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472 Collectanea.

oxen. They are called " 7nilagros" ("miracles"), and are usually given after a cure has followed the application to a saint. Of such those shown on PI. IX. are all, except the silver Archangel Raphael and the silver standing child, of cheap white metal, and, with one exception, standard types. The exception, which shows a man riding, was made, probably, by or especially for the giver, and may commemorate a safe journey.

In some cities the silversmiths sell, besides the metal milagros, tiny roughly made silver offerings, in various symbolical religious designs, which are presented at an altar when a miraculous intercession, generally for a curative purpose, is requested. Two of these, from Granada, are shown on PI. VI.


Travel Notes in South Africa.


{Read at Meeting of i6th May, 1906.)

The following rough notes record some of the scenes witnessed during the recent visit of the British Association to South Africa, and some of the information obtained from the natives and from British ofificials in the Native Department of more than one colony.

A Zulu Wedding.

On Friday, the 25th August, in the presence of the Governor of Natal as Supreme Chief, at Henley, near Pietermaritzburg, the marriage of Mhlola (whose name means Prodigy), Hereditary Chief of the Inadi tribe, with one of the girls of the tribe, was celebrated. A large number of members of the Association and other visitors were present. The day was brilliantly fine and warm, but rather windy.

The Inadi tribe comprises kraals in the following divisions of the Colony, namely, Umgeni, Lion's River, Umvoti, Im-