ERNEST JOSEPH BEAUMONT, barrister,
Galt, Ont., was born on February 28th,
1855, at Mirfield, Yorkshire, England. He was educated at the Grammar School in Sheffield until he was fifteen years of age, when he left England for Canada on December 21st, 187 1. His subsequent education was chiefly acquired by private study, although in early life he was far more fond of outdoor exercise and athletic sports than of hooks. He was admitted as solicitor at Osgoode Hall, Toronto, in May, 1879, and came to Galt in 188o, and, after en-countering much adversity, was called to the Bar in May, 1885. Mr. Beaumont by religion is a member of the Church of England and served as vestry clerk for several years. He was for some time Major of the 29th Battalion, from which he retired with rank in 1888. He is at the present time secretary and trustee of the Galt Public School Board, solicitor for that town, and has held a number of minor offices in connection with literary societies, rifle associations, etc. Mr. Beaumont is still a young man, and, from his push and ability, much may be expected of him.