Presentation of Gold Medals
Mr J. Pople, the stage manager at the Newport Empire, and Mr C. Wallington, his assistant, were on Friday afternoon each presented with a gold medal for having so gallantly aided Miss Ray Maskell, the danseuse, when in peril from fire at an Empire performance one evening last month, as already reported. The presentation was made by Mr L. S. Abrahamson, jeweller, Newport, who supplied the medals to the order of Miss Maskell. Each bore the inscription "For bravery, 1896. From Ray Maskell."
Source: South Wales Echo - 19th September 1896
LIABILITIES £ 9,000
NEWPORT JEWELLER AND HIS PUBLIC DUTIES
A meeting of the creditors of Mr. L. S. Abrahamson, jeweller and gold and silversniith, Newport (Mon.), was held at the Midland Hotel, Birmingham, on Thursday. Mr W. H. Davies, of S. Blankensee (Limited), presided, and there was a large attendance of creditors, several South Wales creditors being represented. Mr. G. H. Llewellyn,. of Newport, appeared for the debtor, and Mr. Walter Hunter, accountant, of Newport, submitted the statement of affairs, which showed the total liabilities of about £ 9,000, and assets estimated to realise £3,500. Debtor's solicitor attributed failure to bad trade, and loss on property. There was a feeling amongst the creditors that the debtor had devoted too much attention to municipal and other public affairs. No offer of composition was made, and eventually a committee of investigation was appointed, and the meeting adjourned till the 31st inst. to receive their report.
Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 18th October 1907