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BRECON. MANSLAUGHTER.—An inquest was held on Wednesday- week, at Llwynrida farm-house, near Brecon, before E. Thomas, Esq., coroner, on the body of John Williams, who died in con- sequence of fighting with a person of the name of William Jones. A post mortem examination was made by J. Williams, Esq., surgeon, who said, "I have this day made apost mortem examination of the body of the deceased; I found that the cause of death was severe peritonitis, caused by a rupture of one of the bowels, which allowed its contents to escape into the cavity of the abdomen; my opinion is that there was an old hernia existing, but there must have been direct external vio- lence applied to have caused the rupture of the coats of the bowels, which was quite sufficient to cause death." The jury returned a verdict of "manslaughter" against William Jones, who was committed for trial at the forthcoming assizes. SEIIIOXTS ACClDENT.-On Monday week, a young man, named Henry Morgan, servant to Mr. Price, of Brechfa, had been to Talybont Wharf, with a waggon, for two tons of coal. On his return, he had to pass the bridge over the canal between the village and Derwen-y-groes, descending from which there is a very awkward and dangerous declivity. He put on the drag- chain, but, unfortunately, at the first jerk of the locked wheel, the chain broke, and the situation of the shaft-horse, with such a load behind him, became dreadfully perilous. Morgan cou- rageously held by the bridle, and did his best to keep him up, but the increased speed of the waggon overcame both, and the hiirse being thrown, knocked the young man down also, when both wheels passed over his leg, smashing the bones, and tearing it so dreadfully, that it hung on by merely one of the sinews. With all the arteries and veins completely severed, the flow of blood was, of course, so profuse, that death must have ensued long before a messenger could have reached Brecon in quest of siirgical assistance; but it providentially happened that James Williams, Esq., surgeon, had but a few minutes before arrived at Gethinog House, within a couple of hundred yards from the spot where the accident occurred, and he was immediately in attendance. By the aid of temporary materials at hand, he formed a kind of tourniquet, and suc- ceeded in stopping the flow of blood. He then despatched a messenger for J. North, Esq., who was promptly in attend- ance, with assistance and the necessary instruments. The suf- ferer had in the meantime been removed to the Cross Oak Inn. On consultation, Mr. North and Mr. Williams determined that it was a case in which chloroform would be eminently useful, and it was accordingly administered to the patient, who, in the course of a minute or two, was in a deep sleep. Amputa- tion was then performed a little above the knee; the arteries had been taken up, the bleeding stopped, and but a couple of tacks remained to be made in the flap, when the young man awoke, and declared that he had not felt anything during the whole of the operation. We are happy to say that he is doing well up to the present time.—Silurian. AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATII.There was an inquest held before Evan Thomas, Esq., one of the coroners for the county, and a most respectable jury, at the Bull inn, in this town, on Friday evening, the 21st instant, on the body of Mrs. Priscella Thomas, aged 66, a widow. From, the evidence of her sister, an old widow lady, it appeared that the deceased was in the enjoyment of her usual health and spirits on the morning of that day, and had taken her breakfast as usual. That about half-past eleven o'clock she was scrubbing the kitchen floor. YV itness went up stairs, and had not been there more than five minutes before it struck her that her sister was unusually quiet; she came to the top of the stairs and called out,but received no answer she imme liately went down and found the deceased on her knees in a stooping posture, apparently .lifeless. She called out to a neighbour who came in, and Dr. Davies, who lived near, was soon in attendance, but as Soon as he saw her., pronounced life extinct. It appeared from. the gentleman's evidence that death was instantaneous, caused by disease of the heart. Verdict, died by the visitation of God. The de- ceased had been for g great number of years a most faithful, zealous, and consistent member of the English Baptist church at Kensington, and was considered by all who knew her to be a remarkably pious woman.