Chief Justice Mulock
last week at Osgoode Hall ratified the payment of $1300 to
Mrs. Mary McDonald of Windham Township in settlement of her
action against the estate of Rev. P. Corcorant, once parish
priest at LaSalette, to recover $6,000 arrears of wages.
Mrs. McDonald, the
niece of Father Corcaran, claimed that she had acted as
housekeeper for him for 12 years
on the understanding that she
should be recompensed
in his will.
After his death it was
found that he had failed to remember Mrs. McDonald. This
action was therefore brought.
Mrs. McDonald accepted
$1300 as to establish her claim to $6,000 it would have been
necessary to take evidence on commission in Ireland.