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states that there are as many as 10,000 men unemployed in that town. Most of
these have been out of work all year, and including their families, it is
estimated that 30,000 persons are at present in want. A leading pawnbroker has
taken in pawn this year 1,500 wedding rings and other articles of jewellery,
besides nearly 3,000 watches.
It was stated that at Newcastle-on-Tyne Quarter Sessions, on Wednesday, that
between 2,000 and 3,000 men are out of work in that city, representing from
8,000 to 9,000 persons, and that even the resources of the local pawnbrokers
have been exhausted in finding room for articles which the poor people have
been anxious to dispose of.
A correspondent who signs himself, “One of the Starving Workers,” asserts
that at the lowest computation there are in Liverpool 30,000 out of employment
and on the verge of starvation; and he pleads for free dinners for the
starving children who are compelled to attend school.