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He Stole a Saw. On Monday last, at Penarth Police Court, a man named Thomas Williams, a labourer, was charged with stealing a tenon saw from a house in course of erection at Cogan-place. The saw was the property of Mr Jeremiah McCarthy. It appears that a man on the work went to get the saw and found it miss- ing, and at the same time he noticed prisoner walking away from the works. This man shortly after went to H Harris, pawnbroker, and asked him if be had received a saw in pledge, but up to this time prisoner had not arrived. About ten minutes later, however, be visited Mr Harris's shop for the purpose of pledg- ing the sw. Mr Harris at once sent for a police- constable, and prisoner was taken into custody. The saw was valued at 3::1 6d. Prisoner was sent to gaol for 14 days, with kard labour. Is it not surprising that in this case Mr Harris was under the necessity of being at the Police Court for two or three hours on Monday with his lad to give evidence, and yet he was'not called, nor was his name even mentioned as sending for the police. We think the fact of his detaining the man and sending for the constable ought to have been communicated to tha Bench. Undoubtedly, if there bad been the slightest shadow of neglect on his part the magistrates would have heard of it. and be would have been censured. Let us give credit where credit is due. fir,