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Merthyr Man Found Drowned.


Merthyr Man Found Drowned. Whilst two sisters named MB. Ninnis and Miss Thomas, of Sweet Briar Villa, Aberfan, were taking a walk on the banks of the Glamorgan canai, on Wednesday morning, they lJaw the bodv of a rqan lying in about three feet of water, .bout 100 yards on the Aberfan side of the Pias-v-coed bridge, Troedvrhiw. ?\{r8. Nmnis ran to inform Mr. Caradog Jones, a shepherd, of Ynv.^ored Farm, Aberfan, who happened to be near at the time. The shepherd pulled the man, who was of very large build, out of the water sent for the police. P.S. Lewis and P C. Lewis proceeded to the place without dely and Dr. J. Fergusson was immediately tent for. The doctor, with the assistance of the poliee and some ambulance men, tried their utmost to restore life by artificial respiration, which was eontinued for nearly an hoar, but without avail, AND the doctor pronounced lifQ extinct. The body was they conveyed to the mortuary. The deceased was identified as John Thomas, IN ex-Sergeant of the Manchester police, who far a long time had lived at 55. Nantygwemth- itie VMerthvr. Thomas left his lodgings early that morning. Deceased was 63 years of age FL-, D was a pensioner, having retired from the fcrce some 12 years ago. Until recently he was Jodgeman as Cyfarthfa works, but a short time GINOA the lodge was closed. The deceased had been unhappy for some time because he could NOT get some Hht work to do. On Monday tie called a.t the Merthyr Exchange and registered AI;, name. On Tuesday night he met an acquaintance, AND said he was tired ef doing nctiling, and made a vow to destroy himself. He actually went so far as to offer his friend his »co;.c-y and bank-book, which showed a good deposit. The friend, hov.ever, prevailed upon WIù to go homo, and rest contented, as he was net in want. Deceased left his lodgings at 5.30 the next morning, and it is supposed that he went to Troedvrhiw and drowned himself. His nension amounted to about £1 a week. •iSiWNTS can easily be obtained by Kk; use of ai small Want Ad. In these ceiuitina. State your requiremonts, and ycu wilt be sure to aret su^ed at once.


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