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Charles Dunbar, a young man, belonging to the ship Lively, ow in the Bute-docks, had to pay 5s. for getting drunk. Thomas Ilupkins, a desperate-looking fellow, was fined the same Amount for a similar offence. CLAIM FOR SEAMAN'S WAGES.—John Bond appeared to claim the sum of £ 4 4s., of George Wood, master of the brig Phoebe, jj'ing in the Bute-docks, as wages for his services. The defendant's Sscuse for non-payment was that Bond was not a competent seaman. The log-book of the veesel was produced by the mate, and from that it appeared that the plaintiff had been discovered asleep when lip m wateh, and other proofs were also given of his incompetency to fulfil orders when given to him. Mr. It. Reece, who conducted the case for the defendant, contended that the general incapacity of the plaintiff rendered his claim valid. The Magistrates having consulted, their clerk upon the subject, decided upon putting the Slate upon his oath. Having done so, he also considerably strength- ened the cause of complaint against the sailor. Bond contended ithat he had accomplished all that was necessary for him to do, and bid that he had been engaged by the defendant at £6 per month, ipartof which sum he had received. The Bench, after a protracted lavestigation, decided that the plaintiff should receive at the rate of Fl per month, thereby deducting f;2 for his inefficiency. ANOTHER CASE OF SMUGGLING.—Mr. Iloyt, one of her Ma- jesty's officers of Inland Revenue, attended to conduct a charge of stnuo-^ling, against two seamen, named Thomas Fiar and Michael Curannah, of the Britannia, of Waterford. It appeared that a Quantity of whiskey had been secreted in a part of the vessel for the purpose of accomplishing a cheat upon the revenue of the Country. The prisoners had the same charge preferred against them in June last, but had chosen to abscond, since which time they have not been seen or heard of. Not attending to-day the case was gone into without them, and Mr. Hoyt having proved the charge they were convicted in the penalty of £ 100 each. As soon as it is possible to accomplish their apprehension there is no doubt jit will be done. POLICE.—THURSDAY, August 1.—[Before C. C. Williams, Esq.] John Cocklan, a shoemaker, for being drunk and disorderly in the streets, at five o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, was admonished and discharged. Thomas liees, for a similar offence, at two o'clock on the same day, was also admonished and discharged. Mr. Thomas Howe was summoned for putting in bodily fear Mr. Thos. Mitchell, This case arose out of a verdict gained in the County Court (the particulars of which will be found elsewhere). After he had left the court he still continued to threaten Mr. Mitchell, and about nine o'clock he went in a drunken state to Mr. M.'s shop rose his fist and threatened to split his by head open. lie also created a mob outside the shop. Defendant said that' he Was foreman to Mr. Mitchell for about two years, and a difference existed as to an account owing to Mr. Howe in which the dispute arose. He did not threaten to strike him, but, on the contrary, he (defendant) was afraid of Mr. MitchelL-Mr. Williams thought these was a great ill-feeling existing on both sides, and dismissed the case, advising complainant to apply to Mr. Stockdale if any thing of the sort occurred again. Thomas Baker was summoned for unlawfully exposing for sale a quantity of vegetables in the public streets, without using the marketplace. The wife was the aggressor. Itichard Meyrick said that he was ordered by Mr. Withers to go round the town and ffie who was hawking. At the top of Queen-street he saw Hannah ii ilvor with a cart and a sack of peas in it. The woman filled her basket with the peas and hawked them about, her husband taking care of the cart.—Mr. Williams Did they purchase or only ask tbc price ?—Meyrick: I only heard them ask the price. If I had Tped I might have seen them sold. I heard the price stated— a measure.—The Act of Parliament having been referred to, it was found that for selling from a cart a fine could be inflicted, amounting to 40s., but they were allowed to hawk from door to door in a basket. Dismissed. A female, named Edwards, stood at the bar, whilst Mr. Stock- dale informed the mngistrat s that Mr. Williams, of St. Mary- street had frequently missed a quantity of potatoes from his garden in Bradley-lane. Some of them had been traced to the possession of Edwards, She said that she had purchased them of a man at St. Nicholas. Held in bail to appear on Monday next to show the person of whom she purchased. William Morris and John Alexander, two respectable-looking young men, were charged with having, on the night of yesterday, about half-past twelve o'clock, created a disturbance in the street and taunted the po ice, being drunk at the time. It occurred outside the Station-house. Morris had words with a man named Gibbon there, and the policeman on duty insisted on their moving off. They did so, and a short time afterwards returned with a mob, and then again taunted and braved the police. This was repeated again during the night. Morris was very drunk, and in excuse for his conduct, admitted it. He was fined 5s. and costs. Alexander was discharged. John Al-xander was then charged by P. C. Nash, with being in company with four or five more, about that time, in Whitemore- iane, and creating a disturbance by blowing a bugle and other- wise disturbing the place. He was quite drunk. Defendant died upon Mr. Stockdale. to say whether or not he was drunk at 10 time he was at the Station house, when that gentleman said he as. Fined 5s. and costs. When Movris was informed that the fine and costs amounted to s., and refused to pay it, but offered 5s. Mr. Stockdale told him itat the alternative was six hours in the stocks. Morris immedi- tely exclaimed with surprise, "stocks be d-d," and left the mrt. A few minutes, however, had hardly elapsed, before he ame back and paid the money. James Edbrooke was charged with stealing an axe, the property f Air. Cook, of the Pine-apple beer-house. He was taken with the ■Dporty in his possession, in Caroline-street. Committed for trial. [Before W. Coffin, Esq. and C. C. Williams, Esq.] Jane Williams and Ann Williams were examined for assaulting Jane Edwards. Complainant said that she was going home from hawking on Saturday, with two lnskets on her arms and on com- iug over the Hays bridge Ann Williams came up behind her, and Struck her with a jug with such violence as to break it, and the other woman came up and str ick her in the mouth, saying at the name time, What did you brenk the jug for ? Adjourned for witnesses till Monday. THE STABBING CASE. To-day the injured man, Burrows, came up. He appeared very and was therefore conducted to a chair inside the bar. His «,glit arm, which he wore in a sling, was stabbed through near the Shoulder-joint, and a very deep wound was inflicted on his right side. The prisoner wore his hand in a sling. Alfred Burrows Vas examined. He deposed: I am a boatman to the Pendarren Tvorks, on the Glamorganshire canal. On Saturday night last I )ras in at Mr. Llewellyn's 'house, in Whltemore-lane. I went there between eleven and twelve o'clock. When I went in, the prisoner was there. John Philips, my partner, went in with me. Philips and the prisoner had a few words, and the first thing I saw Was the two men fighting. I then jumped up to take Phillips from him, and in the struggle the prisoner ran out at the door, tad Philips went out after him. I was going after them but feit tny shirt wet. I looked, and the blood was running out through lay shirt. I cried out, Oh, I am stabbed," 1 pulled off my clothes, and fell upon the bed. I was quite conscious, and did not faint away. I did not see the knife, neither did I flel it. I felt also, in a short time, that I had received a cut in my side; but Could not see it. The prisoner at the bar is the same I saw fight- ing with Philips. There was another man there, a foreigner, but he went out as soon as the fight commenced. The usual question was then pat to the prisoner to know whether he had anything to say to the charge, &c. ? He replied, Yes, I have. He then continued—As I went into Llewelyn's house with my companion. I found burrows and four others, besides three sailors, who looked like Belgians or Norwegians. These three went before anything occurred. Bur- rows was always molesting me, and he asked me to put five shillings to his five shillings for drink — whi-kay or brandy. As I would not they began to talk amongst themselves Whicli I d.d. l.ofc understand. Immediately the mistress of the house, without speaking a word, came and gave me a shove and I returned it. A young man, without any beard, Whom I do not know, immediately jumped up and struck mc in the eye, and I began to fight with him to defend myself, and another man came up and I was fighting with the two. While I Was so engaged Alfred Burrows came up with a knife in his hand. I took hold of the knife with my right hand and took it from him 6n 1 threw i; away. I then s:nv four or five more upon him. He could hardly see from a pain in his eye. Finding I had no other ftieans to defend myself from so many I drew my knife. I tried to make room with the knife to get away, and when I got outside the door I ran away. A man ran after me and threw me down I jumped up and ran away again. I was again caught and taken to th Station-house. The prisoner, who had his hand in a sling, from a severe cut, requested to have medical attendance. The surgeon of the gaol, he was informed, would attend to it. Mr. Coffin How did he cut his hand ? The Interpreter: He says by taking the knifo from Burrows. The evidence was then read over to him by the Clerk, and he ^as COMMITTED TO TAKE it is TitB I. at the next assize. The certificates ofth injuries done as described by Dr. Wallace, Ol,d put in at the last Court, was read by Mr. Williams during the investigation. It described the wound on the right side as being three inches in length and above two in depth, glancing over the seventh and eighth rib. On the inside of the right arm was a "found of some magimtlcle, and of an equally serious nature. The 'Ouiid p,,t,scd close to the brachial artery and wounded a large vein. He had also sustained a slight wound, seemingly with ^the siUne instrument, <:n the inside of the left arm, higher up. The bounds were evidently inflicted by some sharp cutting instrument. AnTle Davics, who was stated to be so ill at the last Court as not be able to attend, having received an injury from a blow in the head, from a glass thrown at her by John Thomas, was still stated to be unable to attend to-day. A certificate was put in from "Ir. Thomas Evans, and her husband stated that his wife was Ucli worst. Tlto3. Ilcti-i-is was summoned by Owen Jones for threatening to him some grievous bouiiy harm, but the case being of so frivol- OUs a nature it was dismissed. Thomas J ones, was charged with buying junk of a child under 14 years of age. The charge was preferred by Mr. Stockdala, Mr. Bird, appearing for the defendant. The mother of the boy, who was Irish, was, with great difficulty induced to take the oath. However the magistrates succeeded in inducingher to do so, but the evidence, which was only to show the age other child, as there was a limit in the act of Parliament, was only this, that she was sure her child was not more than 13 years of age, last June, but did not know whether or not he was 14. The magistrates considered that there was a great quantity of robbing going oa of this nature, and in order to prevent marine store dealers^from encouraging children of this age, who no doubt procure what they sell dishonestly, fined Jones :d0s. An Irish lad, named Brickley, for destroying the hedges, by drawing sticks for the purpose of lighting tires, on property be- longing to Mr. Roberts, farmer, of Adams down, was admonished and discharged. Mr. Roberts, did not feel satistied at tile decision of the magistrates, and entsre(I into a statement of the way in which his property was treated. Mr. Coffin doubted not the fact that his property was so treated, but could not prosecute a lad for taking a small stick. If he had been riding along the road, and required a small stick, he should not have considered he committed a crime by taking one. Thomas J ones, charged last Monday, with stealing the staff from the pocket of the police constable, during a fight between two girls, b of the town, was brought up to day, and was admonished and dis- charged. The staff has not been found.