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MERTHYR AND NEIGHBOURHOOD. The admirers of vot-altttusie were highly gratified here on the Sth insf., at the Long Room of the Globe Inn, by Mr. Evans. 1 he attendance was not large, though highly respectable. "Ihe Battle and the Breeze" was nicely sung; "The Thorn" was highly applauded; "The Last Adieu" was most sweetly given; "Friend in Distress, a pretty song, gave great satisfaction to the audience "Bay of Biscay" in character (a sailor's dress) elicited much applause as did also Wapping Old Stairs," which was given instead of "Tell her I love her," which had been rapturously encored. Other songs were sung wIth exquisitely good taste; and the audience departed not a liltle gratified with Mr. Kvans's vocal abilities. TilE LATE MR. W M. I EAGLE.—Such was the attach- ment of the relatives of Mr. Teague to him that his corpse was brought a distance of 300 miles, in order to be buried in our church-yard, which mournful ceremony took place on Wednesday, the 7th inst. His remains were followed to the grave by the principal merchants and the mos respectable tradesman of the town, as wet! as by the agent of several of the iron works in the district. The respect shewn to the deceased by his nephew—Mr. David Wil- liams, of the Angel Inn-was much commended.—[In addition to the foregoing, we are informed that the late Mr. Teagu :'s friends went ten miles to meet his corpse, and that the funeral was conducted by his nephew, Mr. David Williams, upon the most splendid scale. Having been intimately acquainted with Mr. Teague during his residence at Swansea, we can state that a more manly, upright character—a firmer friend, or a more intelligent companion, never existed; and we feel confident that all who had the pleasure of being acquainted with him will hear of his death with unfeigned sorrow.—ED.] TYDFIL STREET.—Persons who have recently visited this locality assure us, that it lias been well cleansed. It is astonishing that the lleighbquring farmers send for or purchase Ichaboe manure, when by merely scraping the surface of several of our delectable rows, alleys, passages, an abundant supply of that necessary article-manure- mightbaprocurcdonthespot. CAUTION TO STRANGERS—The Cellars" have again been the scene of some infamous practices. It is said that two men—apparently workmen, strangers in the neighbourhood, having reached Merthyr in search of em- ployment. accosted a smiling nymph, and requested she wouldinformthemwherelodgings might be procured. The young woman, with one of the blandest smiles ima- ginable, said that her mother kept a lodging house, and offered to conduct the men thither; they consented to accompany her, and were taken to one of the vilest dens in the Cellars. They sat down—partook of snpper-re- tired to rest; and as they were fatigued with their tra- velling, soon fell into a sound sleep. In the meantime mother and daughter" were not unmindful of the main chance,—for, assisted by some one they made an attempt to robthepoor silly fellows in bed, who, on offering re- sistance, were sadly ill-used. Strangers who want lodgings" in Merthyr had, at all times, better apply to R policeman. Several of those infamous pests of society, termed "bullies," have been by the judicious exertions of the policemen, compelled to quit their quarters at the Cellars. It is said that a most notorious character, known as Jemmy Jemmy," has been arrested at Pontypool, on a charge of highway robbery, and that he has been com- mitted for trial. Weare requested to correct an error in our notice of the Bush Bail last week. We stated that the Cyfarthfa Brass Band was assisted by several musicians from Mer- thyrand Cardiff: the Cyfarthfa Band was not assisted by any one, from either of the above named places the members being in constant practice together, and the number of musicians being full and complete in every respect, no assistance is required. The String Band was composed of musicians from Merthyr and Cardiff. MERTHYR PETTY SESSIONS. Friday, Jan. 9th, [Before T. W. Hill and G. R. Morgan, Esqrs.] Ceorjie Hie Is was charged by Gwenllian Charles, with not paying Js. 6d. a-wcek (as was ordered by the magistrates on the 21st August last) towards maintaining his illegitimate child. He had paid only one month since that period. Ordered to pay the sum due to the woman, 2;)s. Gd and expenses. Samuel Davies, of Aberdare, was charged bv Margaret Davies, of the same place, with refusing to pay Is. 6d. weekly, towards the support of his illegitimate child, as was ordered by the magistrates on the 20th Nov. last. Ordered to pay the arrears, 10s. fid., and costs. SA TURD AIT, 10th Jan—[Before T. W. Hill, Esq.] James Breeze, a ragged youth of 17, was charged by the Pen-y-darran Iron Company, with stealing a brass cock, on Sunday evening the 4th inst. John Bray sworn, said,—That the iron boiler was fastened to a brick work 4 ft. high,—the cock produced belongs to that boiler; it was his duty to attend it saw the brass cock fastened to this boiler at four o'clock on Sunday evening when he left his work when he went to his work at four o'clock on Monday morning, the cock was knocked off; he put the boiler out directly, and told John Gibbon, who came to see it he knew the boy in custody; James Breeze had been working there, but not then give information to one of the agents; the works are enclosed, but a person might go in over the tram road; would know the cock—knew it by the spanner which fitted it exactly—used to turn it three or four times a day these fourteen months it belonged to thè Pen-y-darran Iron Co. was lately broken off; knew that by the freshness was sure it was the brass cock he used. Richard Lambert, ironmonger, and occasional dealer in old metal, said, —that he gave threepence to the boy in custody for the brass cock produced the boy said he had picked it up witness did not examine it was en- gagedatthetime; it was between five and seven; he was sure it was the brass cock laid on the table by Sergeant Hume handed it to him on the 9th instant. Sergeant Hume sworn, said,—that in consequence of information he had received he went to Mr. Lambert's shop at ten o'clock the brass cock was handed to him at once he was up with it to the boiler; it did not corres- pond in consequence of its being broken off. Prisoner was fully committed to take his trial at the next Glamor- ganshire Assizes. In the course of the above examination his worship strongly animadverted on Mr. Lambert's conduct in pur- chasing the brass cock without being sure where the boy had got it—cited a case where the receiver of stolen goods had been transported for fourteen years but, as Mr. "Lambert was engaged with another customer when the boy entered the snop, and as he delivered it up at once to the onieer, his worship took the most lenient view of the anan, but strongly recommended him to be more cautious 11l future. 1'1..J.






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