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Llanrwst Drowning My stery. On Saturday, about noon, considerable excitement was created in the town of Llan, rwst by the finding of the body of a woman named Mrs. Lloyd, Tuhwnti'rbont, in the River Conway at Cower's Bridge. She was seen about an hour previously in the vicinity of her house, which is situated by the river side, near Llanrwst Bridge, the spot where the body was found being about half-a-mile lower down the river. It will be remembered that on the 2nd of June a child of the de- ceased woman was drowned whilst playing by the riverside, THE INQUEST. At Tuhwnti'rbont, on Monday evening, [ the Coroner, Mr. Pentir Williams, held an inquiry into the cause of death. Mr. Ll. G. Jones, Maesyrhaf, Trefriw, was elected foreman. Christopher Lloyd, son of the deceased, gave evidence of identification, and stated that the last time lie saw his mother alive was at 6 a.m. on Saturday, when he left to go to his work. She was then in her usual health. She had complained of sulferirg from rheumatism for the past three years, but he never noticed her depressed, and he could give no reason why she should go into the water. William Williams, Ysgubor Gerrig, stated that he was coming to Llanrwst along the Trefriw Old-road, and when near Tuhwnti'r- bont he saw deceased crossing the road and through the opening on the upper side of the Llanrwst Bridge, and immediately turn down a little path in the direction of the river. This was at 11.15 a.m. on Saturday. Joseph Thomas, Silin-square, said that between 12 and I o'clock on Saturday, he was going down Station-road when two little children told him that there was a woman drowned in the river. The children were so small that he took no notice, and went on. A little further on he met a lad of about 15, and lie asked him if it was true, and the boy said Yes she is in the water by Cower's Bridge." He immediately ran there and saw the water washing her hair backwards and forwards. He then went down to the water and at once recognised her as deceased. He lifted her up and held her by her shoulders until two other men came with a rope, by means of which lie brought her body ashore. Mr. John Roberts, Conway-terrace, Llan- rwst, stated that lie was very well acquainted with the deceased, and he had noticed for the past few weeks there was something peculiar about her, and she appeared to be worrying as to what would become of her. The Coroner said it was quite clear that death was from drowning. But no one had seen her going into the water and no reason could be given for her going there. It was broad daylight at the time. It appeared strange. It was either an accident or she had gone there purposely. She might have gone to gather sticks and fallen in, or she might have gone for the purpose of drowning her- self. It was a matter for the jury to say. Mr. T. R. Williams (a juryman) Has she ever said that she intended following her child that was drowned last June ? b Christopher Lloyd (her son) assured the jury that it was not so. A verdict of Found Drowned was re- turned, there being no evidence to prove how she had got into the water. On the motion of Mr. Robert Williams, a vote of sympathy with the family was passed. She leaves a family of three boys and two girls. The funeral took place on Wednesdav at St. Mary's Churchyard.

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