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I t MURDER AND SUICIDE. l Double Tragedy at Cardiff. Man Shoots and Kills his Para- mour: A double tragedy took place at Cardiff en :Mondn, evening, when a man named Morgan Swedenbacli shot dead a woman named Mary Ann Ellis, residing at Elden-road, and with whom he cohabited, afterwards turning the weapon 1ipO!l himself with fatal results. 8we<Ï,1:ddl is .said to have been a man of some meins until latterly, when a free-aad- easy method of existence gnidnallv reduced him to a somewhat penurious condition. The deed appears to have been a premeditated one. as Swedenba-eh had only recently pur- chased a small-bore .sporting ride of good make. The only witness of the tragedy was a little domestic helper in the house. Katie l)07'- lIek. who stated to the police that in the cour.-e of a quarrel over a watch, Swedenbach went upstairs, returning w'.th the rifle, which he placed on the table in front of him. Mrs. Ellis-- who w as a widow—remarked, seated in Ellis-- who was a widow—remarked, seated in the chair "D" you think I care for that? I am not afraid." The man then took the ritle from the case. and loaded it. The girl j»ot frightened and ran out, when she heard a re- port and saw a flash. By the time she h-rl rusL"*d into the street she heard another ~e- port. She told her mother what she had seen, and thoy both returned to the house. Mrs. Ellis was dead in the chair, whilst Sweden- bach lay underneath the table, his rifle oy him. Death in both cases is stated to have been iiMaittaneoniP. and there was not the slightest evidence of a struggle, this bearing testimony to the cold-blooded nature of vhe double tragedy. M "s. Aim Williams, an aged woman, wiio had m •-d with Mrs. Ellis, arrived ou the short!v after the tragedy, and, interviewed, said tUt Mrs. Ellis was separated from her husband when they lived at Wrexham, about eight or nine vears a-go. The ^oraaer for a shoit tisif- afteYwards cairied on business at an h ,t.1 in the saniv tov.-n. During this time In r iiu.sita't I met wit! an accident which resu!- td iv, hi- (u. Mr*. Ellis then came to lire with i! v widowed mother at Fail view Villa. Bass-'le-. I'L-ar Newport, and her diughter Htnrkit; uj,ed about sixteen years' was nw stayuig 11" Mis. Williams siicl Mrs. Klli- had another daughter, named Amy. aged about 21 "r 22. who lived at Wrexham with her i « relatives. She was companion to an 1¡", i piopiietoi's children hi tliat town. Mis. J-.iiis i:• i?jieto Cardiff to live about six or sevtn year«» '.■•.go, and had for most of that time 'TuViufi'i in the house in which she met her de-iiAbout two years ago she met- Sweden- back, win) ca:re to Cardiif from abroad. He appcauv, to it. a man of indtpendent means becau-e he always had plenty of money, rmd never .sunned to do any work. Proceeding, Mrs. Wi]iian>.« added, "1 think it has come to t-liis because lie has sp:nl [Ill his money, and they were always having quarrels. I said to poor Polly many. many nmea that it would be sine to come to murder."

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