A ROMANCE OF REAL LIFE. For some time past Mr D. D. Home, the celebrated Spiritualist,' has been staying at Malvern under the care of Dr Gully. One day last week Mr Home suddenly disappeared from the neighbourhood, and the next we bear of the gentleman, whose face had become quite famiiiar at Malvern, and was not unknown In Worcester, is of his being a prisoner. A writ had been issued against him for obtaining a large sum of money by undue influence, and the legal men concerned had thought it advisable to have some declaration made whereby Mr Home could at once te arrested. Thus much we learn from ordinary sources. We complete the narrative from a letter of explanation which Mr Home has forwarded to us himself. Beginning at the period of that 'stroke of lack' which the papers chronicled last year, Mr Home says on the In of October, 1866, he received a letter, signed 'Jane Lyon,' in which the writer requested to know on what terms she could become a member of a societyofTadies and gentleman who bad clubbed toge- ther for the sejioug investigation of the so-called spiritual phenomena. Without waiting for a reply, she visited Mr Home, and requested him to call upon her. He called accordingly, and Mrs Lyon presented him with jg30 towards the expenses of the society. Up to this time she had not witnessed any of the so-called pheno- mena, but stated that from chitdhood the had seen won- deful visions. On the Sunday following Mr Home called again, and Mrs Lyon declared that she had seen him in visions and wished to adopt him as her son. During the interview, Mr Home says, ahoeaw some phenomenawhich convinced her, and she expressed herself more than ever desirous to adopt him as her son. On the lOth of October she wrote to him, and presented Dim with an entirely free gift of JM4,000, which sum was paid to Mr Home next day. After this he went to Brighton and received letters as from a mother to her son. He then adopted her name in addition to his own. and became as most people know, Mr Home-Lyon. The winter passed, and Mr Home was taken seriously.ill; Advised to go to Malvern, he placed himself under Dr Gully, and during his stay at the seat of the water cure his 4 mother' wrote tohimikind and affectionate letters; yet, meanwhile, (*a it turn? put)* she was consulting lawyers as to the best means of undoing What she had done. At this point she consults a supposed spiritual medium, a girl of twelve years of age, by whom she is told that Mr, Home-Lyon k has a familiar spirit which haa compelled her to adop. im. The advioe of the medium is that Mrs Lyon shall hrow the whole tl-iing into Chancery. Mr Home returns o London at this juncture, and is received kindly by his 'atron. On the second interview, however, she demands he return of all or part of the money she has eiven him, md tells him that all his friends are swindiera. 'This, If course, (says Mr Home) renders it impossible for me fo comply with her request, as much for my friends' sake n for my own.' Within the shortest possible time she as him thrown into Whitecross-street prison. He only remained there one night, however, but the shock to his nervous system has been great, and he is now very ill. rhe case will, ere long, come before the law courts, and will no doubt be a very remarkable trial; it will be a fight between spiritualists, and must elicit some extra- ordinary disclosures; for Mrs Lyon adheres to her belief in spiritualism, and does not charge Mr Home with fraud, but vows that he has 'a familiar spirit.'—Berrow's Worcester Journal.
THE FATF0F~DR. LIVINGSTONE. The limes of India gives the following details of the attack on Dr. Livingstone'.— The hopes raised by the news which we published on the 15th of May of the rumoured safety of Dr. Living- stone have speedily been dispelled, and there can no longer be any doubt that he was killed by a savage of the Manfite tribe. The narrative of the Sepoy belong- ing to the Marine Battalion (21st Native Infantry) who formed one of the doctor's escort, and who arrived from Zanzibar in the Gazelle on the 14th of May, turns out to be altogether inaccurate, and, substantially, the tale tnld by Moosa is proved correct. The Nadir Shah, a vessel of war belonigng to the Sultan of Zanzibar,, at pre- sent used as a trader, reached Bombay on the 15th of May in cargo, and from information we obtained on board we are enabled to give a more detailed account of the circumstances in connection with the melancholy story of the doctor's fate than has yet been published. The Nadir Shah left Zanzibar on the afternoon of the 28tb of March, so that the news she brings is nearly a month later than that brought by the Gazelle, and three days later than the last despatch rec3ived from Zanzibar by the Bombay Government. Dr. Livingstone took his departure from Zanzibar in March 1866, and was con- veyed in her Majesty's ship Penguin to Pinnaneb, at the mouth of the Rovuma River. The expedition consisted of Dr. Livingstone and thirty men, ten of whom were natives of Johanna, one of the Comoro Islands, thirteen Africans, and twelve sepoys of the Bombay Marine Battalion. It was thought by Dr. Livingstone that these Africans would be of service to him on his journey into the interior. The Africans were formerly slaves, win had been liberated and educated in the Bombay Presidency. There was no other European in the party except the doctor himself. The beasts taken were—six camels, four buffaloes, from Bombay, five a ses, and two mules, &ad among the baggage there were forage, gunpowder, &c. The Penguin startel from Zanzibar on the 19th of March, 1866, and the men in the doctor's train and the beasts were taken from Zanzibar in a large dhow, which was towed by the Penguin. In three days the Penguin arrived off the Rovuma River, but, owing to the strong current the dhow could not be got into the mouth of the stream. The expedition then made for Minkindany Bay, about thirty miles northward of Cape Delgon, where Dr Livingstone and his party were successfully landed on the 28th of March. The Johanna men, who had been engaged for the doctor's service by Mr Sundley, the English Consul at Johanna, were con- sidered preferable for the service to the Zanzibar men. On the march into the interior the Sepoys seem to have suffered much, and Dr. Livingstone thought it necessary to leave them on the route to enable them to return to Zanzibar..d Zanzibar. In returning they had but little to eat, and ran great risk of starving. One by one, all the Sepoys fell, and tht sickness that attacked the bavildar was fatal, as he died of dysentery. None of the twelve Sepoys who started with the doctor reached Nyassa, and those who survived returned to Zanzibar in August or September. In October last the Johanna men made their appearance in Zanzibar, and presented themselves before Dr Seward, the British Consul, when for the first time the intellgence was received of the disaster which had befallen Dr. Livingstone. From the accounts of these Johanna men it would seem that the expedition reached Lake Nyassa in safety and crossed the lake. They pushed on westward, and in thi course of some time reached Goomany, a fishing village oa a river. This would appear to hive been on the second or third week of August last. The people of Goomany warned Dr. Livingstone that the Mafite, a wandering pedatory tribe, were out on a plundering expedition, and that it would not be safe to continue the journey. But the dangers thus presented to view were not sufficient to deter a man who had braved so many before; and, treating the warnings as but of slight moment, he crossed the river in canoes the next morning, with his hagsrage and train of followers, in safety. Previously to this time the whole of the baggage animals had perished on the journey from the want of water; and on reaching the further side of the river the baggage had to be carried by the doctor's men and Moosa only, or Moosa and a few others of the party, kept up with him. The march had continued some distance when Dr. Livingstone saw three armsd men ahead, and there- upon he called out to Moosa, The Mafites are out, after all,' or some such words as those; and these seem to have been the last words he uttered. The three Mafites were armed with bows and arrows and other weapons, and they immediately commenced hostilities. Evidently the men must have closed on the doctor, when, finding matters desperate, he drew his revolver, and shot two of his assailants, but while thus disposing of the two the third managed to get behind Dr Livingstone, and with one blow from an axe clove in his head. The wound was mortal, but the assassin quickly met his own doom, for a bullet from Moosa's musket passed through bis body, and the murderer fell dead beside his victim. Moosa states that the doctor died instantly, and that finding the Mafites were out he ran back to the baggage party and told them that their master had been killed The baggage was hastily abandoned, and 'the Johanna men, Moosa and the rest of the party sought safety by a hasty flight, which, according to Moosa's story, they continued until sunset, when they reached a secure hiding-place in the jungle. They held a consultation, and it is alleged that Moosa prevailed on them to go back and look after the body of their late master, and that on regaining the place where the murder had been perpetrated they found Dr Livingston's body lying there. The doctor's watch had been carried away, together with his clothes, the only article that remained on the body being the trousers. Moosa and the men who bad ac- companied him 'scratched' a hole in the ground deep enough to bury the body in, and there left in a far remote and unknown spot the remains of the self-denying and noble man who, all too soon for his country and the cause of civilisation, but not too soon for him to have earned an enduring fame, found his end at the hand of an ignoble savage. The corpses of the three Mafites were lying on the spot where they had fallen; but no atten- tion was paid to them by Moosa, who on searching could find no memento of his late master to bring with him to Zanzibar. In making their way to the coast great hard- ships were experienced by Moosa and other survivors of the party, who were in such a starving condition that they had to live upon the berries they could gather by the way until they fell in with an Arab caravan, which entertained them kmdiy. They were thus enabled to reach Zeelwah, in the territory of the Sultan of Zanzibar. They were here provided with clothes and necessaries and sent on to Zanzibar, at which place they reported all the circumstances to Dr Seward, by whom they were closely examined. Dr Kirk, of Zanzibar, an old associate of Livingstone, also questioned them carefully, and fonnd that their statement of the country through which they alleged they had passed correctly answere to the leading features of the wilds through which Dr Livingstone had intended to track his way. The Johannah men were taken to Johanna, and carefully interrogated by the Sultan or Rajah, as well as by Mr Sundley, and their answers tallied with Moosa's narrative. The Johanna men asked Mr Sundley to pay the nine months' wages due to them for their services with the expedition, and as they were entitled to what they demanded, the money waSu them. Some of the men who went away with the expedition, and who were not accounted for as having died, were still missing. On the 26th of Decem- ber Dr Seward left Zanzibar in her Majesty's ship Wasp and proceeded to Keelwah, but he was unable- to obtatu any fresh information or to gather additional detail#.1 HOLLOWAY'$ 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, an £ all who »re suffering from weak digestive Organs, or whose health has become deranged by bilious affections, disordered1 stomach, or iver complaints, should lose no time in giving these admirable pills a fair trial. Coughs, colds, asthma, pr shortness of breath* are also within'the range of the sanative powers of this very remarkable medicine. The cures efffebted by these pills are not superficial oif temporary, but complete and permanent. Thfiy" are as mild as they are eflicacioun and may be given with cone- dence to delieate females and young children* THE CATTLE PLAGUE.-At the meeting of the Mary- lebone Vestry on Friday an important statement was made with reference to the disease amongst cattle, and the practical working of the restrictive Order in Council. Mr. Huggard called the attention of the vestry to the fact that certain cattle sheds in Malthouse-mews and Little Carlisle-mews had been officially proclaimed infected.' The effect of this was, that the Order in Council had come into operation, and neither cattle nor manure was allowed to be removed. As the result, the manure of over sixtv cow had been accumulating for a number of days. He wished to ask the medical officer of health. whether such a atate of things was not excessivelv dangerous to the health of the neighdourhood, and whether such that gentleman had had any communication with the Metropolitan Board of Works. Dr. Whitmore stated that he had called two or three times at the Metro- politan Board of Works, but nothing had been done yet. There was a police guard at the place, and the manure and diseased cattle could not be removed without a special order. The condition of the places referred to by Mr. Huggard was most dangerous to the public health, and it was very necessary that active steps should be taken. The vestry directed the medical officers of health to make the utmost exertion to obtain the necessary power to remove the manure and remedy the dangerous condition of the place. THE CZAit IN A BUFF.-The correspondent of a con- temporary wrice!l: The attempted assassination of the Emperor Alexander in Paris appears to have embittered his feelings against the Poles generally-at least, it is difficult to know what other construction can be put on his recent temper at Warsaw. In order to give him a hearty reception, the city had erected a triumphal arch at the expense of about jgl.000. Care bad been taken to avoid everything that could reopen old wounds, and neither the Polish eagle, the Polish colours, nor any other peculiar emblems of Polish nationality were em- ployed in the decoration of the structure. On the con- trary, the Emperor's visit was regarded as an opportunity. of conveying to his mind that Warsaw at least now gava* up its long-cherished ideas of a separate and independent national existence, and is content to regard itself hence- forth as a province of Russia. I do not mean)to say that this feeling was shared by the whole population—far from it; but at any rate it was the character of the demonstration. In conformity with an old custom, a deputation of the citizens of Warsaw waited on the Emperor at the railway station 10 present him their offerings of bread and salt. It consisted of an Imperial Chamberlain, nobiemen, bankers, and other persons of a certain social position, all of them personally known to the Emperor; but he passed them by without giving them a moment's attention. In the evening the city was magnificently illuminated, but his Majesty did not deign to take the trouble of seeing it, and remained at home. Neither did he visit the theatre on the first evening, as bad been expected, but only went in for an hour on the second. These things have produced a good deal of bit- terness in Warsaw, and might have been very easily avoided. There is no doubt it is unpleasant to be shot at. It does not tend to produce a oheerful or serene tone of mind, or to make one take a brighter view of things generally. But the exercise of a little more self-com- mand in the Polish capital misrht have gained the Emperor many hearts which have now been alienated.'
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WALTON WEST CONCERT. A VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT will take place at the School Boom on Thursday, July 18th, in aid of the School funds.. Several Amateurs will kindly give their assistance. To commence at Seven o'clock p.m. precisely, Tiekett 2s, slid Is each,
I3IRTUS7 MARRIAGES, & DEATHS Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, should be sent to us in Manuscript, properly authenticated. We cannot under- take tc search other papers for these announcements, which are frequently found obe incorrectly printed, or turr out to be untrue. BIRTHS. On the 16th ulf, at Prendergast, in this town, the wife of Mr Charles Howell, saddler, of a son. On the 26th ult, at No. 5, Abbey-street, Carlisle, Mrs John Thomlinson, of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 27th ult., at the Register office, in this town, by license, Mr. David Griffiths, of Romans Castle, to Eliza, eldest daughter of Mr. Benjamin Davies, Neeston. On the 27th ult., at the Register office, in this town, by license, Capt. Peter Perkins, St. David's, to Margaret, daughter of Capt.Wm. Oakley, of the same place. On the 27th ult, at the Parish Church, Islington, London, by the Rev John Green, M.A., Mr David Jones Lewis, of Llwyncelyn, Llanwrda, Carmarthen- shire, eldest son of the late Mr Frederick Lewis, of the same place, to Elizabeth Marianne, only child of the Rev Henry Jones Davis, Vicar of Cayo and Llansawe, and magistrate for the said county. No cards. On the 26th ult, at the Parish Church, Aspatria, Cum- berland, by the Rev. E. Salkeld, M.A., vicar, Mr Malcolm Douglas, Rochdale, to Mary, second daughter of the late Mr Elliot, surgeon, Aspatria. DEATHS. On the 24th ult, at Dew-street, in this town, the infant son of Sergeant Major Reid, aged five months. On the 23rd ult, at Prendergast, in this town, the infant son of Mr Charles Howell, saddler, aged seve. days. On the 25th ult, at his residence, Ruther-lane, Mr Adam Roch, builder, aged 62. On the 20th ult, after a very short illness, at Pembroke, Harriet, the wife of Mr Thomas Jones, of West Gate House, and the Mills, Pembroke. On the 29th June, at Picton, 't Haverford west, Henry Charlton, Esq., in the 71st year of his age. On the 30th ult., at Barn-street, in this town, Mr. Essex Martin, aged 64. On the 29th ult., at Pontypridd, Sarah, the beloved wife of Mr. C. W.Tanley, master of the training schools, and daughter of Mr. John Thomas, (Ieuan Ddu). On the 28th ult., at the residence of Mr. John P. Hitchings, draper, Narberth, Cammilla Louisa, sixth and dearly beloved daughter of Mr John Thomas, marble mason, Shore House, Pembroke Dock, aged 24 years deeply regretted by all who knew her.
I think that she Geometry and some parts of the and Trigonometry are vary well done by Childa «B(J Evans. I find only one paper on Trigonometry of Childs is it TO isible that all his papers on that subject were not ? I am, joura truly, -•< JOHN BUTTERY. lbe following students of the college were then called it?- head-master, Mr Marshall, and presented with eir prizes by the chairman — p 'J, Llewhellin, ior Divinity; H. G. Griffiths, for reek; H. E. G. Evans, for Latin A. T. Child, for feneh A. T. Child, for Mathematics A. J. Llewhellin, "glish subjects R. L. Lloyd, junior class H. Foley, Kiaster, prize, general good conduct. The subjects of the examination of the senior boys were, FUkv" *inity—aportion of St. Luke's Gospel in Greek and jwblical History in general. 2nd. In Classics—Euripides, Q0 Medea and a portion of the Hecuba, Horace, Ovid, 3rd; French translation and re-translation. 4th. Jjistory of Rome and England, Geography, &c, &c. In "fftthematios, the first division were examined in Plane Ngonometry, Geometrical Conic Sections (the Parabola), Arithmetic and Euclid, I., II,, III., IV., VI., The prizes having been distributed, the Chairman then that he would exercise his right as Chairman by J*!»ng npon Charles Deazeley, Esq, to address the meeting. Mr Deazeley, in rising, expressed his sincere regret that was unable to be present amongst them at an earlier °uri inasmuch as he had lost some of the earlier and cert-8*58 t"ie tnost interesting portions of the day's pro-v as must' however, plead unavoidable duties th n6 reason ^or ^,s absence, but now being called on by Chairman be could not venture to refuse, as he really 11 it to be a privilege as well as a duty to recommend the sd w c'a'ms of the Milford College upon the public. He ,P0«e with some degree of right and of authority because son in the College, and who I>a3 received the j of its training fromjits first establishment, and be J'oythe progress of his own hoy, and the benefits anil he has derived from the College, what a valuable vj j.important institution it is. His own personal con- ations on this matter were amply sustained by the very y0ura5!e reports of the examiners just read, aud the progress made by the young men generally was really posing as well as gratifying. The advantages of a "he competition amongst the pupils were never perhaps Or 8^r'Dgly displayed than at the presen t examination, the value of the College and its system of training j. re conclusively shown. Of the Head Master, Mr «rshall, he could speak with the highest respect and as one eminently qualified to fill the responsible ^arduous post be occupies Mr Marshall's qualifica- la" for teaching they all knew, his eminent ability, his 'the atta'nnQent8» his sound learning were familar to ^ut PerhaP8 not know how closely he *oru to s duties, anc* how devoted he was to his Qjn fe: He was always to be found at his post—from 'n the morning till five in the evening he laboriously test to his duties with scarcely any relaxation or t0 w The mathematical duties of the College are entrusted 'ask ^nchanr)' a gentleman every way qualified for the Committed to him; for since Mr Fincham's appoint- Pus'i oversi8ht of the pupils the improvement of the s'rifc,S 'n mathematics and geometry has been most and rapid. He (Mr Deazeley) had always felt a Wph "Merest in the progress of the College, and had f^llv ProSre9S fr°m its commencemtnt most care- iojJ and earnestly, and therefore he could note the g0p ovenient in all its branches of study which had been gratifying in recent years. He had been long con- f lnced before the establishment of the college that Milford jjj.01 its position and the immunity from disease which it ti<^8 Wa8 admirably fitted for such a collegiate institu- off} the present. The sanitary condition of Milford is gy ?ery high order, the death rate being remarkably low. d6 when the cholera swayed the kingdom, and "as 'ts thousands in 'places not far distant, there del; 1101 one solitary death in Milford. And for weakly, children and young persons, aYid for those coming fn] a c,08e and warm climate, no better or more health- CPS4 Cal? be found. It ia free from all malaria, and C„ happily and providentially free from all contagious He c°D8idered. therefore that the college would *iiwiV»a mos.t, vs'uab'e benefits of a physical and material ^DarI0Hv. establishment in Milford, while it would anc* Per^aP8 more valuable gifts to their °°afidenn^ *n retnrn. He could, as a surgeon, speak bv \rt00' tlle nnvary»'K kindness and attention 'heir hea|trrs Marshall to the pupils; she watches over leas and and Pu.rsuits with great and maternal kind- totijg Da Care> and it must be a source of great comfort ^e'r ChiM nts of PUP''& w^° at a distance to find that tioa ann en are waiched over with the motherly atten- Marshnii ^>'>3 consideration ever shown by Mrs «onid '• Looking at the College in all its aspects he HQJ Confidently say that it possessed all the advantages, 9Qd • 80nie features superior advantages to larger schools, the Sl:Uated in such a healthy locality ehouid command »l 8uPport and sympathy of all interested in the spread » sound and healthful education. Ogf Rev c- Cooke, M.A of Oriel College, Up'0rd' and Rector of Chesterton, Hants, on being called iQte, "y^be Chairman, said: Feeling as he did a great to ft,68* ln cause of education, he was glad to respond few lOe request of the respected Chairman, and address a *bom°h t0 li!e roeetiug an" to the pupils of the college sea nf lu e^ore was u°t aware till a few and conerat l existence of tllis new college at Milford, colWe ted not °"ly friends and supporters of aiight aavVl?U^ C0Unt^ ol^ ■Pembr°fce, and indeed he ^^t of w^°^e South Wales, on the establish- ^tEcationai^1 trueted might become an important collp to this portion of the Principality. 'Qtion f86 T8-8 1)114 yet in it8 infancy; but he might ^cted w'tk encouragement, that he had been con pupiis ,U« Cheltenham College, as one of its earliest half S' sc'10^ars» ever since the time when it was "teven* I* scll00l no w numbered upwards Parcelv ^Un.^red pupils, 9,nd had risen to a position Sohool/ v,vr)or Pul>lic estimation to any of the great ^6Q °ountry but he could remember the time 6 instructed in two private dwelling 0°uld i'uinuo'1 ioferior in accommodation, as far as he ?e^>ied T 'to 'n which we were now as- itlto fa t00^ some time for a school to make its way W a JD}lr, but be could not help thinking there might a an /Uture in 8tore f"r tb5s ,8cfl0o]> possessing as it as■6t anc* '"expensive communication with Ire-. 1 tcere j 68 ^ra^es>.so that'll might setk to obtain not ^ith r wide-spread schokstic connection. 8Ud 'otbe curioulum of instruction, he was very Hiotl?8atber from the reP°rt8 6f the examiners, to to divin't farafully listened, that attention was paid th atld 'mathematics as well as to classics. In- of^ frea of mathematical reading, as compared with e*assical subjects, had somewhat surprised him. in oar ii08 bfld in time past been too much neglected *aa jnt -O0^s» 80 much so indeed that when a change ej r°.aUced some few years ago in the Oxford system kti°wie,?,Dati0D8> an^ a small amount of mathematical Pri8jn T>e wa8 required for the 'Little Go,' it was sur. atit £ j5 ^Qd how few were able to pass in the simple JJer3i epva* an<* algebraical questions set by the exami- VgQ ^eltenham was, he believed, one of the first t0 Pay BPecial attention to this branch of chan himself read as far as Conic Sections and at Bcbool, and (he mentioned this as an en- v-8 8Ucc 8n^before fcim) he believed he owed bein 88 111 obtaining a scholarship at Oriel in part to £ able to do the mathematical paper. With re- j. prizes which he had had great pleasure in •'a XJ' ^buted. to the successful pupils, he would J°tQ to-dav k wki°b perhaps might not be quite entered u ^°Ped tv i ^ose wbo had not received papers, but k ^d "ay would come when tbey would under- ♦L ^a8 vPI; le tlie number of pupils was still but small, v?°Ught j, y glad to see so few prizes distributed, and r^ter an-j^8 a mark of good judgment in their Head a, Were »v8 Colleagues, and proved that they knew Ultipiiei elements of real success. If prizes were Uoriii that anybody might get one, they became th 'at* B« 'as a stimulus to painstaking study and to k^68 8lad to see the good feeling shown by thli' a9d succeeded thus far towards the prize- otfc the fori* congratulated .the latter, he wished yeajr ^'ght Reserve and so have success an- a^u«ion h re8ar<i t0 th« subject of divinity, to « Wa8 also made in the report, and for which Wao a prize given, he would addreiss a few » al«alvtA *° the pupils. In these dayef #iien it Wl llie CQfltom to slight God'tf Holy °f the _g;?j thing to obtain a thorouh know- le*1 It wae the best guide of their youth, and would be a lamp along the whole path of life. Aii, he would further say to them, waa it not a reproach i: this Christian land that many young men who got ui their livy, and their Tacitus, and their Thucydides, not only for the Latin and Greek, but as books of history, yet were grossly ignorant of the Bible as a Book. N i:\) be would even say to those who had been religiousli brought up in the knowledge of the great truths of reve- lation that there was more study than they were awar( of, if they would be able to pass an examination in tht facts of the Old Testament and in our Lord's life and that of his apostles in the New Testament. He had known many young men who, though readers of the Bible from childhood, could not, until they had been put in the way of thus studying it, answer a simple historical paper on Bible history. He- would only further wish them a happy holiday, and would ask them if they were interested in the prosperity of the college—and let them remember that that prosperity involved their own ad- vantage and advancement-to make it known among their friends at home; and when they come back he affectionately advised them to set to work again in good earnest, remembering that a schooltime, like a lifetime- once Illst could never, never be regained. IITh-e Rev Thomas Brigstocke, B.D.. Incumbent of Mil- ford, said that he had great pleasure in attending another meeting of the college, and felt a deep interest in its firosperity and in the progress of the pupils, as most of he pupils were part of his own congregation, and his voice was well known to them. He would not, there- fore, trespass upon their time, but in taking leave of them could only express his pleasure at the proceedings of the day, and hoped to see a still more successful examination next year. Rev James Thomas, Rector of Herbrandston, said that be. felt much pleasure in being amongst them, and especially so as he partly represented his brother, one of the examiners, whose clerical duties compelled his absence that day. He was much gratified to see the progress made by the pupils, but he hoped they would not be satisfied with present results, but make still fur- ther efIvrts and win greater successes in the future. The Rev Wm. Allen, Incumbent of Bosheslon, said that he really felt much pleasure and profit in being present that day. He was glad to see such a large at- tendance, and was much gratified with the kindness shown to the visitors and friends. Perhaps it might not be out of place should he offer a remark or two to their 4roung friends, before they leave for the vacation, as to the influence of education on their future life. He supposed that he need scarcely to tell them that the education which they received in their youth was the very foundation of the future in all things: for without working with the head now, without industry and pains- taking application in tho present, they would scarcely get shoes to their feet. He would give the pupils a striking instance of this which came under his own ob- servation. A lad, whose interest was not great but who had studied hard and made the most of his educational advantages, was lately one of the successful candidates in a competitory examination where fifty competitors were in the field against him for a civil appointment in India. He would urge then the pupils to even closer application, and the results in the future would reward them for all their labours and efforts now. He bad known Mr Mar- shall, the Head Master, before he came down into their neighbourhood, and he could endorse all that bad been said of Mr Marshall; and thought that Pembrokeshire ought to feel itself highly honoured in possessing such a master. The Head Master, Mr Marshall, then made a few remarks upon the progress of the pupils, in substance nearly as follows;:—Since 1865, when I was first called upon to undertake the management of the institution, it has been my constant endeavour to elevate its standard to the same mark which is attained by the best similar schools. Of course both time and materals are required to effect this object. By materials I mean pupils. The more boys there are in a school the higher the standard becomes, until it reaches at length the maximum of which the young are capable. The increase in our number has strongh exemplified this truth. I am happy to say there is a difference between the standard at present and what it Was at first. In classics there has been a most remarkable and cheering improvement. Several boys who knew scarcely a word of Latin are now able to construe very fairly. And what is still more satisfactory, I have some boys who began Greek here a year ago or less who are now able to make out a play of Euripides, and are in fact not to be distinguished from boys who have learned Greek for several years. If we turn to mathematics, the facts of the case are still more striking. Only one boy had ever done any algebra at all before he came here. That boy i9, as be ought in reason to be, first in the examination. And of others some are now in Conic Sections, Trigonometry, and the like, showing an advance in the standard of which we have a right perhaps to boast a little, considering the sbort time we have been at work. The labours of my colleague Mr Fincham, to whom the mathematics have been entrusted for the last three months, have borne, I am convinced, the most satis- factory fruits. You have heard the reports of our two examiners, which render any further remarks upon this subject from me superfluous. The conduct of the boys has been uniformly satisfactory, and I congratulate them and myself upon the completion this day of a long term of successful work. In taking leaving of them for a short time, I sincerely hope that their enjoyment of the vacation may be as thorough and complete as possible. I will not occupy your time any longer except to say that luncheon is prepared in another room where we hope the ladies and gentlemen here present will honour us with their company. The business of the day was concluded by a handsome dejeuner, when appropriate toasts were given and ably responded to bv the Revds James Thomas and T. A. Marshall, Capt Walker, R.E., Mr Deazeley, Mr Griffiths, &c., &c. We understand that the next half year is fixed to begin on Wednesday, August the 14th, when still fur- ther additions to the number of pupils is confidently anticipated.