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nearly sufficient amount was subscribed to obtain a likeness as large 1\8 that of Mr. Payics's, and Mr. Jones was instructed to proceed with the work. We regret that our space will not permit us to give a report of all the addresses delivered at this pleasant friendly meeting, and have only further to state that it was one of the most agreeable we have ever had the happiness of attending. THE HERO OF PANTEG. '-We loat it, Mr. Editor! In common with many others, it would appear that the notice of the Bible Society's meeting escaped your obser- vation, and now we have to mourn the loss of a preat treat, one not easily, if ever, repaired. Dr. ■James was there, and the presence of only few Saxon strangers seems to have Riven uirn ad- mirable scope and license for a display of his peculiar talents. My informant, a trustworthy individual, tells me that he railed ae usual at our English brethren, censured their apathy, satirised their defects, and summed up by classifying them according to tLe "Pantegean" system, as cold. blooded people. He had laboured amongst the English a great number of years, but found them unimpressionable, and, in consequence, had laboured in vain." One might naturally ask here why the vanity of the man attributed the lack of a good result to the fault of the people, rather than to his own deficiencies and want of power ? Metaphysically, we give him the power of criti- cising his own mind, of standing in judgment over that inexplicable self, but to do so in public, and with the utmost suavity give the most favour- able estimate possible, is an act reprehensible in a schoolboy, and ridiculous or despicable in a man. Furthermore, my informant adds, that at the close of the meeting, when the brilliant and national oration-for, Pagannini like, I never heard but this one much-twanged string—was ended, the Rev. E. Russell was called upon to move a vote of thanks to our hero. He did this well. Gentlemen, said he, it is rather hard that such a duty should have devolved upon me—a e,old,blooded Englishman, but I think I have sufficient Christian charity to do so," and he did 8it, and well, adding to his remarks that he too had laboured many years amongst his country- men, and strange to say, found them all he could wish, and quite a different people to those de- scribed by Dr. James. Ihlld thought that these narrow prejudices of which Dr. James is the exponent, w ere banished long ago; that, like the blue blood" of Spain, we should never hear all the virtues and the abilities claimed for the pure crimson of the Kymry. The railway and the electric telegraph, trading interests, common feelings, common hopes, common charities, with no end of marriage rings, have bound us all together as one people fair- haired, red-haired, black-haircd, Teutonic, Keltic, Saxon, great in aim, great in fame, and, God grant it, great in faith, I still think so, notwith- standing the Pantegean oration. Dr. James is alone in his glory; few if any sympathise with his antipathies. They smile, they laugh, they cheer now and then, but after reflection level the man to his true position. As a proof of this a friend tells me that he happened to be at Cardiff some time ago with Dr. James, and that after an elocutional display, one of the doctors's warm- blooded friends offered him a bed. So he went to "mine inn," and actually had to consult a commercial gentleman for information as to his route. Since this Bible Society meeting, I have seen the notice" again with Dr. James's name in the largest of letters, like the star of a theatre, or the great gun of a meeting, and I am not sure but that this great attraction" acted on our in- telligent townsmen reversely, and perhaps this accounts for the remarkably thin attendance. But then, let us be generous, and see in these national outpourings of Dr. James simply the eccentricities of age, more laughable than hurtful, and more calculated to amuse than arouse our indignation. DioGENEs. IABBRDARE. CONCERT.—On Monday evening last, the Cwm- bach Harmonic Society gave a concert of vocal and instrumental music, at the Unitarian chapel, Cwmbach. The audience was a numerous one, and the entertainment proved highly satisfactory. Mr. Griffith Jones conducted the performances with his accustomed skill, and at the close of the proceedings, the following englynion, written in his praise, were read to the audience by Eiddil Glan Cvnon Amlygwyd, rhoddwyd arwyddion,—teilwng, O dalent cerddorion, Lies enaid, lleisiau union, Hynaws eu hwyl y nos hon. Eu athraw, hylaw, dieilydd,-boddus i Ddyn buddiol yw Griflydd; Gwr a ddeil yn g-awr i'w ddydd, r- Pur wrawl fel perorydd. • The Rev. Mr. Lloyd, the minister of the chapel, also expressed his hearty thanks to all who had contributed to the success of the concert. LECTURE.—On Tuesday evening, the Rev. John Thomas, Liverpool, delivered a highly interesting lecture on Wal^s and its Revivals," at Ebenezer chapel, Trecynon. The Rev. John Davies, Aber- aman, occupied the chair. There was a large audience in attendance, and the proceedings were brought to a close by voting a hearty vote of thanks to both lecturer and chairman. TEETOTALISM.- Monday last was a gala day with the teetotalers of this district, being the day on which their anniversary meetinga were held. Numerous and enthusiastic audiences were'ad- dressed in several chapels end at the Temperance Hall. A monster procession paraded the princi- pal streets, and in the afternoon a large open-air meeting was held in a field at Aberaman. The whole of the day's proceedings were of a most successful nature, and were well calculated to encourage our temperance friends. THE HAKYEST.—In consequence of the recent unfavourable weather but little progress has been made with the harvest throughout this valley during the past fortnight or so. As we had oc- casion to notice a few weeks ago, the grass crops are unusually heavy, and all kind of cereals look very much healthier than it was expected they would after the long continuance of cold and heavy rains with which we were some time ago visited. ABERDARE POLICE COURT. TUESDAY.—(Before J. C. Fouoler, and J. L. Roberts, JRsqrs.) A BAKEHOUSE vV ATL- Mary McArthy WAS charged with assaulting Susannah Dalton, at Aberdare, on the 17th inst., at a bakehouse. The Bench considered the case so trifling that they dismissed it. BEERHOUSE OFFENCE.—Willianri Oakwell, of the Morning Star beerhouse, J; nislwyd-streefc, was fined 20s. and 8s. 9d. costs, for having his house open illegally on Sunday, July 15, REFUSTNO TJ ADMIT A X'OIICB CONSTABLE — William Walters, landlord ot the Colliers' Arms, Aberaman, was summoned for refusing to admit a police-constable into his house on the 15tu inst. —P.O. Thomas Lewis said: At one o clock on Sunday morning, July 15, I went to u>e back of the Colliers' Arms, and saw two men m Lxe yard, one of thorn was the defendant. lie went in and shut the dcor. I opened it and went in, an.t saw two men in the back kitchen drunk, and tiie floor covered v»ith beer. I took a candle to go into another room, when defendant stood before the door and said, "I'll be d —•d if .you sha«_go in. I did net try, he was so excited. Mr. jiowler snid that as the constable had guined admission, he had a perfect right to force his way into any other room. Under the circumstances the sum- mons would be dismissed.Dcfendsut was then charged with, assaulting the said Thcmas Lewis who said I went to go out of defendant's house on Sunday, the 15ili Ju!y, through the front door it was locked. I was going to unlock '■i when defendant caught me by the hair and "rev> ■w- -n n,v back. P.C. Henry Jones vae- out £ 'no; ho calne »i_ cv • i "let loose." Defendant was not sobe±. T net strike or touch him.—P. C. Henry Jones corroborated this evidence, and defendant was foed 20s, and 12s. 6d. costs, •,