FOOD RIOTS IN GALWAY

On last Thursday an escort, composed of the Catholic clergyman and other inhabitants of the town of Galway, proceeded to accompany several carts of flour, intended to supply the rural districts, which the magistrates, to avoid the necessity of calling out the police, had suffered to remain in town. As the carts were passing one of the thoroughfares, the women in the vicinity, in the absence of their husbands who had departed to stop the flour at another point, rushed upon the provisions and endeavoured to pillage them.

In the attack one woman belonging to the party unfortunately met her death. She laid hold of the head of one of the horses, exclaiming she would have some of the meal or lose her life. The driver at the same moment struck the horse with his whip, the result of which was that the unfortunate woman fell, when the wheel of the cart passed over her throat, killing her on the spot.

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