The Evening Herald
Fairhaven, Wash.

Monday, September 24, 1900:

The mystery attending the disappearance of Herschel HOGARD from the P. A. F. company's Hat Island fish trap about seven weeks ago has been solved past all doubt. His body was washed ashore yesterday at Hat Island, and identified by means of the clothing. The scavengers of the sea had wrought terrible havoc, and decomposition was so far advanced that it could not be ascertained whether he had met with foul play or not. Notice of the finding of the body was sent to the coroner at Mount Vernon, who is expected to arrive at the island today, after which interment will take place. The unfortunate young man lived in Whatcom and was night watchman at the fish trap where he met his death. At the time he was supposed to have slipped from the trap in the early hours of the morning, as he was preparing to leave the trap after his night's work was done. As he was alone, it will never be known how the accident occurred.

Funeral Services.
The funeral services of K. SKAAR, who died Friday, took place first from the house, at Twenty-first street and Knox avenue, at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. A short service was then held at the Lutheran church, Rev. FOSS of Stanwood officiating in Norwegian and Rev. LANE in English. Mrs. LANE also sang an appropriate solo. The remains were interred in Bay View cemetery. Mr. SKAAR was 50 years old, and had been ill for the past year.

Tuesday, September 25, 1900:

Funeral of Herschel HOGARD
The P. A. F. company's steamer Cudahy brought the remains of Herschel HOGARD over from Hat Island last night, arriving about 8 o'clock. Coroner WARINNER had charge of the funeral, which was held from the undertaking parlors at 3 o'clock this afternoon, after which interment took place in Bay View cemetery.

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