COL. CAMPBELL DEAD. Died in Australia While Getting Ready to Come Home. Information has been received here of the death of Colonel James B. Campbell, formerly of Watertown, at North Melbourne, Australia. Colonel Campbell was prepared to return to his home in this city and would pro- bably have visited Watertown the pre- sent month, when he was taken sick. Colonel Campbell had been in Aus- tralia upwards of thirty years, and nothing of his whereabouts was known until last July, when his daughter, Mrs. Sherman W. Johnson, who re- sides in Watertown, received a letter from him in which he asked that cer- tain papers attesting to his military service be sent to him in order that he might make application for a pen- sion. Colonel Campbell served through the civil war as a member of the Tenth New York Heavy Artillery, which was recruited in Jefferson county, and won a commission as a lieutenant-colonel. Following the war he returned to Watertown, but soon went to Chicago, where he resided for a few years. It while there that his wife died, and after a time Colonel Campbell suddenly disappeared. It was believed in Chicago that he had been murdered and the police worked for weeks to solve the mystery of his disappearance. It was known that he had a considerable sum of money with him when he disappeared, and it was believed that he was murdered for the money. Nothing was heard from him and it was believed he was dead up to last July, when his daughter, Mrs. John- son, received a letter to the three sur- viving children, of which she was one, addressed to Rutland, this county, the former home of the family. The let- ter was forwarded to Mrs. Johnson here. Colonel Campbell gave no informa- tion which would solve the mystery of his diappearance, but said he was well and enjoying the country he was in. The family answered the letter and a correspondence followed, in which he said he would plan to come to America and spend his last days with his family. The daughter, Mrs. Johnson of this city, and two sons, James B. Campbell and Robert A. Campbell of Chicago, survive. Colonel Campbell was buried at Mel- bourne.
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