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CONVINCING PROOF OF THE EFFICACY…

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Two YOUNG MEN DROWNED.—At Bourne- mouth on Friday merning two young men, John and George Barnado (brothers), were drowned while bathing. A MODERN SMUGGLER. The Australian papers give particulars of the seizure of a strangely-built craft in Melbourne. Her name was the Phos, 1,562 tons (Capt. S. B. Johnston), bound from Hamburg to Melbourne. Soon after entering the harbour of Melbourne the vessel was suddenly raided by detectives. A systematic search revealed an immense quantity of uncustomed and unreported merchandise hidden away in all sorts of strange receptacles. The ship was, in fact, constructed on the principle of a conjurer's table. False, panels, false bulkheads, and false bottoms abounded. Even the cook's galley disclosed large quantities of cigars, tobacco, and spirits, the pea, rice, and sugar bins all having fake bottoms. The captain's cabin in particular was a marvel of deceptive construction, mirrors, clothes-presses, and most of the articles of furniture all serving as blinds for the conceal- ment of dutiable goods. The captain is a part-owner of the vessel, and personally superintended her construction. In view of the immense quantity of goods discovered, tho Government took the extreme course of seizing the vessel as security for the payment of the heavy fine incurred.

. LITTLE * SUTTON.

. MOLD.

. WHITCHURCH.

. FLINT.

FARNDON.

. INCE.

QUEE..V'S FEI?RY.

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. NORTHOP.

. SAUGHALL.

. WREXHAM.

HUXLEY.

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HAWARDEN.

. FRODSHAM.

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