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(Continued from the 5th page.) SWANSEA. AN IXQUEST was held on Saturday last before C. Collins., Esq., at the Angel, Greenhill, in this town, to inquire into the circumstances attending the death of Edward Owens, a lad about nineteen years of age, son of a widow residing at Greenhill. It appeared that on the preceding day, deceased, with two other boys, ascended that portion of the Graig quarries, opposite the upper part of High-street. Two of the lads sat on a kind of rest a considerable distance from the bottom of the quarry, but the deceased proceeded still higher up, and lay on a kind of projecting rock, from which, by an effort, he could overlook his companions; and it appears that while laughing and talking with them the deceased overbalanced himself, rolled down the quarry head foremost, and in the descent came in contact with some of the projections. When taken up he was alive, but insensi- ble. Mr. T. A. Essery was promptly in attendance, but the deceased expired in less than half-an-hour after the occur- rence. A verdict of Accidental Death was returned.— Swansea Herald. DETKUMINED ATTEMPTS AT SUICIDE.—On Saturday night last, a Mr. W--s, a respectable inhabitant of this town, left his house for the purpose of committing suicide. He selected the deepest part of the Canal, near the Pottery, and plunged in, determined to destroy himself. This time he was, however, de- feated by the vigilance of the Pottery watchman, who, at the risk of his own life, jumped in and rescued him. We under- stand a second attempt has been made by the same party, but which has failed. We are not prepared to say what is the cause of this melancholy state of mind. DREADFUL OeeuiutENCE.—As a little boy, on Friday last, was in company with .other lads flying his kite on the Quarry mountain, near Greenhill, iu this town, his foot slipped, aiid, in consequence, he fell over amidst the stones and rubbish of the quarry, and was completely smashed, almost every bone in his body broken. He was picked up dead. Funious Dm VINO.—On Tuesday afternoon last, the pony of Mr. Rosser, coach-builder of this town, driven by a lady, knocked down and ran over a little girl, who was passing at the time.. The child was picked up and carried to the house of Mr. Bowen, the Baths. The accident might have been far more serious, but the child in this instance was preserved with a few scratches. DISTURBANCES AMONGST THE SOLD !I-, Rg. -On Monday night last, two soldiers of the regiment of foot, in a state of intoxi- cation, were sadly ill-using each other in Oxford-street, and threatening to inflict serious injury by using their belts in a most determined manner, when policeman David Lewis inter- fered, and requested them to desist and return to their barracks. Both immediately attacked the officer, and inflicted severe in- jury on his body, especially a large cut on the back part of the head, which penetrated through thick oil-skiu hat. The two men are in custody. We think it high time that the authorities, both military and civil, should direct their attention to a certain house in Oxford-street notorious as the haunt of the lower order of soldiers, and where scenes of a shameful character are every even- ing witnessed. BREAKING OFF KNOCKERS.—On Monday night, Melbourne- place becama the scene of these midnight marauders—the house se- lected was that of 1h. Diamond. The brass knocker was wrenched off, and the large brass plate much damaged by the parties in en- deavouring to remove it. The panel of the door was broken, but the plate being too securely screwed on, their designs in this in- stance were defeated.

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