|CAMERON -- The sudden and shocking death of Mr. John H. Cameron,
of Winnipeg, at the Perth Station Monday morning at 1:35 cast a deep cloud over the joyous
festivities of "Old Home Week." Mr. Cameron was a Perth Old Boy and was home for the
reunion of Old Boys and Girls, and more particularly a reunion of his brother and sisters, and
his tragic ending brings into bold relief life's sterner side, which we had all forgotten at
this height of our enjoyment. Mr. Cameron was enjoying his visit with his old friends and went
down to the station to bid good-bye to Mr. Louis Dobbin, who was going away on the midnight
express. He was accompanied by his nephew and Mac Cameron, and a few other Perth friends, and
uncle and nephew boarded the train with Mr. Dobbin. As the express was pulling out, Mr
Cameron met Mr. James Allan of the Market Square, whom he had not seen for twenty years, and
shook hands with him. His companion jumped off first, and a second or so later he heard a
fall. Afterwards, it was learned that the noise of the fall was caused by deceased falling on
the platform and rolling under the express. Eye witnesses saw Mr. Cameron's tragic death.
Three or four coaches passed over his body; the right leg was severed at the thigh and
the left above the knee. He lived for a short time afterwards, but was unconscious. The train
pulled out unaware of the sad tragedy it had committed in Perth in festival week. Coroner
Dr. Dwyre was immediately summoned, but deemed an inquest unnecessary. The remains were
conveyed to the home of deceased's brother on Harvey Street. A telegraph communication was sent
early to Mrs. Cameron in Winnipeg. John H. Cameron was the son of the late James Cameron, of
the Scotch Line, and was 48 years old. He was a tinsmith by trade and worked a number of years
with Mr. Andrew McArthur. Some years ago he went west, settling in Winnipeg, and following
the trade he learned here years ago. Twelve years ago he married Miss Maggie Pearson, of
Peterboro, who survives him. One brother, Alex., town, and a sister, Miss Jennie, and a
half-sister, Mrs. George Brown, of Brockville, also survive. His brother Mac was killed
15 years ago by falling off a 5-storey building in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The funeral took
place on Wednesday noon to Peterboro, where the body was met by Mrs. Cameron. The accident is
deeply regretted, and the sympathy of not only the town but the members of the Old Boys'
Reunion goes out to the bereaved family.|
|ROBERTS. -- The funeral of the late H.H. Roberts, of Sharbot Lake,
on Sunday afternoon, and was attended from here by a special coach load of masons. Other
societies represented were Mayflower lodge, I.O.O.F., Parham, and I.O.F., Sharbot Lake.
The cortege left the house at 1:30 o'clock for the Presbyterian church where service was
held, and interment took place at Holden, a special K.& P. train being placed in service.