Montreal, Canada.- At a speed of forty miles an hour the Boston express on the Boston and Maine Railroad, due at Windsor Street Station at 8:20 a.m. crashed through the thick granite walls of the station into the women’s waiting room, where engine, tender and baggage car were smashed into a shapeless mass of iron and steel.
Four persons were killed and thirty others seriously injured. The dead are:
Mrs. W.J. Nixon, Montreal; her thirteen-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter.
Elsie Villiers, twelve years old, Montreal. Continue reading
HOUSEHOLD 241 Iroquois
Curotte Louis, 31 Curotte Therese, 29
Curotte Magdeleine, 6 Curotte John, 4
Curotte Arthur, 4 months
HOUSEHOLD 242 Iroquois
Montour Ignace, 39 Montour Laura, 35
Montour John, 15 Montour Ida, 13
Montour Florence, 8 Montour Marguerite, 3
HOUSEHOLD 221 Iroquois
Deer Thomas, 47 Deer Helene, 32
Deer Michel, 20 Deer Marie, 16
Deer Anne, 13 Deer Lazare, 10
Deer Guillaume, 9 Deer John, 3
Phillips Magdeleine, 47
HOUSEHOLD 222 Iroquois
Lazare Lazare, 44 Lazare Marie, 56
Lazare James, 25 Lazare Anne, 13 Continue reading
Many Seek Honors (1931) | Surnames: Delisle, Jacobs, Jocks, Johns, Lacombe, Lawrence, Martin, McComber, Paul, Standup, Skye, Williams
Caughnawaga Indian Reserve Name Aldermen Tomorrow
There are 15 candidates seeking aldermanic honors at Caughnawaga Indian reserve, out of which six will be chosen tomorrow morning. Of these six, one will be name mayor or chief of the Indian reserve.
The candidates are John Lacombe, John Skye, John F. Martin, Andrew Delisle, Peter J. Delisle, Peter Jacobs, Peter Williams, Frank P. Johns, Paul Paul, John Lawrence, Angus T. McComber, Angus Standup, John Norton, Joseph Martin and Dominic McComber. These candidates were chosen yesterday afternoon. Continue reading
Chief’s Widow to Fight Extradition (1933) | Surnames: Canadian, Crankshaw, Delisle, Phillips, Tosini, White Cloud
Former Marion Canadian Appears Under Warrant Charging Perjury
The fourth person and the first woman to be haled before Judge J. O. Lacroix, extradition commissioner on charges of perjury arising out of evidence given at Watertown, N.Y. at the probating of the will of the late Chief White cloud of Caughnawaga, appeared yesterday before His Honor in the person of comely Marion Canadian – now Mrs. Cesare Tosini, of this city – the widow of White Cloud. Continue reading
Ex-Chief De Lisle, an aged Indian chief, died at the Caughnawaga Reserve on Monday evening. He is to be buried with honours tomorrow. The deceased was formerly one of the best pilots, knowing the Lachine rapids thoroughly.
Source: Montreal Daily Witness, June 30th, 1886
At Meeting of Tribe in Montreal Chief Delisle Tells of Indians’ Services to the Dominion
Montreal, May 26.-
Claiming that, as the Indians had no right to vote, they should not be forced to fight under the Military Service Act, Chief Delisle said at a picnic and gathering of the tribe in the ground of Chief White Cloud at Caughnawaga yesterday that he had given up much of his time to prevent the application of the act to the Indians. The chief went on to point out that eight thousand of the 110,000 Indians in Canada had gone to fight the Germans voluntarily. He claimed that the Indians were an unconquerable people with whom the government had made treaties, and stated that he had seen the central appeal judge of the Military Service Act in order to see that justice was done his people.
Indians and a sprinkling of white people gathered at Caughnawaga for the Empire Day festival. The performances were inaugurated by a great welcome dance, while Chief Scar Face Bear beat the war drum. Chief Delisle hopes to develop a council for all Indians, who will form a federation to defend their rights.
Source: The Toronto World, May 27th, 1918
Pow-wow at Caughnawaga Advised Against Citizenship
Chief Garlow of N.B. Stresses Great Debts and Counsels Native Ways
Iroquois of the Caughnawaga Reservation and delegates representing other Indian communities in Eastern Canada, meeting in the “grand national pow-wow” now being held on the South Shore reservation, were advised yesterday to refuse Canadian citizenship if it were offered to them.
According to Chief Chency Garlow, spokesman for the Indians of Restigouche, N.B. the pale faces had “made a mess of this country, and their ways led only to trouble.” Continue reading
White Farmers in Caughnawaga (1880) | Surnames: Beauvais, Delisle, DeLorimier, Jocks, Murray, Williams
Interview with Chief Jocks and others – the question of white labour – the case fairly and fully stated
Yesterday we had an opportunity of meeting three of the prominent Indians from Caughnawaga, namely, Chief Jocks and Messrs. DeLorimier and Francois Delisle from whom we learned something of the difficulties which are prevailing in Caughnawaga, to which frequent references has been made in the newspapers. The following interview with the Chef will give our readers, perhaps, a better understanding of the whole question than they could get in any other way.
Rep.– I understand that the difficulties in connection with white residents n the reservation of Caughnawaga have not been settled?
Chief– They have not.
Rep.- What has given rise to this difficulty? Continue reading
MAYOR DELISLE IS ANGRY AND RESIGNS
Disapproves of Indians’ Decision to Allow Whites to Work on Reservation
TROUBLE ABOUT BRIDGE
Referendum at Caughnawaga Regarding Contractor’s Right to Cart Stones Favors Him
(Special to The Gazette)
Caughnawaga, Que. December 13.-
Angrily stamping his foot on the platform and protesting against white men invading the Indan reservation to work, Peter J. Delisle mayor of this reservation, resigned his post last night as mayor of Caughnawaga. In vehement tones he expressed himself as being dissatisfied with the referendum which was held to night, and at the end of which over 200 Indians voted giving Pacifique Baillargeon, sub-contractor on the Lasalle-Caughnawaga bridge, the right to cart stones on the Indian Continue reading