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SWANSEA. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual weekly meeting was held at the workhouse yesterday, when there were pre- sent Messrs. J. T. D. Llewellyn (vice-chairman), in the chair, Edward Bath (vice-chairman), J. T. Jenkins, John Davies. Thomas Harry, David Jones, Thomas Jenkins (Clywordy), Llewellyn, and Alderman Rogers. The Master's journal showed that there were 267 in the house, as against 260 in the corresponding week of last year. Admitted during the week, eight discharged 27 dead, 1. Mr Thomas Harry wished to know whether the business transacted by the Board last week with regard to the canal and the Great Western Company was legal, seeing that they had a resolution on the books forbidding the expenditure of any sum beyond five pounds without giving previous notice to the. guardians. He felt very dis- satisfied with the matter altogether it was too hurried, and the guardians were unable to understand the various bearings of the question. Mr. J. f. Jenkins (the mover of the resolution) explained that the canal was about to taken by the Great Western Railway Company, which would necessitate a new Act of Parliament. The guar- dians were anxious to get a clause inserted in that Act to enable them to rate the canal property in the same manner (as to value) as the property adjoining, which they were unable to do under the Canal Company's Act. The Clerk (Mr. Haynes) had laid before them the draft of a petion to Parliament, for which he deserved great praise at their hands, inasmuch as the property, when properly rated, would be a source of greatly increased revenues to the union. The question of a new weighing- machine for the workhouse was deferred in the absence of the Chairman of the Board Mr. Alderman Phillips. There was no other business before the Board, and the relief list was proceeded with. LOVE AND SUICIDE.-The following further particulars respecting the case to which we alluded on Tuesday tran- spired at the inquest held at Swindon on the body of Mr. Ebenezer Bryant, which had been found in the canal near that town. The deceased was a commercial traveller of the firm of Leaf & Co.. London, silk mercers, and had been many years in their service. He had been at Swin- don on his journey, and from there it is supposed he went to Swansea, to see a young lady to whom he had been paying his addresses, but who had declined further tc receive his attentions. This seems to have preyed greatly upon his mind, he having some years since sustained an injury to his head which made him at times irritable, eventually overturning his reason. He came back to Swin- don, and walked along the canal from the station, plunging in about a qnarter of a mile from the station. Some letters found upon him left no doubt that his unfor- tunate love affair had affected his mind. Verdict, Suicide while in a state of temporary insanity." POLICE COURT, Thursday, (before Mr. S. Padley).— Thomas Matthews, a young man, who did not appear, and was out on bail, was charged by Anne Matthews, his wife, with violently assaulting her on the 24th inst. The defendant had been previously convicted. A warrant was issued for his apprehension. UNION CHAIIGESI-Evtn Williams was charged by Mr. Charles Tuckfield, relieving-officer, for the lower division of the borough, with neglecting to maintain his wife, and not appearing when summoned to do so. The defendant was ordered to pay tl- lis. lid., including costs, within fourteen days.—Richard Williams, a middle-aged man, was committed to gaol for one month for destroying his clothes at the Swansea Workhouse.






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