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A WALKING GOLDMINE.

A carious scene vu presented at the Dublin Polioa Ooort the othur d*y of a stalwart constable straggling to raiie to the Bench a hamper which taxed hie •trength; for it contained 4f atone of ailver and oopper aoln, and this was only a part of the treasure which the female aearohera foaad io the tattered garments of a woman arrested the previous evening tor begging. Among other unoonaidered trlfioa stowed away among her rags were fnoat halt a atone of potatoes, ft quart of pj»B, and a mtooallaneous ooileoUoa of other •rtloles, Bat the hamper of ooln wu only a fraotion of tho mendioani'd wealth. There were found upou her besides £283 m gold, £390 m notes, a bank deposit receipt for £100, and two •hare* m the Monarch Building Soolety fir £10 and £14. As ahe stood when ar rested she oacried money and securities to the amount of nearly £800. How she walked node? eaoh a weight ia almost Incomprehensible. Hor name is Annie Gooley ; she Ib about forty- five youra of agp, bat looks mush older, with dishevelled iron grey hair. Her aoooant of herself, confirmed by a brother, a roßpaoUblu artloan, ie that her father was a bato'ior, and grazid la Luoan, and the money was laf s to her by him. At one time she hid moat of it lav* sted m United -Stxfovbonda, bat they nero o^Uei m and paid nfT, and since then, for tear of being robbed, aha carried all her treasure about he", dlnposed of bo Inaeuioasly among her wr> ohedclnthlng that it look tho searchers an^ polios officero many hours to bring it all to light. She occnp'ud a room m Poolbog qtroet, and, It w«« stared, had not nndreesed fur six years. She denied <he ohsrgM of bogging, bat a constable deposed that he hod seen he * ank aaveral pencni) for aimr. A certain fl gbtlnees of demeanor h«d alflo for some time attraotod the attention of the polloe to her, and when arrceted she becamo very violent and hyeterforl. It wai ai&Ud that she was about to go to Arairloa with a brotber-in-law, now m Paris; and pending bin arrival she was remanded* m order that aho might be tinder tbo survelll&nao of the prlnon doctor, ths police being directed to take charge of her rnnm.

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A WALKING GOLDMINE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2222, 10 September 1889

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