MILFORD. CRICKET.—A. match was played at Milford, on Thura- between the Milford College and the Garrison lubs; which was won by the former with the loss one wicket in the second innings. The following is toe score GARRISON. First Innings. Second Innings. I'jeut. Jervis, b. "Williams 0 run out, b. Griffith 4 Ieut. Dickinson, c. Fisher, b. Austin 5 b. Williams 0 r.Jfeil, b. Williams 1 not out 4 aptain Bay ley, b. Austin.. 3 run out 6 aPtain Kelsey, c. Austin, b. T.Austin lb. Griffith 0 eut. Reyne, b. Austin 0 run out, b. Wil- f, liams 1 orporal Garton, b. Austin.. 3 b. Griffith 2 j^eut. Bowling, not out 7 b. Griffith 0 wr4, ^>r'oe» Fisher, b. T.Williams Ob. Griffith 1 leut. North, c. Williams, b. Austin 0 c. Child, b. Wll. n liams 1 0rP. Robinson, b. Williams 8 b. Williams 2 Byes, 10, leg byes, 5.15 Byes, 10 43 31 MILFORD. First Innings. Second Innings. -rn-' A- W. Austin, b. Kelsey 3 "H. Mason, b. Kelsey. 2 Starbuek, c. Robinson J å Reyne 1 Allen, c. Kelsey, b TT • 3 run out, b. Eeyne 1 j «M. Williams, b. Nail. 19 not out 8 T' £ • Wisher, b. Kelsey. 0 not out 1 T' *;• Fincham, b. Kelsey 8 xi *"aillant, b Neil 4 Griffith, b. Kelsey. 3 Child, not out 1 • Hulm, b. Kelsey 0 t Byes I g, wides 5 15 byes 1, wides 3 5 64 14
NARBERTH. PatV even^ Merthyr getting another Member of j,ef lament, after the passing of the Reform Bill now ^ouse» iDter'fcion of B. T. Williams, to » Barrister-at-Law, of the Temple, London, J(j himself in the liberal interest, to the electors of ^ill tu re';urned as t^eir second member. Mr shire mS is a Welshman, and a native of Pembroke- K- thap Berth PETTY SESSIONS were held on the 13th, at G ~°unty Court House, before G. R. G. Rees and J. L. Lewis, Esqrs. P.S. Irving v. David Phillips, of tlo .erth, for drunkenness and annoying the congrega- <jjj ln the Independent Chapel at a funeral. Defendant Pavn0t aPPear- Fined 5a, and 9s 6d costs in default of wttient seven days' imprisonment.—Same v. Nathaniel Verthot, a dealer in potatoes, from Tenby, for using Just weights. Defendant stated that they were not his at),n' but; borrowed from a party in Tenby. Fined 2s Gd "hi* 8 cost8>Same v. Anthony Hughes, for furious jq ln8 on the highway on fair day last. Fined os and QJen°a'S" —Same v. William Harries, for a similar t|je Ce* Fined 10s and 10s costs, being the leader in Ofj. C?se" Elizabeth Parry v. John Diichfield, for an r m bastardy. Case dismissei. Mr Lascelles, soli- ()r, appeared for the defence. .HFXON BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL,—A few months tk S"nday kchool was established in the above place Harries, of Molleston, and Mr J. and H. 8cHool ^oveston. Great success has attended this John an<?^ numbers are increasing weekly. Mr tained th 1\1r Davies, of Loveston, very kindly enter- 6 children on Tuesday, the 11th instant, with by the J J-*18 rePa?t tea and cake, which was prepared *1'°Wed 68 °< the place. After tea the children were JOIIQ enjoy themselves in a field belonging to Mr man ^here they showed themselves fully alive to the the yh?P°rta that were got up for them. At seven o'clock an^ teachers returned to the small chapel, Hj 11 a most interesting meeting took place, under the J) n.agement of the Rev Mr Harries and Mr H. John, in n8 the evening several appropriate pieces were sung ^,8°od style. The little chapel was over crowded, and a e° they separated every one seemed well pleased with ^^oceedings of the day.
F I S M G U A R D. A n,eei"iLAXIJ AND KEMES AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY — '4° i committee of managers of this Society Worthy,<r ^vvan Inn, Fishguard, on the 13th inst. 8ho\y Esq, of Glynamel, presided. The annual The list of a^P°'nled t° !,e held oil the 9ih of August. 'Dcreasef] "8 was tiare'u"y revised, and ttieir value 5°«>«idered fina cial position of the Society was ^°twith an<^ was f°und to be satisfactory, a balance 8ppea 8,^nding the increase in the value of the prizes) 1m favour of tlie Society.
S 0 L V A. IVTt ^'ILL AND SOLVA.—On Wednesday and Were 12th and 13tti instant, special services 8ettleTy. above places, on the occasion of the ^'Diste63'' of ^ev Haverfordwest, as **>eet;r'r" ministers who officiated at the various B.D were—Revs W. Roberts, Penypark, T. Davies, lVfcl'^ordwest, E. Thomas, Newport, T. Williams, T. J;J'p1fan' H* Roberts, Tabor, J. Rowe, Fishguard, B, "otnas, Blaenlly, W. 0 -ven, Haverfordwest, and ej011?^3' Letterston. The Rev W. O^ en delivered of a p? .nt address on The Nature and Constitution *esPeot ['8t^an Church.' Ihe ftev W. Reynolds, the the y 13 Senior j.astor, proposed the usual questions to 4ftet niiniater, which were satisfactorily answered, Pray ^yh the Rev T. E. Thomas offered n earnest 6red on r^'3e ^ev Davies de- ^Qst a ,mos^ elaborate charge to the minister; and a *he p^er^nent address was delivered to the church by fv — Roberts. The meetings throughout were the LItinent address was delivered to the church by fv — Roberts. The meetings throughout were W"ll6-n^e<3' an<^ were a mos'' interesting character. 1 settles in an important sphere, with very tlQUg prospects. There have been obvious indioa- 1 th 8 ^aster's approval of his labours—within the C^rchfee months, thirty-ftitkr have been added to the ch.
S CARMARTHEN. *ete hpi^LEARS PETTY SESSIONS. — These sessions <a ^oth» -n'' Swan Hotel,«on Tuesday last, before ftta^c n-owe11, Es(i' and E- B- Gwy°' Esq- the Cl ff B' Laugharne, charged William Morgan, n0t l"^> Ijaugharne, with an assault. Defendant k"0»»i pappear> aE^ b0 was fined £ 4 and costs. °UQ<I 0^n?ls and John Beynon, of Saint Clears, were °^er fnr eao^ to ^eeP t^e peace towards each Ms calendar months. yie.vid .ACCIDFNT.-On the 13th instant, as Mr 0?8eph Wa^18' P08^inas!;er' Saint Clears, and Mr r\ ^Unelvf)018' We.re retnrning from the neighbeurhood the hil]Wi?n' a traP' ^rawn a spirited mare. j-are sud(3e "etween Maesgwyn and Llanboidy, the J^ely „ uly commenced kicking. Mr Morris imme- t lt^out hur°tUiat tte bind part of the trap, and saved a °1 to th • ^'ater8 was not 80 fortunate he }. 0Q t,e reins till the trap came in contact with •v. the Ka.i 6 roadside, where he was thrown out and f»^ ^uised tart head severely cut, and was fnn°Urably, TK°Ut l^e body, but he is now progressing in 8all0p ?nt mare with the trap then went off at chi?°ntact »ifu t v^a8e of Llanboidy, when she came when »i,a ^ouse at the turn of the road, near the 6 8toPPed K„e traP was smashed to piecea, and the by some of the villagers.
CARDIGAN. REGINA V. STEPHENS.—This long-pending prosecution was brought to a conclusion in the Court of Queen's Bench on Thursday last. As this case has been so often before the public during the last four years, it will be unnecessary to say more than that it arose out of the working of slate quarries by the defendant at Cilgerran, on the banks of the Tivy, whereby the navigation of the river was alleged to be interfered with. At the last Michaelmas Term the Judges of the Court imposed a fine of £ 1,400, with leave for the defendant to produce affidavits in mitigation, and about three weeks ago the case came on again before the Court, when the Judges agreed not to enter into the question of the extent of injuries done to the river by the defendant's quarries, and suggested a reference to be made to a surveyor under the guidance of the Board of Trade, the result whereof was laid before the Court on Thursday last, wben the Judges took into consideration the merits of the defendant's application for a reduction of the fine, and having heard the affidavits produced in support of such application, they rated that the fine should be reduced to £109. The attorneys for the defendant were Mr Asa Evans, and Mr W. G. George, of Cardigan. INDECENT ASSAULT IN A RAILWAY CARRIAGE.-At the Liverpool Police Court on Tuesday, before Mr T. S. Raffles, Charles Keiley, a very respectable-looking middle-aged man, said to reside at Aberyatwith, and to be a Sergeant-major and adjutant in the Royal Cardi- ganshire Militia, was charged with having indecently assaulted a young woman named Jane Hannah, in a third class carriage on the London and North western Railway. Mr Davies, deputy law-clerk to the watch committee, prosecuted, and Mr Cobb de- fended. The prosecutrix said she was engaged at Lynn's, Waterloo Hotel, Ranelagh-street, Liverpool, as a laundress, and on the previous day (Monday) she went to Preston, returning from that place by the quarter to eight train in the evening. She was sitting in a third-class carriage between two friends of hers, a young man and his father, and the prisoner was sitting opposite to her. The prisoner behaved in a very rude manner towards her, particularly after they had left Ormskirk. When they were passing through the tunnel at Bootle-lane he indecently assaulted her. She struck him with her hand and be then gave over assault- ing her. She afterwards corrpliined of the prisoner's conduct, and gave him into custody at Tithebarn- street.—The prisoner said, in answer to Mr Rafflsa, that he had been in the army for twenty-one years and had a pension.—Mr Raffles said he did not wish to decide the case unless the prisoner denied it. If he chose be would send it for trial. Though the case might appear trifling, it was of great importance to persons travelling in railway carriages.—The pri- soner said be would leave the case in his worship's hands.—Mr Raffles said he was bound to say he had a strong opinion against the prisoner. He thought this was a case in which he was bound to mark his sense of the impropriety of the prisoner's conduct, and he should impose the highest penalty in his power. The prisoner must pay X,5 and costs, or in default of payment go to gaol for two mooths.-The money was paid during the afternoon.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS. Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, should be sent to us in Manuscript, properly authenticated. W e cannot under- take to search other papers for these announcements, which are frequently found o be incorrectly printed, or turr out to be untrue. BIRTHS. On the 23rd instant, at Hill-street, in this town, the wife of Mr E. Eaton Evans, solicitor, of a son. On the 13th inst, the wife of the Rev J. J. Stewart Perowne, Vice-Principal of St David's College, Lam- peter, of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 22nd inst. at Bethesda Baptist Chapel, in. this town, by the Rev. James Williams, Mr John Llewellin, son of Mr George Llewellin, cooper, to Margaret Loria, second daughter of the late Mr Wm. Eynon, of this town. í On the 20th inst, at St. Mary's Church, Pembroke, (by license) by the Rev. D. Morris, curate, Mr George Lewis, of Victoria-street, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, to Martha, only daughter of Mr Superintendent Geo. Evans, of the Pembrokeshire Constabulary. On the 18th instant, at Uzmaston, by the Rev. S. 0. Meares, Mr Henry Woodman, of Pontardawe, to Maria, fourth daughter of Mr F. Codd, builder, &c, Quay Street, Haverfordwest. On the 13th instant, at Saint Peter's Church, Carmar- then, by the Rev R. Bow-en Jones, B.A., rector of Cil-y- maenllwyd. assisted by the Vicar, the Rev Latimer Jones, B.D., Charles William, son of. Edward Bowen Jones, Esq., Mayor of Carmarthen, to Frances Agnes, second daughter of Col. Vaughan, Oak House, Priory Street, Carmarthen. No cards. On the 18th inst, at St David's Church, Carmarthen, by the Rev W. Harries, vicar of Llanarthney, assisted by the Rev D. Parry, curate of St David's, the Rev David Williams, of Abercothy, and curate of St David's, to Fanny, youngest daughter of the Venerable Archdeacon of Carmarthen. On the 20 h inst, at St David's Church, Carmarthen, by the Venerable Archdeacon, assisted by the Rev D. Morgan, curate of St Peter's, Mr vV. Richards, solicitor, Quay-street, to Mary Anne, eldest daughter of Mr D. E. Lewis, Pieton T, rrace, Carmarthen. On the loth inst, in the Parish Church, St Clears, T. H. Lewis, Esq, Cilsant, Llanwinio, to Miss M. Morris, Parson lays, Laugh arne. DEATHS. On the 8th iastant, William Gwynne, Esq, of Court House, in this County, aged seventy-six years. Deeply regretted. On Saturday, June 15th, at Ciliau Wen, Miss Evans, aged 52 years. On the 9th ult, at Waunifor, the Rev Charles Lloyd, M.A., 31 years Reotor of Bett ws and Cellan, Cardigan- shire, aged 61 years.
HAVERFORDWEST MARKET. Saturday, June 22, 1867. lieef, 6d to Sd Mutton, 7d to 9d; Lamb, 7d to 9d Veal4d to 7d, Pork 6d to 6d; Butter, Os lOdto ts Cd Eggs, 18 for Is, Fowls, 38 6d to Is 6d per couple; Ducks, 3s 6d to 5s Od ditto Geese, Os Od to Os Od, Turkeys, Os Cd to Os Od each; Cheese, 3d 5d per lb; Old Potatoes, 16 lbs. for Is Od; New Potatoes, 2d to 3W pfer lb.; Bacon Pigs, 0s Od to Os Od per score.
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. Traffic Return for the week ending June 16,1867:— Total, £ 83,153 Corresponding week, 1866, £ 7S,729. F. CLUTSOM, Chief Accountant. U—
HOTYLOWAY'S PILLS.—These pills are more efficacious in strengthening a debilitated constitution than any other medicine in the world. Persons of a nervous habit of body, and all who are suffering from -weak digestive organs, or whose health has become deranged by bilious affections, disordered stomach, or iver complaints, should lose no time in giving these admirable pills a fair trial. Coughs, colds, asthma, or shortness of breath, are also within the range of the sanative powers of this very remarkable medicine. The cures effected by these pills are not superficial or temporary, but complete and permanent. Thfiy are as mild as they are efficacious, and may be given with cone- dence to delieate females and young children. INTERESTING TO LADIES.—At this season of the year, the important process of bleaching and dressing Laces and Linens for Spring and Summer wear commences, we would therefore particularly call the attention of our fair readers to the Glenfield Starch, an article of primary importance in the getting up of these articles, The Glenfield Starch is specially manufactured for family use, and such is its excellence that it is now exclusively used in the Royal Laundry, and Her Majesty's Laundress pronounces it to be the finest Starch she ever used. Her Majesty's Lace Dresser says it is the best she has tried, and it was awarded two Prize Medals for its superiority. The manufacturers have much pleasure in stating that they have been appointed Starch Purveyors to H.R.H. the Princess of Wales. The Glenfield Starch is Sold in packets only, by all Grocers, Chandlers, &c, &c.
THE TAILORS' STRIKE. Though the bearings of this agitation are not as impor- tant in an economical sease as those of other movements of a similar nature which concern manufactures having certain localities as their particular centres, results have been already produced by it which will probably in B very short time alter the conditions of an extensive trade. In the first place, a wider field has been opened out for the employment of women, for the masters have adopted largely the use of sewing machines, and for pur- poses, too, for which it has been hitherto found impos- sible to use them. A machine, for example, has been invented for making and slitohing button-holes. Hitherto it required a well skilled operative to make button- holes well, but the machiue to which we have referred will not only work them with exactness and finish, bnt will make twenty in the same time as the workman employs in making one. From this it will follow as a necessary consequence that the time-log which the operatives have framed for adoption by the masters, and which was composed on calculations based upon work by hand, must be either changed or entirely abandoned. Another important consideration arising from the movement is that a large reduction will here- after be made in the price of clothes. It has been shown that the principal master tailors at the West- end can make the clothes at a cost very little more, if at all more, than half the price which their customers are obliged to pay for them. It is probable that even if the old system were resumed the public, with their pre- sent knowledge, would demand a modification of the tariff hitherto acted upon but now that machinery will be largely employed in the manufacturs of clothing a diminution in their cost must necessarily ensue. The issue of the contest will be against the operatives. The masters have gradually supplied themselves with non- unionist workmen, so that many of them are now paying as much in wages as they have been in the habit of doing at the same season. We understand that a house of call' has been established at which operatives can be readily obtained, and there is no doubt that through it great facilities will be offered to the masters for finding hands and the men for getting employment. This is the tenth week of the strike, there are nearly 3,000 men out of work in consequence of the movement in London and Brighton, and at present there seems little probability of an amicable settlement.- Times. A HORRIBLE STORY. -A letter from Fort Pitt, a small settlement in the Saskatchewan Valley, British America, narrates a horrible and incredible incident that is said to have taken place in that settlement some weeks ago:—' A French Canadian had killed several pigs, and his little children had looked on in approving wonder at the process. Soon after the parents went to church, and on their return were met at the door by their oldest child, Gustave, an eight-year-old boy, who exclaimed in childish glee, I have killed little piggy come and see.' He was covered with blood. What they saw may be inferred from the confession of the boy as to what had taken place. When the parents had gone to church, Gustave proposed to his little brother that they should play killing pig. In this request it is supposed that the unfortunate little fellow acquiesced. The youngest was to be the pig, the eldest the butcher. Gustave eagerly assisted his brother to undress for the tragedy, and, taking a small rope, tied him down se- curely to a rough lounge that stdod in the room he then procured the butcher's-knife that his father had used in slaughtering the pigs the day before, and plunged it into the throat of his passive and helpless brother. The wound was a mortal one, and it is supposed that death must have immediately resulted. After the child had bled his little-life away, the unnatural brother,, with the most uncredib!e heartlessness, took the cord which con- fined the body to the lounge, and, tying one end around the feet of the corpse, threw the other over the beam, and, using his weight and strength, hoisted the body t > the position in which it was found then, not satisfied with the programme thus far carried out, the little butcher must needs disembowel his dead brother almost in the exact manner in which his father had the pigs .the day before.' A STRANGE SUORY.—The Scotsman tells a singu- lar story under the heading of' Extraordinary Case of Demoniacal Possession in a Free Church. The Case occurredin the Chalmers Memorial Church, Grange, on Sunday last. Dr. Bonar, the minister, took for the subject of his afternoon discourse the unclean spirits described in the 12th .chapter of St Matthew. The afternoon was very warm, and in the course of the service a number of people be- came sick and fainted. One girl, in attempting to leave the church while the chapter was being read fell in a fainting fit, and was carried into the vestry. The occurrence caused some hubbub among the congregation, and several of the members including Dr Duncan, Professor of Hebrew, left their seats to wait upon the poor girl. In the course of a few minutes, and while a hymn was being given out. Dr. Duncan came out from the vestry and asked in a lond voice if there was a medical gentleman present. A gentleman who was understood to be a doctor thereupon rose and proceeded to the vestry. Certain members of the congregation afterwards began to move to and fro in order to make inquiries respecting the sufferer, and not a few left the church altogether. Still the service proceeded in as order- ly a manner as was possible amid such uneainess and Dr. Bonar in due course of time began to preach on the devils. When the rev. gentleman was about half way through his sermon-he had not reached the 'application'—a gentleman seated in the centre of the church became ill, and apparently fainted. Some appearance of confusion ensued, but Dr. Bonar called out to the people to he calm, and a number of them, though in a state of great alarm, at once resumed their seats. Still persons continued to pass out of the church, and the whole congre- gation were restless and inattentive. Dr.Duncan Z, then stepped up to the pulpit and. had some private conversation with Dr. Bonar, who, after a few mo- ments' pause, closed the book before him, and, addressing the congregation, said it would be bet- ter to say nothing more, but simply engage in prayer. It was perhaps quite true, he continued, as Dr. Duncan had suggested, that Satan was there tempting them with these interruptions, and that he was angry at being spoken against. The rev- gentleman then engaged in prayer' and after he finished a hymn was given out and sung. While the verses were being read out, Dr. Duncan ascend- ed the pulpit unnoticed by Dr. Bonar, and the latter gentleman on rising his head from the desk and looking around appeared for a moment to be greatly startled at. seeing a personage so near to him. The object of the learned professor in going into the pulpit was to address the congregation, and having obtained leave from Dr. Bonar to speak, he rose and ejaculated a few thoughts on the passage of Scripture respecting the security with which a strong man armed can keeps his house in peace. In middle of his oration the learned professor had a thought about Satan -or 'Sattan' as he called his Satanic Majesty; exclaiming with great vehemence, in reference to what had°taken place among the congregation, that it was Sattan, brethren, Sattan—Sattan.' He also wished to notice something said by the Apostle Paul to the Gentiles but, failing to remember the particular passage, be bad to announce that his memory did not serve him to tell what the Apostle said to the Gentiles. The benediction was then pronounced, and the congregation dismissed. As the people were about to leave the church Dr. Duncan again rose in the pulpit, and briefly repeated his former assurance, that it was Sattan, brethren, Sattan- Sattan.' A suggestion was made that the enemy should be fought out, in the belief that if resisted he would flee but the terror caused by his warm and unprecedented manifestation was too great to be hurriedly shaken off, and the congregation dispersed, DREADFUL W A'QNING.-A blacksmith was summoned is a witness in court in a case between two of his work- men. The judge, after hearing the testimony, asked >iim why he did not adviaa them to settle, as the coat had already amounted to three times the amount of the disputed sum. He replied, I to-t-told the f,)-f-ools to se-e-e-ttle, for I said the co-o-on-stable would ta-k-k-ke their coats and the lawyers their sh-ir-ts, and if they got in your honour's court, you'd sk-k-k-kia 'em.' CARRYING SEA WATER TO PAMs.—The government cistern-lighters Cruche and Filtre have just returned to Havre, after conveying a cargo of sea water to Paris for the great aquarium of the Exhibition. Each of those vessels had taken on board 150 cubic metres of water, but not finding a sufficient ciepth in the channel of the upper Seine, had to discharge a quantity, and could only deliver from 100 to 110 metres at the Champ de Mars. They will consequently have to make several trips to Paris, a" not less than 150U cubic metres is required to fill the aquarium. SUDDEN DEATH.-On Saturday Mr Henry Bennett, clerk to a solicitor in the Strand, felt unwell after he had been at the office for a short time, and left for home. He went to the Temple Pier, and having taken a ticket for the Srarrey side of Lou- don Bridge, sat down on a form to wait for the steamboat. Whilst waiting he was seen to fall forward, and on being lifted v?as found to be quite dead. He was carried to King's College Hospital. 0 The Army and Navy Gazette bears that the dimensions of the review to be held by her Majesty in Hyde Park will be much less than was at first anticipated, when we were told that all the troops that could be conveniently assembled would be present. Only about 4,000 men from Aldershot, Woolwich, and Chatham, will be brought up, which added to about 3,000 household troops- in town, will make the total number somewhat over 7,OOB. Our contemporary adds, that some of the leading Volunteer officers are anxious to have a review of their force by the Sultan in Hyde Park. They say they can bring 8,000 men into the park if the War Office pay £ 10,000 to cover the cost of arrange- ments. A CHILD OF SEVEN YEARS SUMMONED—At the Gateshead County Petty Sessions, on Wednesday, a child seven yean of age, named John Barnes, waa summoned before the sitting magistrates for damaging the garden gate of Dr. Jones, of Washington. When the little fellow answered to his name, Mr Ramsay asked why such a child had been summoned; he was far too young to be taken to a police court. Dr. Jones said that the police well knew that he suffered annoyance from the children damaging his garden gate, and he had brought Barnes before them to make an example. Mr Ramsay said it was never intended that court should take such cases in hand. The case was then dismissed, Jones having to pay the costs, 13s. A rumour that the wife of a duke and the wife of a bishop are about to- appear in public as singers,' says the Athenaeum, will probably be enough, in our wonder-seeking society, to fill even Exeter Hall with an eager audience. For once the good-natured public will be right in following its instincts. The cause which has won the good-will of a host of patrons, and which has decided the Duchess of Newcastle and Mr Ellicott to apear in public—the desire to assist with funds the Rome of Relief for Children with Chronic Diseases of the Joints — is worthy of every one's helping hand; and even those of the auditory who may be drawn to Exeter Hall on Wednesday, July 3, in order to enjoy the exhibition of talents which are loudly vaunted in society, will have the satisfaction of knowing that the children of the poor will be benefited by their curiosity.' The oratorio selected for per- formance is Herr Schachner's I Israel's Return from Babylon.' THE POPE.—ROME,. June 18.—At the anniversary of the Pope's accession to the Papal chair, his Holiness, in replying to the congregation of Cardinals, said that during his pontificate he had to wrestle first against the enemies of the religion of the Holy See, and, secondly, against the enemies of' all social order, who had as their aim, on the one hand, the advancement of purely ma- terial progress on the other, the total subversion of the principles of authority, justice, and religion, and to despoil the Church of her ancient possessions: He had sought to recall the misguided spirits by encyclical letters, in which was pointed out the fundamental principles of right, honesty, and religion. He had been as the voice in the desert, which had directed the Jews in the way they should follow. The Pope then, turning towards the Bishops, said with emotion -'Venerable brethren, I pray you to redouble your supplications to God and the Immaculate Virgin, that we may be delivered from the serious dangers that compass us. Close round me that together we may fight and triumph. AN ASTOUNDING. CONJUROR.—Galignani says that a most astounding Chinese conjuror, Ling Zoop, is r, i I z, to be seen at the Hippodrome, or at the Chinese Theatre, at the Exhibition. He swallows a sword, long as 'Le sabre, le sabre, de m.on pere,' or as the famed weapon which Alfred bids the knight cast into the shining levels of the Meer. What becomes of this epoglittis-is his jugular vein made of ces triplex, or the coat of his stomach of caoutchouc His must indeed be dura ilia, since they take thus quietly their conversion in a sword sheath. Next he swallows eggs after the swotd an egg is a mere trifle. The shells you will say—well, they might incommode us,but after theswordhas been rammed down into his intestines by a thirty-pound shot he does not stick at trifles. He smokes a cigaret, performs a variety of antics, and then, sure as eggs are eggs, he proves Buffon to be wrong, that man is oviparous, by bringing them fortn unbroken from some out of the way corner in his inside. The savans and doctors admit that they are mystified. They have held their inquest on Ling Loop, and can find scientific solution of the problem, and they broke up their conclave by subscribing to the very general opinion that he is the most astound- ing of all possible conjurors. THE DESCENDANTS OF CAPTAIN COOK'S PIG.- The native (Maori) saying is As the white man's rat has driven away the native rat, as the European fly drives away our own, and the clover kills our fern, so will the Maoris disappear before the white man himself.' It is wonderful to behold the botani- cal and zoological changes which has taken place since Captain Cook set his foot in New Zealand. Some pigs which he left with the natives have in- creased and run wild in such a way that it is 181- possible to destroy them. There are large tracts of the country where they reign supreme. The soil looks as if it were ploughed by their buirowing. Some station-holders of 100,000 acres have had to make contracts for killing them at 6d per tail, and as many as 22,000 on a single run have been killed by adventurous parties without any diminution being discernible. Not only are they obnoxious by occu- pying the ground which the sheep farmer needs for .his flocks, but they assiduously follow the ewes when lambing, and devour the poor lambs as soon as they make their appearance. They do not exist on the western side of the Alps, and only on the lower grounds on the eastern side, where the snow seldom falls, so that the explorer has not the advan- tage of profiting by their existence where food is the scarcest. The boars are sometimes very large, covered with long black bristles, and have enormous tusks, resembling closely the wild boars of the Ardennes, and they are equally savage and courageous. -Dr Hmst'