Saturday morning, as James North
had not been seen outside for some hours, the house in which he resided
was broken into and the searchers found him dead in bed.
The deceased was subject to
heart trouble and though rigor mortis had set in, he could not have been
dead many hours, as, in addition to the fire in a gas stove, the fuel in
the coal stove was still burning.
Rumors to the contrary having
been circulated, we are in a position to state authoritatively that
there were sufficient provisions in the house, plenty of good bedding
and as regards warmth, the stoves which were buring fully answer that