MERTHYR.|1869-04-24|Pontypool Free Press and Herald of the Hills - Welsh Newspapers Online
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ABERSYCHAN.

LLAENAFON

NEWPORT.

MERTHYR.

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MERTHYR. A SAD AND FATAL MISTAKE.—A most painful ac- cident happened in this town on Saturday night. A man and his wife and child, the wife having been con- fined only a month ago, were walking along Dymoor- street, when the poor woman complained of being weak and in a fainting condition. They turned into the Canal Brewery, a public house close by, with a front to Dy- moor-street and a back to the canal bank, where the woman drank some warm ale. Her husband went out before her, leaving her to follow, but whilst he went out at the street door she went out at the canal path, and, walking straight ahead, fell into the canal. A loud stream attracted the husband from the street," and he and others rushed to the canal path to see his wife, with the child wrapped about her in Welsh fashion, struggling in the water. He leaped in, caught her by the hair of the head, and so drew her saftly to the bank but, to his great grief and to the agony of the poor woman herself when she came to her senses, the child in the struggle for life had been loosened from the shawl and got drowned. The infant corpse was not recovered foi an hour or two afterwards, and the effect of tin sad affair was to drive the poor mother into a temporary aberration of the mind. On Monday the deputy coroner, T. Williams, Esq., held an inquest on the child, and a verdict of Accidental death from drownin'g" was returned.

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