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DEATH OF fifi. KMHE, UM,

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At a Private Hospital*

Mr. Edward H. V. Keane, tte new- ly elected member of the. Legislative Council, who defeated Mr: Dempster, the late representative for the Cen- tral Province, died at . Miss McKim mie's private hospital yesterday morning. He succumbed to pleurisy and pneumonia, supervening on a severe chill received during the elec- tion campaign. Mr. Keane was one o£ the Assistant Engineers for

the South . Australian Covern

anent during thc making of the railway from Kapunda to the Murray Uiver. He married a daughter of 3ír. Abrakaau * White, of Kapunda, whose cousin {Uv. J. Wharton White.) was recently Babbit Fence Inspector in ibis State. Mr. Keane came to Western Australia after his marriage and en- tered on a prosperous career till heavy reverses overtook him in connection with the Midland Ballway. He was ; elected a member of thc Lower .House

in 1890 and the following sear became i Mayor of Perth. Though an active

: speculator during the great gold boom ! it was not Mr. Keane's luck to get

! any of the sensational prizes.

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