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LONDON CORRESPONDENCE.

THE GREAT FAILURE IN PARIS.

THE FAMILY PHYSICIAN OF THE…

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AGRICULTURAL ITEMS.

MR. S. PLIMSOLL ON IRISH AFFAIRS

A HORRIBLE DEATH.

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A HORRIBLE DEATH. Dr. Hunter Hughes has held an inquest at Pentre- felin, near Portmadoc, on the body of Robert Owen aged 83 years. The deceased lived at Mnydd Du Farm, with his son, the tenant, and was accustomed to walk round the barns and outbuildings, and then return to the house. On the day of his death, taking two grandchildren with him, he left the house and got as far as the cowhouse, when the children went back. Afterwards the boys went to see the little pigs in the back yard, and there they found their grandfather lying on the floor of the pigsty, while a sow was in the act of devouring his body. The brute was driven away, and the remains were removed to the house. The sow had eaten the deceased's face, throat, and neck. It had completely severed the head from the trunk, and with its power- ful tusks had also stripped great pieces of flesh off the body. The supposition is that the old man went to the pigsty to see the litter of pigs, and that while there the sow either attacked him, knocked him down, and then worried him to death, or else that he had a fit, and while unconscious was attacked, with the horrible results described. The brute was not known to be more vicious than other sows are when in charge of a litter. The jury found a verdict in accordance with the facts.

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LORD SALISBURY ATj LIVERPOOL.

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