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LLAXinV.ST. Saturday afternoon last the towa of Llanrwst was thrown into a stite of great ex- citement, a report being circulated that Mrs. Jones, Vie- t Til Hotel, had poisoned herself by taking a large dose uf laod uium, w'aich rumour, most mela icholy to relate, proving to lie but t >0 tree. The outline of the facts con- nected with this ulost distressing case are as follows. Mrs. Jones had sent for an ounce of laudanum to a druggist's shop by a little niece, who was temporarily staying with her, but of course nothing was particularly thought of the circumstance. About 2 o clock iu the afternoon she proceeded up stairs, but before going she handed the keys to one of the servants, and intimated, it is said, that she should not come down agaiu. The servant, it would seem, attached no weight to the re- mark but on her remaining up stairs for a long time, it was deemed advisable to go and see what was the matter. When the servant went into her bedroom, she saw, to her great horror and astonishment, her mistress lying on the bed, quite insensible, she being quite black in the face. An alarm was instantly given, and Dr. Davies was sent for in a moment. When he arrived, he used the stomach pump, but with no success, as at nine o'clock in the evening the unhappy woman expired-t,) the inexpressible grief of her husband, and the whole town of Llanrwst, as she was a very kind person, and was greatly respected by everyone. It is stated that on one or two previous occasions she employed rather vague and mysterious language to the servants, but the idea that she entertained thoughts of self-destruction never once occurred to them, and so no steps were taken to prevent the fatal act, nor have we learned that any particular cause was assigned to prompt her to commit the fearful deed. On Tuesday afternoon last an inquest was held upon the body, at the Victoria Hotel, before Dr. Pierce and a respectable jury, when evidence bearing upon the above facts was given, by a number of wit- nesses. The Coroner, in summing up, strongly censured the conduct of the servant girls in the matter, for what he deemed to be their culpable negligence in not watch- ing her after the warning she had given, and intimated that it was a question whether they had not, in fact, committed manslaughter. The Jury, however, returned & verdict that the deceased had come to her death from the effects of poison taken by herself whilst in a state of temporary insanity. This event has caused quite a painful feeling in the town and neighbourhood, and much sympathy is felt for Mr. Jones and the members and relations of the family. The deceased WM quite a young woman, and was well known throughout the towns and districts in that part of Wales, and was al- ways a great favourite with everybody. She was Mr. Jones's second wife, and they had not been married a very long time. TTHWNT-I'B-BONT PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday, 6th inst. -Before Admiral Watling, and R. 0. Moulsdale, Esq. All the public-house licenses for the district of Nant Conwy were renewed. D)-anken ness. Edward Roberts, journeyman shoe- maker, Penmachno, and Robert. Griffith, Dolwyddelan, were charged by P.C. Richard Jones with the above offence, Roberts appeared, and caused some merriment in court, saying that he would never come before them again, but that he must have a "spree" every Saturday night. "'?avinf! been duly cautioned by the Bench, he was fined 10s and lis. 6d. sosts, and Griffith, who neglected to appear, and who assaulted the officer when persuad- ing him to go home quietly, was fined 20s. and 12s. costs, or in default one month's imprisonment. Richard and Robert Roberts, two brothers, were charged by P.C W. Roberts, the former with assaulting him in the execution of his duty, and the latter for en- couraging his brother to do so. Mr. Griffith appeared for the defence. It appears that on the 6th nit., Richard Roberts was drunk and riotous in the village of Trefriw, about 11 o'clock at night, and the officer interfered and told him to go away quietly, whereupon he became very violent, and having gone about 21) yards towards home he re- turned to the ofifcer and kicked him several times, and while scuffling together Rober, Roberts came up saying -11 kich away, don't let him the officer) master you, shew that you are more powerful than him, kick him again and I'll help you;" and stood before the oiffcer to prevent him taking his brother into custody. Richard Roberts was fined 30s. and 9s. costs, and Robert Roberts 20s and 9s. costs, or in default of im- mediate payment, one month's imprisonment with hard labour.

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