Hamilton Spectator

                                                       Deaths, July - December, 1898


Saturday, July 2, 1898


MURRAY - In this city, on June 30, 1898, at 91 Robert street, John, son of the late Charles Murray. Funeral took place today at 3:30 p.m.


HOLMAN - In this city, on Saturday, July 2nd, Chas. Benjamin Holman, aged 23 years and 9 months. Funeral from his father’s residence, to 208 King st. west, on Monday, at 4 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


SWEENEY - At her home 296 Bay st. south, July 1, 1898, Margaret G., beloved sister of Mary L. Sweeney. Remains will be taken to St. Joseph’s church at 4 p.m. today, thence to G.T.R station.  Interment at Oswego, Buffalo, N.Y. and Aiken, S.C., papers please copy.


MILLER (Webbwood, Ont.) July 1 - W. Kring, blacksmith, of this village, and Miller, a friend of his, took a holiday today, and went back into the country about seven miles on a hunting trip. When they arrived there they agreed to separate. A few minutes after they separated, Kring says he heard a noise in the brush, and thought it was some animal, and he fired and shot his companion in the back of the head, killing him instantly. Kring says he fully believed that Miller was in another direction entirely, and was misled by Miller having a white handkerchief around his neck; he only could see  the white ends of it when he fired, thinking it was the white fur of some animal. Miller was a young man, well respected, and only had been married a short time.


SPAFFORD (Pickton) July 1 - Another instance of the careless use of a revolver occurred about two miles above Cherry valley, in the township of Athol, between six and seven o’clock Wednesday morning, when James Spafford accidentally shot his daughter, the bullet entering the left breast, and passing completely through the body. It appears the night previous one of the family had been cleaning the revolver, which was unloaded, and had been laid up to dry, but subsequently a brother-in-law placed one or more cartridges in some of the barrels, of which Spafford was not aware, and the next morning when playfully handling the weapon and pointing the same at the child, it was unexpectedly discharged with the above terrible result. 

Up to the present writing the result is in doubt, but the changes are greatly against the recovery of the child. 


HURDMAN (St. Thomas, Ont.)  July 1 - A man who gave his name as George Hurdman, and home Corinth, Ontario at about 15 miles from this city, met his death in the Wabash yards here today while trying to board a freight which was pulling out. He slipped and fell under the wheels, both being cut off. The unfortunate man was removed to the Amasa Wood hospital, and died shortly afterwards.


BESSETTE (Lindsay) July 1 - The one-year-old baby boy of Charles Bessette fell into a well from which the cover had been carelessly removed, and was drowned.


DUCHEMIN (North Bay) July 1 - A fatal accident took place in Bonfield on Saturday last. A youth about seventeen years of age, adopted by Napoleon Duchemin, instead of going to church, went

 hunting, in company with young Gagne, son of Eugene, aged about fourteen years. They were in the vicinity of Lake Lachapelle, when deceased, who was carrying a double-barrel shotgun over his shoulder, muzzle forward, stumbled and threw the gun forward, the hammer striking on a rock, causing it to discharge, both balls entering his breast near his heart, and coming out of his back, killing him instantly. The other boy was behind him, and also had a narrow escape. A doctor was called, and gave his opinion, that death was instantaneous. 


McEWEN (Toronto) July 2 - John McEwen a plumber, nineteen years old, and residing at 548 Manning avenue, was drowned in the Humber river, at about 6:30 last night. Deceased and a party of several young men went to Weston to attend a gospel meeting, and after the service went in swimming. His companions, who were also bathing, did not notice that McEwen had disappeared for some time. When, however, he was missed, a search was instituted, and after about two hours grappling, the body was recovered. 


BLAKE (Kingston, Ont.) June 29 - On Wednesday, a sad accident happened to Benjamin Blake, employed on the farm of David Condie, Smiths Falls. Mr. Blake went into the stable to tie up the bull, when the animal tossed him in the air, and then gored him in the abdomen. The infuriated animal was driven off with clubs. The injuries received proved fatal. Deceased was aged about 40.


BURT (Toronto) July 1 - Harry Burt, the eleven-year-old son of A.J. Burt, the Rossin House block fruiterer, living at 480 Parliament street, was the victim of a drowning accident yesterday afternoon.  He, in company with other pupils of Dufferin school, took advantage of the holiday after the closing of the school yesterday morning, to enjoy a bathe in the Don. The spot where the boy went in was just above the Winchester street bridge, where the water is shallow. Harry was on the west bank, and waded across, and in coming back stepped into a hole, and sank immediately in full view of his companions, who were unable to help him. The frightened lad called Gerald Easby and Walter Perry to their aid, and they immediately commenced to search. After several dives, Easby was successful in bringing the body to the surface. In the meantime, Dr. Tweddie, of the Isolation hospital, and Dr. Sneath, of Broadview avenue and Gerrard street were summoned, and they did all in their power to resuscitate the lad, but to no avail. 


LEDUC (Kingston) July 1 - The remains of Frederick Leduc, drowned off the steamer Persia seven weeks ago, were found today near Low island shore. 


CROOKS - R.N. Crooks died on Thursday, at the residence of his son, J.W. Crooks, of the British hotel. The deceased was a son of Matthew Crooks of Ancaster, and nephew of Hon. Adam Crooks.


Monday, July 4, 1898


McVITTIE - In this city, on July 4th, 1898, George W., eldest son of George McVittie, aged 18 years and 6 months. Funeral will leave his grandfather’s residence, 277 East avenue north, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation

Last week, George McVittie, son of George McVittie, while at work on the Beach, ran a rusty nail into his foot. On Saturday he showed symptoms of lockjaw, and was taken to the city hospital, where he died early this morning. He suffered a great deal of pain.

MAHONY - Died suddenly at the city hospital July 3rd, Annie Josephine Mahony, beloved daughter of Clara and John Mahony, aged 6 years, 4 months, and 3 days. Funeral took place Sunday July 3rd at 4 p.m.


KELL - In this city, on July 3rd, at his late residence 121 Maria street, Wm. Kell, in the 81st year of his age. Funeral private.


RIETZ (Berlin, Ont.) July 4 - This morning the body of George Rietz, an old butcher, of this place was found in the river at Bridgeport, about two miles from town. Many theories are afloat, the most generally accepted one being that the unfortunate man committed suicide, as he was said to have grown very despondent and discontented lately. He leaves a widow, but no family. He was about 60 years of age.


KANNIFF, ANDERSON (Toronto) July 4 - Lake Ontario added another to its long list of tragedies yesterday, when two well-known young Torontonians were drowned off Mimico. The storm which yesterday afternoon brought relief to the citizens ashore, carried death with it on the water.

The names of two victims are; Aubrey G. Kanniff, 42 Grange avenue, aged 21 years and       Williams L. Anderson, 42 Murray street, aged 22 years. 

Their companions who escaped were; R.A.B. Gray, 25 Huron street; Albert W.E. Roberts, 29 Darcy street; William H. Redie, 522 Huron street.

These were the members of the sailing party which set out to Oakville on Dominion day, on a holiday cruise in a new type of yacht, a 33 - foot yawl, owned by Fred M. Gray, one of the prominent members of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, and a brother of one of the survivors.


HERMAN - There is no longer any mystery as to the fate of William Herman, who disappeared Tuesday evening, and the worst fears of his friends have been realized. Early yesterday morning Charles Raspberry, the bridge-tender, saw a body floating in the canal at the beach, and notified some young men in a skiff who brought it to the piers. The body was identified as that of Mr. Herman. In the pockets were found a small sum of money and a chain, but the watch was missing. 

There were no documents of anything to show that the deceased deliberately jumped into the water, and his friends think he walked off the piers and was accidentally drowned. They say that while he had some financial trouble he was a man who prized life too highly to commit suicide. It will never be known positively just how he met his death. When he left John Kerner’s to go to the beach, there was nothing unusual about his conduct that would give rise to the suspicion that he contemplated suicide. On the other hand County Constable Hazel saw him on the south lake pier between 9:30 and 10 o’clock Tuesday night, which is an unusual hour for any person to be walking alone on the pier.

     He was born in Cologne, of German parents about 75 years ago, and came to Hamilton about 50 years ago. He was well educated speaking four or five languages, and transacted a great deal of business for his fellow countrymen. For a man of his age he was exceedingly active. His wife died some years ago. He leaves one son, W.F. Herman, of Cleveland, Ohio.


SEARLE - 449 MacNab street north, 28 years old. SINNETT - Bartonville, 22 years old.

WILLIAMS - 78 Burlington street west, 29 years old, married.

It was the saddest accident the party went on a pleasure trip around the bay. Four went sailing, but only one returned alive to tell the fearful story. He was William H. Long, 78 Burlington street

west, an elderly man and a carpenter, but an experienced sailor.

The fatal voyage was begun between 9 and 10 o’clock yesterday morning. The yacht - a clinker built, open inside with centerboard - belonged to Long, and he sailed her. The intention of the party was to take a sail to the Beach and back, and the men started out cheerfully enough. When they approached the Beach, the suggestion was made that a stop be made at Dynes, but the heavy wind that was blowing even then was a little too much for the small craft, and Long suggested Elsinore, as a stopping place instead of Dynes. The sail at this time had three reefs in, and Long’s suggestion  was agreed to. So at Elsinor they landed.

After leaving there, Long sailed the boat to the Beach canal, and the party stayed there for awhile. By this time it was about 2 o’clock in the afternoon, and wind was more squally than ever. 

The yacht had begun to take water, and Long saw the advisability of getting under the lee of the north shore; two of the reefs were shaken out, the yacht was headed across the bay to the north shore at a point near Minnow creek, and Brant House cove. As the tiny boat drove across the bay she shipped considerable water, as the waves were running high. When the boat was almost one third full, Long decided that something must be done, or the boat would be swamped. He accordingly gave the tiller to Searle, and went to work with the pump, to rid the boat of the water. 

Here it was the fatal accident occurred. For some reason Searle jumped up from the tiller and ran to the front part of the yacht. The boat came round and was immediately struck by the squall and upset fully half a mile from shore. When the yacht turned on its side with the mast riding the water,  the four men clambered on her but after a time, probably half an hour, the boat began to sink stern first, and the four started to swim to shore. Only Long succeeded. the other three sank in 50 feet of water, never to rise again.


WEAKLEY - Jacob Weakley, aged 64 years, who for the past three or four years, had been an inmate of the house of refuge, died at the institution Saturday night. He as a tinsmith by trade, the authorities would like to know if he know if he has any friends in the city. The cause of death was paralysis.


Tuesday, July 5, 1898


McVITTIE - In this city, on July 4th, 1898, George W. McVittie eldest son of George McVittie, aged 18 years, and 6 months. Funeral will leave his grandmother’s residence 277 East avenue north, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


HERMAN - On June 28th, 1898, Wm. Herman. Burial private, Monday.


STEINMETZ - In this city, on July 4, Catharine Mausher, beloved wife of Valentine Steinmetz, aged 71 years. Funeral from 238 Barton street east, Wednesday, at 3:30. Intimate friends please accept this notice.


CLELAND - Rev. James Cleland, pastor of the Presbyterian church, Port Hope is dead.


JORDAN - Mrs. Jordan, aged 105 years, was buried at Phillipsville, Ont., on Sunday.


PELLS - Ex-Ald., Thomas Pells, the well-known builder of Toronto, died yesterday.

WARDELL - Frankie Wardell, aged seven, was drowned in the Welland canal at Dunnville.


HALL - W.H. Hall, editor of the Markham Sun, died after an operation for appendicitis.


LEWIS - Charles Lewis, who fell from a third story of a Stratford hotel, died of his injuries.


HERMAN - The inquest in the case of William Herman, whose body was found floating in the canal at an early hour Sunday morning, was concluded before Coroner White at the Lakeside hotel on the beach last evening. The consensus of opinion at the beach is that the unfortunate man went out on the piers to enjoy the fresh air, and stumbled over some of the material which is being used to repair the piers. 

Dr. Glassco was the first witness called. He read the result of the autopsy held on the body, he found no evidence of violence and in his opinion death was caused by drowning.

Dr. Warren White corroborated the evidence given by the previous witness. 

James Chisholm saw the body of deceased after it was brought ashore and recognized that of William Herman. He last saw deceased alive about 9:30 Wednesday evening, walking towards the piers. He did not notice anything unusual about deceased appearance or conduct at the time. On being cross-examined the witness said that he was sure that it was Wednesday night that he saw Mr. Herman.

This was all the evidence and the jury adjourned and after deliberating for some time returned a verdict of accidental death.

The funeral of deceased was held yesterday afternoon.


STEINMETZ - Mrs. V. Steinmetz, 338 Barton street east, died very suddenly at her home last evening. Heart failure was the cause of death.


DUFFY - John Duffy, a well-known market butcher, died somewhat suddenly at his home in Carlisle yesterday. Heart failure was the cause of death. Deceased was a son of M. Duffy, one of the old time market butchers.


HOLMAN - The funeral of the late Charles B. Holman, took place yesterday afternoon. The pall-bearers were; J.K. Applegath, H.J. Healey, John Fuller, J.S. Alder, Robert George, and P.L. Scriven.  A handsome floral offering was sent by the members of the Y.P.S.C.E. of the Herkimer Baptist church, of which deceased was a member. The services were conducted by Rev. T.J. Bennett, assisted by Rev. Mr. Spencer.


Wednesday, July 6, 1898


CAMERON - At his late residence No. 351 Wellington st. north, on Wednesday, 6th July, 1898, John Alexander Cameron, aged 75 years. Funeral Friday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


GLENNIE - At his late residence, No. 82 Victoria ave. south, on Tuesday, 5th July 1898, William E. Glennie, in his 56th year.  Funeral Friday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

SINNETT - On Sunday, July 3rd, Roy, oldest son of James Sinnett, aged 23 years. Funeral from his father’s residence, Main st. east, on Thursday, July 7th.  Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Omit flowers.


DREW (Oshawa, Ont.) July 5 - Joseph Drew, a farmer, living about a mile and a half east of here, while unloading hay this afternoon, slipped and fell from his empty hay rack, striking his head on the rung of the ladder breaking his neck. Death was almost instantaneous. He leaves a widow and several small children.


HAMILTON (Brockville) July 5 - Col. J.P. Hamilton, of the Ninth United States cavalry, who fell at the battle near Santiago De Cuba on Friday last, was a Canadian hailing from this section. He was born and raised at Charleston lake, fifteen miles from Brockville, but for some years had been connected with the United States military forces.


HAYDEN (Guelph Herald) - George Hayden died at St. Joseph’s hospital, at 8:20 this morning.  Deceased was a well known resident of ------- for many years, and latterly ------- travelling for a Toronto ------ a few months ago.  He continued ------- settled on his lungs ------- disease consumption -------- firm hold on him, his decline was certain and rapid. George Hayden was a genial likable fellow, popular on the road, and highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. A sister is the only surviving member of his family, and to her much sympathy will be extended. The remains will be removed to the township of Adjala, his native home for interment. (An advertising logo had blocked out some words. Editor.)

Mr. Hayden was well known in Hamilton, especially in turf circles.


HARVEY (Kingston, Ont.) July 5 - Late this afternoon, George Harvey, clerk in the Bank of Montreal, Toronto, here on his holidays, was drowned while bathing at Cartwright’s Point. He was taken with cramps. Deceased was 24 years of age, and the son of a widow.


ROY (Owen Sound) July 5 - For the past week, Phil Roy, a well-known coloured character of this town, has been missing and constant rumours were being circulated. Tonight while Turnkey Falconer, of the county jail, was walking along the rocks overlooking the bay at the north end of the town, his dog scented something. He followed the animal and found the body of Roy in the bad state of decomposition lying face downwards, where he had evidently been thrown or had fallen over the rocks. Coroner Allan Cameron, M.D. was called and after viewing the body decided that an inquest was necessary. The police are following up a clue, and before 24 hours pass, one, or perhaps two, persons, will be called to answer to the charge. Roy was a drunken and quarrelsome man, and served fourteen years in Kingston penitentiary for killing his son-in-law, Joel Smoote, in 1884. 


GLENNIE - William Glennie, the well-known commission merchant, whose offices on the 3rd floor of the Spectator building, died suddenly at his residence, Victoria avenue south, early last night.  Deceased was sitting talking to R. and Mrs. Bowering, his sister and brother-in-law, when the dread messenger came. He turned very white in the face, and in less than five minutes was dead, before medical aid could be summoned. Heart affection was the cause. Mr. Glennie had lived in the city for many years. He was at one time a traveller for the grocery firm of Brown, Balfour, & Co., and for the past few years had conducted a very successful brokerage and commissioned business. He was a member of St. John’s lodge, A.F. and A.M. and of St. John’s Presbyterian church. He leaves a grown-up son and daughter - William and Janet. His wife died some years ago.

SEARLES, WILLIAMS, SINNETT - After searching for nearly for 48 hours, the bodies of the three unfortunate men, Charles Searles, Charles Williams and Roy Sinnett, who met their death in Sunday’s storm have been recovered. Capt. Joyce, of the Dinah, has been conducting the search, and about 3:30 yesterday afternoon, his efforts were rewarded. The remains of Charles Williams were first brought to the surface, being found in fifteen feet of water, about 300 yards from Minnow creek, the place where the boat went down. Thomas Murphy, a half-brother of Searles and Joe Kavanagh, were in the boat, with Capt. Joyce. They rode to the city, and informed the police.

About an hour later Capt. Joyce’s party discovered the whereabouts of the ill-fated yacht, and it was brought to the service and bailed out. Shortly afterwards Searles body was found about 100 yards from where the accident occurred, and it was taken to the shore. 

Later in the evening John Hall, one of the searching party found the body of young Sinnett in about fifteen feet of water, and not far from where the other bodies were found. The three bodies were taken to the foot of Bay street and removed to Dwyer’s undertaking establishment, where they were prepared for burial.

Mrs. Murphy, the mother of Charles Searles, denies that her boy was not a sailor. She says he was a good sailor, and an expert swimmer. And she is sure that he would not have drowned had he not gone back to help Sinnett. The boat in which the four men were sailing belonged to Searles, and not to Long, as had been stated.


Thursday, July 7, 1898


CAMERON - At his late residence, No. 351 Wellington st. north, on Wednesday, 6th of July, 1898, John Alexander Cameron, aged 75.  Funeral Friday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


GLENNIE - At his late residence, No. 82 Victoria ave. south, on Tuesday, 5th July, 1898, William E. Glennie, in his 56th year. Funeral Friday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


OLD - In Seneca Township, County of Haldimand, on Wednesday, July 6th, James Old, aged 87  (father of James Old, Jr.,) Caledonia. Funeral will leave his late residence at 2:30 sharp and proceed to St. Paul’s church, Caledonia, for interment. 

James Old, Sr., died at his residence, in Seneca township, Haldimand, yesterday. He was 87 years of age, and was father of James Old, Jr., of Caledonia.

Mr. Old was highly respected. He had been a subscriber of the Spectator for over forty years.


MOSHER - In this city, on Wednesday, July 6th, Grace, only daughter of William Mosher, aged 8 years. Funeral took place at 10:30 this morning, from parent’s residence, 13 Walnut street.


JAMES (Kilbride) - Mrs. Dr. James received a telegram on Saturday announcing the death of her brother in Toronto.


CATHCART - In this city, on July 6th, Fred, youngest son of Thomas Cathcart, aged 10 years.  Funeral on Friday, at 2 p.m. from the residence of his brother-in-law, W.J. Beckingham, 192 Cannon st. east, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

SEARLES, SINNETT, WILLIAMS - The funerals of the three men who met their deaths by drowning in the bay, Sunday afternoon, took place this afternoon, and all three were largely attended.  Charles Williams’ funeral took place from the residence of William Long, Burlington st. west, at two o’clock, his remains being interred in the Barton cemetery.

Roy Sinnett, whose parents live in Bartonville, was buried in the Hamilton cemetery.

Charles Searles was a member of Crescent lodge, I.O.O.F., and he was buried by that order, the members marching in a body to the cemetery.


McCULLOUGH (London, Ont.) July 6 - Thomas McCullough, a farmer residing in London township, met an untimely end last night. He was last seen alive leading a horse to pasture.  Sometime later his dead body was found in a field badly mangled. It is supposed that he was kicked to death by the horse. Deceased was 73 years of age, and one of the oldest residents of that part of the community.


WINDER (Kingston) July 6 - Ralph Winder, eight years old, while playing, fell off Craig & Co’s dock, and was drowned this afternoon. His mother, a widow, lives on Gore street.


Friday, July 8, 1898


GOUGH (Toronto) July 8 - Another drowning fatality occurred last evening. It was at Island park and Arthur Gough, a fifteen-year-old-son of Alfred Gough, of 101 Cottingham street, was the victim. The boy, with four others, children of the family, had accompanied the school picnic of Christ church, Deer Park to the resort yesterday, and after tea, with another boy named Henry Sefton, had gone into bathe.

After a very short while in the water, Gough suddenly sunk, and Sefton his companion pluckily endeavoured to assist him when he rose to the surface. The boy’s efforts proved fruitless, however, and Gough sank to the bottom.

Several attempts to recover the body were made, and it was nearly half an hour before it was taken from the water.

Dr. Charlton, of Weston, with others, worked for a long time to resuscitate the boy, but failed. 

The body was conveyed to the parent’s home, the sad news of the day having being previously broken to the parents by Rev. T.W. Paterson, the rector of Christ church. 


McWILLIAMS - There was no singing or laughter on board the steamer Greyhound, as she glided into the dock from Oakville last night although her decks were crowded with brightly dressed children. The picnickers were the Sunday school children of College Presbyterian church, and as they disembarked they opened their ranks to give passage to a bier, burying one of their number.

Dora McWilliams, a pretty, fair-faced girl of 19, who lived with her parents at 4 Avondale place, had been suffering with bronchitis and heart weakness, and Dr. Phillips, the family physician, advised the day’s outing at Oakville. In the party were her father, and mother, and two sisters. Dora ate a hearty dinner and tea, and spent a most restful day.

Shortly after the boat started homeward, at 7:30, she asked her mother for more air, and begged her to stay with her. The words were scarcely out of her mouth before she fainted, and, but for Mrs. McWilliams, strong arms, would have fallen to the deck.

The sick girl was laid on a sofa, and received every care from Miss Marion Grant, a skilled nurse, who happened to be on board. She never regained consciousness, and passed away in a few


Rev. Alexander Gilray, pastor of College Presbyterian, made a brief prayer, and stood by the bereaved family as it remained at the wharf, awaiting the removal of the body, uptown.


LAURIE - Last evening a few minutes after six o’clock, when the streets were crowded with people hurrying home from work, a fatality occurred at the corner of Church and Lombard streets, Toronto, when a south bound Church streetcar ran down Alexander Laurie. It caused injuries from which he succumbed shortly afterwards.

Laurie boarded at Mrs. Green’s, 418 Sumach street, and had left there at noon to go to work at Douglas Ford’s printing establishment, Lombard street. 

He left Ford’s at 6 o’clock and with the rest of the employees, and walked across to Church street, where, without looking either way, he started to walk across the street.

The oncoming car was running at a moderate rate of speed, and Motorman John Piper, seeing Laurie attempting to pass in front, called to him to get out of the way, but, instead, Laurie walked  on. When the car struck him, his head broke the headlight glass, the man received a bad gash. He fell on the fender, and, with the shaking of the car, was thrown off and rolled underneath, as far as the wheels, where he was dragged along over the rough cobblestones. 

The motorman did his best to stop the car, under the circumstances but it ran to nearly Adelaide street, before it was brought to a standstill.

Willing hands were soon busy, in trying to extricate the injured man, and the car had to back several feet before this could be done.

On the following car, Doctor English, of London, a delegate to the railway surgeons was a passenger, and with others, he lifted the mangled body onto the sidewalk, and the ambulance was immediately called.

The injured man was removed to St. Michael’s hospital in an unconscious state. Twenty-three minutes after his reception at the hospital, Laurie died, never having regained consciousness. The extent of his injuries were awful, there being a bad scalp wound, right arm broken, right shoulder blade fractured, three ribs broken, and a dislocation of the right hip, besides numerous cuts and bruises.

The deceased leaves besides a widow, five children, who are at present all away from home.


LYONS (Harriston, Ont.) July 7 - A fatal accident occurred in the neighbourhood of Drew station.  Two brothers, Russell, and Tom Lyons, aged about 17, and 19, respectively, went out for target practice. The younger brother, Russell, was putting up the targets, while the eldest was getting ready to shoot, when the gun was accidentally discharged, striking Russell, in the abdomen, and the right shoulder. The gun was loaded with slugs which made frightful wounds.

Drs. McCullough, and McCullough, operated, but without avail. The lad suffered about eight hours when he passed away.


MONSEAU (Rat Portage) - While unloading some mining machinery at Fort Francis, a man named Dan Monseau, who was well-known in town, lost his life by being struck with a piece of timber. It appears that a barge from which the machinery was being unloading drifted out a short way from the shore, and the skids which were being used as a gangway, became displaced, one end being dipped up, striking the deceased on the forehead, death being almost instantaneous.

WILSON - James Wilson, a pensioner, was found dead near the old canal between St. Catharines, and Port Dalhousie.


SMITH - James W. Smith, of Ottawa, threatened to commit suicide last week. Yesterday his body was found below the Chaudiere Falls.


BETHUNE - Angus Bethune, police magistrate of Cornwall, who has been in poor health for some time, died at his home there yesterday, aged 83 years.


WILKINSON - George Wilkinson, of Cornwall, a patient in the Brockville asylum attacked his keeper and burst a blood vessel in the struggle which followed, dying shortly afterwards.


BAWSLAUGH (Grimsby) - On Tuesday afternoon death called from our midst one of the best known and respected residents in the person of John Bawslaugh. He had been very feeble for the last twelve months, and his death had been looked for at anytime. He will be greatly missed, as he was one of the directors of Grimsby, and one of the main supporters of the Methodist church, Grimsby.  He was superintendent of the Sunday school for many years. He leaves a widow, two sons, and one daughter.


PRINE (St. George) - Little Rita Prine, daughter of William Prine, died on Monday. She had been ill for over two years.


GLENNIE - The funeral of the late William Glennie took place this afternoon from his late residence, Victoria avenue south. The attendance was very large, and was thoroughly representative of the wholesale and retail trades. Rev. John Young conducted the funeral service.


Saturday, July 9, 1898


ROBINSON - At his late residence, No. 137 Bold street, on Friday, 8th July, 1898, William D. Robinson, aged 79 years. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


PEAUPORT (Windsor, Ont.) July 8 - Baptiste Peauport, of Grand Marais, and his wife died at the residence of their son, Frank Peauport, Tecumseh Road, and were buried together at Walkerville this morning. Mrs. Peauport had been in the hospital for treatment and had gone to spend some weeks with her son. Her husband went out also when he was notified of her death, and it so affected him that he became ill. He was 60 and she was 68.


WILSON (St. Catharines, Ont.) July 8 - The man found dead under a tree has been identified as James Wilson, an old pensioner, who had for some time complained of feeling ill. 


KENNEDY  July 9 - Description incomplete - Shot himself.


Monday, July 11, 1898


SPRATT - In this city, on Saturday, July 9th, Matilda Morrow, beloved wife of Richard Spratt.  Funeral from the family residence, 30 Shaw st., on Tuesday, July 12, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

HENRICK (Toronto) July 11 - Saturday afternoon, about 6 o’clock, Walter Leach, farmer, of Markham township, and James Archibald Henrick, huckster, 50 Wickson avenue, Toronto, were driving along Belmont street, when the latter, who held the reins and whip, said to his comrade “Dick, I’m sick”, and fell into his arms, gasping for breath. In two minutes Archibald Henrick was dead from heart failure.


Tuesday, July 12, 1898


ASKEW - At her parent’s residence, No. 299 Mary street, on Tuesday, 12th July, 1898, of diphtheria, Sarah Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Geo. and Mary J. Askew, aged 10 years. Funeral private.


STOCKWELL (Goderich, Ont.) July 12 - Charles Stockwell, a young man whose parents reside in Manchester, England, left here on Wednesday evening last, in a small boat for a sail, and has not been seen or heard from since. It is feared he has been drowned. Stockwell was in business in a small way as a machinist and was very generally known here.


HESS (Ryckman’s Corners) - The funeral of Ann, wife of Andrew Hess, took place from her late residence to the White Church cemetery last Friday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Kelly, of Mount Hope, conducted the services.


COX  (Glanford) - Many people expressed their sympathy by attending the funeral of the late John Cox, at Case church, Sunday afternoon. Over 200 rigs were in attendance, showing the esteem and feeling of the  whole township for the bereaved family. The deceased was an only son in his eighteenth year, and was ill only a few days with appendicitis. The interment was at Tyneside.


ROBINSON (Glanford) - Mrs. Dingwall, attended the funeral of her uncle, William Robinson, in Hamilton on Monday last.


TWOHEY (London, Ont.) July 11 - “Wilful murder” was the verdict returned tonight by the coroners jury which inquired into the death of Policeman Twohey. The verdict recited that the officer died from a gunshot wound, received at the hands of a swarthy man of middle age, and goes on to describe the tramp. Lengthy evidence was given, but nothing of importance was brought out.  The jury added to the verdict a recommendation that the police be instructed to carry their pistols in the day time, as well as night. 

No further trace of the peg-leg has been found although it is reported that he is hiding near Sarnia.


HOLTZHAUER (Galt) July 11 - Yesterday morning when John Holtzhauer, of Preston, awoke, he found his wife gone from his side, and upon making an investigation discovered her body floating in the cistern, beneath the kitchen floor. She had committed suicide while temporarily insane, as she had been suffering from extreme pains in the head for some days previous. She was in her 60th year.


Wednesday, July 13, 1898


CARSCALLEN - At her late residence, Bartonville, on Tuesday, 12th July, 1898, Hannah Brethour,

relict of the late John T. Carscallen, aged 72 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Bartonville, cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


BIRNEY (Grand Valley, Ont.) July 12 - About one mile west of here the east bound freight train crashed into a wagon drawn by a team of horses, containing eight small children - Sam, Nellie, Maggie, Thomas, Annie, and Bertha Duckworth - children of Samuel Duckworth, and Gilbert and Nellie Birney, children of Mrs. Birney, both of whom reside a short distance from town. Gilbert Birney is dead.

Thomas Duckworth, and Nellie Birney, jumped and escaped.

Two of the others are very badly injured. Doctors are in attendance, and the full extent of the injuries is not known.

The Birney girl was driving and the horses becoming frightened at the approaching train ran away, and just as they reached the track, the train crashed into them. The engineer says he whistled for the crossing, and reversed the engine, when he saw an accident was inevitable.


ROY (Owen Sound) July 12 - The adjourned inquest over the death of Philip Roy, the coloured man found dead last week, was resumed last night at the police court. 

Some important evidence was given by a lad named James Norris. He said that on the evening of Thursday, June 23, which was the night before Roy was last seen alive, he heard deceased and Jim Powell quarrelling on the corner of Division and Bay streets, during which the latter said to Roy, “I’ll kick your ------ head off”. Norris told a straight forward story, and no amount of cross-questioning could change him. Elizabeth Hall, a negress with whom Powell lives, in her evidence stated that Powell was not out of the house on Thursday or Friday nights. A number of other witnesses were examined, but nothing of importance was elicited. The jury did not feel like presenting a verdict on the evidence produced, and the inquest was adjourned again, until Wednesday July 27th.


CARTER - P.H. Carter, the veteran railroader, who was stricken with paralysis in Toronto, died yesterday without regaining consciousness.


WATSON (Dundas) - George Watson, of Carluke, died on Monday, of diphtheria after a short illness.


Thursday, July 14, 1898


DAVIS - At his residence Tapleytown, on Thursday morning July 14, Charles M. Davis, aged 27 years. Funeral on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock to Stony Creek cemetery.


HANCOCK - At 149 Florence street, on Thursday morning, July 14th, Sofia, wife of Richard Hancock, aged 67 years. Funeral Saturday at 4 p.m.  Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

Mrs. Hancock, wife of Richard Hancock, Florence street, died this morning. The deceased had been an invalid for a long time.


STONG, PETERBAUGH (Toronto) July 14 - At 7:30 last night, as the northern train, No. 68, in charge of Conductor W. Williams, was rushing past the crossing near Downsview station, (Old

Weston),  Jacob Stong, with his two daughters - Mrs. J. Peterbaugh, Edgeley, and Melinda Jane - in a double rig, attempted to cross the track in front of the oncoming train. Engineer Fennell wildly blew the whistle, and Fireman Honeyworth reversed the lever, but all in vain, for the locomotive struck the vehicle square in the centre crashing fearfully into the occupants. The horses broke away unhurt but the father and Mrs. Peterbaugh were killed out wright, while Miss Stong was terribly mangled and tossed over the fence. Mr. Stong was completely decapitated, and his daughter bruised beyond recognition. The cowcatcher of the train was totally wrecked. 

Miss Melinda Jane Stong, who was in the wrecked rig, and is the only left alive, was brought down to the Union Station, and thence conveyed by ambulance to a ward in the general hospital. A bright healthy young woman of 20 before the accident, she now lies shattered and torn, and her future hangs in the balance. The doctors were unable to get any story out of her, as the poor girl is semi-conscious, and her lower jaw is broken. The rest of her injuries have been diagnosed to be the fracture of three ribs, the perforation of the right lung by a rib, the upper jaw and face bruised, and several teeth knocked out. For a short time after her arrival at the hospital the wounded girl moaned piteously, and beat at the air with her hands, but medical treatment speedily took effect, and at the last tiding she was resting quietly. 

Jacob Stong was 70 years of age, a man of massive frame, weighing fully 225 pounds. He was born in York township, and lived up to the time of his sad decease on lot 25 in the fourth concession of the said township - the last lot on the town line. He was highly respected by a large circle of friends who mourn his sad taking off. 

Mrs. Peterbaugh was the wife of J. Peterbaugh, farmer, of Edgely, P.O. Vaughan township, and leaves two little children.


SCHAMIHORN (Drayton, Ont.) July 13 - Henry Schamihorn, 24 years of age, was instantly killed here early this morning. He was engaged making tile, and had just repaired a belt that was broken.  After he had completed his work, and the machinery put in motion he was caught by the belt and was carried to a shaft which revolves at a rapid rate. He was hurled around by the shaft and his head dashed to pieces on other parts of the machine.


FLAGG (Stratford) July 13 - J.H. Flagg, police magistrate of Mitchell, died at 3 o’clock today. For some time past Mr. Flagg had been suffering from rheumatism. He was taking colchicum for relief, and this morning he took by accident an overdose. Two physicians were summoned and spent the forenoon with him, but though they did all in their power for him, it was impossible to overcome the effects of the drug. At noon he was reported sinking rapidly, and he passed away at 3 before many of his relatives to be called to his bedside. Mr. Flagg was one of Mitchell’s best-known and most highly-respected citizens. He had occupied the position of police magistrate for upwards of ten years, and throughout his life he had taken an active interest in the promotion of temperance and prohibition. He was a member of the grand council of the Royal Templars of Temperance. The sad occurrence is the talk of the town today and much sympathy is expressed for his esteemed wife.


Friday, July 15, 1898


HANCOCK - At 149 Florence street, on Thursday morning, July 14, Sofia, wife of Richard Hancock, aged 67 years. Funeral Saturday at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

SHAVER - At his residence in Ancaster, on Thursday evening, July 14, Horace Shaver, aged 58 years. Funeral on Sunday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


CAMPBELL - David Campbell, a well-known Welland farmer is dead. 


WAGNER - Jonas Wagner, of Floradale, is dead, the result of a fall from a load of hay.


DONAGHY - Ernest Donaghy, an Ottawa lad, died from injuries received from being run over by an express wagon.


COLEMAN - W.J. Coleman, the St. Catharines iceman, whose head was run over by his wagon, died yesterday, lockjaw having set in.


BECKMAN - Despondent over the death of her husband, Mrs. Beckman took her own life at her home, 302 Hunter st. west, this morning. Mrs. Beckman was the mother of a family of seven children. She arose as usual about 6:30 this morning and prepared breakfast for those of her children who had to go to work. It must have been shortly after their departure, that Mrs. Beckman was seized with a suicidal notion, for when the milkman arrived at the house about 9 o’clock he found her body hanging by a rope to the ceiling, cold in death. He hurried away and secured the services of another milkman named Spencer, and the two cut the body down. The deceased tied a rope to a nail in the ceiling, and standing on a chair fastened it around her neck and deliberately took the step that caused her death. Three young children, were sleeping in the house at the time, but heard no unusual noise and did not know of their mother’s awful act until informed by the milkman.

About five weeks ago Mrs. Beckman’s husband was found dead in bed. Since that time she has grieved greatly and at times seemed to be out of her head. It is supposed that it was during one of these melancholy fits that Mrs. Beckman committed the rash act. 

All seven of the deceased’s children - four boys, and three girls - are under 21 years of age, the youngest being about five years old, and to them the sad news, coming so soon after the death of their father was an awful shock. Mrs. Beckman was about 45 years of age. 

The police were notified and Constable Ford was detailed on the case. He notified Coroner Philp.

After consulting with the crown attorney it was decided to hold an inquest at the house at 2 o’clock this afternoon, and Constable Ford summoned the following jury: Joseph Miller, John Unsworth, Bernard Martin, Dan Foley, Joseph Neil, James Buntin, W. Bower, James Cauley, H. Geoghegan, William Winkfield, John Chadwick, E.Crofton, W. Nesbitt, and John Gow.

The jurors met and after viewing the remains adjourned to meet at No. 3 Police station at 8 o’clock Monday evening.


Saturday, July 16, 1898


SHAVER - At his residence, in Ancaster, on Thursday evening, July 14, Horace Shaver, aged 58 years. Funeral on Sunday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


MYERS - At her late residence, on No. 76 Poulette street, on Friday, July 15th, 1898, Jeannet,  beloved wife of Charles Myers, aged 24 years. Funeral Sunday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept  this intimation.

SMITH - At her late residence, No. 86 Park st. north, on Friday, 15th July, 1898, Ellen, wife of Joseph Smith, aged 51 years. Funeral Monday at 10 a.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.

Friends will please accept this intimation.


COWLEY (Peterboro) July 15 - An accident happened at Apsley, in the northern part of the county, by which a little two-year-old son of George Cowley lost his life. Another son of Mr. Cowley had got his father’s rifle down from the barn, where it usually hung. There were some cartridges in the magazine. By working the lever he managed to load the gun, and it went off killing his little brother, aged about two years, who was playing on the floor a short distance away. The ball passed completely through his shoulder lodging in the wall. He died before assistance could be procured, though from the terrible nature of the wound, nothing could have saved his life. The boy who had the rifle is about nine years old.


OLIVIERO (Bronte) July 15 - An Italian labourer Frank Oliviero, was killed instantly about noon yesterday two miles west of Bronte station, by a C.P.R. express train. He was working on the track and stepped out of the way of a West bound express, right in front of an East bound express not noticing it.


CORDICK - John Cordick, a Wiarton teamster was instantly killed by the doubletree breaking and one piece hitting him over the stomach. He leaves a wife and nine children. 


MURRAY - William Murray, of the firm of T. & W. Murray, Pembroke, died at Clifton Springs, N.Y., yesterday.


BRANDON (Toronto) July 16 - July has been a month of fatalities. Last night another victim was added to the record. Shortly after 7 o’clock Maude Brandon, the fifteen-year-old daughter of Chas. Brandon, a labourer in the Ontario iron works, residing at 630 Queen st. east, just beyond the Don river was fatally burned in starting a fire in the kitchen stove with coal oil. Supper was over and the fire was being lighted for the purpose of heating water to wash the dishes. Maude went out in the back yard and gathered chips to make a blaze. Presumably they did not light quickly enough to suit her wishes, and according to the custom of the household, she poured coal oil on them for the purpose of encouraging the blaze. The result was an explosion. The girl’s clothes, which were made of light flimsy summer fabrics quickly caught fire, and before many minutes her entire body was a mass of flames. She was charred beyond recognition and died in a few hours.

Mrs. Mary Ann Brandon, the mother, and John Tweedie, her uncle were sitting at the super table when the explosion took place. They rushed into the kitchen and the mother’s clothing being light and inflammable quickly took fire, with the result that her entire right side was badly burned, and her recovery is a matter of doubt. Tweedie had his hand burned in a painful manner. A lad, the brother of the deceased girl, was in the back yard splitting wood when his sister came out and gathered some chips. In a moment or two the explosion happened and young Brandon went for help.          An alarm was turned in at 7:09, but the flames were well underway before the firemen could get there. The house occupied by Brandon together with its contents was badly burned, and two other houses in the block suffered considerably.

Before the alarm was rung in, the two women screaming in agony, as the flames still enveloped them, were carried out of the blazing building. They had to be laid on the ground that the flames might be extinguished, and then were taken to the office of Dr. Fraser, where Drs. Cleland and

Macdonald also attended them. As little could be done for them, the two victims were taken in the ambulance to the Toronto general hospital. By the time the daughter reached the latter institution she was unconscious, and she passed away at 10:45. There is some hope for the mother’s recovery.


Monday, July 18, 1898


HOWALD (Zurich, Ont.) July 18 - About 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Jacob Howald, aged 23 years, with his brother and a number of other young men, went into the lake to have a bathe. At this point there is a shallow sandbar which leads out into the lake about 20 rods. This strip Howald, and the others followed, when suddenly the unfortunate young man was seen to struggle and sink from view. It is supposed he took cramps. Rimmie Durand attempted to rescue him, and in so doing, nearly lost his own life, being grabbed around the legs by Howald. After the body had been under the water fully a quarter of an hour, it was brought up by Daniel Raw, of St. Joseph’s. Drs. were quickly on the seen but life was extinct. The drowned man was a son of Battol Howald, bricklayer.


SABIN (Peterboro) July 18 - Thomas Sabin, a plasterer of this town, was drowned in Little lake this morning, while out fishing. Sabin leaves a wife and eight children. He was a member of the Sons of England, and the Canadian Order of Foresters.


Tuesday, July 19, 1898


FERGUSON - In this city, on July 19, Margaret Robertson, beloved wife of John Ferguson, a native of Botriphale, Banffshire, Scotland, aged 74 years. Funeral Wednesday from 178 John st. south, at 2:30 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this notice.


BOYCE - Charles Boyce, editor of the official debates of Parliament, died yesterday morning.


BETHUNE (Port Hope, Ont.) July 18 - A sad accident which has cast a gloom over this town occurred at 7 o’clock this evening, resulting the death of Mrs. Bethune, wife of Rev. Dr. Bethune, principal of Trinity College school. Mrs. Bethune was being driven in a cab from her residence to make a call. As the cab was descending the winding hill leading from Ward to Mill streets, the whiffletrees touched the legs of the horses, causing them to run away. The terrific speed attained by the horses frightened Mrs. Bethune, whose stood up in the cab and made a backward jump out of it.  She landed on the back of her head, in a bed of stones by the road. She was picked up in an unconscious condition and conveyed to the Royal hotel. Drs. Powers and Corbett were instantly at hand, but could do nothing. The unfortunate lady sustained a severe fracture of the base of the brain, and, without regaining consciousness, expired at half-past eight. Rev. Dr. Bethune had left town for the north at 4 o’clock, and Mrs. Bethune was visiting friends in town when the accident occurred.  Word was immediately sent to Dr. Bethune.

The horses dashed on down Mill street, and were narrowly prevented from running into the lake.  They belonged to Smith Brothers, cab men, and were driven by a young named Mallett.


Wednesday, July 20, 1898


MEYERS - At his late residence No. 86 Wellington street north, on Tuesday, 19th July, 1898, John G. Meyers, a native of Bavaria, Germany, in his 49th year. Funeral Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

LATHAM - At the residence of her brother, John B. Patterson, No. 177 Duke street, on Tuesday, 19th July, 1898, Ellen, relict of the late Sheppard Latham, late of Stratford, formerly of Hamilton, aged 48 years. Funeral Thursday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CORMACK (Woodstock) July 19 - John Cormack, aged 63, a respected farmer residing on the Sweaborg road in West Oxford, died early this morning as a result of an accident sustained Monday morning. Deceased was driving the cows to pasture at 7 o’clock in the morning, when he fell on a stick which he was carrying, and with which he was urging the cows. Only a slight wound was inflicted on the right side, but internal injuries developed from which the unfortunate man died this morning.


MOFFAT (Toronto) July 19 - Dr. H.D. Moffat, of 311 Parliament street, died yesterday at noon while under the influence of chloroform administered before having teeth extracted. In company with Dr. Bray of Gerrard and Parliament streets, he went to Dr. Lougheed’s, a dentist across the street from his own surgery to rid himself of offending teeth. The chloroform was given to him at his own request by Dr. Bray.

After two of the most troublesome molars had been taken out, the patient began to revive and it was considered advisable to administer a additional dose. Four more teeth were then extracted before Dr. Moffat showed any signs of collapse. When he did, it was very apparent that aid would be required, and Drs. O’Reilly, Elliott, Gordon, and Riordan, were found at the general hospital. They came quickly, but not until after respiration had ceased. Dr. Noble was also called by telephone and everything was done by the doctors to restore their fellow practitioner, but in vain.

Coroner Johnson was notified and made an examination of deceased. He later ordered an inquest for this afternoon at No. 4 police station. Dr. Moffat was the son of Rev. Dr. Moffat, a retired Presbyterian minister, and secretary of the Upper Canada Tract society. He was 32 years of age, a graduate of McGill University, Montreal, and had been practising for about five years. His wife, father, mother and sister lived with him at the above address. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10:00 o’clock, to Mount Pleasant cemetery.


HARRIS - Arthur Harris, a young man employed in the Plow works at Brantford, was drowned in the Grand River.


NEIGHORN - William Neighhorn, Jr., formerly of this city, was drowned while in swimming at Downington Mich., on Saturday.


Thursday, July 21, 1898


TAYLOR - Joseph Taylor, of the Michigan Peninsular Car co., of Detroit, formerly of this city, died on Monday night.


O’BANYON - Word was received in the city today of the death of Mrs. O’Banyon, in Indiana.  Deceased was formerly Mrs. Bland, and while a resident of Hughson street north, she was well-known to many citizens. She was a sister of Thomas Young, at one time a Hughson street hotel keeper.

Friday, July 22, 1898


HENDRY - John Hendry, of Thornhill, was killed in a runaway near Unionville.


BENTLEY (Forest) July 21 - A sad drowning accident occurred at North Shore, Kettle Point, about eight miles north of here, last night, in which Miss Emma Bentley, aged 35 years, daughter of D. Bentley, book and job printer, Montreal, lost her life. Miss Bentley was visiting at the Pines, Dr. Oven’s summer resort, with her cousin, Mrs. Dr. Ovens, of London. She had been spending the day at Kettle Point with a picnic party and about dusk started for home in a boat accompanied by a young man named Hodgson, of London, and a young son of Dr. Ovens of Parkhill. A squall came on and the boat was capsized, when about a mile from its destination, in about five and a half or six feet of water. The three managed to grasp the boat, and Miss Bentley was so cool that she was giving the young lad instructions how to save himself, when a wave struck them. The young lady was carried under and drowned in only a few feet of water. The other two managed to reach the shore. Miss Bentley’s body was recovered a couple of hours after by the Y.M.C.A. boys of London, and sent to her home in Montreal this afternoon. Mr. Bentley is at present taking a tour through Switzerland.


Saturday, July 23, 1898


PENTECOST - On Friday, 22nd inst., Emma Jane, the beloved wife of Richard Pentecost, in her 85th year, a native of Devonshire, Exeter, England. Funeral on Monday at 2:30 p.m., from her residence, 476 York street. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


THOMAS (Toronto Globe) - The Hamilton authorities have asked the Toronto police to look out for a trunk supposed to have been left in Toronto by a woman named Emily Thomas, aged 24 years., who died in the hospital on May 23rd.


Monday, July 25, 1898


BRIDGEWOOD - In this city, on Monday, 25th July, 1898, Minnie, wife of James Bridgewood, aged 36 years. Funeral from her late residence, No. 78 Emerald street north, on Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Friends will please accept this intimation.


STEWART - Angus C. Stewart, principal of Talbot street school, London, died on Saturday from haemorrhage of the stomach.


DELISLE - Rose Delisle, a young French Canadian girl, aged eighteen years, employed as a domestic at the Balmoral hotel, was killed this morning by falling into the elevator shaft. 


SHIELS - A sad drowning accident occurred Saturday in the Saugeen river, near Port Elgin. Young Edward Shiels, about fourteen years of age, a son of Andrew Shiels, hotel keeper, was drowned.  The body was recovered this morning after dragging the river.


KIBBLE - Boyd Kibble, the thirteen-year-old son of W.W. Kibble, C.P.R. ticket agent, Carlton Place, was drowned while bathing in the Mississippi river, at 1:30 Saturday afternoon. The body

was recovered after being in the water about twenty minutes, but all efforts to restore life proved futile. 


BOOTH - R.J. Booth, a merchant of Malloytown, dropped dead Saturday. He had been out driving and went into his house and sat down, and the next minute he dropped off the chair and expired immediately. Heart disease was the cause. He was 62 years of age, and leaves a widow and family.


BROWNLEE - A Stratford dispatch says; the death of James Brownlee, took place yesterday afternoon. The deceased was the victim of a terrible accident in the G.T.R. shops here two years ago, a tender falling on him and breaking his spine. His life since that time was one of torture. His body from the hips down was paralysed, and he suffered from internal trouble as well. 


KELLEY - A sad fatality occurred at Gananoque on Saturday afternoon, in the carriage hardware and belt works of George Gillis, when George Kelley, who was working the drop hammer, got caught in the belting and was carried around in the shafting being instantly killed. The remains, which were much mangled, were interred today. Mr. Kelley was a married man, about 45 years of age.


MacCOLL (Toronto) July 25 - Yesterday afternoon, there passed away at 453 Manning avenue in this city, a man whose fame as a poet was acknowledged by the literati, of England, and Scotland, as far back as 1836 - 62 years ago. Evan MacColl, or as he was familiarly and popularly known, the Bard of Lockfyne, reached the long age of 90 years, having been born at Kenmore, Lockfyneside, Argyleshire, in 1808. From early youth he wooed the muses with success, and on the appearance of his first volume in 1836 he was ushered into a popularity as world-wide as it has been sincere. He was at once recognized by the leading minds of Edinburgh.


Tuesday, July 26, 1898


ACHESON - At 164 Market street, on July 26th, Eliza J. Acheson, eldest daughter of the late John Acheson. Funeral at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, July 28th. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


SMITH (Guelph) July 25 - Rev. J.C. Smith, D.D. pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church here, died this afternoon, after a lingering illness. He leaves a widow and family.


McCULLOUGH (Stratford, Ont.) July 25 - George McCullough, aged 66 years, in teaming a heavy load of wood up a steep grade, fell underneath the wagon, and both wheels passed over his body, crushing him to death. Dr. J.P. Rankin, was at once summoned, but could render no service. No inquest will be held. Deceased was the father-in-law of E. Burdette, dealer in coal, and in whose employ he was.


BURR (Thamesville, Ont.) July 25 - A terrible fatality occurred at 9:20 this morning, by which a young man named Burr, living about four miles from this place, was instantly killed. He was standing close to the G.T.R. track, apparently watching a west bound freight, when the Grand Trunk express, running at a high rate of speed, came down upon him. He must not have been aware of its approach, as he never moved. The first coach struck him on the left side of the face, tearing his head

in two, and scattering his brains on the fence and ground. His body was thrown against the fence, and death was instantaneous. The coroner has ordered an inquest to be held, and has notified his parents.


GRAY (Ottawa) July 25 - The police think they have a possible clue to the murderer of Watchman William Gray, of Almonte. Detective Flannagan learned that a young fellow named William Coulter had been arrested in Arnprior for begging, Colter claiming that he had sore eyes and that he was from Almonte. He sent a photo to Chief McGowan, of Smith’s Falls, with a request to make full inquiries. Coulter is now serving a two months term in Pembroke jail, and today Mr. Flannigan received a letter that Coulter answered exactly to the photo. This information proves that the young fellow now doing time in Pembroke, is none other than William Bennett, who was sentenced in Ottawa some time ago to eighteen months in Central prison for highway robbery committed on the Lovers Walk. He was about Almonte at the time Gray was murdered.


AGNEW (Tottenham, Ont.) July 25 - James Agnew, an unmarried man, aged 36 years, who recently bought a fine farm in Albion township, committed suicide on Saturday. Deceased went about trying to get someone to help him cut his grain. On his way back he called at his mother’s and she made him a cup of tea. He started for home. A few hours afterwards a younger brother found him hanging in an out-building dead.


Wednesday, July 27, 1898


ACHESON - At 161 Market street, on July 26th, Eliza Jane Acheson, eldest daughter of the late J. John Acheson. Funeral at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28th. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


CARPENTER - At the residence of his brother-in-law, James Hill, Esq., Fruitland, Nelson H. Carpenter, in his 50th year. Funeral on Thursday, 28th inst. At 2:30 p.m. Service at Mr. Hill’s residence. Interment at Fruitland cemetery. Funeral private.


SIRMAN - At 62 William street, on July 26th., Alice Edna, infant daughter of Wm. and Mary Sirman. Funeral will take place tomorrow at 3 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


TOWNSEND (Fruitland) - Ed Townsend’s fourteen-months-old baby died on Saturday last. The funeral took place on Sunday at 1 o’clock.


ALLAN - A deaf and dumb pedlar from Weston, named George Allan, was run down by an express train near Bolton yesterday and killed. 


KING - Nelson King, generally supposed to be implicated in the Blair poisoning case, was found hanging to a tree on the outskirts of Carlton Place yesterday afternoon.


BURR (Thamesville) July 26 - The jury that inquired into yesterday’s railway accident tonight returned a verdict to the effect that Daniel Burr came to his death by being struck by east bound express No. 22, while standing on the G.T.R. crossing in Thamesville, and added “we further say

that his death occurred through the negligence through the G.T.R. company in not providing a watchman and gates at the said crossing, where there is a large amount of traffic on the highway and a large number of trains on the railway passing daily at a high rate of speed.”


BAKER (London, Ont.) July 26 - Charles Baker, 22 years old, tried to board a car at Springbank, missed his footing, and fell under the wheels of the trailer. The calf of his right leg was torn off, and the left leg broken in two places. His head also was severely injured. He was removed to his home, 29 Pipeline road, South London, and died from the effects of his injuries at 11 o’clock. No blame is attached to the company. Baker, who was a ex-conductor of the Street Railway co., was unmarried, and resided with his parents.


Thursday, July 28, 1898


HARRISON - At the residence of his son, Wickliffe Harrison, Hatt street, Dundas, on Tuesday, July 26th, Thomas Douglas Harrison, of Hamilton, in his 62nd year. The funeral will take place from Milton Methodist church on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. Remains will leave Dundas at 9 o’clock tomorrow.


REID - At Toronto on Thursday, July 28th, Eleanor, daughter of the late Alexander Reid, of Berwickshire, Scotland, and sister of John Y. Reid, of Toronto. Interment at Hamilton on arrival of 3:25 p.m. train, G.T.R. Stuart street station, Friday, 29th.


ROBERTSON (Toronto) July 28 - The life of a young girl, May Robertson, was sacrificed at Hanlan’s point last night. But for the indifference of several parties in pleasure boats she might be alive, and her sister, Marion Robertson, owes her life only to the heroism of a young Toronto actor, Herbert Stewart.

The two girls hail from Peterboro, Ont., and are the daughters of McAllister Robertson, a carpenter, who lives at the Croft House, Peterboro. They have been working at the island this season. The dead girl was a servant of Mrs. Rettan’s, Hanlan point, and her surviving sister was employed at Monreith, the boarding house kept by Jake Oberness. Shortly after 8 o’clock they hired a canoe at John Hanlan’s boat house, and started out for a paddle. They had been out only a few minutes when the catastrophe occurred. Marion, the survivor, was at the forward paddle and May, the drowned girl, was in the rear and was trying to steer, an art she was not versed in. The accident occurred immediately after the Primrose passed into the slip. The wash from the boat and the consequent tossing of the canoe excited the two girls and in an instant the frail craft upset, throwing them into the water. Of the two, May, the one who lost her life, was alone able to swim. Both girls screamed vociferously, and as there were many pleasure boats in the vicinity, their rescue almost certain. The accident occurred about 8:25, and the point was crowded with people who were attracted by the screams of the two women. The Primrose moreover, was lying in the slip, discharging her load of passengers.

The oarsmen and canoeists who happened to be in boats on the scene refused to make an effort to save the lives of the two struggling girls. One, even, who had rode within a few feet of the victims pulled away all the faster when he heard their prayers for aid. The group of onlookers on the Primrose was for a few moments unaware of the cowardice which apparently inspired those in the boats and expected to see the pair picked up.

In this group was a young Toronto actor named Herbert Stewart. As soon as he saw that the occupants of the pleasure boats were resolved to let the girls drown rather than render any assistance, he rushed downstairs, and pulling off his coat, hat, and shoes, plunged into the water, striking out with all his strength to where the girls were struggling. It was a swim of about sixty yards, but the courageous young man reached the spot in time to catch Marion by the dress just as she was sinking for the third time. May, unfortunately had gone down, never to come up alive.

Even after Mr. Stewart had made his rescue the folk who hung about in row boats were loath to endanger themselves by rendering assistance. Mr. Stewart did not mince matters, but held the girl out at arms length and making his way to a row boat in which were a man and a woman, he told the half-drowned girl to cling to one side while he swam to the other and clambered in.

The girl was pulled in, but even then the owner of the boat had not his wits fully about him, and Stewart was obliged to take charge of matters himself. He rowed about in various directions and at last found a landing place on the shelving beach south of the piers at Hanlon’s point. There, a crowd awaited the party. Restoratives were applied to the frightened girl, and Mr. Hammond took Stewart up to the hotel, where he donned dry clothing. 

In the meantime the search for the body of the drowned girl was begun, and it was recovered without much difficulty, after being in the water about forty minutes. George Elliott, an employee of the Toronto Ferry co., and Police Constable Johnston succeeded in raising the body. Dr. Charles O’Reilly, who happened to be present, assisted by several nurses of the Lakeside hospital, worked for some time to bring back life, but all their efforts having proved unavailing, the body was taken across to the city, and placed in the city morgue. Afterwards, on the initiative of Mr. Hammond, it was sent to Humphrey’s Undertaking establishment. The father of the girl was notified by telegram.


MOORE - Rev. William Moore, rector of the Anglican church Lyndhurst, died yesterday. He suffered from cancer for some time.


McKELLAR - Mrs. Elizabeth McKellar, one of the pioneers of Western Ontario, died yesterday.  She was a daughter of Edward Dyer, a U.E. Loyalist.


ROY (Owen Sound) July 27 - It is doubtful if the circumstances in connection with the death of Phil Roy, the coloured man found dead some weeks ago, will ever be known. Since the finding of the body, the police, assisted by Crown Attorney McKay and Coroner Cameron, had been working diligently but nothing which would lead to ascertaining the real cause of death as yet being obtained.  For some time it had been supposed that James Powell, a white man, knew something of Roy’s whereabouts a day or two prior to his disappearance. Tonight Powell gave evidence, the substance of which was that he had not seen Roy for a month before he was found. He contradicted the evidence of the boy Norris, who at the previous session of the inquest had sworn that he heard Roy and Powell quarrelling during which the latter, using an oath, threatened to kick the head off the former. His evidence was corroborated by his house-keeper and another woman. The jury after the hearing of the evidence, brought in a verdict that Roy came to his death from some unknown cause, which cause they did not think was accidental. 


BLAIR (Carleton Place, Ont.) July 27 - A number of people here believe that Nelson King, who hanged himself yesterday, had something to do with the death of Peter Blair, who died under suspicious circumstances some weeks ago. From an analysis of the contents of Blair’s stomach it would seen that arsenic had been administered in sufficient quantities to cause death, and evidence

of an important character may be brought out at the adjourned inquest tomorrow.

Some time after Blair’s death, King borrowed a pick and shovel from William Cameron, and said he was going out to fix up Blair’s grave. While he was at work at the grave, William Watters, who had been ordered to exhume the body, came along and told King he intended removing the body. The latter dropped his shovel and turned deadly pale. When King returned to town, he was in a very nervous state and left for Smith’s Falls after. It is suspected he intended removing the body, so that no examination of it could be made. King had probably brooded over the trouble and in desperation took his own life.


HARRISON (Dundas Banner) - Thomas D. Harrison, sr. of Hamilton died in Dundas on Tuesday evening at 8:40 at his son’s. He had been weakly for some time, and his death, though sudden, was not unlooked for. He was in his 63rd year. He leaves a widow, and seven children, four being daughters, and three sons. He was born in Nelson township, and had a carriage business there for many years. He was a Justice of the Peace. About fifteen years ago he went up to Manitoba, and again three years later he went a second time, in connection with a colonization project, taking up land near Birtle, but he did not remain there. He came to Dundas three weeks ago on a visit to his son, Wick, at whose home he died. He was connected with the Methodist church, and the funeral will take place on Friday to Milton, to the old family burying ground. There are several families of Harrison in Halton, it being one of the oldest families in that county.


Friday, July 29, 1898


MINNES - In this city on July 28th, at 141 MacNab st. north, Beatrice, beloved daughter of Alice and Thos. Minnes, aged 3 years. Funeral from parents’ residence at 3 o’clock p.m. (Private).


PARTRIDGE - In this city, on July 29th, Lillian May, eldest daughter of John and Jennie Partridge, and granddaughter of Thomas and Maria Partridge, aged 15 years and 2 months. Service at Barton street church, at 3 o’clock. Funeral from parent’s residence, 650 Barton street east, on Sunday, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

Miss Lilly Partridge, the young daughter of John Partridge, caretaker of the Barton st. school, and one of the brightest members of the Barton street Methodist Sunday school, died last night. The funeral, which will take place next Sunday, will be attended by all the Sunday school scholars.


MONTFORT (Brockville, Ont.) July 28 - Charles Montfort, only son of John Montfort, a wealthy resident of Landsdown, committed suicide last night, by blowing out his brains with a revolver. It is said he asked a young lady friend to accompany him upon an excursion, and that she refused. He went to his room, and his mother and his sister were startled to hear a report of a revolver, and upon rushing in found him shot through the right temple, with the smoking revolver lying on the floor.  He died in two or three minutes. Deceased was 25 years old, and of a cheerful temperament and a general favourite. No inquest was necessary. He belonged to the Oddfellows and will be buried by that order.


MITCHELL - Miss Christiana Mitchell, of Ottawa, was thrown from a buggy yesterday and killed.


FOSTER - Thomas Foster, a Bell telephone employee working on one of the company’s poles at Montreal yesterday, received a shock and fell to the ground a distance of 60 feet. He died shortly afterwards at the hospital.

CAMPBELL - Peter Campbell, a young workman from Toronto 22 years old, was accidentally killed while working on the stone wall approach to the Soulanges canal at Cascades, near Vaudreuil,  about 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon. He was standing on a scaffold fitting a stone in place, when on leaning forward to examine it more closely, he struck against a projecting part of the structure, causing him to start backwards, and lose his balance, precipitating to the ground about 20 feet below, breaking his neck.


Saturday, July 30, 1898


PARTRIDGE - In this city, on July 29th, Lillian May, eldest daughter of John and Jennie Partridge, and granddaughter of Thomas and Maria Partridge, aged 15 years, and 3 months. Funeral from the parent’s residence, 630 Barton st. east, on Sunday, at 4 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


BANKS (Toronto, Ont.) July 29 - A man came to the Union hotel, corner of Bathurst street and Farley avenue, about 9:30 o’clock last night, and asked for a room with a gaslight, as he had writing to do. This morning the man was found dead in the room, with the gas jet turned on full. He had carefully spread sheets about the door and window to prevent the escape of the gas. Nothing was found in the man’s pockets to indicate who he was. He was of medium height, weighed 150 or 160 pounds, full faced, and has Sandy mustache and hair.

The body was identified late this afternoon as that of James D. Banks, 411 Church st., mechanical engineer. Banks was employed on the Globe when the late George Brown was shot, and it was between him and Bennett, the row started that ended in the fatal wounding of Mr. Brown.


SHEPPARD - An elderly lady, named Mrs. Eliza Sheppard, who lived in East Toronto on Berkley avenue, dropped dead from heart failure and the street railway waiting room opposite the Woodbine, Toronto, about half-past-three o’clock yesterday afternoon.


WALSH - Yesterday afternoon, James Walsh, employed on the street railway extension at Kinston was overcome by the intense heat. He was removed to his house in an unconscious condition and died a few hours later. A widow and five children are left without a protector.


MURDON, COUSINEAU, LEMAISE (Port Arthur, Ont.) July 29 - The Moses Brothers were committed today by Police Magistrate Dobie, to stand their trial at the December assizes for the murder of Thomas Murdon, Alexander Cousineau, and Joseph Lemaise, in July, 1893, at Pic islands, near here, on the bay. 

Detective Rogers, who is in charge of the case, had the sisters of the prisoners as witnesses.  They swore that the murdered men had come to the island in a boat from Port Caldwell, bringing whisky with them. A jubilation had ensued in the course of which the Indians and squaws had all got drunk.  It was then that Louis and Joe took Lemaise into the bush near the wigwam and killed him.  They then came back and finished their awful work by shooting the other two in the wigwam. 

The evidence goes on to indicate that the brothers, having perpetrated their awful deed, set to work to get rid of the bodies. The remains of the dead men, according to the story were carried to the boat, where stones were tied to them with rope. Taking the laden craft with them, the brothers are said to have rowed away from the shore, and then knocked a hole in the bottom of the boat, and sunk it with its contents.

The boat was afterwards found adrift, and a story was circulated to the effect that the men had been drowned, but the fact that there was a hole in the bottom, which had evidently deliberately made, and the rumours of the part taken in the catastrophe by the Moses brothers, caused suspicion to attach to them from the first. 

The bodies having been disposed of, the brothers are said to have returned, and a later time to have taken the life of Lemaise’s small son Dick. These are the principal charges laid against them.

Another charge preferred against them in the indictment is that of having killed two people, a man named Davids and his son, as far back as 1887. This charge is not thought so much of, both because it is of longer standing, and because only two lives were involved.

The Indians are a splendid-looking lot of fellows, from 25 to 35 years of age, well dressed and those who are accustomed to the breed, say that they are apparently way ahead of the ordinary sample of Christianised red-skins who are seen on the borders of civilization and are being contaminated by civilization. 


Monday, August 1, 1898


BUSKARD - In this city on July 31st, at the residence of his parent’s, 286 MacNab st. north, Frederick W. Buskard, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Buskard, aged 7 months, and twenty three days. Funeral Monday. (Private).


WALSH (Toronto) Aug 1 - Archbishop Walsh is dead; such was the news which at midnight spread over the city, and created the most unfeigned regret on every hand. It could hardly be believed for a week or two ago, the eminent prelate was in the best of health, discharging his important duties. His medical attendant, Dr. Dwyer, arrived about 9:30 and was at The Grove at the time of the death, at about half past ten. He passed peacefully away with a smile on his face. Fathers McCann, Teafy, Hand, Treacy, Cline, and Mungovan, were all in the room at the end.

His Grace Archbishop Walsh was born in the parish of Mooncom, County of Kilkenny, Ireland, May 24, 1830. 

On Nov. 27, 1889, he came to Toronto. A large number of Toronto citizens went to Hamilton to meet him and a procession was to have been organized from the Union station to the Palace. Heavy rain prevented this. 

At his own request made last winter, the Archbishop’s remains will be buried on Thursday in St. Michael’s cathedral under the altar of the Blessed Virgin. The body will lie in state in the cathedral, Wednesday. The prelates and priests, both of Ontario and Quebec will be notified of his demise today, and are expected to attend the obsequies in large numbers. Bishop Dowling of Hamilton as senior bishop of Ontario will preach the funeral service.


PARTRIDGE - The funeral of Miss Lillian May Partridge took place yesterday from her father’s residence, 630 Barton street east. Many relatives and friends were present to pay their last respects to a most estimable young lady. The remains were taken to the Barton street Methodist church, where a service was held by Rev. Mr. Marshall. The pallbearers were young ladies of the Sunday school; Misses Smale, Chapple, Shanton, and Beston. The Barton street Sunday school sent a beautiful floral offering. The pulpit stand and altar were nicely draped by Green Bros.

Tuesday, August 2, 1898


RAYCROFT  (Toronto, Ont.) Aug. 2 - Mrs. Raycroft, 37 years of age, who lived at 91 McGee street, committed suicide at noon today, in a most determined manner. She first slashed her throat with a razor, then drank a quantity of carbolic acid, and finally, with a quantity of waste of which she had prepared, set fire to her house. The neighbours, noticing the smoke, entered the woman’s home and found her dying. The fire was quickly subdued and the woman was carried to the nearest surgery. She, however, died before anything could be done. It is supposed that Mrs. Raycroft  became suddenly insane this morning, as she had been troubled greatly with fits recently. Her husband is a brewer, and she leaves three little children.


FOOTE (Peterboro) Aug 1 - Fred Foote, a prominent business man of Peterboro, was drowned in Jackson park here this morning. The unfortunate man was riding on his wheel, and, when coming down the hill near the park, he lost control of his pedals, and went over the bank into the artificial lake. The body was recovered soon after. The deceased leaves a large family.


Wednesday, Aug 3, 1898


BLACK - On August 3rd, 1898, at 105 Cannon street east, Isabella Black, widow of the late David Black, in the 86th year of her age. Funeral from above address on Friday, at 3:30 p.m. (Private).


SHEEHAN - In this city, at 13 Little Peel st. Mary, daughter of John and Catharine Sheehan.  Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral Friday at 9 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre cemetery.


Funeral private.


PIGEON - The local police authorities received a telegram from Chatham yesterday stating that it was thought the man, Pigeon, who was drowned at that place was a former resident of this city. The police have made inquiries into the matter but none of the families of that name living in this city know anything of the drowned man.


HICKEY - Gordon S. Hickey, an old and much-respected resident of Morrisburg, Ont. is dead.


SENECAL - Joseph Senecal, of Grenadier island, a well-known-resident of that district, died yesterday while undergoing an operation at Brockville hospital.


THORNTON - Bessie Thornton, the Peterboro young lady, who was accidentally shot through the neck by young Archie Seymour on Saturday, died yesterday afternoon.


RICE (Smiths Falls) Aug 2 - A gloom was past over this town this evening by a sad accident on the C.P.R. Brockville train. Two rigs returning from the races were being speeded along, heedless of the approaching the incoming train. One of them succeeded in getting over the crossing, but the other a sulky, driving by George Rice, farmer, and his son, twelve years old was struck by the train, with the result that the boy was instantly killed. The horse got over and escaped unhurt. Mr. Rice was thrown a considerable distance and is badly injured. He is still unconscious and grave fears are expressed as to his recovery. No blame is attached to the officials of the train.

Thursday, Aug 4, 1898


SHEEHAN - In this city on Aug. 3rd, at 11 Little Peel st., Mary, daughter of John and Catharine.

Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral Friday at 9 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre cemetery.  Funeral private.


MURDOCH - At his residence in Oneida, on Aug. 3, 1898, John Murdoch, formerly of this city, aged 71 years and 6 months. Interment on Friday at Caledonia.


ASHTON - At her mother’s residence, No. 139 Hughson st. north, Harriet Anne, beloved wife of Walter Ashton, aged 28 years. Funeral Friday at 4:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WALSH (Toronto) August 4 - The funeral of Archbishop Walsh took place this morning, the ceremony proper beginning at half past 10 lasting until after one. Over one hundred priests were present, including many from outside the diocese.

The sermon was preached by Bishop McQuade, of Rochester, who in the course of his remarks said that Archbishop Walsh had often had opened his heart to him regarding the relations of Canada to the United States. At the conclusion of the sermon the body was blessed, and lowered into the grave in the Sanctuary of the Cathedral.


BURKE (Toronto) Aug. 4 - Herbert Burke, whose fourteenth summer was still incomplete, ceased life yesterday in a sad and horrible way.

Herbert worked in the warehouse of the Canadian Feather and Mattress company, No. 40 Melinda street. He was a handy little fellow and busied himself in different departments in the manufacturing establishment. 

About 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon he ran a number of mattresses up to the second floor, where, when these had been disposed of, he joined a friend named James Cooper. The boys began to play. Now there is no railing about the shaft, and the hoist had been left above the second story, so there was an uninterrupted depth of 25 feet, inviting in a terrible manner the approach of anyone upon the floor. The unsuspecting youth fell, and clots of blood marked the spot where he landed.

Dr. Garrett, was summoned but little could be done. By order of the physician, the unfortunate lad was removed to St. Michael’s hospital where at 5:40 p.m. he succumbed to injuries of which he had never known. 

Herbert Burke lived with his mother and father and was an only child.


CONNELL (Brockville, Ont.) Aug. 3 - James Connell, a Brockville, ironmolder, was drowned in the St. Lawrence, near Brockville, yesterday afternoon. Cries of help were heard by parties on the island, and several boats put out in the swift waters of the channel, where the form of a man was seen. He went down before a boat could reach him. He was identified as Connell by his clothes on the adjoining island. It is supposed he went in swimming and took cramps. He was an excellent swimmer. He was to have left in a few days for Toronto.


GILROY - A serious accident occurred here this morning at the resident of J.C. Gilroy.  Two little boys were swinging, when little Kenneth Gilroy, about 3 years old, unseen by them, got in the way of the return swing, the seat board striking him on the temple, killing him instantly.

ANSHWAHEOGONABY (Clinton, Ont.) Aug 2 - A fatal accident occurred here yesterday in which William Anshwaheogonaby, an Indian, better known as Little William, while engaged in felling trees, was killed. He was chief councilor of the Sagsaugeen reserve.


SAUNDERS (Owen Sound) Aug. 3 - Tonight at 6 o’clock, the body of an unknown man was discovered by some boys, floating in the harbour, under Peel street dock. It was removed to the premises of Undertaker Breckenridge, where about 9 o’clock it was identified by J.D. Stoddard, bus owner, as that of Thos. Saunders, of Durham, who came up from that town a fortnight ago to work for him. On Friday of last week he left, and was last seen on Saturday night in a state of intoxication. An inquest will probably be held by Dr. Allan Cameron, Coroner. Saunders leaves a widow and family in Durham.


MORPHY (Windsor, Ont.) Aug. 3 - George Morphy, the boy who, while at play, was run over by a Grand Trunk train yesterday, died from his injuries this morning.


BOLLEAU  (Ottawa) Aug. 3 - Eva Bolleau, who was struck by an electric car yesterday, died at the Water street hospital tonight from the injuries received. 


PIGEON (Chatham) Aug. 3 - The coroner’s jury rendered a verdict of accidental drowning at the inquest into the cause of death of young Pigeon, the sailor. The captain of the vessel was exonerated from all blame. 


ION (Caledonia, Ont.) Aug. 3 - Mrs. C. Ion, of York, was missed from her home about 3 o’clock this morning, and after searching until 8 o’clock, her body was found in the Grand River just above the dam, and opposite her late residence. Deceased was at times not accountable for her actions, having being in the asylum on two occasions for a time, and had threatened repeatedly to destroy herself. The crown was notified, but it is not thought an inquest would be necessary. Deceased was about 60 years of age, and leaves a husband and grown up family.


Friday, Aug. 5, 1898


LAIDLAW - In this city, on Thursday, August 4th, Joseph, fifth son of James Laidlaw, aged 19 years. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. from his parent’s residence, 57 Ashley street. Friends and  acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FELL (Manitowaning) Aug. 4 - The six-year-old son of J.H. Fell, D.D.S., was drowned on July 30.  While playing on the beach with a companion he lost his hat and in attempting to recover it, got beyond his depth. The body was recovered about twenty minutes after the accident but life was extinct.


Saturday, August 6, 1898


GRIFFIN - In this city, on August 5th, 1898, Catharine, relict of the late Thomas Griffin, aged 73 years. Funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. David Hunter, 427 James st. north, on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

LEISHMAN - At Hamilton Beach, Robt. McGregor, infant son of Chas. E. and Annie Leishman.  Funeral private.


CLUCAS - In this city, on 5th inst., at 187 Market street, William John, infant son of James P. and Elizabeth Clucas, aged 5 months. Funeral Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


SPITZFADEN - At Montreal, on August 5th, 1898, Enna, Lind Spitzfaden, aged 6 months. Funeral will take place Sunday, August 7th, at 3:30 p.m. from Green’s Undertaking Establishment. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. 


BRADT - At their resident, Glanford, on Friday, August 5th, 1898, Mr. and Mrs. David Brandt, in their 75th, and 73rd years, respectively.  The service at their late residence on Sunday 7th , at 3:30 p.m.  Interment at the old Mud Church Burying ground.

Last evening Mrs. Bradt, wife of David Bradt died about 7:45. She was seventy-three years of age, and had been ill about fourteen months. Mr. Bradt was in bed at the time, having been ill for a short time. He was greatly distressed over his wife’s death, and he passed away at 10:10, joining her in death. 

Mr. Bradt had been a resident of Glanford for a number of years. He leaves seven sons, and three daughters, all grown up.


ROBINSON (Rama, Ont.) Aug. 5 - A sad drowning accident occurred here about 2:30 this afternoon. A party of excursionists sailed on an outing, in the direction of Geneva Park, Lake Couchiching, about seven miles from Orillia. The party divided, eight of them going in an old sailboat, and the remainder in a steam yacht. When about half way across the lake, the sailboat started to leak, and the men tried to bail her out, as fast as the water came in, but could not keep her afloat, and she went down in a few seconds, throwing the whole party into the water. All but one could swim, and when the boat came up they hung on.

Young Robinson, a son of Neil Robinson, farmer, said he could swim to the shore, and one of the men asked him if he could help him, he said “no I am alright”. The man, who was swimming at the time, turned to see how young Robinson was getting along, but he saw him just as he was going down. He was about 22 years old, and a good swimmer. 

The steam yacht was too far ahead to hear the calls of the men clinging to the partly sunken craft, but a rowboat, manned by a party of campers from the park, put out and gallantly rescued the seven men bringing them to shore. 

A brother and sister of young Robinson, it is said, were in the steam yacht. The spot where the young man went down, was about half-way across the lake, and it is very deep - about 40 feet. 

Several young men from the camp went out to try to get the body, but they were unsuccessful, and arrangements are being made to grapple for it.


KIMBLE (Drayton, Ont.) Aug. 5 - Mr. Kimble, who was seriously hurt yesterday in the tile yard by the bursting of a pulley, died early this morning. The funeral will likely be on Sunday. He leaves a widow and seven small children.


TAYLOR - Conyngham Crawford Taylor died in Toronto, aged 75.

MARLATT - A runaway accident occurred on Thursday night, near St. Thomas, in which a seven year old son of James Marlatt was killed.


Monday, August 8, 1898


McGREGOR - Died suddenly, at Sioux City, Iowa, Wm. McGregor, M.D. Funeral on Monday August 8th, at 3:30 p.m. from he residence of his brother, Dr. J.G. McGregor, Waterdown to Waterdown station.

Yesterday, Dr. McGregor, of Waterdown received word of the sudden death of his brother, Dr. McGregor, of Sioux City Iowa. The body has been sent to Waterdown for interment.


HALL (Chatham, Ont.) August 7 - On Friday John Hall, a wealthy and popular farmer at Dover township, was horribly mutilated by an infuriated bull. His injuries were such a serious nature that Saturday night he succumbed and passed quietly away. The animal, a prize beast, has for some time shown a bad disposition. On Friday Mr. Hall went into the large box stall where the bull was kept to place some feed in the manger, and while bending over the feed box, the bull rushed at the box, and knocked him down, goring him fully twenty times. Cries of help brought the son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Daucey, to the scene, and while her husband bounded the infuriated animal off with a club, Mrs. Daucey rescued her father. The injured man was carried into the house, and surgical aid summoned from Chatham. It was found that Mr. Hall’s body had been terribly torn and bruised, and, besides other fractures, three ribs were broken, which pierced his lung and pressed heavily on his heart.


PEER (Fulton) - A sudden death occurred here on Saturday. As Mrs. Emerson Peer had just   finished dressing she fell over dead. She had been ailing for some months, but her death was a great shock to her nearest friends. Her remains were interred in the St. George’s cemetery, Rev. J.Fielding conducting the service.


Tuesday, August 9, 1898


POTTER - At her late residence, No. 82 Chatham street on Sunday, 7th August, Sarah Potter, aged 43 years. Funeral took place this afternoon at 2 o’clock.


DICKENSON - In this city, on August 8th, at 321 Emerald st. north, Margaret Dickenson, aged 74 years. Funeral today at 2 p.m. from the residence of Mr. Arthur Board, 1 Huron street, to Hamilton cemetery.


FAGAN - At her late residence, No. 11 Ashley street, on Monday, 8th August, 1898, Margaret Utter, wife of George Fagan. Funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday. (Private). Interment at Bartonville.


CHARLESWORTH - At Port Hope, on August 8th, Charlotte McKeachern, beloved wife of H. G. Charlesworth, of Toronto. Interment at Port Hope.


ROBERTS (Cobourg) Aug. 8 - On Tuesday morning last George Roberts, aged ten years, son of William Roberts of this town, was playing with a companion near the railway track. The two boys were standing on the east bound track, but as the morning express approached, young Roberts


stepped onto the west-bound track and was struck by a freight train. He never regained consciousness and died yesterday morning. An inquest was held today, and adjourned until Friday night.


BREWSTER  (Orillia)- Aug 8 - Curtis E. Brewster, a bookkeeper, committed suicide at Foxmead this morning by taking an overdose of strychnine. He had been for some time living at the home of Mr. Hadden, who was aroused from his slumbers by groans emanating from Brewster’s room.  Hadden made an investigation and found Brewster writhing in pain. He then called in Dr. Ardagh, but shortly after the physician’s arrival, Brewster died. Coroner Beaton was notified, but did not deem an inquest necessary.

The deceased had been of a despondent disposition the past three years, from the result of a sun stroke. He was native of Niagara Falls, and before coming here worked in Toronto.


WILCOX - On Sunday afternoon, Roy Wilcox, a sixteen-year-old boy who lived at Winona, went out boating with his younger brother. They procured an old flat-bottomed punt, and rigged up a sail in it, intending to sail from Winona to Grimsby. When they were about a quarter of a mile from shore, the punt capsized and Roy was drowned. The young brother swam to shore.

The deceased was a son of Mr. Wilcox, who works for Major Carpenter, ex-MP.


Wednesday, August 10, 1898


ALLINGHAM - At his late residence, No. 57 Chatham street, on Tuesday, 9th August 1898, George Allingham, aged 48 years. Funeral on Thursday at 2 p.m. to the church of St. John the Evangelist.  Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


GREAVES - Mrs. George Greaves, of Kingston, aged 82, died Sunday. 


SPRINGSTEAD - Melissa Springstead, a seven-year-old child, was killed on the railway at Simcoe.


IRELAND - Mrs. William Ireland, aged 86, mother of F.C. Ireland, city treasurer, Kingston, died Monday.


ELLIOTT - Matthew Elliott, of Kingston, aged 73 years, is dead. For over 50 years he was a successful cattle exporter, and was well known, from one end of the province to the other.


SPENCER - Augusta Spencer, widow of the late Dr. William Hope, sheriff of Hastings county, died on Sunday at the age of 78 years. Deceased was a daughter of the late sheriff Spencer, of Cobourg, and had resided in Belleville since 1849.


CURRY - Miss Cora Curry, a well-known young woman, in Windsor, died yesterday morning of a nervous disease. She was a plaintiff in the famous and long-drawn-out case of Curry vs Curry, which is still pending, and owned a one-third share in the Curry block. She was but 23 years of age.

Thursday, August 11, 1898


SPICER - Suddenly at his late residence, 185 Catharine street south, on Thursday Aug. 11th, Alfred James Spicer, in the 77th year of his age. Funeral at 3:30 p.m. Saturday to St. Peter’s church, Barton.

Alfred J. Spicer, died suddenly about noon today. This morning he was at his son’s store, John st. south, and appeared to be in good health. He went home about noon and when he was at dinner he had a bad attack and died before medical aid could be summoned.

The deceased was born in England, about 77 years ago, and came to Canada half a century ago. He lived in Barton for a number of years, and was highly respected. For a man of his age he enjoyed good health, and his sudden death was a great shock to his relatives.


BOYER (Ottawa) Aug. 10 - Andree and Louis Riopelle, of Eardley, was arrested last night for the murder of Leonce Boyer, found on the Eardley road last Saturday. The prisoners arrived in the city at 4 o’clock this morning and were placed before Magistrate Champagne. The charge, which is as follows, was read to the accused, who pleaded not guilty. “That on the night of Aug. 5, 1898, in the township of Eardley, on the Eardley road, Andree and Louis Riopelle, both farmers of the township of Eardley, from information received, both murdered Leonce Boyer, also a farmer of the township of Eardley”.

The crown prosecutor asked that the case be enlarged until Wednesday the 17th, so as to give time to the detectives to investigate. The request was complied with, and the prisoners were taken back to jail. Louis, the younger of the two brothers were much affected. Andree, however, took the matter coolly and looked quite indifferent.


FOREMAN (Breslau) Aug. 10 - The body found on the railway track yesterday morning has been identified as being Jack Foreman, formerly an employee of the Waterloo woollen factory. His parents live in Waterloo and will take the body to Waterloo for interment.


Friday, August 12, 1898


SPICER - Suddenly at his late residence, 185 Catharine st. south, on Thursday, Aug. 11th, Alfred James Spicer, in the 71st year of his age. Funeral at 3:30 p.m. Saturday to St. Peter’s church, Barton.


McLAREN - A request was made to the city this morning for an order for the burial of Margaret McLaren, who a few years ago, as Mag Lynch, was a famous character on John st. north. As there are two brothers of deceased living, the order was refused.


BROWN - William L. Brown, for the last 20 years agricultural editor of the London Free Press, and one of the best known poultry authorities in the province, died yesterday, after an illness of six weeks.


FURNISS (St. George) - B. Armstrong, Miss Armstrong and Mrs. Walsh, went to Niagara Falls, on Thursday to attend the funeral of Mrs. R. Furniss.


BAKER  (Kingston, Ont.) Aug. 11 - On Monday, William Baker, engaged in threshing at a farm near Westbrook, stepped on the feed-board of the thresher and was drawn into it. In being taken from the cylinder, it was found he had sustained serious injuries. One leg was amputated twice, but his life could not be saved. He died in the evening.

Saturday, August 13, 1898


LARMOUR - In this city, on the 12th inst., Margaret, widow of the late William Larmour, in her 56th year. Funeral from her late residence, No. 9, Dundurn street, on Monday Aug. 15, at 2:30 p.m. to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this intimation.


CALVERT - On Aug. 13, at 169 Rebecca st., John Calvert, in his 64th year. Funeral on Monday, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this intimation.


RUTTAN - Dr. Allan Ruttan died at Napanee yesterday, after a lengthened illness, aged 73 years.


GALLAHER - The death is announced from Ottawa of Rev. John Gallaher, a retired Presbyterian minister well known in Masonic circles. He was past grand chaplain of the grand lodge of Ontario.


Monday, August 15, 1898


SPRIGGS - In this city, on Sunday, Aug. 14th, Mary Spriggs, beloved wife of John Spriggs, aged 69 years. Funeral her late residence 90 York street, on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


FRASER - At his late residence, No. 15, Little Peel street, on Sunday, August 14th, 1898, Donald Fraser, aged 84 years. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WILCOX - The body of Roy Wilcox, who was drowned near Winona on Aug. 7, was washed ashore yesterday at 2 miles from where the accident occurred. It was first seen by Joseph Foran, and John Hand, who immediately notified the father of the boy, and the body removed to the homestead near Grimsby.


HERON - Mrs. Heron, a daughter of the late J.Gordon Brown, died suddenly in Ottawa.


PURCELL - Michael Purcell was driving near Cornwall when a train struck his wagon, killing him instantly. 


DOUGHTY - George Doughty, of Toronto, passed away very suddenly on Saturday morning.  Deceased was over 70 years of age.


CLARRIDGE (Englewood, Ont.) Aug. 12 - About 4:35 this afternoon John Clarridge, a prosperous and highly-respected farmer, living on a farm adjoining this village, was struck and almost instantly killed on a public crossing on Main street by a northbound Grand Trunk engine, running light.

The deceased had been at Boston Mills for a load of flour and feed, and, returning, was attempting to make a rather steep grade leading to the crossing. Evidently he failed to notice the approach of the engine as he kept on his way regardless of the engine’s repeatedly whistling, and the excited shouts of a number of persons who witnessed the accident. The wagon was completely demolished, and the contents scattered in every direction. The horses alone escaped without injury.  Dr. Emmerson, of Claude, was immediately summoned, but when he arrived the unfortunate man was beyond the reach of his skill.

A hasty examination showed that the skull had been fractured, the collar-bone broken in several places, and a number of ribs broken.

The deceased was in the neighbourhood of 55 years of age, and leaves a wife and one grown-up son.


FIDDIS (Kentville, Ont.)  Aug. 12 - Mrs. Hugh Fiddis, of North Gower township, committed suicide on Friday evening about 8 o’clock. She made an attempt once before within the past year.

She effected the job by hanging herself to the knob of the door in the house with cheese cloth, while all other members of the family were out milking. She was 65 years of age, and leaves a husband, and a large family.


WYE (Toronto) Aug. 15 - William Wye, a man who some time ago was a well-known figure in this city, and went under the name of Pigs Feet Billy, was killed at Lynden, Ont., on Saturday evening.  He was working at threshing with a farmer named William Coverdale, and went into the mow to continue work. In some manner he slipped and fell right into the cylinder of the thresher, being instantly killed and horribly mangled.

 Wye was known here as Pigs Feet Billy, on account of the fact that he was vendor of toothsome hog trotters, and for many years controlled the business here. He was supposed to have a wife, and three children, still residing in this city, but diligent inquiry on the part of the police yesterday failed to reveal their whereabouts. He is to be buried at the expense of the Lynden village council.

Wye had been in Hamilton for some time before he went to Lynden.


SPRIGGS - Mrs. John Spriggs, 29 York street, died yesterday morning. She was 69 years of age.  Mr. and Mrs. Spriggs celebrated their golden wedding on Wednesday last.


Tuesday, August 16, 1898


McKILLOP - At his residence, 611 Spadina avenue, Toronto, on Monday August 15th, David McKillop, aged 55 years. Funeral service at above address, on Wednesday the 17th, at 12:45 p.m.

Interment at Hamilton, on arrival of the 3:25 p.m. G.T.R. train, Stuart st. station.


VANWAGNER - In Stony Creek, on Monday, Aug.15th, at 4 p.m.  Caroline P. beloved wife of T.C. VanWagner, in her 76th year. Funeral from her late residence on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. 

Interment at Stony Creek cemetery. Funeral private.


CLARK - In this city, at 23 Blythe street, on the 16th inst., Ivor Clayton, infant son of Rosamond, and George J. Clark. Funeral private.


ELLI0TT (Mountsberg) - M. Elliott, one of the oldest settlers, died last Wednesday in his eighty- sixth year. Deceased was well-known, and highly respected, being honourable in his dealings and an  obliging and good neighbour. He was a strong active man, until six weeks ago, when he took to his bed and gradually grew weaker until the end came. Six sons acted as pallbearers. The remains were followed by a large cortege to the Crown cemetery, Morriston. 


HASKING - John Conn Hasking, a resident of Port Arthur since 1872, died yesterday, aged 63.

HUFF - Eliakim Huff, one of the oldest and best-known residents of Napanee, died very suddenly Sunday morning.


McMARTIN - Alexander McMartin, an old and respected resident of Morrisburg, died yesterday at the advanced age of 78 years.


MACPHERSON - Leslie Macpherson, 8 years old, son of J.A. Macpherson of Kingston, was drowned in the bay Monday afternoon, where he had been in swimming.


McDERMOTT - George McDermott, a life-long resident of Brockville, was taken suddenly ill yesterday morning while at work. He sat down on the curb to revive and in ten minutes was dead, heart disease being the cause.


DEWEY (Niagara Falls, Ont.) Aug. 15 - A very sad and fatal accident occurred about 5:30 o’clock to Frederick Dewey, a highly respectable citizen of this place.

It seems Mr. Dewey who was locomotive foreman of the Michigan railroad at Mountrose, was on his way walking on the track, from the yards to the junction, when he was struck from behind by No. 36 express, from the west, and pitched off the track. He was struck behind the head, and killed instantly, although the engineer tried to attract his attention by whistling. He seemed not to notice it.        Mr. Dewey was about 70 years of age, and had been in the employ of the Michigan Central for some years. He leaves a wife, who is at present visiting relatives in Chicago. Mrs. Dewey, who was twice married, lost her first husband, Fred Chilcott, who was an engineer in a railroad accident on the Grand Trunk airline, about 20 years ago. 


Wednesday, August 17, 1898


RIEGER - In this city, on August 15th, 1898, Myrtle C., infant child of Martha and George Rieger.  Funeral from her parent’s residence, No. 53 Caroline st. north, on Thursday afternoon at 2:30.


SCHNABEL - In this city, on the 17th inst., Maggie, beloved wife of George Schnabel, in her 37th year. Funeral from her husband’s residence 168 Bay st. north, on Friday, at 3 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. 


BROWN - By accident, on Tuesday, Aug. 16th, at Prescott Arizona, Joseph Henry youngest son of the late Robt. T. Brown, of 133 Hess st. north, aged 30 years, and 8 months. Funeral notice later.

Mrs. Robert Brown, 133 Hess st. north, this city, received a telegram last evening from Prescott, Arizona, informing her that her youngest son, Robert T. Brown, had been seriously hurt in an accident. A few minutes later another telegram followed containing the information that Brown was dead. 

Deceased was about 30 years of age, and lived in this city until the removal of the G.T.R. shops to Stratford, when he went to the States to seek his fortune. He obtained an employment with the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix railway, as a machinist and worked with that company ever since. It is not known just how the accident happened. Brown was a member of the volunteer fire brigade and his friends here think while assisting to fight a fire he met his death. Prescott is about four days journey from here, and it will likely be Sunday or Monday before the remains arrive. J.L. Brown, of this city, is a brother of the deceased.

HILLYER - Dr. E.S. Hillyer committed suicide at his residence, 150 Victoria avenue north, on Wednesday or Thursday of last week, and his bloated, unrecognized remains were found this morning by Bailiffs’ Officer Hunter, who was sent to the house to collect some accounts. Dr. Hillyer moved into the Victoria avenue house some months ago, and is understood to have had very little practice. He lived alone, and was of a despondent nature. The police were notified of the affair and P.C. Gibbs, notified Coroner White. The Coroner reviewed the remains and ordered an inquest. The body was nude, and lying on a bed in an upstair room. On a table by the bed were several tumblers and vials, all empty and containing sediment. A Spectator reporter found on a dresser at the foot of the bed an empty pellet box, labelled quarter grain morphine. Dr. Hillyer left a suicide note. 

Dr. Hillyer was an old resident of the city, and had quite a practice in early years.

The deceased doctor had two sisters and they have been communicated with. The sisters are Mrs. Sarah Wooley, of Villanova, and Mrs. Susan Sager Hillyer, of Kingsmill, Ont. A niece, Susan

Leack, of Lynedoch, has also been informed of the death.


COOPER (Blythe, Ont.) Aug. 17 - A sad fatality occurred here this morning about 10 o’clock.  William Cooper, contractor, of Clinton, while on the scaffold of Mr. McKinnon’s residence, Dipsley street, fell about 30 feet, and died in about twenty minutes afterwards. Mr. Cooper was one of the best known men in the county of Huron, and very highly respected. He leaves a widow and family to mourn his loss.


ELLIOTT (St. George) - Wilma, the youngest daughter of J.C. Elliott, died on Friday morning after a few days illness. The funeral was conducted by Rev. D.Y.  Ross, on Sunday and was largely attended. She was a favourite among the young people.


SMITH (Fulton) - The funeral of the late Mrs. Smith took place on Tuesday of last week. Her remains were interred in the Ker cemetery. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. J. Caldwell, assisted by J. Viner. Mrs. Smith was well-known. The members of the family have the heart-felt sympathy of their many neighbours and friends.


Thursday, August 18, 1898


SCHNABEL - In this city, on the 17th inst., Maggie, beloved wife of George Schnabel in her 37th year. Funeral from her husband’s residence 163 Bay st. north, on Friday at 3 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CROWE - In this city, on August 17th, 1898, Jane Gutherie, beloved wife of Alfred Crowe, in her 57th year. Funeral Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, No. 287 Mary st. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Jane Crowe, wife of Alfred Crowe, died at the family residence, 237 Mary st., yesterday after a five-weeks illness from inflammatory rheumatism. Deceased had lived in the city for fifty years, and leaves three sons, two daughters and a husband to mourn her loss.


HALLETT - The Niagara Falls Fire company returned from Brantford last night, minus one of its members, who was killed on the T.H. & B. line about five miles from Welland. Deceased’s was John Hallett, and his home was in Drummondville. He was a young man and one of the best members of his company. While the train - the first of two specials - was travelling between 50 and

60 miles an hour, and near Chanter station, Hallett attempted to pass from one coach to another and was swept off by the great force of the wind.

He was quickly missed, and the conductor notified the second train’s officials of the accident. A stop was made near the spot, and after a search Hallett’s body was found some distance from the line. The unfortunate man had been hurled through two fences and was dead when discovered. The remains were removed to Welland, where an inquest was opened today.


CARTER (Picton) Aug. 17 - Harry Raymond Carter, a popular young druggist of this town, and a member of one of Picton’s best known families, died suddenly yesterday morning under particularly painful circumstances.

At 2:30 o’clock on Tuesday morning, bakers at work in a bake shop across the street noticed flames issuing from the cellar of Carter’s drug store. The alarm was given, and the fire, which gave considerable evidence of incendiary evidence, was quickly extinguished. Mr. Carter, with his wife and child, occupied compartments above the store, and the household was naturally thrown into much confusion by the midnight alarm. Mr. Carter was himself noticed on the street, however, after the fire had been extinguished and seemed to be in the best of health. 

Later in the morning he retired. Shortly before 10 o’clock his wife was alarmed at finding him in a heavy stupor. Dr. Kidd, and Dr. Philp, were hastily summoned, but the young man was past recovery, and expired shortly after their arrival. The doctors found that death had probably resulted from an overdose of morphine, but considered an inquest unnecessary. 

A number of people were at first inclined to believe that the young druggist had committed suicide, but the fact that an inquest had been considered unnecessary quieted the report, and it is generally thought that Mr. Carter resorted to the drug to induce sleep, and took an overdose, with fatal results.

Deceased was only 26 years of age, at the time of his death, was the second son of the late James North Carter, of this town. He leaves a widow and a child.


POWNCEBY (Rochester, N.Y.) Aug. 17 - Frederick Pownceby, a former Toronto man, committed suicide here last night at his home, 511 East Main street, by drinking carbolic acid. The deceased was a cutter, and for some time had been leading a dissipated life, leaving his wife to care for the family. Upon coming home after a day’s work Mrs. Pownceby found her husband lying on the bed, apparently in great agony. She hurried for a doctor, but before he reached the house the man was dead. Beside him was found a cup containing the dregs of a dose of carbolic acid, and a nearly empty ounce bottle labelled carbolic acid was found in the pantry.

Mrs.Pownceby had a very sad story to tell. She said her husband was 51 years old. They were married fifteen years ago in Canada, but Pownceby had originally come from England, having been born in the Whitechapel district in London. 

Mrs. Pownceby said that insanity was hereditary in her husband’s family. He had a brother-in-law, Thomas Oliver living in Hamilton, Ont., but no other relatives. 

The suicide’s brother-in-law, Thos. Oliver, a cutter at the Sanford Manufactory, was living at 110 Wilson street. He had not heard of the affair when the Spectator called him up this morning, and was terribly shocked at the sad news.


HILLYER - An inquest into the death of Dr. Hillyer, who was found dead in bed by Bailiff Hunter, yesterday morning, was opened before Coroner White, at Dodsworth’s undertaking establishment yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Seventeen jury men were summoned by Constable Gibbs, but the

coroner decided that this was too many, and three of the men were discharged. William Smith was chosen as foreman of the jury, and the other jurymen were: Alfred Hoare, Charles Turner, Arthur Barr, George Richmond, J. Anderson, R. Baird, Jr., Adam Young, T.C. Searles, William Lond, John Hughes, W.R. Powell, D.J. Derrick, R.B. Spera, Thomas Allan, Sr., Robert Stevens, James Rooney.

After viewing the body, the jurymen adjourned to meet again tonight at No. 3 police station.


Friday, August 19, 1898


KILVERT - In Hamilton, on the 18th inst., Mona Macdonald, youngest daughter of F.B. Kilvert, Her Majesty’s Customs, aged 16 years and 7 months. Funeral private.


CROWE - In this city, on August 17th, 1898, Jane Gutherie, beloved wife of Alfred Crowe, in her 57th year. Funeral Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, No. 237 Mary street. Friends will please accept this intimation.


CREPIN (Ottawa) Aug. 18 - Alexander Crepin was killed today in Booth’s lumber yard, where he was employed. A team he was driving became unmanageable, and to avoid injury he jumped from the wagon. The heavily loaded vehicle passed over his head, broke his neck, and killed him instantly. 


BROWN (Tillsonburg) Aug. 18 - Albert Brown, a well-known citizen, was instantly killed last evening at the bridge in course of construction over the Otter creek, on the new T.L.E. & P. Railway, half a mile east of Tillsonburg. The frame of the pile-driver fell, striking him on the head.  Deceased was the son of Enoch Brown, of Clear Creek. He leaves a widow and seven children.


ROBERTSON (Guelph) Aug. 18 - Mrs. John Robertson, who had lived here with her husband for 30 years, died this morning. Deceased was born in Gaspe, in the Province of Quebec, and had been in ill health for a long time. She was of a retiring disposition and much esteemed. The family consists of Miss Annie G., Nellie, George, and Walter, in Toronto, and Ethel, Latitia, and Norman at home.


STEEL (Toronto) Aug. 19 - Mark Steel died suddenly from apoplexy yesterday morning, at his home, 57 Callander street. After partaking of a hearty breakfast he went out into the yard and, as he did not return his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Steel went out to find him. He was found lying in an unconscious condition, and before medical assistance could be secured he was dead. The deceased was an elderly gentleman, and had lived in Toronto for some time. His remains will be taken to Aurora, his former home for interment.


THOMPSON (Toronto) Aug. 19 - Rev. William J. Thompson, a Baptist clergyman who was at one time prominent in religious circles in Brantford and Toronto, is now a fugitive from justice, charged with the murder of his wife at Ipswich, Mass. The story of this man’s career, part of which is now public property, and of which more will be developed at his trial, is sensational, and startling in the extreme. 

Thompson came from England several years ago, and at once proceeded to identify himself with the Baptist work in Canada. He located first in Hamilton, subsequently removing to Brantford, and was soon recognized as a character somewhat out of the ordinary.

The story of the alleged crimes begins with the death of his wife, which occurred at Ipswich on May 5. Her demise was attributed to heart disease, and other complications and no suspicions were aroused. The following day there appeared in the Salem Gazette a beautiful and poetic of the last days of the deceased. It is believed that the article was written by Thompson himself. 

The dead woman left three young children to the tender mercies of their father. He nobly acquitted himself of his obligations by “farming them out in the neighbourhood”. 

The body of Mrs. Thompson who died on May 5, has also been exhumed and an inquest will be held to find the cause of her death. The Ipswich district attorney believes that the unfortunate woman died from blood poisoning.


HILLYER - The funeral of the late Dr. Hillyer took place this morning to Hamilton cemetery. Rev. Neil McPherson conducted the service.


Saturday, August 20, 1898


DAVILLE - In Wood Green, London,  England, Aug. 19th, Alice Morgan, beloved wife of R.S. Daville, formerly of Hamilton.


BROWN - By accident, on Tuesday, Aug. 18th, at Prescott, Arizona, Joseph Henry, youngest son of the late Robt. T. Brown, of 133 Hess street north, aged 30 years, and 6 months. Funeral from above address Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


COSTELLO - At his residence, Dundas, on Aug. 20th, Patrick Costello, in his 53rd year. Funeral from his residence Hatt street, Monday morning at 9 o’clock to St. Augustine cemetery, Dundas.  Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


JEFFERY (Windsor, Ont.) Aug. 19 - William Jeffery, a Grand Trunk switchman, was run over by a freight car yesterday and died two hours after at his home, 47 Aylmer avenue. He was coupling cars near the Windsor roundhouse, and was running in front with his hand on the coupling link, when his foot caught in a tie and he fell. The car passed over him, cutting both legs off and mangling his body terribly. Jeffery was conscious almost till the last, and endured the terrible agony bravely. While he was being carried home on a stretcher, and later, while in the front room of his house, he spoke with his friends. Jeffery was a member of company 5, Twenty-First East Fusiliers. He was 23 years old, and single. 


GIBBONS - Robert Gibbons, ex-sheriff of Huron, is dead. 


HUDGINS - Capt. Hudgins, of Deseronto, dropped dead while working on his yacht.


DONLEY - A little girl named Donley was thrown out of a buggy, near Ringwood and killed.


GRAY - Henry Gray, a watchman employed at the woollen mill at Almonte, was murdered on the night of June 29 last, by some person who was attempting to commit a burglary. The efforts of the detectives to discover the perpetrators have been unsuccessful. In the hope of bringing the murderers to justice the government has decided to offer a pardon to anyone other than the actual murderer who furnishes such information as will lead to a conviction.

Monday, August 22, 1898


CROZIER - Suddenly in this city, on Sunday, August 21st, Richard Crozier. Funeral Tuesday at 3:30 o’clock from his late residence 178 Jackson st. east, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Richard Crozier, 178 Jackson street east, passed away suddenly yesterday morning. He was in apparently good health when he retired to rest on Saturday night. When he awoke yesterday morning he felt ill, and asked his daughter to send for a doctor. Within five minutes he had passed away. Dr. Wolverton was called in, and said that death was due to heart disease. Deceased was 57 years old.


YOUNG - In Barton, on August 21, 1898, Anna M., wife of the late Calvin Young, aged 75 years.  Funeral Tuesday, August 23, from her late residence, at 3 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


JOHNSON - On Sunday, Aug. 21, at 58 Napier st. Florence Mabel, infant daughter of A.E. and Florence Johnson.  Funeral from above address on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.


BATEMAN - On Aug. 23, at her parent’s residence, No. 105 Wellington st. south, Nellie, eldest daughter of F.S. and Nellie Bateman. Funeral from above address on Wednesday morning at 8:30 to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


SAXTON (Newmarket, Ont.) Aug. 22 - An awful tragedy was enacted here this morning about 7 o’clock, when Minnie Saxton deliberately put four .32 calibre bullets into the body of her elder sister Susie Saxton, killing her instantly. The girls were orphans and lived together. Susie was at the washtub at the time while Minnie was preparing toast for breakfast. George Partridge was passing the house when the shots were fired, but hearing joyous laughter from the house, thought that the sisters were amusing themselves at revolver shooting. After committing the awful deed, Minnie dressed herself and went to barrister Widdifield and told him what she had done. Mr. Widdifield at once started for the house accompanied by the girl.

On his arrival he found that the girl’s story was only too true. Susie Saxton was lying on the floor dead, with two bullets in her body. Minnie was at one time incarcerated in an insane asylum, and it had been noticed for some time past that she was acting rather queerly. No particular attention was paid to the fact, however as the girl was believed to be harmless. 

The dead girl was about thirty-five years old, and was to have been married shortly. Minnie however, was violently opposed to her sister the man of her choice, and had been heard to declare that she would never allow her to do so. Minnie is now in charge of the police. Coroner Scott decided that an inquest was not necessary.


RICKETTS - Wellesley Ricketts, a brother of C.W. Ricketts, of the Canada Life, now visiting in England, died at Atlanta Ga., yesterday. Deceased resided in Hamilton for a short time. He was the southern representative of Hiram & Walker co. Dashwood Ricketts another brother, is in the city, and has arranged for the funeral to take place next Wednesday morning. The remains will arrive by the 5:35 express, and the funeral service will be held at St. John’s church at 10 o’clock.


FINCH (Glanford) - George Finch, the second son of Robert Finch, died early on Monday morning.

KEE - James Kee, aged 7, son of G.T.R. Engineer Kee, of Point Edward, was run over and killed by an ice wagon.


TOMLINSON - Mrs. Tomlinson, a patient in the London asylum, who attempted suicide on Thursday by setting herself on fire, died on Friday night as a result of her injuries.


BENNETT - The body of George Bennett, of St. Thomas, was found in the harbour of Port Stanley on Saturday. He had fallen overboard from the steamer Flora, on which he was employed as watchman.


HALLETT (Oshawa) Aug. 21 - The funeral of the late William John Hallett, who was thrown from a train and killed while returning from the firemen’s demonstration at Brantford, Ont., Wednesday Aug. 17th, took place today from the residence of his mother. It was very largely attended, being headed by the Thirty-Fourth battalion band of Oshawa of which he formerly was a member, followed by the employees of the Ontario Malleable Iron co., and the members of the Oshawa fire brigade together with representatives from the Niagara fire brigade.


MASSEY (Brockville) Aug. 21 - What is clearly a case of accidental drowning occurred on Friday afternoon in the vicinity of Grenadere Island, the victim being Thomas Massey, the 20 year old son of the late Thomas Massey. The young man, who was a well-known river guide and oarsman, went out on the river, and during the afternoon his empty skiff was picked up by some parties who found it drifting. The mast was broken and it is supposed this in some way accounts for the loss of the young man’s life. At latest accounts the body had not been recovered though efforts are being made in that direction. 


HOWE (Port Bruce) Aug. 21 - Eddie, the four-year-old-son of Bruce Howe, fisherman of Port Bruce was drowned in Lake Erie about 6 o’clock Friday night. The father was engaged in fishing and told the boy to go home. He started, and in stepping from one pile to the other, fell in and was drowned.  It was an hour afterwards before he was missed and the body found. Life was then extinct.


TUNE (Ingersoll, Ont.) Aug. 21 - On Saturday evening, Maxwell the-two-year-old-son of George Tune, Victoria street, was drowned in the cistern at his parent’s home. 


LOCKE (Toronto) Aug. 22 - Some members of the Niagara Navigation company’s steamer Corona, were swimming off the boat as she lay at the Lewiston dock yesterday, and among them was a young man, named F. Locke of Toronto. Locke is said to be able to swim, but he became exhausted and sank, before his comrades knew what had happened and was drowned. The body was recovered some time later. Locke was a waiter on the boat. He was eighteen years old and lived with his parents at 8 Wascana avenue.


LYON (Kingston) Aug. 21 - The particulars have come to hand of the sad death of Rev. W.G. Lyon, Anglican missionary to the Klondike. The accident took place on June 24, at the foot of Lake Lebarge about 70 miles due north of Dyes. He and two others were moving northward in a scow

and towing a canoe with packages. In a heavy sea which arose, the canoe was swamped. Reaching shore in the scow, Mr. Lyon set again with his servant to secure some of the packages; the canoe was upset and both lives were lost.

CAVANAGH (Ottawa) Aug. 21 - Two bicycle accidents, one fatal and the other likely to terminate fatally, occurred here yesterday. Peter Cavanagh, a farmer from Manotick, was struck accidentally by Alfred Templeton, a clerk, who was wheeling. He died shortly afterwards from 

concussion of the brain. Cavanagh made a rush for a passing car and brought himself immediately

in front of the wheel. 


ROGERS (Picton) Aug 21 - The village of Bloomfield, four miles from here, is greatly excited over the suspicious death of a 14 year old girl, Mary M. Rogers, who passed away on July 29, and upon whose body an adjourned inquest will take place tomorrow. Two sessions have already been held, and so far the evidence has been purely formal. Tomorrow the stories that have been afloat will take shape as evidence, and the jury will have an opportunity of judging as to whether the suspicions entertained in the district are well founded or otherwise. The girl died at 4 a.m. on July 29, at the house of her brother-in-law, Geo. Althouse, a young married man living near Bloomfield village.  The immediate cause of her death was inflammation of the heart. Her illness lasted only four or five days. Dr. Bowerman, of Bloomfield, the attending physician, was not satisfied that all was right. He has since made a statement under oath that he believed himself to have been misled by the girl’s relatives as to her symptoms when first called in. 

He was told that she had fever and ague, but after some investigation found that this was a mistake. He also believes himself to have been misled on other matters intimately related to the case. So dissatisfied was he with the conditions that shortly before the girl’s death, he called in Dr. Platt, ex- M.P., a well-known practitioner of Picton. Nothing could be done to save her, however, and the girl passed away early on Friday morning, July 29. Some of the relatives were anxious that she should be buried next day. For fear of offending the neighbours, however, the funeral was delayed until Sunday. Dr. Bowerman urged a post-mortem examination, and the family did not consent. He therefore telephoned to County Crown Attorney J.R. Brown, at Picton, and came here at midnight to report the case. It being Sunday, the funeral was not stopped, but on Monday, Aug. 1, the body was exhumed, and an inquest ordered by Coroner Platt. A post-mortem was performed by Dr. Wright of Bloomfield, assisted by Dr. Bowerman. The evidence as given before the coroner’s jury on Aug. 3, showed that the mortal condition of inflammation of the heart had been caused by blood poisoning from a criminal operation. The conditions showed that the statements of the patient and of her relatives were absolutely incorrect, although it was showed beyond a doubt, that there was no cause for such an operation. (Article edited)


Tuesday, August 23, 1898


BATEMAN - On Aug. 22, at her parent’s residence, No. 105 Wellington st. south, Nellie, eldest daughter of F.S. and Nellie Bateman. Funeral from above address on Wednesday morning at 8:30 to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


REYNARD - Mrs. Ellen Reynard, a Kingston landmark, died on Saturday, aged 96 years.


EYRE - A very old and highly respected resident of Brockville, Thomas Eyre, died last night, aged 79.


RYAN - Capt. William Ryan, one of the oldest marine men in Canada, died last night from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy, aged 74.

SIMMONS - Lyman K. Simmons, of St. Catharines, died last night, after an illness of about three weeks. He was a widower aged 58 years, and leaves one daughter.


TANNAHILL - John J. Tannahill, barrister, of Belleville, died yesterday, after a lengthy illness from which he had in vain sought relief in California, and Mexico. Deceased was 29 years of age, and unmarried.


HOPKINS, HAMM, DONOHUE - Word has been received of the death of Privates Nicholas Hopkins, Albert Hamm, and Charles Donohue. All three were well-known in London, and after leaving the city, joined the Nineteenth regiment at Fort Brady, Mich. All went to Cuba and died on the battlefield. Donohue served nine years at Wellesley barracks, Hopkins six years, and Hamm 3 years.


HUNTER (Toronto) Aug. 23 - Shortly after 9 o’clock last night Mrs. Hunter, wife of Thomas Hunter, general agent, died suddenly at her home, 206 Adelaide st. west. Earlier in the evening, she was sitting on the doorstep with her husband. At 9 o’clock she went upstairs to retire for the night, and was soon followed by her husband. Just as he got to the door, his wife exclaimed “Tom, my darling I am going”, and immediately she sank back. Mr. Hunter then ran out for Dr. Elliott, of John and Nelson streets, but before he arrived the woman was dead.


YULE (Warkworth, Ont.) Aug. 22 - George Yule, aged 25, and three others were playing with a boat in Mr. McClary’s pond, two miles from here yesterday, and accidentally upset it. They all went into the water. Yule, being the only one that could swim got his friend’s safely upon the bottom of the boat, and then sank, and did not rise. His body was recovered about 2 hours afterwards.


COSTELLO - Mr. Costello, a highly-respected citizen, died at his home on Hatt street on Saturday of the dread disease, consumption, aged 53.  n appearance Mr. Costello was a splendid specimen of physical manhood, but the disease ran its course very quickly. He was buried in the new Roman Catholic cemetery on Monday morning, the funeral being largely attended.


SAXTON (Newmarket) Aug. 22 - The Saxton crime is a particularly a sad one. The two sisters were women who had an inordinate fondness for each other, and a crime which was today committed would be the last one expected by anyone who knew them. Yesterday they went to their favourite place of worship, the Anglican church, both morning and evening, and they were noticed by many towns people to be as affectionate toward each other as ever. This morning the two rose about 6 o’clock resolved to get at the Monday’s washing as early as possible. Minnie was soon busy

making toast, but all at once unnoticed she left the kitchen and slipped off upstairs. In a moment she returned with a 22 caliber revolver concealed in her pocket. She re-entered the kitchen advanced towards her sister whose back was turned, and then fired point blank, at the stooping figure at the washtub. The bullet struck the unfortunate woman on the centre of the spinal column and remained buried under the skin. Again the revolver was raised aimed and fired, this time striking in the left breast, above her nipple. In quick time she advanced and stooping over the now dead form of her sister Minnie again pulled the trigger. 

The frenzied girl rushed out to her nearest neighbour - the house of W.C. Widdifield - who has along been the legal adviser of the two girls. 

“I have shot Susie, I have shot Susie, she’s dead”.

“What did you do it for”, asked Mr. Widdified.

“Oh I don’t know. It was some impulse that made me do it” was her reply. (See Nov. 1, Parson)


Wednesday, August 24, 1898


GOMPF - In this city, on Tuesday, August 23, Wilhelmina, beloved wife of John Gompf, aged 45 years. Funeral from her late residence, 554 John st. north, Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

Mrs. Wilhelmina, wife of John Gompf, brewer, died last evening, after a short illness. About 1 o’clock yesterday she was seized with an apoplectic fit, during which she burst a blood vessel in the head. Deceased was 45 years of age, and leaves, besides Mr. Gompf, two daughters and one son. The funeral will take place at 2:30 on Friday afternoon from the family residence, 534 John st. north.


McMILLAN - At Copetown, Aug. 23, David McMillan, in his 79th year. Funeral on Thursday 25th August, at 2 o’clock p.m. to Dundas cemetery.

David McMillan, of Copetown, died yesterday morning at the age of 79 years. He had been in the employ of the G.W.R, and G.T.R. for 42 years and was a native of Scotland, being born in Elderslie, Renfrewshire. He leaves a widow, and one daughter - Mrs. Thomas A. Kennedy, Pearl st. north. There are five grandchildren - D.M. Kennedy, Woodstock; A.J. Kennedy, Detroit; Thomas Kennedy, Jr., Miss Agnes Kennedy, and Mrs. J.W. Board. The funeral will take place tomorrow at Dundas, at 2 p.m., and will likely be conducted by the members of deceased’s Masonic lodge.


GZOWSKI (Toronto) Aug. 24 - Sir Casimir Gzowski died here this morning at 5:55. Sir Col. Casimir Stanislaus Gzowski, was born at St. Petersburg, March 5, 1813. When a young man he espoused the cause of Poland and had to flee his country. After living a short time in the States he came to Toronto in 1841. He became a great civil engineer, and did most of the great engineering works in Canada 45 years ago. He became aid-de-camp to the Queen in 1879.  His Colonelship  

was in the active militia. 


Thursday, August 25, 1898


GOMPF - In this city, on Tuesday, August 23rd. Wilhelmina, beloved wife of John Gompf, aged 45 years. Funeral from her late residence, 354 John st. north, Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will kindly accept this notice.


SANFORD - In this city, on Aug. 25, Clara, infant daughter of Chas. Sanford, aged 5 months.  Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. from parent’s residence, 13 Burton street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


SYR - The nine-year-old son of Peter Syr, of Gatineau Point, was drowned in the Ottawa river.


DRUMMOND - Andrew Drummond, a well-known retired banker died in Ottawa last night, aged 87. Deceased was related to Sir Oliver Mowat by marriage.

GRIFFITH (Chatham, Ont.) Aug. 24 - A fatal accident occurred yesterday afternoon on the farm of John Skinner, about two miles north of Wallaceburg, in which one of the employees lost his life, the unfortunate man being Edward Griffith, aged 55 years. Shortly after dinner yesterday, he went out to the stable for the purpose of hitching up the horses. About an hour later his lifeless body was found by Mr. Skinner, stretched on the stable floor behind a colt which was tied in the stable. Upon examination it was found that deceased had been kicked by the horse, the mark of the shoe being plainly seen on his side just below the heart. Coroner Mitchell was summoned and the body was removed to Saint’s undertaking establishment, where it will remain for the present unless claimed by relatives.

Deceased had been in this vicinity for some time, but where his relatives are no one at present knows.


Friday, August 26, 1898


SANFORD - In this city, on Aug. 25, Clara, infant daughter of Chas. Sanford, aged 6 months.  Funeral Friday at 2 p.m., from parent’s residence 13 Barton street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


GLASS - In this city, on Friday, Aug. 26th, 1898, William H. Glass, beloved and only son of James and Esther Glass, aged 16 years, and 9 months. Funeral from his father’s residence, 294 Hunter street west, on Sunday, at 4 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

William Glass, the 17 year old son of James Glass, 294 Hunter street west, died early this morning at St. Joseph’s hospital of appendicitis. The young man was employed in McPherson’s shoe factory, and took sick about two weeks ago. Drs. Leslie, and White attended him. He was a member of Rev. J.G. Shearer’s Erskine church Bible class, the intermediate Christian Endeavour society, and an officer in the Erskine Boys brigade company. The funeral will take place on Sunday at 4 p.m., and on Sunday morning a memorial service will be held.


MORAN - Reuben Moran, of Frankfort, Ont., on Tuesday night, after placing an iron weight around his neck, threw himself into the millpond. The body was found yesterday.


ROOS - By the death of Jacob Roos, which occurred yesterday, Hespeler loses one of its oldest citizens, and Waterloo one of its first settlers. Deceased was born in Germany, and attained the ripe age of 84 years, 10 months, and 7 days.


Saturday, August 27, 1898


DUNLOP - At Chatham on Friday, Aug. 26th, Jane, beloved wife of James H. Dunlop, mother of James Dunlop, John st. south, city. Funeral at Chatham on Monday, at 1 o’clock p.m.


GLASS - In this city, on Friday Aug. 26th, 1898, William H. Glass, beloved and only son of James and Esther Glass, aged 16 years, and 9 months. Funeral from his father’s residence 294 Hunter street west, on Sunday at 4 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

JOHNSTON (Vancouver, B.C.) Aug. 27 - The body of Robert J. Johnston, assistant park ranger, was found in the harbour yesterday. Johnston had been missing since Aug. 15. He was a native of Midland, Ont. 


LORSEN (Sarnia, Ont.) Aug. 26 - The schooner Delos Dewolf arrived here yesterday with a cargo of lumber, and is lying at the Grand Trunk wharf. The officers of the boat report that the death by drowning on Tuesday night of one of the members of the ship’s crew, named Andrew Lorsen, a Swede. At the time of the accident the vessel was off Sandbeach. The drowned man and another sailor were struck by one of the sails, and both were knocked overboard into the lake. Planks were thrown to the struggling men, and an effort made to rescue them. One of the men was picked up but by the time he got on board the vessel, the other man was too far away, and sank before assistance arrived. He shipped on the vessel from Cleveland, and was aged about 55 years.


BOYER (Ottawa) Aug. 26 - Andrew Riopelle was committed by the magistrate at Hull today to trial for murder of Leonce Boyer, on the Eardley, on Aug. 5. The medical testimony as to how Boyer met his death is conflicting and leaves a doubt as whether the tragedy was accidental or intentional.  Riopelle and Boyer started in a wagon from Aylmer late at night after having had high words, and both were the worse of liquor. In the morning, the body of Boyer was found on the roadside, the head being badly cut and bruised. Riopelle maintained that his companion had fallen out of the wagon. 

In view of the contradictory nature of the medical evidence, the magistrate declined to say how Boyer met his death. He added that the conduct of Riopelle, if his statement were true, that he left Boyer on the road where he died was a terrible fact about him. “Take any man,” said the magistrate, “who has lost his travelling companion, what is his first duty, if he is at all friendly with him?  It is in invariably to go and look for him at the earliest possible opportunity. That is exactly what Riopelle did not do in the case of Boyer, and, moreover he goes to a very different story what he knew to the deceased’s parents  He showed on that occasion a guilty neglect.  It is my painful duty to commit the prisoner to stand his trial before the court of Queen’s bench.” The prisoner, on being taken back to the cells, protested his innocence.


REARDON (Cornwall, Ont.) Aug. 26 - The body of a man was found in the canal at Mille Roches this morning. Coroner Hamilton was notified and ordered the remains be brought to town and they are now at M.A. McDonald & Co’s morgue. The unfortunate has been recognized as Jack Reardon, a quarry man. It appears that he was seen in town on Tuesday last, and had been drinking. He left for Mille Roches on the Moccasin train that evening, and it is supposed he walked into the canal after arriving here. A small bottle of whiskey was found in his pocket. He had no friends in this part of the country.


Monday, August 29, 1898


DINGLE - In this city, on Saturday, Aug. 27th, Ann Carolina, beloved wife of Wm. Dingle. Funeral took place this afternoon at 3 p.m. from her late residence, 142 Wellington st. north, to Hamilton cemetery.


DEVINE - At her late residence, 155 Bay street north, on Monday, Aug. 29th, Mrs. Michael Devine, in her 64th year. Remains will be taken to Penetanguishene for interment on Wednesday morning.

Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


BRIGGS - On Sunday, Aug. 28th, at 79 Bold st., Miss Marianne Briggs, aged 76 years. Funeral private.


DALE (Toronto) Aug. 29 - Mrs. Dale, a lady 76 years of age, who resided at 57 Centre avenue, died at the General hospital on Friday night under peculiarly sad circumstances. One day last week the old lady accidentally swallowed a peach stone, which became lodged just behind the throat. All attempts to dislodge it failed. Drs. were called in and advised that Mrs. Dale be removed to the hospital. This was done on Tuesday last, and from that day up to Friday every known way of removing the obstacle excepting operation, was resorted to, but without avail. On Friday morning, after consultation it was decided to risk an operation, as the presence of the stone was causing Mrs. Dale great pain, and would, it was believed, result in death. Accordingly, the operation was performed in the afternoon, and the stone was removed. For a few hours Mrs. Dale seemed to be resting quietly and showed unexpected rallying powers. Towards night, however, she weakened and gradually sank, dying at 11 o’clock. Great sympathy is felt for the family, many members of which reside and work in Toronto.


McDONALD (London) Aug. 28 - Angus McDonald, a Grand Trunk yardman, was struck by the yard engine and killed near the Wellington street crossing yesterday afternoon. McDonald had been in the service of the road for a great many years, as sectionman and of late years was employed about the yards. He was walking down the track, and hearing the engine approaching, attempted to escape, but his foot slipped and he fell in front of the wheels. His leg was crushed, and there were severe injuries about the scalp The wounded was taken to the hospital where the injured leg was amputated but he died shortly afterwards. Mr. McDonald was over 60 years of age, and had been for many years in the employ of the Grand Trunk.


DEVLIN (Almonte, Ont.) Aug. 28 - John Devlin , aged seventeen, whose home was in Carlton Place, was instantly killed near the C.P.R. station here last evening. He and some others were coming to Almonte from Carlton Place without tickets. They were on the end of the baggage car next to the engine of the No. 1 Winnipeg express, and when the train was about 50 yards south of the station he jumped off. The train was going at a good speed, and he fell under the wheels which passed over his head, crushing it frightfully and killing him instantly.


YOUNG (Ryckman’s Corners) - The funeral of Mrs. Calvin Young took place from her late residence, Maple Row farm, to Wesley Methodist church, Limestone ridge, thence to the family burying ground. Rev. Jas. Mooney conducted the services, assisted by Rev. George Ferguson.


Tuesday, August 30, 1898


SMITH - In this city, August 29, 1898, John W. Smith, eldest son of James and Mary Smith, aged 23 years and 16 days. Funeral from his parent’s residence, 219 Bay st. north, on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary’s cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

A sad blow has befallen James and Mrs. Smith, 219 Bay st. north, in the death of their eldest son, John W., last night. The deceased young man had been in the employ of Messrs. Wright &

Dallyn, for about eight years. He had been ill ever since last August, but faithfully kept on working until last January, when he was compelled to give up his situation and since then has been confined to his home. A large circle friends will mourn his early demise, as he was a great favourite with everyone, a kind and lovable companion, ever ready and willing to help his friends. His absence will be sorely felt from the Leo Literary, St. Vincent de Paul, and I.C.B.U., of which societies he was a member. Deceased was a devoted adherent of St. Mary’s cathedral, and among the parishioners he was looked upon as one whose life was truly Christian and exemplary. The funeral will take place on Thursday at 8 a.m.


SHEFERY - One of the gang of Italians working with the track ballasting gang met his death in a horrible manner early this morning near the Stony Creek station. A pick and shovel gang of labourers had been working on the road near Stony Creek. This morning. while shunting was going on, one of them, a young Italian - whose name as near as could be ascertained is Nick Shefery - stood on the step of the boarding car. His face was to the engine and he was leaning from the car, when his head came in contact with a cattle chute, standing close by the track. The unfortunate man’s head was knocked into a pulp, and almost torn from his body. Death was instantaneous.

The body was carried to the track side, and Coroner Thompson, of Stony Creek was called. He decided that the death was purely accidental and no inquest was necessary. The case, however, was transferred to Coroner Philp, and the remains were brought to the city on the 3 o’clock train, accompanied by a brother of deceased, who was employed in the same gang. On inquiring into the circumstances Dr. Philp agreed with his brother Coroner that an inquest was not necessary.


BLAIR (Carlton Place, Ont.) Aug. 29 - The inquest in the Blair poisoning was resumed here in the town hall at 9 a.m. before Coroner Burns, County Crown Attorney Malloch, conducting the examination. Three witnesses were examined, namely W. Hurdis, Mrs. Pollard, and the widow of the deceased Blair. No new evidence of any importance was elicited. The finding of the jury was that “deceased Peter Blair, came to his death by a poisonous dose of paris green, administered by a person or persons unknown.” 

The jury was a unit in expressing the believe that the attorney general’s department should take up the case and prosecute further.


CHURCHER - Thomas Churcher, aged 87, for many years secretary of the London Board of Trade, is dead.


Wednesday, August 31, 1898


McMICHAEL - At Hearstcliffe, Upper Hamilton, Aug. 31st, Isaac McMichael, in his 83rd year.  Funeral private.


ALMAS - In West Flamboro, Tuesday, Aug. 30, Elizabeth Ellen, wife of Henry Almas. Funeral from the family residence, York Road tomorrow ( Thursday). Friends will please meet at the house at 2:30.


TWOHEY  (Wilmington, Del.) Aug. 31 - The police of this city have arrested a one-legged negro giving the name of James Moseley, of Buffalo, who answers perfectly the description of Madie Brown, the desperate Negro who shot and killed Policeman Twohey, of London, Ont., on June 24 last. He is held to await the action of the London authorities.

FAWSITT - Henry Fawsitt, an old British soldier with an extensive military career is dead at Owen Sound.


POWERS - William T. Powers, of the firm of Sheridan & Powers, a bright young business man of Brockville, died on Tuesday night of consumption at the age of 31. 


MORRIS - Edward Morris, aged 26 years, was drowned while crossing the river St. Lawrence from Howe Island to Pittsburgh township on a lumber scow. Deceased was a Kingstonian. He is survived by three orphan children. His remains were recovered.


Thursday, September 1, 1898


DANBY - In this city on Wednesday, Aug. 31, John Danby, in his 78th year. Funeral from his son-in-law’s residence, 21 Oak ave. on Friday at 3 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


PRESNAIL - On Aug. 31, at Toronto, Chas. F. Presnail, late of Heinzman & co., and brother of Wm. Presnail, of this city, in the 28th year of his age. Funeral from his sister’s (Mrs. Hinde) residence, 271 Queen st. east, at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2nd.


HARPER - In this city on Sept. 1st, 1898, Mary, daughter of the late Andrew Harper. Funeral from the residence of her brother-in-law, John Lyle, 116 West avenue north, Friday at 2 p.m. Private.


MILNE - In Brockville, Ont., on August 31, after a short but severe illness, Isabelle Duncan, beloved wife of James G. Milne, of 186 Hannah street west, of this city, aged 29. Interment tomorrow (Friday afternoon) in Brockville.

Mrs. James Milne, an estimable resident of Hamilton, died at an early hour this morning at the residence of her sister (Chief Rose), St. Paul street. Mrs. Milne had been in poor health for a couple of years with heart trouble. Some five weeks ago she came here on a visit to her sister, hoping that the change of air would have a beneficial effect. Her condition, however became worse. For the past two weeks she was confined to her room, her death being hourly expected. Her husband was summoned from Hamilton, and was with her until the last. Mrs. Milne was 29 years of age, and a daughter of James Duncan, fire inspector of the Marquis of Midlothian Mines, located about seven miles from the city of Edinburgh. She was born and raised in that vicinity. Eight years ago she paid a visit to this country, and after going home, returned three years later, and was married to James Milne. She had no family. Mrs. Milne was a lady of many excellent qualities and highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. The surviving relatives are her sister, Mrs. Chief Rose, Brockville; Archie Duncan, Hamilton, and William Duncan, N.Y.

The body will be buried here, the funeral taking place on Friday afternoon to the cemetery.


BYE (Owen Sound) Aug. 31 - A fatal accident took place this afternoon, the victim being Mrs. Arthur Bye, a widow residing near Annan, in the township of Sydenham. The lady was driving home from town, and had almost reached the outskirts, when her horse took fright at some object and ran away. There is a large rocky piece of common near the street, and the horse dashed over this. The rig overturned and the lady was thrown out, receiving injuries which proved fatal in a few minutes. A large family of young children are left. About three years ago her husband accidentally drank some horse medicine and died from the result.

Friday, September 2, 1898


HOOPER - On September 2, at the residence of John Hooper, 77 Victoria avenue north, William Hooper, father of James and John Hooper, of this city, in his 78th year. Funeral from above address on Sunday, the 4th inst., at 3:30 p.m. 

William Hooper, father of John and James Hooper, of this city, died last night, having been ill for about a year. The deceased was seventy-eight years of age, and was born in Scotland. He had lived in Hamilton for a number of years.


SINKER - In this city, No. 30 Greig street, on September 2, John William, only beloved son of John and Elizabeth Sinker, aged 11 months. Funeral at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


STEWART - In this city, Friday Sept. 2, 1898, Hugh Stewart, a native of Scotland, aged 77 years, and four months. Funeral from his late residence 188 Locke street north, Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


WELLS (Paris, Ont.) Sept. 2 - Harry Wells, who was struck by an express train on Grand Trunk railway about a mile east of here yesterday morning, died three hours afterwards without regaining consciousness. He was crossing the track in a buggy in company with a young lady, and not noticing the approaching express train, he never thought of danger until the buggy was struck. The young lady escaped unhurt, but the horse was killed, and the buggy smashed to atoms.

The deceased was a brother of the famous bicycle rider Marshall Wells, and up to a short time ago had resided in Toronto with his father and brother.


BATTERSILL - Jennie Battersill, an insane woman about 50 years of age, choked herself to death at the London asylum for the insane on Wednesday night.


ZIMMERMAN (Waterloo, Ont.) Sept. 1 - Henry Zimmerman, the well-known proprietor of the Zimmerman house for the past sixteen years, died this morning, after an illness of some duration.  Mr. Zimmerman was born in Baden, Germany, 61 years ago.


BRADLEY (Ottawa) Sept. 1 - Wellington Bradley, a farmer residing near Carp, in Huntley township, committed suicide shortly before 12 o’clock today by cutting his throat. The man was at work in the field cutting corn. When one of the family went to summon him to his dinner he was found dead.


FORREST (Smiths Falls) Sept. 1 - Welster Forrest, the eight-year-old son of S. Forrest, manager of the Union Bank, was drowned here this afternoon. He was playing with a toy canoe off the wharf, when the canoe sailed out of his reach. He made a grab for it and lost his balance, and fell in. The body was found about half an hour afterwards by Mr. Jacob.


ALMAS - The funeral of the late Mrs. Henry Almas, of York road, West Flamboro, took place on Thursday and was by far the largest funeral seen in those parts for many a day. The dead lady was deservedly popular, and the people of the whole countryside met at her funeral to do honour to her memory. The remains were interred in the Harmer plot, in the English church burying ground, on

the Plains road near Aldershot. The service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Irving, of Dundas, and the little church was crowded with sorrowing friends and neighbours of the deceased. A husband and a little child are left to mourn the loss of wife and mother, and these have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole neighbourhood.


Friday, September 3, 1898


STEPHENS - In this city on Sept. 3, Bessie, eldest daughter of Samuel and the late Elizabeth Stephens. Funeral from her father’s residence, 5 Elgin street, on Monday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.


HOOPER - On September 2, at the residence of John Hooper, 77 Victoria avenue north, William Hooper, father of James and John Hooper, of this city, in his 78th year. Funeral from above address on Sunday, the 4th inst., at 3:30 p.m.


SINKER - In this city, No. 20 Greig street, on September 2, John William only beloved son of John and Elizabeth Sinker, aged 11 months. Funeral at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Friends and acquaintances

will please accept this intimation.


BURKE (Caledonia, Ont.) Sept. 2 - William Burke, son of Joseph Burke, and an employee of Mr. Bain, of Seneca township, was instantly killed by lightening this afternoon. He was standing for shelter under a tree, in the field that he had been working in. He was 20 years of age.


GILLAN - Roy Gillan, the nineteen-year-old-son of John Gillan, Glanford township, died suddenly during last night at his father’s home. He was as well as usual yesterday, and last night went on a coon hunt with some more young men. This morning when he was called for breakfast, he made no reply, and investigation showed that he had been dead for some time. Heart trouble is believed to have been the cause. The sudden taking off was a terrible shock, to the young man’s parents as well as to his many friends. He was one of the most popular young men in Glanford township.


MEAGHER (Chatham) Sept. 2 - Patrick Meagher, the father of the young man who was arrested by United States Customs Collector Avery, of Port Huron, some days ago, and whose arrest on Canadian soil, was considered as an abduction by Minister of Justice Mills, has been missing for more  than a week. Yesterday his body was found floating near Walpole Island, in Lake St. Clair. It appears that shortly after the arrest of his son, the father went to the scene of the arrest to investigate, with a view to ascertaining the true state of affairs. It is presumed that he went in for a bathe, as the body was nude when found. 


BAGLEY (Parry Sound) Sept. 2 - Hugh Bagley was in Midland with his sailboat and intended coming up to Campbell’s rock. The Ofarie was also coming up and Bagley secured a tow from her.  When last seen he was in his boat, but on reaching the neighbourhood of Pierce’s dock, about 15 miles from here, he was found to be missing, and it is supposed he fell overboard.


BATTERSILL (London) Sept. 2 - Jennie Battersill, an insane woman about 50 years of age, choked herself to death at the London insane asylum on Wednesday night. This is the second occurrence of the kind within the past few weeks. The first one, it will be remembered, set fire to her clothing and

died from her injuries. The second was, if possible, more deliberate and was carried into effect with desperate determination.

When the attendant had passed her room the opportunity came. Quietly tearing a long strip from a sheet from her bed, she wound it three times around her neck. Then, seizing the ends, she twisted them around and around until strength failed her.

When the attendant came again fifteen minutes later she heard a noise as of laboured breathing, and, looking into the room, made the discovery that the woman was choking to death. The bands were quickly removed from the neck of the dying woman, and Dr. Buchan was summoned, but when he came, the life of the afflicted patient had gone. 


McCLIVE - H. McClive, one of the oldest and most prominent barristers of St. Catharines, died yesterday afternoon. 


Monday, September 5, 1898


BAIKIE - In this city, on Sunday, Sept. 4, 1898, Elizabeth Baikie, widow of the late Magnus Baikie.  Funeral Tuesday at 2:30 o’clock from her daughter’s residence, Mrs. Murray, 165 Young st. east, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


KELSO - In this city, on Sunday, Sept. 4, 1898, Hugh Seal Kelso, only son of the late H.D. Kelso, aged 4 months, and 8 days. Funeral from his mother’s residence, 427 Cannon st. east, on Monday, at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Hamilton cemetery. Funeral private.


HARMER - In West Flamboro on Sunday, 4th Sept. 1898, Rosetta Harmer, relict of the late Joseph Harmer, in her 68th year. Funeral from her son’s residence, West Flamboro, on Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Service in Valley church. Interment at the Plains cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


STEPHENS - In this city, on Sept. 3, Bessie, eldest daughter of Samuel, and late Elizabeth Stephens. Funeral from her father’s residence 150 Elgin street, on Monday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m.  Friends please accept this intimation.


Tuesday, September 6, 1898


RODGER - At New York City, on Sunday 4th Sept., 1898, John Rodger, formerly of Hamilton, in the 42nd year of his age. Funeral from his father’s residence 72 Market street, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. 

John Rodger, son of John Rodger, blacksmith of this city, died in New York on Sunday being prostrated by the heat. The deceased was married and had lived in New York for some time. The body will be brought to Hamilton for interment.


TURNER - Suddenly in this city, on Monday, Sept. 5th, at the residence of her granddaughter, Mrs. Wm. Shaver, 130 John st. north, Sarah, beloved wife of Dugald Turner, in her 81st year. Funeral from her late residence, Mount Albion, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment at Mount Albion cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

McLYMAN (Brockville) Sept. 5 - An old man named McLyman died under tragic circumstances at Portland. He proceeded to an adjoining island to get potatoes, and took along some tackle to fish. When he did not return at the usual hour a search was made and his dead body was found during the evening in the potato patch. There were no evidences of foul play, and it is supposed he died of heart disease. He was 80 years of age, and leaves a widow and a large family. 


KENNEDY - Doucet Kennedy, 74 years of age, is dead at Campbellford. 


SPRINGER - Moses Springer, sheriff of the county of Waterloo, died at Berlin on Sunday afternoon.


EWING - George Ewing, sr. of Seaforth, dropped dead Sunday evening after attending church.


STANTON - The death is announced of Rev. Thos. Stanton, B.A., rector of St. Mark;s church, Deseronto, and rural dean of Hastings. Mr. Stanton was 72 years of age. 


HURLEY (Paris, Ont.) - John Hurley was killed at the Grand river bridge two miles east of here this morning. He was a section man, and was pulling a spike with a crowbar, when the head of the spike broke off suddenly throwing him off the bridge to a pile of stones, 60 feet below. His neck was broken. He leaves a family.


MANE, GRASS - Frank and John Mane, respectively 16 and 17 years and George Grass, 14 years old, were drowned while bathing in Lake Erie, near Buffalo, Monday afternoon. A heavy sea was on and a receding wave carried them into deep water, and they sank before help could reach them. 


MEAGHER - The inquest into the circumstances surrounding the death of Patrick Meagher, whose body was found near Walpole Island, developed evidences of foul play. 


GODFREY (Toronto) Sept. 5 - Mrs. Godfrey, a lady living at Port Burwell, Ont., went to the exhibition yesterday with a seven-months-old child in her arms. During the afternoon the child took convulsions, and she took it to the ambulance tent, where Dr. Lynd and Mr. Geddes did all in their power to relieve the little ones suffering. It was of no avail, however, as the child died in a few minutes. The mother was completely prostrated and her grief was pitiful to witness.


GILLAN - The funeral of the late Wm. Roy Gillan, son of John Gillan, Glanford, took place on Tuesday afternoon to Caledonia cemetery.


Wednesday, September 7, 1898


BURKHOLDER - At his residence, 126 Catharine street south, on Sept. 6, Elijah Burkholder, jr., in his seventy fifth year. Funeral Thursday, Sept. 8, at 2 o’clock, to Burkholder church, Barton.  Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

Elijah Burkholder died last night at his residence 126 Catharine street south. The deceased was born about 75 years ago on the Burkholder homestead. He lived there until he was 25, when he moved to Beverly being one of the pioneers of that township. Then he left Beverly and returned to Barton, remaining there until seven or eight years ago when he retired and came to Hamilton.

Mr. Burkholder had been ill, about two weeks. He leaves a widow, two married daughters, Mrs. G.F. Harris, and Mrs. C.W. Neff, and a son Geo. W. Burkholder. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.


KINRADE - At his late residence, Kinrade avenue, on Tuesday 6th Sept. Thomas P. Kinrade, aged 87 years, 2 months and 18 days. Funeral Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Thos. P. Kinrade passed away yesterday afternoon in his 88th year. The deceased was born in the Isle of Man in the year 1811, and settled here in 1835. He served in the rebellion of 1837 under Col. MacNab. He was a builder and contractor by occupation, and different old structures show today the substantial character of his workmanship. Among other contracts for the city, he built the present burial chapel at the cemetery gate, and improved the hospital at the foot of John street at the time of the cholera. He had the job too, of opening through and planking John street as the second street in the city, and putting up the first bell that was rung in the city. He was elected by the people of old St. Lawrence ward as one of the licensed inspectors of the city. As a Conservative, he was an active worker for his party in the days of Mayor Ford, Mayor Magill, and Hon. Isaac Buchanan.  About 25 years ago he retired from active business to a property in the eastern suburbs, which has since annexed to the city. Kinrade avenue, extending through it bears his name. Mr. Kinrade became a member of Wesley church many years ago in its early days, and continued so up to the time of his death.


DEMPSTER - In this city, on Tuesday, Sept. 6th, Una May, infant daughter of Chas. J. and Della Dempster, aged 5 months and 22 days.  Funeral from her parent’s residence, 66 Oak avenue, Thursday, at 4 p.m. to Hamilton Cemetery.


MURRAY - Yesterday Mrs. Murray, 48 West avenue north, died suddenly at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Goodman.


SARGEANT (Barrie, Ont.) Sept. 6 - Six Sargeant brothers - Fred, of Markdale; Samuel, of Barrie; James, of Toronto; Albert of Barrie ;Charles of Detroit and Walter of Barrie - were pallbearers this afternoon at the burial of their mother, Mrs. William Sargeant, a native of Southampton, where she was born, 73 years ago. Subsequently, up to 1871, she lived in Toronto, Hawkstone, and Barrie, and since she was twelve years of age, was a consistent member of the Methodist church. Other surviving members of her family are William B. Sargeant, of Manitoba, Eben Sargeant, of Hamilton; Mrs. Flesher, of Flesherton; Mrs. Sherris, of Minnedosa, and Miss Laura Sargeant of Barrie.  The husband of deceased died eighteen years ago. 




CORNWALL BRIDGE COLLAPSED - The accident happened about 11:55 o’clock this morning.  The final span of the bridge was completed and the men were putting in the last lot of rivets while others were busy taking down hoisting machinery. The pier on which the two south spans met appears to have given way suddenly, and next moment both pier and spans had sunk out of sight in the deep waters of the St. Lawrence, carrying with them about 40 men, who, with the exception of those near the shore, had not time to turn around. The dead and missing were either killed, drowned,

or pinned down by the wreck, for no bodies have so far been recovered. 

A steamer and a number of small boats, together with a force of men, have been at work all afternoon trying to clear away the wreck but they found no bodies. 

The current of the river at the place where the accident happened is so very swift that if the bodies are not pinned down by the iron work they will likely be carried down the river some distance before they are found. As the accident happened in American waters, whatever investigation may result will be on that side of the river.             

Thirty-three of the victims have been taken to the hospital at Cornwall, on the Canadian side of the river, and eighteen of these are dead. It is believed that over twenty yet remain in the river, and it is expected that the death roll will not be completed for many days. 


Thursday, September 8, 1898


CORNWALL BRIDGE CONTINUED (Cornwall) Sept. 7 - The bodies of all the unfortunate men who lost their lives in the O. and N.Y. bridge catastrophe are still either pinned down by the mass of iron or have been carried far down the river by the current. No appliances capable of moving the wreck are at hand, and consequently no serious effort was made today to get the remains of the men who perished under it. 


FRASER (Point Edward, Ont.) Sept. 7 - A sad accident occurred here about 5:45 p.m. today.  William Fraser and his little child, about two years of age, were found floating in the river just below the Grand Trunk freight shed, and picked up by the crew of the schooner Waanosh, which was lying at the dock. He was in the freight shed only a few minutes before being found, and could not have been in the water long. All possible efforts were made to bring them around but without success. 


SANDWELL - The wife of Rev. George K. Sandwell, formerly of Toronto and now in England, was buried in England last Thursday. Mrs. Sandwell was a sister of Mrs. R. Wodell, 420 King William street. She had been ill for a long time.


Friday, September 9, 1898


EVANS (Picton) Sept. 9 - Doctor H.B. Evans, an old and highly respected citizen, was found dead in Dr. T.S. Phillips’ office about 10 o’clock last night.


GILLETT (Toronto) Sept. 9 - A shocking fatality occurred about 9 o’clock yesterday morning, on the Esplanade near the western cattle market, in which John Gillett, a car repairer, was run over by a car and instantly crushed to death. Mr. Gillett was working under a stock car, repairing a broken brake beam and it is said that he forgot to hang out a flag of danger, or that some boys had carried away the signal. Engineer Sproule, in charge of engine No. 368, and drawing five cars of stock, backed up his train, not knowing that a man was under the car he was approaching. When the cars met, Gillett was thrown from his position with his head and shoulders lying over the rail, and the wheels passed over him, mangling his head to a jelly. He was quickly extricated, but life was extinct.

CRAIG (Sept. 8) - The funeral of the late John Craig, M.L.A., this afternoon from his home in Fergus, was very largely attended, there being representatives from all parts of the country, in addition to very many from the village and vicinity. The stores and schools were closed during the funeral hour. At 2 p.m. religious services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Harvey, of the Methodist church, to which deceased belonged. Bros. Mullin, and MacVicar, assisted, Rev. Mr. Bolton, of Belwood; Mr. McGinnis, of Elora; Mr. Sparks, of the English church; Father Dougherty, of Arthur, and another priest were also present. The coffin was covered with flowers, one beautiful rose wreath, being from the Ontario Government, and another from the I.O.O.F. The pallbearers were Oddfellows; Bros. Mills, of Hamilton; Burke, of Fergus; Springer, of Elora; Hull, of Erin; and McIntyre, of Grand Valley.

It was probably one of the largest funerals ever seen here.


AIKENS (Tavistock) Sept. 8 - The boiler in a brickyard owned by F.W. Entricken, on the sixteenth concession of Zorra, blew up yesterday and instantly killed a young man named Aikens, nineteen years of age. The building was badly damaged, and another workman was slightly injured. 


CHAMBERS (Guelph) Sept. 8 - A farmer named James Chambers, on Tuesday, fell into the mouth of a threshing machine at the farm of George Cookman, on the second concession of Peel and was mangled to death. The deceased, who was a brother-in-law of Mr. Cookman, was into the mow from the band cutters platform, when he struck his head on a beam, and caused him to stagger and fall back into the cylinder feet first. The machine was in motion at the time and the unfortunate man was dragged into it. He was terribly mangled and taken out of the machine, and death resulted immediately.


LOWDEN (Paris, Ont.) Sept. 8 - Albert Lowden, a farm labourer, was found dead hanging from a beam in Patrick Sketty’s barn this morning. His feet were on the floor, and it was evidently a deliberate suicide. He was a single man forty years of age, and not mentally bright. No inquest will be held.


MARTIN (Port Huron, Michigan) Sept. 8 - Harry Martin, residence unknown, was drowned yesterday in the collision between the Canadian Scow effort, and the schooner Roebling. Martin was a sailor on board the Effort. 


CARVER - A fatal accident occurred on the fourth concession of Markham, near Richmond Hill, on Tuesday last. The three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Carver climbed upon her father’s binder and in some manner became entangled in the machine, and was strangled to death by its clothes catching in the machinery.


TOPP - Dr. R.N. Topp, one of the brightest of the young physicians of Toronto, died on Wednesday from typhoid fever.


CUZNER - It was Mr. Riddell’s brother-in-law, Mark Cuzner, who was killed in Arizona and not his brother. 


READ - Much sympathy will be felt for Mrs. Brigadier Read, who addressed the congregations at the Gospel Temperance Club on James street last Sunday. Mrs. Read received word that her

husband, Brigadier John Read died while on furlough in England, where he went a short time ago, suffering with Bright’s disease. Brigadier was formerly editor of the War Cry at Toronto, and held several important positions in Canada in the Army and was well-known in this city.


Friday, September 10, 1898


WATT - On Sept. 9, 1898, Margaret Watt, beloved wife of John Watt, aged 58 years. Funeral from her late residence, No. 154 West avenue north, on Monday, Sept. 12, at 2:30 p.m.(Private).


BARKER - In this city, on Saturday, Sept. 10, 1898, Gordon Barker, beloved son of Hiram Barker, aged 17 years and 4 months. Funeral from his parent’s residence, 30 York street on Monday, at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

Gordon Barker, son of Hiram Barker, 30 York street, died last night after a long illness from consumption.


EDWARDS  - Joseph Edwards, formerly of Pembroke, was drowned at Fort William yesterday. 


WILLARD (Galt, Ont.) Sept. 9 - One of the pioneer residents of Beverley township passed away on Thursday in the person of William Willard, who immigrated from England to this country in 1832, and settled upon the farm on which he died, living there continuously. Besides a widow, he leaves the following family; John, St. Mary’s; Smith, at home; Abner, Frank, and George, in Toronto, and Mrs. R. Sager, of near Sheffield. He was in his 84th year and was universally respected. A staunch Conservative, and for forty years a member of the Methodist church. He was always a patriotic Canadian, and at the time of the McKenzie rebellion, joined the Dundas Volunteer company, and went to the front.


WATT - The body of Mrs. John Watt, wife of the well-known MacNab st. tailor, was found about 8 o’clock this morning, by two young men named Gainey, in the bay at the foot of Ferguson avenue.  The young men were going fishing and were on their way to their boat house when they saw a body floating near the shore, in about two feet of water. The body was lying face down and resting on the muddy bottom. They notified the police, and the remains of the then unknown woman were removed to the morgue. The body was soon afterward identified as the remains of Mrs. Watt, who disappeared from her home shortly before 9 o’clock last night. 

Mrs. Watt had been unwell all summer, and was being treated by Dr. Lafferty for nervous disorder. There is no doubt at all but that while labouring under a fit of temporary aberration last night, she left her home, and went directly to the water with the intention of committing suicide. Her face is somewhat bruised, but this is believed to have been caused by some boat house timbers near where the body was found.

The news of Mrs. Watt’s sad end will be a great shock to her many friends. No woman in the city was better known in church workers’ circles. For years, deceased had been the leader in women’s work in James street Baptist church, and her zeal and energy were largely instrumental in bringing about the recent renovation of that church edifice. Mrs. Watt leaves five children - Alexander, Henry and John, who are with their father in the tailoring business; Mrs. King of British Columbia, and Mrs. T.J. Watson of Toronto.

FORSYTH - The residence in the vicinity of Aldershot were shocked about five o’clock yesterday afternoon when the news spread that Mrs. Chas Forsyth, wife of the well-known proprietor of the Kenny House, Aldershot had committed suicide by drowning. The family had always seemed a happy one, and the residence of that vicinity were wont to believe the story until it was confirmed later in the evening. That the rash deed was contemplated there is but little doubt. All afternoon Mrs. Forsyth had been bothering her husband for the key to the boathouse, saying that she was tired sitting around the house, and wanted to go rowing. Although Mr. Forsyth was not suspicious, he refused to grant the request until his eldest son returned from school about four o’clock. The woman then asked her son to take her out on the bay and he secured the keys of the boathouse for that purpose. The two walked to where the boat was kept together and on the way down started to talk about drowning being an easy way to get rid of this world’s troubles. When the boathouse was reached, young Forsyth unlocked the door, and started to prepare the boat while his mother walked out on the landing. The next time he looked out his mother was standing with her hat in her hand and a few minutes later when he looked again she had disappeared. 

For the first time he became suspicious and hurriedly launched the boat and rowed around the side of the landing. His worse fears were confirmed, for he found her hat floating on the water. He hurried to the hotel, and informed his father of what had happened, and a search was made for the body. It was found a few minutes later in about ten feet of water, and was conveyed to the hotel and Coroner McGregor of Waterdown was notified. After hearing the particulars of the case he decided that an inquest was unnecessary.

Several reason are advanced as to why Mrs. Forsyth took her own life. For some time past she had been unwell and was confined to the hospital for over a month. Since leaving that institution she had been despondent and many think that it was worry over her physical condition that led her to commit the deed. Others say that financial and business trouble led to the act.


Monday, September 12, 1898


CLENCH - At Brooklyn, N.Y., suddenly on Sept. 5th, 1898, Mary E. beloved wife of James Clench, formerly of this city, in the 63rd of her age. 


GILLIES - On Sept. 10, William Gillies, native of Dumfries, Scotland, aged 76 years. Funeral from his late residence, 150 Hunter street west, on Tuesday at 3:30.

William Gillies, 159 Hunter street west, died yesterday at his home last evening. He was out walking in the morning, but shortly after partaking of his evening meal complained of not feeling well, and died a few hours later. Mr. Gillies was an old and highly esteemed resident of this city, having lived in Hamilton over 40 years. He had been connected with the James street Baptist church for many years, and his face will be much missed in church circles. He leaves a widow, and five sons, and daughters to mourn his loss. They are Misses Jennie, and Fannie, and George Gillies, and Mrs. F.J. Dodman, of this city, and Mrs. J.H. Johnson, of Colorado Springs, Colorado.


SAVAGE - At Toronto, Sept. 11th, Edmund Savage, aged 71 years. Funeral from his late residence 282 Main street west, Hamilton, on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Private.

An old resident of the city, Edmund Savage, died yesterday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. S.R. Allen, Toronto. Deceased had been in poor health for some time, and was taken ill three weeks ago. He was in his seventy-second year and was actively engaged in business up to three years ago when he left the employ of G.F. Glassco & Co., with which firm he had been connected

for a good many years. A quarter of a century ago deceased was a member of the firm of Pym and Savage, box-makers, and after the firm dissolved, he assisted in the surveying of the Wellington, Grey and Bruce road. After this he became bookkeeper for W.H. Glassco & Co., and continued in the same capacity with the present firm up to 1895.

Deceased was a member of the Congregational church and one of its most active workers, up until the time of his health failing him. He also did much to the Y.M.C.A., and was always to the fore in doing good. He leaves a widow, two sons, and four daughters.

The funeral will take place from the family residence, 282 Main street west.


CHISHOLM (Teeswater, Ont.) Sept. 12 - Mrs. Donald Chisholm, Mrs. H. McDonald, and Miss Small were driving home from the Presbyterian church at Teeswater yesterday, when the horse switched one of the lines from the driver’s hands and the other line probably being pulled, turned into the ditch, upsetting the buggy. Mrs. Chisholm was thrown on her head and instantly killed.  Miss Small was very seriously injured about the head, while Mrs. McDonald escaped with slight injury. Mrs. Chisholm was about 60 years of age, and one of the first settlers of Culrose.


BARCLAY (Chatham, Ont.) Sept. 11 - At 9:30 on Friday night, David Barclay, while driving home, was struck by the cars on the L.E. & D. R. and instantly killed. The deceased was proceeding north along Victoria street. The express train for the morning was being made up, and a flying switch being made. About fifty yards from the street, the engine left the cars. Mr. Barclay attempted to drive between the engine and the cars. The brakeman called to him, but Barclay apparently did not hear him. Brakes were applied and the body of Barclay was found on the track beneath the trucks. The rig was smashed to splinters. Dr. Young, the coroner, will hold an inquest. Mr. Barclay was well-known, and had lived in Ridgetown and vicinity for forty years.


MAXWELL - David Maxwell, sr., the well-known implement manufacturer of the firm of David Maxwell & Sons, died at St. Mary’s.


McKENNA (Morrisburg, Ont.) Sept. 11 - James McKenna, a G.T.R. fireman, en route from Montreal to Toronto to attend the convention of the Brotherhood of Locomotive firemen, was killed at Morrisburg.

A sad accident occurred at the Grand Trunk station here this morning, by which James McKenna of Montreal lost his life. McKenna was on his way to Toronto as a delicate to the firemen’s convention which is to be held there this week. He was in the rear coach with his wife. On arriving at this station he got off the train, intending to ride on the engine. As he was about to board the moving car his hat blew off. He ran back for it, and then tried to get on the baggage car, but missed his step. He was thrown against the car wheels, and was doubled up in such a manner as to break his neck. He was instantly killed. 

Mrs. McKenna was almost distracted on learning of the sad fate of her husband; they had married only four months. McKenna was 28 years of age.


JONES - Thomas Jones, a wealthy farmer Bishop’s Mills, Ont., died of heart disease. He worked hard all Friday in the field, and retired at the usual hour. Shortly afterwards he was found dead.

Tuesday, September 13, 1898


SAVAGE - At Toronto, Sept. 11, Edmund Savage, aged 71 years. Funeral from his late residence, 282 Main street west, Hamilton, on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, private.


O’BRIEN - In this city, on Monday Sept. 12, 1898, Mrs. Elizabeth O’Brien, widow of the late Michael O’Brien, in her 78th year. Funeral on Thursday from her late residence, 157 Strachan street east, at 8:30, to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Elizabeth O’Brien, widow the late Michael O’Brien, died last evening at her home, 157 Strachan street east, after an illness of about nine months. Deceased was in her 78th year, and came to Hamilton from Ireland 40 years ago. She leaves three sons, and two daughters. The funeral will take place on Thursday morning at 8:30 to St. Mary’s Cathedral, and thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. 


ROWE (Woodstock) Sept. 12 - T.C. Rowe, Simcoe street, received a telegram last night stating that his son Edward was killed by a street car while riding his bicycle in Detroit, about 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

The body of the deceased arrived in Woodstock tonight. He was 22 years of age and was formerly employed in the New Barnes Bicycle Works here.


WILSON - Alexander Wilson died suddenly at St. Catharines yesterday.


ROBERTSON - Mrs. Jane Robertson, widow of the late William Robertson, and mother of the late Alexander Robertson, M.P., and Mrs. Col. Lazier died Sunday morning at Belleville, aged 86 years.


WATT - The inquest into the death of Mrs. John Watt, whose body was found floating in the bay at the foot of Ferguson avenue on Saturday morning last, was concluded at No. 3 police station last night. Dr. Balfe presided. A large number of witnesses were examined but no new facts were brought out. Dr. Lafferty, the family physician, said that for some time past the deceased had not been of sound mind, being subject to fits of despondency, at which periods she was not accountable for her actions.

Dr. Thompson examined the body after it was removed to the morgue. No post-mortem was held, but in his opinion the deceased met her death by drowning. This being all the evidence the jury retired, and was not long framing the following verdict; “We find that Mrs. John Watt came to her death by accidental drowning while labouring under a fit of despondency.”


Wednesday, September 14, 1898


O’BRIEN - In this city, on Monday, Sept. 12th, 1898, Mrs. Elizabeth O’Brien, widow of the late Michael O’Brien, in her 76th year. Funeral on Thursday from her late residence, 157 Strachan st. east at 8:30, to St. Mary’s Cathedral thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

CUZNER - At Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory, on Sept. 7th, 1898, Mark Cuzner, aged 46 years. Interment at Los Angeles Cal.

Mark Cuzner, a cornice worker while engaged at work on the roof of the new Indian school building, at 9 o’clock this morning fell to the ground, a distance of probably twenty feet, and was so badly hurt that he died at two o’clock this afternoon. One arm was broken above the wrist, and the opposite shoulder dislocated, and there were also internal injuries. Dr. Wyle was summoned and dressed his wounds but his condition was beyond the aid of human skill or professional wisdom. The accident, as near as can be learned, was occasioned by some of the Indian students or assistants removing the blocking from under a scaffold without the knowledge of Mr. Cuzner, who stepped on the scaffold when it immediately gave way precipitating him to the ground. Mr. Cuzner has a wife spending the summer somewhere in the east, but late this afternoon her whereabouts had not been learned. Mr. Cuzner is spoken of as a pleasing gentlemen, and an excellent mechanic, having being brought here first by D.H. Burtis, to do the cornice work on the new Opera house, and later he secured employment at the Indian school, where as above stated he came to a sudden and tragic death. 

Mr. Cuzner was the oldest son of John Cuzner, 144 Jackson st. east. His wife has been here on a visit for the last two months. 


DUN (Almonte, Ont.) Sept. 14 - Peter Dun, a carter, was killed at the Union street crossing by the fast Pembroke local train last evening. His horse was also killed and the wagon was smashed to atoms. Dun leaves a wife.


SMALE (St. George) - The eldest daughter of Jonas Smale was buried at the Methodist cemetery on Sunday afternoon. Rev. D.M. Mitchell conducted the services at the house and grave.


MACDONALD - The six-month-old son of Mrs. Macdonald, 254 Locke street south, died last night and the remains were taken this morning to Woodstock for interment. Mrs. Macdonald is said to be one of Reginald Middleton’s wives. 


SAVAGE - The funeral of the late Edmund Savage took place this afternoon to Hamilton cemetery, and was of a private nature. Rev. Dr. Beavis conducted the service and the pall-bearers were;

W. Ambrose, John W. Bickle, Hugh Donaldson, W. Sommerville, A. Alexander, City, and J. Frost, Toronto.


Thursday, September 15, 1898


CUZNER - At Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory, on Sept. 7th, 1898, Mark Cuzner, aged 46 years. Interment at Los Angeles, Cal.


ROWAN - Died in this city, on the fourteen inst., John Rowan, aged 42 years. Funeral will leave his late residence 46 ½ James st. north, at 3 o’clock on Friday. Interment at City cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

John Rowan, James street north, died yesterday afternoon. He had been ill for some time, suffering from consumption, and passed away suddenly.

The deceased enjoyed a large circle of friends, with whom he was very popular. For years he kept a barber shop at the Royal hotel. Then he bought the Victoria hotel, which he conducted for a

number of years. When he disposed of his interest in the Victoria hotel, he opened the Merchant’s hotel, James street north. He was about forty years of age. 

Mr. Rowan was a member of Court Oronhyatekha, Independent Order of Foresters and Regina council, Royal Arcanum. He was always a Conservative in politics.


HAMMOND (Bracebridge, Ont.) Sept. 15 - The last scene in the Hammond-Tough tragedy was enacted in the jail yard here this morning, when the young man William James Hammond, paid the life penalty for his crime of wife murder. A closed-in scaffold had been erected in the small jail yard, thereby excluding all possibility of those outside seeing the execution. The town had a very deserted appearance, hardly a soul being on the streets. In the vicinity of the jail not more than 100 men and boys were congregated. The bell began toiling at 7:45 and at 8:03 the black flag was hoisted on the court house flagstaff. Hammond put in a rather restless night and frequently asked his death-watch what time it was. He arose at 5 o’clock and ate a good breakfast. Shortly afterwards he was visited by his spiritual adviser Rev. M.J. Leith, who remained with him until the end. At 8'clock Hangman Radcliffe, with two constables and a sheriff entered his cell. 

The crime for which William James Hammond today suffered the extreme penalty of the law was as cold-blooded as any in the criminal annals of Canada. On March 6th, 1896, Miss Kate Tough was found in a dying condition on the roadside near her father’s house in Gravenhurst. She was removed to her home where she expired soon after. An examination revealed the fact that death had been caused by prussic acid poisoning. William James Hammond, whose family and that of Miss Tough had lived close together for many years, and between whom and the girl an affection was known to have existed, was found to have been in her company a short time before she died. When questioned he denied any knowledge of how the girl came to her death, but a bottle which had contained prussic acid being found in his room, he was placed under arrest. It then came out that Hammond and Miss Tough had been married in November of 1895, in Buffalo, under the name of James, the two being supposed at the time to be working in Toronto. It further developed that shortly before the girl came to her death, Hammond had placed insurance to the amount of $15,000 on her life, the policies being made out in his favour. This was supposed to have been the motive for the murder, and the coroner’s jury finding that Hammond had ministered the poison, he was placed on trial for his life. 


RENNIE (Toronto) Sept. 13 - James Rennie, who was injured last Thursday in the Kemp Manufacturing company’s factory, by a piece of timber died at the general hospital Tuesday night at 11:30 o’clock. Rennie was employed as a machine man and while feeding the machine with a piece of board, the lumber accidentally broke and a large portion of it struck him in the abdomen. The injury was not considered serious but he was removed to his home at 12 Cornwall street, where, instead of making any improvement he grew worse, until he was removed to the hospital in the ambulance on Sunday night. The doctors found a rupture of the bowels and thought that the only hope of saving his life was an operation. This was performed on Monday afternoon, but it failed to bring the desired restoration and the patient rapidly sank until his death. Rennie was 32 years of age, and leaves a widow and four children to mourn his loss.


Friday, September 16, 1898


SMITH (Simcoe, Ont.) Sept. 15 - Word was received here tonight that the body of a man by the name of Smith of Normandale, was found in the bay at St. William. It is said the face was partially

covered with blood, and that the neck bore marks of some kind. Dr. Hayes, coroner, has been notified of the finding of the body, and an inquest will be held tomorrow.


Saturday, September 17, 1898


TSHANN - Sept. 16th, at 215 King st. west, Minnie, widow of the late Anthony Tshann, aged 63 years. Funeral will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. from the above address. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Tshann, mother of Joseph Tshann, butcher, King street west, died last night.


CARPENTER - In East Hamilton, on Saturday, Sept. 17th, Jonathon P. Carpenter, aged 83 years.  Funeral from his late residence, Corner Blake st. and Popular ave. on Monday at 1:30 p.m. to Winona cemetery, by H.G.and B. Railway. Friends please accept this intimation.

Jonathon P. Carpenter died this morning at the residence of Watson Truesdale, corner of Blake street and Popular avenue. The deceased was 83 years of age and was one of the best known men in Wentworth county. He took part in the raid of 1866, assisting in the defence of his country against the invasion of the Fenians. For years he lived at Winona being engaged of the fruit business. He had been ailing for some time. The funeral will take place on Monday. The interment will be at Winona.


ROWAN - There was a large attendance at the funeral of John Rowan yesterday afternoon.


Monday, September 19, 1898


CANFIELD - At Woodstock, on Monday, 19th Sept. Mary Woodburn, wife of James Canfield, Deputy Clerk of the Crown and daughter of the late James Osborne. Funeral from her late residence, Wednesday, 21st inst. At 2 p.m.


ALLARDICE - Margaret McCowan Allardice, youngest daughter of Mrs. Geo. R. Allardice.  Funeral service at 2 o’clock on Tuesday, Sept. 20th, at the family residence 425 Main st. west.  Interment at city cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


HART (Picton, Ont.) Sept 19 - James Hart, ex - MLA for Prince Edward county, died at his home here on Sunday, aged 78 years.


SEALEY - Mrs. Sealey, wife of Harry Sealey, assistant gardener at the Barton reservoir died yesterday. Mr. Sealey has had a great deal of trouble recently. About four weeks ago one of his children died, and on Friday, ..... of his children, who were suffering from diphtheria, were taken to the hospital.


SMYLIE (Detroit, Mich.) Sept. 17 - A middle-aged man giving his name as James Smylie, of Petrolia, Ont., registered at the Merchant’s hotel yesterday noon. He complained of not feeling well and was shown to his room at once. At noon today, the chamber maid reported that she could not get into the room. The door was forced open. Smylie lay on the bed dead. Beside him was a piece of paper on which he started to write a note and on a stand was an empty pill box. Coroner Dixon took charge of the remains, ordering an inquest Monday.

FOTHERGILL, BROWN, ROBINSON, KENNEDY (Owen Sound) Sept. 18 - The finding of the skeletons of three white men under a light covering of soil on Griffiths Island a few days ago recalled the time when four gentlemen left this port for Colpoy’s bay in a sail boat. They were Capt. Fothergill, Post Master Geo. Brown, of this town, John Robinson, a gentleman from the Southern States, and Charles Kennedy, a sailor. A few days after the boat was found on the mainland beach, with its cargo of wheat undisturbed. The body of Kennedy lay on the shore along side the boat, his dog having gnawed the dead man’s hand. The bodies of the others could not be found, though a long and vigilant search was made. Foul play was suspected, but no trace of the victims or perpetrators was found to unravel the mystery. 

The fact that the skull of one of the skeleton’s discovered is exceptionally large, and it being well-known that Post Master’s Brown’s head was somewhat extraordinary in this particular, leads to the belief by many that the skeletons found are the long lost remains of the missing men.

John and Joseph Robinson of this town are sons of the gentleman of that name. While C.P.R. agent Brown at Hong Kong, China, recently here on a visit is a son of the Post Master.  Identification of the remains is impossible at this late day.


MULLIN - James Mullin, an old and well-known resident of Dundas county, dropped dead in Cornwall, on Saturday afternoon.


WELLS - J.E. Wells, L.L.D. editor of the Canadian Baptist, died last night in Toronto after a brief illness.


CLIFF - One of the oldest residents of Napanee passed away Friday evening in the person of George Cliff, sr., at the age of 84 years.


WHITE - W.J. White, police magistrate of St. Thomas, since 1873, died Saturday, aged 71.  Deceased was born in London England, in 1828, and emigrated to Canada in 1844. He was for years engaged in mercantile pursuits. In 1860, then 32 years of age, he commenced to study of law, matriculating five years later. In 1873 he was appointed police magistrate. He was a Liberal in politics. Nine children survive.


CANFIELD (Woodstock, Ont.) Sept. 19 - Mrs. James Canfield, wife of James Canfield, clerk of the surrogate court Woodstock, died this morning. She was a daughter of the late James Osborne, Hamilton, Ontario.


Tuesday, September 20, 1898


FREEMAN - At Lethbridge, Alta, on September 17th, Ida M. eldest daughter of the late S.B. Freeman, Q.C. Funeral private.


HUMMEL - In this city, on Sept. 19th, George, twin son of John and Eve Hummel, aged 2 years, 5 months, and 21 days. Funeral private from his father’s residence, 186 Duke street, Tuesday, 20th inst., at 3 p.m. 


MALLOCH - On Sept. 19th, Jessie Barber, youngest daughter of A.E. Malloch, aged 3 years and 6 months. Funeral at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 21, 1898


FREEMAN - At Lethbridge, Alta, on September 17th, Ida M. eldest daughter of the late S.B. Freeman Q.C. Funeral private.


HUMMEL - In this city, on Sept. 19th, George, twin son of John and Eve Hummel, aged 2 years, 5 months and 21 days.  Funeral private from his father’s residence, 186 Duke street, Tuesday 20th inst., at 3 p.m.


MALLOCH - On Sept. 19th, Jessie Barber, youngest daughter of A.E. Malloch, aged 3 years, and 6 months. Funeral at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.


ENTWHISTLE (Copetown) - The remains of Wm. Entwhistle, who died at Winnipeg, Man., arrived here last Thursday, and were buried in the village cemetery Sunday. Rev. R.B. Rowe officiating.  The deceased was twenty five years of age, and was married to Ethel, the youngest daughter of Mrs. E. Schwan, about two years ago.


SCRIBBNER (Brockville) Sept. 20 - At the fall assizes, which opened here today before Justice Falconbridge, William Pear was found guilty of manslaughter of J.K. Scribbner, and sentenced to three months in jail. 

About 11 o’clock on the night of Nov. 21 last, the Pear family, who lived in North Augusta, were awakened by a noise at the front door, as if someone were trying to force an entrance. William Pear went down to the door, and asked who was there, but got no answer, and the party outside began to kick. Pear got his rifle and called out that unless the man outside gave his name he would shoot. The kicking continued, and he fired a shot through the door. The noise instantly stopped, and Pear, thinking the intruder had been frightened away went back to bed. On opening the door in the morning a dead body was lying on the threshold. An investigation was held, and the body was identified of that a deaf pedlar, who sold spring beds through the country. He had evidently been seeking shelter for the night, and being deaf, did not hear Pear’s demand to give his name. 


CARPENTER - A very old and highly esteemed resident of Hamilton and Wentworth county passed away at 5 o’clock Saturday morning at his late residence, corner of Blake street and Poplar avenue, in the person of Jonathon P. Carpenter, aged 83 years. Mr. Carpenter, who was born at Winona, came of sturdy U.E. Loyalist stock, his father having taking a part in the war of 1812, while he himself was equally active in the stirring events of 1837. The deceased left no family, his wife having pre-deceased him about three years. He was a member of the Methodist church of which he was a very liberal supporter. Although ill for some time, his last illness only extended over about three days. He was an uncle of Mrs. Watson Truesdale, with whom he has resided for a long period. The funeral took place from his late residence Monday afternoon to Winona cemetery. The funeral service was conducted by his pastor, Rev. Mr. Rutledge, assisted by Rev. Dr. Tovell, of Toronto, and Rev. Mr. Davie, of Winona. The pallbearers were; Charles Carpenter, Winona,; Rev. Joseph Hagar, Prescott; T.M. Carpenter, ex. M.P. Fruitland; A.E. Carpenter, city; John O. Carpenter, and E.C. Carpenter, MLA., Simcoe, all being nephews of deceased.


SUMMERVILLE (Lucknow) Sept. 20 - The death of James Summerville, removes the oldest and most prominent citizen of the place. Deceased was born in Dumfermline, Scotland, in 1825, and

came to Canada with his parents in 1841, and settled in the village of Dundas, Wentworth county.  In 1857 he purchased from Eli Stauffer the land on which now stands the village of Lucknow, and the following year had the place surveyed into village lots. He was a staunch Reformer, and in 1872 he contested the West riding of Huron in the Liberal interest against Thomas Farrow, but was unsuccessful. In 1882, however, he was elected member of Parliament for West Bruce, but after spending some three years in the House of Commons, he resigned his seat in favour of Mr. Blake.  He married Miss Mary Bennett, of Dundas in 1849, who still survives him, together with his five children, Mrs. R.L. Hunter, of Superior; Hugh Summerville, of Puerto Rico; James H. Summerville, of Grand Forks, Dakota; Robert Summerville, express agent, and Mrs. William Connell, of Lucknow.


FINNERT (Windsor) Sept. 20 - Frank Finnert, aged seventeen, who lives on Goddard road, Ecorse, went coon hunting yesterday with his brother George. He shot a coon, but the animal was still alive when he reached it, and to finish the job he struck at it, with the butt of his gun. The stock struck the ground and broke off, at the same time discharging the barrel. The charge struck young Finnert in the abdomen, passing through his body. George took his wounded brother on his back and carried him about a mile to his home, where he died an hour later.


BULLARD (Wingham) Sept. 20 - Joseph Bullard, who was injured by a board thrown from a saw in the mill, and striking him in the abdomen is dead of the injuries. He leaves a widow and seven children.


Thursday, September 22, 1898


KERR - At the residence of her son-in-law, R.L. Minds, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Mary Kerr, relict of the late Geo. Kerr, formerly of this city. Funeral Friday on arrival of 12:30 train. Interment at city cemetery.

Mrs. Kerr, widow of George Kerr, formerly timekeeper at the Great Western shops, died yesterday at the residence of her son-in-law, H.L. Minds, Detroit. The body will be brought to Hamilton for interment tomorrow.


STEVENSON - At his late residence, 375 York street, on Wednesday, 21st Sept., 1898, James Stevenson, aged 72 years. Funeral Saturday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

The city hall flag is at half-mast today out of respect to the memory of ex.ald. James Stevenson who passed away early last evening at his home on York street. Ex.ald. Stevenson has been for many years one of the best known citizens of ward 4, and for thirteen years represented the ward in the City council. Deceased was a Englishman born in Sedgley, Staffordshire, in March 1816. He came to America in 1850, remaining for three years in Philadelphia, and one year in New York city.

In March of 1854, he came to Hamilton, and secured a position as foreman smith at the Great Western shops, remaining in that position, a valued employee, for 21 years. He then retired and lived privately. The year after his retirement from active work, he was elected Alderman, and but once in fourteen years was he defeated, and then by a single vote.

While in the council Mr. Stevenson was nearly always connected with the waterworks department, being chairman of that important committed for several years. He was also a member of the hospital committee; it was a strange coincidence that the fire and water committee should have been in session as he passed away. Word was sent down from his house that he was dying. Deceased

was throughout his life a staunch Liberal-Conservative and an adherent of Wesley Methodist church. He was also one of the charter members of St. George’s society. He leaves a widow and one daughter to mourn his loss. Though he had been failing for the past three years, he was confined to his bed but a week, kidney trouble being the direct cause of death. The funeral will take place on Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock.


BUCHANAN - David Buchanan, the nine-year-old-son of James Buchanan, was drowned Monday afternoon while playing on a foot bridge near the Goderich wharf.


MARSHALL - Sidney L. Marshall, a night foreman in the employ of the Buffalo Railway co., was found dead in his bed at his boarding house yesterday. Death was due to natural causes. Marshall was a single man, about 32 years old. His former home was in Canada, but no one knows where his relatives live.


ROBILLARD (Cornwall, Ont.) Sept. 21 - A sad fatality occurred last night on the road leading from Moulinette to Avonmore. A young man named P. Robillard, who resided in the latter village, left Moulinette last evening to drive home, and this morning his body was found on the highway in front of Dennis Buckley’s farm. His horse was captured during the night running toward home. The unfortunate young man was evidently thrown from his rig and killed in this way. He was 22 years of age, and a blacksmith by occupation.


HORNING (Kingston) Sept. 21 - On Monday the little son of Mrs. H. Horning, widow of the late Capt. J. Horning, died suddenly at Glenvale. The little lad had eaten freely of grapes and was stricken with an illness so sudden and fatal in its effects that he died before medical aid could be summoned. He was three years of age. 


Friday, September 23, 1898


STEVENSON - At his late residence 375 York street, on Wednesday, 21st Sept., 1898, James Stevenson, aged 73 years. Funeral Saturday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


NIXON - At her late residence 57 West ave. north, on Sept. 22nd, Mrs. D. Nixon, in her 71st year.  Funeral on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the above address. No. flowers.

Yesterday at her late residence 57 West avenue north, one of Hamilton’s residents passed away in the person of Mrs. D. Nixon, who was a resident of this city for over 50 years. She was the wife of the late James Nixon, colour sergeant of her majesty’s royal navy, stepmother of the late William S. Nixon, city relief officer, and mother of Mrs. A.M. Waters. Six years ago Mrs. Nixon fell on an icy sidewalk and fractured her hip, leaving her an invalid up to the time of her death.


ELBOURNE (Ottawa) Sept. 22 - Ernest Elbourne, fifteen years old, son of George Elbourne, died this afternoon while undergoing an operation for ingrowing toenails. The operation, which was being conducted by Drs. Baptie, and Cook, was completed when deceased started to vomit. Death resulted from asphyxiation. Deceased was under the influence of chloroform. 


COOK (Kingston) Sept. 22 - A private telegram to Lieut-Col. Drury, commanding A. field battery from Lord Aberdeen, this morning, announced the death of Capt. Cook, by a gunshot in South


Capt. Cook, on the officer’s staff of A field battery. was sent last November to do service in South Africa, and recent letters from him to Col. Drury, told that he was on his way to Uganda in charge of a party of carriers with provisions. On the way several troublesome tribes of natives had

been met with, and it is presumed that during an encounter with some of the natives he was shot.

Capt. Cook, it may be remarked is the fourth graduate of the R.M.C. who has lost his life in Africa.


Saturday, Sept, 24, 1898


COSTIE - In this city, on Sept. 23rd. 1898, at her parent’s residence, 147 Erie ave, Annie Dow, only daughter of James and Nellie Costie, aged 2 years and 6 months. Funeral from above address tomorrow Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


GREENBROOK - In this city, on Sept. 23rd, Thomas Greenbrook, aged 61 years, a native of County Kent, England. Funeral from the residence of his son-in-law, S. Cardwell, 81 Oak avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Thomas Greenbrook, an employee of the waterworks department died last night, having been ill, about two months. The deceased was born in Kent county, England, and came to Hamilton with Thomas Littlehales to make some changes in the gas system 26 or 27 years ago. The funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. Cardwell, 81 Oak avenue.


TOWERSEY - At his late residence, 153 King street east, on Friday, Sept. 23rd. 1898, Joseph Towersey, a native of Ashbury, Buckinghamshire, England. Funeral Monday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Joseph Towersey, for over forty years an employee of the Great Western, and Grand Trunk railways, died last evening at his late residence, 153 King st. east. He was 73 years old. He leaves a widow and several children.


BOWDEN - In this city, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 1898, Dorothy Bowden, aged 8 months. Funeral from her parent’s residence, 33 Head street, on Monday, at 4 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.  Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


WILLIAMS - An inmate of the asylum, named Williams, died in the institution last night. He was a resident of Guelph, and the remains were taken there this afternoon.


DUNN - Mrs. Jane Dunn, sister of Mrs. Doctor Vernon whom she had been visiting, died last evening after a week’s illness. The remains were taken this afternoon to Lockport for burial.


STEVENSON - The funeral of the late ex-ald. Stevenson took place this afternoon to the city cemetery, and was largely attended. The board of St. George’s society was present, deceased being the last but one of the charter members of the society, and the city was represented by several aldermen. The pallbearers were E. Pinch, R. Archibald, Frank Evans, S.J. Whitehead, John Carruthers, and John Kenrick. Rev. W. F. Wilson conducted the services at the house and at the grave.

CLIMIE - John M. Climie, for many years a prominent citizen and business man of Listowel, died yesterday.


BEARDMORE - Mrs. George L. Beardmore, a well-known Toronto lady died yesterday afternoon.


CUYLER - Miss Elizabeth Cuyler, of Toronto, who met with a trolley accident, two weeks ago, died at the Emergency hospital yesterday from the effects of her dreadful injuries. Miss Cuyler was past her eighty-second year.


Monday, September 26, 1898


SHERLOCK - At Lethbridge, Alta, Sept. 24th, youngest son of Christabel and Robert Sherlock, aged 3 months.


MALONE - Sept. 26th At 9 West avenue south Francis F. Malone, infant son of Julia and Michael P. Malone, aged 9 months and 17 days. Funeral Tuesday, private.

On Saturday afternoon Francis, the infant son of Michael Malone, West avenue south, was so badly scalded that it died early this morning. Mrs. Malone left a kettle of boiling water sitting on the fender of the stove, and the child, which was but nine months old, caught hold of the fender and upset the kettle. The boiling water spilled over the little fellow’s face and body, and it was badly scalded. Dr. McCabe was summoned and did all in his power to relieve the baby’s suffering and save its life, but medical assistance was of no avail, and he died this morning.


IRWIN - In this city on Sept. 24th at the residence of Peter Manderson, 196 Bay st. north, Thomas Irwin, aged 78 years. Interment at Copetown today, Monday. 


POWELL - At his late residence, 273 Catharine st. north, on Saturday, 24th September, 1898, Robert Powell, a native of Kent, England, aged 69 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Robert Powell died at his residence, 273 Catharine st. north, on Saturday evening, after a long illness. He was a native of Lewisham, Kent, England, where he served in several regiments, coming to Canada in 1868. He settled in Brantford, and joined the Thirty sixth battalion, County of Peel, holding the rank of Sergeant-Major for over twelve years. He was a member of Her Majesty’s Army and Navy veterans; also of Hearts of Oak lodge, H. of E. He will be buried in the soldier’s plot tomorrow afternoon.


HUTCHINSON - Suddenly on Sept. 24th, 1898, James Hutchinson, aged 82 years. Funeral from the residence of his son, R.A. Hutchinson, mountain top, on Tuesday 27th inst., at 2 p.m. Services at St. Paul’s Church 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


KELLY (Toronto Junction) Sept. 25 - Shortly after one o’clock yesterday the town was startled by the news that a young man named Thomas Kelly had been shot and killed by a boy named Willie Winkworth.

Kelly, the victim of the fatality, accompanied by his friend, Peter Fitzgibbon, was walking across the field on the farm of Frank Baby, near where the Beltline railway runs across the latter gentleman’s estate, when they noticed some boys shooting at birds at the top of a steep declivity.

The two young men stopped to chat with the boys. Fitzgibbon says that he asked one of the boys to let him pluck a tail-feather from a bird he was carrying, but the boy complied with a request, and while he was stooping to get the feather with his back to Kelly, he heard a gun go off, and Kelly exclaim “my God I’m shot”. Fitzgibbon says that he saw a boy with a gun in his hand about five or six feet from Kelly when he looked around. He hastened to support Kelly, who thus managed to walk about fifty yards, when he sank to the ground, unable to proceed further. Fitzgibbon left him there and ran into the Junction for Dr. Clendenan. At the same time James Kelly ran to Dr. Tramayne’s office at Lambton Mills. Bert Baby, another of the boys, ran home and told his mother of the accident. Mrs. Baby took a bottle of whiskey and some bandages and ran to the field, where she found the wounded man all alone, every boy in the party having scampered off. When Dr. Tremayne and others had arrived Kelly was carried to Mr. Baby’s house, where he died about one o’clock - an hour and a half after the shooting.

This evening the police have the names of only four of the boys who were present. They are James Kelly, brother of the dead man; Bert Baby, Willie Winkworth, and Joseph Inglesby. Inglesby and Winkworth each had a rifle and Bert Baby a shotgun. Winkworth’s rifle took a .22 long caliber cartridge, and Inglesby was .22 short. It was a 22 long bullet that was extracted from the body in the post-mortem. The bullet entered the left breast just below the shoulder, past between the first and second ribs, and took a downward course through the left lung. The immediate cause of death was haemorrhage of the lungs.


HASKILL - Electa Haskill died at Port Hope at the age of 106 years.


DOUGLAS (Mimico, Ont.) - Sept. 25 - When Robert Henry, sectionman, was walking the track this morning, he found Harry Douglas, of this place, aged 18 years of age, lying dead beside the north track, just west of Church street crossing. It is supposed the young man was on his way home, and crossing over from the south track out of the way of a freight train going west, was struck by the 9:30 express eastbound.


Tuesday, September 27, 1898


McGREGOR - In this city, on 27th Sept., 1898, Ellen, wife of Duncan McGregor, in her 70th year.  Funeral from her late residence, 349 King street west, on Thursday at 3 o’clock. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Funeral private.


POWELL - The funeral of the late Robert Powell took place from his late residence, 273 Catharine street north, this afternoon. The remains were conveyed to Christ church cathedral where a service was conducted by Canon Bland. The pallbearers were members of the Army and Navy Veterans and Hearts of Oak lodge, S.O.E. with both of which deceased was associated.


HUETHER (Waterloo, Ont.) Sept. 27 - Christopher Huether, sr., brewer and hotel-keeper here for over 40 years, died this morning after an illness since June last. He was 67 years old, and was born in Inpanbach, Germany. 


McKIBBEN (Kincardine, Ont.) Sept. 26 - W.M. McKibben, a resident of Kincardine for upwards of 40 years, while attending the funeral of David Collins yesterday, marching in the procession as a Mason suddenly fell, and expired in a few moments. He was born in Ireland 72 years ago.

SCOTT - Robert Scott, a pioneer of Western Ontario who settled in London sixty years ago, died yesterday afternoon at the ripe age of 91.


KELLY - The inquest into the death of Thomas Kelly, which occurred at Toronto Junction on Saturday last, was held last evening and resulted in the jury returning a verdict of accidental death, with recommendations to Parliament to legislate against minors carrying firearms.


DELORME (Ottawa) Sept. 26 - Mrs. William Delorme died at her residence 118 Pine street, and the circumstances of death are such that an inquest is likely to be held.

A number of the dead woman’s neighbours do not hesitate to say that death was the direct result of a beating received at the hands of the husband of the deceased. The funeral was to have taken place yesterday, but it was postponed by the order of the coroner.


HORSELEY (Amhersburg, Ont.) Sept. 26 - James Horseley, sailor, an old resident of this place, unmarried, while standing on the dock took a fit and fell in the Detroit river and was drowned before assistance could reach him. The body was recovered.


HUTCHINSON - The funeral of the late James Hutchinson took place this afternoon to the city cemetery and was largely attended. Deceased’s long connection with St. Paul’s church made him one of the Presbyterian patriarchs, and the service, held at 3 o’clock in St. Paul’s church, was attended by most of the Presbyterian ministers and members of other city congregations besides the officials and congregation of St. Paul’s church and members of St. Andrew’s society. The solemn service was conducted by Rev. Neil McPherson, and Rev. Dr. Lyle. The pall-bearers were; J. Vallance, Bidwell Way, George Black, George A. Young, for the session of St. Paul’s, and George McKeand, and John Kemprick, for St. Andrew’s society.


Wednesday, September 28, 1898


VENARD - In this city, at her son’s residence, 40 Wentworth south, on Sept. 28th, Mary Venard, widow of the late James Venard, and mother of Constable James Venard, of this city. Interment at Port Hope, Friday. (Private).


HUTTON - In this city, on the 28th inst., Mary Louise, daughter of Robert and Margaret Hutton, aged 8 years and 2 months. Funeral from her parent’s residence, 445 Ferguson ave. north, Thursday at 3 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this notice.


REINHOLDT - In this city, on the 27th inst., Mary Jane beloved wife of Herman Reinholdt, in her 38th year. Funeral Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from her late residence, 166 Stanley avenue. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this notice.


MOFFATT (St. Catharines) Sept. 27 - The tornado at St. Catharines was an awful one. Everyone seemed to think the school children, and fathers and mothers who had little ones there, braved everything to get to them. The children were got out as soon as possible, and the women formed their Red Cross brigade and washed and bound up the cuts of the boys and girls. The men had sterner work on hand.  Entering the building it was seen that the floor to the height of the top of the desks were covered with bricks and debris, and from beneath this could be heard moans and groans.

Men tore away the bricks savagely in their eagerness to liberate the sufferers. The task seemed an endless one, but finally little Fannie Wilson was found and removed. She was in a pitiable state and was carried home to receive attention. Lillie Kerr was found buried beneath a heap of debris, and it was found her leg had been broken. But though these children were hurt badly, they escaped well in comparison to the fate which befell poor Frances Moffatt, who was taken out of the ruins dead. She was a bright, happy dispositioned little one, of about eight years of age, a daughter of Samuel Moffatt.


BICKLEY - Mingled with the debris of the Orange hall is that of the home of Jas. E. Bradley. When the tornado arrived, Mrs. Bradley was sitting in her parlour with a friend Mrs. John Bickley, and the latter’s little son. Mrs. Bradley was carried 50 feet to the east with the parlour floor, and picked up unconscious amid the debris of the Orange hall. Mrs. Bickley was picked up dead quite close to the foundations of the Bradley house. She had evidently been struck by a falling beam. In a field about 100 feet away her baby boy was found, covered with plaster, dust and blood. Though badly scared, the little one was toddling about with his bereaved father today.


EKINS - After driving in stakes all over this common, the tornado moved up into the air and sailed away to the southeast. It did no damage til it struck the house of Walter Ekins, on the St. David’s road, some two miles away. Here a great deal of damage was done. Mrs. Ekins was hurrying down cellar, with her two children, when her little girl, Gladys, was struck with some flying debris and killed in the mother’s arms. The other child is also reported to be injured.


LUMSDEN - Galt lost one of its most prominent residents, and the province a patriotic and distinguished man, when the spirit of John McVeigh Lumsden, ex - MLA, passed away after several months struggle against the weakening inroads of old age.


BISCOBY (Georgetown) Sept. 27 - A very sad accident occurred Saturday evening, resulting in the death of Jefferson Biscoby. Mr. Biscoby in company with two companions, went on a shooting expedition, and on emerging from the woods in the evening, they proceeded to unload their guns, when, by accident David Toast discharged the contents of one barrel into Mr. Biscoby’s leg tearing the flesh and fracturing the bone to such an extent that he died from the wound a few hours later. 

Mr. Biscoby was buried this afternoon with military honours, he being a member of the Twentieth Lorne rifles. Mr. Biscoby was a son of William Biscoby, a prominent farmer, living about two miles from here.


HOWELL (St. George) - The funeral of Mrs. Lemuel Howell took place on Tuesday afternoon. The exercises were conducted by Rev. J.W. Cooley. The remains were interred in the Methodist cemetery. There was over a hundred teams in the procession.


Thursday, September 29, 1898


PTOLEMY - At his residence in Woodburn on September 29th, William Ptolemy, in the 80th year of his age. Funeral Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. 


PRESTON - In this city, at 47 Wood st. east, Annie L. Preston, aged 29 years. Funeral will take place from the above address on Friday at 2 p.m. to Dundas cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

COLVILLE - In this city on Thursday, 29th Sept. 1898, Mary Colville, fourth daughter of the late John Colville, of Saltfleet. Funeral from Blachford & Sons undertaking rooms, King street west, Saturday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


LEWIS - In this city, on the 29th inst., Annie Frazer, beloved wife of J.Bradley Lewis, in her 34th year. Funeral from her late residence 168 Maria street, on Saturday at 4 p.m. to Hamilton cemetery.  Friends will please accept this intimation.


FISHER - Dr. Fisher, of Amherstburg, one of the oldest medical men in Ontario, died yesterday.


FULLER - Thomas Fuller, late chief architect of the department of public works, Ottawa, died yesterday after a lingering illness. Mr. Fuller was born in England in 1823.


CULVERHOUSE - Henry Culverhouse, the old Toronto man who attempted to take his life by cutting his throat with a razor died yesterday afternoon from the effects of the dreadful injuries.


KELSEY - A 3-year-old child of Norman Kelsey, Seeley’s bay, Ontario, died suddenly several weeks ago, as a result, it is thought of drinking water in which matches had been soaked. He was an only child. 


CAMERON - The funeral of the late Hon. M.C. Cameron, Lieutenant-governor of the Northwest Territories took place from his late residence in Goderich yesterday, and was one of the largest ever seen in the county.


MILES - May Beatrice Miles, daughter of George F. Miles, who used to live here, died at Taliapoose, Ind., on Sept. 16th.


Friday, September 30, 1898


LEWIS - In this city on the 28th inst., Annie Fraser, beloved wife of J. Bradley Lewis, in her 34th year. Funeral from her late residence, 168 Maria street, on Saturday at 4 p.m. to Hamilton cemetery.  Friends will please accept this intimation.


CRAIG - In this city on Thursday, Sept. 29th, David eldest son of Alex and Sarah Craig, aged 52 years. Funeral Sunday at 4 p.m. from his late residence, 1 Tom street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Death in sudden form came last night to David Craig, assistant superintendent of the cemetery and son of Alexander Craig, the present superintendent. While he was sitting with the members of his family shortly before 10 o’clock, he was suddenly called away. He had been afflicted with asthma for about twenty years, and was just recovery from an attack, but seemed in as good health as usual. The family had left him for a few moments, and on their return, were shocked to find him dead in his armchair. He had passed away without a struggle. 

Several years ago, deceased was appointed assistant superintendent at the cemetery, and he discharged his duties most faithfully.

The deceased was well known being a member of Vixon Lodge, A.O.U.W., and an Oddfellow.  He was a staunch Conservative in politics.

He leaves a widow, three sons and two daughters to mourn his sudden death.

MILLAR - At Dunnville, on Thursday, Sept. 28th, Emily, beloved wife of William Millar, aged 49 years. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. from the residence of Harmon Munn, mountain top, to Burkholder Church. Private.


COLVILLE - On this city, on Thursday, 29th Sept., 1898, Mary Colville, fourth daughter of the late John Colville of Saltfleet. Funeral from Blachford & Sons undertaking rooms, King st. west,  Saturday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TSHANN - In this city, at her mother’s residence, 158 Hess st. north, on Friday, Sept. 30th, Maggie, beloved wife of William Tshann, aged 28 years. Funeral will take place from above address, on Monday, Oct. 3rd., at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary’s cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

Mrs. Tshann, wife of Wm. Tshann, died this morning, having been ill for a long time. Mr. Tshann recently lost his mother, and the death of his wife is a double shock for him.


BYRNS - A dispatch from Detroit says; Mrs. Byrns, of Hamilton, died in Detroit this morning. The remains will be shipped to Hamilton for burial.


WHITBY (Sundridge, Ontario) Sept. 30 - Ross Whitby, the four-year-old son of A.J. Whitby, tailor, was burned to death last night. While playing with matches he set fire to his clothing.


MOOR - Constable Locke fatally shot Robert Moor while attempting to arrest him at Yorktown.


Saturday, October 1, 1898


MILLS - At St. Joseph’s Hospital, Guelph, on Friday, Sept. 30th, Geo. A. Mills. Funeral on arrival of noon train Monday. Private.

George A. Mills, brother of William Mills, hatter, is dead.


CRAIG - In this city on Thursday, Sept. 29th, David, eldest son of Alex and Sarah Craig, aged 52 years. Funeral Sunday at 4 p.m. from his late residence, 2 Tom st. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


DAYFOOT - At the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Adam A. Stewart, Woodstock, on Saturday morning 1st Oct., Philo Warner Dayfoot, in the 79th year of his age. 

Woodstock, Ont., Oct. 1, P.W. Dayfoot, an old and much respected of Hamilton, Ont., died at the residence of his son-in-law, Adam A. Stewart, Woodstock, at 6 o’clock this morning. Mr. Dayfoot had been confined to his bed for several months.


RALLSTON - On Sept. 30th, at Amherst, N.S., Robt. Rallston & Co., Hamilton, aged 42 years.  Funeral on Monday, Oct. 3rd, at 2 p.m., from his late residence 687 Denis street, Montreal.


GELL - On Oct. 1st, at her residence 79 Gore street, Mrs. William Gell, relict of the late William Gell, in her 69th year. Funeral on Monday afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock to Bartonville cemetery.  Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Gell, widow of the late Wm. Gell, died this morning at 79 Gore street, after an illness of about a year, in her sixty-ninth year. Deceased resided in the city for about fifty-five years. She leaves three daughters - Mrs. W.F. Davis, Mrs. Wm. Gray, and Mrs. R.B. Spera. all of this city - and one son John Gell. A funeral will take place to Bartonville cemetery, on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.


BYRNS - At her daughter’s residence, 35 Madison avenue, Detroit, Bridget Byrns, relict of the late Joseph Kennedy. Funeral from her son’s residence, 5 Tom street, on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends are requested to attend.

Mrs. Byrns, who for about forty years, led an active life, having had a stand on the central market, died yesterday at Detroit, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Mahoney. Mrs. Byrns lived in Hamilton for over 50 years, and went to her daughter when she was taken ill. She was highly esteemed by all who had business dealings with her. 

The deceased’s first husband was Joseph Kennedy, an old employee of the Great Western railway, who was killed at the station here. She leaves five sons, and one daughter. The body was brought to Hamilton for interment.


TSHANN - In this city, at her mother’s residence, 136 Hess st. north, on Friday, Sept. 30th, Maggie, beloved wife of William Tshann, aged 28 years. Funeral will take place from above address on Monday, Oct. 3rd, at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


HAMN (Doon, Ont.) Sept. 30 - John Hamn sr., an aged and respected citizen of the village, was found here last night hanging to a tree, in Aaron Good’s bush, near the village.

As far as can be learned the particulars are these; Mr. Hamn left home in the morning to take his cows to pasture, which was his regular duty. In taking them he called on his daughter, Mrs. A. Weaver, leaving some milk and saying to her that he was going over to the pinnacle. She noticed a rope in his hand, but thought nothing of it as he was hauling corn the day before with the same rope.  He left, but did not return to dinner. When supper time came he was still absent. After supper, a searching party was instituted with the result as above stated.

Deceased was an Englishman having come from Helston, England, about ten years ago.


MASON (Clinton, Ont.) Sept. 30 - Charles Mason, a well-known farmer here, while driving home from the Goderich fair last evening, in a wagon containing a bull, in turning off to the side of the road, upset his load, and, striking his head on a stone was instantly killed.


FOSTER (Carlisle) - On Wednesday last, Mrs. John Foster passed away after a few days illness, leaving a husband and six small children. The funeral which took place on Friday, was very largely attended by her sympathizing friends.


WHITBY (Sundridge) Sept. 30 - Little Ross Whitby, near four years old, son of A.J. Whitby, tailor, was burned to death last night. He had been playing with matches and set fire to his clothes.


Monday, October 3, 1898


SWANZY - On Sept. 16th, 1898, at Newbury House, Mallow, Ireland, after a few days illness, Rose Ormsby, second daughter of the late Rev. Henry Swanzy, rector of Kilshanaig.

O’NEIL - At the residence of her husband, William O’Neil, Nelson, Mrs. Catharine O’Neil, aged 70 years. Funeral will meet at house Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock to R.C. cemetery, Waterdown.


DAYFOOT - At the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Adam A. Stewart, Woodstock, on Saturday morning, 1st October, Philo Warner Dayfoot, in the 79th year of his age. Funeral from the James street Baptist church, Hamilton, Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

At the James street Baptist church yesterday, Rev. J.L. Gilmour referred to the death of P.W. Dayfoot, who was perhaps the oldest member of the church. For about fifty years Mr. Dayfoot kept the history of the church.

The deceased had been a resident of Hamilton for many years, and was highly esteemed. Years ago, he used to keep a boot and shoe store, after which he kept a lumber yard on Jackson street. He had been living in Woodstock for several years.

The body will be brought from Woodstock to Hamilton tomorrow. A service will be held in the afternoon at the James street Baptist church, from where the funeral will take place.


DAAB - Mrs. Christina Daab, an aged and respected resident of Hamilton for over 50 years, died Saturday at the residence of her son-in-law, George H. Small, corner of Barton and Hughson streets.  The deceased was in her seventy-seventh year, and during life was an active member of the German Methodist church. Six married daughters survive her. 


KRICK (St. Catharines, Ont.) Oct. 2 - John Krick, of Elcho, was thrown from his buggy Saturday afternoon by his horse becoming frightened by a street car and running away. He was terribly injured by being dragged along the road for some distance. His head struck a stone, and a large hole was made in his forehead. He was taken to the hospital but he died a few hours afterwards.


SEBURN (St. Catharines, Ont.) Oct. 2 - A girl about 21 years of age, named Etta Seburn, was found in her room yesterday morning suffocated by gas. She was employed at the residence of William Chaplin. A domestic went to call her about 6 o’clock, and noticed a strong smell of gas. The door was forced open and Miss Seburn was found lying on the floor unconscious. Everything was done to restore her, but without avail. Coroner Goodman was summoned and made a full examination but decided an inquest was unnecessary. The gas jet was turned partly on. It is thought deceased turned the gas out, and then, without knowing it, had turned it partly on again.


BELLAMY - Charles Bellamy, a farmer living near Chatham, was kicked in the back by a horse, and fatally injured.


HUNTER - Alexander Hunter, aged 57, for over 30 years assistant chief operator Great North Western Telegraph co., Toronto, died this morning of typhoid fever after an illness of ten days duration.


IRVING - John Irving, one of the pioneers of Oxford county, died on Saturday at his home in Blenheim, at the age of 91. 


RICHARDSON, WALKER (Port Hope) Oct. 1 - Alfred Richardson, a young man well and favourably known here died yesterday after a lingering battle with consumption. He was 34 years of age, and his aged mother and father survive him. He voted on the plebiscite Thursday. To the last,

 his buoyant spirits refused to bend. It is commonly related of him, in fact, that he made a bet with the late Robert Walker, a young man who was also a consumptive as to who should die first. Poor Walker lost the bet.


SEELEY - Yesterday the six-year-old daughter of Assistant Caretaker Seeley, of the reservoir, died at the city hospital from scarlet fever. Two other children of Mr. Seeley are ill at the hospital. His wife and another child died recently.


TSHANN - The funeral of the late Mrs. William Tshann took place from her late residence, 136 Hess street north, this morning. The remains were taken to St. Mary’s cathedral, where requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Holden, and afterwards interred in the Holy Sepulchre. The pall-bearers where; P. Quinn, T. Cosgrove, T. Williams, Joseph, Frank, and Tony Tshann.


Tuesday, October 4, 1898


O’NEIL - At the residence of her husband, William O’Neil, Nelson, Mrs. Catharine O’Neil aged 70 years. Funeral will meet at house Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock to R.C. cemetery, Waterdown.


CANARY - One of the oldest canaries in the city, belonging to Thomas Mapham, contractor, died today at the ripe old age of fifteen years.


JEPSON (St. Catharines, Ont.) Oct. 4 - Conductor Jepson of the Grand Trunk railway fell between the cars while performing his duties at Merritton station this morning, and had both legs taken off.  He is now in the St. Catharines hospital but of little hopes of recovery.

Jepson died at the hospital shortly afterwards.


DAYFOOT - The remains of the late P.W. Dayfoot were brought to the city this morning from Woodstock, and this afternoon a public service was held in James street Baptist church, Revs. J.L. Gilmour, J.W., McKay, Woodstock and Dr. Lyle being the clergyman officiating. The funeral left the church at 3 o’clock, the pall-bearers being C.J. Booker, A. Lutes, H.H. Lloyd, J. Lewis, H. New, and W.J. Copp. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful. The relatives present were John B. Dayfoot, of Boston; A.A. Stewart, of Woodstock, and W. Dayfoot of Georgetown.


Thursday, October 6, 1898


BELLING - In this city on 5th October, William Andrew Belling, aged 19 years, and 9 months.  Funeral Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from his parent’s residence No. 321 Hannah st. west, to the Church of St. John the Evangelist, interment at Hamilton cemetery.  Friends will please accept this intimation.


COATES (Bradford, Ont.) Oct. 6 - Fred Coates, aged fifteen, a son of Albert Coates, cleaned a gun this morning with the intention of going shooting. After he had got through he loaded the gun, and then placed his left eye to the muzzle, when the gun went off, and blew the side of his head away.  Death resulted immediately.


COWAN (Grimsby) - On Wednesday morning last a gloom was cast over the village, when it was known that Johnny Cowan had passed from this life. He was a very clever and industrious young

man, and a thorough Christian, being a member of the Baptist church. He was highly respected by all. His body was laid at rest in Queen’s Lawn cemetery on Friday afternoon at two o’clock. The funeral was largely attended, showing the esteem in which he and the family were held. 


JOYCE - John Joyce, of Sutton, was thrown from his horse, dragged half a mile and killed.


LONG - The body of Frank Long, an inmate of the Norfolk county home, was discovered in a pond yesterday. The coroner decided an inquest was unnecessary as the deceased was no doubt insane.  Apparently the body had been in the water for two or three days.


BUSH - George Bush, a Jarvis butcher, who did a wholesale business on the central market for years met with a fatal accident last Saturday. He went into the country to purchase cattle, and drove into Silver lake, near Port Dover to water his horses. In some way the lines became entangled, and in endeavouring to straighten them out he was kicked on the head by one of the horses. Death soon followed. The funeral took place on Sunday.

Deceased was a German about 50 years old. He was last on the market here on Tuesday of last week. He had no relatives in the country.


SECORD - Many people will regret the death of Mrs. Ed Secord, of Woodbine Crescent, who died quietly this morning after a lingering illness. She was highly respected by a large circle of friends. Besides her husband. she leaves to mourn her loss, two sons - Edward and Frank Secord, of this city, and three daughters - Mrs. Nixon of St. Paul’s and Misses Bertha and Sarah, of Hamilton. Mrs. Secord is well known in Simcoe her maiden name having being Huldah Yeomans.


Friday, October 7, 1898


SECORD - On the 6th inst., at her son’s residence, Geo. E. Secord, 47 Woodbine Crescent, Mrs. E. Secord, in the 74th year of her age. Funeral from the above address, Sunday, 2 p.m. to Burlington cemetery.


BELLING - In this city, on 6th October, William Andrew Belling, aged 19 years and 9 months.  Funeral Saturday at 3:30 p.m., from his parent’s residence, No. 321 Hannah st. west, to the Church of St. John the Evangelist. Interment at Hamilton cemetery  Friends will please accept this intimation.


KAAR (Brownsville, Ont.) Oct. 7 - John C. Kaar, a lad of about fifteen years, was instantly killed in his uncle’s tile yard this morning by being caught in the belt and wound around the shaft. His head was severed from the body.


CORBETT (Port Hope, Ont.) Oct. 6 - Dr. R.T. Corbett and Hector Reid went to Duck Harbour this afternoon in a buggy on a hunting expedition. From what can be learned it appears that the Doctor stepped off the south side of the embankment, while an east-bound freight train passed. After the train had gone by he stepped on the track, not noticing a freight train coming from the east. The engine struck him on the head, when he gained the track, killing him instantly. The fireman said he saw a man’s head appear the instant before the engine struck.


The train was stopped as soon as possible, and the body carted to Port Hope station. 

Dr. R.T. Corbett was about thirty years of age, the eldest son of Dr. R.A. Corbett, and was held in the highest respect by all. It was only a few months since the doctor was married to Miss Maude Mackie. 


TOWNSEND (Clinton, Ont.) Oct. 6 - Joseph Townsend, of Goderich township, while walking across the field on his own farm, accompanied by his wife, without a moment’s warning, dropped dead. The deceased was known all over the township in which he lived as one of the best farmers, and his sudden call has cast a great gloom over this section, this being the second death in less than a week.


Saturday, October 8, 1898


SECORD - On 6th inst., Geo. E. Secord, 47 Woodbine Crescent, Mrs. E. Secord, in the 74th year of her age. Funeral from the above address, Sunday, 2 p.m. to Burlington cemetery.


WEIST  (Guelph, Ont.) Oct. 7 - Mrs. Weist, widow of the late George Weist, Weisenbourg, drowned herself on Thursday afternoon in a rain barrel. 

It appears that she was left alone in the house when she committed the rash act.

Mrs. Weist was about 70 years of age, and had considerable trouble and sickness of late years.

She leaves a family of nine children, among whom is A. Weist, an employee of the Silver Creek Brewery.


EMBURY (Warkworth, Ont.) Oct. 7 - Early Thursday morning two sons of J.D. Embury, a farmer residing nearing Thomasburg, died very suddenly. The boys, Freddie, aged seven, and Albert, aged nine, had been sick only a few hours before death occurred. The younger boy died at 7 p.m. on Wednesday last, only fifteen hours after being taken sick, and the elder boy died at 3 a.m. on Thursday, twenty hours after he was taken sick. The cause of death is supposed to be poisoning but from what is not known. The two boys were buried side by side in the one coffin. A younger son, Russell, about four years of age, was also taken ill shortly after the first boy died, but his symptoms were less violent and he is recovering.


MOORE - Another death, making the fourth within a week, occurred on Thursday night at Mrs. Moore’s baby farm in Toronto.


ELLART - A farmer’s son, about 18 years of age, named Ellart, employed at a cider mill at St. Agatha, was struck by the bursting of the fly wheel and instantly killed.


Monday, October 10, 1898


McLELLAND - In this city, on Oct. 10th, Thomas McLelland, aged 40 years. Funeral from his late residence, 224 Mary street on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TOOHEY (Victoria, B.C.) Oct. 9 - Marion Brown, alias Thomas Allen the crippled mulatto outlaw of Ontario, is in the toils of the police and goes east by the C.P.R. tonight, to answer for the wanton

killing of Police Constable Michael Toohey, at London on June 24 last.

The crime was one of the most cold-blooded and deliberate nature and the Ontario Detectives have consequently exerted every energy to bring the assassin to justice. Step by step he was traced all the way across the continent to North Yakima, Wash., where Detective Nichols identified him from a photo and description. The identity was confirmed and an Ontario officer was immediately sent west. 

The arrest was made at Yakima and from there Brown was taken to Seattle, while extradition proceeding were initiated. These are always vexatiously slow and the eastern detective knew a better trick by far. Liquor and morphine were smuggled into Brown’s cell, and then he was taken out of the Seattle jail under the firm belief that his liberators were friends. 

From Seattle he was got to Port Angeles, and from that port the alleged coloured killer was brought by the steamer Garland today. As soon as the boat touched Canadian soil the arrest was made by Constables Redgrove, and Anderson.


CLARKE - John Jeffers Clarke, editor of the Tiberton Watchman, is dead.


BAGNEAU - Edward Bagneau, of Dover township, was struck by a train at a crossing near Chatham and fatally injured.


SMITH (Flesherton, Ont.) Oct. 9 - Yesterday evening Percy Smith, aged fifteen, son of John Smith, lot 3, concession 3, Euphrasia, accidentally slipped on the feed board of a machine at his father’s threshing while getting out of the mow. Both feet were drawn into the cylinder. One leg was mangled to the hip, the other to the knee. Dr. Bibbey, of Kimberley was on the scene within half an hour, but could do nothing, the lad breathing his last just two hours after the accident occurred.


JOHNSTON (Whitby, Ont.) Oct. 9 - A gloom was cast over the entire town this morning by the accidental death of Ralph Johnston, aged seventeen, only son of W.K. Johnston, architect, of Chicago. He was wheeling to his home here which is east of the town, about 10 o’clock Saturday night, when he collided with Walter Shaw, and J. Watson, two other Whitby young men, who were returning from Oshawa on their wheels. Johnston was thrown from his wheel by that of Shaw onto that of Watson, which struck him on the head. Shaw and Johnston were rendered unconscious by the collision, and Watson was so terrified he was unable to help his comrades. Shaw, however, revived in a few moments, and with the help of one or two others, acted very gallantly, not withstanding his own injuries, which were by no means small in trying to save Johnston, but all was in vain. He was removed to a comfortable place, and two doctors were hastily summoned, but Johnston died at 2:15 this morning.


SECORD - The funeral of the late Mrs. Edward Secord took place yesterday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. E. Lounsbury, a cousin of the deceased. The pallbearers were; Edward and Frank Secord, Joseph Youmans, of Simcoe, Frank Youmans, of Brantford, and Mr. Thomas and James Brown, of this city.


Tuesday, October 11, 1898


McLELLAND - In this city, on October 10th, Thomas McLelland, aged 40 years. Funeral from his late residence 224 Mary street on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

BUNTIN - On Saturday, October 8th, at Newark, N.J., James Buntin, formerly of this city, aged 27 years. Funeral on Tuesday 11th, at Newark.


ARMSTRONG (Galt, Ont.) Oct. 10 - Late on Saturday, William Armstrong, the 32-year-old-son of John Armstrong, the well-known farmer on the Cedar Creek road, committed suicide by hanging himself with a halter shank to a rafter in his garret bedroom. The young man had been radically out of his mind for a month, and had implored his parents either to allow him to throw himself before one of the C.P.R. trains which passed close to his farm, or go to Galt and hurl himself from the high bridge into the river. He had even entreated his physician, Dr. Meldrum, to administer a quick poison.

On Saturday afternoon he went to his bedroom, threw a halter shank over a rafter, and leaning out from the bed, allowed himself to be slowly strangled.


VASSIE (Dundas, Ont.) Oct. 11 - W. Vassie lost one of his little girls last week from scarlet fever.  She was ill only a couple of days.


Wednesday, October 12, 1898


STEVENSON - At her late residence, No. 14 Pine street, on October 12th, 1898, Louisa Stevenson, relict of the late James Stevenson, aged 67 years. Funeral Thursday at 4 p.m. Private, no flowers.


McCARTHY - In this city, on Wednesday, 12th October, Edward T, youngest son of Dennis and Katharine McCarthy. Funeral notice later.


Thursday, October 13, 1898


POWIS - At St. Michael’s hospital, Toronto, William Powis, F.C.A., late of Hamilton. Funeral from the family residence, 100 Catharine st. south, Hamilton, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock to the Church of the Ascension, thence to Ancaster cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


McCARTHY - In this city on Wednesday, 12th October, Edward T. youngest son of Dennis and Katharine McCarthy. Funeral Friday morning, at 8:30 to St. Lawrence church. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


McLELLAND - The funeral of the late Thomas McLelland took place yesterday from his residence, 224 Mary street, and was largely attended by his many friends and relatives. The deceased for many years had been foreman with the Hamilton Biscuit and Confectionary co. He was highly respected by all who knew him, having been a citizen of Hamilton for over 38 years. The pall-bearers; Mr. Fitzgerald, J. Findlay, Mr. Snider, Mr. Douglass, Mr. Gordon, and Mr. Burns. Much sympathy is felt for the widow and three children, who are left to mourn his loss.


MACHANN (New York) Oct. 12 - William Machann was called last evening to treat a heavy-draught horse in McClaren’s stables. He was in the act of applying a hypodermic injection of chloride barium when suddenly the horse dropped dead. The animal bore down Mr. Machann in his fall and crushed him against a stone wall. His neck was painfully wrenched, and he was compelled

 to take to his bed. Gradually he grew worse until he lost consciousness on Sunday and died the following day.

Mr. Machann was one of the best veterinary surgeons in the city. He was for years veterinary surgeons for the Eighth Avenue Street Car Line. He was an enthusiastic member of the Masonic order. He was also a member of the First Battery. A widow and two children survive him.

Machann was born in Mitchell, Ont. where he was raised and received his early education. He attended the Ontario Veterinary College for two years, and graduated in 1880. He was about 40 years of age.


WILSON (Fonthill) - On Sunday last Oct. 9th the death occurred of William Wilson, an old resident of Thorold township, where he was well known. The deceased was a brother of John Wilson, reeve of that township. The funeral services were held at his late residence, interment in Fonthill cemetery.


LEBURN (Fonthill) - The funeral of Miss Leburn of Decew Falls, who was asphyxiated at St. Catharines last week, took place on Tuesday last, from the Baptist church here. Rev. Mr. Sneyd, the pastor, delivered a fine address pertinent to the occasion.


Friday, October 14, 1898


POWIS - At St. Michael’s hospital, Toronto, William Powis, F.C.A., late of Hamilton.  Funeral from the family residence, 190 Catharine st. south, Hamilton, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock to the Church of the Ascension, thence to Ancaster cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


FLANNIGAN - At St. Joseph’s Hospital, on the 13th inst., Michael Flannigan, in his 72nd year, a native of County Mayo, Ireland. Funeral on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from Little William st., to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


MURRAY - In this city, on Thursday, Oct. 13th, John Murray, aged 63 years. Funeral from his late residence, 171 York st., on Sunday at 2 p.m. to St. Mary’s cathedral. Interment at Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


WILKINSON (Toronto, Ont.) Oct. 14 - Thomas Wilkinson, hired man of James Russell, of L’Amaroux post office, committed suicide by drowning himself in a cistern. The day of the occurrence is unknown as the man was missed by his employer on Saturday last, and the body was not discovered until Wednesday afternoon. Before committing the rash act the man had deposited $1.25 in silver, a pair of spectacles and his pipe and tobacco close to the water vessel in which the body was afterwards found. Deceased has a grown-up family, one son residing in Toronto, but his wife has been dead some years.


TAYLOR (Brockville) Oct. 13 - A fatal accident occurred yesterday evening about two miles from Morristown, just across the river from here, in which Dr. Taylor, of Ogdensburg, was almost instantly killed. His buggy was run into and overturned by a light wagon, driven by a man named Scott. The shock was sufficient to throw Dr. Taylor out, and in falling he struck his head with such

force that he died in a few minutes. The body was at once driven to Morristown, and Coroner Brown, of Ogdensburg, held an inquest this afternoon. The deceased was about 55 years of age.


POWIS (Toronto) Oct. 14 - A well-known citizen of Toronto in the person of William Powis, of 537 Parliament street, died in St. Michael’s hospital Wednesday night after a short illness. Mr. Powis was 60 years of age, and had been a member of the Institute of Charter Accountants of Ontario since January 21, 1886, and a fellow since Nov. 24, 1887. The remains will be taken to Hamilton today and buried from the Church of Ascension there tomorrow afternoon.


WRIGHT (Norwich, Ont.) Oct. 13 - Thomas Wright, an old settler of this vicinity, 81 years of age, who had been missing since Monday, was today found drowned in the water near his residence.  Apparently he had been endeavouring to cut a stick for a cane, and fell between two logs into the water.


Saturday, October 15, 1898


MEDLER - On Saturday, Oct. 15th, at the residence of his uncle, Joseph Webb, Ancaster, Isaac Edward Medler, aged 29 years. Funeral Monday, Oct. 17th, at 11 o’clock a.m. to Tapleytown cemetery.


MURRAY - In this city on Thursday Oct. 13th, John Murray, aged 43 years. Funeral from his late residence, 112 York st., on Sunday at 2 p.m., to St. Mary’s Cathedral. Interment at Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


ANDERSON - In this city, on Oct. 15th, 1898, Lizzie, second daughter of William and Josephine Anderson, aged 14 years, and 9 months. Funeral Monday afternoon at 3 p.m., from her father’s residence, 183 Victoria st. north. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


EPPS - At the residence of her son, Daniel Epps, in Ancaster Township, on Oct. 13th, Anne Amelia relict of the late George Epps. Funeral service on Monday at 12 :00 o’clock, thence to Hamilton for interment.


POWIS - The funeral of the late William Powis took place this afternoon from 190 Catharine street south. At 2:30 a service was held at the Church of the Ascension, conducted by Rev. W.H. Wade.

The pallbearers were; Senator MacInnes, Maitland Young, Adam Brown, H.N. Kittson, and William Holland, of Toronto. After the service the cortege proceeded to the burial ground at St. John’s church, Ancaster, where the interment took place. Canon Clark conducted the services.


INCE (Hagersville) - William Ince died at his home in Oneida of typhoid fever, after an illness of about two weeks. The funeral took place in Caledonia on Tuesday. 


AXON (Middleport) - The funeral of Miss Axon, eldest daughter of William Axon, New England, took place on Sunday, when the deceased’s remains were interred in the Onondaga cemetery. The funeral was a large one.

Monday, October 17, 1898


BANANY - On Sunday 16th, at her father’s residence, 12 Picton street east, Elizabeth Banany, aged 23 years and 4 months. Funeral at 8:30 on Wednesday morning to St. Lawrence church, thence to the Holy Sepulchre cemetery.  Friends please accept this intimation.


LEMON - The funeral of Mrs. W.C. Lemon, mother of Arthur Lemon, of this city, took place from her late home in Aldershot yesterday. Her remains were interred at Troy.


EDMONDE - Joseph R. Edmonde, deputy collector of inland revenue at Ottawa, died this morning.


MURRAY - The funeral of the late John Murray took place yesterday afternoon. The Maccabees took charge of the arrangements. Representatives from the Mallard Gun club were present. The pallbearers from the Maccabees were; G. Riach, D.S.C.; Frank Allen, Commander; J. McMahon, M.A., and from the gun club, George Harrison, Archie Thompson, and John Rice. The floral offerings were very handsome.


Tuesday, October 18, 1898


PHILLIPS - In this city, on Oct. 18th, at 407 Mary street, Myrtle, infant daughter of Joshua and Isabella Phillips. Funeral private.


MILLER (Selkirk) - Samuel Miller, one of Selkirk’s oldest and respected residents, passed peacefully away on Wednesday after a short sickness. The funeral services took place on Saturday at  Disciple church, and was conducted by Dr. Fry, and Rev. Mr. Wright. The deceased has been in poor health for years.


ROBINSON (Brampton, Ont.) Oct. 17 - Dr. Charles Robinson was seized with heart failure this afternoon, just after the completion of a surgical operation that he had performed, assisted by Dr. Bowles, of Woodhill near Bolton, and expired almost instantly. 

Dr. Robinson was born at Claude 63 years ago, and lived there until thirteen years ago, when he bought Dr. Pattullo’s practice and property here. He contested the riding of Cardwell twice in Liberal interests, and was returned once, but defeated subsequently. He leaves a widow and three daughters. The funeral takes place Wednesday afternoon.


HAIGHT (Port Hope, Ont.) Oct. 17 - This afternoon, as the North King was approaching the dock about half past two, the body of a man was seen floating in the water on the west of the pier. It was immediately brought to shore, and a little later it was learned that the name of the man is Milo Haight, late of Trenton, whose family have moved to Rochester.


COCHRANE (Brantford, Ont.) Oct. 17 - Rev. Dr. Cochrane, minister of Zion Presbyterian church, this city, died tonight from Angina Pectoris, after only about 48 hours illness. The reverend gentleman was first taken ill on Saturday night, and his condition was immediately pronounced critical by Dr. Philip and Dr. Nichol, who were summoned to his assistance. Early today an improvement took place in his condition, which appeared to be maintained throughout the day, for he dictated and disposed of a considerable quantity of correspondence. This evening he was

apparently as well as ever, but at ten o’clock he suddenly passed away without warning.

The deceased clergyman leaves a widow, one daughter and three sons. 

Dr. Cochrane was born in Paisley, Scotland, Feb. 9, 1831. In May 1862, the reverend gentleman accepted a call to Zion church, Brantford, the pastorate of which he had accepted up to the hour of his death. 

Dr. Cochrane was first married July 24, 1860, to Miss Mary Neilson, Houston, Texas, of Paisley, Scotland, by whom he had a son and daughter. His first wife died Jan. 8, 1871, and on October 2, 1873, he was united to Miss Jennette Elizabeth Balmer, of Oakville.


MEADOWS - John Meadows, a young farmer in East Zorra, who fell from a tree, while picking apples last Friday, died yesterday, as a result of the injuries he received. His spine was hurt, and it caused paralysis. He was married a little over a year ago, and was well-known throughout the district.


MEREITH (Menominee, Mich.) Oct. 17 - Harry Mereith, foreman of the Evening Leader printing office was drowned yesterday morning while duck hunting. He came here from Parkhill, Ont., where his parents reside. He had been married only five months.


Wednesday, October 19, 1898


CUTTRISS - In this city, Oct. 19th, at his late residence, 23 Spring st., James L. Cuttriss, in the 46th year of his age. Funeral on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Private.


PEAT - In this city, on 18th inst., at her late residence, corner John and Robert streets, Jane, beloved wife of Thomas G. Peat, aged 70 years. Burial Friday at 2:30 p.m. Funeral private.


HOWARD (Troy) -  Mrs. Howard, sister of Henry Vinton, died in Galt last week.


LEMON (Troy) - Mrs. William Lemon, of East Flamboro, was buried here on Sunday.


ARMSTRONG (Glanford) - William Armstrong, of this place, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Hamilton, went to Galt on Monday to attend the funeral of their nephew, the late William Armstrong.


McDONALD (Cornwall) Oct. 18 - Fire, supposed to have started from a defective chimney with an open fireplace, totally destroyed the residence of Mrs. William McDonald, at the corner of Pitt and Fourth streets, and resulted in the death of one of the occupants, Miss Annie McDonald, while William Williamson of Williamtown, received injuries from which the effects of which he will probably die. Mrs. McDonald was aroused about 2:30 a.m. by pictures falling in the parlour, and she and her daughter got up, thinking burglars were ransacking the house. When they discovered that the house was on fire they took Miss Annie McDonald, who was an old lady, 65 years of age, down to the front door, and told her to go out. Mrs. McDonald then went back upstairs and aroused her two nephews, J. McPhail, of St. Andrews, and William Williamson and her brother-in-law, A.A. McDonald. 

By this time the whole downstairs was on fire, and on making her escape she was badly burned about the face and arms. McPhail and A.A. McDonald escaped unhurt, but Williamson must have

lost his way, and when he finally came through the fire he was so badly burned about the head, body and limbs that his recovery is doubtful. 

Meanwhile, the old lady Miss Annie McDonald disappeared, and although the fire brigade was making heroic efforts, it was some time before anyone could get into the upper part of the house, where they finally found her body. It appears that being left alone at the front door, she went back upstairs to save her valuables. She must have secured them and started out, but missed her way in the smoke, and was suffocated, for her body along with a watch, $40 in money, and a deposit receipt for $1,200, her life savings, were found in another room.


COCHRANE - The funeral of the late Rev. Dr. Cochrane, of Brantford, will take place at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.


HANNIGAN (Toronto) Oct. 19 - John Hannigan, boot and shoe dealer, of 693 Yonge street, died sitting in a chair in his shop between eight and nine o’clock yesterday morning. The deceased had been suffering from heart disease for some weeks, and yesterday morning feeling more than usually indisposed, he sent for Dr. Wilson of Bloor street. The doctor, when he arrived, said the man was dying, and within a few minutes life was extinct.


STOVEL (Toronto) Oct. 19 - Charles William Stovel, one of the most prominent and well-to-do citizen of Walkerton, met his death in the city yesterday afternoon by walking into a trolley on Front street, at the corner of Bay street. 

Mr. Stovel, accompanied by his wife, had arrived in the city last Saturday morning from Ottawa, where he had been attending the annual convention of the Canadian Ticket Agents. On their return home, they stopped off at Toronto, and went to visit the deceased’s nephew A.E. Stovel, 29 Sylvan avenue. It was their intention to have continued their journey last night.

Yesterday afternoon, Mr. Stovel had left his nephew’s residence with the intention of going down to see some friends. Owing to the very heavy rain and windstorm that prevailed, he was well muffled up and carried an umbrella. He came down Bay street, on east side, and on reaching Front street placed his umbrella so that it would ward off the rain that was blowing from the east. By so doing, he was unable to see any object in front. He walked halfway across the street.

West-bound Church street trolley No. 450 was passing at a moderate rate. He walked into the rear end of the car with fatal results. The force of the car through him violently to the ground and rendered him unconscious.

John Piper, the motorman, says that he saw Mr. Stovel walking in the direction of the car, and immediately turned off the power and put on the brakes. Conductor William Young stated that the car was quickly stopped. However, the first knowledge that either had of the accident was when they saw the injured man lying in a heap on the devil strip. Neither knew how the accident really occurred. The time of the accident was nearly 4:30 and about 6:20 p.m. he died, never regaining his senses.

Undertaker Alexander Mallard removed the remains to his establishment on Yonge street. A.E. Stovel and the wife of the deceased were sent for by Mr. Mallard, but Mrs. Stovel who had heard the news of her husband’s tragic death from Mrs. A.E. Stovel, was so affected that it was deemed better that she should not view the remains until she had recovered from the shock.

Mr. Stovel was 65 years of age, and leaves beside a widow, three daughters and two sons.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 1898


PEAT - In this city, on the 19th inst., at her late residence, corner John and Robert streets, Jane, beloved wife of Thomas G. Peat, aged 70 years. Burial Friday at 2:30 p.m. Funeral private.


EDDY - Mrs. Eddy, wife of W.J. Eddy, a prominent farmer of the township of Cramahe, died suddenly of heart failure yesterday afternoon after only a few hours illness. 


GRAHAM - Harry Graham of Toronto, who was a month ago thrown from his bicycle from a trolley car, died yesterday morning, from inflammation of the brain. Graham was overtaken by the car, as he was deaf, and did not hear its approach. He was unconscious for five hours after the accident. 


NICOL (Westover) - Mrs. Nicol, who has been poorly for a long time, died on Tuesday, being 83 years of age.


WILLIAMSON (Cornwall, Ont.) Oct. 19 - William Williamson, the young schoolboy who was so badly burned in yesterday morning’s blaze, died last night at the general hospital, after suffering terribly from his injuries. He was fourteen years of age, and a son of John Williamson, Kings road, St. Raphael’s. The body will be taken to St. Raphael for interment.


ROE (Milverton) Oct. 19 - James Roe fell dead at his own doorstep last night about eight o’clock.  He was in his usual good health, although complaining for some time past of a pain in the head. The family missed him from the room for about five minutes, and on going to the door found him lying on his back - dead. Deceased had reached he advanced age of 86 years, and had been one of the most prominent figures in this section for the past 50 years. 


YOUNG (Galt) Oct. 19 - A fire, attended with fatal results, occurred on the Hector McCaig farm, ninth concession of Beverly early this morning, where by Mrs. William Young, of Kirkwall, received injuries which resulted in her death a few hours afterwards. 

Mrs. Young and her two-year-old child went to Mr. McCaig’s yesterday on a visit, and owing to the disagreeable weather remained overnight. Early this morning Mrs. Young was found enveloped in flames near the door of her room. The child was lying in bed almost suffocated, and several articles in the house were in a blaze.

Mrs. Young, who is almost 35 years of age, leaves a husband and three children. 

The fire was quickly extinguished, but Mrs. Young was so frightfully burned, not a stitch of clothes being left about her that she died shortly afterwards without regaining consciousness. 

A lamp was found lying on the floor in front of the bureau smashed to pieces, and it is thought it was overturned in some manner causing the calamity which followed. She had grasped a quilt on the bed and wrapped it around her, but it too was burned.


Friday, October 21, 1898


ROSEBRUGH - In Hamilton, on October 20th, 1898, Mary E. Rosebrugh, wife of the late Dr. J.W. Rosebrugh, and mother of Dr. Fred A. Rosebruch, in her 68th year.  Funeral from the family residence, 98 James street south, on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

OBLENDER - Entered into rest on Thursday October 20th, 1898, at his late residence, No. 287 Catharine st. north, Adam Oblender, aged 64 years and 4 months. Funeral on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Farewell, farewell, my children dear,

Though absent from you do not fear,

God will protect and comfort you,

So love one another, as I love you.


FOLDEN (Woodstock) Oct. 20 - Franklin Folden, aged 70, and founder of the hamlet in West Oxford known as Folden’s Corners, died suddenly last night, at his home near Folden. Deceased was engaged in milking a cow in his barn, when he suddenly fell off the milking stool and expired.

The cause of death was an affection of the heart. Mr. Folden was one of the best known men in the county, having sat in the township council for some years, also deputy-reeve for two years. A widow and two children survive.


COCHRANE (Brantford) Oct. 20 - The funeral of the late Rev. Dr. Wm. Cochrane took place this afternoon. Special family services were held in the house, after which the remains were taken to Zion church, where impressive funeral services were conducted. Business was suspended and nearly the whole population appeared to have turned out. Flags were at half-mast, and the city council and other public bodies attended. Hon. A.S. Hardy, came up from Toronto; Hon. William Patterson, all the local clergy, and many from outside points were present.  Bells were tolled as the solemn procession past.

After the ceremony in the church was concluded, an opportunity was given the public to take the last view of the remains of the departed. As soon as this was made known a line filed down one aisle and then out the side entrance. Many a tear was shed as this line passed through the church. 

The crowd was so immense that this lasted about an hour, after which the funeral formed in the same order in which it arrived at the church, and proceeded to Greenwood cemetery, where Rev. Dr. Robertson, superintendent of the North West Territories and Rev. Mr. Patterson of Enbro, performed the closing ceremonies at the grave of the departed.


Saturday, October 22, 1898


OBLENDER - Entered into rest on Thursday October 20th, 1898, at his late residence No. 107 Catharine street north, Adam Oblender, aged 64 years and 4 months. Funeral on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Farewell, farewell, my children dear,

Though absent from you, do not fear,

God will protect, and comfort you,

So love one another, as I loved you.


HOSTEIN - In Ancaster Township on the 20th, 1898, Mary Ann Hostein, wife of John Hostein, aged 69 years, 10 months and 28 days. The funeral will take place from her late residence on Sunday the 23rd inst., at 1 p.m. and proceed to the cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend.

WILSON - In this city on Oct. 22nd, at 8 Kennel street, the residence of Mrs. Hurst, Annie M.,  youngest daughter of Geo. and Clara Wilson, of Zimmerman, Ontario, aged 20 years. Funeral Monday at 3:30 p.m., from above address. Friends and acquaintances will accept this intimation.


BLAASES - In this city, on Friday, Oct. 21st, 1898, Carl Blaases, aged 57 years. Funeral from his late residence, Market Square, on Sunday at 3 p.m, interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


TUNNACLIFFE (Fonthill) - Mrs. Clara, wife of Frank Tunnacliffe, of Pelham Corners, died on Tuesday at the age of 30 years and four months. The funeral took place on Thursday. Friends met at the house and went from there to the Methodist church, where services were held. Interment took place at Dawdy’s burying ground, Pelham Centre. Funeral was a very large one. 


CURLEY (Ohsweken) - Lizzie Curley, daughter of John Curley, died at the Mohawk institution near Brantford.


MEDLER (Tapleytown) - The funeral of Isaac Medler, of Ancaster which took place on Monday in this village, was well attended.

BURRELL (Toronto) Oct. 22 - One of the most terrible crimes ever recorded in Toronto was committed yesterday afternoon, when Mrs. Burrell, of 559 Logan avenue, strangled her three children. Although the woman may have been insane at the time of the triple murder, she soon recovered her senses, and calmly discussed the affair with her horrified husband and the neighbours.           The first to discover the crime was the husband of the murderess and father of the little ones, Charles E. Burrell, a marble cutter at Gibson’s Marble works on Parliament street.  Mr. Burrell quit work about half past five o’clock and reached his home about five minutes past six. His wife was engaged in the kitchen, but came to meet him, and arranged his tea on the table. Mr. Burrell did not notice the children playing about the house as was their custom, and asked his wife where they were. “Oh they are alright” she answered.  They are upstairs”.

“Why did you put them to bed so early” he inquired.

To this she returned no answer but bade him to take his food.  “No” said Burrell, rather alarmed, “I want to see the children”.

“The children are in heaven” returned the woman cooly.

Upon hearing this the father rushed upstairs, where a terrible met his eyes. On their little cot lay the three children, quite dead. Stanley, a five-year-old boy and a cripple, with his right side paralysed, lay beside Harold age two and a half years, and across their feet was Ethel, a baby, who was about fifteen months old. 

About 3 o’clock in the afternoon, she said, she took the three children up to their bedroom and seating herself on the cot, commenced playing with them. Ethel she held in her arms and the other youngsters played about the bed. Then she began tickling the little girl with the end of the cord which she had brought upstairs, and soon had the child, crowing with delight. She made a loop and putting it around the girl’s neck, tightened it gradually while the other children looked on in surprise. The woman lay the little body in the cot and took Harold in her arms. The same horrible little play with hardly a variation, was reenacted, and then Stanley was summoned to her side. In less than a quarter of an hour, however, the fiendish game had begun the last of the three little ones was lying in the cot. When asked what was the reason of her terrible act the woman said “I did not want my children to grow up and go to the bad, and so I killed them, I knew that I was not to live

long myself, and I could not bear to leave my three children, and poor little Stanley a cripple to struggle in the world alone. They have gone to heaven, and I shall soon follow them”.


HEWSON - Thomas R. Hewson, formerly chief engineer of the Hamilton Radial railway, died yesterday at Sudbury, where he was engaged in making surveys for the government. He had been ill only a couple of weeks, death being due to typhoid fever. The deceased was well known in Hamilton. He was born in Cobourg, about 41 years ago, and followed the profession of civil engineer for years. Interment will take place at Cobourg.


Monday, October 24, 1898


MAGILL - At 254 Jarvis street, Toronto, on October 22nd, Catharine Magill, in her 81st year.  Funeral from C.P.R. station, Hamilton, on Tuesday October 25th, at 2:10 p.m., to the Hamilton cemetery.


NESS - In this city, on October 24th, 1898, Sarah M. Ness, for several years forewoman in A. Murray & Co’s millinery department, and niece of Mr. John Brennan, No. 304 Hughson st. north.  Funeral from her late residence, 146 Park north, at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, to St. Mary’s cathedral thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MURTON - At his late residence “Ashford” Hamilton, Ontario, Sunday evening 23rd October, 1898, John W. Murton, Sheriff of the County of Wentworth, in his 63rd year. Funeral Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Kindly omit flowers.

J.W.Murton, sheriff of Wentworth County passed to his rest about 8:35 last evening at his late residence “Ashford” east Hamilton, after an illness that had extended over nearly two years.  Deceased was taken sick about Christmas 1896, but recovered sufficiently to leave his home and vote in the January elections. 

His health, however, began to fail during the early part of this year, and he and Mrs. Murton went to Nassau, the Bahamas, and on the return journey spent some time in Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Murton returned to Hamilton in May, but it was seen deceased’s health had not benefited. About 10 days ago dropsical symptoms set in, and all hope of his recovery was given up. The spark of life flickered until last evening. 

Mrs. Murton, Mrs. Wm. Carey, and Mrs. Taylor, sisters of deceased, and his sons - Edward C., Charles A., and Ralph, were at the bedside when the spirit took flight. Two other sons - Dr. Percy of Cape Jirardeau, Miss., and John F. of Vancouver, B.C. were the only ones missing from the family circle.

The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2:30 and will be a Masonic one.


ROSEBRUGH - The funeral of the late Mrs. Rosebrugh took place Saturday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. Geo. F. Salton, pastor of Centenary church, conducted the services, and the pallbearers were: C.R.W. Biggar, W.H. Biggar, Lyons Biggar, G.R. Patttullo, nephews of the deceased; M.M. Rosebrugh, S.F. Lazier, Q.C., Reeve Rosebrugh, and Charles Burns. 


LALONDE (Gananoque, Ont.) - Oct. 24 - Joseph Lalonde, who recently returned from the Klondike and bought the boot and shoe business of J.E. Lewis, shot himself in the head with a .32 caliber revolver last evening. The bullet entered the ear, past through the base of the brain, and taking a

downward course lodged somewhere in the jaw or neck. Three doctors are in attendance, but Mr. Lalonde’s death is a matter only of a few days at the most. The only cause known for his deed is business and financial troubles. 


McDONALD (Woodstock, Ont.) - Oct. 23 - When Miss Bella Agroff, who lives on Albert st., called to see aged Mrs. Malcolm McDonald at the little frame cottage, 325 Main st. yesterday morning, she found the old lady lying on the bed dead. Malcolm McDonald, the husband, and a half-witted girl were in the house, but they were not aware that the old lady had passed away.


YOUNG - At London yesterday Albert E. Young fell from a barn loft and was fatally injured, at the Boswell House stables.


BROWN - A man named J.R. Brown was struck by the C.P.R. express when crossing the trestle over the Madawaska river at Ironprior and instantly killed.


VANDERBURG - John, the little-five-year-old of Isaac Vanderburg, section foreman on the Northern railway, was killed by being run over by a load of hay being driven to Thornhill station.


MAHONEY (Peterboro) Oct. 23 - Cornelius Mahoney, an old resident of Cavan, was found dead in the sewer trenches here this morning. The deceased was known to have been drinking very heavily on Saturday, and it is supposed that he was intoxicated when he fell to his death. An examination of the body disclosed a severe scalp cut, and a neck broken. An inquest will be held by Coroner Bell, on Monday.


Tuesday, October 25, 1898


McNESS - In this city, on October 24, 1898, Sarah McNess, for several years forewoman in A. Murray & Company’s, millinery department, and niece of Mrs. John Brennan, No. 304 Hughson street north. Funeral from her late residence, 146 Park north, at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, to St. Mary’s cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


MURTON - At his late residence “Ashford”, Hamilton, Ontario, Sunday evening, 23rd. October 1898, John W. Murton, Sheriff of the County of Wentworth, in his 63rd year. Funeral Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Kindly omit flowers.


McLEARY - Hugh McLeary dropped dead on the dock at Fort William, Ont., of heart disease.


COOK - Russell Cook, a nine-year-old- Brampton boy, died on Sunday from haemorrhage of the brain, resulting from a blow on the head from a horse chestnut thrown by a companion. 


GRIMISON - James Grimison, who worked a small farm near Port Hope, was found dead in his house by his hired man yesterday afternoon. Grimison was a widower and lived alone. Death was caused by heart failure.

PLUNKETT (Sault Ste. Marie) Oct. 24 - A telegram reached here on Monday, that John Plunkett had jumped overboard from the steamer Desmond when off Au Savle on Sunday and was lost. The deceased had been working in the vicinity of the Sault all season. He left the Queen’s, where he had boarded for a couple of weeks, on Friday last to seek work on the American side. His father is division court clerk at Meaford and is very wealthy. John, who was about 28 years of age, was a good natured, generous boy, who was liked by everybody. The father, who is a close-fisted man refused to give this boy, who was a good and steady worker, anything to support him, barely allowing him food and clothes. A year ago he entered suit against his father for wages due him for several years services. Recently the case was decided against him. He was engaged to a bright and winning young lady. The result of the suit caused a postponement of the marriage. This disappointment preyed upon the poor fellow’s mind, causing him to commit the rash act which ended in his death.


BURRELL (Toronto) Oct. 25 - Stanley, Harold, and Ethel Burrell, the three babies killed by their mother on Friday evening last, were buried in one grave in the Necropolis, yesterday afternoon.  Great crowds were present at the services in First avenue Baptist church, and at the Necropolis.  Much sympathy was manifested towards Mr. Burrell, and the other members of the bereaved family.

Rev. P.C. Parker preached the funeral sermon, and made touching allusions to the sad affair. He referred more than once to the mental condition of the mother, who, he felt sure, was insane at the time, and not responsible for her actions.


Wednesday, October 26, 1898


MURTON - At his late residence “Ashford” Hamilton, Ontario, Sunday evening 23rd Oct. 1898, John W. Murton, Sheriff of the County of Wentworth in his 63rd year. Funeral Thursday at 2:30 p.m.. Kindly omit flowers. 

The funeral of Sheriff Murton, will take place tomorrow afternoon and will, it is expected, to be the largest Masonic funeral ever held in the city. The Masons will assemble at their hall at 1:30 p.m., and will proceed to the corner of King and Wentworth streets, where they will join the funeral

procession and march to the cemetery. The members of Godfrey, D.E. Bouilion, Knights Templar, will attend in a body. The band of the Thirteenth battalion will turn out.


FIELD - At New Haven, Conn., this morning Mrs. John Field. Funeral notice tomorrow.


MOORE - In this city, on Oct. 25th, at 15 Moore street, William Johnston, beloved husband of Alice Moore, aged 56 years. Funeral Oct. 27th, at 2:30 p.m. from above address. Private. (As written in paper. Ed.)


MAGILL - There died in Toronto last Sunday evening Miss Catharine Magill, who came to this city from Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, in the year 1832. She resided here until about twelve years ago, when she removed to Toronto. The deceased was the only surviving sister of Col. Charles Magill. The funeral took place yesterday to the Hamilton cemetery. The pallbearers were: John W. Bickle, S.F. Lazier, Q.C., J.B. Meacham, R.C. Fearman, T.H. Pratt, and W.S. Moore. 


McNEIL - A dispatch from St. Catharines says that the body of James McNeil was found this morning in the old canal. The deceased was head lock tender, and let the propeller through the lock

last night. The deceased was a prominent Mason, and had been president of the St. Catharines Curling club.


CLANCEY (Stratford, Ont.) Oct. 25 - Miss Bridget Clancey, of Shakespeare, was found dead in bed this morning with her face and clothes covered with paris green. She was about 35 years old, and lived with a half-witted brother. She left a letter saying that no one was to blame for her deed, except herself, and providing that $1000 out of her estate should be used to place and keep her brother in some Catholic home. Coroner Devlin, of this city, investigated the case and decided that an inquest was unnecessary.


NOLAN - Capt. Michael Nolan, of Kingston, aged 60 years is dead. He suffered from cancer of the stomach.


KINGSTON - William John Kingston, of Rawdon, one of the best-known farmers of North Hastings, was stricken with apoplexy on Saturday and died yesterday afternoon.


WESTCOTT - William A. Westcott, city assessor for London, Ont., died yesterday after an illness of six weeks. He was 45 years of age, and had been a resident of London for 25 years.


SAWLE - J.D. Pennington was in Welland on Monday attending the funeral of his brother-in-law, J.R. Sawle, editor of the Welland Telegraph.


Thursday, October 27, 1898


STREET - Rest at last. In this city on Thursday, Oct. 27th, Jane Street. Funeral Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 o’clock from the residence of George W. Campbell, 115 Hannah st. east. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this notice.


GREEN - In this city, on Oct. 26th, at her late residence, 144 Homewood avenue, Elizabeth, beloved wife of George Green, aged 61 years, a native of Southampton, England. Funeral Friday at 2:30 p.m. from above address. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


FIELD - At New Haven, Conn., on Wednesday 26th, Mrs. John Field, late of this city. Funeral from T.H. & B station Hunter street, on Friday at 9:30 a.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MURTON - The remains of the late Sheriff J. W. Murton were laid to rest in Hamilton cemetery this afternoon, in the presence of a large concourse of people, who sincerely mourn the passing away of an estimable citizen, and public-spirited man. The Masonic fraternity, among whom deceased was a beloved brother of the highest rank, was very largely represented, and the casket was consigned to the tomb with an impressive ceremony of the order. All classes united in paying a tribute to the memory of the dead sheriff, and the city, the county, the church with which deceased was connected as a member of its managing board and other interest with which deceased was associated were largely represented.

Although it was the wish of the family that no flowers be sent, many Masonic bodies outside the city showed their deep regard for their departed brother, by forwarding floral offerings of unusual beauty, and the room in which the casket stood was relieved somewhat of its gloom by the

magnificent tributes. From the representative bodies of advanced Masonry in American cities and Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and other Canadian cities came elaborate floral crowns, massive pillows, triangles, crown, heart, and anchor, and other offerings. 

The supreme council of the Scottish Right, of which deceased was supreme commander, met yesterday in Montreal, but without its leader, decided to adjourn one day earlier so that the members could attend the funeral. A resolution of condolence with the family was passed. 

A family service was held at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Dr. Lyle, and the cortege was then formed.  The pallbearers were: ILL. Bros. J.V. Ellis, I.H. Sterns, Hugh A. McKay, and Hugh Murray, representing the Supreme council of the Scottish Right; John Billings, Adam Rutherford, Adam Brown, and Dr. Wolverton.

The cortege was met at King and Wellington streets, by the Masonic bodies, and, headed by the band playing the Dead March in Saul, proceeded to the cemetery, where the order’s burial service was conducted by Grand Master E.T. Malone, Grand Commander Sterns, P.G. Commander Ellis, Hugh Murray, J.J. Mason, William Gibson, P.G.M., and H.B. Whitton, worshipful master of Barton lodge. 

The Scottish Right choir, consisting of George Robinson, W.A. Spratt, A.H. Baker, James Johnson, W.W. Barlow, and R.V. Mathews, assisted by a quartet from the Thirteenth band, sang at the graveside, and the Thirteenth band played Bandmaster Robinson’s arrangement of Nearer My God to Thee.


Friday, October 28, 1898


STUART - At Burlington, on Oct. 27th, Christina Jamieson, relict of the late John Stuart, of Burlington, in the 65th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence Burlington, on Saturday, Oct. 29th, at 1 p.m. to the Waterdown cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


STREET - Rest at last. In this city, on Thursday, Oct. 27th, Jane Street. Funeral Saturday, Oct. 29th, at 3 o’clock, from the residence of George W. Campbell, 117 Hannah street east. Friends and acquaintances will kindly accept this notice.


SUTTERBY - In this city, on 28th October, 1898, Mary Sutterby, beloved wife of John Sutterby.       Funeral Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from Blachford & Sons Undertaking parlours, King st. west. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TRAVIS (Fulton) - The funeral of the late George D. Travis took place on Monday from his residence to the Merritt’s settlement cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Haig, of Smithville. The members of the family have the heartfelt sympathy of the neighbourhood, as Mr. Travis had been a resident of this place for upwards of 30 years, and was always a kind neighbour, a loving husband, and father.


PIER (Fulton) - The infant and only child of E. Pier died on Tuesday, and its remains were laid to rest beside its mother in St. George cemetery.


MEDCOF (St. George) - Dowker Medcof died on Sunday morning. The funeral took place on Tuesday.

UCHAND (Cornwall, Ont.) Oct. 27 - Cosmo Uchand was instantly killed and J. Laper seriously injured in an accident on the Canada Construction company’s works. They, with other men, were engaged in unloading lumber when a large stick slipped and knocked the two men overboard.  Coroner Ault held an inquest and the jury returned a verdict of accidental death, attaching no blame to anyone connected with the works.


HAMILTON (Toronto) Oct. 28 - Gus Hamilton, one of the best cross-country jockeys this country has produced, died yesterday of typhoid fever at his parent’s residence on Portland street. He was 32 years of age. He had ridden on the leading tracks of both Canada and the United States, and ranked with the best of the cross country jockeys. He rode Lion Heart when that great jumper was almost unbeatable.


DELORME (Ottawa) Oct. 27 - Queen v. Delorme was taken up in the Ottawa assize court this morning. The defendant, an aged man, was charged with having been the cause of his wife’s death in September last by striking her a blow which afterwards resulted in her death. The defence is that deceased was subject to fits and fainting spells, and that during one of these she had fallen and sustained injuries which, with the effects of her usual illness, caused her death. The case was not concluded.


BEATTIE (Goderich) Oct. 27 - Coroner Dr. W.J.R. Holmes held an inquest this afternoon on the remains of Frederick Beattie, who died yesterday from a pistol-shot fired by his father-in-law, William Cox. The first witness examined, a man named Kennedy, stated that he had seen William Cox pass, that a few minutes after he heard a pistol-shot, and three minutes later Cox returned looking excited and pale. Cox said that he had shot Fred, and told him to get his boss, Thompson, to go over. 

Mrs. Frederick Beattie, widow of the deceased, was on the witness-stand for over three hours, and gave a long history of the trouble between the families. She stated that the families were good friends till September, but at that period her husband, the deceased, and her sister Lily, were frequently together causing much talk, and that her father, hearing that people were saying they did not know which of the sisters Fred had married, forbade her to enter the house. Last Saturday her sister and her husband met in Goderich, and her sister agreed to move to Fred’s house if she could get her clothes. Fred promised to be at his father-in-law’s that night with a lantern and told Lily to throw them out of the window when she saw the light. This Lily did, and Beattie gathered them up and placed them in the buggy. Shortly afterwards Lily came down and they drove away, reaching Fred’s house shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday. The conduct of Lily so affected her mother that the doctor said there was danger of her dying, unless the daughter returned. This she did that afternoon. 

Lily, needing her clothes, her father went for them, but witness refused to give them up stating that her husband had forbidden her to give them to any person but Lillian. Mr. Cox then went to find Beattie, who as in the orchard, when he asked for his daughter’s clothes. Beattie rushed at Cox to strike him and when making a second rush, a pistol was fired, and her husband fell. Cox, who seemed dazed at the occurrence, said that he did not intend to shoot Fred, and then he then drove to a neighbour for assistance, and afterwards drove into town for a doctor.    

Lillian Cox, a daughter of the prisoner, heard her sister’s evidence, and confirmed it, and admitted that she had heard Beattie say he would assault her father. At the conclusion of Miss Lillian’s evidence, Coroner Holmes adjourned the inquest to the court room, Goderich, at 4 p.m. Friday.

BURT (Napanee, Ont.) Oct. 27 - Wilson Burt, a well-to-do farmer about 40 years old, living nine miles east of here, was accidentally killed this afternoon. Mr. Burt was riding one of a span of horses going to work. The horses, becoming scared, threw him off. One of his feet became tangled in the harness, and the frightened team dragged his body around the fields for over an hour, killing him. The body was bruised very little.


McDONALD - Mrs. McDonald, wife of Mr. McDonald, M.L.A. for Glengarry, died last night, aged thirty two years. She was a very estimable lady.


Saturday, October 29, 1898


SUTTERBY - In this city on 28th October, 1898, Mary Sutterby, beloved wife of John Sutterby.  Funeral Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from Blachford & Sons, Undertaking Parlours, King street west.  Friends will please accept this intimation.


HENDERSON - On Friday, October 28th, at her residence, Ancaster Stone road, Elizabeth, wife of James Henderson, aged 70 years. Funeral from her late residence, at 2 p.m. Monday, to St. John’s Church Cemetery, Ancaster. Friends and acquaintances kindly accept this intimation.


LYONS - On Friday, October 28th, at St. Joseph’s hospital, Mrs. Leslie Ann Lyons, aged 39 years.  Funeral on Monday morning at 8:30 from her father’s residence, 251 John st. north, to St. Mary’s cathedral thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


PIGOT (London, Ont.) Oct. 29 - Joseph Pigot, of Pigot & Bryan, crockery dealers, Dundas street, was taken suddenly ill about 9 o’clock last night, and died shortly after midnight. 


YEOMAN - Mrs. J.L. Yeoman, an aged and respected citizen of Colborne, Ontario, dropped dead of heart failure yesterday.


BEATTIE (Goderich, Ont.) Oct. 28 - The inquest in the Cox-Beattie shooting case was resumed this afternoon in the courthouse here.

The witnesses corroborated the evidence previously given and added further points which favoured the prisoner strongly. The coroner reviewed the evidence impartially and gave the case to the jury, who returned the following verdict, after an absence of about 25 minutes:

“That on the morning of Oct. 26, Frederick Beattie came to his death in his own orchard by a pistol shot, the pistol being in the hands of William Cox, and we further find, according to the evidence that the said Frederick Beattie was shot in self-defence by the said William Cox.”

The funeral of Beattie took place at the residence of the deceased at 2 p.m. today. There was an immense crowd present. The procession was nearly a mile long. The pall-bearers consisted of six of Canadian Border of Chosen Friends, of whom the deceased was a member. The order attended in a body.


Monday, October 31, 1898


BRIDGWOOD - At her late residence, No. 361 Bold street, on Sunday, 30th October, 1898, Sarah J.

beloved wife of John Bridgwood, aged 45 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WRIGHT - In this city, on October 31st, 1898, at the residence of his son-in-law, William E. Jutten, 138 Picton street east, Robert Wright, in his 79th year. Born in Haddington, Scotland. Funeral Wednesday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


SHILBY - H.T. Shilby, lawyer of Kingston, was drowned at Salmon lake on Friday. 


HEARN - A Toronto dispatch says Miss Minnie Hearn, aged 21 years, of Beverly street, who was employed at Simpson’s departmental store, fainted on King st. today, on her way home to lunch.  She was taken into a store, but died within a few minutes. Heart failure was the cause.


COOKE - Dr. G.H. Cooke, of Thorold, was found dead in bed.


MORNINGSTAR - Samuel Morningstar, of Dresden, committed suicide by shooting.


Tuesday, November 1, 1898


PTOLEMY - At Winnipeg, Man., on the 31st ult, John Ptolemy, formerly of Hamilton, in his 75th year. Interment at Woodburn on Saturday, 5th, inst., from the residence of Charles Ptolemy, Binbrook, at 2:30 p.m. Hamilton service at the residence of his son, B.A. Ptolemy, 107 MacNab st. south, at 11 a.m. same date. Friends please accept this notice.


PARSON (Toronto) Nov. 1 - A murder case was taken up at the criminal assizes that of Susan Parson by her sister Minnie. The latter, it will be remembered, shot and killed her sister a few weeks ago. The act at the time was attributed to jealousy preying on an unsound mind. Susan had been about to be married, and Minnie could not bear the idea of losing her. A plea of insanity is being urged on behalf of the accused in this case. (See August 23, Saxton entry. Ed.)


BEATTIE (Goderich, Ont.) Oct. 31 - Police Magistrate Seager and Horace Horton, J.P., today finished hearing the evidence in the case against William Cox, who shot and killed his son-in-law, Frederick Beattie, and reserved their decision until Wednesday next, prisoner being allowed out on $2000 bail.

Cox’s testimony did not vary from that which he gave at the inquest, when the jury declared that he fired in self-defence. He said that he had carried the revolver in his pocket for days before the tragedy thinking that he could frighten Beattie from coming to his house to take Tilly his daughter, away. He adopted this method, knowing that Beattie was a cowardly fellow, and had previously by his own admission been frightened in this way.


GRENFELL (London) Oct. 31 - Joseph H. Grenfell, who shot himself almost in the presence of detectives in the Michigan Exchange hotel, Randolph street, Detroit, yesterday, is the son of Edwin H. Grenfell, of this city, a traveller for the McClary Manufacturing company. The deceased was aged 25, was a draughtsman, and left the city recently.

Wednesday, November 2, 1898


BELL - Entered into rest at the rectory, Colborne, Oct. 31st, 1898, Mary Ann Bell, widow of the late Dr. N. Bell of Nelson, Ontario. Funeral from Burlington G.T.R. station on arrival of 11:50 a.m. train on Thursday.


KENNEDY - The body of the man who committed suicide at the Michigan exchange, Detroit, on Sunday night has been identified as Frederick Kennedy, cigarmaker, 288 Hill street, London, Ont.


GRAHAM (Toronto) Nov. 2 - Samuel Graham, while engaged in placing a vault door in the new Trust and Guarantee building, 14 King st. west, yesterday afternoon, was fatally injured by the door slipping and pinning him to a pillar. 

Graham and some other men employed by the Taylor Bros. Safe Works were sliding the heavy door, which weighed about four tons, into position with the aid of crow bars and guy ropes, and the deceased was kneeling at one side of the door, when a wedge slipped and the door toppled over on Graham pinning him to a pillar.

Graham was unable to move and although suffering intense pain did not lose consciousness. A carpenter who was working in the building finally extricated the man, after sawing away a beam, against which Graham was being pressed. The injured man was at once taken to the Emergency hospital, and the doctors did all in their power for him. The lower part of his chest and the upper part of his abdomen were terribly crushed, and one of his lungs was pierced by a rib. After being brought to the hospital Graham coughed up a considerable quantity of blood, and complained of acute pain in his breast. Notwithstanding the doctors efforts he died in an hour.


MILLER - Frank M. Miller, for many years an operator at the G.T.R. station in London, died yesterday.


WATKINS (Brampton, Ont.) Nov. 1 - Benjamin Watkins met with an accident yesterday afternoon which resulted in his death this morning. He had driven over to Acton in the morning to visit his son, when on his way back, a hound in pursuit of a fox sprang in front of the horse. The animal turned completely around throwing Watkins and Mr. Midgley, who was driving with him on to a stump fence. Both were hurt.

Mr. Watkins was taken to his son’s at Norval station, where it was discovered that his injuries which were internal were of a serious nature. He became gradually worse until death ended his sufferings at 9 o’clock this morning.

The deceased was about 60 years of age, a well-to-do farmer, and good citizen.


GRIMSHAW (Kingston, Ont.) Nov. 1 - While hunting wild duck at Big Bay, Wolfe Island this afternoon, Morris Grimshaw, aged nineteen, son of Henry Grimshaw, formerly hotel keeper in this city, was fatally shot by the accidental discharge of his gun. The young man lived but a short time after the accident. He was a plumber by trade, employed by Elliott Bros. 


YEUMANS (St. Catharines, Ont.) Nov. 3 - Dr. Milton Yeumans died about midnight last night under very peculiar and distressing circumstances. On Wednesday last a cone-shaped piece of glass got into his throat while he was partaking of a dish of applesauce at his supper. The glass got into the sugar and the applesauce unnoticed, and was not noticed by him until it had entered his throat.

The doctor got his throat firmly with his fingers and prevented the glass from getting any further down, and then succeeded in working it out slowly. The edges of the piece were sharp and the operation of extracting lacerated the throat badly. His condition grew gradually worse, and although several physicians were called in, the sufferer past away shortly after twelve o’clock this morning.


KENNEDY (Toronto) Nov. 3 - Margaret Kennedy, alias Edna Kennedy, and Edna Leslie, committed suicide a few minutes after 10 o’clock last night in the restaurant of Mrs. Mary Ford, 151 King street west. The rash act was accomplished by carbolic acid, which the young girl had bought a short while before at Alexander McLaren’s drug store at No. 181 King st. west. About 8 o’clock she visited C. Harbottle’s drug store and borrowed 25 cents from the proprietor, with the intention of going to a lunch house to get a meal. After leaving the store, she wandered about the streets and wound up at McLaren’s store where the fatal draught was procured. She then walked down the street to the Ford restaurant. She ordered an oyster stew, and when about half through her meal suddenly took a bottle from her pocket and in one gulp swallowed the biggest part of the contents.  The people of the restaurant were in the kitchen and hearing a cry rushed to the dining room, to see the woman struggling in great pain. She said she was tired of her life and wanted to die. The ambulance was summoned, but when it reached the scene of the sad affair the victim was so far gone that no effort was made to revive her. She expired in a few minutes and the body was taken to the morgue. The girl was about 23 years of age, and of late had become very delicate in health, so that she weighed only 98 pounds. Her mother lives in Seaforth, her father having died some years ago, and it is said, left her a small income. Miss Kennedy was a victim of consumption having being twice in the general hospital on certificates from Dr. Sheard, and Dr. Garratt, and a few days ago her condition was very low. That the girl was evidently tired of life can be seen from the fact that she attempted to take her life a short time ago in the Pacific building, Front and Scott streets, by inhaling gas but was found and brought around again. 


SOULIERE (Comber, Ont.) Nov. 2 - The twelve-year-old son of William Souliere was unloading furniture at the home of his parents when the horses started, throwing young Souliere from the wagon. He sustained internal injuries, which caused his death before a physician could be summoned.


Friday, November 4, 1898


WADE - On Friday morning, Nov. 4, Frederick John Wade, youngest son of H. Wade, aged 23 years and 4 months. Funeral from his parents’ residence, 51 Margaret street. on Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


GRAHAM - In this city, on Thursday, November 3rd, 1898, Arthur M. Graham, aged 23 years.  Funeral from the residence of Mr. Wm. Casford, 179 Garth street, on Saturday, at 8 a.m., to the Stuart street station. Interment at Warwick, Ontario. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


LESLIE (Toronto) Nov. 4 - Coroner Gregg has postponed the inquest on the body of Edna Leslie, the young woman who suicided on Wednesday evening until this evening at 8 o’clock.

The local police authorities communicated with the girl’s relatives in Seaforth regarding the disposal of the body, and the following dispatch was received from the Chief of Police of Seaforth

last night: “The girl’s mother refuses to have anything to do with the body”.

So the remains of unfortunate Edna Leslie will be buried in God’s acre tomorrow.


WATT - Mrs. John Watt, of Woodstock, died suddenly yesterday of haemorrhage. She had married about two years ago. 


VANANBURG - J.N. Vananburg, of Lakeview, Ont., while picking apples, fell from the tree, receiving injuries from which he died yesterday morning. 


BLACKEY - The funeral of the late James Blackey, one of the unfortunate victims of the Mohegan disaster, took place yesterday afternoon in Toronto. 


ROBINSON - Archibald Robinson, sr. an old and respected resident of Kincardine township, died very suddenly yesterday in the seventieth year of his age.


HOBBS - Thomas Hobbs, of London, father of W.R. Hobbs, and Thomas Hobbs, M.L.A., of the firm of the Hobbs Hardware company, died last night, aged 83 years.


BERRYMAN - The trial of the three Pratt brothers, Fred, Henry, and Edward, who are charged with manslaughter in causing the death of John Berryman, a farm hand employed by their brother-in-law in York township, on May 2, last, was commenced yesterday in Toronto. Chief Justice Sir William Meredith occupied the bench.


DAVIDSON (Guelph, Ont.) Nov. 3 - James Davidson, a young man about twenty years of age, was instantly killed at the York road crossing on the C.P.R. at 6 o’clock this evening. Deceased was managing a farm about three miles out of town for his brother, William Davidson, V.S., and was driving into town when caught at the crossing by an incoming train. The horses got across the track but the wagon was struck by the engine, and Mr. Davidson thrown a great distance from the crossing. His head was crushed beyond recognition.


Saturday, November 5, 1898


WADE - On Friday morning November 4, Frederick John Wade, youngest son of H. Wade, aged 23 years, and six months. Funeral from his parent’s residence, 31 Margaret street, on Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


WATT - At Woodstock, Ontario, on Nov. 3rd, Mary Paterson, beloved wife of John J. Watt. Funeral on Sunday, 6th inst., to Episcopal cemetery, Woodstock, at 2:30 p.m.


DRAPER - On Friday 4th inst., at St. John, N.B., Francis Gilfrid Draper, second son of O.C. Draper, Esq., of this city, aged 23 years. Interment will take place at St. John today. 


NUGENT - Suddenly, Saturday morning, Nov. 5, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of William and Catharine Nugent. Funeral from her parent’s residence, 43 Tisdale street, Monday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

A terribly sudden death occurred during last night, at the residence of Dr. Leslie. Elizabeth Nugent, a domestic in the doctor’s house, retired last night in the best of health, and was found dead in bed early this morning. Dr. Leslie attributes death to apoplexy. Deceased was the eldest daughter of William and Catharine Nugent, 43 Tisdale street, and the funeral will take place from that number on Monday at 3:30 p.m. The family have the sympathy of their many friends in the sudden bereavement.


Monday, November 7, 1898


BENSLEY - At Dreary’s Bluff, Virginia, on October 30th, Caroline Bensley, widow of the late Robert D. Bensley, aged 58 years. 


DRAPER - On Friday, 4th inst., at St. John, N.B., Francis Gilfrid Draper, second son of O.C. Draper, Esq., of this city aged 23 years. Interment will take place at St. John today.


WOODLEY - At his late residence No. 197 Jackson street west, Sunday morning, 6th November, 1898, Samuel Woodley, aged 78 years. Funeral Wednesday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

Yesterday afternoon Samuel Woodley, one of the best known residents of the city, died at his residence, 107 Jackson street west, after an illness extending over several months. Mr. Woodley was a native of Ashburton, Devonshire, and came to Canada about 50 years ago. He settled in Quebec and with his brothers started the pioneer shoe business of this country upon modern lines. About 40 years ago he removed to Hamilton and continued his shoe business here up to the time of his death.  Deceased was a prominent figure in Baptist religious circles and had been for many years a foremost worker in James street Baptist church, where he was a deacon. He was a most charitably disposed man, and his many deeds of kindness won for him innumerable friends who mourned his death. He was a member of St. George’s society, and of Strict Observance lodge, A.F. and A.M. He was in his 79th year at the time of his death. A widow and one daughter are left, the daughter being Mrs. William Buckingham. The funeral will take place from the family residence on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock.


DIXON - William Dixon, son of D. Homer Dixon, Toronto, died in Riverside, California on Saturday.


HULBERT - E.W.R. Hulbert, a member of the staff of the Mail and Empire, died on Saturday afternoon, after an illness of only 36 hours. Septic peritonitis was the immediate cause of death. All his relatives live in England.


BERRYMAN - The charge of manslaughter against the three Pratt brothers, at the Toronto assizes was withdrawn owing to the contradictory evidence given by the doctors as to the cause of John Berryman’s death. Berryman died after an altercation with the brothers.


BARR - Robert Barr, repairer of the G.N.W. Telegraph company for the past 20 years, while engaged on Saturday removing poles near Kingston, was taken with a weak spell and started to walk to a farm house nearby, and just as he got inside the gate he fell and expired.

STONEHOUSE - At the inquest on the body of George Stonehouse, of Markham Village, who died last Wednesday under what where thought to be suspicious circumstances, the jury returned a verdict that death was due to the bursting of an abscess. Stonehouse is alleged to have obtained herbs from a Toronto herbalist with instructions to use them for his complaint. 


CAVERS (Galt) Nov. 6 - William Cavers, the youngest son of Mrs. Andrew Cavers, of this town, and partner in the firm of Cavers Bros., the well-known nursery men, died suddenly last night. He had been unwell all day, and took to his bed about 1 o’clock. When a friend went to his room after supper he found him dead, death having evidently caused from heart disease. He was 39 years of age, and leaves a widow, and one son.


Tuesday, November 8, 1898


WOODLEY - At his late residence, No. 107 Jackson street west, Sunday morning, 6th Nov. 1898, Samuel Woodley, aged 78 years. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


CURSON - Mrs. Sarah Ann Curson, well-known to Canadian literary and historical circles, died at the home of her son in Toronto on Sunday. Her most important work was the story of Laura Secord,  the Heroine of 1812. 


GOWAN (Creemore, Ont.) Nov. 7 - While returning from New Lowell on Saturday night, and when almost home, Samuel Gowan, blacksmith, of Glencairn, met with an accident which cost him his life.  It appears workmen had been rebuilding a bridge near Stephen’s Mill, at Glencairn, and had all the flooring torn up. While the bridge was impassible, a road to one side of it and going through the water was used. In the intense darkness Mr. Gowan got on the road leading to the bridge, and going on the horse plunged headlong into the river, taking Mr. Gowan and the rig with it. He fell fifteen feet into about five feet of water, and when taken out about 10 minutes later, by some boys, who had heard the noise life was extinct, he having received a terrible blow on the side of the head, and was no doubt stunned, and being helpless was suffocated in the water.


Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1898


WOODLEY - The remains of the late S. Woodley were laid at rest in Burlington cemetery this afternoon. There was a large attendance at the service at deceased’s residence, notwithstanding the inclement weather. Rev. J.L. Gilmour, conducted the funeral service at the house and grave. The pall-bearers were: W.J. Copp, R. Budge, J.W. Forster, C.W. Bradfield, C.G. Booker, and T. Applegath. All the shoe dealers of the city closed their places of business during the time of the funeral out of respect to the memory of deceased, who was the oldest shoe merchant in the city.


CLOUTIER - Francis Cloutier, of Spring Junction, was burned to death today. 


MOORE (Toronto) Nov. 9 - Samuel Moore, a man of 40 years of age, was killed yesterday while at work on the farm of Michael Blake, Mimico, just across the road from the asylum. Mr. Blake had a steam cutting-box at work cutting straw for a day, and Moore was one of the men engaged with it. At the time of the accident - 5:45 p.m. - he was feeding the machine. None of the several men

present know exactly how it happened, but his left hand caught in the roller, and in a moment his arm to the shoulder, was drawn in and cut to atoms by the swiftly-revolving knives. The teeth of the rollers even lacerated his neck. One of Moore’s companions pulled off the driving-wheel belt and the machine was stopped but not in time to help the unfortunate man, who was so fearfully mangled that he died almost instantly.

Dr. R.B. Orr, coroner, was called. When he arrived he found the body lying in the barn where the accident happened. He examined eight of twelve persons, residents in the locality, and men who travelled with the cutter, who had witnessed the accident, and concluded that an inquest was unnecessary. He granted a burial certificate and the body will be taken home this morning. 

The deceased lived on the Center Road, near Cooksville, and leaves a wife and family of six or seven children.


CAINE - James Caine, of Winchester, Ont., is dead.  He was born in 1798 in County Mayo, Ireland.


STRAUBENZIE (Kingston, Ont.) Nov. 8 - Lieut - Col. Straubenzie died tonight. Deceased suffered from a liver affection, contracted during military duties in India, and China. He was over 70 years of age, and a brother-in-law of Sir Richard Cartwright. Capt. Straubenzie, A.D.C. is a son of deceased. 


SWAYZIE (Fonthill) - Eugene J. Swayzie, of Beaver Dam, died on Wednesday last, Nov. 2. The funeral took place from his late residence on Friday (yesterday) at 11 a.m. There was a very large attendance, interment was at Fonthill cemetery.


HUNTER (Grimsby) - Last Friday the Canadian Order of Foresters attended in a body the funeral of the late Chester Hunter, who was a member of the order. The procession was headed by the Grimsby Brass band, of which the deceased was formerly the leader, and the funeral was the largest that has been held here for many a year. Mr. Hunter leaves a widow and son to mourn his loss. He had been a great sufferer for a long time.


ABBS (Grimsby) - Many will learn with regret the sad news of the death of Rev. Mr. Abbs’ daughter, near Port Perry.


HUNTER (Fruitland) - John, Mrs. Millen and Miss Nettie Millen attended the funeral of their cousin Chester Hunter on Friday, in Grimsby.


PTOLEMY (Woodburn) - The funeral of the late John Ptolemy of Winnipeg, will take place at Woodburn burying ground on Saturday. It is only four weeks since the late William Ptolemy, brother of deceased, was buried there.


Thursday, November 10, 1898


BUCHANAN - At Hamilton on Wednesday evening, 9th November, Peter Toronto Buchanan, eldest son of the late Hon. Isaac Buchanan. Funeral from MacNab Presbyterian Church, on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Peter Toronto Buchanan, the eldest son of the late Hon. Isaac Buchanan, died suddenly at his quarters at the Loverying club early last evening. Deceased had not been in the best of health for the past two or three years, and for the past few months had been confined to his room, but was not to

be seriously ill. Heart weakness followed a day of fairly good health yesterday, and Mr. Buchanan expired in the arms of his servant. Deceased was about 55 years of age, and was born in Toronto.  He was educated at Upper Canada College. Then he went to Glasgow on a visit to his uncle, and on his return he became associated with his father in the firm of Buchanan, Harris, & co. Afterwards he was in the Montreal branch of the firm. When the firm went out of business he went into the civil service at Ottawa, where he remained for eight years. Then he went out on a visit to his brother in Pittsburgh. He returned to the city and lived with his mother until her death.

The deceased always took a great interest in military matters. He was a captain in the Thirteenth battalion, at the time of the Fenian raid, and went to Ridgeway with the battalion. He retired from the service with the rank of Captain. Mr. Buchanan’s father was the first Colonel of the Thirteenth battalion.

Being a member of one of the oldest and most respected families in the city the deceased had a large circle of friends. He had always being noted for his open, generous disposition and was loved for his many good qualities of heart and hand by everyone who knew him. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the MacNab street Presbyterian church at 3 o’clock. James Buchanan, a brother of deceased will arrive in the city this afternoon from Pittsburgh. 


JUNKIN - J.W. Junkin, proprietor of the Crystal Palace, St. Catharines, died yesterday. He had been declining in health for several months, and his death was due to kidney and lung troubles. Deceased was 44 years of age, and unmarried.


CONNELL (St. Thomas, Ont.) Nov. 9 - Mrs. Thomas Connell, Ross street, gave birth to triplets today, but an hour and a half afterwards she died. The children were girls and all three weighed 7 or 8 pounds each. One of the babies died shortly after being born. The deceased gave birth to twins on two different occasions. Besides her husband she leaves eight children, several others having died.  Mrs. Connell was about 36 years of age. Her husband is employed on the M.C.R. coal dock. A son is employed as motorman on the street railway. 


BROPHY (Stratford, Ont.) Nov. 9 - A terrible accident happened near St. Mary’s Junction this afternoon, in which James Brophy, of Stratford, lost his life. The afternoon train from London had left St. Mary’s station and was approaching the junction. A number of section-men, of whom Brophy was one, were working on the rails. The engineer blew his whistle, and all the men got out of the road with the exception of Brophy who was slightly deaf. He was struck by the locomotive and the head severed from the trunk, being hurled some twelve feet to one side. A high wind was blowing toward the approaching train, and it is possible that the unfortunate man did not hear the whistle.

All the spectators agree that no blame is to be attached to the engineer, Robert Turton, of London, who blew his whistle several times. The body was brought to Stratford, and an inquest will be held.

The deceased was about 60 years old, and leaves a widow and grown up family, three of whom reside in Port Huron, Mich.


Friday, November 11, 1898


EYRES - At Toronto, on Thursday, Nov. 10th, 1898, Mary J. Eyres, wife of Edward Eyres, aged 40 years. Funeral (private) from her late residence, No. 98 James street north, Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.

FRAZER - At his late residence, No. 96 Strachan street west, on Friday morning Nov. 11, George Frazer, in his 87th year. Funeral notice later. No flowers.


STEELE (Selkirk) - The funeral of Mrs. John Steele took place on Friday last at Cheapside.


MORPHY (Rothsay, Ont.) Nov. 11 - A very sudden death took place here yesterday evening. 

Edward Morphy, a farmer living about a mile out, attended a funeral in the afternoon, and after returning home seated himself in a chair, and fell over almost immediately, and upon the members of his family going to his assistance, he was found to be dead. Heart failure is supposed to have been the cause.


McDONALD - Search is being made in the Cornwall canal for the body of John A.A. McDonald, of St. Andrews, who was supposed to have been drowned at Cornwall on Monday night. A splash and a cry was heard near the swing bridge, but no one was seen in the water. McDonald, who is said to have been drinking heavily during the day, has not since been seen, and it is now supposed that he was drowned. He was about 60 years of age.


HILLYER (Chatham, Ont.) Nov. 10 - While engaged in a saw mill in the township of Dawn yesterday, Mr. Hillyer, father of Dr. Hillyer, a well-known practitioner of Leamington was instantly killed. It appears that the deceased was in the mill when by some unknown means a board fell across the rapidly revolving circular saw. The board was hurled with terrific force across the mill, striking Mr. Hillyer in the face, killing him instantly. The blow fractured the jaw and skull, and literally tore away the whole of one side of the face. The remains were taken to Woodsley, Essex county.


BUCHANAN - The funeral of the late Peter Toronto Buchanan, took place at 3 o’clock this afternoon from MacNab street Presbyterian church. A large number of friends and relatives followed the cortege to the cemetery. All the members of the deceased family were present, having arrived early this morning. The service at the church was conducted by Rev. Dr. Fletcher, as was also the service at the grave. The honorary pallbearers were Dr. E.B. O’Reilly, Henry McLaren, Colin McRae, Alexander Bruce, Robert Dunlop, and John A. Bruce. The active pallbearers were all members of the family, being Hamilton, James L., Isaac V., George Peter, and Douglas Buchanan, and S.H. Vandergrift, of Pittsburgh.


EYRES - Word was received in the city this morning that Mrs. Sid Eyres, James street north, died rather suddenly last night, in the Toronto hospital. While Mrs. Eyres had been ill for some time and went to Toronto to be treated it was thought that she was recovery, and the news of her demise was a shock to her many friends, in this city.


Saturday, November 12, 1898


EYRES - At Toronto, on Thursday, Nov. 10th, 1898, Mary J. Eyres, wife of Edward Eyres age 40 years. Funeral (private) from her late residence, No. 91 James st. north, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to Christ Church cathedral. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.


FRAZER - At his late residence, No. 96 Strachan street west, on Friday morning, Nov. 11th, George Frazer, in his 87th year. Funeral from above address on Monday at 2 p.m. Friends will accept this intimation. No. Flowers.

BOVAIRD - At Vine, Ontario, on Nov. 11th, James Bovaird, Esq., of this city, aged 63 years.  Funeral from Blachford’s undertaking establishment Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


COLLINS - At Burlington, on Nov. 9th, Ann Collins, relict of the late Wm. Collins. Funeral Friday at 2 o’clock to Burlington cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


LOCKIE (Waterloo, Ont.) Nov. 11 - James Lockie died suddenly tonight. The cause of his death was supposed have been angina pectoris. The deceased gentleman was sixty-six years of age. He was a visitor to Toronto today, returning home on the late train. He attended the regular meeting of the Berlin-Waterloo hospital board this morning, and while on his way home, he complained of feeling unwell. Shortly after he had to be conveyed home in a rig. On reaching the house he was able to walk in and lie down on a sofa, expiring a few minutes afterwards.


OLDBURY - The unveiling of the portrait of Lancer William Oldbury, who was killed at the battle of Omdurman, on Sept. 2, took place yesterday afternoon at the Niagara street school, Toronto, where he received his education, amid fervent manifestation of pride and patriotism.


Monday, November 14, 1898


WILDS - At her parents’ residence, No. 719 Barton st. east, on Sunday, 13th, Nov. 1898, Clara, beloved daughter of Jennie and George Wilds, aged 4 years and 8 months. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


Tuesday, November 15, 1898


EDGAR - At his late residence, No. 14, Little Peel street, on Monday, 14th November, 1898, Robert Edgar, aged 66 years, a native of Bar Head, Scotland.  Funeral (Private) - Thursday at 2:30 p.m.


RODGERS - In Detroit, Mich., on Monday morning, Mary Rodgers, relict of the late Bernard Rodgers, of Beamsville, Ont., aged 74. Funeral from her late residence, Beamsville, on Wednesday.  Interment at Mount Osborne cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


SEAMAN - At 43 West avenue north, Sarah Seaman, relict of the late S.L. Seaman, in her 81st year.  Funeral Thursday at three p.m.


BRADY, McDONALD, CASEY (Belleville, Ont.) Nov. 15 - This morning about 3:40, No. 5 G.T.R. train, going west, collided with a freight train from the west, at Murray Hill, near Trenton. The engineer W.H. Brady, of Belleville, and his fireman, John McDonald, also of Belleville, and John Casey, of Belleville, an engineer, who was going to Bowanville, to take charge of an engine there, were instantly killed on the express engine. Percy Walker, of Belleville, Casey’s fireman was badly hurt. It is reported that there are nine killed, and thirty wounded. Ten of the injured were brought to Belleville, and placed in the hospital. A French or Italian woman died on the way down. Of those in the hospital only one, Andrew Carey, cattle buyer of Cobourg, is dangerously injured. 

Following are the names of the patients in the hospital here: A.Carey, Cobourg, scapulae fracture, severe wound on leg, injuries to the head; P. Walker, Belleville, scalp wounds, and leg

injured; James Newman, Toronto, head injuries, and other hurts; John McNamara, severe injuries to head, recovery doubtful; Kinnear, ear torn off, and other injuries; China man, skull and thigh fractured, recovery doubtful; Tracey, slight injuries; L. LeBlanc, Montreal, head slightly injured; George Pauline, slight but numerous injuries.

At 4:45 this morning train No. 5, engine 773, Engineer Brady, conductor, Purdon, in passing from the single to the double track at Murray Hill, took the east-bound track in the face of a switch and signals set against it, and proceeded until it collided with No. 96, engine 712, Engineer Ireland, Conductor Deavitt, one and a half miles west of Murray Hill, badly wrecking the two engines.  Engineer Brady and his fireman were killed, together with Engineer Casey, who was a passenger on No. 5, and three other passengers on No. 5, and fourteen passengers injured. Doctors were immediately procured from Belleville, and Trenton, and attended to the injured, who subsequently were taken in charge of Dr. J.A. Hutchinson, chief medical officer to Belleville, where they were placed in the hospital. 


MURRAY - William Murray, an old man who lived alone at Beaverton, was found dead this morning in his house. His head was terribly cut and bruised, as if with some blunt instrument. A great pool of blood was on the floor beneath the old man’s head. There were some indications of a struggle.


DOIG - Dr. Charles Doig, of Denbigh, died in the Kingston general hospital on Saturday night.


SCHOFF - Daniel Schoff, license inspector for North Middlesex, died at his residence, in Clandeboye village.


Wednesday, November 16, 1898


SEAMAN - At 43 West avenue north, Sarah Seaman relict of the late S.L. Seaman, in her 81st year.  Funeral Thursday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Mrs. Sarah Seaman, relict of S.L. Seaman, merchant tailor, passed away at her residence, 43 West avenue north, Tuesday. She had been a resident of this city over 40 years, leaving many friends and acquaintances to mourn her loss. The deceased leaves two sons - Thomas, and Harry - and three daughters, Mrs. Charles Morris, and Mrs. H.J. McAllister, of this city, and Mrs. Robert Harrison, of Burton-on-Trent, England.


BROWNE - In this city, on Wednesday, 16th November, 1898, Ellen Browne, eldest daughter of the late M.W. Browne. Funeral (Private) from the residence of her brother, J.B. Browne, No. 74 Herkimer street, Friday, at 3:30 p.m.

Miss Ellen Browne, daughter of the late M.W. Browne, who was a well-known citizen, died last night.


BREEN (London, Ont.) Nov. 16 - John M. Breen, a butcher, at 733 Richmond street, attempted  to board No. 1, Chicago express at the G.T.R. station, this morning at 3:20, while it was in motion. He lost his grip and fell under the wheels and was instantly killed.


BRADY (Belleville, Ont.) Nov. 16 - The body of W.H. Brady, the engineer, was today at noon forwarded to Montreal.



HUGHES (Cornwall) Nov. 14 - Winchester friends have been greatly shocked by the news that George Hughes, aged 47, brother of W.S. Hughes, of Winchester, was struck by a train and fatally injured while driving across a railway on his way from his home to Cheboygan, Mich.


MURRAY (Beaverton, Ont.)  Nov. 15 - Not for many years has there been such excitement in the village as was evinced when it became known this morning that Wm. Murray, a well-known citizen of the town, had been found in his house dead and apparently brutally murdered. The old man had not been about the premises on Sunday or Monday, and it was feared that he might be ill. 

R. Dunsheath, accompanied by Dr. Grant, P. Kelly, and J.J. Cave, proceeded to investigate. The house, consisting of one room, standing alone, in a field in the rear of the residence of Alex Dobson, miller, and approached by a lane, was found to be securely closed, and the door locked, but from the window the unfortunate man could be seen lying on the floor. A window was there upon broken and the door opened.

The gruesome spectacle which presented itself will live long in the memory of those who saw it. Lying faced downwards across the floor in a pool of clotted blood, his head cut and battered into an almost unrecognizable mass lay the unfortunate victim. Beside was an overturned chair, from which he had evidently fallen. 

Looking around the squalid apartment no evidence of a struggle could be seen, but later, on examination, beneath the stove was found a stick of stove-wood, and a heavy iron poker, both of which had apparently being used in the perpetration of the awful deed. Both the wood and poker had been covered with blood, which the murderer had endeavoured to remove by washing, but there still adhered fragments of hair of the unfortunate victim, plainly indicating that fearful work to which they had been devoted. 

From the position of the body and surrounding it was plain that deceased had been dead many hours, the body been badly discoloured and rigid. 

Warrants for the arrest of Edward Elliott, a lad of about thirteen years of age, also John McHattie, have been issued, which are in process of execution. 

The object of the awful crime was evidently money as the provisions obtained on Saturday evening remained untouched. No money was found about his person, on examination before the jury, while he was known to have been possessed of a purse on Saturday with a small sum of money. His belongings had not been disturbed. The door being found locked would presuppose the murderer to have quickly left, locking the door and carrying away the key. The awful deed has caused intense excitement, as the old man while peculiar, was respected.


FONGER (Lynnville) - Word has reached here of the death of George Fonger, of Kent City, Mich., which occurred on Sunday, Oct. 30. Deceased was well-known here, as he was raised a mile west of the village.


Thursday, November 17, 1898


BROWNE - In this city, on Wednesday, 16th November, 1898, Ellen Browne, eldest daughter of the late M.W. Browne. Funeral (Private) - from the residence of her brother, J.B. Browne, No. 74 Herkimer street, Friday, at 3:30 p.m.

BATES - At her late residence, 91 Charles street, Angeline, relict of the late Joseph Bates, in her 69th year. Funeral on Friday at 2 p.m. to North Glanford, cemetery.  Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. No flowers.


MINER (Mattawa, Ont.) Nov. 17 - The body of Edward Miner, of Kingsville, arrived here late last evening from Kippewa. Mr. Miner was accidentally shot by his brother-in-law while out moose hunting, some 25 miles north of Kippewa. Mr. Miner moved from his place after being shot, the ball being from a large Winchester rifle, and taking effect in the head. 


MORRISH (Galt, Ont.) Nov. 17 - Edwin Morrish, grocer, was found dead in his store early this morning. Mr. Morrish was in Hamilton all day yesterday, and on returning last evening took his supper and appeared to be in the best of health and spirits. He went down to the store and being in the habit of remaining there late, his family retired early. This morning, his absence being noticed, a friend went to the store and found Mr. Morrish, sitting in chair with his hat, overcoat, and gloves on, death apparently having occurred shortly after he sat down. Mr. Morrish came from Dundas to Galt, about twelve years ago, and had been in the grocery and fruit business here ever since. He was about 65 years of age, an active member of the Baptist church and leaves a widow, one daughter at home, and two married daughters who reside in Hamilton.


MARLOWE (New York) Nov. 16 - Ethel Marlowe, who as Polly Love, had supported Viola Allen in The Christian ever since that play was first produced at the Nickerbock theatre, died behind the scenes tonight at the end of the third act. The cause of her death was heart disease.

Miss Marlowe’s last words on the stage were at the close of the third act, in the struggle scene between John Storm, and Glory Quayle, when she entered and said “Glory, Mr. Drake, and Lord Robert are downstairs speaking to Liza”. Then she went off the stage and sat down on the stool at the left of the curtain to watch the rest of the performance. A few minutes later she was seen to press her hand to her breast, and then, without uttering a word, fell to the floor. She died soon after.

No announcement of Miss Marlowe’s was made to the audience, and the fourth act of the play was given. Miss Marlowe came of a theatrical family. Her father was Owen Marlowe, a well-known comedian. Her sister Virginia, also an actress died two years ago of heart disease. The part of Polly Love was the most important which Ethel Marlowe had ever assumed. She was formerly a member of a Toronto stock company. She was 24 years old.


MURRAY (Beaverton) Nov. 16 - Edward Elliott, the sixteen-year-old lad who was arrested last night on a charge of having murdered William Murray, whose mutilated body was found in his house yesterday, has confessed his crime, claiming that the murder was a result of a quarrel. It is generally believed, however, that the object was robbery. John McHattie, also arrested as an accomplice will probably be released. McHattie, who, it appears was a life-long friend of the deceased, and used to perform all sorts for him, for a trifling remuneration, met Elliott Saturday night. The latter asked him to take him (Elliott) to see Murray on the plea that he desired to secure an old horse-pistol deceased was supposed to have. McHattie consented, and together they visited the house, where McHattie left the articles he had purchased for Murray, and gave him the change.  He left the lad Elliott there and this was the last seen of the old man alive. McHattie, it appears, promised to return to Murray on Sunday, and did so after church service, which he attended, but finding the door locked came to the conclusion, that Murray was absent visiting friends, which he frequently did. He did not return, and, as he claims, was unaware of the tragedy until told of it in the

village. McHattie tells a straight story, and the general opinion is that it is true. He is known to this community as a harmless imbecile, and certainly never exhibited in the least degree any murderous tendency.

A brother of the boy testified at the inquest that Edward had been at Murray’s on Saturday evening, and said that Murray was drunk, liquor having been brought in by McHattie.

The prisoner is about sixteen years of age, and for several years has enjoyed the reputation of being one of the bad boys of the village. Many escapades of a more or less serious nature are placed to his credit. During Monday and Tuesday he had been at school and came among the other lads, whose morbid curiosity induced them to visit the scene of the crime to try to obtain a view of the victim.  

When arrested he exhibited complete indifference as to the serious situation in which he was placed.


FREEMAN - William Freeman died at Windsor, aged 63. His mother died the previous night at Ruscomb, Ont., aged 84.


McNEIL - Allan Napier McNeil, chief clerk of the department of Indian Affairs, Ottawa, died yesterday morning, aged 52.


LAUTHIER (Comber, Ont.) Nov. 16 - John Lauthier, aged nineteen years, son of Eugene Lauthier, 11th conc. Township of Mersey, was accidentally killed while felling a tree in the woods late yesterday afternoon. His father, who was busy in the adjoining field, noticed that something was wrong, and hastened to his son’s assistance only to find him dead.


NADJIWAN (Wiarton) Nov. 16 - Charles Nadjiwan, the Indian who was so badly injured by falling from the balcony of the Queen’s hotel last night, died early this morning. Foul play is believed to be the cause of his falling out. An inquest is being held by Dr. Sloan, coroner, tonight.


KERN, ARBERG, LUNNESS (Brighton)  Nov. 16 - The inquest into the wreck on the G.T.R. was resumed in the town hall at 1:00 o’clock this afternoon, and adjourned for the purpose of visiting the scene of the disaster at Murray Hill. At Murray Hill, the working of the switch, and light were explained to the jury. The fact was established that if the switchman had made a mistake, the driver, seeing the red light which it is claimed was exposed, ought to have halted. Instead of doing so, he ran almost a mile past the station.

The jury returned and the inquest was reopened. Several witnesses were called. Doctors

Stevenson, and Farley, gave evidence of their visit to the wreck. Each described the bodies seen and testified to their location in the car, and to rendering medical assistance to the injured. Mr. Zimmerman a Russian, gave evidence as to the identification of the bodies of the foreigners killed. 

Mr. Lunness, of Toronto, said that he came to Trenton on the afternoon train yesterday and saw what to was said to be the remains of his brother, William Lunness. The witness identified a pass book several papers, and a finger ring, and stated that his brother, who was a drover ought to have had nearly $1000 on his person, of which there is no trace. 

The inquest was adjourned to meet in the town hall at 9 o’clock Thursday morning.

The unknown dead have been recognized as follows; Frederick Kern, 39 years of age, an immigrant en route from Quebec to Cincinnati Ohio.

Mary Kern, his wife, 40 years old.

Mary Kern, his daughter, 20 years old.

Katrina Kern, his daughter, 7 years old.

George Arberg, 33 years old, an immigrant en route from Quebec to Cincinnati, Ohio.

Katharina Arberg, his wife, 32 years old.


Friday, November 18, 1898


ANDERSON - In St. Mary’s at his daughter’s residence, on Sunday, November 13, 1898, Francis Anderson, late of Hamilton, aged 56 years. 2 months, and 15 days.


MIHELL (St. George) - Rev. D.M. Mihell was called to Beamsville on Monday to attend the funeral of his mother.


NADJIWAN  (Wiarton, Ont.) - Nov. 18 - The jury empanelled to inquire into the death of the Indian, Charles Nadjiwan, finds that Nadjiwan came to this death from compression of the brain as the result of an extensive depression fracture of the skull, and haemorrhage within the skull, caused by a fall from the balcony of the Queen’s Hotel on the night of Nov. 14. From the evidence produced we cannot tell whether it was accidental or otherwise, but the conflicting nature of the evidence leaves room for suspicion of foul play. We are further of the opinion that the law prohibiting the selling of liquor to Indians is practically a dead letter, and would advise that the most stringent measures be taken, to prevent the violation of a good law. 


BELL - Mrs. George Bell, 414 Wellesley street, Toronto, died very suddenly on Wednesday morning.


MUNCHON - There are so many peculiar circumstances in connection with the death of 3 -year-old Stella Munchon, in North Monaghan, last Wednesday that it was decided to hold an investigation.


Saturday, November 19, 1898


SINCLAIR - At New York City, on November 16th, Archibald B. Sinclair, (compositor) formerly of Georgetown and Toronto. Interment will take place at Tiverton.


AIKIN - In this city, on Saturday, November 19, Emerson Aikin, in his 26th year. Funeral Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from 19 Bay north.


Emerson Aikin, a young man, died last evening at the residence of Henry Kuntz. The deceased had been ill since Monday.


MUNCHEUN (Munchon?) (Peterboro) Nov. 18 - An inquest to inquire into the death of the child, Stella Muncheun, who died under peculiar circumstances in Monaghan on the 9th inst., was held in the county council chamber at 2 o’clock yesterday.

The case is a very peculiar one, the testimony going to show that Mrs. Facey, who had adopted the child, had whipped her on several occasions, and that the little girl had been seen several times with bad bruises on her head, face and body. Mrs. Facey states that the child died from the effects from falling from a chair. Some of the neighbours suspected violence and refused to do anything

until the doctor came. To one of the witnesses Mrs. Facey had stated that she did not want the child, and that she was tired of it, and would part with it anytime. 

Doctor Brown, who made a post-mortem examination, came to the conclusion that the bruises found on the dead child were caused by violence.

The inquest was adjourned until Monday afternoon.


HARVEY- Since the death of William Farmer, plumber, some time ago, his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Harvey, who used to keep house for him, has lived alone in a large brick house, No. 172 Catharine st. north. She was not given to making many acquaintances and very seldom left the house even to visit a neighbour. At times she would not be seen around for two or three days, and as this was not an unusual occurrence nobody paid any attention to the old woman’s absence.

A week ago last Thursday, William McMann, who lives next door to Mrs. Harvey, last saw her.  She was standing at the front door as he went to work. He thought nothing of not seeing her again until the early part of this week, when he began to wonder what had happened to her. He tried the back gate and front door and found them locked. He then made up his mind that Mrs. Harvey had gone on a visit to friends, and thought little more about the matter. Yesterday afternoon he decided to further investigate, and on opening the front porch door found that the newspaper had not been removed from where it was left by the paper boy since last Friday week. 

Mr. McMann, then decided to notify the woman’s only son, Henry Harvey who lives at 34 Peter street. Upon that his mother had not been seen for several days, Mr. Harvey went to the house to investigate. He discovered that the doors and windows were all locked, and as he had no tools with which force an entrance he decided to return in the morning and force into the house. About 9:30 this morning he went to the house and raised a ladder to the front window. With a pair of pliers he forced the catch and raised the window. Then his worst fears were realized. In a small bedroom in the rear of the house he found the form of his mother stretched out on the bed. The body was covered with the bed clothing, and lay in such position as to lead to the believe that the woman had tried to get up and then fell back. On the table in he kitchen lay a number of papers and a seidlitz powder. A bird case stood near by containing the body of a canary, which had evidently died since Mrs. Harvey was last downstairs.

Mrs. Harvey was about 65 years of age. She was a sister-in-law of William Farmer, the plumber and for many years kept house for him. When Mr. Farmer died he left the house and a James street store to Mrs. Harvey, for the care she had taken of him. She had been living on the income from this property since Mr. Farmer’s demise.

It is not known whether the deceased was a widow or not. Many years ago her husband left her to go sailing, and has not since been heard of. Mrs. Harvey’s only relative in Canada is her son, who found her body this morning. She also leaves a daughter who resides in the old country.


HAIGHT - Very many Londoners will learn with deep sorrow of the death at Hamilton yesterday of Kitie (Mrs. Albert L. Haight) , the youngest daughter of Mrs. R. Maynard, of 321 Queen’s avenue.  She was taken ill on Sunday. Until her marriage three years ago, when she removed to Hamilton, the young lady had lived in this city (London), and was at one time a member of the Adelaide street Baptist choir. She was very highly esteemed and leaves a great many friends and relatives in the city. The funeral will be held tomorrow to Woodland’s cemetery on the arrival of the G.T.R. train at 11:25 a.m.

Monday, November 21, 1898


CUMBERO - At his late residence, 254 Catharine st. north, on Sunday, 20th November, 1898, William James Cumbero, aged 68 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. to Christ Church cathedral.  Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


PEARSON - In this city, on the 19th inst., Hannah Pearson, native of the County Kildare, Ireland, and sister of Mrs. Christian, Main street. Funeral will leave her late residence, 75 Gore st., on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


KEEFER - On Nov. 19, at his parent’s residence, 543 Main street east, Freddy, youngest son of Alex and Louisa Keefer, aged 3 years, and 4 months. Funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, private.


AIKEN - The funeral of the late Emerson Aiken took place yesterday afternoon. The deceased was a member of Doric Masonic lodge, and a number of members of that lodge turned out. Rev. Thomas Geoghegan conducted the funeral services. The pall-bearers were; Thomas Binkley, T.E. Kirk, E.A. Phelan, W. Scott, Charles Cosgrave, and J. Forman. The floral tributes were numerous.


MURRAY (Whitby) Nov. 20 - Edward Elliott, the sixteen-year-old son of Joseph Elliott of Beaverton, was brought to the county jail here last night, where he will remain until the spring assizes to stand trial on the charge of murdering William Murray of Beaverton, on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 12. The lad was before Magistrate Bruce, on Saturday the evidence upon which the coroner’s jury found a verdict being repealed, the result being that Elliott was formerly committed for trial.

The youthful murdered has made a further confession that he committed the crime. The confession was made by the prisoner to his father, in the lock-up at Beaverton, on Friday evening.

The latter asked permission to see his son and the application was granted by the local authorities.  When father and son met the former inquired;

“Eddie, did you kill poor old Murray?”

“Yes”, replied the youth, “Yes I did.”

“Were you all alone when you did it,” asked Elliott sr.

“I was alone”, answered the son.

“I did not want anybody with me.”

The foregoing is the substance of depositions that were made to the crown authorities later on the same evening by Mr. Elliott. The father made the statement with some reluctance, and cried bitterly while he was given his version of the interview. After having made the depositions, the father appended his signature to them, and they will be produced at the trial of young Elliott when it comes off.


McFARREN - Andrew McFarren, for over fifty years a resident of Toronto, is dead.


BOWEN - The infant child of John Bowen, Deseronto, fell into a tub of water and was drowned.


NESS - James Ness, who was injured by a train at Summit Hill, on Wednesday last, died at the Toronto general hospital on Saturday.

LEONARD - A man named Leonard, while visiting James Gallagher, 483 Pape avenue, Toronto, ate a hearty supper, shortly afterward became ill and died in great agony. An inquest will be held.


NAYLOR - James Naylor, sr., a prominent resident of Essex, Ont., died Saturday evening of heart failure, aged 64. He had been a warden of the county and held other public positions. In religion he was a Methodist, and in politics a Liberal. A widow, four daughters, and two sons survive him.


BARON (Brockville) Nov. 20 - A peculiarly sudden death occurred here yesterday. Edith Eliza, third daughter of A.C. Baron, aged 18 years, had been ill for some time with lung troubles, but able to be around. At 1:00 o’clock yesterday morning, Miss Baron was bolstered up in bed. Her mother put on a poultice and lay down beside her, requesting that she be called when the poultice became cold. Nothing further transpired until Mr. Baron came home at 7 o’clock in the morning. Mrs. Baron was still sleeping and her daughter cold in death. It is supposed she died shortly after Mrs. Baron went to sleep.


BAILEY (Toronto) Nov. 21 - Robert Bailey, the eight-year-old-son of William Bailey, 195 Clinton street, was killed under a falling house on Saturday afternoon, and his two little comrades Willie Brash, 131 Clinton street, and Frank Cogshell, 3 Evans avenue, are at their homes suffering from their injuries. 

The house which collapsed was a rough cast cottage, which had stood unoccupied on Evans avenue for some years. It had been a favourite playground for the children in the neighbourhood ever since the last tenant moved out. The doors and windows had been long ago carried off by youthful marauders, and, indeed, hardly anything at the house but the roof and four walls was left.

As usual, on Saturday, the boys swarmed in and played about all morning. In the afternoon some of the more venturesome brought axes and began chopping away any boards, joists, or scantlings that they could reach. The wood as then carried outside and contributed to a large bonfire that was blazing some distance away. Some of the youngsters including those named, remained in the rookery and frolicked about. One of the boys happening to look at the roof for a moment saw that it had sagged ominously inward. He warned his companions that the structure would probably fall apart, and most of them, realizing their danger dodged under the floor into the cellar, and so escaped. They were none too soon, for in a minute or so with a tearing noise, the walls swayed apart and the roof fell in with a terrible crash. 

A crowd was quickly on the scene and as it was soon known that there were human beings in the ruins, a rescue party at once began work. Cogshell was soon rescued as he was near the door when the crash came. Part of the roof was then lifted bodily off the ground, but no trace of the other victims could be found until a whole was made in the remaining portion of the roof. Then the two lads were dragged out covered with blood. The unfortunate Robert Bailey had been pinned by a roof-tree, which had first knocked him down, and then pressed him to the ground. Young Brash probably owes his life to the fact that two scantlings falling across him protected his person from the flying timbers and the sheer weight of the roof. Doctors McCrae, Henderson, and McCabe who were at once summoned did all in their power for the little sufferers, and sent young Bailey to the sick children’s hospital where he died in about an hour. The other boys were removed to their homes, but it is not thought that their injuries are of a serious nature.

Tuesday, November, 22, 1898


CUMBERS - At his late residence, 254 Catharine st. north, on Sunday 20th November, 1898, William James Cumbers, aged 66 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. to Christ Church cathedral.  Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


FOULIS - In this city on Nov. 22, Isabel, beloved wife of Wm. B. Foulis, in her 53rd year of her age.  Funeral will leave her late residence, 246 Duke st. on Thursday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Please omit flowers. Mount Forest please copy.


WRIGHT - At 410 King William street on Monday, the 21st November, Rebecca, relict of the James Haslitt Wright, Esq., formerly of Fethard, County Tipperary, Ireland, aged 73 years. Funeral private.


HUBBARD - The funeral of the late A.L. Hubbard, manager of the London Guarantee and Accident company, took place at St. John’s church, cemetery, Ancaster, this afternoon. Deceased’s father A.L. Hubbard, was an Ancaster resident.


PANET (Ottawa, Ont.) Nov. 22 - Col. Charles Eugene Panet, deputy minister of militia, died at noon today. He was 68 years of age, and filled the position which he held at the time of his death, from 1875. He was in the senate from 1874 to 1875.


MUNCHEON (Peterboro, Ont.) Nov. 22 - The adjourned inquest into the cause of the death of Stella Muncheon, the adopted daughter of Mrs. William Facey, which took place in Monaghan week or so ago under peculiar circumstances was resumed in the County council chambers yesterday afternoon before Coroner Bell. Several witnesses were examined during the afternoon. Their evidence showed that the child had been ill-treated by Mrs. Facey and that the latter had been heard to say that she would get rid of the child if she had to do away with it. After four hours of discussion among the jurors the following verdict was brought in:

“That the said Stella Muncheon came to her death on Nov. 9, 1898, from a blow upon the head, but whether said blow was accidental or the result of unfair violence does not clearly show. This jury is, however, of the opinion that for several weeks prior to her death she suffered a considerable amount of ill treatment of a violent nature at the hands of her guardian, Mrs. William Facey.”


FLINT - Mrs. George Flint, an old resident of the north east end of Toronto, died on Sunday night.  Mrs. Flint was seventy-five years of age.


FINDLATER - A cousin and namesake of William Findlater, who heroically piped his comrades on to victory in the Dargal Pass, died in Ottawa.


ROBLIN - Mrs. Roblin, wife of James P. Roblin, of Northport, Ont., died while on a visit to her son, R.P. Roblin, M.L.A., of Winnipeg, aged 71 years.


KENNEDY - William Kennedy, who has been lying for the past two months in the Toronto general hospital, died yesterday morning. Kennedy was about 80 years of age.

McMULLEN - H.F. McMullen, one of Belleville’s most-widely respected citizens, died last night, aged sixty-eight. He had suffered for the past three years from a heart trouble, which, in his advancing years, ultimately caused his demise. 


HARVEY - The inquest into the circumstances connected with the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Harvey, who was found dead in bed last Saturday morning, was continued at No. 3 police station before Dr. Griffin last night. Henry Harvey the deceased’s son, gave evidence regarding the finding of the body, his story being practically as that told in the Spectator on Saturday. He never knew of his mother being sick. When he went to the house on Friday night and found the doors locked, he did not think that his mother was dead, but was of the opinion that she had gone out of the city to visit friends.

Mrs. Seal, a neighbour, was acquainted with the deceased. She last saw her a week ago last Friday. Her suspicion that something was wrong was aroused when she found papers and bills a week old on the doorstep last Friday evening. After consulting with William McMann, another witness, she decided to notify the deceased’s son. In reply to a journeyman Mrs. Seal said that Mrs. Harvey was in the habit of living by herself, and seldom went out or visited her neighbours. 

William McMann, who first notified the deceased’s son that there was something wrong, could throw no further light on the mystery. He last saw the woman alive a week ago Thursday night.

Dr. O’Reilly read the result of the post-mortem examination, which was made by himself and Dr. F.G. Rosebrugh. The doctors, on removing the skull cap, found a large clot of blood at the base of the brain, and smaller clots in other parts of the brain. In their opinion death was caused by apoplexy. Dr. Rosebrugh corroborated the former witness testimony. 

The jury retired about 9 o’clock, and was not long in reaching a verdict. The decision was in accordance with the evidence, the finding being that the deceased’s death was caused by apoplexy.


GIBSON (Brockville, Ont.) Nov. 21 - A fatal shooting accident occurred at Morton Village, a few miles north of here, on Saturday, the victim being a little girl named Marion Gibson.  The girl, who was brought to this country a few years ago by the Fargnowe Home authorities, had been residing for some time with the family of Seth Stevens, and on Saturday was playing hide and seek with other children at the home of David McMakin. While hiding behind a door she knocked down a gun, and when she picked it up the weapon exploded. The whole charge entered her right side, cutting an artery and causing almost instant death. Mr. Burgess, superintendent of the home here, upon being apprised of the accident by telegraph, at once started for the scene.


Wednesday, November 23, 1898


CLEVERSLEY - In this city, on Tuesday, 22nd Nov., at 13 West avenue north, (Katie) Evelyn, youngest beloved daughter of E.W. and Katie Cleversley. Funeral private. Not dead, but gone before.


WOODS - On Wednesday the 23rd November, 1898, Sarah H. Wanzer, wife of William Woods.  Funeral will take place from her late residence, 291 Main street east, Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

WOODWARD - In this city, at 256 Main street east, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, Henry William Woodward, late of Her Majesty’s Customs, in the 73rd year of his age. Funeral service on Friday, the 25th inst., at 3 o’clock at St. Thomas Church, thence to Hamilton cemetery, for interment.

Henry W. Woodward, formerly of the customs house staff, died last night at his residence on Main street east.


HENDERSON (Chatham) Nov. 22 - Wilfred Henderson, a young Blenheim lad, some days ago fell and broke his arm. The limb was set and closely managed to the body. While walking down the steps to the house the lad fell, and being unable to use his injured arm to protect himself, he struck heavily against the corner of the steps. Internal injury resulted, and the lad has since died.


BONAR (Toronto) Nov. 23 - James Bonar, a G.T.R. car cleaner, was struck by a train in the G.T.R. yard west of the Union station yesterday afternoon. He died almost immediately.

Bonar, who had been employed by the G.T.R. for ten years, was, as usual, washing down the sides of the cars when the accident occurred. While he was working, the trainmen were making up the 5:35 train for Hamilton, the cars were being shunted about. Deceased was standing on the track and evidently did not notice the engine and car which rapidly approached him. He was struck and thrown down, the wheels crushing his hand.

The unfortunate man was picked up and the ambulance sent for, but it was found that Bonar was dead. The only sign of a violent death on the body was a crushed hand. No one saw the accident, but it is probable that deceased was struck on the head, and received concussion of the brain. 


THOMPSON (Stratford) Nov. 22 - John Thompson, an old and well-known resident of Downey, was found dead near his home, lot 17, concession 8 yesterday afternoon about 4 o’clock. He had eaten a hearty dinner after which he went out for a walk. A farmer plowing in the vicinity saw him walking along, when he suddenly sat down and then stretched himself out on the roadside.  Wondering what was the matter he approached Mr. Thompson and found that he was dead. Death resulted from heart failure.


GRAFTON - Henry Grafton, of Toronto, died of paralysis at the Queens hotel, Hespeler, on Monday.


HAINSWORTH - Benjamin Hainsworth, of Toronto, died yesterday in the general hospital after a long and lingering illness. He was 40 years of age.


HITCHINS - Col. John Hitchins, of Amherst Island, aged 84, died yesterday, on the farm where he was born. He was through the rebellion of 1837.


SHEA - Thomas Shea, aged 30, of 827 King street west, Toronto, died rather suddenly yesterday morning after an illness of only a few hours. Shea was suffering from an ulcer in the lower part of the gullet, which opened, and allowed the contents of the stomach to flow into the right lung, causing death within a few hours. The case is one of rather rare occurrence.


Friday, November 25, 1898


McDOUGALL - Accidentally killed Thanksgiving Day, 24th of November, 1898, Thomas Ervine McDougall, in his 30th year. Funeral from his late residence, No. 92, Locomotive street Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

Anguish and desolation came to one family yesterday - that of Thomas McDougall, 92 Locomotive street, a Herald linotype operator, young and known to many citizens. Early in the morning he went out duck shooting with two of his friends, and within an hour lay a corpse in the arms of his companions. A friend, Charles Wilson, got up and persuaded McDougall to do likewise.  The party went to Mr. Walker’s boat house, and got out the boat. It was intensely cold on the bay and the shooters after going in the direction of the Holiday house, and firing a few shots, became almost numbed with cold. The deceased suggested that they go ashore, and they rowed fifty yards south along the bay shore and landed.

     Wilson took his gun ashore, but the deceased, unfortunately, left his in the boat, with the butt end on the bottom and the barrels resting on the forward seat pointing upwards. When McDougall reached the side of the boat, his friend was a short distance away to the north. Then Wilson saw a flash and heard his companion say “Charlie I’m shot”. His horrified friend saw the shot that entered McDougall’s body on the right side, through the lower vest pocket, and there was little hope for him. The sad task of breaking the news to the widow fell on deceased’s father. McDougall had been married only about two years and leaves a two-month-old boy.      


PENNELL - On Thursday evening Nov. 24th, at her husband’s residence, 3 Hunter street west, Carrie Soverend, beloved wife of John Pennell. Funeral Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.


GLEBE - In this city on Thursday Nov. 24th, Henry Glebe, sr., a native of Germany, aged 62 years 7 months. Funeral Sunday at 2 o’clock, from his late residence 96 Victoria ave. north, to Hamilton Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation. (Waterloo and Berlin papers please copy).


LILLIE - John Lillie, sr., of Guelph, died suddenly at the residence of his son in Fergus.


WOODWARD - The funeral of Henry W. Woodward took place this afternoon from his late residence, Main street east, and was largely attended. The pall-bearers were; Robert R. Morgan, A.

Alexander, and the four sons of the deceased. A service was held in the church of St. Thomas, the deceased having been one of the few members of that church when it existed on Emerald street. He was warden for a number of years. 

The deceased was the son of the late W.J. Woodward, controller general of the inland revenue, London, England, and acted on his staff before coming to this country in 1840. He superintended the building of the Shaw and other canals for the government in the Upper Ottawa in 1854-5.

Mr. Woodward was a Conservative but took little interest in politics, but in his earlier years was active in the militia and other circles. He formed and led a company of his own during the trouble of ‘66.

A widow and ten children are left to mourn his demise. Those out of town are: M.S. and A.C. Woodward, Chicago; W.J. Woodward, Alaska; Mrs. W.K. Martin, Chicago; and Mrs. Arthur Tompkins, London, England.


Saturday, November 26, 1898


McDOUGALL - Accidentally killed, Thanksgiving Day, 24th November, 1898, Thomas Ervine McDougall, in his 30th year. Service at his late residence 92 Locomotive street, Sunday, at 2:30 p.m.  Funeral at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

GLEBE - In this city on Thursday, Nov. 24th, Henry Glebe, sr., a native of Germany, aged 67 years, 7 months. Funeral Sunday at 3 o’clock, from his late residence 96 Victoria ave. north, to Hamilton Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation. Waterloo and Berlin papers please copy.


SWEENEY - In this city, on the 26th inst., John M. Sweeney, in the 40th year of his age, son of the late Michael Sweeney, formerly of Wentworth street south. Funeral from his brother’s residence, 40 Colbourne street, at 8:30 Monday morning, to St. Mary’s Cathedral, and thence to Holy Sepulchre.  Friends will please attend. Omit flowers.


McCARTHY - In this city, on Nov. 26th, at the family residence, 261 Victoria ave. north, Dennis McCarthy, in the 70th year of his age. Funeral at 8:30 Monday morning, to St. Lawrence church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Dennis McCarthy, father of D. McCarthy, of the Hamilton football team, died this morning at his residence, 364 Victoria avenue north. He had been ill about two years.

The deceased was born in the county of Cork Ireland, 76 years ago, and came to Canada about 35 years ago. He was in business here for a number of years. He leaves a family of grown-up children. He was a highly respected citizen. 


RATHBUN (Deseronto, Ont.) Nov. 26 - Frederick S. Rathbun, general accountant of the Rathbun company, brother of E.W. Rathbun, died suddenly while taking his usual morning bath, at his residence about 7 o’clock this morning. Heart failure was the cause of death. Mr. Rathbun attended to business as usual yesterday and apparently was in good health. He was about 45 years of age.


MOSES - It is reported that Thomas Moses, the engineer who was injured in an accident on the Toronto branch, died at Toronto this morning. Mr. Moses was well-known in Hamilton, where he lived for a number of years.


DROUILLARD - Mrs. Rose Drouillard, who died yesterday in her home at Drouillard Point, three miles above Walkerville, had lived for 91 years in the region where she died. She was born in 1807, on the ground upon which the town of Walkerville now stands.


TAGGART (Toronto) Nov. 26 - The woman Rebecca Taggart, who was so cruelly beaten by her husband yesterday morning, died at the general hospital this morning at 8:25 o’clock. An inquest will be held this afternoon. The husband, Robert Taggart, who gave himself up after committing the crime is at headquarters on remand until next week. 


SWAYZE (Grimsby) -The funeral of Mrs. D.E. Swayze took place on Sunday to Kimbo cemetery.  Her death was a great shock for many friends, who extend their heartfelt sympathy to Mr. Swayze in his hour of affliction. 


JACKSON (Rockton) - Mrs. Jackson, mother of John and Daniel Jackson, died last week.


BURY (Detroit) Nov. 25 - John F. Bury, first mate of the steamer Avon, fell from the gang-plank while going on board the steamer at Eighth street, at 5 o’clock this morning. Stevedores who were engaged in loading the Avon with car trucks heard the splash and rushed to his assistance. He was breathing when they drew him up, and they carried him into the engine room. A physician was summoned but before he arrived the mate had expired.

The physician said, upon examination, that the mate’s neck had been broken by the fall. There was a severe bruise on the chin, and it was supposed that in falling he had struck his chin on the walestrake.

Mr. Bury was a resident of Wallaceburg, Ont.


Monday, November 28, 1898


JAMES - In this city, on Sunday, Nov. 27, Alma H., beloved wife of William James, aged 42 years, six months. Funeral on Tuesday, Nov. 29th, at 230 o’clock from her late residence, 304 Emerald st. north, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Kindly omit flowers.

Mrs. James, wife of William James, died yesterday morning at her residence 304 Emerald st. north. She had been ill for eight years. The deceased was a member of the First Methodist church.


MOSES - A Toronto dispatch that Thos. Moses, who was injured in the railway accident on Friday, is not dead but is getting along nicely.


SWEENEY - John M. Sweeney, 48 Mulberry street, formerly purser on one of the Hamilton Steamboats company’s boats, and a well-known young man, died Saturday morning from pneumonia after a few days illness.


McDOUGALL - The funeral of Thomas McDougall, who was accidentally shot on Thanksgiving Day, took place yesterday afternoon from his late residence, 92 Locomotive street. Crescent lodge I.O.O.F. had charge of the funeral, which was one of the largest society funerals ever held in the city, showing the high esteem in which the deceased was held. 

The pall-bearers were: Charles Wilson, P.G., T. Taylor, P.G., of Crescent lodge; John Findlay, James Bain, of the Ramblers, John Reid and P.Obermeyer, of the Typographical union.

The Odd Fellows service at the grave was conducted by T.B. Turner, P.G., and J. Bremner, Chaplain.


McLEAN - Fred McLean, of Oshawa, was shot and killed while duck shooting.


CHISHOLM - Thomas Chisholm, sr., one of the foremost men of the county of Waterloo, died on Saturday.


TORRANCE - John Torrance, a brakeman of York, lost his life while making a coupling at Brighton.


TRISH - John Trish, a railway employee, was struck by a train on the Grand Trunk bridge near Paris and killed.


MARTIN - Mrs. Mary Martin, of Toronto, who had been unwell for some time, was found dead in bed at 9 o’clock Saturday morning.


BARKWELL (Toronto) Nov. 28 - Rev. W. J. Barkwell, M.A., pastor of New Richmond Methodist church, died at the general hospital this morning at 2:30, as the result of a surgical operation which

he underwent in the hope of gaining relief from kidney trouble, which had afflicted him for years. Sunday morning he was improved and his recovery was hoped for, but the shock to his system was too great.


GLEBE - The funeral of Henry Glebe, sr., took place yesterday afternoon and was attended by a number of relatives and friends. The deceased was born in Germany, 67 years ago and received an early musical training. When he was 34 years of age he came to Canada settling near Berlin. He was leader of the Berlin and Waterloo bands. He came to Hamilton eighteen years ago. He leaves a widow, three sons, and six daughters. The deceased was a good citizen, and was highly esteemed.


Tuesday, November 29, 1898


BEARE - In this city, on Tuesday November 29, Frances Beare, widow of the late John Beare, aged 63 years. Funeral on Thursday 3 o’clock, from her late residence, 209 Wilson street, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


ADDISON - At Port Sydney, Muskoka, on Oct. 30th, William Addison, aged 70 years and nine months. 


DURKEE (Burlington, Ont.) Nov. 29 - Last night D.M. Durkee, collector of customs, and one of Burlington’s most prominent and respected citizens, past away after nine weeks illness. He was 63 years of age. Mr. Durkee had been a resident of the village for about 28 years, and was appointed collector of customs about a year and a half ago. He was identified with the Order of Odd Fellows. 


HALMAN - John Halman, of Newtonville, died on Sunday.


RATHBUN - The funeral of the late Frederick S. Rathbun took place at Deseronto yesterday.


McGLAGHIAN - William McGlaghian, for 50 years a resident of Kent county, is dead at Detroit, Mich.


ECKARDT - Mrs. Salem Eckardt died at her residence, 63 Winchester street, Toronto, early yesterday morning.


BAIRD - James Baird, sr., one of the pioneers of Chatham, has passed away. He leaves a grown up family of sons and daughters.


ASHBURY - William Ashbury, a well-known resident of Brantford, is dead in his 59th year. He was a lumber buyer for the Massey-Harris works.


KENNEALLY (Peterboro, Ont.) Nov. 28 - The second fatal accident on the line of Peterboro and Ashburnham Street Railway co., occurred this morning about 11 o’clock when little May Kenneally, 7 years old, daughter of William J. Kenneally who lives at 8 Crescent street, was struck down and passed over by the street car and was so badly crushed and torn under the wheels that she died in a few minutes. The little girl had just got out of school and was on her way home and attempted to cross in front of the car and was knocked down.

Wednesday, November 30, 1898


BEARE - In this city, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, Frances Beare, widow of the late John Beare, aged 63 years. Funeral on Thursday 2:00 o’clock from her late residence, 295 Wilson street, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


ALWAY - In Bartonville, on Tuesday Nov. 29, Hillier Hillyard, eldest son of Dr. E.A. Alway, aged 22 years. Funeral on Thursday at 2 p.m. to Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

The family of Dr. Alway, of Bartonville, yesterday afternoon was plunged into grief and the community terribly shocked through the suicide of Dr. Alway’s oldest son, Hillyard, about 22 years of age. The young man was about to start out on a journey with the object of working on the farm of one of the Martin family, in Binbrook, when he suddenly left his friend, went into the barn of his father’s house, and deliberately shot himself in the head. While generally in excellent health, the deceased it is said, had complained lately of pains in the head, and it is believed his sad ending was the result of mental aberration.

A short time ago young Alway went to the insane asylum as an attendant, but the duties were not congenial and he left about a month ago. His strongest desire was to become a farmer, although his father wanted him to study for one of the professions. Yesterday, however, it was all arranged for deceased to follow his bent, and he and Dr. Alway came into the city to get the requisite clothing and farming supplies. Between 4 and 5 o’clock Mr. Martin was waiting in front of Dr. Alway’s house with his rig to take the son and his belongings out to the farm. 

Everything was in readiness to start, and young Alway, had got into the rig, when he jumped out saying he would not be long and went into the barn, not many feet away. Dr. Alway and Mr. Martin talked and waited for about twenty minutes, expecting deceased to return: but he came not, and the father alarmed, went into the barn to discover the delay. He was horrified to find his son lying dead on the floor. The unfortunate young man had fired a bullet into his head on the left side, causing death to come quickly. By his side was lying the instrument of death, a revolver. Although the bereaved father and Mr. Martin were such a short distance away from the barn, neither heard the shot.

It is understood a letter was found in the deceased’s pockets, addressed to Dr. Alway. What its contents are is not known. 

The deceased was known to carry a revolver, and he showed it to some of his friends yesterday afternoon, but no one had any idea he intended to use it on himself. 

The motive for the suicide is not known  The deceased was not despondent on account of want of work, because he was starting out to become a farmer, what he desired most. Temporary insanity appears to be the only explanation of deceased’s act.

There will be no inquest and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon to Hamilton cemetery, leaving Dr. Alway’s residence at 2 o’clock.


SIEBERT - Mrs. Elizabeth Siebert, mother of Charles Siebert, of this city, died suddenly at her home in London, Ont., yesterday.


ELLIOT (Middleport) - Mrs. Elliot, of New England, passed away suddenly on Thursday last.


HAGEY - Gillot H. Hagey, of the Globe, died yesterday. Deceased was only 23 years of age.

McCORMACK - Jerry McCormack, the Brantford boy, who was hurt while trying to jump on a train, has succumbed to his injuries.


HANNAFORD - J.W. Hannaford, a well-known Toronto citizen, passed away suddenly yesterday morning. Apoplexy was the cause. He was 45 years of age.


DEVANEY - Little Carrie Devaney, who was so terribly burned at her home in Toronto on Monday morning while playing with matches, died from the effects yesterday morning.


HUDDLESTON (Brockville) Nov. 29 - A sad fatality occurred this morning in the Grand Trunk railway yards at what is known as the William street crossing, by which an old lady named Mrs. George Huddleston lost her life. She started to walk over the track a short distance in front of a light engine. The fireman, taking in the situation, signalled the engineer, who stopped. At that moment Mrs. Huddleston drew back, and the fireman, thinking she had changed her mind and decided to wait, until the engine had passed, gave the signal to proceed and the engineer turned on steam again.  As he did so, she stepped on the track and before the engine could be brought to a standstill the second time, the tender struck her and knocked her down, the wheels passing over both legs, cutting them off at the knees. The unfortunate women died in a few minutes from the shock.

She was somewhat deaf and partially blind, and it is supposed she became confused and misjudged the distance of the engine. An inquest will be held. The crossing is one of the most dangerous in the yard, and is unprotected. Mrs. Huddleston was one of Brockville’s oldest inhabitants being 66 years of age. She is survived by a large family.


TAGGART (Toronto) Nov. 30 - “We find that at the Toronto general hospital on Nov. 26th, from injuries willfully, feloniously and with malice and forethought inflected with a hammer by her husband, Frederick Taggart, the deceased Rebecca Taggart, came to her death”. 

Such was the verdict returned last night by Coroner Powell’s jury, empanelled to inquire into the facts surrounding the death of Rebecca Taggart, who died from the effects of the injuries she received at the hands of her husband in the rear of 45 Seaton street on Friday morning last.


COOPER - Matthew Cooper, foreman of the Canadian General Light company, died at Peterboro on Monday night. The deceased was for several years foreman of the Edison Electrical Works on King William street. He leaves a widow and six children. The body was brought to Hamilton for interment.


Thursday, December 1, 1898


ALWAY - In Bartonville, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, Hillyard Alway, eldest son of Dr. E. A. Alway, aged 22 years. Funeral on Thursday at 2 p.m, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


MAGILL - At his residence, No. 33 Jackson street west, on Thursday, December 1st 1898, Charles Magill, in the 83rd year of his age. Funeral on Sunday, Dec. 4th, at 3 p.m., from the family residence to Hamilton cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

Early this morning death claimed as its victim one of the oldest and best known residents of Hamilton in the person Lieut-Col. Magill. The old citizen in his eight-third year passed quietly