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DR. JOSEPH PARRY. NATIONAL TKSTIMONIAL FOR THE DISTINGUISHED WELSH COMPOSER. PRELIMINARY MEETING AT CARDIFF. THE MOVEMENT STARTED WITH ENTHUSIASM. 1'11" mOH>lnent for ita object tliw 1'rt't<t'utahNl of a national testimonial to tho rlistlllltuished eompowr Illld musician, llr. Joseph Farrv, was m<»t suwesfutly s(art*\l at » routing of rt>IWt;;el\tati"6 Wel.hmell IIml others hedil at the Town-hull, (.iirditT, on Saturday afternoon. 'Hie Katherintf luul been convened by Mr. Joseph Henry 'Kuu'S solicitor, at the ivqu<*t of iiuimwus friends of lk l'ari'y, and tlio Mayor of I'aiditf (Councillor W. J. Trouin v occupied the chair. 'l'hero were also pivsent Councillor* H. Thomas (<'wht.irf').tudCr?m;tN.th«HN).A"thm? Uowells, American Consul at Cardiff -Vlr. (i. 15..loins ("C#r»d«v"). the Bevs. ,I, !'1I1,toll Jones, M.A., Ua»i»T, and A. Jenkins, (?ditf? t'f?? Y4?r.<s. booth W ..)cs L Tf.r<:tv(\.Uc?'?d M?r- Tom Su-phens. Trviu-'fc'rt • ?ii.?h?k,?.?h;Ji.H. .Ii.uw. >l \.?rvm..?r'. W. t'. ?<t.?ht{; :)t;?; S«aii.va; John llionias, J,lanelly <tHc.r..idttt:Y?'?"?" jH t'r))tin.r!uditf:]?.jKn?. 1 e.wth: J«.n,vK:ic)iti\rar.tf:U.?'?.?uth \!1 il'; i).?Kt??.?MMY.?;)<cw- „w;l. C.mliiV, &c. A law number of letters 'h'ioL'isuii; for iioii aueiulance were read from b!' fT?c.ur.?u<?'(:?ttv'" W'Uid other ),tn:.h!?\Y<')st'n?n.)M'fxpr<'s.?ttK.r ,\lIllltl.v with tih' n.oveinnt, anil piomised to t)n"U'?r It hv all the means in thlr powt'r. ih.h'wi. i"")'<?t?''P"'<?<?"'?'?"' the worthv object which had lieen wmvivvd ?' t?" t?n?' of )' '?..)""?;"?i '"6 ).'HHt s was lurticularly divervin« of their sup- ?)rtxn()??tjH')?.(?)))'i.?.) TiK\vwne alway's proud to recogn se th,? merit )f such ;'I. ?'"r.<r?. <HtM. I;=r.)"erh. nothing in the sentiments of the Welsh iieople wbu'li aroused them more than music, and they (\(Iuld Hot do too 1IluC"h f(r a nUIH who hUll d." ()t1 hi lit, to the study of music, which I Mas their national emblem, (fledr, hia-r.l There ",1-: no pun more "orth' of their synipathy 4tw! "upp:n.t and practical aid than Dr. Parry \pi.'auM.] ()' onlv had he. himf'lf devoted hi!- 1ft\ to national music, but every member o- his fa1\1:1\ was tol1()wiu 11\ his footstep. 11", hear.) The Hon. Anthony Howells thought the ob.ieot Iii lijt u ) vvm in't there that thy w,ts wo-thy tlf the nation, ami la" hoped they would present .1 Mibstantial testimonial, for tlw recipient wa d', rviitsr of all\"1hill thev could irivc. (Hear. Inar.) Dr. Pairv. like all tfreat musicians, had devoted himself entirely to music, and 'i.d'hou.'hti:tt? ?t)?(uttu'p. !nd.?). t\u¡,s of Dr. PavrvV stamp seamed tn have on I v Oll obiect in view—to deserve the erec- t-on of a monument- over their remains 200 *«-ars after they were dead. (LaUk'hter.) Let tlieiu (five 1 h..Parrv soinethinir substnntial wh'le he lived, and show him thai the nation \1 a.' p""u'¡ III j«M<ess "11"), a son. (Applause.) He (the doctor) was preparing to 50 to America, snd lie would receive a warm, substantial, and hi<irty welcome there, "ml they ill Wales oiiirht certainly not to lie behind their American j ?'Th'Ht.!r)''??htf<??ki")<M?W'?- .man. pN"ht- a .uo.wsflll consummation of the iTKwement. Mr (4. ("Caradoif ), Pontypridd, considered Dr. Parry the only musical Renins thev now hail in Wales, and he hoped that the testimonial wouid be a credit to the nation. ')'?''?Y.?"'?tnn.ton(-<. M.A" thl' eio'iiciit blind preacher from HHnOt.. ;\id he h.td hc.tJ<)M?))?rt-t.)oyo(thMU)OVMu?t. and xs tluic were Welshmen everywhere anil u.iisiciaris e-erywh. re the testimonial could l* trustwl almost, when once set eointf, to take r?..ofit<.]f. ( Hear, hear. IV. Parry had 1;"} o hi1t thlt he did ?.t, even tempt t.ie iealon-v of los own profession. (Hear, hear.) HH own lirethren in the art were hearty art- mirers of Ins great tfit'ts. and he knew, from with hinu that tit* was lxrfei^iv frietidiv terms with the prominent musician* of Wales. (Applause.) He gave himself no professional aiw «oa claimed 110 e,traordina"y insight, notwith,tandin" that he ?.??f ?t the top of the t-. (Appl,) Councillor K. Thomas ( "Cochfarf ) remarked <h..thf-M.??.td tu hMrth«<?r?t.-? ?"tho,,y H-?1111,?. MM.'e w: like a voice from at'rœ the fia. (Hear, hear,\ He hoped, in seeking sepi-ornis to ?ht.').'?(nw?.th<-yMou)d not coo'i.te ii too niuih to el<lmn- beoause U cxia-iieine h:?'?.))t'?tti.<-y{ou-)dht.)ny.pr.u'tn'.J ,pathi:-f of Welsh movements in v .de- awake Knglbhmen. (Api))?<) He n.oved That, considering the N'i('6 reroered by t'r t?rt? :K Wel-h '?'? "'?'<?' 10g considers the time opportune to lw>n a fond, to present l)r. Parry with a substauoal te-t'inoiiial.  ?!?"?'t.A.t''??"?'? !'?'" ?ith.i..?'?'arry'?<.twrv.it'.?nt.m filial. It's Mrtues were many and ili graces ?;? a. "?'? ?"??''??????? 't (I{tl!lItf\ L:d a great regard or Dr .Pa:1\. n"* t))'.h' h')- hi<n'or.t) ?.?th, but for his promo- ?..uof congregational ?"?"'S. ?Al.pta?.) t! work had tended to J';a:: the standard arid retiiie the. taste oi »:•<• >»r-.ous oongicga- t)?m)."U)?"t!'H<M?P«'d'?OAtOt).?i.UO!) aud hrea'lth of .lies. (A).?"'st-.) Piofe>or lti111ta.rdfl aL;o e).Jrt'd his ad. tntrj!?{MDr.rMrv.m'tnifnid?ftN.!tnd ln.|,cii the iuo\ 1 melit would become well known th. nighont Wales. \tr Tom Stephens. fresh from his victo- ries at Chicago." promised energetic support, as ?-ud!<i M'.B??.A)?'n Mr. ?S. J..te-?'?vm?r:?.<iMr.T..it?nHup- ki'?(tt:?r<.ft)?I'"rth Choir). The lIû"!eu< of a general committee, not to 100 in lituidwr, was formed of the giioienit 1 pre-mt and alurnt 50 of the most 1Ir4..l1\iillI! Wel-hmen in dlf:" Principality. An e('dHi\T coiuinitiee wa a1so formed, with its headquarters at Cardiff. The mayor Wa a,Minted chairman of th''Mf?""v<'c<')nmttt(?. Th" lloii. Anthony Howells was elected treasurer oi the fund, and Mr. J. H. Jones hon. secretary. 4 suggestion wa thrown out, which will probably be acted upon, that local committees .4)1 ni!<! in- formed MI different parts of Males, the chairman of su"h committees to be members of the general committee. A number of sub- scriptions were promised in the room, particu- w t h those of other, sub-ii'iptions, will shortly be published. THE DOCTOR'S VISIT TO THM STATES. INTERESTING INTERVIEW. "So you are evlltemplating a trip to the land of the Vank-'r" remarked a "Western Mail" reporter in the course of a conversation w ith Dr. Joseph l'arrv in Queen-sti-eet, Car- diff. on Saturdac. "Yes; I shall he starting sh, ort,ly. And may 1 inquire whuher your trip w ill have any special significance?" Well, "ou see. my numerous friends in the ,States have very kindly sent III" au invitation to ri,it theui during my summer holidays, and to deliver a series uf lectures on lu8ie: Its Hi-tory and Many forms and Styles, and the (ireatest Coinjxisers in Each.* Twenty years of my life were spent in America. My wife am! all my children, with the exception of my vonngi st, who is twlve years of agÐ ?e"" bnn) there, Mid mMnbtT? 0 mv family are .11 living there. Going to Anwrica iø, therefore, to nH like going home. I have i)Yt-p.1r(.d a ytTU'ral led UN' for my tour, urul four other ?.?u?. ?hkh I h.tw Wn akpd to <Mmr as a<?urs(.txfwethemu?K't<?heM:tu('u.u?- fiyiis (If Hef"d.ntotl..J "Whell do you Martr1" "\Ir, Par, my daughter, and u1Y]f will fll1nrk at l,in'fl'pol. <M hoawl the Tmbria, ?" w))''ttH? ?Hit? ttf?r. on Hatnrd"y Mine steamer from NYw York OJ) ?.9, in time for the rfMimption of my «>lhve "lid school dll1; I t'I>"d to reach New York on Saturday, 11111<0 W, and on the Wed- nesdav followjJ).;(-tJlo >fpe:tt American daJ of the 4rh of July—1 have k*«'u nKaed te adjudi- (,t<- at lurtfe \>u■' ic e.^teddfoti iu Lake surnire;- r""d tiftceu nu:.? outof ra.nt')H Thi^ eisteddfod »« under the father M'Murn- v U entered me as adjudi- i eator. On the following .my., Thursday ami » Friday, I am to deliver four lecturer, and ':01 evening JUY fellow-countrvmen at j Hyde Vark, about one inile outside Scranton. will give me my fonnal reception con()(>rt, which, 1 am informed, will consist of selection* from my own writing*. Dr, Kdwards, late of •Canlitf, ha.. wry kindly undertaken to arrange niy tour. I have pupil" at the various (tte", who are of musie, They have also arranged for reception lecitures in their ic- J1f'(,tive cities- Dr, Kdwardfe has arranged ]f!(-tur6 receptions at Wilkes-Barp Kin". fcUin, Plymouth, Nootiroke, Shamokm, Danville (where I lived for twenty yetu-s), Johnstown, Pittsburg Ithe Bir- mingham of America). Youngstern» Ohio, Cleveland City, Columbus (the State -I,i-l of Ohio), Lima, G..e,, C*ticinatti, and THiea" (New YQk), ?h- the "Drych' is publiJ,d. At I)-t 1 don't think 1 shall have time to go further w.t than this point, but I have received letters from 1 Ap Madoc, Hie late Int(\fll:>tion",1 Eisteddfod secretary, and other friends weat of Chicago. I shall aleo visit Philadelphia. When I return I shall be de- lighted to give my feHow-countrymen in old W.tlee flome ¡>artiou Jar. of the doings oom- ineicially, socially, aiid musically of their com, pairiOt" in Amerioa." The dootor th"n hurried off with a fact; beaming with pIOOAI1t':lb: anticipation of the t-ujú:ïHPnt and bOUOUfd in iitore fOT him 1n the "land of big thing, I

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