2020-08-05: On Englishmen, Doors, and News From 1884         rak

I was doing a bit of research into William H. Haigh, a wealthy
Englishman who (according to the oral history of the region)
built a the Englishman's Monument on Charleston Lake (Ontario)
in 1877.

The only potential reference to this enigmatic character that I
could find was the following snippet from the March 8, 1884
edition of the Douglas Independent (Roseburg, OR) [0]:

    William H. Haigh, of Port Hope, Ontario, a passenger on the
    Circassian from England, was robbed on the passage of $3,800
    worth of jewelry and other valuables.

(3,800 USD in 1884 is worth $99,962 USD today)

I skimmed other parts of the paper at random and found a few
amusing snippets. First, a poem on doors on p. 1 [1]:

    A baptism in hades' depth
      As hot as boiling tar
    Awaits the man who quits a room
      And leaves the door ajar.
    And he who softly shuts the door
      Shall dwell among the blest,
    Where the wicked cease from troubly
      And the weary are at rest.
                             -[New York Sun.

Other exciting news (p. 4):

    In London last week, 1,219 bales of Sydney wool were sold.

    The wheat and bean grops in Upper Egypt are in splendid
    condition, and the sugar crop is probably the largest on

    A Greenock, Scotland, justice of the peace sent a man named
    James Dakin the other day to jail for thirty days, for
    kissing another man's wife in a railway carriage.

    Boston is to have an elevated road.

[0] https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93051662/1884-03-08/ed-1/seq-4/
[1] https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93051662/1884-03-08/ed-1/seq-1/