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NEWTOWN. HAWKING WITHOUT A LICENSE.- At the Police Court on Monday before Mr A. Ford, John Sinnott was charged with hawking without a license that day. Dismissed on promising to leave the town. INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION, Wednesday.—Present: Mr R, Lloyd (in the chair), Mrs T. M. Taylor, Messrs R. Williams and J. Hughes, with Mr C. E. Churchill, assistant clerk, Major Pryce-Jones, M.P. wrote thanking the Board for the offer of a seat on the Board, but regretted that he would not be able to attend meetings which for a short time would, necessarily be of a most important and responsible character, and he must therefore de- cliue. At the same time he thanked the Board for their invitation and regretted his inability to accept it.- Mr 'feather, the architect, wrote accepting his appointment as architect and asking for a premium of X20 which was offered for the best set of plans. He pointed out that as these original plans were not followed he had had to prepare entirely new ones. The question of the payment- of the prem- ium was deferred until the next meeting. It was decided to ask the architect to send the plans at an early date in time for the meeting of the County Governing Body.—The Headmaster and Head- mistress (Mr Tetley and Miss Nott) wrote in reference to the prize day, suggesting that it should take place at the end of the present term, and that it would be a good opportunity for calling the attention of the public to the claim of the school on its support. It was agreed that prizes be given, the cost not to exceed £ 7 10s.—The head teachers together with the Chairman and Vice-chairman were deputed to make arrangements and to fix the date, the meeting to be held in the Boys' School- room. Mrs T. M. Taylor thought it very desirable that the public should fully understand their financial position.—The Clerk was instructed to apply to the County Governing Body for the balance due from that Body at the end of the financial year and for their contribution of 9200 on account of the current year. SAD CAS; OF DROWNING.—At the Montgomery- shire Infirmary on Monday afternoon, an inquest was held by the Coroner, Mr R. Williams, touching the death of Francis Henry Ryland, late of Cryn- fryn Place, whose body was found in the Severn on Saturday. Mr G. H. Ellison was appointed foreman of the jury.—The first witness called was Ernest Neale Ryland, who identified the body as being that of his father, who was engaged as head gardener at Newtown Hall, and whp was last seen alive by witness at 11 o'clock on Saturday morning. Seeing that the deceased did not as usual return home for dinner and tea his wife became uneasy, and witness went with Mr Walker, footman, in search of him, with the result that deceased was found by them in the river, cn the Dolerw side. Deceased was not subject to fits, and was very cheerful on the morning of his death. Ho was 39 years of age and could swim.—Henry Arnold, 58, Ladywell-street, under-gardener at Newtown Hall, deposed to seeing deceased about noon on Saturday. He heard Walker, the footman, say that deceased was to fetch the boat from Dolerw grounds, so that Major Pryce-Jones might go across in it that evening. Witness was accustomed to go with him to fetch the boat but did not go on Saturday. Deceased, who did not appear to be afraid of the water, used to stand on the gravel where the boat was fastened to a stump, unhook the boat, and jump in with the chain in his hand. Witness, who accompanied last witness in search of the deceased, stated that the body was found about four yards below the boat. Thomas Walker, footman at New- town Hall, stated that about 8.30 on Saturday morning he heard Major Pryce-Jones giving orders to deceased to fetch the boat from Dolerw grounds. Finding, later on in the day that the deceased was missing, witness went to see if the boat bad been fetched, and saw that it was still on the other side. Having fetched the boat to the Newtown side of the river, he (witness) found several persons look- ing for deceased. In company with deceased's son he took the boat across the river, and found the body of the deceased in the water with his face downwards, his shirt sleeves being rolled up. He then gave the alarm to Owen the coachman, and Shute the gardener, from Dolerw.-P.C. Parry stated that about 8 o'clock on Saturday evening, from information received, he proceeded to the river where he found the body of the deceased in about three feet of water, on the Dolerw side of the river. Deceased was lying on his face. The arms were extended, the hands being slightly clenched and stiff. Deceased had neither coat, boots nor stockings on. Witness had since found the coat at Newtown Hall, though the shoes and stockings were still missing. He did not observe any marks on the body of the deceased beyond a slight abrasion of the left ear and another under the chin. In the pockets of the deceased were found a watch which bad stopped at 12-33, one shilling and threepence in silyer and copper, a tobacco pouch, a pipe and a box of matches. There were no marks on the head, the- river, or on the banks of any struggle having taken place. The ear bled after the body was brought into the mortuary. The river was so shallow that deceased might have crossed a little lower down without wetting his feet.—This concluded the evi- dence, and after a lengthy deliberation the jury returned a verdict of Accidentally drowned. The Coroner said that it had been suggested tohim that it would be fitting to pass a vote of condolence with the widow and family. He quite agreed with that suggestion, for the deceased seemed to be a man very much respected by all who knew him. The circumstances of his death were very sad and distressing, and the least they could do was to offer their sympathy to the surviving relatives in their sad bereavement.—We understand that Major Pryce-Jones, M.P., the deceased's employer, has generously undertaken to defray the expenses con- nected with the funeral, and also providing mourn- ing for the servants at Newtown Hall.

MANAFON.

LLANSANTFFRAID DEYTHEUR.

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