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SWANSEA DOCK COMPANY. The annual meeting of the proprietors of this company was held at Radley's Hotel, New Bridge-street, Blackfriars, on Thursday last, the 20th inst., Capt. Evan Morgan, R.N., in the chair. Mr. Francis (the secretary) read the notice convening the meet- ing, and the directors' report, which, after congratulating the pro- prietors on the settlement of the differences which had unfortu- nately existed, proceeded to state that, in consequence of the commercial crisis which had taken place, and the tightness of the money market, great, difficulties had been met with in filling up the share list; the great importance of the docks to Swansea and its neighbourhood was as ftilly admitted as ever and, although there was some backwardness in the payment of calls, there had been sliHîcïent received for pressing emergencies; yet the time must soon arrive when it would be obligatory to press for payment of the arrears. The secretary bad willingly resigned a portion of his salary—viz. from JE300 to ;Ci,!O per annum—until the com- pany should be placed in a more favourable position. The abso- lute necessity for the completion of the docks was more than ever adniitted and particularly shipowners, and others connected with the Australian trade, were anxiously watching the progress of the company. So impressed with the importance of the measure were the members of the corporation of Swansea, that they had passed a resolution, expressive of the desirability of conveying to the company the land required by them on liberal terms. From the balance-sheet, it appeared that the total receipts oa calls, &c., amounted to £ 5,9(J8 8s. 7d. and the expenditure to EI,830 13s. t5d.; leaving balance in hand £ 1,147 14s. lid. In" was then moved by Mr. Nichols, seconded by Mr. Vigurs, and earned unanimously, that the report and uccounts be received and adopted. Colonel Cameron having inquired if it was the intention of the company to complete the docks ? The Chairman said, that of course depended on the share- holders and it was the determined intention of the directors not to take any measures without the full consent of the proprietary while of the imperative necessity of their construction, at the earliest possible period, there was but one opinion. Seme conversation ensued, in which the chairman, Co!. Came- ron, and other gentlemen joined, on the merits and progress of the several line? in that part of Wales, as in connexion with the docks; after which a vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Fraud's (the secretary), for hiri zeal and attention to the best interests of the company, to which that gentleman replied—when, thanks hav- ing been voted to the chair, the meeting broke up. SUDDEN DEATH.—On Tuesday morning last, Mr. T. Jack- son, landlord of the Sovereign, suddenly expired. It ap- pears that the deceased was in a very delicate state of health, and on coming down stairs he heard some quarrelling in the brewing-house which lie attempted to quell, but failing, and becoming enraged, he burst a blood-vessel and soon after- Z, wards expired. BRITISH ASSOCIATION.—Some little excitement prevails amongst the lodging-house keepers in this town,,from a re- port being spread, that an engagement has been entered into between the location committee and a celebrated broker in. Bristol to supply some hundred or so of bedrooms complete, the committee having taken some scores of empty houses fer the purpose of fitting up the rooms thereby avoiding an im- mense outlay for lodgings. We understand from current reports that the prices asked for the ordinary lodgings being of so exorbitant a character the committee have been com- pelled to adopt this rather unusual proceeding. The re- spected matrons on the other hand complain, inasmuch, as they are now refusing their rooms to parties at the usual price, who would take them for six or eight weeks from the present, that they may accommodate the association, and argue such being the case, the committee should allow them on account of this inconvenience and loss to their pockets the sum asked. We think in this case the old prin- ciple of give and take should be adopted, or at least, that such an offer should be made to those who depend upon their houses for support, as will in case of refusal throw the blame on themselves. As yet we believe this has not been at- tempted.-