DEATH OF fifi. KMHE, UM,
At a Private Hospital*
Mr. Edward H. V. Keane, the 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 Govern-
anent during thc making of the railway from Kapunda to the Murray River. He married a daughter of Mr. Abraham White, of Kapunda, whose cousin (Mr. J. Wharton White) was recently Rabbit Fence Inspector in this 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 Railway. He was elected a member of the 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.