John had been in his usual good health and Tuesday night attended a meeting of the Masonic lodge and assisted in the work. He went home about 10 p.m. that evening, sat and talked with his mother a few minutes and went to bed. Yesterday morning when his alarm clock sounded, his mother remarked to his sister that it was strange that John did not get up and that something must be wrong. They waited a short time and not hearing any sound went to his room and saw him lying in bed. They spoke to him and getting no response they went to his bed when after looking at him they knew something was wrong. Dr. J.W. Iddings was called and found that life had departed several hours before. Deputy Coroner Iddings has the case in charge but up to press time had rendered no decision as to the cause of death.
John Deathe was a young man who had the respect and esteem of all who knew him. For the past year or more he has been manager of the hardware department in Lynch Brothers' store. He always met you with a smile and it was a pleasure to meet him. He was very poplar with the young folks. In his death Lowell has lost a young man who place will be hard to fill. His death has cast a gloom over the town and there is great sorrow that this young man had to be called.
As we go to press no arrangements had been made for the funeral as the family are awaiting word from his sister, Mrs. Edmond Dickinson in Flori- . . . [The story is cut off at this point.]
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