The Vindication of the Law.
|Main Creator:||Reigh, John D., fl. 1875-ca. 1914, artist.|
Messrs. Dudgeon and Emerson personally conducted the eviction. When the Emergency Men entered the cabin the old man, who was in the last stages of bronchitis, was crouching over his "bit of fire." He begged for mercy, offering to pay every farthing he had in the world for a respite. The offer was contemptuously refused. "Emerson, Emerson," the old man cried to the head of the Emergency brigade, "for God's sake, get me the workhouse van, or my death will be on your soul." Even this humble prayer was disregarded. He was roughly dragged out of his cabin and left sitting upon a stool on the roadside, under a freezing sky, with the wreck of his poor furniture piled round him. The kindly neighbours took pity on him, and carried him to the nearest shelter - a stable. Two hours later he was dead. So the law was vindicated.
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[Dublin] : October 20th, 1888.
James Dunne, an old man of nearly eighty years, was on Thursday, October 11th, evicted from the humble home in which he had lived in for more than half a century, on the estate of Captain Singleton.
Supplement Gratis with "United Ireland" Saturday, October 20th, 1888.
Physical description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 27.6 x 39.4 cm..
Attributed to John D. Reigh, (fl.1875-ca.1914).
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|PD United Ireland 1888 October 20 (A)||
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