Oct 17 1896 The Ottawa Journal

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SATURDAY. OCTOBER BODY TAKEN UP. CROWN ATTORNEY INVESTIGATING INVESTIGATING A CHILD'S DEATH. A Case Where Foul Play, Feared A Deposition St, Patrick St. Woman Inlorms the Police a Child Died of Injuries Becelved Daring Fight Between Mother and Daukhter-An Daukhter-An Inquest Opened To day An Investigation has been opened the instigation of Acting Crown Attorney Attorney Lees Into the death of Robert Lynch, a child of eight months who Is alleged died under mysterious circumstances circumstances at the home of his grandparents grandparents on St. Patrick street over two weeks ago. Matthews Lynch, sr., with his wife and family live at 678 St. Patrick's According to the statement made the city police by Mrs. Elizabeth Sil-vti'son. Sil-vti'son. a neighbor, living at 572 Patrick street, there was a drunken rcw in the Lynch house on the 30th September. Mrs. . Lynch and daughter Bridget Lynch quarrelled and the latter, the mother of the deceased child was badly cut on the head by pail in the hands of her mother, and her child, through a mislaid blow, was struck by its grandmother on the head with a bucket, from which blow child died in less thanan hour afterward. afterward. Bridget Lynch,- Lynch,- the mother the child told Mrs. Silverson that child had been murdered. The child was buried the following day and a certificate of death made the grandmother before Dr. Roblllard at the city hall stating the child had died from whooping cough. Detectives at Work. When this startling statement was made to Chief of Police Powell he took It down as told him by Mrs. Silverson and at once placed Detective Hatton at work to look up the case. The detective having secured enough evidence in corroboration ' of Mrs. Silverson's story. Acting Crown Attorney Attorney Lees' attention was directed the matter, and he yesterday ordered that an investigation should immediately immediately be held and the guilty parties, any, punished. Coroner Mark Called. Coroner Mark was called to Crown Attorney's office and instructed to disinter the body of the child Notre Dame cemetery, hold an autopsy and an inquest. This morning the body was lifted the cemetery by S. Rogers and Son's undertakers, and brought to the firm's morgue,, where it now lies. A Jury was summoned and an Inquest Inquest opened at two o'clock this afternoon. ' Mrs. Silverson's Statement. The statement of Mrs. Silverson made to Chief of Police Powell, reads: "On Wednesday, September Sadie Lynch, a little girl five years old, came. Jo my house at 11. a.m. asked me to go into her grandfather's house and put water on her mother's head, as her grandma nad struck mother with a pall. I didn't go once, but was crossing the yard to out some clothes, five minutes after wheni Bridget Lynch came to the back door and said: 'My God, my child murdered. "I went In and looked at the child. I thought the child was dead as was unconscious, but It revived minutes after. It had a bruise on left side of the head from the top the head to the ear. The head very much swollen. Bridget Lynch had a cut on the head and was bleeding. bleeding. Blood was on her clothes. Mother put child in cradle. The mother drunk, and Sarah Lynch's grandmother grandmother was drunk. Mick Lynch was there shortly after. They appeared as though they had been fighting- fighting- I went home and was called at 4 p.m. by the grandmother grandmother to come as the child was dying. I went and saw the child was dying. -The -The grandmother and mother appeared stupified. The grandmother was crying.- crying.- crying.- I went home and child died 6.80 p.m. ''I was called again at 5.30 p.m. grandmother and saw the child Mrs. Sarazln, the landlady, was present, present, and tied up the child's head death. They sent Harry Lynch .the doctor who came at six i o'clock. He asked questions, but did not examine examine the child. The child's head ddne up In bandages. The child remained one night in the house and burled next day. During the night they all weni. to bed. "When the child was dying the mother mother and grandmother got more tox'icated and went to bed between and 5.30. leaving the dying child in care of -little -little Sadie. "I intended to tell the doctor to examine the child, but Mrs. Sarazln, who Is landlady, said. 'I don't want murder reported in my house." I for days to see a policeman, couldn't see one." The Jury. j ; The following composed the sworn in at the opening of the Inquest: Gilbert Strong, Jno.Ryau, C.Warner, Lapclnte, A. Bourque, A. W. Jones, Morse, Leo. Labelle, Geo. Johnston, PJ Graham. C. Moodle, 'A. St. i Amour, C. H. Sllcou, Geo. Fraser, Joseph Fras- er. Mr. Geo. Johnston was ele cted fore- man of the Jury.

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