OUR readers may remember that, in our paper of Wednesday last, we gave a brief description of a miserable house in Peacock Lane, in which two children lay dead on the same straw, while the mother was dying in another corner of the same room. The house was occupied by three families from the country– all related to each other; and consisting of– REGAN, his wife, and four children– MURPHY, his wife and four children– MINAHAN, his wife and two children.
On Wednesday last, there were five dead bodies lying on the floor of one room; and, since then, two more have died. So that now the families stand thus– of the O’REGAN’S, five are dead– of the MURPHYS, two are dead– and all those living at present, with the exception of DENIS REGAN, are lying down in the sickness.
Dead–seven; sick– six; in health, but one!