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CARDIFF POLICE COURT.—MONDAY. [Before Henry Morgan, Esq.] STREET NUISANCES.—Mr. Superintendent Stockdale begged to draw the attention of the magistrate to certain nuisances, and which had upon several occasions proved of serious annoyance to many of the inhabitants of the town. In St. John-street, the inhabitants of two or three houses, who were not provided with yards, were accus- tomed to throw filth into the street, where it remained, and of course occasioned the most offensive effluvia. He had detected one person, who attended this day to answer the charge. The person charged, a woman in humble circumstances, assured his worship that she had only thrown water in which cabbages had been boiled. Mr. Morgan felt convinced her offence was of a more serious character. She had rendered herself liable to be fined in the sum of E2. If she had no yard or no place to throw such things, it was the business of her landlord to provide her with what was requisite. Neglect on his part could form no justification of her conduct, which was illegal- an infraction of the provisionsof the local act. However, as this was her first offence, and as she evinced signs of penitence—seemed fully aware that she had acted impro- perly—he (Mr. M.) would not inflict any fine, but dismiss her with a caution. The poor woman thanked his wor- ship and left the room. 'Afr. SLAUGHTER-HOUSES.—Mr. Superintendent Stockdale said complaints had frequently been made to him of nui- sances caused by private slaughter-houses in this town. Many butchers, instead of resorting to the public slaugh- ter-houses, were in the habit of slaughtering animals in private houses, thereby occasioning the greatest nuisance and annoyance to their neighbours. He (Mr. S.) wished to know whether it was his duty to find evidence against the parties who so offended, so as to lead to their convic- tion before a magistrate 1 Mr. Morgan Can the party who complained to you give evidence1 It is our duty to protect them and the public from dangers arising from nuisances of this kind. Superintendent Stockdale: I am afraid, Sir, they are afraid to come forward they do not want to interfere. I may say it is more of a private than a public nuisance. Mr. Morgan Private or public, it is an offence against the law. Besides, if this conduct be persisted in-occa. sion nuisances which may and will probably lead to sick- ness in that quarter, such sickness may spread throughout the place altogether. If we can assist any individual in checking nuisances of this kind, I think it is our duty to do so. They must assist you by way of giving you in- formation. Superintendent Stockdale lam quite aware, Sir, that private slaughter-houses are extensively used, and that the parties who use them do not go to the public slaughter- houses. Air. Morgan: It is wrong; and if any complaint be brought before me, on being substantiated, I shall deal with it as an offence against the law. M r. Gooden, (the lessee of the public slaughter-houses) I could mention ten butchers, Sir, who never come to the slaughter-houses at all. A conversation then ensued upon the subject—the best means to ensure detection and the conviction of offenders -the amount of fees, &c., paid for slaughtering at the public slaughter-houses. Mr. Morgan thought that if the present charges were too high, they ought to be lowered. FINDING PROPERTY.—An Irishman came before his worship to complain that, having found a watch-key and offered it for sale to Mr. Wilde, pawnbroker, he could not get either the key or its value in money. Mr. Superin- tendent Stockdale stepped forward and said that it seemed the Irishman, or one of his family, had found a very handsome and expensively finished gold watch-key, and had offered to sell it to Mr. Wilde but he (Mr. W.), suspecting that it had been stolen, gave information to him (Mr. S.), who immediately instituted an inquiry, the result of which was that he had ascertained that the key was found on the street. Mr. AVilde held the key until the matter had been named to the magistrates. Mr. Morgan said he could make no order upon the sub- ject. The person who found it ought instantly to have taken measures for making the circumstance publicly known. A person who found property had no right to convert it to his own use. "If I (said 1\1 r. Morgan ad. dressing the Irishman) lose a watch-key and you find it, it does not cease to be my property. It is as much my property after you find it as it was before I lost it." The Irishman either would not or could not understand this, and left the room grumWling. The key, we under- stand, will be held for a few days in order that measures may be taken for discovering the owner. Various summonses were issued. TUESDAY. William Joseph was charged before Henry Morgan, Esq., with having stolen a quantity of porter from a cask which had been entrusted to his care for the purpose of being conveyed to Aberdare by canal. Remanded A seaman, who had deserted from the ship Ruby, was com- mitted to the House of Correction for one month, there to be kept to hard labour. THURSDAY.-[Before the same Magistrate.] Thomas Linnett, bargeman, was convicted in the penalty of five shillings and costs, for having evaded nay- ment of tolls at the North Gate. Paid. Mr. Dalton appeared on behalf of the defendant. Thomas Jones, of Bassaleg, farmer, was convicted in the penalty of five shillings and costs, for having evaded payment ot the market tolls, on Saturday the 5th July. Paid. William John appeared to answer a charge of assault preferred against him by John Williams. It appeared that complainant had insulted defendant's wife. Case dismissed. William Burridye, keeper of the Monmouthshire Arms beer-house, in Whitmove-Laue, appeared to answer the complaint of Mr. Superintendent Stockdale, for allowing persons to be drinking in his house during Divine service on Sunday last. P. C. Robert Thomas proved that five persons were sitting in the house, with beer on the table, about noon, Fined 20s, and costs,



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