ļ»æ LIFE IN A WORKHOUSE.|1868-11-07|The Brecon County Times Neath Gazette and General Advertiser for the Counties of Brecon Carmarthen Radnor Monmouth Glamorgan Cardigan Montgomery Hereford - Welsh Newspapers Online
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A CLERGYMAN SUSPENDED FOR…

A DISASTROUS OVERSIGHT.

LIFE IN A WORKHOUSE.

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LIFE IN A WORKHOUSE. Ellen Southgate, 19, a pauper inmate of the Hackney Workhouse, wa.s charged at the Worship-street Police- court with disorderly conduct in the above workhouse, and refusing to perform the task allotted her. Prisoner was further charged with having attempted to commit self-destruction by throwing herself into the waters of the Regent's Canal. Samuel Johnson, the master of the Hackney Woikhouse at Homerton, stated that at a quarter before twelve in the day the prisoner, with three other young girls, was admitted into the workhouse, and it being the dinner hour she was directly afterwards supplied with that meal. Scarcely had she disposed of that before she expressed a wish to leave, but the witness would not permit, and directed that she should pick a pound and a half cf oakum. After a time she brought it back not half picked, and when directed to complete it she became very abusive, creating such a dis- turbance in the ward that witness called a constable and gave her into custody. William Stacey, a police- constable, said that yesterday afternoon he had charge of the prisoner on the way to this court, and when crossing Cat and Mutton-bridge, over the Regent's-cmal, the prisoner suddenly darted from his side through the railings of the bridge down on to the towing path, and then, throwing up her arms, deliberately jumped into the water. With the aid of the lockman, who procured the drags, witness succeeded in rescuing her. She had then to be taken back to the workhouse. Remanded for a week in order to receive a report from the House of Detention.

GREAT SACRIFICE OF PROPERTY.

XTRAORDINARY CHARGE OF BIGAMY.

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