Mr. DENNIS O’LEARY, an eminently worthy and industrious Irish laborer, well and favorably known by the citizens and farmers of this neighborhood, came to his death on Thursday last under very painful circumstances. He was engaged in the examination of a well on the “Stone-house” farm of Mr. THOS. H. WILLIS, of this county, and after having descended he found the dampness too great and gave the signal to be hoisted up, when within a few feet from the top, the windless broke and he was precipitated to the bottom, though with no fatal result. Arrangements were again made to rescue him from his perilous situation, and he was soon lifted to within a few feet of thet op, when he fell dead from the bucket, as supposed from exhaustion and the noxious vapor of the well. He leaves two daughters, with whom their friends and neighbors greatly sympathize.
Mr. ROBERT BURNETT, another honest and industrious Irishman, for the last 30 years a respected laborer in our neighborhood, met with a similar untimely end about two months since, by falling into the well of Major KEARSLEY, of this town. Though rescued immediately, life was extinct. He left many sincere friends, both among his own and native population.
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