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CARDIFF POL I C E.—MONDAY. [Before R. Reece, F.S.A., Mayor, Rev. J. Evans, and Rev. E. Windsor Richards.J Thomas Pedell, seaman, was charged by the master of the Cultean Castle with having unlawfully deserted from that ship. The offence was clearly proved. In extenu- ation the offender made a statement, saying that he shipped and signed articles as cook and steward, but that he informed the master at the time that he had never been accustomed to cooking. When he arrived on board, and had spent a few days there, the men became dissatis- fied with the manner In which their meals were prepared, II and threatened to pitch it into him as soon as they got to sea;" consequently, fearing ill-usage at their hands, he left the vessel on Saturday evening.—The master said it was not true that the men had threatened to beat the defendant.—The magistrates, after administering to him (Pedell) a severe reprimand, sentenced him to be impri- soned and kept to hard labour in the House of Correction for twenty days. Mr. Wild, pawnbroker, said that he had advanced Pedell the amount of the ticket given to him bv the mas- ter when he signed articles, and which was payable after the vessel had been at sea a certain time, (a month we believe) and he (Mr. Wild) wished to know whether he could not get his things back. He had given the man clothes to the value of thirty shillings, and a sovereign in cash, as he (Pedell) Stated that he was going to be rnar- iied. -The magistrates told JMr. Wild they could afford him no assistance. NUISANCES. -Supel"intendent Stockdale said, that acting in accordance with instructions given to him by the Street Commissioners, it became his duty to lay informations against a great many parties who had infringed the local regulations of the borough by placing dung, ashes, and other offensive matter upon the streets and other public passages of the town. lie commenced by charging Mr. Gooden with having deposited a most offensive heap o!' dung, blood, and dirt near the slaughter-house. This case occupied the attention of the bench for a very consi- derable time. Ultimately, it was arranged that the par- ties who actually placed the offensive heap upon the road should be summoned to appear and answer for their con- duct, inasmuch as Mr. Gooden positively asserted that it had been placed there contrary to his expressed directions. A great many other informations were laid by Super- intendent Stockdale—against several parties residing in Bute-street, St. Mary-street, Millicent-street, Whitmore- lane, and Bridge-street—which were all patiently inves- tigated, and variously disposed of, by the magistrates, the offenders in most instances being dismissed with a severe reprimand and an order to pay the costs. Mr. Stockdale seemed to have exerted himself very much and we have no doubt that, supported as he is by the magistrates, (because without such support his efforts would be una- vailing), he will soon be enabled to put an end to the disgusting practices now so prevalent in many parts of this town-namely, that of making the public way the common receptacle for all the filth which accumulates inside as well as outside the dwellings of certain classes. CAUTION TO PUBLICANS,-Richard Thomas, landlord of the Maltster's Arms beer-house, was convicted in the penalty of forty shillings, including costs, for allowing parties to assemble and play cards in his house at half- past twelve on the night of last Wednesday week. lie was allowed a week to pay the amount, and also cau- tioned not to offend similarly for the future, as the con- sequences would inevitably be a forfeiture of his licence. OusntucuNG THE PUBLIC STIIUKTS.— Thos- Walters and Thomas John were charged by Superintendent Stockdalp with having obstructed the public way, at the bottom of St. Mary-street, by sawing timber, and fitting- up (preparatory to removal to a building) the roof of a house. The men did not attempt to contradict the state- ment made by Mr. Stockdale, but said it was a very hard case that they should be filled when Mr. Lisle was a much greater offender; and not only so, but was allowed to do so with impunity. The Messrs. Batchelor were also offenders in a similar way. They (Walters and John) were merely carrying out the instructions of their em- ployer, Mr. Winstollc.-The magistrates said they could not fine Mr. Winstone, because he did not commit the offence they could only deal with those who actually committed the offence complained of. The men were then convicted in the penalty of ten shillings each, exclu- sive of costs. The defendants in the preceding case having expressed a desire to have Mr. Winstone examined, he was sent for, and upon entering the room was informed by the magistrates that the two men had been convicted for having obstructed the public streets. Mr. Winstone said it was his fault: that he would, of course, not per- mit his men to pay the fine, inasmuch as they were merely carrying out the instructions he had given them. It was not usual for his men to work in the streets: they gene- rally did those things in the yard but on proceeding to the place, and finding the timber brought out for them and set upon some iron castings which lay there in great heaps, they did go on with their work on the spot where they found the timber. As the police had laid this in- formation, and as the force were to become informers, why did not they proceed generally 1 Why single out individual cases" Had they informed against the person who placed those piles of castings there, and which re- mained there for days unnoticed'? Had they informed against those tradesmen who rendered the comers of the streets almost impassable by hanging out their streamers and other articles ? If informations were to be laid, let every violation of the local regulations be brought to the 1 notice of the magistrates, and not let individuals be sin- gled out in this manner. I The Mayor said that every case brought before him should be disposed of impartially. If Mr. Winstone would lay informations against the parties he referred to, he (the Mayor) would without hesitation act in the matter, and convict the parties upon the production of sutlicient evidence. ] Mr. Winstone, in leaving the room, made a reply- which we did not distinctly hear, but we believe it .vas- "Let the police do it themselves." s A conversation ensued between the magistrates re- specting the spot of ground near Mr. Lisle's foundry and the Messrs. Batchelor's timber-yard. The Mayor said it ] was formerly considered to be debateublc ground," but s it was now clearly part of the highway. V Charles Smith, bazaar-keeper, was convicted in the penalty of five shillings and costs for having violated one I of the rules of the Cardiff market by "crying his goods" > —that is, endeavouring to attract the attention of passers- s by by exhibiting his wares in his hands, and by enlarging in a stentorian voice upon their various merit* and cheap- ness. The information was laid by Mr. Gregory, the inspector of the market. Two OF A TiiADii.—A charge was also preferred t against the said Charles Smith of having insulted a person j who was in the same line of business hut, as no assault j- was committed, the complaint was dismissed. Smith j assured the magistrates that all he said to complainant was, "I'm a-looking at ye." (daughter.) s Two young men were charged with having been en- c gaged (with many others not yet in custody) in kicking s foot-ball on Sunday afternoon, in the neighbourhood of a Crockherbtowu. Severely reprimanded and discharged. Three seamen, named James Spence, Robert Spence, 1 and Lambert, were charged by Mr. James Patrick, t master of the Vulcan, with having positively refused to t do the work which he directed them to do—namely, to assist in loading the vessel. The charge was clearly sus- £ tained by evidence. The men said it rained too hard 1 ) As their conduct seemed to have been very bad, the t magistrates ordered that they should forfeit two days' pay < each, and be sent on board in custody. 1 Superintendent Stockdale said that seamen were at a 1 premium in Cardiff, and that those who shipped in other ports-as these men, for example, did in Lon710n at £ 2 a-iiioiitli-upoii arriving in this port, and finding the cur- rent rate of wages to be X3 a.-month, endeavoured to get away from the ship they were in, either by misconducting themselves, insubordination, or feigning illness. THURSDAY. [Present the Rev. Windsor Richards and Rev. J. Evans.] Thomas Rogers appeared to answer the complaint of the Police for leaving his cart out in the public street, in Bridge-street, all night. He promised it should not occur again, and was discharged on payment of costs. William Griffiths, hatter, was charged with a like offence; and was discharged on paying the costs. William Prosser appeared to answer the complaint of the Police for having placed a large heap of dung in David-street, and allowing the same to accumnhte from time to time. Prosser observed there was only a small quantity there. Fined 2s. and the costs paid. David Drown, a broker's e'erk, appeared to answer the charge of Mr. John Davies for an assault. Mr. Davies stated he had hired a boat to proceed to a Portuguese vessel, when Mr. Brown unceremoniously jumped into the boat, and on his (Davies's) endeavouring to remove him, he commenced using his fists right and left to the great injury and disfiguration of his (complainant's) face. Fined 3s. and the costs; paid. Evan Evan*, blacksmith, of Nantgarw, appeared to answer a charge of assault made by Rowland Harris, which not being substantiated, Evans was of course dis- charged. William Williams, Thomas Edu-ards, and Thomas Lewis, young boys, were charged wiih annoying Hannah Rees, and throwing mud over her. After being severely admonished by the Bench, they were discharged on pay- ing the costs. John Gibbon, junr., butcher, was charged by William Gooden, keeper of the slaughter-house, with placing dung, and occasioning an obstruction in front of that building. On his promising not to offend again, he was discharged.







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