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INQUEST AND VERDICT.

SLADE'S EARLY HISTORY.

SLADE'S FIRST WIFE.

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CARDIFF.

SWANSEA.

NEWPORT.

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CARMARTHEN.

LLANDOVERY.

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TO THE EDITOR.

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DR. JOSEPH PARRY HOME AGAIN. EXPERIENCES AMONG MORMONS. Dr. Joseph Parry, the well-known Welsh musician, arrived home in Cardiff on Saturday evening after an absence of 11 weeks in America, where he officiated as the chief musical adjudica-, tor at the great Eisteddfod held by the Mormons on the 6th and 7th of this month at Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Parry looks all the better for his long journey to the Far West, and when seen on Monday by a South Wales Daily News represen- tative had a good deal to say of his experiences among Brigham Young's people. Well, and what about .the eisteddfodic Mor- mons ?" asked our representative. The Eisteddfod was a huge success in every way," said Dr. Parry. It was held in connection with a Mormon festival called the convention, and was attended by ten thousand people. The great Mormon Tabernacle was crammed." Of course you cam across many of your countrymen among the Latterday Saints ?" My dear sir, I met scores of them. They came into the city from all parts of the State of Utah. Among them I met some Merthyr people who attended the same chapel as I did when a -boy, and they well remembered my parents. Others again came from the Rhondda Valley, Aberdare, Carmarthen, Pembrokeshire, North Wales-in fact from all over the Principality." "And all of them good and zealous Mormons ?" Every one of them." Including yourself ?" Sir !"—but the doctor happily saw the joke. No," he added, they made no Mormon of me, nor, fair play, did they attempt it. They are in no way intrusive as to their religions views. Why, I never saw nicer people in all my life. Polygamy there is absolutely a thing of the past. Another man I met came from Rhyl, and he was a member of the Cambridge Choir at the time I took my degree." And Salt Lake City-were you impressedby it ?" Immensely. Brigham Yonng had a genius for organisation. There is this beautiful city, 700 miles away from Denver, the nearest city on'the east, and 900 miles from California on the west, planted in the centre of what wasyearsagoa vast wilderness. It is now magnificently wooded, and the roads are 125 feet wide. I ascended the summit of Ensign Peak, where Brigham Young planted the Mormon flag, and I could not distin- guish the city for the trees. It stands in an enor- mous amphitheatresurrounded by ihesnow-capped Rockies, and presents one of the most impressive pictures I have ever seen. The buildings are magnificent. They have the Tabernacle, which holds 10 000 people, the Temple, an opera house, baths, and other superb structures." And how did the inhabitants receive you I was never better treated in all my life. They simply overwhelmed me with kindness. I was among them for two weeks but one day, and had interviews with nearly all the Mormon leaders, including President Snow, the bishops, and the apostles. I attended one of their services'on Sunday night. The city is divided into 24 wards. They have a place of worship in each of these, and on Sunday they all meet in the Tabernacle, where the Eisteddfod was held. They made me president of one of the Eisteddfod concerts, and on another night I delivered my lecture on The Masters before a crowded audience at the Tabernacle." And what had the Mormon leaders to tell you of their Welsh co-religionists ? They rank the Welsh among the best citizens in America." The Eisteddfod-in every respect was it Welsh ?" Well, it was originally promoted by the Welsh section. This was the third Eisteddfod held. The committee, however, included Welsh- men and Gentiles." How about the music—was it good ?" The singing of the competitors, soloists, and choirs was fully up to the standard of the Welsh National Eisteddfod, and to my surprise some of the compositions sent in were excellent. They are truly a music-loving people. They have a choir of 600 voices attached to the Tabernacle, and they had the members photographed specially for me, and placed me in the centre." And you are going there again, of course ?" Well, they intend to have another Eistedd- fod there two years hence, and they have pressed me to be there, and I don't know that, if alive and well, I shan't go."

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