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-----THE IRISH FISHERIES.…

DUTY OF VOLUNTEERS IN TIMES…

.A YANKEE STORY.

SCOTTISH ANECDOTES.

A CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER.

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A CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER. An inquest was held at Sheepshead, near Loughborough, Leicestershire, on Tuesday, on the body of James Cullen, 36 years, of age, a collier, who came to his death through the violence of a man named Hillyer. The facts are briefly these :— On Sunday evening a number of Sheepshead, Thrussington, and Irish men were drinking at a beer- house kept by Jesse Atkin, on the Loughborough and Ashby road. The Sheepshead men were very quarrel- some and wanted to fight the Irish and Thrussington men. At length a quarrel ensued among them as to the payment of a pint 'of ale, which was, however, settled by the deceased volunteering to pay. A man, named Jordan, was going to drink up some ale, when deceased stopped him, upon which Jordan struck him and gave him a black eye. Philip O'Mar, an Irish- man, interposed, when the accused laid hold of him and wanted him to fight. Hillyer and several others were turned out of the house, but the former got in by a back window, and after bursting open a door got at O'Mar, and violently assaulted him. He was dragged into the passage, when he inquired if they intended to kill him, upon which they said, We will not kill the in the house; bring him out." He was dragged out and iay on the ground outside, when Hillyer. after having left him for a few moments, came to him and tried to pull him up to have a fight. This he refused to do, and said he was too weak to get up. At this time deceased came to the door with two hands in his pocket and said to the accused, "Don't kill the man," upon which Hillyer said, You are one of the and at the same time gave him a violent blow with his fist under the left ear. Deceased fell backwards, striking the back of his head against a flat paving- stone. He did not speak or stir, and seemed to be dead instantly. Mr. Toone, surgeon, Whitwick, was at once called in, and he found a contused swelling under the left ear, and a wound about an inch long at the back of the head. A post mortem examination revealed a con- gestion of the brain and the membrane crossing, also of both linings, and a little bloody serum round the contused swelling under the ear. He was of opinion that deceased died from concussion of the brain caused by the fall, and that he" never breathed after he fell. The blow would have the effect of stunning him and causing him to fall, but it was not the immediate cause of death. The jury returned a vej^ct Q| "Manslaughter against Hillyer," who was committed for trial at the ensuing assizes on the coroner's warrant.

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