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Bells Life in London and Sporting Chronicle [Town Edition]

03/05/1857

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[ SUNDAY, MAY 3, 1857.1 AND SPORTING CHRONICLE LTOWN EDITION. The early publication commences at Five o'Clock on Saturday Mornings. Agents for Ireland, Messrs Smith and Son, Eden- quay, Dublin. Foreign Agent, Mr Come, St Ann's- lans, General Post Office. STAMPED EDITION, SIXPENCE; UNSTAMPED, FIVEPENCE.- Office, 170, Strand. JgJPSOM SUMMER __ _ MEETING, 1857.— The U\ J FOUR following RACES name and close to Messrs Weatherby. Burlii^ ton- street, London, or to the Clerk of the Course, on the ^ FIRST% AY'— THE'^ EATHCOTB PLATE of 50 sovs for all ages, half amile ; two year olds Sst 121b, three 7st 101b four and upwards, Sst, 711 mares allowed 51b and geldings 3ib ; any number of horses the pfoperti of the same owner may run for tins plate: anywmnerilSoitot^ rr) 51b extra ; entrance 2 sovs, to goto the fund, which must be paid at tiie ^ The SlAKXffi Plate of 50 sovs ( Handicap), for all age » ; thewinner£ f any race after the publication of the weights ( matches « oept ® « < « > carry jib extra ; three quarters of a mile; any number ot horses the property of the same owner may run for this plaie ; entrance 2 sovs, to go to „ he fand, which must be paid at the timeof entry. fnr SECOND DAY.— The EPSOM TOWN PLATE of 50 sovs ' Flandicap) lor all ages; one mile; the winner of any race ( matches excepted) aftei^ pub- lication ' of the weights to carry 51b extra; aiiy number• of hm perty of the same owner may run for this plate. Entrance 2 sovs, to go to the fund, which must be paid at the time ot entry. .„„,.,. THIRD DAY— The GRAND STAND PLATE of 100 sovs . Handicap), the winner of any race after publication of theweights( matches excepted) to carry 5lb extra; Derby Course; any number of horses the property of the sSSe owner may start for this plate. Entrance 2 sovs, to go to the fund, which must be paid at ^^ DOR^ iNG. Clerk of the Course. YORK AUGUST MEETING, 1857. FIRST DAY.— The CHESTERFIELD HANDICAP of 10 sovs each, with 60 added by the race committee, for horses of all ages ; the winner of any handicap of 200 sovs value, after the declaration of the weights, to carrv 71b extra; the winner to pay 1ft sovs towards expenses; one mile. The weights to be published on the Tuesday after Goodwood Races. SECOND DAY.— The GREAT EBOB HANDICAP STAKES of 200 sovs, added to a Sweepstakes of 20 sovs each, h ft, and only 5 if declared by the Tuesday in the Liverpool July Meeting week ; the winner ot any handi- cap, value 100 sovs subsequent to tbe declaration of the weights to carry 61b two 91b, three 111b extra ; the winner of the Goodwood Stakes to carry 10lb extra ; no horse to carry more than 141b extra ; the winner to pay 25 sovs towards expenses, and the second to receive D0 sovs out of the stakes; two miles, over the Old Course. The weights to be published on the Monday after Newcastle Races. T>„„„„ The above Stakes to close and name on Tuesday after Chestei Kaces, to Messrs C. and J. Weatherby, 6, Old Burlington- street, London ; or Mr Wm. North, Clerk of the Course, York. York, April 23,1857. BATH and SOMERSET COUNTY RACES. The following stakes close on Tusday next, May 5th:— FIRST DAY.— The LANSDOWN STAKBS ( Handicap) of 5 sovs each, with 40 added, for three year olds and upwards; the winner ot any han- dicap after the weights are published, to carry 51b, andol any two 71b extra; one mile; the winner to pay 5 s-> vs towards expenses To close and name to Messrs Weatherby, 6, Old Burlington- street, London, or Mr E. Reynolds, 15, Seymour- street, Bath; on or betore Tuesday, the 5th ol May; the handicap to be published as soon after as possible. The MEMBERS' PLATE ( Handicap) of 50 sovs, given by William Mnes, and William F. Knatchbull, Esquires, the Members for the Eastern Di- vision of the County; once round, about a mile and a halt; one sov en- trance, to go to the fund, and to be paid on naming; any number ol horses belonging to the same owner may run for this stake; the win- ner of any handicap after the weights are published to carry 51b extra. To close and name to Messrs Weatherby, London, or Mr E. Reynolds, Bath, on or before Tuesday, the 5 th of May; the handicap to be puo- lished as soon after as possible. SECOND DAY.— The DYRHAM PARK HANDICAP of 100 sovs ( 50 by < J. W. Blathwav t, Esq, Lord of the Manor, and 50 by the committee); to start at the distance post, and go once round; entrance 2 sovs each, to go to the fund, and to be paid on naming; any number of horses belong- ing to the sameowner may run for this stake; the winner of the Somer- setshire to carry 71b extra; and the winner of any other handicap after the weights are published 51b extra. To close and name to Messrs Wea- therby, London, or Mr E. Reynolds, Bath, on or before Tuesday, the 5th of May; tlie handicap to be published as soon af er as possible. The ARISTOCRATIC HANDICAP of 10 sovs each, li ft, with 20 added; to be ridden by gentlemen who are members of White's, Brooke's, Boodle's, Goodwood, Heaton Park, Eglinton Park, Bibury, Croxton Park, or Lea- mington Hunt Clubs, or officers in the Army and Navy; jockeys ahowed to ride by carrying 71b extra; the winner of any handicap alter the weights are published to carry 71b exrra ; once round. To close and name to Messrs Weatherby, London ; or Mr E. Reynolds, Bath, on or beiore Tuesday, the 5th of May; the handicap to be published as soon after as possible. Mr E. REYNOLDS, Secretary, 15, Seymour- street, Bath, MANCHESTER MEETING.— Extra Day.— in consequence of the numerous visitors expected to be in Man- NORTH WILTSHIRE.— MARLBOROUGH CHAMPION COURSING MEETING will take place on Mon- day, the 7th day of December, 1857, and following davs, when HIP under- mentioned stakes will be run for, subject to such rules as the Stewards ( appointed by the subscribers) may fix upon ;— ~ No. 1.— The NORTH WILTS CHAMPION CUP, by 32 all- aged grey- hounds, at £ 10 each. No. 2.— The MARLBOROUGH CUP, by 16 all- aged greyhounds, at £ 5 each. No. 3.— Tlie'P;; OB5TCK STAKES, by an unlimited number of dog and bitch puppies of 1856, classed under the Derby for dogs and the Oaks for • bitches, at £ 5 each, £ 210 forfet, which latter sum must be paid to the Se- cretary on or before the 1st day of July, when this stake will finally close. Each nomination to be accompanied by a statement of the date of whelping, name of breeder, sire and dam, colour, as well as all the dis- tinguishing marks of the dogs named. Nominations to Stakes 1 and 2 will be allotted in the order of applica- tion. The Secretary will be in attendance at the Ailesbury Arms Hotel, Marlborough, on Monday, the 7th day of December, from 4 o'clock until 6, for the purpose of receiving the Cup Stakes, when the balance of the Produce Stakes must be also paid, or the dogs will be drawn, and the full stake demanded. The draw to take place immediately after dinner. Other stakes will be made up during the meeting N. B. Marlborough and Overton Downs are equal to any coursing ground in England, ana are within three miles of head- quarters. Marlborough is 13 miles from Swindon, and 10 miles from the Hungerford Stations, on the Great Western Railway. An ordinary each day at the Ailesbury Arms, at 5s per head. Mr M'GEORGE, Judge. Mr RAPER, Slipper. Mr R,. C. LONG, Hon Sec, Overton, Marlborough. M ESSRS TATTERSALL beg leave to inform the public that their next Thursday's SALE will take place on Thursday, 7th May. Horses should be sent in early on the Tuesday previous. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, to- morrow ( Monday), THE UNEXPECTED, 4 years old, by Pompey out of Rushlight; he is a brown horse of great siz'i and power. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, to- morrow ( Monday), the pro- M ARKET WEIGHTON OPEN COURSING MEETING. Londesborough, Market Weighton, March 31,1857. SIR : I beg to inform you that Lord Lon lesborough has kindly given permission for another COURSING MEETING being heldou his lord- ship's estates here on the 27th October, 1S57, and following days. The GREAT YORKSHIRE STAKE, for greyhounds pupped in 1853, wi. l be 3 sovs each, and 1 sov forfeit. The i. ames of tho aogs entered (. the names of their sire and dam), their colours and marks, the date and place where they were pupped, the place where they were reared, and the forfeit for each entry, must be seat to me on or before June 1,1857. The dogs to be shown and the remainder of the stake paid to me at the Londesborough Arms Inn, Market Weighton, between the hours ef 1 and 4, on October 26,1857. There will also be a STAKE for the beaten puppies, with not less than £ 1U added. There will be a STAKE for 32 ( all- aged) greyhounds, of £ 5 5s each, with £ 10 added. I am, sir, your most obedient servant, THOMAS YOUNG, Hon Sec. N. B. To prevent mistakes you are particularly requested to describe minutely all distinguishing marks. To the Editor of Bell's Life. ENLEY- ON- THAMES ROYAL REGATTA.— This regatta has been fixed to take place on Monday and Tuesday, June 29th and 30th. HJ STEAM.— The fast new boat, YEN US, will follow MESSENGER and KELLY'S RACE, on the 12th of May. Will leave Dyer's Hall Pier, London Bridge, at half- past 1, and the Adelphi Pier, Strand. Tickets 2s each. The boat will call at Putney. HTHAMES ANGLING PRESERVATION SO- A CIETY.— Notice is hereby given, that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of this society will be held at the Freemasons' Tavern, Great Queen- street, at 1 for 2 o'clock precisely, on Wednesday, the 13th day of May next ( W. H. Whitbread, Esq, in the chair), when its members and the angling public are respectfully invited to attend.— By order of the Committee, HEN. FARNELL, Hon Sec. Holland House, Islsworth, 20th April, 1857. G1 ROUSE SHOOTING.— Yorkshire.— To be LET, f for a term of years, the sole and exclusive RIGHT of SPORT- ING over afcout 30.000 acres of moor land, situate in the North Riding of the county of York; together with the use of a FURNISHED RESIDENCE, called Wemmergill Hall, comprising breakfast, dining, and bed rooms, pantry and water closet, with coach- house, stabling, loose boxes, and other conveniences. Trout fishing can be obtained in the rivers Tees, Lune, and Balder, aad there is a lake upon the moor well stored with fish. VVemmergill Hall is distant 12 miles from Bar- nard Castle, to which place there is a railway from Darlington, on the North- Eastern line. Further particulars, and terms of letting, may be obtained from Mr Holmes, solicitor, Barnard Castle. Barnard Castle, April 14,1857. COTTESMORE HUNT.— To be LET, from Lady- day last, COTTESMORE HALL, with ail its offices, yards, gar d i " dens, and pleasure grounds, stables, kennels, huntsman's, whips' grooms'houses, & c, as now or late in the occupation of Sir John J^ OTTINGHAM JULY MEETING will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 21 and 22,1857. Under the same rules and regulations as last year, FIRST DAY. — The NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HANDICAP of 20 sovs each, 10 ft, only 5 if declared to Messrs Weatherby or the Clerk of the Course on or before Tuesday ; with 200 sovs added by the noblemen and - gentlemen of the county; the owner of the second horse to receive 50 sovs out of the stakes, and the third horse to save his stake; the winner to pay 20 sovs to the Race Fund; a winner of any Handicap or Sweepstakes amounting to 200 sovs value, with the winner's stakes, from the time of declaring the weights to the time of starting, to carry 51b extra, 300 71b extra; two miles and a quarter. To close and name to Messrs Weatherby, or J. Bradfield, clerk of the course, on or before the Tuesday after the Chester Meeling, 12th May; the weights to appear in due time; if the highest weisht accepted be under 8st 121b, it will be raised to that weight, and the rest in proportion. The SHERWOOD HANDICAP of 10 sovs each, lift, with 40 added; to be ridden by members or sons of members of the following clubs:— Croxton - Park, Bibury, Goodwood, Eglintsn Park, Union, Brooks's, White's, Boodle's, Jockey Club, Heaton Park, or Liverpool Hunt Clubs, or qualified as for the Corinthian Stakes, at the Curragh, or officers on full pay ( army and navy); a winner of any handicap or sweepstakes amounting to 100 sovs value, with the winner's own stalses, from the time ot declaring the weights to the time of starting, to carry 31b extra; 200, 61b extra; the winner to pay 5 sovs to the Race Fund; one mile and a quarter; profes- sionals allowed to ride in this race by carrying 61b extra. To close at the same time as the Nottinghamshire Handicap. The CASTLE PLATE HANDICAP of 50 sovs, for ail ages ; a winner of any Handicap after the publication of the weights 51b extra; any number of horses the property of the same owner or his confederate may run for this plate; entrance 2 sovs, to go to the Race Fund; T. Y. C. To close the eame time as tlie Nottinghamshire Handicap. SECOND DAY. — The BUNNEY PARK STAKES of 10 sovs earh, h ft, with 50 added, for two year olds; colts Sst 71b, fillies 8st Sib; the winner of the New Stakes at Ascot, July, or Chesterfield Stakes at Newmarket to carry 51b extra; the winner of two of the above stakes 91b extra; the winner of any other two year olds stakes, value 200 sovs ( in- cluding the winner's own stakes) Sib, 800 51b extra; no horse to carry more than 91b extra; maiden two year olds having started once allowed 31b, twice 51b, tlirice 71b; the winner to pay 5 sovs to the Race Fund; T. Y. C. To close the same time as the Nottinghamshire Handicap. The above will close on Tuesday, the 12th of May. EARL of GLASGOW,! qt. w„ j EARL of WILTON, j Stewai( ls- Mr RICHARD JOHNSON, York, Judge. JAS. BRADFIELD, Clerk of the Course. HARPENDEN RACES ( near St Albans, Herts) will take place on Friday, May 22d.. To start at 1 o'clock pre- cisely. Heat3 abolished. The ROTHAHSTEAD STAKES of 3 sovs each, with 25 added. The Two YEAR OLD STAKES of 5 sovs eaeh, with 50 added; colts 8st 71b, fillies Sst 21b; a winner « f any race previous 51b, two or more 71b extra; T. Y. C. This race closes to Mr John Eyles, secretary, Post Office, Harpenden, or Messrs Weatherby, on May 5th, by half- past 8 o'clock in the evening of that day. The HARPENDEN HANDICAP of 5 sovs each, 3 ft, if declared on or be- fore May 5th, with 50 added. This race closed with 26 entries. The LADIES' PURSE, containing 25 sovs, added to a Sweepstakes of 6 sovs each. A HANDICAP PLATE of 40 tovs, for two year olds and upwards; 2 sovs entrance, to go to the fund; the winner of any race after the weights are out to carry 51b, or of the Harpenden Handicap 71b extra; one mile and a half. Horses to be handicapped by Messrs Weatherby; entry to close May 5th to Mr Jolip Eyles, secretary, Post Office, Harpen- den, or Messrs Weatherby, by half- past 8 o'clock in the evening of that day; money to be paid with the entry, or the entry will wot be received; weights to appear in Bell's Life, Sunday, May 10th. The TALLY- HO STAKES of 5 sovs each, with SO added. A HURDLE RACE of 2 sovs each, with 20 added. The SCURRY STAKES of 1 sov each, with 15 added. For full particulars see Bell's Life of Sunday, April 5. HAMBLEDON HUNT CLUB RACES will be held ( by permission) on Soberton Down, on Thursday, the 7th Of May, 1857. The HAMBLEDON HUNT CLUB STAKES of 5 sovs each, and 8ft, for horses that have been regularly hunted this season, 1856 and 1857, with any pack of foxhounds in Hants or with Col Wyndham's Hounds, to be ridden by members of foxhunting or racing clubs, or by officers of the army or navy ; heats, once round and a distance : four year olds lOst 71b, five 11st 61b, six and aged 12st; IT. ares 2nd geldings allowed 3lb; thorough bred horses 141b extra. To close and name same as Farmers' Cups. Certificates to be produced from the Master of the hounds. The STEWARDS' STAKES of 5 sovs each, with 15 added; heats, one mile and a half; three year olds 9st, four lOst 41b, five list 21b, six and aged list 81b; mares and geldings allowed 31b; the winner to be sold for 80 sovs, by auction, immediately after the race, and the surplus, if any to go to the Race Fund. To close and name at the Crown Inn, Bishop's Waltham, on Wednesday, the 6th of May, between the actus of 5 and 9 p. m. The FARMERS' CUP, the gift of the meembers and friends of the Ham- bledon Hunt, with 5 sovs added to the second horse, for horses not thorough bred, the property ( for three months previous to the day of entry) of farmers occupying not less than 50 acres of land within the limits of tke Hambledon Hunt, and that have been regularly hunted this season, 1856 and 1857, with the Hainbledon Hounds; winners of this cup any previous year to carry 71b extra, and no other winner allowedto start for this race; certificates to be produced from the masterof the Hambledon Hounds; four year olds lOst 41b, five list 61b, six and aged 12st; mares and geldings allowed 31b. To close and name at the Crown Inn, Bishop's Waltham, on Thursday, the 30th day of April, 1857, be- tween the hours of 7 and 9 p. m., and all objections to be made at the time of entry, or will not be allowed; to be ridden by farmers, sons of fanners, or members of the Hambleton Hunt Club; H. H. C. Course, and heats ; no paid jockey allowed iu this race. The SOBERTON STAKES of 8 sovs eaeh, with 10 added; heats, one mile and a half; weights same as for the Stewards' Stakes ; the winner of the Stewards' Stakes to carry 71b extra, to be sold for 60 sovs; if en- tered to be sold for 40 sovs allowed 71b, if for 301b 141b, 20 181b ; the winner to be sold by auction after the race, and the surplus, if any, to go to the Race Fund. All objections to any entry to be made at same time and place, or will not be allowed. Three horses to start, or the public money not given. No horse in default of any previous stakes allowed to start. No entry of any horse will be received without the full amount of stakes be paid at the time of entry. The names of horses to be written on slips of paper, and to be put into a box, - which will not be opened until the expiration of time of entry. The colours of tlie riders to be declared at the time of entry, in default of which, or if altered, the rider to be fined 1 sov. 5s to be pail to the Clerk of the Course for each horse entered. Winner to pay 1 sov for weights and scales. Races to commence at 12 o'clock punctually, and start every half iiour. All disputes to be settled by the Stewards, or whom they may appoint, and that decision to be final. J. E. BRADSHAW, Esq, 1,.„„„. W. J. LONG, Esq, Master of the Hou> ds, J stewards. Mr RICHARD AUSTIN, Clerk of the Course. N. B. The above rules will be regarded by the Stewards, and not the stipulations that have appeared in any previous notice. FIRST- RATE TROUT FISHING, with FUR- NISHED RESIDENCE, to be LET, either tor the coming season or on a lease. For terms and to view, Address, A. B., Hart's, 13, Gilbert- street, Grosvenor- square. Chester during Whit- week to inspect the Arts Treasures Exhibition, the Committee of the Race Course Association have decided to hold a FOURTH DAY'S RACING. They therefore appeal to those noblemen and gentlemen who are connected with racing to support them by good ; i0I) e, Bart, M. P.— Apply to R. W. Baker, Esq, Cottesmore, Oakham. entries to the following stakes :— 1 — PROGRAMME. SATURDAY, JUNE 6.— The ARTS TREASURES EXHIBITION STAKES of 100 sovs, added to a Handicap Sweepstakes of 3 sovs eaeh, for three year olds and upwards ; the winner of any race after the weights are pub- lished to carry 51b, of two 71b extra; the owner of the second horse to receive 10 sovs out of the s'. akes; one mile and three quarters. The rider of the winner of this stake will be presented with a handsome gold- mounted riding whip, given by a few friends of the Manchester Races. The NURSERY HANDICAP of 80 sovs, for two year olds; entrance 2 sovs; winners after the weights are published to carry 5lb extra ; T. Y. C. The rider of the winner of this handicap will be presented with a very hand- some racing saddle, given by a gentleman who admires the old English sport of horse racing. The weights for both the above stakes will be published on the Tuesday in Epsom race week. Other stakes will be entered for during the week. The above stakes close and name on the Tuesday after Chester Races ( May 12), to Messrs Weatherby, London; Mr Richard Johnson, York; or to Mr Bake, 4, Brown- street, Manchester. and Trol- WANTED ( county Norfolk preferred) to RENT or PURCHASE, a GENTLEMAN'S RESIDENCE, not too large, but affording very good SHOOTING, and surrounded by good preserves. For terms and particulars address to A , B. C., Mr Jackson's, gunmaker, Edward- street, Portman- square. London. ROUSE SHOOTING.— WANTED, on the west coast of Scotland, about 3.000 or 4,0< X) acres of MOOR- LAND, with DWELLING HOUSE, FURNISHED. Address, C. F. C., Post Office, Staleybridge, near Manchester. A1 SPORTING WANTED.— WANTED, within 70 miles of Manchester, by rail, for a term of years, the RIGHT of SPORTING over about 2,000 acres of land, well stocked with game ( good covets indispensable), trout fishing, along with game right, pre- ferred. Good accommodation in the neighbourhood required. Address, stating terms, & c, J. W., Post Office, Manchester. XTORTH WALES.— Ely Fishing.— Trout, Salmon, JLTI and Sewin.— The RIVER DOVEY OPENED frr ANGLING 011 the first day of April, 1857. This favourite river has been strictly preserved for thirteen years. Cards of permission over twelve miles of water to be obtained of Mr Jones, the Dole Cemmias, and Mr Lloyd, Wynnstay and Eagles Hotel, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire. Mr Lloyd also grants tickets for two preserved trout lakes. The royal mails arrive daily from Shrewsbury and all parts of the kingdom. Boarding at the Hotel. rilO VETERINARY SURGEONS.— In conse- JL quence of the sudden death of Mr Molyneux, V. S., the interest in his ESTABLISHMENT, which he has conducted for the last 25 years, will be SOLD forthwith. In the compass of an advertisement such as this, it would be impossible to describe the opportunity an investment such as this presents to a young man starting into life. It is well known that tke practice Mr Molyneux enjoyed in such a sporting locality as Kilkenny and tlie adjacent counties was both extensive and profitable. The connection is still maintained, and will be until the premises ate disposed of. It is unnecessary to say that there at present exists every facility for carrying on an extended practice, such as large ranges of stabling, out- offices, forges, private residence, & c, & c. Apply to Mr Richard Molyneux, John's Bridge, Kilkenny. MO VETERINARY SURGEONS.— A VETE- JL RINARY PRACTICE to be DISPOSED OF, with immediate possession, in a large market town in one of the midland counties, in the centre of three packs of hounds. Satisfactory reasons can be given for the present proprietor giving up. Address. V. S.. Mr Daykin's, 100, Curtain- road, Shoreditch, London. BOULOGNE- SUR- MER.— To be SOLD, a small HOTEL and TAP for English ale and stout, close to the part commanding a good trade amongst the English, which might be very much increased with a little capital. Incoming, including a portion of the furniture and effects, about £ 120. Immediate possession can be had. For particulars apply to Mr Hill, solicitor, No. 2 bis, Grande Rue, Boulogne- sur- Mer. Letters must be prepaid. TO CRICKETERS, CLUBS,& c.— MrBYRNE begs to announce to gentlemen that he has room to ACCOMMODATE TWO or THREE CLUBS more on his new ground, adjoining the New Market Inn, York- road, opposite the New Cattle Market, The ground is beautifully fenced in, and well drained, and in first- rate order for playing, it is within five minutes' walk of the North London Station, Caledonian- road, Camden- road; omnibuses pass the station every seven minutes. KINGSCOTE CRICKET CLUB.— WANTED, a good PRACTICE BOWLER. His character must bear the strictest investigation as to honesty, sobriety, and civility. Wages £ 110sper week; a fair allowance for travelling, & c, to out- matches. He will have the sole care of the ground, for which a sum to be agreed upon will be given. His services will be required from 25th of May until the last Tuesday in August. Address to F. Ellison, Esq, hon ffec, Upton Grove, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. nno SALMON and TROUT FISHERS.— A young JL man WANTS a SITUATION to go salmon or trout fishing; he is a good fly fisher and spinner, can make and mend all descriptions of tackle; puntman, oarsman, and sculler, and understands the gun ; can valet a gentleman, and can sail small craft; would take charge of a trout stream, and no objection to any part of the world. Apply B, B„ Three Fishes, Kingston- on- Thames, Surrey. T^ O NOBLEMEN, AGRICULTURISTS, EXECU- . TORS, TRUSTEES,& c.- WANTED, aSITUATIONas MANAGER of a FARM or ESTATE, by an industrious young man, 25 years of age, who lias had a practical knowledge of farming in different counties of England, and of the breeding of Southdown siieep and otherjitock, has pood marketing qualities, is a good accountant, could place 4pie capital in a share of a farm, or would go abroad if required, has good securities to offer for integrity, and testimonials from first- rate practical men. An increasing salary preferred, or depending on the exertions of the advertiser. Apply ( by letter) to J. E. C., Rea's Horse Repository, New- ingtou, London. SPORTING.— A gentleman wishes to ENGAGE himself as PRIVATE AGENT in all matters relating to the Turf. To any nobleman or gentleman not wishing to appear personally in the ring, or as the owner of horses, the advertiser would be an ac- quisition. Highest references will be given. Apply, prepaid, to Mr Stanley, 11, Maiden- terrace, Haverstoek- hiU, N. W. WANTED, a SITUATION as FIRST WHIP and KENNEL HUNTSMAN to a pack of foxhounds, by a young man, who well understands his business, and has fulfilled the above situation, and hunted hounds occasionally. Age 28, weight 9 stone. Satisfactory reference can be given.— Address G. W. H,, Mr Langdon's, saddler, Duke- street, Manchester- square. WANTED, a SITUATION as GROOM and VALET, by a single man, age 30, who thoroughly understands his business, highly recommended, and has an excellent personal character. No objection to a job or to travel.— Address W. P., Mr Jackson's, boot- maker. 44, Duke- street, St James's. WANTED, by a married man ( no incumbrance)) a SITUATION as HEAD GAMEKEEPER; has a thorough knowledge of his business, and his wife will take an active part in rearing of pheasants, Address, J. M., Mr Herring's Menagerie, New- road, London. AGENTLEMAN is apxious to RECOMMEND a BAILIFF, a man aboutr39, who has been in his service for upwards of 10 years.— Direct to A. S., Mr Lakiug's, 26, Halfmoon- street, Mayfair, London. RPO TABLE- COVER GRA1NERS.— WANTED, JL some GRAINERS who thoroughly understand the business. Apply to Edward Carter, Constitution- hill, Birmingham. WANTED, a ONE- HORSE OMNIBUS; it must be light and in good condition. Apply, by letter only, sta'ing price and particulars, to W. L., 25, Middle- row, Holborn, London. WANTED, Vols 1 to 15, or Vols 7 to 15, clean copies, of THACKER'S COURSER'S ANNUAL. State lowest price of 1 to 15 and 7 to 15, to John Parker, bookseller, Hereford, EPSOM GRAND STAND.— STALLS AND PRIVATE BOXES may be ENGAGED for the Derby week. For particulars apply to Mr Dorling, Epsom. ______ CHESTER RACES.— D. M'GREGOR begs to inform gentlemen visiting Chester Races that the large SUB- SCRIPTION ROOM, Royal Hotel, will be OPENED, as usual, on Monday evening, May 4th, for the week. AFIRST- RATE DOG- CART PHAETON to be SOLD cheap, the property of a gentleman, deceased. To be seen at Mr Davis's, President- mews, President- street, King- square, Goswell- A DIES' HORSES are^ RIDDEN professional!^ by Miss GILBERT, who renders thom quiet and pleasant to ride and accustomed to the hands and seat ot a lady. Her horses stand at Mr Hetherington's stables, in the Edgware- road, whose name will be a fuarantee that they will be properly treated. For terms, & c, apply to Ir Hetlierington, or address Miss Gilbert, at Mr Hetherington's, 18, Connaught- terrace, Edgware- road. BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT to her MAJESTY and H. R. H. PRINCE ALBERT.— A. DAVIS'S, 38, Strand, cele- brated HUNTING SADDLES, horse and greyhound clothing, norse blankets, rollers, brushes, sponges, leathers, and every requisite for the hunting stables, at a saving of 30 per cent. Best town- made harness. All articles warranted of the best materials and workmanship. List of prices forwarded by post. Application at A. Davis's, saddler. 33, Strand. HTO GUNMAKERS and Others.— WANTED, a JL good, sound DOUBLE BARREL GUN, weight not exceeding 741b, with ail the latest improvements for safety, with or without breech- loading apparatus, bore 12, 13,14, or 15, barrels 2 feet 4 inches long, and made with horse- nail stubs, charge 2 drachms to2i drachms of powder, 1 ounce of shot, No. 5 ; and, supposing the ounce to contain 213 shots, the gun must be equal to place 143, at the least, within a circle of one yard in diameter, at distances named below, and which will regu- late the price that will be given by the advertiser. The gun must also place the shots in such a manner that will not leave sufficient space between each for a bird to esoape. This will be required to be shown on an iron plate, the shots to be flattened by the force. The barrels to be proved ( as may be arranged) at the expense and risk of the seller; the advertiser to have every opportunity to examine and try tlie gun ; and the price he will give, if the gun will slioot as abovenamed, and is other- wise approved ot, will be— at 45 yards, £ 30; 50 yards, £ 35; 60 yards, £ 45 ; 70 yards, £ 50. The gun alone is required, without other fittings, A fair price also will be given for a TWO FEET BARREL GUN, suitable for the wood, and similar in its shooting to the requiremeEts above spe- cified. The guns must answer, in every respect, to what is stated, or parties may save themselves the trouble of noticing this, as it is not of any use whatever to offer inferior articles, or " duffers," the advertiser not being nice to a few pounds, so long as he can get what he requires. Letters ( prepaid) to be addressed to W. C., care of Mr Fisher, 13, Angel- court, Throgmorton- street, City, E, C. GUNS, hand, b; HARNESS, SADDLES, and HORSE CLOTH- ING.— DEANE, DRAY, and Co, wholesale and retail saddlers and shippers, 2, Arthur- street East, London Bridge, beg to apprise gen- tlemen that they manufacture every description ef the above goods on the premises, a due regard being paid to strength, style and fit. A large assortment of brushes, whips, spurs, sponges, lamps, and stable re- quisites. Portmanteaus, travelling bags, leather easss, & e « RIFLES, and REVOLVERS, second- iand, by every maker in the world, varying in price from £ 5 up- wards. E. WHISTLER, 11, Strand, Traf'algar- square.- N. B. E. W. will take old regimentals and clothes in exchange, being about to ship a lot of odds and ends to Australia. RABBITS, RABBITS, RABBITS.— FOR SALE; about THIRTY first- rate FANCY RABBITS, with hutches, Apply at 18, Fiillwood's- rents, Holborn. No reasonable offer refused. PIPING BULLEINCHES ( Second Arrival).— A great number of the above wonderful BIRDS, piping from one to three . tunes, price 10s to £ 3 each. The largest stock in England of the new German metallic cages, prices 20 per cent under any other house. Gold fish ( an immense number always on hand) 4s to 9s per dozen, or mixed sizes 40s per 100. Camellias, a fine lot for sale ( for want of space), atl2s, 15s, andl8s per dozen. Bedding plants of all kinds( autumn struck) Ss per dozen,— ROBERT GREEN, 154, Kingsland- road. perty of a gentleman: TARTAR, 7 years old; a perfect hack, weight of the proprietor. Sold because under the TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mess TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, on Monday, 4th 1 srs TAT- May, the fol- lowing HORSES; have been ridden in Leicestershire ; the property of a nobleman: 1. WARWICK, 5 years old; up to great weight. 2. ROB ROY. 8. ROBINSON, thorough bred. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, on Monday, 4th May, without reserve, the following well bred HORSES, well known in Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, the property of a gentleman: 1. WATERFORD. | 3. GOLDFINCH. 2. BEGGAR BOY. I 4. THE DOCTOR. Also, a very light four- wheeled dog cart phaeton, nearly new, for one or two horses. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, on Monday, the 4th May, the following HORSES, the property of a gentleman: WHITE STOCKINGS; well known in the Duke of Rutland's and Lord Dacre's country. SULTAN; quwt in harness, and carries a lady. BLANKNEY; a good hack, aud carries a lady. KATE; a known mare. Eight- stall stable. TO be SOLD by AUCTION by Messrs TAT- TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, to- morrow ( Monday), the fol- lowing well known HUNTERS, up to 15 stone: WARRIOR; a grey gelding. THE PET, a bay mare. JUPITER: a good hunter, and quiet in harness. The two first are well known with the Queen's Hounds, are perfectly sound, without blemish, and are extraordinary animals across country. Apply at Mr Roberts's stables, 5, Cork- street Mews, Bond- st. rpo be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- JL TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, on Monday, 4th May, with their engagements, and, without reserve, the following HORSES, in training: 1. FLATTERER, bay horse, 5 years old, by Hetman Plaloff, - 2am by Tomboy out of Duchess of York, & c; winner of many races.— Engaged in the Chester Cup. 2. TI TORMUS, brown horse, 5 years old, by Epirus out of Testatrix, by Touchstone, & c.— No engagement. 8. CURIOUS, bay horse, 4 years old, by Cannock out of Moose Deer, by Moutreal, & c.— Engaged in the Chester Cup. 4. EARDROP, brown filly, 4 years old, by Com ngham out of Ear- ring, by Merchant, & c.— Nt> engagement. 5. QUOTATION, bay filly, 2 years old, by Annandale out of Diph- thong, by Emilius, Engaged in the Oaks, 1858. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- TERSAl. L. at Hyde" Park- corner, on Thursday next, May 7th, the following HORSES, being the entire stud from Cottesmore; sold in consequence of the present master having given up the country : 1. GAYLAD 15. STARLING 2. LEDA 16. LOADSTONE 3. MARK 17. STAIN LEY 4. VETERAN 18. KELSO 5. RADNOR 19. BLARNEY 6. MAZZINI 20. WARTNABY 7. WHITEBAIT 21. FLINTHAM 8. CYNTHIA 22. HEMINGTON 9. SUNBEAM 23. GALEN 10. CALV1X 21. WOODMAN 11. PRUDENCE 25. THE DOVE 12. SOMERSET 26. MARTIN 13. LADYBIRD 27. MAYFLY. 14. WARWICK Saddles, bridles, clothing, & c. mo be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- JL TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, on Thursday, May 7th, the following weight- carrying HORSES, which have been standing this season at Rugby, and regularly hunted in Leicestershire and Northamp- tonshire : — 1. PRIESTESS, bay mare, by Kiluioyla. 2. RUST, grey stallion, by Polish. 3. PADDY, black gelding, by Blackfoot. 4. ANNOT LYLE, bay mare, by Elvas. 5. CALLAN, chesnut gelding, by Crozier. 6. BANDIT, bay gelding, by Freney. 7. RAOUL, bay gelding, by Safeguard, dam by Eastgrove— Man- fred's dam. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, on Thursday, the 7th of May, the following HUNTERS, which have been ridden by the present owner during the last season, principally with the Pytchley: LUCY GLITTERS. BALLTNASLOE. THE NUN; a first- rate ladies' mare, and broken to double and single harness. THE WITCH. CLOTHING, SADDLES, BRIDLES, See. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, on Thursday, May 7th, the pro- perty of a nobleman who bred him: A BAY CARRIAGE HORSE, by Cotherstone, 16i hands high, 5 years old, and quiet in double and single harness. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, on Thursday, 7tli May, the following HORSES, up to 14 stone ( have been hunted with Mr Meynell Ingram's Hounds), the property of a gentleman: 1. SIR DAVID, 7 years old, by Young Langar. 2. PRIMROSE, 7 years old, by Young Comus, dam by Merry Legs; has been driven in double and single harness. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, on Monday, May 11th: A beautiful ARABIAN HORSE, of high caste; carries a lady. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, on Monday, May 11th, the fol- lowing HORSES, well known with the Quorn and Pytchley Hounds, the property of a gentleman: 1. WAVERLEY. I 3. LANCER. 2. VINGT- UN. I 4. ST FAITH ( hack). Saddles, bridles, and clothing. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, on Monday, May 11th, the fol- lowing HORSES, well- known with the Warwickshire and North War wickshire Hounds: 1. DEMAGOGUE. 2. ROCKET. 3. COMET. 4. VASSAL. 5. BUCHAREST. 6. NORWEGIAN. 7. EAGLE. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, on Monday, May 11th. the colebrated HUNTER and STEEPLE CHASE HORSE, THE ROUSER, by Economist; late the property of Mr J. C. Mare. Also, LAPWING, a splendid thorough- bred brown mare, bred by Lord Fitzwilliam, by Ballinkeeleout of Lapwing— see " Stud Book;" a first- rate huntress, up to 15 stone, and would make a grand steeple chase mare. The groom will be in attendance. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, on Thursday, May 14tli, the pro- perty of Lord Aberdour, the following HORSES, all of which have been regularly ridden, and the two first regularly hunted by a lady all last I 4, WOODPECKER; has also I been driven in single and I double harness. season in Leicestershire: 1. JENNY LIND. 2. MICKEY FREE. 3. SCARBOROUGH. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- A TERSALL, at. Hyde Park- corner, on Monday, the 18tli of May, without reserve, the following HORSES, many of them up to great weight, the property of Amstruther Thomson, Esq ; sold in consequence of his giving up the Bicester country 1. PETER THE GREAT 2. MAXIMUS 3. HIPPOPOTAMUS 4. HIGHLANDER 5. ABBESS 6. TALISMAN 7. O'DONNEL 8. INKERMAN 9. ESPARTERO 10. BLACKBALL 11. PATIENCE 22. SNOWBALL 28. SYLLABUB 24. SILVERTOI' 25. BLUEBELLE 12. PRINCE 13. FARMER'S DAUGHTER 14. CATHERINE 15. MAYBOY 18. COBWEB 17. VENGEANCE 18. SHEPHERDESS 19. WOLFDOG 20. POTHER 1 quiet in 21. DUCHESS/ harness Grey cobs, good hacks ; have been driven together. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Messrs TAT- TERSALL, at Hyde Park- corner, en the Thursday before the Derby, the following weight- carrying HORSES, the property of W. G. Craven, Esq: PICKPOCKET. CRINOLINE. THE FAWN. TOM OF WANSFORD. MARIONETTE. ORION. MONARCH. POLESTAR. PRIMITIVE. THE BISHOP. DUELLIST. PALEFACE. BROWN STOUT. RILHE ANNUAL SALE of the MIDDLE PARK JL YEARLINGS will take place June 8d ( first Wednesday after the Derby), at Middle Park. Eltham, Kent, by Messrs TATTERSALL. Middle Park is one mile and a half from the Blackheath Station ( North Kent line), and seven miles from Hyde Park- corner. FILLY, by Kingston outof Countess ( sister to the Baron) by Irish Birdcatcher out of Echidna, by Economist. FILLY, by Kingston out of England's Beauty ( sister to Bird on the Wirg), by Irish Birdcatcher, dam Prairie Bird by Touchstone. FILLY, by Kingston; out of Empress ( dam of Autocrat), by Emilius, dam Mangel Wurzel, by Merlin. Engaged in the Eighth Bentinck Memorial Stakes, a Triennial Stakes of 10 sovs each, at Good- wood, 1858, and the Doncaster Stakes, 1859. FILLY, by Kingston out of Little Jenny ( Sister to Snowdrop, dam « of Gemma di Vergy), by Heron, dam Fairy, by Filho da Puta. JY, by Melbourne or Kingston out ol Exact, by Irish Birdcatcher out of Equation, by Emilius. JY\ by Neasliam out of Whirl, by Alarm out of Distaffina, by Don John. FILLY, by Kingston out of Caroline ( dam of Burgundy and Ma- tilda), by Irish Drone out of the Potentate's dam. FILLY, by Kingston out of Venus, by Amadis out of Aurora, by Sandbeck, COLT, by Orlando out of Palmyra( dam of Tadmor, Talfourd, Baal- bee, and Aleppo), by the Sultan, dam Hester, by Camel. En- gaged in the Eighth Bentinck Memorial Stakes, 1858, and the Doncaster Stakes, 1859. COLT, by Kingston out of Defenceless, by Defence, dam by Cain out of Ridotto, by Reveller. Engaged in the Eighth Bentinck Memorial Stakes, 1858, and the Doncaster Stakes, 1859. COLT, by Kingston out of Brown Mare by Heron, dam by Muley out of Sister to Pope, by Shuttle. COLT, by Kingston out of Kirtle ( sister to Green Mantle) dam of Lady Audrey, Anteverta, & c, by the Sultan, dam Dulcinea, by COLT, by Pyri hus the First out of Sacrifice ( half sister to Virago), by Voltaire dam Virginia, by Rowton. COLT, by Pyrrhus the First out of Kate ( winner of the One Thousand Guineas), by Auckland, dam the Gipsy Queen, by Dr Syntax. COLT, by Pyrrhus the First out of Butterfly ( winner of the City and Suburban), by Knight of the Whistle out of Slipshod, by Slane. COLT, by Mountain Deer out of Colleen Dhas, by Rust, dam Annie, by Wanderer. COLT, by Kingston out of Tested, by Touchstone out of a Colwick mare. COLT, by Burgundy out of Pearl, by Alarm out of Hester ( clam of Palmyra). FILLY, by Bay Middleton out of Triangle ( sister to Pyrrhus the First and dam of Tricolour), by Epirus out of Fortress, by Defence. Engaged in the Eighth Bentinck Memorial Stakes, 1858, and the Doncaster Stakes, 1859. FILLY', by Pyrrhus the First out of Mayfair, by Bay Middletonout of Black Bess, by Camel. FILLY, by Kingston out of Nightshade, by Touchstone out of Prussic Acid, by Voltaire. FILLY, by Kingston out of Altitude, by Cotherstone out of Latitude ( Loyola's dam). FILLY', by Kingston out of Zelica, by Nutwith out of Minaret, by Ibrahim. FILLY, by Loup Garou out of Palmeria, by Faugh a Ballagh out of Lady Fanny, by St Nicholas. Also, will be sold at the same time, several first- class thorough bred MARES and FOALS. TO NOBLEMEN and GENTLEMEN.— JOHN GARDNER has on SALE some superior HACKS, with grand action; also several fine- stepping harness horses; at 34, New Bond- street, and Clapham, Surrey, TO be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, a first- rate HUNTER, up to 15 stone, 9 years old, quite sound. Price £ 150. Any person hunting with the East Kent Hounds can speak to her value. Apply, personally or by letter, to N. H, D'Aeth, Esq, Knowlton Court, Winghain, Kent. THE MIDLAND COUNTIES REPOSITORY.— Messrs BRETHERTON and HARRISON beg to inform the poblic that their two next important STUD SALES, for HUNTERS and other valuable HORSES, will take place at their Repository, Birmingham, On Thursday, May 14, and On Thursday, June 4,1857. Noblemen and gentlemen wishing to enter horses for these sales are solicited to make immediate application, in order that stalls may be secured, and publicity given to their instructions. Sales by auction every Thursday, and by private treaty daily. nno be SOLD by AUCTION ( the WORCESTER- JL SHIRE HUNTERS), by Messrs BRETHERTON and HARRISON, at their Repository, No. 1, Cheapside, Birmingham, on Thursday, the 14th day oi M33-, 1857, the TWELVE following HORSES, that have carried the master, huntsman, and whips of the Worcestershire Hounds, the property of J. R. Cookes, Esq: 1. ANTICK, grey rr. are, 5 years old, by Springy Jack, dam by The Friar, grauddam by Treasurer, great granddam by President. 2. AUSTRALIA, bay eelding, by California, dam by Sir Isaac, granddam by Blacklock. 3. PANTOMIME, bay gelding, by Pantaloon out of No. 2' s dam. 4. P ROXY, bay mare, 5 years old, by Deputy out of No. 2' s dam. 5. SAFETY, bay mare, fmare. 0. WIDE AWAKE, chesnut 7. EMILY, grev mare. [ mare. 8. MISS BRED UN, chesnut 9. KATE, bay mare. 10. OXFORD, chesnut gelding. 11. HORNSEA, chesnut gelding. 12. SURETY, bay mare. Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 were bred by Mr Cookes. ESSRS LUCAS and Co beg to intimate to JJJL noblemen and gentlemen having hunters and other valuable horses to dispose of, that their next SELECT SALES' Kill take place On Thursday, May 14th, and On Thursday, May 2Stli, 1857. Full descriptions of all horses intended for these sales must be for- wa ded immediately, and the horses must be sent to the Repository two days prior to the sale. Stalls cannot be retained atter 10 o'clock on Tuesday. him again. Extraordinary fencers. /" tULZEAN FARM, Ayrshire, on Friday, 15tli V7 May, 1857.— Very important Sale of valuable Stallion, Brood Mares, Hunters, Hacks, and Y'oung Horses.— Mr JAMES LAING, ot Edinburgh, begs to intimate to his numerous customers and the public that he has bten instructed to SELL by AUCTION, at Culzean Farm, Ayrshire, four miles from Maybole, 011 Friday, 15th May, 1357, at 1 o'clock, the following valuable STUD, the property of the Most Noble the Marquis of Ailsa :— STALLION. Lot 1. ERYX. by St Martin out of Venus, foaled in 1314; vide Stud Book and Racing Calendar. BROOD MARES. 2. ROSE BUD. ") Have both foals at their foot, 3. TICKLE- MY- FANCY", the Irish !- by Eryx, and servtd by steeple chase mare. J ' ' HUNTERS. 4. CARDINAL. 5. KILMORE. 6. KICKING PONY HACKS. 7. BEAUTY. 8. RICHMOND, half Arab; goes in double and single harness, a good fencer, and quiet with a gun. 9. MARSHAL NEYj a very fast trotter. YOUNG STOCK BY' ERYX. Five Year Olds. 10. BAY' GELDING, out of The Erin Maid; would make a magni- 11. BAY GELDING, out of Rosebud. 12. BAY GELDING, out of a Rocket mare. 13. BAY GELDING. f^ fJlfe tonstar. tlydrivon Four Y'ear Olds < together, and would make 14. BAY GELDNG, brother to lotl0.| to Irivf"' PaU" ^ * ^ 15. CHESNUT MARE, sister to lot 11,1 „,„,, j , , 16. BROWN MARE, sister to lot 18. J Bothbroken to carry a lady. Three Year Olds. 17. BROWN COLT, brother to lot 13. - s IS. BAY COLT, brother to lot U. I 19. BAY' COLT, out ofTickle- my- Fancy. V All broken to saddle, 20. BAY COLT, brother to lot 12. V 21. BAY' FILLY, sister to lot 10. J Mr Laing has the greatest confidence in recommending the above va- luable stud of horses; such an opportunity for noblemen, gentlemen, and dealers procuring first- class horses seldom occurs, and, on inspection, will be found to be very superior. MrLain^ will be at Culzean Farm the day previous to the sale, when the stud will be on view.— N. B. Culzean Farm is four miles from Maybole. Railways from all parts of England and Scotland, via Carlisle and Glasgow, to Ayr. Conveyances to be had at Maybole.— Queensferry- street- lane. Edinburgh, April 22, 1857. HUNTERS to be SOLD, at HER MAJESTY'S REPOSITORY, Edinburgh, on Wednesday, the 6th of May, 1857, the sale to begin at 1 o'clock precisely. FROM THE L ' HERCULES, bay gelding. MYSIE, roan mare. SUSAN, bay mare. THE WONDER, brown gelding. THE PRIEST, bay gelding. FROM THE FIFE HUNT. AND S. HUNT. T HE QUAKER, chesnut geldiug. THE ADVOCATE, bay gelding. PADDY, bay gelding. JAMIE, bay gelding. HOPE, grey gelding. INCOGNITO, bay gelding. CORMORANT, brown gelding. KITTY, bay mare. LARKSPUR, chesnut mare. CIRCULAR, bay mare. MERTON, brown gel din: In addition to the above there will be many other horses exposed for sale, full particular of which will be given in the catalogue. PETER MOIR, Auctioneer. ALDRIDGE'S, St Martin's- lane, London.— PUBLIC S ALES by AUCTION everv Wednesday and every Saturday throughout the year, commencing at 11 o'clock precisely. ONE HUNDRED and EIGHTEEN HORSES are submitted to public competition on each of the above davs, by Mr MATTAM, the auc- tioneer. On Wednesday next, the 2d May, active and powerful horses from the stocks of Messrs Dyer, Wyke, and other jobmasters, suitable for broughams, clarences, double and single harness; carriage horses, hunters, and hacks, from the studs of noblemen and gentlemen; ladies' horses, cobs, and ponies, for riding anddriving. On Saturdays, in addi- tion to the horses, a great variety of phaetons, broughams, clarences, dog- carts, and gigs, with sets of double and single harness, saddles, and bridles. All property should be received two days before either sale day, for publicview and insertion in the catalogue. ALDRIDGE'S, St Martin's- lane.— Saturday's Sale.— To Cab Proprietors and others.— SIXTEEN HORSES, five Cabs, and the Harness, will be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr MAT- TAM, at Aldridge's, oil Saturday, the 9th May, by direction of Mr Carpenter, junior, of Paddington, who is reducing his cab stock and engaging in another business. On view, Thursday, Friday, and morning of sale. ISLINGTON, Field- place, St John- street- road.— Superior Cab Stock.— Mr. J. GOWER is directed by tiie executrix of the late Mr R. F. Tipping, to SELL by AUCTION, on the premises, as above, near the Angel, on Thursday next, May 7Ui, without reserve, FIFTEEN known, fast, seasoned harness HORSES, seven Clarence cabs, cab harness, cloths, chaff machine, corn bin, bales, See, & c. On view two days prior. Catalogues had on the premises, and of Mr J. Gower, auc- tioneer and valuer, Repository, Barbican. The STABLINGI with con- veoient dwelling- rooms, lofts, yards, & c, to be LET. REPOSITORY, Barbican.— Friday's Sale as usual. — One Hundred and Fifteen Hbrses, Carriages, arid Harness of every description— Mr J. GOWER will SELL bv AUCTION, OH Friday next. May 8, about ONE HUNDRED and FIFTEEN HORSES, com- prising weight- carrying riding horses, chaise, carriage, and omnibus horses; also some strong active English and Belgian cart horses; and a variety of modern carriages, harness, & c. Property intended for sale must be sent two days prior. The public are requested to observe there is no dealing on the part of the proprietor or any of his servants tending to operate to the disadvantage of either buyer or seller, nor in any case is the ownership of horses misrepresented. REPOSITORY, Barbican.— English Cart and Van Horses.— Mr J. GOWER is instructed to SELL by AUCTION, on Friday next, May 8th, FIVE very active, powerful full- sized CART and VAN HORSES, the property of the Clay Cross Coal Company, sold in consequence of the decline of the season; colours, greys, roans, and blacks. The above strengthy, active horses are worthy the notice of rail- way carriers, wharfingers, and others wanting powerful young draught horses for immediate use. On view two days prior. THE HORSE REPOSITORY, Salisbury, Wilts.— Mr JOHN WATERS will SELL by AUCTION, on Tuesday- next, May 5, at 11 precisely, about SEVENTY' HORSES, inclusive of valuable hunters, clever hacks, brougham and other harness horses, cobs and ponies for harness and saddle, with a few staunch cart horses, and a team of thirteen excellent coach horses, well worthy the attention of cab and fly proprietors. WINCHESTER.— To be SOLD by AUCTION, at the Corn Exchange, on Saturday, the 9th of Mav, 1857, punctually at 2 o'clock, SIX well- known HORSES, which have been regularly ridden by the huntsmen and whips of the Hambledon Hunt. T. GODWIN, Auctioneer, Winchester. ^ HE PROPERTY of a GENTLEMAN.— For SALE, by PRIVATE TREATY, the following TWO COB MARES: T MAI A BLACK MARE, 7 years old, quiet to ride and drive in single har- ness ; has been tried in double, and was quiet; fast, with splendidaction, and sound. A BLACK MARE, 5 years old, quiet to ride and drive in single har- ness ; fast, with good action, and sound. On view at REA'S CENTRAL REPOSITORY, St George's- road, Newington. BLACK HORSE.— ON SALE, at REA'S CENTRAL REPOSITORY, a BLACK GELDING. 5 years old, very grand goer, and likely to make a charger, park hack, or, if matched, a capital phaeton horse.— On view at Rea's Central Repository, Newington. HIGH- STEPPING HACKS AND PHAETON HORSES.— Several first- class HACKS, and pairs of PHAETON HORSES, colours grey, bay, and brown, - 5 and 6 years old, warranted sound, are now on view at REA'S CENTRAL REPOSITORY, St George's- road, Newington. TUESDAY'S SALE by AUCTION. One A Hundred Horses— Mr REA will offer for SALE, at 12 o'clock, on Tuesday, May 5th, about ONE HUNDRED HORSES of various des- criptions. Many are for unreserved sale and worthy the attention of gentlemen in want of horses for either riding or driving, or for agricul- tural purposes. The public are requested to notice, that no dealing takes place on the part of the proprietor or his servants; that the inte- rests ol buyer and seller are alike protected; and that they may be in- formed of the names of owners and purchasers,, if required. Charges lower, and accommodation better than any other repository. Sales by private treaty daily. Trials and examinations permitted on the premises. GEORGE JACOBS, Crown Hotel, Watton, Norfolk, begs to inform noblemen and gentlemen that he has SEVENTY first- class HORSES selected from Lincoln Fair and from the best breeders in the county of Norfolk, which will be fit for SHOW on Mon- day, the 4th of May, and the following days in the week. The above consist of carriage, brougham, and phaeton horses, with fine action and some blood. Riding horses and cobs. G. J. also returns his best thanks to those noblemen and gentlemen who have honoured his establishment with their patronage in all branches of his business, and begs to assure them that every exertion, combined with the utmost liberality on his part, will be made to ensure their comfort. G. J. begs also to say that: he has post horses and carriages ready at the shortest notice. April 29,1857. T( O be SOLD, ARMIGER, BAY HORSE, by Alarm out of Sister to The Nob, full 15 hands 3 inches high. He is a fine horse, possessing both power and action, aud likely to make a ; ood charger or steeple chase horse. Also, a BROWN GELDING, a perfect lady's horse. Both the property of a gentleman. Can be seen on application at Mr Tilbury's, 48, Mount- street, Grosvenor- square. TO be SOLD, TWO well bred, brown, tan- muzzled HORSES ( free from white), about 16 hands high, £ and 6 years old, own brothers, a good match, have never been out of the breeder's hands, and well worthy the attention of any one wanting a superior pair of horses, suitable for any purpose, being perfectly quiet and tractable, and have been a few times in harness. Address to W. T„ Post Office, Newchurcli, Isle ofWight. MONTHLY POULTRY SALE.— MR J. C. STEVENS will SELL by AUCTION, at his Great Room, 38, King- street, Covent- garden, on Tuesday next, 5th May, at 12 o'clock pre- cisely, choice POULTRY and PIGEONS, including many prize birds, Spanish, Dorkings, Cochins, Polands, Hamburgs, Brahmas, & c, from many well- known breeders of choice stock. May be viewed the morning of sale, and catalogues had by enclosing a stamped directed envelope to Mr J. C. Stevens, 38, King- street, Govent- garden. ALDERNEY and GUERNSEY COWS and HEIFERS.— M. FOWLER, sen, Little Bushey, Watford. Herts, will have his ( monthly) fresh importation of FIFTY- THREE newly calved and down calving COWS and HEIFERS on SALE PRI- VATELY, at the Red Lion- yard, Paddington, on Monday and Tuesday, the 4th and 5th of May. This herd will be found superior to any offered for many months, having been carefully selected by M. F. himself, from the choicest herds, with his usual privileges, and the only importer in England. THIRTEEN CANARY BIRDS AND CAGES.— Private Collection.— For SALE, a STACK of FOUR large BREEDING CAGES, with shifting fronts, and Twelve Single Cages to fit the above ( three to each); also a Flight Cage. All in good order, equal to new. The entire to be sold very cheap.— Apply to Charles Barron, adjoining the Surrey Canal entrance, Rotherhithe, from 9 o'clock in the morning till 6 in the afternoon. PIGEONS.— A TREATISE on the ART ol BREEDING and MANAGEMENT, containing all that is neces- sary to be known of tame, domesticated, and fancy pigeons, with seven matchless engraved coloured portraits, life size, 10s; also, a Treatise GREYHOUNDS.— For SALE by AUCTION, at ALDRIDGE'S, St Martin's- lane, London, on Saturday, 9th of May next, at 1 o'clock precisely, the following high- bred, high- class GREYHOUNDS, belonging to a well- known public courser. The number of public prizes each dog has won or divided i3 indicated by figures within parentheses. THIRD SEASON GREYHOUNDS. 1. BLACK CLOUD ( 3) I 3. BIT OF TARTAN ( 7) 2. BEACON ( 4) | 4. BARMAID ( 1; SECOND SEASON GREYHOUNDS. 5. BRIGHT STEEL ( 6) I 8. BLUETTE ( 1) 6. BLUE- BELLE ( 3) 9. BRUNETTE ( 3) 7. BLUE EYED LASS ( 2) | FIRST SEASON GREYHOUNDS, DOGS. 14. BRIGHT IMPRESSION( 2) 15. BRIGHT ENSIGN ( 2) 16. BLOODSHOT ( 2) 17. BLACKNESS ( 3) 18. BLACK BELLE ( 2) 10. BOLD EXPRESSION ( 4) 11. BANNER BLUE ( 1) 12. BLACK FLAG ( 5) 18. BLAZE OF LIGHT ( 1) BITCHES. I 20. BEDAZZLING ( 2) 21. BRIGHTNESS ( 2) 19. BEWITCHING ( 1) I STALLION DOG. 22. BRIGHTON, a winner of 14 prizes, and of 63 public courses. PEDIGREES. Nos. 1, 2, 5. 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, by Bluelight. Nos. 10, 19, 20, by Japhet out of Vivid, a Bluelight bitch. No. 9, by The Curler out of Brilliance, a Bluelight bitch. Nos. 14, 15, 21, by Brighton out of Brilliance. a Bluelight bitch. No. 3, by Forlorn Hope out of Phantom, by Rufus; Forlorn Hope, by Foremost out of May Queen, sister to Bluelight. No. 4. by The Curler out of Veto, dam of Scotland Yet. No. 22, by The Curler out of Lucy. The blood has been selected with great care for generations; it is chiefly th « old Blue Bugle and Streamer bloods of Lancashire ( the fast- est and most winning blood of the day) collected from several lines, com- bined and united with the best Scotch bloods, derived originally from the old Duke of Gordon, Lords Douglas and Egliuton, aiid Dr Brown's kennels, Mr Sharp's Monarch, Sir J. Boswell's Jason, & c ; a combina- tion embodying great pace, durability, and close working powers. This kennel has distinguished itself on all kinds of coursing ground in England, Scotland, and Ireland; it is doubted if there is, or ever was, a kennel in the kingdom showing as many large general winners assem- bled at one time and lot, the twenty- two referred to having won collec- tively seventy public coursing prizes, and it is believed by practical judges, who know the difficulty, time, cost, and uncertainty of procuring greyhounds suitable for the present fashionable high stakes and prizes, or for breeding purposes, that so valuable a kennel was never before offered for public sale. All are fresh in constitution, have had little pri- vate coursing, and no hard or severe training, and, as a peculiarity of the blood, retain their running powers over many seasons. For further particulars, pedigrees, and performances, see " Thacker" and " Stonelienge;" cr catalogues at Aldridge's, Upper St Martin's- lane, London, where orders to fee the greyhounds on the day preceding and the morning of sale must be obtained, no admittance without written orders being allowed. GREYHOUNDS.— TO be SOLD bv AUCTION, without reserve, at DYCER'S REPOSITORY, Dublin, on Thurs- day, the 21st May, at 1 o'clock. The entire KENNEL of first- class GREY- HOUNDS, the property of Messrs Paterson and Swarm, who are both relinquishing coursing, SECOND SEASON. SUNRISE. SUNSHINE ; in pup to Sweetbriar. SWEETBRIAR. POOR NEGRO. P APING 0. FIRST SEASON. SUSAN WHITEHEAD. SAILOR BOY. STALLION. THE PUZZLER. SAPLINGS. RED BITCH, \ By Old Negro out of Peace. Pupped BLACK TICKED DOG,/ June, 1855. BLACK BITCH,-) BLACK DOG, I By Old Negro out of Blaek Agnace. Pupped BLACK DOG, f June, 1355. BLACK DOG. J WHITE BITCH, -> BLACK and WHITE DOG, ( By Sweetbriar out of Barbara. Pup- WHITE and BLACK DOG, f ped June, 1855. WHITE and BLACK DOG, J FAWN and WHITE BITCH, 1 By The Puzzler out of Bonnet FAWN and WHITE DOG, / Blue. Pupped May, 1855. Full particulars of each in catalogues, which may be had on applica- tion to Robert Paterson, Esq, Birthwood, Biggar ; or at Dycer's Reposi- tory, Dublin. FIRST- CLASS GREYHOUND SAPLINGS.— TO be SOLD, in June next, when they will be three months old, TWO BRACE of WHELPS, by Randall's Ranter out of Miss Hannah, by Sam out of Tollwife ; also, ONE BRACE and a HALF, by Blenk- iron's British Tar out of Grisi, by Etwall's Egypt out of Sister to Whirl- wind. Price 10 guineas per brace, or they can be sold separately.— For further particulars apply to J. B. Strother, Esq, the Shrubbery, Shooter's Hill, Kent. GREYHOUNDS.— For SALE, white and fawn bitch CLARA, by Neville out of Dressmaker, the winner of Mar- ket Weighton Puppy Stakes in 1S52, second season; and a fawn bitch JANE, by Juggler out of Dressmaker, first season; both in pup to Black Cap. Clara, served March 17; Jane, April 29, Apply to Mr Cass, Thirsk. POINTERS.— To be SOLD, THREE POINTERS, eleven months old, now out to keep and fit to break, promising, and very handsome; breed for staunchness, nose, courage, and ranging, the purest in England, viz, the late Mr Edge's. Price 12 guineas the brace, or 15 guineas the three. Address, R. L. L., Esq, care of Mr Soffe, Broad- clialk, near Salisbury. SPORTSMEN, Noblemen, and Gentlemen desirous of procuring first- rate POINTERS and SETTERS, can be fur- nished with them by applyingto Messrs SAMUEL and JAMES TAYLOR, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Their kennels are within one hundred yards of the Biggleswade Station, on the Great Northern Railway, where the dogs miy be seen, and gentleman satisfied as to their hunting, pointing, and steadiness, by seeing them at work.— N. B. S. and 3. Taylor have no connection with any other person of the same name. DOG.— A thorough bred BULL TERRIER for SALE, 2 years old, good tempered, and of indomitable courage— PETER, by Trump out of Fury ( James Davis, Swindon). Address X., 4, St Thomas's- street East, Borough. LOST, on Sunday morning, April 26th, from the door of 47, Charlwood- street West. Pimlico, S. W., A BLACK RETRIEVER DOG, answers to the name of Rock, very curly, his muzzle grey from age. Whoever will bring the same to Captain James Coster, at the above address, shall be handsomely rewarded, but if dis covered in possession of any one after ten days from this advertisement, the unlawful possession thereof shall meet with such punishment as the law directs. rriEN SHILLINGS REWARD.— LOST near JL Leicester- square, on Friday, May Ist, a small smooth BLACK and TAN TERRIER BITCH, answers to the name of" Jess." Who- ever will bring the same to Mr Carreras, tobacconist, 61, Prince's- street, Leicester- square, shall receive the above reward. STRAYED HOUND.— An aged DOG HOUND is now at the Warwickshire Kennels, Kineton, supposed to be strayed from a neighbouring pack. Whoever has lost the same may have him on applying to William Mawe, huntsman, Kineton Kennels, on paying the expenses.— Kineton. April 80, 1857. YACHTS of a superior class, tonnage various, continually on SALE PRIVATELY. Particulars of yachts on sale received in confidence from vendors, and communicated in like man- ner to intending purchasers only, by the undersigned ( established 1840, previously with the late Mr George Robins). Ceely's yachting cards are obtainable at the British Hotel, Cockspur- street; the Estate Exchange, 2, Prince's- street, Bank of England ; at Garraway's, Change- alley, Corn- hill ; and at. or post free from,. 5, Mountague- place, Poplar, London, E.— JOHNT. CEELY. F OR PUBLIC SALE, at Lloyd's Captains' Room, Royal Exchange, on Thursday, 7th May, 1857, at half- past 2 o'clock, by order of the executors of the late Mr G. W. Hall, of Sander- land, the fine new SCHOONER YACHT GRIP, about 90 tons, old mea- surement, and 46 tons registerlength over all 80 feet, length of keel 50 feet, extreme beam 18 feet 1 inches ; depth, keel to gunwale, 11 feet 6 inches. The Grip was built by the Messrs Hall, at Sunderland, in May, 1856, for their private use; possesses extraordinary strength, has excellent accommodation, sails remarkably fast, and is a fine sea boat, and in every respect a desirable vessel. Lying in the East India Docks. For inventories and other particulars apply to Temperleys, Carter, and Darke, 8, White Lion- court, Cornhill. GRAVESEND, Kent.— To be SOLD by AUC- TION, by Mr W. WEBB, at the Phoenix Tavern ( near the Canal Basin), Milton- next- Gravesend, on Monday, May " 4, kt 8 o'clock pre- cisely, in one lot, subject to the usual conditions, the fast sea sailing YACHT ADA, about 18 tons burthen, length 38 feet over all, and 9 feet beam, with all her stores, fitments, standing and running rigging. The yacht is now lying in the Canal Basin, and may be inspected at all con- venient times ; and further particulars obtained of the auctioneer, appraiser, and estate agent, the Grove, Gravesend, or on board the yacht. — Notice: Mr Webb respectfully informs his friends and nautical gentle- men that he will be prepared, at the same time and place, to accept an offer for the compact little SCHOONER YACHT, THE FAYRE LADYE, of about 11 tons' burthen, built in 1858 after the style of the cele- brated clipper yacht America. She is copper- Iastened, and will be equip- ped fit for sea.— Gravesend, lat May, 1857. SCHOONER YACHT SHARK, 175 tons, o. m.— This most beautiful YACHT is offered for SALE, and affords an opportunity rarely to be met with to any nobleman or gentleman imme- diately requiring a first- class yacht in the highest possible order. The arrangement of her cabins give every accommodation for a large party. The fittings are most elegant, and finished regardless of expense. The glass and china are of the best description; her inventory of sails, stores, spars, charts, barometer, flags, & c, is very profuse. Her ballast consists of 13 tons of lead, and about 10 tons of iron moulded to the timbers; re- mainder pig iron. For price and particulars, apply to Messrs Wanhill, yacht bunders, Poole, Dorset. YACHT FLIRT to be SOLD, holder of the Chal- lenge Prize in the Prince of Wales's Yacht Club, value 100 guineas, which wilt be the property of her owner, if won again by her. She is newly built by Harvey and Co, Ipswich; has sailed two matches, and won in both, beating the Little Mosquito andothers for the Challenge Prize. Her inventory is complete,{ consisting of lead and iron ballast, one main, two fore, three top sails, four jibs; and a full complement of necessary stores. To be sold by order of the executors of her late owner. For further par- ticulars, apply to C. F. Chubb, Esq, Hon Sec, P. W. Y. C.* 14, South- square, Gray's Inn. YACHT.— Eor SALE, by PRIVATE CON- TRACT, the WATER WITCH, 15 tons, winner of the silver cup, value 50 guineas, presented by H. Ingram, Esg, M. P., and also the first prize at Boston Regatta, 1856. She is newly built, and formerly the pro- perty of a well known member of the Royal Thames Yacht Club. Her inventory is complete. For price and further particulars apply to the owner. Royal Yacht Club House, Boston, Lincolnshire. YACHT.— For SALE, the GLEAM CUTTER, 15 tons o. m., sails very fast, and is an excellent sea- boat. Was newly coppered last year, her sails and rigging are equal to new, and elie is in " every respect ready for immediate use. Now lies in the East India Docks. For price and further particulars apply to Mr Boyle, 17, Crosby Hall Chambers, Bishopsgate- street, E. C. YACHT for SALE, 14 tons, cutter rigged, oak built, copper fastened; sails by Laptliorne. She has an excellent cabin, with two sofas and a water closet. A most roomy vessel, 18 months old. Apply ( if by letter, pre- paid) to the Secretary of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Ryde, Isle of Wight. ACHTS for SALE.— A gentleman having two vessels, one of 12 the other IS tons, is desirous of SELLING either. They are both complete, perfectly sound, and fitted out ready for sea. _ , mplet(. ... Apply to H. L„ 45, Upper Gower- street, London, W. C.; or to Mr John Boyce. West Quay. Southampton, where the vessels are lying. YACHT. For SALE, the CHAMPION CUTTER, 29 tons, lately lengthened by Messrs Wanhill, Poole ; is very fast, and not requiring any outlay ; now lying at Custom House Docks, Dublin. For further particulars, apply to John Morgan, 36, Gardiner- street, Dublin. YACHT for SALE, 24 tons, recently built, suitable for racing or cruising, both yawl and cutter rigged, with excellent accommodation, including patent water closet. Can be seen, and price and particulars had, at Mr Payne's, 1, Belvedere- road, Southampton. CHOONER YACHT for SALE, about 60 tons o. m., good accommodations, a dry sea boat, and nearly new. To view, apply to Mr Inman, shipbuilder, Lymington, Hants; or, after the 1st ef June, to the Secretary. of the R. T. Y. C., Bedford Hotel, Covent- garden. RILHE YACHT FOX, advertised for sale by public A auction, at Aberdeen, on the 6th May, has been DISPOSED OF by PRIVATE CONTRACT.' FAST PASSENGER STEAMER IOR SALE.— This vessel is 208 tons, with engines ef 80 horse power, and runs on. less than six feet of water. She is handsomely fitted, and well found. Apply to Messrs Fordand Jackson, 36, Cannon- street, E. C. Green, London, Ppst free, Money orders payable Post Office, Islington, FOR SALE, a CLIPPER YACHT, carvel built, 8 tons, very roomy, and fast; price £ 40, lately cost £ 160; nearly new, and fit tor sea. Got no ^ use for her, having a larger yacht. Any person thinking of purchasing can have a trial in her. She is to be seen at Mr Counden's, boatbuilder, East Greenwich ; or, for particulars, apply to J. G., 426, Oxford- street, London, W. GOLD and SILVER PHEASANTS, in full plumage, for SALE, price £ 210s per brace ; young gold cocks 18s each, liens 30s each ; baskets extra. Eggs for setting, from gold and common pheasants. Apply, enclosing stamp, Mr Timothy Mason, 7, Jubilee- street, Mile End- road, London ( near Green- streetl where the Itirds can be seen; or will be forwarded on receipt of ?, Q » order, EXHIBITION of ART TREASURES of the 0PEiT at MANCHESTER, May 5th, 1857. » EASON TICKETS, £ 2 2s, may be obtained at tiie offices of the^ exhi- bition, 100, Moslej- street, Manchester; ahoin London, of W. H. Smith and soil m . Strand; Mr Sams's Royal Library, St James's- street s Mr Mitchells, Royal Library, New Bond street; Letts and Co. Royal Ex- change; Smith and Co, 157, Strand; and at Himeajid Son's, Chuuh- street, Liverpool.— By order, j . . . ^ THOMAS HAMILTON, Secretary. Inquiries as to apartments may be made from Mr Samuel Haden, offices ot the exhibition, 100, Moslev- street, Manchester. THE RAWCLIFFE JOINT STOCK STUD FARM COMPANY ( limited) — Fnv SAT IS fw mtiKcs FARM COMPANY ( limited).- For SALE, a few SHARES" iiTthe srs Carr a ill Waller, 1, Warnford- court, Throg- above. Apply to Messrs morton- street, London STALLION.— Catterick.— GOORKAH will serve snares at MrC. Pybus's stables for the season 1857; thorough, bred mares at 5 guineas, and 10s the groom; half- bred mares at 3 guineas, and os the groom. He is by Annandale out of Fair Jane, by David; la hands 3 inches high; a good brown, clear of white; perfectly sound, enormous powers, splendid action in all his paces. His performances will show he has won and beat all the best horses in his year, and at ail distances. At three years old, won Liverpool Cup, beating Goldfinder, Chief Justice, Harbinger, Missive, Cariboo, Alp, arid aiany oth. ers. S_ Won Warwick Cup, beating Adine, Little Harry, Ibex. Saekbut, and Black Doctor. Won the Queen's Plate at Doncaster, beating Ilex, Gossip, Grapeahot, and Mentmore Lass, Won the Caledonian Cup, beating Harncot, Friars' Hall, and The Black Doctor. Same place, next day, won tVe value of 95 sovs, beating Braxey, Pugorrock, Auchinleck, Radulphus, Worcester, and Bird Trap. Ran s eond to Kingston for the Northumberland Plate, beating Goldfinder, Red Lion, Little Jack, Garth- torth, and many others in the race. At Y'ork, for the Great Ebor, ran fourth to Pantomime, Nabob, andCatspaw, beating Newminster, Adine, Revolver, Lord t auconberg, Barbette, Peggy, and a great field. Ran seccnd to Balrownie for the Caledonian St Leger, equal weights. He met with- an accident, when three years old, in his toot, which put an end to his racing career, Goorkah cannot fail in getting first- class horses. Good accommodation for mares aud foals at lOsperweek; corn at market price. All expenses to be paid, before the mares are taken away, to Mr O. Pybus. Further information to be had of Mr C. Wmteringham. Richmond; and Mr C. Pybus. Catterick, Yorkshire. STALLIONS for the SEASON, 1857.— At Mr J. Ashton's, Owmby Padlocks, near Brigg, Lincolnshire. THE CURE, at 15 guineas each, groom's fee included. The Cure ia the sire of 10 two year old winners last year winning 27 rax; es, whieh, trom the class of mares he has had, proves him to be a first- class sire. FERNHILL, at 7 guineas each, groom's fee included. VINDEX, at 5 guineas each mare. He was got by Touchstone, dam Garland, by Langar; her dam Caststeel, by Whiskei out of The Twinkle, by Walton, & c. It will be seen, by reference to the Racing Calendars, that Vindex was a first- class race horse, running on till 6 years old, at all dis- tance, and tep weights, beating Kingston and several other first- class horses. Every accommodation for mares and foals. Hay and grass at 10s per Week for foaling mares; barren mares, at 9s ? er week. Corn at market prices. All demands to be paid before the mares are taken away. Owmby paddocks are three miles from Barnetby Junction, on the Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, one mile from Howsham Station, on the Lin- coln and Hull Railway. All applications to be made to Mr J. Ashten, Owmby House. STALLIONS.— At Alvediston, London Elm, Wilts. — JOE LOVEL, by subscription; thirty mares, beside those of his owner, at 12 guineas each, and 10s 6d the groom. He is the sire of many winners, including Noisy, & c. Also, at the same place, UMBRIEL, by Melbourne or Touchstone out os Verbena, by Velocipede, at 7 guineas each, and 10s 6d to the groom. Hair bred mares half- price. Hay and grass at lOs per week ; corn, if ordered, at the market price. Alvediston is about 12 miles from Salisbury, and five irom Woodyates, where there are plenty of good loose boxes and fine grass land. Sub- scriptions taken at Messrs Weatberby's; or of George Randall, stud groom, on the premises. Further particulars may be known of Mr William Day, Woodyates, Salisbury. Twenty subscriptions have been STALLIONS.— Rawcliffe Paddocks, near York. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN. The subscription is full. SLANE, at 20 guineas, 20 mares. NEWMINSTER, at 15 guineas. CRUIZER, CONNAUG1IT RANGER, and WINDISCHGRATZ, 5 guineas each: winners and dams of winners served gratis by these three horses; half bred mares2 guineas each. JOHN O'GAUNT, by Taurus out of Mona, by Partisan, at 5 guineas each, half bred mares 8 guineas each. He is the sire of Bdlingbroke, Hungerfard, & c. Besides a limited number belonging to the company. Apply to Thomas Baitson, stud groom. STALLION.— At Harwood Lee, near Bolton- le- Moors, the thorough bred STALLION, DEAR ME ; thorough bred mares, 5 guineas each; half bred mares, half price. Dear Me ia the very best bloods f the present day, being by Melbourne out of Ennui, by Bay Middleton out of Blue Devils, by Velocipede ( the dam of Saun- terer). Dear Me is a rich dark bay, with black legs, stands full 16 hands high, with short legs, and of great power, and has proved himself a sure foal- getter. All communication respecting the above to be addressed to Mr T. W. Redhead, Bolton- le- Moors.— N. B.: Every accommodation for brood mares and foals, the proprietor having spared no expense to secure every comfort. Hay and grass at the usual prices. Corn at market price. STALLIONS for SEASON 1857.— At Cawston Lodge, near Rugby, Warwickshire : IRISH BIRDCATCHER, 40 mares ( besides those of his owner and lessee) at 20 guineas each mare, groom's fee included. W1NDHOUND, the sire of Lady Hawthorn, a limited number of mares, at 12 guineas each mare, groom's fee included. OULSTON, a limited number of mares, at 10 guineas each mare, groom's fee included; half- bred mares 5 guineas. Hay and. grass at 10s per week, corn ( if ordered) at market rates. All expenses to be paid before the mares are taken away.— For particulars apply to William Hemming, stud- groom, Cawston Lodge, Rugby Robert Black, agentto Lord John Scott, Toft, Dunchurch. STALLION.- CHABRON, by Camel out of Fanny, by Whisker. & c, one of the best breid horses in England, will stand at Duddiiig Hall Farm, Willesden, four miles from the Marble Arch, Hyde Park; Cliabron is a dark bay, without white, 15$ hands high, free from blemish, and peculiarly adapted for breeding good riding or phaeton horses, out of half bred mares, as he has good knee action. His stock, both thorough bred and half bred, are very promising. Thorough bred mares. £ 5 5s, half bred ditto £ 3 3s, and 5s tlie groom. Further particulars ol Mr Peate, Dudding Hill Farm, Willei " Middlesex. STALLIONS.— At Middle Park, Eltham, Kent, one mile and a half from the Blackheath Station, North Kent line. KINGSTON, by subscription of 85 mares at 25 guineas each, besides those belonging to his owner. NEASHAM ( sire of Heroine, winner of the Yearling Stakes at Shrews* bury), at 8 guineas; half bred mares half price. MARSYAS, by Orlando ( if not^ old), at 6 guineas; half bred mares half price. Hay and grass 10s per week; barren mares, with corn, 14s; foaling mares, 18s. STALLIONS.— At Willesden Paddocks, Kilburn, London, PYRRHUS THE FIRST, winner of the Derby, & c; sire of Virago, Mcestissima, & c, at 30 guineas. SIR TATTON SYKES, winner of the St Leger, & c, sire of many winners, at 20 guineas. SAUCYBOY, winner of the Caen Steeple Chase of 300 sovs, bj Arthur, dam by Mameluke, at 3 guineas. Apply further to Mr C. iPhillips. STALLION GRECIAN.— At Theobald Stud Farm, Stockwell, Surrey, three miles from Hyde Park- corner, GRECIAN, Epirus out of Jenny Jumps, at 10 sovs a mare; he is half brother to Pyrrhus the First, stands 16 hands high, with great substance; colour, chesnut. His stock are very large and racing- like; can be seen at the stables, with the sire. Hay and grass for barren mares at 12s per week. All expenses must be paid before the mares are removed. Apply to the stud groom on the premises. STALLIONS.— IDLE BOY, by Harkaway out of Iole, by Sir Hercules, sire of Pretty Boy, Mary, and Slielah, at Ashton Paddocks, near Lancaster, 30 mares, besides those of his owner, at 25 guineas a mare. HAZELNUT, by Nntwitli out of Macremma; at 5 guineas a mare, a the same place. Wm. Robinson, groom. VOLUNTEER, by Itliuriel out of Abaft; at S guineas a mare, a Wroughton, near Swmdon. William Truelove, groom. S TALLIONS.— At Childwick Hall, near St Albans, THE PRIME MINISTER, by Melbourne out of Pantalonade, by Pantaloon, her dim Festival, by Camel; thorough bred mares 5 guineas, half breds half price. The yearlings and foals of The Prime Minister are very promisim,-, several of which can be seen at the above place. WHITELOCK, by Ratan out of Miss Martin, by St Martin; a guinea and a half each mare. For further particulars, apply to David Miles, as above. STALLION.— ROLAND, by Alamode, dam by Blacklegs, now 5 years old, 16 hands high, beautiful dark bay, with great power, will serve mares this season, at Mr W. Mason's Pad- docks, Old Field Farm, Acton Vale, Middlesex, thorough bred 5 guineas, half bred 2 guineas, including fee to the groom. Mares 10s per week. Corn at market prices.— Further particulars of Mr W. Mason, livery and commission stables, 129, Piccadilly. . STALLION.— STORM, at Osborne- lane Stud Farm, Bracknell, near Reading, at 10 guineas and 1 guinea the groom. He is by Touchstone out of Ghuznee, by Pantaloon; possesses great length and substance, and his produce that ran last season, with a single exception, were all winners. His foals of the present year are very promising. Hay and grass 12s per week. All expenses to be paid before mares are taken away. Apply to G. Giles, on the premises. s T A L LIO N.— SWEETMEAT, 35 mares at 15 guineas ( besides the owner's). He is sire of Mincemeat, winner of the Oaks in 1854, Nettle and MIncepie, winner of the Oaks in 1856, Citron, Lundyfoot, Angelica, Trifle, Sweet William ( a great favourite for this year's Derby), and a host of other first- rate horses. Other particulars in former advertisements. Apply to Mr Eyke, Stanton Shiffnal, Salop. STALLION.— FORESAIL, by Sheet Anchor out of Valencia, by Cervantes; at Datcliet, one mile from Windsor and Slough stations, at 5 guineas thoroughbreds, and 2 guineas halfbreds, and 5s the groom. Address H. House, Datchet, Bucks. S'~ TALLION AUGURT— Apply to Daniel Price, White Horse. Beverley, Yorkshire. STALLION.— To serve at Cawston Lodge, Rugby, CANNOB1E, by Melbourne out of Lady Lurewell. Thorough bred mares. 10 guineas; a few half bred mares at 5 guineas. TALLION GREYHOUND.— LARRISTON is . _ at the service of the public at £ 5 5s each bitch. For particulars apply to Wm. Wignall, Star Inn, Skipton- in- Craven, Yorkshire. S STALLION GREYHOUND.— PILOT, by Pleader out of Laundry Maid, is at the service of the public at 5 guineas each bitch. Apply to John Baty, Rigg of Gretna, by Annan. S TALLION GREYHOUND.— KING LEAR, winner of the Waterloo Cup, 1857, by Wigan out of Repentance, at — s— - Apply to Mr Wm, Wilson, soda the service of the public, at 10 guineas, water manufactory, Dumfries, S'! dog, is the BARABBAS, will serve bitches, at 5 guineas each. " He model of a stallion."— Stonehenge. Apply to A. Hudson, at James King's stables, Chisledon, near Swindon, Wilts. STALLION GREYHOUND— MASQUERADER, fawn dog ( formerly called Imitator), at £ 8 3s. He is by Motley out of Mocking Bird, and one of the fastest dogs in England, never hav- ing been led to his hare; for performance see " Thacker." Apply to William Alsop, King's Arms Hotel, Kenilworth. STALLION GREYHOUND. — CALEDONIAN, red and white, by Sam out of Cleopatra, at £ 5 is each. He com- bines the King Cob blood of England with theWaterloo and Sport blood of Scotland— see account of him in volume 14 of" Thacker's Annual," page 835; also " Stouehenge's" account of him in volume 15, page 222. He dislocated a knee joint in running the deciding course for the Lytham Open Cup last season, and has not run since. Apply to Mr Gibson, Wool met, by Dalkeith. N, B. S' TALLION GREYHOUND.— JACOBITE, colour black, by Bedlamite out of Fox's Flounce, having got lamed at the last Caledonian Meeting, his owner, in consequence of frequent applications for his services lately, will now allow him to be put to a limited number of bitches, at £ 7 7s each; he is under three years old, and considered by competent judges to be the fastest dog in Britain; he is also a stout, true runner, and particularly well adapted for close- working bitches. He is stationed at Woolmet, four miles from Edin- burgh, and two miles from the Portobello station of the North British Railway. Apply to Mr J. Gibson, Woolmet, by Dalkeith, N. B. CHALLENGE to ALL ENGLAND.— Bowls, Bowls.— If you want good BOWLING GREEN BOWLS, apply to E. WATKINSON and SON, manufacturers, the firm being esta » blislied for the last fifty years. Residence, Highlander Inn, 15 and 1/, Junction- street, Oldham- road, Manchester, where all orders are received. — N. B. Beware of spurious imitations, as all our bowls are warranted, and stamped " Watkinson, Manchester." BILLIARD AND BAGATELLE TABLES.— FOR SALE, a first- rate full- sized second- hand SLATE BILLIARD TABLE ; an 11 feet ditto; alOft ditto; a 9ft ditto; a 6ft ditto; a 10ft Slate Bagatelle Table, with pockets; an 8ft folding ditto ; a 6ft ditto; a 4ft ditto. A small Roulette Wheel.— Old tables bought or taken in exchange. Tables lent on hire— Apply to Mr Smith, Percy- yard, Percy- street, Bagnigge Wells- road, Clerkenwell, RACKETS.— The Best Grounds Open Free.— No Clubs,— Rackets, quoits, and general games, including bowling, at the WHITS REAR, KeTTOingtoa- roacl, Kenr. injton Park. 9, PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. NEW SOCIETY of~~ PAINTERS in WATER COLOURS.— The TWENTY- THIRD ANNUAL EXHIBITION 13 NOW OPEN, at their Gallery, 53, Pall- mall ( near St James s Palace), from 9 till dusk.— Admission, Is; HKY, Secretary. MR ALBERT SMITH'S MONT BLANC, OpEN EVERY EVENING Stalls um uc „,„, „„„ „ _.. _ j every day, Iratween^ irand\" wHhoat auy" extra charge. The Morning Repre- gentat ions take place every Tuesday ar. d Saturday, at 3 o clock. Dr KAHN'S MUSEUM, 4, Coventry- street, Curiosities, and Philosophy of the Sense of Sight. At 4, the great Tobacco Controversy. At half past 7, the Food we Eat; its Uses, 1 re- paration, Adulteration, and Digestion. The museum contains 1,000 models and preparations, and is wholly unrivalled in the world, open daily ( for gentlemen only), from 10 till 10. Admission, Is. Catalogues, coqfayning Dr Kahii's Lectures, gratis to visitors. PORTLAND ROOMS, Foley- street, Portland- place. — Mr H. C. FRERE bees to inform the nobility and gentry that his FULL DRESS BALL will take olace TO- MORROW EVEN!"" day), and the usual soirees every the season. Tickets 2s 6d each, „-- . „ ,, .,, ^ , N. B. The Misses Gracestones and Montague's Full Dress Ball will take place on Thursday, May ltth. ROYAL GARDENS, CREMORNE.— OPEN DAILY for promenade ( only). The hotel business as usual. Table d'lidte on Sunday at 0, 2s Gd each, on which day the gardens are open at 4 o'clock; admission bv refreshment ticket. Grand opening for the season on Monday, May IL Inaugural festival, galas, and fetes. THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET.— Love story of Atalanta, or the T hree Golden Apples.— TO- MORROW ( Monday), and on Tuesday rnd Wednesday, the comedy of the BEAUX' STRATA- GEM; Doctor, Mr Howe; Aimwell, Mr W. Farren ; Sullen, Mr Chip- pendale; Scrub, Mr Buckstone; Mrs Sullen, Miss Reynolds. After which, ATALANTA ; or. The Three Golden Apples: with its artistically brilliant last scene, by W. Collcott. To conclude with the comedy of MY WIFE'S DAUGHTER; Mr Compton, Mis* Talbot. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, to commence with the comedy of The Evil Genius. With Atalanta. After which the popular drama of A Wicked Wife. Concluding with A Kiss in the Dark. GREAT NATIONAL STANDARD THEATRE, Sho editch.— The great tragedian, Mr Phelps, will this week appear as Werner, Hamlet, Romont, and The Stranger.— Mr Frederick Robinson and Mr Atkinson.— The Spanish Minstrelseverye veiling.— TO- MORROW ( Monday) and Tuesday, the play of WERNER.— On Wednesday, Ham- let.— On Thursday, The Fatal Dowry.— On Friday, The Stranger.— On Saturday, a play, in which Mr. Phelps will perform. To be followed, every evening, by the Spanish Minstrels. To conclude every evening ( Thursday excepted) with LIFE'S HIGHWAY. To conclude on Thurs- day with Ruth Martin. ASTLEY'S ROYAL AMPHITHEATRE.— Lessee and Manager, Mr Wm. Coolce.— TO- MORROW ( Monday), and during the week, the new military spectacle, in three acts, entitled THE FRENCH IN ALGIERS; or, The Battle of Constant. ine. To be followed by a series of SCENES in the ARENA, introducing the great artistes of the establishment, including Miss Kate Cooke, the performances of Signor Corelli and family, and a variety of other entertainment.— To commence at 7 o'clock. Dress boxes, 4s; upper boxes, 3s; private boxes from £ 1 Is. No charge for booking seats. Pit, 2s; gallery. Is; upper gallery, 6d.| COAL HOLE TAVERN, Fountain- court, Strand ( opposite Exeter Hall).- Lord Chief Baron NICHOLSON, and the celebrated JUDGE aud JURY SOCIETY, EVERY NIGHT at half- past 9 o'clock precisely. TO- MORROW, and during the week, a new case. Pos6s Plastiques and Tableaux Vivants at half- past 7, and after the theatres, supported by the most exquisite female models. Chops, steaks, Ac, in the coffee- room. Beds Is Gd. Hot joints, a variety of made dishes, spring soup?, and fish ready irom 3 o'clock daily. CASINO DE VENISE, High Holborn.— This world- renowned and elegant establishment, now the leading feature in the metropolis, is OPEN EVERY EVENING, from half- past 8 until 12 o'clock. The celebrated bard, conducted by Mr W. M. Packer, performs nightly, among other novelties, the Musketeers and Zingara Quadrilles, Alexander Romanoff and Blue Eye Waltzes, My Favourite Schottische, the Marian and Midnight Varsovianas, Tom Tit's, and Turtle Dove Polkas, the Orloff and Excursion Galops, Ac. Admission, Is, T O ADMIRERS ot the RING.— A PORTRAIT of JEM WARD, a domestic view, with wife, child, and pet dog, excellent likeness and well executed, size 3G inches by 28, to be SOLD l'or 5 guineas. May be seen at the Rose Tavern, 9> i, Jermyn- street, St James's. AN extraordinary SPORTING WATCH to be SOLD for £ 34; cost 69 guineas. It is a highly finished semi- chronometer, with centre seconds, telling time to the fifth of a second; double tiials, double hunting cases; a real bargain. Apply atWatkin's, 67, Strand. MONEY ADVANCED to gentlemen of'property, on their notes of hand; also, any amount of money advanced on'reversions, gentlemen having . the use of the money without paying interest or principal until they have been in possession of their property two years. Officers and minors of property accommodated with money. £ 100,000 to lend on reversionary property and gentlemen's estates.— Apply ( in strict confidence) to MrGraham, No. 5, Chambers, No. 8, Duke- street, St James's. MONEY ADVANCED to gentlemen of property and heirs to entailed estates on their notes of hand, also upon reversions ( the interest remaining until the reversion falls in), life es- tates, Ac, derived under wills or marriage settlements. References of the highest respectability can bo given.— Apply confidentially fey letter, which will receive immediate attention, to Delta, care of Mr Bridge, news agent, 2. Sherrard- street, Golden- square, Lonifon. MONEY" ADVANCED, on the personal security of keirs to entailed estates, who can have an immediate income secured to them. Also upon the note of hand of officers on full pay, Ac. Also upon freehold and funded property, reversions to money in the Funds, life estates, Ac. Reversions purchased. Apply to Mr Allen, at his offices. 28A, Regent- street, Waterloo- place. MONEY ADVANCED UPON REVERSIONS, Life Estates, and approved personal security. Apply ( personally or by letter) to R„ 11. Tichborne- street, Regent- street, W. MONEY. Gentlemen entitled to reversionary property requiring an immediate ADVANCE may have it at a low rate of interest for any period, or upon a bond with sufficient sure- ties. Address to P. P., 213, Regent- street, London. MONE Yon personal security promptly A D VAN CE D to noblemen or gentlemen, heirs to entailed estates, or by way of mortgige for any period, on property derived under wills or settlements, Ac. Confidential applications may be made or addressed to Mr Howse, No. 11, Beaufort- buildings, Strand, W. C. MONEY ADVANCED in sums above £ 200, on the personal security of gentlemen of responsibility, heirs to entailed estates, & c; also on reversions or life interests. This emanates from a party of the highest respectability, for which references will be given to responsible parties.— Address to S. X., care of Mr Grigg, book- seller, 183, Regent- street, London. MONEY.— Noblemen, gentlemen of property, heirs to entailed estates, officers on full pay, and other responsi- ble parties requiring ADVANCES, can be immediately supplied with money on their notes of hand only. Several sums ready to be ad- vanced for any period of time, upon freehold and leasehold security, reversions, life interests, legacies, and by way of post obit.— Apply ( by letter onlyjto F. Y., 15, Pall- mall, London. BELIEF to the EMBARRASSED.— Mr MAR- _ SLaJ SHALL, of 86, Hatton- garden, solicitor and attorney of the Court for the Relief ef Insolvent Debtors, of upwards of 20 years' experience, offers his services to persons whose affairs are embarrassed ( in town or country) to obtain immediate protection, of their person and property from all county court and other proceedings, and conduct their business through the court, under the new act, without imprisonment, at oae- third the usual charges, which may be paid by instalments. ALLEN'S ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE of PORTMANTEAUS, despatch boxes, writing and dressing cases, travelling bags, with square opening, and 500 other articles for travel- ling. By post for two stamps. Allen's patent solid leather portmanteau, with four compartments. Allen's patent despatch box, with and with- out dressing case. Allen's patent travelling bag, with square opening. These articles are the best of the kind yet invented.— J. W. and T. ALLEN, manufacturers of portable barrack- room furniture and military outfitters ( see separate catalogue), 18 and 22, Strand. MATTRESSES.— Warranted not to wear hollow in the middle.— HEAL and SONhave patented an improvement in the manufacture of MATTRESSES, which prevents the material felting into a mass, as it does in all mattresses made in the ordinary way. The patent mattresses are made of the very best wool and horse- hair only, are rather thicker than usual, and the prices are but a trifle higher than other good mattresses. Their illustrated catalogue of bedsteads, bod- ding, and bedroom furniture contains also the prices of their patent mattresses, and is sent free by post.— Heal and Son, 196, Tottenham Court- road, W. ~ VTO CHARGE for STAMPING PAPER and ENVELOPES with arms, crest, coronet, or initials, and sta- tionery of every description at manufacturers' prices.— RODRIGUES'S superior cream- laid adhesive ENVELOPES, 4d per 100, cream- laid note, full size, five quires for Gd; thick ditto, five quires for Is. Card- plate elegantly engraved, and 100 superfine cards printed, for 4s 61. WED- DING CARDS, enamelled envelopes, stamped in silver, at home notes, and breakfast invitations in splendid variety and in the latest fashion.— Observe, at H. Rodrigues's well- known establishment, 21, Piccadilly. 1VTOVEL STEREOSCOPE SLIDES, & c, — A JjH specimen of new STEREOSCOPIC SLIDES, direct from Paris, may be liai by enclosing thirty stamps to " Stereo," 7, Tudor- street, Blaekfriars, E. C.— N. B. A few curious prints and drawings for disposal, a list of which will be sent on receipt of a stamped envelope. THE snorting world can now obtain a PORTMAN- TEAU, peculiarly adapted to its wants. DAY'S PATENT ECLIPSE, half the weight and one- quarter the size of any other of equal capacity and strength, adapts itself in bulk to the requisites for either a day's trip or a month's tour. The most extraordinary portmanteau in- vented. Day, patentee, 353 and S78. Strand, London, W. C. HENRY BRETT and Co have no agents, but execute all orders for EAU DE VIE, and other spirits, direct from their brandy distillery, Old Furnivai's Inn, Holborn. THE SALOON DINING ROOM ot the WELLINGTON, having a separate entrance at 53, St James- street, will be OPEN to GENTLEMEN for the season onb' on and after Saturday, the 2d May, between 6 and 11 o'clock p. m. The dinner for the day will be served at a minute's notice, between 6 and 9 o'clock, at a charge of seven shillings; this includes dessert and attendance. All the French dishes will be dressed by a chef of great celcbrity, who has brought over the necessary assistants with liirn from Paris. English joints will be comprised in the bill of fare, and the result is a dinner of ex traordinary merit. In addition to the present list of wines used at the Wellington, there is a special list offering a small selection of the most curious and extraordinary wines as regards quality, age, and condition, which will be greatjy appreciated by the connoisseur. ) ODRICH'S SISAL CIGARS, at his Tobacco, Snuff, and Cigar Stores, 407, Oxford- street, London, near Soho- square. Box, containing 14, for Is 9d, post free six stamps extra. Pound boxes, containing 109, 12s Gd.— None are genuine unless signed, " H. N. Goodrich." RUSSIAN CIGARETTES. — WILLIAM S. DRAKE has just received a first consignment. 10, New Bond- street, nearly opposite the Clarendon. Importer of Havannah cigars. SCHWEPPE'S MALVERN SELTZER WATER. — Manufactured by J. SCHWEPPE and Co, the sole lessees, from the pure water of the Holy Well; possesses all the celebrated properties of the Nassau spring. Schweppe's soda, magnesia, potass waters, and lemonade, are manufactured as usual. Every bottle is protected by a label with their signature. Schweppe and Co, manufacturers of soda, magnesia, and potass waters and lemonade. London, Liverpool, Bristol, and Derby. T BELL'S LIFE IN LONDON, APEIL 26, 1857. AVERN KEEPERS' GLASS SUGAR STIRRERS, for GROG, Ac.— The above useful and acknow- ledged the cleanest invention of the day, for the use of licensed victu- allers, can now be had, carefully packed in tin cases, containing three dozen, for 3s Gd. Forwarded sate to any part of England, on the receipt of 42 stamps, by DAVID JACOBS, .33, Haymarket, the only house in London established to supply tavern keepers with every description of glass adapted for their use, at wholesale prices. THE PALMERSTON SAUCE.— This extra- ordinary and really delicious, addendum ta the pleasures of the table is acknowledged by the most celebrated members of the gastro- nomic art, as well as by epicures, to excel as a piquant and delicious con- diment, and a provocative to the appetite, all other sauces of the day. For universality of application it stands unrivalled, being equally appli- cable to fish, flesh, fowl, game, soups, & c.— Wholesale, W. 0. CAMERON, 9, Camomile- street, City, London. / XLENFIELD PATENT STARCH.— Used in the Royal Laundry.— Gentlemen should bee that their linens are dressed with this starch; they will be delighted with its elasticity and beautiful finish. It has been pronounced by her Majesty's laundress to be the finest starch she ever used. When you ask for GLENFIELD PATENT STARCH, see that you get it, as inferior kinds are often sub- stituted— WOTHERSPOON and Co, London and Glasgow. MHE EXHIBITION of the ART TREASURES JL of the UNITED KINGDOM wiil OPEN on Tuesday, 5th May, at Manchester. , Under the immediate patronage of HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY THE QUEEN AJsD HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT, who has graciously consented to preside at the Grand InauguralCeremtny. This Palace, covering a space of 18,000 square yards, will eontain the largest and most valuable , = COLLECTION OF WORKS OF ART, ancient and modern, ever collected, and which, there are many reasons for supposing, can never be brought together again. MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS.- A LARGE ORGAN has been built purposely for the occasion, and kindly lent br Messrs Kirtland and Jar- dine, and throughout the season there will be Daily Musical Perform- ances, by a large Orchestra, under the superintendence ot Mr Charles Halle, who will conduct in person each Thursday. REFRESHMENTS will be provided on an extensive scale, at mode- rate charges. „ „ , „ „., „ ,, . The EXHIBITION will be OPENED on Tuesday, the 5tli of May, on which dav none but the proprietors of £ 2 2s season tickets will be admitted.— Season tickets nvybe had at the building on the day o: open- ing. AH season tickets presented for the first time must bear the signa- ture of the owner. , , , , ,„ ,, ,, ., PRICES OF ADMISSION.— From the 6th to 16th May ( both days inclusive\ 2s 6d for each person. On and after Monday, the 18th May, Is for each person, except on Thursday in each week, when the charge will be 2s 6d for each person. . . ,, N. B. There will be also certain days ( not exceeding eight m all) specially reserved for proprietors of £ 2 2s season tickets, of which due notice will be given by public advertisement at least seven days before- SEASON TICKETS, at £ 2 2s, entitle the proprietors to admission on all occasions when the Exhibition is open to the public. Tickets at £ 1 Is entitle to admission on ail but the " reserved days." These tickets may be procured at the Exhibition building, or at the offices, 100, Mos! ey- 3treet. ,, , . Season tickets are not transferable, and tr ust be signed by the pro- prietor before being presented at the entrance of the Palace, where a book will be kept in which the proprietor will be required to write his or her name whenever requested to do so by the officers of the committee. ... HOURS OF EXHIBITION.— Tliedoors will be open daily at 10 o'clock, and will be closed at sunset. A bell will be rung half an hour before ' CATALOGUES.— A General Catalogue, price Is, will \ e sold in the BATH CHAIRS will be provided, at a moderate charge, for the U3e of ladies and invalids. SMOKING in anv part of the Palace is strictly prohibited. NO CHANGE will be given at the doors. Arrangements are being made with the various railway companies to enable visitors to coma direct from any part of the country to the Duild- ing. The London and North- Western Railway Company have arranged to convey passengers from London by the 6: 15 a. m. train, returning to London'in the evening, allowing four or five hours in the Exhibition. THOMAS HAMILTON, Secretary. Offices, 100, Mosley- street. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY.— Chester Races, May 5, G, 7, and 8.— THROUGH TRAINS between Patldington and CHESTER run as follows :— Leave Faddington . „ Reading „ Oxford ,, Leamington . „ Birmingham.. 12: 15 p. m. Arrive at Chester 2: 55 Express. . 9: 15 a. m. . 10: 0 „ . 10: 38 „ 11: 34 11: 0 a. m. 12: 0 „ 12: 55 p. m. 2: 16 „ 3: 10 „ 6: 30 2: 0 p. m. 3: 0 „ 3: 45 „ 4: 57 „ 5: 50 „ 8: 50 „ 5: 15 p. m. 6: 5 „ 6: 50 „ 7: 19 „ 8: 35 ,. 11.15 sr.... ,, ,, o-. ov ,, aa. jlu ,. Through trains between Chester and Paddington leave at 8: 10 a. m. ( third class), 9: 10 a. m., 11: 15 a. m., 2: 5 p. m., 4: 40 p. m., and 8: 10 p. m. The Ciip Dav is on Wednesday, the 6th of May. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. Chester Races. Cup Day, Wednesday, 6th May.— A SPECIAL TRAIN will leave Paddington at 7 a. m., arriving at CHESTER at 12: 30 p. m., and returning from Chester in the evening at 6 o'clock. Return and single tickets issued for this train at ordinary fares. LADIES of delicate complexion, who suffer Irom exposure to the coldaands and damp atmosphere, will find imme- diate aud soothing relieffntfe application of ROWLANDS' KALYDOR. This unique botanical preparation allays all irritation aud tenderness of the skin, removes cutaneous'disfigurements, freckles, and tan, and im- parts a healthy and blooming appearance to the complexion, and a deli cacy and softness to the neck, hands, and arms. Perseverance in its ap- plication promotes a free exercise of those important functions of the skin, so essential for the preservation of health, and attainment and continuance of a beautiful complexion. Price 4s 6d and 8s Gd per bottle. Caution.— The words Rowlands' Kalydor are on the wrapper, and A. Rowland and Sons, in red ink at the foot. Sold at 20, Hatton- garden, London ; and by chemists and perfumers. AS a MEDICINE long highly esteemed for its curative powers in cases of indigestion, sick headache, nervous- ness, and affections of the liver and bowels, COCKLE'S ANTIBILIOUS PILLS cannot be too strongly recommended, having stood the test of public opinion for upwards ot half a century. Prepared only by James Cockle, surgeon, 18, New Ormond- street, and may be had of all medicine vendors, in boxes at Is ljd, 2g 9U. is 6d' and Us | P1HEAP EXCURSIONS to BRIGHTON.— Eislit hours at the Sea Side.— Every Sunday until further notice, SPECIAL TRAINS will start as under:— From New Cross Sta- tion, at 7: 45 a. m , calling at Forest Hill, Croydon, Caterbam Junction, Reigate, Horley, and Three Bridges. Fares to Brighton and back : From New Cross, Forest Hill, Croydon, or Caterham Junction, first class, 7s 6d; second class, 5s 6d ; third class, 3s Gd. From Reigate, Horley, or Three Bridges: First class, 5s 6d; second class, 4s; third class, 2s. From Wandsworth Common Station, at 7: 15 a. m., calling at Balliam, Streatham, Lower Norwood, Gipsy Hill, and Crystal Palace Station. Fares to Brighton and back: First class, 7sGd; second class, 5s 6J; third class, 3s Gd. From Ep om Station, at 7 a. m., calling at Ewell, Cheam, Sutton, Car- shaiton, Wimbledon, Morden, Mitcham, Beddington, Norwood, Anerley, and Sydenham. Fares to Brighton and back: First class, 7s Gd; second class, 5s Cd; third class, 3s 6d. Cheap Excursion Tickets to Brighton will also be issued at Horsham, East Grinstead, Crawley, Fay Gate, and Rowfant, by trains leaving Horsham and East Grinstead, at 8: 30 a. m., joining the above excursion trains at Three Bridges. Fares to Brighton and back : First class, Gs ; second class, 4s; third class, 2s. The above trains will arrive in Brighton about 9: 45 a. m., returning from Brighton at 6 p. m. Children under twelve, half fares. No luggage allowed.— For f urther information, see the time books of the company. FREDERICK SLIGHT, Secretay. London Bridge Terminus, May lst, ; 857. LONDON, BRIGHTON, AND SOUTH COAST RAILWAY'.— Return Tickets to Brighton available for Two Days— On and after lst May, all RETURN TICKETS issued between LONDON and BRIGHTON ( or for any other distance, not less than 50 miles), will be available to return by any train of the same class on the day following that on which they are issued. There will be no altera- tion in the present regulation, allowing return tickets issued on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, to return by any train of the same class up to the evening of the following Monday. These facilities are not extended to any excursion or cheap return tickets. FREDERICK SLIGHT, Secretary. London Bridge Terminus, April 21,1857. LONDON, BRIGHTON, AND SOUTH COAST RAILWAY.— Saturday to Monday at Brighton.— CHEAP RE- TURN TICKETS by the 8 p. m. FAST TRAIN, every Saturday, avail- able to return by any train, UD to and including the 8 a. m. train on the following Monday. Available also by the 7: 20 a. m. New Express up Monday train. Third class must return not later than the 7 a. m. up train, on Monday. FREDERICK SLIGHT, Secretary. London Bridge Terminus, April 21, 1857. EIGHT HOURS at the SEASIDE.— BRIGHTON and BACK for Ss 6d, in covered third class carriages, every Sunday and Monday, at 9 a. m. from London Bridge station, returning from Brighton at 7: 30 p. m. 7s 6oj first class, 5s 6d second class 3s. 6d covered third class. These tickets may be obtained previously at any time at the London Bridge terminus, and at the company's offices, 43, Regent- eircus, Piccadilly. London Bridge Terminus. FREDERICK SLIGHT, Secretary. SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY.— The CHEAP SUNDAY EXCURSION TRAINS from the Waterloo Bridge Station, London, to ISLE of WIGHT, Portsmouth, Southampton, Salis- bury, Winchester, and Farnborough ( for Aldershott Camp) have com- menscd for the season, and leave London every Sunday morning at 7: 45 a. m. FARES THERE AND BACK: 4s in covered, or 6s Gd in closed car- riages ; or if to Isle of Wight Is 6d extra. By order. Waterloo Bridge Station, lst May, 1857. SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY. Summer Service, commencing on Friday, the lst of May, 1857, from the Waterloo Bridge Station— EXPRESS TRAINS to PORTSMOUTH, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Salisbury, and Weymouth, at 8, 11,3, and 5 o'clock. Return tickets, for distances exceeding 60 miles, will be available for the return journey up to the evening of the day succeeding that on which they are issued, or if issued on Friday, up to the evening of the following Monday. Through return tickets are issued daily to Ryde, Isle of Wight, available for four days, These tickets are issued from London on Saturdays and Sundays, available to return up to Mon- day evening, for little more than a single fare. Family double journey tickets to Weymouth, and other stations on the sea side, at reduced rates, and for extended periods. Cheap Sunday excursions from London to Isle of Wight and back, for 5s 6d; to Portsmouth, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester, and Farn- borough ( for Aldershott) and back, for 4s, in covered carriages. Reduced excursion fares daily to Hampton Court, Richmond, Twick- enham, and Windsor. On Saturdays and Sundays return tickets are issued from London to all stations below Woking, and to Windsor, for little more than a single fare, available to return up to Monday evening. Waterloo Bridge Station. By order. SPORTSMEN.— Patent RACE COURSE, field, opera and general out- door day and night perspective GLASSES, very small, for the waistcoat pocket, each containing 12 and 18 lenses, con- structed of German glass; for greatness of power and brilliancy they cannot be equalled. Her Majesty's Coast Guards are now making use of them as day and night glasses in preference to all others; they are also preferred for deer- stalking, and by sport. smen, gentlemen, and game- keepers. Telescopes, Si inches long, by which a person's countenance may be clearly seen at Si miles, aud an object at 12 to 14 miles distance, and with an extra astronomical eye- piece Jupiter's Moons, Saturn's Ring, and the double stars are distinctly seen. All the above cau be had of larger and all sizes, with increasing powers, and are secured by her Majesty's royal letters patent.— Messrs S. and B. SOLOMON, opticians, SO, Albemarle- street, Piccadilly, opposite the York Hotel. YACHT STOVES.— DEANE, DRAY, AND CO'S improved PATENT YACHT STOVE, fitted with boiler, oven, and tixwork complete, is capable of cooking expeditiously, and to the greatest perfection, in baking, roasting, boiling, broiling, & c. These stoves have been extensively adopted and approved by members of the various yacht clubs. Descriptive drawings, with prices, sent per post free.— Deane, Dray,, and Co, London Bridge. Established A. D. 17( M>. LESLIE'S GAS PATENTS.— Improved machinery enables Mr LESLIE to reduce the price of his celebrated BURNERS from 7s to 4s each. The London, Liverpool, and Manchester Post and Money OrtJer Offices' gas is purified and consumed by Leslie's Patents with great sanitary and economic results. 59, Conduit- street.— N. B. The composing and other offices of this journal are admirably and economically lighted by the use of Leslie's Patents. " TVTOTICE to LEGATEES.— If the children of uL 1 ANN RUSSELL, widow, and also the children of her sister ELIZABETH, wife © f J. B. HARTON, tinman and brazier, and which said Ann Russell formerly resided at Oosport, Hants, and whose husband was a shoemaker there, and which said Ann Russell afterwards, it is supposed, resided with the said Mrs Harton at 11, Charterhouse- square, Charterhouse- lane, London, or at 11, Half Moon- passage, Aldersgate- street, London, will apply to Mr Fox, solicitor, Lutterworth, Leicester- shire, they will HEAR of SOMETHING to THEIR ADVANTAGE, under the will of their grandfather, John Elliott, formerly of Dunton Bassett, Leicestershire, deceased. PATRONISED BY THE QUEEN. GENERAL DOMESTIC SERVANTS' BENE- VOLENT INSTITUTION. The ANNUAL MEETING, Hanover- square Rooms, Tuesday, May 12, at half- past 2 o'clock. Admission free. THOMAS DOUSBERY, Secretary. BY HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL LETTERS PATENT. MAJOR'S REMEDIES for the HORSE, the best and most effectual ever discovered, superseding the burning iron and the torture of the cautery. MAJOR'S BRITISH REMEDY for the cure of ringbone, spavins, splints, and all ossific deposits in the horse. Price 35s. MAJOR'S SYNOVITIC LOTION ( the Remedy No. 2), for grogginess, weak joints, sprains of the back sinews, ruptures of the sheaths of tendons, suspensory ligaments, shoulder lameness, and inflammation; also for the cure and prevention of breaking down, & c. In bottles, large size, £ 1 Is; small, 10s6deach. MAJOR'S INFLUENZA DRINK, 10s 6d and 17s 6d. MAJOR'S RESTORATIVE DRAUGHTS. 10s 6d and 17s 6d. To be had of all respectable medicine vendors, and of Mr Major, vete- rinary surgeon; together with the pamphlet and testimonials, price Is. JOSEPH MAJOR, 26, Coc. kspur- street. Charing- cross. F OR the HORSE.— BARROW'S GOLDEN OINTMENT of IODINE, patronised by the principal racing and hunting establishments in the kingdom, as a speedy cure for curbs, spa- vins, splints, strained sinews and ligaments, Ac; can be applied during work. Prepared only and sold by William an4 Richard Barrow, vete- rinary surgeons, Newmarket; and may be had of Henry Stevens ( late Coleby), 112, Chcapside; Hannay, 63, Oxford- street, London : John Ross, Medical Hall, Kelso; Thomas Johnson, 37, Grafton- street, Dublin: and all other respectable chemists, in boxes at 2s 6d, 4s 6d, and 7s, with full directions, and sent post free; where also may be had BARROW'S celebrated GUM PLASTER, for strained sinews and ligaments, in pots 5s and 10s each. THE COMING MURRAIN AMONG CATTLE. - The AGRICULTURIST CATTLE INSURANCE COMPANY insures against murrain, pleuro- pneumonia, and all diseases among live stock. Has issued 50,000 agreements, covering £ 10,000,000 of live stock. — For prospectuses and forms of proposal apply to R. W. GOOLD, Secretarj and General Manager, 20, Cockspur- street, Charing- cross, Loudon. Agents wanted. LORD'S CRICKET GROUND, London, under the especial patronage of the Marylebone and principal Clubs o! England.— Mrs M. DARK and SONS beg respectfully to inform noble- men and gentlemen, patrons and admirers of the game of cricket, that they have now for inspection at their manufactory, on the ground, a large stock of handsome, well- seasoned BATS and STUMPS, manufac- tured on the Kiost improved principles. Clubs, schools, and the trade supplied. A list of prices sent free on application. Foreign orders executed. Prize Medal of the Great Exhibition of 1851. FLILLYWHITE and WISDEN, manufacturers and exporters of bats, ball3, stumps, gloves, leg- guards, and EVERY ARTICLE connected with CRICKET. Address, 2, New Co- ventry- street, Leicester- square, London. CRICKET.— J. BARTLETT and Co's PATENT COMPRESSED CRICKET BATS are acknowledged by all the most celebrated players to be the best in use. The largest and best stock in London may be seen at their manufactory, 62, Waterloo- road. Their WHALEBONE SPRING HANDLE BATS are made on a new princi- ple, having more spring, and are warranted not to break. Clubs, schools, and the trade supplied. A list of prices forwarded, on application to 62, Waterloo- road. Post Office orders attended to. STEVENS'S OINTMENT, . the only substitute for firing horses, after 20 years' extensive use, has proved itself superior to every other remedy for the cure of curbs, splints, spavins, sore shins, diseased tendons or ligaments, ringbone, & c. It never ble- mishes, may be applied duiing work, and 110 horse will gnaw his legs after its application. Prepared only, and sold by Henry" R. Stevens veterinary surgeon, at his infirmary and shoeing forges, 8 A, Park- lane, London, in boxes, with a Treaties on Lameness, and full directions for use, 2s Gd, or 3s free by post; also, in 5s and 10s boxes. Sold also by Barclay and Sons, 95, Farringdon- street, and ail druggists. Post Office orders to be made payable at 65, Piccadilly. N. B. Horses shod with Phipson and Warden's improved shoes, to prevent slipping on pavement. HORSES.— Lieut JAMES'S BLISTER, used in her Majesty's Cavalry Regiments, patronised by Major- General Sir Charles Dalbiac, Inspector- General of the Cavalry Forces, aad highly eulogised by Professor Coleman in his report to the Adjutant- General, Its great efficacy, in all cases where blistering is usually applied, is well known; and its celebrity has extended to all the great studs throughout the world. No horse will gnaw it.— Sold by Messrs Barclay and Sons, 95, Farringdon- street, London; and by all respectable medicine vendors. In pots Is 6d, 2s 9d, and 5s each. PURGING PASTE for HORSES.— NETTLE- SHIP'S celebrated PURGING PASTE is prepared in a peculiar manner from the best Barbadoes aloes; it never gripes, and keeps good for years in any climate. Half a pound 4s, Ilb7s6d, or 6s per dozen. Also, NETTLESHIP'S NIMROD BALLS, sure preservers of the const! tution, enabling the horsekeeper inexpensively to maintain the health, condition, and natural vigour of the noble animal. Half a dozen 3s, one dozen 5s. Prepared only by George Jolley, chemist, Mayfair, Lon- don, W. ; and may be had of all medicine vendors throughout the globe KNOW THYSELF.— MARIE COUPELLE continues to give her graphic and interesting delineations of character, discoverable from the handwriting. All persons desirous of knowing themselves, or any friend in whom they are interested, must send a specimen of the writing, stating the sex and age, and inclosing IS penny postage stamps to Miss Coupelle, 09, Castle- street, Oxford- street, London, and they will receive a detail of the talents, tastes, virtues, and failings of the writer, with many things hitherto unsuspected. ANOTHER CURE OF A NINE YEARS' COUGH by Dr LOCOCK'S PULMONIC WAFERS.-" 99, High- street, Lynn: Sir— A lady, who had a severe cough for nine years, and could get nothing to allay it, from one box of Dr Locock's Wafers is enabled to speak more freely, and her cough is cured. ( Signed) W. Bartle." Dr Locock's Wafers give instant relief and a rapid cure of asthma, coughs, and all disorders of the breath and lungs. They have a pleasant taste. Price Is ljd, 2s 9d, and lis per box. Sold by all druggists. RUPTURE s.— The PATENT SELF- ADJUSTING GERMAN TRUSS, acting effectually without any complications, is recommended by the faculty for the CURE and RELIEF of HERNIA. The most eminent members of the profession are of opinion that the necessary quality of a good truss is an efficient resisting power, without unnecessary pressure on the part affected, which desh- able object is alone obtained in a truss unencumbered with straps, spiral spring, or pad behind.— J. EGG and Co., engage to secure any reducible rupture, if eft to their management.— Manufactory, No. 1, Piccadilly. RUPTURE.—" COLES'S TRUSS is best." This is the invention patronised by Sir Astley Cooper, and the most eminent surgeons— worn and recommended by William Cobbett, and which has commanded for thirty years a constantly increasing repu- tation ; it is what a truss should be, perfectly efficacious, yet agreeable to the wearer. Read " Cobbett's Legacy to Ruptured Persons"— gratis. None genuine unless marked with tne address, 3, Charing- cross, PAGE'S CRICKET BATS, BALLS, & e, have been acknowledged by all cricketers, for many years past, the best in use. E. J. Page respectfully calls the attention of secretaries of cricket clubs and others, purchasing for the ensuing season, to hi3 extensive STOCK of CRICKET BATS. Balls, Leg- guards, and every other article required i: i the game ; at the same time informs them thai he is the sole manufacturer of the Registered Handle Bat, which, from the peculiarity of its make, is warranted not to break, and to stand in any climate. Register No. 3,660, For lists of prices for the ensuing season address E. J. Page, cricket bat and ball manufacturer, No. 6, Kennington- row, Kennington, Surrey, S. CRICKET.— JOHN LILLYWHITE ( late Liiiy- white, Brothers) has an immense STOCK of CRICKETING GOODS now ready. The cane and treble whalebone handle bats, match and club bats, his celebrated cane leg- guards, warranted ; tubular india- rubber and wicket- keeping gloves, spike soles; ebony, brass ferruled, aad plain matcli stumps ; body- guards, the latest improved ; match balls, warranted, practice balls, 22- yard measures, frames for marking grounds, and every article connected with cricket. Regiments fitted out on the shortest notice. A great reduction to schools and clubs. Trade sup plied. List of prices post free. Address, John Lillywhite, Prince's- terrace, Caledonian- road, Islington, N,— A; ent for Rugby School, Alfred Diver. TO ANGLERS.— The PECTORAL FIN and the ARCHIMEDEAN MINNOW, invented and manufactured by FREDERICK ALLIES, South Parade, Worcester, and registered by act a'. Parliament. London agents: Charles Farlow, 191, Strand; Thos. Aldreds, 126, Oxford- street; J. Bernard, 4, Church- place, Piccadilly; Giles Little, 15, Fetter- lane; George Eaton, 6 and 7, Crooked- lane; William ( lowland, 4, Crooked- lane; J. S. Holroyd, 59, Gracechurch- street: Alfred and Son, 54, Moorgate- street; A. Anderson, 71, Long- acre; Jones and Co, 111, Jerinyn- treet; A. aiid G. Wilson, Princes- street, Edinburgh; Paton and Walsh, 41, George- street, Perth. Price: salmon size, 5s each ; pike, 5s each; large trout size, 3s ; small trout, 2s 6d ; perch size, 2s 6d. Angler3 and the trade punctually supplied, by post or railway, on receipt of cash to the amount. Apply to the inventor, Frederick Allies, South Parade, Worcester. SALMON and TROUT FISHING.— CHARLES FARLOW, manufacturer, 191, Strand, London, invites angiers to inspect his large and varied STOCK ef superior seasoned SALMON, TROUT, and SPINNING RODS, salmon, lake, and trout Hies, Im- proved reels and lines. Artificial baits in every variety. Superior stout salmon and extra fine silkwora gut. Flies dressed to Dr. ttern. and sent by post. Rods rspaired and made to order. Catalogues aratis. Sole agent in London for Pliiilips's Dublin hooks, and Brown's phantom minnows. -\ 7ERITABLE SALMON FISHING.— JOHN V MACGOWAN, having bad full experience of all the sali-. ion rivers and trout lake3 in Ireland, Scotland, Norway, and Sweden, invites anglers for salmon and salmonidse to visit him at his fishing- tackle shop, No. 7, Bruton- street, Berkeley- square. Those that do will receive trustworthy information, and can purchase the best RODS, FLIES, and other artificial baits.— April 10. F LY- FISHING for TROUT and SALMON.— This and the next month are the best in the year for angling for trout and salmon. ARCHIBALD ANDERSON, fishing- tackle maker, 71, Long- acre, is fully prepared for the season with the best RODS, winches, lines, flies, spinning- tackle— in fact with every device for the capture of the aoove fish. For the perfect quality of liia goods, and the moderate prices of them, he fears no competitor. He invites the closest examina- tion of his sporting gear.— May 2. SALMON and TROUT FISHING.— JONES and Co, 111, Jermyn- street, St James's, London, beg to acquaint noble- men and gentlemen they have manufactured a well- seasoned stock of salmon, trout, and spinning RODS; an extensive assortment of salmon, trout, and lake FLlES, made expressly for the Norwegian and all rivers and lakes in the United Kingdom. Improved reels, lines, flexible baits for salmon, trout, and pike always ready. Rods repaired and made to order. Flies dressed to pattern, and sent by post to all parts of the country on the shortest notice and on reasonable terms. CRICKET.— EDWIN ADE begs to inform his numerous friends that his arrangements in BELTS for the approaching campaign are now complete. E. A, also begs to inform them that he has introduced two new figures to his well- known cricket clasp, which he fe » ls confident need only be seen to be admired, the posi- tions being such that they cannot fail to give universal satisfaction. Prices as follow— Is Gd, 2s, 2s 6d, 3s Gd; electro- gilt, 4s 6d; post free eight stamps extra. Cricketing jackets from 7s 8d; caps, Is Gd, all colours. MO CRICKET CLUBS.— CRIMEAN TENTS JL ( circular), 48 feet circumference, in excellent condition, com- plete with pole, pegs, mallet, Ac, 80s to 50s each; also a few officers' marquees, and other Government surplus stores, equally cheap. ALDRIDGE and Co, 24, Rood- lane, Fenchurch- street, London. L/| APPIN'S CUTLERY and ELECTRO- SILVER PLATE.— Messrs MAPPIN, brothers, manufac- turers by special appointment to the Queen, are the only Sheffield makers who supply the consumer direct in London, consequently admit- ting of no intervening profit between the manufacturer and the buyer. Their London show rooms, 67 and 68, King William- street, London Bridge, contain bv far the largest STOCK of CUTLERY and ELECTRO SILVER PLATE in the world, which is transmitted direct from their manufactory, Queen's Cutlery Works, Sheffield. Electro- silver Spoons and Forks, fiddle pattern, full size. per doz Table spoons 36s Od Table forks 36s Od Dessert spoons 27s Od Dessert forks 27s Od Teaspoons lGs Od Salt spoons f gilt bowls") Mustard do < 6s. per doz >.... 14s Od Egg do (. extra J Ivory Table Knives, full size balance handles, which cannot possibly come loose per doz Table knives. 22s 6d Dessert knives 16s Od Carvers ( per pair) 7s 9d As above, with sterling silver ferules. Table knives Sis Od Dessert knives 23s Od Carvers ( per pair) 9s 9d Messrs Mappin Brothers respectfully invite buyers to inspect their unprecedented display, which for beauty of design, exquisite workman- ship, and novelty, stauds unrivalled. Their illustrated catalogue, which is continually receiving additions of new designs, forwarded post free on application. Mappin Brothers, 67 and 68, King William- street, London Bridge manufactory. Queen's Cutlery Works, Sheffield. s HAVING made EASY.— Razors kept always in absolute perfection by the new DIAMOND COMPOUND, truly indeed the poor man's friend; its action on the razor is quite marvellous, which a trial will at once prove. Sent by post on the receipt of 13 postage stamps, by Mr Clialfont, 99, Great Titchneld- street, Oxford- street, London. CHESTER RACES.— Gentlemen attending the races should be provided with the SIPHONIA WATERPROOF COAT, the only garment guaranteed free from stickiness in any tem- perature ( easily carried in the pocket or on saddle). Leggings, riding and driving aprons, fishing stockings and boots, all sizes on hand. Portable folding boats for fishing and duck shooting, for one or more persons. At the Siplionia Depot, EDMISTON, 69, Strand ( opposite the Adelphi Theatre), W. C. TO SPORTSMEN and Others.— MOORE and SON, 136, New Bond- street, London. Established A. D. 1760. From the best shrunk SCOTCH MAUDS, coat, waistcoat, and trowsers ( whole suit), £ 3 3s i the best Bedford cord breeches, well shrunk, £ 115s; patent woollen cora breeches, well shrunk, £ 18s; leather breeches, finestquality, £ 3 6s : and second quality, £ 2 15s. Terms, cash. The only house where every kind of garment for hunting, shooting, and ordinary wear, ca « be obtained in first- rate style, at lo'v prices. Just published, price in clotli, 2s ba, post tree ; as a pocket book, with metallic paper and pencil, 1= Cd, p\- t free; RUFF'S GUIDE to the TURF; or Pocket Racing Companion for 1857.— Contents : An Alphabetical List of Horses in Training, with the names of their trainers ; an Alphabetical List of the Jockeys, their addresses, lower-* weights, names of their masters, Ac; revised and enlarged Lists of the Trainers, and Colours of the Riders ; the Nominations for 1857, and the Entries for the Great Stakes tor 1858 ; a complete Calendar of the Races in Great Britain ana Ireland in 1856 ; the Horses Indexed, with their Pedisrrees ; Spring Meet- ings iu 1857; Derby Lots, Ac; Laws of Racing; Length of Courses; Winners of the Great Races, fr « m their commencement; Races to Come, Ac, Ac. London: Piper, Stephenson, and Spence, 23, Paternoster- row THE IRISH METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE, No. II., May, 1857, Price 2s Gd. CONTENTS : 1. Life's Foreehadowings, Chapters III., IV., V. 2. Indolence. A Poem. 3. The Last Days of Sebastopol. Chapters V„ VI., VII. 4. Our Late Social Revolution. 5. The Hope of England. 6. Teuipora. 7. The May Fly. Chapters I., II., III. 8. A Story of tt. e Great St Bernard. 9. Love and Prayer. A Poem. 10. Tiie Mountain Walk. Part I. 11. Paul Ferroll. 12. Appendix— Sporting Intelligence. Dublin: Edward J. Milliken, 15, College Green. London: Simpkin, Marshall, anu Co. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd. SHIRTS.—" FORD'S EUREKA SHIRTS differ from other patterns, not merely in shape and design, but in their great superiority of fit, quality of material, and workmanship."— Globe. The best quality six for 42s. Detailed list of prices and mode of self- measurement sent free per post.— Richard Ford, 38, Poultry, London, E. C SHIRTS.— PATTERNS of the new coloured shirtings in every variety of colours. 100 different styles for making FORD'S EUREKA SHIRTS sent to select from on the receipt of six postage stamps, self- measurement, and all particulars included. Price 27s the half- dozen.— Richard Ford, 38, Poultry, London, E. C. GENTLEMEN will find it advantageous to pur- chase goods from MOORE and SON, 1S6, New Bond- street, Lon- don ; for, being old established, they conduct trade upon first- rate prin- ciples, and pay great attention to alterations required by their customers to GARMENTS, which may be cut in good style, and fit well, but not quite agree with the taste of the wearer, and their prices are now the same as the ordinary adverti3ing and ticketing shops, their object being to do trade for ready money at an extremely limited profit. DO YOU WANT a WELL- BUILT PAIR of KICKSEYS ? First rate stuff to stand the saddle, and no mis- take, well up in fork, easy stride, no drag when worn without straps, neat leg, and well shrunk, 28s; tough riding tweeds, Ac, any pattern, from 20s; hunting and racing leather ditto at very young prices.— C. BELLERBY", 8, Davies- street, Berkeley- square ( many years with Hammonds).— N. B. Odd legs made to look like pairs. rjlHE NEW FABRIC for the SYDENHAM JL TROWSERS, at 17s Gd.— Warranted to be of superiorftexture, all wool and silk, thoroughly shrunk.— SAMUEL BROTHERS, having made large contracts for the supply of a superior fabric, previous to the advance in woollen goods, they now offer them to their patrons, and all who wish for a superior article, at a moderate price. The display of FANCY GOODS comprises one thousand different patterns, which sur- passes the production of any former season. Samuel Brothers continue to apply every improvement of art and skill to the manufacture of their justly celebrated Sydenham Trowsers, at 17s Gd, unequalled for quality, style, and fit. The FOUR POUND SUIT is specially recommended for its ease, ele- gance, and gentlemanly appearance, made from Saxony cloth, manufac- tured by an eminent West of England house, expressly for them, the wear of which they warrant. Patterns, Ac, sent free. Samuel Brothers, 29, Ludgate- liill, E. C. "" VTOVELTIES for this SEASON.— The season JL. II when every one expects novelties, and will have them where they are found to most advantage. The time when both tewn and coun- try changes appearance, and every one must follow the example. Ample opportunities of selecting the greatest novelties of the season, in mate- rials which comprise the best and most skilful introductions of all na- tions. The novelties in design, cut, make, and finish of ATIIRE for this season, are more numerous at E. MOSES and SON'S, than at any other house in the world. Every taste may therefore have the fullest gratification, and selecting to any extent is attended with the greatest facilities and satisfaction. Parents and guardians are reminded of the benefits derived from ordering and purchasing at the establishment and branches of which E. Moses and Son are proprietors, all arses required by young gentlemen being superior to any obtained in or out of London, having the greatest variety of styles, all novel and artistic, which render the fit of the gar- ments elegant and comfortable. Ladies and gentlemen's HOSIERY in the amplest variety. Fashion's highest triumph in fancy goods, and every article of personal and family use remarkably cheap. No advance in the price of BOOTS and SHOES at the establishment of E. Moses and Son ; but the most superior and elegant articles are charged very economical priccs. THE EMPEROR'S CAPE, woollen " waterproof, price from 18s 6d. The CAMBRIDGE and the CARDIGAN WRAPPERS. The WYNDHAM TROWSBRS, a very elegant article, 14s 6d. CAUTION.— E. Moses and Son beg to state that they have no con- nexion with any other house except their establishment and branches, as follow :— London : Aldgate and Minories, opposite to Aldgate Church. West End Branch: New Oxford- street and Hart- street. Country Branches: Sheffield and Bradford, Yorkshire. GRATIS.— A new book, with lists of prices and self- measurement. Also, an Illustrated Almanack for 1857. SALMON and TROUT FISHING.—" I dressed myself, and donned my worsted and India- rubber boots— not such as hang dabby and flabby about your legs— but a pair of Cording's sheet- caoutchouc boots, with good thick soles to them, well studded with nails, which defy all external injuries from the wet and the rough stones, gene- rally found at the bottom of trout streams."— Extract from " College Life," by the author of " Peter Priggins."- CORDING'S BOOTS are lightest and cleanest, and sound for any time in water, and require no dressing to keep them in order. Waterproof fishing coats, stockings, Ac. Life belts, travelling cushions, compressible sponging baths, por- table India- rubber boats, military camp beds, waterproof tents and ground sheets.— J. C. Cording, 231, Strand, five doors west of Temple Bar, L EFT- OFF CLOTHES WANTED.— Gentlemen having LEFT- OFF WEARING APPAREL, in any quantity and of every description, including regimentals, lace, boots, books, jewellery, Ac, to DISPOSE OF, are respectfully informed that they may obtain the full value for the same to any amount on addressing a line ( pre- paid) to J. HUTCHINSON, 17, Dean- street, High Holborn. Gentlemen waited en ( free) at any time or distance. Parcels from the country, the utmost value immediately remitted by Post Office order, Established J. 840. A New Edition, in fcp 8vo, price 4s Gd cloth, MARVELS AND MYSTERIES OF INSTINCT ; or. Curiosities of Animal Life. By G. GARRATT. The Second Edition, thoroughly revised and improved. " Not the naturalist only, but the physiologist and the philosopher will find in these pages ample materials for thought."— John Bull. •' The illustrative facts will constitute its charm in the estimation of the young, who cannot fail to derive profit as well as pleasure from its perusal."— Beli's Messenger. " Mr Garratt has collected many curious facts connected with instinct in animals— a subject full of interest, and capable of an endless variety of illustration. While seeking to amuse the reader, the author endeavours to draw from the subject lessons of instruction."— Literary Gazette. London : Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. MOORE'S IRISH MELODIES. JRISH MELODIES. By THOMAS MOORE. JL Four Editions, as follows :— An Edition, with a Vignette, ICmo, 5s; or in morocco, by Hayday, 12s 6d. Diamond Edition, with Portrait, 32mo, 2s 6d; or bound in morocco, 4s. An Illustrated Edition, with 13 Plates, square crown 8vo, 21s; or bound in morocco. Sis Gd. Illustrated by D. 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Just published, Fifth Edition, wrice 2s 6d, THE WATER- CURE in CHRONIC DISEASE. an Exposition of the Cause, Progress, and Termination of various Chronic Diseases of the Digestive Organs, Lungs, Nerves, Limbs, and Skin, and of their Treatment by Water and Hygienic Means. By JAMES M. GULLY, M. D., Fellow of the Royal Medical and Chirurgi- cal Society, London. London: John Churchill. Malvern : Henry Lamb. OLDRIDGE'S BALM of COLUMBIA, acknow- ledged for the last thirty years to be the most effectual remedy ever produced for RESTORING the HAIR, promoting the growth of whiskers and moustaches, and preventingiits falling off or turning grey, has received recently most distinguished patronage from the ladies, for the important feature it possesses in not soiling tiie most delicate head- dress or bonnet. In bottles, 3s 6d, 6a, and lis. Wholesale and retail, 13, Wellington- street North, Strand. 11HE BEST HAIR DYE.— 1, Little Queen- street, _ High Holborn— ALEX. ROSS'S LIQUID HAIR DYE, is of little trouble in application; perfect in effect; economical, ar. d has been patro- nised by the nobility and gentry for many veai s. Sold at 3s 6d; sent free for 54 stamps, the same day as ordered ( in a blank wrapper). Private rooms for ladies and gentlemen. Sold by all chemists. " How to Arrange the Hair." by Alex. Ross. Sent free for 12 stamps. DEAFNESS.— A retired surgeon from the Crimea, having been restored to perfect hearing, by a native physician in Turkey, after 14 years of great suffering from noises in the ears and extreme deafness, without being able to obtain the least relief from any aurist. in England, is anxious to communicate to others the particulars for the cure of the same. A book sent to any part of the world on receipt of six stomps; or the author'wili apwly the treatment himself, at his resi- dence. Few sufferers will leave his house without being able to hear dis- tinctly and permanently. Surgeon SAMUEL COLSTON, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London ( at home from 11 tiil 4 daily), G, Leicester- place, Leicester- square, London, where thousands of letters may be seen from persons cured. DEAFNESS, NOISES IN the HEAD,, AND THROAT DEAFNESS.— Instant Relief.— A certainMode of Self Cure.— Persons deaf SO or 40 years are enabled to hear conversation with ease. Full particulars to regain hearing, with the names and ad- dresses of 200 deaf persona cured, just published, in a book, with directions, sent free oil receipt of six postage stamps, bv F. R. 1IOGH- TON, Esq, M. R. C. S. E., and L. A. C., 23, Suffolk- street," Pall- mall, Lcm- don. Hours of consultation, 11 to 4 daily. Deafness cured by one visit. TOLL REFORM.— At a meeting of gentlemen, ' associated together as a Joint Committee of owners of public and private carnages aud others, held at the Craven Hotel, Strand, on Wed- nesday, 29th April. HERBERT INGRAM, Esq, M. P., in the chair. Moved by Matthew Forster, Esq, seconded bv P. H. Le Breton, Esq, and unanimously resolved— That this meeting is of opinion that " all toll gates and toll bars should be removed Irom Within six miles of the metropolis. That an Acting Committee be formed for carrying out such measures, and that the following gentlemen be members of such committee, with power to add to their number:— Matthew Forster, Esq, Bellsise, Hampstead. P, H. Le Bretcn, Esq, Milford House, Hampstead. J. P.. D. Tyssen. Esq Manor House, Hackney. R. Margetson, Esq, Islington. Thomas Slater, Esq, High- street, Islington. A. Line*, Esq. Elm Tree- road, St John's Wood. John Da » : gerfield, Esq, 26, Craven- street, Strand. Moved bv Edmund Watkin, Esq, M. P., seconded by John Cumberland, Esq ; Camcen- road Villas*, and unanimously resolved— That the public generally be appealed to to contribute funds for the support ol tne Association. Moved by P, H. Le Breton, Esq, seconded bv W. Marriott, Esq, and unanimously resolved— That the cordial thanks of the meeting be given to Herbert Ingram, Esq, M. P., for his courtesy in presiding, and his warm advocacy of the cause ol toll reform. _ Toll payers are respectfully asked to assist the objects of the Associa- tion by subscriptions, which will be received by the above committee THE WINNER of the SCENTS.— BREIDEN- BACH'S NEWMARKET JOCKEY CLUB PERFUME, first; it. , t, jocn. r. 1 cttii rf- KtLJiii, nrst; the Royal Hunt Bouquet, second; the Yacht Club N- isegav, a clever third.— hold bottle.?, 2s^ Gd at'the Grand iBira.— soia in oottie.?. 2s Ud each, or three in a box, 7s, j Stand of Perfumes, 157B, New Bond- street, near Limmer's. Tl^ ILLIAM WRIGHT, Fulwood- rents, Holborn, » * London, sporting printer and publisher, electric telegraph agent, & c, continues to supply result;, arrivals, betting, and other intelligence from race meetings, per electric telegraph. WRIGHT'S BOOK OF HANDICAPS: a weekly programme of races to come : price Id, or sent ( post free) the whole season, for 7s. LISTS aud; CARPS for tke use of Derby clubs. Price 3s, r. ust free 33 4d. WRIGHT'S BETTING PRICE CURRENT ; published nearly daily; containing information serviceable to bookmakvis and backers oi horses. Betting commissions executed to any amoaut. For particulars app'y as above. Post office orders payable at Holborn. FEIST'S RACING RECORD.— The May part, neatly bound in cloth, price Sd, was ready on the lst of the month. In addition to a complete record of sport, from the lst of January down to the day of publication, lists of winning korses, Ac, it will contain a summary of the Chester Cup and Derby betting, showing the d fferent variations in the Turf market, the number of horses backed, Ac, and proving an invaluable guide to all persons who are interested in the decision of the two great events. The monthly parts may be obtained separately, price 2d each.— Printed aud published by W. Wright, Fulwood's- rents, Holborn. YOUATT WM. GRAY'S SUBSCRIPTION LIST is now OPEN. Full particulars on receipt of a directed stamped envelope enclosed. Y. W. G. is always in posses- sion ot the best information with respect to the chief events of t'se year. Six months' subscription £ 1 Is; to the Chester Cup, 10s 6d. i These prices include all extra intelligence to day of each event. COM- ! MISSIONS executed to any amount. Country correspondents may rely i upon always receiving the full market odds. All moneys forwarded the day after the race. Address, 15, Charing- eross, London MR J. PALMER, TURF COMMISSIONER.— Established 1850.— COMMISSIONS executed on all flat races- md steeple chases throughouS the year ; horses backed fer places, A1; arrivals, results of races, latest bettin?, Ac, telegraphed upon reasonable tonus. Gentlemen in London waited upon at their residences. Gentle- men residing in the country may rely on obtaining the best price pos- i sible. All communication 8 must be by letter, addressed John Palmer, No. 11, Broad- court, Long- acre, W. C. PUGM THE LONiXlN GAZETTE OF TUESDAY, APEIL 28. _ BANKRUPTCY ANNULLED. THOMAS OWEN, Liverpool, joiner. BANKRUPTS. ELIZABETH SILBY SMALL, Clapham- road, plumber JOSEPH BRUCE, Yarm. utli, Isle of Wight, grocer. \ V- niert!'- llfVnd coal merchant. " M. PASKELL GARRARD, Little Tower- street, wine m » rchant HENRY MARKINFIELD ADDEY, Henrietta- street! CoYeXgb « den, and ( iloucester- terrace, Hyde Park, bookseller s A LI RED HINTON, Birmingham, druggist HBWlfx, Derby, chemist. road!^ tit> me^ haKn^ ^ J0H* AUIJUS » fcelb>' Hampstead. GEuRGE PARKER, Leeds, grooer. gENRY ani BENJAMIN WALTERS, Alfreton, druggists. ROBERT and JAMEs; M'LKAN. Manchester, builders. w ™ SCOTCH SEQUESTRATIONS. W. CRAIG, Glasgow, wme merchant. § • DiuMcnklund, Lanarkshire, farmer. P. BALFOUR, Dundee, manufacturer. FEOM THE LONDON GAZETTE, FRIDAY, MAY 1. WAE- OFFICE, PALL MALL, MAY 1— 12th Regt of Ft: Maj- GenC. A. F. Bentinck to te cot, v Lieut- Gen Sir R. C. H. Ciarges, K. C B dec — GOth: Maj Gen J. Patersou to be eol- comaaandant, v Lieut- Gen T. Bun- bury, dec.— lst Regt of Life Gds: Lieut F. D. Magens to be captain, v Levett, who ret; Cor and Sub- Lieut E. J. W. Patten to be lieut y Magens.— Royal Regt of Horse Gds: P. Loveden, gent, to be cor, v Peach, prom.— 4th Lt I) ra=- s : Lieut- Col A. Low, from L- p uuatt, to be lieut- col, v Brev- Col Lord G. A. F. Paget, C. B., who exchanges, receiving the difference between i- p of Civalry and f- p of Infantry ; F. Simpson, gent, to be cornet, vice Eehalaz, appointed to the 7th Dragoon Guards.— 10th Lt Drags: Capt V. Baker, from 12th Lt Drags, to be capt, v Brev- Maj W. Murray, who ex; Corn J. Fife to be adj, v Cnthbert, res the aujutantey.— 12th Lt Drags: Brev- Maj W. Murray, from 10th Lt Drags, to be capt, v V. Baker, who ex.— 15ih Lt Drags : Corn J. Mann to be aujt, v Greetham. who res the adjutautcy only.— Mil Train : Papmaster T. Bryson, from tne late Transport Corps, to be paymaster; Quartermaster T. Green way, from h- p of the late Land Transport Corps, to be quarter- master, v Copfclaii'!, whuse app has been canc.— Coldstream Regiment 0! Foot Guards: Ens and Lieut W. Sterling has been permitted to Ire- sign his commission.— 3d 11: E > sC. D. H. Manclarke has been per- mitted to resign his commission.— 7th Ft : Lieutenant G. O. Lewis, irom the 25th Ft, to be lieutenant, v Kirwan, who exchanges — ltith: Lieut E. H. Wiiton has been permitted to retire from the service by the sale of his commission.— 23d: Lieut II. D. Radcliffe to be capt, v Bathurst, who ret.— 24th : Ens J. C. Thomas, from the 7lst Ft, to be ens, v Hill, who lias res.— 25th: Lieut G. Kirwan, from the 7tli Ft, to ba lieut, v G. O. Lewis, who ex; Lieut G. S. Hallowes to be adjt, v H. Priestley, prom.— 27th: Ens F. It, Attwood to be lieut, v Baraardiston. who retires; A. Clay, gent, to be ensign, v Attwood.— 28tli: Capt J. A. Brockman, from the 36th Ft, to be capt, v Biddle, who exchanges.— 34th- Ens J. G. G. Stuart to be lieut, v Ferguson.— 48th : Lieut H. N. Kippen to be instructor of musketry.— GOth : Lieut G. C. H. Waters to be capt, v Hutciiinson, who ret; Ens J. K. Watson to be lieut, v Waters; Ens W, H. Moseley, from 82d, to be ens, v Orchard, prom.— 71st: Lieut Hon R. to be capt, v White, who let , Ens H. E. Couper to be lieut, v Wilkinson; W. H. Moseley, gent, to be ens, v H. E. Couper.— 85th: W. I. Hancocks, gent, to be ens, v A. Dixon, app to 27th Ft.— 87th: Assist- Surg H. H. Jones, M. D., from 99tli Ft, to be assist- surg, v Hill, doc.— L'ith: Major J. A. R. Raines, from h- p Unattached, to ba major, v D-. nnis, w.. o ex.— 99th: A. Gray to be ens, v Harman, whose appointment has been cancelled— 1st West India Regt: Ens J. M'Auley to be heat, without pur, v East, dec; H. G. Panter, gent, to be ens, wlth- v M'Auley.— 3d West f. KClia Regt; Ens J. Tucker to be lieut, pur, v S. C. Page, dec; D. F. Murray, gent, to tee ens, without " jl/ FR EDWARD MESSER ( late of 116, High - LTJL Hslborn, established 1S47) continues to execute COMMISSIONS from 10s to any amount on all the principal races throughout the season. Tattersall's odds guaranteed, and all moneys forwarded the day a ter the race. E. M.' s unrivalled advice is now ready for every race of import- ance. List of prices and full particular! sent on receipt of two stamps. Post Office ord » rs payable at Charing Cross. Audi- ess, Edward Messer, 6, Cleveland- place, Wyndham- road, Camberwell, London.— Chester Cup: Last year One Act and Y'ellow Jack, first and second. MESSRS WALTERS and HARVEY, of 4, Agar- street, Strand, London, W. C., transact business as bookmakers and commissioners to any amount not less than half a sovereign on ail future events. Lists of prices obtainable until return of post, sent out daily to correspondents in town and country. Two postaee stamps for every list required. One of the partners attends each of the principd race meetings, and will, when desired, execute COMMISSIONS of £ 5 and upwards after the horses have gone to the starting- post, making a charge of 5 per cent on winnings. Commissions must in all cases be accompanied by cash or Post Office orders. MR G. BARRETT continues to lay market odds on all races throughout the year. Money paid day after the rare. Chester Cup : 8 to 1 Leamington, 12 Dulcamara, 12 Mincepie, from £ 0 to 100 others. Derby: 8 to 1 Skirmisher, 19 Anton, from 15 to 50 others ; also first, second, third, one- third of the odds quoted. ( Mr B. would feol obliged if Mr J. K. would acknowledge the receipt of the £ 80 on Vedette, as the same was forwarded on Wednesday.) P. O. O. payable to George Barrett, Charing- cross. Address 5, Dorset- place, Vauxhall Bridge- road. MR S. HANDLEY begs to inform his friends and the public generally that he executes COMMISSIONS on all races of importance throughout the season, being connected with the principal sporting men of the day. Gentlemen mav rely upon receiving the best odds obtainable, and payment the following day. Gentlemen waited upon at their residences. All communications private and confi- dential. At home from 10 to 12 daily. Post Office orders payable at Charing- cross. Address, 4, Bedford- street, Bedford- square, London. M R HORATIO DONALD is making a book on all the principal events of the year. He is prepared to lay il's odds on the Chester Cup, Derby, Oaks, and all the principal Tattersall' _ races of the year. All business must be done by letter only. Investers who send good references need not forward cash in advance. Address Horatio Donald, Stroud's Library, 65, Prince's- street, Leicester- square, Post Office orders made payable at Charing- cross. N. B. All moneys promptly forwarded the day after the race. R THOMAS PEACOCK, well known in Far- ringdon- street, cigar merchant, compelled to close his establish- ment, recognising the right that a man may not do as lie likes with his own, now executes COMMISSIONS and issues price currcnt daily on receipt of stamped directed envelope to Thos. Peacock, 3, Weymoutii- street. Hackney- road. Doing business on all events at Chester and all races forthcoming. Post Office orders on the chief office. Reference- London and Westminster Bank. ESSRS BUXTON and BEVAN, Turf Oommis- sioners, established in 1814, execute COMMISSIONS on all races during the year, the prices regulated by the betting at Tattersall's. They also advise on forthcoming events. Terms— three months, 1 guinea; to the31st October, 2 guineas; one meeting, 5s. Post Offi--^ oidersmade pay- able at the chief office to Thomas Bukton. Address Buxton and Bevan, General Post Office, London, MESSRS FISHER and Co beg to inform their town and country subscribers that, in con? equence of the inter- ference of the authorities under the New Betting Act, thev arc now doing business on the Chester Cup, Derby, Ac. COMMISSIONS executed from 10s upwards. Money forwarded day after the race. All business done by letter at their new residence, No. 14, Tavisteck- street, Covent- gart. en. Post Office orders made payable Strand office. WR, H. DOWSON will continue to execute COM- - Lf J- MISSIONS on all the principal races throughout the vear, upon receipt of P. O. order, payable at the Post Office, Upper Baker- street, Regent's Park, or check ( crossed) London and Westminster Bank. Will likewise guarantee the payment of winnings, making a charge of 5 per cent commission. Address ( post paid) 11, Park- terrace, Regent's Park, London, N. W. " R J. ETCHES continues to execute COMMIS- SIONS on all principal races throughout the vear. and Tatter. MESSRS HOWARD and CLINTON execute COMMISSIONS upon all the races of the season. The best odds obtained, and information given to parties investing ; and we beg to direct attention to our usual circular of information. Terras, to the Derby, £ 1 Is; end of the season, £ 3 33, Address, Messrs H. and C., Post Office, Coventry- street, Soho. Orders payable to Henry Howard, same place. R R TOMLIN, Horse and Groom, Castle- street, Leicester- square, London, begs to inform his country friends and the sporting public that lie executes COMMISSIONS on all the principal races throught the vear Post Office orders payable at Charirg- cross. AN ACT of GRATITUDE.— 5,000 Copies of a Medical Book for Gratuitous Circulation.— GEORGE THOMAS, Esq., having been effectually cured of nervous debility, loss of memory, and dimness of sight, resulting from early errors, by following the in- structions given in a medical work, by a physician, considers it his duty, in gratitude to the author, and for the benefit of nervous sufferers, to publish the means used. He will therefore, send free, to an- y address, in a sealed envelope, on receipt of a directed envelope enclosing two stamps, a copy of the work, containing every information required. Address, G. Thomas, St. . Tohn's- lane, Newcastle- upon- Tyne. MR " THOS. HUGHES continues to execute COM- MISSIONS on all races throughout the year, and Tattersall's odds guaranteed. Price lists forwarded on receipt of stamped envelope. • Address, 38, Drummond- street, Euston- square, London, N. W. GOLDEN SECRET I and GUIDE to the WIN- NING POST.— One thousand pounds can be made from half a sovereign! Chester Cup! Derby! Oaks! Address ( enclosing five stamps), i Mr Henry Clarence, Post Offica, Coventry- street, Solio, London. converted into Substantive Rank, under Royal Warrant ol Oct 6,1854.- Thp iv- r.- rnitinn of C'- At t ^ rirt Rrm- ot I. iAiifr. r'ra T T flml.^ Y. ... Col T. W. E. Holdsworth, half- pay 2a Ft, Deputy- Quartermaster- General in Nova Saotia, to be deputj- quartermaiter- general in Canada, v Brevet- Col W. Urban, whose period of staff service has expired. BBEVET.— W. de Norman, Esq, to have the local rank ol captain in Turkey, while employed on a particular service; Lieut J. J. C. Irby, adjutant of the Royai Hospital, Chelsea, to have the honorary rank ot capt in the army. The underiiientioned cadet of the East India Company's service to have thelocal and temporary rank of ensign during the period ot his being placed under the command of Col Sandham, of theRoyal Enginters at Chat ham, for field instruction in the art of sapping and mining: J. Moxon, gent The undermentioned promotions to take place consequent upon the de- cease of the following officers:— Lieut- Gen F. Calvert., C. B., died 33 March, 1857; Lieut- Gen Sir R. G. Hara- Clarges, K. C. B., died 13th April, 1857; Lieut- Gen T. Banbury, died 13th April, 1857; Lieut- Gen Sir C. Campbell, G. C. B., the supernumerary lieut- gen, to be placed upon tha fixed establishment of iieut- gens; Gen Sir J. A. Wallace, Bart, K, C. B„ maj at Wellington, New Zealand, to be maj. BANKRUPTCIES ANNULLED. NATHAN MITCHKLL, Leeds, merchant. CHARLES HEALY, Manchester, wholesale clothier and marine store dealer. BANKRUPTS. JAMFS ALLURED, Norwich, tailor and outfitter. JOHN BURGOYNE REED, Cardiff, ship broker. GEORGE ELLIS. South Brent, Devonshire, miller. JOHN H. BROWN, Sundenand, shipbuilder. JOSEPH & TONER, Southport, Lancaster, grocer. ROBERT HUGH LANKESTER, Bread- street, Cheapside, enamel ed bag manufacturer. FREDERICK THOMAS WILLIS, Whitecross- street, oil and co< lourman. GEORGE PACEY, Stafford- street, Liverpool, merchant. GEORGE MOORE, Shardlow, Derbyshire, innkeeper, JOHN WATKINS, Crickhoweli, Brecon, shoemaker. PHILIP NAIRN, WarrenMills, nearBelford, Morthumberl: ind, miller, WILLIAM M'GILL, Manchester, merchant. ROBERT JAMES BROWN' Sunderland, timber merchant. JOHN KILLICK, Knightsbridge- terrace, Knightsbridge, silversmith, and jeweller. HENRY WILLIAM BUND SMALLPIECE and HENRY" WILLIAM SPIECE, Guildford, Surrey, curriers and saddlers. SCOTCH SEQUESTRATIONS. ALEXANDER MILNE, Dundee, bakers. SANGSTER and DUNLOP, Edinburgh, wholesale stationers. A. M'DOWALL ROSS and Co, Edinburgh, fancy goods warehousemen, DONALD CAMPBELL, Amuiree, Perthshire, innkeeper, JOHN FERGUSON, Partick, near Glasgow, flesher. THE MARKETS. CORN EXCHANGE, MARK- LANE.— FRIDAY, The arrivals ot English Wheat to our market since Monday have only been moc'erate. For most kinds the demand has been far from active; nevertheless, that day's improvement in value is supported. Foreign Wheat, the imports of which have been extensive, has changed hands slowly, on former terms. Floating cargoes of grain are held at very full prices. Fine malting Barley has sold reacliiy, other kinds slowly, at late prices. The trade has been tolerably firm, at late rates. Good sound Oats command extreme quotations, but damp parcels are dull. Beans, Peas, and Flour have sold to a moderate extent, on former terms.— Cui rent prices, per quarter.— British:— Wheat, K- saex, Kent, and Suffolk, white, 503 to 61s; ditta, fine selected runs, 63a to Gils; ditto red, 48s to 57s; ditto, Talavera, Giis to 77s; Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire 43s to Gls. Barley— Malting, 37s to 42s; grinding aud distilling, 29s to 37s; Chevalier, 4is to « Ss. Malt— Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk, G5s to 74s ; Kingston, Ware, and town- made, 75s to 783. Oats— Essex and Suffolk 18 « . to22s; ScoUh and Lincolnshire potato, 21s to 2oS ; feed, 20s to 22s ; Irish potato, 21s to 25s. Rye, 35s to 37s. Beans— Mazagan, 32s to 31s: tick and harrow, 353 to 38s; pigeon, 38s to 41s; long pod, 85s to 873. Peas - Non boilers, 31s to 35$; white, Essex and. Kent boilers, £ 53 to 39s; ditto fine Suffolk, S9s so 40s; maple, 3Ss to 41s; grey, 34s to37s. Flour— Best oaarku, delivered, per sack, 50a to 52s: secondary and country ditto, 40a to 45s. FOBBIGIT.— Wheat— Dantzic and Konigsberg, 69s to 79s; ditto, ditto, extra, 6bs to 8 is; Rostock and Wslgast, 58s to 76s; Belgian and Pomeranian, 50sto 73s; Danish and Silesian, 55s to 59s; Italian and ? Aa « rianople, — sto— a; Odessa, — s to — s; American and Canadian, 60s to TOs. Barley— Malting, 39s to 42s; grindbigaud diatilling, 343to39s. Oats — Poland brew, 22s to 27s j i'ted, to 25s. Beans— small, 34s to 38s; Egyptian,^ to SGs. Peas—' whiteboilors, 34sto 37 » ; yellow ditto, Sis to S63; ncn boilers, 833 to 35s, Flour— Spanish, psr sack, — e to — a ; Canadian and American sour, 27s to 30s; sweet, 32s to 063. BREAD.— The price of ftread in the City and at the West End is still maintained at 8d to9d the lib loaf; but in ether places the baksrs are selling tiie best bread at 7id the 41b loaf, while in the cheap neighbour- hoods they profess to sell at Gd. SEEDS.— Linseed has been held somewhat firmer, and sales have been effected at very lull prices. 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Mr Chester begs to inform those gentlemen who wish his unri- valled advice on all the principal races of the season that bis fee will be, as usual, £ 1 Is ^ h? year, or JQs 6d h^ lf- years i43percwt; Coriander, 22s to 24s: Hempseed, 45sto 4Gsper qr. English Linseed— Sowing, 74s to 76s per qr; crushing, 58s to 68s. ForeignLin. seed— Baltic, — s to —= per qr; Odessa, 63s to64s0d. Linseed Cakes, English, £ 10 Os t, o £ 10 5s per ton; For- dgn, £ 9 0s te £ 10 Osj Rape Cakes, £ 6 0s to £ 8 10s : Rapeseed, new, £ 80 to £ 84 per qr. METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET, FHIDAV,— The supplies of Beasts and Sheep were moderate, and most breeds sold slowly, at about Monday's quotations. Lamb3, Calves, and Pigs were dull.— Beef— Inferior coarse Beasts, 3s 8dto3s 6d; second quality, 3s 8d to 4a 0d; prime large Oxen, 43 2dt8.4s8d; prune Scots, 4s lOdto 5s Od. Sheep— Infer coarse Sheep, 4s Gd to 4s 104; second quality, 53 Od to 5s 2d, prime coarse woolled, 5s - id to 5s 8d; prime South Down 5s lOd to 6s 2d. Cal? es— Large coarse Calves, 8s 8a! to 4s 8d; prime small 4s lOd to 5s 4d. Pork— Large Hoge, 8s 8d to 4s 2d, neat small porkers 4a 4d to 5s 0a. Suckling Calves 23s to 30s each; quarter- old stor ® Pigs 21s to 28s Od ditto. Lambs 6s Od to 6s 10d.— Head of Cattle on sale— Beasts 962, Cows 120, Sheep and Lambs 4,890, Calves 310, Pigs 340. Foreign— Beasts were 100. Sheep 70, Calves 190. POTATO MARKET, FEIDAY.— The arrivals of Potatoes are limited at the waterside ( Southwark) market since this day week, and though the demand ha3 « een quiet, the late advance has been maintained.— — York Regents lOos Od to 13Us, Kent and Essex ditto 95s Od to 125s, Scotch ditto 85s to 105s, middlings 60s to 70s, Lincolns 80s to 100s, ana blues 85s to 95s. NEWGATE AND LEADENHALL MARKETS, FBIDAT.— The demand generally was very steady, as follows :— Inferior Beef 3s 0d to 3s 4d, middling Ss 6d to Ss 10< i, prime large ditto 4s Od to 4s 2d, prime small ditto 4s 4d to 4s 8d. Inferior Mutton Ss 4d to 83 8d, middling ditto Ss lud to 4s 2d, prime ditto 4s 4d to 43 8d. Veal 3s Gd to ia lOd. Large Pork 3s lOd to 4a lad, small ditto 4s Gd to 5s 2d.— Lamb 5s 6d to 6s 4d. HOP MARKET, FBIDAT.— Since this day week there has been a fair consumptive demand, and, as it has been reported that the bine has suf- fered through the ungcnial weather, some speculation has been going on, which has caused Kent and Sussex pockets to advance 2s per cwt.— Mid and East Kent pockets £ 310sto £ 5 l is. Weald of Kent £ 3 5s to £ 3 18s, Sussex £ 3 0s £ 314s per cwt. WOOL MARKET, FEIDAX.— The English Wool trade is without recovery from last week, although the supply for the time of year is any thing but large. The Colonial Wool sales commenced yesterday, at which tbe attendance was less numerous than at the previous series. The biddings were rather slow, and prices were fully lcl per lb lower. The currencies must be quoted as follow, at per pack of 2401b :— Fieece*— Southdown hogs £ 2110s to £ 22, ditto half- bred hogs £ 19 10s to £ 20 10s, ditto Kent £ 1710s to £ 18, ditto Southdown ewes and wether £ lo 0s to £ 19 Os, ditto Leicester ditto £ 17 0s to £ 18 lCs. Sorts— Cloth- ing, picklock £ 22 to £ 28 0s, ditto prime and picklock £ 2010s to £ 21 0s, ditto choice £ 18 Os to £ 19 Od, ditto super £ 17 Od to £ 18 0s, ditto Comb- ing— wether matching £ 23 0s to 45210s, ditto picklock £ 19103 to £ 20, ditto common £ 16 Os to £ 17 0s, ditto hog matcliing£ 24 10s to£ io, ditto picklock matching £ 2010s to £ 21 10s, ditto superfine ditto £ 17 10s to £ 18 10s. HAY MARKETS, FBIDAX.— There was a short supply at these markets to- day, farmers holding back in consequence of the present cold dry weather, the trade in consequenca was rather active, at an improvement in prices, as follow :— Smithfield— Meadow Hay 50s Od to Ms od, new — s to — s, Ciover Hay 60s Od to 100a, new — s to — s— Straw 24s to 2Bs. Cumberland— Meadow Hay 52s to 84s, new — s to — s, Clover Hay 6Gs to 100s, new — sto — a— Straw 24s to 29s. White- chapel— Meadow Hay 50s to 80s. new— sto— s, Clover Hay 70s to 100s, new — s to — s— Straw 24s to 29s. LEATHER MARKET, FEIDAT.— There has been only a small sup- ply of fresh Leather at Leadenhall this week. Light butts, dressing hides, and prime bark- tanned kips have met a moderate demand at for- mer quotations. A fair inquiry has prevailed for horse hides and light skins at late prices. There has been more done in offal and shoulders, at previous prices. The sale of other goods has been unimportant. Quotations :- Crop Hides, 28lb to 4Slb each, 17d to 21d per lb; 401b to 541b, 21d to 23a; 541b to 601b, — d to 23d; Bull Hides 13d to 15d; Vitrol Butts, Od to Od; English Butts, 22d toSld; Foreign Butts 20d to29d; Foreign Hides, 16Jd to 19d; Dressing Hides 16d to 20d; ditto Shaved, ISd to 22jd; best Saddles' Hides, 19d to 21d; English Horse Hides, 14d to lSd: German Hides, 14d to I9d; Spanish Horse Hides lud to 21 d; Calf Skins ( if rounded, 2d to 4d per lb more), 821b to 401b per dozen, I9d to 24d; 421b to 501b, I9d to 25d; 621b to 601b, 19d to 23d; 621b to 1001b, 19d to 21d; Seal Skins large, — d to— d; small,— d to — d; Kips, 14d to 25d j Basils, 9d to 15d ; Bellies, lid to 14d; Shoulders, 17d to 2Id. OIL MARKET, FEIDAY.— Linseed Oil is in moderate request, at 39s 3d to 39s 6d per cwt. Sperm is heavy, and lower to purchase. Fine Pr. lm and Rape as dear as last week. In other Oils little is doing. Tur- pentine is Is dearer, with a good demand.— Florence ( half. ch) 18s to 21s ; Lvcca, half- chests, £ 615* to £ 7 0s; Galiipoli, 252 gallons, £ 59 0s to £ 59 10s; Spanish. 252S gallons, £ 58 10sto £ 59; Linseed, £ 1 19s 6d to £ 119s Od ; Rape, pale, £ 2 13s Od to £— 6s Od; brown, £ 2 10s Gd to £— 0,- Od per cwt; Cod, £ 48 10s to £—, pei tun; Seal, pale, £ 48 0s to £ 4S 10s per tun: Seal, yellow, brown, &<•, £ 410s to£ 46: Sperm, £ 97 to £ 98 per tun; Headmatter, £ 100 to £— per tun; Southern, £ 44 to £ 47 Cd per tin; Cocoa nut, £ 2 Ss 6d to £ 2 10s ; Palm, 43s to 46s 0d per cwt; Greenland, full size, £ 870 to £ 380 per tun; South Sea, £ 335 to £— per tun; Whale, Greenland, £— to — s. Pitch— British 73 per cwt. Archangel 10s 6d per ewt, Stockholm, 12s per cwt. Tar— American 18s to 18s 6d per barrel, Archangel 18s Gd per barrel, Stockholm — s to 17s 6d. Turpentine.— Spirits £ 2 Os Od to £ 2 Is Ou. in puncheons £ 1 19s 6d. Rough 10s 3d to 10s 6d per cwt. - Ret in— Black 5s 9d per cwt, transpa- rent 6s 6d per cwt. COAL MARKET, WEDNESDAY.—( Prices of Coals per ton at the close of the market.)— Howaid's West Hartley Netherton 18s, North Percy Hartley 15s 6d, Tanfield Moor 13s, Tanfield Moor Butes 13s Od, Walker's Primrose 13s 6d, West Hartley Greys 17s. Wall's End— Acorn Close 16s 8d, Riddell 15s 6d, Eden Main I6s 6d, Belmont 15s Sd, Braddylls 16s Gd, Hasweil 18s, Kepier Grange 17s Sd, Lambton 17s6d, Russcl's Het- ton 16s 6d, South hetton 17s 9d, Stewart's 18s Od, Caradoc 13s 0d, Hartlepool Hetton 16 s 9d, Heugh Hall 16s Gd, Kelloe 16s 6d, Tees 18s, — Ships at market 47- sold 27— unsold 20. HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS.— By the joint action of these two specifics all cutaneous eruptions are quickly banished Irom tiie system, the worst description of wounds are easily eradicated, the morbific matter which nature finds injurious to her is thrown out, and a healthy state of the blood and fluids is the result, restoring a sound mind and body to sufferers after other treatment has been found ineffectual. Sold by all medicine vendors throughout the world; at Professor Holloway's Esta- blishments, 244, Strand, Loudon^ and 804 . MaHlea- liu;- 3, Nc: YT York; by Stamps, Consts^ tiuople, BELL'S LIFE IN LONDON, MAY 3, 1857. 3 TO CORRESPONDENTS. Questions submitted for answers must have some distinctive feature—" Constant Readers" and " Constant Subscribers" are so numerous that such signatures only produce cc- nf usion. Questions if not sent early on Friday morning cannot be answered till the following week. Questions not answered must be repeated. Articles sent for insertion, if rejected, are not preserved. _ ANSWERS. BILLIARDS. T. Moore— The yellow ball having been taken up by the player of red before it had stopped, it is EO miss, and yellow must play again. No one but the striker has a right to stop the ball. Parthenon— A. loses his bet, G. Cox 1: Brown plays from baulk. 2 : We never heard of the match. 3: It depends. Apply to Jemmy Shaw, Queen's Head, Crown- court, Windmill- street. C W H— Red loses a life, brown not, and plays from baulk. Amateur— Such things are to he procured; we believe they are of French manufacture. J M— Pool takes the precedence. Pendulum— A. in effect merely dis- covers that B. has played with the wrong ball, and has his choice. RAFFLE. Church Inn— The bet is off. T. Jackson— The two who threw 10 are entitled to the pigs. THE INSURRECTION AT SARAWAK. TURF. Dr Syntax A correpondent, W. W„ has kindly sent us the follow- ing information respecting this celebra ed horse:—" Doctor Syn- tax was not bred by Mr Riddell, but by Mr Humphrey Osbaldes- ton, of Hunmanby, near Scar- borough, and sold when a year- ling to Mr Knapton, of Hunting- ton, near York, who again sold him to Mr Riddell, of Felton Park, near Alnwick, Northum- berland. F J— You arc not entitled to yeur money back; it was a p. p. race. St Giles— Yes. Fox— Yes. Saddler— B. wins. J B— Being neither veterinarians nor " quack doctors" we cannot advise you. Chas. Lomax— The judge placed four for the Great Northern Han- dicap, and the backer of St Giles wins. H. Ifirwin— 1: It was so won by Wild Dayrell and Ellington. 2: Voltigeur beat The Dutchman in the Doncaster Cup, but the latter " turned the tables" on him in the match afterwards. Bird's Eve— 1: A mile and a half. 2: He may " wait" forthe second heat, but not " omit" it. Ego— You must judge for yourself. H. Williams- Yes, 1852. Bolton— No, to both questions. Kent— No. H B— 1852. Y JB, Shrewsbury— Eleanorin 1801. W. Peters— 1 and 2: Yes, in 1816, W. Brown— 1839. John Hibbert— Yes, and you are en- titled to your money back which you paid upon Whaley. J S F- No. Salisbury— No. W H C— We do not know. Bobbin Aronnd— Twelve. Egbert Hallwell— The conditions are so clear that a child might understand them. Of course he musticarry 13st. James Horner— You must search the Calendars. This will also an- swer Milford Hall. James Travis— Mr J. S. Douglas. Peter Flat— You had better stay in London, and go there and back daily. X Y Z- Search the Calendars. C F— The same way. F. Barrington— No. A. Mansfield— Yes. Hindoo— Pounds of course. X. G. Weedon Buy " Green Book of the Odds," Riley— The bets are off. I J, Birmingham— He must make some distinction, in order for the judge to decide correctly. Parketli— No. T P R— When Eleanor won, the whole eleven that started were placed. W B B- No. Thomas Jackssn— A colt. Inquirer— Yes. J B C— Yes to both questions. Joe in the Copper— By Loadstone fson of Ildegarda), her dam bv Mulatto out of Mrs Weller, by Whisker. Telegraph— A. B. loses both bets. Sam Weller— Yes. C B. Halifax- Walnut. W H B- Not at all. Justitia We cannot decide the point about Thornthorpe. E. Phillips— Refraction, the winner of the Oaks, was purchased by Mons. Lupin from the Duke of Richmond to go to France. W. Parker— Yes. W G- No. Turbit— We never performed the " castorating" operation, there, fore cannot say. HUNTING. Paddy Miles— You must advertise, TROTTING. W. H. Thorney- By Sir William, 18 miles. Callow— Apply to an attorney. Reader, Hereford— 18 miles in the hour, by Sir William. STEEPLE CHASING. True Blue— The race was not timed in 1852. AQUATICS. Penang Lawyer— Apply to the se- cretaries of the Leander or Lon- don Rowing Clubs, at the Star and Garter, Putney, from whom you will learn all particulars. E. Chester— The Oxford and Cam- bridge boat race took place, in 1856, on Saturday, March 15. W B— Henley Regatta will be found among the fixtures. Yachtsman— We do not know whe- ther Mr Hunt has published his yacht list this year. We have not seen it. Royal Northern Yacht Club— The proceedings appeared in last week's Beil's Life. CRICKET. - Point— Secretary to the club, Wat- ford, would find him. The Canon- bury play on a ground in the Seven Sisters'- road. G H C— We hear, at the Oval, but do not know for certain. Brighton College, Shrewsbury School, & c, are not drawn up ac- cording to the repeated notices given in our columns. PIGEON SHOOTING. B C- No. CARDS. WHIST— S. Kemp- He must call before playing. Anton— You must call before he leads. E— We cannot calculate odds at whist, as to the holding of a par- ticular number of cards. Alpha— No. Captain Eyton He saves the double. Explorator— Tracks count before honours. T. Jackson— Lowest deals. Ace is lowest. Coiler— No. N J L— No; the cards remain down to be called. Prince of Orange— He must call be- fore he plays. CRIBBAGE.— Crib— Yes, Godfrey— Yes. Victis— Fifteen six. R T— 21. LOO.— P. Clarke— No ; he need only head the trick. VINGT- ET- UN. F and P- The player pays the dealer. W C S P— The dealer receives. ALL- FOURS.— H H- ffigh scores before low. AB— Not in the case of a misdeal. J J C- Yes. ALL- FIVES.— A. Freeland- No >" turn down the card. PICQUET.- R F D- No. CHESS. J. F. Holdernesse— Such a profes- sor of chess is only a " profes- sor" without being a player. A. of course loses. BACKGAMMON. Z, Aldershott— 1: Black must play the man marked two into his tables. 2 : He can play up a deuce, and take off. SKITTLES. Nil Desperandum— It appears to have been a fair pin, but it is a point to be decided only by those present. Flibitigibet— It is a foul pin, DOMINOES. P D— It appears evident that the bet intended was concerning the number of cards with five on them. There are seven. THEATRICAL. B H— The Opera House at Naples is the larger. R H T- Yes. PEDESTRIANISM. John Sherwood— Never. Fote Once round Hyde Park, Sheffield, for £ 25 a side, 1852. T B D— If there is no proof that A. was aware of the result of the race, he is entitled to the money. Amicus— Not received. Guildford— No. J. Hay's— Taylor not runninglosei and all bets follow the stakes. G G— He win3 by reaching the handkerchief first. RING. J J— Hayes fought Massey last, Ed. Perkins— In 1824.. J. Arnold— There are several first- raters with the gloves; among them Johnny Walker, Nat Lang- ham, Crockett, & c. Fitzgibbon— There is no work ex- cept " Fistiana" published at our office. H C— March 29,1853, J M B— Two. Preston— Read our last paper. A! ilk walk— 1: Jones of Portsmouth and Malpas. 2: We do not under- stand your question. Buy a map. Ennui— 1: oft lOJin. 2: 5ft 8iin. John Coates— 5ft Sin. Tom Paddock was beaten by The Tipton Slasher. Mr3 Gautliorpe— May 31,1855. R. Glover— We have no record of such a fight. T. Kendall- Yes, Oct 18,1813. R. Brettle— As Cobley has been matched with Mace, we have not inserted your answer to his chal- lenge. A Z— At Appledore, Dec 18,1855. Black Joe must communicate with Jack Bath, if he means business. G. Hutchins— 1: Between two and three years. 2: Yes. G H— Twice; Spring winning both battles T F W-— They fought a drawn battle. J. Bone— He last fought Bill Hayes. See " Fistiana." Nemo— M. loses. Tydides— We have no record of his doing so. W C W— The bet is off of course, only one of the members being returned MISCELLANEOUS. Legal questions are not answered by us under any circumstances, but are at once consigned to the i waste paper basket. George Grey— A. loses. E. Lacy— We do not keep accounts of all Mrs Graham's ascents. Omega— No. X Y Z— Apply at the Austrian Em- bassy. R. Swift— It Is a matter of taste. John Crabtree— It is not in. Vampire Answered scores of times. There are more acres. W. Wilson Send to the office direct. G W- No. R G— We do not answer legal ques- tions. S. C. must refer to a division list-. E C— We do not know which Laven- der it was. Cymro— No. Prince Albert He must be re- turned every election. H H W— Tipton, near Wolver- hampton. A. Seymour— A. wins. Yearly Tenant— Consult an attor- ney. W J K— Gallery, pit, stalls, and some boxes. For prices see the daily advertisements. Richmond Park is open to the public. J H— More than 20. T. Kingston— Decidedly Welsh. J, Simpson— We should think it is a very uncertain sum. Supporter of the Ring— London, 2,361,610; Lancashire, 2,063,913; Yorkshire, 1,788,767. C P We have never measured them. Waterloo— The late duke was 5ft 9 § in. Pilgrim— We should say not. G W T— We do not know. Tyro— They are supposed to be open; but it requires interest to get your name placed on the list for examination, which is sup- posed to be dene by the head of the department. R R— These questions are quite out of our sphere. A A A— A. wins. G C— In tossing for drink the loser is entitled to his share. You do not toss to see who drinks, but who is to pay for what each drinks. J. Vickers— It is more than 70. Kelpie Perhaps another name would be better, though there is really nothing objectionable. A B— In the year 1811. J. Hope— Upwards of 100 means more than 100. W C— Norwich is the county town of Norfolk. C. Morton— The silver coin of the realm consists of 37 parts pure silver, and three of copper. The height of Salisbury Spire is 104ft. Tamerlane— No; how can you mul- tiply money by money ? You can only add the sums together. Billett— A billet for a soldier's wife and child on a publican is illegal. See 20 Vic. c. 13. A Manchester Musician— He has not done so. E M, Birmingham— Nearer 80. John Baker— We have no recollec- tion of the question or the letter. You should have repeated it. A E— We do not know the deriva- tion. R. Lymbey— 199 miles. To ADVERTISERS.— Advertisements not exceeding eight lines are charged 5s each, and Is for every extra line. They cannot he taken, at the latest, after five o'clock on Friday afternoon, and must be pre- paid. Post Office orders to be made payable at the Strand Post Office, to William Clement. Postage stamps refused. 33rirs Htfe tit HoulJon. LONDON, SUNDAY, MAY 3. SWITZERLAND. If the Nord of Brussels is correctly informed, and has cor- rectly published the agreement which is to settle the dispute between Switzerland and the King of Prussia with regard to Neufohatel, it will be a very lucky thing for our Minister of Foreign Affairs of 1852, and still more so for his legal advisers. This agreement just gets them out of a scrape. Their folly had at least encouraged the King in his unfounded demands, and he probably hoped to obtain from the nations of Europe as easy and unthinking a recognition of his claim as that which the diplomatists of May, 1852, had given him. In this hope he was mistaken. The Swiss knew their rights, and honourably and courageously asserted them, and the instant that the matter was submitted to public discussion it was clear that the diplo- matists who at London, in 1852, had signed the protocol, were all ( with the exception of the Prussian) ignorant and misled. Who misled themmay be left to conjecture. Who had an interest in mis- leading them is plain. Their meeting was held " at the desireof the Prussian Minister," and from him no doubt proceeded such information as they received. These diplomatists consisted of the ambassadors of Austria, Prance, Prussia, and Russia, and of our own Foreign Secretary, Lord Malmesbury. Now of his lordship we have no wish to say anything severe; he behaved well in the Mather affair, and honourably supported Sir H. Bulwer in obtaining a fair settlement of a matter which certainly had not, before then, been treated in a manner at all consistent with the principles of justice or 6he dignity and honour of England. Beit there can be no dosibt that Lord Malmesbury made a great mistake. The origin of it we suspect to have been this. The Prussian Minister must feave misrepresented, as M Manteuffel lia « recently and most pertinaciously done, the sti- pulations of the Treaty of Vienna, and tbe British Minister must have acted in the confiding belief that the truth « ras told to him. Now, not only was the truth not told to him, but the protocol of May, 1852, shows on the face of it that the reverse of the truth must have been told by one party, and adopted by the rest. The Protocol says ( according to the copy which the Russian paper Ls Nord of Brussels, alone enjoys the privilege of giving to the world) that the objeet of this meeting was " to seek the means of replacing the Principality of Neufchatel in the situation defined by the treaty of Vienna on the 9th of June, 1815." The real object was exactly the reverse. It was that of displacing Neufchatel from " the situation " whieh that treaty " had defined," The language is not oars, but that of the diplomatists whose figures of speech seem as confused as their knowledge of facts. The treaty of Vienna made, in the most absolute manner, the principality of Neuf- chatel a Swiss canton; the protocol sought to make it a Prussian fief. The object of the protocol was to repeal, not to enforce the treaty, to get back to the present King of Prussia, by a fraudulent misrepresentation, what Ms immediate predecessor had expressly, and for good consideration, given up. That the representatives of Austria and Russia should, in 18o2, willingly concur in this scheme, especially as it injuriously af- fected the Swiss Republic, we can well believe: that the I1 rench | The following letter from Sir James Brooke, describing the Minister did not trouble himself about the matter is also pos- late affair at sira, A. ak, was published in The Times during the sible, but that the English Minister should have suffered himself _ to be so grievously misled is a circumstance very mucn to be j past week. rezretted That he did so out of a slavish desire to please a " BALIDAH, MARCH 15 — I may now relate more circumstan- Kine or from a willingness t- o injureaRepublic, because it was a tially the events of the last few weeks. Sarawak was as peaceful Renubiic we do not believe. He was misled as to the facts and as it had ever been, and there was no cause to excite dissatis- thp Had thev been known to him he never could have faction among the Chinese or raise suspicion in our minds of a crV^ rt thp Z nml 1 anv hostile designs ; yet a conspiracy had been formed which sigio- u me pruiuiAu. ^ - vr;„ iatpr well i ik Nmifiratinns in Sins- apore and in China. A follower of arrived in Sarawak and some banished the country, secretly returned Singapore. I had been unwell for some days, and on the There I night of the 18th retired early to bed. My servant was sleeping in a room near mine, and Mr Steel and Nicholets occupied a small bungalow close by. Between twelve and one o'clock I was awakened by yells and shots, and, seizing my sword aud revolver, I opened a' window and saw that the house was surrounded. The noise told me it was by Chinese. I opened door by door in the hope of finding means for escape, but in vain. I told Penty ( his native servant) that our deaths were at hand, and, as the " last hope, went down to the bathing- room, which was under repair. The door was not fastened. I opened it gently, and seeing the way clear, rati across the lawn to the creek on the right hand of the house, and took the water close under the bows of the boat which had brought the murderers to their bloody work. I carried my sword and pistol across with me. Glad was I to touch ground on the far side, though not above thirty yards. I struggled through the deep mud, and lay down exhausted and panting in the road. Recovering breath, I got to the nearest house, and, launching a canoe, pulled up to the Datoo Bandars kampong. All was in confusion. I was too exhausted to do much, and Hercules himself could not have restored courage or order to such a panic- stricken crowd. Here Crookshank joined me, bleeding from a severe swordcut in the arm. He believed his wife to be dead, and we both appre- hended that the massacre would be general. Finding all hope of restoring affairs at the Bandars gone, I pulled to the kampongs above, and persuaded the people to secure their women and valuables in prahus, and to cross to the opposite or left bank of the river, so as to prevent the assailants from attacking them by land. My house, Arthur's, and Middleton's, were long before this in flames. We got the women and children across the river, and Arthur, Crookshank, and myself retired to the same side, to the house of Nakodah Bryak. Here Crymble joined us with the iutelligence. that after an hour's defence our fort or small arms, the education of a lawyer could have read the treaty < and have adv'sed Lord Malmesbury to sign this protocol, was a great blunderer somewhere. Swiss firmness and European opinion have perhaps now re- lieved us from the difficulty into which official negligence had cast us. If so, it is well— if not, if the subject is still an open one, England must refuse to be bound by a protocol which, ( fraudulently or foolishly, it is the same thing) attempts to aoro- gate a treaty which it affects to follow. The foolish protocol contained an express recognition ot the claims of the King— these are now absolutely rejected. His demand to bear the title of Prince of Neufchatel is refused. If he insists on thus calling himself he may do so. as any silly person is allowed to call himself by any name which pleases his fancy. But his doing so is not in any way recognised, the name will confer no rights— no, nor create any pretence to claim them. The King of Prussia has some twenty or thirty titles already— the addition of another, especially of one winch chronicles his unjust claim, his execrable means of sustaining it, and his final defeat, can only be matter, to the world, ot laughter or of condemnation as the folly or the wickedness of the thing happens at the moment to strike the minds of men. SARAWAK.— THE CHINESE. The persons who, in their desire to depreciate England, thought fit to assume that in the Canton business the English were alone aud wholly in the wrong, and the Chinese alone and wholly in the right, must have beeu a little perplexed by the recent intelligence from Sarawak. It was not confirmatory of their opinions. Still they are only a little perplexed, and have already discovered that the thing to be especially noticed is the slaughter of the Chinese. The misconduct, the vicious and Chinese.. 1 ae miscoiiuuc,, ine '^ | pgiuade had been taken, and with it all our guns, s savage ferocity which occasioued that slaughter and which made j ^ mmuuition> & 0. It had beeu defended by Crymble, with four the peaceable inhabitants of the colony inflict the terrible ven- ; men and two prisoners; three of the defenders were killed, one geance on thorn is entirel^ verlnoK^ Tho ffh no fal^ Pretence Qr t wfiu: ldod; aad Crymble himself had been grazed by a of pirates on board of an English lorcha can be used in th s case j t hfa side< Middleton, Steele, Ruppell, and Penty drop- ped in one. after another. The bright fires went, out, aid t& Chinese are pitied, while those whom they^ ithout the least d u morui broke at length, but only disclosing to us the hope- provocation, attempted to slighter are£' h ™ : i « state of our affairs. We remained quietly at Iakodah ness of their vengeance. The world at large though by no , k doi h t wc could to Bnimate the natives, and to pre- means disposed to favour England at the expense ofanyote Je > ^ a durel! ce as our means all d h' ld V ™ people, takes a different view of all ttese matters. The Lni ted ; ^ ttacked. Imaybere relate the fate and misfortunes of our States will not.( oecause of a traditional policy), fellow- sufferers. Poor Harry Nicholets was murdered on the England and France in punishing now ^^ i lid fn . t « ass, trying to reach my house. Crookshank and his wife future the Chinese, but will in substance lend aid m at- escaoed by their bath- room door. She ran first, and he pro- ! tectedher retreat with a spear in his hand., but, in . passingPth° e that their own home concerns bind^ them to> aneut^ becaiBe in- stable> one 0f these villains rushed from the opposite side and nsive, course of conduct Yet rt u tobe^ bservedithat the I h ' dow Her husband jobbed the iat t, ^ tiguese authorities m the settkmemts nearest Sarawak at ; t> 8 b k bufc with a twist of his body he wrenched it out, once lent their aid to Sir James BrooKe for the restoration of his , ^ , - • t'hfi ahaft h„ st-, rn, w] pfl tn „ Jthp ' authority. The Chinese have. it is dear', fablishS for them- ; ^^^^ selves, with all who have come in contact with them a character ; ^ fhVSS Wok^ tm for treachery aud cruelty. Their hand is against every man, ,, ' t l i ofch ipt co th„ swa an, j and every man's hand is, therefore, against them. This universal ^ oth st^ ed. bom^ et go the a ^ K weak Af w+; nt;, r tft them must b « r « had some, serious and with loss or blood, ana Deiieving nis wire dead, staggered spirit of hostility to them must have had some serious and perpetually acting cause. No isolated acts would have given them so bad a reputation throughout all the shores of the Indian Ocean. The treacherous and uncalled- for insurrection at Sarawak, the murderous manner in which it was conducted, and the coura- geous and skilful manner in which it was suppressed, form a tale which would look more like romance than history did we not know that " truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction." The grati- fying part of the terrible business is to see by the way in which Sir James Brooke was received and supported by the people who had lived under his authority, that he must have previ- ously used that authority in a proper and a popular manner. EQUALITY IN THE POOR- RATE. One of the first thiugs to which the attention of the new Par- liament will be called is likely to be a new adjustment of the rate for the relief of the poor. It is manifest that something must be done. The metropolis presents the strongest instances of inequality of rating arising out of the present system, but they are not exceptions which diversify the operation of the rule, but rather instances which prove its existence. That rule exists and reached me. She, young aud beautiful, lay for twelve hour's weltering in her blood, conscious and calm in this extremity. One fiend hacked at her head till he cut off the long tresses which protected it; another tore her rings from her fingers ; a third— for the sake of our common nature let it be told— gave her water to drink. By this time the remainder of the Europeans had been assured of protection; but when the bishop asked the leaser's per- mission to carry her to his house, he was told that she should be left to perish. At length the boon was granted, and she was relieved and tended, and is now, God be praised, recovering. Middleton's house was attacked at the same time and in the same manner as the others. He escaped with difficulty. His poor little wife hid in a bakery till the burning rafters fell about her, and, from her concealment, saw the assailants kicking about the head of her eldest child. The mother was paralysed ; she wished, she said, to rush out, but could not move. The youngest child was murdered and thrown into the flames, where poor Wellington's remains were likewise consumed, his head borne off in triumph alone attesting his previous murder. The day broke, as I said, aud shortly aiter 1 heard that the Chinese had assured the survivors of safety; that they had communicated with the bishop, and sent for Helms and Ruppell. I then, hope- less of doing good, started for the Sioie, a small stream which has its outlet far below the town ; it was a wild walk; we swam the oyer all England, and its objectionable coiisequences are as | Stream washed out every track of our footsteps in the mud? and widely extended as its existence. The rule itself must be altered , ^ fntra a „, an< m^ A smm„ aa . i^ i- TS if the" consequences are to be avoided. A parish taxation to meet a parish demand was at first the natural and easy, and therefore the proper mode of providing for the wauts of the poor. But between tbe time of Queen Elizabeth and the present day great changes have taken place. An individual labourer ' might then pass from one parish to another, through a casual demand for his particular ser- vices, and on the cessation of that demand he might have become a pauper. No great injury could thereby have fallen on any parish. But now hundreds make such changes, and subject themselves and parishes to the possibility of such results. It is to the interest of the whole country that they should do so, and the whole country should provide against the possible consequences. A general rate must be made, and relief must be administered wherever distress occurs. The objection to such a scheme is that it is an introduction of the principle of „„,.•„ ,„„,,;,,.•).„ fri - -,-.„„„„ f] •. „, , vr' ——- centralisation, and not centralisation, but the opposite, or if not ^ fS?" wLProceed to SaSan S an opposite, at least a dissimilar principle of municipal govern- 1 My intention « as to proeeed_ to, jsakarran^ to collect as large a ment has been an active cause of the greatness of this country. took refuge in a mangrove swamp as dark came on. By eight o'clock two small boats came to carry us away, and in an hour afterwards I was in Abong Buyong's prahu, manned by 40 men, with six smaller boats in company. Our party consisted of Arthur, Crookshank, Crymble, Middieton and Pe'nty, and, after the trials and fatigues of the £ 1 hours, we slept as though mis- fortune had not overtaken us. " On the morning following I lasded at Sabong, and I wish I could explain to you the tender care, the generous sympathy showered upon us. Here we received information that the Chi- nese, after forcing the Europeans and Datoos into oaths of fealty, had agreed to retire up the river. It was clearly their in- tention, having, as they thought, disposed of myself and Arthur, to t ake the country into their own hands, to be friendly with the Malays and Dyaks, to patronise the Europeans and to encourage them to trade in order to the supply of their own wants. There There is some force in the objection, but it is not decisive. If a great good was to be achieved by the direct adoption, in a particular case, of the principle of centralisation, and a great evil would be sustained by the disregard of it, we should at once declare for its adoption, for to do otherwise would be to sacrifice the end, that is, popular advantage, to a faicy for some particular means by which it was imagined popular advan- tage might be obtained. But, in truth, we are not reduced to any such necessity of choice. The rate, though levied as a general rate, might be fixed for each parish by the reports or the resolutions of each parish, aud its distribution in each parish ought to be by the officers of each parish. The supervision, the power to compel the officers of every parish to do their duty, might be vested in a central authority, but unless the exercise of that authority was called for by the acts or the negligence of those officers, it might continue in peaceful repose. In truth, as long as parishes elect the men who are to do their work, the evils of centralisation cau hardly arise. The horror which we have, and very justly have, for pure centralisation is founded on what happens abroad, but the principle of Government there is essentially different from what it is in this country. Take France as the most familiar instance. The officials all over France are, as a rule, appointed by the Crown, and are dismissible by the Crown. From the Prefect of a Department down to the humblest mayor of the smallest town which possesses such a dignitary, the power of the Crown is absolute. It is exactly the reverse in this country, for though the Lord Lieutenant of a county is the direct ap- pointee of the Crown, the power of the Crown is not, even with regard to him, absolute, since each house of Parliament- has the power to inquire into the cause of his dismissal, and, in case of need, could find the means of making its opinion thereon re- spected, while, as to his acts, he can do very little without in- force as I could, and with it to retake the town, or to command a base of operations in its vicirrity. I awaited, however, the intelligence, and on Sunday, having heard of the retirement of the Chinese, I was again entering the town, when down they came a second time, before we were in any manner prepared to receive them properly. The consequence was, they gained the town before I could even land, and I again retired with all the Europeans, with the firm intention of proceeding to Sakarran. This was the only evening I felt the depression of spirits at- tendant on ill fortune, but I did not show it. There we were, outcasts— women and children and helpless fugitives to be provided for— the town in flames, and my people without firearms and ammunition, panic stricken, and fleeing with their families. A force from Sakarran was our only hope, and with a base for operations we might raliy the people, re arm and aot against the enemy. The next morning I was on my way to Linga, when the steamer hove in sight. I boarded her. Skin- ner was most zealous and active. Here was the very base for our operations we wanted. We drove the miscreants out of the town, found the Datoo in a cluster of prahus, and heard that he had recaptured nine sampans and one of the prahus containing stores of powder, some guns, & c, of which we were in great want. This was the first blow struck at the Chinese. I felt assured that each day would improve our resources and diminish those of our enemies. Their body of men was nearly annihilated, for taking the jungle behind the town or making off by the road, as they had no boats to carry them away, they were cut off by the Dyaks or starved. My next measure was to let the land Dvaks loose upon them, and within a circuit of 30 miles from Siniawan, Bau, and Bula they were driven into their defences with great loss of life, and all communication betweea Bau and Siniawau prevented, excepting by means of large parties of armed men. Night and day they were harassed by alarms; every straggler was cut down. In short, it was a guerilla warfare of the most harass- curring a legal responsibility- a responsibility which can be S ™ Tho ^ ? , 1Jlt "; lrtwo P^ ces of easily, and would be verv readily, enforced. The fear of contrail- I ® f& h' ™ - food, was ?£ re to c sation, therefore, onght not to keep us from adopting a course ^ ti ^' sl.^ v^ ^ h° Wi lhey COUid of proceeding which is otherwise shown to be advantageous. | ^ l^ f ST ? he K hTL tf^ r ^ ' thl f? rme, r ^ Now as to rating for the relief of the poor, it is clear that i but early in mere parochial rating does work great hardship either to humble t£ e hZk? n? th? ritev i Jll Pra'lus and ratepayers or to the paupers, and perhaps to both. In places SdreSSsStnittim after ^ IheS^ nir Tht!, 1'^? where, as a matter of necessity, poor men congregate, such, for . 1" f ® ' MpMais^ S • I instance as in Snitalfields n ,, l ; n + hP Tmver Hamlets there ! oar, on tne ytn, was in a single Malay prahu on the look- out at uiSMiice, da III opuameias ana m . ne iowei riaiuiets, tiieie T, ind » TVirafc wh « n th « Ohlnnsn TMM* v « na — A must, of course, be occasionally a large demand for relief. By whom is that demand to be satisfied? By men almost as poor as those who make it, or by men only a little raised above their condition, with, here and there, the assistance of some wealthy warehouseman, whose warehouses or wharfs are, in consequence, compelled to bear a very heavy burden. On :. the other hand, in nnrislieo where « C! ,,, Uf CoA-^ fl'L. TTonrnrflv. Prtn'iro ipm- Vmfin'e Linda Tarak when the Chinese party came there. They declined an engagement on the water, but landed and threw up a stockade, which they defended with four guns and manned with about 250 men, armed with muskets and rifles. The Datoo came down himself in a small boat, and by one o'clock on the 10th we got off two more large prahus, some thirty Dyak bangkongs as a reserve; other prahus were preparing, and some followed the parishes where, as iuSt George's, Hanover- square, workmen's Mmamo„(„„ w„ t tu„- „ , -;~ r, residences are few, and gentlemen's houses' numerous, the rt^ hed at ft^ Jn^ JZ^? Tf'i them; claimants on the poor- rate are not many, and the means of pro- i ^ 11^'^ ftW^ 1 vidingfor their claims are ample. As the resident iu the ^ f ™ ' tTXrofin tT 5 ? f fth6 wealthy parish receives the benefit of the labour of the men in j Cm ' l00 to 120 men? 1" Again jungle. Our party the poorer parish, he is not so shut off from them as to be en- 1 Histre « e- i in the titled to deny their existence, and be deaf to their claims when 1 I3MULffu the J^ L these claims arise. The principles of justice, as well as those of | ™ l^ i h^ Velc^ ped deaTh or clpZre"' public policy, require that all the members of one national com- munity should aid each other— they are bound together by one common interest, and must act upon the influence of a common sympathy. At present, merely in consequence of the accidental distinctions of parish boundaries, one part of London is paying from five to ten times as much in poor- rate as another ; and the heavier payment falls on the inhabitants of the poorer parish. This defeated party consisted of their picked men, and their two great leaders were killed in the stockade. A panic now seized them. On the night of the 11th I heard that Balidah and Si- movar had been abandoned, and, hurrying up the following morning, the intelligence greeted me that Bank was likewise deserted, and had been burned, and that the Chinese were in full retreat towards Sambas. This took us by surprise, but our the pauper class, and who, by a small increase of their outgoings at a period of pressure, may be at once brought within its ranks. This system must be amended. THE DEVONSHIRE CAMEOS, GEMS, & c. During the past week we had an opportunity of inspectim* a set of cameos and other gems, selected from the magnificent col- lection in the possession of his grace the Duke of Devonshire, which were worn by the Right Hon Countess of Granville at the coronation of the Emperor of Russia, and which have since been mounted, by desire of his grace, by Mr C. F. Hancock, the eminent jeweller, of Bond- street, and which are intended to be handed down as heir- looms in the Devonshire family. It is not too much to say that nothing that has beeu hitherto exhibited of a similar class, either in this country or on the Continent, can in any degree compete with them, either in interest, in- trinsic value, extraordinary beauty, or admirable taste. The very difficult task of arranging these gems in such a manner as to bring out their peculiar beauties, and ™ render them the principal objects in the ornamental suite, and at the same time to avoid the heaviness which might be produced from the dark- ness and opacity of many of them, has been surmounted, and the result has been their disposal in seven ornaments, viz, a diadem, a coronet, a stomacher, a jewelled bandeau, a necklace, a comb, and a bracelet— each of which is in itself matchless, and which when united display such a concenta^ ion of elegance that their superiority to anything hithert^^ oduced will be apparent to everybody in any degree acqua^ Rd with the fine arts and with the progress of the manufactu^ r of the precious metals in the hands of the best artists. The settings— partly after the manner of Holbein and partly in the Florentine style — are inimitable for their tracery and the minute delicacy of the component parts, both in design aud execution. The suite in its present state has been valued at upwards of £ 20,000. It is of course impossible to particularise all the objects in such a collection, but we may remark that in the comb are to be seen:— A cameo of Charles I, white on a dark ground, the hair relieved with brown, a work of the period. A very fine Oriental amethyst intaglio, bust of the Persian King Shahpur I. of the race of the Sassanides, who were 28 kings in number, and reigned from A. D. 223 to A. D. 632, and were destroyed byOs- man, Caliph of the Saracens ; the bust has a curled beard, long ringlets of hair, also a tiara ornamented with pearls, and pen- dants in the ears; there are two lines of inscription in the Sas- sanian character. The stomacher includes, amongst other gems, a jacynth intaglio, Hercules strangling the Giant Antfeus. The hero lifted him up in the air and squeezed him to death in his arms. A Greek work of great merit. The necklace is singularly remarkable for its beauty, and com- prises, with many others:— A very beautiful cameo iu high re- lief of the cinque cento period, representing Venus and Satyr. There is a beautiful pink shade upon a portion of this gem, which the artist has cleverly adapted to the fleshy parts, giving a very natural effect. A cameo of the Emperor Tiberius. A fine Roman gem, the head is white on a dark ground, the laurel wreath and border brown, outside the border is an inscription in Arabic of a subsequent period. The diadem embraces a charming collection of gems, including, amongst many others, a cameo, white on a dark ground, of Queen Elizabeth. This ornament is an old locket, and has been left in its original setting of enamel; it con- tains two old water- colour miniatures, painted by Hilliard, nearly obliterated by time and exposure; one representing Queen Elizabeth, the other the Earl of Leicester; this ornament is said to have been worn by the Queen herself. The cameo is un doubtedly the work of Valerio Vicintini, commonly called Valerio Billi; the mounting is also by Hilliard, who was an artist and the Court jeweller at that period. Most worthily in every way has Mr Hancock executed the difficult task entrusted to him. THE STEAM SHIP ONEIDA,— There is no news of this vessel, as the Oyer land Mail brings no advices from Australia of a late date. The only allusion made to her that we have seen is the following by the Colombo Observer:—" Our hopes of the safety of this steamer have greatly diminished by tie fact that we find no notice of her in the Mauritius papers, Her binifeers were on fire twice during her outward voyage." It may be doubted whether this fact alone does not of itself add „' X ™ TirS„ n fhe isth „><• to the number of paupers in such a parish, where there must of : < iTO." Kf th ™ a ™ ' th three- lays de; course be many persons who can onlv just keep themselves above ^^ the frontier with, great class who. bv 1 Hn "? ' a desperate resistance in defence of the women and children, and the efforts of our people not heing able to break them. Had twenty- four hours' delay intervened to allow a concerted attack we ' should have had them all; but as itis we may be thankful, for a mere remnant of the Chinese men has escaped, and the capture of the women and children was not to be desired. Even now, however, this wretched mass, driven to the further sicA of the Sambas river must suffer great loss, and may altogether perish in the wild jungle for want of food and from exposure. Thus the puishment has been almost as sudden and far more sharp than the trea- chery and first success of this miscreant body. A thousand and more have been killed in different places, their flou- rishing settlements destroyed, and uot a rooftree to cover their dastard heads in the country. The numbers starved in their flight by being lost in the jungle it is diffi- cut to reckon, but it must be considerable, and out of a popula- tion of 4,000 or 5,000 certainly not more than 2,000 have escaped, and half this number is composed of women and children. The punishment has been severe. The Chinese will play no further treachery here, and in future we shall prevent their being asso- ciated in companies, disavow them, and reduce them to a daily obedience to the laws and a strict surveillance. Sarawak has now passed through the ordeal that Hong Kong is passing through, and Singapore has yet to meet. The country is secure ; the authority of Government has been vindicated • the principles on which it is based proved to be right by the fidelity and ardour of its native population. Our guns have been recovered, with a proportion of our musketry, and the principal loss falls on myself, on Crookshank, and Middleton. For myself, I may say that I never knew the small value of wordly goods till I lost them. I do not pretend to any senti- mental cant over my noble library, my costly plate, or all the decorations and tokens of honour which were once showered upon me, and have been lost even more suddenly than they were acquired. Man's happiness consist not in such things, and he destroys the chances of finding it if he persuades himself that it does. '' Now, a word more as to the causes of these events. Wherever there is a Chinaman there is the conceit of supremacy and the desire of dominion. When associated in bodies, as in Sambas formerly, and thence in Sarawak before mv arrival, this lust of rule grows stronger. The stringent proceedings of the Dutch have recently thrown many desperate characters into Sarawak and the miserably feeble Government of Singapore, with its toleration of secret societies, has strengthened the Chinese Kungsi here and given it advisers aware of the stite of British affairs and policy. Without such advisers the idea of en- couraging trade while murdering the officers of Government would never have entered the head of any of the rude Chinese here, and without the means of livelihood from without and the support of the European community so mad a project could hardly have been undertaken. To upset the Government by the murder of its principal officers and heads, and to establish other Englishmen to carry on the trade, was the suggestion of Chinese of Singapore, well acquainted with the isolated position of Sarawak, and possessed with the idea that the murder of Sarawak officers and the Sarawak Rajah would be a mat- ter of supreme indifference to the British nation, provided that trade was continued and cottons sold. It was a high compliment to my government that, murdering me with the intention of obtaining power, these stupidly clever Chinese desired as little change as possible. They forgot the native element, and. hence their destruction has come. It was a grand superstructure, cleverly devised by men acquainted with English policy aud mode of proceeding, but miserably based as regards the feelings and the ferocity of the native population. I think I have told you that one of Tien- Te's followers— i. e. a follower of the rebel and Hu6 leader in China— has since been ascertained to have arrived in the country. Itis probable that he was the great Singapore mover and agent, and to all these causes to encourage the attempt to acquire power and plunder " J, 1? 6^ 1,8.61' treachery and murder may be added the poverty of the Chinese, owing to the scanty yield of gold during the last eight months. I will only add that to penetrate their designs was procession the Kungsi people were to force the gaol in order to liberate some prisoners belonging to their body; but the scheme did not then embrace my life, as I was in Singapore. Crookshank took precautions, and ou my return I made inquiry into the matter, without eliciting any tangible evidence to warrant me in disturbing the peace of the country. To guard against such a conspiracy is impossible; it slumbers till opportunity occurs. We are really not much hurt; our finances will suffer, but will recover, as even now, owing to the speedy and complete destruction of the Kungsi, confidence is not wanting. The loss of the company is trifling. It is fortu- nate that you will hear of our disaster and its retrieval at the same time; and, for myself, I may say that I am in good health and spirits, and ready to rough it with the best of them. Our ladies behaved with great fortitude and resignation. Charlie Johnson, as usual, has been my right hand, and every Govern- ment servant has declared he will follow its fortunes in evil as well as in good fortune. I have written to retrench every su- perfluous expense, and I have appropriated my pension from the Bast India Company to pay the pensions I grant to others. Everything else is superfluous. No books, no papers, no wine, no nothing." The following is an extract from a letter from Singapore, dated the 23d March :—" Tbe Chinese here aud in the Straits generally are in a disaffected state, aud, should there be any rumour of misfortune to us iu China, it may lead to unpleasant conse- quences iu the meantime, though there can be iio doubt of the ultimate result. The punishment of the Chinese in Borneo must have an excellent effect on other populations. The only pity is that tha English did not do it instead of the Malays. Sir W. Hoste's going to Borneo must produce the best results." FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. FRANCE. On Sunday morning last took place the sudden death of the Rev T. J. J. Hale, D. D., formerly British chaplain at Versailles and Saint Germam- eu- Laye, and for the last six years chaplain to the British Embassy. The deceased was buried on Wednes- day, a great number of friends accompanying the funeral. The Debats contains the following reflections on the Chinese question:—" It- seems certain that England will not act alone in China, where it is the interest of all the maritime nations of the civilised world to maintain respect for their flag. France, Eng- land, and the United States had, it is affirmed, already contem- plated extending aud strengthening their influence in China when the incident of Canton arose. The initiative of the above project is even attributed to the United States, and it is assured that they proposed, in 1855, to England and to France, to unite their efforts in order to assure the success of that enterprise. The Canton incident has not modified the previous resolutions of the maritime powers; it has only hastened the action of Eng- land. France, it" we are to believe certain statements, has de- cided on despatching a land force to China, in order to occupy some point of her territory and give weight to the negotiations. It is to be expected that the Chinese will make little dis- tinction between the satisfaction claimed by the English and the new advantages claimed by France and the United States ; it is probable that united action will issue from a general re- fusal. It is, moreover, better that the monopoly of so great an enterprise, and the probable advantages which will ac- crue to civilisation, should not be left to one power. With respect to England, the great naval preparations which were rendered unnecessary by the unexpected termination of the Eastern war could not receive a better employment, In spite of the predictions of the Daily News, it is not probable that this war will demand great sacrifices, or that the resisting powers of the Chinese have been underrated. In addition to the undeni- able superiority of Europeans over Asiatic races, the English possess a particular talent for exciting one race against the other, and of extracting profit from their discord. The victorious re- turn of the well- known and original Sir James Brooke to Sara- wak, after having been compelled by an insurrection of the Chinese to seek safety by swimming, is a new and singular proof of this fact. Sir James Brooke is perhaps the only man who could have returned at the head of bands of Malays, have killed 2,000 Chinese, and regained possession of the country; but every Englishman in the extreme East possesses some of the boldness and influence commanded by the fortunate Rajah of Borneo." M Billault, Minister of the Interior, has been making a speech at the inauguration of the railway from Nantes to Rennes. The patriotic Minister letting his imagination run riot in the fumes of champagne, indulged in some post- prandial enthusiasm about the submissions—" 1' attitude soumise" were his words— of Foreign Potentates towards Napoleon the Third. The Emperor was pleased, but alarmed lest the publication of this speech might annoy the peppery Russian Duke, and the journals have been ordered to say nothing about it. M Biilault has not, how- ever, damaged his interest at court by this oration. The Russian Archduke, who is now visiting Prance, makes, if the French papers are to be believed, some odd remarks. At Toulon, the other day, he saw some captured Russian cannon. " Those are trophies of victory ?" he asked one of the function- aries who accompanied hisn. " Yes, prince," replied the latter, " but I can show you something by way of a set- off," pointing to a number of French guns, which had been rendered unfit for further service by the Russian shot. " Ah," said the Grand Duke, " that is what you call a set- off, is it ? Perhaps it is suffi- cient for you. by way of courtesy, but I . However, I accept it, such as it is," added he, smiling significantly, leaving the first part of his reply incomplete. As to the gun- boats, when he heard that they were fitting out for the Chinese rivers, he could not suppress a movement of dissatisfaction, and he said to those about him, " What, you are again going to take the chesnuts out of the fire there also I" f Vous allez encore tirer la les marrons du feu.) This was meant to rouse French pride against an English alliance. Many French officers, even among those who have not the honour of wearing the Crimean medal, regretted that politeness prevented them from saying to their guest that France is not in the habit of " taking the chesnuts out of the fire" for any one. SWITZERLAND. According to a Paris letter in the Nord of Brussels, the four plenipotentiaries of Great Britain, Austria, France, and Russia, have resolved to recommend that the Neufchatel question shall be settled on these bases: the King of Prussia to take, if he pleases, the title of Prince of Neufchatel, but the treaty to con- tain no stipulation to that effect; Switzerland to pay an in- demnity of l, 000,000f; and the revision of the constitution of Neufchatel, though opposed by the King, to be effected without delay. These conditions have only been received, as already stated, ad referendum, ITALY. A serious misunderstanding has arisen between the Sardinian Cabinet and the municipality of Genoa, touching the portion of eutrance dues which are to be paid into the royal treasury. The law fixes the sum at 806,000f. The Communal Council, in its last sitting, virtually refused to pay the tax by voting only 90,000f, after which the whole council resigned. It is believed that the Government will send a royal commissioner to take charge of the municipal affairs of the city until the council be reorganised. Fre- m an official report published by the Monitors Toscano, it appears that the net produce of the Tuscan customs in 1856 was 16,416,691 lire ( 13,705,575f), being 556,851 lire more than the sum fixed in the budget for that year. A letter from Rome in the Univers contains the following strange paragraph :—" A curious occurrence took place here lately. During the night some persons broke into the Count de Rayneval's ( the French Minister) cabinet, which is next to his bedroom, and ransacked his papers, respecting, however, all objects of value, medals, and decorations which were before them." The Piedmontese Senate, in its sitting of the 25th, voted for the bill for the fortifications of Alessandria by a majority of 45 to 8. DENMARK. One of the vexed questions of diplomacy has just been settled and placed beyond the reach of future misunderstandings. The formal convention between the United States and Denmark on the subject of the Sound Dues has just been signed at Washing- ton by Mr Cass, the Secretary of State, and M Bille, the Danish Charg6 d'Affaires. By this convention the Government of the United States agrees to pay Denmark a sum of 717,829 rix dol- lars ( Danish), or 393,000 dollars ( American), as the redemption of the Sound Dues— it is the exact sum that falls to the share of the United States in the general capitalisation of these duties. THE PRINCIPALITIES. The Principalities are beginning to be excited on the question of the union. Disturbances have already broken out at Jassy and Bucharest. The people have placed a wrong interpretation upon the address recently made to them by M Talleyrand, who they suppose intended to tell them that they might rely upon the support of Prance in any attempt which they might make to assert their independence. The French Commissioner and the French Consul, M Place, are accused, wrongfully it must be hoped, of having fomented these disturbances, which, however, appear to have alarmed Turkey. The Prince Callimaki, Turkish Minister at Vienna, has called upon Count Buol, to know whether Turkey might rely upon the co- operation of Austria in case she should think it necessary to occupy the Principalities. Count Buol replied that the entrance of an Austrian army into Moldavia or Wrallachia would be an infraction of treaties, but that he would consult with his sovereign and colleagues. Prince Callimaki remiuded Count Buol that, if the Wallachians and Moldavians began to howl about " Independence and such trash," their shouts might reverberate through Transylvania and the Bukowine, and might penetrate into Hungary—[ It is to be hoped that no Turkish Minister talked in this strain]— but still, it is stated, Count Buol declined to make any promises. The Russian papers admit that the English Commissioner is doing all iu his power to secure to the Moldo- Wallachians per- fect freedom in their elections. The Etoile du Danube contains, in its number of the 25th, several letters from Jassy and Romano, in which it is stated that arrests, illegal detentions, dismissals, intimidation, false rumours, and arbitrary acts of various kinds, are resorted to to prevent the free expression of public opinion among the Moldavians. In support of these remarks the journal publishes the following note sent to an influential person at Jassy:—" I am imprisoned for having spoken of the union, but without in any way attack- ing the present Government. I beg you to interfere to procure my release. I send a despatch by telegraph to the Caimacan and to the French Consul.— BASIDE POPOVICI SERDAR." UNITED STATES. Mr W. B. Reed, appointed American Minister Extraordinary to China, will not proceed directly to Canton. He will embark in an early steamer for England, where he will communicate the purpose of his mission to the English Government, obtain the latest information of the state of affairs, and learn what the policy of our Administration is to be. He will then go to Paris, confer in the same manner with the Prench Government, and then proceed overland to Aden, where he will be met by the United States steamer, which will take him to Canton. The main object of the American Government is to keep itself clear of an " entangling alliance"— a phrase which has produced a policy now become traditional, but it still has a power over the national sentiment, and that it might safely be departed from in some cases is not yet fully perceived. A committee of the Ohio Legislature has made an extended re- port upon the recent decision of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case, accompanied by a bill " to prevent slaveholding and kidnapping" in Ohio. The bill provides severe penalties for persons who shall attempt to hold slaves in the state, to seize or arrest fugitives from service, or to kidnap any person with intent to carry him out of the state for the purpose of enslaving him. The acts of marshals in the execution of legal process are ex- pressly excepted from the operation of law. The composition of the Supreme Court is strongly denounced. Resolutions have also been reported in the Legislature appropriating 100,000 dol- lars for the protection of Ohio citizens in Kansas. In the Senate, and also in the Legislative Assembly of the State of New York, at Albany, on the 9th ult, was presented the report of the joint committee upon the decision in the Dred Scott case. The committee comments upon the decision of the Su- preme Court., and recommends the adoption by the Legislature of the following" That this state will not allow slavery within her borders in any form, or under any pretence, or for any time, however short, let the consequences be what they may. That the Supreme Court of the United States, by reason of a majority of the judges thereof having identified it with a sec- tional and aggressive party, has lost the confidence and respect of the people of this state. That the Governor of this state be, and he hereby is, respectfully requested to transmit a copy of this report, the law above mentioned, and these resolutions to the respective governors of the states of this Union.— An act to secure freedom to all persons within this state. The people of the state of New York, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:— Sec 1. Neither descent, near or remote, from an African, whether such African is or may have been a slave or not, nor oolour of skin, shall disqualify any person from being, or prevent any person from becoming, a citizen of this state; nor deprive such person of the rights and privileges of a citizen thereof.— Sec 2. Every slave who shall come, or be brought, or be in this state, with the consent of his or her master or mistress, or who shall come, or be brought, or be involuntarily in this state, shall be free.— Sec 3. Every person who shall hold or attempt to hold in this state, in slavery or as a slave, any person mentioned as a slave in the second section of this act, or any free person of THE 0VERLA. ND MAIL. INDIA. The Bombay Times, of April the 2d, says : " The interest of the war is much abated since the arrival of the last English mail, on the 23d ult, the expectation being, of course, general that the next one will announce the conclusion of peace. Our news from the Gulf is very scanty. Preparations were being made, at date of our last advices, to embark a large part of the force for Mahamra, at the mouth of the Kuran; but the opera- tion was much delayed by the prevalence of the violent uort'u- west winds which characterise the period of the year. The Persians were said to have assembled in force a second time in the neighbourhood of Bushire, so that we may hear of another expedition to Borasjoon before long. We have had the usual amount of stupid criticism as to the military character of the last march, and if we are to believe some of the journals, General Out- ram committed a ' wild act of insanity' in beating up tnePersian quarters and thrashing their troops. Our men were in capital health and spirits, but forage and provisions continue scarce. " Extensive changes are announced in diplomatic departments of the service. Sir James Outram is gazetted to the charge of the Rajpootana States, although the general belief is that he will, under no circumstances, take up the appointment. Major Cuthbert Davidson is appointed to the residency at- Hyderabad, the Court of his Highness the Nizam. Colonel Sir R. C. Shake- spear is to be resident at Baroda, and Colonel Sir H. M. Law- rence is gazetted as Chief Commissioner in Oude. " A melancholy occurrence has taken place on the Bengal side in the murder of Mr Boiieau, Deputy- Cormnissic nerof Gocda, by the notorious Puzl Alee, the Oude robber. The accounts of the affair differ considerably, but it seems certain that Mr Boileau fell a victim to his own unheeding gallantry. The following account, furnished by a correspondent of the Mofussilite, gives, it is said, a true version of the affair:—" Fuzl Alee had for some time succeeded in evading pursuit by taking refuge in the Nepaul territory, and an order from the Katrnan- doo durbar had at last been obtained authorising his capture within their boundaries. On receipt of this, Boileau at once set out, after warning a detachment o? infantry to proceed to a cer- tain point. But he and this detachment missed each other among the thick jungle-, and coming upon Fuzl Alee and his dacoits, he, with rash valour, proceeded to attack them, although sheltered behind wails, with his small party of six irregular troopers and some four or five men on foot. The latter showed no fight at all, and the natural consequence of an attempt so desperate was not long in coming. Poor Boileau was shot down and decapitated. His head was aftewards found suspended to a tree, and his body was not recovered for some days. The infantry arrived in time to fire a volley at his assassins, whose punish- ment has, however, yet to come. Sad it is that a good officer and gallant- gentleman should thus heedlessly have cast away his life." CHINA. HONG KONG, MARCH 15.— Sir Michael Seymour came down here on the 13th in her Majesty's steamer Hornet. The Chinese fired rockets iato the Teetotum Fort at long range without effect, and it could not be ascertained what damage their boats suffered from the shot returned by the fort. This place remains quiet. The rumours of proximate dangers still continue prevalent. The MILITARY INTELLIGENCE. THE TRANSIT AGAIN.— This miserable example of the old- womanism prevalent at the Admiralty has again come to grief. A letter from an intelligent and responsible person on board appears in The Times of Wednesday. The following is an extract: " Her Majesty's ship Transit, Corunna, April 19.— Here we are! done up ! Two days' ' Bay' weather sent us in here to be fresh rigged. You never saw a worse sea boat in your life— crank, top- heavy, and everything that's bad ! We have everything we could wish in the way of provisions— only two days' salt since we came on board ; but su « h an old tub you never saw ; the rigging never set up, or anything secured. We had hard work to keep the masts from going over the side. If she had pitched, instead of rolling, I am sure the foremast must have gone over the bows. We had to get tackles across the decks, from side to side, to brace the rigging in to save the spars ; in fact, a greater tub to roll I never knew. She is top- heavy. I am certain she will never weather the Cape, or she will deceive all on board, both soldiers and blue- jackets. She is a disgrace to the British Go- vernment, aud more so to the dockyard authorities. If she is lost, I only hope my diary wiil be found, to condemn those who sent her to sea. You may think what she must be, when I tell you for a truth, that there are not one dozen men ( t roops) on board with a dry hammock, every seam in her deck letting in water. They had to give, or at least did give, extra grog. This is only the second time she has had to go into port on her way to Canton. When the 90th P- egt, who are on board, will reach their destination, it is impossible to say. The vessel, it will be remembered, is the same that distinguished herself by breaking down with her Majesty's peers on board, at the naval review last year; and this, no doubt, is the reason she was selected to take troops to China, MOVEMENTS OE TROOPS, & c.— Lieutenant- Colonel E. B. Ham ley's company ol'Royal Artillery, 12th battalion, consisting of Major P. Dickson, Capt A. G, Miller, Lieut W. G. Brauckner, Lieut B. L. Poster, 20 non- commissioned officers, and 120 gun- ners aud artificers have arrived at head- quarters, Woolwich, from Leitli Fort. Lieut- Colonel Gordon's company of the 14th battalion of Royal Artillery have also arrived at Woolwich from Guernsey.— The 2d battalion Royal Military Train, under the command of Major Robertson, embarked on Tuesday on board the freight ship Blenvie Castle, from Woolwich Pier, and sailed at 4 p. m. for Hong Kong. The battalion consisted of Major Ro- bertson, Captain Clark, Captain Inglefield, Lieutenant Blake, Ensign Bodkin, Adjutant Thompson, Paymaster James, Sur- geon M'Arthur, one quartermaster, and 262 non- commissioned officers and men. The Duke of Cambridge having founded a musical school at Kneller Hall for the instruction of boys belonging to the army in musical education, the commanding officers at Chatham gar- rison have received directions to select a certain number of boys, who have a knowledge of music, from their respective corps, in order to their being trained for bandmasters in the army. NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. APPOINTMENTS.— Capt J. F. B. Wainwright ( 1833) to the Leopard, 18, paddle.— Licuts : J. Dayman ( 1843) to the command of the Cyclops, 6, paddle, commissioned on special service for Hon Company's'steamer Auckland and small chartered steamer | laying down the Transatlantic cable ; C. J. Balfour to the Prin- Eaglet went out to cruise on the 14th ultimo. On the 16th, at : cess Charlotte ; H. H. M. Magrath to the Vesuvius ; S. P. Brett Toong- Chung, they fell in with four heavily- armed Mandarin | to the Adventure ; S. W. H. Taompson F. E. Land, and G. T. boats. The Auckland could not go into the bay where they were, Nicholas to the Leopard - Masters : \\ .8. Lake to the Bos- • - „- klo nrA ... , i —- -" Y""""""" waa , colour, in any form, or under any pretence, or for any time how- impossiwe, and without a clue to the design and its advisers , ever short, shall be deemed guilty of felony, and on conviction , ^ nen attempt was not conceivable. True, some rumours had : thereof shall be confined in the state prison at hard labour for a I striking objects in the collection. Before the close of the gallery oeeu anoat tfiree montus before that under guise of a religious term not less than two nor more than ten years, i the greater portion of the pictures were disposed of, but the Eaglet and the boats from the Auckland went in aud destroyed the junks. A battery on the shore, mounting 16 guns, was captured and the guns spiked. The casualties on our side consisted of one killed aud four wounded of the Auckland's men. Her Majesty's steamer Niger was sent out on the 16th, and, in company with the Auckland, and boats from her Majesty's ship Calcutta, captured seven piratical junks. Another tragedy has occurred on board a ship taking Coolies from Swartow to Havannah. The Gulnare, British ship, left S war tow on the 11th, and next day there was an attempt made by the Coolies to take the vessel, lheywere fired upon, and after about sixteen of their number were killed or wounded, the disturbance was got under. The vessel came in here on the 14th inst, and au investigation into the matter is going on. His Imperial Majesty's steamer Catinat, in consequence of the disaster of the French ship Anais, which vessel, we men- tioned last month, was taken by the Coolies on board, went up to Swartow, whence the Coolies were shipped, and a demand was made on the authorities for the sum of 6,000 dollars, and notice given that if not paid the town would be bombarded. At an interview, it is understood, the Mandarins were polite, but declined paying the demand. The amount was subsequently made up by parties interested in the Coolie trade. On the night of the 6th inst the bakery lately belonging to Eshing or A- ium was burnt by incendiaries. The present owner had a large contract for bread for the army and navy on hand. About 700 barrels of flour were destroyed. Pekin gazettes come down to the 11th of February. They contain reports of some successes of the imperial troops over the insurgents. There is still no mention made of the state of matters at Canton. From Shanghai we learn that a band of rebels had bvtrnt Hollow, in a great tea district in the province of Kiangse, and 15 chops of congou were lost. Along the coast all was quiet. From Canton a good many of the native merchants have lately come down to Ho » g Kong to settle accounts, and in adjustment have, we understand, taken over goods to some extent that were stored iu their pack- houses. By advices from Singapore, we learn that the Carmen, Peruvian vessel, sailed from Swartow, on lst March last, for Callao, with 200 Chinese Coolies and seven passengers oil board. On the 8th March, when off the Great Natunas, the Chinese inter- preter gave information that the Chinese intended to take the ship. The captain, therefore, was prepared for the attempt, which was commenced by the Chinese throwing some burning straw into the hold, with the view of distracting the at- tention of the crew by efforts to subdue the fire. The crew, however, were not misled, but beat the Chinese down below, and fastened the hatches. The attempt to extinguish the fire proving fruitless, the boats were lowered, and theofficers, crew, passengers" and Chinese interpreter, embarked and put off from the ship. The captain had in his boat twelve or thirteen of the crew, and having no sails, he was returning on board to obtain them, when the ship suddenly went down, and it is feared that the boat, with all on board, was drawn within the vortex. The whole of the Coolies perished in the vessel. The remaining boat, with the chief mate avid six passengers, arrived at Singapore on the 16th of March, but not without encountering further danger and casualty. When off Pulo Tangi they were attacked by a Malay boat,' containing three men and a boy, who killed one of the passengers and owe of the crew, wounding several others. The Chinese Coolie or passenger horrors appear to increase with alarming rapidity. CRYSTAL PALACE.— GREAT HANDEL FESTIVAL.— At the last trial of the London amateur singers for the approaching great Handel festival, the intricate and difficult choruses from " Israel in Egypt" were again rehearsed, under the superindence of Mr Costa. The rehearsal was even more satisfactory than before; and the fitness of the " 1,100" for the task assigned them must be a source of real gratification to the sub- committees who had undertaken the responsibility of examining and appointing them. The four preliminary essays having been attended with such excellent results, it is determined to call no further meet- ings until about three weeks in advance of the festival. " Tbe Messiah," " JudasMaccabseus," and " Israelin Egypt" will then once more be tried, preparatory to the grand assembly, on the evening of Friday, June 12, when the whole choral force, pro- vincial and metropolitan— 2,000 strong— is to unite in the final practice at Exeter Hall. The effect of this gathering cannot fail to be striking and impressive. The singers alone, with the addition of a few wind instruments, will completely fill the large hall— gallery, area and platform— so that there can be no room for visitors, and the committee of the Sacred Harmonic Society, however they might entertain an inclination in that way, are debarred from making a public exhibition of the rehearsal. The arrangements for the accommodation of the audience are in an advanced state of forwardness, and a plan of the stalls has been issued. The central transept is to be divided into two departments by an impassable barrier, with means of approach and general arrangements independent of each other. The total area will comprise a space of 384 feet by 288, with sit- ting room for 13,000 ; and this exclusively of the galleries, which are to hold 3,000 more. The entire transept is distributed in blocks of stalis, containing about 400 each, those on the north side being distinguished by single letters, from A to T ; those ou the south by double letters, A AtoTT. The entrance to the former will be from the Sydenham, that to the latter from the Norwood approach to the Palace, through the smaller transepts. The central entrance, close to the orchestra, will be monopolised by the musical performers, stewards, and other persons officially employed. Although notice has repeatedly been given that the lists are quite full, applications to take part in the chorus con- tinue to pour in daily and hourly from all quarters. It is be- lieved that the committee, if necessary, could obtain from 1,500 to 2,000 more voices from the metropolis alone— a fact which says volumes for the knowledge and practice of choral music now existing in this country. The progress made of late years is immense ; and the example set by the Sacred Harmonic So- ciety, it will be generally admitted, has had some influence in bringing about so desirable a result. THE EXHIBITION OP THE SOCIETY OP PAINTERS IN WATER- COLOURS.— The private view of the 5- 3d exhibition of the Society of Painters in Water- Colours took place on Saturday week, a't the gallery of the society in Pall- mall, previous to its being opened on Monday to the public for the current season. The gal- lery shortly after the doors were thrown open was so thronged with visitors that a view of, much less a criticism on, the various works was rendered an object of no small difficulty. The num- ber of paintings on view is 317, and among them there certainly is a fair per- centage of first- class productions, and on the whole this exhibition maintains the time- honoured celebrity of the old society. The contributors comprise nearly all the old and fami- liar hands whose works have given us pleasure on many former occasions. The subject pieces are not numerous ; in fact, they are less a feature this year than usual, although Oakley, Carl Haag, W. Goodali, Stephenoff, Topham, and others have pro- duced some fine works. Landscapes, of course, predominate largely in this, as in all water- colour exhibitions. In our pro- gress round the room we are carried by the exhibitors to distant and ever varying scenes. We contemplate at one moment the stupendous snow- clad elevations of Switzerland, delineated by Collingwood, and in the next we are enveloped with Richardson and George Pripp in the cold mists of the Scotch Highlands, viewing the varying hues of the heather on the rugged sides of the mountain passes. Prom the contemplation of the quaint old architecture and muddy canals of Rotterdam and Dordt, placed before us by Burgess and Holland, we sud- denly fiud ourselves transported into the heart of the Welsh mountains, toiling up declivities, or visiting lakes with the younger Cox and W. C. Smith. We fly from the almost un- naturally bright verdure of Naftel, and find relief in the more mellow hues of Davidson's " Hayfield." The clear blue sky of the interminable views of Venice presented to us by W. Callow and others, is aptly relieved by the cold and foggy atmosphere, so truthfully depicted, in E. Duncan's " Winter Sheep Feeding." The beauties of Capel Carig and Bettwys- y- coed, in North Wales, find manv chroniclers, while Frederick Taylor gives those of Scotland in many spirited pieces, W. C. Smith is as happy as formerly in his views of the Lynns of Lynton. H. Gastineau contributes some flue pictures of the more rural class of English scenery, which possess that aspect of repose and comfort to be observed nowhere else. Rome and various parts of Italy are represented in some fine works by W. Callow and A. Glennie. One view of Venice, by J. D. Harding, is particularly worthy of mention , the subject is a difficult one, but it has been very ably handled. It realises the quotation from Byron— " The moon is up and yet it is not night, Sunset divides the sky with her." The clear cold light of the moon is reflected from the distant domes of the city, and yet the surrounding light is so blended with the rosy tints of the setting sun, that the effect is really very wonderful. The red colour of the clouds is, if anything, ra- ther too high ; but this is a slight fault when the other excel- lencies of the work are taken into consideration. In flower painting there are some very excellent works, though not a great many. THE EXHIBITION OP THE NEW SOCIETY OP PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS.— On Saturday week the private view of the twenty- third exhibition of the new Society of Painters in Water Colours took place at the gallery of the society, 53, Pall- mall. Though no doubt the rival exhibition of the old society, which took place on the same day, attracted a very large share of the attention of the leading amateurs aud people of distinction, yet the visitors to the new gallery on Saturday were both numerous and influential. The exhibition was certainly above the average, the number and class of works being superior to those of last year. Most of the members of the society have contributed largely to the exhibition. Rowbottom, M'Kewen, G. House, Fahey, J. E. Mole, and several other well- known artists, have each contributed about a score of works. The landscape sub- jects are, of course, the prevailing type, though a cursory glance round the walls of the gallery will show that there is no lack of " subject pieces," and these, too, of a very high class. We see the names of Haghe, Edward Corbould, J. Mole, C. H, Weigall, and others placed on the various screens, which portend some favourite groups. L. Haghe ef course takes the lead in this branch of water- colour drawing. He contributes five works, one or two of which may certainly rank among his best productions. The exhibition is replete with objects of interest, which take more than one visit properly to appreciate. It is, of course, im- possible, with our limited space, to notic- e more than the most cawen ; W. H. Harris to the Leopard; W. J. Hilliard, H. Mo- riarty, and J. Bodie to the Agamemnon.— Master in Command C. T. A. Noddall ( 1840) to the Agamemnon, 91, screw.— Surgeon W. R. Dal ton ( 1846) to the Princess Charlotte, 104, at Ports- meuth.— Ass- Surg J. Caldwell ( 1853) to the Princess Charlotte.— Act- Ass- Surg C. A. Lees to the Princess Charlotte.— Chaplain Rev G. W. Fox to the Boscawen.— Naval Instructor G. Foster to the Boscaweu. Paymasters: N. Giles to the Cyclops ; K. L. Sutherland to the Agamemnon ; F. J. J. Auret to the Boscawen-; J. J. Lindsay to the Leopard.— Ass- Paymasters.- W. Young to the Agamemnon ; 0. H. Wells to the Boscawen.— Clerks • E. C. Knevitt to the Cyclops ; C. II. Sevecke to the Boscawen. MOVEMENTS OP SHIPS OP WAR.— Her Majesty's ship Cressy, 80, Capt Richard L. Warren, arrived at Spithead on Tuesday morning from the Mediterranean station. She left Malta on the 16th uit and Gibraltar oil the 7th ult. Having made so long a passage she has no news. She brought home about 50 military invalids from various regiments at Malta and Gibraltar, ana is ordered to Sheerness ( where she fitted out) to be paid off. The Princess Charlotte, sailing three- decker, 104, was commissioned on Saturday week at Portsmouth by Capt George Sn Vincent King, C. B., side- de- camp to the Queen, for service as a barrack- ship for the China station. The Melville, 74, hospital- ship, Com- mander Trollope, is rapidly fitting out in the basin at Ports- mouth for the same station. The Assistance and Adventure, iron screw troop- sliips, will be also ready to proceed to China next week. They take out the 82d Regiment from Portsmouth. The Winchester, 50- gun sailing frigate, Capt Wilson, late flag- sliip on the China station, has arrived at Spithead to be paid off. She has made a long, passage, and has brought no news, She has on board 59 naval invalids, 27 military, and 84 of the crew of the sloop Bittern ( made a tender to the present flag- ship on the China station), with the following ofiicers of that vessel :— Lieutenants Walsh and Robinson ; Mr Johnson, master ; Mr. Gurney, paymaster ; Mr Newton, assistant- surgeon ; and the gunner, boatswain, and carpenter ( warrant officers). The Win- chester has beeu upwards of five years ia commission.— The Volcano, 3- gun steam- vessel, Master- Commander Hockley, is undergoing extensive repair at Portsmouth for the China station, where she will do the duty of a floating smi hery for the repair of the steamers' machinery on that station. The fore part of her is almost ail new. She is now being recaulked previous to being recoppered, and may be expected to be out of dock in about a week or ten days. She has been brig- rigged, which is con- sidered to answer better for a long voyage, as she cau carry but a small amount of coal or other fuel for steaming.— An Admiralty order has arrived at Sheerness to discontinue the fitment of tke paddlewheel steam- ship Terrible for assisting the Acamemnon in laying down the transatlantic telegraph cable. This order has been received in cot. sequence of the extensive nature of her defects, all of which are now ordered to be made good previous to her being put out ol dry dock. LAUNCHES.— The Royal Sovereign, 131, screw, was launched on Saturday week, at Portsmouth. No launch within the re- membrance of auy shipwright or spectator present was ever more dashingly exhibited than that of the Royal Sovereign. She is the most perfect model three- decker afloat, aud an improvement upon all others. She was originally designed and framed as a sailing ship of 110 guns, after the sample of the Queen, and was commenced building iu December, 1849, but after t- lie success of the experiment of cutting the Windsor Castle ( similar ship) in two, and making a steam 13i- gun Duke of Wellington of her, and the satisfactory repetition of the experiment with the Marlbo- rough, it was ordered that the Royal Sovereign should undergo the like process, and about two years ago, when up iu frame, she was lengthened 23 feet amidships, seven feet for tbe screw aper- ture, and five feet on the bow, and thus we have the splendid aud powerful screw 131- gun battery of to- day. She is the production of the present Naval Architect- General, Captain Sir Baldwin Walker, Bart, K. C. B., and has been built under the immediate direction and personalsuperintendeneeofMr Richd. Abethel, the master shipwrightof Portsmouth Dockyard, Her extreme length is 280 feet, length of keel for tonnage 210ft 7in, breadth extreme 60ft iin, depth of hold 25ft 4iu, burden ( in tons) 3,765' 40, horse power 800. The launchof the largesteam screw corvette Racoon, 22 sruns, took'place at Chatham dockyard on Saturday afternoon week in the presence of several thousand spectators. The Racoon has been bniit in the short space of ten months, having been laid down in May last. She is constructed from the designs of Sir Baldwin Walker, K. C. B., surveyor of the navy, by Mr P. J. Laire, the master- shipwright and his assistants, and differs from the other vessels of this class in being furnished with an extra spar deck. The following are her principal dimensions:— Extreme length, 229ft 6in; length between perpendiculars, 200ft; length for ton- nage, 1711' fc 9| in ; extreme breadth, 40ft 4in; breadth for tonnage, 40ft; breadth moulded, 39ft 4in; depth of hold, 22ft Sin ; burden ( in tons), 1,462 21- 94. She is to be fitted with a very heavy armament, consistine; of 20 8- in 60cwt guns, each 9ft in length, and 2 long 6S- pounder pivot guns of 95cwt, each and 10ft in length. Her machinery, a portion of which has arrived at Chatham, will be of 400- liorse power. She will be fitted for sea forthwith. A steam screw corvette of the same dimensions as the Racoon is to be immediately laid down on the same slip. Two more first- class frigates will be launched in the course of the season from Pembroke Dockyard. The Melpomene and Im- mortality have been lengthened to the extent of 50ft, by cutting them in two and lengthening them amidships to the extent of 32ft, and by the stern and bows loft and 5ft respectively. They now rank as 51- gun frigates in lieu of 60' s, for which they were originally intended, as sailing frigates. Their engines are to be of 600- horse power, and their length will be 240ft. THE WELLINGTON.— The lower saloons of Crock ford's mag- nificent club- house iii St James's- street have for some three or four years past been converted into a well conducted salle a manger, where dinners from the carte, iij every variety of style, are served during the day. The proprietors, anxious to evince their gratitude for the patronage already so liberally bestowed upon the establishment, propose, hereafter, to open the grand room on the principal floor of the building for the purpose of serving dinners in the French style, at a moderate fixed charge. The arrangements for this novel innovation on the usual jog- trot style of London dinners have been completed with great libe- rality ; and if the inauguratory banquet presided over by Lord William Lennox on Thursday be taken as au indication of what may be expected in future, there cannot be a doubt the project will be very extensively patronised, and become extremely popular. HORSE WARRANTY.— In the county court at Southwark, on Thursday. Martin v. Kerby was tried. The plaintiff in this ac- tion was Mr Martin, banker, of Lombard- street, and Chisle- hurst, Kent. The defendant is a horse dealer.— Mr Chipperfield, who appeared for the plaintiff, said this action was brought to recover the sum of £ 41 13s., being the difference in the price paid by plaintiff to defendant for the purchase of two horses, on the 7th of February, 1857, under a warranty of soundness, and the price realised at their sale, the horses being unsound ; also for their keep, and Mr Field's ( the veterinary surgeon) charge, for examining them. He then called the plaintiff, who eaid that on the 3d February he saw an advertisement in The Times of two horses to be sold in Stamford- street, Blackfriars. They were warranted sound and quiet, and, to avoid trouble, a trial of eight days was allowed. The price was £ 70. He went to see them, saw the ostler, asked several questions, and returned to Lombard- street, where he met an old servant of his brother's. It was agreed that they should meet at the stables, which they did, and had the horses out. They were run up and down the yard. The master made his appearance, and plaintiff agreed to give £ 75. Plaintiff wrote a receipt for £ 20, which he was to deposit. Defendant signed it, it being understood the balance of the money was to be paid at the expiration of the trial. He returned to the banking- house, and in the course of the day Kerby came, and he gave him a £ 20 note against the receipt, which he had brought away with him. On the Saturday following his groom came to town from Chislehurst to fetch the horses, but rather late in the afternoon of that day came to him and said the ostler would not deli- ver them to him without the remaining £ 55. Plaintiff consented to pay the money, and gave the groom notes for the amount, aud the horses were taken down to Chislehurst. On the next morning he was told both the horses had coughs. Plaintiff drove the horses to the railway station at Lewisham, and they were driven back by his groom. The next day he was told that one of them was lame. He then had the horses brought to town, and saw the defendant in the presence of his groom. De- fendant expressed astonishment, and said he should require a certificate of their unsoundness, and would then see what could be done. Plaintiff told his groom to take them to Field's, in Oxford- street. Mr Field examined tliem, and pronounced them unsound. Defendant refused to tell me where he lived, but said he could always be found at the stables, and plaintiff agreed to meet him there with his groom and the horses. They went there, but Kerby did not come, aud he had not seen Kerby since, although he had tried his utmost to do so. Kerby had since sent to him to say that if he would excuse him £ 5, he would pay down £ 30, and give him a bill for £ 40. Having at last found out his address, and not being able to get any redress, plaintiff then went to the Dun Horse, in the Borough, and told Mr Mitchell, the landlord, he had determined to send them to Aldridge's, to sell them for what they would fetch. He was then told that a man had been there and had offered £ 40 for the horses, and to take them away without any more to do. Plaintiff told Mr Mitchell if he thought he could find the man, he was willing to do so. He did so, and the next day the man brought £ 40 in sovereigns, and a groom came and took away the horses. Plaintiff suspecting that Kerby was the man who had bought the horses, and was advertising them again at another stable under other names, got a friend ( Captain Crozier) to go and look at them. Captain Crozier did so, and believed them to be the same. Plaintiff then got Mr Mitchell to try and find out who paid him the 40 sovereigns, and Mitchell had written to him to say that it was Kerby.— Several witnesses were called, and confirmed the above in the clearest manner.— For the defence wit nesses were called, but they failed in shaking the evidence on the other side. — His honour then gave judgment for the plaintiff for £ 40 and ists. Cure No. 3,906: " Thirteen years* cough, indigestion, and general debility have been removed by Du Barry's excellent Ravalenta Arabica' Food.— James Porter, Athol- street, Perth."— Cure No. 4,208: " Eight years' dyspepsia nervousness, debility, with cramps, spasms, and nausea, have been effectually removed by Du Barry's health- restorin'g food. I shall be happv to answer any inquiries.— Rev John W. Flavell/ Bidlington Rectory, Norfolk."— In canisters, lib 2s 9d, 21b 4s 6d, 51b lis, 121b 22s. The 121b carriage free, on receipt of Post Ofiieeorder. Barry Du Barry and Co. 77, Regent- street, LonSiOn; Fortnum, Mason, and Co, 182, Piccadilly; also at Abbia's, 60t Gracechurch- street; and 63, and 150, Oxford- street. BELL'S LIFE IN LONDON, MAY 3, 1857. 3 SPOETXNG CHBONICLE. [ TOWN EDITION.] THE TURF. THE NEWMARKET FIRST SPRING AND CHESTER MEETINGS. TO THE EDITOR OF BELL'S LIFE IK LONDON. SIB: The incidents of " The Tirst Spring" at Newmarket, will, I think, he admitted to have been of a character to have excited even the most" used up" Turfites, and from what went on at " head- quarters," I think we have seen our way into the Derby more distinctly than we had previously been able to do; and up to the present time, the bookmakers may be said to have had the advantage over the backers of horses. As before, it is not my intention to go through the return list seriatim, but upon some of the events I have a few observations to make, which I trust may not be found to be out of place. Monday's racing told us that the Palace stable was in force, as they won three out of their six engagements, and ran second and third respectively in the others. Still Kent did not find his supporters increased, and probably the two defeats of Eloquence may have led to their partial desertion of him. Tuesday, for many reasons, may be regarded as the best Two Thousand Day ever remembered, but the result of that race, as far a3 regarded the Derby horses, may be said to have seriously affected one animal's fate, viz, Kent, for both Anton and Sydney are better in the market from their public trial, and Loyola is but little the worse, and why twenty- five to one is offered against him, whilst it is said by the Judge he was within a head of Anton is one of those conundrums which is worth while solving. In my last I selected Anton or Loyola, Sir, to win this race, and, when the pair was saddled and cankered, and contrasted with Vedette ( whose fitness in every respect but his feet I am bound to acknowledge), I think it will be universally conceded that I could have come to no other conclusion than the one at which I arrived. Inheriting many of the qualities of his sire, Yoltigeur, especially in his walk, to those who did not know him Vedette was capable of doing as much harm to prejudiced people as Voltigeur did in the Derby ; and it is not a little singular that two years in succession that the winner of the Two Thousand should have beeu considered lame both before and after the race. Still, after cantering, the chronic feeling went off, and he won a very slow run race so cleverly as almost to justify the price taken afterwards about Skirmisher for Epsom. Anton is a lighter edition of Andover, and had the pace been better it is very reasonable to conclude he might have found out" the infirmities of the winner, and I think likewise Loyola would have been beaten further from him. Kent was without exception one of the greatest failures that New- market has seen of late years, there not being a single excuse to be made for him even by those who were loudest in his behalf prior to the race. And how, with such accessories at com- mand, the stable could have erred appears to me inscrutable. Nevertheless, for his noble owner's sake the circumstance is to be regretted, as from his princely expenditure in horseflesh no one is more deserving of a good horse than Lord Londesborough. But his lordship's consolation, I trust, will be that an equally improbable and important failure occurred in the " One Thou- sand," whereby it will be seen that the Peer and the Trainer are each treated alike by Dame Fortune, and that there is no proverb so true as that relating to the glorious uncertainty of the Turf. Sydney, I am satisfied, will run better over the Derby Course than on the flat, and the displays of temper which he was said to indulge in, might with far greater propriety have been extended to another horse in the race. Judging, then, from what passed under my own observation, I have a strong conviction we may now strike out of the Derby the names of Kent, Lambourn, Wardermarske, Bel Oiseau, Colonist, Blink Bonny, Schiedam, Claude Lorraine, Church Langton, Athlete, Turbit, the Barba colt, Goldfinch, Chevalier d'lndus- trie, Lord of the Hills, Messenger, " Western Power, and Kingmaker; so that the " Blue Riband" has come down to within such very moderate dimensions that bookmakers will have little difficulty in setting their volumes in order. Wednesday's racing was quite of the character of a bye day, and therefore not worth dwelling upon; but Thursday's matters took a different turn, and the defeat of Blink Bonny in the " One Thousand" created a sensation on the Heath almost with- out parallel. Not that even her admirers deemed her quite invincible ; but, to suppose that, after all the noise and pomp with which her coming had been heralded, and the minute pre- cautions which had been taken to preserve her from maliciously- disposed persons, it is almost too absurd to suppose for an instant that the Blink Bonny, whom we saw dead beaten before she got into the cords, was the first favourite for the Derby, and the same animal before whom Gemma di Vergy last year struck his colours, and Ayacanora almost laid down 1 Her defeat, however, was so unmistakeable. that I am inclined to believe she is no longer the Blink Bonny of I856> and that the money of her Derby backers is irrevocably gone- Of Imp6rieuse, I can only add to my remark in my last letter, that " she was sure to take advantage of the slightest mistake made by the favourite," and that to her fitness and jockey- ship Mr Scott may attribute his success, which was almost the pleasanter as it was achieved in his absence, whilst his Oaks chance, en passant, looks almost as rosy as that of Songstress did at this same period of the year. After the busy and exciting week we have just passed through at Newmarket we could well afford a few days' rest before encountering the turmoil of Chester, and the various incidents which are invariably associated with the Cup, but so numerous have race meetings become that each week has been bespoke until November, and the routes on the " circuit" cannot be disturbed, so we must buckle up our armour and pre- pare for the worst. To doubt the success of the Chester Meeting with such a programme as I have before me would be absurd, but it is singular how often the occurrence of some grand ceremonial tends to interfere with it; and as in 1851 the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park drew away many of its chief sup- porters who would have liked to have been present, so now the inauguration of the Art Treasures Palace at Manchester may also have a depreciating influence on the Dee reunion. Mr Topham's programme of sport as advertised contains for the four days no less than - 26 races, and when it is considered that to these no ' ewer a sum than two thousand pounds is added, the character and scale of the meeting may be seen at a glance ; and in the observations I am about to make upon the various items iu the list, I trust allowance may be inade in some respects for trials which are on the eve of taking place, and which may put a very different complexion on the present state of affairs. On . Tuesday, the opening race will be the Grosvenor Stakes, to which a dozen names are already attached, but as the entry only closes the night before running, I pass on to the Palatine Stakes, which has closed with twelve subscrip- tions, with various allowances and penalties. The runners for jt in my opinion will include BelEsperanza, Janet, Zaid6e, Sun- rise, Daisy, and Sister to Elfrida ; and of these Bel Esperanza and Sunrise are the only animals likely to have a chance with Zaidee. The Chesterfield Stakes had twenty- seven nominations, but " no market" has yet been made for it. From a perusal of the weights, however, I am inclined to believe that Special Licence, Jessie, or one of Lord Wilton's will turn out the winner. The Mostyn Stakes, for two year olds, closed well with seventeen names, but as Peregrine has been " in a pickle" since Doncaster, Flybyday sold for " a song," and Melita not worth keeping iu her " hive," Terrific's penalty will not stop her again in her winning career. The Wynnstay Handicap has twenty- three entries to judge from, and if we could be obliged with a sight of Stork, our ideas of the Chester Cup would be much more distinct than at present, and as he gave two stone last year to several two year old winners he ought to be near getting through. In default of his appearance, however, I should be inclined to trust Mysterious Jack or Thames Ditton. A Selling Sweepstakes will conclude this capital first day's card. Wednesday has, in addition to the Cup, five other races on the list, but public attention will, as a matter of course, be en- tirely concentrated in the former event, which is now beginning to assume its proper importance in sporting circles. The Han- dicap for the Chester Cup, as your readers cannot fail to recol- lect, was received in a manner that was painful to witness by those who thoroughly estimate the character of Mr Topham; but by the raising of the weights a revolution in public opinion instantly followed, and the excellence of the handicap generally was at once recognised. As a betting race, however, the Cup this year has not been successful, for out of the hundred and twenty acceptances, only Leamington and Mincepie appear to have " taken" with the pubic. Admitting it to be a hazardous affair to calculate correctly on the actual runners for the Chester Cup, I have reason to believe your readers may place some degree of confidence in the sub- joined list, which has been compiled from the most accurate sources :— Gemma di Vergy Zigzag Claret Leamington Barfleur Cardsharper Tasmania Magnifier Longsight Van Dunck Commotion Riseber The above lot look as difficult for your correspondent, Sir, to deal with, as they do for Mr Hibburd, but let us hope in each case the first attempt may be successful. Typee has thirteen pounds more on her than she carried last year, when, although third, she was within a neck of One Act. This was no mean performance, but I do not expect she will repeat it " this journey." Polestar, with ten pounds more on her than she had ki the Cesarewitch, will also be stopped by similar causes, and although Mr Sykes gave her and Poodle 2st 121b and 2st 6lb " respectively at Warwick in 1855, still the " impediment of speech" he was inclined to exhibit at Newmarket causes me to doubt him now. Warlock has quite enough on him for a Leger winner, but through Rogerthorpe I should fancy the Danebury stable had his Typee Polestar Mr Sykes Warlock Lance Pretty Boy Mincepie Homily Aleppo Early Bird Pantomime Bay Hilton Bashi Bazouk Worcester Cumberland Janet Codrington Turbit Dulcamara Slanderer Kenerdy Marmion Sir Colin measure quite safe. Lance has speed, aud we have seen him get the distance. Pretty Boy will be one of the re- presentatives of the Barber and Saxon confederacy, which is very powerful at the present moment; but believing four year olds never forget so much work as this horse had last year, I should rather stand on the other string they have to their bow in Commotion, who will not bely his name if he runs as he promised to do last year. Mincepie having been selected by the Danebury stable to stand on, must be dealt with tenderly, and the supposition ( pretty general it must be admitted) that she cannot " stay " must be negatived by Rogerthorpe being kept at home. Speed is invariably served at Chester, and when John Day is in earnest for this race he is always to be feared,— Cossack, Mendicant, Essedarius, and Peep o' Day Boy, to wit; and therefore although there are three or four animals she will have to beat, whom I regard most favourably, Mincepie must be one of my Chester dishes. Early Bird, it is understood, will be the avant courier of Gemma di Vergy, and Pantomime's original chance has been destroyed by his penalty, even if his " season" had not been " runout." Bay Hilton could not get more than a mile and a quarter in the last Derby, but is backed for money; and Gemma di Vergy, as I remarked before, from the weight he gives other three year olds, cannot be feared. Zigzag ( late Ilex), when at Newmarket, could always give lumps of weight to Poodle and beat him; and if in that form now, Zigzag will be nearer winning than even Cockermouth and Newcourt were in days of yore. But " hacking " does not make horses faster; and as a young slow horse can have no chance in this race, an old slow one must be hopeless. Claret gives no symptom of being the favourite it was rumoured he would be; and even in that instance no outlay of money can alter his form, which is that of Shorehaua's, and, therefore, worthless. Leamington has more supporters than any horse in the race, and, with his fine speed, great size, and splendid action, added to the result of his gallop with Stork, who has measured both Mincepie and Fisherman, compels me to adhere to the views already expressed of him in these columns, viz, that the money he carries will be landed. Lord Derwentwater, I do not fancy. Barfleur and Cardsharper will be as useful as Early Bird in making running. Tasmania ought to run well after her " Thousand" performance, and Magnifier must give precedence to Riseber, who, if fit and well, should be almost the same horse as Skirmisher at 6st 10lb, and there- fore formidable to many in the field. Longsight ran respect- ably in the Houghton, which is all that can be urged for him, and Van Duuck, the money tells us, is the best of Mr Parr's lot. The previous doings of this horse, like many Mr P. has brought out as winners are not very brilliant, and he only won twice out of the sixteen times he ran last year. With the horses he has in his stable Mr Parr can pretty well judge of the chance of Van Ducnk, and I for one expect to see him in a very forward position at the finish. Commotion, if wanted, which it occurs to me he will be, must make an immense num- ber of the three year olds safe, and with Pretty Boy, Mary, Lord Nelson, and Prince of Orange for schoolmasters, he ought, if fit, really to make a commotion not only in the Ring, but also in the neighbourhood of the Judge. Cumber- land's chance would have been better without the penalty for his Northampton performance, still I expect to find him for- ward. From the others Dulcamara stands out in bold relief, as, althoughhe did not act at Epsom up to the expectations that were formed of him, he has now nine pounds less to carryover, a course better adapted to him than the Metropolitan; and " a bird on a tree" whispers that he passed a very successful examination at Woodyeates last week. These are advantages that must be taken into consideration, aud I shall do so before coming to my final conclusion as to the issue of the race. Slanderer they say has an outside chance; Marmion sounds appropriately enough at " Chester," but I know nothing of his form ; and Sir Colin, as I have before pointed out, however formidable he may look on paper, is not the horse that a child can ride. Turbit is thought wonderfully well of at Newmarket, but, as he could not stay in the Two Thousand, I must doubt his ability to do so iu a race of more than double that distance. Finally, I may observe that in no race as in the Chester Cup are calculations so likely to be upset, bat, barring accidents, and with a clear stage and no favour, I think the most formidable lot are Leamington, Mincepie, Van Dunck, and Dulcamara; and of these my belief is that LEAMINGTON OS VAN DUNCK will turn out the winner of this great and unique handicap. The Two Year Old Triennial, the only other closed race of the day, has fourteen nominations, four of which belong to the Great Northern stable, and their representative must be mine likewise. Thursday's card will also have half- a- dozen races in it, the Dee being by far the most important from the number of Derby horses engaged. At present there is a probability of our seeing Commotion, Commoner, Loyola, Church Langton, Warder- marske, Glede Hawk, and Sir Colin at the post for it, so that, next to the Cup, it will be— par excellence— the race of the meeting. Following public running, I should state my opinion that the race rests between Loyola, Commotion, Wardermarske, and Sir Colin, and of this quartette I should give the preference to Loyola. The Three Year Old Triennial is a match between Sir Colin and Special Licence. For the Cheshire Welter Cup, more than one half of those weighted for it have accepted, Codrington and Prince of Orange looking certain to have the race to themselves. The Marquis of Westminster's Plate may almost be said to be in embryo until after the Cup has come off; but it occurs to me that Mary will not be far off winning. The other two races are, The Dee Stand Cup and a Selling Stakes; still open. On Friday, the Eaton Stakes has an entry of very interesting names; but I observe none likely to be so popular at the finish as that of Gemma di Vergy. The Cheshire Stakes has fifteen accept- ances ; but the running of the week may very materially alter the chances of many. The Wirrall Stakes, Polly Peachum can easily carry off, even with her five pounds extra ; and in the Grand Stand Cup, the names of Leamington ( as he is at present handi" capped), Lord Nelson, and Sunrise, leave a favourable impres- sion on my mind as to their respective chances.— Yours, & c, OBSERVER. DEATH OF ANDREW JOHNSTONE, ESQ. We regret to announce the death of this gentleman, which took place on Tuesday last. Mr Johnstone was one of the prin- cipal breeders of racing- stock in the kingdom, and at one time had a large string of horses in training at Thomas Dawson's. His sale of yearlings has been one of the features of the Don. caster meeting for some years past, and he was always fortunate in obtaining good averages— the highest priced yearling ever sold at the hammer ( Lord of the Hills, who fetched 1,800 guineas) was bred by him. By his death considerable reductions will be made in the subscription lists to the Derby, Oaks, Doncaster St Leger, Great Yorkshire Stakes, and other races; and the disquali- fications for the Derby and Oaks of the present year include Lord of the Hills, Laird Duff, Somerset, Cedric, colt by Touchstone out of Diphthong, colt by Annandale out of Messalina for the former; and Actress, Codicil, Double Glos'ter, Lady Harriet, an< j Sister to Bold Buccleugh for the latter. Of course all bets laid against Lord of the Hills, Laird Duff, and the other horses for the Derby are off HORSES STRUCK OUT OF THEIR ENGAGEMENTS. On the 25th ult, at 9 a. m., Terrington out of the Two Thou- sand Guineas Stakes at Newmarket. On the 25th ult, at 2: 30 p. m., Peeping Tom out of the New- market Oatlands. On the 27tli ult, at 11: 42 a. m., Gilliver out of all his engage- ments at Chester. On the 27th ult, at 12 at noon, The Western Power out of all his engagements at Newmarket First Spring Meeting, On the 27th ult, at 12: 38 p. m., Ma Mie colt out of the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes at Newmarket. On the 28th ult, at 9 a. m., Lord Melbourne out of the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes. On the 30th ult, at 5: 30 p. m., Ombra and SwyndellDhygga out of the Chester Cup. NOMENCLATURE. The following names have been given:— Mr F. W. Whitehead's yearling c by Nut- with out of Mountain Flower The Mountain Nut. Mr W. Smith's bk c by Touchstone out of Charlotte, by Liverpool Mr Gundry's f by Autocrat out of The Queen of Egypt JCdesia. Mr H. Stone's b c, 2 yrs, by Pyrrhus the First out of The Arrow Alaric. RACING FIXTURES FOR 1857. Chester Spring 5 1 Hambledon Hunt .. 7 Shrewsbury 12 | Redditcli 1 Cartmel 1 Manchester 8 Wye 8 Hawick 5 Ascot 9 Worcester 2 Stourbridge 6 Newmarket 7 Ripon S North Staffordshire. 4 Brighton 5 Brighton Club 7 Warwick 2 Cardiff. 8 Lichfield 7 Derby 9 Northallerton 1 Chester AutHinii.... 6 R. Caledonian Hunt 6 Worcester Autumn,, S Wenlock 6 MAY. Ludlow Bath JUNE. Beverley, Hull, & e., Hampton Newton Newcastle- on- Tyne. Knighton Lenham JULY. Odiham Liverpool Nottingham AUGUST. Wolverhampton... Beading York... Radcliffe SEPTEMBER. Thirsk Doncaster Leicester OCTOBER. Wrexham Richmond Newmarket SO... NOVEMBER. Shrewsbury A Liverpool Autumn. . 14 I Harpenden.... .19 I Epsom Bibury Club . Stoekbridge . Winchester . Carlisle Chelmsford , 10 | Stamford ... 15 I Knutsford... 211 Goodwood ... Egham ... Stockton.,. Hereford.,. Maidstone. Manchester Autumn, Monmouth Newmarket F 0 .,.. . 8 | Warwick Autumn ., . 8 Kelso . 12 | Newmarket H . 17 I Ludlow Autumn... .10 | INDEX TO THE CLOSING OF STAKES. Bath May 5 Epsom 5 Harpenden 5 Stamford 5 Winchester.... May 5 Hampton 12 Liverpool 12 Manchester May 12 Nottingham 12 York August 12 IRELAND. MAY. Howth and Baldoyle Summer.... 19 | Kilkenny Hunt 12 JUNE. Monkstown ( Co. Cork).... 9 | Curragh 28 JULY. Bellewstown 8 1 Dowr. R. Corporation. 211 Heath of Maryboro', 28 Wicklow 14 | AUGUST. Galway 4 I Killarney 18| Tuam... not fixed Tramore Ill Ballyeigh 25 I SEPTEMBER. Curragh 21 Kilkee 8 1 Johnstown 29 Cahirciveen 81 Jenkinstown Park.. 22 | OCTOBER. Armagh 71 Limerick 19 I Cork 27 Curragh 18 J DownR. CorporauoiJ. 21 J NEWMARKET SPRING MEETING. Whatever short comings were noticeable in the Craven list by the discontinuance of the Burwell Stakes and Hundred Pound Craven Plate no complaints of a similar nature could be brought against the programme provided for the second meetiug at " head quarters," strengthened as it was by the Spring Oat- lands with £ 100 added and the Newmarket Two Year Old Plate of double that amount. Independent of these additions, how- ever, the meeting possessed most extraordinary attractions owing to the unprecedented interest with which the result of the Two Thousand and One Thousand Guineas Stakes was re- garded in connection with the great Epsom events. So " open" a Ttfo Thousand has been unknown for years, nor can we recall any anniversary of that race when the betting has been so extensive or encouraging to bookmakers. Instead of par- taking of the match- like character of recent years, speculation has extended over a great many horses and quite a Derby field — as the saying goes— was at one time expected to go to the post. Every starter happened to be engaged at Epsom except Vedette, Drumour, and Apathy, consequently from their performance here a tolerably correc^ opinion might be formed of their chances in Surrey— in fact as far as concerned Anton, Kent, Loyola. Sydney, Lambourn, Lord of the Hills, and we might add Skirmisher ( through V6dette) the race partook too much of a public trial to please those, we suspect, who, after the defeat of their favourites here had no alternative but to grin and boar the oss of their Derby investments. The running in the Two Thou- sand invariably affords a satisfactory guide for the Derby, but this year amongst those in the front rank of the betting for the latter raceneitherBlink Bonny, Skirmisher, Arsenal, or Lady Haw- thorn happened to be in the Newmarket stake. In the case of Blink Bonny this appears to be somewhat remarkable, as she is engaged in almost every other great stake in the kingdom, and for some time past has occupied the proud position of first fa- vourite for both Derby and Oaks- a circumstance unparalleled ' n the annals of the Turf. Her appearance for the One Thou- sand, nevertheless, was anticipated with intense anxiety, as' from her running with Ayacanora, proof positive would be af- forded, not only whether she retained as a three year old that decided superiority of form which she exhibited in most of her races last year, but how far her opponents at " the Corner" have been justified in " potting" her throughout the winter These matters, however, were so fully discussed in our last that instead of indulging further in " the speculative," we shall pro- ceed at once to business by recording the proceedings at Tatter- sail's on Saturday afternoon last, when the Room was opened for settling the York and Malton accounts, and comparing on the Two Thousand, to which race the attention of those present was almost entirely confined. Speculation was anything but brisk, and the proceedings were chiefly noticeable for the move- ment respecting Lord Clifden's horses, which resulted in the displacement of Loyola by the Beeswax colt, who advanced from 20 to 1 to nearly half the odds without any considerable outlay • 600 to 100 was offered against the two. Both the favourites were uncommonly firm, but the field nevertheless would have been backed for any amount against them. A good deal of money was invested quietly on Anton at 8 and 7 to 1; Lambourne was backed rather freely at 11 and 10 to 1 ; and at the close, after longer prices had been booked, Drumour ad- vanced to 15 to 1 ( takers). The Derby transactions were " few and far between," but were at the same time of some importance as regards Lady Hawthorn, who found supporters again at 25 to 1— one fourth the odds that had been laid against her at York on the previous Tuesday — there being, as we suspected at the time, no reason whatever ' for the opposition movement in tbe North. 1,000 to 80 and 12 to 1 to £ 200 was booked about Skirmisher, and 40 to 1 was taken about the Beeswax colt to about £ 100 in the aggregate without tiring out the layers agst the latter. 10 to 1 was offered agst Lord Clifden's lot, Closing prices :— Two THOUSAND GUINEAS. 3 to 1 agst Vedette ( tk) 10 to 3 — Kent ( tk) 7 to l Anton ( tk) 12 to 1 agst Loyola ( tk& of) 15 to 1 Drumour ( tk) 25 to 1 Turbit ( off) 25 to 1 Lord of the Hills ( off) 9 to 1 Sydney 10 to 1 Lambourn ( tk) 100 to 9 Beeswaxcolt( tk) 500 to lo agst Kent winning the Two Thousand Guineas and Gemma di Vergy the Chester Cup. CHESTER CUP. 11 to 1 agst Mincepie ( tk) [ 33 to 1 agst Rogerthorpe 12 to 1 Dulcamara ( tk) | 40 to 1 Claret ( off) DERBY. 40 to 1 agst Beeswax colt ( tk & off) 10 to 1 Lord Clifden's lot ( off) 100 to 8 agst Skirmisher ( tk) 15 to 1 Kent ( tk) 25 to 1 Lady Hawthorn ( tk) 40 to 1 Adamas ( tk) OAKS. 26 to 1 agst Lady Hawthorn ( tk) These prices underwent no change at the City rendezvous in the evening. The magnificent entry for the Ascot Cup caused that race to be a good deal talked about, and the following bets were laid:— 15 to 1 to £ 125 agst Gemma di Vergy, 2,000 to 100 agst Mincepie, 2,000 to 100 agsc Polestar; 1,000 to 40 agst Poodle, 600 to 300 aest Pretty Boy, Fandango, and Skirmisher, and 800 to 100 agst Magnifier, Sprig of Shillelagh, and Saunterer. The " special" from Shoreditch on Sunday afternoon was well patronised, but the journey was devoid of incident, not a bet having been laid on the platform before starting or during the stoppage at Cambridge. This is somewhat remarkable, for on arriving at Newmarket Vedette's lameness was the universal topic of conversation. Those who saw him at exercise in the morning asserted that he walked, trotted, aud cantered lame, but thatin galloping the infirmity wore off; whilst others, connected with the stable, declared that he was no more lame than Fazzo- letto was last year, and assigned as a reason for the report a " shambling" slovenly style of walking which the horse at all times exhibited owing to having very thin feet. We were in- formed that 10 to 1 was offered against him on the Heath in the morning by a very clever judge before he galloped, and through- out the day 5 and 6 to'l was frequently laid, Anton ( who was uni- versally liked), in several instances being backed against him. Kent seemed to be in high favour, especially with the Newmarket people, and was reported to have regularly " used up" his new " schoolmaster" Flacrow, since the Craven meeting, The Two Thousand horses in the town, in addition to Kent, Sydney, and Turbit trained there, included Apathy, Anton, Vedette, Lord of the Hills, Loyola, Lambourne, the Bees- wax colt, Barba colt, and Clarissa colt. The first- named arrived from York on Friday, and the others, with the excep- tion of the trio of un- named ones, reached their destination the following day, Loyola, who was indulged with a van, having left his stable companion in London to follow with the remainder of Isaac Day's string on Sunday morning. This fact, added to the horse's blooming appearance, and the dislike exhibited towards the Beeswax colt when he showed on the exercise ground in the afternoon, caused a re- action in favour of the " black ' un," and by the " knowing- ones" the spurt about the former at Tatter- sail's the day before was regarded as a mere ruse to drive Loyola back so as to afford a better opportunity for " getting on." The latter was reported to have been beaten in his trial by the Beeswax colt aud Melissa, but it was hinted that the " touts" had been outwitted by running out the Derbv distance, after the necessary " line" had been obtained for the shorter race. Both Lambourn and Lord of the Hills were reported to look and go as well as their supporters could desire; and there was evidently a " sneaking affection" amongst the townspeople for Turbit, though few even of the staunchest supporters of the " Exeter stripes" indulged, we take it, in the expectation of witnessing a repetition of the Stockwell triumph. There were a great mauy inquiries after Blink Bonny, and her arrival was an- ticipated with indescribable curiosity. Pewer horses than usual had arrived from the provinces for plates, & c; but as regards compauy the meeting gave promise of being one of the best ever known, notwithstanding the intense coldness of the weather, which was more like what Crimean correspondents used to write about during the winter than the " genial atmosphere" of the middle of spring. Judging from the deserted appearance of the streets before dinner, and of tho Subscription Room in the evening, the fireside was evidently preferred to the discomforts of the piercing north- east wind; consequently our note- book does not contain a single quotation beyond those introduced in the foregoing remarks. MONDAY.— The exercise grounds were well attended by the cognoscenti before breakfast, and the effect of the morning gallops was apparent when the Ring mustered at the Rooms, after the arrival of the early train from town. 3 to 1 was the highest offer against Kent; and although 6 to 1 and 7 to 1 had been laid against Vedette on the platform at Cambridge, as little as 4 to 1 was taken here by those who pooh- poohed the " lame" excuse, and placed credit iu his trainer's assertion that the horse was as well as he could wish him to be. 6 to 1 was scarcely obtainable about Anton; and, after the investment of a few small sums on Loyola at 10 to 1, one or two points less were booked; whilst double the odds taken about the Beeswax colt at Tattersall's on Saturday were offered against the latter here, which clearly indicated what later in the day became a recognised fact, that the public horse after all was the real Simon Pure of Lord Clifden's two. A painful sensation was created in the course of the morning by a report that Alliance had fallen with little Jesse Bundy whilst gallopping on the Bunbury mile, and killed him on the spot; but the accident, we rejoice to state, was neither of a fatal or of so serious a nature as was at first reported, and, though very much shaken, the sufferer progressed favourably during the meeting, under the care of Mr Mead. Another medical gentleman happened fortunately to be on the spot when it occurred. The horse ( who slipped up whilst at exercise one day last week) was galloping alongside of Anton at the time, but luckily fell clear both of him and Ayacanora, the latter of whom was following, or the conse- quences might have been most disastrous. The arrival of Macarte's circus during the morning imparted extra excite- ment into the opening day of the meeting, which was considera- bly heightened when the troupe proceeded in state through the town. The cavalcade, headed by a triumphal car drawn by fourteen horses, was intended to exhibit the " full strength of the company," and included iu its ranks half- a- dozeu wretched- looking " overtrained" camels, between whom and the " cracks" for the great event many ludicrous comparisons were drawn. A race across the flat between these " sons of the desert" would have afforded something to talk about at Newmarket; but the Heath was altogether tabooed to the " illegitimists," to the evi- dent chagrin of the fair amazons so extensively got up for the occasion, and the Jehu " up aloft" in the triumphal car, by whom its wide green expanse had apparently been regarded as a far more suitable arena than the sawdust to display his skill in " tooling" so numerous a team as fourteen- in- hand. The show of compauy on the Heath ( which was in capital run- ning order,) exhibited more than the average of an opening day, aud but for the bitter coldness of the weather the sport would have been most enjoyable. The card numbered seven items, including the Spring Oatlands and a most exciting Queen's Plate, wherein the meeting of Mary and Melissa made up for the want of interest in the other engagements. The racing com- menced with a small Handicap on the T. Y. C., which, after a close struggle between Cruzada and Spinet, the former just landed by the shortest of heads. The Duke's colours were also successful in the Optional Selling Plate which followed, but on this occasion Eupatoria proved what winners from the Bedford stable seldom do at Newmarket— a friend to the fielders, who thereby recovered their losses on the previous race. A field of nine went to the post for the Spring Oatlands, aud the defeat of Kestrel, who was a great " pot," afforded the bookmakers ano- ther turn. A remarkably pretty race between Admiral Lyons, the Iago colt, and Eloquence, was won by half a length by the Admiral, ridden by Grimmer, from whom the ban that had been put upon his riding here, at Northampton, was removed by the Stewards in the morning. Bullock arrived from Middleham to ride Bubble, but though coloured on the card, and expected up- to the last moment, the horse did not put in an appear- ance at Newmarket. The Admiral only reached his des- tination an hour or two before the race, and it was not until very late on Saturday night that his trainer received a tele- graphic message at Hambleton to send him. The horse, accom- panied by Mr Stebbing, left home on Sunday morning, and after walking to Thirsk was forwarded by the nine o'clock train to Peterborough, where he arrived at half- past four in the after- noon, without the possibility of getting further that night. Leaving Peterborough by the first train on Monday morning at seven o'clock, Mr S. reached Ely at nine ; whence he walked the remaining thirteen miles to Newmarket, arrived there about twelve o'clock, and after a couple of hours' rest the horse came out none the worse for his journey, and won his engage- ment— such are the advantages of the " rail " and the " wires !" In the 50 Sovereign Sweepstakes Across the Flat, Tasmania was permitted to withdraw her stake, and Mcestissima walked over. This afforded half an hour's interval for speculation upon the Two Thousand until the numbers went up for the Rowley Mile Handicap Plate, the weights for which, at the particular request of Mr Combe, we are informed, were commenced sufficiently high to enable him to put up Bartholomew on Pitapat. " Ben" was warmly congratulated upon his re- appearance in the sad- dle, and though not a successful mount, the kind considera- tion of his worthy employer was duly appreciated. Renown improved upon her iuglorious exhibition at the last meet- ing by winning this race easily and bringing little Daley into notice as a promising light weight. In the Match be tween Pampa and The Blacksmith, there seemed a chance at one moment of the odds being upset, but the latter was unable to " forge ahead" at the critical moment, and all All croft's " ha ™ mering " failed to mould him into winning form. The remaining item, the Queen's Plate for mares, was run upon the Round Course, which involved a change in the venue to the other side of the Ditch. Mary, Melissa, and Eloquence were the competitors, but the interest of the race was confined to the first two, both parties being uncommonly " fond," notwithstanding the fact that Mary had been considered incapable of staying over a mile and a half until she won the Doncaster Handicap at a quarter of a mile further iu the Spring. To- day, however, she removed all prejudice upon that point by defeating Lord Clif- den's " crack" iu the hollowest style imaginable. The Two Thousand betting on the Heath was remarkably flat, except about Loyola, who, backed for all that could be got on, be- came decidedly first favourite at 7 to 2 ( takers). In the town after the races, however, he went back a little, in consequence of the outlay on Kent and Loyola, the former having supporters at 4 to 1 and the latter at 9 to 2, which price was offered against Lord Clifden's horse when the Ring dispersed. Anton was steady at 13 to 2, and Drumour advanced from 15 to 13 to 1 after a considerable outlay, the last transaction being 1,300 to 100. Lambourn was backed here and there for small sums at 10 to 1, but nothing else was in any demand whatever, 5 to 4 was betted on Kent, Loyola, aud Vedette, against the field to about £ 300 in the aggregate. The only Derby bets that came to our know- ledge were 12 to 1 to £ 50 against Skirmisher, and 1,000 to 15 three times against Magnifier, whose owner offered to go on at the price. On the Heath, the Beeswax colt was backed quietly to win a considerable stake at 40 to 1. The afternoon and evening trains from London having brought a considerable accession of visitors, the Subscription Room was crowded until near midnight, but the new comers imparted little or no stimulus to speculation, which " dragged its slow length along" without exhibiting any material changes iu the prices of the Two Thousand horses. It was a fine point between the three favourites, but if anything Kent perhaps had a trifling call; each appeared to be uncommonly firm. 700 to 400was betted on Vedette agst Anton ; the latter was backed freely at 100 to 15, and 300 to 200 was laid on his getting a " situation." Larabourn and Drumour were firm at our quotations, and 500 to 40 was booked three or four times about Sydney. The only outsider in any request was Lord Exeter's horse. Closing prices: — 4 to 1 agst Kent ( tk), 4 to 1 agst Loyola ( tk), 9 to 2 agst V6dette ( tk). 100 to 15 agst Anton ( tk), 100 to 9 agst Lambouru ( tk). 100 to 8 agst Sydney ( tk), 100 to 7 agst Drumour ( tk), 30 to 1 agst Turbit, 30 to 1 agst Beeswax colt, and 40 to 1 agst Lord of the Hills. Derby: 8 to 1 to £ 75 agst Blink Bonny, 1,000 to 45 agst Lady Hawthorn, 3,500 to 100 agst Lambourn, 1,000 to 25 and 1,000 to 30 agst Adamas, 2,000 to 50 agst Sydney, 2,000 to 50 against Sprig of Shillelagh, 500 to 25 agst Wardermarske aud Adamas ( coupled), and 2,000 even between Magnifier and Wardermarske. 1,000 to 10 was laid agst Loyola winning the Two Thousand, M. D. the Derby, and Iguoramus the St Leger. Bliuk Bonny and lmperieuso reached Newmarket by the evening train. At the reading of the list the lot " left i: i" for the Two Thousand were Vedette. Anton, Loyola, Sydney, the Beeswax colt, Lord of the Hills, Turbit, the Barba colt, Kent, Druraour, Apathy, Lambourn, Matins. Festival, King of the Isles, and The Prophet. The last four, however, were not at Newmarket. A HANDICAP of 20 sovs each, 5 ft, if declared, for three year olds and upwards; T. Y. C. ( 5fur 140yds) 5 subs, two of whom pay 5 sovs ft. Duke of Bedford's Cruzada, by Cowl, 2 yrs, Sst 71b.. S. Rogers 1 Mr Smith's Spinet, 8 yrs, Sst 31b G. Fordnam 2 Baron Rothschild's c by Iago out of Evening Star, 3 yrs, 7st 181b Charlton 3 The highest weight accepting being 7st31b, it was raised to Sst 71b, and the others in proportion The following pay 5 sovs forfeit, the weights being those at which they were originally handicapped :— Capt Christie's b f Kestrel, 4 yrs, Sst 121b; Mr Alexander's Humbu r, 3 yrs, 7st. Betting : 6 to 4 ou Cruzada, 7 to 4 agst Spinet, and 4 to 1 agst the Iago colt ( offered). The Iago colt, with the other two laid up on either side, cut out the work to the cords, where he dropped off, and left tbe two mares to fight it out, which they did with some severity— a remarkably close race resulting in favour of the duke's mare by a head in the very last stride. The Iago colt was beaten two lengths. Run in lmin I9sec. A PLATE of 50 sovs; three year olds 7st 71b, four 8st 121b, five and upwards 9st 3lb ; mares and geldings allowed 31b ; the winner to be sold for 200 sovs if demanded, & c ; if entered for 150 allowed 71b, 100 121b, 70 161b, 40 211b; D. M. ( 7fur 201yds). Duke of Bedford's b f Eupatoria, by Weatherbit, 3 yrs, 5st lllb ( 40 sovs) J. Rogers 1 Mr Chambers's Hegira, 3 yrs, 5st lllb ( 40) T. Fordham 2 Mr Deacon's Sichseus, 3 yrs, 6st ( 40) Musgrove S Mr La Mert's Admiral of the White, 3 yrs, 7st 41b..., Walley 4 Count Batthyauy's gr g Raphael, 5 yrs, 7st 71b ( 40) .. E. Sharp 0 Mr T. Hughes's Mary Ann, 5 yrs, 7st 121b ( 70) D. Hughes 0 Mr Wilkes's Jack the Giant Killer, aged, 7st7ib ( 40).. Snowden 0 Mr Ferguson's Refreshment, 3 yrs ( 40) dr Capt Christie's Nougat, 3 yrs ( 40) dr Betting: 7 to 4 agst Hegira, and 4 to 1 agst any other ( offered). Jack the Giant Killer made play followed by Hegira, Sichaaus, and Eupatoria into the dip, where Jack dropped off. The favourite then took a slight lead, but was headed in the cords by Eupatoria, and beaten after a good race by half a length ; three lengths between second and third and two lengths between third and fourth; the others were beaten a long way. Run in lmin 58sec. The winner was claimed, and goes into T, Stephen- son's stable. The SPRING OATLANDS, a Free Handicap of 15 sovs each, 5 ft, with 100 added by the Jockey Club, for three year olds and upwards; R. M.( lm 17yds); 28 subs. Mr Morris's Admiral Lyons, by Collingwood, 3 yrs, 5stlUb Grimmer 1 Baron Rothschild's c by Iago out of Evening Star, 3 yrs, 5st 131b Rayner 2 Duke of Bedford's Eloquence, 4 yrs, 6st 71b Plumb 3 Capt Christie's Kestrel, 4 yrs, 7st 101b G. Fordham 0 Mr Harvey's Pembdw, 4 yrs, 6st 181b Snowden 0 Mr Raxworthy's Knight of Avon, 4 yrs, 6st 121b Hughes 0 Mr Barber's Miss Harkaway, 4 yrs, 6st 121b Dales 0 Lord Clifden's Indulgence, 4 yrs, 6st 51b T. Fordham 0 Mr H. Lowther's b g Tiptop, 3 yrs, 5st 91b J. Rogers 0 Betting: 7 to 4 agst Kestrel, 7 to 2 agst Eloquence, 6 to 1 each agst Admiral Lyons and Knight of Avon, and 7 to 1 agst In- dulgence. The running was made by Pesabdw, followed by Knight of Avon, Eloquence, the lago colt, Admiral Lyons, In- dulgence, and Kestrel, in a body to the Bushes, where Knight of Avon and Kestrel were beaten; and Pensbdw was joined by the Iago colt, Admiral Lyons, Eloquence, and Indulgence. This lot drew away from the others in descending the hill, and ran in compact order into the bottom, where Pembdw gave way, and the running was taken up by Admiral Lyons, who won, after a pretty race with the Iago colt and Eloquence, by half a length, the second beating the third by the same. Indulgence was fourth, about three lengths from the duke's mare; and next to him, separated by wide intervals, were Pembdw, Miss Hark- away, and Kestrel; the others tailed of. Run in lmin 56sec. A SWEEPSTAKES of 50 sovs each, for foals of 1S54, out of mares that never bred a winner ; colts Sst 71b, fillies 8st 3lb; those by stallions that never got a winner allowed 31b; A. F. ( lm 2fur 73yds); 7 subs. Lord J. Scott'sch f Mcestissima, by Pyrrhus the First, Sst31b Kendall wo Sir R. W. Bulkeley's br f Tasmania withdrew her stake A HANDICAP PLATE of 50 sovs, for three year olds and upwards ; R. M. ( lm 17yds). Mr Harvey's ch f Renown, by Collingwood, Syrs, 5st 61b Daley, jun 1 Duke of Bedford's Aster, 3 yrs, 5st 101b J. Rogers 2 Mr Waller's Octavia, aged, 7st 121b Wakefield 8 Mr Saxon's Tom Thumb, 4 yrs, 7st 71b Dales 4 Mr Combe's Pitapat, 4 yrs, 9st Bartholomew 0 Lord Exeter's Noisette, aged, Sst 61b Norman 0 Mr Ferguson's Alcyone. 5 yrs, 8st E. Sharp 0 Baron Rothschild's Tester, 4 yrs, Sst Charlton 0 Mr Dennett's Hartly Buck, 5 yrs, 7st 4lb G. Fordham 0 Mr Simpson's Fright, 3 yrs, 6st 91b Plumb 0 Mr Smith's Spinet, 3 yrs, 6st 21b Grimmer 0 Capt Christie's Kestrel, 4 yrs, 8st 71b dr Capt Christie's Nougat, 3 yrs, 7st lib dr Betting: 4 to 1 each agst Pitapat, Aster, and Hartly Buck, 7 to 1 each agst Spinet, Renown, and Tom Thumb, and 10 to 1 agst Fright. Spinet cut out the work, followed by Octavia and Noisette abreast; Renown, Aster, and Tom Thumb lying next, clear of the ruck, at the head of which was Pitapat. Spinet maintained the lead past the Bushes, when the two light weights drew up, and in the bottom headed Octavia and Noisette, Re- nown going on with a clear lead, and winning in a canter by three lengths, Aster beating Octavia by the same; and Tom Thumb, who passed Noisette in the cords, finishing a bad fourth. Spinet and Noisette were close up with him, and the others whipped in. Pitapat and Hartly Buck tailed off. Run in lmin 55sec. MATCH, 200, h ft; first half of Ab. M. ( 7fur 212yds). Duke of Bedford's br f Pampa, by Weatherbit, 8st71b. S. Rogers 1 Lord Glasgow's ch c The Blacksmith, 7st lllb Aldcroft 2 Betting: 7 to 4 on Pampa, who made play with a clear lead into the cords, when The Blacksmith closed with her, and for a few strides appeared to have the best of it; he got to the favourite's neck halfway up, but died away again at the finish, and was beaten cleverly by a length. Run in 55sec. The QUEEN'S PLATE of lOOgs, for mares ; four year olds 8st 91b, five 9st 81b, six and sged lOst; R. C. ( 3m 4fur 139yds). Mr Saxon's ch na Mary, by Idle Boy, 5 yrs, 9st 81b Flatman 1 Lord Clifden's ch f Melissa, 4 yrs, 8st 91b A. Day 2 Duke of Bedford's b f Eloquence, 4 yrs, 8st 91b S. Rogers 3 Mr Hawkins's b f Lady Florence, 4 yrs dr Mr Barnes's Anemone, 4 yrs dr Mr T. Hughes's Mary Ann, 5 yrs dr Lord Exeter's Noisette, aged dr Betting: 7 to 4 on Melissa ( tk), d 7 to 4 agst Mary( tk). Eupatoria cut out the work at her best pace, for about two miles and a half, when she was disposed of, and the running was taken up by Melissa, who went on with a clear lead until near the new T. Y. C. winning post. Mary then closed with the favourite, ran with her to the top of the hill, and quitting her without an effort, won in the commonest of canters by six lengths, Eupatoria was stopped some distance from home, and walked in. Run in 7min 93ec. TUESDAY.— It would be impossible to record a more suc- cessful " grand day" at Newmarket than the present anniver- sary of the Two Thousand Guineas. The coldness of the weather— in other respects extremely propitious— proved no drawback to the attendance, however it may have interfered with the personal comfort of the visitors, to the fairer portion of whom the cutting north- easter must have been severely trying. Fortuuately for the masses which congregated in front of the Rooms during the morning the water carts were kept in constant requisition; and the consequent absence of dust proved agreeable to those engaged in the operation of settling the previous day's accounts aud speculating on, or rather dis- cussing ( for betting was almost at a standstill), the great event of the meeting. The influx of country people in vehicles and on horseback was almost equal to what we were accustomed to witness before the rail interfered with that description of loco- motion ; and some idea may be formed of the interest which the " Guineas" created amongst the metropolitans, when it is known that the " special" from Shoreditch was of the enormous length of thirty- one carriages! Amidst the confusion it was difficult to make out the real state of the market upon the Two Thousand, but from the anxiety to back the " lame ' un" V6dette unques- tionably had the call of Kent and Loyola, who stood at 4 to 1, whilst half a point less was taken about Lord Zetland's horse, the last bet we saw booked being 700 to 200. Anton was in great force, and though nothing under 5 to 1 was taken it is question- able if, at one time, he was not second favourite " for money." Drumour and Sydney were also backed rather freely at 11 to 1 each, but the efforts of the most persevering bookmakers to lay against outsiders failed to seduce the fanciers of " long shots " to invest upon Lord of the Hills, Apathy, the Beeswax colt, Turbit, or Lord Glasgow's colt. Blink Bonny's morning " levee" was most numerously attended, but the majority of the cog- noscenti appeared to be anything but enraptured in the opinion they were able to form of the " crack" in her clothes, and during the forenoon a good deal of money was " shifted" at 8 and 9 to 1 by those who had previously been amongst her warmest sup- porters. 30 to 1 to £ 45 was taken about Zuyder Zee, and the same price to a " jubilee " about Adamas. The card gave promise of only a moderate afternoon's sport, exclusive of the Two Thousand, which— contrary to the system adopted in recent years at " head- quarters" of getting the great event over sufficiently early so as not to interfere with specula- tion on the minor items— was set for the last race but one, at a quarter past four, the hour of commencement being two o'clock. The scene on the Heath surpassed, in point of attendance and excitement, the memorable one in 1840, when Prince Albert— before his aversion to the national sport of the country which has adopted and befriended him had shown itself— enjoyed some sort of popularity, and was expected to visit the " metro- polis of racing"— for generations past the resort of the highest and noblest in the land 1 A list— by no means perfect, we fear— of the notables present to- day and during the meeting will be found elsewhere, aud amongst the names are most of the leading ! patrons of the Turf— distinguished members of the aristocracy, with whom English- born princes of Royal blood have not been too proud to mingle ou such occasions, and from whose ranks the beloved Sovereign of the realm is compelled to select her Cabinet of State advisers; yet the cold shoulder is invariably shown to the noble pastime of the people by the man, who of all others, as the consort of our Queen, ought to give his counte- nance and support to it. To attempt a description of the scerei of constant excitement that the Heath presented during the progress of the racing would be beyond our powers— a " grand day" at Newmarket must be witnessed to be understood and appreciated ; for go where you will — Epsom, Ascot, Chester, Goodwood, or Boncaster — there is nothing like it in the kingdom, or more enjoyable, provided you escape being capsized everv now and then and galloped over by reckless horsemen fit only for Cossack or Bashi Bazouk campaigning. The sports commenced with a Handiest) Plate, across the Fiat, wherein the York runniug of Saraband and Kestrel was reversed by the former ( who was the favourite) winning easily, thereby strengthening the hopes of the stable in Drumour for the great event. After a Selling Stakes on the last half of the Abingdon mile, won by Tom Thumb, a little excite- ment was imparted to the small Two Year Old Sweepstakes which followed, by Baron Rothschild's Moonshine colt and Mr Alexander's Madcap running a dead heat, thereby afford- ing the spectators an additional race for their money. This intervening item, prior to that upon which the thoughts of all were bent, was a paltry T. Y. C. Selling Stakes, wherein Hegira ( the Alcoran's dam filly) at last " broke the ice, and found a new owner at the claiming figure of £ 50. Admiral of the White was the favourite, bat he " never came anigh," and his wretched exhibition was sofn forgotten eveu by those who dropped their money, in the excitement caused by the near approach of the Two Thousand, for which the numbers of the whole of the dozen coloured on the card were telegraphed without delay. In consequence of Job Marson's indisposition, Aldcroft had been engaged for VOdette, but the latter was claimed by Lord Glasgow ( who, though betraying considerable traces of his late severe illness, we are glad to see about again) for the Barba colt. George Abdale, however, had secured a second string to his bow" in his brother- in- law, John Osborne, who thereby obtained what afterwards turned out to be the " lucky mount." Owing to the counter- attractions at the sad- dling stables, the Ring was by no means so crowded during the last half- hour as in the early part of the after- noon, nor was the betting at all on a par with the extent and character of the field— the largest and best that has been seen for this race for many years past. The only horses in force were V6detto and Anton, but the bookmakers found so little use for the metallics that a general move took place to the old familiar rendezvous by the - side ef the cords much earlier than usual; and as so much betting now- a- days takes place there, and import- ant changes occur subsequent to leaving the Ring, it may be as well to observe en passant that our quotations are invariably made up to the moment of starting, instead of being limited to the " price current" at the break up of the Ring as formerly. The m teresting cerem onial atthesaddling stables was watched by such a crowd of horsemen and others in vehicles as we never remember to have seen assembled there before; and as each competitor came forth, it was not a little amusing to hear the varied and conflicting opinions respecting condition, im- provement, action, & c. The " cracks" of course gathered most of the " gape seed," and when Vedette walked out of the stables his lameness was universallv remarked upon, but after Osborne had given him a rousing gallop or two, not a trace of it could be observed, and there was a rush to " yet out," by those who until then had relied upon hearsay to the contrary. Kent became extremely violent when his trainer proceeded to take off his boots, and after the removal of the right one the other was allowed to remain from fear of ruffling his temper— a family failing— too much. Kent, we are assured, has the greatest possible aversion to a grey horse, and the sight of one at all times makes him " bumptious." Whether his " weak point" had become known aud a horse of that colour planted to " bring it out," is difficult to say, but it is a curious fact that a " gal- lant grey" was stationed the whole of the time in a prominent position directly opposite the stall in which he was saddled! Anton, thoughnot grown iuheight, was pronounced a remarkably neat clever horse, and one of the finest goers ever seen. Loyola had evidently not improved so much as his appearance last year led to be expected; and amongst the cognoscenti his stable companion, though backward in condition, was certainly preferred by many for the Derby course. Drumour, Turbit, Sydney, Lambourn, Lord of the Hills ( the eighteen hundred guinea yearling), Apathy, aud Lord Glasgow's colt also under- went scrutiny, and with the exception of the two latter each was more or less fancied by their stables ; yet from the odds offered against Lord of the Hills ( who was only recently backed at 12 and 10 to 1 for a considerable amount) it was difficult to realise the expectation of a repetition of his brother's triumph two years ago. Our " price current" of the betting at the close presents few important changes, Vedette and Anton, as in the town, being uncommonly firm, whilst both Loyola and Kent, especially the latter, became rather " fishy." Sydney improved a little, and a good deal of money was hedged by those who had taken liber- ties with him beforehand. After the preparatory canters the crowd of horsemen, by whom the competitors were escorted to the post, dispersed, and took up positions for seeing the race. At this moment the coup d'oeil was magnificent, and some idea of the attendance may be formed when we state that in addi- tion to groups scattered here and there at different points of the Heath, a whole army of horsemen extended on one side of the course from the winning post to the Bushes ( upwards of a quarter of a mile), whilst on the other vehicles and pedestrians were huddled together several deep for the same distance. The horses reached the post precisely at the appointed time, and after one slight failure a capital start was accomplished, the lot ( in- cluding Sydney, whose two year old eccentricities at the post last year gained him notoriety) getting away on such even terms that no one could complain of disappointment from that cause. The lot presented a front extending from one side of the course to the other, the colours of VOdette, the Beeswax colt, and Kent being prominent on the extreme left, and those of Anton and Loyola ( side by side) clear of everything on the whip- hand; whilst in the centre Turbit acted as pioneer. The latter made play with a clear lead over the Bushes hill, and until half- way down it looked so formidable that the fielders, iu their excitement at the prospect of an outsider popping his head in first, shouted " Lord Exeter wins," The next instant, however, their hopes were defeated, and Turbit was passed before entering the Abing- don Mile bottom by Anton, withLoyola at his side, and Vedette ; and between these three a most exciting struggle ensued, the Danebury horse appearing to have the best of it until half- way up the cords, when Vedette collared him, and won by three- quarters of a length, Anton beating Loyola for the second money by a head, whilst scarcely a length from the latter was Sydney, who got on better terms with his horses the instant they rose the hill, and obtained the barren honour of fourth place from the judge. Owing to the first three running rather wide, it was not until Vedette's number ( 12) appeared above Anton's ( 10), on the telegraph at the chair, that the spectators were relieved of their anxiety as to the result; when a tremen- dous burst of cheering arose, which must have satisfied the noble owner of the winner that the " spots" are quite as popu- lar amongst racing men in the south as with the " tykes" in the north. Lord Zetland, who seldom bets, wins nothing besides the stakes, which amounted to £ 2,600 ; but nearly all his friends and the majority of the gentlemen win considerable sums on V6dette, though by far the largest winner is Mr Jackson, who invariably supports the hoi ses of his native county. Vedette, from the fact of his being one of the first backed fer the race, is of course, like all first favourites, a bad horse for the Ring, and most of the betters round found themselves losers after- wards, except those who withstood the temptation of " gambling" with what would otherwise have been good books. The winner, likewise, was selected for the Two Thousand in most of the double and treble event bets that have been laid from time to time against naming the winners of that race, the Derby, and Oaks, & c, & c, so that if anything else had won ( Loyola perhaps excepted), the bookmakers' future pros- pects would have looked much more agreeable. Lord Zetland's success with so small a stud is unprecedented, and from being scarcely ever without a good horse, his lordship must have get into ( as a Newcastle friend remarked) a " rare seam of cattle." Vedette was bred by Mr Chilton, of Knaresborough, and he and Skirmisher were the first of the Voltieeurs that appeared in public; that the latter, therefore, bids fair to retaiu as a stallion the high prestige he enjoyed as a racer, the two horses iu ques- tion sufficiently testify. The winner of the Two Thousand ( who was tried to be six or seven pounds better than Skirmisher before York) is not in the Derby or Doncaster St Leger, but has en- gagements in the Nort- h Derby and Northumberland Plate at Newcastle, the Ebor St Leger and Great Yorkshire Stakes at York, the Three Year Old Produce Stakes and Salford Borough Cup at Manchester, and the Don Stakes at Doncaster. Vedette's success to- day undoubtedly justified the confidence that Abdale reposed in him beforehand, in spite of the opinions almost universally expressed by trainers, jockeys, and others, after his arrival at Newmarket, respecting the horse's lameness. After the race, however, he walked away so " cripply" that there could be no mistake about his being lame then ; but it was impossible to discover the cause until the evening, when, ou the smith removing his near hind plate, the horse flinched at the pressure of the thumb on the frog, which appeared to have been injured from striking a stone or other hard substance. [ On Thursday morning, we understand, Mr Barrow examined the horse, and liis idea was that the seat of the infirmity was immediately below the hock, where something like a splint was discernible. He had been unable to leave his box up to that time, but by poul- ticing was sufficiently better to leave Newmarket on Friday morning.] It is somesvhat remarkable that a great race like the Two Thousand should be carried off two years successively by the Northern stables with " lame ' uns," for that Fazzoletto was in that state when he won last year is well known, Smolensko, Phosphorus, Velocipede, and numerous other celebrities might be mentioned, however, as proofs that lameness is not always to be regarded as au impediment to horses' running. Voltigeur, likewise, had a most peculiar style of walking, which led to the belief that he was a cripple before the Derby of 1850, and most of his stock are said to inherit the same peculiarity of action. In his selection of " Anton or Loyola as likely to turn out the winner of the Two Thousand," our correspondent " Observer" was not very wide of the mark, though, after all, " a miss is as good as a mile." These two finished so close together that Anton ( who bore out John Day's assertion that he would turn the tables on all those which beat him last year), only succeeded in saving his stake by a head, although he landed the £ 1,000 and other bets that his spirited owner laid about his being in the first three, so that " Mr Robinson" won a good stake on the race. " Place betting" is coming much into vogue, and a large amount was won and lost about horses being " first, second, or third" for this race. The time iu which it was run was two seconds slower than last year, and to the want of a better pace the Danebury stable in a great measure attribute the defeat of their horse. The performances of the remainder speak for themselves. Kent, who was one of the first beaten, cut up very badly, and finished behind both of the other Newmarket nags, Sydney and Turbit. The Baron's horse in particular ran much forwarder than was anticipated, and charged the hill in a style which causes us to think that distance is his forte. The principal portion of the company took their departure immediately after the Two Thousand, but those who stayed were recompensed by witnessing a pretty race between Tasmania, Queen of the East, and the Miss Whip filly for the R. M. 50 Sovereign Sweepstakes, wherein Lord Glasgow's filly upset the odds that were betted on the winner of the Champagne ( who was suffering badly from the malady to which lier^ fc is liable at this season of the year): and a second dead heatKtween the Moonshine colt and Madcap, whose owners aSRwards agreed to a division of the " tenner" for which they had been contending! The last double dead heat at Newmarket was between Cocoa Nut ( S. Mann) and Marquis of Coiiyngham ( Flatman) for a Handicap in the Second October Meeting, 1847; another occurred between Jessica ( S. Rogers) and Mr Newton's filly by Dr Syntax out of Fanchon( T. Stephen- sou) for a Two Year Old Stakes in the July Meeting, 1840 ; and previous to that, in 1827, at the Second Spring Meeting Goshawk ( J. Robinson) and Stumps ( Arnull) ran two dead heats for a Han- dicap Plato, after which Goshawk won. That between Kingston ( Flatman) and Chief Baron Nicholson ( ridden by Dockeray in the first and A. Day in the second heat) at Stockbridge is of still more recent date. The result of the Two Thousand had an important effect upon the Derby betting, inasmuch as that Anton and Skirmisher were supported at 8 to 1 each on the Heath, and would have been backed against the mare. In the town, after the races, a point more was offered against Lord Zetland's horse. Mr Jackson offered to take 2,000 to 1,000 or any part of it that his lot ( Mag- nifier, Saunterer, and Sprig of Snillelah) beat Auton, but the owner of the latter declined a cross bet, preferring to back his horse outright. His terms, however, were not complied with. A great mauy people having returned to town by the " special" the Room was by no means so full as on the previous evening, few putting in appearance until past ten o'clock. The betting ou the One Thousand was almost entirely between Blink Bonny and the field, 6 to 4 being laid on the mare to upwards of £ 1,000, and 5 to 1 against her winning that race and the Oaks; 4 to 1 was taken to £ 150 about Ayacanora, and 10 to 1 about the Miss Whip filly. Turbit's running in the Two Thousand brought him into prominent notice for the Chester Cup, as the following quotation will show:— 15 to 1 agst Turbit ( tk), 20 to 1 agst Gemma di Vergy ( tk), 25 to 1 agst Riseber ( tk), 25 to 1 agst Commotion ( tk), 40 to 1 agst Polestar ( tk), 50 to 1 agst Panto- mime ( offd), 1,000 to 10 agst Longsight ( tk), 1,000 to 10 agst Bar- fleur ( tk), and 2,000 to 15 agst La Victime ( tk). For the Derby, the prices of the three favourites were the same as before din- ner, 8 to 1 being offered on the field, and in a few instances booked about Anton. M. D. and Lady Hawthorn were in great force, 1,000 to 60 being taken five or six times about the former, and 25 to 1 to upwards of £ 700 about the mare ; 1,000 to 40 was laid twice agst Adamas, and Sydney ( who would have been backed against anything that ran in the Two Thousand) had sup- porters at the same figure. In different bets the latter was backed for 100agst Loyola, 200 agst Lady Hawthorn, and for a " mon- key" agst Zuyder Zee, who, like her Ladyship, appeared to have quite recovered from the onslaught made upon tbem at York. Kent, about whom sixteen fifties was taken a few minutes ; def? r ® ,! u? race> aot mentioned this evening. Oaks- 7 to 2 i agst Blmk Bonny ( tk), and 10 to 1 agst Lady Hawthorn ( tk). 1theci"^ s?- of the Lord Clifdeu challenged for the Cup, and named Melissa. " A HANDICAP PLATE of 50 sovs, for three year olds and upwards | entrance 3 sovs; A. F. ( im2fur 73yds). Mr Howard^ s Saraband, by Cotherstone, Syrs, Sst 121b. J. Goater 1 Capt Christie's Kestrel, 4 yrs, 7st 181b Walters 2 capt Lane's Firmament, 4 yrs, 7st Sib G. Fordham 3 Mr Holland's Tyre, 4yrs, 7st 131b ESharp 0 Mr Byrn ibg Cripple, 4 yrs, 7st 81b Snowdea 0 Mr Hawkins's Lady Florence, 4 vrs, 7st 81b Brav 0 Mr Combe's Traitor, 3 yrs, 6it3lb ....!! Plumb 0 Mr Chambers's Eupatoria, 3 yrs, 5st121b T. Fordham 0 Capt Christie's Nougat, 3 yrs, 6st61b dr T jttUlK: 5 to 4 agst Saraband, 6 to 1 each agst Firmament. Lady Florence, aud Traitor, aud 10 to 1 agst Kestrel. Traitor with Kestrel, Lady Florence, and Firmament, closely laid up. cut out the work into the bottom, where Lady Florence and lraitor dropped back, and Saraband, who had beeu lying off drew to the front, headed Kestrel in rising the hill, and won cleverly by half a length. Firmament was beaten three lengths from the second, and close up with him were Tyre, Lady Florence, and Cripple. Run in 2min 19sec. A SWEEPSTAKES of 10 sovs each, with 25 added; three year olds 7st, four 8st 71b, five 8st 121b, six and aged 9st; the winner to lie sold for 300 sovs if demanded, & c; Ab. M. ( 7fur 212yds)- 6 subs. Mr Saxon's Tom Thumb, by Gameboy, 4 yrs, Sst 71b.. Flatman 1 Capt Christie's br f Nougat. 3 yrs. 7st G. Fordham 2 Mr Byrn s b f Stormsail, 3 yrs, 7st Snowden 3 Lord Exeter's Noisette. aged, 9st Norman 4 Mr Gratwicke's Saxe Weimar, 8 yrs. 7st Humpage 5 Lord W. Powlett's Druid, 4 yrs, 8st 71b S. Rogers 6 Betting: 5 to 4 agst Nougat, 4 to 1 agst Stormsail, and 5 tol agst Tom Thumb. The running was made by Noisette in com- pany with Saxe Weimar to the top of the hill, where the latter gave way, and Noisette was joined by Tom Thumb, Nougat, and Stormsail, a good race with the lot resulting in favour of Tom Thumb by a length, three quarters of a length between second and third, and a head between third aud fourth ; the other two beaten off. Run iu lmin 57sec. A SWEEPSTAKES of 10 sovs each, for two year olds; colts 8st 61b, fillies Sst 31b ; winners of 50 sovs before starting 31b. if twice 51b extra ; T. Y. C. ( 5fur 140yds); 3 subs. Baron Rothschild's b c by John O'Gaunt out of Moonshine, Sst 61b Charlton f two Mr Alexander's b f Madcap, by Hark- away, 8st 31b R. Cotton t t dr Mr Gratwicke's b f by Robert de Gorliam out ot Henrietta, Sst Sib Humpage 3 0 Betting: 6 to 4 on the Moonshine colt, and 2 to 1 agst Madcap. Madcap made play until half way in the cords, when the Baron's colt challenged, and after a slashing set- to, got up just in time to make a dead heat of it; a bad third. Run in lmin 24sec.— Second heat: 5 to 4 on the Moonshine colt. This was an exact re- petition of the previous race, and resulted in a second dead heat, after which the owners agreed to divide, and the Moonshine colt walked over. A SWEEPSTAKES of 5 sovs each, for three year olds; colts 8st 71b, fillies Sst 31b ; the winner to be sold for 50 sovs if demanded » & o ; T. Y. C. ( 5fur 140yds); 5 subs. Mr Chambers's Hegira, by Footstool, Sst 31b E. Sharp 1 Mr Deacon's Sicheus, Sst 71b Charlton 2 Mr Mellish's Inspiration, Sst 31b Wells 3 Mr Angell's Polish, Sst 71b '. Palmer 4 Mr La Mert's br g Aumiral of the White, Sst 71b Kendall 5 Betting : 6 to 4 agst Admiral of the White, 5 to 2 agst Hegira. and 5 to 1 agst any other. Sichseus made play into the cords, where Hegira headed him, and won in a canter by a length • a bad third. The Two THOUSAND GUINEAS STAKES, a subscription of 100 sovs each, h ft, for three year olds; colts 8st 71b, fillies 8st 4lb; the second to save his stake ; R. M. ( lm 17yds); 45 subs. Lord Zetland's br c Vedette, by Voltigeur, 8st 7st.. J. Osborne 1 Mr F. Robinson's b c Anton, 8st 71b A. Day 2 Lord Clif ien's bk c Loyola, Sst 71b g.' Rogers 3 Baron Rothschild's ch c Sydney, 8st 71b Charlton 4 Lord Clifden's b c by Surplice out of Beeswax, 8st 71b . Sly 0 Mr W. S. S. Crawfurd's br c Lord of the Hills, Sst 71b. G. Oates 0 Lord Exeter's br c Turbit, Sst 71b Norman 0 Lord Glasgow's b c by The Flying Dutchman out of Barba, Sst 71b Aldcroft 0 Mr Howard's ch c Drumour, 8st 71b Wells 0 Lord Londesborough's eh c Kent, Sst 71b Flatman 0 Mr dive's Apathy, Sst 71b G. Fordham 0 Mr E. Parr's ch c Lambourne, 8st7Ib D. Hughes 0 Betting : 5 to 2 agst Vedette, 4 to 1 agst Loyola, 9 to 2 agst Kent, 5 to 1 agst Auton, 10 to 1 agst Sydney, 100 to 8 each agst Drumour and Lambourn, and 100 to 3 agst any other. Loyola and Sydney broke away and caused one failure, but at the second attempt a remarkably good start was effected, the lot getting off almost in a line. Turbit immediately went in front and took a lead of a length or two, followed by Lord of the Hills and Apathy clear of the ruck, at the head of which lay Vedette, the Beeswax colt, and Kent on the far side, whilst almost level with them were Anton and Loyoia by themselves, rather wide on the right; the others lying together in the rear. They ran thus at a steady, but by no means good, pace to the Bushes, where Apathy was in trouble, and a few strides further the Beeswax colt and Kent also beat a retreat. Descending the Bushes hill, Lord of the Hills dropped off, and about half way down Turbit was caught and passed by Anton and Loyola on the whip hand, and Vedette on the left, the race from the bottom being confined to these three. At the foot of the bill Anton was nearly a length first, but after entering the cords Vedette, who came with a tremendous rush, overhauled him at every stride, and heading him in the last fifty yards won— with nothing to spare— by three quarters of a length, Anton beating Loyola for the second money by a head. Sydney, who met with no disappointment, passed Turbit half way iu the cords, aud finished scarcely a length behind the third, Turbit being fifth, about a length and a half from the Baron's horse, Drumour sixth, and Kent seventh, close up with Turbit. Lord of the Hills ran home next at their heels, and the two last tailed off were Apathy and the Barba coit. Run in lmiu 51sec. Nett value of the stakes £ 2,600. A SWEEPSTAKES of 50 sovs each, for three year old fillies; 8st 71b each ; R. M. ( lm I7. vds); 8 subs. Lord Glasgow's br f by Birdcatcher out of Miss Whip, Sst71b ". Aldcroft 1 Sir R. Bulkeley's Tasmania, 8st 7ib Bumby 2 Mr White's Queen of the East, Sst 71b Flatmau 3 The betting opened at 7 to 2 on Tasmania, but the reports from the saddling stables being anything but favourable re- specting the mare'* condition, the odds fell to 7 to 4 on her, and 2 to 1 was taken about Lord Glasgow's filly. The favourite, lying in the middle, made play into the Abingdon Mile bottom, where the Miss W'hip filly challenged, and won cleverly by three quarters of a length; a head between second and third. Run in lmin 55sec. WEDNESDAY.— Tc- day's card did not hold out very flattering prospects, but the sport, as will be gathered from the details, was attended by one or two exciting incidents which tended in some measure to relieve what would otherwise have passed as a re » markably dull'' off day." During the intervals of settling in the morning there was some spirited betting on the Chester Cup, for which Riseber, Pretty Boy, Bay Hilton, and Van Dunck were backed for all that could be got on, Risebcr advancing to 100 to 6, Pretty Boy to 20 to 1, and Bay Hilton, Warlock, and Van Duuck to 25 to 1 each, with plenty of takers in each case. 1,500 to 200 and afterwards 1,800 to 200 was laid against Blink Bonny, who, though admitted to go well, was reported to " make a noise." 15 to 1 to £ 60 was buoked about M. D., and 1,000 to 45 and 50 about Lady Hawthorn. The Heath presented a wonderful contrast to yesterday, although at the same time the attendance was anything but meagre, considering the continued coldness of the weather. The tirst of the half- dozen items comprising the bill of fare was a Sweepstakes of 50 sovs each, all the money, which brought out a trio of three year olds, and when it is stated that odds were betted on Comquot ( against whom 1,000 to 5 was offered for the Derby) the quality of the competitors can be correctly judged of. A Selling Handicap on the first half of the Abingdon mile turned out a real good thing for Miss Nightingale, who won with plenty in hand, though the fiat was a neck only. Next followed the sporting Match between Alliance and the Clarissa colt, which resulted in one of thos « " glorious uncertainties" that serve to afford the " secret charm to sport." Both horses played a variety of capers before starting, especially Alliance, who refused to go near the post for a considerable time ; but at length they got off, and Alfred Day " coming through" had the favourite in trouble a long way from home. Alliance entered the cords leading two or three lengths with the race in hand, but when within fifty yards of the chair he stumbled almost on to his haunches, and it is a mir. acle no serious accident hap- pened, for if the horse had fallen the other must have gone over him. Alfred recovered the brute in the most masterly style, but his opponent in the meantime had shot nearly a length in front, and the chair being too near to recover that, Lord Glasgow's colt passed the post three quarters of a length in advance. The contretemps was of so sudden and startling a character that the spectators seemed momentarily to hold their breath from excitement, and universal delight was expressed at the accident being unattended with any serious consequences to so popular and skilful a jockey. The affair proved as vexatious to the fielders as to the owner of Alliance at having the " golden prize" literally snatched from their grasp. The lookers- on at first supposed that the horse put his foot into a hole, but the accident happened through his striking him- self severely under the off fore- leg, whereby the sinew was so badly injured that it was not only found necessary to pay forfeit for him in the Newmarket Stakes and his Match on Friday, but it is extremely doubtful if Alliance can ever run again. Alfred Day and Aldcroft were again opponents on Schoolboy aud the Barba colt, in the Hundred Sovereign Sweepstakes for three year olds which followed, and Lord Glasgow threw in a second main— his third during the meeting. Five of the eight entered went to the post for the Rowley Mile Plate, which was booked such a certainty for Lord Nelson that 3 and 4 to 1 was betted on him. The " pot," however, was upset by Wells, who indulged Sir Colin with a wide berth to himself on the far side, and laid away until within a hundred yards of home, when he came with such a tre rnendous rush that Dales, little expecting opposition from that quarter, was taken quite unawares, and Sir Colin won by a head. Whilst in the act of mounting the latter near the weigh- ing stand before the race, Wells was capsized, and the horse galloped off. Though much shaken, and suffering severe pain in the side, Wrells jumped on a hack without a saddle, and rode after Sir Colin, who was stopped near the top of the town. Remounting him he trotted back, and reached the post just in time to start— with what result is already detailed. The Jockey Club Plate was divided between Eloquence and Middleton, and the latter cantered over. Sir Colin's victory caused additional inquiries after Van Duuck for the Chester Cup in the town, but nothing under 25 to 1 was taken. Riseber was backed freely at 100 to 7, and 1,000 to 60 was taken about Gemma di Vergy. Blink Bonny was not in such good odour for the One Thousand as in the morning, and 11 to 8 were the extreme odds offered on her. Her stable companion Strathnaver was re- introduced into the Derby betting, aud 1,000 to 20 taken as often as it could be obtained. 8 to 1 to £ 50 against Skirmisher, 20 to 1 to £ 175 against Lady Hawthorn, 1,000 to 60 three times against M. D., 1,000 to 30 against the Bees wax colt, and 1,000 to 10 each agst Sir Colin aud Oakball, were the only other Derby transactions that came under our observa- tion. The after- dinner proceedings were of too vinous a cha- racter to call for mauy remarks. Leamington and Blink Bonny were the " lions" of the evening, aud at one time it looked as if both were about to make their bow and retire. 8 to 1 was laid against the Cup nag to £ 400, when a reaction set in, and after 1,500 to 200 had been taken, 700 to 100 was booked, at which price he left off decidedly firm. As much as 10 to 1 was offered against Blink Bonny at the commencement of the evening, but after a good deal of cross firing, 9 to 1 and eventually a point less was taken to a " century." The Thousand prices were as follows: 6 to 4 on Blink Bonny ( tk), 4 to 1 against Ayacanora ( tk), 8 to 1 against Arta ( tk), and 10 to 1 against Imp6rieuse ( tk). The fol- lowing were left in at the reading of the list: Tasmania, Tri- color, Beechnut, Miss Whip filly, Blink Bonny, Imperieuse, Ayacanora, Arta, Violet Fane, Double Glo'ster, Mitraille, Ori- anda, and Lady Albert; the last five, however, were not on the spot. A numerous meeting of the Jockey Club was held after the races, and several important subjects were discussed ; amongst others, Lord William Powlett's proposition for the establish- ment of Plates at long distances in lieu of some of the short Handicaps now in vogue, and it was finally decided that at the Houghton Meeting a Plate of £ 100 should be added to a Sweep- stakes of £ 20 each, h ft, provided ten subscribers are obtained. The protest put in by Messrs Barber and Saxon at the last meeting against the validity of the nomination of Gemma di Vergy for the Sweepstakes, in which he was entered as " Mr Hope's," on the ground of the latter being an outlaw, and consequently dead in the eyes of the law, was also entertained, and the following decision arrived at— that as " Mr Hope's" for- feits had been regularly paid up, the Jockey Club could not take cognisance of any objection based upon a legal technicality. There was a long discussion respecting the right of the tenants of the farms adjoining the Heath to make use of the latter as a thoroughfare for their husbandry purposes, and it was de- cided that it should not bfl permitted hereafter. A SWEEPSTAKES of 50 sovs each, for three year olds; colts 8st 71b, fillies Sst 21b, not engaged in the Two Thousand Guineas or One Thousand Guineas Stakes; those by stallions or out of mares that never bred a winner allowed 41b ; only one allow- ance : A. F. ( lmin 2fur 73yds) ; 4 subs. Mr Howard's Coraquot, by Sweetmeat, 8st 81b J. Goater 1 Duke of Bedford's Aster. 8st 71b S. Rogers 2 Mr Worland's Yigliacconi, Sst 31b Fiatman 8 Betting : 5 io 2 on Comquot, They cantered together to the BELL'S LIFE IN LONDON, MAY 3, 1857. 3 Bushes, when the pace improved, and Vigliacconi was immedi- ately disposed of. Comquot weut on with a slight lead, and, after running very unkindly, won by a neck ; Vigliacconi beaten off. Bun in 2min 20sec. A SELLING HANDICAP of 10 sovs each, for three year olds and upwards; the winner to be sold for 200 sovs if demanded, & c; « « . t!,, lfr, f ih¥ flfni. 9,1 Rvdsl r 1ft subs. ' first half of Ab. M. ( 3fur 215jds); 10 subs. Mr W. Evans's Miss Nightingale, by Birdeateher. 3yrs, ....... .. Snowden 1 Mr Boyce's br c by St Lawrence out of Azimuth, - — J. Rogers a Flatman 8 . Wells 0 3 yrs, 6st 101b Mr Payne's Mabel, 6 yrs, 8st 71b Mr Mellish's Dramatist, 4 yrs, 8st 31b Mr Harvey's Pembdw, 4 yrs, 8st • t. bharp Mr Dennett's Hartly Buck, 5 yrs, 8st G. Fordham Mr Howard's Pomona. 3 yrs, 8st J. Goater u Mr Barber's Miss Harkaway, 4 yrs, 7st 121b Dales u Mr Smith's Spinet, 3 yrs. P « Capt Christie's Nougat, 3 yrs, 8st 31b................. • • • • • •• P" Betting : 4 to 1 each agst Miss Nightingale, Mabel, and Pembdw, and 5 to 1 each agst Hartly Buck and Miss Harkaway. Miss Nightingale took the lead from Hartly Buck in the first hundred yards, made the rest of the runuiiig, and won, hard held, by a neck, a length and a half between second and third. Dramatist finished fourth at Mabel's neck, and at her quarters were Miss Harkaway and Hartly Buck head and head, Pomona being close up with them. Pembdw fell lame, and was stopped some distance from home. Run in 54sec. MATCH, BOO, 200 ft; T. Y. C. ( 5fur 140yds). Lord Glasgow's ch c by Surplice— Clarissa, 8st 71b.... Aldwoft 1 Mr F. Robinson's Alliance, Sst 71b A. Day 2 Betting: 7 to 4 on the Clarissa colt. Both were very awkward before starting, especially Alliance, who broke away towards the stables and was with difficulty coaxed to the post; but at last they got together, and Mr Hibburd dropping his flag, a very even start was effected. Alliance showed in advance after the first dozen strides, had the favourite beaten a quarter of a mile from home, and entered the cords at least a couple of lengths first. About fifty yards from the chair his jockey turned his head round to guard against a surprise, and had scarcely dpne so than; the horse slipped on to his haunches, where- upon Aldcroft iustautly made a rush, ana Alfred Day, though he recovered Alliance in the most masterly manner, being unable to reduce the advantage which the other gained by the accident, the favourite won by three quarters of a length. Both bolted towards the ring immediately after passing the post. Run in lmin 24sec. A SWEEPSTAKES of 100 sovs each, h ft, for three year olds; colts 8st 71b, fillies 8st 31b ; those by stallions or out of mares that never bred a winner allowed 31b, if both 5lb ; the winner of the Column Stakes 31b, of the Two Thousand Guineas 71b extra ; Ab. M. ( 7fur 212yds); 6 subs. Lord Glasgow's br c by The Flying Dutchman out of Barba, 8st 41b Aldcroft 1 Duke of Beaufort'sb c Schoolboy, 8st41b ••• A. Day 2 Betting: 7 to 4 on the Barba colt, who followed the non- favourite to the Bushes, deprived him of the lead at the top of the hill, and won in a canter by a length and a half. Run m lmin 59iec. A PLATE of 100 sovs, for three year olds; colts 8st 71b, fillies 8st 41b; R. M. ( lm 17yds). „„ „ r „ , Mr T. Parr's ch c Sir Colin, by Robert de Gorham, 8st 71b. Wells 1 Mr Barber's Lord Nelson, Sst 71b Dales 2 Mr Wigram's b f by Collingwood— Fleece, 8st 41b.. Flatman 8 Mr Ferguson's The Old English Gentleman, 8st 71b Sly 4 Mr Alexander's Humbug, 8st 71b R. Cotton 5 Mr Pedley's Comquot or Mr Clive's br c Apathy dr Mr Morris's Admiral Lyons or Betting : 3 to 1 on Lord Nelson, and 6 to 1 agst Sir Colin. The running was made bv Lord Nelson, attended by Humbug, the Fleece filly, and The'Old English Gentleman on the near side of the course, Sir Colin lying by himself on the far side three or four lengths behind them until descending the bushes bill, when, on the defeat of the three followers of the favourite, he obtained the second place. Here Wells waited until he was through the bottom, when he made a tremendous rush, took Dales rather unawares, and won on the post by a head. The Fleece filly was beaten two lengths, and the others some dis- tance from her. Run in lmin 66sec, The JOCKET CLUB PLATE of 50 sovs, for horses the property of members of the Jockey Club ; four year olds 7st 21b, five 8st 31b. six and aged 8st 9lb ; B. C. ( 4m lfur 173yds). Lord W. Powlett's Middleton, 4 yrs, 7st 21b, Charlton, walked over, and divided the Plate with the Duke of Bedford's Eloquence, 4 yrs. THURSDAY.— Though falling short of the immense crowd which assembled from all parts on Tuesday, the " Thousand Day " could boast of a remarkably good attendance, and the debut of Blink Bonny caused the " ladies' race " to be regarded with far greater interest than was ever previously known to attach to that important event. The proceedings at the Rooms in the morning do not call for much observation. The One Thousand appeared to be " reduced to a match "— in the betting at all events— between Blink Bonny aud Ayacanora, aud the odds advanced to 7 to 4 on the Northern " flyer," whilst 7 to 2 was taken about the Danebury mare, 10 to 1 being offered " bar two." Leamington returned to his old price for the Chester Cup, and Dulcamara, Riseber, Turbit, and Bay Hilton, were also in great request. The weather was rather showery throughout the day, but by no means so cold as in the early part of the week. We have seen a much better card on the Thousand day than that exhibiting the half- dozen items for discussion this afternoon, strengthened though it was by the addition of the new Two Year Old race, and a capital entry for the Plate. The sports commenced with a Jsmall Handicap on the T. Y. C., wherein the success of Saxe Weimar proved a favourable omen to the fielders, and except the Selling Stake won by Spinet which followed, every race it will be seen was carried off by outsiders. Cripple was a great " pot" for the Plate, for which afield of four- teen went to the post, but it boiled over, and Newton le Willows, whose indifferent ruuning in the Craven Meeting prevented his owner backing him on this occasion, won cleverly, Capt Christie's colours occupying the same unenviable position on Kestrel as on Tuesday, and at York the previous week. The TwoYear Old Plate attracted seven starters only out of an entry of forty- three, and three of the number were both fancied and backed, The Happy Land, malgre his 51b penalty, being awarded the pride of place in favoritism. The race produced one of the finest struggles of the meeting, and resulted in the defeat of Lord Ribblesdale's colt and The Flying Duke, who showed some speed in the Al- thorp Park Stakes at Northampton, for which stake, strange to say, Happy Land was defeated by a neck as on this occasion, by an animal in Mr Sutton's name, though there is no connection whatever between the two, the winner to- day— who was not backed for a shilling— being the property of a gentleman iri the north adopting that nom de course who trains in Goodwin's stable, whilst Eurydice belongs to a south- country sports- man whose horses are under Dover's care at Hednesford. The telegraph exhibited eight runners for the One Thousaud Guineas, big with the fate of Blink Bonny, to see whom the greatest pos- sible curiosity was manifested. Those who proceeded to the stables for that purpose, however, were doomed to disappoint- ment, as the " crack" was saddled under the hedge by Mr Sa- bin's farm, where, nevertheless, she was attended by a large crowd. Her appearance when stripped was by no meaus prepos- sessing ; for, besides looking bad in her coat, she seemed deficient in muscle, and altogether betrayed symptoms of having trained off. That this opinion was participated in by the cognoscenti, in opposition to the confidence reposed in her by her owner and trainer ( though running untried we believe), the re- action in the betting at the last abundantly proves, and from seven the odds fell to 5 to 4 on her. Ayacanora found supporters at 4 to 1, and 100 to 8 was taken here and there about Imp6rieuse, the Miss Whip filly, and Arta. A couple of false starts helped to increase the excitement, but at the third attempt Mr Hibburd despatched them, and the fate of the favourite was soon manifest. The Danebury mare led them a " duster," which found out " Blink's" weak point before she had run three- quarters of a mile, when she was " dead as a stone," and such a shout arose of " She's beat" that will not soon be forgotten by those who were present. But this was not the only surprise, for scarcely was Blink Bonny's fate sealed than, as if to avenge her defeat, up came the other two Malton mares, Imp6rieuseand Tasmania, right and left of Ayacanora, and " eclipsing" the latter in a few strides, had the finish to themselves, Imp6rieuse winning very cleverly by half a length. Alfred Day was compelled to stop his mare at last, in consequence of Tasmania ( who hung a good deal) crossing in front of her when Bumby made his rush, or he might have saved Lord Portsmouth's stake by getting second as last year on Mincepie. The immediate effect of the race upon the Derby betting was to cause a slight decline in Anton, who went back to 10 to 1 ( 900 to 100 was taken twice just before), and to advance Skirmisher to 7 to 1 ( takers). 1,000 to 30 was laid five or six times aga'nst Blink Bonny ( of whose " high blowing" there can be no question), and she was supplanted for the Oaks by Imp6rieuse, who was backed at 5 to 1 on the Heath, though a point more was offered subsequently. The success of the latter was a " turn up" little calculated upon by the supporters of John Scott's stable, as in the absence of the latter, whose property she is, Mr Peart, his representative, was entrusted with powers to hedge the stake by laying 600 to 100 if possible ; but failing to do this the mare's unexpected success turned out a rare slice of luck, after the misfortune attending the Whitewall Derby lot this year. Tasmania, it will be seen, turned the tables upon her conqueror of the previous day, but again ran very unkindly from the cause already noticed. Arta exhibited none of the good qualities of her half- brother, Wild Dayrell, which rumour assigned her, but she is a magnificent mare nevertheless, and will undoubtedly be seen to greater advantage some day. The concluding race was a Hundred Sovereign Sweepstakes for three year olds, which brought out a couple of runners, and re- sulted in the defeat of another favourite, who proved a real traitor to his owner and backers. On the whole, the fielders must have had an extraordinary good day, aud recovered a considerable portion of their Two Thousand losses. The prospects for the following day were so very poor that nearly all the gentlemen, and a great portion of the Ring, re- turned home this afternoon, consequently there was very little business transacted either before or after dinner; but from what came under our observation we have to report Dulcamara, Warlock, and Zig Zag in force for the Chester Cup at 10,16, and 25 to 1 respectively, and Sydney, M. D., Saunterer, and Adamas in considerable demand for the Derby, at the following quota- tions :— 15 to 1 against Sydney ( tk), 1,000 to 60 against M. D. ( tk), 25 to 1 against Adamas ( tk), and 33 to 1 against Saunterer ( tk). On the Heath, 15 to 1 ( to £ 150) was taken about Lady Hawthorn, but a point more was offered at the Rooms in the evening. A HANDICAP SWEEPSTAKES of 15 sovs each, 10 ft, for three year olds and upwards; T. Y. C. ( 5fur 140yds); 4 subs. Mr Gratwicke's br f Saxe Weimar, by Weatheibit, 3 yrs, 6st 101b Humpage 1 Baron Rothschild's c by Iago out of Evening Star, 3 yrs, 8st 3 b Chariton 2 Mr Barne's Truelove, 4 yrs, 7st 31b G. Fordham 8 Mr Morris's Admiral Lyons, 3 yrs, 8st 71b Basham 4 Betting: Even on Admiral Lyons, 7 to 2 sgst the Iago colt, and 4 to 1 each agst Truelove and Saxe Weimar. Saxe Weimar, run- ning by herself on the far side, made play throughout, and* won in a canter by a length and a half; Truelove was beaten two lengths from the second, and the favourite as far from him. Run in lmin 22sec. A SWEEPSTAKES of 10 sovs each, for three year olds; colts 8st 71b, fillies Sst 41b ; the winner to be sold for 80 sovs if de- manded, & c ; first half of Ab. M. ( 3fur 215yds); 6 subs. Mr Smith's Spinet, by Orlando. 8st 41b D. Hughes 1 Lord W. Powlett's Delusion, 8st 71b S. Rogers t Mr Boyce's br c by St Lawrence— Azimuth, Sat 71b A. Day t Mr W. Evans's Sorceress, 8st 41b Mills 4 Mr Mellish's Inspiration, 8st 71b Wells 5 Betting : 2 to 1 on Spinet, who waited upon Delusion into the dip, and won a pretty race by three quarters of a length ; Delu- sion and the Azimuth colt running a dead heat for second place. Sorceress was a respectable fourth, and Inspiration beaten off. The owners of Delusion and Azimuth colt both claimed 1 he winner within the time specified, but the stewards decided that the party who made the claim first had the preference, and it was accordingly allowed to Lord W. Powlett. Run in 55sec. A HANDICAP PLATE of 50 sovs, for three year olds and upwards> A. F. ( lm 2fur 73yds). Mr G. Taylor's Newton- le- Willows, by Melbourne, 8 yrs, 6st 81u Bray 1 Captain Christie's Kestrel, 4 yrs, 8st 71b Wells 2 Mr Howell's Billy ( late Cossey), 5 yrs, 8st 21b J. Quinton 8 Duke of Bedford's Eloquence, 4 yrs, 7st 91b E. Sharp 0 Mr Clive's Apathy, 3 yrs, 7st 81b G. Fordham 0 Mr Barne's Anemone, 4 yrs, 7st 81b Charlton 0 Mr Harvey's Renown, 8 yrs, 7st 71b Daley, jun 0 Mr Rickaby's Old Rowley, aged, 7st 61b Rickaby 0 Mr Edwards's Jolly Marine, 5 yrs, 7st 41b D. Hughes 0 Mr Bowles's Termagant, 4 yrs. 7st 31b J. Rogers 0 Mr Byrn's Cripple, 4 yrs, 7st lib Snowden 0 Mr T. Hughes's Mary Ann, 5 yrs, 6st 101b Ducker 0 Mr Jones's ch g Friar of Apsall, 3 yrs, 6st 81b Dales 0 Mr Ferguson's Refreshment, 3 yrs, 6st Plumb 0 Captain Christie's Nougat, 3 yra, 6st 81b dr Mr Lewis's Stormsail, 3 yrs. 6st 21b dr Betting: 2 to 1 agst Cripple, 5 to 1 each agst Apathy and Kes- trel, and 10 to 1 agst Newton- le- Willows. The running was made by Old Rowley, followed by Refreshment, Billy, Newton- le- Willows, Cripple, and Jolly Marine in a body to the Bushes, where Old Rowley and Refreshment beat a retreat, and the lead was taken by Newton- le- Willows. Descending the hill, Apathy and Kestrel, who had been lying off, joined Billy, but failed to reach Newton- le- Willows, who cleared his horses in the cords and won very cleverly by a length, three quarters of a length between second and third, Apathy, who was fourth, finishing close up with the third. Jolly Marine, who ran out to the left, and finished on the far side of the course, was fifth, Termagant sixth, and Renown next, the others being widely scattered. The last lot were Anemone, Eloquence, and sister te Fashion, the latter being tailed off a long way. Run in 2min 18sec. The NEWMABEBT TWO YPAB QM PIATB of 200 sovs, colt? 8st 71b, fillies 8it 5lb ; a winner of a plate or sweepstakes 5lb extra ; the last five furlongs of R. M. Mr Sutton's brc The Flying Duke, by The Flying Dutchman, 8st71b ..... Charlton 1 Lord Ribblesdale's br c The Happy Land, 8st 121b .... A. Day I Duke of Bedford's br g by Tadmor oat of Fistiana, 8st 71b S. Rogers 3 Count Batthyany's ch c The Farmer's Son, Sst 71b.. E. Sharpe 4 Mr Saxon's br c, Young Dutchman, 8st 71b Daies 5 Mr E. Frederick's Victor Emanuel, Sat 71b Palmer 6 Mr Goodwin's br f Laay Nelson, Sst 5ib Flatman 7 Betting: 6 to 5agst The Happy Land, 3 tol agst The Farmer s Son, 7 to 2 agst the Tadmor gelding, and 10 to 1 any other ( offered). Happy Land— with the Tadmor gelding and The Farmer's Son laid up on the right and closely attended by Young Dutchman andTheFlyingDuke on the left— made play until half way in the cords, when The Flying Duke challenged, and after a splendid race with the favourite, the Tadmor gelding and The Farmer's Son won by a neck. The second beat the third by three quarters of a length, and the latter had an advantage of a head only over Count Batthyany's horse ; the other three were tailed. off a long way. Run iu lmin 12sec. The ONE THOUSAND GUINEAS STAKES, a subscription of 100 sovs each, h ft, for three year old fillies ; 8st 7lb each ; the second to save his stake ; D. M. ( 7fur 201yds); 35 subs. Mr J. Scott's Imperieuse, by Orlando Flatman 1 Sir R. W. Bulkeley's Tasmania Bumby 2 Lord Portsmouth's Ayacanora A. Day S Lord Glasgow's b f by Birdcatcher out of Miss Whip. Aldcroft 4 Lord Anglesey's bf Tricolor G. Fordham 0 Lord Exeter's Beechnut Norman 0 Mr W. I'Anson's b f Blink Bonny I'Anson jun 0 Mr Rickaby's ch f Arta J. Osborne 0 Betting: 5 to 4 on Blink Bonny, 4 to 1 agst Ayacanora, and 100 to 8 each agst Imp^ rieuse, Arta, and the Miss Whip filly. There were two false starts, in one of which Tricolor was very fractious, came down upon her head and knees, and nearly cap- sised Fordham. At the third attempt the lot got awp. y on pretty even terms except the favourite, whojumped about the instant the flag fell, and lost three or four lengths. The running was made by Ayacanora at a rattling pace, Beechnut lying second, Tricolor third, with Imperieuse at the side of the latter, Arta suc- ceeding them for about two hundred yards, when Blink Bonny joined her horses, and went on fifth, Tasmania bringing up the rear. They ran thus into the dip when Beechnut and Arta fell back, and Blink Bonny exhibited unmistakeable symptoms of defeat. Before reaching the cords, Imp6rieuse quitted Tricolour and deprived Ayacanora of the lead, the latter following her until half- way in the cords, when Tasmania came with a tremendous rush through her horses, passed Ayacanora within fifty yards of the chair, and challenged Imperieuse, but failing to get up, the latter won very cleverly by half a length ; Ayacanora, who had to be stopped in consequence of the other two closing in front of her, finishing three lengths from Sir Richard Bulkeley's mare. The Miss Whip filly was as far from the third, and at similar intervals were Blink Bonny, Tricolor, Beechnut, and Arta in the order named. Run in lmin 53sec. Nett value of the stakes, £ 1,950. A SWEEPSTAKES of 100 sovs each, h ft, for three year old colts; Sst 71b each ; the winner of the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes 5lb extra ; D. M. ( 7fur 201yds); 6 subs. Duke of Bedford's Keepsake, by Weatherbit, 8st 71b.. S. Rogers 1 Mr Combe's Traitor, Sst 71b E. Sharp 2 Betting: 5 to 2 on Traitor, who made play into the cords, when the non- favourite challenged, and won by a length; Traitor having attempted to savage Keepsake the instant the latter headed him. Run in lmin 59sec. MATCH, 100, h ft; first half of Ab. M. Lord Glasgow's The Blacksmith, by TheConfessor, Sst 71b. reed Gen Peel's Know Nothing, 8st 71b pd FRIDAY.— Those who remained to " see it out" were ilj remunerated by the concluding portion of the entertainment, which was scarcely worth the journey to the Heath to witness- much less wasting a whole day for. Of the three engagements on the card, a couple only produced contests, but neither race pos- sessed the slightest public interest. Hardwick won the Plate; beating a more numerous field than is generally to be seen on the last day at " head- quarters;" and the Newmarket Stakes was carried off by Lord Ribblesdale's Gleesinger, whose backers afterwards joined more zealously in the " Jubilate" than the followers of the stable who get " outof tune" in " Happy Land" the day before. Kent was sent to the Heath for the purpose of running for this stake, but having met with an accident ( so it was reported), a declaration was made in the Ring shortly before the first race ( one o'clock), that he would not start. The weather was far more delightful than on any other day during the meet- ing, in concluding our report of which we must draw attention to the complaints that were made by noblemen and others ef the shameful inconveniences to which the passengers by the " special" were subjected, owing to the want of[ a sufficient staff of porters to meet the exigencies of occasions like the present. The utmost confusion prevailed, in consequence of the entrance being through a space sufficient only for one person to pass at a time, aud through which he was compelled to drag his luggage, owing to the obstinacy of the official placed there m preventing outside porters from going upon the platform. The system which the station master is compelled to adopt was not only dis- graceful, but called forth " infernal" anathemas upon the heads of the directors, who ought to have been present to witness the unsatisfactory working of their much vaunted economical management. Nor did the complaints end here; for on the arrival of the train ( an unusually heavy one, which, nevertheless, under the management of Mr Sprowle, performed its journey in capital style), at Shoreditch, the deficiency of cabs and the further want of sufficient assis- tance caused a repetition of the same annoyances; and more than one influential supporter of Newmarket was heard to re- mark that if every race meeting had to be reached by a line conducted as the Eastern Counties now is, it would be far pre- ferable to return to the old posting or stage- coach system. A HANDICAP PLATE of 50 sovs, for three year olds and up- wards ; Bretby Stakes Course ( 6fur); entrance 3 sovs. Mr Swan's Hardwick, by The Flying Dutchman, 3 yrs, 5st 91b Deer 1 Mr Chambers's Eupatori. it, 5 yrs, Sst 121b T. Fordham 2 Mr Alexander's Humbug, 3 yrs, 5st 91b Raj r, er 3 Mr Warrington's Flyaway, 4 yrs, 9st 21b Bray 0 Mr Howell's Billy, 5 yrs, 8st Quinton 0 Mr Mellish's b g Dramatist, 4 yrs, 7st 71b G. Fordham 0 Mr W. Evans's Persia, 4 yis, 7st Crook 0 Mr Gibbs's Tyne, 4 yrs, 6st 121b Plumb 0 Mr Byrn's Stormsail. 8 yrs, 6st 41b Snowden 0 Mr Batson's Surrender, 3 yrs, 6st J. Rogers 0 Mr Angell's Polish, 3 yrs, 5st 121b Custance 0 Mr Combe's Pitapat, 4 yrs, 8s1101b dr Mr Ferguson's Alcyone, 5 yrs, 7st 181b dr Mr Morris's Admiral Lyons, 3 yrs, 7st 71b dr Mr Harvey's Renon n, 3 yrs, 7st 61b dr Mr Barne's Anemone, 4 yrs, 7st dr Betting: 5 to 2 agst Humbug, 9 to 2 each agst Tyne and Hard- wick, 7 to 1 each agst Surrender and Dramatist. Dramatist getting a good start, made play with a clear lead to the top of the hill, when he dropped into the ruck, and the running was taken up by Hardwick, who carried it on to the end, and won in a canter by a length and a half, half a length between second and third. Stormsail was a good fourth, Tyne fifth, and Polish sixth, the two last tailed off being Dramatist aud Surrender. Run in lmin 20sec. The NEWMARKET STAKES of 50 sovs each, h ft, for three year olds; colts Sst 71b, fillies 8st 21b; the second to save his stake; D. M. ( 7fur 201yds); 15 subs. Lord Ribblesdale's b c Glee Singer by Pyrrhus the First, Sst 71b A. Day 1 Mr T. Walker's Kingmaker, Sst 71b Kendall 2 Mr Gibbs's Young Hopeful, 8st 71b E. Sharp 3 Mr Payne's b c by Sir Tatton Sykes, dam ( foaled in 1848) by Don John out of Lollypop, 8st 71b Flatman 4 Betting : Even on Glee- singer, 5 to 2 agst Young Hopeful, and 3 to 1 agst Kingmaker. Glee- singer made all the running and won very cleveriy by three quarters of a length, Kingmaker beating Young Hopeful for second money by a neck after a good race. Mr Payne's colt was out of the race in the first quarter of a mile. Run in lmin 59sec. A SWEEPSTAKES of 10 sovs each; two year olds 6st 71b, three 8st 71b; fillies and geldings allowed 3lb; the winner to be sold for 50 sovs if demanded, & c; first half of Ab. M. ( 3fur 215 yds); 3 subs. Mr Batson's b c Surrender, by Slane, Sst 71b Sly w o Mr J. La Mert's Maggie Lauder pd MATCH, 200,150 ft; D. M. Lord W. Pewlett's ch c by Iago out of Gossamer, Sst 41b.. reed Mr F. Robinson's Alliance, 8st 101b pd LATEST BETTING. CHESTER CUP, the winner to pay 5 sovs towards expenses; one mile, over four hurdles; 6 subs. Mr Hay's br m Emily Mr Hay 1 Mr White's ch g Fra Diavolo CaptSwinfens 2 Capt Burnand's ch g North Countryman, car list 101b.. Owner 3 Major Thompson's b g Balaclava Mr Duffield 0 Mr Hey worth's bk g Nigger Dick Owner 0 Mr Pearce's bk g The Sweep Mr Fredericks 0 Betting : Even on Emily, 2 to 1 agst Balaclava. Emily went to the front soon after starting, kept there, and won in a canter by ten lengths, two lengths batween second and third. SWEEPSTAKES of 5 sovs each, for Crimean ponies bona fide the Eroperty of, and ridden by, officers on full pay of the Fifth » ragoon Guards ; weight for height; half a mile ; 3 subs. Mr Bewley's Pluto, list 51b Capt Bnrnand 1 Mr Hampton's F. and F„ lOst 51b Mr Hay 2 Mr Cattail's Abdul Medjid, lOst 51b Mr Balders 8 A good race, won cleverly by half a length. The CONSOLATION STAKES of 2 sovs each, with a Purse added, for beaten horses; cstch weights; half a mile. Mr Heyworth's bk g Nigger Dick Owner 1 Mr Balder's b m Harmony Mr Hay 2 Mr White's ch g Fra Diavo! o Capt Swinfen 3 Capt Burnand's North Countryman Owner 0 Mr Pearce's bk g The Sweep Mr Duffield 0 Betting : 10 to 1 agst Nigger Dick, 3 to 1 agst Fra Diavolo. An excellent race. Won by half a length, the second beating the third by a head only. 100 to 15 agst Leamington ( off) 9 to 1 Dulcamara ( tk) 14 to 1 Warlock ( tk) 14 to 1 Riseber ( tk) 20 to 1 Van Dunck ( tk freely) 25 to 1 agst Bay Hilton ( tk) 30 to 1 Pantomime ( tk) 7 to 1 Riseber and Tur, bit coupled ( tk) DERBY. 20 to 1 agst Adamas 25 to 1 Saunterer ( tk) 30 to 1 Beeswax colt ( tk) 30 to 1 Blink Bonny ( off) 50 to 1 Kent ( off) 6 to 1 agst Skirmisher ( tk and off) 10 to 1 Anton ( tk) 15 to 1 Sydney ( tk) [( tk) 16 to 1 Lady Hawthorn OAKS. 5 to 1 on the field offered | 12 to 1 agst Aspasia ( tk) Amongst the company we noticed the Duke of Beaufort, Mar- quis of Downshire, Marquis of Exeter, Marquis of Bath, Marquis of Queensberry, Marquis of Anglesey, Earl of Portsmouth, Earl Stradbroke, Earl of Durham, Earl Zetland, Earl of Glasgow, Earl of Chesterfield, Earl of Wilton, Earl of Coventry, Earl of Lincoln, Viscount Milton, Viscount Canterbury, Viscount Clifden, Viscount Exmouth, Lord Grey de Wilton, Lord Royston, Lord E. Russell, Lord W. Powlett, Lord S. Osborne, Lord Ribblesdale, Lord John Scott, Lord Harvey, Lord R. Clinton. Sir George Armitage, Sir Robert and Lady Peel, Sir R. W. and Lady Bulkeley, Sir R. Pigot, Sir L. Newman, Sir W. Milner, Sir E. Hutchinson, Sir T. Pottinger, General Peel, General Wyndham, General Wingfield, Baron and Baroness Meyer Rothschild, Baron N. Rothschild, Count Batthyany, Hon Admiral Rous, Hon G. W. Fitzwilliam, Hon C. W. Fitz- william, Hon H. Forester, Hon W. Craven, Hon Stuart Wortley, Hon R. and Mrs Lawley, Hon Major Millbank, HonF. Calthorp, Hon W. Harboard, Col Alex. S. Malcolm, Col Byng, Lieut- Col O. Higgins, Lieut- Col King, Lieut- Col Pearson, Major Cookson, Major Wing, Major Maxse, Major Owen, Major De Horsey, Major Hay, Col Draper, Col Bulkley, Captain Little, Capt Bailey, Capt Thornton, Capt Christie, Capt Trower, Capt Lane, Cai* t Alex- ander, Capt White, Capt Brabazon, Capt W. Peel, Capt Pottinger, Messrs H. Combe, Drinkald, W. Smith, Etwall, Greville, Payne, Barne, Gratwicke, Worland, Gully, Padwick, W. Wigram, L. Wigram, Benyan and party, W. S. Crawfurd, H. Lowther, S. Batson, E. Batson, Magenis, Stubbs, Hives, S. Gibson, R. Read, W. Martin, C. Martin, Williamson, Huffam, C. Rayne, Bagge, Gillimore, F. L. Popham, R. E. Cooper, Olliver, C. Capel, G. Fitzroy, Dobede, Moody, Des Voeux, W. B. Patrnan, Lennard, F. W. Grosvenor, Delm< 5 Redcliffe, T. Drake, E. Drake, Gordon, F. Heathcote, T. Heathcote, A. Heathcote, Crawley. CURRAGH APRIL MEETING-( CONCLUDED). Stewards: Sir Thomas Burke, Bart; Marquis of Waterford; and William Quin, Esq. Ranger: Robert Browne, Esq. De- puty Ranger and Keeper of the Match Book: Mr John R. Hunter. Judge: Mr R. Hunter. Starter: Mr Clancy. FRIDAY, APRIL 24— The Second Class of the MADRID STAKES of 25 sovs each, 15 ft, and 5 if declared, & c, for three year olds; if three start the second to save his stake ; Rathbride Post; 24 subs, 11 of whom declared. Mr Quin's Agitation, by Corranna, 7st lib Conolly 1 Mr J. S. Forbes's b f Sceur de Charite, 6st Sib Percy 2 Betting: 5 to 4 on Agitation. They ran head and head to a little below the chains, where Sceur de Charit< 5 appeared to have the best of the race, but the moment Agitatiou was asked in earnest she went right away and won very easily by five lengths. Her MAJESTY'S PLATE of 100 guineas, for mares; three year olds 6st 71b, four 8st 9lb, five 9st 3lb, six and aged 9st 81b; two miles. Mr P. Davies's ch f Lanky Bet, by Cossack, 3 yrs Archer 1 Mr Keegan's ch f Queen Cake, 3 yrs J._ Dunne 2 Mr Brennan's b f Citron, 4 yrs J. Foley 8 Earl of Howth's b f Pinwire, 3 yrs Murphy 0 Mr Dixon's gr f Spinster, 4 yrs Howlett 0 Mr Irwin's ch m Duchess of Alba, 4 yrs Broderick 0 Mr Courtenay's ch f Diana, 4 yrs Conolly 0 Marquis Conyngham's ch f Mocking Bird, 3 yrs Percy 0 Mr P. Hoysted's gr m Arab Maid, 5 yrs Gibbons 0 Betting: 6 to 4 on Pinwire, 2 to 1 agst Citron, 5 to 1 agst any other. The Queen Cake took the lead, with Lanky Bet at her quarters, Pinwire third, Citron next, and Spinster a long wav behind. After passing the Red Post, Mocking Bird swerved out of the course in the direction of Walsh's Hill, and Spinster closing with the lsading horses, they ran in a compact body into the straight, where Citron took up the running, but on reaching the chains gave way again to Queen Cake and Lanky Bet, who ran locked together to opposite the Stand; the latter there got her head in front, and finally won a stroug- run punishing race by a short neck ; Citron finishing not quite two lengths from Queen Cake. The favourite never showed in the race, and was, with the others, beaten a long way. The FLYING HANDICAP of 3 sovs each, with 25 added; the win- ner to be sold for 100 sovs ; half a mile ; 8 subs. Mr F. Hoysted'sbrgSimpleton, byTearaway, 6yrs, 9st. Gibbons Lord Waterford's eh c The Hawk, 3 yrs, 6st 121b Conolly Lord Conyngham's ch f Hasty, I yrs, 6st 101b Murphy Mr Kelly's br m Miss Bessy, 6 yrs, 8st J. Wynne Mr St George ns ch f Malay, 4 yrs, 7st71b Brodrick Mr Biddulph's b c Jongleur, 4 yrs, 7st 71b Miller Mr Onion's gr f Susan, Syrs, 6st 101b Dunne Mr T. Dixon's ch f Exchange, 3 yrs, 6st 101b P. Wynne Betting: 5 to 2 agst Miss Bessy, 3 to 1 agst The Hawk, 4 to 1 agst Simpleton, and 5 to 1 each agst Malay and Susan, Hasty on the inside and The Hawk in the centre got away iu advance, and for a long time the race appeared destined for either, but Simpleton, who was last off, being elevery ridden, got through the beaten horses one after another, and catching The Hawk opposite the Stand, won cleverly by two lengths, Hasty a good third. The CORINTHIAN HANDICAP ef 10 sovs each, h ft, with 25 added; the lowest weighted horse to carry not less than lOst; gentlemen riders; heats, one mile and a half on the Peel Course; 4 subs. Mr D. Wynne's br g Veteran, aged, lOst 101b .. Mr Long 2 11 Lord Waterford's gr c by Tearaway out of Ironmould, 3 yrs. lOst Mr W. Kennedy 1 2 dr Lord Waterford's Meigh Dair, aged, 12st ... Capt Quin 3 dis First heat: Betting— Even on Veteran, and 2 to 1 agst Iron mould. Ironmould made all the running, and won in a canter, Veteran not going for it.— Second heat: Even and 5 to 4 on Veteran, who very early distanced Ironmould and Meigh Dair, and walked over for the third heat. PROGRAMME OF CHESTER SPRING MEETING. TUESDAY, MAY 5.— The GROSVENOR STAKES of 10 sovs each, h ft, with 50 added, for three year olds and upwards ; Gros- venor Course ( about a mile and a quarter); 12 subs. To name ou Monday evening. The PALATINE STAKES of 15 sovs each, 5 ft, with 100 added, for three year old fillies ; Sst 71b each ; maidens at the time of naming allowed 3lb, having started twice at that time 51b, and thrice or more 71b; the winner of the One Thousand Guineas Stakes at Newmarket 61b, or of any other sweepstakes ( han- dicaps excepted) or plate in 1857 of 100 sovs clear 21b extra ; the second to save his stake, and the winner to pay 15 sovs towards expenses ; from the Castle Pole, once round and in ( rather more than a mile and a quarter); 12 subs. Daisy Queen oftheForest( olb) Sister to Elfrida ( 71b) Perea Nena ( 71b) Pinwire Zaidee Bel Esperanza ( 21b ex) Jessie ( 71b) Janet Sunrise Red White and Blue Arta ( 31b) The CHESTERFIELD HANDICAP of 10 sovs each, with 100 added, for three year olds ; the second to receive 25 sovs out of the stakes, and the winner to pay 15 sovs towards expenses ; win- ners of a handicap after April 7 of the value of 100 sovs clear 51b extra: once round and a distance: 27 subs, stlb I Odd Trick ( in- cluding 51b extra) S s Commotion 8 7 Dunboyne ( includ- ing 51b extra).... 8 1 Bashi Bazouk .... 7 12 B c by Touchstone out of Diphthong7 11 Br c bv Orlando out of Ma Mie 7 11 Centurion 7 9 The MOSTYN STAKES of 10 sovs each, with 100 added, for two year olds ; colts Sst 7lb, fillies and geldings 8st 3lb; the second to receive 2U sovs out of the stakes, and the winner to pay 15 sovs towards expenses; winners this year of 100 sovs clear 5lb extra; three quarters of a mile ; 17 subs. Lord Wilton's ch c Mufti Lord Wilton's c by Touchstone out ol Lady Evelyn Mr T. Bell's br c by The Flying Dutchman out of Speedwell Mr Copperthwaite's b c by Buck- thorn out of Nelly Hill's dam Mr Copperthwaite's b or br f Ter- rific ( 51b extra) Mr J. S. Forbes's ch c Rafatie Capt Gray's b c Captivator The WYNNSTAY HANDICAP PLATE of 100 sovs, added to a Sweepstakes of 5 sovs each ; the second to receive 20 sovs out of the stakes, and the winner to pay 15 sovs towards expenses; winners of auy handicap after April 7, of the value of 100 sovs clear 5lb, 200 or more 81b extra, but not to be accumulative; to start at the Castle Pole, run once round and in ; 23 subs. Mr Holland's c Harry Stanley Mr Howard's c Jack Horner Mr J. Ingham's b f Miss Curl Mr La Mert's ch f Melita Mr J. Merry's b f by Chanticleer out of Baroness Mr J. Merry's b f Lady Ann Mr T. Parr's ch c Peregrine Mr C. Peck's Flybyday Mr J. Scott's br c Longrange Mr Worland's bk g William age stlb Mary ( including 81b extra) .... 5.. 9 Artillery 4.. 8 Pumicestone .. 6.. 8 Ellermire 5.. 8 Stork 4.. 8 Peter Flat ( in- cluding 51b ex) 4 .7 Thames Ditton 4. .7 age st lb BlueRock ..,. 4.. 7 2 Bracken 6.. 7 0 The Martlet ( inc 51b extra) .... 4.. 6 11 Riseber... MysteriousJack3.. 6 The Shadow .. 4.. 6 Miss Harkaway4., 6 Oakball 8.. 6 2 2 .6 2 age st lb Lunelle 4.. 6 ElasticJohn( lib) 4. .6 Gunboat 3.. 6 _ Sir Humphrey., 3.. 5 12 Special Licence 3.. 5 12 Verona S. .5 10 Moose 3 .5 8 Toffey 3.. 5 A SWEEPSTAKES of 5 sovs each, with 30 added, for three year olds and upwards; the winner to be sold for 80 sovs, & c; once round and a distance. To close and name on Monday evening, WEDNESDAY.— The Seventh TRIENNIAL PRODUCE STAKES of 10 sovs each, with 50 added, for two year olds ; colts 8st 9lb, fillies Sst 5lb ; those by untried stallions or out of mares that never bred a winner allowed 3lb, both 6lb ; the second to save his stake, aud the winner to pay 10 sovs towards expenses ; T. Y. C.; 14 subs. Lord Chesterfield's ch f by Surplice out of Babette ( Sib) Mr Bowes's br f Go- ahead Mr Bowes's b f Digger's Daughter MrBowes's sr c Star of theEast( 31b) Mr Bowes's gr c Cock- a- doodle- doo ( 31b) Mr E. R. Clark's b c by Sir Tatton Sykes out of Betsy Bird Mr E. R. Clark's b f Mountain Nymph ( 31b) Mr E. R. Clark's b f Shepherdess Mr W. S. S. Crawfurd's b c East Langton ( 81b) Mr W. S. S. Crawfurd's b f Bodkin Mr Mare's b or br f by Birdcateher out of Gillyflower ( 81b) Mr Peace's br f Figdale ( 31b) ( pd) Mr Saxon's cli c by Woolwich out of Miss Littler's dam; 81b) Mr W. Smith's ch c F. M. The Duke of Duty The HELTER SKELTER HANDICAP of 5 sovs each, with 30 added; the second to save his stake; half a mile. To close and name on Tuesday evening. The TRADESMEN'S PLATE of 200 sovs, added to a Handicap of 25 sovs each, 15 ft; the second to receive50 sovs out of the stakes, and the winner to pay 50 towards expenses of the judge, starter, & c; the winner of either the Doncaster Stakes, Northamptonshire Stakes, Metropolitan and City and Suburban Stakes at Epsom, Newmarket Handicap, or the Great Northern at York, in the present year, 101b, the second in either 5lb, and the winner of any other handicap race after the publication of the weights of the value of 200 sovs in- cluding the winner's own stake 5lb extra, but not to be accu- mulative for being second in any of the above specified handi- caps as well as being the winner of 200 sovs; Cup Course ( about two miles and a quarter); 188 subs, 70 of whom pay 5 sovs each. age st lb Trainers. Vengeance .... 5.. 9 0 W. Goater Typee a.. 8 13 T. Taylor Melissa 4.. 8 13 I. Day Polestar 5.. 8 12 G. Drewe MrSykes( hb).. a.. 8 11 Burbidge Warlock 4.. 8 7 J. Scott Lance....: 4.. 8 6 Weatherall Pretty Boy .... 4.. 8 6 Mizen Yellow Jack.... 4.. 8 1 W. Goater The Chicken .. 5.. 7 13 Harrison Miscepie 4.. 7 13 J. Day MaidofDerwent4.. 7 IS W. I'Anson Homily 5.. 7 9 I. Day ~ 7 9 J. Day 7 9 E. Jones 9 J. Godding PanYomime ( inc 51b extra).... a.. 7 Early Bird ..., 6.. 7 One Act 4.. 7 Porto Rico .... 4.. 7 Lundyfoot .... 4.. 7 Prince of Orange ( inc51bextra) 4. .7 Flatterer 5.. 7 Siding 5.. 7 Sly Fellow ..., 4.. 7 Alice Went- worth 4.. 6 13 W. Day Cotswold 4.. 6 13 I. Day Bay Hilton .... 4.. 6 13 T. Taylor Syvagee 5. .6 11 Dockeray Spinster 4.. 6 11 J. Howlett Gemma diVergy3. .6 11 J. Dawson MATCHES AT NEBSWORTH, NEAR CHIPPING NORTON. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29— Two sporting matches took place R° afe^ horpe last Wednesday, on Nelsworth race course, a distance of about Aleppo 4 7 four miles from Chipping Campden, the competitors being - :••••:•• •• horses well known in the neighbourhood. FIRST MATCH ; catch weight; half a mile. Mr H. Kingzett's b m Farmers' Lass, 3 yrs Owner 1 Mr E. Manton's br m Miss Nightingale, 8 yra Mr Walker 2 They both travelled together till about 200 yards from home, when Miss Nightingale swerved, and the Farmers' Lass won easy. SECOND MATCH ; catch weights; one mile. Mr N. Izod's ch m The Wonder, by Shaver, aged Mr H. Kingzett 1 Mr Walker's b h The Vet, aged Mr Walker 2 They started at score aud kept company to the last turn, where The Vet took a slight lead, and appeared to have the race in hand, but running wide at the finish, was beaten, after a well- contested race, by a neck. FIFTH DRAGOON GUARDS' REGIMENTAL RACES, MUSSELBURGH. Stewards: Lieut Col M'Mahon, C. B.; Major Thompson, and Captain Godman. Judge: Capt Harrison. Starter, Mr Ste- venton. Hon Sec: Captain Garrard. MONDAY, APRIL 27.— Among the many entertainments given this season by the officers of the above distinguished regiment, not the least was that which took place over the well- known Musselburgh race course, on Monday last. The fine, though slightly coid weather, together with the numerous invitations given by the officers to the Grand Stand, to whom, for this occa- sion, its use had been granted, attracted a brilliant display of beauty and fashion. The fine band of the regiment was sta- tioned in the inclosure, and its enlivening strains added much to the enjoyment of the day. Captain Harrison, with his usual kindness, officiated as judge, and Mr John Steventon, the clerk of the Edinburgh race course, acted as starter. A SWEEPSTAKES of 3 sovs each, with a Purse added, for horses bona fide the property of, and ridden by, officers on full pay of the Fifth Dragoon Guards; list each; thorough breds 5lb extra; three quarters of a mile; 4 subs. Mr Duflield's b g Polecat Owner 1 Mr Battler's b m Harmony Mr Hay 2 Captain Swinfen's bk g Jim Crow Owner 8 Major Thompson's b g Emperor Mr Heywortli 4 Betting: Even on Polecat, who made all the running, and won by four lengths; half a length betwuen second and third. SWBBPBTAEBS of 3 sovs each, with a Purse added, list 71b each" » 8 Abrahams 7 J. Dawson 5 W. Day 5 J. Day 5 J. Prince 4 Mizen 3 T. Stevens 3 J. Dawson 3 J. Dawson age st lb Trainers. 3 Private 3 W. Goater 8 T. Dawson 8 J. Prince 8 T. Dawson .8.. 6 1 Hopkins Boyne Water .. 3. Drumour 3, Sprig of Shille- lah 3, Riseber 8, Commoner .... 8 Longsight ( h b) 4.. 6 2 Longstaff Van Dunck ... 4.. 6 1 Hopkins Odd Trick r " " ™ Chevalier d'ln- dustrie 3. .6 Comedian .... 8.. 6 Arta 3. .6 Commotion 3,. 5 13 Schiedam 3.. 5 13 W. Goater Arsenal 3.. 5 13 W. Goater Cumberland ( inc 51b extra).... 3.. 5 12 W. Fowler Bashi Bazouk ( inc 51b extra) 3.. 5 12 C. Peck Tricolor 3.. 5 11 W. Day FarmerAshfield4,. 5 9 Flintoff Br c by Orlando out of Ma MieS, .5 9 T. Taylor Captain Barclay3.. 5 9 W. Oates 1 W. Goater 1 J. Scott 1 Rickaby Mizen Lough Bawn .. a.. 6 Zig Zag a.. 6 Claret ........ 5.. 6 Imogene 5.. 6 December .... 6.. 6 Alice 5. .6 Leamington .. 4.. 6 Enchanter .... 4.. 6 Lord Derwent- water 4.. 6 Barfleur....... 4. .6 Adamas ( inc 101b extra) .. 8.. 6 Cardsharper .. 6.. 6 St Domingo.... 4.. 6 Rosati 4. .6 Zaidee 3.. 6 Curious 4.. 6 Lawn 4.. 6 Miss Harkaway4.. 6 Lady Florence .. 4,. 6 Indulgence .... 4.. 6 Breeze 4. .6 Lambourn 8. .6 Tasmania 3. .6 Magnifier 3.. 6 St Giles ( inc 101b extra) .. 3. .6 J. Thrift I. Day Zachary W. Treen W. Day W. Day E. Parr J. Day J. Dawson Longstaff Escott Shepherd J. Scott A. Taylor R. Drewitt E. Jones Wadlow Mizen Saunders R. Ste- [ phenson 5 W. H. Scott 5 E. Parr 5 C. Peck 5 T. Dawson .4 .6 3 W. Day Saunders Worcester ...". 8. Sceur de ChariteS.. 5 Centurion 3.. 5 Marmion 3. .5 Sunrise 3.. 5 Janet 3.. 5 Codrington .... 3.. 5 Leo 3. .5 Kingmaker .... 3.. 5 Evelyn 3.. 5 Cora Linn 3.. 5 The Tattler.... 3.. 5 Cultivation 3.. 5 Peeping Tom .. 8.. 5 Turbit Daisy Dulcamara Slanderer.. Hamlet.... .3.. 5 G. Drewe Harrison W. Day J. Daley J. Prince T. Dawson Longstaff G. Darby J. Dawson C. Peck W. Oates J. Murphy S. Death T. Taylor Harlock 9st 2lb, five 9st 121b, six and aged lost lb; thrice round. To close and name on Tuesday evening. The SCRAMBLE HANDICAP of 5 sovs each, with 0 added, for all ages; winner of the Helter Skelter 71b extra; the winner to be sold for 80 sovs, & c; three quarters of a mile. To close and name at seven o'clock oil Tuesday night. The CITY MEMBERS' PLATE of 60 sovs, added to a Sweepstakes of 3 sovs each, the latter to go to the second; three year old colts 6st 121b, fillies 6st 61b; four year old colts 8st 6lb, fillies 8st 31b; once round and a distance. To close and name on Tuesday evening. THURSDAY— The DEE STAND CUP of 50 sovs, in specie, added to a Sweepstakes of 5 sovs each; the second to receive 10 sovs out of the stakes if 10 subs; 7 furlongs. To close and name on Wednesday night. The CHESHIRE WELTER CUP of 100 sovs, in specie, by sub- scription of 20 sovs each, h ft. and 5 only if declared, with 50 added; gentlemen riders jockeys 5lb extra; winners of any handicap of the value of 100 sovs clear after April 7 5lb, and the winner of the Trades' Cup 101b extra, but not to be accumulative; the winner to give two dozen of champagne to the members of this race; Grosvenor Course; 15 subs, 7 of whom pay 5 sovs each. age st lb age st lb age st lb Pr. of Orange.. 4.. 10 9 December .... 5. ,9 10 Gunboat 3.. 9 7 Odd Trick ( inc Tom Thumb .. 4.. 9 7 Sir Colin 8.. 9 4 51bextra) .. 3.. 10 1 The Shadow .. 4.. 9 7 Codrington .... 8.. 9 4 The SCURRY HANDICAP of 5 sovs each, with 30 added, for all ages ; three quarters of a mile. To close and name on Wed- nesday evening. The DEE STAKES of 10 sovs each, with 200 added, for three year olds ; colts 8st 71b, fillies Sst 21b; the second to receive 50 sovs out of the stakes, and the winner to pay 25 towards expenses; Grosvenor Course; 47 subs. Loyola Pyrrhus the Second Augury Athlete Captain Powlett Glede Hawk Zuyder Zee Church Langton Game Pul. et Festival Broadcloth Lady Albert Jack Spring Euxine ( late Calm) Special Licence Wardermarske I'tean Tournament B c by Cotherstone out Strathnaver Sir Colin Ellen Home Blink Bonny Omar Pasha Hamlet Kinff of Argos Sans Culottes C imraotion Idalia Lord Melbourne King of the Isles Moose Lucan Commoner Cumberland Adamas Coronet Elizabeth The Amorous Boy Pro to Peep o'Day Boy Matilda Sincerity South Western Schneider Shirah Lord Berkeley Dardanelles Gilliver ( pd) The MARQUIS of WESTMINSTER'S PLATE, of 100 sovs in specie, added to a Handicap of 10 sovs each, for three year olds and upwards ; the second to receive 20 sovs out of the stakes, and the winner to pay 10 sovs towards expenses ; winners of any handicap after the publication of the weights 5lb, and of the Trades' Cup 10lb extra, but not to be accumulative; Grosve- nor Course; 23 subs. THEA SELLING STEEPLE CHASE STAKES of L sov each extra; no horse more than 14lb extra; horses having started in the Ludlow Stakes without winning allowed 31b off the ori- ginal weight; one mile and a quarter; 42 subs. age st lb Saraband 5.. 9 0 Wee Willie .... 4.. 6 13 Thames Ditton 4.. 6 13 Gaylad a.. 6 12 Bubble 4.. 6 10 Lady Florence 4.. 6 Syvagee... Sluggard . Assailant. Laverna , Agra Ephorus age st lb ... 6., 6 6 ... 4., 6 5 ... 4 .6 4 ... 4.6 3 ... 4 6 3 ... 4 .6 3 age st lb Oak Ball 3. .5 12 Worcester .,.. 3.5 10 Red W. & Blue 3.. 5 9 The weights have been raised, & e. Tricolor Jessie... Toffey . .. 3.. 5 8 .. 3.. 5 6 .. 3.. 4 12 HARPENDEN, 1857. The HARPENDEN HANDICAP of 5 sovs each, 3 ft, if declared on or before May 5, with 50 added; winners of 100 sovs after April 29 71b extra ; two miles ; 26 subs. age st lb Polestar 5 .9 7 Fulbeck 5.. 8 5 Romeo a.. 8 0 Firmament .,.. 4.7 12 Lucy Lockit ... 5.. 7 10 Vulcan 5.. 7 10 Tame Deer .... 4.. 7 10 The Prince .... 5.. 7 8 Wee Willie .... 4.. 7 8 age st lb Foxhunter ( hb) 6. .7 7 Minos a .7 7 Westminster .. 5.. 7 6 Emulator 1. .7 6 Comedy 4. .7 6 Royalty a.. 7 4 The Caledonian 4. .7 3 Huntington 3?. 7 The Dupe 3.. 6 13 Brompton Aldershot., Little Bird Black Jack Engld's. Beauty 8.. 6 Leo 8.. 6 Shirah 3.. 6 age st lb ,. 3.. 6 11 ,. 4.. 6 10 .. 4.. 6 8 3.. 6 Dardanelles.... 3.. 5 12 REDDITCH, 1857. Nominations for the IPSLEY HANDICAP. Duchess of Sutherland, I Our Sal, 4 yrs st lb st lb Red White & Blue 7 8 ... 7 2 Old Tom 7 7 The Tattler ... 7 7 6 7 9, 7 fi 7 ?, 7 R 7 0 7 5 ... fi 10 7 4 Toffev 6 10 4 Peeping Tom .. .. 7 4 6 Master Bagot ., .. 7 4 Kenerdy ... 6 0 Special Licence .. 7 2 Jessie ... 6 0 age st lb Alma 4.. 7 2 Falstaff 4.. 7 2 Zaidee 3 .7 2 Odd Trick ( inc 51b extra).... S.. 7 1 Alembic 6. .7 0 Spinster 4.. 7 0 Wee Willie .... 4.. 7 0 Barfleur 4.. 6 12 age st lb Wardermarske. 3. .6 12 B c by Touch- stone out of Diphthong .. 3.. 6 6 Special Licence. 3.. 6 0 The Tattler.... 8.. 6 0 Hollander 4.. 5 10 Ld Melbourne.. 3. .5 10 Theodora 4..( pd) age st lb Mary ( inc 51b ex ) 5.. 8 11 Early Bird .,.. 6.. 8 6 Artillery 4.. 8 4 Vandermulin .. 4.. 8 0 Claret 5.. 7 10 Maid of Der- went 4. .7 10 Welham ( inc 51b extra) 6 .7 10 Breeze 4. .7 4 The SELLING STAKES of 5 sovs each, with 30 added, for three year olds and upwards; the winner to be sold for 200 sovs, & c; once round and a distance. To close and name on Wednesday evening. The Sixth TRIENNIAL PRODUCE STAKES of 10 SOVS each, with 50 added, for three year olds; colts Sst 91b, fillies 8st 5lb; those by untried stallions or out of mares which never bred a winner allowed 3lb, both 6lb; the second to save his stake, and the winner to pay 10 sovs towards expenses; Castle Pole, once round and in; 9 subs. Br c by Sir Tatton Chaffarina ( 31b) ( pd) Sir Colin Sykes out of Avis Madame Palissy ( 61b) Queen Bess ( 31b) Violet Fane ( h b) Special Licence ( 31b) Dewdrop ( 31b) ( dead) Elizabeth ( 61b) FRIDAY.— A HANDICAP of 5 sovs each, with 50 added; the second to receive 10 sovs out of the stakes, and the winner to pay 5 sovs to the judge; seven furlongs. To close and name at 7 o'clock on the Tnursday night. The EATON STAKES of 10 sovs each, h ft. with 30 added; three year olds 7st 41b, four 8st lllb; fillies and geldings al- lowed 41b, and maidens at the time of naming 3lb; winners at any one time in 1857 of 100 sovs clear ( handicaps and matches excepted) 5lb extra; Grosvenor Course; 8 subs. Peeping Tom, 3 yrs Stork, 4 yrs Breeze, 4 yrs Commotion, 3 yrs Fisherman, 4 yrs ( 51b Gemma di Vergy, 3 yrs Maidof Derwent, 4yrs extra) ( 51bextra) Leamington, 4 yrs The CHESHIRE STAKES of 15 sovs each, 10 ft, and 5 only if declared, with 60 added by the citizens of Chester; winners of any handicap after April 7 of the value of 100 sovs clear 5lb, or of the Trades' Cup 101b extra, but not to be accumulative ; the second to save his stake, and the winner to pay 10 sovs to the fund; from the Castle Pole, once round and in ( about one mile and three furlongs); 19 subs, 4 of whom pay 5 sovs each lb age st lb Stork 4.. 8 7 St Giles 3.7 0 Maidof Derwent4.. 8 0 Bubble 4. .6 8 Prince of Orange4. .7 8 B c by Touch- Imogene 5. .7 4 stone out of Bracken 6.. 7 0 Diphthong .. 3.. 6 7 Alma 4.. 7 0 Br c by Orlando The WIRRAL STAKES of 10 sovs each, h ft, with 30 added, for two year old colts 6st 121b, fillies 6st 81b ; three year old colts 9st, fillies 8st 10lb; winners this year once 3lb, and twice or more 51b extra; maidens having started three times without being placed allowed 6lb ; half a mile ; 9 subs. Polly Peachum, 2 yrs Melita, Syrs ( 51b extra) Perfume, 3 yrs Mareschino, 3 yrs Matilda, 3 yrs Harry Stanley, 2 yrs The GRAND STAND CUP of 100 sovs, added to a Handicap of 5 sovs each; the second to receive 30 sovs out of the stakes, and the winner to pay 15 sovs towards expenses; winners of any handicap after April 7 of the value of 100 sovs clear 5lb, 200 71b, 500 or more 101b, and of the Chester Cup 141b extra, but not to be accumulative; the second in any of such handicaps 3lb extra; once round and a distance ; 26 subs. age st lb outof Ma Mie 8.. 6 7 Old Tom 8. .6 6 Greyling 3.. 5 11 Special Licence. 8.. 5 11 Kenerdy 3 .5 0 Gilliver 8. .( pd) Peregrine, 2 yrs Daisy, 3 yrs Kenerdy, 8 yrs age stlb Typee a.. 8 10 Pumicestone .. 6.. 8 4 Warlock 4.. 8 4 Ellermire 5.. 8 2 Stork 4.. 8 0 Hospitality .... 4. .7 10 Malacca 4.. 7 9 Leamington 4 .7 7 Peter Flat 4.. 7 4 Lady Florence. .4 .7 0 age st lb Assailant 4.. 6 8 Elastic John (. hb) 4.. 6 2 Verona 3.. 6 0 Peeping Tom .. 3. .5 12 Master Bagot.. 3.. 5 12 Sunrise 3.. 5 10 Capt Barclay .. 3.. 5 7 Moose 3.. 5 5 Queen Bess 3.. 5 0 age st lb Wee Willie .... 4.. 6 12 The Martlet ( inc 51bextra) .... 4.. 6 11 Cardsharper... .6. .6 8 Lord Nelson. ... 3. .6 7 Oakball 3.. 6 7 B c by Touch- stone out of Diphthong .. 3,. 6 5 Lunelle 4.. 6 4 The LADIES' PURSE of 50 sovs, for three year olds and upwards; the winner to be sold for 250 sovs; once round and a distance. To clo? e and name on Thursday evening. The Fifth TRIENNIAL PRODUCE STAKES of 10 sovs each, with 50 added, for four year olds ; colts Sst 9lb, fillies 8st 51'); those by untried stallions or out of mares which wever br « d a win- ner allowed 31b, both 61b; the winner to pay 10 sovs towards expenses, and the second to save his stake; one mile and three quarters; 5 subs. Sinus ( Sib) I Br f by Cotherstone | Tarquinia ( 31b) India Rubber ( 31b) I out of Delaine ( 31b) I Kingsland ( 61b) Walked over for in 1855 aud ' 56 by filly by Cotherstone out of Delanie. INTELLIGENCE EXTRA. SHREWSBURY SPRING MEETING, 1857. Acceptances for the GREAT CLEVELAND HANDICAP of 15 sovs each, 3 ft, if declared, with 50 added ; winners after April 23d this year of any race of the value of 100 sovs ( Queen's Plates excepted) 14lb, or the second in such race receiving 10 sovs 71b, of less than 100 sovs 71b extra ; horses having run in the Chester Cup this year without being placed allowed 31b, and those running in this race and not being placed will be allowed 3lb off the original weight in the Shropshire Stakes ; Cleveland Course, twice round and in ( about two miles and a quarter); 47 subs, 27 of whom declared, age st lb Polestar 5.. 9 0 Pantomime a. .7 6 Merlin 4. .6 8 Cockatoo 5.. 6 7 Lough Bawn .. a.. 6 7 Grey Pyrrhus.. 4.. 6 6 Alice Wentwh. 4. .6 6 age st lb Lord Derwent- water 4.. 6 5 Laverna 4.. 6 5 Moonshine 5. .6 5 MysteriousJack3.. 6 5 Martinet 8. .5 9 Dulcamara 8. .5 3 age st lb Gunboat 3.. 5 3 Cultivation .... 8.. 5 1 Companion 3.5 0 Chas. O'Malley 3.. 4 13 Six& EightpenceS. .4 13 Rockley 8. .4 IS Avenger 3. .4 18 Acceptances for the STEWARDS' CUP of 50 sovs, added to a Handi- cap of 5 sovs each, 1 ft, if declared, & c; winners after April 23 of any race value 100 sovs ( Queen's Plates excepted) 141b, or the second in such race receiving 10 sovs 71b extra; winners of less than 100 sovs 71b extra; one mile; 62 subs, 42 of whom declared, age st lb Saraband 5 .9 0 Early Bird .... 6.. 8 11 Artillery 4.8 7 BlueRock .... 4.. 7 12 Katherine Logiei.. 7 8 Gaylad a.. 7 4 Bubble 4.. 6 12 age st lb Lady Florence 4.. 6 12 Agra 4.6 8 Assailant 4.. 6 7 Laverna 4. .6 6 The Dupe 3.. 6 5 Oak Ball 3.. 6 0 Little Cob 8.. 5 12 age st lb Attorney- General 3. .5 11 Strawberry .... 3. .5 11 Special Licence 3.. 5 10 Jessie 8.. 5 10 Toffey 3.. 5 5 Raven 8.. 5 4 Acceptances for the SHROPSHIRE HANDICAP of 10 sovs each, 3 ft if declared, & c, with 50 added; winners this year after April 30 of any race value 100 sovs 14lb, and the second in any such race 71b extra; if of the Cleveland or Queen's Plate at Shrews- bury 141b extra over and above all other weight; horses having run in the Cleveland or Chester Cup and not placed allowed 31b off the original weight, but only one allowance; Shrop- shire Course; 27 subs, 10 of whom declared. age st lb Saraband 5. .9 0 Artillery 4. 8 6 Blue Rock 4.. 7 10 KatherineLogie4. .7 10 Wee Willie ..., 4.. 6 11 Lady Florence.. 4.. 6 10 age stlb Syvagee 6.. 6 10 Bubble 4 .6 7 Grey Pyrrhus. .4. .6 5 Lord Derwent- water 4.6 4 Lady Emily.... 3., 5 10 age st lb RedWhite& Bl. S. .5 9 MadameRachel3., 5 7 Vaulter 3. .5 6 Tricolor 3.. 5 6 Jessie 3. .5 1 Toffey 3.. 4 12 age st lb Katlierine Logie4.. 9 0 BlueRock 4.. S 11 Qn. ofthe South4.. 8 5 Dr Sandwith .. 4.. 8 4 Gaylad a.. 8 4 Maid of Cadiz.. 5 Bold Buccleugh 4 age st lb Sunrise 8.. 7 1 Beatrix 3. .7 0 Jessie 3.. 7 0 Lima 3.. 6 11 Toffey Rockley 8.. 6 Cricket 8.. 6 7 The Shadow La Victime 4.. 6 8 Longstaff Grey Pyrrhus.. 4.. 6 8 Private Her MAJKSTY' 8 PLATE of lOOgs; three year olds 7st 21b, fou? ... 8.. 5 2 W. H. Scott ... 3.. 5 2 W. Day ... 3.4 18 E. Day ... 8.. 4 13 C. Winter- [ ingham Kenerdy 8.. 4 13 Tempest Vigliacconi.... 3.. 4 13 H. E. May Lady Helen.... 3.. 4 13 J. M'Kenna Paula Monti .. 8.. 4 18 Escott Charles O'Mal- ley 8.. 4 13 Longstaff J ack Spring 8.. 4 9 Hop wood Silkmore 3.. 4 9 Saunders Toffey 3.. 4 9 W. Day Sir Colin 3.. 4 9 Hopkins Pinwire 3. .4 9 J. Day Apotliecary 3. .4 9 C. Peck Ombra 8. .4 9 paid Artillery 4. .8 1 paid Quince 6. .7 8 paid Gortschakoff .. 4.. 6 3 paid SwyndelDhygga4. .68 Dancing Master3., 6 1 Double Glo'ster3.. 5 13 Gitana 3.. 5 5 Gilliver 3.. 5 2 paid paid paid paid paid Acceptances for the CORPORATION PLATE of 50 sovs, added to a Handicap of 5 sovs each, 1 ft, if declared April 30; a winner after April 23 of any race value 100 sovs ( Queen's Plates ex- cepted) 14lb, or the second in such race receiving 10 sovs 71b extra; a winner of less than 100 sovs 71b extra; six furlongs; 57 subs, 37 of whom declared. age stlb Lady Florence.. 4.. 8 1 Agra 4.. 7 12 The Dupe 3.. 7 9 Old Tom 3 .7 7 Attorney- Gen. 8. .7 4 Red White and Blue 8.. 7 3 . The highest weight accepting for the above handicaps being under 9st, they nave been raised to that weight, and the others in proportion, LUDLOW, 1857. The STEWARDS' CUP of 50 sovs, added to a Handicap of 5 sovs each, 1 ft to the fuHd, if declared; horses having run at Shrewsbury in either the Shropshire Stakes, Stewards', or Corporation Cups, without being placed, allowed 31b off the original weight, but only one allowance; winners this year of any race after April 23 of the value of 100 sovs ( Queen's Plates excepted) 141b, or the second in such race receiving 10lb 71b, a winner of less than 100 71b extra ; one mile ; 60 subs, 40 of whom declared. age st lb Ephorus 4.. 6 11 Bold Buccleugh4.. 6 10 Maid of Cadiz.. 5.. 6 8 The Prophet .. 8.. 6 7 Red White and Blue 8.. 6 1 Attorney- Gen.. 3.. 6 0 The LUDLOW HANDICAP of 10 sovs each, 2 ft, if declared, with 50 added; winners of any race after April 23 of the value of 60 sovs or upwards 10lb, or the second in such race 41b extra; one mile and three quarters; 46 subs, 26 of whom declared. age st lb Alice Wentwh. 4 .6 4 Lord Derwent- water 4. .6 3 Laverna 4.. 6 1 Moonshine 5. .6 1 MysteriousJack4. .6 1 The Dupe ,8.. 5 13 The CORPORATION PLATE of 50 sovs, added to a Handicap of 5 sovs each, 1 ft, if declared; horses running without being placed in the Stewards' Cup allowed 3lb of the original weight, or as for races at Shrewsbury, in either Shropshire, Stewards', or| Corporation Cup, allowed 3lb off, but only one allowance; winners this year after April 23 of any race of the value of 100 sovs ( Queen's Plates excepted) 141b, or the second in such race receiving 10 sovs 71b, and winners of less than 100 sovs 71b extra; six furlongs; 54 subs, 31 of whom declared. age st lb' Agra 4.. 7 12 The Dupe S.. 7 9 Old Tom 3., 7 4 Red White and Blue 8.. 7 3 Jessie 3. .7 3 Little Cob 8.. 7 2 Strawberry S.. 7 1 The WESTON STAKES of 5 sovs each, 2 ft to the fund, if de- clared, & c, with 25 added; winners after April 23 of any race of the value of 60 sovs or upwards 101b, or the second in such 3 yrs Desdemona, 3 yrs Baronage, 3 yrs Miss Hatch, 5 yrs I Lucy Lockit, 5 yrs ' Nicholas, 6 yrs Tom Perkins, 6 yrs Lackington, 4 yrs I F by Chanticleer out of I Amosina, 4 yrs I Village Cock, 4 yrs Glover, 4 yrs I Challow Boy, 5 yrs MANCHESTER- FRIDAY EVENING. CHESTER CUP.— The highest offer against Leamington was 6 to 1, while his companion Mincepie receded to 100 to 7 ( offered). The only horses really in great demand were Dulcamara and Riseber— the market was completely skinned for them. Van Dunck, Bay Hilton, Warlock, and Polestar were firm, but there was an evident decline in Rogerthorpe. The Derby: The only horse backed with any spirit was Skirmisher, the Vedette win- nings being lavishly invested upon feim. Anton and Adamas were very steady, but Lady Hawthorn was fishy. CHESTER CUP.— 6 to 1 agst Leamington ( tk), 8 to 1 agst Dul- camara ( tk), 100 to 7 agst Mincepie ( tk aud offered), 16 to 1 agst Riseber ( tk), 20 to 1 agst Vau Dautk ( tk), 22 to 1 agst Pretty Boy ( tk), 25 to 1 agst Bay Hilton ( tk), 20 to 1 agst Warlock ( tk), 40 to 1 agst Polestar ( tk), 1,000 to 10 agst Rogerthorpe ( offered). THE DERBY.— 7 to 1 agst Skirmisher ( tk), 9 to 1 agst Anton ( tk), 100 to 6 agst Sidney ( tk), 100 to 5 agst M. D., 25 to 1 agst Adamas ( tk), 25 to 1 agst Lady Hawthorn, 30 to 1 agst Blink Bonny ( offers to take). FOALS & c. At Rawcliffe Stud Farm, Mr Cookson's The Gem, a colt by Voltigeur; Mr Foster's brown mare, a filly by Barnton, and a colt by I. Birdcatcher; Capt Archdall's Light of the Harem, a filly by Hermit; Mogulistan, a filly by Slane; Pauline, a filly by Slane; Black- eyed Susan, a colt by Flying Dutchman; Pickle- dust., a filly by Flying Dutchman; Urauia, a colt by Flying Dutchman; Espoir, a colt by Flying Dutchman ; Black Bess, a filly by Barnton; All Round My Hat, a colt by Connaught Ranger; Ohio, a colt by Cormaught Ranger; mare by Glencoe, a coit by Conaaught Ranger. Lord Glasgow's Maid of Masham ( with a colt by West Aus- tralian) has arrived at Dean's Hill, to be put to Teddington. The following mares have foaled at Dean's Hill since the last list was published:— Placid, a chesnut colt by Teddingtou; Lady Vernon, a bay filly by Teddington; mare by Sir Tatton Sykes, dam by Sultan Junior, a chesnut filly by Teddington; Julia, by Mule. v Moloch, a chesnut colt by Teddington, which is named The Slasher. At Woodmancote Farm, ou the 29th ult, Hopbine ( Goldhill's dam), a filly by Teddington, and « ill be put to Loup Garou. Adelgund ( Alcoran's dam), with a colt by Weatherbit or Sir Peter Laurie, has also arrived to be put to the saaae horse. At Euxton Hall, Lancashire, Augusta, by Birdcatcher, a colt by Arthur Wellesley; Maid of All Work, by Don John, a colt by West Australian. Also arrived, The Maid of Lyme ( with a filly by Teddington). The mares will be put to Muscovite. Mr Campbell W. vndham's mare Hornpipe, a filly by Pyrrhus the First, which is named Sparta; the mare will be put to Barnton. On the 24th ult, at Mossuth Castle, Mr Patterton's chesnut mare Molly from Trim, a chesnut filly to Dr O'Toole ( by Bird- catcher). At Bodicott Paddocks, on the 28th ult, Mr E. Parr's chesnut mare Integrity, a bay colt to Sir Isaac, and will be put to Woolwich. On the 25th ult, at Chitwick Hall, near St Albans, Mr Mather's Peasant Girl, a colt by Prime Minister; on the 28th, Maid of Lincoln's dam, a colt by Prime Minister. Both will be put to him again. IRISH.— On the 29th ult, at Baggotstowa, Mr Bourchier's Rosalba, a bay filly by Fire Eater, and will be put to Cockcrow. FRENCH.— On the 3d ult, at Lamorlaye, Mr T. Carter's Free- trade, a colt by Nuncio ; on the 4th, at Benavent, Viscount de Lignac's Martingale, a filly by Ionian; on the 5th, at the Cha- teau de Beychevelle, Saint Julien, Mr W. Guestier's Zulme, a colt by Weathergage; at Courteuil M Fasquel's Suprema, a filly by Ion ; on the 7th, at St Maximin, near Chantilly, Mr Carter's Favorita, a colt by Nuncio; on the 8th, at the Chateau de Jallais ( Charente), Col Jallais's Nelly, a bay colt by Sir Charles, which has been named Don Carlos ; at the Chateau de Buzet ( Lot- et- Garonne), Count de Noaille's Bonita, a colt by Lamartine ; on the 11th, at Lamorlaye, Mr Carter's Example, a colt by Ion. THE GRIMSTON CUP.— We understand that Lord Londes- borough has signified his intention of giving 50 sovs to the Beverley Races this year, in the shape of the Grimston Cup, in specie, added to a sweepstakes of 5 sovs each. Full particulars will be advertised next week. The owner of Lucy Lockit requests us to state that she was scratched directly he saw the weights for the Harpenden Handicap. At a sale of blood stock on Wednesday last at Newmarket, Raphael, 5 yrs, was sold for 38gs; brown colt by Planet out of Beebee Bunnoo, 3 yrs, for 23gs; ^ Ethon, 3 yrs, for I7gs; and The Poor Player, 2 yrs, for 15igs. The yearling by Neasham out of Glance, advertised to be sold at Middle Park, Eltham, June 3, met with an accident, and had to be destroyed, Lord John Scott's filly out of Lady Lurewell, named Lady Bellamount, is got by Melbourne or Birdcatcher. Mr Frederick Robinson has named his chesnut colt by Pyrrhus the First out of Buzz, Apollo. age st lb Saraband 5.. 9 0 Early Bird ..., 6. 8 11 Blue Rock .... 4.. 7 11 Gaylad a. .7 0 Bubble 4.. 6 13 Lady Florence 4.. 6 12 Sluggard 4.. 6 11 age stlb Polestar 5 9 0 Pantomime.... a.. 7 4 Whalebone .... a.. 6 7 St Clare 6.. 6 7 Merlin 4.. 6 6 Lough Bawn .. a.. 6 5 Redemption .. 5.. 6 4 age st lb Worcester ,,.. s.. 6 0 Jessie 8. .5 13 Special Licences. .5 12 Strawberry.... 8.. 5 12 Little Cob 8.. 5 11 Toffey 3.. 5 4 Rockley 8. .5 4 age stlb Oak Ball 3.. 5 11 The Prophet .. 8.. 5 9 Gunboat 3.. 5 5 Somerset 3 .5 2 Companion 3.. 4 12 Chae. O'Malley 3. .4 11 Cultivation .... 3.. 4 7 age st lb Katherine Logie4.. 9 0 BlueRock ,... 4.. 8 8 Pr. Mixture.... 4.. 8 4 Maid of Cadiz.. 5.. 8 3 Qn. of the South 4.. 8 1 Whitcliffe ..., 6., 8 0 Laverna 4. .8 0 Bold Buccleugh4. .7 18 ai .• e st lb Lord Berkeley S.. 7 1 Attorney- Gen.. 8.. 7 0 Beatrix i.. 6 12 Dexterity 5.. 6 11 Rockley 1.. 6 7 STEEPLE CHASING. STEEPLE CHASES TO COME. MAY. 5,6.— Tavistock ( 4)— The West Devon Steeple Chase Handicap ( closed), 8.— Wark ( North Tyne, Northumberland). 20.— La Marche ( 2)— Closed, and weights declared May 5. AUGUST. 23.— Dieppe ( 2>— For the Grand Steeple Chase ( Handicap) entries ( by sealed letters) to be made before 4, p. m., May 30th, weights to be published on 1st July, and forfeits declared before 4 p. m., July 25. For the Second Steeple Chase ( Selling) entries to be made before 4 p. m., July 1st. IRELAND. MAY. 7.— Athy ( 4)— Free Handicap closed April 25th, weights declared on the 30th; Hunters' Plate April 25tli, Selling Stakes May 1, Hack Stakes at the post. 11.— Skerries ( 4).— Farmers' Plate closed April 25th; the Free Handicap April 25th, weights published on the 28th, and acceptances de- clared May 2; Baldungan Cup April 25th, Selling Stakes May 9. 12.— Kanturk. 12.— Kilkenny Hunt ( 4)— All close at the Club House, Kilkenny, on the 2d of May. 12,18.— Galway Hunt. 14.— Elphin. 25,26.— Tipperary. THE COUNTY OF NORTHUMBERLAND ( ROTHBURY) STEEPLE CHASES. Stewards : Major Bell, W. J. Lawson, Esq, and Watson Askew, Esq. Hon Secretary : Mr J. Moffatt, of Rothbury. Handi- capper: Mr R. Johnson, of York. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29.— These events, which have for some time excited much interest in the north, came off in the presence of a company such as few provincial gatherings can boast, including many of the leading aristocratic families of the county of Northumberland, over a course in which Rothbury stands pre- eminent, the horses being visible from every part the entire distance. The morning was dull, showery, and cold, but, as the time for starting approached, the early chill and shower was succeeded by brilliant sunshine and cloudless horizon. Major Bell, wbose decisions were received with the greatest satisfaction by all, acted with the utmost impartiality as judge, and the other stewards were most attentive in the discharge of their duties, whilst Mr John Gray was as zealous, energetic, and indefatigable as usual in the performance of his stereotyped duties of clerk of the course and starter. Mr Moffatt, too, the hon secretary, and the several members of the committee, were also most unremitting in their endeavours to secure the respect- ability and success of this highly popular and justly- celebrated northers gathering, in which they were most eminently and deservedly successful. The NORTHUMBERLAND STEEPLE CHASE HANDICAP of 5 sovs each, p. p., with 60 added; the second to receive 10 sovs out of the stakes, the third to save his stake, and the winner to pay 5 sovs towards expenses; winners of any steeple chase or hurdle race ( matches excepted) after April 13 of the value of 50 sovs 5lb, of two 50' s or one of 100 8lb, of 200121b extra; 19 subs. Mr G. Robson's ch g Squire of Bensham ( h b), aged, lOst 71b Mr Smith 1 Mr Wood ns ch m The Forest Queen, aged, lOst 131b G. Armstrong 2 Mr T. White's ch m Lady Bensham ( h b), aged, lOst 91b ( carried 121b over) Orton 0 Mr Curry's ch g Phcenix, 6 yrs, lOst Mr Coxon 0 Mr T. W. Deighton's br g The Emperor, aged, 9st 71b ( carried 61b over) Richards 0 Mr John Batty's br g Cromp ( h b), 6 yrs, 9st 121b Owner 0 Mr G. Cutter's b m The Maid of Nuns' Street ( h b), aged, 9st 101b E. Harrison 0 Mr N. M. Innes's br g Robin Hood ( h b), 6 yrs, 9st21b ( carried 31b over) Malley 0 Betting: 2 to 1 agst Forest Queen, 3 to 1 agst Squire of Bens- ham, 7 to 2 agst Robin Hood, 4 to 1 agst Phoenix, and 5 to 1 agst any other. The lot were got off by Mr Gray in excellent style, the Squire « f Bensham being first over the hurdle leap, with Lady Bensham and others well up. Lady Bensham then rushed to the front, but, in taking the next leap, fell, and was out of the race, the Squire of Bensham going to the front and taking a lead of some lengths, with The Forest Queen second and The Emperor third. In this order they passed the Stand the second time up, Robin Hood lying fourth, the remainder being already out of the race; and thus the struggle progressed until almut a mile from home, when The Emperor and Robin Hood also gave way, aud it was then reduced to a match between The Squire of Bensham and The Forest Queen, the former maintaining his lead to the finish, and winning very cleverly by three lengths; The Emperor, who had refused the hurdle leap the last time up, came in third, some time after the other two had passed the post. An objection was made by the latter to the Squire of Bensham and Forest Queen on the ground that they had both run on the wrong side of a post, which was, after an examina- tion of the ground by Major Bell, over- ruled. The COQUETDALE STEEPLE CHASE STAKES of 3 sovs each, p. p., with 30 added ; four year olds lOst 71b, five list 5lb, six and agedl2st; half breds allowed 71b; winners of any steeple chase or hurdle race 31b, of 50 sovs 5lb, of 100 sovs or two stakes of the value of 50 sovs 8lb, of three or more 101b extra; the second tosave his stake, and the winner pay 3 sovs towards expenses ; three to start or the added money will not be given; 12 subs. Mr Charlton's gr g Ingomar ( h b), aged, 12st 81b .... Mr Smith 1 Mr Cowen's b g Cahirmee ( h b), aged, list 101b .... Mr Coxon 2 Mr Smith ns b m Leda ( h b), aged, 11 st 101b Armstrong 0 Mr J. Batty's br g Cromp ( h b), aged, list 71b Owner 0 Betting: 3 to 1 on Ingomar. In passing the Stand the first time up Cahirmee was leading, followed by Ingomar, Leda, and Cromp; on reaching the opposite side, Ingomar went to the front, the second place being taken by Leda; in the next time up, Cahirmee went again to the front, but resigned the lead shortly afterwards to Ingomar, who retained it to the finish, and won a good race by a length and a half. The LADIES' PLATE of 15 sovs ( Flat Race), added to a Sweep- stakes of 2 sovs each ; three year olds 9st 41b, four lOst 71b, five list 5lb, six and aged 12st; mares and geldings allowed 31b, half breds 71b ; winners of 30 sovs and upwards at any one time 5lb extra; three to start or the added money will not be given; winner to pay 2 sovs towards expenses, and second to save his stake ; heats, one mile and a quarter ; 7 subs. Mr Jas. Colpitt's ch c Cannie Fellow, by Bird- catcher, 4 yrs, lOst 121b Veale 12 1 Mr Curry's chg Phoenix, 6 yrs, 12st 21b Livesey 8 12 1 1 10 addea; weights same as Coquetdale Steeple Chase ; the ^ nner to be sold for 50 sovs ; if for 40 sovs allowed 31b, 30 71b, 20 101b, any extra price arising from the sale to be carried to the fund; once round the Steeple Chase Course, about one £ nd a half; 4 subs> and 1 Post entry at 2 sovs. Mr f- Wfeite's eh ™ Lady Bensham( h b), aged, list 41b ( 20 sovs) Orton 1 Mr Pigg- s br g Barney ( h b), aged, list ( 30) .'.'.. .'.'.'. Mr Coxon 2 Mr Wnxon's b g The Rambler ( h b), aged, list ^ Mr Fairlamb's b'f The Lune ( h b), 4yrs', l'o'st ( carriedHamS° n ° 81b over) ( SO) Mr Smith 0 Mr Walker ns br m Half Pay ( h b), 4 yrs, 9s't iib ( car- tj-^ a, over) ( SO) Mr Batty 0 T ^ Even 011 Lady Bensham, 5 to 4 agst The Rambler. Lady Bensham made all the running, and won easily by several lengths. NEWCASTLE- WEST STEEPLE CHASES. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22.— The NEWCASTLE- WEST STAKES of 3 sovs each, h ft, with 60 added; weight for age, with selling allowances; three miles. Mr Canny's ch g Andy, by Recherche, aged, lOst 31b ( SO sovs) d Meanv 1 Mr Burns's b m Chloroform, aged, lOst lllb ( includ-' ing 61b extra) ( 80). Fanning 2 V. 0; ine.!' y8 br h May Morning, aged, 9st 101b ( 80) . Flaherty 0 Mr Manning's br c Ishmael, 4 yrs, 9st ( 80) J. Meany 0 ishmaeland May Morning were soon disposed of by falls. About half a mile from home Chloroform collared Andy, who ha4 oem leading, and they raced together to the last fence, at which Chloroform fell, leaving Andy to canter home alone. The DUNEGEEHY STAKES of £\ 10s each, with 30 sovs added; weight for age; heats, one mild and a half. Mr Canney's ch g Prince Patrick, aged ( 70 sovs) D. Meanv Mr M Arthy's b f Mary Anne ( late Cottage Maid) „ f yrs,( 70) .. J. Meany 2 2 Mr,; Isaac's br g Tonic, aged ( 30) Neale 3 8 K Kurke'sch g Tom Tinker, aged ( 70) Noble 0 0 Mr O'Brien's b g The Knight o 0 Mr Manning's br h Pick Me Up, aged ( 50) dis Mr O Bneu's br m Victory, aged ( 20) dis Mr — o m Secret, aged dis First heat: Tonic fell at the turning post,'' half way round, from which point the race was between Prince Patrick and Mary Anne, the former winning cleverly. Tonic passed Tom Tinker at the last fence, and finished third.— Second heat: Prince Patrick took the lead, was never headed, and won in a canter by two lengths. The FARMERS' PLATE of 10 sovs, catch weight, one mile and a half; was won in two heats by Mr M'Gee's gr g The Diamond, oeating two others. THURSDAY.— A FREE HANDICAP of 2 sovs each, h ft, with 40 added; heats, one mile and a half, Mr Connelly's br g May Morning, by Hutch- lason'e Priam, aged, 9st Flaherty 2 11 Mr BurKe's Tom Tinker, aged, lOst 71b Noble 4 2 0 Mr Burns's Chloroform, aged, lOst 31b Fanning 3 dis Mr Canny's Prince Patrick, aged, list lib.... IX Meany 1 killed Mr Manning's Ishmael, 4 yrs, Sst 101b J. Meany dis Each heat won easily. Ishmael fell in the first, and Prince Patrick and Chloroform in the second heat. The former, we regret to add, broke his back. Tke WELTER STAKES of 3 sovs each, with 30 added; gentlemen riders ; 13st 71b each; 3 miles; 4 subs. Mr Seymour's b g The Turk Mr R. Shine 1 Mr M. Shine's b g Six- Eight- Four Owner 2 Mr <- anny^ ch g Andy Owner 0 Andy and The Turk met when leaping the third fence, and Andy was knocked over, and getting away from Mr Canny, his chance was extinguished, and The Turk won easily. A FREE HANDICAP of l sov each, with 20 added ; heats, one mile and a half. Mr M'Gee's gr g The Diamond, aged, 8st 71b . ... J. Meany 1 1 Mr Manning's br m Withcratt( late Victory), 9at.. Flaherty 2 2 Mr O'Brien's The Knight, 9st ( carried lOst 31b) Neale 3 0 Mr Sheehy's ch g The Little One Cusack 4 0 Both heats well contested. WEST OF SCOTLAND STEEPLE CHASES. Stewards: Capt Tait, of Milrig; Major Hamilton, of Cairshire: James Finnie, Esq, of Newfield; W. M. Redfern, Esq, Glas- gow ; George Middleton, Esq, Glasgow. Judge: Major Hamil- ton. Starter: Hugh Craig. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29.— These annuai steeple chases came off on Wednesday, over the farms of Inchbean and Hill house, two miles south of Kilmarnock. The weather wa « everything that could bo desired; the sun shining out brilliantly, drawing together an immense concourse of spectators. The Glasgow admirers of the sport did not turn out so numerously as was their wont, but, the " natives" engaged at the numerous collieries, & e, attended en masse, and evinced a great interest in the " loups." Two of the four horses that took part in the first encounter having gone on the wrong side of a flag, and tho result of the second race being such a " near thing," caused a great amount of excitement amongst those more immediately influenced by the result, from the fact of the place being utterly destitute of a telegraph board, or of an enclosure where the business of the meeting could be con- ducted, if we except the weighing stand, which would for size have no chance in comparison to a sentry- box. The consequence was a deal of grumbling and dissatisfaction at the dilatoriness of the officials in proclaiming, by some means, what horse had been adjudged the stakes. The " line" lay over a very undulating country, principally in grass, and included six fences and two water jumps, which had to be traversed twice to complete the distance. The ground was in excellent " going " order. Fortu- nately no accident occurred to mar the sport, which terminated about half- past five o'clock. The CALEDONIAN HANDICAP of 5 sovs each, p. p., with 50 added, for all horses which have not started for any steeple chase in England, in the year 1856 and 1857 ; the winner to pay 5 sovs for expenses; about three miles and a half; 6 subs. Mr John Pendrick's bk g Deacon, list 101b Crundell 1 Mr H. Graham's b g Louth, lOst M'Lory 0 Mr Maxwell's b g Joe Graham, list 71b Graham dis Mr Smith's br h Trusty, list Smith dis Betting: 2 to 1 agst Deacon, 2 to 1 agst Louth, 4 to 1 agst any other. The lot were despatched on pretty even terms, Louth taking the lead before passing the chair, Joe Graham being second, Trusty third, and the Deacon fourth. They ran thus to the first water jump, where Louth shied, and was out of the race, Trusty going on with the lead, Joe Graham lying second. Deacon third. With the exception of Joe Graham and the Dea- con taking second place alternately, no change occurred until entering the last field, where Joe Graham challenged Trusty with a rush, and won by three lengths, the Deacon finishing twenty lengths behind. Joe Graham and Trusty having gone on the wrong side of a flag, were declared distanced, and the stake awarded to Deacon. The HUNTERS' HANDICAP of 3 sovs, p. p., with 30 added, for all horses regularly hunted in Scotland; the winner to pay 3 sovs for expenses; about three miles and a half; 8 subs. Mr John M'Adam'a ch m Georgina, lOst 101b Fulton 1 Mr Smith's br h Trusty, list 71b Graham 2 Capt Tait's br g Revenge, 10st 101b Bell 3 Mr M'Lauclilan's bk m Labra, lOst Thrift 0 Mr Douglas's ch m Miss Nightingale, 9st 41b Morrison 0 Betting: Even on Georgina, 2 to 1 agst Labra. Revenge took the lead, with Trusty second, and the others in Indian file to the first water jump, whereGeorgina made play, closely followed by Miss Nightingale. In crossing the rising ground Revenge again crept to the front, Miss Nightingale still keeping second place, Trusty lying third, and Labra fourth. Coming down toward the second brook, Labra passed her horses and took a strong lead past the chair, and on to the farm, where she was thrown out of the race, Thrift's saddle having shifted. Here Miss Nightingale pulled up beaten, and Revenge taking up the running carried it to the last field, where he was passed by Georgina and Trusty, between whom an exciting struggle en- sued, resulting in favour of Georgina by a head, two lengths sepa- rating the second and third. The others fell at the brook. The SELLING STAKES of 2 sovs, p. p., with 20 added; all horses entered for 100 sovs 12st, 75 list 71b, 50 list, 30 lOst 71b, 20 lOst; the winner to pay 2 sovs for expenses, and the second to save his stake; about three miles and a half; 6 subs. Mr Buchanan's br m Fanny Wynne, lOst 71b ( 80 sovs).. Thrift 1 Mr John Hopekirk's bk g Dentist, list ( 50) Rutherford 2 Capt Tait's br g Revenge, lOst 71b ( 30) Bell 0 Mr Henry Graham's b g Louth, lOst 71b ( 30) Magee 0 Betting: Even ou Fanny Wynne, and 3 to 1 agst Louth. Won easy. THE LATE HENLEY- IN ARDEN STEEPLE CHASES.— The stewards have given the following decision in the " Milward— Walker dispute," which arose in the North Warwickshire Hunt Steeple Chase at the recent meeting:—" That all the riders were disqualified by the articles, and that the stakes are to be re- funded, and the public money withheld. Count de Laire has bought the steeple chase mare Kibworth Lass, and she has left Weaver's stable to join Frank Wakefield's string at Chantilly. THE GAME CHESS CHESS. No. 190. K m W////// A § § wm \ 1 i • < i! i> jj § § jj ilSf § jj lis! 118 & 1 Mi pa M///// S/ A inn g § j § § mil WHITE. White to mate in three moves. We recently gave the concluding game of a match played, by correspondence, between the clubs of Nottingham and Kidder- minster, the match being gained by the former society. The first game of the match was won by Nottingham; but an unfor- tunate difficulty arose, Kidderminster making an error in the notation of a move, which the Nottingham committee were forced ( we believe very reluctantly) to take advantage of, ap- pointed as they were to play by the Nottingham Club in general. The second game was drawn ; the fourth, won by Nottingham, we have printed, and we have now the pleasure of giving the third game, won by Kidderminster. Capt M'Donald's b g The Bounding Elk, 6 yrs, list lllb Mr Smith 2 S dr Mr Walker ns ch m The Yore ( h , b), 6 yrs, list 41b Mr Batty 0 4 dr Mr Atkinson's br m Noma. 5 yrs, list 21b Major Bell 0 dr Mr Pringle ns b g Blarney ( n b), aged* list 9lb. Armstrong fell First heat won cleverly by two lengths ; second heat won by half a length : third heat won by three parts of a length. Kidderminster, 1. Q P 2 2. Q B P 2 8. Q Kt B 3 4. KP1 5. K Kt B 3 6. Q R P 1 7. Q Kt P1 8. BQKt2 9. K KtxP 10. KKtxQKt 11. QB PxP 12. Q Q 2 13. P Q Kt4 14. P K B 8 15. Q R Q 16. RxQ 17. KtxB 18. B Q B 19. Q R Q 20. K BQ3 21. Castles 22. P K 4 28. PxP 24. K RK 25. PK KtS ~ RQ2 27. B K B 5 28. BxR 29. K K R Nottingham, QP2 KP 1 KKtBS QBP2 QKtBS QRP1 QKtPl QBPXQP Q B Q Kt 2 BxKt KtxP P Q Kt 4 PK B8 Kt Q Kt 8 QxQ BQ4 PxKt QRQB KKB2 BQ8 SR Q KtRxPBG QRQ B2 Kt Q B 6 B K 2 RxR PKR8 Kt Q R 5 Kidderminster. 80. R K 6 31. B K 3 82. R Q B 6 83. B K 6+ 34. PxP 85. R Q B 8+ 86. RQ Kt8 37. B K B 5 88. K B K 4 39. B K B 4 40. Q B Q 6 41. KKKt2 42. B K B 8 48. RxKKtP 44. R Q B 5 45. B K B 5+ 46. R Q B 8+ 47. BQKt4 48. R K B 8+ 49. B K 6 50. K K R 8 51. RKB7+ 52. RxKBP 53. K K Kt 4 54. K K B 4 55. KK 4 56. RxKKtP 57. K Q 8 58. B K B 8. Nottingham. RQ R2 RQR K K4 RxP BQ RQ RS RQBS RQB2 ROB* RQB8+ ~ 2 BQB2 Kt Q B 6 B Q KtS K home KKB2 PKKt8 KKKt2 RQB7+ Kt K7 KK R Kt Kt 8+ PK R4+ Kt K 7+ B K Kt 8 BxRP R Q Kt7 Here Nottingham resigned. The game is toughly played and honour* ably won by Kidderminster, through superior patience in conducting their moves. DEATH OF MR J. M'GREGOR, LATE M. P. POE GLASGOW.— We have to recerd the death of Mr John M'Gregor, who until a few weeks since was member for Glasgow, and whose name be- came of late so familiar to the public in connection with the disastrous failure of the Royal British Bank, 6 BELL'S LIFE IN LONDON, APEIL 26, 1857. Return. CRICKETERS' REGISTER. TO SECRETARIES OF CLUBS, & c. During the ensuing season no matches wiil be inserted in Bell's Life unless sent by the secretary, or some one authorised by the club, and those matches will be rejected which are not drawn up in proper form. To prevent repetitions, when a match is played, it should be arranged between the sides who Shall send the score. MARYLEB0N2 CLUB MATCHES, 1857. THURSDAY, MAY 21, at Cambridge- Marylebone Club and Ground v Un- dergraduates of Cambridge. MONDAY, J UNB 1, at Lord's— All England Eleven v United All England Eleven. For the benefit of the Cricketers'Fund. MONDAY, JUNE 8, at Lord's— Marylebone Club and Ground v County MONDAY! 1 JUNE 15, at Lord's- Marylebone Club and Ground v County THuIsDAY! XjuNE IS, at Oxford— Marylebone Club and Ground v Un- dergraduates of Oxford. TT . MONDAY, JUNE 22, at Lord's— Sixteen Gentlemen of the University of Cambridge v United All England Eleven. Mr Dark's Match. THURSDAY, JUNE 25, at Lord's— University of Oxford v University of Cambridge. „ . ., MONDAY, JUNE 29, at Lord's— Sixteen Gentlemen of the University of Oxford \ United All England Eleven. Mr Dark's match. THURSDAY, J ULY 2, at Lord's - Maryleboae Club and Ground v Hailey- bury College ( with Lockyer). , , MONDAY, JULY 6, at Lord's- Counties of Kent and Sussex v England. MONDAY, JULY 13, at Lord's— North of England v South of England. THURSDAY, JULY 16, at Gravesend— Marylebone Club and Ground v County of Kent. Return Match. MONDAY, JULY 20, at Lord's— Gentlemen v Piayers. THURSDAY, JULY 23, at Lord's— Gentlemen of Kent and Sussex v Gentlemen of England. MONDAY, JULY 27, at Lord's— All England Eleven v United All England Eleven. Forthe Benefit of Dean. THURSDAY, AUG 13 or 20, at Canterbury— Gentlemen of Kent and Sussex v Gentlemen of England. Return Match, _ „ ; MONDAY, AUG 17, at Canterbury- Counties of Kent and Sussex v England. Return Mutch. The military matches, with the bands of the regiments, will be under the management of Mr J. H. Dark ; they will be pub- lished with the M. C. C. matches, after the anniversary dinner, which takes place in the Pavilion, Lord's Ground, on Wednesday, May 6th, when, from the names already sent in, a large muster may be looked for. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY MATCHES. APRIL 30, at Fenner's— First Eleven v Next Sixteen. MA Y 7, at Fenner's— U. C. C. v County of Cambridge. MAY li, at Fenner's— U. C. C. v Household Brigade. MAY 18, at Fenner's— Cambridgeshire v Surrey. MAY 21, at Fenner's- U. C. C. v M. C. C. MAY ' 25, at Fenner's- Old v Present Cantabs. MAY 28, at Parker's Piece— U. C. C. v Town of Cambridge. JUNE 18, at Kennington Oval— Cambridge v Surrey. JUNE 2I, at Lord's— Sixteen of the U. C. C. v United All England Eleven. JUNE 25, at Lord's— Cambridge v Oxford. COUNTY OF SURREY MATCHES. The annual dinner will take place at the Bridge House Hotel on Friday the 8th of May ; H. Marshall, Esq, president, will take the chair. The dinner will take place at six ; but the meeting for the election of officers, & c, at five o'clock. MAY 18, at Cambridge— 6 Gentlemen and 5 Players of Surrey v 6 Gen- tlemen and 5 Players of Cambridgeshire. MAY 21, United All Ensrland Eleven v Sixteen of the Household Brigade and two bowlers of England. Military Band. JUNE 4, at. Oxford— 8 Gentlemen and 3 Piayers of Surrey v 8 Gentlemen and 8 Players of Oxford. JUNE 11. at tne Oval— County of Surrey v County of Kent. JUNE IS, at the Oval— 6 Gentlemen and 5 Players of Surrey v v. Gentle- men and 5 Players of Cambridgeshire. JUNE 25, at Brighton— County of Surrey v County of Sussex. JULY 2, at the Oval— Gentlemen of England v Players. JULY 9, at the Oval— County of Surrey v North ol England. JULY 10, at the Oval— County of Surrey v County of Sussex. JULY 23, at the Oval- S Gentlemen mid 3 Players of the County of ourrey v 8 Gentlemen and 3 Players of the County of Oxford ( return). AUG 3, at the Oval— Surrey and Sussex v England. AUG 10, at Brighton— Surrey and Sussex v England ( return). AUG 24, at Sheffield- County of Surrey v North of England ( return). COUNTY OF SUSSEX MATCHES. MAY 18 and 19, at Brighton— East and West of Sussex. JUNE 15, at Lord's— Marylebor. eClub and Ground v County of Sussex. JUNE 25, at Brighton— County of Surrey v County of Sussex. JULY 2 and 3, at Brighton- Gentlemen of Hampshire v Gentlemen of Sussex. JULY 9, at Brighton— County of Kent v County of Sussex. JULY 13, at the Oval— County of Surrey v County of Sussex AUG 3, at the Oval— Surrey and Sussex V England. AUG 10, at Brighton— Surrey and Sussex v England. Return. AUG 3 and 4, at Southampton— Gentlemen of Hampshire v Gentlemen of Sussex. Return. NORTH KENT MATCHES, JUNE 8, at Lord's— County of Kent v M. C. C. and Ground. JULY 9, at Brighton— County of Kent v County of Sussex. JULY 10, at Gravesend— M. C. C. and Ground v County of Kent. AUG 21, at Gravesend— County of Sussex v County of Kent. COUNTY OF HAMPSHIRE MATCHES. JULY 2, S, at Brighton— Gentlemen of Hants v Gentlemen of Sussex. JUNE 25,26, at Canterbury— Gentlemen of Hants v Gentlemen of Kent. AUG 3, 4. at Southampton— Gentlemen of Sussex v Gentleman of Hants ( return). AUG 5, 6, at Southampton— I Zingari v Gentlemen of Hants. AUG 7, 8, at Southampton— Gentlemen of Kent v Gentlemen of Hants ( return). ALL ENGLAND ELEVEN MATCHES. JUNE 1, at Lord's— v United Eleven. JUNE 18, at Broughton, Manchester— v Twenty of the Broughton Club, JUNE 22, at Sheffield— Eleven of Nottingham v Fourteen of Sheffield. JUNE 29, at Loughborough— v Twenty- two. JULY 16, at Uppingham— v Twenty- two of Uppingham> and District. JULY 23, at Wakefield— v Twenty- two of Wakefield and District. JULY 27, at Lord's— v United Eleven. Dean's Benefit. JULY 30, at Derby— V Twenty- two. AUG 6— V Twenty- two of Boston and District. AUG 13, at Tunbridge Wells— North v South. UNITED ALL ENGLAND ELEVEN MATCHES. MAY 21, at the Oval— v Sixteen of the Household Brigade and two bowlers of England. MAY 28, at Christ Church Ground, Oxford— v Twenty of Christ Church College. JUNE 1, at Lord's— V the All England Eleven. JUNE 22, at Lord's— v Sixteen Gentlemen of the Cambridge Univerc- ity. JUNE 29, at Lord's— v Sixteen Gentlemen of Oxford University. JULY 27, at Lord's— v All England Eleven. Return. Dean's Benefit. AUG 13, at Tunbridge Wells— The two Elevens— North v South. AUG 20, at Reigate— v Fourteen of Reigate and District, and Caffyn and Martingell given. AUG 28, at Liverpool— v Eighteen Gentlemen of the Liverpool Club and Four Players. OTHER MATCHES TO COME. APRIL 22 and 23, at Rugby— Old and Present Rugbeans. MAY 4, at Upton— Upton Amicables Opening Match. MAY f, at Croydon— Croydon Victoria v Reigite Amateurs. MAY (>, at Cheltenham— Marlborough v Captain Homfray's Eleven. MAY 13, at Wickham— Burstow v West Wickham. MAY IS and 19, at Marlborough— Marlborough v Cheltenham, MAY 2'? and 30— at Hollcrway— Islington Albion v the Bank of England . MAY 30, at the Oval— Junior Surrey v Blackheath Montague. JUNE 3, at Burstow— Burstow V Wickham. Return. JuNe 3, atCheltenliam— Cheltenham v Cirencester College. JUNE 4, at Holloway— Islington Albion v Watford. JUNE 10, at Wickham— Tandridge Court V Wickham. JUNE 15, at Carshalton— Carshalton v Wickham. JUNE 17, at Wickham— Surrey Club with Two Players v Wickham with Two Plavers. JUNE 2i, at Wickham— Westerham v Wickham. JUNE 27, at the Oval— Junior Surrey v Highbury Amateurs. JUNE 30, at Westerham— Westerham v Wickham. Return. JULY 1, at Tanuridge Court— Tandridge Court v Wickham. Return. JULY 2, at Cassiobury Park— Islington Albion v Watford. Return. JULY 22, at the Oval— Surrey Club with Two Players v Wiekham with Two Players. Return. AUG 11, at Wickliam— Carshalton v Wickham. Return. AUG 20, at Wickham— Married v Single of West Wickham. THE TWO ELEVENS ON WHIT- MONDAY. We this week give a list of the players that will, in all proba- bility, contend iu this great event. As, however, an objection has been made to gentlemen playing on the part of the United by the manager of the All England Eleven, we cannot yet ven- ture to say that that ( the United) Eleven will be correct as at present inserted. If, however, tho objection be still adhered to — and we think the public expects to see players only in this match— we know Mr Miller will give way, although elected by the committee. Be that, however, as it may, nothing will be done to mar the proceedings now almost concluded between the managers, and that both the match for the " Cricketers' Fund" and Dean's benefit will be played with the best of good feeling, and void of party spirit may be depended on. We hear also that inconsequence of the match beiug for so benevolent an object, it is proposed to charge one shilling for admission, but this also has not yet been decided on. We think that such an arrange- ment would, for many reasons, meet with the approbation of the many. The subject of umpires has been satisfactorily arranged, and we are elad to announce Barker and Sewell for that import- ant office— a better selection could not have been made. UNITED ELEVEN. AVisden Caftyn Lockyer Martingell . John Lillywhite Mortlock Grundy Bell Wright Dean Hunt CRICKET AT RUGBY SCHOOL. OLD RUGBEANS V THE PRESENT. This annual match took place oil Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the 22d, 23d, and 24th ; and thanks are due to C. Boweu for his able management in bringing down such a body of Old Rugbeans, that there was sufficient to play a second eleven. Present went first to the wicket, and it was anything but en- couraging to the Old, who had to field in the rain partly through the innings, which amounted to 90, Messrs Williams, Wood, and Harrison playing very well for 16 each. The Old commenced their innings, and had scored 7 for the loss of one wicket, when the stumps were drawn. Thursday opened more favourably for cricket, and the batting of Parker, Bullock, and Law fully sus- tained their Rugby reputation, particularly the former, who made 35 in true cricketing style. The innings closed for 103, being 13 above the " young- uns," who entered upon their second innings, and succeeded in scoring 122 for the loss of nine wickets, when time was called— Sandford ( not out) 59, Palmer ( not out) 13. Friday, they increased the score to 148, when Palmer played the ballon to his wicket, having scored 22 by very gtod and judicious play. Of Sandford's innings we cannot speak too highly, being at the wickets upwards of four hours without giving the slightest chance ; he was loudly cheered as he left the wicket. The Old had ISO to get to win; which number they failed to obtain, for, when the last wicket fell, only 77 were on the telegraah, Messrs Cockerell and Bullock only obtaining double figures. Thus the match ended in favour of the Present by 5S runs. Score : PRESENT RUGBEANS. 1st inn , 23 inn F. Wood, c Alington, b Cockerell 16 c Rokeby, b Cockered.... 0 C. Wade, c Law, b Cockerell 0 b Bullock 4 R. Posnett, b Bullock 1 b Parker 3 E. G. Sandford, c Sale, b Cockerell.... 0 not out 71 G. C. Williams, c Sale, b Law 16 c Sandford, b Cockerel!.. 1 C. Royds, c Alington, b Bullock 13 c Sandford, b Bullock.... 15 G. Larcotn, cSandford, b Bullock .... 2 b Budoc- k 0 S. Harrison, st Bowen, b Bullock 16 run out 9 R. Palmer, c Sale, b Parker A. Kenney, b Parker F. Smith, not out B 3, 1 b 1, w b 16 Total OLD RUGBEANS. C. Sandford, b Kenney B. Helme, run out T. Sale, c Smith, b Posnett W. Bullock, c Williams, b Palmer .. H. G. Alington, c Smith, b Posnett.. H. Rokeby, c Williams, b Kenney .. R. Parker, c and b Kenney. AQUATIC REGISTER. HIGH WATER AT LONDON BRIDGE. SUNDAY, MAY 3 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY MORNING, 50 min past 9 .. 2 min past 11 ., 46 Klin past 11 .. 21 miapast 12 ., 57 min past 12 .. 32 mia past 1 .. 3 min past 2 .. EVENING. . 26 rain past 10 ,. 82 min past 11 . 58 min past 11 ,. S8 min past 12 . 15 min past 1 ,. 49 min past 1 ,. 21 min past 2 Willslier Bickley Jackson A. Crossland ALL ENGLAND ELEVEN. J. Ctesar G. Parr Anderson R, C. Tinlsy H. Stephenson A, Clarke Diver. MATCH AT BROCKHAM. SURREY CLUB ( WITH THREE COUNTY PLAYERS) v BETCHWORTH CLUB ( WITH THREE PLAYERS OF ENGLAND). This interesting match was commenced on Brockham Green, near Dorking, on Tuesday last, and was brought to a conclusion on Wednesday evening. The promoter of the match was Mr Taylor of Brockham. The ground had been newly laid, and was got into splendid condition, much credit be- ing due on that score to Mr Taylor. The Surrey team was got together by Mr Burbidge, and, it will be seen, comprised some well- known names. Brockham won the toss, and the two first on the list put 30 on the score book, both playing remarkably well against the good bowling of Mr Miller and Griffiths ( the new left- handed ground bowler of the Surrey Club). Lillywhite and Caffyn were bowled by " rippers" delivered by this bowler, who will be a great acquisition for his county. The bowling was remarkably good, and eventually the Eleven was disposed of for 59. Caffyn and Wisden disposed of Surrey for 37, Griffiths making two or three remarkably fine hits in his 15. One wicket was got down on that evening for 10 runs, making the Brockham party 32 on, and one wicket down. Some betting took place during the evening at 6 to 4 on the Brockham- ites. The weather was exceedingly cold, and totallyunfit for cricket. A very large assemblage of spectators were present, but not of the most orderly description. On Wednesday Wisden made a long stand, and a splendid innings of 18, the bowling being quite up to the mark. The weather was fine up to three o'clock, when the sun disappeared, making the afternoon very cold and un- comfortable. Hentley, from Reigate, played well for 15. The um- pire, Peters, disposed of Lillywhite, thinking, probably, that he might get dangerous, aud Mr Lang's 1 b w, was a decision that no habitual umpire would have given. 77 was the total, at shortly before three o'clnck, leaving the Surrey Club 100 to get to win, which task, after luncheon, they entered upon with spirit, Mr W. Cattley and Stephenson " opened the ball," the former by making a splendid drive for five, he also made a capital " on" drive out of the ground. The first and second wicket fell for 31 runs, Stephenson being well caught at the point with the left hand, Lockyer and Mr Miller then got together, and almost played tip and run— such was the bad fielding of those representing the Betchworth Club. Of course Mr Miller and Lockyer took ad- vantage of this, and the 100 runs were got in an hour and three quarters. The bowling of Wisden and Caffyn was remarkably good. Loekyer played unusually steady; he had scored 13 wheu Mr Miller came to him, but it will be seen that Mr Miller quickly passed him, aud ran up a total of 41, among which was a splendid drive for five. Surrey were therefore declared the victors by eight wickets. Score : BETCHWORTH. 1st inn 2dinn T. Hentley, b Miller 15 c Stephenson, b Griffiths, 15 A. Batchelor, c Waller, b Miller 18 leg b w, b Miller , W. Caflyn. b Griffiths 2 John Lillywhite, b Griffiths 7 J. Wisden. c Griffiths, b Miller 1 G. Lang, Esq, b Griffiths 0 leg b w. b Miller 10 T. Page, Esq, b Miller 9 b Miller 9 R. Lang, Esq, b Griffiths 0 b Griffiths 0 W. Napper, Esq, c Burbidge, b Griffiths 1 J. Nichols, Esq, not out. 4 W. Philps, Esq, b Miller 0 B 1,1 b I 2 Total - 59 SURREY. F... P, Miller, Esq, b Caffyn 2 I E£ W. Vyse, Esq, c Nicholls. b H. Stephenson, eand b Caffyn .. 7 Caffyn 2 F. Burbridge, Esq, c and bWisden 1 A. Burbridge, Esq, b Caffyn .... 2 A. Hi Walker, Esq, c Wisden, b J W. Cattley. Esq, not. out 0 c Waller, bGriffiths... c Griffiths, b Miller... not out. b Griffiths b Griffiths bGriffiths Lb7, wb 1.... Total — 77 2 b Sale 22 4 run out 0 0 c Alington, b Cockerell.. 1 20 B 4, w b 18 22 — 93 Total — 14S 1st inn 2d inn 5 c and b Smith 8 7 c Williams, b Smith 8 . 4 c Williams, b Posnett.... 7 .21 c Larcoin, D Kenney .... 20 . 0 c Williams, b Kenney .. 6 .10 absent 0 35 b Posnett 6 L. Cockerell, c Sandford, b Palmer 0 st Sandford, b Kenney .. 24 P. Law, b Palmer 15 c Smith, b Kenney. Hon H. Moreton, b Kenney 0 not out C. Bowen, not out • 0 b Posnett L b 3, w b 3 6 B1, w b 2. Total - 103 Total AN APPEAL TO CRICKETERS, & c. LlLLYWHiTE'S COLLECTION OF SCORES FROM 1746, IN PRE- PARATION.— The compiler of this projected work would feel particularly obliged if secretaries of clubs or other gentlemen would communicate with him, in order to assist in obtaining correct copies of scores of old cricket matches, as well as other information relating to the game, such as the " alteration of the laws, and size of stumps, from time to time," & c, & c. The loan of score- books, or notices of any remarkable events that have occurred in the game, will also be thankfully received and imme- diately acknowledged. All communications will receive instant attention, and the compiler trusts that this appeal for the pur- pose of publishiNg a " complete history" of the noble game will not be in vain. Hell's I/ ife in London, from its first number, as well as the Marylebone Club books ( by authority of the com- mittee), have been carefully searched, and many important aud interesting events abstracted; numerous other reprint and manuscript copies have also been examined, which fully prove that many other good matches were played years back, and he hopes the scores of them are still obtainable. Address to Fred. Lillywhite, 2, New Coventry- street, Leicester- square, London. ST JOHN'S WOOD CLUB.— The anniversary of this club took place at the St John's Wood Tavern, Lord's Cricket Ground, on Wednesday last, Mr J. H. Dark, the president of the club, in the chair. There were nearly forty members present. The din- ner, which was a most excellent one, was provided by Mr John Day, the new host of the tavern, who is also the treasurer and hon secretary of the club. Ten new members were elected, and eight proposed. The club now consists of 60 playing and 20 honorary members. A number of matches have been made, of which due notice will be given. JUNIOR SURREY CLUB.— The annual general meeting of the above club was held at the Oval Cricket House, Kennington, on Friday, the 24th ult, Mr W. T. Morrison in the chair, who an- nounced that William Roupell, Esq, M. P., had kindly consented to become president of the club. The ex- president, Mr John Kidd, was unanimously elected the vice- president. The com- mittee are happy to state that several new members have been enrolled, and anticipate a successful season. Play will commence this day ( Saturday), at the Oval. THE POPLAR JUNIOR CLUB will play a, match home and home with the Blackheath Junior Club. Apply to Wm. Shep- pard, Duke of Clarence, Poplar New Town. Caffyn T. Lockyer, c Caffyn, b Wisden.. 0 G. Griffiths, run out 15 J, Walker, Esq, b Wisden 1 C. Waller, Esq, b Wisden B 1,1b 3 Total ... 87 In the second* innings of Surrey, Miller scoied ( not out) 4l',' Stephen- son ( c Nappar, b Caffyn) 17. Lockyer ( notant) 24, Battley ( b Wisden) 13; 1 b 2, w b 3— total, 100. .- PORTRAITS OP CELEBRATED CRICKETERS.— Messrs Lillywhite and Wisden have just published- and added to their already large collection of cricket celebrities— Dean and Wills her. The likenesses appear to us to be excellent, and, no doubt, will be found, among others, in the rooms of most lovers of the aiaaly game and admirers of the men. CANINE FANCY. A show of fancy spaniels, terriers, Italian greyhounds, Isle of Skyes, and bulldogs, will take place this evening, the 3d inst, at Mr Hinchliffe's, Pencutters'Arms, James- street, New Cut, Lambeth. Chair taken by Mr E. Shaw, faced by Mr C. Blackmore, and assisted by Messrs Bladon, Guppy, av. d all the members of the South London Canine Association, who will produce their matchless stud of toy dogs. A handsome silver tankard to be ratted for on Tuesday, the 12th inst, the property of T. Dalton. Entrance free, open to all England— dogs to be fairly handicapped. The tankard may be seen at the bar. Rat- ting sports every Tuesday evening. The members of the Canine Club hold their meetings every Wednesday evening, to enrol fresh members. A show of terriers, small bulldogs, & c, takes place this evening, the 3d inst, at Jemmy Shaw's, Queen's Head Tavern, Crowii- court, Windmill- street, Haymarket. This being their monthly lead is expected to be very attractive. Entrance free, open to all. Messrs Perks and Woolmington will preside. The long- established Canine Club hold their weekly meetings as usual every Wednesday evening. Entrance free. Ratting sports next Tues- day evening. Several matches of interest are on the tapis. The all England ratting sweepstakes, for two beautiful engravings, highly finished, given free by Jemmy Shaw, for dogs of any weight, comes off next Tuesday evening. Entrance free, to be fairly handicapped. A show of bulldogs, black and tan terriers, spaniels, Italian greyhounds, and Maltese lion dogs, takes place this evening, at W. Tapper's, the Greyhound, Webber- row, Waterloo- road. Chair taken by Mr W. Mansfield, faced byTom Pyles. Mr Hinkins will show the celebrated terrier stock dog Jack, Mr Tupper his Nottingham stock bulldog Frank. If the backers of the West- minster Charley mean match making, they can do so by sending a deposit to Bell's Life and articles to MrT„ at the above house, it shall be immediately covered, for £ 10 or £ 20 a side, or any dog or bitch in England, to destroy double their weight, for the same amount. Ratting sports every Monday and Saturday. A show of all kinds of dogs will take place at J. Ferriman's, Graham Arms, Graham- street, Macclesfield- street North, City- road, to- morrow ( Monday). Mike Wilmot chairman, vice MrW. Knight, who will produce their splendid studs. J. F. will show some of the handsomest and best dogs ever seen, and has been promised by many of the leading fanciers to attend and produce their celebrated studs. Chair taken at eight o'clock precisely. A match has been made between Thos, Shaw's dog Spooner of Staleybridge and John Morrell's dog Paddy of Belfast, Shaw laying £ 100 to £ 80, Shaw's dog to weigh 28? lb, and Morrell's 2Slb ; to run near Glasgow, on the 8th June. Mr Ralph Bailey of Manchester has received for the match £ 25 to £ 20 as the first deposit, who is to be final stakeholder and referee, or find a substitute, Wm. Hague of Haughton has matched his bitch Fan against John Barlow's bitch Soot of Denton, 200 yards, for £ 20 a side, the heavier dog to give two and a half yards to the lb outside. £ 5 a side is in the hands of Mr I. Bardsley. To run at Thomas Heves's, New Copenhagen Ground, Newton Heath, near Man- chester, between four aud rive, on the 16th inst. Wm. Thomas of Liverpool, hearing that Jerry Fisher of Brad- ford wishes to match his dog Paddy, will accommodate him at 28Jlb weight, or he will accommodate Yorkshire Joe's dog of Oldham, 28^ 1b weight, for £ 50 a side; to run half- way between home and home. Money ready at John Savage's of Willam Glue, Williamson- square, Liverpool, or at Thomas's own house. ALICE AND TILLEY.— Thos. S. yddall has matched his bitch Alice against Thcs. Haslam's Tilley ( both of Radclifl'e), to run 200 yards, for £ 5 a side, on the 16th May, at Mr Ainsworth's, the Wellington Hotel, Bury. GRAND RATTING SWEEPSTAKES AT JEMMY SHAW'S— Last Tuesday evening the grand sweepstakes for a splendid gold watch and massive silver collar ( the winner to have choice), liberally offered by the host of the Queen's Head to the best and quickest killer of rats for ponnds, came off at Shaw's arena, at the Queen's Head, Queen's Head- court, Wind mill- street, Haymarket. The event was unusually attractive, and received an ample amount of aristocratic patronage. There were nine entries. The prize was eventually won by Mr Garrett's young dog Jem ( 191b), who put all his rats hors de combat in lmin 33sec. The owner selected the silver collar for choice, and the gold watch remains as the guerdon of a similar contest to take place on Tuesday evening week. Valuable prizes are also to be contested for next Tuesday night, to be seen at the bar, where entrances maybe made, free for dogs of any weight. The Westminster dog Charley, the property of Wm. Buss, is open to destroy rats against any dog or bitch, rats for lbs, com- mencing at 151b weight, or he will destroy 33 rats against any- other aog or bitch's 30, neither to exceed lSlb. To secure a match he wiil make a home and home one, for £ 5 a side each place. Apply at Joe Phelps's, Green Dragon, Strand, where the match can be made. Mr Heath, of the Hop Pole, Lawley- street Birmingham, has matched his bitch Topsy against Mr Joseph Mason's black and tan bitch, at 20 rats each, for £ 5 aside. To come off to- mor- row ( Monday) night, at eight o'clock, at Heath's, the Hop Pole, Lawley- street. The first rat must be pitted at eight precisely, according to articles. Mr Heath, of the Hop Pole, Lawley- street, Birmingham, begs to inform Mr Bevan that his bitch Topsy's weight is 10lb, at which weight Mr Heath will match her against Mr Bevan's dog, at the same weight, to destroy any quantity of rats, from five to 25, for any sum up to £ 10 a side. Ii this will suit Mr Bevan, a match can be made. PIGEON FLYING— John Hoggins, seeing Wm. Walker's challenge in last week's paper to fly his blue aud white cock against his bird, says that if he will come to Thos. Stuart's, Causey Bank, Newcastle, he can be accommodated with a match for £ 5 or £ 10 a side, if he will give 15 seconds start. If Walker agrees to this he can have a match, for the above sum, to- morrow ( Monday) night. Joseph Southall will fly his blue cock against Isaiah Jackson's, Samuel Hickman's Pretty Hen, Joseph Baker's dun cock, qr David Taylor's dun hen, from the Nelson, Birmingham, to Dudley, dropping and run with a token each match, tor £ 5; to come off on Wliit- Monday and following days; he will also fly any one from Hayley to Dudley, catching or dropping, for the like sum. Money ready any time at Herbert Hancock's, Vic- toria Arms, High- street, Dudley. Thos. Jones of Roadsfield, Oldham, will fly his blue cock Wax against John S'narrock's blue cock Pretty Boy, from Lamberhead Green, near Wigan, a home and home match, for £ 5, £ 10, or £ 20 a side, or he wili fiy Fletcher's blue cock Lord Raglan of Hollin- wood 20 or 30 miles. A match can be made any night next week at Joseph Hardcastle's, Vulcan Inn, Horsedge- street, Oldham. Richard Wray of Willington will fly his blue, and white cock Jolly Pudler against any of Hunter Park's pigeons, from Sunder- land, and give him one minute start, for £ 5 or £ 10 a side, or any other pigeon in VVallsend, on the same terms. A match can be" made at Mrs Wardel's, Engine Inn, Willington, to- morrow ( Monday), or an answer through Bell's Life will be attended to. A gentleman will De at the Yorkshire Grey, Bermondsey, ou Tuesday night, prepared to back two or three young birds, from Epsom Downs or any 17 miles on the South Eastern liue, against any other young ones of this season in the parish; to fly in a fortnight's time. QUOITS.— A gentleman at Balerno, near Edinburgh, will back a man ( a Scotchman) to play Nixon of Leadgate, for £ 20 or £ 25 a side, 61 shot3 up, 20 yards distance, stiff sticking clay ends, pins level with the clay, clay cleared at measurement, tG measure from the top of the pin to the nearest iron, quoits not to exceed eight inches diameter, and will give £ 5 to play in Edinburgh, and a share of the gate money; or he will take six shots start and play Young Boardman of Salford, or Thos, Gray of Windy Nook, on the same conditions. The Editor of Bell's Life to be stakeholder; to play within a month from the first de- posit. A deposit sent to Bell's Life and articles to A. B., Balerno, Edinburgh, will insure a match. Jas. Brimer of Monkwearmouth will play Bainbridge of South Shields, quoits eight inches diameter, sticking clay ends, hobs not to exceed two inches, for £ 10 or £ 15 a side, and will give or take reasonable expenses to play either at Monkwearmouth or Shields. A match can be matte at M. Clarke's, Southwick- road. Edward Cain of Trimdon will play Robt. Dixon of Bedlington, IS yards distance, 4^ 1b quoits, eight inches diameter, swarth ends, for £ 10, £ 15, or £ 20 a side, and will give £ 1 out of every £ 10 to play at Cassop. A match can be made at Henry Alcock's, Railway Tavern, Cassop, any night next week. Wm. Kyle of Monkwearmouth will play John Potts of same place, quoits 3$ lb weight, not to exceed eight inches diameter, six, seven, or eight yards distance, for £ 5 or £ 10 & side. A match can be made at Michael Clarke's, Southwick- road, REGATTAS AND MATCHES TO COME. MAY. — Pimlico and Chelsea Unity Rowing Club Four oared Race, from Hammersmith to Chelsea, for silver cups. Royal London Yacht Club Opening Trip. To start at Blackwall. .— Cambridge University Eight- oared Races commence. Arundel Unity Four- oared Race, from Putney to Chiswick. Kelly and Messenger— te row from Putney to Mortlake, fer £ 200 a side and the Championship of the Thames. — Times Unity Club Four- oared Race, from Putney to Barnes. — Oxford University Eight- oarcd Races commence. — Prince of Wales Yacht Club Sailing Match, for yachts not exceeding S tons, from Erith to Chapman's Head and back. Entries close May 15, at 10 p. m. ,— J. Clasper and Wright— to row a scullers race, for £ 40 a side, at Norwich. ,— Royal Tnames Yacht Club Opening Trip. Blackwall, at 2 p. m. ,— Birkenhead Model Yaeht Club Opening Cruise. — London Model Yacht Club Third Class Sailing Match on the Ser- pentine. Entries close May 5. — Bate and Jones— to row from Putney to Mortlake, for £ 5 a side. ,— Ranelagh Yacht Clab Sailing Match at Battersea. Entries cioss May 20. ,— Birkenhead Model Yacht Club Sailing Match, for a £ 20 prize, JUNE. ,— Prinee of Wales Aquatic Club Four- oared Match, from Battersea to Lambeth. ,— Temple Amateur Aquatic Club Four- oared Race, from Westminster to Battersea. ,— Royal Thames Yaeht Club Sailing Match, 1st and 2d Classes. from Erith to the Nore and back. First prize £ 100, second prize. £ 50. Entries close May 25, at 10 p. m. .— Albert Rowing Club Scullers Race at Manchester. — Nemesis Rowing Club, Manchester. Champion Pair- oars. ,— Childs and Wharf— to row from Woolwich to Limehouse, for £ 30 a side, ,— Isleworth Regatta. — Oxford University Sculls. — Clyde Model Yacht Club Opening Cruise, ,— Royal London Yacht Club Sailing Match, for first and second class yachts, from Erith to the Nore Light- ship and back. Entries close June 11. — Oxford University Pair- oars. ,— Royal Thames Yacht Club Schooner Match, from Gravesend round the Mouse and back. First Class £ 100, secoad class £ 09. Entries close June 11, at 10 p. m. ,— Wandsworth Regatta. ,— Birkenhead Model Yacht Club, for £ 15 and smaller prizes. , 30.— Henley- on- Thames Royal Regatta. Entries close June 15. and July 1.— Royal Irish Yacht Club Regatta. .— London Model Yaeht Club First Class Sailing Match, from Green- wich to Oven's Buoy and back to Erith. JULY. .— Royal London Yacht Club Sailing Match, for third class yachts, from Erith to Coalhouse Point and back to Greenwich, Entries • lose June 25. ,— Clyde Model Yacht Club Regatta at Largs. .— Prince of Wales Yacht Club Challenge Cup. ,— Royal Thames Yacht Club Sailing Match for cutters of 3d and 4th classes, from Erith to the Chapman and back. Third class £ 40, fourth class—. First boat £ 30, second £ 10. Entries close July 9th, at 10 p. m. ,— Ranelagh Yaeht Club Sidling Match at Battersea. Entries close July 15. AUGUST. and 6.— Royal Southern Yacht Club Regatta at Southampton. .— Birkenhead Model Yacht Club Challenge Cup. , 28.— Royal Northern Yacht Club Regatta at Dunoon, ,— Clyde Model Yacht Club Regatta at Dunoon. ROYAL THAMES YACHT CLUB. The next monthly meeting of this club will be held at the club rooms, Bedford Hotel, Covent- garden, on Wednesday even- ing next, the 6th inst, at &; 30 p. m. Members aud friends who may be desirous of attending the house dinner ( six o'clock) prior to the meeting, are advised to enter their names in the house book as early as possible, as a large attendance is ex- pected. There are several gentlemen ou the list for election, amongst whom are the following yacht owners:— Erskine We- myss, Esq, Magician, yawl, 65 tons; Thomas Brassey, jun, Esq, Cymba, cutter, 54 tons; John Henry Johnson, Esq, Amazon, cutter, 46 tons; Wm. Rashleigli, Esq, Vision, cutter and yaw), 45 tons; John Mann, Esq, Silver Star, cutter, 25 tons; Charles Rahn, Esq, Delia, cutter, 21 tons ; F. H. Sykts, Esq, Eva, cut- ter, 20 tons ; and Thomas Symons, Javelin, cutter, 15 sous. The opening trip is appointed to take place on Saturday, 23d inst. The noble Commodore will hoist his flag on board the Phoenix, and the rendezvous for yachts will be off the Brunswick Pier, Blackwall, at two p. m. It is confidently expected that a large fleet of yachts will assemble to do honour to the occasion. The opening trip dinner will take place, as usual, at Wates' Hotel, Gravesend, tickets for which will be issued by the house com- mittee, and may be obtained of the secretary, up to two, p. i&., ou Friday, 22d inst. The first match of the season for first and second class cutters, is fixed to come off on Whit Tuesday ( June2), to sail from Erith round the Nore, and return to Erith ; half minute time allowed for difference of tonnage. No time allowed beyond 60 ton3. The last night of entry will be on Monday, 25th inst, at 10 p. m. At this meetingithe house committee will re- port relative to club house arrangements, and the sailing com- mittee will submit their report on Mr George Powell's motion, unanimously referred for their consideration at the last general meeting. From the list of yachts belonging to this club recently revised and published, it will be found that no fewer than 164 vessels now sail under its flag, of these 16 are over 100 tons, 27 are over 50 tons, 48 are over 25 tons, and the remainder of smaller tonnage. ROYAL VICTORIA YACHT CLUB. RYDE, APRIL 30.— YACHTS AT AND OPE THE STATION.— Coquette, J, H. SmythPigott, Esq; Henrietta, Count Batthyany; Extravaganza, Sir Percy Shelley, Bart; Snake, Captain George Brigstocke; Surprise, J. Wilkinson Tetley, Esq. A subscription has been commenced for the purpse of giving a prize, in money, open to all British and Foreign clubs, oil the principle of the Royal Yacht Squadron " open match" of last season. The club now numbering upwards of 350 members of all classes, naval and military, yachters and non- yachters, a good subscription list is anticipated. The secretary will receive names. A coming event is a private match between Shadow, cutter, Sir G. East, and Mr Smythe Pigott's Coquette schooner, both of about 50 tons, to come off during the ensuing week. The following racing yachts have lately been added to the R. V. Y. O. list:— Zouave, schooner, 105 tons, R. Arabin, Esq, fitting with all despatch for the Thames Schooner Match in June ; Wildfire, schooner, 59 tons, Turner, Esq, preparing for tha same race ; aud Vestal, schooner, and Thought, cutter, F. O. Marshall, Esq. The following yachts are already at and about the station :— Schooners: Anaconda, Captain Phillimore; Da> vn, Thomas Broadwood, Esq ; Coquette, J. H. W. P, S. Pigott, Esq; and Wildfire, T. Turner, Esq. Cutters: Extravaganza, Sir P. Shel- ley, Bart.; Henriette, Count Battyany; Surprise, J. W. Tetley, Esq ; Shadow, Sir G. East, Bart; Snake, Cap; Brigstocke, & c,[& c. ROYAL SOUTHERN YACHT CLUB. At a meeting of the Regatta Committee of this club, held on Tuesday last, the following programme was arranged for the sports, which are to take place on Wednesday and Thursday, August 5th and Cth :— Aug 5. Royal Southampton Yacht Club Purse of 50 sovs, for yachts of any rig or tonnage belonging to a royal yacht club ; Acker's scale ( o. m.) will be adhered to.— A Club Purse of £ 25, for cutters, yawls, and sloops not exceeding 12 tons ; time race, with an allowance of one minute per ton.— A prize of £ 16, for boats ( not yachts) belonging to the port of Southampton, not exceeding 22feet keel; time race,— Aug6. The Queen's Cup, given by her Majesty, to be sailed for in honour of Prince Alfred's birthday, by members of the Royal Southern Yacht Club only, of any rig or tonnage, o. m.— Daring the day there will be various boat races for watermen's boats, gigs, and wherries. LONDON MODEL YACHT CLUB. The next general meeting of this club will be held at Ander" tea's Hotel, at half- past beven o'clock, on Tuesday, May 5th, when the chair will be taken and business commenced at eight o'clock precisely. The following are candidates for election, viz, Messrs William Freeman, Fulham; William G. Temple, Edgware- road; William Tarner, 102, Grand Junction- road, Paddington. The officers ( and others who reside at a very con- siderable distance from the club room) particularly request that their brother members will attend earlier in the evening. Busi- ness should be concluded by nine o'clock. A third- class match wili take place on Monday, the25thofMay, aud the yacht owners are earnestly reminded to read their book of rules and sailing regulations over, before this match takes place. The entries will be closed at 10 o'clock on Tuesday nignt, May 5th, The annual subscription for 1857 is now overdue, and should be paid without delay. Post Office orders ( made payable to the secre- tary, at the club room), or postage stamps will secure the receipt by post. Models for the club room, and nautical works, books, drawings, & c„ for the library, are still in great request, and any contributions will be of service. YACHTING INTELLIGENCE. The yachting movements in the Irish Channel bespeak an early and a successful season. At Liverpool the note of pre- paration is already sounded. The Plover, 35 tons, has been pur- chased by R. M. Grinnell, Esq; the Cymba goes into the hands of the riggers in the course of the ensuing week, and starts early for a cruise in the Channel, the western coast of Ireland, and thence to the Channel Islands. A very handsome little screw steam yacht of 70 tons, old measurement, has just been launched, aud is for sale; she is 85 feet between perpendiculars, 13 feet moulded beam, 7 feet 6 inches depth in held, two engines of 30- horse power collectively, is fore and aft rigged, with sails, anchors, cables, & c, and everything complete; she is built of iron, and her companions, skylights, and fittings are of ma- hogany; average speed 12 to 14 knots per hour, on a consumption of a ton and a half of coals per 12 hours. As may be perceived by our advertising columns, application is to be made to the secretary of the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland. She is a very pretty little craft, and now that steam is commencing its innovations amongst our yachting craft, is well worthy the attention of any yachtsman wanting a faithfully built and well- found little steam yacht. lii the Clyde, an earlier movement- than usual is apparent this year. Their regatta is timely announced, but, we fear, comes rather lato to induce a large attendance of racing yachts. There will be, uoubtless, a good gathering of cruisers, but the racing craft wiil be all down south by that time ; so that Will Fyfe will have plenty of opportunity for trimming his own. It is a pity the Royal Northerns cannot have their regattas earlier than that of the squadron, so many vessels that would otherwise attend their always well- managed regattas being then engaged south. We perceive that excellent aud thorough yachtsman, J. M. Rowan, has been elected Rear- Commodore of the Royal Northern Yacht Club. The club could not have made a better se- lection. Whatever Mr Rowan's flag flies over will be well brought out and well sailed. He is the right man in the right place; and, so far as yacht building and yacht sailing, there is no man of the day enters more practically or successfully iuto them. His new yacht the Oithona is a gem of yachting architecture; and if the magnates of the south do not look pretty sharp to their laurels this coming season, " Auld Reekie" may repeat Brother Jonathan's lesson. The Royal Cork Yacht Club are beginning to bestir themselves, and their fixture will be shortly announced. The annual regatta in Dublin Bay will be held this year by the Royal Irish Yacht Club, and we have little doubt, from the po- pularity this favourite station ha3 acquired, that the regatta will be well attended. A regatta will be held in Bautry Bay about the middle of July, under the auspices of the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland; and a regatta on a scale hitherto unattempted on the western coast, will be given iu Galway Bay about the last week in July, under the auspices and management of the same club. There is to be two days' regatta in the bay ; t wo days' rowing aud sail- ing matches in Lough Corrib, where some of the ablest crews of rowing men from Liverpool, Chester, and Dublin University are expected to contend; a grand procession of yachts' gigs upon the Lough, with a pie- uic ; the regatta to wind up with a fancy ball. Peter Sarsfield Corny n, Esq, High Sheriff of Galway, and several other members of the club, together with the officers, have been arranging preliminaries for some weeks past, and from the names of the proposed committee a very brilliant meeting may be anticipated. In the course of the next week we shall be enabled to lay before our readers further particulars, A model yacht club is being formed at Kingstown, and a consi- derable number of yachts of 12 tons and under are already en- rolled. It is proposed to hold monthly races between the vessels of this club, and if this system is carried out it will preve of immense value on this station, as forming a most excellent training school for young yachtsmen. We heartily wish the pro- moters of it every success; we know it has long been mooted ; aud now that the matter is so warmly taken in hand by yachtsmen belonging to the three royal clubs there established, we look upon it as an accomplished fact. There are upon the Kingstown station now, the Heroine, Rev R. C. Singleton, R. T. Y. C.; the Osprey, Colonel Lord Burgkley, M. P., R. W. Y. O. of Ireland ; the little American Truant, and the lone, schooner, N. H. Lowe, Esq. There are fitting out, the Coquette, N. Hone, Esq; the Charm, T. Pim, Esq, iun ; the Petrel, J. H. Townsend, Esq; the Irish Lily, R. W. Hillas, Esq ; the Bauba, J. Doherty, Esq; the Cormorant, W. T. Potts, Esq; the Sybil, T. Walker Hodgans, Esq; and several others are nailer orders, when hands can be procured. ROYAL THAMES NATIONAL REGATTA. A meeting of the subscribers to this important undertaking was held on Wednesday evening at the White Lion Hotel, Putney. The treasurer, Mr Nottidge, having tendered his resignation of that office, it was resolved that R. N. Phillips, Esq, of Christ's College, Cambridge, and President of the Thames Subscription Club, be appointed in his stead, an appointment which we understand Mr Phillips has since signified his willing ness to accept. The following members of tne old committee were re- elected for the ensuing year:— MessrsCasamajor, Clifford, Nottidge, Shearman, T. H. Turner, and Whitehouse, together with the captains of the two universities. It was also resolved that Mr C. W. Turner ( of Exeter College, Oxford), Messrs F. Playford, J as. Paine, and J, Virtue ( of the London Rowing Club), and Mr H. Rankin ( of the Thames Subscription Club), together with one or two old oarsmen of the universities, be requested to assist the undertaking by joining the committee. It was deter- mined that all subscriptions should be published weekly in Bell's Life, but only moneys actually in hand will be announced. HENLEY- ON- THAMES ROYAL REGATTA. A meeting of the stewards and committee of this regatta was held on Tuesday last, the Right Hon Lord Camoys in the chair. Although the rules had been so lately revised and amended, some discussion took place as to the practicability of a further alteration in order to suit still more the requirements and interests of all parties, and with regard to the Wyfold Cup it was resolved that those entered or contending for the Grand Challenge Cup should not be disqualified, but only those entered for the Stewards' Cup, it being, we presume, supposed that though the best four out of an eight might be picked to row for tho Stewards' Plate, that should not debar the remaining por- tion of the crew from contending in a four- oared race if so in- clined. The hon secretary, Mr Towsey, having announced a subscription of ten guineas from the London Rowing Club, and the regatta days having been fixed for Monday and Tuesday, June 29 and 30, the meeting adjourned. ROYAL KINGSTON- ON- THAMES REGATTA. At a committee meeting, held on Wednesday last, a furthe handsome list of subscriptions was announced, and the funds in hand now amount to £ 225. The course and races were decided on, but the committee have deferred fixing the day for this re- gatta until they positively ascertain when the Henley- on- i'hames Meeting will take place, when full particulars will be advertised in this journal. OXFORD UNIVERSITY BOAT CLUB. The eight- oared races for the eusuing season have been fixed for the following days, namely, May 18,19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28. colleges intending to enter crews must pay their entrance money into the Old Bank, and send in a list of names of the crews to the secretary, on or before Saturday, May 16. Any boat wishing to change a mail after the races have begun, must give notice to the president at least one hour before the first race, under penalty of £ 1. The pair- oar races for the silver oars, cup, and medals, will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20. Gentlemen intending to enter must send in their names, and pay their en- trance money into the Old Bank on or before June 18th. The present holders being superannuated, the struggle will be confined to new hands in the world of pair- oar rowing in Oxford. The races for the silver sculls will be rowed on Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13. Those who intend to enter must pay- in their entrance money, and send in their names on or before Thursday, June 11. The present holder does not intend con- testing this year. THAMES SUBSCRIPTION CLUB. The next monthly meeting will be held on Monday evening, at the Freemasons' Tavern, when the chair wiil be occupied by the President, R. N. Philipps, Esq. Members intending to dine must leave their names with the secretary before two o'clock on that day. The candidates for election on this occasion are- Lord Thomas P. Clinton, Clesveland- square, Hyde Park ; John Locke, Esq, M. P., Chester- street, Grosvenor- place; Mr Alder- man Rose, Upper Thames- street; John Moon, Esq, 1, Welling- ton- street, London Bridge; John Hollertt, Esq, Jeffrey's- square, St Mary's Axe; W. B. Bateman, Esq, Parthenon Club; Arthur P. Lonsdale, Esq, Balliol College, Oxford ; W. H. Moseley, Esq, Balliol College, Oxford; R. Martin, Esq, University College, Oxford; E. VVarre, Esq, Balliol College, Oxford; John Aspinwall, Esq, Feuchurch- street; W. F. Patient, Esq, the Grove, Clapham- road. Notwithstanding all that has been written and all that has been spoken, so inattentive are listeners, and so careless are readers, that we are still continually questioned with respect to the objects of this club. We repeat, then, once for all, that those objects are the promotion of rowing on the river, whether by subscriptions to regattas or by assistance to deserving watermen, and on laud the monthly interchange of kindly feeling over the festive board ; those, therefore, who are aquatic in spirit will find this society in every respect congenial with their taste. DEATH OF PHILIP R. MARETT, ESQ. We have this week the painful duty to perform of an" nouncing the death of P. R. Marett, Esq, a gentleman to whom our readers are indebted for numerous most excellent contributions on yachts and yachting matters, which from time to time have appeared iu the columns of Bell's Life. Endowed with abilities of no ordinary nature, and having received an education befitting his position and rank in society, his love for what eventually became his favourite pursuit and amusement was very early in life developed, aud having by hard labour both in the yard and in the mould loft of one of the most eminent shipbuilders on the banks of the Thames laid the foundation for his subsequent acquirements, he by study and actual practice afloat succeeded in becoming one of the best amateur yachtsmen in this or any other country. It was furious in the palmy days of the Heroine, Cygnet, Mosquito, & c, to observe how easy it was to ascertain by noticing iu a match how the yachts were han- dled whether or not Mr Marett was aboard one of them, and many a cup has he won for the former owners of those and other vessels by whom he was valued, and not beyond his merits, as a staunch friend and a pleasant companion, whether on or off the water. Shortly before his death, which took place on the 23d of last month, he published a work, entitled Yachts and Yacht Building, having for its foundation a series of articles which he had previously penned for this paper. When it appeared it was pronounced by able critics to be one of the best, if not the best, book extant upon the subject, and, although for some time pas: he had himself been fully aware that he held his life on a very- precarious tenure, he was almost up to the last moment engaged in experiments having for their object the development of the peculiar views which he had advocated in that treatise. So much for what may be termed the public character of a man whose career was ended at the early age of 37. In private life aud with his private acquaintances he had a manner peculiarly his own, genial, healthy, and spirit- inspiring, reflecting as it were the image of his kindly and excellent disposition. No one who knew him could long be in Ms society without feeling that he was better for the life- giving intercourse with a joyous and light- hearted companion. His friends aud relatives have sustained a loss hard to bear, and still more difficult to supply, and many a cough pilot and weather- beaten sailor of his native place ( Southampton) has ' ere now dropped a bitter tear of regret on the grave of one who, in the hour of need, was ever at hand with prompt and willing aid. LONDON UNITY ROWING CLUB.— On Monday last the mem- bers of this club rowed their first four- oared match this season, 25 members having entered their names. The crews were as follow:— Blue : Messrs G. Jones, J. Burrows, C. Boden, R. Green; R. Miller, cox. Red: Messrs W. Walker, F. Cock, F. Cross, F. Miller ; R. Jones, cox. Yellow : Messrs G. Hirst, J. Amor, E. Tuttle, C. Glenister ; E. Pye, cox. White : Messrs W. Hazelwood, Bate, T. Squires, W. Mills, sen ; E. Whittaker, cox. Black : Messrs T. Day, F. Knight, Palamountain, Selby ; T. Sheppard, cox. The distance was from Putney to Barnes Bridge, and the prizes were five silver cups. A member of the club having chartered Citizen K, she was well filled, principally by the friends of the members, and despite the cutting north- wester that was blowing, about one- third of her freight consisted of ladies. Mr C. Newnham having, with his usual kindness, accepted the office of umpire, the competitors took their stations, and, to the credit of the crews be it spoken, no difficulty was experienced in obtaining a good start, Opposite the Duke's Head Yellow was leading by about five feet, White and Red were level, Black and Blue only a yard or two astern. Off Finch's Meadow Yellow had made a gap of half a boat between themselves and the Red, and White were still as level as at starting, the nose of the Black being level with their No. 2 oars, Blue a length astern. Off Craven Cottage Yellow still maintained their advantageous position, but White had succeeded in obtaining a lead of Red by half a length, who were now collared by a new antagonist, Black, who, by a series of de- termined spurts, gradually stole past Red, challenged White, and amidst deafening cheers succeeded in obtaining a lead of half a length of them at the Crab Tree. Passing under Ham- mersmith Bridge Yellow maintained exactly the same lead as before, but Black had again given place to White. From this to within half a mile of the winning- post these two boats con- tinued, with a trifling alternate advantage, to struggle for second place, until at length White got away from her determined an- tagonist, who, still determined to do or die, gradually filled up the half- length gap between themselves and Yellow, who soon had the mortification, after having the lead up to this point of tho race, to see the nose of White within a foot of their rudder. Their coxswain then tried a ruse, but the little one was not to be coaxed into a foul, and depending on the high mettle of his crew, he kept steadily on. Yellow, as a forlorn hope, tried it on again, and in doing so were injudiciously taken to the southward of a sailing barge, which separating the two boats the gallant White were rewarded for their manly exertions by putting their boat's nose into Barnes Bridge half a length ahead of Yellow, the Black boat's nose being close upon their stroke oar; and thus finished one of the hardest races on record, the three lead- ing boats for three miles and three quarters never occupying a greater space than three boats' lengths or thereabouts. KELLY AND MESSENGER.— The important point of naming umpires and selecting a referee not having been decided at the last deposit for this match as was originally intended, a meeting will be held of the friends of both parties at the Feathers Tavern, Wandsworth, on Wednesday next, for that purpose. The great excitement which prevails with regard to the result of this sculling match does not seem inclined to unburden itself in, as usual, in speculation; at least we have not heard of betting to any great amount; but there was never perhaps a race in which all rowing men felt so intense an interest, not only from the supposed equality of the competitors, as on account of the straightforward manner in which it has been hitherto carried on, all of which justify the public in looking forward to one of the greatest contests ever witnessed. Both men are in good condition and confidence, Kelly at his usual training ground, tho Feathers, and the Champion at Mr Biffin's, Hammer- smith. They have jointly chartered the steamers Citizen J and Citizen M for their backers, friends, and spectators generally, and they will, doubtless, be well freighted on the day. WANDSWORTH REGATTA.— A very numerous and respectable meeting took place on Wednesday last, at Mr Salter's, Feathers, Wandsworth, when it was resolved that the Wandsworth Amateur Regatta should take place on Monday, June 22. There will also be prizes for tradesmen's fours, pairs and sculls, and a new skiff to be contended for by the watermen of Wandsworth. The committee are to meet again on Wednesday next, at eight o'clock, p. m., at Mr Salter's, to make further arrangements, and in the meantime subscriptions and entries can be made at the Feathers Tavern, with Mr Hammond, Hon Secretary. THE SWEDISH YACHT AURORA BOREALIS— This splendid yacht, which has been in Cowes Harbour since last summer, was again put up by public auction on Tuesday last, but not finding a bidder beyond the stipulated sum of £ 2,500, the lot was with- drawn. She was, however purchased the same afternoon for the Marquis of Breadalbane.— The schooner Anaconda, Capt Philimore, of the R. Y. S., arrived at Cowes on Wednesday from Guernsey.— The schooner Gipsy Queen went out of harbour and sailed the same day for Ryde. BEEMONDSEY REGATTA.— On Thursday evening a meeting took place at Mr Newton's, Liou and Castle, Bermondsey Wall, to draw lots for candidates to row for the above regatta, which wa3 very numerously attended. Mr Alex. Grace was called, to the chair, and the following successful candidates were drawn, viz:— Mill Stairs, Samuel Jameson and ThomasWrhite; East- lane stairs, Joseph Clark; Fountain Stairs, Geo. White; Cherry- garden Stairs, George Baldock and Robert Davis. ALBERT ROWING CLUB, MANCHESTER.— This club, anxious to further the interests of rowing, have resolved upon giving certain valuable prizes, open to the world, to be sculled for by youths under twenty years of age, over the Manchester and Salford Regatta Course, on Wednesday, June 3. The first prize will be a handsome gold oar breast pin, and there will be prizes for the second and third competitors. Entries are to be made at Mr Birch's, Albert- street, Manchester, on or before June 1st. E. WINSHIP is surprised at Joseph Robson of North Shields not coming up to the Duke of Wellington Inn, East Howdon, according to promise ; but he can have another chance, as Win- ship will be at the above inn to- morrow ( Monday) and the fol- lowing night, to accommodate him with a match in ballast keel boats, for £ 25 or £ 30 a side ; to row a month or so after the first deposit has been made, from the High Level Bridge to the Meadows House, an hour before high water. YACHT MOVEMENTS AT POOLE.— The new yacht, Emmet, E. Gibson, Esq, sailed last Friday, for Southampton. Sir Percy Shelly is cruising in the Extravaganza, and the Vigilant, 32 tons, is fitting out for Cork. The Cygnet is also about to proceed to the sister isle, having been bought by J. G. Daunt, Esq, who has parted with the Violet, late Eva, to F. H. Sykes, Esq. The Lalla Rookh, 125 tons, Viscount Bangor, is also fitting out. All the above yachts are from the yard of the Messrs Wanhill. BOAT RACE AT HALIFAX.— We learn from the New York / Spirit that a match has been made for 4,000 dollars a side, be- tween the oarsmen of St Johns and Halifax, to come off in May or June next. The distance is to be from six to twelve miles. There is a chance now to get up a similar race, as these Nova Scotia watermen say they hope that not only America but Europe also may be to the fore in the forthcoming struggle. THOS. WHITE of Mill Stairs, Bermondsey, hearing that Wm. Deal of Cherry- garden Stairs, Bermondsey, is anxious for a match, will row him. in old- fashioned boats, from Charlton Pier to the Thames Tunnel, for £ 10 or £ 20 a side. A match can be made at Mr Ross's, Prince of Orange, Mill- street, Bermoadsey, to- morrow ( Monday) evening. CHILDS AND WHARF.— For this scullers rase we have received a further sum of £ 5 a side, and the nest deposit, of a similar amount, is to be made at Mr Kempton's, Tailors' Arms, Shad Thames, on Monday, May 4th. PAIR- OARED RACE.— Forthe p- rir- oared race, between Barrett and partner, and May and partner, we have received a further £ 2 10s a side, and the final deposit, of £ 4 a side, is to be made at Mr Smith's, Anchor, Bankside, this day ( Saturday), May 2. ISAAC ARCHER and HARRY NEWTON of Limehouse will row Thos. Latter and Spraggins of Poplar a pair- oareu race, from North Woolwich to Limehouse, for £ 5 or £ 25 a side. THE GREEN MAN, GREEN- STREET, CHURCH- STREET, BLACK- FRIARS- ROAD.— The renowned Tom Cole would be always glad to see his friends at his house to assist in a little harmony. Mr Thorrington will occupy the chair on Saturday night, supported by a host of talent. Mr Ruffell, the celebrated comic singer, will preside to- morrow ( Monday) night. Harmonic meetings every Saturday and Monday evening. Tom is in first- rate chanting trim, and it is to be hoped his friends will rally round him. The large room will be open this evening for ladies, who are admitted on Monday nights. THE RING FIGHTS TO COME. MAY 13.— Hayes and Travers— £ 100 a side, London. JUNE 2.— Tonge and Tighe—£ 25 a side. Manchester. 8.— Riley and Rafferty— £ 20 a side, Birmingham. 9.— Jack Sullivan and Henry Stamp— £ 25 a side, London. 16.— The Tipton Slasher and Tom Sayers—£ 200 a side and the Champion's Belt, London. 23.— Dan Morris and Brookes—£ 50 a side, London. FLSTIANA; OR, THE ORACLE OF THE RLNG.— Just published, the NINETEENTH EDITION, with - an Appendix, containing the results of all the Prize Battles from 1700 to February 1S57; the Names Gf the Men, alphabetically arranged; the NEW RULES OF THE RING, as altered by the Pugilistic Association ; DUTIES OF UMPIRES AND REFEREES ; HINTS ON SPARRING ; of HEALTH IN GENERAL ; TRAINING; and other matters interesting to those who desire athletic vigour. To be had of Mr William Clement, at the office of Bell's Life, 176, Strand, and of all booksellers in town and country. Price 2s 6d, or by post 2s 8d. THE CHAMPIONSHIP. PERRY AND TOM SAYERS.— The ninth deposit of £ 10 a side, between these youths was duly posted at Dan Dismore's, King's Arms, Smai t's- buildings, on Thursday last, when the room was crowded with those interested in the affair. The tenth of £ 10 a side is to be put down at Owen Swift's, Horse Shoe, Tich- bourne- street, on Tuesday evening next. COBLEY AND CROCKETT.— In reference to the battle between these meii we have received the following letter from George Crockett, to which, on the principle of hearing both sides of the question, we willingly give insertion:— Mr Editor: Under any circumstances a losing man stands iii an unenviable position, and if anything can render that position truly unfortunate it is to have his honesty, courage, and intentions misunderstood or misrepresented; and, I think, sir, you will allow that my past experience gave me some right to think the tactics I should adopt in contesting with such an opponent as Cobley, much younger in years and experience than myself, were correct, and would eventually, through a protracted fight, lead to a very different result. That I had an intention purposely to sell or lose the fight, I feel confident cannot for one mo- ment be entertained, as it must be well known that not only everything that a public man holds dear was at stake, but at my time of [ life, my future prosperity ; and is it likely that from sheer cowardice, fear of punishment, and dishonesty of intention, I should at one moment cast all to the winds ? The great difficulty I had in making up the stake you have truly stated. The many broken promises I have had no one but myself knows. The expense of my training, even the very fare to the fight came out of my own pocket, and if ever a man had an object to obtain in winning a fight, I was that man. That my judgment as to the mode of fighting was wrong I admit, but that I lost it through fear or cowardice I most emphatically deny. That I was, by an accidental blow, completely knocked out of time, I solemnly affirm, arid I appeal to your past expe- rience if you have not often seen myself with the gloves, by an apparently slight blew, knock much stronger men than myself out of time, and therefore is it not possible that a blow from a young, resolute, and strong man, such as Cobley, without being seen either by yourself or ray seconds in an earnest encounter, should have knocked me out of time ? I have never at any time made a choice of tho men I have had to meet, but ha\ e freely accepted any opponent that has offered. Does this look like cowardice ? And allow me, sir, previous to my retiring into private life, to thank you and my former friends for their pa- tronage ; and in conclusion to state that those who may doubt my game or staunchness, can be accommodated with an oppor- tunity to test the same, and I shall only be happy to prove that the heart of your obedient servant is in the right place.— GEORGE CROCKETT, May 1,1857. BELL AND THE CALEDONIAN MOUSE.—' We have been so harassed during the last few days as to this match that we really have not had time to consider the evidence laid before us in a dispassionate manner. We shall, during the ensuing week, con- sider the matter carefully, and give our decision iu our next. BEN CAUNT AND NAT LANGHAM.— Nat Langham has called on us during the week and deposited £ 5 to increase the stakes on his behalf, in his match with Ben Caunt, which he says he is determined shall go on. He wishes to go to Chester next week, and therefore cannot be at the Spider's on Wednesday night, but will send a representative, who is instructed to consent to everything Caunt wishes, in the shape of time, & c. Caunt has covered the fiver, and says he joins issue with Nat and means business. JOB COBLEY AND MACE OF NORWICH.— The Enthusiastic Potboy seems determined not to let the grass grow under his feet, having again matched himself for £ 160 a side, his anta- gonist on the present occasion being Jem Mace of Norwich. They have staked £ 5 a side in the hands of Ben Caunt, to fight at lOst 21b in four months, and are to meet at Nat Langham's, Cambrian, Castle- street, Leicester- square, on Thursday, to draw articles. HAYES AND TRAYERS.— The final deposit of £ 25 a side for this match is to be made at Dan Dismore's, King's Arias, Smart's- buildings, Holborn, on Wednesday evening next, when preliminary arrangements will be made for the mill on the fol- lowing Wednesday, the match having been put off to that day, so that the Fancy may have an opportunity of witnessing the match for hte Championship between Messenger and Kelly. SULLIYAN AND STAMP.— This match has ended in a forfeit on the part of Stamp. Sullivan can have the money in our hands on Tuesday, at our office. BROOKES AND MORRIS.— A further deposit of £ 5 a side for this match was made at Dan Dismore's, King's Arms, Smart's- buildings, Holborn, on Thursday last. Bob Brettle is surprised at Cobley stating that he will fight him at lOst, when he knows that his weight is lOst 3lb ; but to show him that he means fighting and nothing else, he will meet him at lOst 21b, for £> i0 or £ 300 a side, and will forward any sum Cobley may o. noose to stake to cover his money; or he will fight any other man in the world at lOst 21b; and if not accepted in a month irom this date, challenges will be useless. Bill Barry, feeling surprised at not hearing from Topper Brown, and being anxious to have a match on with him, wiil accommodate him on his own terms for £ 50 a side, and give him £ 5 for choice of ground; or Barry will fight Sam Millard at 9st 71b, or any man in the world from 9st 21b to Sst 4lb, for £ 25 or £ 50 a side. Articles and deposit sent to our office will ensure a match. NAT LANGHAM'S HEAD STUD BLACK.— The Black Diamond is ready to make a match with Bell, who fought the Caledonian Mouse, for £ 10 or £ 15 a side. To fight iu the same ring as Travers and Hayes. If Bell really means business, he will find the Ebony Phenomenon and his money always ready at Nat Langham's. Tom O'Neill of Glasgow will fight Bob Ellwood of Edinburgh on his own terms, for £ 25 a side. The fight to come off half- way between home and home, two months after the first de- posit. Man and money ready any night through the week, at the Independent Club, Saltmarket- street. Dooney Harris has left £ 10 with us to make a match with George Baker of Chatham at 9st 101b, for £ 25 a side. If Baker covers the £ 10 and sends articles to Harris, at Mr Bunyan's, Hand- in- Hand, Princes- street, London- road, a match will be made. Jesse Hatton will fight Brettle of Birmingham for £ 50 or £ 100 a side, at his own weight, and wiil give reasonable expenses to fight in London. Hatton, to prove that he means business, has left a deposit in our hands. Jesse Hatton has a man who will fight the Spider at Sst 4lb, for £ 100 or £ 200 a side, the Spider to be catch weight. A match can be made next Tuesday evening, at George Brown's, Bell, Red Lion Market, Whitecross- street. Baldock has left £ 1 to make a match with Dooney Harris, for £ 25 a side, aud will meet him at Harry Orme's, Jane Shore, Shoreditch, on Tuesday next, George Robinson is still open to fight any man iu the world at his own weight, for £ 25 or £ 50 a side. Money ready at Harry Orme's, the Jane Shore, Shoreditch, any night next week. PUGILISTIC BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION.— The committee of this association have engaged the Chandos- street Rooms for a benefit, which is to come off on Monday, June 15, being the night before the fight between Tom Sayers and the Tipton Slasher for £ 400 and the Championship. On this occasion both men will show, and a first- rate entertainment wili be provided. Sparring, & c, at Jemmy Shaw's old- established and most commodious arena, at the Queen's Head Tavern, Crown- court, Windmill- street, Haymarket. Public sparring academy every Monday evening. To- morrow ( Monday) there will be several glove encounters. A select class for tuition every Thursday evening. Harmony every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday evening. This ( Saturday) Mr Henry Hicks in the chair. The long- established Odds and Ends Club hold their meetings every Thursday evening, entrance free. Next Thursday evening Mr H. Jones will preside, faced by Mr Martin, assisted by several talented friends. The great canine show comes off at J. Shaw's this evening. Ratting sports next Tuesday evening. Persons in search of a star of the first magnitude should apply to Harry Orme, host of the Jane Shore, 103, High- street, Shore- ditch, whose celebrity is spread far and near. Accommodation is afforded for nearly every variety of manly sport; and private lessons are given daily in the most commodious boxing saloon in London, by Harry Orme and Billy Duncan. Travellers by the Eastern Counties rail will find Harry Orme's house a true house of ease. Each Thursday night there is a grand muster of the vocal stars of the East, Next Thursday evening the president's seat will be filled by Jack Baldock. The Fights for the Championship supplied. CHARLEY AISTROP.— Poor old Charley Aistrop is now quite on his last legs, his last effort at gaining an honest livelihood having unfortunately failed. There may be still some few of his old pals and patrons willing to open their fists and console the poor old fellow in his distress. He was always a staunch sup- porter of sports of every kind, and in his day did as much as any man of his class to further the views of those in search of amusement. Contributions will be received by Jem Burn, Rising Sun, Air- street; or Jemmy Shaw, Queen's Head, Crown- court, Windmill- street; or if forwarded to us will reach their destination. Nat Langham of the Cambrian Stores, Castle- street, Leicester square, informs his friends that his hostelry affords the best sport at the West End. Sparring every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday night; conductor, Alec Reid; also, by distin- guished desire, every Monday afternoon, from two till four. Nat's set of blacks are in the highest perfection. Jem Mace of Norwich and other celebrities constantly exhibit. The famed Frank Widdowes of Norwich, and Jem Mace the first fiddler of his dav, may be seen by day and night. Gloves, & c, supplied. Portraits of Nat Langham and Bob Travers forwarded on receipt of P. O. order. . JOB COBLEY'S BENEFIT.— It must not be forgotten that this brave and successful boxer takes his benefit on Monday week, at Jemmy Massey's, Crown, Cranbourne- passage, Leicester- square. Job's good conduct in and out of the Ring has made him many friends, and there is no doubt a strong muster will greet the enthusiastic youth on this, his first public appearance since his victory over Crockett. Job's high position will secure for him the services of the first- raters of the P. R.: and the wind- up between him and the renowned Jemmy Massey will doubtless be replete with interest. . George Brown, of the Bell, Red Lion Market, Whitecross- street, St Luke's, has succeeded in establishing the renowned Society of Jolly Trumps amongst the greatest attractions of the day. They meet every Tuesday and Saturday evening. To- night ( Saturday) Mr Hamilton will preside, faced by Mr R. " Wright. Next Tuesday the chair will be occupied by Mr T. Jones ( the Surrey Mavis), faced by the renowned Harry Hicks. Public boxing every Monday night; conductor, George Brown, assisted by Jesse Hatton, Alec Andrews, and Young French. Private lessons given. THE OLD KING JOHN, HOLYWELL- LANE, SHOREDITCH.— The Spider's select academy for private tuition in the noble art of self- defence. _ Letters given at any hour of the day by the Spider or Dan Collins. Harmonic meetings every Tuesday evening, supported by first- rate talent. Public sparring every Saturday and Monday, conducted by Dan Collins. Gloves and dumb bells sent to any part of the kingdom. Fistiana and Fights for the Championship to be had at the bar.— Ben Caunt and Nat Langham meet at the Spider's on Wednesday next, to draw up articles. Morris Roberts of the George and Dragon spirit vaults, Wharf- street, Birmingham, invites all his old and new friends to his domicile, whichis now the favourite resort ofthe fancy and sporting men generally, to witness the unrivalled sparring every Saturday and Monday evening. Simon Finighty and the Darkey, David Ingram, Young Cotter, Jack Fox, aud a host of London and Birmingham talent set to. The use of the gloves gratis. To- night the Darkey andDarbyfen wrestle for £ 5, catch as catch can, and a glove encounter between two good ones on Monday night. Admission free. HARMONIC MEETING AT BEN CAUNT'S.— On Monday even- ing next Job Cobley, the conquering haro of the late battle with George Crockett, intends taking the chair, faced by tho renowned Johnny Walker, wheu harmony and good feeling will be the order- of the evening. Job Cobley hope his friends will rally round him on the occasion, aud evince their regard for a boxer who has hitherto successfully overcome all opponents. Boxing on Tues- day, Thursday, and Friday evenings. Private lessons in boxing given daily from twelve till four o'clock by Job Cobley. Young Reed, professor of the noble art, at Jem Burn's, the Rising Sun, Air- street, Piccadilly, gives private lessons daily, from the hour of twelve till four, and from eight till ten in the evening. Gloves and every requisite provided. Gentlemen at- tended at their own residences. Gloves, dumb- bells, and all gymnastic implements forwarded to any part of the United Kingdom on receipt of a remittance. Young Reed can also be heard of at Owen Swift's, Tichborne- street, Haymarket. The Sir Charles Napier feat is performed by Professor Harrison every Tuesday and Saturday. The professor also exhibits his Herculean feats of strength each evening to astounding au- diences. Lessons given in the Indian club and dumb- bell exer- cises, also boxing. Clubs, dumb- bells ( any weight), and boxing- gloves supplied OH receipt of a P. O. O., directed Charing- cross. Wrestling every Monday night under the management of Tiffin, who attends daily to give instruction to gentlemen. MIKE MADDEN IN BIRMINGHAM.— This member of the Me- tropolitan Ring will take up his quarters on Wednesday next, at the well- known hostelrie of Sam Simmords, the King's Arms, Bagot- street, Birmingham, where he will be happy to meet his friends any evening during the remainder of the week. Jem Ward is again sparkling in his old horizon. The hostelry known as the King's Arms, W hi tech ^ pel- road, now boasts Jem as the boniface. Harmonic meetings every Friday evening. On Friday evening next the chair will be taken by Mr James Osborne, faced by Mr Morris Poland. Jemmy Massey opens his sparring academy at the Crown, Cranbourne- passage, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, in his magnificent saloon, where the best men of the day set- to, Ou Wednesday he holds his harmonic soirees, Mr Slornan pre- siding, when lots of fun and frolic may be relied on. TOM SAYERS'S BENEFIT.— Tom Sayers has taken the Chandos- street Rooms for a benefit, which is to come off on Tuesday week, being the night before the fight between Bob Travers and Bill Hayes for £ 200. Robert Molone will be at W. Turner's, King of Prussia, 7. Lower John- street, Golden- square, to- morrow ( Monday) evening.' when those who attend this harmonic meeting will meet with goodfellowship and enjoyment. The lovers of manly amusements can make no mistake by calling at W. Turner's, King of Prussia, 7, Lower John- street, Golden- square. Jesse Hatton takes a benefit at George Brown's, the Bell, Red Lion Market, Whitecross- street, St Luke's to- morrow ( Mon- day) evening. David Ingram takes a benefit at Morris Roberts's, George and Dragon, Wharf- street, Birmingham, on Tuesday, previous to going into training to fight Brettle's novice. PIGEON SHOOTING. AT HOSNSEY WOOD, on Monday, Messrs How and Watkius shot a rifle match with Messrs Plume and Hardy, for a silver cup, 20 rounds each, at 200 yards; the former won, marking 31, including seven bullseyes. Mr Hawkin tried his improved breech- loading rifle at all distances, - which gave great satisfaction to many gentlemen who attended to witness the effect. Tuesday and Wednesday several rifle matches took place ; Messrs Mills, Hartley, and Bovey were the principal winners. Messrs Moore, Gibson, and Wright had four double shots each, 21 yards rise, for £ 1 and the birds ; Mr Moore won, killing 6. In the next Messrs Moore and Gibson tied, killing 5 each, aud shot off the ties in the next; Mr Moore won, killing 6 to 5. A good deal of sparrow shooting followed. On Wednesday and Saturday next two fat pigs will be shot for by 10 members, 10s each, 11 sparrows, 21 yards rise, l$ oz of shot. Barber supplies the birds. AT THE ROEBUCK INN, Buckhurst Hill, near Woodford, Essex, on Thursday next, a fine fat hog will be shot for, by 12 members, at 10s each, 7 birds each, 21 yards rise, 80 boundary. Barber supplies the birds. Omnibuses run from the General Post Office at nine and eleven a. m., and trains per Eastern Coun- ties line and Fenehureh- street every hour. AT THE LILLIE ARMS, Old Brompton, on Tuesday next, a very handsomely mounted and chased plated tea- kettle will be shot for, conditions as usual. Shooting also on Saturday. Always plenty of birds. Private parties accommodated. There is also a plate to test guns with. AT MR WARNER'S, the Lower " Welsh Harp, Kingsbury Re- servoir, Edgware- road, to- morrow ( Monday), a silver snuff- box and several sweepstakes will be shot for. There will be a good supply of pigeons and sparrows on the ground for private matches, several of which are expected to come off. MR BROWN, having heard that Mr Boxall is desirous for ano- ther match, he can be accommodated at 50 sparrows, for £ 5 or £ 20, Mr Boxall can find Mr Brown at the old spot at any time. AT THE EAST HANTS GROUND, Southsea, near Portsmouth, on Saturday, the 25th ult, a match was shot between W. C. Evans, Esq, of Portsmouth aud Jas. Gilbert, Esq, of Chichester, at 3 birds each, for £ 2 a side, which was won by Mr Gilbert, who killed all. They shot again, on the same terms, which ended in a tie, each killing 2. The ties were shot off, at 1 bird each, which ended in favour of Mr Evans. They then shot another match, at 3 birds each, same terms, in which Mr Evans killed all, Mi- Gilbert 2. The next was between Mr Evans and Mr Napier of Chichester, for £ 2 a side, 3 birds each, Mr Evans killed all, Mr Napier 2. They shot again, when Mr Evans wen, killing all. At J. SHELDON'S, the Vine Inn, Aston, one mile from Birmingham, and within two minutes walk of the Hallway Sta- tion, to- morrow ( Monday), will be shot for a splendid pig, value £ 12, by 24 members, at 10s each. Also, a £ 10 sweepstakes, by 20 members, at 10s each. Conditions: 5 birds each, 21 yards rise, f guns, two cz of shot, double guns, l^ oz shot, allowed two yards. The sweepstakes to be divided as the members may de- cide ; no gentleman allowed mare than two tickets. The winner of the pig can either have it or money. The best blue rocks on hand for the occasion, by David Crossbe. To commence at one o'clock. AT T. HODSON'S, New Inn, Mossley- road, Ashton, to- morrow ( Monday), a sweepstakes of 5s each will be shot, 5 birds each, 2oz of shot, single guns, 21 yards rise, double guns If oz of shot, 18 yards rise, SO boundary, the gun to be held iu a sportsmanlike manner till the bird is on the wing. The landlord wiil give £ 1 if 10 shooters, £ 1 10s if 15, and £ 2 if 20. To commence at one. Birds provided by Harding of Ashton. AT JAS. HARTLEY'S, the Lads of the Village, New Charlton, near Woolwich Dockyard, on Wednesday next, a match will be shot for a splendid diamond ring, a silver snuff- box, a watch, & c. To commence at two o'clock. Barber supplies the birds. The house is within five minutes' walk of Charlton pier, and 10 mi- nutes' walk from Charlton station, North Kent line, JAS. RIDGE of Dirity- lane will shoot a match with any of the following, for £ 5 or £ 10 a side, viz, Joseph Summer of Oinmer End, Sirah Cartlidgeof Hanley, Joseph Sawyer, WM. Hand cf Bagnell. Jessie Salt, or Geo, Bettnoy of Longton. Money ready at the Waggon and Horses. CHANGE RINGING— On Saturday, the 25th ult, 10 mem- bers of the Society of College Youths rang at St. James's, Ber- mondsey, a true peal of 5,120 grandsire royal, in 3h 20min, being the first in the method rang in the county of Surrey. The fol- lowing were the performers, viz, T. Ray treble, G, E. Ferris 2, W. Dagworthy 3, W. Cooter 4, W. Field 5, G. Stockham 6, H. Booth 7, W. Green 8, M. Wood 9, G. Rifle tenor ( weight 25cwt). Composed by Mr Thos. Day of Birmingham, and conducted By Mr Wm. Cooter. A PEAL OF 40 BELLS— Mr Editor : The present wp. r with China offers an excellent opportunity for collecting a superb ring of bells. Officers who were engaged in the late war with that country state that no difficulty existed to the collection of a peal of 40 bells, all in tune with each other, and decreasing in size from that of Big Ben to a bell 39 times smaller in size and tone. The Chinese are remarkable for the beauty and tone of their bells, which are easily procured as trophies of war; and I would propose for the consideration of the lovers of bell- ringing that a meeting be called for the purpose of drawing up suitable letters to the officers and soldiers of the regiments now en route for China, requesting them to assist, and asking that the bandmas- ters, drum- majors, and other persons conversant with music i should be requested to look out for finely- toned bells, and to ! select those calculated to be in tune with each other, the men to I be asked to assist in placing them on board ship. Secondly, we must ask the permission of the Admiralty to these bells being brought home as ballast. Thirdly, if the plan succeeds wo must ascertain the best mode of ringing them. A framework in Vic- toria Park, or on th3 top of Primrose Hili might answer the purpose. On this point, however, we could enter hereafter. First let us catch our bells. Conceive the changes that might be rung and the effect produced by 40 fine bells. It can be done if the hell- ringers will care about it. The army and navy will gladly help, and not the least energetic will be found yours, & c, A LOYER OF FINE BELLS, NURR AND SPELL— Isaac Nay lor of Wortley will play an of the following, for £ 25, 25 rises each, viz, B. Holmes of Ec- cleson, Young Teal of Horsforth, J. Gray of Bramley, B. Fletcher of Farnley, or take 10 score of Young Pearson of Farsley, Saml. Place of Hunslet, J. Boys of Wortley, or J. Clough of Morley. Money ready at the Fleece Inn,. Upper Wortley, any night next week. J. Woolford to be stakeholder. Geo. Ellis of Dewsbury will play Enoch Crawshaw of Dewsbury Moor, Wm. Thackrey of Batley Carr, Walker Hall of Batley, John Bridges of Gawthorp, Thos. Bentley of Dawgreen, or Geo. Cole of same place, for £ 10 a side, or if Frank Greenwood is not satisfied with his late defeat, he can be accommodated, for his own sum. Money ready any night next wcek^ at the Queen's Hotel, Dewsbury. Jacob Haley of Huffend, Eramley, near Leeds, will play Bray shaw of same place, Fletcher of Farnley, or R. Smith of Bowling a level game, 25 rises each, for £ 5 a side. A match can be made any night next week at J. L; iwson's, GroveInn, Huffend, Bramley. RABBIT COURSING.— KIT AND CATCH.— On Monday afternoon last there was a tolerably numerous attendance of the admirers of the canine species at Mr Beesley's, the Waggon and Horses, Stretford, near Manchester, to witness a match, 11 out of 21 courses, 60 yards law, for £ 20 a side, between Mr J. Hood's Kit of Manchester and Mr Buckley's Catch of Oldham. Mr Beesley filled the office of referee, and the betting at start was 5 to 4 on Kit, Catch proved the winner, having scored 11 to Kit's eight. DUTTON AND SMITH,— A match has been made between Mr Smith's dog Topper and Mr Stringer's bitch Gipsy, to run the best of 21 courses, Topper having two dead rabbits, on the 25th inst, for £ 10 a side. We have received the articles, togetheiv with £ 1 a side, and the next deposit of £ 4 a side is to be made next Wednesday DRAUGHTS.— J. Hudson of London will play Lindolf, Bul- lock ( Sheffield), or Reynolds ( Manchester), on even terms, for £ 30 a side, seven or nine games, or will take two games in seven ofCollingshaw of Nottingham or Jefferson of Manchester. He will give or take £ 5 to play in London or the country. ANGLING AT THAMES DITTON,— On the evening of the 28th ult John Tagg and Wm, Rogerson, fishermen, took a trout, weighing 6$ lb, and on the following day another, weighing 81b 3ozs within a quarter of a mile of Thames Ditton. Both fish were taken spinning. MURDER OF A CORPORAL OF MARINES AT WOOLWICH.— On Thursday uight week, at nine o'clock, as Corporal John Long, a marine was on sentry duty on board the Hebe receiving ship, off Woolwich Dockyard, he was stabbed with his own bayonet by a seaman named George Bave, belonging to the gun- boat Slaney, fitting out for China. Bave had been confined on board the Hebe for misconduct, and was released at nine o'clock, when he instantly sprang upon the deceased, who was sentry, seized his bayonet, and plunged it into his side. Long's cries of murder brought assistance, and Bave was found flourishing the bayonet, and swearing he would serve one or two others in the same way. He was with difficulty secured, and placed in irons, and on Friday was charged before Mr Seeker, and remanded. The poor sentry was removed to the infirmary, where he died on Friday night, the bayonet having pierced the lungs.— The prisoner, who is about 30 years of age, is described as a most violent character. PEDESTRXANISM. MATCHES FOR THE WEEK. MAY. , 2 and 4.— Handicap Foot Race of 440 yards, for £ 12 and other money prizes, at the Higginshaw Ground, Oldham. I*.— Smith and Watton— to run 100 yards, for £ 5 a side, at Aston Cross, I — MUnd8Wilson— to run half a mile, Wilson staking £ 10 to £ 8, at Garratt- lane, Wandsworth. i — A Handicap Foot Race, distance 170 yard3, at Salford Borough Gul- dens, for £ 2 and other money prizes. 4,— Lawton and Peel- to run 100 yards, for £ 20 a side, at Hyde Park, Sheffield. , „ . 4.— Bullock and Clay- to run 100 yards, for £ 10 a side, at Endon. 4.— Allison and Mountjoy— to walk 12 miles, Allison to get half a mile start, for £ 5 a side, at Stockton. 4 — Inwood and Patterson— to run 100 yards, for £ 25 a side, at Lord's Cricket Ground. To be at the scratch precisely at 12 o'clock. i — Dearden and Huehes— to run W0 yards, for £ 5 a side, Dearden re- ceiving two yards start, at Aston Cross, Birmingham. 5.— Handicap Foot Race of 400 yards, at the Salford Borough Gardens, for several money prizes. 9.— Barber and Hartley— to run 440 yards, for £ 2D a side, at Behevue, Manchester. 9,— Hargreaves and Tetlow— to run one mile, for £ 10 a side, at Beilevue, Manchester. . „ , ,, 9 and 11.— Handicap Foot Race of 400 yards, for £ 10 and other money prizes, at the Salford Borough Gardens. POSI OFFICE OBDESS for Deposits, in which the EDITOR OF BULL'S LIFE IN LONDON is made stakeholder, must be made payable to " WILLIAM CLEMENT," at the Post Office, Strand, aud addressed to this office. Country notes cannot be taken; they will in all in- stances be sent back. BELL'S LIFE IN LONDON, MAY 3, 1857. 3 PEDESTRIANISM AT LORD'S CRICKET GROUND. INWOOD AND PATTERSON.— Many of our readers may recol" lect that on Monday, the 30th of last March, a spin of 100 yards, for £ 10 a side, came off at Lord's, between the well known pe- destrians Robert Inwood of Tooting, and James Patterson ( alias The Flying Tailor). On that occasion the latter, after a capital race, proved the victor, but by not more than two or three feet, yet even that advantage In wood's backers imagined he would not have obtained had the day not been very wet, the course consequently very heavy, and Patterson been a much more muscular mau than his opponent, who was only just recovering from severe illness. Under these circumstances a fresh match was easily arranged, and the stakes increased to £ 25 a side; the distance was the same as before, and Monday last, at twelve o'clock, the time appointed for the event. Since the making of the match, Inwood had been in rigorous training, and the improvement in his condition and appearance was striking, and his supporters were confident of his success, as, from the trials he had given, he proved to be all they could wish. Patterson, who was also in fine condition, was, on the strength of his previous victory, freely backed at odds, hi3 partisans offering 3 to 2, which was taken to a good amount. Major Astley, of the Fusilier Guards, aud another gentleman, were the umpires; while Mr Dark, the pro prietor ot the ground, was chosen referee. These preliminaries having been adjusted, the pedestrians lost no time in proceeding to the starting- mark; but prior to their taking up their allotted stations they took one or two springy canters over the course, to get their limbs into full and free action for the struggle. After some three or four false starts they bounded off in mag- nificent style. On clearing the first bound the lead was taken by Patterson, aud away rattled little Jemmy in his resolute style of running, having, however, his light and graceful opponent well up in the rear. In this manner they continued the race, until about 50 or CO yards of the distance had been covered, when Inwood closed up the gap between himself and his op- ponent, and a fine race ensued to the finish, both reaching the goal with breasts ou a level. Some of the spectators who were in the distance imagined Inwood had proved the winner, while others, again, who were near the finish, were inclined to award the palm of victory to Patterson; but on the referee being appealed to for his opinion, he pronounced it to be a dead heat. The men have, therefore, to run again, and their next meeting is appointed to come off to- morrow ( Monday). To be at scratch precisely at twelve o'clock in the old place of meeting. All bets, as a matter of coursa, on the former caee are off. ATHLETIC SPORTS AT ADDISCOMBE COLLEGE. Judges: Messrs Jopp, Thuillier, Baillie, Cumming. Clerks of the Course: Messrs Manderson, Filgate, Baiubridge, Benson. Starter: Mr P. Robinson, These sport3 came off on Saturday, the 25th ult, and notwith- standing the coldness of the day, were attended by the elite of Croydon and its vicinity. We also noticed en the ground Sir F. Abbott, Sir W. O'Shaughnessy, Col Donnelly, & c, & c, and the gathering of the fair sex, though not so large as usual, yet con- sidering the state of the weather, was by no means small. As had been expected, the races were gamely contested, more espe- cially the mile, for which race upwards of 30 started, of whom 10 passed the winning- post; the pace also, considering the con- dition of the ground, was everything that could be desired. Among the successful csmpetitors we must especially notice the running of Messrs Thuiilier, Coddington, and Alexander in the short races; of Mf ssrs Blackwood, Thornton, Dyke, and Ketchen in the longer ones ; nor must we forget tho hurdle jumping of Messrs Warter and Featherstonhaugh. Mr Coddington's throw with the cricket ball excited universal admiration. The college band was in attendance during the afternoon, which tended greatly to enliven the scene. The Lieutenant- Governor and staff officers, after the distribution oi'prizes, presented a victor trophy to the most successful competitor ( Mr Coddington), which ter- minated the proceedings of the day. We subjoin the list of races, & c :— VICTOR'S TEOPIIY.— Coddington. THROWING THE CRICKET BALL — Coddington; distance 108yds. FLAT RACE OF 150YDS.— Thuillier 1, Alexander 2, Codding- ton 3. Time 14sec. VAULTING.— Murray; height 6ft loin. FLAT RACE OF 300YDS.— Coddi- gton 1, Alexander 2, Warter3. Time 32sec. RUNNING WIDE JUMP.— Coddington; ISffe 3iu. RUNNING HIGH JUMP.— Lee; oft 3in. 250YDS OYER 15 FLIGHTS OF HURDLES— Warter 1, Feathar- stouhaugh 2, Coddington 3. Time 3Ssec. FENCING.— Finch. FLAT RACE OF HALF A MILE.— Blackwood 1, Featherston- haugh 2, Pemberton 3. Time 2min 5sec. SINGLESTICK.— Dixon. CUTTING LEAD.— Macleay. Thickness 2$ in. PUTTING THE SHELL ( 171b).— Forwards, Gleig, 30ft; back- wards, Coddington, 34ft. HIGH JUMP WITH LEAPING- POLE.— Cameron, 8ft 8in. GYMNASTICS.— Cameron. 200YDS FLAT AND THEN 15 FLIGHTS OE HUEDLES.— War- ter 1, Coddington 2, Blackwt ol 3. HUEDLE RACE FOE SECOND TEEM.— Featherstonhaugh 1, Alexander 2. HUEDLE RACE FOR FIRST TERM.— Sim 1, Helnae 2. FLAT RACE OF ONE MILE.— Thornton 1, Dyke 2, Blackwood 3. Time 5min 20sec. DOINGS AT HYDE PARK GROUND, SHEFFIELD, AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. MONDAY, APRIL 27. — THE GREAT LEVIATHAN 440 YARDS HANDICAP RACE.— On Monday and Tuesday nearly 4,000 spectators wended their way up the park hills to wit- ness the great All England Handicap race of a quarter oi' a mile, for the following prizes, given by Mr James Phoenix, mine host of the Hospital Tavern, near Hyde Park, viz, £ 10 for the first mau, £ 2 for the second, £ 1 for the third, and 10s each for tho3e men that won their heats not get- ting a prize. The following additional prizes were also given to be run for by the second men in the heats:—£ 110s for the first man, and 10s for the second. The conditions were that all who entered should pay is each, and those that accepted their han- dicaps should pay an additional Is 6d each. The unprecedented number of 290 pedestrians entered, and 95 of that number accepted; of these 10 did not put in an appearance. The men were divided into 10 lots, the first commencing at a quarter to four o'clock, and the others every 15 minutes afterwards.— Lot 1: George War burton, 60 yards start, one; J, Wall, 63, two; nine ran. Won by five yards.— Lot 2: W. Biannual], 67 yards start, one; P. Gillin, 63, two; seven others ran. Won by- two yards.— Lot 3: G. Siddall, 61 yards start, one : H. Longden ( Crookes), 63, two; eight others ran. Siddall, who was a great favourite, won in a canter by a dozen yards.— Lot 4: George Duckenfielcl, 65 yards start, one; Frederick Linton, 72, two ; seven ran. Duckenfield won a good race by five yards,— Lot 5 : William Dawson, 70 yards stars, one; William Robinson, 46, two. Nine ran. Won by half a score yards.— Lot 6: Henry Hunt ( Doncaster) 3S yards start, one; Henry Paramore, 58, two. Eight ran. This heat, after one of the most exciting races ever seen, was awarded to Hunt by six inches.— Lot 7 : Frederick Taylor ( Worksop), 61 yards start, one; John Beaumont ( PenistoKe), 35 yards, two. Ten ran in this heat. Taylor, who was backed against the field, wen just as he liked by half a score yards.— Lot 8: Walter Carr ( Doucaster) 52 yards start, one; Frederick Darley, 59, two. Nine ran. Won easy.— Lot 9 : George Brad shaw, 48 yards start, one ; John Hawley, 53, two. Eight ran, Bradshaw won easy.— Lot 10: George Whiteley, 54 yard3 start, one; William Walton, 70. two, Six ran. Won in a canter. Previous to the above running, a shooting match for £ 10 a side took place between Mr Richard Willcock of Barnsley, and Wil- liam Sharrock of Worsbro' Common, at 10 birds each, 21 yards rise, and 60 fall. Willcock won, killing 5 out of 9, Shorroek 2 out of 8. TUESDAY.— The sports to- day commenced with a sweep- stakes of 10s each, at 4 birds each, 21 yards rise, double guns, the use of one barrel allowed, to stand 19 yards, with 1? oz of shot. The following gentlemen contended: William Bailey, William Froggett, Cottorn ( Manchester), G. Fosdick, W. West wood, J. Gregory. Bailey won the sweep to himself, kill- ing all in his usual masterly style. A second sweepstake of for on her ground by clubs within a distance of 24 miles round Sheffield, the first match to be phyed July 13 aud following days • the winning club to receive £ 30 and half the entrance money • the second best to receive the ptlier half of the entrance money ; entrance £ 6, to be paid to Mrs Hannah Heathcote fit or before Juno 24. A list of players ' from each club must be deposited for the inspection of a committee on or belore July i, which will meet that night at seven o'clock: Professionals will not be allowed to play, and no person will be allowed to play with more than one club. ,. . HILLSBRO'.— On Monday a Sweepstakes of 5s each, at 3 birds each, was shot for at Mr Thos. Hawksley's, Hillsbro' Inn, near Sheffield, by six subscribers. Joseph Gregory won, killings out of 3. Other shooting took place. ; ECCLESEIELD— On Monday a sweepstakes of 10s each, at 4 birds each, was shot for, on the usual terms, at Mr J. Lister s, Sportsman's Inn, by 10 subscribers. Messrs G. Fosdick, O. Ridge, and J. Beardshaw killed all and divided. Other shooting took place. ANGLING.— Mr J. Wreakes, the ( landlord of the Crown Inn, Scotland- street, Sheffield, will give a silver cup, value £ 8, to be angled for on Monday, the 22d ofJune. Conditions, one rod only. Parties to either troll, bottom, or fly fish. The cup can be seen at the above house, where all particulars will be given. Entrance, 5s each, including dinner. Open to all England. The entry will close on the 20th June,; DOINGS AT COPENHAGEN GROUNDS, MANCHESTER. SATURDAY, APRIL 25— Probably the best proof of the ex- cellent management of a pedestrian race ground is furnished by the fact of the attendance of spectators ; and if this be a true test Mr T. Hayes's exertions in catering for the admirers of foot racing seem likely to prove pre- eminently successful— as, this afternoon, thougli the weather was intensely cold, upwards of 8,000 persons were present. The first heats for the second All England Handicap decided upon this newly- formed course were then fixed to come off, the result of which, wo regret to say, was far from satisfactory, and tended to inflict an injustice upon the spirited proprietor of the ground, who has, we understand, ex- pended nearly £ 700 upon its formation. As a proof of the way iu which Mr " Hayes was treated, and the visitors disappointed, if not disgusted, we may say that out of the nine lots expected to compete, there were no less than five walks over, and for the last heat no one entered the course, and consequently it did not come off. Conduct like this cn the part of the pedestrians who accented merits severe reprehension, tending, as it must do, to lower the sport in the estimation oi tho public, and gees to prove that the higher the sum given to be run for, the less competition maybe expected; because, had the handicap been confined to novices, some good racing would doubtless have taken place. However, as this may serve as a guide to future handicapping, we publish the whole of the names, and also subjoin a brief notice of the disreputable proceedings of one or two who did enter the course as if intending to run. The prescribed distance of the handicap under notice was 200 yards, the first prize being £ 20; second, £ 3 ; third, £ 1; and 5s for every man winning a heat and not gaining a prize. The pedestrians, as we have said, were divided into nine lots, three being in each, and the following was the result:— Lot 1: G. Seward ( Manchester), 11 yards stirt; walked over; Pearson ( Gomersall), 10, and Hall ( Staleybridge), 16, did not run.— Lot 2: J. Hancock ( Salford), scratch, first; J. Nolan ( Manchester), 15, second ; J. Kent ( Mid- dleton), did not start. The betting was 5 to 4 on Nolan, who slackened speed immediately after gett ing off, stopped altogether when he had gone about 80 yards, and returned amid the hoot- ings of the crowd. Hancock, of course, trotted over the ground, and was declared the winner.— Lot 3: W. Foster ( Leeds), 10 yards start, walked over; T. Hospool ( Basford), 6, and T. Leary ( Manchester), 16, did not appear.— Lot 4 : R. H. Knutton ( Sutton), 10 yards start, walked ever ; J. Horrocks ( Bury), 5, aud J. Ingham ( Rochdale), 12, did not run.— Lot5: J, Booth ( Newton Heath), 5 yards start, walked over; H. A. Reed ( Lon- don), 3, and J, Fawcett ( Brighouse) 8, did not put in an appear- ance.— Lot 6: G. Knott ( Gorton), 15 yards start, walked over; Wilkius ( Wakefield), 11, andDulhauty ( Manchester), 15, did not start.— Lot 7: J. Partington ;( Ohadderton), 16 yards start, first; J. Newton ( Hollinwood), 12, second; H. Johnson ( Swinton), 12, third. Betting : 2 and 3 to 1 on Newton ; but Partington won cleverly by a vard, the same distance separating Newton from Johnson.— Lot 8: W. Willcofck ( Manchester), first; T. Collings ( Jumbo), second; E. Roberts ( Leeds), third. Betting : 5 to 4 on the winner. When 80 yards from home the competitors were nearly together, but Willcock shot out, and won by two yards, half a yard between second and third.— Lot 9: This heat did not come off. The men engaged iu it were— E. Whitworth ( Rochdale), 11 yards start; J. Pomfrct ( Blackburn), 12; and W. Harrison ( Liverpool) 12. MONDAY.— Though this afternoon was beautifully fine, no doubt principally owing to the circumstances already alluded to, — the attendance was much below that of Saturday, not more than 900 persons being present. The concluding heats came off as follows :— Lot 1: Wiileock walked over.— Lot 2 : Booth walked over,— Lot 3 : Hancock walked over.— Lot 4 : Parting- ton 1, Knott 2 ; won by two yards.— The four winners next ran off in two lots, with the subjoined result :— Lotl: Booth 1, Willcock 2 ; won by two yards.— Lot 2: Partington 1, Hancock 2. This was a good race for some distance, but Partington even- tually won by two yards.— Deciding heat: John Booth of New- ton- heath ( 5 yards start) 1, J. Partington of Chadderton ( 16 yards) 2. Betting : 2 to 1: ou Booth. Partington kept ahead until within 30 yards of home, where Booth came up, parsed him, and won the handicap by two yards. Partington, of course, gained the second prize of £ 3; and the third prize of £ 1 was divided between Hancock and Willcock. In concluding our notice it is but justice to add that punctuality as to starting was strictly observed, the course was exceedingly well kept, the decisions of Mr Hayes ( who acted as referee) gave every satisfac- tion, and we can only express the hope that when another handicap shall have been decided, it may prove more gratifying to the public who witness it, and, above all, reflect at least some credit upon those men who may enter for it. TETLOW AND WARD.— We understand that John Tetlow of Hollinwood and Charles Ward of Oldham have agreed to run four miles, for £ 20 a side, at the Copenhagen Grounds, on the 25th of May. Mr W. Taylor, of the Woolpack Inn, Side- o'- th'- Moor, Oldham, has received £ 1 each, and the men are to meet on Wednesday next to draw up articles and deposit £ 5 aside. A NOVICE HANDICAP, distance 140 yards, will take place at the Copenhagen Grounds', near Manchester, ou Saturday, the 23d of May; first prize £ 3, second £ 1, third 5s; entrance, Is each. The entry to close on Wednesday, the 20th, at Hayes's, Copenhagen Grounds, or at Holden's, W hite Lion, Long Mill- gate, Manchester. Stamps as cash. THE ENTRY for the HANDICAP of 440 YAEDS will close on Tuesday, the 12th of Mays first prize £ 40, second £ 5, third £ 2. All entries to be made at Mr Holden's, White Lion, Long Mill- gate, Manchester. Stamps as cash. W. LITHAM of Manchester, CHAELES SYKES of the same place, and DAVID TURNER of Hyde, are matched to run one mile, for £ 5 each, at Thomas Hayes's, Copenhagen Race Ground, Newton Heath, near Manchester, on the 11th inst. The whole of the stakes are to be made good to- morrow ( Monday) night, at Ralph Bayley's, Mason- street, Manchester. Bayley to be stakeholder and referee. LUCY AND FLY.— Wm. Tomlinson has matched his bitch Lucy against the celebrated bitch Fly, of Burnley, to run 200 yards, for £ 25 a side, at the Copenhagen Grounds, on the 9th of May, the heavier uog to give two yards to the pound inside. For this race Mr T. Wild of Oldham holds £ 12 10s each, and Mi- Hayes is to fill the office of referee. DUTCHMAN AND CATQH.— On account of the match for £ 20 a side, between J. Taylor's, Dutchman of Oldham and J. Buckley's Catch of Ashton, distance 200 yards, Mr Holdeu now holds £ 5 each. The fixture for this contest has been altered, and the event is to come off at the Copenhagen Grounds, on Saturday, the 23d of May. Dutchman is to have four yards start outride. PEDESTRIANISM AT: BIRMINGHAM AND DISTRICTS. G. ALLEN AND W. PIRAXT.— The weather, fortunately, was fine, and on Monday there was a good sprinkling present at Asion Cross Grounds, to witness the six score yards match, for £ 5 a side, between these Birmingham men. They came to scratch in capital trim ; betting 5 to4 on Pyatt. The men were to go by mutual consent, but, after trying for fifteen minutes without effecting a start, they got off by first pull of handkerchief with a level start; Allen, however, after a few strides, taking the lead, and, at three score, was a yard ahead, and he continued to be the foremost man up to five score, when Pyatt made a vigor- ous effort, got first, and { finished a well- contested race by run- ning in a winner by one yard. R. Garrington referee. J. ROBERTS AND T. THOMPSON.— These Birmingham novices met on Wednesday, near the Peeble Mill, on the Pershore road, to run their six score yards match, for £ 3 a side. Thompson had the advantage of height, and appeared in far superior trim to Roberts. The betting; however, was level. After dodging for start for twenty minutes; Thompson went away at a dashing pace, taking the lead for four score, closely followed by Roberts, who made a dash forward and landed himself a winner by half a yard, to the surprise of Thompson's friends, who had booked it safe. A fresh match, we understand, is made, particulars of which will be given in our next. J. THOMPSON AND ARTHUR BEDWORTH OF WESTBROMWICH. — The seven score yards match, for £ 10 a side, between these men is off, Bedworth having forfeited the stakes down. SMITH AND WALTON.— The whole of the stakes, £ 5 a side, have been made good for this five score yards match, which comes off to- morrow ( Monday), at Aston Cross Grounds. The men to be at scratch between one and two o'clcok. To start by mutual consent; if no start in fifteen minutes, then to go by first pull of handkerchief. DEAKEN AND HUGHES.— The stakes, £ 5 a side, have been duly made good by these men for their five score yards match ( Deaken receiving two yards start), which comes off to- morrow ( Monday), at Aston Cross Grounds; men to be at scratch at three o'clock. SAMUEL LLOYD ( the Novice) of Westbromwich will run Thompson of Spoon- lane, 180 yards level, or take 10 yards start in 440 ; or will run Calloway of Tole End, 200 yards level; or TRAINOR AND BT Charles Buckley of S £ 25 a side, at the S Mr Holden has recei ou Thursday next; to £ on the 21st; to £ 20 eac 7s 6d was also shot for, by seven subs, at 3 birds each, the usual j take three yards in 200 of Hadley of Wednesbury, for £ 10 or conditions, which was won by Cottorn of Manchester.' RACE FOR THE SECOND MEN ON MONDAY.— The course was now cleared for the men that ran second on IMonday. A good deal of speculation took place on this race, Linton being the fa- vourite. They came in as follows :— H. Longden, 63 yards start, first; J. Hawley, 53 yards, second; H. Paramore, 58 yards, third. Eight started. Longden won a capital race by five yards. Haw- ley beat Paramore by a yard, for the second place. After a short interval the ground was cleared for the I DECIDING HEAT.— Little or no betting took place on this race, Taylor being the favourite at evens, and in some instances at 2 aud 3 to 1 against the field. The first prize, £ 10, was won by toe crack, Taylor, by at least half a score yards. Siddall beat Hunt of Doncaster by a couple of yards for the second money, £ 2. By some mistake the getter up of the handicap, who was also referee, placed Bradshaw, who was fourth, third ; the mis- take, however, was discovered, and Hunt was placed in his proper place, Mr Phoenix, hewever, genereusly presented Hunt and Bradshaw with £ 1 each, the amount of the third money, consequently neither of the men had any cause of complaint. GREAT ALL ENGLAND HANDICAP RACE.— Mr John Sander- sou, the landlord of the Butchers' Arms, Bath- street., Sheffield, will give the following prizes to be run for at Hyde Park, on Monday and Tuesday, June 22 and 23, namely, £ 15 for the first man,£ 2 for the second,£ 1 for the third, and 5s for those who win their heats not getting a prize. Entrance Is each, and 2s more to accept. All entries to be made at Sanderson's house, as above, on or before Tuesday, June 2. Distance 440 yards, or a quarter of a mile. Any one entering falsely will be disqualified. ACCEPTANCES FOR JAS. DARLEY'S 606 YARDS HANDICAP RACE, AT HYDE PARK, SHEFFIELD, on Monday and Tuesday, May llth and 12th, 1857 ; first prize £ 20, second £ 4, third £ 1, and 10s for each man winning his heat and not getting a prize. Lot 1 ( half- past four): Robert Bunn ( Norwich) 30 yards start, John Watkinson ( Little) 50, Philip Oarr 50, John Hawiey 58, Peter Smith 68.— Lot 2 ( five o'clock): B. Badger ( Wolverhamp- ton) 22 yards start, Henry Hurt ( Doncaster) 45, John Beau- mont 50, Fred. Taylor ( Worksop) 57, Wm. Swaby ( Doncaster) 65. — Lot 3 ( half- past five): James Brooks ( Holmfirth) 40 yards start, Wm. Proctor 40, Geo. Proctor 57, Geo. Syddall 60— Let 4 ( six o'clock): Geo. Barber ( Glossop) 28 yards start, John Ellis 58, James Moore 65, Jarvis Wright 70, The deciding heat will be run off at seven o'clock on Tuesday. Any mail leaving his mark before the pistol is fired will be put back one yard. MR C. THORPE'S 440 YARDS HANDICAP.— A handicap foot race of 400 yards will take place at Hyde Park, Sheffield, on Monday and Tuesday, June 29 and 30. First prize £ 12, second £ 2, third £ 1, and 5s for those men that win their heats not getting a prize. Entrance Is each, and Is 6d each to accept. All entries to be paid to Mr C. Thorpe, Royal George Inn, Corner- street. The winner of any handicap after the publi- cation of the starts for this race will be put back seven yards. The second man will be put back three yards. Any man entering falsely will be disqualified. GREAT ALL ENGLAND 120 YARDS HANDICAP RACE.— Mrs H. Heatheote will give the following prizes to be ruu for at Hyde Park ou Wednesday and Thursday, June 3 and 4 :— £ 20 for the first man, £ 4 for the second, £ 1 for the third. Entrance Is each, and 4s to accept. Entries to be paid at Hyde Park, or to Mr J. Darley, Crown Inn, Holly- street, Sheffield. To run in threes. Any one entering falsely to be disqualified. To close on the 12th of May. GEEAT ALL ENGLAND HANDICAP RACE FOE WHIT- MON- DAY AND TUESDAY.— Mrs H. Heathcote, the proprietress of Hyde Park Ground, Sheffield, will give the following prizes to be run for on Whit- Monday and Tuesday:—£ 50 for the first man, £ 10 for the second, £ 5 for the third; entrance 2s 6d each, and 5s more to accept. All entries to be made to Mrs Hannah Heathcote as above, or James Darley, Crown Inn, Holly- street, Sheffield, on or before the 5th May. Distance two laps, and 100 yards. R CRICKET AT HYDE PARK, SHEFFIELD.— Mrs H. Ileathcote, the proprietress of Hyde Park, intends to give £ 30 to be played £ 15 a side. Money ready at Lloyd's, the Shingler's Arms, West- bromwich, auy night next week. SIMPSON AND STOKES,— These Birmingham men are matched to run six score yards, for £ 5 a side. They meet to- morrow ( Monday) night, at Levison's, the Red Lion, Aston- street, to draw up articles. ROWLEY of Gosta Green will run Pyatt or Eusor six score yards, level; or will give Body one yard in six score; or take one yard in the like distance of Walter Files ; or the same of Whitehouse oi" Deritend, for £ 5 a side, or their own sum. Money ready at Hodgettfs, Black Horse, Leicester- street. MOON AND BAILEY.— A further deposit must be made by these men, for their six score yards match, to- morrow ( Monday), at J. Hatcley's, Bull's Head, Staniforth- street, and the final de- posit on Saturday, at Hodgett's, Leicester- street. YOUNG MYATT of the Five Ways, Birmingham, will run Groves, six score yards, and give him two yards start; or four yards in 300, or five in 440, for £ 5 or £ 10 a side. Money ready any night next week at Mr Wilkins's, Beehive, Bath- row, Bir- mingham. f W. WATKINS will walk auy novice or man in Birmingham that has never won more than £ 5, from 10 miles up to 60, for £ 5 or £ 10 a side. Money ready at Wilson's, Waggon and Horses, New Town- row, at any time. YOUNG WHEELER states that Dearden publicly challenged him to run, six or 10 score yards, and allow him his own start. Wheeler is therefore surprised that Dearden should fly from his words. " Wheeler, therefore, to try if Dearden really wishes for a match, will run him six score yards if he will give him five yards start, or will take seven yards in 10 score, for his own sum. A match can be made at any time at the Plumbers' Arms, Newton- street, Birmingham. ARTHUR BEDWORTH of Westbromwich will run Thompson seven score yards, for £ 10 a side. Money ready at J. Rhodes's, Glass Makers' Arms, Spoon- lane, any night next week. GEOEGE STOCKTON of Birmingham will run Thomas Hands of the Five Ways, if he will give two yards start in 200, or will take four yards in 300; or will run John Room 200 yards level, for £ 5 a side. He will be at Mr Perks's, Royal Oak, Essington- street, to- morrcw ( Monday) night, prepared to make a match. RICHARD DICKENSON^ Westbromwich will run Wm. Warton 200 yards, for £ 10 a side. Money ready any night next week at Watson's, Sawyers' Arms, Westbromwich. BOULTON PHILLIPS AND BEN GROVES— The 1C0 yards match for £ 15 a side, which stood to come off at Aston Cross Grounds on the 18th May, is off, Groves having forfeited the stakes down. W. WALTER of Birmingham will run Ensor, Kettleby, D Hughes, or Young Leimard, six score yards, for £ 5 a side or he will take three yards start iu 200 of W. Whitehouse, for the like sum. Money ready at Mr Reeves's, Eoar's Head, Charles Henry- street. DOINGS AT SALFORD BOROUGH GARDENS. MONDAY, APRIL 27.— The attendance this afternoon did not exceed 150 persons, and the following event came off :— TAYLOR AND LONG.— B. Taylor ( alias Rocker) is of Failsworth, and J. Long is a resident of Salford, and their race this after- noon was said to be for £ 25 a side, distance 110 yards, Long having three yards start. Only a few shillings were invested at 2 to'l on Taylor, the contest only being remarkable for the sus- picion which attached to it. Mr A. Atteubury officiated as referee. After a delay of ten minutes they got off, but Long only held the lead for about 40 yards, when he was passed by Taylor, who was not again headed, and the latter won easily by four yards, it being an exceedingly tame affair. HOSSPOOL AND DAELEY.— The match for £ 25 a side, distance 200 yards, between T. Hosspool of Basford and G. Darley of Sal- ford, fixed for the 18th of May, at tbe Salford Borough Gardens, is off, Hosspool having forfeited £ 5. DAELEY, GEINDEOD, AND TAYLOR.— IMPORTANT MATCH.— George Darley of Salford, Alfred Grindrocl of Oldham, and Benjamin Taylor ( alias Rocker) of Failsworth, have signed articles to ruu 120 yards, for £ 25 each, the winner to receive the whole stake, viz, £ 75, and the successful pedestrian also to have each man's share of the gate money. The race is to be plav or pay, and tbey are to start by a pistol. This interesting event is to " be decided at the Salford Borq^ igh Gardens on Saturday, the 30th of May, aud £ 1 each has Ijeen paid to Mr Holden, who is also to be referee. The other deriosits are to be put down as fol- lows :— £ 4 each on Wednesday next; £ 5 each on the 13th May; £ 5 eaGh on the 20th; £ 5 each on the 27 th; and the remainder on the day of the race_ John Trainor of Liverpool aud re matched to run 880 yards, for orough Gardens, on the 13th June, each, to be increased to £ 5 a side ach on the 14th May ; to £ 15 a side n the 28th; and the remainder to be deposited on the day ef the race. SYDDALL AND TEAINOE — A match has been made between John Syddall of Radcliffe aud John Traiuor of Liverpool, to run one mile, for £ 25 each, at the Salford Borough Gardens, on the 2d June, Trainor to have 10 yards start. £ 1 a side has been deposited with Mr Holden, to be increased to £ 5 each on Tuesday next; to £ 10 each on the 12th May; to £ 15 a side on the 19th; to £ 20 a side on the 26th ; and the remaining £ 5 each to be paid on the day of running. NOLAN AND LEAEY.— Joseph Nolan and Thomas Leary ( both of Manchester) are matched to run the somewhat singular dis- tance of 13S yards, for £ 25 a side, on the 25th May, Leary to receive two yards start. The race is fixed to come off at the Salford Borough Gardens, and Mr Holden has received £ 5 each. This was to be made into £ 10 a side yesterday ( Saturday), to be increased to £ 15 a side on the 9th May, into £ 20 each oil the 16tli, and the remaining £ 5 a side to be put down on the morning of the race. ACCEPTANCES FOE THE HANDICAP OF 400 YAEDS, which will take place at the Salford Borough Gardens oil Saturday and Monday, May 9th and llth. First prize £ 10, second £ 2, third £ 1, and 5s for every winner of a heat. Lot 1, at four o'clock: G. Andrews ( Manchester) 48 yards start, Wm. Wilcock ( Red Bank) 22. Geo. Darley ( Salr'ord) 12, Chas. Buckley ( Sheffield) 26, Josiah Alberson ( Bow Lee) 30.— Lot 2, at half- oast four: Elias Greenwood ( Ardwick) 37 yards start, Geo. Bradley ( Manchester) 45, Jas. Wnittaker( Holliuwood) 44, John Ingham ( Rochdale) 36, Fred. Taylor ( Worksop) 46— Lot 3, at five : Wm. Beattie ( Salford) 42 yards start, John 03 rit ton ( Hulme) 38, John Buckley ( Tonge- lane) 46, Joseph Nolan ( Manchester) 36, Benj. Wood ( Pendleton) 70, W. King ( Hulme) 38.— Lot 4, at half- past five: John Johnson ( Stockport) 46 yards start, R. M'Mulien ( Man- chester) 46, James Tilford ( Wigan) 32, Sam. Somerset ( Sheffield) 50, Thos. Collinge ( Jumbo) 2£>, R. H. Knutton ( Sutton) 37.— Lot 5, p. t six : Wm. Lang ( Preston) 32 yards start, Joseph Hague ( Sheffield) 45, Ja3. Thorpe ( jHarpurhey) 40, Wm. Wood ( Pen- dleton) 34, Thos. Bar low ( Scockp rt) 38, Thos. Leigh ( Red Bank) 37.— Lot 6, at half- past six: Robt. Grimes ( Barnes Green) 46 yards start, Jas Newton ( Holliuwood) 32, Jonathan Lyons ( Sal i'ord) 40, John Dakin ( Manchester) 50, Joseph Webb ( Derby) 42, Thos. Ivil ( Pendlebury) 36. The grand final heat will take place on Monday at four o'clock. DOINGS AT BELLEVUE, MANCHESTER. I MONDAY, APEIL 27.— The number of spectators present to- day was limited, and the following events were decided :— I FLY AND LADY.— This match, which was for £ 10 a side, j distance 200 yards, lay between Mr J. Trow's Fly. of Salford and ! W. Ivil's Lady of Clifton, Fly giving Lady six yards start out- ' side. The betting was 6 to 4 ou Fly, but Lady proved the win- ner by three yards. RABBIT COUBSING— TOPSY AND DARKEY.— The bitch first named belongs to W. Morton, and Darkey is the property of J. Wood. The match was for £ 10 a side, 11 out of 21 courses, 50 yards law, Topsy giving Darkey one dead rabbit to the pound, aud consequently the latter had two given. Mr J. Jen- nison filled the office of referee. Topsy caught the lst, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, loth, llth, 12th, and 14th. Darkey ( with the addition of the two given) scored only 5, the 6th, 9th, and 13 th, and thus Topsy won by 6 rabbits. BELLEVUE, MANCHESTER.— NOTICE TO PEDESTRIANS AND OTHEES.— No race or rabbit coursing will be allowed ou the Bel- levue Course except on the first Monday and the first Saturday in each month, from the 9th of May until October, and all races must be over before five o'clock on those days.— N. B. No train- ing or practising allowed after nine o'clock in the morning.— J. JENNISON, proprietor. BURNLEY, NEWCHUECH, AND HASLINGDEN, TO BELLEVUE, ON THE 9TH OF MAY.— Passengers will be conyeyed at cheap fares by the government train, in the morning, to Manchester, aud back at night. Particulars at the various stations. SNIPE INN RACE GROUND, MANCHESTEK- EOAD, AUDEN- SHAW.— The following is the result of the 643 yards handicap, which came off on Saturday and Monday last, for money prizes amounting to £ 15, given by the proprietor, Mr N. Warren. Lot 1: J. Benn, 35 yards start, first,— Lot 2 : William Benn, 40, first; won easy by four yards.— Lot 3 : J. M'Donald, 60, first; a good race, won by three yards.— Lot 4: B. Dawson, 45, first, by five yards.— Monday: The winners of their heats met to run off for the prizes. The betting was 2 to 1 agst Dawson, and, in some instances, level betting that he was the last in the heat. He, however, contrived to land himself a winner by four or five yards. The second men, in their heats, then made their appear- ance, and the following was the result:— J. Carrol, first; Alfred Barlow, second. Level betting, Carrol against Barlow, the lat- ter came in second by three yards. BOWLER AND CLEGG.— Clegg's money shall be sent to him as directed, addressed to the care of Mr Burniston, 65, Bridge- street, Leeds, on Tuesday next, and Bowler's shall be forwarded as soon as he sends proper directions. ENTRY LIST FOR THE HANDICAP FOOT RACE OF 130 YARDS, at the Victoria New Race Ground, Bury, on Saturday and Monday, the 16th and 18th of May; first prize £ 10, second £ 2, third £ 1, and 5s for every man winning his heat and not getting a prize. The following pedestrians have entered, and have been handicapped as follows, viz : J. Hancock ( of Salford) at scratch, J. Booth ( Newton Heath) 2iyards start, H, Margetts ( London) 3, E. Greenwood ( Ardwick) 3$, J. Horrocks ( Bury) 3, G. Darley ( Salford) 3, W. Wilcox ( lledbank) 4*, G. Seward ( London) 5, J. Howard ( Bradford) 5, T, Lee ( Red- bank) 5j, S. Peckitt ( Sheffield) 5*, T. Kerney ( Manchester) 7, W. Schofield ( Hey wood) 8, R. Grundy ( Manchester) 7i, W. Johnson ( Barton) 8*, J. Pierce ( Culcheth) 8i, J. Howarth ( Bury) 9, W. Howarth ( Bury) 9, J. Hall ( Bury) 9i T. Clement ( Bury) 10, T. Ay ton ( Rochdale) 10i S. Greenhalgh ( Woolfold) 12, W. Morris ( Manchester) 12, S. Kent ( Middleton) 9, E. Whitworth ( Roch- dale) 8, Pollit ( Cheetham) 10, Shaw ( Manchester) 10, Thomas ( Salford) 10, D. Sandil'ord ( Simister- lane) 13, R. Haslam ( Simis- ter- lane) 14, D. Grundy ( Simister- lane) 14, R. Hopwood ( Rhodes) 15, J. Jaques ( Rhodes) 15, J. Kirkman ( Bury) 14, R. Horridge ( Limefteld) 15, H. Hardman ( Whitefield) 16, F. Emmerson ( Birch) 16, S. Rothwell ( Radcliffe) 14, J. Rothwell ( Radcliffe) 13, J. Turner ( near Rochdale) 12, W. Chough ( near Rochdale) 12, A. Cowper ( Radcliffe) 14, P. Poster ( Bury) 15|, T. Filtou( Nuttali) 15, F. Taylor ( Worksop) 7, J. Snell ( with a wooden leg, Leeds) 27. Acceptances, Is 6d each, to be made by Wednesday next, to S. Hamilton, at the above grounds. A HANDICAP FOOT RACE, distance 140 yards, will take place at the Wellington New Race Ground, Bury, on Saturday, May 30, and Monday, June 1; first prize £ 12, second £ 2, third £ 1, and 7s Cd for every man winning a heat and not gaining a prize. Entrance Is each, and Is 6d more when they accept. Entrance list to close on Tuesday, the 12th of May, and the Handicap to appear in Bell's Life the Sunday following. All entries to be made to Mr E. Ainsworth, Wellington Hotel, Bury; or to Mr Charles Hine, Volunteer Inn, Union- square, Bury. LETETT AND PUDNEY.— We last week stated that Levett had forwarded articles to us for a 10 miles race, Pudney staking £ 50 to £ 40 ; this week those articles have been signed by Pudney, and the race stands fixed for June 15, at Garratt- lane. We have £ 5 a side down, and the next deposit of the same amount is to be made on Thursday, May 7. JOUN MOUNTJOY and THOMAS ALLISON are matched to walk 12 miles, on a turnpike road at Stockton, on Monday ( to- morrow), for £ 5 a side, Allison to receive half a mile start; the men to be on the ground at two o'clock. Umpires and referee to be chosen oh the ground. Either party failing to comply to forfeit the money down. BULLOCK AND CLAY— For this race we have received the whole of the money, £ 10 a side; it is to coma off at Endon on Monday ( to- morrow); to start by mutual conseut, and if net off in 30 minutes to go by first pull of a handkerchief. Referee to be chosen on the ground. THE GREAT TEN MILES HANDICAP, for £ 15, on Whit- Mon- day, June lst, at Mr Saddler's Grounds, Garratt- lane, Wands- worth ; first prize, £ 12; second, £ 2 ; third, £ 1; entrance, 2s 6d each. Entries to be made at Mr Wilson's, Spotted Dog, Strand, or at Mr Sadler's. CHAELES LAWRENCE of Pimlico and JOSEPH PLUMPTON of Westminster are matched to walk six miles, Lawrence to receive one minute start, for £ 5 aside, on Monday, May 25. Meet on Tuesday evening at Harry Simms's, Brown Bear, Grafton- street, Solio, to stake a further amount, and draw up articles. A MATCH has been made between an Unknown and Mr Curley to run 150 yards, for £ 5 a side, the race to take place at Lord's Ground, to- morrow ( Monday), the same day as Inwood and Patterson's race, Mr Jackson, King's Head, King- street Mews, Park lane, is stakeholder. BUXTON AND COXFORD have made good their deposit, making £ 5 a side now down, and they must make the final deposit next Wednesday night, at Mr Bath's, High- street, Camden Town, and toss for choice of ground. JACKSON AND KAYE.— For this jumping match we have re- ceived a further sum of £ 5 aside, and the final deposit of the same amount is to be made on Friday, May 15. Jackson is to receive £ 3 expenses. DEARDEN AND MAEGETTS.— We have received £ 5 from Dearden to make this match ; but Margetts has not called to sign the articles as yet. BROMLEY AND WITHINGTON.— For this race we have received a further sum of £ 4 a side, and the filial deposit of £ 5 a side is to be made May 25th. WIL3ON AND HALL.— The stakes have been made good on the part of both. A referee to be chosen on the ground, to start at four o'clock to- morrow ( Monday), at Garratt- lane, Wandsworth. BAINS AND COOK.— For this race we have received a further sum of £ 2 a side, and the next deposit of £ 1 a side is to be made at Mr Peel's, Thistle and Crown, Thomas- street, May 7. JOHN BIECH of Pitt's Hill, in answer to Abel Oakes of Tun- stall, states that he went to the Three Horseshoes to make a match, but Oakes not being present he did not succeed, but if he means running he will run him 120 yards level on a turnpike road, for any sum he likes ; or he will run Ralph Leese of Chell 100 yards level for £ 5 or £ 10 a side ; or he will give one yard in 100 to William Yernon of Tunstall for the same sum. By sending a deposit to Bell's Life and articles to liim at his own house, the White Hart Inn, Pitt's Hill, a match can be made. THOMAS ROBERTS of Liverpool is surprised at John Trainor not coming to make a match, after challenging him repeatedly to run 400 yards, and is equally surprised at Peter Hooton, after challenging to run him 200 yards level, wanting five yards start; hut to show Roberts means running, he will give him two j ards start in 200, or is open to run any Liverpool mau level, from 100 to 200 yards, for not less than £ 10 a side. A match can be made to- morrow ( Monday) night, at John Yinning's, Tontine Vaults, Mill- street, Liverpool. J. BURGESS of Mile End will run Simmons of Bermondsey, or Newey of Walworth, 440 yards, for £ 5 or £ 10 a side; or Mark White of Mile End from 100 yards to half a mile, for the same sum ; or W. Carlisle from 100 yards to 440 level, or he can have 10 yards start in 880, for £ 5 or £ 10 a side.' Burgess will be at T. Ramsey's, Jolly Sailor, West- street, Globe Fields, on Wed- nesday evening next, between eight and ten, prepared to make a icatch. JOHN DUNN of Middleborough will run Robinson Hall of Stockton, five or six score yards ; or Eshelly of Middles- borough, the same distance; or Richardson, 80 yards ; or he will take two yards in 150 of Brunton of Hunwick, Andrew Thompson of Sunderland, or Straker of Newcastle. A match can be made for £ 10 or £ 15 a side, by sending articles to Joseph M'Kay's, Lord Clifden Hotel; to come off in one month from the first deposit. GEORGE BENTLEY of Worsbercugh Common will run John Hinchcliffe of Barnsley, one lap round Hyde Park, Sheffield, or give him 10 yards start in 440, for £ 20 or £ 25 a side: or he will run James Levett of the same place, from 120 yards to one lap round Hyde Park, for the same; or Thomas Bennet of the same place, from 100 to 200 yards; or any man in Barnsley, for the same sum. A match can be made any niglit next week, at John Walton's, Marquis of Granby, Barnsley. THOMAS SUMMEESON of West Auckland will run John Walker cf West Auckland, and give him one yard start in 100 ; John Harper of Towlaw ; Blakeburn of Trimdon, 150 yards level; Paraby of Wilton Park Iron Works, 200 yards level; or Michael Henderson of Crook, the same distance. Any of these matches can be made for £ 10 a side any night next week, at John Hope's, Cross Keys Inn, between eight and nine o'clock. To run in one month after the match is made. GEOEGE SMITH of Carlton will run Francis Spawtou of Hunslet 150 yards, or Flurrey of the same place the same dis- tance, or B. Gudger of Leeds 140 yards, or take three yards start in 150 of Samuel Rider, or five yards in 150 of Miller of Holbeck. Any of the above matches can be made for £ 5 or £ 10 a side. The money to be sent to Bell's Life and articles to George Smith, at the Miners' Arms Inn, Carlton. J. SHAW of Northallerton informs Moses of Durham that he accepts his challenge of five yards start in 150 ; or will run Blakeburn of Trindon ; or will take two yards at the finish of Smith of Hutton, Middleton of Chester- le- street, or Parnaby of Gilling, for £ 10 or £ 15, If articles are sent to J. Shaw, at G. Whildon's, Northallerton, and a deposit to Bell's Life, who will be stakeholder, a match can be made. JOHN HONETMA'N of Bill Quay is surprised at J, Richardson of Middlesbro' not being at Shields according to his challenge, but if Richardson means running, Honeyniaa will run him from 120 to 180 yards, for £ 20 a side; cr will take four yards start in 160 of Straker or Smith of Newcastle, for the same sum. Any communication sent to David Spedding, Be « Hive Inn, Felling Shore, or an answer through Bell's Life, will be attended to. J, JENNS is much surprised at A. Robinson challenging him two miles level, but he will take 80 yards, in that distance, of him, for £ 10 or £ 15 a side; or he will take 150 yards intwo miles of Coxford, or 50 yards in two miles, of George Brown of Hun- gerford Market. A match can be made at Mr Mitchell's, the Royal Standard, Brook Mews, Paddington, to- morrow ( Monday) night, between eight and ten. JOHN HANSON of Dawgreen will run Charles Brown of Heckmondwicke, or Jonathan Hallatt or J. Siddrin of the same place 200 yards, or he will give Ben Crawshaw of Dewsbury Moor one yard in 120, or Sam Day of Batley Carr two yards in 100, or ho will run W. Jinks of Batley 440 yards level. A match for £ 10 or £ 15 a side can be made at the Star Inn, Dawgreen, to- morrow ( Monday) evening. J. HORROCKS of Bury informs H. Margetts of London that he is not satisfied with his recent defeat, and will run him again any distance from 100 to 500 yards, or Deardeu can be accommo- dated 200 yards, orH. A. Reed, or auy other man in London, for £ 25 a side, and either give or take reasonable expenses for choice of ground. By sending a deposit to Bell's Life and arti- cles to Horrocks at the Bury Arms, Bury, a match can be made. PHILLIP COXFORD of Kingsland will walk Robinson ( the Spider), seven miles level, for £ 50 a side, or give Hotine liaif a minute start in 10 miles, or one minute in 20 miles, for £ 50 or £ 100 a side; the latter match preferred. To come off in two months from the first deposit. Money ready any time at Mr Freeman's, Lamb Tavern, Kingsland- road. SERGEANT JEFFS of the Grenadier Guards will run any man in the brigade oi Guards, who has been 16 years in the service, 100 yards, for not less than £ 10 a side ; or he will take four yards of Sergeant Newton, in the same distance; or five yards of Franklin, for £ 5 a side. The Editor of Bell's Life stakeholder. T. REEVES of Marylebone hearing that G. Chattley of the same place wishes to run him, will take 30 yards in one mile, or 60 yards iti two miles ; or will ruu J. Rogers, or the Maryle- bone Novice, one or two miles, level, for their own sum. A match can be made on Tuesday night, at Mr Taylor's, Crown and Anchor, North- street, Lisson- grove. JOHN BENNETT of the Regent's Park will walk William Do- mau, ofthe2d Life Guards, one mile; or Jessop of the itoyal Horse Guards Blue, four miles, for from £ 10 to £ 25 a sido; to come off on a turnpike road. The Editor of Bell's Life to be stakeholder. Money always ready at Mr Jones's, Crown and Anchor, Upper Albany- street, Regent's Park. ROBERT HARRISON of Lumb- lane, Bradford, will run any of the following, viz, Port Bradley of Shipley, Joseph Perr of Broomfield, Timothy Duckitt of Spinkwell, or George Harris of same place from 120 yards up to a quarter of a mile, for £ 5 a side. A match can be made any time at the Friendly Inn, Lumb lane, Bradford, Yorkshire. NORRIS of Nottingham feels surprised that Badger of Wolver- hampton should shrink from the match; if Badger really means running, Norris will run him 600 yards, or half a mile, for £ 25 or £ 50 a side. If £ 5 is sent to Bell's Life, and articles to Norris, at Mr Gaylor's, Carter Gate, Nottingham, it will meet with imme- diate attention. JAMES MYERS of Horsforth will run Joshua Yeadon or Joab Ginks ( both of Yeadon) 150 yards, or Joseph Wilkinson 120 yards, or he will give two yards in 150 to the Flying Buck of Yeadon, to run on Yeadon Mocr in three weeks from the first deposit. Any of the matches can be made for £ 5, £ 10, or £ 15 a side, at Mr William Garlick's, the Boot and Shoe Inn, Horsforth, Cox of Longford ( near Coventry) will run young Wheeler of Birmingham 120 yards if he will give him five yards start, for £ 25 a side, to run half way between home and home. Cox can be heard of at Mr Birch's, White Lion, Longford ; or he will run Akers of the same place on the same terms, or Marston of Nuneaton. T. MARKS of Wandsworth will run H. Fisher 150 yards level, for £ 10 or £ 15 a side ; or he wili; run J. Seymour ( alias J. Smith) of Oxford Market, or take five yards in 150 of W. Preston, for the same sum. A match cau be made at the Bull, High- street, Wandsworth, to- morrow( Monday) night, between eight and ten. D. BREAD of Fulham will walk Underwood of Blackfriars, Freeman of Billingsgate, Brown of Hungerford, or Cox of Not- ting Hill seveii miles, for £ 10 a side. Either of tbe matches can be made at the Gunter's Arms, Fulham- road, to- morrow ( Mon- day) night, . between eight and ten o'clock. GEORGE HAETHSOEN of Ison Green will run Butler of Rad- ford, 130 yards; Patterson of London, 130 ; or take two yards in 140 of Barlow of Birmingham, for £ 20 or £ 25 a side, to run in a month. Any letter addressed to George Harthsorn, the Ma- sons' Arms, Nottingham, will bo attended to. GECSGE KENT of Woodenbox will run Geo. Dearden of Bir- mingham 200 yards on a turnpike road at Burton- on- Trent, for £ 25 or £ 50 a side. Any communication addressed to Wm. Richards, Coleorton, Ashby- de- la- Zouch, Leicestershire, will be attended to. A NOVICE in Prestwich will run Schofield of Whitfield 440 yards level, or will take 15 yards start of Hargreaves of Uatcliff, or 20 yards of I. Johnson of Swiuton, for from £ 5 to £ 25 a side. Any of the matches can be made any night next week at James Westbrook's, Rains, Prestwich. JOHN WILLIAMSON of Staleybridge will run John Pursil ( the Chelsea Pensioner) of same place a quarter of a mile, or once round the Snipe Inn Race Ground, for £ 5 or £ 10 a side. Money ready at Thomas Canavan's, the Stonemasons' Arms, Ashton- uuder- Lyne. J. DUNDERDALE ( late of Holbeck, now of Batley) will run Whitley of Holbeck 300 yards, or he will run J. Whitak « r of Barnsley the same distance, at Grantham Park, iu three weeks from the match being made, for £ 10 or £ 15 a side. Money ready at the Old House at Home, Batley, any night next week. ROBERT BROWNING ( the Cripple) will run Pepper ( James Pudney's Novice) any distance he likes, for £ 10 or £ 20 a side. Money ready to- morrow ( Monday), at MrAmner's, the Arti- choke, Jubilee- street, Mile End; the Editor of Bell's Life to be stakeholder, and appoint a referee, T. MARKS of Wandsworth, in answer to E. Reed of Berniond- sey, says he is willing to accommodate him at 150 yards, for £ 10 a side. Money ready at Mr Brown's, Bull Inn, High- street, Wandsworth, to- morrow ( Monday) evening, between seven and nine o'clock. SAMUEL KELL of Leeds will run Smith, tailor, of New- road End, 150 yards, for £ 5, or Jem Gledhill of Liverpool for the same. The match can be made any night next week at the Anchor of Hope Inn, Regent- street, Leylands, Leeds. W. BUSBY of the Adelphi not being able to get backed to run Lewis of Stratford level, will take three yards start in 100, for £ 5 a side, but on no other terms. ROBINSON HALL of Stockton accepts the challenge of John Brunton of Harwich, aud will run him half way between home and home. THE ENFIELD AND WHIIWOETH RIFLES.— For the last few days a very interesting and important series of experiments has been in progress at the Government School of Musketry, Hythe, in order to test the comparative merits of these two rifles. The trial, which was of the most searching and impartial character, was conducted by Colonel Hay, the able head of the school, ana has terminated in establishing beyond all doubt the great and decided superiority of Mr Whitworth's invention. The Enfield rifle, which was considered so much better than any others as to justify the formation of a vast Government establishment for its special manufacture, has been completely beaten. Iu accuracy of fire, in penetration, and in range its rival excels it to a degree which hardly leaves room for comparison. It appears that at 500 yards in 10 shots the Manchester rifle has a superior accu- racy of 1' 87 of a foot; at 800 yards 3' 11; at 1,100 yards 5' 63; and that at 1,400 yards and upwards the Enfield weapon ceases to afford any data for a comparison. In penetration the results ob- tained have been equally decisive; the Whitworth projectile with the regulation charge of powder going through 33 half- inch planks of elm, and being brought up by a solid oak bulk beyond, while the Enfield ball could not get past the 13th plank. These are great results to have achieved, and amply justify the forethought of the late Lord Hardinge in securing thy services of so eminent a mechanic as Mr Whitworth for the improve- ment of the rifle. Until he took the subject in hand the proper principles for guidance in the construction of the weapon had not been accurately determined. The manufacture was still conducted by rule of thumb, and in a very haphazard way on the most important points. The use of grooves and an expan- sive projectile made it impossible to secure the requisite amount of pitch in the rifling, and the indispensable hardness ot metal in the bullet for penetration. Moreover, from the small amount of bearing, the wear and tear both in the barrel and the projec- tile, were enormous, and the length of the latter could not be increased without causing it to capsize in its flight. By the polygonal bore and rapid pitch to which the form of the bullet accurately conforms, Mr Whitworth lias rendered stripping impossible, and, his rifle when fired acting exactly like a male and female screw, the projectile must rotate with perfect steadi- ness and precision on its axis. He can increase its length so con- siderably as to secure space for converting it into a shell if ne- cessary, and, being able to- use metal of any degree of hardness, he can adapt its form and strength exactly to the work which it has to perform. Thus, with a rifle 39 inches long and half inch bore, having a turn in 20 inches, or two turns iu its length, he finds no difficulty in penetrating a wrought- iron plate 6- 10ths of an inch thick, or cutting a core out of a piece of solid timber half a foot thick ; and some idea may be formed of the extraor- dinary power of his arm when we mention that his projectiles iu their flight rotate at the rate of 15,0o0 revolutions per minute. FATAL ACCIDENT IN HYDE PAEK.— On Wednesday an in- quiry was held in St George's Hospital, Hyde Park, touching the death of W. Oliiver, a well- known horse- trainer aud breaker- in, aged 70. The deceased was engaged by Colonel Airey to break in a horse which was purchased at Tattersali's on Mon- day week for 100 guineas. While riding it in Hyde Paik on Thursday week the deceased was observed to lose ail power over it, either through its backing against the pole of a carriage or through the pole coming in contact with its hind- quarters. The horse suddenly bounded forward, and endeavoured to dash by another carriage in front, but slipped and fell heavily to ths ground, pitching its rider on his head. He was picked up in an insensible state, bleeding from the head, and taken to the hos- pital, where it was found that he had sustained a severe frac- ture at the base of the skull, from the effects of which he died. James Henberry, one of the park- keepers, drew attention to the want of a proper ambulance for the conveyance of persons tc the hospital who met with accidents in the park; the present mode of conveyance on a stretcher being, he urged, most painful and injurious to the sufferers. The coroner said that he had no doubt a recommendation of the kind would be attended to, and the jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death. THE QUEEN V. SMITH AND CUTIS.— It will be in the reco - lection of our readers that at the. last assizes for this county an indictment, which had been removed by certiorari, was to have been tried by a special jury under the Bishop of Oxford's Act, against a Mr R. E. Smith, of Finchingfield, and Mr John Cutts, his attorney, for being parties to the procuring and prevailing upon Miss Hills, a young lady under the age of 21, to live with the defendant Smith, but in consequence of the delicate state of the lady's health the trial was adjourned. At the same time it was known that an action had been commenced, the damages being laid at £ 5,000, against the defendant Smith, who is sup- posed to be very rich, for a breach of promise of marriage, at the suit of the same young lady. In a few days the jury was to have assessed the real damages to which she was entitled, but on Wed- nesday last, we hear, the defendant Smith, in- propria persona, claimed to fulfil his contract. How or in what manner he had been operated upon, it is impossible to say; it is rumoured that a highly respectable gentleman of the profession had " been engaged by Smith to endeavour to arrange terms of settlement with Mr Shepherd, of Halstead, the young lady's legal adviser, and that very tempting offers of " pecuniary reparation" were rejected with a firmness which rendered the task hopeless. The lady, it is said, took care to let the defendant Smith know " that it was not the money, but the man alone" that would tempt her to forego the right of appeal to a jury ; and therefore it may be fairly surmised that the defendant Smith cculd no longer with- stand such an unequivocal proof of her attachment and con- stancy. Be that, however, as it may, a meeting, it is said, took place the same evening at Mr Shepherd's office, where certain " confessions and concessions " were made which led to the " happy pair" being duly married on Friday last, by license, by the Rev D. Eraser, at Holy Trinity Church, Halstead, inthe pre- sence of several gentlemen who witnessed the ceremony. The defendant was heard loudly and heartily to repeat the solemn vows and obligations which, if faithfully kept by both parties, will not fail to produce that true happiness which those who witnessed the ceremony most heartily desire they may both long live to enjoy,— Essex Ilerald. A NOBLE AT.— A most noble act on the part of Mr Erasmus Wilson, the celebrated surgeon and author of the noted work on skiti diseases, must not pass unnoticed. On Wednesday, the 22d ult, a cold, wintry, wet day, as this gentleman was riding along iu his carriage, an alarm was suddenly raised that a woman had thrown herself into tho Regent's Canal. The cry of distress was sufficient. A poor miserable wretch was struggling for life. The carriage was stopped, the coat and waistcoat quickly thrown aside, and, rushing to the water's edge, he plunged in after her, and almost succeeded in bringing her to the banks, when he found himself last sinking from the increasing weight of his toots and trowsers, cwiug to the contact of the water. Disen- gaging himself, however, he, with great exertions, once more gained the laud, but, although almost exhausted, yet, having obtained one end of a rein from one of the bystanders, he again plunged in, and this time happily succeeded in bringing the body of the almost lifeless woman to the shore. She was con- veyed in a semi- csnscious state to St Pancras Infirmary, where by the use of continued friction, stimulants, & c, she was quickly brought about, and now, we are glad to say, has almost regained her accustomed health, BETTING HOUSE PROSECUTIONS. STOEMING OF A BETTING Housa BY THE POLICE— CAP- TURE OF BETTING MEN.— Tuesday afternoon, between three and four o'clock, acting upon the authority of Sir R. Mayne, the Commissioner of Police, the superintendent of the C division of police, accompanied by several inspectors and a body of 49 police constables, proceeded from the Vine- street station to Little Newport- street, Leicester- square, and invested a house kept by Gideon and Fisher in that street, ostensibly for the sale of cigars. The constables were quickly drawn up, to prevent all egress or ingress to or from the premises, and the superintend- ent, accompanied by several officers, immediately entered and surprised between 30 and 40 persons, busily engaged laying bets upon the events pending at the Newmarket Meeting, the Ches- ter Cup, Derby, and other forthcoming events. Several parties, on seeing the police, rushed upstairs, in their flight throwing their betting- books out of the window ; some few got on to the parapets, and, by scrambling over the roofs of the adjoining houses, got clear away. Gideon, one of the proprietors, how- ever, was captured, and his assistant and 13 persons who were there for betting. The police searched the prisoners, and found large sums of money, betting- books, & c. By this time some thousands of people had congregated in Newport- street, and the police had to procure six cabs to carry their prisoners to the station- house, the mob loudly cheering as each vehicle drove off. Such as found bail were released— the rest were locked up iu the Vine- street station, to be brought up to Mariborough- street police office on Wednesday. On Wednesday, at Marlborough- street, John Gideon, No. 17, Great Newport- street, the alleged proprietor of the betting- house ; John Manbey, 128, Long- acre; William Handley, No. 50, High- street; Sampson Haudley, same address ; Thes. Gill, No. 4, Princes- street; John Myers, 20, Chapel- street; Richard Richards, otherwise Weise, 4, Elm- street; Benjamin Turner, 47, Great Compton- street; William Price, 9, Bayham- street; Arthur White, 6, Portland- street; William Pastor, No. 4, King- street ; Gaorge Wilkinson, 5, Plough- court, Nottiug Hill; and John Clark, 37, Milford- place, were charged with having been found, without lawful excuse, in a common betting- office, No. 17, Great Newport- street.— Mr Huddleston appeared for the de- fendants.— Superintendaut Hannant, C division, produced the authority from the Police Commissioners for entering the house, He said : About half- past two o'clock yesterday he went to No. 17, Great Newport- street, accompanied by an inspector and a constable, and found all the defendants there. The shop was fitted up as a tobacconist's, aud the defendant Gideon was be- hind the counter, the other defendants being in front, and about the shop. Having stated who ho was, Gideon begged he would keep the thing quiet. He then searched the place, and on the counter he found a betting- book, with entries therein, of bets made on various races. He also found another book with bets entered to the amount of £ 1,100, and the names of the parties against the bets. A number of cards relating to batting and racing were also found, and other cards were there which related to moneys paid. There was a large sura of money in the different drawers— the total was £ 405— and Gideon took £ 138 from his pockets. Witness searched the shop, and looked into cigar boxes, which Gideon told him were all dummies. One of the defendants ( Gill) was busy with his betting- book, which was taken from him. The other defendants were searched, and small sums of money and betting- books were found on several of them.— Inspector Webb corroborated the above evidence, and produced some more betting materials.— Police- constable Draper, A 326, went into the betting- office, 17, Great Newport- street, at half- past eleven o'clock yesterday, where were several persons present; and Gideon, who was behind the counter, called out, " Bets here for those, gentlemen. Be as quick as you cau, and do not occupy the office longer than necessary, but make way for others." Witness went to the office again at two o'clock, and saw several persons there. Cards similar to the betting cards produced . were on the counter, and he saw one gentleman put down £ 2 for a bet, and Gideon took the money. Went a third time to the house at one o'clock, aud more persons were present, one of whom asked Gideon what was the lowest he would take, and he received for answer 9 to 1. Went again at half- past two o'clock. Gideon and Handley were behind the counter ; and a man said, " Put me down £ 1 on Hampton at 5 to 1." On each occasion Gideon wrote something in a book, when a bet was made for money. He left th9 shop, and waited outside until the superintendent came.— Mr Huddleston said, after the evidence of the last witness, it was impossible for him to attempt to contend that the case of Gideon, for whom he appeared, did not come within the meaning of the act. Had Gideon stood by himself, it was his intention to have pleaded guilty, and thrown himself on the mercy of the court. It was Gideon's first offence, and, though not the only proprietor, Gi- deon was willing to admit that he had transgressed the laws, and hoped the court would inflict a mitigated penalty.— Mr Bea- don asked whether the evidence against the other defendants went further than to show that they were present in a betting office.— The police said it did not.— Mr Beadon said, all persons found in a betting- office were liable to be taken into custody for being there without lawful excuse. He should content himself with discharging all the defendants, except Gideon. The case of Gideon embraced the largest amount of betting transactions that had yet come before the court. The betting business ap- peared to'have been carried on in quite a systematic manner— with bsnk, betting- books, and partners— and that, too, iu spite of the warnings that had been previously given. He cculd not put on a small fine, as the betting acts had been carried on inthe face of, and in defiance of former proceedings aud convictions. Government were fully determined to put down betting- houses ; and it must be clearly understood, if parties were brought before him after a first conviction, he would not put on a fine, but give hard labour without fine. As far as that district was concerned, betting- houses should be put down.— The fine of £ 50 was then inflicted. BETTING HOUSES IN THE CITY— At Worship street, on Wednesday, Mr Peter James Knott, landlord of an alehouse in Norton" Folgate, was charged on remand, upon a warrant granted by the Chief Police Commissioner, with keeping a common betting office upon his premises. Superintendent Martin, of the G division, produced the warrant referred to, and stated that in consequence of its contents he went to the de- fendant's house on that day week, in company of Inspector Cole and other officers, apprehended the defendant and other persons, and took possession of several betting lists and, cards; relating to horseracing^ transactions. There was no betting going on at that time, and the defendant said he was not engaged in such a business and had not laid a wager for some time past. In- spector Cole threatened to break open a desk he saw there, and, the key of it being in consequence produced, several horseracii g cards were found in it, in a cigar box. Henry Bennison, a labourer, deposed to going to the house about eleven in the morning of the 16th ult, aud seeing from fifteen to twenty bets laid. A man named " Jemmy," whom he knew by no other name, took a half- crown from each person, and entered some- thing in a hook, giving a little piece of paper in return to the people who paid him the money. He did not hear what the half- crown was given for, nor did he hear any horse named. This oc- curred behind the bar. The men walked away with the paper, which looked like a ticket torn from a book. Ou the Thursday he saw from 15 to 20 half- crowns passed to Jemmy. More than one person asked Jemmy bow the odds were going, and he showed them a little black book, with the odds put in pencil against the horses' names. He did not know what race it was upon, but he believed it was to come off on the Friday. Jemmy stood at a desk behind the bar, with a curtain drawn round it to conceal it. Jemmy was there all day nearly, but would leave occasionally. Witness was there on the Friday also; there was no betting then, but Jemmy was there all the same. He appeared to have nothing to do but attend to the books. On Saturday, when asked about a horse called Sidney, Jemmy showed him the hook, and said he did not think he should make any bets that day, but added that there was 5 to 1 on Sidney.— Thompson, 51 G: I went to defendant's house, and saw Jemmy at the desk; many persons were at the bar making bets, some with Jemmy, and others'kmong themselves. The bets were upon horses, and the names Highflyer and Sidney were among those mentioned. Jemmy said the betting on Sidney was 4 to 1, and the questioner said " i'll take it," and paid half- a- crown to Jemmy, who wrote something in a black book, but did not give him anything in return. Shortly after Jemmy offered to bet 40 to 1 against Isabel or Jeza'oel, or some such name, for the Chester Cup, and the bat was taken by a man, who paid Jemmy a half- crown. The defendant was there while he stopped. He saw Jemmy take thirty- two half- crowns from twelve to two o'clock. He also went on Wednesday, a little before one, and both Jemmy and defendant were there. He saw two half- crowns paid to the former, who entered them iu a book. He had not at any time seen Knott receive money, but he was close by Jemmy when he did. Knott was acting as the landlord, with his name over the dcor. Would not swear all the bets were in half- crowns, as some of the money paid was in sovereigns and half- sovereigns, and change was given— Inspector Cole deposed to searching for cards or books, and on a desk insido the bar found a letter addressed to Mr J. Smee, and datid from Lombard- street. This letter related to a bet made on a horse named Pantomime, On calling for a poker to break open the desk referred to, Mrs Knott asked him not to do so, and produced the key. In it were several hooks with entries upon various races; with two telegraphic messages from Doncaster and York, relating to races, and several cards relating to races also.— Mr Beard, from Mr Buchanan's offices, said he would not dispute the facts which had been proved, but drew attention to the fact that the defendant was not proved to have been at all connected with the betting himself, and that he had only a short time been tenant there. He found these persons there when he took the house, and had unfortu- nately allowed them to continue, which he now very deeply regretted; he was, moreover, a comparatively poor man, with a large family, and he, therefore, under all these circumstances, entreated that he might be leniently dealt with.— Mr D'Eyncourt said if he had only had the house six months it would make but little difference. What character did the house bear ?— Inspector Cole said it was formerly in possession of a betting man named Hale, who kept lists in his window ; a stir was made about it, and the house was closed for a short time, when Hale died. He did not think so much business would he done there without some such excitement.— Mr D'Eyncourt said the defendant'snot betting was of no consequence, as he allowed it, which was iust the same. There was a penalty attached to this offence of £ 100, but in consideration of defendant's position, and that of his wife and family, the former near her confinement, he should re- duce tho penalty to one of £ 25, but only on condition that he gave a strict ^ promise never to permit any such thing in future upon his premises, calculated as such practices were to ruin the humbler classes of the community. In default the defendant would be committed for three months.— The defendant earnestly gave the required engagement, and, the penalty having been paid, he was liberated A POPULAR FALLACY REBUTTED BY A POPULAR ARTISTE.— The too prevalent but fallacious notion that a remedy of marvel- lous efficacy in the treatment of many painful disorders must necessarily be nauseus, is satisfactorily refuted by one whose opinion iu all matters appertaining to the palate will be deemed pre- eminently conclusive. The renowned Alexis Soyer, in the latest edition of his celebrated Shilling Cookery Book, bears the following high testimony to the psiatableness and excellence of of Dr de Jongh's Light Brown Cod Liver Oil:—" Dearest Heloise: We have remarked before, and must now repeat it, with Hippocrates, that' that which pleases the palate nourishes the most.' Nothing can be more applicable than these words of far- famed antiquity, and rightly do they apply to a new discovery I made whilst in London, which I regard as a blessing to the sufferer who is obliged to seek relief from Cod Liver Oil. I am pleased to tell you that, in lieu of the general rancid quality of this preparation, I found it palatable and agreeable, in com- parison with the other. I must make you acquainted with this ' boon for the million ;' and I certainly prefer Dr de Jongh's light brewn cod liver oil, which approaches in taste as near to that delicacy, the sturgeon ' caviare,' as anything I ever tasted, leaving its medicinal properties in the hands of such eminen- authorites as Baron Liebig, Professors Wohler, Berzelius, Four quier, Dr Jonathan Pereira, & c, and the analytical commissionet of the Lancet, all of whom speak so highly iu its favour."— Dr de Jongh's oil is only sold in imperial fcaif- pints, 2s 6d; pints, 4s 9d; and quarts, 9s, capsuled and labelled with his stamp and signature, without which none can possibly be genuine, by his sole British consignees, Ansar, Harford, aud Co, 77, Strand, Londoia, and in the country by many respectable chemists. Proposed substitutions of other kinds of cod liver oil shcuid he strenuously resisted, as they proceed from interested motives, and will result in disappointment to the purchaser. A VESSEL ON PIKE.— On Sunday morning early the brig Jessamine was discovered on fire in the canal at Southwick, between Shoreham and Brighton. A party left Brighton to fish in the canal, and being struck by the quantity of smoke issuing from the brig, they watched her for several minutes. At last it poured forth in such volumes that there was no doubt as to the cause. They then went on board, when their surmises were realised that she was on fire. They gave an alarm, and Lieut Steddy, of the Fishergate Coast Station, with some of his men, were quickly on the spot, and endeavoured to check the progress of the flames, but to no avail, and then scuttled her. The brig, a very fine one, is the property of Mr Edward Lucas, of Luton, Bedfordshire, formerly of Southwick, and hails from Poole. She had only arrived from Hartlepool the day previous, and had 300 tons of coals on board. The cause of the fire is at present unknown. If the occurrence had taken place at sea the vessel would have been destroyed. EMBEZZLEMENT FEOM A SAVINGS BANK AT RUGBY.— George Samuel Essex, an auctioneer, 74 years of age, was brought before the magistrates at Rugby on Saturday week, charged with extensive embezzlement from the Rugby Savings Bank, of which he had been a clerk ever since its establishment in 1818. Ho was committed for trial. The fraudulent entries in the cash books of deposits received went hack as far as 1842. THE EOYAL BRITISH BASTE. Our readers must be nearly tired of seeing the name of this bank in print, and we should not have brought it forward again until the proceedings in bankruptcy were concluded, had it not been for the disclosures made during the examination cf Mr Humphrey Brown, ex M. P., on Wednesday. In the course of his examination Mr Brown said he became a director in Feb- ruary, 1853. He was nominated by the board in December, 1852. He gave his note of hand for the shares which were necessary for his qualification. The note was not paid. In 1854 it was re « solved that each director should hold twenty shares instead of ten, as heretofore. He agreed to purchase the other ten shares of Mr Cameron. He gave Cameron his promissory note for £ 1,000. He did not know that note remained liishououred. He never paid one shilling on account cf those shares. He opened an account with the bank in March, 1853, The first money he paid in was £ 18 14s., and received as a loan on the same day £ 2,000. A security was to be given on the Ellen Lind- say, which cost him £ 7,000. He afterwards obtained loans of £ 3,000 and £ 4,000. He had credit for the sum of £ 2,000 bills discounted on the day he opened with the bank. He did not know what bill it was. Did not know whether the bill had been paid. Did not know whether the bill came before the finance committee. He never borrowed on his bills iu his capacity of a director. Never discounted his bills with the Royal British Bank before he became a director. He often asked himself how it was he became a director of the Royal British Bank, He was a director of several com- panies, and relied on Mullens aud Paddrson, the solicitors, as meu of great respectability. He was a director of the Chartered Australian Ore Company, also of the Wandle Water Works Company, and of the Chartered Australian. Land, Mining, Importing, and Refining Company. Was not a director of the Patent Eric* and Tile Company. Did not belong to a company for making deal boards out of sawdust [ a laugh]. All tho companies were now defunct, and he had to pay large sums on their account. They had borrowed largely of the Royal British Bank. There were complaints on the part of the shareholders against the directors. One was they did not pay for the shares with which they qualified. Oil the 12th of March he borrowed of the bank £ 3,000, and on the 24th of May the £ 4,000 was a continuation by the renewal cf bills. On the 5th of May there was a sum of £ 2,060 credited to him. When he borrowed £ 4,000 on the 2d of May, he gave a security ou the Ellen Lindsay, which cost him £ 9,078. Ou the 16th of June another £ 3,000 was borrowed of the bank. He then gave security on the Ellen Lindsay. The £ 7,000 was the renewal of the £ 4,000 aud £ 3,000. The understanding was the mortgage should not be registered. On the 12th of September he asked for another loan of £ 5,000. His gross ac- count was £ 66,617, against which he had several sets off. The security given for the £ 5,000 was a memorandum dated Sept 20, on the ship Magdalena. Found the governor and directors went to the bank and discounted their own paper. He made a complaint, and an order was made prohibiting the practice. That was two or three months after he joined the bank. Did not ask the directors for their sanction to the loan. He was a director very much in the dark [ laughter]. The loan of September, 1853, was renewed in January, 1854. He mort- gaged the Ellen Lindsay and Magdalena to'Mr Walton on the 25 th of February, 1854. They were mortgaged with another vessel, the Hero, for £ 10,000. In 1854, according to the state- ment given by the bank on November 30, his account was £ 13,386 13s. lid. On the 25th of Ma, v the bank discounted bills on Walton for £ 6,000. On the 26th of June there was £ 2,000, and on the 29th £ 2,000 on convertible securities. The convertible securities were his promissory note, and the agreement for mort gages oil ships. On the 4th of September, 1854, his drawing account was overdrawn £ 7,020, and discount account £ 22,844. When he went to inquire at the bank he always found a mystery [ a laugh], and was told the bank went on the Scotch system [ laughter]. His drafts and acceptances discounted by the Bri- tish Bank included some of the lirst houses iu London, aud he could get them discounted anywhere else. Included ia the £ 22,844 was Mould's acceptance of £ 4,000. On the 4th of Sep- tember, 1854, gave the bank two mortgages, one as sole owner of the Magdalena, Ellen Lindsay, and Hero, and auother on the Molly Brown, the Madonna, the Bride, the Young Marquis, and another— the London ships. The first three were mortgaged to Mr Walton for £ 10,000— there was an agreement that the Gloucester ships should not be registered. On tho 29th of No- vember, 1854, signed the memorandum ( produced). He could not say without reference to his books what part of the £ 22,844 had been paid. First heard of Oliver's name in 1854. Did not know at that time Oliver was indebted to the bank. First knew that Oiiver was indebted to the bank in October, 1854. He then heard of Oliver's failure, but did not then anticipate there would be a loss of several thousand pounds. He arrived at the conclusion that there would be a loss in February, 1855. Oliver swindled the bank out of £ 20,000. It was irregular for the bank to discount paper for any one except customers. In February, 1855, he also became acquainted that there was likely to be a loss by Mr Cochrane and others. On the 28th of February, 1855, he was indebted £ 25,000 odd, On the 14th of February he owed on the drawing account £ 11,561, and discount account £ 5,000 odd, making altogether £ 20,000. At that time he was under liabilities to Mr Walton to the amount of £ 23,211, besides which there were insurances. He made a nominal transfer of the Magdalena to Mr Walton. It was to carry out emigrants for Government, as he, as a member of Parliament, was precluded from entering into contracts with Government. He sold the vessel to Morey. No money passed. He declined to say whether it was ever intended that any con- sideration should be given for the vessel. Walton re- transferred the ship to him. There was no legal mortgage by Walton to the bank of these ships. Walton made use of his ( witness's) secu- rities for his own purposes. In March, 1855, he gave a mortgage of the London ships to the bank. He always considered he had a right to deal with his ships as he pleased, and he had done so [ a laugh].. He did not know whether the bank directors consi- dered he had a right to treat them as his own. He believed he had the power of selling the vessels without communicating with the bank. Although he kept his seat at the board after the 8th March, he seldom attended the meetings ; indeed, although a director, he only attended one special meeting after that time. He had large property at T. vylining, which was mortgaged to the Gloucestershire Banking Company. He expected a surplus from that property. Oil the 6th of June the bank did not discount a bill of £ 978 for him. After his account was closed he obtained a loan of £ 1,200. Nothing was easier [ laughter]. The advance was amply secured. Juue 25 and subsequently was unable to meet two bills, £ 220 and £ 956, Gold and Davis. He was not aware the bills were paid, It was an idle ceremony to ask him to pay the demand of the bank [ laughter]. In 1855 he proposed the bank should examine their difficulties, and said it would be best to look their difficulties in the face. He disagreed with the balance- sheet, which stated that ample provision had been made for bad debts. He proposed there should be a call of £ 25 per share. Mr Crawford said if they did not declare a dividend they might just as well close their doors. He objected to the issuing of new shares. His opinion was that they had lost be- tween £ 50,000 and £ 60,000 of their capital before the end of 1855. The bank was represented as solvent. Beyond the security held by the bank there was little chance of their getting anything. He believed Cameron to the last moment to be a man of property. Mr Linklater read- two very amusing letters written by Brown, one to Esdaileand one to Cameron, and the inquiry concluded. THE HOP DUTY.— Every one who has paid the slig htest atten tion to the course of the hop question cannot fail to have re marked that if tho nature and habits of that plant be erratic, its growth uncertain, aud its development precarious, the career of those who pursue its cultivation as a calling exhibits not a few peculiarities of similar character. The course of the hop planters has been " erratic" enough, and not a little " uncertain." At one time sinking under the pressure of an enormous duty, they have been found knocking at the door in Downiug- street, with earnest vehemence beseeching a remission of the tax; at another, when the burden has been somewhat, though scarcely less op- pressive, the cry has been for postponement of the duty; while a third season and abundant grow! h— that abundance which in the case of all other produce is deemed by mankind a blessing— has sent them again suppliants to the Chancellor of the Exche- quer, boldly demanding to havo their calling altogether relieved from an impost the direct operation of which is to render the bounty of Providence a curse, and the success of the husband- man's toil a disaster. A fourth occasion has found them again besieging the Minister of the day for a partial reduction of the duty by the repeal of the war tax, while " act the fifth" has ushered iu the proposal of an acreage cuty, a system of bonding, or some other scheme for shifting the load or alle- viating its pressure. And, as if to render the hop duty question a special case by itself, the curtain has sometimes drawnup with act the sixth, displaying the extraordinary spectacle of a select class of hop- growers positively petitioning the Chancellor of the Exchequer not to remove an atom of the duty. Nay, though wo confess we write ilown the words with little hope of obtaining credence, planters have been found to declare their readiness to pay a duty double in amount rather than have a fraction taken off the existing impost. These are plain facts, and under such a state of things it is no matter of surprise that, with the exception cf occasional postponement, and in one special and imperative case of entire remission, the prayers of the planters have re- rcahied unheeded. Never adhering for two consecutive years to the same demand— now taking up the question, now laying it down— for a few months " red hot" for one subject, only to sub- side into quiescence for a subsequent indefinite period— who can wonder that Ministers have listened to the complaints oi the planters, only coolly to dismiss them to their homes to agree upon some practical remedy ? Chancellors of the Exchequer have found relief from these appeals in a cause which those un- versed in the arcana of this question would little dream of— namely, in seasons of short crops and blight. In other produc- tive occupations the very essence of prosperity, the life- blood of success, is " a crop ;" with the hop- planter it is far otherwise ; a failure, whether by storm or blight is a perfect godsend ; a failure relieves the planter from the claims for duty which a crop would entail, and, creating a scarcity, rapidly runs up, by a natural sequence, the price of the article. The vessel rights," and the planters stealthily, slily, and with a half- hope that their defection may be unobserved, cease all appeals to Downing- street, suspend their complaints, and forego all claim or attempt to procure emancipation from the thraldom and dis- aster which but a few months earlier had brought them, on their own confession, to the verge of bankruptcy. Let those who have watched the course of the planters say whether this be not a true picture. What is their position at this moment ? The " cold fit" has lasted for a year or two. Very high prices prevailed; old wounds were healed, and wrongs were forgotten. Two seasons of heavy growth— one of unparalled abundance— has since followed, and the pressure of the duty has begun to tell. The " hot fit" is now on, and the planters are once more about to renew their appeal to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and to beg for time to enable them to raise the oppressivelevy which the coming month of May will call for. In a word, the pters are going to Sir George Cornewall Lewis to pray for a jtponement of the May instalment of duty. Having during t year paid a duty of seme £ 800,000 for the crop of 1855, ana prices having, owing to so enormous a crop, and to the subse- quent \ zjgfc growth of 1856, fallen to an extremely low range, the hop- planters find themselves in no condition to meet the claims which the Excise will in a few weeks make upon them in respect of the first moiety of the duty on last autumn's crop, and they are therefore about to present themselves to Downing- street, as suitors, in forma pauperis, for " lime."— Sussex Ad- vertiser. THE COLLIEEY EXPLOSION AT LUZ^ DHILL.— RECOVERY OB MOEE BODIES.— At an early hour on Tuesday morning the men, while at work close to the bottom of the cupola, or upcast shaft, where the fire had raged so fearfully, found a body, and, as might be expected from the exposed situation in which it was placed, it was iu a dreadfully burnt and mutilated state, and there being not the least chance of its being identified, it was buried on Tuesday afternoon in Darfield churchyard. Two other bodies were found during Tuesday, one of them that of a boy who it was thought might possibly be recognised, as it was not so decomposed and burnt as the others. At eight o'clock on Wednesday morning the party at work in the south level hav- ing peneratcd nearly to its extremity, about 500 yards, met with the body of a stout man, which was more perfect, aud in a better state of preservation than those hitherto brought out. It was thought that he was one of the family of Kellett, of which seven members were in the pit at the time of the explosion. Up to three o'clock on Wednesday after- noon, however, none cf the bodies had been identified, and two of them were interred on Wednesday evening, and, not having been identified, of course without being viewed by the coroner and jury. Tiie coroner has given directions to Mr Superintendent Green, of Barnsley, that whenever or. e, two, or more bodies shell be recovered which can be clearly and distinctly identified, notice shall at once be given to him ( the coroner) to that effect, that the jury might be summoned to view them; but with regard to the remainder of the bodies, the coroner has given directions that they shall be interred without needless delay. The sub- scriptions in aid of the sufferers up to the present time exceed £ 9,000, and as the committee are desiroui that the amount subscribed shall in no way exonerate the ratepayers of the district from their just liabilities, a correspondence has taken place between the secretaries to the fund and the Poor- law Board. The subject has also been mooted by the board of guardians, some of the members of which thought that the relief given from the fund ought to be a bar to parochial relief. NEW STATUE IN ST STEPHEN'S HALL.— On Monday a statue of Grattan was taken into St Stephen's Hall of the New House of Parliament, for the purpose of being raised upon the pedestal set apart for it next to that of Chatham, and directly opposite to that of Fox. There are now ten statues in the hall on pedestals, and two pedestals still vacant at the western end of the hall. 8 BELL'S LIFE IN LONDON, APEIL 26, 1857. RACING W FRANCE. PARIS SPRING MEETING- ( FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) The opening of the new Paris Race Course, at Lougchamps, in the Bois de Boulogne, is an era in the history of the French Turf, which now can boast at last of a course worthy of the country. The course itself, the Stands, the view, the approach, the return, & c, are things to be seen, not described— a combina. tion of the beauties of Ascot and Goodwood with the excitements of Epsom. The ground comprises two oblongs, one about one mile and a quarter, aud the other one mile and three quarters round, with a straight run in of half a mile, the whole being well turfed. The " going" was somewhat hard, but there was plenty ef " cover," aud hereafter, by careful treatment, it will be all that can be desired. There is a long and excellent rise in the mile and three quarter course, commencing about a mile from home, then a descent and a beautiful level " ruu in," on which a straight three quarter mile course will ba formed hereafter. The Stands are most picturesque, with apparently every accommoda- tion, being a very great improvement upon those at Chantilly. On either side the Imperial Stand are placed the Jockey Club and the Haras Stands, aud 011 the further side of each another one, capable of accommodating an immense number of persons, but we doubt if sufficiently large for the crowds which may be expected on a fine day. The most striking improvement is the English character given to the course by the removal of that unsightly aud unsallant Stand usually erected for the members Of the . Jockey Club, on the far side of French race courses— as difficult to see out of by the occupants as to see through by the public. The present contrivance admits of tho carriages being arranged the whole length of the " run in," which gives a most enlivening sight to the visitors, and must be most grati- fying to the occupants of the carriages at the same time. There is so much to admire that fault- finding— but for its intended advantages to all concerned— would come with au ill grace, the more so as our sense of gallantry might be questioned; but as the Englishman's politeness is of the heart, and not tke tongue, the ladies cannot be offended at being informed that the authorities have placed them where the " ring" should be, and although it is evident that the members of that same circle could not possibly d esire anything more than the presence of so much loveliness around them, they are at the same time so well convinced of the impropriety of their own conduct, under the influences of the racing ( tobacco aud bet- ting, to wit), that they cannot consent to acknowledge that the ladies are not reallv iticonvonieiiced by their presence. The exi- gences of la mode moreover require, as our readers are aware, an amplitude of the personal appointments of our fashionable ladies of the day, ana where space is so great an object, and where the necessities and excitements of the scene are so great also, although we might be graciously pardoned for becoming entangled in the mysteries of the draperies around us, we could not pardon ourselves the probable distinction— during the mo- mentary rush to see a " finish"— of those talented and curious devices of the present " Mantelliuis " of Paris. Our fair neigh- bours would be considerably less inconvenienced if their position was assigned in the stand ou the further side of the Emperor's, or were half in front of the part reserved for the Jockey Club- railed off, leaving the other half, at the side of which the horses pass to the race course from weighing and saddling, to the racing public and male sportsmen, who, by the bye, we take it are not nearly so numerous upon the whole as the opposite sex, nor could sit out with more unflinching courage " in the open," nor have shown themselves more thoroughly determined to enjoy sport uuder difficulties, than did these sportswomen, seated in rows on the ascending benches before the stauds, with- out any shelter, aud exposed for a good four hours to the bitter blasts of wind, accompanied with snow we never remember to have witnessed at this time of the year. A few other general alterations will be found necessary iu the Stand arrangements, as practice will expose the present faults of, such as par example, the railing off the portion around the weighing machiue for the exclusive use if possible of the members of the " fourth estate," who are at present most un- ceremoniously ejected from their usual rightful position, and in their futile attempts at endeavouring to make out what jockeys may be weighing, and what weights may be arranging for different horses, find themselves elbowed, crushed, and astounded by an heterogeneous mass of " curiosities" from the provinces, all swallowing in amazement the proceedings of the jockeys' toilette. From the carte de service exhibited 011 the hats of these haymakers and clodcrushers we are inclined to think they were employed by the authorities on some duty or other, but if simply to form an impenetrable phalanx of useless curiosi- ties is the service they perform, iu lieu of that intended, the sooner this " force" is disbanded the better. For ourselves the inconvenience was comparatively small, but the astonishment of the members of the French press, who are not generally au fait at the names of the jockeys, horses, weights, & c, at being thus excluded and " bemobbed," was somewhat ludicrous. However we have little doubt that this inconvenience will be removed by the second meeting, next Sunday, At the back of the Stands there is a large space for the horses to walk in preparatory to saddling, which is very convenient; but, considering the advan- tages of this position, and the space of ground at command, we are astonished that saddling boxes and stabling have been quite neglected. As a rule we should recommend that the horses should always be saddled before the Stands— except in bad weather, or under peculiar circumstances, and no doubt it will be seen necessary to construct stabling before the autumn races. Altogether the race course must be pronounced to be a great move in the right direction, and the alterations in the conditions of some of the races, the abolition of heats in particular, have produced a wonderful improvement both in the character of the sport and the number of competitors for the different stakes. An immense concourse assembled upon the course on Sunday, and the masses of pedestrians, as iu England being allowed upon the course after each race, and retiring in the most perfect order upon the first summons of the bell, gave quite an agreeable feature to the aspect of racing in France. The whole of the Jockey Club were on the spot, and a great muster of our own Turf celebrities, with the whole of the fashion of Paris turned out, and but for the detestable state of the weather, the sport would have been thoroughly enjoyed by all. The Emperor and Empress were expected to have honoured the course with their presence, but the state of the weather 110 doubt was the cause of their not presenting themselves; nevertheless, their absence was much felt, the more especially as the idea and design of the whole of the wonders of the Bois de Boulogne are recognised as the Emperor's own, and no greater proof could be testified of the satisfaction of all parties than the visible compliment ex- pressed by such a numerous and magnificent assemblage upon the spot. The racing at Paris inaugurates the " real" season, al- though in the Midi it has already commenced, and the interest attached to the performances of the different stables is naturally very great, leading as it does to speculation on the Derby. The ball was opened by M Lupin, who, by the aid of Eclaireur, had the honour of winning the first prize on the new course. The second race brought out eleven three year olds of more pretension, and was won in a canter by an outsider in an un- fashionable stable, another of the untried stables being second. Miss Bird, the winner, was much fancied by. her trainer, and backed for some money at outside prices; she is a ragged- looking animal, but a good goer, aud will prove a " sticker" some day. The third race was the great four year old prize, which is generally a good betting race, and upon this occasion proved no exception to the rule. Miss Cath and Diamant, the two seconds for the Derby and Oaks of last year, were the fa- vourites, and were backed for some amount by their respective stables, whilst a few of the cognoscenti had a leaning for the " outcast" of the Anmont stable, Nat. This horse was rejected from the lot taken by Count Lagrange last autumn, when he purchased the stable, and was put up for sale, but did not find a bidder at the reserved price. He was afterwards sold to Count Peregaux privately, who having well wintered him, put him under the care of one of our Midi trainers of " olden times," who brought him well enough to the post to beat all his sup- posed superiors of the last season. It is true he got a great ad- vantage at starting, and some of his conquered opponents still declare it a " fluke." The Prix de la Ville de Paris was a very interesting race, not only on account of the Derby favourites en- gaged, but for the attempt of Monarque to give them nearly four stone. They made the old horse favourite nevertheless, but he tired under the weight, and finished a bad third, Potocki and Marville running a flue race home, which Kitchener won by a head only, but cleverly at last, the Ally having run anything but straight. Madame Latache de Fay's Avron pulling off the last race was some consolation for the disappointments of the stable in the previous races, where their three year olds, it will be seen, ran twice second, and once third. The following are de£ ails:— SUNDAY, APRIL 26.— BOURSE of l, 000f, added to a Sweepstakes of lOOf; for three year olds and upwards; weights for age, penal- ties and allowances ; 2,200 metres ( lm 3fur); 7 subs. M Lupin's b c Eelaireur, by Mr Waggs, 4 yrs, 1191b Kitchener 1 Mdme Latache de Fay's br c Marquemont, 3 yrs, 941b.. Abdale 2 Count Morny's b fOdessa. Syrs, 911b Crouch 3 Prince de Beauvau's br c Baron George, 3 yrs, 911b Pratt 0 Count de Lagrange's b f Miss Gladiator, 3 yrs, 911b.. Morrison 0 Betting : 5 to 4 on Eclaireur, who made all the running, and won easily by half a length ; a length between second aud third. PRIX DE L'ADMINISTRATION DES HARAS of 2,000f, added to a Sweepstakes of lOOf; for three year olds ; colts 1081b, fillies 105lb ; once round ( about lm 2fur); 13 subs. Baron Daru's br f Miss Bird, by Don John or Bird- catcher out of Image Rickards 1 M Delamarre's ch c VertrGalant, by The Baron out of Fair Helen Flatman 2 Mdme Latache de Fay's ch f Valna, by Gladiator out of Wirthsehaft Abdale S Count de Lagrange's b f Enchanteresse. by Nunnykirk out of Malibran Spreoty 0 Count Rcederer" s ch c Museum, by Brocardo out of Georgina J. Bains 0 M Reiset's br f Bretagne, by Ion out of Dame Blanche Bartholemew 0 M Lupin's ch c Jaguar, by Caravan out of Zibeline.. Kitchener 0 Prince de Beauvau's cn c Acajon, by Gladiator out of Marcella Clay 0 Count de Prado's bk f Macarena, by Nunnykirk or Gladiatar out of Cassandra Ellam 0 Count de Hedouville's br c Bravo, by Sylvio out of Belle- de- Nuit Osborne 0 M Mosselman's br t Rebisquade, by Ion out of Victorine Watkins 0 Betting : 3 to 1 each agst Yert- Galant and Acajon, 5 to 1 agst Jaguar, and 8 to 1 agst Miss Bird. Valna getting a good start, made play round the first turn, with Bretagne and Acajen iu close attendance. Opposite the Stands, at the far side, Vert- Galant and Jaguar ran through their horses, and carried on the running for the next half mile several lengths in advance, Valna going on third and Miss Bird fourth. At the last turn Acajon was beaten, and iu the straight Jaguar also gave way. At the distance Miss Bird passed Valna, and challenging Vert- Galant, beat him easily at last by two lengths; the same distance be- tween second and third; Enchanteresse was fourth, Jaguar fifth; Bravo, Rebisquade, and Bretagne tailed off, PRIX DU CADRAN of 3,000f, added to a Sweepstakes of 300F; 200f ft, and 150f only if declared ; the second to receive 600f out of the entries; for colts and fillies foaled in 1853; colts 1081b, fillies 1051b ; 2,200 metres ( lm 3fur); 20 subs. Count Perreganse's b c Nat, by Mr Waggs, 1081b J. Abdale 1 Count de la Grange's ch c Trouvere ( late Feaelon), 1081b .. Spreoty 2 Prince de Beauvau's eh f Miss Cath, 1051b Clay 8 Count de Morny's b c Diamant, 1081b Crouch 0 Count de Montgayon's ch 1 Vermeille, 1051b .... Bartholomew 0 M A. Sehickler's ch f Seville. 1051b Rickaids 0 Betting: 6 to 4 agst Miss Cath, 2 to 1 agst Diamant, 5 to 1 agst Nat, 10 to 1 agst Vermeille. After two false starts, caused by the restiveness of Diamant, Nat jumped off with a great lead, Trouvfere. Miss Cath, Diamant, Vermeille, aud Seville following in " Indian file" to the far side, when Diamant rushed to the front, and raced side by side with Nat for about a quarter of a mile, when he gave way, and Miss Cath took his place, TrouvSre and Seville lying a length off. They ran in this order to the turn for home, when Seville died off, and TrouvCre joined Miss Cath; at the distance he beat the mare, but was never able to overhaul Nat, who won easily by two lengths; the same distance between second and third; Diamant a bad fourth; Seville and Vermeille, in the order named, bringing up the rear. PRIX DE LA VILLE DE PARIS of 6,000f, for three year olds and upwards; weights for age, penalties and allowances; entrance 200f; the second to receive two- thirds, and the third one- third of the entrance money; 2,200 metres ( Im 3fur); 12 subs. M Lupin's br c Potocki, by The Baron or Nunny- kirk out of Myszka, 3 yrs, 881b Kitchener 1 Mdme Latache de Fay's br f Marville, 3 yrs, 851b.... G. Pratt 2 Count de Lagrange's b h Monarque, 5 yrs, 1351b .... Spreoty S Count de Blangy's ch f Fleur- des- Loges. 3 yrs, 851b .. C. Pratt 0 M de la Marre's br c Capdeville, 3 yrs, 881b Esling 0 Count de Morny's bk c Biboche, 3 yrs, 881b Crouch 0 M Mosselman's b c Monsieur Henri, 4 yrs, 1151b .... Watkins 0 M Reiset's br c Mandarin, 3 yrs, 881b Dean 0 Betting: 2 to 1 agst Monarque, 3 to 1 agst Potocki, 4 to 1 agst Marville, 6 aua 7 to 1 each agst Biboche, Monsieur Henri, and Capdeville, 8 to 1 agst Mandarin, 10 to 1 agst Fleur- des- Loges. Marville was first off, and made the running for the first half mile with Biboche, Fleur- des- Loges and Mouseur Henri well laid up; opposite the Stand, on the far side, Monarque was brought to the front, Potocki waiting on the old horse, where the pace became a clipper, soon settling Mandarin, Capdeveille, and Biboche; rounding the last turn, Monarque fell back, and Potocki took the lead from Marville, who, swerving as soon as collared, never afterwards got up, and, after a beautiful race home, was beaten by a head; Monarque was a bad third, beaten several lengths, about half a length in advance of Fleur- des- Loges ; Monsieur Henri was fifth, and Biboche sixth; Capde- ville and Mandarin tailed off. PRIX DI BOULOGNE of 2,000f. added to % Sweepstakes of IQO?-. for three year olds and upwards , weight for age ; the winner 1 toast, credit would be given that he did it with great pleasure to be claimed for 7,000f; 3,000 metres ( Im 7fur); 11 subs. [ cheers]. He felt confidence in propping it, at the same time, Madame Latache de Faj's ch c Avron, by Nuncio, .... Abdale 1 Esling 2 Richards 3 , Kitchener 0 , . Watkins 0 .. G. Pratt 0 .. C. Pratt 0 .. Dean 0 4 yrs, 1201b M de Behague's b 0 \ gricole, 3 yrs, 941b Baron Daru's br c Bordeaux, 3 yrs, 941b M Lupin's ch c Tru. jan, 5 yrs, 1291b Mr Mossel- nan's br c Le Monsieur, 4 yrs, 1201b. Count Roederer'a b t'Crinoline, 3 yrs, 911b Prince de Beauvau's ch cThe Abbot, 3 yts, 941b, Mr Reiset's ch c Marounier, 3 yrs, 911b , Betting: 2 to 1 agst Avron, 3 to 1 agst Trajan, and 4 to 1 agst Maronnier. Avron, The Abbot, and Crinoline lay in front for the first quarter of a mile, wheu the latter died off, and Trajan, followed by Le Monsieur, went up. Avron now forced the pace, and breasted the hill with a lead of a couple of lengths, Agricole and Bordeaux improving their positions, whilst Maronnier, The Abbot, and Crinoline fell into the rear; at the distance Trajan was pulled up, having lost a heavy saddls- cloth, and Le Monsieur joining the beaten division, nothing was left but Agricole and Bordeaux with a chance to overtake the leader, who won easilv by two or three lengths, requiring, nevertheless, to be " tapped" 011 the near side of the face all the way home, to prevent him from running out. Agricolo and Bordeaux made a good race for second, won by the former by a head; the rest " nowhere." COURSING. COURSING FIXTURES FOR 1357. MAY. PLACE. COUNTY. JUDQB. MEETING. Wexford (. Open) Ireland Mr Owens 6,7 JUNE. Belleek Ireland Mr Owens 4,5 SEPTEMBER. Biggar ( St Leger, & c).. Lanarkshire .... Mr Nightingale.. 80 Aiol. days OCTOBER. North Union Antrim Mr Oweti3 14,15 Ardrossan Club Ayrshire 15 Belleek Fermanagh Mr Owens 21, 22 Auiesbury Champion .. Wiltshire 19 & fo! days Market VVeighton ( Open) Yorkshire 27& fol days iltcar Club Lancashire 2?, 29 Sheffield Yorkshire Mr R. Boulton .... not fixed, NOVEMBER. Ashdown Park Cham- pion Berkshire 9& fol. daye Caledonian ( St Leger).. Ediliburgh — 17 Cardington Club Bedfordshire 17,13,19 Ardrossan Club Ayrshire 19 Newmarket Champion. Cambridgeshire.. Mr M'George 30 & fol days DECEMBER. MarlboroughChampion. Wiltshire Mr M'George.... 7& fol. days Ardrossan Club Ayrshire 10 — Cardington Club ( Open) 15,16,17,& 18 FEBRUARY, 1? 53. Ardrossan Club Ayrshire 11 SALE OF GREYHOUNDS AT ALDRIDGE'S, ON SATURDAY, APRIL 25. SECOND SEASON DOGS. ~~ ' £ s. d. GUNBOAT, bk w d, bred same as Mr Begbie's Nimrod, but two years younger 10 10 0 ROVER, r w d, by Sam out of Sybil 5 5 0 PASHA, bk d, own brother to Gunboat 1 1 6 FIRST SEASON DOGS. PANMUBE, w r d, by Japhet out of Sir St George Gore's ( after wards Mr Begbie's) Sylvia 21 0 0 GARNET, bk w b, own sister to Bandit 13 13 0 GUM, w r b, pupped in April, by Sam— Mr Begbie'a Fair Helen. 10 10 0 MUSSAHIB, bk d, by Mahout oat of Mcsris 6 6 0 GUNNKH, by Japhet out of Pruth ( sis to Nimrod, Gunboat, < Sfcc). 5 5 0 CANTAB, bk w d, by Stanley out of Moneytaker 380 GOLDFINCH, be b, by Stanley out of Sister to Caledonian 2 13 6 GALLANTRY, bk d, bred same as Gunner 1 11 6 GREYHOUND PRODUCE. At Little Totham, Maldon, Essex, 011 the 6th March, Mr Qui- hampton's black and white bitch Hebe ( sister to Economist), by Richmond out of Mr Swinburne's Ex Liberty, eight whelps to Bedlamite, four dogs and four bitches ( all black). Also at the same place, on the 26th March, Mr Quihamptou's red bitch Nettle, by Hudibras out of Mr Leigh's Carr, nine whelps to Le- gion, two black, two black and white, two red, one fawn, dog puppies; bitches, one red, aud one brindled and white. At Plassy, on the 27th ult, Mr J. M. Harvey's blue ticked bitch Fleda, by True Blue out of Pur- r- r, whelped five pups ( one dead) to his dog Sam, by Traveller out of Tippitywitchet— three black bitches, one black and white dog, and one black and white dog ( dead). At Pilling, near Fleetwood- on- Wire, on the 17th ult, Mr Bous- field's red bitch Blush, by Romulus ( a Colonel dog) outof Sister to Sackcloth, eight puppies to Blucher, by Greenhorn out of Bluelight, two dogs and six bitches; Greenhorn by Brockhole's Blucher out of Sister to Cerito. On the 30th ult, Mr \ V. Blick's black bitch Hopmarket, by Bedlamite out o' Cerito, nine puppies to Larriston, namely, three blue or fawn dogs, one black dog, three blue or fawn bitches, two black bitches ( one since dead). Ou the 9th ult, Bonny Jemmy five puppies to Bounce, by Egypt out of St Agatha, one black dog, one brindled dog, and one black and white dog, one black bitch, aud one whitj and fawn bitch. On the 27th ult, Mr Little's brindled bitch Lizzy, seven pups ( two dogs aud five bitches), one since dead, to Mr W. Marshall's Lord Mayor. Mr Bartholomew's black bitch, winner of the Hainton St Leger and other stakes, was served by Leipsic ( late Lawrence's) on the 29th ult. Mr Geldard's ( Patterdale) fawn bitch Basheen was served by Blackcap on the 14th ult; also Mr Bell's ( Scarborough) black bitch Fly, by Sefton out of Manifesto, on the 20th. At Newchapel, Staffordshire, on the 6th ult, Mr Taylor's white and black bitch Fly, eight puppies ( four dogs and four bitches) by his Dutchman, colours black and white. On the 21th ult, Mr Jones's ( of Crewe) Lily was put to Mr Barker's brindled dog Hector. On the 19th ult, Mr Blanshard's Nimble, eight puppies to Mr Gibson's Caledonian. On the 26th ult, Mr Blanshard's Revel, sister to Barrator, ten puppies to Mr Gibson's Stanley. On the 30th ult, Riot, eight whelps by Barrator, five dogs and three bitches, all black. The Cardington Meeting is postponed uutil the 17th, 18th, and 19th November next. The Cardington Open Meeting will be held on the 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th December. THE CEASE. SALE OF MR HENLEY GREAVES'S HOUNDS. The sales of these hounds took place on Saturday last, by Messrs Tattersall, at Myless Kennels, near Ongar, Essex, when the following prices were realised :— HOUNDS. CM. Lotl. Four couples ; Mr Arkwright 45 2. Four couples ; Mr Josselyn 50 3. Four couples ; Lord Macclesfield 90 4. Four couples ; Mr Josselyn 60 5. Four- and- a- half couples ; Mr Baker 56 G. Four couples; Lord Suffield 67 • 7. Four couples ; Mr F. Villiers 58 8. Four couples; Lord Suffield 100 9. Four couples; Lord Suffield 100 10. Four couples; Hon Mr Duncombe 53 13. RIVAL, 4 yrs, by Belvoir Ranter out of Cheerful ( in whelp to Shiner); Mr Scratton 10 14. GRACEFUL, 6 yrs, by Waterloo out of Gossamer ( in whelp to Beivoir Sparkler): Lord Suffield 15 15. HEEDLESS, 4 yrs, by Lord Fitzwilliam's Hotspur out of Care- less ( in whelp to Lord Fitzwilliam's Ranger) ; Mr Ark- wright, jun 17 16. RACHEL, 4 yrs, by Lord Fitzwilliam's Ruler out of Ransom ( in whelp to Marksman); MrF. Villiers 28 17. REDBOSE, 4 yrs, by Lord Fitzwilliam's Ruler out of Ransom ( in whelp to Render); Mr Morrell 18 18. WILLING, 2 yrs, by Conqueror out of Wishful ( in whelp to Belvoir Lucifer); Mr Scratton 15 19. FRANTIC, 4 yrs, by Belvoir Champion out of Fickle ( in whelp to Belvoir Guider); Lord Suffield 18 20. RACKET, 4 y r « , by Belvoir Ranter out of Cheerful ( in whelp to Lord Fitzwilliam's Ottoman); Mr Arkwright, jun 14 21. REMEDY, 5 yrs, by Lord Fitzwilliam's Ruler out of Cruel ( in whelp to Regent); Lord Suffield 15 22. RARITY, 4 yrs, by Lord Yarborough's Rallywood out of Countess ( in whelp to Hero); Mr Arkwright 16 24. RINGLET, 5 yrs, by Lord Fitzwilliam's Ruler out of Cruel ( with five pups by Marksman); Mr Morrell 18 26. SPRIOHTLY, 4 yrs, by Lord Fitzwilliam's Sportsman out of Cruel ( with six pups by Marksman); Mr Arkwright 18 27, RALLY, 3 yrs, by Lord Yarborough's Reveller out of Vestal - ( with six pups by Marksman); Mr Garth 20 UNENTERED HOUNDS. 29. Four couples; Mr Josselyn 28 80. Four couples ; Mr Josselyn 43 31. Four couples; Mr Garth 51 Four couples ; Mr Lucy 25 33. Four couples ; Mr Lowndes . 34. Three couples ; Mr Lowndes HUNTERS. GS. MARLBOROUGH soo GOLUMPUS ; Mr Morrell ...... 260 SAMSON 200 ADVANCE ; Mr Hill 195 MARIGOLD; Lord Macclesfield 160 ALICE ; Mr A ntony 115 ANTELOPE ; Mr Joiner 110 Isis 100 MIDNIGHT ; Mr Taylor 93 REBECCA 81 GIPSY ; Mr Lennard 80 LADYBIRD 80 MAGNET; Mr Rainsworth.... 77 PARTNER 53 ALL FOURS ; Mr Antony 50 DUCHESS 46 WESTON 43 TRUE BLUE ; Mr Vaetterns.... 38 EMERALD ; Mr Walton 36 TERRY 85 SHERRINGTON ; LdMaccesfield 28 KATHLEEN ; Sir C. Smith 25 Total 2,205 SALE OF HUNTERS AT LIVERPOOL ON THURSDAY LAST. SIR W. W. WYNN'S HUNTERS. REPEALER, bg, 7yrs. VTVID, ch m, 8 yrs ... VIRTUE, ch m, 7 yrs . ALICE, b m, 6 yrs ... CUPID, b g, 5 yrs JOSHUA, b g, 7 yrs ... LOTTERY, bk g 7 yrs ROBIN HOOD, b g, 8 yra . PROFESSOR, br g, 7 yrs.. CRUCIFIX, ch m, 7 yrs .. DEED, b g AMAZON, B m, 7 yrs BETSY, b m, 7 yrs LBINSTEB, b g, 7 yrs POPE, b g, 8 yrs ROMEO, b g, 8 yrs GS. 130 110 PUMPKIN, br g, 6 yrs GS. 34 83 82 24 19 GS. 102 ALICE GREY, gr m 74 BLUECAP, ch g 70 THE STEAMER, grg, 8 yrs. SPANGLE, eh m, 5 yrs CUCKOO, br g, 6 yrs THE SWEEP, bk g, 8 yrs .. POLISH, b m, 7 yrs 36 BURNLEY, b g 30 GOLDEN DROP, ch m, 6 yrs 30 because, when he looked round the room, ke knew it would ba responded to iu such a manner as to make up any deficiency on his part [ loud cheers]. He now gave them " The health of Mr Curteis, and might he long continue master of the East Sussex Foxhounds" [ immense aud prolonged cheering]. The toast was drunk with three times three. Mr CURTEIS, in rising to acknowledge the compliment, was received with reiterated cheering. As soon as it had subsided, he said that if their worthy chairman had experienced diffi- culty in proposing the toast, what must be his difficulty in responding to it [ hear, hear] ? He returned the assem- bly his most sincere thanks for the very handsome man- ner in which they had received the toast; and, in doing this, he expressed the feelings of his heart [ cheers]. He assured them ( to use a very hackneyed phrase) that that was " the proudest moment of his life" [ renewed cheering]. It was really most gratifying to see such au assembly around him; and it proved that foxhunting was a sport iu which they took great delight [ hear, hear]. His friends had taken a great deal of trouble off his hands, and, though he had now been in a capacity to be blamed for three years, he did not take the slightest credit to himself. He had done nothing more than his duty, aud was not aware that he at all deserved thanks at their hands [ yes, yes]. He hoped he had done his duty in a straightforward manner to everybody, aud they might rest assured that he would continue to do it [ hear, hear]. He was glad they carried some of the landowners with them, and felt sure that, as he had al- ways been a favourite with the tenant- farmers, they would carry them along with them [ cheers]. True, there were difficulties ia hunting a subscription pack ; in fact, few worthy gentlemen would undertake the task [ hear, hear]. Thank God, he was blessed with a temper which he could keep sometimes, and lie thanked them for not trying his patience too much [ cheers and laughter]. They had done very well so far, and he had no doubt they should progress [ hear, hear]. As to the exchequer, that was rather a minor affair [ cheers]. At the same time he admitted that he could not hunt the East Sussex Foxhounds out of his own pocket; if he were in a position to do so, the faces which he saw round about that table would at once induce him to do it; but if they would put their money down he would do the best he could for tliem [ cheers], Aud he saw the faces of some round about that table who had said " Don't be afraid of the want of support. In the time of need call upon us, and we will support you outright" [ cheers]. That was the sort of thing he liked [ hear, hear] . Those who had said so knew to whom he was alluding, and those who had not said so knew he was not alluding to them [ cheers and laughter]. Now he was not complaining of the waut of subscriptions this year. He knew the gentlemen of East Sussex, and a< once said, " I want uo guarantee; I know they will come to the scratch " [ loud cheers]. If they met him in that spirit, he would meet them half way [ renewed cheering]. He should no longer trespass on their time, but again thank'them for the honour they had done him in assembling there that day, and assure them that he should never forget their kindness. He hoped the hunt would be supported, aud increase in prosperity [ cheers]. A number of other toasts followed. During the evening several excellent songs were given by Mr Smith, of Catherham, who sang with more than his usual taste and vigour. Mr E. Hilder, Mr Taver- ner, Dr Cook, Mr Cane, and Mr Burgess also favoured the meet- ing with a good selection of songs. THE ATHERST0NE ( MR SELBY LOWNDES') HOUNDS. MR EDITOR : My object in addressing you on the above sub- ject is with reference to the scarcity of foxes in the woodland part of this hunt, and to hope that next season a reformation may take place in the minds of those gentlemen who own the covers, and who allow their keepers to destroy foxes wholesale. The cases are, I imagine, isolated ; but it is currently reported that in the covers of one gentleman ( anex- M. P) sixteen foxes were destroyed last season, und that the keepers of another gen- tleman ( a present M. P.) do not allow a fox to live if they can possibly avoid it. If gentlemen gave instructions to their keepers that a fox must invariably be found when their covers were drawn, or instant dismissal would be the consequence, there would not be any fear of a scarcity of foxes or game, and they would have the heartfelt pleasure of knowiug they had been the cause of giving health, happiness, and enjoyment to hundreds of their friends and neighbours. Surely, sir, the selfish feeling of slaughtering game wholesale like barn- door fowls, and sendingit to the game dealers to helptopay " Xs" cannot exist in theirminds for more than one season, and therefore let us trust that in future more manly and charitable feelings may have the precedence. The last time I saw the first- mentioned covers drawn I found three traps set, large enough to hold a donkey— 110 doubt many others escaped my observation— so there is every reason to sup- pose that the report I have mentioned is based on truth. Many gentlemen who own adjacent covers do all in their power to preserve foxes, and I am quite sure they are well seconded by that ever to be admired body of men, " the British farmers," but their efforts are almost rendered futile by the wholesale slaughter I have alluded to. The importance of this subject will, I trust, excuse my trespassing so much on your good nature in asking you to insert the above in your next publication, and I beg to subscribe myself— Yours, & c, A SPORTSMAN. April 29,1857. PS. I enclose you my card. THE SPRING HILL HARRIERS. MR EDITOR : Whether it was owing to the stimulus contained in the late letter of your correspondent " Jethro," or to other causes, I cannot pretend to say, but, unquestionably, the mem- bers of the Spring Hill Hunt who met at Doneen Bridge, on Thursday last, rode as if each individual was determined to win for himself a " place" in Bell's Life on the following Saturday. The locality is marked by a deep glen, whose sides approach very Hear the perpeudicular, or what, in common parlance, would be termed " likethe roof of a house." These sides are moreover embroidered " with mudd^ holes and ugly gaps, which come under the general denomination of " cross places;" a larch plantat-' on crowns the southern height, and a brawling stream runs at the bottom of the glen, " The roaring torrent was deep and wide, But soon the clarion's voice replied Excelsior." A hare was soon started, and the gallant horsemen, about twenty in number, including Wigmore, of Ballynona; O'Cal- laghan, of Cahirdaggau; the Barrys of Dundellerick, Barrys Lodge and Middleton, Woodley, Beamish, Sheehy, the Wake- hams, Martins, & c, & c, & c; attacked the steep ascent. Brian Sheehy led the van 011 his handsome chesnut, followed at respectful intervals by Captain O'Brien and Colonel Beamish, but the dogs were too fast for the nags; the best of horses and riders could make 110 play, either up or down the ravine, and James Martin, seeing how the land lay, judiciously sounded his new sonorous horn, and called off the hounds, trans- ferring their services to fairer ground in the direction of Lis- goold. A " soho" soon rewarded us here, and, straightforward, fencing began in right earnest, for the pace did not admit of cir- cumlocution, and shirking would not answer. Warren's big ditch ( Anglice bank) said to be the largest fence in the country, reduced the impetuosity of some aspirants, who thought it more prudent to lead than ride, but I need scarcely tell you that Joe Martin was not one of these, and it was a pretty sight to see this veteran dispose of the rasper in two bounds. A cold wind now swept off the scent, and brought a capital day's hunting to a close, but we finish the season on Thursday at Dundellerick, of which I hope to give you good tidings in my next.— Yours, & c, Cork, April 27,1857. ONE OF THE HUNT. HAMPSHIRE HUNT. On Monday last a dinner was given to E. Tredcroft, Esq, the respected master of this hunt, at the Swan Hotel, Alton, when many of the members and gentlemen residing iu the neighbour- hood attended. Edward Knight, Esq, of Chawton House, kindly presided, the vice- chair being ably filled by Mr G. Smith, of Cole- more. W. B. Beach, Esq, aud G. Sclater, Esq, the new mem- bers for North Hants, were present, also Col Carleton, Col Fleming, and several officers from Aldershott; J. James, — Yates, — Blount, W. P. Snell, H. Hall, N. Higinbotham, H. Wheeler, F. Bailey, C. Collis, Esqs, & c, & c. Excuses were re- ceived from others who were prevented from attending by pre- vious engagements. Ample justice having been done to the dinner, and the health of ner Majesty and the other usual loyal and patriotic toasts drunk, the chairman proposed the health of the worthy Master of the H. H., which was received with most hearty cheers. Thanks having been returned, the healths of the members for North Hants and Col Carleton followed in succes- sion, all being warmly received and duly acknowledged. Speeches and songs enlivened the evening. The chairman and vice vacated their seats about eleven o'clock, and were warmly cheered on leaving; their places were taken by the Master and Col Fleming, and the remainder of the evening was spent in great harmony. Much praise was given to the worthy host, R. Madgwick, for the handsome manner iu which the dinner was served, the excellent quality of the wines, and the good taste displayed in all the arrangements. NORTH WARWICKSHIRE" HUNT. A meeting of gentlemen interested in this Hunt took place at the Crown Hotel, Leamington, on Wednesday last— Mr Haddon in the chair— when it was urged that it would be advisable for the inhabitants to continue the subscription of £ 200 towards the £ 1,600 required for the support of the establishment. After some discussion, it was resolved that means ought to be taken to raise the required sum, and the meeting was adjourned for the purpose of making the necessary arrangements to canvass for subscriptions. THE LINLITHGOW AND STIRLINGSHIRE FOX- HOUNDS. MR EDITOR : These hounds had last week a brilliant finish to their season. Tuesday, 21st ult: They met at Castlecraig, found immediately a gallaut fox, who gave them a line hill run of 35 minutes, without a check, and killed. THURSDAY, APRIL 23.— The meet was Lee Castle. After a beau- tiful hunting run of four hours, mostly woodland, he was run into in the open. Much credit is due to Purslow and his pack for the manner in which they stuck to their hunted fox, there being, thanks to Veitch, the keeper, an excellent show of foxes. SATURDAY, 25.— Stonebyres. A very large field, it being the last day of the season. Drew it blank ; trotted on to Stone- hill ; no sooner in covert than the shrill note of Hercules pro- claimed it to be all right. After rattling him once through the large wood, he took straight over the open for Douglas Castle— the hounds being on such terms with him, he was obliged to leave this stronghold, and there was nothing for it but to retrace his steps to Stouehill, where he got to ground in an old quarry. Time 20 minutes— pace very severe throughout.— Yours, & c, Lanark, Tuesday evening. A WELL- WISHER. The F. B. H. ( Mr W. Williams's) will meet on Tuesday at Penwarne, and Saturday at Helston, at half- past ten. THE NEW PARLIAMENT. SPLENDID BANQUET TO H. M. CURTEIS, ESQ, MASTER OF THE EAST SUSSEX FOXHOUNDS. The supporters of the East Sussex Foxhounds gave a splendid banquet to the master, H. M. Curteis, Esq, at the George Hotel, Rye, on Thursday evening last, in acknowledgment of his gentlemanly and sportsmanlike conduct since he took charge of the kennels. Sir Architel Ashburnham, Bart, pre- sided, and was supported on his right and left by H. M. Curteis, Esq ( the guest of the evening); W. Hoad, Esq ( Mayor of Rye); T. Pix, Esq; Tilden Smith, Esq; E. Cane, Esq; F. Webster, Esq ( tlie secretary), & c, & c. The vice- chairs were filled by E. N. Daws, Esq, and S. Burgess, Esq, who were also well supported. The usual loyal and complimentary toasts having been given, the chairman rose, and said he had to call upon them to charge their glasses, for he was about to propose the toast of the evening [ cheers]. He was about to give them " The Health of his friend Mr Curteis, Master of the East Sussex Foxhounds" [ loud cheers]. They were all much indebted to Mr Curteis for the manner in which he had acted in their behalf during the last three years [ hear, hear]. He contended that sporting men of any country were much indebted to the gentleman who took the management of a subscription pack of hounds [ hear, hear], because it was not altogether the most thankful office, and there was a great deal of work to do and a great many dis- agreeable opinions to combat, particularly in a new country [ hear, hear]. He might say that, though the Hunt was only four years old, yet many of those difficulties had been overcome, and they had got " the right man in the right place" [ loud cheers]. They were deeply indebted to Mr Curteis because he came forward at a time when the East Sussex Foxhunt was under a cloud of difficulties, and if he had not done so, he ( the chairman) thought that it would at the present time have been among the bygones [ cheers and laughter]. He did not know any other man they could have got [ hear, hear] : and now that they had got a good man,, the best thing they could do was to keep him, and do everything in their power to support him [ loud cheers]. He felt sorry the subscription list did not come up to the mark, but hoped that by another year they would make all square [ cheers]. Considering the amount of subscriptions, Mr Curteis had given them good sport, and at the end of the season " an extra day and a fortnight" [ loud cheers]. This was more than they could expect, and he considered that few masters stood as well with the landowners as Mr Curteis did [ hear, hear]. And, so far as the tenant- farmers were con- cerned, he contended that the East Sussex Foxhunt was a tenant- farmers' hunt [ cheers]. The hunt could do nothing without them, and it was mainly through their support that it had been carried on [ loud cheers]. He was so toad an orator that he wished the duty of proposing this toast had fallen into abler hands [ no, no]; but Mr. Curteis knew him well enough, ana that, however short he might Ml ia pvoposve? th?- THE ELECTION OF SPEAKER. The first session of the fifth Parliament during the reign of her present Majesty was opened 011 Thursday. But little pomp and circumstance, however, mirked the inaugural sitting of the reconstituted Legislature ; aud by anv hut a sober- minded and eminently practical people so remark'& Li. au absence of glit- tering pageantry and splendid forms wefijd^ e regarded as singu- larly out of keeping with the strong and anxious national interest which such an occasion could jiot fail to awaken. Irrespective of the recentness of the laie happy event in the royal household, it is not in accordance with geuera'l usage forthe Sovereign to atteud in person at the first sitting of a new Parlia- ment. The election of Speaker for the House of Commons, the swearing in of members in both chambers, aud a fow other pre- liminaries incidental to the reconstitution of the two assemblies — a process which usually occupies a week— have to precede the delivery of the Queen's Speech ; previous to which, of course, no business of any importance is transacted. At two o'clock the Lords Commissioners attended in the House of Lords, and the Commons having been summoned, The LORD CHANCELLOR then said: My Lords and Gentlemen: I have it in command from her Majesty to let you know that, as soon as the members of both houses shall have been sworn, the cause of the calling of this Parliament together will be declared; and, it being necessary that a Speaker of the House of Commons should be first chosen, it is her Majesty's pleasure that you, gentlemen of the House of Commons, should repair to the place where you are to sit, and there proceed to the appointment of some proper person to be your Speaker, and that you should ap- pear here to- morr « w at two o'clock, and then present the per- son whom you shall so choose for her Maj esty's royal approbation. The Commons then withdrew to their own chamber in obe- dience to this mandate. The Royal Commissioners also tempo- rarily retired to disrobe, and on their reappearance the Lord Chancellor alone occupied the woolsack. The house was then occupied for some time in " swearing in." In the Commons the members begin to assemble soon after one o'clock. There was a large attendance of the new members. Unknown faces met tbe eye in every direction, but the greatest change was observable below the gangway on the Ministerial side. The seats lately filled by Mr Cobden, Mr Bright, Mr Gibson, Mr Layard, Mr Rouudell Palmer, Mr R Phillimore, and others, were occupied by iiou gentlemen whose names are not to be found in Bod. Nearly all the metropolitan members were iu their places, but they di < 1 not avail themselves of the privilege accorded to them upon the assembling of a new Parliament, viz, that of sitting upon the Treasury bench. While waiting for the arrival of Black Rod lion gentlemen moved about the house, shaking hands aud exchanging congratulations. The floor was crowded with members engaged in conversation, and not unfre- queutly the hum of their voices swelled into shouts of laughter. But the members took their seats, and all noise ceased when the Deputy- Usher of the Black Rod was announced with a message from the Lords.; The Commons then went to the House of Lords, and on their return Lord Palmerston entered the house, aud was loudly cheered. Lord H. VANE then rose, aud proposed Mr Evelyn Denison, the member for North Nottinghamshire, as the new speaker. Ihe noble lord described the onerous character of the duties de- volving upon the official director of their debates, and for whose performance there was required a rare combination of qualities. After referring in a tone of warm eulogy to the eminent ser- vices of Mr Shaw Lefevre, he expressed his conviction that Mr Demson would prove a fit successor to the office, and briefly sketched the parliamentary career of that honourable member as affording grounds to believe that the selection would be ap- propriate and successful. Mr TnoRNELY seconded the proposition. The qualities ne- cessary in a good speaker were experience, patituce, firmness, and impartiality. Ail of these he believed that Mr Denisou pos- sessed, 1: 1 addition to great industry and tact in the transaction of that vast amount of private business which was annually in- creasing 111 magnitude aud importance. The hon member'took the opportunity to suggest some improvements in the conduct 4eJiates' recommending especially the abbreviation of speeches, and the earlier commencement of important discussions. No other candidate being proposed, the resolution was carried unanimously, Mr E. DENISON, speaking from his place in the house, briefly returned his acknowledgments for the honour conferred upon him. He recognised the importance of the duties he was called upon to assume, but although conscious of many deficiencies in ability, promised to dedicate whatever talents and faculties he possessed to the service of the House of Commons. The Speaker was then conducted by his proposer and seconder to the chair, and took his seat after another expression of gratitude and devotion to the house. Lord PALMERSTON congtatulated the right hon gentleman on his elevation, and the house generally upon their judicious selection of a Speaker. He felt assured that the choice they had made was approved by the members of every party. A1/ ^ A1F0Lr" speaking, as he said, in the accidental absence of Mr Disraeli, in tke name of his party, intimated their unani- mous approval of the new Speaker. Ou the motion of Lord PALMERSTON, the house adjourned at three o'clock until two on Fridav, when the ceremony of swearing in new members was proceeded with. CITY INTELLIGENCE. THE DRAMA. ESD AVAE4NT^ N^ FTDRE- 7°- u., Tues, day' SignerGiuglitii AP* ea. . d as Arturp 111 I Puntam," and. if Dossible. nr, hi « vii DEATH OF THE DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER. We deeply regret to announce that her Royal Highness the Duchess of Gloucester expired at 15 minutes past five o'clock 011 Thursday morning, at Gloucester House, Piccadilly. The fol- lowing is the official bulletin announcing the event:— " Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Gloucester expired, without suffering, at a quarter after five o'clock this morning. " FRANCIS HAWKINS, M. D. " April 30,1857." EDWARD H. HILLS, M. D. The deceased duchess was the Princess Mary, fourth daughter of King George the Third. She was born on the 25th of April, 1776, and consequently entered her 81st year on Saturday week. She was married on the 22d July, 1816, to her cousin, Prince William Frederick Duke of Gloucester aud Edinburgh, nephew of King George the Tt. ird. The Duke of Gloucester died with- out issue in 1834. Shortly after eight o'clock on Thursday morning her Majesty's Lord Chamberlain arrived at Gloucester House, when orders were issued to her Majesty's upholsterers, Messrs Banting and Son, of St James's- street, Piccadilly, for the necessary arrange- ments for her royal liighness's funeral. In accordance with the desire of the late duchess, the funeral proceedings will be conducted in a comparatively private man- ner, with the exception of the presence of a detachment of the Life Guards to escort the funeral cortege to the terminus of the Great Western, Paddington. Nothing beyond the ordinary display observable at the funeral of a private individual will take place. Orders were received on Thursday morning at Windsor for the opening of the royal mausoleum in St George's Chapel. The remains of the illustrious deceased will be placed by the side of her royal husband. The bells of the numerous churches in the metropolis tolled during the day, and at the royal churches the bells rang muffled peals. The tradesmen at the West End had their shops partially closed out of respect to the memory of her late royal highness, whose private virtues and many charities endered her to persons in every rank of life. The theatres and Operas were also closed, and will be again closed on the evening of the funeral of her royal highness. O wing to the near approach of the monthly settlement, tha ! speculative transactions in the English securities during the as Arturo 111 " 1 Puritani," and, " if possible achieved past week have been limited, but owing to the unsettled aspect J£ f? 111 ' j L, a Favorita." His first aria, " A te, 0 of our financial relations, the depression at Paris, & c, the Bears ? ni^' toend withaYeiVdin^ hl?' 1^ aUd rel> lfe lrT bi* ia* have not retraced taeir steps, and thev have been benefited bv mJ t ess; that ST^ W? the listener, se- PARTRIDGE SHOOTING.— THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE SHOOTING SEASON. Mr Editor: I read with some alarm in your columns, a short time ago, that the " Bishop of Bond- street" was endeavouring, through his parliamentary friends ( and we all know that they are numerous), to get the shooting season postponed from the lst of September to the 14th. Now, sir, this would, no doubt, be a great boon to those favourites of fortune who are enabled every year to enjoy the exciting sport of grouse shooting, and who desire, when weary of that pleasure, to return to their well- preserved manors; but to the mil- lion, I venture to say that the alteration would prove most disastrous, as I hope to convince you, and satisfy his reverence. It is notorious that a late harvest is always favourable to the poacher, and the change from the lst September to the 14th, would, of course, have the effect of making every season favour- able to the sportsman's enemies. Then, in early harvests, most of the stubbles would be ploughed up by the 14th; for the system of husbandry is now so altered, that farmers invariably commence this operation as soon as possible, and, when once this is done, what chance of sport has a man, in a heavy land country, where turnip fields are " few and far between." The venerable and tender- hearted bishop will probably exclaim, " Ah ! but it will prevent the squeakers being destroyed," to which I, with due humility, reply, " No sportsman ever intentionally kills a squeaker, and I have always found those little birds eat remarkably well in October and November." If the right reverend prelate really wishes to confer a benefit on man- kind in general and on the sportsman in particular, as well as check crime and put a stop to the fearful encounters between gamekeepers and poachers, he will set to work and get an act passed to regulate the sale of game. In it let the police be empowered to call upoa the dealers to produce all the game they have in their possession, with certificates dated and signed by the persons from whom they were obtained, and for every head of game that the dealer was unable thus to account for, let a fine of five shillings be imposed upon him for the- first offence, and ten shillings a head for the second, without any power for the magistrates to mitigate it. I have taken the opinion of a man who understands netting and snaring as well as most people, and on hearing the above suggested measure, he © xclaimed, " Ab, sir ! that - 0 would put an end to poaching." Some very particular old " an extra day and a fortnight" [ loud cheers]. This was more gentlemen might object to the proposed law on the ground 1.1 1,1 . i- 1.1. n1!/ .!•/. 1] tlmt + 7.117 mnofnvQ { to ,>< r iin, li.' tn. i'X1 Vint t ': lt 1G vm* v ftfl. silv fl11 ^ WPTfMl of its being inquisitorial, but tkat is very easily answered by saying that tbe power is not greater than that which every exciseman has under the excise laws. The Bishop, however, knows well how to overcome any little difficulty of this kind, and when once the bill had passed he would have the satisfaction of hearing it called " the Bishop's Act," as his other little piece of legislation is styled. As . steps, and they have been benefited by a further decline of about | per cent. Money ou the Stock Exchange has been worth 7 or 8 per ceut, but it is now easier. Yesterday being the lst of May, the Stock Exchange was, as usual, closed. On Thursday the closing prices of Consols were ^ J for money, 02 Jf for May, and 931 I for the J une account. Other Lnglisn securities have been heavy. The latest prices on Friday afternoon of the English Funds Bank Stock, 212i 14 Long Annuities, 1859, India Bonds, ( under 9s dis. India Stock Account, 222 Consols for Ac jouut, i 3- 16 £ 1,000), Reduced Annuities, 9111 Cousels, 92f| New Three per Cents, 91| | Exchequer Bills ( March) 2s dis to 1 pm, ( J une) 3s to 5s dis. Foreign Stocks have been chiefly influenced bv the settlement ot the Account, which, with the exception of the failure of au operator in Turkish, French shares, & c, has beeu satisfactorily completed. Turkish Six per Cents have beeu most affected, the decline being If per cent. The Four per Cents have ruled dull, and also most of the other European Securities. Spanish, how- ever, have been firmer. Mexican, and most of the South Ame- rican Securities have been quiet, but at a slight decline. The latest prices of the Foreign Funds on Friday afternoon were:— Belgian, 93 100 Brazilian, lOOj Buenos Ayres Account, 85 Chilian, 102 3 Equador, 14 15 Grenada, 21 3 Mexican Account, 23J Peruvian, 77 9 Portuguese Three per Cents, • Russian, 104106 [ Sardinian, 90 2 | Spanish Three per Cents, 41 * : Ditto New Deferred, 25 ; Ditto Passive, 54 6 j Turkish Six per Cents, 92| | Ditto Four per Cents, 100 Venezuela, 36 7 Dutch Two- and- a- Half Cents, 65 Ditto Four per Cents 97f per During the past week the Railway Share Market has fully svm- pataised with the depressiou in the English Funds, and'the dealings have been very limited in some instances, at a marked decline IU values. Great Northern, Great Western, North Western, South Western, and Norfolk are about £ l lower, Midland aud North Eastern ( Berwick) £ 1 10s, and Lancashire and Yorkshire, and South Eastern about £ 2; subsequently, however, upon the settlement of the account being completed, prices showed a slight improvement. The French and Canadian Lines have been inactive, and generally at reduced quotations. Paris and Lyons have been declared about £ i, Northern of Prance £ 1, Southern of France 5s, Grand Trunk of Canada and Great Western of Canada have improved. British, Foreign, and Colonial Mining Shares have been inactive, at about previous quotations. Joint- Stock Bank Shares have been dull,' Bank of Australia, Bank of London, Oriental Bank, aud Union of Aus- tralia, have realised about previous rates. In the Miscellaneous undertakings there is little change to report, the transactions having been very limited. WEST INDIA MAIL. The Magdalena arrived at Southampton on Friday. The latest dates by the Magdalena are— Sauta Martha, April 9 ; Tampico March 31; Vera Cruz, April 4 ; Grey Town, 2 ; Colon, 9; Ha- vana, 9 ; Demerara, 9; Trinidad, 9 ; Carthagena, 9 ; Jamaica, 10; Grenada, 10; Barbadoes, II; Jacmel, 12: Antigua, 13 ; St Kitts, 13 ; Nevis, 13 ; Moutserrat, 13 ; Porto Rico, 14 ; St. cured his position for the evening. The steadiness of his recita- h » t waf. srefreshing to hear; for it is one of his peculiari es that all he utters bear* a value, and that no part of his perform- ance can be heedlessly passed over. By ^ me vocalists the romaHza sung in the first instance by Elvha is omitted stgno? Giuglim not on[ y retained it, but the perfect manner in which he executed it, and the intense expression of which he made it the vehicle, gained for it the rare honour of au encore. With the unanimous request of the audience he at once complied al- though there was hard work to come in the duet, which is a most formidable strain on the upper part of the voice The ex- quisite adagio " Ella p tremsnte," which is almost identified with the name of Rubim, came as the culminating point to the rest, and the dramatic fo: ce with which he hurled the words Anime barbare" at the surrounding soldiers, was a most com- plete refutation of au opinion, sometimes expressed that he is incapable of the highest flights of passion. Mademoiselle Orto- lant, who had been expected from the commencement of the season, made her debut as Elvira. She was evidently nervous on her entrance, and her voice, which is a pure soprano, of some- what thin quality, was not at first quite satisfactory • but in the polacca she showed a marvellous facility of execution espe- cially in the second verse, which she embellished with entirely new variations, displaying at once the extensive range of her voice in the upper region, and her command over its resources Site will probably do good service as a vocalist of the Persiani school, who has been most assiduous in the cultivation of her art. Belletti was Gennaro, aud Beneventauo Ricardo, and hey gave the fain ous duet with great spirit. ROYAL ITALIAN OPERA.— At this house, on Tuesdav " La Favorita" was produced, Grisiand Mario sustaining the princi- pal characters. Nothing in its way can be finer than the last j act of La Favorita," aud never were its beauties, histrionic aud musical, revealed with more perfect success than by the Leonora and Fernando of Tuesday night. The pathetic, roman- tic, and, before all, truly natural performance of Grisi aud Ma- rio in this exquisitely touching sceue, has been so frequently described, that to follow it in detail would be to go over old and beaten ground to little purpose. The romanza, " Angiol d'amore," sung with a vocal purity and a fervour of expression not to be excelled, obtained for Mario an encore so spontaneous that he was coLhpelled to repeat it. The acting of Grisi was be- yond praise. Points out of number might be singled out for eulogy; but we must be satisfied to mention the exclamation, " Quai voce ? e lui!" where the penitent Leonora hears the voice of Ferdiuaudo within the precincts of the church, just at the instant of his taking the irrevocable vow. The mental pros- tration that ensues, the manner in which she crawls along the stage, until she sinks exhausted at the foot of the cross, aud last, not least, the rapture with which she listens to the avowal of her forgiving husband, who loves her in spite of himself, and forgets her dishonour in his ungovernable passiou — one aud all of which were as incomparable as ever. The death was most affecting, aud the more so from the entire absence of exaggerated gesture and demeanour that characterised its deli- neation. Mario was in every way worthy of his gifted partner, his acting being quite on a par with his singing, which, from the very first scene— where the graceful air, " Un angelo" occurs was in his best and most finished style. Siguor Graziani, as King Alphonso, was less regal than vocal, his chief claim to con- sideration being the expressive manner iu which he sang the romance, " A tauto amor." The execution generally was admi- rable, and the curtain fell amid unanimous plaudits and a hearty Thomas, 15. A melancholy accident occurred at St Tnomas, by recall for Grisi and Mario, the members of the orchestra with- which the third officer of the Magdalena ( Mr Bushman) and out exception, joining the audience in the demonstration, three sailors were drowned. The party named, with three other seamen, went ashore iu the lifeboat for sand for the ship's use, and on returning the boat suuk, owing to being loaded too deeply. Three of the seamen reached the shore. The intelli- '- ence from Jamaica is of a very uninteresting character. The weather has improved, and refreshing showers of rain have fallen. The island is generally healthy. The weather at Barbadoes has been very close, with scarcely a single shower for the past fortuieht. Intelligence from Grenada states that a glorious change has taken place in the weather in favour of the sugar- planters, and more sugar has been probably turned out the last fortnight, than during the whole of the crop- time before. There is very little of general interest in the local occurrences of the past fortnight. The Southern Mail arrived at Panama on the ever> ing of the 6th ult. Dates from Valparaiso are to March 15. Several arrests have been made by order of the Government on the charge of an endeavour to get up a revolutionary movement. Business has been steady, but not so active as at the date of last report. The markets are generally well stocked. From Peru we learn that Admiral Bruce, on hearing of the attack made ou the steam- ship New Granada by the Peruvian revolutionary ships Loa and Tumbes, sent her Majesty's ship Pearl to seize them, and the three ships were seen in company jn their way to Callao. PRINCE ALFRED.- Prince Alfred, who left Geneva, where he has passed the winter, on the 18th of April, arrived at Gotha on the 26th, on a visit to his uncle aud aunt, the reigning Duke and Duchess of Saxe Coburg, and to his grandmother the Dowager Duchess, After a stay of a fortnight at Gotha and Coburg, his royal highness will continue his journey to England, where he is expected to arrive about the 20th iustant. DEATH OE LIEUTENANT DE MONTEORD, 21ST FUSILIERS.— This respected young officer, after several months' suffering, expired on Saturday night week, at the barracks in Dublin, sur- rounded by several members of his family, many of whom have beeu constantly in attendance upon him since he met with the melancholy accident which has produced his death. It will be recollected that Mr De Moutford, when attending a race meet- ing at Clonkelly, near Dublin, so far back as the month ® f June last, consented to ride a race, and, when taking a preliminary gallop, was thrown from the auimal with much violence, and sustained severe injury of the spinal column. Mr De Montford was immediately conveyed in a carriage to his quarters at the barracks, which is less than half a mile from the race course, where he remained confined to bed until his death. The symp- toms exhibited by the lamented gentleman from the first mo- ment were unfavourable, and there was every reason to appre- hend that the event would be attended with fatal effects, there- fore his death has beeu expected for some months. An inquest was held on Monday before George Heenan, Esq, coroner, and a respectable jury, at the military barracks, on view of the body. Verdict— Accidental Death. CRIM CON.— ANOTHER CASE EOR HEAVY DAMAGES.— In the Secondaries court, ou Friday, a writ of inquiry was held in the case of Smith v Dutertre, to assess the damages in an action brought in one of the superior courts against the defendant for having had criminal conversation with the wife of plaintiff. The damages were laid at £ 3,000. The defendant had suffered judgment to go by default, and did not now appear.— Mr White, Q. C., with whom was Mr Holland, stated the case at great length. The plaintiff was the son of a gentleman of property, who lived at Bankfleld, near Ulverstone, and in 1853 was married to Julia, the daughter of a gentleman named Hill, they both being about twenty- one years of age, and their union was en- tirely one of affection— they passed a considerable portion of t heir time in visiting on the Continent, aud their friends in England, and the terms upon which they lived were of the happiest kind. The learned counsel traced their career month by month, down to December, 1856, at which time the plaintiff was at Liver- pool, transacting matters relating to a trust created under his father's will, he being then deceased. On the 4th of that month he was astounded at receiving a telegraphic message from Wey- mouth, to the effect that his wife had left the residence of her sister, the wife of a clergyman there, where she had been stay- ing during his absence, on the excuse that she was about to meet Mr Smith at Liverpool. The telegraph message was, " Julia left here on Thursday for Liverpool— has she arrived ?" and, as he had not arranged for her to come to him, nor had heard anything of her, he instantly started off to Weymouth, but not the least trace could be found of her. Subsequently it was ascertained that she had takeii the train to Southampton, where she arrived on the 4th, and was met there by the defendant, whom she kissed the moment she stepped out of the carriage. They went to Radley's Hotel, where they remained some hours, and then started off to Folkestone, crossed over to Calais, and proceeded at once to Paris, where they were now living, at No. 37, Rue Luxembourg. The plaintiff had, while at Dinan, in France, in one of his tours with his wife, made the acquaintance of M Theodore Dutertre, the fa- ther of Leopold Dutertre, the defendant in this action. Between plaintiff and defendant there had existed an acquaintance, and they frequently went out fishing, yachting, & c, together, and in August, 1856, there could be no doubt that he planned the scheme by which he eventually succeeded in seducing his friend's wife, aud that her subsequent elopement was then agreed upon and arranged. Defendant arrived at Southampton on the lst of December, and he regularly went to the station, watching the trains as if he expected some one; and on the 4th, Mrs Smith arrived there as before stated. The plaintiff was qualifying for the bar when this matter was discovered, and up to the last moment of their living together there was not appa- rently the least relaxation of that affection and happiness which it had been the pride and pleasure of their friends to see subsist between them from the time of tlieir marriage. The learned counsel then called witnesses, who proved the case as above stated.— The jury, after the learned secondary had summed up, assessed the damages at £ 3,000. BRITISH MUSEUM.— On Wednesday the British Museum was closed for the spring vacation, till Friday, the 8th of May, when the hours of admission on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays will be extended from nine till six, and on Saturdays the Mu- seum will be opened from two till six in the afternoon. ST JAMES'S, CLERKENWELL.— On Monday, at a vestry con- vened by Churchwarden Jones, the Rev R. Maguire was once more elected minister of this parish , t his time without protest or poll. The rev gentleman's induction may now te expected immediately. ETON COLLEGE.— By the marriage of the Rev G. M. D. Mathias, fellow of King's College, Cambridge, a vacancy occurs in that society, which will b » flikd up by the removal of the captain of Eton School to King's College. The fortunate gentleman is Mr Moaley, the elder, who has been " sent up for good" at Eton, for composition, twelve times, and has been placed in the select list far- the Newcastle scholarship. ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE AT BRISTOL.— On Mon- day morning an Irish labourer, named John Cooney, residing in C> ~\ Ti/> V » CIAVC " Rmufril ont NN at oicbr fiVlnrk AS POLICE INTELLIGENCE. ABDUCTION OE A JEWISH GIRL.— At Marlborough- street, on Thursday, Captain Erlam appeared upon remand to answer a charge of carrying off a young Jewish girl, named Rose Goodman, under sixteen years of age, a daughter of Goody Levy.— Mr Mor- gan was for the accused; Mr Lewis, of Ely- place, for the prose- cution.— Mr Lewis said that on the last occasion it was stated that the girl was sixteen in October, but she was only fifteen, consequently but fourteen years and eleven months old when taken away. He would prove this by the evidence of the father. He could not produce the registry, as Jewish persons were not registered.— Rose Goodman stated that she met Captain Eslam by appointment in the Haymarket, and was placed in a brougham that was in waiting. She took no clothes, but clothes were provided by Captain Eslam, and given to her at Amiens, the first place they stopped at.— Cross- examined by Mr Morgan: Her father came toOstendto receive her. She dined with her father aud Captain Eslam at Ostend. Her father aud Captain Eslam drank together. She did not know whether her father and Captain Eslam parted friends and shook hands. She heard her father say if Captain Eslam came to England he would give him into custody. She told Captain Eslam she was not six- teen, aud when on the Continent Capt Eslam gave a dinner to celebrate her sixteenth year. She believed then she was sixteen, from what her mother had told her. Captain Eslam had after- wards told her he had been separated from his wife for fifteen years.— Mr Bingham said it was not necessary to go into extra- neous matters. The question to decide was this— was the girl under sixteen at the time she was taken away from home ? it being an offence to take away a girl under sixteen.— Abraham Levy Goodman, father of Rose Goodman, proved that his daugh- ter was not yet sixteen, that she left home without his know- ledge or consent, in August last. After the elopement of his daughter his wife received a letter from Capt Eslam. The letter was as follows:—" Madam: By desire of my wife, combined with my own sense of a duty Iowe to you, I send a few lines to beg that you will not be under any anxiety on behalf of your daughter, who, you may fully depend, is under the protection of a husband most devotedly attached to her, and whose study will be through life to promote her happiness and welfare. Family circum- stances render it highly necessary that our marriage should for the present remain generally unknown, especially to a member of my own family, and I trust now that Rose is mine beyond re- call, you will, considering our mutual interest, act accordingly. I will conclude by saying that I trust that our conduct will be looked upon as leniently as possible both by yourself and Mr Goodman. Rest assured nothing on earth can make me for a moment forget the serious duty I have taken upon myself for life. Rose still hopes that you accept her best love, and believe me, madam, your most obedient servant, JOSEPH ESLAM."— The letter was without any address, and he did not find out where his daughter was until the November following. Having found out his daughter, she consented to meet him at Ostend. Did meet her there, and took her away.— Mr Bingham : During your interview with Capt Eslam at Ostend, did you ratify or sanction the proceedings of Captain Eslam ?— Witness : I did not.— Cross- examined by Mr Morgan : Did not dine with Captain Eslam at Ostend. Paid for his own and his daughter's diuner. Did not give Captain Eslam a cigar. Did not kno w Captain Eslam personally. Had a suspicion that his daughter had gone away with Captain Eslam in consequence of what had previously hap- pened. His daughter had brought a card home with Captain Eslam's name on it, who had offered her marriage. He tore the card up, and scolded his daughter for receiving it, telling her she was no age to be married at. He then removed his daughter to Brighton.— Emma Beckington, who nursed the girl's mother, said Rose Goodman was bora in October, 1841.— Mr Bingham said on the evidence before him he must send the accused for trial.— Mr Morgan applied to have bail taken — Mr Bingham was disposed to refuse bail, and to leave the prisoner to apply to Judges' Chambers. IMPORTANT TO PUBLICANS.— In the Lambeth county court, on Wednesday, an action was brought by Mr Stiff, the well- known potter of High- street, Lambeth, against Mr Stone, the proprietor of Hornsey Wood House and grounds.— Plaintiff's case, which was supported by numerous witnesses, was, that the defendant having given him a large order for stone mugs aud jugs, he executed it, sending them home to the de- fendant from time to time as fast as he could get them finished. They told the person who gave the order that they would fulfil it as nearly as they could. When the order was completed, the defendant refused to pay, saying the mugs were not imperial measure, and were useless. Plaintiff said that it was impossible, in making such a large number, that they should all be of an exact size— the material they were made of would not allow of it. He had made some thousands in the course of business, and bis customers were always satisfied. The defendant had paid for those which he said were of use, but refused to pay for the rest, and there- fore the action was brought to recover the amount of them —£ 7 8s— Mr Stone was called, and said that wheu he took the house, 11 years ago, he found mugs of the description iu question in use, but some time after, being fined for using them owing to their not being just measure, he used pewter pots. Some time since, finding stone mugs in use elsewhere, he thought he would try them again, and sent a person to different potteries, and the person liking the make of the plaintiff's, which were certainly the nicest looking, he gave him the order. The mugs were sent home, but on testing them he found them very irregular in size, some being as much as a quartern deficient, others too large.— His Honour said he supposed the Excise and the public objected to the small ones, and the defendant to the larger ones.— Defendant said, Exactly so.— Witness continued : He therefore put all the useless ones aside, and complained to plaintiff's clerk, who said it was as near as they could be made. He had paid for the mugs of use to him, but of course did not pay for the others; besides, it was quite enough to be fined once, neither did he think it would be fair to the thousands who visited the gardens in the summer. One hundred and thirty- six of them were not correct, but forty of them were very deficient.— A person in defendant's employ was called who had given the order, aud he said at the time he gave the order he distinctly told them they must be of imperial measure, as his master had been once fined.— His honour said tlie verdict must be for defendant, as of course the mugs were of no use if their being of illegal measure would render the defendant liable to a fine.— Verdict for defendant, with costs. THE NEW BISHOP OE NORWICH.— The Hon and Rev J. T. Pelham, who will shortly be consecrated Bishop of Norwich, has appointed the Rev J. J. S. Perowne, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, one of his examining chaplains. This appointment has given much satisfaction to the evangelical party in the diocess. SWIMMING MATCHES.— It is intended that in the ensuing summer prizes for swimming shall be contended for. Mr Montague Gore has again very liberally subscribed the sum of £ 5, for the purpose of encouraging this healthful and most useful exercise; and other subscriptions are promised. A certain degree of practice in Dover will be required of each candidate; ana, as the object is to encourage learners, they will be especially considered in arranging the programme. The regulations will shortly be published in the reading- room of the Sailors' Home. — Dover Chronicle. ATTEMPLED SALE OE THE MORNING HERALD.— On Tues- day, at the Auction Mart, Bartholomew- lane, Messrs Christie and Manson ofl'ered the copyright, plant, & c, of the above paper for sale. The bill of particulars stated that the property offered for disposal consisted of the entire copyright in the London daily newspapers called respectively the Morning Herald and the Standard, and in the London newspaper published three times a- week, known as the St James's Chronicle, Whitehall and General Evening Post. The first publication of the Morning THE RUINS OFCOVENT- GARDENTHEATRE.— On Saturday week iihe statue of Melpomene, the lion, & c, in the front of the theatre in Bow- street, were taken down from their niches, it being in- tended to retain these mementoes of the late theatre, to place them in the new Italian Opera House. On Tuesday the demo- lition of the final portions of the old theatre commenced, and, immediately the grouud is cleared the erection of the new struc- ture will commence. A great desire appears to exist amongst a considerable portion of the public to possess some memento of old Covent- garden, and in the removal of the first portion of the materials apparently valueless articles were purchased with avidity and at extraordinary high prices, to be preserved as relics ; some pieces of burnt timber, capable of being converted into snuff- boxes, realised a very considerable sum. THE ROYAL ITALIAN OPERA.— The sale of the ruins of the Royal Italian Opera took place on Tuesday in the courtyard of the building. The proceedings commenced at one o'clock, at which time there was a large assemblage of persons present. The first lot of bricks brought £ 70. The stone portico was knocked down for £ 25. The iron and wood work fetched very good prices. The catalogue comprised upwards of 100 lots. THE DRAMA.— It will be recollected, from our law report, that Mr G. Webster, of Sadler's Wells Theatre, moved an injunc- tion against Mr Dillon, of the Lyceum, for breach of contract. The brief history of the case is as follows :— Mr Dillon took Drury- Iane Theatre for the Easter week— the rent for the week was £ 150. The speculation was not a successful one ; and Mr E. T. Smith, in order to mitigate the loss, generously gave Mr Dillon the Monday following the Easter week into the bargain. He accordingly announced a long bill of performance for that evening. Now, Mr George Webster had engaged Mr Dillon to play at Sadler's Wells for 12 nights, commencing on that very Monday, and hence the application for an injunction to restrain Mr Dillon from playing anywhere else but at Sadler's Wells. Mr Webster found his remedy in law, but Mr Dillon discovered a plea in phj sic ; for on Monday evening a physician's certifi- cate was served at Sadler's Wells Theatre, where Mr Dillon did not appear. A NOVEL ENTERTAINMENT.— Madame Ristori, in her last appearance but one on the Vienna stage, astonished her audi- ence by acting in an amusing scene, which, though it frequently occurs in Italy, is seldom if ever witnessed north of the Alps. The little comedy was entitled " Cio che piace alia prima at- trice" ( that which is most agreeable to the principal actress). In this piece a lively and witty conversation was carried on by Ma- dame Ristori from the stage, with different friends scattered through the pit, who, in their turn, conversed with other friends placed in the boxes, who again addressed the actress on the stage. Madame Ristori talked easily, declaimed from the " Maid of Orleans," told anecdotes of her youth and of her early artistical career, and, after half an hour of the most completa aud natural acting, and the brightest and most brilliant con- versations, closed tbe piece by saying, that the power of keeping the attention of the public chained so long was " che piace alia prima attrice." HEALTH OF LONDON.— The deaths registered in the week ending April 25 were 1,065, being 88 below the average. The births were 1,788, of whom 904 were boys and 884 girls. The deaths caused by diseases of the respiratory organs were last week 205, having been in the two previous weeks 222 and 200, The cor- rected average for last week is 200. From bronchitis and pneu- monia together 179 persons died last week ; of these 83 were children less than three years old. Whooping cough continues to be the most fatal of the diseases in the zymotic class; it num- bers 57. One death from small pox occurred in the west district, and two in the north ; there were none in any other part of the metropolis. The deaths from typhus ( and common fever) de- clined to 29, of which 14 occurred in the east districts. The west districts return none from fever. EXTENSIVE ROBBERY AT A LICENSED VICTUALLER'S.— On Saturday w eek information was given to the metropolitan police of the F division of an extensive robbery at Mr Charles Fre- derick Wootton's, Fishmongers' Arms Tavern, corner of Holies- street, Clare Market, by the bar lad, consisting of coins, gold bar link chain, silver plate, gold rings and other property, to a large amount. POISON FOR PHYSIC.— Our Malta correspondent says •.—" We had a sad case of poisoning here a few days siBce, which would have most likely proved fatal had it not been for the prompt remedies that were applied. Miss Cleugh, the daughter of tne clergyman of Valetta, and her cousin Miss Graves, the daughter of the late superintendent of the ports, have lately been practi- sing photography. Miss Cleugh being unwell, had to take medicine early in the morning; unfortunately Miss Graves had left a bottle of the poisonous mixture near the medicine, and the maid servant, who could not read, gave the poison instead of the medicine. Miss Cleugh had fortunately eaten a piece of bread previously, which imbibed the poison, and medical aid was instantly called to her assistance, and in a couple of days she was all right again." FATAL RAILWAY COLLISION.— A most serious accident, at- tended by fatal results, occurred on Thursday afternoon week, on the Morayshire Railway, near Oakenhead Bridge. It appears that Mr Joseph Taylor, chief engineer on the line, had been re- pairing one of the engines, and there being no regular train for an hour, he had taken the opportunity of testing the capability of his engine by running it down from Elgin to Lossiemouth. He had proceeded at full speed uearly five miles, when he stop- ped for about a quarter of an hour near the bridge referred to, in order to oil the wheels. He then resumed his journey, but had not gone many hundred yards when, at a sharp curve on the line, another engine and empty truck suddenly made their appearance, also at full speed, coming up for ballast for some of the vessels in the harbour. A collision was inevitable ; and there was no time to do more, at the very utmost, than partially check the speed of the engines. The up- coming engine- driver had the presence of mind instantly to let off the steam ; but Mr Taylor seems to have been completely paralysed, and his engine ran into the truck in front of the other engine with a tremen- dous crash, smashing the truck to pieces, and literally lifting it up on Mr Taylor's engine, which ran, as it were, under it; and one of the buffers of the truck struck him on the bowels, by which he was killed on the spot. The truck, in falling down, also struck a young lad named William Forsyth, bruising his legs, and otherwise severely injuring him. The fireman of Mr Taylor's engine was also cut about the face, had one of his ancles dislocated, and was otherwise bruised and scalded. Those ou the other engine— four or five in number— all escaped unhurt. — Elgin Courant. A: N old medical gentleman, having, from the results ef his practice, written a small POCKET- BOOK, or GUIDE, expressly for the use of young men, which treats on SPERMATORRHCEA, venereal, nervous, and generative diseases in every form, believing it will prove beneficial both to the health and pockets of its readers, the guiae will be sent, post free, in a sealed envelope, upon receipt of three postages stamps and a description of disease, with any further advice that may be required, free of charge. Address. E. J. R., Greeneroft Villa, High Fell, Gateshead, Durham. WITH 70 coloured engravings, price 2s 6d, post free 31 stamps, the new medical work on the Physiology of Man and Woman, with the certain means of removing all generative disorders, restoring regularity to the functions, and a renewal of manly vigour in the worst cases of spermatorrhaja, nervous debility, and disease. By HORACE GOSS, M. D., surgeon, 55, Great Queen- street, Lincoln's Inn, London^ J" OZEAU'S COPAHINE, or Saccliarated Capsules, approved of by the French College of Physicians, successfully ad- ministered ill the Paris and London hospitals, and acknowledged by them to be the best remedy for a certain disorder. ( See Lancet of Nov 6, 1852 : a copy will be forwarded on application.) Price per 100,4s 6d; 50, 2s 9d. To be had of the inventor, Gabriel Jozeau, French chemist, 49, Haymarket, London; and all the principal chemists. ( CONSULT Surgeon SCOTT, in confidential cases, J at 17, Adam- street, Ad^ lphi, Strand, London. Want of Manhood, whether from excess, private abuse, spermatorrhoea, stricture, venereal, scrofula, nervous debility, climate, or age, treated till cured before charge for medicine. Midwifery and ailments too delicate for detail attended to tbe issue. Female obstruction pills 4s a box. Established since 18S0. At home before 3 and alter 6 daily. PRIVATE HINTS for the Cure of Secret Disease, Seminal Weakness, & c. Price Is. By Dr WALTON,( venereal re- feree since 1826), 5, Red Lion- square, Holborn,, W. C., the most successful practitioner in urethral disorders lor the last 80 years. Dr Walton may be consulted daily, personally or by letter ( fee £ 1 Is), with the strictest seeresy. Medicine, with advice, lorwarded to any address, sub rosa. Disease cured in a few days, seminal weakness in a month. See testi- monials. S1 ECRET SORROW! CERTAIN HELP !— Dr . _ DE ROOS, from twenty years' practical experience, is enabled to treat with the utmost certainty of cure all diseases arising from excesses or infection, as spermatorrhoea, stricture, syphilis, & c, without the use of those dangerous medicines, mercury, copaiba, & c. Country patients corresponded with till cured. Advice and medicine, £ 1. Sub rosa. Address, Walter De Roos, M. D., 10, Berners- street, Oxford- street, Lon- don. Consultations daily from 11 till 4, Sundays excepted. ANEW and IMPORTANT DISCOVERY in the SCIENCE of MEDICINE.— Patent Office Seal of Great Britain.— General Evening Post. Tne nrst publication oi rne morning Diplome d'Ecole de Pliarmacie, Pharmacien de Paris.- Imperial Col. Herald commenced in the year 1781, the Standard in 1827, ana iege of Medicine, Vienna.— TRIESEMAR, Nos. 1,2, and 8, a lozenge, the St James's Chronicle was founded oil the St James's Evening | devoid of taste or smell, can be carried in Jhe waistcoat pocket, asad- Post, a paper of considerable circulation, so far back as the middle of last century. It included in its proprietary the names of Bonnell, Thornton, the elder Colman, Garrick, George Stevens, the Shakspere commentator, and Dr Gillies, the historio- grapher of Scotland; and among its contributors were Goldsmith, Churchill, Murphy, Alexander Chalmers, and Mallet du Pan, Steep- street, St Michael's, Bristol, got up eight o'clock, as usual, and was observed to take a hatchet from a cupboard in the kitchen, and carry it into the backyard. Soon afterwards his wife sent her daughter out for some tea, when Cooney ^ . . _ . fetched the hatchet, and commenced a furious attack upon the S during a portion of the French revolutionary times, lhe poor woman, whom he struck over the head and body, and left amounts received for advertisements from 1851 to 1855 were as almost dead. He then ran down into the cellar, and cut his j follows-.- For 1851, £ 31,690 ; for 1852, £ 35,730; for 1853, £ 30,979; throat. It is stated that the deceased was a remarkably sober j 1854, £ 26,484; and for 1855, £ 21,75S. There was no return for man, but he has for some time been on bad terms with his wife, 1856, but the auctioneer said tho assignees were working the and moody and reserved towards his family, and that ou Sunday paper at a slight profit. The copyright was then set up at a re- nts uiiuer excellent u^ vu ui legia^ iuu io xvo „ she said to a neighbour, " Ah, Mrs Crawley, you will hear some- i served bidding on the part of the official assignees of £ 13,500, and burnt chid dreads the fire," he would of course take care not to thing one of these mornings that will frighten you ; you will it was intimated that one bid of not less than £ 100 would con- comevitWriits] m^ wTomio hear of me soon. Au inque^ was held ou Monday, but adjourned stitute a sale. There being no offer made, the property was ' * ' A SPORTSMAN AND A SUBSCRIBES- ' till Wednesday, withdrawn for the present, ministered by Valpeau, Lalleman, Roux, Rieord, & c, & c.— Triesmar, No. l, for relaxation, spermatorrhoea, indiscriminate excesses, or too long residence in hot climates. It has restored thousands of debilitated in- dividuals, who are now enjoying health and vigour. Triesemar, No. S, effectually, in the 6hort space of three days, eradicates all traces ol gonorrhoea, strictures, irritation of the bladder, non- retention of urine, and those disorders where copaivi and cubebshave so long been thought an antidote for. Triesemar, No. 3, is the great continental remedy for syphilis and secondary symptoms, scurvy, scrofula, and all cutaneous eruptions.— Price lis, or four cases in one for 38s, which saves Us ; and in £ 5 eases, saving £ 112s. 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