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FOOTBALL. SWANSEA v. NEATH. A SEVERE TUSSLE. However Indifferently Neath may perform against second and third-class teams, and however many second and third-class fixtures they mav lose, they may always be relied npou to give the All Whites" of Swansea a warm encounter. This season, for instance, the lads of Castell Nedd have been most disappointing in ordinary engagements. It is true they defeated Cardiff, but most people treated it as a mere flash in the Dan. The Black boys ma le a herculean effort on Saturday to lower the colours of the" All Whites." They fought as they have rarely fought before. They commenced hostilities with a dash and a bang which they sustained almost to the end. They tackled and mauled with unpardonable ferocity. They imparted a spirit into the play which all real lovers of the game keenly regretted. The fixture naturally excited deep interest, both in Neath and Swansea. The general opinion was that the game would be stubbornly contested, but that the Swansea men would win. Among the more ardent supporters of the Neath team there was displayed a marked confidence. We have defeated Cardiff and Lianelly. We have improved since then, and there is no reason why we should not defeat Swansea/' Tnal is what they said and confidently predicted. The JM eain players themselves were quite confident of victory. They had gone into most careful training during the week; every man was in the pink of condition and determined to win. The weather on Saturday after- noon was fair, but the rains of the morning and the day previous left the Neath ground in a pitiable con- dition. The old ground at the back of the Bird-in-Haud has been abandoned, and the Neath.H,plt £ bed their tents a little higher up. Whether they have effected an improvement remains to be seen. I was certainly not impressed with the field on Saturday. It affords a minimum of accommodation for spectators. The first few hundred arrivals have all the advantage late-corners must strain their necks, stand on swampy ground or climb on sheds, as they did on Saturday. I suppose the JSeath Club intend improving the ground. They should set about it as soon as possible. Cheap and convenient excursions were run to Neath by the Great Western Railway and the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Companies, with the result that there were more Swansea people than Neathltes on the field of play. But they didn't forget to make their presence known. They shouted and cheered to their heart's content. They encouraged Bancroft and his men during the dark moments of the game, and urged them on when Neath was on the defensive. The scene on the field before and during the match was very exciting. Among some sections of the crowd the excitement was akin to madness. Perhaps the least perturbed of the whole crowd were the All Whites." Reynolds again partnered David James at half, Evan James not having sufficiently recovered from the Injury he received -in the Aberavon match three weeks ago. Livingstone Davie also stood out owing to indisposition, his place being taken by Arthur Jones. Neath turned out a strong team—the strongest available—including Charlie Powell the much-sought-after half-back, who, if rumour speaks correctly, has already refused to accept very tempting offers by Northern Union clubs. # # Mr. Matthews, Cardiff, was the referee, and the teams faced each other shortly after 3.30. Neath had the advantage of the wind and slope. It soon became evident that the homesters meant business, and that they did not intend to ask for or give quarter. The forwards went off with a bang which surprised the Swansea eight. They wheeled and rushed and dribbled and tackled with surprising vigour. They forced the pace with a vengeance, and put their opponents strictly on the defensive. There were occasional fluctuations, but throughout the first half the Black boys" held a distinct advantage. That they did net score was due entirely to the sturdy defence ot the "All Whites." We have seen the latter on the offensive and on the defen- sive, and it is no exaggeration to say that they are as smart in the one as in the other. t The Neath men went away with a bang in the early stages of the second half; but slowly and surely their opponents obtained the mastery, with the result that we saw some very pretty rounds of passing. In the end Rees and Trew scored three tries between them, all of which Bancroft failed to convert. The homesters pre- sented a stern defence, and it is to their credit that they were not defeated by more than three tries. On a dry ground and with a light ball the probability is that Swansea would have won by at least fifteen points. They were the superior team at all points, except, perhaps, iu the tlghr, scrums. Here the homesters not only pushed the Swansea forwards, but they secured possession of the ball four time out of every six, except in the last ten minutes of the game. Charlie Powell was conspicuous throughout. He is unqnestionably a very smart half- back, nippy, daring and resourceful. The Neath three- quarters played very indifferently. They tackled well, that was all. The best of the quartette, however, was VV, Jones, the captain. # # » Bancroft was in splendid form. His kicking, on the whole, was of the large and tall order, and more than once he got his team out of a very warm corner. Joe Davies. the Neatb custodian, played a safe and sound game, but I wish he would adopt a different method of tackling. The continuation of the method he now enforces may make things awkward for him some day. Young Reynolds again proved he has the making of a very capable half-back. Rees was disappointing. He mulled several good passes, and lost a few chances. George Davies and Trew played fairly well, as did Gordon. On the whole, however, the three-quarters did not come up to expectations. # # TO-MORROW'S MATCH. between Swansea and Cardiff at the St. xielen s field to-morrow (Saturday) is exciting consider- able interest. Given fine weather we should be treated to a good display of football. The All Whites" are the favourites. But it must not be supposed for a moment that it will be a light tussle. Since their defeat at Neath the Cardiffians have improved very much. and they may be relied upon to give a good account of them- selves Their back division is almost as strong as ever. Gwynn Nicholls, Huzzey, W. Jones, Selwyn Biggs, and sweet-Escott are experienced and capable players, the forwards are strong and heavy, and this week they have, I hear, undergone a special course of training. Bancroft's men will need to be on their very best behaviour to emerge from the fight victorious. Evan James is still on the injured list, and it is unlikely that he will turn out unti) after Christmas. Young Reynolds will therefore partner David Jllmps at half. It is ex. pected that Livingstone Davies will resume his place in the pack. Arthur Jones being first reserve. Both teams will be fully represented -the only notable absentee being Evan James for Swansea—and we should, there- fore witnes3 a pleasant and exciting game. Providing the "All Whites" play as thev did against Lianelly and Neath they should win by a fairly substantial score. A CARDIFF VIEW. CARDIFF V. SWANSEA. DEAR ARQCS,—In this week's notes in The Cambrian please do not lead your readers to imagine that Cardiffians expect to win on Saturday, for I can assure you we here in Cardiff do not look upon the match with any degree of confidence, owing to the wretched play of our forwards in each match. Our backs are as good as they can secure the ball you can depend R?hir,fw passing. But our forwards on BhW oV thlWi11' 1 am convinced, be incapable of ft its* fuU stre^t"^ v °Ur tean\Wi" contrarv to the disor^ani^, f is noW)• Helen's"last November, "o that. fa £ ured at be given a good game, and barrim* r^e although if beategn early in only hope the mate!) will be pieasantiv # >?. I that the spectators will be fairly impartial and applaud not only Swansea s good play but also that of Cardiff Trusting you will give this letter prominence in next Friday's notes, as shewing the general opinion on the match in Cardiff,—Yours faithfully, C. HUNT. 190, Newport-road, Cardiff, Nov. 2,1898. SWANSEA FIXTURE LIST FOR 1898-9. 1898. Nov. 5 Cardiff Home 12 NEWPORT Away 11 19 LEICESTER Home 26 Devonport Albion Away 28 BRISTOL. AWAY DEC. 4 TRIAL MATCH 10 GLO'STER HOME LLANELLY HOSPITAL RANGERS Y. MUMBLES. The return match between these teams took place on Baturday, at StraJey, in serai-darkness, the visitors having to wait unti) another match was finished. Con- sequently only a quarter of an hour each way was played, and eventually Mumbles won by a try to nil. SWANSEA CHURCH V. EAST SIDE. The Swansea Church (Seeker) Club are going strong tnis season, having a'ready w'on four matclle3» drawn and afto1 n°J0oS- On SatJr lay last they met East Side, ffoals tnr a,ha'd defeated their opponents by two P Arnold Ior 'he winners. Albert Davies (captain all-round lot? Ca"nichael were the pick of a good NE?S"IPRHVMI7CR^^EEWEALHER, Le 5.OC0 PEOPLE wit- Blackheath on Saturday i?Jackheath ><iwport a. advantage all through' Welshmen were seen to Boucher dropped a goal for th Prior to the Mlte^ changing ends Lloyd finished ,I"* Ten minntes passing to Skrim8hire, who -P i8n exceUent rm' Boucher failed improve uDon n try" w,hlc however, Lloyd further increased the ? tlje close' a pretty goal, and Blackheath, whQ Jer°Je,y drop'nnL>r inferior team, had to admit defeat by tw„!inctly the and a trv to nil. topped goals
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THE PARISH CHURCH. TO THE EDITOR OF THE CAMBRIAN." STR,-The contention regarding the religious and sacerdotal feelings of John Wesley for the Episcopal Anglican Church between the Rev. T. J. Rawlings ani myself, has been a digression from the purpose of my letter in reference to the Consecration of the Parish Church of Swansea and the visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury, which you kindly inserted in The Cambrian of the 14th inst. My only desire is to bring into full considera- tion of the paishioners of Swansea the intimate interest of past, present and future generations of all born and resident within the radius of their Parish Church, that the sacred heritage of the past is now, and will be for future ages, the sacred valued inheritance of their descendants— the legal absolute right of all. Very many of the well-known and representa- tive Nonconformists of Swansea were in early possession of a large portion of their Parish Church upon its Consecration, and they did right to be present and claim equally their share of the sacred and religious property; but with the rights of all property for its possession as a religious trust, corner also the sacred duty to bear the burden. The Parish Church being the corporate possession of the paiishioners, the Corporate Estate should be called upon to justify and complete its claim and its title. With this prelude, "the present equitable consideration" for the po-session and title of the work so zealously undertaken by the Church under its representative, Chancellor Smith, is for earnest consideration. There is about z65,000 wanting to complete the Tower of the Parish Church, and the Corporate Estate can most clearly and most righteously be called upon to provide that money as a lasting memorial of its religious and social trust. Such a sum is a bagatelle for any passing secular want or fancy of the community—for widening a street or even to provide electlio carriages. Surely for suiih a work as the Parish Church—that for Conformist and Nonconformist alike, in their own individual and corporate entity, will be their corporate estate-none can refuse. Let the worthy Nonconformist Mayor with his strong Catholic intelligence and personality, place his name upon the inception of what will be for ages to come the memorial of Civic- Corporate duty well and justly done to the glory of God." -Yours, &c., JOHN HoriuNS. Nicholaston House, Cefn Bryn, Oct. 30th, 1898.
SWANSEA MEDICAL SOCIETY. ANNUAL BANQUET. Sjd W. MAC'CORMAC THE GUEST. The annual banquet of the Swansea Medical Society was held at the Royal Hotel on Friday evening. There was a large aud representative gathering. The banqueting hall ot the Royal was tastefully decorated, and the tables were well laid. The following was the menu :— HORS D'OEUVRES, Mumbles oysters. POTAGES. Clear ox tail. Thick mock turtle. POISSONS. Turbot. Lobster sauce. Fillets of sole. Tar tar sauce. ENTREES. Pate de foie gras patties. Fricassie of chicken. RELEVES. Roast saddle of mutton. Roast sirloin of beef. Boiled turkey. York ham. ROTI. Roast partridge. ENTREMETS. Apple charlotte. Fruit tarts. Wine jellies. Compote of fruit. French pastry. DESSERT. COFFEE. Dr. T. D. Griffiths, President of the Society, occupied the chair, and he was supported at the oross-table by Sir Wm. MacCormac, the guest of the evening, the Worshipful Mayor of Swansea IT R» -^ERON Thomas), Sir John T. D. LlewelyD, M.P., General Sir Hilles-Johnnes, V.C., Dr. Lynn Thomas (Cardiff), Chancellor Smith (Vicar of SWANSEA^ JJ Evans, J.P., Councillor Howel Watkins, Aid. Dr. Rawlings, Dr. Thomas Wallace and Dr. Edwards (Caroiff). There were also present :—Lieutenant-Colonel Wm. Jones, Dr. H. Rawlings, Mr. A. LI. Perkins, Mr. G. P. Francis, Mr. Augustus Lewis, Mr. John F. Harvey, Mr. D. Walter Rees, Dr. Graenway, Dr. R. Nelson Jones, Dr. Alex. Deas Davidson, Dr. John Bevan (Mumbles), Major O'Connell (R.A. M.C.), Mr. Henry Macdonnell, Mr. Henry J. Bath, Mr. F. Edwards, Mr. E. Austin Williams, Dr. Arnallt Jones (Aberavon), Mr. T. J. Willielus (Morilston), Mr. G. L. Morris (Sketty), Dr. D. Price (Swansea. Hospital). Dr. J. Gabe (Morris- ton), Mr. John White (Ben Evans and Co.. Swansea), Mr. D. Davies (editor Daily Post), Mr. E. Meredith Thomas, Mr. J. Lewis Jones. Mr. P. McRitchie, Mr. T. R. Ritson,Dr. J. S. H. Roberts, Dr. T. M. Jones Powell (Hafod), Dr. R. C. Elsworth, Dr. D. E. Evaus, Mr. Cornelias A. Griffiths (Cardiff), Dr. E. Le Cronier Lancaster, Dr. J. Kynaston Couch. Mr. Stephen Floyd (Llandrindod Wells), Dr. Edgar Evans, Mr. C. T. Pasmore, Mr. John Legg, Mr. W. D. Hughes, Mr. John D. Davies, Mr. E. Tenison Co'lins (Cardiff), Mr. George Nancarrow, Dr. E. B. Evans (St. Thomas), Mr. J. Thomas, Dr. D. A. Davies, Mr. F. rapier White, Mr. Owen Williams, Mr. R. G. Price, Mr. James Jones, Mr. D. Denvil Harris, Mr. D. Arthur Hughes, Dr. lid A. Stephens, Rev. E. W. Boluey, Dr. A. Lloyd Jones (Mumbles), Mr. H. G. Solomon, Mr. W. • Farr, Dr. A. F. Blagdoa Richards, Dr. A. W. Cameron, Mr. J. P. Jones Powell, Mr. Thomas Milward, Dr. F. Knight, Mr. H. J. Thomas, Mr. Francis Gerald Southern, Mr. C. H. Glascodine, Mr. J. Buckley Wilson, Mr. Glendinning Moxham, Mr. W. Laugharne Morgan, Dr. A. Lucas Morgan, Mr. Mclntyre, Mr. Frank G. Thomas Dr. Edgar Reid, Mr. Ronald E. Bill, Mr. Forbes C. Scott, Captain C. E. Eady, R.A., A Dr.. H. A. Latimer, Mr. E. H. Plant, Mr. Jas. Brown (editor The Cambrian), Mr. W. W. Moore (Western Mail), Mr. T. Rees (Daily Leader). The President felicitously submitted the USUAL loyal and patriotic toasts, and also "The Church, the Army, Navy and Reserve Forces," COUPL^ with the names of Chancellor Smith, Vicar of Swansea, and General Sir Hills-Johnes. Canon Smith responded in a brief and suitable speech. He likened the work of the clergy and medical profession, and said that between the two there should exist a spirit of concord and union. Both were seeking to live for the good of others -the one for the body, the other ior the soul. General Sir Hills-Johnes was loudly applauded on risiDg to respond. He said he was glad to be present on an occasion when they sought TO DO honour to a most distinguished member of THE medical profession. Sir WIll. MacCormae was a gentleman they all honoured, while the Queen and the great rulers of European powers ALSO delighted to honour him. (Applause.) Sir William had worked earnestly, loyally, and with brilliant success. He bad gone on to the field of battle to learn something of the profession of which he was so bright an ornament. Sir Hills- Johnes then referred to Britain's success in the Soudan. Dr. Horatio Rawiings gang "Hearts of Oak," the company joining heartily in the chorus. Mr. Frederic Edwards, the Swansea manager of the Capital and Counties Bank, in the unavoidable absence of Dr. Ebenezer Dayies, submitted Town and Trade of Swansea." He said he did not think he ever wished for the presence of Dr. Eben. Davies more than at the present moment. (Laughter.) And if he met him on the morrow ne felt he should be justified in committing an assault upon him. (.Laughter.) Trade was W A they all lived upon, and they should, tneielore, ° their best to promote it. (Hear, hear.) J- 0 trade of Swansea and district had recently UN(REL\ gone a somewhat severe dislocation. Iney na lost for all time a great amount of what was ON^E our staplj trade. He referred to the TIN-pi* e trade. He believed the Americans would deprive them OF what now remained in their possession. (No, no.) That was his opinion, It was their duty, therefore, to look for other trades, to provide facilities for new industries. (Hear, hear.) It was no use sitting still. ihey muat be up and doing, active, alert, and pro- gressive, and determined to leave nothing undone to secure new trades. They must keep the harbour not only up-to-date, but in advance of the times. (Applause.) The harbour was the heart ot Swansea. It drove the life-blood through the town. The harbour must be provided with accommodation for the biggest vessels afloat, and for the biggest in course ot construction. How was that to be brought about ? They must place good men on the Harbour Trust and Corporation. (Applause.) They must select men who knew how to be wise even in extravagance. (Laughter and applause.) When the Prince of Wales Dock was constructed some people said it was too big, that the harbour was too much in advance of the times. But they were mistaken. They should elect as representatives of the public men like their worthy Mayor (Mr. J. Aeron Thomas)-men who were above being influenced by political or sectarian feelings. (Applause.) Swansea should be first in the minds of those entrusted to look after the affairs of the town and port. Mr. Edsvards coupled with the toast the name of the Mayor, who, he said, had discharged his important office with rare dignity and tact, and to the satisfaction of the whole town. (Applause.) Indeed, he had filled the office in such a way that his successors would experience great difficulty in attaining the HI^H standard he had set. (Applause ) The toast having been drunk The Mayor, who was most cordially received responded. Ha thanked Mr. Edwards for the too flatteri isr things he had said about him. (No, no.) Well, he thought they were too flattering. He was pleased that a gentleman like Mr. Edwards had the ourage to come forward and say, amidst the many dismal wails and lamenta- tions, that the way to prosper was by being alive and up-to-date. He was encouraged by what Mr. Edwards had said. By virtue of his offiee Mr. Edwards was obliged to watch carefully the pros and cons of the different movements that take place in the town. His utterances, there- fore, could not receive too much consideration. He was sure of this Mr. Edwards would not say what he had said were he not convinced that he was in the right. After a humorous reference to the position of surgeons and barbers in the sixteenth century, the Mayor went on to say that he believed there was a vitality in the town and trade of Swansea that would produce highly encouraging results at no distant time. As Mr. Edwards had told them, the town was holding its own. The revenue of the Trust had increased during the past five or six years, notwithstanding the general depression in trade, and the shock they had received from their American cousins in the shape of the McKinley Tariff Bill. A little more co-operation, patriotism and sincerity would enable them shortly to make some very necessary and important street improvements, especially in regard to Castle-street. (Applause.) In con- clusion, the Mayor referred to Messrs. Weaver's Flour Mills, which, he said, had very materially contributed to the revenue of the Trust, turning a deficit into a surplus. That concern, of which he bad intimate knowledge, WAS due more to the initiation of his friend Dr. Griffiths than to any other man. (Applause.) HE sought friends all through the town to assist in starting the business. He called upon him (the Mayor) and was, in fact, a nuisance. Thanks to the assist- auce of Mr. Macdonnell and others, Messrs. Weaver and Co.'s concern was now a great success. It contributed to the prosperity of the town, and yielded the shareholders substantial dividends. (Applause.) The town needed half a dozen or so businesses of that sort. There was plenty of room for them, and men with capital and enterprise were needed to start them. (Ap- plause.) Dr. Blagdon Richards having given a recitation, The President submitted the toast of the even- ing, "Our Guest, Sir Wm. MacCormac." He said it was unnecessary for him to say anything by way of commending the toast (Hear, hear.) Sir William had been well known to them for many years, more particularly since 1870, when, being anxious to gain experience in military surgery he voluntered his services to the French Aimy. He was at Metz and Sedan, and the story went that he was actually up to his neck there in blood when operating on the wounded That was sufficient to tell them of what stuff he was made—the very best British metal. (Applause.) The first t'me he saw Sir William was in 1881, during the' international medical congress in London, when he accompanied the late Emperor Frederic of Germany to the platform. On that occasion Sir Thomas Paget delivered his memorable speech to an audience of over 2,000 doctors. He held the great gathering spell-bound for over an hour. They ^ad known Sir William since then not only as a distinguished teacher in surgery, but as one of the leading surgeons in England, and as an accomplished and foroible writer, and as one of the great pioneers in their profession. (Applause.) He^was one of the first to put into practice the principles evolved by the genius of Lord Lister in regard to antisceptic surgery, when nearly all the surgeons of London and the colleges elsewhere were opposed to him and he proved that Lister was right. Those principlea had become the greatest benefactors of the human race-(loud applause)-and were the dawn of a new era in the history of surgery, which had sirce made progress by leaps and bounds that had exceeded that of any other science. (Applause.) Sir Wdliam thus came to the front, and bad kept to the front, and he had been loaded with honours of all sorts- medals, badges, crosses, legions of honour, titles, and degrees enough to smother him or any other mortal. Yet tliere he was, without even the badge of the legion of honour. They were indebted to him and proud of his visit to Swan- sea. (Applause.) Being a pioneer in his profession, Sir Wiliiam was prepared to sacrifice a'most anything to help them. The medical men of Swansea would always remember that evening, and they all hoped to see their distinguished guest again. (Loud applause.) The toast was drunk with much enthusiasm, company singing with much spirit He's a 3, *y good fellow," Lady MacCormac's health also being drunk.. „ Wm. McCormac was loudly applauded ou to respond to the toast. He said the first thing be should do when he went home was to proudly tell his wife that her health was drunk Swansea because she had taken a great share his career, and he owed much of what he had done to her. (Applause.) Proceeding, he said he bad already addressed two audiences in Swansea. !lnd he thought they would feel, and he did most intensely feel that the prophet Daniel had the advantage of all their sympathy when he said, on a Memorable occasion, that at all events there was to be no after-dinner speech. (Laughter and aPplause ) He felt very much with Daniel; but be would say that he was very much touched and gratified by all be had heard and seen since he Caine to gwansea, and by the flattering allUsions made to his career. They knew £ hat he began life as a provincial surgeon, and supposed he was still more or less a provincial burgeon. But in spite of that fact, or perhaps by reason of it, he had reached a high position, Of Whih ha or anvone else jniarht have good rea80a '^0 be proud. He had every sympathy w*th tbem as provincial surgeons, and he wished Swansea Medical Society every success. He fcad been in Swansea but a short time, but that short time had been illumined b.v the conver- and association of their President (Dr. Notbinff could have been kinder or mor* hospitable, or more delightful than his con- rr8a^ons with Dr. Griffiths. So long as the SwanSea Medical Society was presided over by such men as it bad the goodfortune to possess, so ,0.n* would it flourish. Sir William concluded by wishiti™ the Society and its excellent President long ijf V~TJ „nntiued usefulness. The toast having been £ runk, the President R08PONCLED He THANKED the company and Sir McCormac, whose interesting speech they had itIF t Just been listening to. It was highly satis- factorv fn ho encouras-'ed by so^ eminent a man. No ON0 knew better than Sir William the value and NEED of Medical Societies, and no one did more to placa them on a solid foundation. Unity was STRENGTH Without unity the medical men of THIS countrv could NOT hope to do so much. Tho benefits which the medical societies sought to confer were fellowship, mutual advantages, and A PROPER recognition oi the duties and responsi- BDITIESOF the PROFESSION- (^-PP^lause.) In conclu- SI°n,Dr Priffiths referred to the consjience;clause °f the AMENDED Vaccination Act, and said it was A DISGRACE to the profession that they had not oppose it. He strongly advocated unity and sajd there were 50,000 lives which c°uld be «aved annually if the profession realised and Were allowed to carry out their duties in re- gard +1 fihle diseases. Sir TnF^T welyn. M.P., who submittal The Hospital Sid that for 80 years it had played an impL. 't r+ in the life of the community, and more tKa nf)0 persons had passed through the ^8thoa £ nfh'°0s0i He appealed for a large Urease of funds in the shape or annual 8ub- ACRiptioNS so that the efforts of the working coiamw!' ^ch bad increased its contribution misrht be properly supple, WONTED Referring to the Vaccination Act and E>r fiL^ cir John pointed out that the new dauS Jeqaired, and the law as it stood wa* i, hv Boards of Guardians, by Hosnitl?" lfr"?individuals, who said there existed conS t f- a objections to vaccination. While Sir Wnr plastly on the one hand> and Sir Walter ^amf on the other, advised the Local Govern TV>ard differently, he (Sir John) tl:^ghTtehUeG^rnment donp, ^ght thing in mfv v 1 conscientious objections legal, and S i? thf tbe trial of the new law would result! hoped ildren being vaccinated in the iutS™ ?wmO^0 te past because no one who did not n ?1 in, Mare his objections to be consci- entim iflspe the consequences of ignor- fntious, would f cacPonciasion, Sir John compli- mLfihf }r- Sical men upon the successful fun .F ^exim+ daV and proposed the health of the v °n ° l lairfflin of the Hospital Commit- tee M y CihSkins. (Applause.) ,M^ Howel Chairman of the Hospital B.f iment, responded iu a capital Kr ofManag ed to the practical and active 'UDoort Tsir J"hn Llewelyn extended to all ch»l v. VhlCh iments, and to the long and charitable MOVENT? ITFA SWANSEA F TH PEN?r S V B- Evans> by HIS maJ i £ ga0r+ "ft to the town, had greatly ENCOURAGED the KF PITAI COMMITTEE TO Per^vere
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CHIPS OF NEWS. After spending the week-end with the Prinn Minister at Hatfield, the Sirdar started fed Balmoral on Sunday night by the Scotch express, to receive the personal congratulations of the Queen upon the successful termination of the campaign on the Nile. A destructive fire has occurred at Srinagar, in Cashmere. The new bazaar, the State school, the city dispensary, the telegraph and post- office, and many houses were destroyed. One man was burnt to death, and several were injured. The damage is estimated at ten lakhs of rupees (about £ 6G,000). The steam trawler Spurn, owned by Messrs. Appleby and Prog en, of Scarborough, was run into about fourteen miles from Whitby cn Saturday morning by the German steam3r Gemma, an foundered in a few minutes. The crew were taken off and landed at Scarborough. "On this site the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone delivered his last speech to his Greenwich con- stituents, on November 30th, 1878," runs the inscription on a white marble tablet, which has been affixed by Mr. Gladstone's Plumstead admirers to the Board School in Eglinton-road, Plumstead. The extensive business premises of Messrs. Cliffs and Co., wholesale grocers and general dealers at Bourne, Lincolnshire, were totally destroyed by fire on Sunday. The outbreak occurred shortly before two a.m., and in less than two hours the place was eutted. The damage is estimated at nearly £2.000. The Marquis of Salisbury, who is High Steward of Great Yarmouth, has contributed £50 towards the erection of the Missions to Seamen Church and Institute on the South Quay at Yarmouth, for the sole use of sailors and fishermen frequenting that port. The plague may now be regarded as extinct in Vienna. The third, and in all probability the last, victim. Nurse Pecha, died on Saturday night, after ten days' suffering. All the other suspected persons are in good health, and several have been dismissed and have gone back to their employments. While some works were proceeding at Marl- borough House, a question arose as to the late Duke of Clarence's rooms. A correspondent stntes that, bv special order, three rooms remain exactly" as they stood when the Prince last occupied them. The docking of the battleship Agamemnon at Devonport has disclosed the fact that below the water line her hull was thickly coated with mussels, of which about fifty loads have been removed by the process ot scraping. For a vessel that bas been docked annually during the time she has been in harbour this is quite excep- tional. The last time the Agamemnon wa3 docked the submerged parts were covered with I barnacles, while at the previous (locking they were coated with seaweed. Men were busy at work all day on Sunday in Devonport dockyard, such a thing not having occurred on Sunday for many years. It is now certain that the object of the Admiralty is to turn out a special service squadron. The Home secretary, speaking on Saturday flight, said compensation to France for evacuating Fashoda was out of the question but commen-ial access to the Nile was a question open to negotia- tion, and in time there might be frontier delimi- tation. Late on Saturday evening the Camberwell district of South London was visited by a wind storm of almost cyclonic severity. It was of comparatively short duration. Several persout suffered slight injury, and considerable dampge was done to a number of the principal buildings in the district. Lamps were twisted like cork- screws, and slates were stripped from the roofs of houses. George Hare, a herbalist, residing in Cathncr- road. Shepherd's Bush, has been remanded at West London charged with administering certain drugs to Emily Brown, a married woman, fcr a criminal purpose. George Larcombe, a clcrk in the Finance Department of the London School Board, has been sentenced to two months' hard labour at How- street for embezzling a donation of £3 10s. from the Royal Normal College for the Blind. At Balmoral, on Saturday, the Queen presented a set of colours to the 2nd Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. The ceremony took place in front of the Castle, and was witnessed by members of the Royal family. An inquest was held at Brighton on Sysannah Wiffen. widow of a captain. She was burnt to death while reading in her bed at her apartments. Verdict, accidental death. Mrs. Dickie, of Hensingham, near Whitehaven, was driving into the latter town when the horse took fright and dashed into a wall, wreck- ing the conveyance. Mrs. Dickie, who is Beventy-four, was instantly killed. A special despatch from Sha-si states that another rebellion has broken out against the Pekin Government, forty miles south-west of the citv of Sha-si. Serious trouble is expected to follow this new movement. Much sickness is reported to prevail amongst the large body of Russian troops now at Port Arthur. France his at length submitted to the inevi- table, and is now willing to withdraw Major Marchanj and retire from Fashoda. The territory occupied in the Bahr-el-Ghazr.l province the French state they have no intention of yielding up. and would rather fight than do so. Five prisoners sentenced to death at Candia for having taken part in the attack on British troops on the 6th ult. were executed on Saturday. Four Bashi-Bazouks have been condemned to twenty years' penal servitude. In the course of inquiries made since the departure of the Turkish troops. ?re.-h malefactors have been dis- rovered every day. At Fetertioiv.iign William Onions, commonly known as "Spring Onions," was sent to gaol for fourteen days on a charge of being drunk and disorderly. It was stated that five hundred previous convictions were recorded against him. The Berlin correspondent of the Dai>y S\ews telegraphs: "I learn from St. Petersburg that all the Powers have now accepted the Czar's invitation to take part in the Disarmament Conference. As each Power is to be represented by three delegates, the congress will, as regards the number of members, be on a more extensive ecale than any diplomatic assembly before." The Durham coalowners met in Newcastle and decided to grant the men an advance of 2* pe cent. in wages for the next fortnight. r The barque Duchess Anne, from Hong Ko cr has arrived at San Francisco with two ner/1"' on board suffering from bubonic plague Th« captain and one sailor died on the voyage GOVERNMENTTO5 collect BR P,™ the Khal i fa report that KT heard of he was proceeding with a small follow- ing, a very few rides, and A SMAll quantity of ammunition towards RawaV-h, near Shakeila, and that Gawawa and Maalia Arabs were collecting to attack him. a R.ichan* Bfr3-> carter, twenty-five, was sentenced to fourteen days at High Wycombe, for stealing a shilliugg^Q, 0f bacon. Hannah Moore was committed for twenty-eight days at Coventry for being drunk and dis- orderly. and for attempting to commit suicide in the police cell. e> At Gloucester, William Ireland, alias Hall, a returned convict was remanded, charged with stealing two bicycl™ value £ 20, from Hard- wick Post-office. At the Liverpool Overhead Railway, near Nelson Dock Station, the axle of one of the carriages broke, and one portion of the train left the metals. Trafic was consideraoly delayed.
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NOTES. DOMESDAY BOOK.—This book is, I believe, a record of the survey of England in 1086. Some parts of England are not included in it, such as Northumberland, Cumbarland, Westmoreland, fand Durham, but parts of Westmoreland and Cumberland only are included. Can anyone in- orm me if any part of Wales is included in the survey, and to what extent? And if there is a modern English copy in existence, and where it can be seen?—DOM-BOX. THE DRAMA.-From several authorities I gather that plays were instituted lin London as early as A.D. 1180, and William Fitz Stephen, in his Life of Archbishop Becket, written between 1170 and 1182, alluded to similar practices among the monks. Matthew Paris states that the miracle representing St. Catherine was played at Dunstable as early as 1119, and Bulceua states there was nothing new in this, while we learn from other authorities that strolling players were common towards the middle of the 13th century. Amongst the Welsh people there appear to have been plays at a very early period and prior to the recorded institution of plays in ¡ London in 1180, for it is recorded in Welsh histories that at the feast given by Gruffydd ab Rhys in 1135, there were performed all sorts of plays of illusion and phantasm and every lcind of exhibition, known in Welsh as Chwarenon Hud a Lledrith a phob arddangos.' Can any one throw any light on the origin of these plays, and prove of what origin they are? They appear to have been practised by the Welsh people before their institution in London, and by the former they were known as Anturlawis (interludes). Ab Folo gives it as his opinion that the plays of Hud a Lledrith were dramatic representations rather in imita- tion of the Roman dramas and must have been familiar to the Britons.—MYKDOIN.
"MUSICAL PEEPS INTO PEPYS." LECTURE BY MR. DONALD LOTT. Mr. Donald W. Lott, the well-known Swansea musician, lectured to a large audience at the Free Library last Saturday, on the musical side of Pepy's Diary. Mr. David Harris occupied the chair. After giving a brief description of the man and his diary, the lecturer went on to consider Pepys in the light of a musical per- former, composer and critic. On Jan. 30th, 1660, there was an entry This morning, before I was up, I fell a singing of my song, Great, good and just"-=words evidently taken from verses written by Montrose upon the execution of Charles I., which Pepys had evidentiy set to music. The lecturer read two further e-i-iacts :—"Feb. 23rd, 1665: Comes Mrs. Krupp to see my wife. I spent all the night talking to this baggage and teaching her my song of "Beauty retire," which she sings and makes go most rarely—and a very fine song it seems to be;—" 1666, August 22: Mrs. Krupp tells me my song, Beauty retire is mightily cried up, which I am not a little proud of I do think I have done It is decreed better." epys pondered for some time over the latter song. In April, 1666, he wrote: In all my readings in the coach my mind has been full these three weeks of setting in music, It ia decreed. In August it -was still unfinished; however, on November 12, lie wrote After church to my chamber, and there did finish putting time to my song of It is decreed,' and do please myself at last, and ibii?k it will be thought a good song." Pepys' magnum pus was •" Beauty retire," for when he was painted by Hales in a gown—which he hired to be drawn in' '—he was holding a copy of the song in his hind. H;s lady admirers immediately practised it, and sp ead it abroad. The reform of musical theory was one of the diarist's favourite hobbies-and it was urgently needed. The new scheme, with the new notation or re-modelled notation rather, was eagerly Bought after by Pepys, and once at any rate it seemed within his grasp, as the eutry on March 20th, 1667, showed All the evening pricking down some things anr) trying some conclusions upon my viol, in order to tne invent- ing a better taeory of musicke than that which has yet been abroad and I think verily I shall do it." Whether he ever did it, and the result, was unknown. The lecturer went on to quote a number of entries to show that Pepys was a performer upon more than one instrument. He evidently had a desire to teach others, and natur- ally commenced this charitable desire at home. But, unfortunately, Mrs. Pepys' musical gifts seemed to have been limited, and her want of concentration and remissness in practising led to frequent conjugal troubles, as they were told in a curious entry July 30, 1666 :—" Find my wife plainly dissatisfied with me that I can spend so much time with Mercer teaching her to sing, and I could never take the pa;ns with her, which I do acknowledge but it is because the girl do take musicke mighty readily, and she do not." In an entry on March 1st, Pepys did not seem to hold very high opinions of his wife's musical abilities "Before dinner made my wife to sing, poor wretch Her ear is so bad, it made me angry till the poor wretch criei to see me so vexed at her, but will endeavour to make her understand signs and do her good that way." Mr. Pepys however, transferred his educational zeal to humbler objects, his page boy and one of his maids. Pepys' maids were servant girls pure and simple; yet their musical accomplishment might put many a lady of to-day to the blush. There were many entries showing the diarist's powers as a critic. On May 1st, 1663, he wrote Went to hear Mrs. Turner's daughter play on the harpsichon, but Gad it was enough to make a man sick yet I was forced to commend her highly." Another entry on October 14th, 1660, read To Whitehall Chappell, where one Dr. Crofts made an indifferent sermon, and after it an anthem ill sung, which made the kmg laugh." The monarch in question was Cnarles II. who was no lover of English music. To all intents he was a foreigner a: tel" the Restoration-in politics, tastes and even vices; and h* seemed to have taken a delight in humbling English musicians More- over, he had that dangerous little knowledge of music. Dealing with the contemporary musicians, men with whom Pepys' was acquainted and who, recognising his musical attainments, thought it no waste o: time to hear and exchange opinions with him upon matters iu which they were masters and authorities, the lecturer gave brief and interesting accounts of Locke, Puroell-the father of the great musician-Captam Cooke- who quitted the Chapel Royal for a commission in the army in the Rebellion—^Gibbons, Grebus, Bannister Dr. Childe, and others. In conclusion Mr. Lott dealt with the entries that indicated Pepys fondness for the divine art. On one ,h,e ",r°te that music was the thing m nlnnanra i-i loved most, and all the pleasure that he could take." With Pepys music was a passion, at nines all engrossing. He loved, and at the same time dreaded, it. On February 17th,1663, he wrote Played on the violl, wh.ch I have not done this long time before upon any instrument, being fearful of being too much taken with musique for fear of returning to my old dotage thereon, and so ne»leet mv busi- ness as I used to do." Three years later he made quamt confession Mrs. Knioh coming, we spent the noon together very merrv. She and I siuging, and, God, forgive me I do still see my nature is not to be quite conquered but will esteem pleasure of all things. ? .However rousiqua and women I cannot but give way ta whatever my business." There was an entry on February 27th, 1667, which showed the physical force with which music acted upon him, and was strikingly illustrative of the diarist's nature-a mixture of almost cold realism and refined sensi- bility. li To see The Virgin Martyr' the first time it hath been acted a great while But that which did please me beyond anything in the whole world was the wind mirque when the angel conies do »vn which is so sweet that it ravished me—and, indeed, in a word did wrap up my soul, so that it made me really sick • • that neither then, nor all the evening going home, and at home I Was able to think of anything, but remained all night trans- ported, so as I could not believe that ever anv musique hath that real command over the soul if a man as this did upon me and makes me resolve to practice wind-musique, and to make my wife ^9 the like." What an enthusiastic listener lo 118 (Mr. Lott's) mind' never was a finer compli- ment paid to music than that entry, written by a fillip, no mean musician himself, and no half- CRILIC Of Others' powers. It was an entry M C ^O^PELLED every mus'cian to hoiiour Pepys exPressed his indebtedness to Mr. forte anrl /i j for exhibiting a Zampe piano- pa, l pi? ° ,t0 Mr- J- Uunipus of the St. PnoiLrfn Society, and to Mrs. Pepys and! \er sister-in-law—the former a l e«da»tof Pepys' sister Paula-for jyjgg 6 ln ormation concerning documents and
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To CORRESPONDENTS. E. P. HUGHES.—Boys' Brigade" next week. JOHN WESLEY'S "CHURCH- MANSHIP." TA THE EDITOR OF "THE CAMBRIAN." SIR,-When writing my former letter on the above subject I had no intention of troubling you further with any remarks of mine, but since then a most remarkable and interesting find" has been made, which probably many of your readers have not noticed, and which settles with complete decisiveness, to any reasonable mind, the question of Wesley's good Churchmanship," as that term is understood by modern Anglicans. It is a common and truthiul proverb that Actions speak louder than words." What were Wesley's actions in relation to this matter in the latest years of his life? What do they teach us as to his views then of the relation of Methodism to the Established Church? Let this latest "find" speak. It is nothing less thaa a certificate of ordination in favour of one Thomas Owens, one of Wesley's early preachers, and this to exercise his ministerial functions not in America or Scotland, for which countries it is a weil-known fact he bad ordained men before to the ministerial office, but in England, where the Established Church was supposed to make adequate provision for the spiritual needs of the people I give the words of this remarkable document in full Know all men by these presents that I, John Wesley, Master of Arts, late of Lincoln College in the University of Oxford, did on the third day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight by the imposition of my hands and prayer, and in tne fear of God, set apart Thomas Owens for the office of a deacon in the Church of God. Given under my hand and seal the 10th day of August and in the year above written. (.Signed) JOHN WESLBY." Note this was only three years before Wesley died. Please let us hear no more that he died a good Churchman," and would entirely disapprove of the position of his people to-day. Rather, did he not die, a very rebellious son ot the Church A Dissenter indeed We are told to-day that the Episcopacy is essential not only to the well-being but to the very being of the Church. Hoy did John Wesley treat it three years before he died? He simply ignored it, or rather himself assumed its functions—himself, a simple Clerk in Holy Orders And what is that he says in this document about "the Church of God?" He sets apart Thomas Owens to be a deacon in the Church of God." What is this "Church of God?" The "Church of England?" Verily not. Then Wesley believed that Methodism was a branch of the true Church of God," and that he, a "Clerk in Holy Orders," was an Apostolic Bishop. But whether this be good Churchman- ship I will leave others to answer.-Yours sincerely, THOMAS F. RAWLINGS. tit. James-crescent, Swansea. TO THE EDITOR OF THE CAMBRIAN." SIR,—It appears from the second letter of Mr. John Hopkins, that he has been doing what so many Churchmen have done before him,—form'ig his opinions of John Wesley from a read-ng of Southey's Life, and not from an independent study of Wesley's own writings. May I very respectfully suggest to Mr. Hopkins a perusal of the llev. Richard Watson's Reply to Southey," that he may know what the most intelligent Weslevuna of two generations ago thought of the Life" from which he quotes. Those who really know anything of the spirit and temper of the Eev. T. F. Rawlings, and the cbarater lof his work as a Christian Minister, consider him to be one of the last men in the world to be charged with. rudeness, and causing divisions. No, Mr. Editor, it is these Priests of "the Church, of which Mr. Hopkin is so re- doubtable a champion,who are continually laying themselves open to such charges. Permit me to give a case which occurred within the last twelve months, in a village a few miles from Swansea. I could give more. A young woman just recov- ered from an illness chose to go to the Wesleyan Chapel, where her parents and other members of the family had worshipped for some years. The curate caJIed at the house, and said to the mo- ther I have not seen ———— at church lately." ('No she prefers going to the Wesleyan Chapel." What! goes to that place—goes to that plaoe I would not mind if she went to ———— Church (a distance of three miles from her home). "And do you know that the Vicar and myself are the only proper ministers in this neighbourhood? These others, so called ministers, are I dare say, good men, but are not proper ministers. They have not been episcopally ordained." It may interest Mr. Hopkins, and others of your readers, to know what John Wesley said about the Apostolical Succession," on which these" Priests" base their arrogant assump- tions: For the uninterrupted succession I know which, no man ever did or can prove.' (Wesley'8 Works, Vol. xiii., page 253.)—Yours, C"' AN OLD WESLEYAN.
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•'ALMANAC Y GWEITHIWR" POR 1899 -The above almanac which is published annually by the Quinine BittersCompany, Lianelly, is one of the most useful booklets issued M the Welsh lan<>uace In recent years it HA^ met with such success that thousands anxiously look forward for the date of ITS publication. Tne almanac for 1899 is as good if not better, than those published hitherto' Although it is but a small book of 32 pages, it contains much useful information to meet the requirements of all classes of readers, and it is to be had gratis wherever Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters are sold. CHOICE DULCFMONA TEA I Young. CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Fresh. CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Invigorating Is. 4d. to 3s. per lb., of all Grocers. One teaspoonful goes twice as far as ordinary tea.
FASHION NOTES. LBY MESSRS. BEN EVANS AND CO., LIMITED SWANSEA.] This week we feel inclined to talk to you about the clothes we can make for ourselves if we like to take the trouble. And, indeed, it is well worth while doing so, for to-day the greatest charm of fashion lies in its minute detail: the tucks, the gatherings, and the open-work stitch- ery. All this can be done for ourselves, if our fingers are not quite all thumbs. For example, take the pretty trifles of lace, muslin and silk sold at the shops just now. These go to almost "ny price, and under seven-and-six are not worth the buying. Seven-and-six is a large item for a quickly-soiled stock, collar, or muslin tie, when the same can be made for less than half the sum. Here you will find some sketches of a few of the prettiest, each and all costly to buy, but easy to make. We will take No. 1. It is one of the daintiest, and has the good point of being wash- able. being of fine white muslin. First make a collar-band of muslin, neat and well-fitting, and then take into consideration the little over-hanging lapels, two of which you will see are square, about an inch and a half deep, and two inches long, the other two being about four inches long and an inch and a half deep, as these latter two are slightly frilled on to the band. Whip on to these some narrow white Swiss embroidery insertion, generally called HANDSOME AND HOMX-MADE. J beading, and to be bought for a few pence the yard. Turn the corners quite squarely, and then put on the hem, running it on the upper side and turning it over to about a third of an inch deep and hem it invisibly on the under side. Then tako a long scarf of the muslin, bem it, and in- sert the ends with the embroidery and pass it twice round the collar, bring the ends to the front, tying it in a smart bow. The second stock is of merv satin, and is of the latest shape, the points running up to the ears. Line it with white satin, and pipe it in a double hem with more white satin. No. 3 can be made in either of the two foregoing materials, and explains itself. No. 4 is made of the new checked ribbon, sewn on to a well-fitting collar-band. No. 5 is made of white silk or chiffon, the ends put on with a piping, and dots embroidered by band in silk. No. 6 is very pretty, and can be made in any attractive shade of glace silk with corners of either drawn work, fine guipure, or an open embroidery made of narrowest piping cords caught together with white thread. One of the prettiest modes of adorning this collar is with ribbon embroidery, using the narrowest ribbon. This is easy to do, and is most effective when worked with tiny flowers and leaves. The ribbon is carried risrht through, and the stalks made by ordinary em- broidery silk. A great many of the most expen- sive evening dresses will be decorated in this manner this Winter. We have had drawn fcr you two of the most charming blouses we have ever seen, and which are well worthy of your imitation. The fiist one is made in a most becoming style and can be TWO BECOMING BLOUSES. I carried out in any material. It needs, firstly, a silk or satin slip, or its prettiness will be taken away as the lace is let in transparently, fine tucks between forming the depth of a yoke. For evening wear, when you do not want to don a decolli te gown, this blouse in chiffon and lace. soft silk and lace, or any dainty, light material is charming. The other blouse is composed of a soft rosy silk. striped and dotted with white. A broad collar turns back all round from a little removable vest made of alternate strips of silk and Valenciennes batter-coloured insertion. The collar is narrowly tucked up to a conple of inches of the edge which is trimmed with Valenciennes lace. A little fly of lace sewn on to a strip of insertion hides the button-holes and buttons, and the cuffs of the bishop sleeves are made en- tirely of insertion sewn together and edged with lace. This blouse should, of course, be made en- tirely by hand unlined, and is not expensive. A smart blouse can be made of any pretty silk in a double-breasted form, the fronts ani backs cut AN INEXPENSIVE EVENING DR«SS. quite straight, and firmly sewn on to a band JU9T to porch over a little all round. The fronts should turn over in smart square rtTers, and then button to the waist with three large buttons a side, The tiny V at the throat may be filled in with a piece of lace about a yard and a half long being passed twice round the bare throat and the ends brought down in front. This is not so ehildsome as it sounds, as the lace clings to the skin. As most of the chat to-day has been of the clothes we can successfully make for ourselves, our last sketch is another example of what can be done in the matter of renovation by home fingers. An evening dress of pale blue satin just a little soiled has been utilised as a foundation for a pleated over-dress of black net spotted with little clumps of sequins, and these sequins were all put on by hand after the dress was sun-ray pleated. At intervals all up the skirt little ruches of net are fixed, and a piece of sequined and beaded net and embroidered in delicious shades of blue and pink, edges the decolletage. The points of this are held up on the shoulders by little chains of blue stones. The sleeves are transparent, tight, and ruched, and the waist-belt is of blue satin.
in its work. There was perhaps no incident in the whole of Mr. B. Evans's very successful career upon which he would look with greater pride and satisfaction than his gift to Swansea in the form of a well-equipped operating theatre for the Hospital. In ccnclusion, Mr. »Vatkins referred to the work of the staff, which, he said, the committee were always anxious to support. The toast of The Visitors was submitted by Dr. Latimer in an admirable speech, and he seized the opportunity to pay a high tribute to his old and admired master, Sir William MacCormac. Dr. T. Wallace and Mr. D. Davies (Daily Post) responded. The President proposed the healths of the hon. secretaries, Dr. Kynaston Couch and Dr. Blagdon Richards, and of the treasurer, Dr. Cameron. These gentlemen, he said, were responsible for the success of the proceedings of the afternoon and evening. In replying, Dr. Couch said they were really indebted to Dr. Blagdon Richards, who had borne the lion's share of the work. The banquet was brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem. During the evening songs were sung by Dr. Horatio Rawlings, Dr. Evans, Dr. Cameron and Mr. Campbell Thomas. During the evering Mr. W. F. Hulley's excellent band discoursed the following selection ot music: — March, "Distant Greeting" (Domney); overture, Crown Diamonds" (Auder); selection, ''The Geisha" (Caryli); valse, "Blue Danube" (Strauss); selection, The Mikado (Sullivan); fantasia, The Belle of New York (Kerker); valse, Les Sourires (Waldteufel).