Mr James Cossart died suddenly at Boonah yesterday morning. The deceased was an intimate friend of the late Senator John Adamson, and it is thought that the shock of the news of Mr. Adamson's fatal accident caused his death. The deceased was one of the pioneers of the timber industry in the Fassifern district, and was the senior partner of the present firm of James Cossart and Sons, sawmillers, Dugandan. He was the father of Freemasonary in Fassifern, and for 30 years was a resident of the district. A Masonic funeral is being arranged to take place to-day.
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