The suicide of a young
Bernardo boy on Tuesday of last week at the home of his employer,
Mr. Frank Johnston, near Boston, caused considerable excitement in
The usual optimism of a boy
of 13 years seems so directly opposed to self destruction that one
can hardly conceive of any condition of mind aside from insanity
as a cause.
Dr. Teeter, as coroner,
with Mr. Johnston, as official representation of the Boys' Home in
Toronto, carefully investigated the circumstances and found clear
evidence of suicide.
The despondency leading up
to it seems to have been induced by the the death of Mr. Thos.
Johnson, which occurred about six weeks ago, and with whom he was