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THE INQUEST.

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THE INQUEST. At the Tenby Town Hall last Friday after- noon, Mr H. J. E. Price, coroner, held an inquest on the "unknown," the jury empan- nelled being as follows:—Messrs. J. Cadwallader (foreman), Anthony Mathias, W. H. McGrath, Thomas John (St. George Street), James James, George Davies (South Wales Temperance Hotel), Thomas Williams, H. Roberts, E. H. Leach, William John, Griffith Edmonds, James Way, and R. L. C. Morrison. The jury having viewed the body at the mortuary, returned to the court, where previous to the calling of evidence they were briefly addressed by the Coroner, who said he did not think, after hearing the evidence, that they would be able to say who this unfortunate man was. However, it was important that an in- quiry such as the present should take place, for if anything cropped up thereafter it was neces- sary that they should have some data upon which to go. The first witness called was William Cavill, a lad living at Penally, who stated that he was on the South Sands, Tenby, about ten o'clock on the previous Thursday morning. He was a long way from Giltar Point, half-way between Giltar and Tenby. He was going after some wood on the shore when he saw the body of a man washing in the breakers. He went and told two other boys who were with him, and ran into Tenby, where at the Police Station he told Sergeant Thomas of what he had seen. The body was near the shore, and when he left it it was in the water. The body was naked. Police Constable David Williams (5), stationed at Tenby, said that about ten o'clock on Thurs- day morning he received information that the body of a man had been found on the South Sands, washed up from the water. In company with Sergeant Thomas he proceeded to the spot with the ambulance, and found a man lying on his back, naked with the exception of a pair of black merino socks on him. They removed the body to the mortuary, where it was measured and a description taken. The man's age wag about 35 height 5ft Sin. complexion fresh eyes blue very short neck round face big nose resembling a foreigner, or Chinaman. By the Coroner—The only clothing on him was a pair of socks. Witness, continuing his evidence, said that there were cuts on the back of the head, and it seemed as if he had been battered against the rocks. There was also a cut on the chin bone, about two inches long. The Coroner—How long do yo4 think it had been in the water ? Witness—Well, I should say about fourteen days to three weeks. The Coroner—Were there any tattoo marks of any kind on the body ? Witness-Nothing whatever as far as I could observe. Dr. E. M. Knowling, Tenby, deposed to having examined the body of the deceased in the mortuary. In his opinion his age was be- tween 30 and 35, and the body had been in the water from two to three weeks. The body was a good deal decomposed in some parts, but the head was the only part which was injured. There was a wound on the chin, two inches long, whilst four teeth in the upper jaw had apparently dropped out. The nasal bone on the right side was broken, and one of the eyes was partly out of the socket. There were three or four wounds on the scalp. There were no marks about the body with the exception of a vaccination mark sear. The body was that of a man of very fine physiq-ue. By the Coroner—Witness thought the de- ceased was a white man there was nothing about the body to suggest otherwise. He thought the injuxies he had described were sustained after death. He could not say whether death was due to drowning, but it was quite consistent with drowning. The Coroner having briefly addressed the jury, they returned a verdict of "Found drowned."

TENBY COTTAGE HOSPITAL.

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iSUICIDE OF MR. STUART JAMES.

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...... NO. 1, ST. JULIAN TERRACE…

THE RECENT INFECTIOUS CASE…

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- NEGLECTED CHILDREN AT TENBY.

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THE PEMBROKE BOROUGHS.

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