Utica, N.Y., 10 Jul 1901 -- A
young woman came to this city, registered at a small hotel as Ida
St. George, New York, and retired to her room.
The next day she was found
dead, having taken laudanum.
There was nothing by which
she could be identified. It is now discovered that she is Miss
Mattie Brown of Simcoe, Ont., who has been teaching in the public
schools [sic] at Port Rowan, Ont., for the last 18 months.
She left in her room a letter
containing her resignation for the staff of teachers, but gave no
reason for her strange course.
She was a woman of high
character and her acquaintances and relatives are unable to explain
the mystery of her sudden departure.