On Saturday evening,
shortly after six o'clock, a sad drowning fatality occurred in
Browne's pond at the foot of Argyle street.
Joseph Peddle, while dazed
with liquor, drove a horse and democrat in the pond, and the
unfortunate man and the horse were drowned.
A young lad who witnessed
the occurrence, gave the alarm but some 40 minutes elapsed
before the body of the man was recovered.
The deceased was some 40
years of age,
and resided on the 9th concession of Charlotteville, about five
miles west of this town. He leaves a wife and a large number of
Coroner Stanton, having
enquired into the circumstances of the sad occurrence, did not
deem an inquest necessary. --Canadian.