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-nUn_ LOCA-L INTELLIGENOE. HAVERFORDWEST RIFLK CORPII.-We are informed that this Corps, having been invited by ttieorev. J. H. A. Philipps, will visit Picton Castle sometime during the present month. The rev. gentleman has afforded the most liberal support to the Corps, and we understand that he had intended inviting them to his residence on several previous oacasions, but that some important busi- ness prevented him doing so. The gardens and grounds of Picton are highly attractive, the former possessing a large collection of fine specimens of horticulture; and we have no doubt the Corps will highly enjoy the treat so kindly extended to them by the hospitable proprietor. BREACH or THE PSACE.—At the Magistrates' Clerk'S Office, on Friday last. before John Harvey, Esquire, and Owen Edmund Davies, Esquire, Thomas Collins, of Creamston, was charged with threatening a breach 'I' of the peace toward Richard Tucker, a farmer, of the same place. The complainant deposed that on the Uth instant, the defendant threatened to rip his — open,' and used other threats, in consequence of which he was afraid the defendant would do him some bodily harm. His Worship ordered the defendant to find bail. to be of good behaviour for six months, himself in 4*20, and two sureties in jgIC each. Bail not being forth-coming, the defendant was committed to prison for that term. WELSH NAMBS IN CASTLE MARTIN.—Let us return to Castlemartin hundred. There is a farm called now Trefloyne, but once Trellwyn. This is a place of some consequence, and was garrisoned for King Charles in the civil wars but tak..n at last by the CromtveIHans. Its name has been changed by a people who could neither pronounce oor understand it in its true Welsh form- Trellwyn, ie., Grove.town. Hero we have another trace of the Cymry in Castlemartin. And though I might mention many, let one more suffice us—Pwllyerochan the pool of the crock or pot. The expellers of the Welsh were unable to articulate this word, and very soon it be- came Pullcrawn. The word Pill occurring so often in our harbour, Goose Pill, Castle Pill, Cosheston Pill, is our forefathers' attempt to pronounce the Welsh Pwll, or what that attempt finally became. Many of you have heard the old couplet, By Tre, Pol, and Pen, You may know the Cornish Men.' I will perpetrate a jingle for the none to servela similar purpose, 'Pen, and Tre, and Pwll show me, The Footsteps of the Cymru. The traces of the Welsh in the names of places are particularly scanty in the hundred of Rhos. I am in- clined to think that the invaders of Rhos, being here nearer to the Welsh boundary, there were more frequent quarrels and raids amongst them, and therefore a more violent animosity, and greater deteimination to root out the Welsh, and the smallest memorial of them. When I look for my Tr«, Pwll- and Pen, in Rhos, the last of the three is lacking in its usual position. There is not a single,village or form whose name begins with Pen- One place Talbenny, and that nearly pushed over cliff,1 has this word in the plural and mis-spelt. Tal bennau means high or tall heads.-a most appropriate name fur If of,- 0 its bJulFcliffs. Treffgarn, rock town; Peloomb, much changed and corrupted; perhaps pool of the valley; Camrose-vale of the moor; and Langum, altered from Llangwm-Church of the valley; with Cooms of this ptrish, and Rbos, the title of the hundred, are nearly all the names of places the invader have left us to trace the Welsh by.—From Concerning Pembrokeshire,' a lecture by-the Rev. J. Tombs of Burton. INSPECTION OF THE PEMBROKESHIE BATTALION OF VOLUNTEERS.—This battalion, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Peel, was inspected on Wednesday afternoon at Portfield by Lieutenant Colonel Dick, As. sistant Inspector of Volunteers for the South Wales District. All the Corps of the County, except the Tenby Artillery, were represented, and numbered altogether about 350 men. The regiments mustered in the Castle Square at one o'clock, and preceded by an admirable band of about 50 performers formed of the amalgamated bands of the different corps, marched to Portfield. The battalion was composed of six companies; the Milford Corps, under the command of Captain Shute, forming the 1st: the Pembroke Dock Corps, under the command of Captain Chevallier, the 2nd; and the Pembroke Corps, under the command of E. S. Stanley, the 3rd. The three remaining companies were formed by the Haverfordwest Corpe which brought into the field nearly 150 men, and were commanded by Captain Carrow, Lieut. Williams, and Ensign Philpott. The other officers of the Haver- fordwest. Corps present were the Hon. Surgeon. Dr. E. P. Phillips, and Ensign M'Murtrie, the latter being attached to the 6th company. There was a goodly num- ber of spectators on the ground, and amongst them we noticed several of the gentry of the town and neighbour- hood. Mr Scourfield, M.P., who has most liberally sup- ported the Volunteer Movement, was present in his uniform as Lord Lieutenant of the Town and County of Haverfordwest, a compliment which was highly appre- ciated by the Haverfordwest Corps, in whose success he has manifested the liveliest interest. On the Inspecting Officer arriving on the ground, he was received with a f;eneral salute, tbe band playing an appropriate air. He hen passed along the front and rear of the various com- panies, carefully examining the arms and accoutrements of each man after which the battalion were put through the manual and platoon exercises by Colonel Peel. A number of battalion movements followed, all of which were performed with accuracy and steadiness. The bat- talion also fired several volleys by companies with great precision. At the conclusion of the movements, the battalion formed a square, and the Inspecting Officer briefly addressed it, complimenting it upon the admi- rable state of efficiency it presented, He was much surprised to find thetiattalion, the corps composing which were situated et a considerable distance from each other, and consequently had few opportunities of meeting to- gether, perform the battalion, dii I with so much steadiness. This was the first time he had officially Visited the Volunteers of this district, and he had come quite unprepared to see thetn exhibit so much proficiency in drill. Ho hoped that they would continue to pay attention t,) company drill, as, if they were well acquainted with the exercises of a company, very little difficulty would be experienced in perioniiiti^ the movements of II battaiion. He had, however, one or two 1L1 tie faults to find the first fault related to the manual exercise, which ho observed some of the recuits execufc in a r.sther loose manner. The other fault had refercnee to the rifles, some of which were not kept in a clean state. If they wished to make satisfactory practice at the target they must preserve their rifles in the cleanest possible state, for if their arms were allowed to rust, they could not command good shootingj The Government had empowered com- manding officers to give the rifles into the custody of ti;e members of the csrps, and if thsy did not keep them in a proper condition, that permission would be revoked, and the rifles would be again returned into store.—The Lord Lieutenant also adiliessed a few observations to the bat- talion. He remarked that though only officially con- nected with the Haverfordwest Corps, yet he felt much pleasure in meeting the assembled corps of the county, a*, they were now amalgamated. He had seen with much satisfaction the efficient manner in which they had per- formed their duties, and was glad that they had merited the approbation of the Inspecting OfHcer.—Mr Scour- fieid's observations were loudly cheered; cheers were also eiven/or the Inspecting Officer, Colonel Peel, and Capt. Brady, after which the battalion returned to Castle Square, where it was dismissed. HAVERFORDWEST PETTY SESSIONS. Tliipse sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Wed- nesday before 8. Harford, Esq, and Thomas Rowlands, Esq. I UOBBINO A GARDEN. William Davits, a shoemaker, living at Crowhill, was charged with stealing a quantity of pears from the garden of Mr William Bilton, gardener, of the Old Bridge. r" Thoma* JenkinS, a gardener in the employ of the complainant, deposed that on Monday morning about ton minutes after six o'clock, he saw tbe prisoner attempting to steal a cucumber from the frame In the complainant's I garden. The prisoner on seeing him ran off, and left the cucumber in the frame. He also missed about a score of pears, which were worth a penny each. The pears were on the tree about ten minutes before he saw the prisoner in the garden. There were footmarks near the porch made by the prisoner's boots. The prisoner said that he was in the garden, but he did not touch.any of the complainant's pears or cucum- bers. He had his fishing rod with him, and crossed the garden to go to the river side. Their Worships ordered him to be imprisoned in the House of Correction for one month with hard labour, and to pay the costs in the case, amounting to 6s, and in default of payment of costs to be further imprisoned for a fortnight. VAGRANCY. William Johnstone, a native of Ireland, was charged by Superintendent Cecil, Assistant Relieving Officer, with applying for relief, he having money at his command at the time. The prisoner pleaded guilty, saying that he had 51 in I his possession when be asked for relief. 2 Superintendent Cecil deposed that the prisoner came to him tor a ticket to obtain a night's lodging. He searched him, and found in bis right boot, and a half- penny in his pocket. The prisoner was ordered to be imprisoned for a fort- night with hard labour. DRUNKENNESS. Sarah Lewis, of Quay-street, was brought up under a warrant charged with being drunk and incapable of taking care of herself, at the Parade Hill. Mr W. Martin deposed that he saw the defendant lying on the ground at the Parade Hill, and that she was very drunk. A previous conviction for the same off nee on the 11th of May, 1863, was also proved against the defendant. Their Worships ordered her to find two sureties in J610 each to be of good behaviour for one month. The sureties not being: provided, she was committed to prison. A JUVENILE PICK-POCKET. Stephen Griftihs, aged 13 years, son of George Griffiths, of Castle Back, was charged with attempting to pick the pocket of Maria Thomas, wife of Jacob Thomas, of Lambston. Mrs Thomas deposed that when in the Meat Market on Saturday last, she found the prisoner's hand in her pocket. The bench was between her and the prisoner, who stooped beneath it, and put his hand in her pocket. She seized him by the arm, when he said I'll never do it again,' and she was about to release him, when her husband came and gave him charge. The prisoner, who denied the charge, was ordered to be imprisoned for two days, and to receive 12 strokes withabirchrod..
ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall, on Satur- day, before the Rev. Thomas Watts, O. E. Davies, Esq., r S. Harford, Esq, and J. U. Roberts, Esq. '1 ASSAULT. Thomas Lloyd, "å mason, residing at Burton, was charged with assaulting Mary Ann Turner, of Gellyswick. The defendant denied the charge. The complainant, doogaed that she met the defendant on the highway on the 7th instant,.and asked him for two shillings, which she asserted was due to her from him for beer. He said that he did not owe it, and subsequently struck her on the bead with a mallet-headed chisel. The defendant stated that the complainant asked him for the moaey, when he said that it had been paid, and that he would not pay money, twice. She then struck -im in the face, aad taking a large square off his shoulder, she struck him on the eye with it. She also destroyed the square, which was worth six shillings. The defendant was fined is, and lis 6d costs, which were immediately paid. STEALING LEAD. Richard Jones, blacksmith, of Milford, was charged by John Tasker, with selling lead on the 17th of August, which had been previously stolen from the premises of John D. Roberts, Esq., of Milford. [Mr Roberts left the bench when this case was called on.] John Tasker, a foreman sailmaker in the employ of Mr Roberts, deposed that he bad charge of the premises from which the lead had been removed. He examined the roof on the 18th of August, and found that some tiles bad been taken away, and a quantity of lead stripped off the chim- ney of the blacksmith's shop. He made enquiries of Thomas John, a marine-store dealer, and he told him he had bought some lead. There were about 44lbs. missing. He jaw some lead with John: he measured the place from which the lead had been removed, and the measurement corresponded with the dimensions of the lead in John's possession. He saw the prisoner on the same day; and asked him if be had taken the lead. He at first denied any knowledge of it, but be afterwards said he found it in the blacksmith's shop. He said that he (prisoner) would tell Mr Roberts all about it. Eliza Venables, wife of a marine-store dealer, deposed that she purchased on the 17th of August 25lbs. of lead of the prisoner for 2:1 1J. Mr J. D. Roberts deposed that the prisoner admitted to him that he took the lead, and sold it to Venables. He saw him again in the presence of a policeman, when he stated that he saw some children pulling off the lead. He called out to them. and they ran away. He picked up the lead, and sold it. He said he was sorry for what he hadndone, adding, that is all the truth about it.' Mary Ellen Gettings, a little girl living near Mr Rollerts's premises, deposed that she saw the prisoner near Mr Roberts's yard on the 17th of August. She and a little boy found some pieces ct lead in the Quarry, and removed one to her mother's garden. She was in the act of removing another piece, when the prisoner called out to her, and she and her companion ran away, leaving the lead behind them. The piece that was first removed from the Quarry was sold by her mother to tha marine-store dealer. This concluded the evidence. The prisoner, in reply to the usual questions, admitted taking away the !ead with a felonious intention. He also handed in a number of letters from several respectable persons, who gave him an excellent character. The Beneh, in passing sentence, expressed their regret at seeing the prisoner, who had, up to the present time, been an honest and well-conducted person, occupying so disgraceful a position. They desired to deal leniently with hm. hoping that he would never be guilty of a similar offence against; but they were bound at the same time to matli their sense of the serious crime lie had com- mitted. Ibe sentence which the Bench had resolved to pa<s upo.n hi«jAw.as^ that- ho be .imprisoned for fourteen days with hard labour. r Their, \y<U3lsip3,«V«> animadverted strongly on the conduct; of Mrs. Gettings' in deposing of lead which she knew did not belong to her. It was extremely fortunate that she did nat oocupy -the same position as the prisoiier, and'their Worships very much regretted that she did not at-once take some steps to discover the owner of the lead which, her little giri had taken, instead of immediateiy disposing of it to the marine-store dealer.
TENBY. ITEAN CASTLE ESTATE.—The sale of the Hean Castle Estate took place at the Gate House Hotel, Tenby, on Wednesday, the 9th inst,, and was purchased by Vickerman, Esq. for £ 30,000. TENBY ARTILLERY CORPS.—Tbe following announce- ment appeared in the Gazette of the 1st instant:—' Her Majesty has been graciously pleased to accept the resignation of 1st Lieutenant John Gwynne, in the 1st Pembrokeshire Artillery Volunteers. TOWN COUNCIL.-An adjourned meeting of the Town Council was held on the bth inst.: present, the Mayor, G. White, Esq., Aldermen Wells and Mason, Councilmen Ree". MendsSton^, Gibbs, Harries, Birkins, and Phillips. t The Town Quarry and small Lime-kiln were let to.MeMrs. Davies and Roberts, railway contractors, the former for a Storeyprd for timber, and the latter for the purpose of burning lime. Retiti6 per annum.-It was ordered that Mr Gifford pay the sum of jC6 188. as a balance of rent due from him for tolls the year the Town-hall was built, and that until that sum be paid, Mr Gifford's bid be not again taken for either the toll or any Corporation property whatever.'—Messrs. Morris and Phillips's bill for making the new Corporation seat in the church, according to contract, was ordered to be paid, the account for making the Mayor's seat, X4 6s, having been previously paid by the Mayor; G. White, Esq,, who liberally stated that it was a gift from him to the Corporation. After some other business the meeting was again adjourned. CONCERT-Herr Hauptmann's concert came offon Mon- day evening, the 7th inst, before a numerous and fashionable audience. The programme opened with the first movement of Mendelssohn's 'Grand Trio in D minor- performed by Miss Freeth, Mr Hasse, and Herr Haupt,' mann. Miss Freeth's rendering of the classic music allotted to her was exceedingly brilliant and tasteful, and we are sure was appreciated even by those who love music (not as an art) but as the concord of sweet sounds." Miss Edmond's sang the little ballad "rhe Maiden's Prayer.' Miss Freeth again put forth her powers in a pianoforte solo I Priidetit's Fantasia from Lucia de Lammermoor.' The mechanical difficulties scattered with no niggard hand throughout the composition, were surmounted apparently without the slightest effort. Miss Harrison sang 'The Zingarella.' Herr Hauptmann played a Fantasia from I Lombardi,' on the violin, composed by Singalee, in his usual artistic manner, and was much applauded. A vocal duet followed then John Parry's song 'You Know,' sung Mr Gregory, who seems 'well up' in the comic pantomime essential towards making that style of song amusing; whatever other things he may 'know,' he knows how 'You Know' should be liIunlor. The second part of the entertainment commenced with the ever-favourite Duo for piano and violin (the joint composition of Osborne and Beriot) 'I from 'Guillaume TfH.' played by Miss Freeth and Herr Hauptmann iu excellentatyle.—'I have always a welcome for thee,' was next, sung by Miss Harrison.-rMiss Freeth delighted the audience with a solo, 'Variations on delighted the audience with a solo, 'Variations on Jacobit" Airs.' Madame Oury, a miracle of perfect manipulation and elegance of expression, making of the composition a thing of beauty,' which in inferior hands becomes a mere 'fire-works' piece.—Miss Edmonds sang Concove's air and Cavatina* Judith,' succeeded by the 'Andante and Finale,' of Mendelssohn.—Grand Trio in 1) minor, by Miss Freeth, Mr Hasse. and Herr Haupt- mann. To onr minds this was the gem of the evening, the expressive andante, and bold finale went remarkably well, and did no dishonour to the illustrious composer, which is saying a. great deal. The programme being considered rather short, Miss Freeth, with great good nature (a virtue not peculiar to stars) played another short solo-EOmething of the Tarantella,' or 'Polacca,' a succession of fairy-like showers of harmony.—The Misses Edmonds and Harrison then gave 'Mira Norma.' This finished -the evening's entertainment. Miss Freeth's abilities are so well known as to render praise on our part a mere work of supererogation; we cannot refrain from expressing rhe gratification we felt when listening to her exquisitely chaste performance which fell on our ears, with the soothing ripple of melodious wavelets. Thanks are due to Herr Hauptmann as well for his own exrrtions, as for affording u. the pleasure of hearing the fair pianist, and we only hope success will attend his future efforts.
peYBRO'KE ELECTION OF CLERK TO THE PEMBROKE BOABD OF GUARDIANS.—The Pembroke Board of Guardians pro- ceeded, on Wednesday last, to elect a clerk in the place of the late Mr John Jones; There were three candidates put in nomination Mr Robert M. Jones, son of the late clerk, who was proposed by E. Stanley, Esq., and seconded by Mr D. S. Thomas; Mr Robert Lanning, proposed by Mr W. Thomas, Orange Hall, and seconded by Nicholas Roach, Esq.; & Mr John Thomas, formerly of Landsbipping, who was proposed by the Rev. Peter Phelps, and seconded by Mr 1. Williamson. At the close of the poll the numbers were, fojrftlr R. Jones, 28: Mr Lanning, 12 Mr J. Thomas, 8. "Consequently M r Jorteis was elected by a large majority.
MILFORD. REFUSING TO PROCEED TO SEA.-At Milford on Mon- day before the Rev. 'T. Watts and J. D. Roberts, Esq. Captain Thompson, master of the barque Glide, of Sun- derland, bound from Cardiff to Corfu, charged James Oeid, Robert Janeson, Francis Vindire, Henry Oprey, James Tomkins, Adam Me Williams; Thomas Wats'*?*, James Moreland, Alexander Coid, and Robert McCummons, seamen, with refusing to proceed to sea on the 11th inst., at the port of Milford.—The prisoners were committed for 21 days each with hard labour.
A BRILLIANT IDEA.-lIas not everyone enjoyed the comfort of a bright fireside ? This ray of .comfart can be most cheaply obtained by the use of the DIAMOND BLACK LEAD," which is the purest, cleanest, and most economical in uso.—hcckitt and Sons, London Bridge, M.O., and Hull. HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS.—Quinsy, Sore Throat and Diptheria. With the foggy, damp winter evenings the human throat becomes subject to many diseases, particularly inflammation and ulceration,. In quinsy or inflamed throat, Holloway's Ointment well rubbed upon the top of the chest and round the throat, after those parts have been bathed in warm salt and water and dried, has a wonderful power in checking the inflammation and removing all the unpleasantness and dangers eaused by quinsy. Holloway's Pills should be taken at the same time as they relieve the general fever.
BIRTHS, MABRiAGrES, & DEATHS BIRTHS. KgOn the 12th inst., at High Street, in this town, the wife of Mr Heary Hood, bootmaker, of a son. MARRIAGES On the 8th inst., at St David's Church, Carmarthen, by the Rev Chancellor Williams, Mr James Baron Lovell, to Ellen, second daughter of Mr W. Jonew, ironmonger, of Red street, Carmarthen. DEATHS. On the 15th inst., awfully sudden, Martha, the wife of Mr Walter Reynolds, of the Salutation Hotel, in this town. On the 11th inst., at the Old Bridge, in this town, James, eldest son of Mr William Farrow, baker. On the 5th inst v at Penarth, Glamorganshire, at the residence of his Slaughter, Mrs Lee, Mr Michael Lloyd, late of this town, aged 74 years.
HAVERFORPWES T M A R K E T. Saturday Sept. 12, IMS- Wheat brought to Market 37H Barley brought to Market 183 „ Unsold 45 Unsold 58 Sold 3S3 Sold 145 x d. a. d. a. d. s. d. Beat Wheat 5 Best Barley. S 10 ,4.'0 Good ditto 5 6 0 0 Good ditto 3 0 O'O Inferiorditto 5 0 0 0 Inferior ditto. 3 6 „ 0 0
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. WEEKLY TRAFFIC RETURN. NOTE.—The following return includes the Traffic of the Abing- don, Bridport, Stratford-on-Avon, West Midland, South Wales Shrewsbury and Birmingham, and Shrewsbury and; Chester Railways, and one Moiety of the Birkenhead; Railway." < Week ending the Septembe 6, 1863. Passengers. Mails. Par( tls. Goods. Total. & s. d. £ sT d. £ s. d. £ d. £ xTT. 34,216 19 1 960 12 2i 1,937 8 1 27,486 16 i 64,601 15 8 31,216 191 960 1221 l,93j 8 1 27,4B6 16 8 Corresponding Week, 1862. £ s. d.i £ s. d.l £ s. d.| & R. d|JS s. d. 38,929 4 ?! 960 12 2l 1,832 13 7.25,996 3 4[67,718 12 8 W. WOOD, Chief Accountant.
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not consider ourselves responsible for the opinions and sentiments of our Correspondents SIR,—Thinking that an account of the sporting trans- actions on the shores of the South Pacific may interest a few of your readers, I beg to send you the programme of a Steeple Chase, which came off near this place on the 27th of June. I will premise that a pack of foxhounds, selected from some of the best blood in the old country, is kept here by subscription amongst the English residents; and as a proof of their prowess, I may mention that as many as twenty-live tirace of foxes have been killed in one season. This year (owing to the scarcity of rain) the sport has been very meagre, although I was fortunate enough to hold a good place in one of the prettiest runs to be seen anywhere, and which ended in the death of the only fox this season. The following is a correct copy of the 'Card of the Steeple Chase:- VALPARAISO HUNT STEEPLE CHA3B, Overa course of about three miles, as marked out by the Stewards, to take place on the Placilla Estate, on Saturday, the 27th June, 1863, at 1 P.M. precisely. Gentlemen Riders. To carry 1471b. each (Spanish.) Mr J. T. Whitehead's St. George, b.g., Mr E.H. gvansllN Mr James Gray's Sevastopol, b.g., ..Mr G. Baby Mr W. E. Dillon, R.N.'s Potteeii, brg.Owner. Mr J. R. Lings'* The Wid, b.g vir J. T. Monk Mr H. P. Bouchter's Valientt. b.g., Mr H. C. Gunston Mr F. Long's Baronet, b.g,, .Owner Mr R. Dalzell's blulatto, br.g., .Owner Mr E. Edmundson's Blunderbuss,b.g Mr R. Walker Mr E. Kammerer's Aspirante, ch.g., .Ofnef Stewards—R. Heatley, Esq., J. H. Garland. Esq" and George Garland, Eiq. Cleik of the Course-John Watts Garland, Esq. This steeple chase was got up in connection with tll;8 the hunt, the course being over about three miles of fait hunting country, each horse carrying 147 lbs. The jumps (eleven in number) were stiff ones, even for some good I tits' at home, and considering the small- ness of the horses here, were looked on as something very formidable indeed. The 'bigjamp' was a rasper, con- sisting ot a stifflsh frith with a ditch ten feet beyond, and here a few came to grief, as was naturallv expected, al- though the majority did not lose icaste." The hurdles, three and a half feet stiff, made up to five feet, were quite formidable enough, as were also three water jumps, and altogether a prettier course could not have been selected, thanks to the good taste of Mr Heatley, 'one of the right sort.' The enclosed lines, written by an amateur, will give a far better description of the race than anything which could emanate from my pen: so I will only add in conclusion, that St. George was disqualified, by going the wrong side of the 'distance flag.' Yours &c., AMOR PATRIAE. THE PLACILLA. A MODERN EPIC POEM. Old England's sons and daughters, wherever they may roarn, Love tbe good old English customs, and the manly sports of home; And we read in books of travel how the English ride to hounds In the burning clime of India, in the Bengal hunting grounds; And in Afric's sandy deserts let Gordon Cumming tell How the English love advent'rpua sport not wisely but topweU; E'en the hot winds or Australia are powerless to efface The genuine love of sport in the hardy Saxon race: From New Brunswick to New Zealand, and 'from China to Peru,' Whorever there are foxes, you may hear the view-halloo. And here in Valparaiso, we English yield to cone, In oar love of dogs and-horses and of hearty English fun. 011 the breezy Playa- Ancha,in the hot and dusty rummers, At cricket or at foot-ball, we are ready for all oomers. And in the glorious winter time, nor wind nor rain regarding, We meet our,pack which boasts the blood of Farquhar- son and Fitzhardinge. But of all the years we've spent here, we'tl remember 'Sixty-three, When we rode to the PI scilla the Steeple Chase to see. Nine horses had been entered, by nine good men and true, And their riders all were gentlemen, whom I will name to you.— First UAby, on Sebastopt, in dress of blue and yellow, Came cantering to the starting post, a dashing fine young fellow: Then the fav'rite Dr. Evans, in black scarf and amber jacket,— And the knowing ones who saw St. George didn't hesitate to back it. And then on Valiente, in pink and white came Gunston, BuMhe knowing ones declared that be, too heiwy was by one atone: Next DelzeMf on Mulatto, in Solferino bright; Kammerer, on Aspirante, in stripes of pink and white; Then Long came up on Baronet, in green and gold arrayed, While the jacket of Dick Walker of blue and white was made; The latter rode on Blunderbuss, and on the bonld Potheen Came Dillon of' Nereus,' figged out in mauve and green: Then cahie the big Australian, the ring-tailed roarer Wid, With little Monk upon his back, in jacket blue and red. Now Heatley was the starter, and he drew them up io lino, And walked them gently forward, till they started at the sign.— ¡"They're off, they're off, by Jupiter, It is a splendid start; Whatever else may go amiss old Heatley's done his part.' But see, the big AuiitraHan-that wretched bruta) Wid, Bolts off to the Placilla, pitches Monk upon his head.— No time to wait for Monk though, who lies as he were dead.- See them stretching down the ploughed land, while Dalzell has the lead, There—over goes Mulatto-dono handsomely, indeed I And next St. George and E vans—how well the fellow iilt"- An even bet, by heavens, that he'll lick them into fits. Alas I for poor Dick Walker, he's come down such ft cropper, On all his hopes of winning, that fall will put a stopper. But look, the ditch is passed, and St. George has tseu the lead, Next Dillon, on Potheen, is striding at full speed- But Sebastopol is nearing them, and Dalzell-oh, by thunder! He's turned Mulatto back again to rectify some blunder. And there goes Gunston past him-all up with Dalzell now— Let me wipe the perspiration from off my frenzied brow,- Yet after all, my bets on him are hedged safe anyhow. But where is pr Evans? Ah! he's turning towards the brook, And there goes Ilaby after him-by Jove I he's dowP, jtut look I No, there he is all right again, and he gains at every stride— Well done, well done, Scbustopol- the Cornishtuen can ride I Potheen has bolted up the hill and back into the plain, Though Dillon cannot win the race, a place at least he'U gain. And here comes Gunston too, by Jove! that's not so bad of Gunny, Especially on Bourchier's horse, who never had but one eye. Now the last hurdle they have gained—St. George, St> George has won! He's seven lengths at least ahead, and the race is all but done., Hark! the shout St. George for ever," and look there at young Whitehead! Did you ever see a little man so dreadfully excited ? t But what on earth's the matter?, Whythewinniog pos is here, And they've all, drawn up their horses—there's some mistake I fear. And here comes Valiente, gently cantering to the post- By jinpo, Dr Evans, this steeple chaso you've lost Hear the Judge, old T. B. Garland, proclaim to all "jente" The winner of the steeple chase—" Mr Bourohier s Valiente." And all the rest ara nowhere-Evans didn't keep the totirse- Hurrah, hurrah for Gunston! Shout boys till you isro hoarse. I scarcely can believe it yet—Mr Bourchier's Valiente r Why I never would have backed him, though the odd had stood at twenty. Thus ended the great 9teeple chase of Eighteen Sixty- three, «• The best we've ever seen here. I'm sure you'll all agr^ee, And for years and years to come, as we sit and drink ou beer, «*r We'll remember the great steeple chase of Valiente's ye
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