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The Pontsarn Mystery., AN OPEN VERDICT RETURNED. The adjourned inquest on the body of the man found drowned in the Tatf l'echan river, at Pontsarn, on Sunday, 27th February, was held on Tuesday afternoon, at the Aberglas Inry Lefore Dr. Jones, one of the coroners for Brecon* shire. At the outset the coroner made sympathtfa reference to the death of the Rev. J. Hathrea Davies, of Cefn, who was the foreman of the jury. Dr. Jones said he would like to acknow- ledge the great assistance he had at all time. received from Mr. Davies, and he offered the widow and family his sincere sympathy in their sorrow. At the adjourned inquest, a fortnight ago, Mrs. Recs, wife of the landlord of the Adam and Eve Inn, Pondside, i'< rthyr, said she believed the deceased was Mr. I, "ilry Williams, formerly a hay and corn merchan: "f Treherbert, and late of Cardiff, and a distant relative of Sir W T. Lewis, who had stayed at her house. Sinca then Mr. Williams has written a letter to the Merthyr Express to say that he is still alive. The Coroner, on Tuesday, said the inquesfe had been adjourned for a fortnight for a posft mortem examination, and to enable the police to make further inquiries, inasmuch as thera was some suspicion that the deceased might have been connected with the Cefn cemetery outrage, which occurred on the 19tli February, P.S. Davies, Cefn, said that since the last inqu iry several persons had viewed the body, but had failed to identify it. A detective from Scotland-yard, who was accompanied by an inspector of Cardiff police, had also interviewed Mr. Henry Williams. Mrs. Rees. re-called, said that after what she had seen in the papers she was bound to change her opinion. Dr. Webster, who conducted the post mortem examination, said that death was due to drown. ilig. He thought the body had been in the watel for at least ten days. Deputy-Chief Constable Hands, who watched the case on behalf of the Breconshire police. elicited from Dr. Webster that deceased did not appear to have been a man of drunken habits, and there was nothing which would enable him to say whether or not he was a maa whose mind was deranged. The Coroner, in summing up, said he was not at all satisfied of the present existence of Henry Williams. If he were still alive be iriigbthav. attended the inquest to show himself. The jury returned a verdict or "Pound Drowned," and found that the body was that of a person unknown. j j

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