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[A NATIONAL MONTHLY MAGAZINE,
PUBLISHED IN THE INTERESTS OF
The Welsh American People and their children,
History, Biography, Literature,
General Celtic Intelligence.
REV. E. C. EVANS, REMSEN, N. Y,
UTICA, N. Y.
TO THE FRIENDS AND READERS OF THE CAMBRIAN :
“Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
Fuveral marches to the grave." The closing year, no doubt, has brought with it many sad and pleasant changes, which have left their impress on the lives of individuals and families, ered within the circle of the readers of The CAMBRIAN, while other events, such as the Columbus Celebration, the Presidential election, the Homestead tragedy, the threatened cholera, and many others will contribute to the anDals of history and even modify the drift of our national life.
We may say, however, that our nationality, both in Wales and America, has not been seriously disturbed in the even tenor of its course. No national movement has been greatly advanced forward, nor have any serious reverses been experienced. In Wales the same questions the Disestablishment and Disendowment of the English Church in Wales, Land Reform, The Welsh University, and Home Rule are still in the preliminary stages of agitation ; and notwithstanding the return of the Liberal party to power, any real measures of reform for Wales are probably quite remote.
In America the Welsh people in their varied pursuits have been generally prosperous, and though they may not be pre-eminent in every specal line of progress, yet they excell almost all other nationalities in combining together the best elements which constitute the highest form of civilization. Their intelligence, education, business enterprise, moral integrity and religious activities have long since rendered obsolete the famous dictum of Horace Greely.
The CAMBRIAN we are glad to say, holds its own among the many periodicals, which appeal for the support of our people for which we tender our grateful thanks to our friends and subscribers. The general character and features of the CAMBRIAN are already too well known, to need detailed ennumeration. We have been frequently encouraged by the assurance that its contents have been appreciated and that they have been found generally ins. structive and interesting by its numerous readers. We desire again, however, to. emphasise those features of the CAMBRIAN as a monthly magazine, which distinguish it from the ordinary newspaper, Welsh or English, and which should commend it to the favor of a large number of our Welsh-American people.
"THE CAMBRIAN does not profess or aim to record in detail all the movements and events which transpire among our Welsh-American people. This belongs to the province of the newspaper rather than to a monthly magazine
“The General Index, however, shows that it contains a brief record of most of the personal movements and passing events which are of permanent. interest to our Welsh-American people. And in addition, THE CAMBRIAN during the year contains a large number of articles of importance and value to i interested in matters pertaining to our own nationality. It thus forms a.