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TO-DAY'S POLICE. I CARDIFF. NEGLECTING TO MAINTAIN A WIFE AND FAMILY.—At the police-court this morning—be- fore Aldermen Lewis, Cory, and Dr. Paine— Henry Morgan. labourer, was brought up on a warrant charged with neglecting to maintain his wife and three children. Mr Pritchard, oi the union, stated that prisoner's wife and three chil- dren had heen in the workhouse since the 8th December. The family were admitted also in May last, subsequent to which lie promised to take them out and maintain them. He had not, however, done so, and his parents ha i paid the expenses to the guardians instead of him. In July of the same year the wife came into the workhouse, and a child died there. The bench considered that prisoner was determined not to pay, and sent him to gaol for a month's hard labour. RAILWAY TRESPASS. Joseph Rolson was charged with trespassing on the Taff Vale Rail- way on the 21st December.—Mr Ingleden, who represented the company, said the prisoner had been repeatedly warned against crossing the line which he had done several times. The company were entrusted with very valuable property passing over the line for which they were respomible.-Anofficial stationed at Penarth harbour on the line worked by the company said about noon on the day named he saw prisoner coming over the fence near the old iron works on to the railway. He reported him. —Prisoner, a young man, who began to blubber at his position, was fined 5s and costs, or five days. Prisoner: I'll de the five days. JUVENILE^ OFFENCE.—John Edwards, William John Garside, and Frederick Tones, boys, were charged with damaging a door to the extent of 2s, in Lady Margaret-street, on the 26th December. —Henry Thomas, agent for the Cardiff Workmen's Cottage Company, proved that the boys had got a stick under the door of the house, and in their efforts to get it out broke open the door.—Defen- dants were fined for the damage 8d each with eosts. LEAVING VEHICLES UNATTENDED. Henry Martin, cab-driver, was charged with leaving his horse and cab standing: ten minutes unattended, in Westgate-street, on the 5th inst. Mr Price appeared for the defendant, and sought to prove that he had merely gone round to St. Marv- street, with which the cab-stand in Westgate- street is temporarily connected, to see if any vacancy was there tor his cab.—The officer stated that the defendant came from a diffc-ent direc- that the defendant came from a diffc-ent direc- tion. Defendant having offended four times before, was fined in the full penalty of 10s and costs.—Arthur Creese, who neglected the pony and trap of his father in Trinity-street, on the 27th December, was fined Is and costs. A BOXING NIGHT'S DIVERSION—Kate Kelly was charged with threatening and damaging the property of Sarah Kelly, her mether-in-law, an old lady of 70, who keep a small sweet shop in Davis-street.—Complainant safd that about 11 p.m. on Boxing nignt when she was asleep in bed defendant roused her up by smashing the shutter and windows of the shop. According to an esti- mate she had had made the damage was 24s. She had been frequently annoyed by defendant, who had threatened her life.—Defendant was ordered to pay a Is fine and the damages within six weeks, and cautioned as to her demeanour to the prosecutor. NEWPORT. AN IMPUDENT BEGGAR.—At the borough police- court to-day-before Messrs Woollett, Cullnm, and Stevens—Charles Thomas, shoemaker, was charged with begging at several shops in Com- mercial-street, and using violent language when he was refused alms. Fined 5s, or seven days. ROBBING A MASTER.—Sarah Ann Bcwen, a youny woman, was charged with stealing several articles of dress, the property of Michael Chapman, on the 7th of October. Prose- cutor is an outfitter in Commercial-road, The prisoner, who is from Cwmp, near Ebbw Vale, has been in his service for a month. At the date in question she left, and ? number of articles were missed. She wa, appre- hended in Newport: on Monday afternoon last, when a pawn ticket was found upon her, showing that 'prisoner pledged several articles belonging to Mrs Dipman at Mr Freedman's. At the police-station prisoner paid her home was at Ebbw Vale, and on Mrs Lipman going to the address given, there was 110 such person to be found. Afterwards prisoner said her home was at Cwm, and this led to said her home was at Cwm, and this led to a communication with the police, stating that the prisoner had robbed her mother also that she was known by the name of Mary PoweP. This prisoner denied, but it was not a little singular that she gave the name of Mary Powell when she pawned the articles. Prisoner now pleaded guilty. Two months' hard labour. THEFT.—William Hill, charged with stealing a pair of boots, the property of Cornelius Kelly, was remanded till Friday to enable the police to institute inquiries as to his antecedents. NON-PAKIENT OF WAGES.—John Morgan sum- moned Jcseph Thomas, master of the steamer Countess of Emlyn, for 4s 2d, one day's wag-es as fireman. The defendant denied his liability on the ground that Morgan failed to put in an ap- pearance on board the vessel on the 1st January, as agreed by him. Dismissed. MISCHIEVOUS ROY.T ames Cooper, Charles Collins, Thomas Edward Floriday, William Watts, J. Watts, Frank Fortune, William Black- more, and George Phillips, were summoned for doing wilful damage to a hedge on the property of Mr G. F. Gretton, Mr H. S. Lyne, for the pro- secution, withdrew the charge against Jones. A farm bailiff to Mr Gretton named Elston said that defendants, on the 31st ult., also on the 1st January, broke down a hedge and some railings, using the materials thus obtained to make a bon- fire. Ths damage done amounted to about JB5. Mark Baker corroborated as to the main facts. Miles used language described by the witness as being worse than that of any navvy. Miles, Floriday, and the two Watts' s were fined 2s 6d, the remainder being discharged.

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