“Papa, why is the front page of the newspaper draped in black,” Amelia asked. “Did somebody important die?
Papa mussing his daughters hair, asked, “Amelia what is today’s date.” “July 1, 1867,” pleased that she knew.
“This is the first day of the Dominion of Canada. But many feel it is the death of the Maritime colonies,” Papa sighed.
The [Halifax] Morning Chronicle was the newspaper with a death notice.