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PONTERWYD. l»QUEsT.—On Saturday last an inquest was held at 7*&Otllyn before Mr John Evans, solicitor, coroner, 'Ato the death of Isaac Richard Thomas,infant son of }(r James Thomas, shepherd. The jury were:- Mr Jones, Post Office (foreman), Messrs W. j ^e8, E. Atwood, D. Davies, M. Morgan?, J. Hughes, f <*• Jones, Wm. James, D. Davies, J. Thomas, D. j, Thomas, and B. Thomas. Mrs Thomas (the child's jj mother), gave evidence and said that he died on i Tuesday last at 11.10 p.m. at the age of two years, j was in his usual health that morning, but i «kout noon she had to go out of the house for a lew minutes and left her second boy, aged four the deceased, and the baby in the house, "ken she was returning 1° t-he house, the deceased her at the door in flames. She extinguished J*15 fire* and carried him in, and as soon as her nusband and brother, who were on the mountain, turned, the brother rode off for Dr Davies, Machynlleth, who arrived about 6.30. He stayed wlth the child for over two hours, but, unfortunately, Sll their efforts were of no avail. The little brother plained clearly how he took fire. The jury found a yerdict of accidental death, and strongly recom- mended that fire guards should be used where little c*ildren are being brought up. The house is the neareet to the summit of Piynlimon, and the quick *rrival of Dr Davies is much to his credit and "• the uncle who fetched him over the mountains.




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