!! Freeman's Journal; Aug 7, 1917 "Leinster Items"
- THE FREEMAN'S JOURNAL
AND NATIONAL PRESS
DUBLIN: TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1917
PRICE ONE PENNY
HOSPITAL WITHOUT PATIENTS- For he first time in years the Athlone Fever Hospital
is without a patient.
SUGAR SCARCITY- Mr. John P. Hayden, M.P., wrote to the Athlone Guardian that he
was in communication with the Sugar Commission in reference to the scarcity in
Athlone Workhouse, the contractor being unable to obtain the necessary supply.
NATIONAL TEACHER'S DEATH- Miss Gladys M. Thurn, a Queen's County nurse, died on
Saturday at Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, from shock following an accident.
Her cycle side-slipped on the tramway lines during the heavy rain, and a motor
waggon passed over her.
CYCLIST KILLED- A cyclist named Joseph Flynn collided between Milltownpass and
Tyrrelspass, Westmeath, with a pair of runaway horses and was heavily thrown.
When picked up he was found to be dead. Deceased was on his way to a sports
meeting at Tyrrelspass.
CHAPLAIN FOR THE FRONT- Very Rev. Fr. O'Neill, O.P., Dominican College,
Newbridge, has left to take up duties as Chaplain in France. He was Dean of the
College till the end of last term. A number of friends were present at the
railway station, including Father Murphy, who has returned to the front.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News