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GOLD MINING IN WALES.

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THE SAILORS' AND FIRE-I MEN'S…

CARDIFF CORPORATION.

ROBBERY AT CARDIFF.

ASSAULTING A CARDIFF POLICE…

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ASSAULTING A CARDIFF POLICE INSPECTOR. A SINGULAR CASE. At the Cardiff police court yesterday —before Dr Paino, Alderman Lewis, Alderman Jacobs, and Councillor Sanders—George Harding was summoned for assaulting Inspector Lewis. Mr Belcher appeared for the police, and Mr J. H. Jones for the defence. Mr Belcher stated that a charge of felony beiriv brought against tho sou of defendant, who was 16 years of age, Inspector Lewis, accompanied by two officers, went to his residence in Wyndham- crescent to arrest him on the 12th September. He admitted at once that he bad had no warrant, and he submitted to the court thkt a felony having been committed, in order to enable a constable to offect an arrest a warrant was not necessary. He laid hold of the boy and tried to remove him, when his father, assisted by another son, pnlled him away forcibly and acted in a very violent mariuer. The assault was not a very serious one, but as a matter of principle the police thought the matter should be brought before the magistrates. At last, impelled by motives of humanity, Lewis let the boy go, not desiring that he should be in- jured in the struggle. Since that day the police had not seen the boy. Inspector George Lewis baid that he went to 84, Wyndham-crescent, to arrest the defendant's son on a charge of stealing a glazier's diamond also breaking and entering a greenhouse belong- in to a Mr Pearce, and stealing a quantity of grapes. He was acccmpanied by P.C. Thurston and Sergeant James. He had previously sent a message to the defendant asking him to send the boy down to the police-station. Meeting the defendant in the passage, the latter declared that be'would not allow the boy to go from his house without a warrant. He dragged the boy away from his custody, and called for a poker to smash his brains out. -Cross-examined by Mr J. H. Jones: Iuspector Lewis admitted that after the charge was made and before tho date of the assault, ho received a note purporting to be from Mr Pearce, through Mr Harding's daughter, expressing his intention to withdraw the charge. He subsequently met Mr Pearce, who told him be never sent the note; that it emanated from his wife, and that he did not consent to a withdrawal. The diamond had been stolen from a glazier, but he was not proceeding with the case either. Defendant produced a note which he said was: from Mr Pearce withdrawing from the charge, but be did not read it. Sergeant James gave corroborative testimony. He said Harding was like a madman, and he pushed Lewis several times against the wall. The- elder son struck Thurston in the face. P.C. Thurston described how he went in at that back and arrested the boy in a closet. Dr Paine said the Bench were of opinion, that though an assault had been committed' it was not a very serious one.. They thought the police were quite justified in the course they took. They would tine defendant 10 and costs, and impose a like penalty on Charles Harding for assaulting P.C. Thurston.

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ROBBERY WITH VIOLENCE AT CARDIFF,

MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE.

TOBACCO SMOKpfG AND CANCER.

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DEATH OF THE REV THOMAS REEVES.

€OL. FRED. MORGAN, M.P., ON…

PROPOSED PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR…

INTERESTING MARRIAGE AT LIVERPOOL.

AT A SCANDINAVIAN PRAYER MEETING.

AMERICANS AT PARIS EXHIBITION;^…

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HOME RULE FOR SCOTLAND.

THE STRIKE OF SCHOOL BOYS:

SAMSON AND HIS CHAINS.

WHEELING A WIFE TO THE GRAVE.

THE NEWEST IDEA*

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THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE ON CONSCRIPTION,

Mli SPUUGKON.

THE RAILWAY SERVANTS* CONGRESS.

SOMERSET SAVINGS BANK SCANDAL,

EXTRAORDINARY RIFLE-SHOOTING.

ALLEGED LIBEL ON A! SURGEON.

MISS FLORENCE sT. JOHN.

---DEATH OF A CONVICT.

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SCULLING.

THE POOR AND DIVORCE.