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BETTING

A PLUNGER'S SAD END.

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A PLUNGER'S SAD END. BROKEN OVER THE LINCOLN HANDICAP. DISAPPOINTED, DISMAYED, DROWNED. "AU the winners" on Wednesday wag a mournful — TJ r———mi mm ■ cry to the household of Joseph Hobson, who until that day was a lamplighter in the service of the Leeds Corporation. For he did not come home in the even- ing as usual, and there had been that in his demeanour for some days before which gave rise to uneasy suspicions on the part of his wife and friends. These unfortunately, proved only too well founded, for his dead body has been taken out of the river at Armley. The explanation of the sad end to a respectable work- ing man's life may be given in a word-the turf. He backed not wisely but too well, and surely it may be said to be one of life's little ironies that he should have resided, of all the streets in Leeds, in Prosperity street. A local wit, in answer to the query of a Yorkshire Post reporter, said was the street tbev were all trying to find. Poor Joe Hobson found it a { misnomer, and it is a pitiful story that his wife told yesterday to the reporter. He bad been betting off and on for a long, time, and latterly bad taken to making a book. He made an unfortunate one over "the Lincolii,, for his patrons were thick on Euclid The winner was heavily backed in Leeds generally, and Hobson was among the sufferers. His wife noticed that on Tuesday evening he seemed strange, as if depressed with the extent of his transactions. She asked him if he was still betting, but all the answer she got w«P, •< Nav, lass, its ail light. li0r weeks and weeks'last year Mrs llobson suffered a sort of martyrdom over her husband's betting transactions, for she suspected that, he was gamohng, but conld not ascertain any thing, The deceased had been 15 years married, bis wedding- anniversary actually occurring on Friday, and he leaves six children, the eldest of whom, a lad of 15, is still at school. The body was taken out of the water on Iriday morning-, and an inquest was held on Saturday. Probably this is a specimen of the reasons why Mr Fletcher washes his hands of the responsibility of puohshing betting News. Yours Faithfully, HONOUR, [The above letter was crowed out last week.-Ed P.O.]

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