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A SERVANT AND HER SOLDIER.

DEATH FROM STARVATION.

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DEATH FROM STARVATION. An inquest was held in Shoreditch on Saturday respecting the death of an old man named Joseph Holman. He was a tailor by trade, but for a fort- night before his death had not done any work, and had been in great want. He lodged at the house of a charwoman, in Crown-court, Curtain-road, and being ill and poor had no food but what she could give him. On Tuesday last, finding that he was getting worse, his landlady gave him a little wine, and went to the relieving officer for the doctor's order. This order was given to the doctor at about nine o'clock the same evening. An old and infirm sawyer, who occupied part of a bed m the same room as deceased lay in, sat up with the sick man until about four o'clock on Wednesday morning. He then shook hands with deceased, said Good-bye," and went to bed. When he woke the next morning he saw his room compamon lying dead in bed. The parish surgeon said he called at the house about an hour after receiving the order, but though he knocked, he could not get admittance. He called again about noon the next day, and found the man was dead. A post-mortem examination was made, when it was found that there was not a particle of fat in the body of deceased, and that he had suffered from disease of the lungs. The following is the form. of verdict returned: "That the deceased was found dead from the mortal effects of disease of the lungs, and that his death was accelerated by starvation."

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