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Professor 0. M. Edwards, M.A

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Death of a Montgomeryshire Landowner. The people of Machynlleth were startled I earlv on Saturday morning by the intelli- gence that Mr Joseph Evans, of Fronygog, had met his death as the result of a gunshot wound in the abdomen. It appears that about seven o'clock that morning Mr Evans said, it was his intention to go out to shoot the hawks which were supposed to have been killing the chickens. Mrs Evans per- suaded him to remain in bed. Half an hour later, however, he rose and proceeded down- stairs. A few minutes afterwards Mrs Evans was startled by the report of a, gun. She immediately proceeded to the breakfast- room, and was horrified to find her husband lying there on the floor with a gunshot wound in the abdomen. Without uttering a word Mr Evans died before medical assist- ance could be procured. Dr. Davis Wil- liams arrived later, and pronounced life ex- tinct. By the unfortunate man's side was a double-barrelled breechloading gun and a ramrod. Mr Evans, who was 43 years of age, was the surviving son of the late Joseph Owen Evans, of Dolcorsllwyn and Frongoch, and grandson of Mr Joseph Evans, of Llwyd- iarth Park, who was in his lifetime the chief agent for the vvynnstay Estates. The de- ceased married Mary Elizabeth, only daugh- ter of the late Mr R. Gillart, at one time agent for the late Marquis of Londonderry's Welsh estates, by whom he leaves three sons and two daughters. Of a cheerful disposi- tion, he was very popular in the district with all classes. He was a justice of the peace for the county, a former alderman of the County Council, and a member of the Machynlleth Urban District Council, and he held a captain's commission in the newly formed 5th V.B. South Wales Borderers. Formerly he held a similar commission in the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry. A week ago he occupied the vice-chair at a complimentary banquet. toLord Henry Vane- Tempest, Master of the Plas Machynlleth Foxhounds, by the gentry and farmers of the district. THE INQUEST. On Monday evidence was given by Eliza- beth Evans (housemaid), John Humphreys (groom), and Dr. Williams. The Doctor stated that he found the deceased lying dead at full length on the floor of the breakfast- room. A gun, was lying at right angles to his feet, and a cleaning rod was by his side. The right barrel of the gun was empty, but the left contained' a discharged cartridge. There was a round wound of the size of a florin near to the middle line of the body. The wound was blackened with burnt grains of powder, and the coat, waistcoat, and vest were scorched. There was no other sign of violence. The jury returned a unanimous verdict of "Accidental death caused whilst attempting to clean a gun."

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