SERIOUS OFFENCE UNDER THE BANK- RUPTCY ACT. A PEMBROKESHIRE MERCHANT IN TROUBLE. At the Carmarthen Borough Police-court on Mon- day-befolrethe Mayor and Messrs. T. Hughes and J. Howell Thomas—the court wais engaged for hours "With the adjourned case against William Jonesr Buildings, Blaenffoe, Pembrokeshire, for allege^ pffeoces in his bankruptcy. Mr W. Morgan Griffiths appeared on behalf of the Treasury'to conduct the case, which was taken under several section's of the Debtors' Act, 1869. Defendant was undefended. Mr W. M. Griffiths, in opening the case, said the charges were three in number, namely:—Making material-omissions in his statement of affairs con- cealing property; book debts; and concealing books. On the 1st February defendant filed his petitioft, with liabilities JE406 3s. 5d., and assets dE14 Is. 10d., which were wholly in book debts. Defendant stated that those were all the debts, but the official receiver had since secured the payment of otlVelf debts which debtor had represented as having"been paid. He had denied the existence of any ledger, but evidence was forthcoming of such a book. Defendant had been doing a large business, at ond time paying as much as JE40 a month freightage, and yet he wanted the official receiver and thecourt to believe that be carried all his accounts in his head and in certain memorandum day-books' which he produced. C. N." Phillips, chief clerk of the Carmarthen Bankruptcy Court, put in the file of the pro- ceedings'. W. J. Needle, Carmarthen, the shorthand writer engaged in the case, spoke to the correctness of his notes and transcript of the defendant's examina- tion. J. H. Daniel, from the official receiver's office, said he went into possession at the defendant's when the receiving order was made, and assisted in getting up the defendant's statement of affairs. Defendant denied the existence of a ledger. He (witness) prepared the list of book debts at the direction of the debtor, and Jones did not point out to him the list of names at the end of account "oook No. 3. When that statement was made out, Jones fully understood that it was his statement, and he (defendant) was responsible for it. Joseph Williams, now living at Llansamlet, said that he formerly collected debts for the defendant. On the 8th January defendant gave him a number of bills to collect. He paid money over to defen- dant, jE2 10s. on the 4th February that was three days after the petition was filed. On the 5th he paid him £ 2 Is. The items on the list produced were, except one, the bills defendant gave him to collect. On April 11th defendant offered him 92 to send to the official receiver jEl 19s. 10d. which he (Williams) received on one of the accounts, and paid over to defendant in February. James Williams, cashier in the office of the official receiver, produced a list of debts received from various people since February 1st in that bankruptcy. It amounted to 99 5s. None of those items were included by the defendant in his state- ment of affairs. There was no ledger account in defendant's books against David Davies, post- master. The Official Receiver (Mr T. Thomas) said that his suspicion was aroused in that case, and he made strict enquiry. At the end of day-book No. 3 he found, under date January 9th, 1889, a long list of names with amounts opposite to them, some of which were crossed out. At the public examina- tion he asked defendant as to how he omitted certain accounts, and he said first that he thought his son bad received them, and then that he did not understand why they were omitted. John Davies, blacksmith, Bridgend, Clydey, Pembrokeshire, and coal and lime merchant at Llanfyrnach Station, said that on the last Tuesday in January witness applied for the payment of JE47 due to witness, and defendant told him not to be afraid, as he had about jE400 due to him. This concluded the evidence as to the omissions in the statement of affairs, and Mr Griffiths then called evidence as to the charge of concealing the ledger.-Messrs. C. N. Phillips and J. H. Daniel were resworn, and a fresh witness. W. R. Hughes, brewer's traveller, Burton, said he called upon defendant at his office at Boncath on January 7th and 21st to collect money. On the first occasion defendant said he had a great deal of money out. He had a ledger before him, and said that he had dE300 to C400 out on it. The book was about 10 inches by 14, and had accounts entered in ledger form. Defendant said his lia- bilities were not much above £100. A man came in with an account, which he said was not correct, and defandant turned up -the account in the ledger. In March he asked defendant about the ledger, and he said he had sold it to a man named Samuel, and that was the only one he had. Witness saw the' book sold to Samuel, which was produced in defen- dant's presence at his public examination, and that was not the one he saw at defendant's office. William Davies, engine driver, Llanfyrnach, said that four years ago he frequently saw a ledger, about 12 by 8 inches, at the defendant's office. David Davies, postmaster, Rose-hill, Cilgerran, said that in September, 1888, he went to defen- dant's office to look after a bill. Defendant's son was there, and he looked it up.in a ledger. The book was about 14 or 15 inches long and 9 inches wide. The son turned to the index to find the account. The book was strongly bound and was well worn. James Adams, coal and lime merchant, Cilger- ran, said he often saw the defendant drawing bills out of a ledger. The Official Receiver said that defendant swore distinctly at his public examination that he never had a ledger with an alphabetical index. Defen- dant said that the only big book he had he sold to Samuel when he gave up business. That book was produced at the public examination. It was a new book, and the only leaves written upon were cut out by defendant's solicitor, and he (the Official Receiver) produced those leaves. Ultimately, defendant was committed for trial on all the charges.
THROAT IRRITATION AND COILIGII-Soreness and dryness, tickling and irritation, inducing cough and affecting the voice. For these symptoms use Epps's Glycerine Jujubes. In contact with the glands at the moment they are excited by the act of sucking, the Glycerine in these agreeable confections becomes actively healing. Sold only in boxes, 7M., tins, Is, l £ d., labelled" JAMES EPPS & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London." Dr. George Moore, in his work on Nose and Throat Diseases," says: "The Glycerine Jujubes prepared by James Epps and Co., are of undoubted service as a curative or palliative agent," while Dr. Gordon Holmes, Senior Physician to the Municipal Throat and Ear Infirmary, writes: "After an extended trial, I have found your Glycerine Jujubes of considerable benefit in almost all forms of throat disease." NELSON'S COFFIN. — Admiral E. A. Inglefield sends to a contemporary an interesting account of the presentation to Nelson of his coffin some time before his death. He says: Ben Hallowell, captain of the Swiftsure, who was afterwards better known in the navy as Admiral Sir Benjamin Hallowell Carew, was a great personal friend of Nelson's. After the battle of the Nile-when L'Orient was blown up-a portion of her mainmast was picked up near the Swiftsure, and the captain had a coffin made from the wood, and sent it to Nelson with the following letter: "Swiftsnre, August, 1798. Sir,—I have taken the liberty of presenting you with a coffin, made from the mainmast of L'Orient, that when you have finished your militant career in this world you may be buried in one of your trophies; but that that period may be far distant is the earnest wish of your sincere friend, BEN HALLOWELL." Nelson was so pleased with the gift that he caused it to be placed upright against the bulkhead of his dining-cabin on board the Victory, immediately behind the chair where he always sat at dinner, and there it stood until used to convey the mortal remains of the hero to his last resting-place in St. Paul's. A death from hydrophobia has occurred at Great Bedwyn, near Devizes. A little boy named Francis Wallis, three and a half years of age, was bitten by a dog last June, and a few days ago he was seized with convulsions. He suffered great agony for two days, and then died. The medical evidence at the inquest shewed that hydrophobia was the cause of death.
DEFRAUDING A CARDIFF FIRM. I At th £ Liverpool police-court on Friday—before Mr Riffles, 'stipendiary magistrate—Richard Ellison (35) and William Jones (39) were brought up by warrant charged with obtaining, by false pretences and conspiracy, 900 bags of flour from Messrs Spiller and Company, Cardiff (Limited), millers and corn merchants. In March last the prisoner Ellison was an agent for the firm in Liverpool and district, and his duties were simply to get orders and send them direct to the firm, who would communicate with the purchaser and send the goods direct. Ellison sent an order for a thousand sacks of flour for Jones, who had an office in King-street. Messrs Spiller and Co. had previously executed some small orders from Jones, and the goods were paid for. This established some confidence. Jones appears to have handed over the bills of lading to Ellison, who sold the flour to men in the trade, who paid Ellison the money. Chief Detective Inspector Marsh explained to the magistrates that the value of the flour obtained by the prisoners was £ 880 odd, and he ask»d that they should be remanded for the attendance of Mr Ensor, solicitor, of Cardiff, who had the case in hand. Detective Sub-Inspector McConchi stated that he arrested the prisoners the previous day at Seacoihbe, and in reply to the charge, Ellison said everything had gone wrong with him for some time. He was very sorry, but he never intended to defraud people out of their money, but the money went flying for one thing and another. Jones said anything he did was through Ellison's instructions, and he did not know that there was any fraud in the matter. The prisoners were remanded for seven days.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT SWANSEA. On Friday afternoon a fire broke out in the pattern shop of Messrs. Grenfell's works at St. Thomas. The Swansea Fire Brigade, under the supervision of Superintendent Holland and Inspec- tors Jones and Davies, drove to the spot and found that the building, containing a quantity of in- flammable material, was enveloped in flames, which were not extinguished for nearly two hours, in spite of a copious supply of water. Considerable damage was done, the building being gutted. The fire, which is suspected to have been caused by a spark from the copper, was discovered by a lad.
A WONDERFUL SEPULCHRE.-The Taj Mahal, or Crown of Empires, at Agra, India, is regarded as the grandest tomb in the world. It is an octagonal building of the purest white marble, the interior being decorated with inlaid work of precious stones, as agate and jasper, with ornamental designs in marble of various shades. In regard to colour and design, the interior ranks first in the world for purely decorative workmanship, while the perfect symmetry of the exterior can never be forgotten by the beholder, nor the aerial grace of its domes, rising like marble bubbles into the clear sky. It was begun in 1629, and finished in 1648, by Shah Jehan, as a mausoleum for his wife, Arjamed Banos Begum, The Exalted of the Palace "-the Light of the Harem in Moore's "Lalla Rookh "—and cost something like £750,000. The celebrated Bermier said that it deserved to be numbered among the wonders of the world more than the pyramids; and Bayard Taylor said "If there was nothing else in India, this alone would repay the journey. The distant view of this matchless edifice satisfied me that its fame is well deserved. So pure, so gloriously perfect did it appear that I almost feared to ap- proach it lest the charm should be broken." IMPORTANT AND USEFUL INFORMATION.—If you ask the best physicians in any country what is the best remedy for indigestion, nervous disorders, and a host of ailments resulting from them, as bilious- ness, sick headaches, heartburn, swelling of the stomach after meals, drowsiness, shooting pains about the heart, depression of spirits, bronchitis, asthma, spitting of blood, &c. ? they will imme- diately reply—" Quinine is the best." Again en- quire "What other substance is a remedy for in- digestion, liver complaints, fevers, &c. ?" and they will answer Dandelion." If you then ask, "What are the most reliable to purify the blood, and remove the ill effects of impure blood?" and they will tell you that Sarsaparilla and Quinine are best adapted for that purpose. If you then desire to know what will strengthen the appetite for food, the answer will generally be-Gentian and Quinine. The refore, when all these medicinal ingredients are united with others which possess like properties as remedial agents, forming a combination of all the most renowned medicinal plants of this and other countries, and known as Quinine Bitters, we have such a combination of powerful curative agents, that no weakness, debility, or any symp- toms of the above named diseases are able to with- stand its healing effects. And yet it is so free from any injurious substance that even the weakest infants, the feeblest females and most helpless in- valid may use it with safety, and the working man need not abstain from his labour whilst using this wondrous curative mixture, Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters. At this season of the year no one should be without it. A course taken now will be invaluable in giving tone to the system, new life to the blood, and bracing the nerves. Avoid imitations. The unparalleled success of GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS has created a host of base imitations somewhat similar in appearance and in name, but possessing none of the virtues of this Great National Remedy. Remember that none are genuine except GwiLTM EvANs' QuiNiNE BITTERS. See the name on stamp, lebel, and bottle. Refues all others. Insist upon having the genuine GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS. Should any difficulty be experienced in procuring it, write to the Proprietor. who will forward it per parcels post. carriage paid, to any address, at the following prices:—Bottles, 2s. 9d.; double size, 48.6d. cases of three large bottles, 12s. 6d. Sold by all Chemists and Vendors of Patent Medi- cines in the Kingdom. Agents in all parts of the World. May be had direct from the Proprietors :— QUININE BITTERS MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., LLANELLY, SOUTH WALES.
A fatal accident has occurred on board the Hecla, torpedo ship, now at Portsmouth. A signalman named Elijah Day was sent to the mainyard to remove one'of the trucks, and after doing so, as he was getting on to the ladder to come down, his foot slipped and he fell, striking a heavy chain. He then fell upon a torpedo boat, his feet going through the conning tower. He was picked up in a semi- liteless condition, and was at once taken to the sick bay, where he died in a few minutes. Paul" said his mamma, will you go into the parlour and see if grandpa is asleep?" "Yes, mamma whispered Paul, on his return "he is all asleep but his nose."
JOTTINGS. Have you seen the Shah V I have registered! a mental vow to assault and otherwise injure, with malice aforethought, any person, whomsoever and whatsoever, asking me thatquestion within the next three or four weeks. The Shah fairly bossed everything last week-he has bèetl "chief actor in our social system. He has been the great play- goer, and the best member of the great free list managers have had. First of all, Covent Garden, then the Empire; while the King of Kings showed the light of his countenance at the Crystal Palace. If the Persian Sherbet—I mean the Shah 1—were to stay in England long, I believe he would visit every theatre InLondott, and even give the good old sensation-loving Surrey a turn. The and the hot weather between them will pretty nearly settle the theatrical season, and already there are signs that many of the West End houses will shortly close their portals, or be taken over for, a time by foreign or touring companies. The last nights of the season are announced at the Havmarket, and the remaining evenings will be devoted to some of the favourite plays associated with that theatre, such as Captain Swift, Masks and Faces, The Red Lamp, and the Merry Wives of Windsor*. At the Lyceum Macbeth has left his native (property) heath, and Italian Opera, and French plays told the boards, and Sarah Bernhart and Tamagno reign in the home of Macbeth and Macduff. At the Vaudeville the last nights are announced in consequence of Mr. Thorne's pro- vincial tour. The Earl of Lonsdale has decided that the fine collection of trophies in natural history, made by him on his recent Arctic journey, shall be artisti- cally modelled and set up, to be kept at Lowther Castle. The commission has accordingly been en- trusted to Mr. Rowland Ward,'F.Z.S., who will treat the specimens of animals, which include moose, musk oxen, bears, white goats, cariboo, &c., and a large collection of birds. There are, besides, many ethnological objects. One incident of the journey that is interesting to sportsmen is that the Earl carried with him a remarkable gun, which he calls u Paradox," with which weapon alone he was able to collect moose, bears, &c, and birds as well. I am glad to find that James the Penman has caught fairly on at the Shaftesbury, thanks to the general excellence of the acting all round, and to the goodness of the play itself. Mr. Willard is very fine and powerful as James Ralston, and is ably supported by Lady Monckton. I thought, however, that Mr. Macintosh had rather overdone his make-up, as Baron Hardtfeldt, otherwise he was very good indeed. All the other parts are more than efficiently filled, and I see no reason why Jim should not go on his forging career for many weeks to come in the Avenue called Shaftesbury. That unappreciated genius, Mr Jerome Hopkins, w of New York, has been scolding us terribly. It is well to make this known, as only a very few per- sons surrendered themselves to be scolded at Prince's Hall when he delivered his lecture on "Unmusical England and America." Probably at New York he lectures on Unmusical America and England." How if he betook himself and his neglected works to musical Germany, and tried what they would say to him there? Anyway, you will gain nothing, Mr Hopkins, by forcing yourself down unwilling throats. The cry as to American visitors is still "they come; but at this time of the year there are those whose tours are ended, and who go." In fact, the number of these is so large that it is by no means easy to get a berth on board a steamer bound for New York. I have heard of a case where a lady had taken her passage on board the-well, a very big liner that sails next week-and a few days after she found to her consternation that it had been re-let, over her head, of course at a premium. One of the events of the forthcoming Gloucester Festival will be the production of a cantata written by Miss Rosalind Ellicott, the Bishop's daughter, who has been studying in Dresden where several of her compositions have been performed with great success. The cantata is a setting of Mrs Herman's almost-forgotten poem Elysium," and consists of an orchestral introduction, chorus, recitative for soprano, chorus and soprano solo, airs for soprano, and final chorus with soprano solo. The numbers all foltdw one on the other, without break, in the style favoured by modern composers. Miss Anna Williams will take the solo part-at the first evening concert in connection with the Festival—on September 3rd. Mr Joseph A. Cave is to have a complimentary benefit at the Opera Comique on Thursday, the 18th inst. The function is in the hands of an un- usually powerful committee, and the splendid pro- gramme promised will doubtless be forthcoming. The supporters of Mr Cave are sure to roll up in goodly numbers, and in every way the affair is likely to be a success. The scene on the occasion of the Shah's state visit to the opera on Tuesday week was one that will long be remembered, as it furnished one of the most magnificent spectacles ever witnessed in the commodiotis house in Covent Garden. The en- trance hall and grand staircase were lined by the Yeomen of the Guard, while huge blocks of ice, illuminated by fairy lamps, and embowered amidst a wreath of flowers, shrubs, and greenery, met the eye at every turn. The saloon was lined with beefeaters, and decorated with costly hangings of old gold. On the various tiers every box was de- corated with two magnificent bouquets, tied with parti-coloured ribbon, while programmes, printed on satin, were supplied to all the visitors. The attendance embraced a whole volume of the peerage and army lists; and the dresses were distinct triumphs of the milliner's art. w.
During the last few days the men of the Buffs, East Kent Regiment, have been practising route marching, in preparation for the arrival of the Shah, and it is stated that a number of them have suffered from the effects of the heat. No fewer than 36 men have been taken to the military hospital at Dover, and one case is said to be of a serious character.
PEMBROKE DOCK SCHOOL BOARD. I A special meeting was held in the board-room on Saturday evening,: Rev W. Evans/ M. A.- (chairman) presiding.^ Petitions were ordered to be signed^ in favour of intermediate education and the Sunday Closing Bill for England.—Tenders were opened from Mr R. W. Ladd (borough surveyor) and Mr K. McAlpin, C.E., for preparing plans and specifi- cations for the new building. The former offered to do the work for Si per cent, on the total outlay, and the"latter at 4 per cent. It was decided to accept Mr Ladd's price.—With regard to the resig- nation' of Mr Caird as a member of the bostrd, it was explained to the board that Mr Caird was willing to continue in office, and the resignation was, there- fore,) not accepted.—It was agreed that during the dinner hour the board grant permission to children residing at a distance to take their dinners in the schools. t
CARMARTHEN WORKHOUSE ARRANGE- MENTS. At the ordinary meeting of the Carmarthen Board of Guardians on Saturday held under the presidency of Mr J, Hughes, F.R.C.S., a letter was read from the Local Government Board saying that the board had received a report from their medical officer of health (Dt Downes), who visited the Carmarthen Workhouse on the 19th ult., and that they had directed Mr Birehani, the poor-law inspector, to communicate with' the guardians on the1 report. Mr Bircham said that Dr Downes visited the workhouse by order of the Local Govern- ment Board, because the guardians had not taken any notice of the questions of certain necessary alterations put before them in his report. Dr Downes'report pointed out all the defects in the workhouse. If the guardians did not adopt his (Mr Bircham's) report, the Local Government Board would probably make an order, which order would probably be on" the lines laid down by Dr Downes.—Mr James Davies did not agree with launching into such expense as that report ordered. He had been told that it would cost £ 1,000 to carry out the committee's report.—The Chairman said the committee ought to be ashamed of themselves. He was glad Mr Davies had mentioned that subject. He had felt so much after the last meeting that he had consulted the clerk about leaving the chair for good. After further discussion the report of the committee was then reconsidered, on the motion of the Rev W. Lewis, and finally adopted with certain alterations.
TITHE DISTRAINTS IN CARDIGANSHIRE. Mr David Lloyd, solicitor, Lampeter, together with his son and a bailiff, paid a visit to Oakford; near Aberdayron, on July 1, to levy a distraint on the property of Mr Morgan Evans, J.P. The unwelcome visitors also appeared at Neuadd Mill and Cwmmawr and ten other places for the same purpose. t
WHOLESALE DESTRUCTION OF FISH AT TREGARON. Considerable public annoyance has been caused at Tregaron, Cardiganshire, by the discovery that some person or persons put lime into the river Brenig, which runs through the town, thereby killing fish big and small for a considerable distance. Not a fortnight ago the same thing was done below the town in the same river, but this time the mis- chief has been perpetrated a little distance above the town, where the fish were very plentiful. Most of the fish have either been killed or stupefied in the river for about half-a-mile above the town to the Teifi. The spawn is all spoilt, and the water itself is made impure by dead fish.
ACCIDENT TO THE LADY MARGARET. An alarming experience befel passengers by the Lady Margaret on the return journey from Weston to Cardiff on Saturday evening. The steamer, with her full complement of excursionists, left Weston at eight o'clock. Before she had reached half-way an alarming noise as of tremendous hammering with regulated stroke came from the direction of the right paddle-box. The noise was followed by the violent forcing up of a plank from the roof of the paddle-box. The engines were soon stopped, and an investigation was made. This resulted in the discovery of a loose leaf in the paddle. Naturally, the somewhat untoward incident caused consider- able excitement, and several ladies fainted away. After three-quarters of an hour's delay, the Lady Margaret resumed her journey, and Cardiff was reached in safety about 10 p.m.