Doctor Hugh lindlay and his Fiancee. COLLAPSE OF A PROSECUTION. PRISONER RE-ARRESTED. WANTED AT AYR. SERIES OF REMARKABLY CLEVER FRAUDS. On Wednesday, at the Penarth Police Court- before Mr J. S. Batchelor and Major Thornley-I I D r Hugh Findlaywas brought up in custody on remand charged with stealing two engagement rings, value XI4, the property of Mr Carl Wehrley, jeweller, Windsor-road. Penarth. The only witness put forward was the prosecutor, who confirmed the statement made to the Bench at the previous hearing, which has been fully detailed in these columns. Prisoner, who desired in the absence of his Counsel to put a few questions to the witness, elicited from the latter that when he visited his shop he said he had come to Penarth to endeavour to establish a medical practice. Prisoner: Do you remember when I had chosen the rings I asked you to put them aside for a time, and I would call and pay for them, and you re- ] plied, Never mind, Doctor, I will send them down to the house ? Witnesa: No. Prisoner: And I said I would call and pay for them. Is that true or not ? Witness: No. Prisoner What did I say ? Witness: You told me that you would return one of them in the evening. Witness further admitted that he had offered to send the rings down to the house. The Bench, after a brief consultation with the Clerk, decided not to hear any further evidence, and ordered the case to be dismissed. Superintendent Giddings ststed that the police would offer no evidence in the other cases. Immediately after the close of the case Inspector Roberts re-arrested prisoner upon a warrant received from the Newport police charging him with obtaining goods under false pretences. Readers will remember (says the North Britieh Daily Mail) that in the month of March this year a person who styled himself hugh Findlay, M.B., C.M., M.R.C.S., perpetrated a number of remarkaely clever frauds in Ayr. His story was to the eflect that he had arrived in town to take over the practice of the late Dr Goldie, Newton-on-Ayr. He secured lodgings in Union-avenue, and forthwith made preparations to commence the duties of a healer of the sick. He called on a number of shopkeepers and was provided with clothing, provisions, and liquor, a valuable gold watch, &c. None of the shopkeepers received pay- ment they all believed the story poured into their ears by the persuasive tongue of their customer." Before "Dr Findlay" terminated his visit to the Auld Toun he changed his story, owing to the fact that a real successor to Dr Goldie appeared on the scene. He told his dupes that he was going to leave Ayr—it was beautifully situated, its historic associations made it a delightful spot to him- Accordingly, he made i*; known that he bad entered into partnership with Dr Ogilvie. One or two parties called in the services of "Dr Findlay," and he diagonised two cases as in- fluenza- For one of these he recommended brandy, but as the victim could not provide the wherewithal, the" doctor ordered the liquor. In the other case he applied a mustard blister to the patient's stomach. On numerous occasions he pointed out that a lady in Barns-terrace was his aunt, but the police inquiries divulged the fact that she was no relation whatever. He called on this lady, and her impression was that c, Dr Findlay was one of two persons whom she took charge of irom Trinidad 17 or 18 years ago. Oa Tuesday evening, the 20th inst., a man, whom the police ara satisfied is "Dr Findlay," was arrested at Cardiff, and the arrest was made in an exceedingly smart manner, and reflects the greatest credit upon Detective Rankin, of the Cardiff police, into whose charge the case had been given. The doctor called at the Central Police Office and gave the name of James Grice, son of the late Mr E. Grice, manager of the Nut, and Bolt Works, Newport, and stated that he had been robbed. detective Rankiii at once re- cognised him as a "Dr Findlay" "wanted" at Penarth on a charge of obtaining goods by false pretences, and promptly arrested him. On making further inquiries the detective also found that be was v, anted at Bath on a charge of obtaining goods by false pretences under the na^ie of Edward Hu^h Dick which, by the way, is the real name—and that of the Hon, H. W. Bedford, of the West Indies- The police of Elgin. Aberdeen, and Stirling are also in- terested in the "doctor," who, we learn, was remanded at Penarth for further inquiry.
Penarth District Council. NO HEALTH REPORT. STREET NOMENCLATURE CONTRETEMPS. ARE WE TO HAVE A "GAY" STREET OR AN "AMEN CORNER-" The Public Works and Health Committee of the Penarth District Council met on Monday night, Mr H. Snell presiding. There were also present Messrs J. Y. Strawson, W. L. Morris, J. P., R. Bevan, S. Thomas, D. Rees, J. W. Morris (clerk), T. Meazey (nuisance inspector), and E. 1. Evans (surveyor) PLANS. After carefully examining plans, the Committee de- cided, on the motion of Mr W. L. Morris, seconded by Mr Strawson, to recommend tbs Council to serve notices for carrying out the private improvements in Church-avenue, Clive-lane, and Plassey-lane. Plans were also recommended for building two villas in StanweU-road, for Mr Hancock, and four villas in the same road for Mr Jones. THE SURVEYOR'S REPORT. was read, showing that the private improvements in Archer-lane North and Archer-road were completed, as well as those in Sully-terrace and Sully-place, with the exception of readjusting the fcerbing displaced in a few places by rolling opera- tions. One-third of Cwrt-y-vil-road widening had been completed, and one of the Dingle bridges had been re-constructed. Trees to the number of 161 bad been wired, and the subsidence soil, in places mentioned by Mr Purnell at the last Council meeting, bad been attended to. The urinal at the end of New Plaseey- strcet had been taken down to be cleaned (prior to its removal lower down), but some of the ironwork was much damaged. The construction of seats was pro- ceeding during spare time, six having already been made (Hear, hear). The construction of a door vice a window in the Collector's office havmg been re- presented as proving an advantage aud a great con- venience, the Surveyor, on the suggestion of Mr Morris, was instructed to make it. STREET NAMING EXTRAORDINARY. What's in a name ? Sufficient to cause a division when a letter was read from Mr Renwick objecting to the name of Gay-street East, a street wherein he lived, and suggesting that a more appropriate and euphonious one would be Milford-place. For the benefit of one or two members, Gay-street was located as the thoroughfare just beyond Mr W. L. Morris's house, leading off to the left of Stanwell-road from the station way. Mr Renwick contended that this road had been unnamed for four years, and that it was practically known as Stanwell-road. Mr Morris admitted that he himself was much amused at the new name, but be did'nt much admire it. A running fira of facetious remarks having been made as to its saggestiveness, Mr Snell observed that in consonance with naming Victoria-road after Lady Windsor, the Estate had complimentarily elected Gay-street—another of her ladyship's names. Mr R. Bevan: You can't explain that to every- one. It appears to satisfy everyone else save Mr Renwick. Mr Thomas: We shall have gay young sparks from Cardiff turning off that way. It is ojt of no discourtesy to her ladyship that I oppose the name; I almost regret we know the origin of the name. Sup- pose we say Amen Corner," as it's so near to All Saints'. Mr Morris: College-road. Mr Bevan: Mr Renwick is only one resident. Mr Snell: I quite agree with Mr Bevan, and the name has been once approved by the Council. Mr Thomas: The name has only been known two or three days the whole neighbourhood objects. Mr Bevan: There are only three houses in that road, and simply one lodged objection. Mr Strawson: I know for a fact that there a as plenty of objections. At this juncture the Chairman remarked they did'n-t want to be half an hour in coming to a decision, whereupon Mr Thomas moved, and Mr Morris seconded that the Committee recommend the Council to alter the name. Mr R. Bevan moved an amendment to the effect that the present name remain. This was seconded by the Chairman, bat upon its being put to the meeting was npgatived, only the mover and seconder voting, whilst all the others voted for Mr Thomas's proposition, which was declared carried. MISCELLANEOUS. l The Medical Officer having gone for his holidays, the health report for July was not read, j
-W L Penarth Lodge, LO.&.T. The weekly meetings of this lodge are now held on Tuesday evenings instead of Wednesday, and there seems every prospect of this change being for the good of the lodge. On Tuesday last there was an un- usually large attendance, and the proceedings were of a very interesting character. The election of officers took plate as AllowsChief Templar, Bro. Smith; Vice-lemplar, Sister Gent; Chaplain, Sister Guppy Secretary, Bro. J. D. Halley; Financial Secretary, Bro. fl. H. Pickford; Treasurer, Bro. Jamelt Shier; Marshall, Bro. G. Davies; Guard, Sister C. Farr: Assistant-Secretary, Sister Brooks; Deputy-Marshall. Cosslett; Past Chief Templar, Bro. B. J. Fwkford. The officers were duly installed by Bro. J- F. Pickford, D.G.C.T- It was resolved to cele- brate the lodge anniversary by a tea and social enter- tainment on Tuesday, the 10th September.
Testimonial to Major Wyndham Quin, M.P. At a luncheon given at the conclusion of the annual regimental prize shooting of the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars at Gloucester, on Wednesday, an interesting presentation of a handsome drawing room clock, vases, and photographs by non. commissioned officeri and troopers was made to Major Wyndham Quin, M.P., as a mark of esteem on the expiration of a term of adjutancy of 51 years- Major Quin, in responding, said he should consider the presents among his most possessions. The Marquis of Worcester, in responding to a toast, stated that the Prince of Wales has notified his intention of inspecting the brigade at Chelteaham next year.
Visit of Ir Snazslls. Mr Snazelle is announced to give an E, rotertaitiment in Andrews' Large Hall, on Monday evening next. What does the entertainment consist of ? In answer to this question we cavnot do better than refer our readers to the following paragraph extracted from the Western Mail of Tuesday, August 13th 1895:- Without doubt the most enjoyable, instructive, and amusing entertainment which has been presented to the Cardiff public for some time past is that given this week at the Panopticon by the famous reciter and vocalist, Mr G. H. Snazelle. It is not likely that an entertainment which, wherever throughout the civilised globe it has been given, has never failnAjfrn be greeted with a welcome and appreciation, riuwy excelled should prove unattractive to the Cardiff public. Mr Stoll's popular St. Miry-street house was on Monday evening filled with an audience whose enthus- iastic reception of Mr Snazelle must have rewarded that gentleman for, after a lapse of nearly seventeen years, paying a second visit to the capital of Wales. The world wide fame Mr Snazelle could, of course, be made accountable for the large house, but a name and nothing more cannot hold an audience in a state of rapt attention and delight, frequently exhibited, for two hours as Mr Snazelle was successful in doing on Monday evening. Even the most exacting pleasure seeker could not have found fault with a programme so varied, and an entertainment so admirably, in every sense, produced. Theentertaioment is divided into two parts, the first of which may be said to com- prise the instructive and serious, the second the comical and ludicrous. Included in the former some very grand views of scenes on the River Thames, shown on a screen by a magnificent instrument, are, without exaggeration, the quintessence of beauty. As they followed each other before the delighted vision it could easily be imagined that the original of the scenes depicted were before one, and rot wif-rely an imitation brought about by man's invention. Oiher pictures equally as good shown were tableux of magic statuary, sights seen by M- Snazelle himself on foreign shores, and some amusing views, entitled "Professor Liszt von Bulow Rubinstein's Pianoforte Recital." Turning to the vocal items of the pro- gramme, the tit-bit was a beaatiful rendering SnazeBe of a selection from II azaretlM" tG,)utod), i i the singing of which the artiste's ri..ft ku ikme voice was heard to great effect. Ot .er songs given and each sung to peifection, were "The Ytdrage Blacksmith" (Weiss), "The Operatic ATilli 11 (A most anausing ballad) and ,-In Sheltered Vale," the last chosen to show the woodrons compass of voice possessed by Mr Snazelle. In the role of -,t reciter Mr Snazelle took, perhaps, best, white giving his very funny yarn" How Bill Adams woa the Battla of Waterloo," but equally productive of mitt* were his recitations of "The Whistler" and '"Michael's Adven- tures at the Wars," while Longfellow's beautiful poarn, The Old Clock on the Suirs," was given with g-reat pathos and feeling. It is hardly necessary to say, in conclusion, t*at the productions are those which anybody coull deiive pressure and profit from witnessill" and by which the most modest of the modest could not be shocked.' The entertainment on Monday evening. >?jll be under the direc' pakoaage of Lord and L .dy WHidsor, who took the chair for this very programme at tie the Birmingham Institute in 1883.