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IA New Tredegar Tragedy.

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I A New Tredegar Tragedy. A terrible case of suicide occurred at New Tredegar early on Wednesday morning, the victim being Mathonwy Williams (22), stepson of the late Cledan Williams composer of Crug-y-bar." It appeared that on Tuesday night, after having been engaged in a tussle with another man, he went home and showed his step-brother, Jenkin Rosser, some cartridges, saying he intended to shoot some birds, and as deceased was in good spirits nothing serious was anticipated. Soon after six o'clock on Wednesday morning the mother awoke her son Jenkin, and almost imme- diately afterwards the report of a gunshot rang out. Jenkin opened the front door of the house, which is a bungalow, and on looking through the window of deceased's bedroom, saw a gun lying across the chest of Mathonwy. On bursting open the door, a terrible sight met his gaze. Deceased was lying in bed with a gunshot wound in his temple, the bullett having shattered part of his skull and scattered the brains all over the room. Dr Roberts, attended by F.S. Humphreys, was soon on the scene. In an interview Jenkin said that Mathonwy was very fond of reading encyclopaedias. He was an agent for the Refuge Assurance Company, and correspondent for the Merthyr Express." When he went home on Tuesday night he was in ordinary spirits, but had not used the gun for two or three years, and did not keep cartridges in the house. By trade, deceased was a grocer's assistant.

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