--The London Globe,
of the 11th ult. says that the day before the famous Ben Caunt
, the proprietor of the Coach and Horses Tavern
, St. Martin
's Lane, expired somewhat suddenly at his residence.
The deceased, familiarly known as ‘"Ben Caunt
,"’ had long been a leading member of the prize ring, and held for some years the championship, which he succeeded in gaining after many hard-fought battles.
All day Caunt was in his business as usual, but showed some signs of indisposition.
He retired to rest at his usual hour at night, and next morning was found dead in bed, without having apparently experienced very much suffering.
During the last year or two Caunt has been very much affected in his mind by the loss of his license, of which the magistrates had deprived him on account of informations laid against him by his neighbors of the nuisance occasioned about his house by large crowds of sporting men who took an interest in the then pending prizefights — particularly in that between Heenan
for the championship, which Caunt himself had just resigned.
When his body was discovered, at 4 o'clock in the morning, the time at which he was usually called, medical aid was immediately resorted to; but it was ascertained that death must have taken place some time previously — probably an hour or two.