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EXTRAORDINARY ROMANCE IN CANADA

MABBUGI AKD DKATH ON A BLBIOH.

Oanadlan.mall news to hand brings a report of an extraordinary marriage, followed Immediately after by the death of the bridegroom. Mr Rilph B. Haison, the sdn of a gentleman of ilarga estate m Kngland, having a mansion m Brighton and a town residence In London, went out to Canada two years ago for the benefit of bis health, and resided at Montreal, where he fell m love with Miss Mary Muloahy, who Is described as a simple and modest girl. He pressed the young lady to marry him and aooompany him to Boglaod, bnt the mother obj«oted on the around of her youth, and he returned to England last yaar. Shortly after his return to London Me Hasßon fell Into a deollne. The best physicians were nonsuited, and he was told he must take the utmost otre of him* self. He corresponded regularly with his fiance"), and the marriage was fired for the , 15th of Maroh. But the deollne deepened, and Mr Hasson, feeling that his end was approaohing, determined to brave the winter storms of the Atlantic and go ont to marry the young lady. In vain, it Is stated, the father, who Idolised his son, dissuaded, and the family doctor warned: him that be would not survive the voyage. He was not to be defied, and early last month, aooompsnled by his father, the djctor, a priest, and a friend of the family, he started from England foi New York. Arrived "there after a rough voyage, Mf Husson was In a dying state, and Miss Moloahy was telegraphed to at Montreal to be sure and meet the New York train at Bouaventure Station, as Mr Hußson was going there. . Miss Muloahy did so, and found Mr Huason as pale :as death. The meeting between the lovers was affecting The party got into sleighs, and were driving off to Mrs Muloahy'a house, when Mr Huasin beoame livid and' gasped for breatb. It was felt that he wai dying, and In that solemn and tragic moment he motioned that the priest should marry them, Mi>s Muloabyj who was greatly overcome, consented, and there m the open sleigh m the oold air, without, as the account says, altar or flowers, Mr Husson and Miss Moloahy were made man and wife. Two minutes afterwards Mr Huieon fell back In the sleigh dead, Mrs Mnieahy, the bride's mother, gave details reluctantly. The two were married, ■he said,' just as the party came out of the railway station. Mr Hussoo'i father < Bhe said, N one of the rtobest men In London, and would allow the young widow an Inoome to keep her, Mrs Muloahy added that she knew nothing about the corpse, but she supposed the father took it home to England. He had been angry beoause he believed tha bride would not go back to England with him, and told her mother nothing. No intelligence of the removal of. the body oould be gained at the railway station, and deceased's name could, not be found In the list of burials, though it was i xplalned that there oould ba an Interment Id the Oote dee Nelges cemetery without the death being first registered; and thn three days allowed for notice of same had not expired at the time the enquiries tvere made, Seven of the leading undertakers had been questioned, • but not one of th,enj had, supplied a oolQa for the person learned, and extreme anxiety was shown to know what had beoame. of the body of Mr Hosson. The marriage and death were advertised In the Gszstte as having t»ken plaoe on (he 2Qth February, the weddlna notioe stated that It took place at the brldeU home, but thla Is denied. A detective was engaged m the oise.

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EXTRAORDINARY ROMANCE IN CANADA Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2133, 24 May 1889

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