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TRAGEDY IN WALES. ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE. A painful sensation was created througout the Vale of Llangollen yesterday morning by the report that two men bad been shot. It appears that a plasterer, named David Williams, had for many years had a grievance against an old com- rade, Tom Goodwin, who had accused him of causing the death of a youth. This boy had however, fallen from a tree and was killed, but Williams said he "could not live under the taunt of having killed another." On Saturday Williams left Llangollen, but returned by the last train on Thursday night, having, it appears, gone away to -purchas0 a revolver. After breakfast yesterday morning he visited the house of Goodwin, in Queen street, and shot at him three time with the revolver, and then shot himself in the throat, and fell dead by his comrade's side. Goodwin lies in a precarious condition. An inquest was held at Llangollen on Saturday before Dr Davies, on the body of David Williams, who on the previous day attempted to murder a companion named John Goodwin, and afterwards shot himself dead. Evidence was given to show that Williams had been drinking heavily and had got into a depressed condition, and a letter that was produced showed that he had contemplated taking Goodwin's life, although there was appar- ently no cause for bad feeling between the men. The jury returned a verdict of suicide during temporary insanity. Goodwin, although wounded in two places, is not considered to be in danger.