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A revolting discovery Was made at Leeds some weeks ago. The people occupying houses around a dwelling at Briggate had for some days noticed an overpowering odor, which threatened, if not abated to spread fever. The sanitary authorities made the necessary investigation, and soon discovered, its cause. In an attic they found an elderly man in a state of delirium tremens, and totally unconscious of his surroundings. The room containea not a particle of food or furniture ; but huddled up in one corner was the dead body of the drunkard’s wife. At the inquest it was learned that the deceased, had been confined a week previous, and her husband had failed to pay the necessary attention to the poor woman, who died two days after in the presence of her seven-year old daughter. The occurrence has caused considerable comment in the London papers.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 528, 7 January 1882

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AN AWFUL PICTURE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 528, 7 January 1882