Armagh-- On December 6, at Armagh, a cattle drover named Patrick Slavin, was charged with attempting to strangle himself in the lock-up of the Russell street barracks. The accused was arrested for drunkenness and placed in the lock-up. On entering the lock-up the constable in charge found the unfortunate man with a leather strap with a noose on it round his neck. He was tugging it violently by both ends and trying to choke himself. The constable had the greatest difficulty in loosing the strap, it was so tightly bound, and when he at length got it loose the accused took fits and became unconscious. Mr. Townsend remanded the prisoner to the next Armagh Petty Sessions.
Irish World (New York, New York), January 13, 1896.