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CARDIFF. TAFF VALE RAILWAY.—The traffic for the week ending July 22nd, 1848, was £1,877 6s. lOd. TITE STAR STEAMER.—We have received the following from an esteemed friend who was on board when the accident hap- pened. Soon after the Star steamer had left the Docks on Tuesday morning, on her usual route to Bristol, the wind suddenly rose almost into a tempest, and the sea was running very high. A sailing vessel bound for Cardiff was coming at a rapid rate before the enraged elements. Efforts were made oil both sides to avoid a collision, which was impossible to avoid. The bowsprit swept across the fore-part of the steamer. The most strenuous exertions were made to disentangle it. The men in both vessels worked nobly. It could not be re- moved, and when it came against the paddle-box, and the steamer moving a-head, it broke with a tremendous crash, and the Star darted forward unconscious of the daring deed, and with an extraordinary speed crossed the passage and entered the Cumberland basin, where I left her at rest on the bosom of the quiet water. The captain and helmsman and the hands on board displayed all the energy and self-possession so neees- sary in dangers so imminent. The passengers were alarmed. But most of them were calm, and prayerful it is to be hoped, and may their vows not be forgotten. I was nevrr on this steamer before, and know not a single hand on board, but thinking that various accounts maybe given of the collision, beg to state that there could not be, in my opinion, any fault or neglect on the part of any one on board. A PASSENGER. POLICE, MONDAY, JULY 24.—(Present, the Mayor, Jas. Lewis, Esq., and the Rev. James Evans.)-Tlwmas Bassett, a land-surveyor, was fined 5s. for being drunk on Thursday last. He promised to pay the fine immediately, but did not. The fine, however, was paid this morning. John Jenkins, a pilot, was charged with breaking the second bye-law of thp Cardiff harbour by bringing a vessel called the Maid of Erin to the entrance of the harbour, in the absence of the required signal. Isaac GiSard, a dockyard man, sworn :— On Saturday week, when the ball wns, hauled down Jenkins was half a mile from the buoy, on the east mud. It was about three-quarters of a mile from the end of the cut. Jen- kins came back into the cut, and came up as far as he could. The wind was adverse, and he could proceed no further than he did. In cross-examination witness said lie did see de- fendant inside the outer buoys, before the ball was hauled down. Jenkins then made a statement which tended to show that he left the cut with the view of not obstructing the going out of the vessels already in the dock. Convicted in the penalty of £ 2, and recommended to the mercy of Lieut. I)Ornford, the harbour-master.——Benjamin Clements was charged with a similar offence. The accused complained that the ball was not sufficiently conspicuous. Fined 40s. and costs.——-David Saunaers was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Charlotte-street, on Sunday even- i»g. Fined os.. and 5s. costs. Penalty mitigated to 2s. 6d. —George Richards the younger was charged with threat- tllliJlg to kill his father, and for breaking his windows; he then threatened to kill his mother, and threatened to kill the po- liceman if he would endeavour to take him into custody. The father said the son liad been drinking at Mr. Aubrey's all the night before, and that he had come home and abused and had threatened to kill him. Fined 5s. and 5s. costs, and to be committed to prison unless be could find bail for his good behaviour towards his parents, and to keep the peace for six months.—-—Frederick Austin, vvho had been remanded from Thursday last, on the charge :of burglariously entering the house of Mr. William Ed- munds, the Mason's Arms, and stealing therefrom a quantity of bacon came up for reexamination. A witness of the liame of Thomas Thomas, a publican, was called to prove an alibi. He however could not say what night prisoner had slept in his house. Mr. William Edmunds Was sworn to identify the bacon. The quantity was two. hams, two pieces of the middle of the fliten, and several small pieces. He had locked the door and had left the key in the bar. Next morning, about six o'clock, he discovered that a robbery had been committed. Saw the bacon afterwards at the police station, where he identified it. Police-constable Aubrey proved finding an iron bar which had been taken from the window, and was found within a hundred yards of the place where the bag was found. Committed.— John Smith, of the Waterford and Wexford Arms, was charged with refusing the police to enter his premises at twelve o'clock on Sunday night week. Police- sergeant Aubrey proved the offence. He was confirmed by Police-constable Rawlins. Smith said he knew nothing about it. Convicted in the penalty of 5s. and costs. Charles Ilawes, master of the Five Sisters, was charged with Z, beating a negro of the name of Joseph Smith, on board his vessel on Saturday morning last. Joseph Smith entered inter a narrative of his agreement with the captain for A;3 a month as cook. The captain eventually struck him four times, and kicked him twice on Saturday morning last. Richard Dart, the mate, was called, but he said he had not seen the assault. The magistrates ordered the captain to arrange with him. 0 Joseph Willie was charged with having committed a nuisance in Mary Anne-street, on the 14th of July. Police- constable John House proved the offence. Willie said it was not offensive, and called Urch, the town scavenger, who would not say that the stuff was inoffensive. Another witness was called, but his organs of smell were so deficient from his having cold, as to disable him to form a correct opinion on the subject.—■—Edioar.d Thomas was charged with having assaulted Hannah Jones on the 12th instant. It seemed that the complainant had had a child from Thomas, and that she had gone to his house for same money, when he assaulted her. Fined jE5 or two months' imprisonment. Allowed a week to pay. Jane Gilligan was charged with being riotous and disorderly in Duke-street, on Sunday evening week. Police-constable John House proved the offence. Ordered to leave the town to morrow morning or be committed for one month .—Margaret Jones, the wife of Ishmael Jones, appeared to complain of her husband for ill conduct, and neglecting to support her. The magistrate advised her to apply to the relieving officer. The poor woman cried bitterly, and promised to comply.