Nov. 30 - A very sad fatality happened about five o’clock this

morning, by which Mrs. McCallum, aged ninety-two, was burned to death. It is supposed that

the old lady, who lived alone, had, on going to bed, put on a big fire, which, during the night,

either by a defect in the chimney or some other cause, set fire to the house. Her son, who

lived a short distance away, awoke about five o’clock this morning to find his mother’s house

on fire. Nothing, however, could be done to save it and it was burned to the ground. When the

ruins were searched the charred body of the old lady was found.

MARTIN (Preston) Nov.29 - While spending a social evening at the residence of John Cutler

last night, S.C. Martin was stricken with heart disease and expired before medical aid could

be called. The deceased was in his 38th year and proprietor of Speedsville Woolen mills. He

was well known throughout Waterloo county and highly respected. The funeral will take

place on Sunday afternoon from his father’s residence, Zion, to Warner’s cemetery.

GIFFORD (Canfield) - William Gifford, youngest son of T.A. Gifford, died last Monday after

a long illness.


Monday, December 2

ROWLAND - On Dec. 1, Lovila Elizabeth, infant daughter of Madison W. Rowland, age 5

months. Funeral from the parents residence, 200 Bay street north, on Tuesday morning at

8:30, to the G.T.R. Stuart st. station. Internment at Ridgeway. Friends will please accept this


MASSIE - At Oakland Cal., U.S., on Friday November 22, William Massie, formerly of this

city. Funeral yesterday afternoon.

NUGENT - Ben Nugent, the sailor asphyxiated in Chicago on Saturday, is a Hamilton man,

and his brother has gone to Chicago to claim the body and bring it to the city.

MORTIMER - On Saturday evening Alice Mortimer the 4-year-old daughter of Joseph

Mortimer, stove-mounter, 4 Melbourne street, laid down on the sofa to take a nap, having

complained of feeling drowsy. Shortly nine o’clock her parents tried to awaken her and were

horrified to find that she was dead. A doctor was sent for, but he could do nothing. The girl

had been about as usual during the day and her death was quite unexpected.

HILL (Niagara Falls) Dec 1 - Andrew Gregory Hill, one of the most prominent barristers of

the province of Ontario and police magistrate for the counties of Welland and Lincoln, died at

his home, corner of Queen st. and Cataract avenue, last evening, after a lingering illness. For

20 years of his life he had presided on the Canadian side of the frontier as police magistrate,

besides conducting a lucrative at law. He was appointed to his position by a special act of the

Ontario legislature, giving him special powers and jurisdiction over the two counties along

the frontier. The deceased was born in Lincoln county, Sept. 23, 1834 near St. Catharines. He

studied law at the later place and was called to the bar in 1864. In Politics he was a Liberal

and contested the county in 1872 for member against Thomas T. Street and was defeated. He

was a Mason and a past master of Merritt lodge, A.F. and A.M. of Welland Ont. He was also

a member of the A.O.U.W.

GIBSON (London Ont) Dec.1 - Alice, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George F.

Gibson, 802 William street, died yesterday morning from the effects of an accident the

previous night. The little one fell into a pail of hot water in the kitchen and her back was

terribly scalded.

Medical skill was unavailing to save her. The bereaved parents lost their only son 3 years ago.

COOPER (Toronto) Dec 2 - John Cooper, the 15-year-old lad who on Wednesday fell into a

vat of boiling water at the William Davies Co’s packing house, died of his injuries at 7:30

o’clock last evening at the general hospital. Cooper, who lived at 52 Walton street, was

employed in upsetting the hogs when they had been killed into the hot water vat, and was

pushed against by a live hog and thrown into the vat. He was rescued as quickly as possible

but his injuries proved to be fatal. No inquest will be held, the boy having stated that his

injuries were purely accidental.


Tuesday, December 3

WEBBER - On Dec. 2, at his son’s residence, 173 Catharine st. south, Thomas T. Webber, a

native of Devonshire, England, in the 70th year of his age. Funeral from the above address.

Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 Thomas T. Webber, builder, who had been a resident of Hamilton for 45 years, died

yesterday age 70. He had been an invalid for nearly four years. The funeral will take place tomorrow

at 2 o’clock

DAUSE - In this city on the 3rd inst., John, second son of Debora Dause, aged 23 years.

Funeral from rear of 263 Bay st. north, on Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. to Holy Sepulchre


VOELKER - Emma Voelker, wife of Chas. Farr, who had many friends here, died at St.

Catharines on Wednesday last.

QUARRIER - The funeral of the late John Quarrier took place in Dundas yesterday, and was

largely attended. Rev. Dr. Fletcher conducted the services. The pall-bearers were, Gilbert

Quarrier, Robt. Smith, Geo. Milne, Geo. Stevenson, C.R. Smith, Arthur Back.

WRIGHT - The memorial sermon of the late Elijah Wright, who died last week, was preached

Sunday evening at Zion tabernacle by the Rev. Dr. Brethour, pastor of the church. Deceased,

who died in his 82nd year, had been a member of the Methodist church for over 50 years and

of Zion tabernacle since residing in Hamilton which was almost eleven years. Deceased was

born in Oxford county, at the age of 10 came to South Wentworth, where he resided over 50

years, thence he moved to Princeton for about 10 years and later came to Hamilton to spend

his latter days. He was of the pioneer settlers in Wentworth county and remembers seeing the

first brick house being built in Hamilton, and also remembered the old log jail. A widow and

grown up family are left to mourn his loss.

COUBILLON (Windsor) Dec 2nd - The family of Albert Coubillon, living about seven miles

west of here, in Sandwich township, were poisoned yesterday by eating bologna sausage

supposed to been infected with hog cholera. Louisa, the 13-month-old child of the

Coubillon’s has died from the effects of the poison. Five other members of the family were

seriously affected but will probably recover. Several other persons residing in the same house

were taken ill, but their condition was not considered serious.

JONES (Toronto) Dec 3 - At the instance of the attorney-general’s department the body of

John Jones, a farmer living in the township of Clark, has been exhumed and an inquest will be

held on Thursday next. Deceased died at the residence of his brother, Henry Jones, on Sept.

24, at the age of fifty-seven. Dr. Aldrich attended him and issued a burial certificate, giving

inflammation of the lungs and typhoid fever as the cause of death. He left an estate of $22,000

to his brother and his family, and appointed Dr. Aldrich his sole executor. After his death a

complaint was made to County Crown Attorney Kerr regarding the circumstance surrounding

his last moments, and the crown officer, after consultation with the department, ordered Dr.

Corbett, of Port Hope, to exhume the body and hold an inquest.


JONES (Norwood, Ont.) Dec. 2 - John Jones, a young farmer residing in Asphodel township,

about four miles from Norwood, committed suicide yesterday afternoon by hanging himself.

Disappointment in love is said to be the cause. He was about 27 years of age.

Wednesday, December 4

MORTIMER - The cause of death Annie Mortimer, who died at 4 Melbourne street on

Saturday evening while sleeping, was an abscess of the brain. She had been suffering of

severe pains in the head for some time and Dr. Lafferty was attending her.

SHAW (Toronto) Dec. 4 - Rev Dr. Shaw died at the residence of his son-in-law Alexander

Mills, 481 Ontario street, last night, from the results of injuries received in an accident which

occurred on Nov. 15 last. On the evening of that day the reverend gentleman, who was an

ardent bicyclist, was wheeling across Yonge street, from Richmond street, when her collided

with a south bound car. The fender prevented him from going into the wheels, but pushed

along the ground for some distance. He was picked up and carried into a store on Yonge

street, and after medical attendance was removed to the address given. He received a severe

scalp wound, and was badly shaken up. From the first little hope was held out.

COON (Smithville) - S. Coon’s oldest son’s funeral took place Sunday afternoon at the

Presbyterian church.

KEATING - A fatal accident occurred at the T.H.& B yard at Welland yesterday. Charles H.

Keating, a clerk employed by the Dominion Construction co., in trying his hand in coupling

cars, got his foot caught in the frog. He was unable to extricate his foot and it and one of his

legs was run over. The leg was afterwards amputated below the knee and the young man died

from the shock.

 The deceased parents live in Chicago, being neighbours of the family of J.N.Young. Mr.

Keating had been employed by the company but a short time, being an assistant of D.A.

Young. It was no his duty to couple the cars, but when he was not very busy he frequently

assisted the yard men.

 Mr. Young accompanied the body to Chicago.

BERNEY (Toronto) Dec. 4 - An elderly man named Thomas Berney, while shovelling snow

at the Moss park rink yesterday morning, fell in an apoplectic fit and Dr. Ball was called in to

attend him. Finding the man in a serious condition the doctor had the police ambulance called,

and Berney was taken to the general hospital, where he lingered until 2:15 o’clock, when he

expired without regaining consciousness. Deceased lived at 22 Milan street with his wife and

two grown-up sons.

Thursday, December 5

VERNON - In this city on Wednesday Dec. 4th, at 157 Wellington st. north, May, the only

daughter of Henry and Agnes Vernon, aged 5 years 6 months and 10 days. Funeral took place

at 10 o’clock this morning.


WEBBER- The funeral of the late Thomas T. Webber took place yesterday afternoon from

the family residence, 173 Catharine street south, and was largely attended. The casket was

covered with many beautiful floral designs, sent by relatives and friends of the deceased. Rev.

Mr. MacKenzie, of the Christian Workers, officiated, the following acted by pall-bearers,

Robert Griffith, George LeRiche, Samuel Arthur, Jas. Matthews, John Howard, and William


WARNICA (Barrie, Ont.) Dec. 4 - On Monday evening, Albert Warnica and his son, Dalton,

left their homes in Allendale to bring a trunk across the bay to Barrie. Before leaving home

Mr. Warnica told his wife if it became stormy they would remain in Barrie until Tuesday.

About an hour after they left a heavy wind and snowstorm came up and continued until dark.

It is supposed the boat became unmanageable with the weight of the trunk and capsized.

When they did not return home Tuesday, friends drove to Barrie and learned they did not

reach here. A searching party started down the bay this morning and found the boat and trunk

about two miles from where the unfortunate men had commenced their journey. The bodies

were found late this afternoon, opposite Glenallen. They were close together, and had

evidently been helping each other when they perished.

PROWDEY (Kingston, Ont.) Dec. 4 - William Prowdey, aged 40, a farm labourer, was

thrown from a rig near Kingston Mills last night, his skull being fractured, and he died in the

general hospital this morning.

RANDALL (Ottawa) Dec.4 - Ottawa has lost another of its oldest citizens in the person of W.

Randall, who died at his residence on Jane street, in his 70th year.

Friday December 6

KING - In this city on Dec. 3rd, George King, a native of Nova Scotia, age 54 years. Funeral

from his late residence, 252 Emerald st. north, on Sunday at 3 o’clock p.m. Friends will

please accept this intimation.

MEEHAN - In this city on the 6th inst., Katie Lena Meehan, second daughter of Mrs. Mary

Meehan. Funeral Sunday at 2:30 from 63 Locomotive street to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

LUEBKE- At No. 97 Smith avenue, on Friday, Dec. 6th, 1895, Alfred Charles, infant son of

Emma and Charles Luebke, aged 4 months. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends will please

accept this intimation.

SHAW - The remains of the Rev. Dr. Shaw, assistant secretary of the Methodist Board of

Missions were interred yesterday in Mount Pleasant cemetery, Toronto, in the presence of a

large number of friends.

HAAKE (Markham, Ont.) Dec. 5 - The death of George Haake, farmer, which occurred at the

Wellington hotel hereon Tuesday, from peritonitis, was investigated here today by Coroner

Doherty and a jury, the result of greatly exaggerated reports concerning a dispute the

deceased engaged in a week previously - the day his sickness commenced - in which it was


alleged that he had been kicked several times in the body, sustaining injuries which caused his

death. After hearing the evidence of several witnesses, and of Dr. Fierheller, the attending

physician, the jury decided there was no evidence pointing to the fact that death was in any

way attributable to the violence, and rendered a verdict in accordance therewith.

WARK- (St. Thomas) Dec. 5- At noon to-day a sad death occurred at Simcoe, a young man

named Wm Wark dying from the effects of an overdose of chloral. He worked for Mr.

Lawson, harness maker, this morning came down to work as usual, but did not appear to be

well. He took a dose of medicine and about one and a half hours afterwards took another. For

an hour he sat in a drowsy condition on one of the horses in the shop, when he suddenly fell

over and when medical help arrived life was pronounced extinct.

 Dr. Hayes, coroner, examined the contents of the bottle from which deceased drank and

pronounced them to be chloral. An inquest will be held. Wark was 27 years old, unmarried

and was the son of Mr. Wark of Carl & Wark implement dealers. He had been in ill-health

and it is supposed had resorted to chloral and accidentally took an overdose.

STEELE (Buffalo) Dec. 5 - Joseph Steele, aged 21, well connected and educated, an hotel

clerk by occupation, ruined by drink, died at the Penitentiary to-day. He was a native of


Saturday, December 7

KING - In this city on Dec. 3rd, George King a native of Nova Scotia, age 54 years. Funeral

from his late residence, 252 Emerald st. north, on Sunday at 3 o’clock p.m. Friends will

please accept this intimation.

CULLEN (London) Dec 6th - After an illness of eight weeks the Rev. Thomas Cullen, pastor

of the Askin street Methodist church, died to-night. His daughter Lily died about two weeks

ago of typhoid fever, and another daughter is seriously ill of the same malady, which

prostrated nearly the entire family two months ago. Mr. Cullen who was conscious to the last,

was unaware of his daughter’s death until within of his own demise. Mr. Cullen is the third

Methodist clergyman to die in this city within three years.

HILSON (Milton, Ont.) Dec. 6 - Mrs. Thomas Hilson of Nassagaweya, died, it is alleged,

from blood poisoning, caused by using instruments to produce abortion. She was about 46

years of age and left a family of eleven children, some of whom are grown up. Dr. Robertson,

coroner, opened an inquest at Campbellville. After the body had been viewed by the jury the

proceedings were adjourned until today.

Monday December 9

BEAVER - In this city, at 265 York street, on the 8th inst., Eliza Jane Beaver, wife of the late

Clark Beaver, of Poughkeepsie N.Y. Funeral at Poughkeepsie N.Y.


FRANCIS - On Saturday afternoon, Rev. W.S. Jamieson, of the Simcoe street Methodist

church, was requested to go to the house of George Francis, weaver, for 41 Simcoe street east,

to christen a child. The people were not members of his congregation, but he complied. The

mother was confined to her room, having been ill since her accouchement a month ago, and

the ceremony was held in her bedroom. Mr. Francis brought in the child and the baptism

service was commenced, but as Rev. Mr. Jamieson began to read the first few lines of the

service, the mother suddenly through up her arms and fell back with a moan.

 “She is dying” exclaimed the minister and the ceremony was stopped, while messengers

were dispatched for medical aid. Before the doctors arrived, however, Mrs. Francis was dead,

having never recovered consciousness. Death came with terrible unexpectedness, although

she had been ill she had seemed much better previously, and such a ghastly interruption of the

ceremony was not anticipated.

Tuesday December 10

NESBITT - Squire John W. Nesbitt, father of J.W. Nesbitt, Q.C., of this city, died at

Woodstock yesterday, aged 77. He had been a resident of Oxford county for exactly for a half

a century, was an enthusiastic Conservative and a life long friend of Sir John Macdonald.

MARSHALL (Orillia) Dec. 9 - Robert Marshall, of this town, formerly bartender at the Grand

Central hotel for several years, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head. It is

supposed to have happened on Saturday evening, as that was the last time he was seen alive.

He had been out of employment for some time and became despondent. His wife is visiting in

Mara for a few days, and on her return home found the house closed up. She forced open the

door, and was horrified to find her husband dead, sitting in a chair, with hie head lying on the

table in a pool of blood, and a revolver beside him. Marshall leaves a widow and a baby a few

months old.

LENNOX (Welland) Dec.9 - The citizens of Welland were shocked to hear of the death of

John Lennox, which occurred here this afternoon. Although quite ill for a few days, it was not

expected his illness would terminate fatally. Deceased held the position of mathematical

master in Welland high school for seven years and was universally respected and held in high

esteem both by his students and the public. He leaves a wife and two sons. The interment

takes place on Thursday.

DUNN (Paris) Dec. 9 - Two children of Thos. Dunn a leading citizen, have died of diphtheria,

one on Saturday evening, a boy age 4 and the other last evening, a boy of 18 months. Other

members of the family may die.

HUTCHISON (Birk Falls) Dec. 9 - A young man named David Hutchison about nineteen or

twenty years of age, from Trenton Ont. was accidentally shot through the hip, the shot

remaining in the lower part of the body, by a man named Descheau near Dufferin Bridge at 3

p.m. yesterday. The doctor was called in but could not find the shot. Hutchison remained

conscious until he died about 9:30 this morning.


ARN (Brigden) Dec. 9 - George Arn, son of Cornelius Arn, living two miles east of here was

found dead about 4 o’clock this afternoon in the woods on their farm. He left the house after

dinner to do some chopping, taking his gun along. It is supposed the gun accidentally went off

when Mr. Arn was getting over a fence, killing him instantly.

Wednesday December 11

MCLEOD - Suddenly in this city, on the 10th inst., Gilbert McLeod, late of Islay, Argylshire,

Scotland, aged 50 years. Funeral from his late residence near the foot of Wentworth st. on

Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Friend please accept this intimation.

 While Gilbert McLeod market gardener, was assisting his son in loading his wagon with

fertilizer at Lawry’s pork factory on Wentworth street north this morning, he turned pale and

fell to the ground, and died before medical aid could be summoned. He never spoke after he

fell. It is believed that Mr. McLeod death was due to neuralgia of the heart. For two weeks

past he had been complained of neuralgic pains was able to do his work as usual.

 The deceased was born in Islay, Argyleshire, Scotland, about 50 years ago. He came to

Hamilton twenty years ago. He lived at the foot of Wentworth st. He leaves a widow and nine


 Mr. McLeod was an ex-president of the Gaelic Society and had promised to instal the new

officers in a few days. He will be buried to-morrow.

HUTCHISON (Niagara) - Dec. 10 - Hugh Hutchison, aged 63, a retired farmer of means, who

had boarded at Longs Hotel here for the past 15 years, committed suicide in the hotel stables

about .......o’clock this afternoon by shooting himself. No cause can be assigned except a

temporary insanity due to illness.

LEARY (Brampton, Ont.) Dec. 10 - yesterday afternoon John S. Leary, Britannia, was kicked

in the abdomen by a horse, from the effects of which he died at four o’clock this afternoon.

Mr. Leary was a highly respected and wealthy farmer and his sudden death has shocked the

whole countryside. Several years ago his son was killed by falling off a load of hay on almost

the same spot that he received the fatal kick that caused his own death.

FORSYTH (Hagersville) - After a several illness of six months, James Forsyth died at his

home near Cheapside on Saturday last.

SIMON (Hagersville) - James W. Simon, of Tillsonburg: J.B. Park, of Niagara Falls; John

Montgomery and James Park, were in town Tuesday attending the funeral of Master Louis

Simon, second son of John Simon. The funeral service was held in the Methodist church and

was largely attended.

Thursday December 12

HUTTY - In this city on Dec. 12, Nettie Langrill, beloved wife of Frederick Hutty, aged 22

years. Funeral from his mother’s residence 252 Caroline street south, on Saturday at 3:30

p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TAUGHER (Teeswater Ont.) Dec. 12 - A sad accident occurred yesterday whereby James

Taugher, age 15, son of John Taugher, six miles south of Teeswater lost his life. The

unfortunate young man and his brother were working in a swamp taking out wood, and they

had taken a gun with them to shoot rabbits in case they saw any. A rabbit suddenly appeared

while they were working and both made a rush for the gun, which, by some means had been

left cocked. The oldest brother got the gun, and in this hurry touched the trigger, discharging

the contents into the neck of his brother James. The only words spoken by the wounded boy

were “take me home”, when he dropped dead.

ROURKE (Toronto) Dec. 12 - Mrs. Johanna Rourke, aged sixty years, died at the House of

Providence yesterday morning from pneumonia. In connection with her case there came to

light the terrible story of destitution and hardship.

 The unfortunate was the wife of Thomas Rourke, and express man, who used to live on Jane

street near Louisa street at Toronto Junction. Last spring he was placed on trial for a criminal

assault upon a young girl. The evidence was pretty conclusive against him. His wife, a “grey

haired” quiet little woman, took the stand in his defence and swore that her husband had

always been good and kind to her. She could not believe the awful story told about him. They

lived alone on Jane street. Their children were all dead and he was her sole support. Rourke

was convicted by a jury and sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary.

 On Wednesday last week she locked up her house and did not visit the neighbours anymore.

They called at the house but failed to secure admission. They went to the window of her

bedroom and peering in they saw her form on the bed. The window was broken and when

they entered they found her in an unconscious condition. The house was cold there being no

fire. There was no food in the house.

 Word was immediately conveyed to Dr. Cotton, who, upon his arrival, decided to have her

removed to the House of Providence. She never rallied and died at that institution yesterday

from pneumonia caused by cold, hunger, and exposure.

MCCALLUM (Windsor) Dec. 11 - James McCallum, editor and proprietor of the Windsor

Times, died at St. Mary’s hospital, Detroit, at five o’clock this morning of a complication of

diseases. He had been a resident of Windsor for about ten years. He was a member of the

Oddfellows, Workman, and other friendly societies. He leaves a widow and three small

children, two girls and a boy, the eldest of whom is only six years of age.

FLEVARY (Ottawa) Dec. 11 - A dose of carbolic acid ended the life of Alexander Flevary

this morning. In company with a friend, Flevary entered the saloon at the corner of Panet and

St. Catharines streets, kept by F.A. Chagnon, and asked for a room. They were shown one and

occupied for a short time, during which they disposed of several drinks. About 11 o’clock

Flevary left the room and went to another, returning shortly afterwards. The bartender, a

moment after, heard Flevary’s friend ask “what is the matter with you? Are you sick?” and

heard a noise as if someone was choking. He immediately ran into the room and saw Flevary

fall to the floor and a bottle roll from his pocket.

 “He has poisoned himself,” said his friend, “ring for the ambulance”

 The bartender telephone for the Notre Dame ambulance. Upon its arrival Flevary was

removed to the hospital in a state of unconsciousness and he died shortly after admittance.


ESFORD (Buffalo) Dec. 11 - John Esford, an iron worker employed on the Ellicott square

building, fell from the ninth story of the building to the ground floor and died almost

immediately. Esford has resided here for some years but was a native of the province of

Ontario, his family belonging in the vicinity of Kingston Ont.

KILPATRICK (Elora) Dec. 11 - Hugh Kilpatrick one of Elora’s oldest and most respected

citizens lived in one of the pretty residences of the town. He is about 75 years of age.

Yesterday a brother of Mr. Kilpatrick called at the house but could not gain admittance. Mr.

Black a grocer in the town and a brother of Mrs. Kilpatrick called but receiving no answer

became alarmed and forced an entrance by the back door. On a bed in the room the couple

usually occupied found the dead body of Mr. Kilpatrick and Mrs. Kilpatrick in an

unconscious condition. Dr. Nairn was soon in attendance and did all in his power to restore

Mrs. Kilpatrick calling in to assist him Dr. Robertson and Dr. Paget and at a late hour last

night the medical men gave it as their opinion that she will recover.

 The doctors were satisfied that the death of Mr. Kilpatrick was due to an escape of gas from

the stove, and he had been dead since late on Monday night or early on Tuesday morning.

 Deceased and his wife, who have resided in the town and vicinity for many years, enjoyed

the respect and esteem of the whole community. An inquest may be held although it is not


PEER - (Fulton) - The infant child of E. Peer died very suddenly. Its remains were interred in

the Church of England cemetery.

Friday December 13

STEVENS - At 36 Elgin street on Dec. 12, John Arthur, youngest son of Thos. and Sarah

Stevens, aged 1 year, 3 months and 2 days. Funeral on Sunday Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. Friends

will please accept this intimation

HOLTON - On December 13, at his parents residence King street east, Warren Charles, infant

son of William A. and Frances Holton, aged 1 year and 9 months. Funeral Saturday at 3 p.m.

MCLEOD - The funeral of the late Gilbert McLeod past chief of the Hamilton Gaelic Society,

took place yesterday afternoon, it was largely attended. Among those present were the

officers of the society and a number of members of St. Andrews society. The pall-bearers:

Duncan and Malcolm McLeod, brothers of the deceased, his two sons, A.D. and John Ewing

and Mr. Robertson. Rev. Mr. Murray conducted the services at the house, and Rev. Dr. Fraser

officiated at the grave.

SMITH - A coloured woman named Emily Smith died at St. Catharines yesterday. There is

conclusive evidence that she was over 100 years old.

SAGER - (St. George) Mrs. Mal Sager died on Thursday afternoon. She had been sick for

many months.


Saturday December 14

TRUMAN - In this city on Dec. 14, Minetta, infant daughter of George and Mary A. Truman,

aged 1 year and eleven months. Funeral to-morrow Sunday at 3 p.m. from 302 King street

east. Friends will please accept this intimation.

KENNEY- On the 13th inst. at his late residence, Vineyard hotel, Waterdown road, James A.

Kenny, aged 62 years. Funeral on Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please

accept this intimation.

 James A. Kenny , who for many years kept a hotel on the Plains road, but had latterly

resided on the Waterdown road, died yesterday aged 62.

COLLINSON - At “The Grange” near Burlington at midnight a.m., Dec. 14, Elizabeth

(Bessie) Hough, relict of the late John Collinson in her 85th year. Yorkshire papers please

copy. Funeral on Tuesday at 2 o’clock.

CARTER (Toronto) Dec. 14 - Yesterday morning, between nine and ten o’clock, Arthur

Carter, a former employee of the Massey-Harris company, dropped into Weese’s carriage

shop, corner of Tecumseh street and Mitchell avenue, to have a friendly chat with the

proprietor. A few minutes after his arrival he complained of a pain in the region of his heart,

and was given a chair, in which he sat for a moment, when he suddenly dropped forward on

the florr, and before medical aid could be summoned, he expired.

Monday, December 16

CLARKE - In this city on Dec. 15th, Benjamin Clarke, aged 52 years. Funeral from 153 James

street south, on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectively

invited to attend. Simcoe papers please copy.

 Benjamin Clarke, who was injured during the tearing down of a building on the line of the

T.H. and B. on Dec. 3, died at the city hospital at midnight last night. Mr. Clarke had his

ankle fractured. On Thursday it was deemed advisable to amputate the leg just above the

fracture. The patient failed to survive the shock.

 The deceased came to Hamilton from Simcoe. He had been out of work for some time and

had just started work the day he met with the accident. He was fifty-two years of age. He

leaves a widow, five daughters and one son.

FOX (Gravenhurst Ont.) Dec. 15 - On Saturday was buried at Gravenhurst Catholic cemetery

Dr. Fox, dentist and physician, one of the most extraordinary men of the times, who, between

thirty and forty years ago, held a responsible position in the dental profession in London,

England and by whose persistent efforts the profession became a corporate body, and for

which he received a testimonial signed by the whole of the leading dentist in Great Britain,

accompanied with a purse of one hundred guineas.

 Some fifteen years ago, he came to this country with his son and a female assistant, and

took up free grant land in the township of Wood, trying his hand at farming, but his skill as a

dentist becoming known, his services were sought after by a large number of people in the

town, which ultimately necessitated his removal to Gravenhurst.


 Shortly after, he received the honorary diploma of physician, and lately he bought the old

Campbell property on Royal street, which he named after the old family residence in London,

“Holland House”. His first wife did not accompany him to Canada and on her death a few

years back he married the assistant that came out with him, and for a few years they lived

happily together. Last winter, having administered to herself an overdose of chloroform to

relieve her pain, she died, and, singularly, on Wednesday last, Dr. Fox died from a similar

cause: aged 66 years.

CURRIE - Claude V. Currie, a farmer of Neepawa, was fatally wounded on Saturday while

cleaning his rifle.

CHAUNCEY (Markham Ont) Dec. 15 - G.B. Chauncey, postmaster of Markham died on

Saturday morning after a lingering illness. The deceased, who was in his forty seventh year,

was a native of St. John’s Nfld. He had been a resident of this village for more than fourteen

years and had occupied the position of postmaster for about ten years.

KENNY - The funeral of the late James A. Kenny, of the Vineyard Hotel, Waterdown road,

took place yesterday, and a long cortege followed the remains to St. Matthews Churchyard on

Burlington plains. The pallbearers were: David Blain, David Fonger, John Raspberry, John

R. Hopkins, Robert Sinclair, and David English. Rev. Mr. Courtney officiated.

 The deceased was the son of the late Aaron Kenny, of Trafalgar, one of the U.E.L. stock

and was born in that township 62 years ago. He kept a hotel on Plains road for a number of

years, .but latterly was the proprietor of the Vineyard on the Waterdown road. He leaves a

widow, three sons - James, and Robert Kenny, of Detroit, and Peter N. Kenny, of Hamilton.

Mrs. Thomas Gilland, of Buffalo, a sister of the deceased, was here to attend the funeral.

Tuesday, December 17

EDWARDS (Merriton Ont.) - Dec. 17 - Richard Edwards, employed in the Canadian cotton

mills, was drowned in the old Welland canal here last night. He had been at the depot to meet

a lady relative, who, however, did not arrive on the train, and he was crossing the lock gate on

his way home, when he fell into the canal, some 15 feet below the walk. His hat was seen on

the ice by a passer-by, and a search was made for his body. It was recovered at 1 a.m.

Deceased was highly esteemed in the community, and leaves a widow and five small children.

SAGER (Troy) - Mrs. Malachi Sager died on Thursday Dec. 12 after a long and painful

illness, in the fifty-third year of her age. She was widely known and very highly respected.

Her geniality and kindness of heart made her a great favorite in social circles. Her husband

and four children survive her. The funeral took place on Saturday and was very largely


GORDON (Tweed Ont.) Dec. 16 - Mrs. Robert Gordon dropped dead on the street here this

evening while talking to her son. Robert Gordon is the manager of the banking house of

Murphy, Gordon & Co. here.

MORPHY (Belleville Ont.) Dec. 17 - A death of remarkable suddenness occurred at Hotel

Quinte yesterday. A lady boarding at the hotel in attempting to get into a closet on the second


flat, found a man lying on the floor. She at once gave the alarm and he was to be found to be

Arthur Morphy of Napanee. He was at once taken to his room and Drs. McColl and Youker

summoned. They worked at him for over two hours in an effort to restore consciousness, but

without success. The unfortunate man by some means fell and his head and neck were twisted

so as to impede the entrance of air to his lungs. The deceased friends in Napanee were

notified of his untimely end, and will arrive on the evening train to take charge of the remains.

No inquest will be held.

 The above dispatch will be read with sorrow by the many Toronto people to whom Arthur

Morphy was well known. He was a son of the late Henry Morphy, of Morphy & Morphy, in

their day one of the legal firms of this city. Arthur was born in Toronto about 35 years ago,

was educated here, entered his father’s office and in due time was admitted to the bar.

MONTGOMERY - Reeve Montgomery of Rowdon, died at Belleville.

PETTIT - Mrs. Mary Pettit, of Paris Ont, died suddenly at midnight, rupturing a blood vessel

in a fit of coughing.

SCHULTE - Rev. John Schulte, professor of German and Italian at Alma college, St. Thomas,

died suddenly at Bismarck, where he was conducting Sunday services.

SAVIGNY (Fonthill) - Miss Annie Savigny died on Sunday evening after a long illness.

Funeral on Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 18

NOTT - In this city on the 18th Elizabeth Nott, aged 54. Funeral will leave the residence of

her son-in-law, Edward Callahan, 18 Albert road on Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friends

and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

WOODLEY - In this city on the 17th inst., Elizabeth, beloved wife of Ernest Woodley, aged

28 years. Funeral from her late residence, 186 Market street, on Thursday at 2 p.m. Friends

and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Thursday December 19

DUNSMORE - On Dec. 19th, at 174 Queen st. south, Joseph S. Dunsmore 5th, son of Wm. S.

Dunsmore, aged 9 years. Funeral from above address on Saturday 21st, inst. at 3:30 p.m.

ALLEN (Allan)- David Allen, an old resident of Guelph, died yesterday. He was 88 years of


 The most striking figure in Guelph’s early history passed away from the scene of his

labours at noon today in the person of David Allan. With his father, the late William Allan,

deceased came to Guelph in 1832. Mr. Allan was one of the oldest residents of Guelph, and

probably the oldest man in it, being 88 years of age at the time of his death. He was

personally a fine old gentleman, free, warm-hearted, generous and upright.


SEANOR - A young woman named Mrs. Mary A. Seanor, daughter of Mrs. O’Neil, 57

McCauley street, in this city, committed suicide at Tonawanda N.Y. on Tuesday by taking

carbolic acid. She had been living for some years in Detroit and Tonawanda.

GUNSTON (Mountsbersg) Mrs. Thos. Gunston, who had been confined in a Guelph hospital

died at that institution. Deceased was a daughter of Wm. Emmans, Mountsberg, as was much

esteemed by her friends. The remains was followed by a large cortege to the Methodist

cemetery where they were interred.

Friday, December 20

ALEXANDER - Rev. Thomas Alexander, the oldest Presbyterian minister in Canada, died at

Brantford, aged 91 years.

MALONE (Markham) Dec. 19 - A very sad fatality occurred here last night when an old

woman named Nancy Malone was burned in her home. Mrs. Malone, who was a well-known

character of this neighbourhood was seen on Main street about 4:30 o’clock evidently under

the influence of liquor. That was the last seen of her alive. About 9:30 o’clock the house on

James alley, in which she lived alone, was found to be on fire.

 The alarm was immediately sounded and the brigade responded promptly. They found the

interior of the house burning fiercely and could see the body of Mrs Malone on the floor. The

fire was soon extinguished but when the body was taken out it was found that life was extinct.

It is supposed that when she went to get into bed she in some way upset the lamp. The floor

was burned through where the lamp was found.

Saturday, December 21

MURRAY - At Arlo house, Hamilton, on the 20th inst., Mary Fraser, wife of Alexander

Murray. Funeral private. Kindly omit flowers.

 Mrs. Murray, wife of A. Murray, 206 Main street west, died last evening after a lengthy

illness. The deceased leaves two sons and two daughters - John Murray, A. Murray jr., Mrs .

C. J. Jones. The funeral will take place to-morrow.

MUNRO - At her late residence , No. 90 Guise street, on Saturday, 21st Dec.,1895, Mary

Munro, eldest daughter of the late John Munro and sister of Colin Munro, Murray st. east.

Funeral Monday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

HUTTON - In this city at 179 Cannon east, on Dec. 21, John Milford, son of John Hutton,

aged 9 months and 3 weeks. Funeral will take place from above address Sunday afternoon at

2:00 o’clock.

FLUKE - Miss Fluke, a school teacher, was drowned while skating at Desert lake in

Frontenac county.


DAVIS (Buffalo) Dec. 20 - A woman about forty years of age who was known as Mrs. Davis

died of heart disease last night in furnished rooms at No. 995 Fillmore avenue. Mrs Davis was

born in Canada. She had no friends or relatives in this city so the body was taken to the


KAY (Paris, Ont.) Dec. 20 - A young lad named Ballantyne Kay, about 10 years of age, eldest

son of D.A. Kay, while playing on the banks of the river on Main street this afternoon, missed

his footing, fell into the river and was drowned

MORPHY (Grimsby, Ont. ) G.W. Myer was in Toronto on Wednesday attending the funeral

of his brother-in-law, A. Morphy.

Monday, December 23

ENGLISH - In this city, at midnight on Saturday, Dec. 21, 1895, Maria Freed, wife of

Ephriam Land English, of Waterdown, Ont., aged 55 years and 10 months. Funeral from the

residence of Mr. Grossman, West ave. south, Tuesday, 24th inst. at 2 p.m. Interment at

Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

JACKSON - In this city on Dec. 23, Ellen, the wife of Robert Jackson, aged 67, a native of

Glasgow Scotland. Funeral from her late residence, 325 John street north, at 2:30 p.m., Dec.

24. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Glasgow papers please copy.

 Mrs. Robt. Jackson, who has been ailing for the last five months, passed away peacefully

yesterday at the residence of her son, Robert Jackson, 325 John street north. The deceased

came from Glasgow, Scotland 23 years ago, and had been a resident of Hamilton and vicinity

ever since. She leaves a grown-up family of five daughters and one son.

Tuesday, December 24

STEVENSON - On the morning of the 24th, Isabella Doylan, daughter of Thos. Stevenson,

harnessmaker, 122 John street south, aged 2 months and 11 days. Funeral at 4 p.m. on the

25th. Private.

SMITH - At Danbury, Conn., on Dec. 23, Mary Smith , relict of the late George Smith, aged

70 years. Funeral from her son’s residence, 70 Wentworth street north, on Thursday afternoon

at 1:30 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Thursday, December 26

SHEA - In this city on Dec. 24th, Mary, wife of Thomas Shea, in her 75th year. Funeral from

her late residence, 211 George street on Friday at 2 p.m. to St. Joseph’s church, thence to

Holy Sepulchre cemetery.

USHER - In this city, on the 24th inst. Sarah Usher, at the residence of C.E. Newberry, 66

Hess st. south. Funeral Friday, 27th inst. at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please omit flowers.


HOLMSTED (Dundas) - Mrs. Holmsted, mother of F. W. Holmsted, manager of the Bank of

Commerce here, died at her residence in Toronto on Thursday last. The old lady was in her

83rd year.

HUNT - A most melancholy and fatal accident occurred at the Stuart street station yard at the

close of Christmas day, the victim being George Hunt, night station agent. About 10:40, Hunt,

who besides being station agent has charge of the freight yard, walked from the station

platform down into the freight yard to a yard engine. There he gave some orders to the

engineer and started on westward in the centre of the tracks. He had no light with him and the

night being very dark , the engineer did not see him. The first intimation the men on the

locomotive had that anything was wrong was when Hunt cried out and the big wheels jolted

over his body. The unfortunate fellow must have thought that he was walking beside the

tracks instead of between them.

 When the body was picked up, it was seen that both legs were terribly crushed and his head

badly bruised. P.C. Fenton removed him to the hospital in the ambulance and Drs. White and

Mackelean attended him. But their efforts were to no avail for he died about fifteen minutes

after reaching the hospital.

 Hunt was an unmarried man , about 28 years of age and lived with his aunt on Murray

street. His parents live at Branchton. He had ben at the Stuart street station for about six years

and was highly regarded by his employers and the men generally. About three weeks ago he

joined St. John’s lodge A.F. & A.M.

 Coroner White ordered an inquest on the body and at 11:30 T.C. Fenton called the jurymen

together to view the remains at the morgue. The inquest was then adjourned till Monday

evening next at the city hospital.

KIEVELL - On Dec 18, at Staten Island, New York, after a long and painful illness, Charles,

youngest son of James Kievell, formerly of Hamilton.

SAVIGNY (Fonthill) - Great inconvenience and delay was caused at the funeral of Miss A.

Savigny on account of the Rev. G. Johnstone mistaking the day, thinking it was Thursday

instead of Wednesday. Rev. J.H. Kennedy, Methodist minister, assisted by Rev. W. Dolmas

of the Baptist church, performed the ceremony.

MOORE (Burford, Ont.) Dec. 25 - This morning the body of Albert Moore, of Harley, was

found dead lying in a railway culvert, about a mile west of Burford station. It is supposed the

unfortunate man had stated to walk home last night by the track and was struck by a passing

train. The coroner was summoned but did not consider an inquest necessary.

MCGUIRE (Orangeville, Ont.) Dec 25 - To-day was to have been one of joy and happiness at

the residence of Mrs. McGuire sr., on East Broadway. Her sons, Wm. McGuire of the

Tillsonburg Liberal, and J.B. McGuire, manager of Mr. Marter’s store of Meaford and B.

McGuire of the Banner, of this town with their wives and families, were all here to spend

Christmas with their mother and sisters. Ernest, the youngest son, was to be home from

Ottawa to join the family and a few days ago he had a severe attack of inflammation and his

mother left here on Saturday evening to attend his bedside. This morning the family here

received a message acquainting them of his death. Deceased was 23 years old, and was a

player in the Dufferin lacrosse club.


WHITELAW - William Whitelaw, an energetic and successful farmer of Guelph township,

died on Monday in his 80th year. He was a Reformer in politics and was for years convener of

the South Wellington Reform association.

Friday, December 27

MACNAB - In this city on Thursday, 26th inst. Hannah Macey MacNab, last surviving sister

of the late Sir Allan Napier MacNab, in the 94th year of her age. Funeral on Saturday at 3 p.m.

from Christ Church Cathedral. No flowers.

 Miss Hannah Macey MacNab, the last surviving sister of Sir Allan MacNab died yesterday

at the residence of her niece, Mrs C. J. Harvey, 12 Barton street west. Eight weeks ago she

had the misfortune to fall and break her hip, and she never recovered from the accident.

Previous to that she was in good health, and frequently attended of Christ Church cathedral of

which she was the oldest member.

 The deceased was born at sea, in 1802, and had been a residence of Hamilton for many

years. During Sir Allan MacNab’s lifetime, she lived at Dundurn castle. For a number of

years she had lived with Mrs. Harvey.

 The funeral will take place from Christ Church cathedral to-morrow. Interment will be in

Hamilton cemetery, next to the grave of the deceased’s sister, Mrs. Hatt. Sir Allan MacNab

and his wife were buried at Dundurn park.

MACLELLAN - At St. Helens, Blairgowrie, Scotland, on Dec. 11, in his 74th year, John

McLellan of 12 Newton Place, Glasgow.

CREEN - In this city at midnight, on Thursday Dec. 26, 1895, John Creen in his 76th year.

Funeral from his late residence, 542 Main street east, on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. to Millgrove


SCOTT - In this city in 26th inst. the Rev. John Scott, D.D. in his 79th year. Funeral to-morrow

(Saturday) at 8:30 a.m. from his late residence 109 George street to G.T.R. station.

PACE (St. George) - John Pace, an old resident of this village, died last Monday of after a

long and painful illness. He was buried on Tuesday in the Baptist cemetery. He leaves a

widow, three sons and two daughters.

WELLS (St. George) - The infant child of William Wells died on Christmas day and was

buried in the Baptist cemetery on Thursday.

MCCAFFREY (Windsor) Dec. 26 - A young man named McCaffrey was killed on the Lake

Erie road last night by the 6 o’clock train going south while walking on the track. Coroner

Casgrain will hold an inquest. McCaffrey was 25 years of age and unmarried. He was

employed at Walker’s camp in Colchester.

FOLGER (Kingston) Dec. 26 - Mrs. F.A. Folger, sr., aged 80 years, died to-day from heart

disease. She was mother of Henry, Benjamin and F.A. Folger of this city. Deceased was a

niece of Senator Jacob Collamer, once post-master general of the United States.


CARNEY (Windsor, Ont.) Dec. 26 - There is a sad story in connection with the death of Miss

Edythe Carney, which took place two days ago. She had been assisting her mother in nursing

Charles Kent, her fiancée, when he was lying ill with typhoid fever at his hotel. The loving

ministrations of the two ladies undoubtedly saved the young man’s life. When Miss Carney

fell ill, Mr. Carney was moved to the Hotel Dieu, as Mrs. Carney was needed at her

daughter’s bedside. He was kept in ignorance of the serious nature of her illness until a day or

two before she died , when she became conscious and asked to see him. He was brought to the

house but the exertion of being moved had exhausted him and it was some time before he

recovered. Miss Carney then became unconscious again and she remained so until she died.

BREEN (Tweed) Dec. 26 - Three lads, one of whom was Freddie Breen, about 12 years of

age, went skating on the lake near here to-day. Breen broke through the ice and was drowned.

A rescuing party endeavoured to recover the body, but were unable to find it.

Saturday, December 28,

CREEN - In this city at midnight on Thursday Dec. 26, 1895, John Creen, in his 70th year.

Funeral from his late residence, 842 Main street east on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. to Millgrove


STRATHY - At 341 James st. south, on Friday 27th inst. Ada Kord, infant daughter of Stuart

and Elizabeth Strathy.

WINN - At Altamawha, North Carolina, Tillie Eccelstone, the beloved wife of W. J. Winn

and eldest daughter of James and Sarah Eccelstone. The funeral will take place from her

father’s residence 148 Victoria ave. n. on Sunday the 29th inst. at 2:30 p.m. Friends and

acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 The remains of Mrs. W.J. Winn eldest daughter of James Ecclestone, 148 Victoria avenue

north, will arrive here this afternoon from Altamawha, North Carolina, for burial. The funeral

will take place at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon. Mrs. Winn died nearly a year ago but her body

was embalmed and placed in a ------ vault until it could be ------------ southern railways -------

----- during the -----.

CROWTHER - In this city on Dec. 27 at No. 413 King st. west, James Fitzgerald, only and

beloved son of Frederick A. and Jane B. Crowther, aged 7 months and 17 days. Funeral

private on Sunday afternoon.

LAMSTED - On Christmas night the nine-year-old son of Josiah Lamsted of Burlington was

so severely burned by the explosion of a lamp that he died the following morning. The little

fellow was in bed with some of the younger children, it is supposed, upset the lamp, which

exploded and in endeavouring to put out the fire the boy’s nightgown was ignited and he was

terribly burned about the lower limbs and face.

SCOTT - The funeral of the late Rev. John Scott took place this morning from his residence,

George street. The body was taken to the Stuart street station and will be interred at port

Elgin. Prof. McLaren of Knox college; Rev. James Black and Rev. Dr. Fletcher were the chief

mourners, along with Rev. Peter Scott of Cromarty, a brother of the deceased.


 Rev. Mr. Scott accompanied the remains to Port Elgin, where the Presbyterian ministers of

North Bruce and Mr. Scott’s old congregation took charge of them.

FITKIN (Toronto) Dec. 28 - Mr. and Mrs Henry James Fitkin, 189 Howland avenue, lost one

of their interesting little triplet children by death yesterday afternoon. Another one of the

triplets, also a little girl is in very feeble health and her mother is afraid she will not remain

behind her sister . The children are seventeen months old.

 Prior to the death of little Evelyn, on Friday the family of Mr. and Mrs. Fitkin consisted of

ten children, of whom the eldest was but thirteen. Mr. Fitkin is a poor but honest

harnessmaker, who last summer found it very difficult to keep so many mouths and stomachs

supplied with healthy food so he was accustomed to take the little trio across to the island and

make human curiosity contribute more or less to their support. It was while at the island that

the little ones took cold from which little Evelyn never fully recovered.


Monday, December 30

CUMMER - On Monday 30th Dec.,1895, Flora Ann, wife of L.A. Cummer, aged 65 years.

Funeral from her late residence, 51 East avenue south, on Wednesday next at 1:30 p.m.

Interment at Waterdown. Kindly omit flowers.

COOPER - At Bartonville, Dec. 29, Christopher M. Cooper, aged 73 years. Funeral will take

place from his late residence, Bartonville, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 1:30 p.m. Friends will

please accept this intimation.

VAN EVERY - In this city on Dec. 29, Abraham Van Every, aged 66 years. Funeral will take

place from the residence of his son-in-law Wm. Payne, 47 Tom street, on Wednesday at 10:30

a.m. to Barton church cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

WARR - Canon Warr, formerly stationed at Oakville, died at his residence near Liverpool

BROOKE - Dr. E. Brooke, a well-known physician of Windsor Ont., was found dead this

morning in a room adjoining his office. His death is supposed to have been caused by the

rupture of a blood vessel.

MACNAB - The funeral of the late Miss Hannah MacNab, the last surviving member of the

late Sir Allan MacNab’s family, took place from Christ Church cathedral on Saturday

afternoon. The pallbearers were: R.C. Lucas, Adam Brown, W.F. Burton, R.L. Gunn, J.J.

Mason and J.E. O’Reilly.

Tuesday, December 31

CUMMER - On Monday, 30th Dec. 1895, Flora Ann, wife of L.A. Cummer, aged 65 years.

Funeral from her late residence 51 East avenue south, on Wednesday next, at 1:30 p.m.

Interment at Waterdown. Kindly omit flowers.


HENDERSON - George E. Henderson, Q. C., Belleville, is dead, aged 77.

YOUNG - Geo. S. Young, a well-known and much-respected resident of Brockville, died on

Sunday, after an illness of only a few days. He was the sixth son of the Rev. William Young,

a pioneer Methodist minister.

BROWN (Toronto Junction, Ont.) Dec. 30 - B. Brown, private banker, of Schomberg, died at

the home of his father-in-law, John Merrill, of this town, last night