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CARDIFF. CAUTION.—Householders will do well to be careful of their property, for a few members of the predatory fraternity have taken up a temporary residence in this town, and, no doubt, will look anxiously for unsecured doors and windows during the absence from the house of the family during Divine service to-day. Two rob- beries were reported on Sunday, one at the Terminus Hotel, St. Mary-street, and another at Mr. Jones, tobac- conist, 85 Bute-street, and in each case valuable propeit/- was taken away. INDEPENDENT ORDER OF GOOD TEMPLARS.—A mee:iag of the members and friends of this order, in connection with the institution of a grand lodge for Wales, was held at the Congregational Church, Temperance Town, last night. The audienca was large and respectable, and was presided over by Mr..John Cory Addresses in support of the object of the meeting, and explanatory of the purpos s of the forder, were delivered by the Rev. Thomas Hind, Mr. Samuel Bowley, and Mr. Huwe. A collection was made at the close of the meeting to defray some of the expenses, which, it was be lieved, would amount, to iOO or £ 60. 1HANKSGIVING DAY AT CARDIFF.—To-day, though there will be little of the mingled solemnity and festivity of the State Ceremony in the Metropolis, the occasion will not pass in Cardiff without a few of the special religious observances and public signs of thanskiving. The suspension of business will not be general throughout the town but many of the tradesmen and most of the leading merchants and brokers will close their shops and offices for the whole or part of the day. and the Banks will close at 12 o'clock. A thanksgiving service will take place at Llandaff Cathedral when a special anthem will be sung. At the Church of St, John the Baptist, Cardiff, there will also be a thanks- giving service in the morning and evening. At the former a special anthem, composed by Mr. Atkins, the organist, is to be given, and after the benediction the choir of the church, largely augmented by members of the Cardiff Philharmonic Society, will sing Brinley Richards' Welsh National Anthem, "God Bless the Prince of Wales." At St. John's church, Canton, at night, and the Presby- terian church, Cardiff, in the morning, and at other churches and chapels during the day similar services will be held. The Volunteer corps of the town were expected to take some public part in the proceedings of the day; but, so far as we know, the only corps which will in any way identify itself with the occasion is the 10th Glamorgan, which will march to St. John's Church to service. The places of amusement in the town offer extra attractions; but the panorama of Ireland is the only public entertainment which announces any novelty appropriate to the day. SAVAGE ASSAULT UPON A SEAMAN.—At the police court yesterday, before Mr. R. O. Jones, and Alderman Pride, Henry Barry, cook on board the brigantine Perella, of Cork, was charged with violentlv assaulting with a ham- mer, and breaking three of the ribs of Leonard Thompson, one of the crew. The prosecutor was so seriously injured as to be unable to attend the court, and he now lies in a very grave state in the Hamadryad Hospital Ship. It ap- peared that the two men had quarelled on Saturday night on board the brigantine, which lay in Penarth Roads. Barry, excited into fury by illusage he received, caught hold of a large sledge hammer- a-long handled, heavy-headed weapon-and swinging it round struck Thompson with it full in the body. The injured man was taken to the hospital, where it was found that three of his ribs were broken, and serious internal injuries inflicted, which at first seemed likely to terminate fatally. Barry was arrested by P.S. Wines. When chaiged with the offence, he admitted having struck Thompson with the hammer, but stated that Thompson had provoked him by entering his galley, and in consequence of a quarrel, seizing him by the throat. These facts having been stated to the magistrates, the police authorities applied for a remand, which was granted. SEAMEN'S OFFENCES.—William Watson was charged with refusing to do duty on board the barque Caraibu, of Liverpool, after signing articles. The defendant said that disputes had arisen between himself and his captain with regard to letters directed by him which he thought the captain had detained. He offered to return on board if the captain would give him half-pay during the time he was away. The captain refused. The defendant was sent to prison for four weeks with hard labour. John Han sen was charged on remand with attempting to persuade Eric V. Andersen, a seaman of the Russian ship Venus, to desert. No further evidence was adduced, and the defendant was discharged. DISTURBING A SUNDAY SCHOOL—Bartholomew Welsh, Thomas Collins, and David Collins, three boys, were charged with behaving indecently in a place of religious worship, called the Town Mission-room. The lads are Roman Catholics, and the Mission-room is in connection with Protestant churches, and is conducted as a Sunday school. The three lads charged entered en Sunday week, clearly with the intention of disturbing the proceedings. They sang, shouted, and spoke loudly one to the other during the service, and so misconducted themselves that the school could not continue until they were ejected. Welsh was fined 10s. and costs, and the two other lads were each fined 5s. and costs, and a lecture was delivered to them upon the impropriety and wickedness of their conduct. AN AMAZONIAN CONTEST.—Mrs. Jane Venzi, who lives in or near ames-street, aggrieved at the conduct of Mrs. Steffano, to whom she lived too closely for her comfort and the general peace, said something to her which could not have been very soothing, for Mrs. Steffano's reply was a blow, which she followed by a slap, and then pulled Mrs. Venzi's hair, knocked her down and jumped upon her. Mrs. Venzi, on her part, was not idle. She used her hands to such effect upon her antagonist that, accord- ing to the evidence of P.C. Groves, who was called as a witness, Mrs Steffano was covered with blood. For- tunately the interference of a third person preserved these ladies in comparitive completeness had they been left to themselves they would probably have rivalled the Kil- kenny cats, and very little of either would have remained to continue the struggle in the police court. The issue of the affray was a cross-summons, each charging the other with assault, Mrs. Venzi being represented by Mr. Ensor. The magistrates, after hearing the statements of the women and their witnesses, came to the conclusion that both were in the wrong, and they ordered each to find sureties to keep the peace. CHARGE OF ASSAULT AGAINST A POLICEMAN.—Police- Sergeant Tamblyn was summoned by Eleanor Thomas, living at 33, Maria-street, for assaulting her. Mr. Blelloch appeared for the complainant. The com- plainant's statement was to the effect that during Wednes- day night a lot of sailors came to her house wanting lodgings, and finding they could not obtain them they kicked up a row. She called in P.C. Williams, who turned the sailors out. Tamblyn then went in and up stairs, and because she was offended at his intrusion, he pulled her down by the hair of the head and struck her in the mouth. In reply to P. S. Tamblyn, the complainant denied that she kept a disorderly house. The next witness was a little child, her own son, who, in reply to the magistrates, fully sustained Tamblyn's asser- tion with regard to the character of the house. The sergeant denied the alleged assault in toto, and called wit- nesses who clearly proved that the complainant's evidence was to a great extent untrue. Tamblyn stated that on going up-stairs he saw P.C. Williams upon the landing with a disreputable woman, and in very equivocal circumstances Mr. R. O. Jones asked what had become of that constable. Mr. Superintendent Freeman said he had been dismissed from the force. He came there with excellent certificates from the metropolitan police, but turned out a good-for-no.hing fellow. The magistrates dismissed the summons.