LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. CANINE MADNESS.—The owners of dogs in the town Save just received, through the. public crier, &n intimation from the Mayor not to permit them to go at large un- aanazled. This notice is said to be rendered necessary "because of suspicions thai. are entertained of the existence of catiinc madness in the neighbourhood. We are g'ad to learn that Mr W. L. Harding has engaged for an evening Concert, to take place at the Shire Hall, on the Gth of August, the following distin- guished artistes, vit-Mis8 Edith Wynne, Mr Montera Samb, and Mr Lewis Thomas (vocalists); Mr John (harpist) and Mrs Henry Davies, of the Roy'Ü Academy (pianist). It may not be generally known that Mr Xewis 'Jhotnas, the celebrated basso, is a native of our town, and that this will be his first appearance here in "his professional character. From the very high position and talints of the artistes named, wa anticipate a rich treat. LLANBKIAN.—The poor of Llanrhian beg to return their Sincere thanks to J. H. Harries, Esq, Trevaccoon, for hia very desirable gift of colm to them for next winter; and t:1ey bes as well to acknowledge his, bountiful supply of blankets from year to yet.r, They look forward now with a degree of convcrt to the next severe season, as they dhall not be In want of tire or clothing They cannot express their^ratiiude without wishing him every blessing in this world and a happy immortality in that which is to come. TABERNACLE SLTN»AT SCHooL-The annual treat to the children atteudmg-this school took place on Wednes- day afternoon. The scholars marched in procession through the principal streets, carrying banners, and pre- ceded by a drum and fife band, to a field at Uzmaston, belonging to John Madock-,Esq,whera they partook of tea and cake. After t-a. the children indulged in inno- eent amusements, consisting of cricket and similar games. The weatlu-r was very fine, and the proceedings passed off very successfully and gave great satisfaction to all present. PUBLIC CAUTION.—Mr Surerintendptlt Cecil has issued a notice to the inhabitants, in which he acquaints them of the arrival in the town of certain had characters, who are in communication with residents of equally evil repute, and recommends them to use care in securing their cellar gratings, doors, and other entrances to their premises. Th.e notice states that the police are on the alert, and it is to tc Loped that the combined vigi'aneo of the inhabitants and police may defeat any illegal designs that may be planned by the suspected individuals, whose presence amongst us has evoked this public aution. THE JOUST LUNATIC ASYLUM -Some misapprehension faeaiS to ex st in more quarters than one as to the reason why the charge per henU for the keep of pauper lunatics at the Joint Counties Asylum has been increased from twelve to fourteen (-hillings. The explanation is very simple, so long as it is given without entering into tech- nicalities. A certain debt existed, and the Committee of Visitors, rather than apply to the respective Quarter Sessions of each of the three counties for a further grant øf money, decided to advance the price of maintenance to the extent named. It must not be imagined that the lunatics are now living at an increased expense. We do Biot profess to discuss the policy or the impolicy of this step, but merely mention the matter in order to make eiear to our readers a suVject which was not generally understood.— Carmarthen Journal. ROBBERY FROM THE PERSON.—At the Dungleddv Petty Sessions, held at Cross Inn on Friday, before R. D. Ackland, and the Rev J.4PrJilipps" Maria Morgan, ail unfortunate, was charged with stealing one £ 6 note and £ 2i) in gold, from the person of John Thomas, a butter dealer, residing at Carmarthen. The prosecutor imposed that on the night of the 3 4th instant he accom- panied the prisoner to a home on the Narberth Road, occupied by John Daniel. He had £ 48 in a hag, con- sisting of four £ o notes and £ 28 in gold. He awoke about three o'clock the next morning, and missed a £ 5 Bote and twenty sovereigns. The door of the room which he and the prisoner occupied was locked, and the ley was in the lock on the inside. lie asked the pri- soner for his money, when she pelted him with stones. Ti:e Bench, after hearing the testimony of other witnesses committed the prisoner for trial to the Quarter Sessions. CORPORATION OF THE SONS OF THE CLEKGV. A aaeeting of the Governors of the Corporation of the Sons cf the Clergy was held at their House in Bloomsbury Square on Saturday. Authority was given to the trea- surer to make pecuniary grants in urgent cnHeSr and to transact other business, during the vacation. During the last few months the governors have granted £ 3,9.12 to poor clergymen in England and Wales; £84.j to the widows and aged unmarried daughters of clergymen; and £ 1,945 for educating the sons of clergymen and for placing them in suitable situations. In J'vhy last forty- two widows and daughters were elected to life pensions Y,20, or £ 25 per annum, making a total number of seven hundred and twelve lady pensioners. The governors have felt bound to overdraw the particular fund from which grants for children are made, and re. port that unless large contributions are made to it, many young people must be deprived of very important aid. POLICE INTELLIGENCE—On the 15th inst, Thomas Smith a tramp, was brought botor;; the Mayor, charged with vagrancy, The prisoner was found ilt a cart at Cartlett Road at one o'clock on Sunday morning. He was com- mitted to prison for one month. On Wednesday John Benjamin Smitlt was brought before the Mayor, and T. iiule OlVen, Esq, charged with drunkenness and riotous conduct in Castle Square, Tho defendant admitted the offence, and was committed to prison for seven days, On Monday, Catherine Burnt, the wife of a hawker ;named James Burns, was brought before the Mayor, John Madocks, E?q and James Bowen, Esq, charged 'Wit\¡ having been fuund in the Castle Spirit, Vaults help- lessly drunk. The defendant was fined 5s and costs, which were ordered to be paid in a week, and in default, days' imprisonment.—Thomax Summers, of Dew- atreet, was charged with drunkenness and riotous con- da ;t on Sunday morning. The defendant was lined 5s and cos's, which were ordered to be paid in a fortnight. HAVERFORDWEST UNION.—The annual trip to LittJe Haven of the children of this Union, took place on Thursday, and parsed off most successfully. The children, who were accompanied by the master of the establish- ment, Mr Carter, and the other officials, were conveyed in waggons to the sea sidn, and were at once supplied witn iunch. At middle day they partook of a substan- tial meal, at which everything was provided in great plenty. The afternoon was spent in recrclition, and in the evening they were provided with tea and cake. After tea, Miss Bowen, of Little llaven, distributed amongst them a quantity of sweatmeats, for which they evinced their gratitude by giving loud cheers for the kind d"nor. The arrangements as on all previous occasions were ex- cellent, aud the journey home was accomplished at an early hour and without the occurrence of any mishap to mar tho pleasures of the day. The expenses of the ex- cursion were furnished by a fund raised by subscription among, the inhabitants of the town, by the master, Mr Carter, who is ever ready to promote, to the full extent of his power, the happiness and comfort of those whom poverty has placed under his charge. BAPTIST CHAPEL, NEYLAND.-On Sunday week the fourth anniversary of the above place of worship and Sunday schools, was celebrated by special services being held. In the morning the Rev V. Lewis, the minister, preached an excellent sermon to the teachers and parents of the children, and in the afternoon and evening various psalms, portions of scripture, and sacred recitations were given by the children and elder scholars. Sonic well given by the children and elder scholars. Sonic well selected hymns, with suitable music, were also sung by I the children: afterwards the choir very finely rendered iowell Mason's beautiful anthem, 'Jerusalem, my glorious home,' and the services of the day were brought toaclo^a by good collections. On Tuesdav the children I were taken for their annual treat, the ptace selected being Lawrenny Park, kindly lent for the occasion, and thither the children were taken in one of "Jackson and Company's Tbeanti'ui steamers, the Milfoid tlaven. On arriving in the park, various games were freely indulged in until the drum sounded for tea which had evidently been antici- cipated and longed for by the yoonyer ones, wbo were then to be seen heartily enjoying their cake and milk. The shades of evening nt length set in and all once more embarked for home, thoroughly satisfied with the treat 10 kindly provided by their teachers. The weather was Jfcautiiui, v PEMBROKESHIRE SONS OF THE CLERGY.—-The annual meeting of this Charity, which was established in 1783 for the relief of necessitous clergymen, their widows and children, took placs on Thursday. A full choral service wa3 held at St. Mary's Church in the morning. The prayers and lessons were read by the Rev. J. H. A. prayers and lessons were read by the Rev. J. H. A. Philipps, vicar of St. Mary, and the communion service was read by the Rev. Archdeacon Clark, and the Rev. G. Huntington, rector of' Tenby. The sermon was preached by the last named gentleman, who selected for his text, the 4th and 5th verses of the 12th chapter of Romans: For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: so we being many are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.' The rev. gentleman preached nn able discourse, deducing practical lessons from his text, and pleading with much eloquence and power in behalf of the charity in whose interest the services were held. The attendance, though not numerous, was larger than on the preceding occasion. The general meeting was held immediately after the Church service at the Mariners' Hotel, and was attended by the supporters of the Society. Subscriptions in aid of the Charity will be received by the Secretary, the Rev J. Tombs, of Burton Rectory, and the Honorary Treasurer, Mr R. H. Harvey, Victoria- place, Haverfordwest. JOINT LUNATIC ASYLUM.—An adjonrned meeting of the committee of visitors has held II: the Asylum on Saturday. There were present J. L. G. P. Lewis, Esq, Henltan, chairman, J. W. A Cross, E'q. Iscoed, and R. P. Davies, Esq, Ridgway. The steward was instructed to get printed 1\ sufficient number of blank forms of tenders to be given to persons who shall intend to send in tenders for the supply of provisions and other neces- saries. Several bills having been examined and certi- fied by the clerk, steward, and auditor to be correct, were ordered to be paid. Various tenders for the snpply of provisions and necessaries at the Asylum, from the 9th day of July to the 8th day of October, 18(i7, both inclu- sive, having been read and considered, it was resolved that the following be accepted:—Mr haRc Jones, for butcher's meat—beef sides 5d per lb, pork 5id, mutton 6d. beef suet 4d. Mr Thomas Davies, Albion Honse, for best Welsh butter, at 111.1 per lb; Mr Stephen Morgan, potatoes, 7. 6c1 per cwt; Mr Daniel D. Davies, flour (best seconds), 43s per suck Mr Boon, solt coal, Its per ton ditto, hard coal, 12< 9d per tnn; Messrs D. and W. Davies coffee, Is 2d to Is 3d per lb, sugar 5d to 5Jd, very best soap 80s per cwt. treacle, 15s 6d per cwt, soda 7s Gd per cwt; Mr JohnQ, best dip candies, 5s 6d per dozen i Mr Thomas Davies's tender for grocery was accepted for all those articles with 'A* prefixed to them. Messrs White Brothers' tender for wine and spirits was accepted. The meeting was then adjourned to Saturday the 3rd of August. CRICKET.—A match was played at Burton on the 17th inst, between the Haverfordwest Grammar School Club I and the Rosemarset Club. The ground was kindly lent for the occasion by J. H. Scourfield, Esq, M.P., who is a most liberal supporter of the manly game of cricket. The weather was not very favourable; a nigh wind pre. vailed at the commencement of the play and made good scoring II. ditlieult tAsk. The Grammar School made 27 in the first innings, and 109 in the second. The Ro"e- market eleven made 60 in the first innings, but were unable to enter on the second innings as the time for the drawing of the stumps had arrived. The match was therefore decided by the single innings, in which the Rosemarket were victorious. The following is the score:— GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. J. Griffiths, b W. Morris. 4 c Evans, b R. Morris 1 E. A. Saunders run out 0 1 b w, b J. Griffiths 12 C. P. Saunders, h Evans. 2 cR. Rees.b W, Morris 60 L. Buokland, b W. Morris 1 cJ.Rees.bR.Morris 6 J. S Davies, b Evans 3 run out 6 J. P. Lewis, c W. liees, b c J. Bowling, b Evans 7 Evans 3 F. H. Saunders, b W. c N. Bowling, b Morris 2 Evans. 0 J. R. Mathias. ran out 2 cJ.Roes,bW.Morris 1 W. Thotnis, c W. liees, b W. Morris 0 bEvans. 5 T. Baker, not out. 0 b Evans 2 M. M. Thomas b XV. Morris 0 not out 3 b 5, n b, 1. 6 b 6, w 4 10 TotaL. 27 Total 109 UOSEJIAKXET. A. M. Evans, c & h Buckland. 35 J. Ilees, c E. Saunders, b Buokland 0 W. Morris, h C. Saunders 4 M. Lucas, c C. Saunders, b Bucklarid 5 W. Rees, b E. Saunders 0 J. Bowling, st C Saunders, b E. Saunders. 6 R. Morris, b E. Saunders 1 T. Griffiths, c Davies, b E. Saunders 4 J. Griffiths, b E. Saunders 2 N. L. Bowling, c C. Suuuders, b Buckland 0 R. Rees, not out 0 I b 2, w I 3 Total 60 ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. Tbese sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Satur" day, before A. B. Starbuok, Esq, J. P. Jones, Esq, O. E- Davies, Esq, ahd the Rev P. Phelps. BREACH OF THE PEACE. Mary Williams was charged with using language towards Martha Jones calculated to provoke a breach of the peace. Tho case was withdrawn, on payment of costs by defendant. CHARGE OF STEALING. George Sutton was charged by AnnWarlow with steal- ing a part of a bedstead. This was a case of disputed ownership of the property alleged to be stolen, and the Bench struck it out, having no jurisdiction. NON-PAYMENT OF RATES. James Hire was charged by theOverseers of Freystrop with nun-payment of rates, amounting to 5s. The amount, with coats, was ordered to be paid in a month. INTERESTING DISCOVERIES AT THE C COy. GAN CAVE' N'¿A.R LAUGHARNE, CARMAR- THENSHIRE. The last No. of the Geological Magazine, contains an interesting paper by H. Hicks, Esq, M.R.C.S., St. David's, on some explorations recently made by J. It. Allen, Esq., of Regent's Park, London, and himself at the Coygaa Cave,' near Laugharne, and which have resulted in the exhumation of a large number of bones, belonging to the following extinct species of animals, viv.: Mammoth, Tichorrhine Rhinoceros, and the great cave Hycena, two species of deer, the fossil horse, &c. Conclusive evidence was given aiso to show that the Cavern had been at one time a ilysena den, and now for the nrat time explored. All the bones had evidently been gnawed in the fresh slate, and gave striking illus- trations in consequence of how these animals (the hysenas) preyed upon each others' carcases, as also upon those of the larger animals (even the mammoth) which their great strength enabled them to drag into the deTI. t^rr6- concerning the Cavern, taken from Mr Hicks' paper, may interest.some of our readers. The Cavern is situated in a carboniferous limestone bill, about two miles to the south west of Laugharne. The entrance is about 250 feet above sea-level, and easily accessible. The orifice is low and narrow, about four feet by three. From it a luw tortuous channel extends inward for about twenty feet; this is so low in some parts that it becomes difficult to pass in a creeping position. A moderately lofty chamber is then entered" which again leads to another and larger chamber the principal or central chamber, about twenty feet wide by twelve in height. It then branches off into two com partments, a northerly and a westerly one the former extends inward for about seventy feet, and the latter about fifty, when both terminate in rather narrow fis- sures. The entrance channel, the two chambers, and the westerly compartment, have a very thick flooring of stalagmite, which has not yet been broken through. The northerly compartments, therefore, is the only one which has been searched; this was covered over but j thinly and partially, and hence easily worked. After breaking through this thin coating we came to a reddish earthy soil, with bones imbedded, some of them almost on the surface, others a foot or two deep. It ia impos- sible as yet to state what depth of soil occurs here, though evidently it is somewhat considerable; frag ments of bones occurred rather plertifully throughout much more so, however, in some parts than others heaped as it were in favourite haunts. The bones are all in a good state of preservation, seldom, however, in their natural form, and almost in every instance giving unmistakable indications of having been more or less gnawed. There is no evidence whatever to show that the sea has entered the cavern at any time since it was inhabited by the hyosnas, nor have we fluviatile deposits present, nor as yet have we found any traces of its having been a human habitation like Kent's Hole and others. No worked implements, flint or bone, turned up during our explorations; possibly, however, further diggings, near the entrance or in the chambers may reveal traces; but up to the present time we have discovered nothing of that nature.'
THE SALMON FISHERY. IIigford Burr, Esq., of Aldermaston Park, has set a noble example to landed proprietors living on the banks of salmon rivers—we refer to the letter published in the Gloucester Times. Surely when we have such men amongst us as Mr Burr, the salmon cause cannot lag be- hind. It is not for the benefit of the rich man only that salmon should be made cheap and plentiful; private families, both in the middle and lower classes of our country must of necessity benefit by salmon being made more plentiful. We are pleased to inform our readers that Lord Abin- ger divided the House the on 5th inst on 'The Salmon Fishery (Amendment) Act,' presented by Lord Cran- worth. Lord Abinger ii-iovel, That the Bill be read this day three months'—carried by twenty-three against seventeen. THE IUI3H SALMON FISHERY AMENDMENT BILL. We understand the following petition has been for- warded to the House of Lords against the above Bill I To the Eight Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Tem- poral of the United Kingdom. 'The humble petition of the undersigned magistrates, conservators of fisheries, fLhery proprietors and other inhabitants from the town and county of Galway, sheweth :— 'That your petitioners have been informed of a Bill introduced into vour Lordships' House, intituled "An Act to Amend the Salmon Fishery Act (Ireland), 1863," and beg to state that the beneficial effects of that Act have not yet been fully developed. It is, however, well known that the public have derived great bentfit during the past two years by the great increase of salmon, arising from the operation of the statute referred to, in proof of which they need only call your lordships' atten- tion to the report of the Special Commission for Irish fisheries for the year 1866, in which they state that from one district alone an increase of eighty tons ot salmon had been conveyed by one railway over that of the previous year. That the injurious effects of passing the proposed law would be, in the opinion of your petitioners, to legalise the use of fixed engines in our estuaries, to the certain ultimate destruction of the salmon species, and to undo all the bemn: that nas been deiived from the present law, by legalising modes of fishing that the Act of 1866 had most wisely suppressed. That such a change would destroy legal fisheries that have existed for centuries, and constitute and establish modes of capture to the certain ruin of such fisheries. 'That as salmon are bred in the upper streams, the parent fiah require tbe greatest eare and protection during the close season. They have hitherto been protected al- most exclusively by the owners of the rivers, who believe that if the salmon be in future subject to capture along the coast, by the use of deadly fixed nets prohibited in livers, and by fishermen who take no interest whatever in the protection and cultivation of the fish while spawn- ing, the public will soon sustain the loss of a large suptly of most valuable and nutritious food. Y :ur petitioners therefore humbly pray that this Bill may be rejected by your hon mrabie House. I And Tour petitioners, and in duty bound, will ever pray,' &c. W.jjinelair, Esq., of Drumbed, Donegal, thus writes to the Daily Express: Sir,—I beg to call the attention of persons interested in the prosperity of the Irish salmon fisheries to a Bill which is now before the House of Lords, brought in by Lord Cranworth, which, if carried, will completely nullify the Act of the 26 & 27 Vict., c. 114, by repealing that provision of it which abolished all fixed engines not legally fished in 1862. We all know the state to which the salmon fisheries were reduced by ovetfishing consequent on the Act which threw open our sea coasts to every one who thought proper to put up a bag-net, regardless of the chartered rights of the river proprietors, on whose care the entire supply of salmon depends; and it is hardly to be expected that Parliament will sanction a return to that state of affairs which, of course, if Lord Cran worth's Bill be carried, it must bring back with it-the gapless stone weirs and other privi- lfges which the river proprietors conceded in 1863 and equally of course it must at once extinguish all the ¡ attempts at artificial propagation of salmon, and the in- troduction into hitherto barren waters, at present being carried on with so much spirit. I, therefore, trust that no effort will be spared to protect the 26 & 27 Vict., c 114, from Lord Cran worth's attack, and that, if neces- sary, a similar organization to that which carried it through Parliament will be speedily forthcoming for its defence.-Land and Water, July S, 1867.
TENBY. The third ball of the season will take place at the Royal Assembly Rooms, on Thursday the 2iith instant, which is expected to be well attended. I The celebrated Cremona Concert Company give their I entertainments at the Royal Assembly Rooms, on Mon- day evening the 22nd inst, and Wednesday afternoon and evening. The well-known ability of these artists is sufficient to enable us to promise good value to pur- chasers of tickets. On Wednesday evening Mr N. Smyth, of the "West of England and South Wales Temperance League, gave the fifth of a series of Temperance lectures at the Cave Wall. The chair was taken by Mr Thomas Gibbs, to whom the public are indebted for securing the services of this talented lecturer. The Band of Hope attended and helped to enliven the proceedings. Much success attended the efforts of the lecturer. TnUE IVOKITES.—This benefit society had their an- nual turn out on Tuesday week. After attending divine service in Saint Mary's Church, where an excellent and appropriate sermon was preached to them by the Rector they paraded the principal streets of our town headed' by the Tenby Promenade Brass Band. They then re- turned to their lodge room, at the Butcher's Arms Inn, where an excellent dinner was provided for them by Mr Smith, the landlord. The numbers present numbered about eighty. STOUM,—A severe storm from the south-east burst over Tenby on Monday morning week. About three a.m. the yacht Petrel, the property of Mr Haynes, of Swan- sea, was observed to be in distress in the roadstead, and dragging her anchor. A boat put off immediately to her, but could not render any assistance, and she was blown ashore on the rocks on the North Sands, just under the Lion Hotel, where she received such severe damge that she was put up bv auction the same morning, and sold, 0. H. Smith, Esq, 3, Rock House, being the purchaser. One day last week a man living at Saundersfoot, missed his daughter aged 23 years, and discovered at the same time that she had taken away her wearing apparel for some days he made an ineffectual search making enquiries of all relations and friends, but with- out avail. At last she was discovered in a tree in the neighbourhood which it was expected she had made her abode. She left her home on the Tuesday and was not discovered till the following Friday fortunately for her the weather was favourable for out door amusements and she did not suffer by ber folly. ■ POLICE COURT, Monday, July loth—Before the Mayor, C. Allen, Bsq. Rev T. H. Dunn, and W. Reea, Esq.- William Roberts was charged by the Inspector of Nui* sances with dischargins; stones by blasting, to the danger of passengers, in the excavation adjoining Sion House, situated in the Norton. Mr W. V. James, of Haver ford west, appeared for the defendant. The case watfflly proved to the satisfaction of the Bench, and defendan5 was fined 40s and costs, or fourteen days' imprisonment- William TViUiams and JPilham Tasker, two boys, were charged by P.C. Thomas Thomas with bathing, without it machine, near the Castle Hill, contrary to the bye-laid of the Local Board. Ordered to pay costs. SOUTH P VRADE BAPTIST CHAPEL.—This chapel will re-opened, after enlargement, on Sunday, July the 14th. when the pastor, the Rev. T. Burditt, M.A., preached morning and evening, and the Rev. D. Anthony, B.A. in the afternoon. The opening services were continued, on the following day, when the Rev W. Owen, flaver, tordwest, preached at three o'clock in the afternoon; a»<J at seven a public meeting was held, G. F. Munta, Esq-f of Birmingham, in the chair, and the following minister* took part .-Rev T. Burditt, Rev D. Anthony, Ray C. White, of Merthyr, Rev W. Owen, of Haverfordwest, Rev E. R. Edwards (Wesleyan), and the Rev James Williams, of Saundersfoot. The collections amounted to upwards of £ 20. On Sunday evening week as a boatman of the name of Howells, was engaged in mooring a yacht in the Tenby Roads, be observed a small half-decked boat of abolC four tons approaching him having on board a lady and gentleman, the latter of whom hailed the boatman and enquired of him whether the land was The Lands End of England.' Howells seeing them to be so thoroughly at sea' assisted them into harbour. Of course ail sorts of stories and surmises were afloat relative to the waifa t from the sea, possible, impossible, and improbable. We believe, however, that the following is about the mark. From what we have heard the pair went on board ia* tending thoroughly to enjoy themselves on the briny sea, expecting incidentally to catch fish and shoot sea birds, for which purpose thev had made provision in the shape of a revolver, rifle, and sundry fishing tackle; fortunately they did not depend upon what they could catch or kill for subsistence, but laid in a stork to meet the wants of frail humanity. They left Minehead on Friday week and after shaping their course much as the winds and waves would have it happily arrived in Tenby Roads as stated, just in time to escape the heavy storm V indeed they had only been a few minutes in harbour when the gale set in. The punt belonging to the boat had got filled with the sea and was obliged to be set adrift. We have not heard of it, but we think that the man who brought them into safety, should be weil re- warded. The excited feelings of the rescued ones on their finding themselves out of danger can be more., easily imagined than described. 0 ST. FLORENCE.—SCHOOL TREAT.—On Thursday week the scholars of the St. Florence National School, having been released from their school duties for their mid- summer vacation during the hav-making season, which is now at its height in the neighbourhood, were provided, through the kind and bountiful hospitalitv of Mrs N. J. Dunn, with tea and cake, on the lawn of their residence, Elm Grove, when a good supply was partaken of by thtf children, numbering sixty-nine, and others present, who kindly aided in distributing the same. After tea all engaged in various games and amusements. The suc- cessful competitors obtained many valuable prizes, to the great delight of all concerned,—Mr and Mrs N. J. Üunrt, and family Mrs J, Leach, Ivy Tower; Rev T. Dunn'l family, Tenby, Rev G. W. Birkett, and Rev Mr Phillips* Saint Florence, &c. All having enjoyed themselves 111 the amusements, thanks were given on the part of thø scholars to Mr and Mrs Dunn for the very kind manner in which they had entertained them. Mr Dunn highly commended one and all for their go* d behaviour, and ex- pressed his satisfaction at the manner in which the afternoon's proceedings bad passed off. The national anthem was then sung, to the great credit of the scholar* Hearty cheers were given for the Queen, Mr and IgrO Dunn and family, Mrs Leach, Miss Smith (though fib- sent), Rev G. W. Birkett, Rev Mr Phillips, when it wfL3 time to repair to their homes, which they accordingly did, highly pleased with the day's entertainment. PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL IN FOREIGN PARTS. Sermons were pieached in the parsh church on Sunday week, on behalf of the Society f(r the Propagation oftbe Gospel in Foreign Parts, by the Rev. J. Galloway Cowan, M.A., Incumbent of St. John's, Hammersmith -the deputation, the Rev E. Ibbotson, M.A., of the Honolulu Mission, being unable to fulfil his engagement -the collections amounting to £ 32 Ss 5}d. The Rector preached the evening sermon in St. Mary's Chapel for the same object, and £ 1 17s 0^1 was collected. The meeting on Monday evening, in consequence of the unfavourable weather, was thinly attended. The Rector, the Rev G. Huntington, t,)ok the chair at seven o'clock and called upon the Rev J. H. Poppelwell to read prayers. The chairman then addressed the meeting upon the nature and objects of the Society's work at home and abroad, and requested the Rev G. W. Birkett to read the report. Mr Cowan was then introduced to the meeting, and gave a most lively and interesting account of the Society's work abroad, confining himself almost entirely to the history aDd. development of the Orange Free State Mission, under Bishop Twells, whose commissary he is in England,- whioh enabled him to give numerous and telling anecdotes of the difficulties, scrapes, and successes the good Bishop encountered with the Dutch Boers, the Basuto chiefs, and the Zulu Oaffres, the inhabitants of that stato-rivettitig the attention of his audience for an hour and a half. At the close, Mr Birkett proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Cowan, which was seconded by the Rev T. H. Dunn, and awarded with acclamation. The chairman, after addressing a fe" words upon his plan of future operations in the cause of this venerable Society, the Church Missionary Society. the Schools, the National Society, aud the Curates' Aid' Society, pronounced the blessing, and the meeting sepa- rated. The collection at the door amounted to L4 3s lOd, making a total of £38 9i 3^d.
PEMBROKE. DARK LANE IMPHOVBMENT.—On Thursday the 1 LTL* inst, at half-past 5 p.m., a meeting convened bv the Mayor of the Borough, was held in the Council Room, for the purpose of considering the best means of ensuring the success of the above contemplated improvement, and also of raising subscriptions for the same object. A lisC of subscriptions was opened, several good sums being promised, together with others of less value. After a little conversation, a committee of the following gentle- men was appointed to solicit donations, viz.:— Trewent (mayor), Mr Reed, Mr Dawkins, Mr Clarke, and Mr Holm, with power to add to their number. Tbe terms agreed to, with the owners of the property intended to be demolished were also stated to the meeting, and gave much satisfaction. It is to be hoped that the cot"' mittee will prove active, and that all interested in tb0 improvement of their ways"-and the town, as well its the safety of their property, will at once step to the front with very liberal pecuniary and other assistance.
PEMBROKE-DO OK. MEETING OF RATEPAYERS AT PEMBROKB(.DOCK.-P" Friday evening last, a meeting of ratepayers was beld in the Temperance Hall, for the purpose of endeavouring to ascertain the cause of the present high rating. T«' chair was occupied by Mr William Hughes, »bo »rt' dressed the meeting. Several otber gentlernen also spok d in suitable terms, mid seven gentlemen were appoi"te by the meeting, which was a crowded one, to the books, and make other inquiries in the matter a'' which another meeting will be held, when their inves- tigations will be made known. CALEDONIAN PIC-NIC,—This annual monster was held on Saturday afternoon week in the magni^uC1e deer park, Lawrenny Castle, which was kindly g the occasion by Mrs Phillips, when about 400 Per8°ed were present, the majority of whom were c0"T.ef*.r(i thither by Mesgrs Jackson and Co's steamer, M1''0 Haven, under the command of Captain Harlow; °^ef, were brought by yachts and sail boats, numbers of P sons being present from Haverfordwest, Milford, broke, aud other places* The prices Ql tickets W«te