W F Luxton Serious Illness 20 May 1907 Pg. 1
SERIOUS ILLNESS OF W. F. LUXTON Prominent Ex-Newspaper Ex-Newspaper Ex-Newspaper Man and Public Spirited Citizen of Winnipeg Seized With Paralytic Shock on Saturday Last Slight Hopes of His Recovery. Lying at what Is feared Is trie point cf death William Fisher Luxton, one of the best known citizens of Winnipeg; Is at the General hospital In this city, where he was taken from the Commercial Commercial Club Saturday evening suffering- suffering- suffering- from a shock of paralysis which befeti him while ho was taking a bath and he lay In the bathtub some time after being stricken, helpless and unable unable either to assist himself or to call for aid until an employee of the club knocked at the door of the bath room, when Mr. Luxton's plight was discovered discovered and the door was forced. Dr. J. W. Good who chanced to be r- r- . Hi .1 !. i1 V , err K h MR. W. F. LUXTON, One of Winnipeg's Most Esteemed Citi zeni, Who Was Stricken With Paralysis Paralysis on Saturday, and is now in a Serious Condition, present did aM that, oould be clone nt once, and Pr. H. II. ( hown, Mr. Lux-ton's Lux-ton's Lux-ton's physician, was summoned, diagnosis diagnosis of the case snowing that, tho patient's patient's left sl.le w.js wholly paraiyzed aud that Mr. Lux'on's rendition was so serious that his 'niniedinte reinovul to tho General hofphl was ordered, and since that time thw sick man has lain In practically the same condition with some slight hone of recovery because because of his splendid cor.slitii'.lon but RTave fears induced by Hie clrcum-sUinoes clrcum-sUinoes clrcum-sUinoes attending tne alluk aud Uui fact that Mr. Luxton has ben suffering suffering of late, from a severe cold. Feeling About the City. Not In a long time has the Illness of a citizen of Winnipeg caused such widespread regret and sympathetic expression. Mr. Luxton had endeared himself to all who knew him by his sincerity, thoughtfulness and by his staunchness in friendships formed in early life. Not one alone, but many, recall acts of the deep Interest which Mr. Luxton had in those about him even thouhg their station happened to be humble and even the hoys who worked In his newspaper office recall with most kindly feeling, the watchful t t - t r 'M. If iAlm. 1 r oaro ho exercised over their youth, even going so far as to lend them a helping hand at manual 1 ibor that seemed likely to overtax their immature immature strength. Older men, too, speak In terms of highest praise of this pioneer In the fields of .Manitoba newspaper work, In the work of education and In matters of public, welfare, to all of which he gave largely of his time In days when such flings meant even more than they do now and nothing in human ef-Contlnueil ef-Contlnueil ef-Contlnueil on Page 3.