It is with feelings of
regret that we chronicle this week the death by drowning of Katie,
youngest daughter of Mrs. Garland of this town, which occurred at
Dundas, where the little one had been visiting for a short time,
on Monday last.
About three o'clock in
the afternoon the deceased and another little girl, of about her
own age, were playing near Harvey's mill-dam, when Katie fell in
near the gate, while in the act of throwing a stick to a dog which
was in the water.
Her companion immediately
ran for assistance, but which was too late in arriving to be of
any service in saving her life. She was taken out of the water in
about 15 minutes from the time she fell in, but all attempts at
resusciation were without avail.
The body was brought to
Simcoe on Thursday, and on Wednesday afternoon was conveyed to
Oakwood Cemetery by a large number of friends and deposited in the
family burying plot.
We are sure Mrs. Garland,
the widowed mother of the deceased, has the sympathy of the whole
community in this very sad bereavement.