June 7th, 1900

June 7th, 1900

A Forty-Niner

One of the old "forty-niners" of early California passed away on Monday at Gaspereaux, in the person of Nathan Benjamin, a much respected resident, aged 81. Three times he went to the Pacific in quest of gold, in 1850 by the overland route, taking three or four months for the trip. After his manifold wanderings he returned to the peaceful valley, where he spent the remainder of his long life on a farm by the banks of the Gaspereaux.

The deceased was the son of Perez M. Benjamin, who for a number of years represented the township of Horton in the Nova Scotia Legislature. His eldest son, who resides in Manitoba, is paying a short visit to his old home.

N. S. Missionaries Die in India

Rev. J. V. Manning, Secretary of the Baptist Foreign Mission Board, has received a cable announcing the death of Miss Gray, missionary at Barla Kimbi, Madras, India. Miss Gray belonged to New Annan, Colchester, N. S. She had served eleven years as a missionary and after two years rest returned last fall to India.