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MOONLIGHT.

September 14 —Last week de«ath visited this locality, and our local medico (Dr Shields) joined the great majority after a short illness. Two years ago deceased took up Ina residence at Hyde, where he practised until the time of his demise. Ten davs ago ho was at bt. Bathana, in company with an insurance agent, when he received an urgent telegram recalling him to Hyde to attend the man Davis, who died there recently. Leaving St. Bathaus in the evening he drove all that night, ami arrived at Hyde early in the morning. The n : ght being bitterly cold the iioctor caught a severe chill, which culminated in an acute attack of pneumonia. Dr Fletcher was hastily summoned from Middlemarch, and pronounced Dr Shields to be beyond medical skill. Towards evening he dosed off to semi-consciousness, and that night he was free from care and pain-,-for his spirit had fled to “that bourne whence no traveller e’er returned ” Deceased had not yet attained his thirty-sixth year, and he is survived by a widow, but no family Dr Shields was a general favorite with all who knew him ; his genial, kindly temperament and affable disposition winning him a large circle of friends. Sincere regret is felt for his loss, and unaffected sympathy with his widow in her heavy calamity. His remains were interred in the Hyae Cemetery, the obsequies being conducted by the Rev. J. Griffiths. The last few weeks have been remarkable for the change of weather-wind, frost, cold, and heat following each other in quick succession. Last week opened with a sharp but epnemcral fall of snow.

The recent rains have given an abundant supply of water to miners, and crushing is prosecuted with vigor. ftiveral small lota were cradled at Nenlhorn last week, the returns varying from Sdwt to 2. z per ton.— Own correspondent.

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MOONLIGHT., Evening Star, Issue 10420, 15 September 1897

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MOONLIGHT. Evening Star, Issue 10420, 15 September 1897

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