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CEMMES. DROWNING FATALITY.—On Monday afternoon, Mr John Rowlands, coroner, held an inquest at the Independent Chapel, Cwmlline, Cemmes, touching the death of David Jones (63), of Glandwr, Cwmlline, whose body was found in the river Dovey at an early hour on Sunday morning. Mr William Francis was appointed foreman of the jury and the other jurymen were, Messrs David Jones, Edward Wigley, Evan Jones, Richard Daviea, John Whittington, John Jones, Richard Humphreys, John Foulkes, Joseph Evans, Richard Jones, James Jervis, Owen Jones, and John Parry Williams. The first witness called was Rowland Jones, son of deceased, residing at the Terrace, Cwmlline. He last saw his father alive at the Pen- rhos Arms on Saturday afternoon. He saw no signs of drink, but the deceased did drink. Deceased had been in the habit of going to the river, but not lately. Edward Edwards, postman, Cemmes, said he met the deceased on Saturday afternoon. De- ceased asked for a fishing hook and said he knew where there was a fish. Witness had no hook and the deceased then left him and went towards the river. Deceased was not drunk, but he might have had some drink.—David William Williams, carpen- ter, an apprentice in the employ of the deceased, said when he returned home on Saturday he found the house of the deceased locked up. He was out in company with Rowland Jones searching for him until 12 o'clock that night, but they failed to tiad him. Eafly the next morning he went out in the direction of Cemmes, and when near to Bryndovey, found the gate leading to the road open. He went along the road and saw foot-marks leading down to the river. He saw something on the other side of the river and upon examination it proved to be the body of his master lying head downwards in a pool of water. He returned home for assistance and with the help of Richard Humphreys and Richard Williams got the body out. Deceased had his clothes and shoes on. He was not aware that deceased was in the habit of going to the river.-P.C. Hamer Cemmes, also gave evidence. He assisted to get the body out. The deceased was lying in such a position as to prevent him getting out. One of his hands had been bitten by some animal. There was no fishing instrument near.—The jury returned a verdict of accidental death by drowning in the Dovey.




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