The funeral of the late Joseph Lee Banks took place Monday last from
Pillman's undertaking rooms. Service was held at the Presbyterian church by the Rev. A. M. Ross, and also at the cemetery. The pallbearers were H. Young, R. B. Dixon, T. Hanna, J. Cartmel, M. R. Jamieson and H. Brown.
The late Mr. Banks was a native of Kentucky, born in the 50's. Since early manhood he has been engaged in mining, with the exception of a few years he was Indian agent in East Washington. For the last 12 years he was in Alaska and the Yukon, where he was well known. Australia, New Zealand, Africa, India, Burma and Japan, had at various times been his home. His married daughter now resides in Australia.
He made a remarkably strong fight for life, and Saturday morning at three o'clock, had never, since the accident, been apparently so well and his chances for recovery brighter. He fell into a restful sleep from which he never awoke. He died at 5.30.
No one knew just how badly he had been hurt, until the examination held afterwards, when it was found that three ribs had received compound fractures, the lung had been perforated in two places and the diaphram punctured. The accident was so serious there was really no chance for recovery.