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A Public House Quarrel.

The Sydney "Evening News" of the 16fch instant has the following details of a public-house quarrel:—lt has been reported to the Redfern police that a young man named Patrick Slattery, aged 23, was found dead m bed on Sunday afternoon, at his parents' residence, at the rear of No. 83, Elizabeth-strdet, Redfern. Ac cording to the information given to the police it seems that the deceased left his home at about 7 o'clock, on the Saturday evening to go out, apparently m the best of health. On Sunday ■morning, when his mother called him, he appeared to have been drinking heavily. He said, " Mother, I have been killed." There was a small cut over the right eye of the deceased, and an abrasion of the right side of the face. Slattery also said to his mother that when he got better he would fight them idl. At 12.30 p.m, m con. sequence of the serious condition m which the deceased appealed, the services of Dr Gwynne Hughes, of Castlereagh-stred-,; Redfern, wore sought, and on arrival of the doctor he found that Slattery was dead. The police were acquainted, and on making enquiries, it was ascertained that on Saturday,night.accused and four other men were drinking at Israel's Pottery Hotel, Riley-street, Strawberry Hills, and one of the men, named James Tawson, it is alleged, struck the deceased. A quarrel arose, and deceased and Tawson fought two rounds. Deceased was then knocked on .the,footpath . A man named John Mooney, who is said to have wit. nessed the row, took the deceased home, where he died as stated. Tawson has since been arrested on a charge of having caused the death of Slattery.

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A Public House Quarrel., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2459, 5 July 1890

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A Public House Quarrel. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2459, 5 July 1890