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BLAENAFON. DEATHS IN BLAENAFON. At the School-house, on Thursday, the 6th instant, Anne, the tiffectionate daughter of Mr Thomas, Master of the Endowed Schools. Also, on the Sunday following, at the same place, Mary, the beloved wife of the above-named gentleman. The late Mrs Thomas was greatly and widely respected, having for many years, until health failed her, per- formed the duties of her profession most faithfully and successfully at the Swansea and Blaenafon Girls' Schools. Her death is deeply regretted, and the mourning, both at Blaenafon and the various other places in which she was so well beloved and respected, is universal. AN INQUEST was held at the Sun Inn on the 13th inst. on the body of Michael O'Donnell, who had died from the effects of poison. The following evidence was adduced :—Alice O'Donnell was the widow of deceased. He was a tinman, and used to drink heavily. About half-past 5 o'clock on Monday morning, 3rd of May, he went down stairs, and when be returned he told me that he had taken his breakfast, and that it was the last he should ever want He groaned very much. He was in the habit of using poiaou in his business. I sus- pected he bad taken some of it. 1 rose, and missed it from the bottle. I sent fur Dr Steel immediately. My husband had been drinking hard for six weeks previous to this; he had not been sober a day. Dr Steel said I was sent for on the 3rd of May to see Michael O'Ðon- nel; went to his house and found him in great pain. His lips and tocgue were much burnt. He told me he bad taken poison with the intention of destroying him- self. I gave him proper antidotes, aud examined what he vomited by analysis, and found he had taken hydro- chloric acid, or spirits of salts. He was under mv treatment until the evening of the 11th of May, when he died from the effects of the poison. Before he died, he told me that poverty and drink had driven him to the act. He said it was a very wicked thing, and he was sorry for what he had done. The coroner summed up the evidence, and the jury returned the following verdict:—"That Michael O'Donnell had committed suicide while in a state of Temporary Insanity," CHRISTY'S MINSTRELS.—A company of minstrels, styling themselves the "Star" troupe, gave an enter- tainment at the Assembly Rooms on Thursday evening se'nnight. The performance was very fair, but probably owing to so many entertainments of the kind having been here of late, and the approaching Whitsuntide holidays, the attendance was not very good. 4TH Mo. R.V.-The members of this corps, headed by their band, attended divine service at James's-street Wesleyan chapel on Sunday morning. The resignation of Capt. Steel is deeply regretted by the volunteers of this neighbourhood. ACCIDENT.—Early on Wednesday morning, a serious accident took place at the New Pits. A man named Benjamin Seyssil was engaged in work when a fall of coal struck him dawn. He put out his right hand to raise himself, and that moment another fall took place, and the sharp edgb of the block cut his right hand off. He was conveyed to his home at Pwllddu, and his injuries were attended to by Dr Steel.

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