The Late Jas.
The following is
from the Widdifeld correspondent of the North Bay Times:
A gloom stands
over our little burg today, such as is not often experienced. Mr.
James McBurney Jr. left home for the bush this morning in his usual
health, the writer meeting him on the way.
salutation, with a little pleasantry thrown in, passed between us,
little thinking it was the last time we would meet here, but a very
short time after, the sad news came to us that he had been
accidentally killed by a falling tree.
It is only a mild
statement when I say that the whole community was almost paralyzed by
the shock. Mr. McBurney has
been here so long that it seems hard to believe that he is gone
forever from his place amongst us.
The writer has
known him for a good many years and always found him a kind hearted
and ever ready to help sort of man, never given to gossip or
backbiting. A well informed man on many subjects, a little time once
in a while was well spent with him. He will be very much missed here
and I am very much mistaken if he leaves one enemy amongst us.