|N.L. Guilliams Passed at Dallas. Famous for seal hunting, most of his life spent in Lincoln County. Just received word of the sad and quite sudden passing of Newton L. Guilliams of Seal Rock. About a week ago he was called to the north end of the county on account of the sudden death of his brother, Mark. While returning to his home he was hurt by hitting a large rock while attempting to dodge another car. At first his injuries were not thought to be serious, although it was demed wise that he should have care and nursing. Accordingly he was taken to the home of his sister Mrs. James John Gatens, at Dallas, where he expired Wednesday, May 18th.
Mr Guilliams belongs to a family of 5 girls and 3 boys. He came to this part of Oregon about 40 years ago, all of which time he has resided about South beach and the beaver creek country, excepting at broken times when he was fur sealing around Alaska or Eastern Asia. As a seal hunter he gained world-wide distinction by capturing the greatest number of seals of any hunter in the northern waters in any season.
Mr. Guilliams was a congenial man with a warm handshake for everyone. He was an enthusiastic supporter of his country and community and loved the political campaigns, although he never sought office himself. He chose single life and therefore leaves no family. He was a member of the Masonic and Eastern Star Lodges, the former will have charge of the funeral exercises, at the Bever Creek Cemetery where the greater part of his life was spent.