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THE FALSELY-STYLED REIGN OF TERROR AT CARDIFF. At Caraiff police-court to-dayâbefore Mr R. O. »or,s and Alderman JonesâEllen York, a young -voli,an 01 years of age, who had been five times previously convicted for being a woman of bad character, was charged with being dnink ;i!nô disorderly. P.O. Phillips said that the defendant, %-as very abusive, rolling against parsons* who were passing in the street, and abasing then: Ha cautioned her asked her to leave, on' rns >*efused, and after some time he took he. into custody. She was Ined 5s a;;<1 costs. â Alice Edmonds (20) Amelia Stepbecs 19), May Thompson (19), and' Marg.vee'a E-:c1, (20). rather; fashionably dressed girls, charged with being Prosti- tutes, and wilruliv causing an obstruction in ot. Mary-street nr. Wednesday night. P. C. Phillips said tiisU he was on duty in St. Mary-street about 20 minutes to nine o'clock. Tie sa.w th. four defendants stopping respectable men acid musing them to turn off the foot-pavement?. He Ld "poken to them on a previous ocsasir.p whon he saw them stopping gentleman, and cautioned them. They then separated, bnt met again t little below Caroline- street, h raply to Mr Jones the constable said that they t.-oted iu concert. On seeing I gentlemen approach tbey would spread themselves across th- foot-pavement and stopping there, caused them to turn off into* the roadway. He saw them stop eight gentlemen passing d.wn the street. It was only after cautioning then, that he apprehended thesn. â Mr Jones asked the pmstaole if lie saw the defendants stop eight separate men, and the constable- said Yes." â⢠The defendant Edmonds asked the constable if h., saw her stop any man, and the onstabl? replied, Yes, several." She made a statement that when sht- was spoken to by the constable they all sei wrafcsd, The constable said that that was en tin; first occasion. Thompson one of tha defendants sf.id, You never cautioned us before." She, however, said that she was very sorry for.what she had done. Evans was similarly contrite.â-This Head Consta ble said that Edmonds was a very bad character,1 and had given them a good deal cf trouble. She had been seven- teen times convicted. She had also been sent !;oir,p. hev railway fare being paid, but it was no use, she returned back and commenced her old life. She was constantly causing them a good deal of trouble in St. Mary- street. Stephens had been twice before them. Onre convicted and once cautioned. The others had not been previously charged. Edmonds was ftned 20s a ad costs Stephens 10s and costs. h thers were discharged with a caution.- j-aura Griffiths (20) and Fanny Heatherington *n.*YOmeu kad character, were also charged disorderly prostitutes and causing an fehuQK ln'th- H r saw the defendants r'g the street. A large crowd of and the street wa8 ob- f wl?" aPHr:"red {or Heatherington, 6?hr P«>⢠JfH^thWon. »inr + Wh° UP l i i ,ipjt blo^» ,out anY provocation, struck her a f!Vhe face- She then returned theb^«.u ^commenced. Grif- flth¡,¡ was fined 20" "l', a. Heatherington 58 and r;r::=:==-

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