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¡ THE VOLUNTEER MEETING AT WIMBLEDON. The shooting duris g the last few days of the Wimble- dcoi meeting was, from the favourable condition of the weather, very good as compared with that of the previous week. Several important competitions were brought to a conclusion. The first of these was the stage of the St. George's Vase, a new compe- tition, this year called the Dragon Cup. The value is ifiate, and it is restricted to the best sixty shots in the Jbsi stage, Enfield rifles, sevep shots at 600 yards. Scare very fair average shooting was made; Mr. Eas&iaerton, of the 12th Middlesex (Barnet), proving the winner. The first stage of the Albert, for sixty value < £ 720, thirty at 500 yards, and thirty at WO yards, five shots at each range., any rifle, using isi,ft iead bullets, was commenced and contested by the small-bore men with great vigour. The sub- joined list of scores shows that the highest possible score at 500 yards was easily made by many of the competitors. The well-known name of Captain Heaton steads at the head of a list of good men, sure of eye aDd steady of hand, the number of whom will be greatly augmented before the competition is concluded. The second stage of the Alexandra, shot for by winners ic the first stage, seven shots at 600 yards, Enfield rifles, was won by Sergeant Kerr, London Scottisa, with the excellent score of 23 points. Every rifleman will rejoice that the Wimbledon Any Rifle" Cap, value £ 100, distances 600 and 1,000 yards, seven shots at each, should have fallen to Captain Ross, whose score of 4S marks indicates that he is able, and, it is to be hoped, will be long able, to compete with the hosts of younger men whom his example has done so much to tarn Into skilful riflemen. Four scores of 19 marks were made out of a possible 20, in the 500 yards' range of she first stage of the Alexandra. The rules for de- ciding ilea not being applicable, these ties were shot off, and Mr. Grieve, of Cambridge University, proved the winner of the first prize. The Queen's prize- men continued their sighting practice at the long ranges. The shooting for a new competition was then begun by the volunteers who entered for the prize given by the Spectator. The distance is between 200 and 300 yards, five shots, without raising the back sight. The officer in charge moves the squad to any point he thinks fit within the prescribed limits, halts them, and each man has to judge his dis- tance and elevate his rifle by taking in more or leas of the barrel and the notch of the back sight, which is kept down at 100 yards. The prize was taken by Ensign A. Giimour, 3rd Renfrewshire, with sixteen points. The following are the scores of the winners ui the first stage of the competition for the Alexandra prize:— FIRST STASIS ALEXANDER.—WINNERS. 500 yards. Points. £ Sergeant Grieve, Cambridge University. 19 25 Sergeant Clarke, 5th Wilts 19 20 Sergeant-Major Hilliers, 1st Devonshire. 19 20 Private R. Whincuo, 17th West Yorkshire 19 10 Surgeon Wright, itobin Hood 18 10 Captain Henderson, 12th Cornwall 18 10 Oiiai-tarmaster- Ser. Williamson, 29th Lanarkshire 18 10 Captain Holme, 18th Somersetshire 18 10 Captain M'Gregor, London Scottish 18 10 Colour-Sergeant M'1rti0t, 4th West Yorkshire 18 5 Private Dancalfe, 27th Staffordshire 18 5 Private Dear, 1st Hertfordshire. 18 5 Colorsr-Sergeant Westlake, 18th Devonshire 17 5 Private Irvine, 1st Aberdeen 17 5 Ensign Cunliffe, 3rd Manchester 17 5 Private Bustard, 26th Middlesex 17 5 Sergeant Winstanley, 3rd Manchester 17 5 Captain Mitchell, 1st Clackmannanshire. 17 5 Lieutenant Thomas, 4th West Yorkshire 17 5 Private Bruce, Edinburgh Rifle Brigade. 17 5 Private Pigou, 9th Surrey 17 5 Captain Turner, 3rd Manchester. 17 5 "Sergeant Thomson, 2nd Kirkcudbrightshire 17 5 Sergeant Kerr, London Scottish. 17 5 fhmner Meggie, Hon. Artillery Company 17 5 E'Asi-_n Nlercombe, 1st Devonshire 17 3 iiaaiee-Corporal Ingram, 3rd Lancashire. 17 3 Sergeaiat Deacon, 1st Northamptonshire 17 3 Corporal Brown, 3rd Ayrshire 17 3 Sergeant Cundy, Oxford University 17 3 Sergeant Phillips, 2nd Middlesex 17 3 Mellor, 6th Lancashire 17 3 Lieutenant Stock, 1st Gloucestershire Artillery 17 3 Captain Millward, 17th Worcestershire. 17 3 Corporal Lester, 12th Staffordshire 17 3 Private Adams, 1st Herefordshire 17 3 Private Meakin, 2nd Derbyshire. 16 3 Corroial Coulson, 1st Newark 16 3 OOl'pol-al Brown, 2nd Salop 16 3 Captain Davis, 7th Northamptonshire 16 3 Lieutenant Fuller, 1st Cumberland 16 3 Private Knox, 21st Durham 16 3 Private Dawe, Victorias 16 3 Kimble, 25th Kent 16 3 Private M'Lean, 1st Ross-shire 16 3 Private Vale, 1st Warwickshire 16 2 Lieut. Wilson, 16th West Yorkshire 16 2 Liait. Palmer, 1st Cumberland. 16 2 Ensign Cartwright, 11th Lincolnshire 16 2 Private Paton, 1st Ayrshire 16 2 Sergeant Kirk, 1st East Yorkshire 16" 2 Corporal Leah, 19th Cheshire 16 2 Sergeant Green, 1st Somerset 16 2 Sergeant Lunnon, 1st Backs 16 2 J«ientenant Fisher, London Scottish 16 2 Captain Fenton, 24th Lancashire 16 2 -e,a-ptain Astley, School of Musketry 16 2 ■Corporal Penman, 3rd Durham 16 2 Gti'poral Webb, 2nd Oxfordshire 16 2 Sergeant Herries, 2Brd Middlesex 16 2 Sergeant French, 1st Warwickshire 16 2 Captain Bosanquet, 6th Monmouthshire 16 2 Corporal Bland,-Ith North Yorkshire 16 2 tivm Middlesex 16 2 Sergeant Thompson, 2nd Renfrewshire 16 2 Private James, Queen's. 16 2 <T|uartermast6r^Sergt. Woodcock, 3rd West, York- shire 16 2 Corporal Chaloner, 1st West Yorkshire. 16 2 Sei-ceant'Hardy, 16th Lincolnshire 16 2 Webb,,lst Herefordshire* 16 2 Lieutenant Woodall, West London* 16 2
Divide. On Friday the volunteer statistical department .issued the final list of prizes gained at the present meefcingy and in doir.g so brought to a close their arduous labours, of which few, even of those taking part in the competitions, could form any adequate conoeption. Other members of the executive staff from time to time enjoyed a change of scene, or at least a change of occupation, in dealing with appeals orgecl or questions asked upon the widest range of subj sots. But the inmates of the marquees devoted to statistics were compelled to be always on the same spot, either poring over registers sent in from .the various firing points, or on the watch for the arrival of others, enabling them to arrive at results that might stand the scrutiny of men anxious both for prizes and for fame. Colonel Bewes and the staff under his direction had probably the most serious and least inviting portion of the duties at Wimbledon to perform; an acknowledgment, therefore, is due to them for the great ability, care and patience showy in the fulfil- ment of their task. The principal itam in their record on Friday was the "Dadley" prize, always shot for on the last day of the Wimbledon competition, and restricted to the winpers of small bore prizes daring the meeting. Unlike the previous day, when the use of shoot- ing screens was attended with obvious adva-ntageathere was scarcely a breath of air on Friday, and just that Sight grayish haze prevailed which enabled the picked shots alone entitled to shoot in this match to plant their shots in the centres of the targets with almost as much accuracy as if placed there by hand. The ranges shot at were 500 and 800 yards, and the prize of 150 fell to Lord Aberdeen, who made 47 points. The score next in point of merit was scarcely inferior, teut in this corps d' elite of prizemen there was no second prize. The question standing over from the previous day, and raised by a claim on the part of the Scottish "Eight to have a point in the match for the Elcho Challenge Shield decided in their favour, was fortu- nately settled by mutual arrangement, without a fo-rmal appeal to the umpire. Some evidence had been collected in support of the claims, but the more judicious friends of Scotland saw that even if the con- troversy could fee freed from the grave doubts resting •upon it, it was quite possible that a success so gained might prove less for the real interests of their country than a defeat gracefully acquiesced in. It transpired also that during the match a bullseye having been marked for the English Eight, the mem- bers of which believed that only a centre had properly been obtained, they declined to accept the extra point given them till a mounted officer had been dispatched to the target to verify the marking. Some suggestions were thrown out on Thursday evening tha*t the match ought to be shot over again, but no action was taken upon them and eventually the fol- lowing letter was addressed to Lord Ducie, captain of the English Eight, by Captain Horatio Ross, the leader of the Scottish team :— Lingfield-villa, Friday morning, July 21. Dear Lord Ducie,—Since the termination of the National Match yesterday, I have thought a great deal of the unplea- sant position in which it at present stands. I believe that a centre made on our side was improperly marked as a "ricochet," and I also think it quite possible that if the case was laid before the umpire it might be given in our favour. I, however, think that if such should be the result, it might cause unpleasant feelings, and would not be a satisfactory way of winning the Elcho Shield. I, therefore, as captain of the Scottish Eight, give up the point, and I horie we shall have a good fight for it next year. -Believe me always, yours very sincerely, HORATIO Ross. Lord Dllcia returned the following reply:— National Rifle Association Camp, Wimbledon, July 21. My dear Ross,—I am glad to hear that you acquiesce in the scores sent in by the officers in charge of our respective tiring points, without further reservation as to the value of a shot fired at some period of the competition. Being perfestly satisfied with the result of the match, I have nothing to add except a hope that our future contests may be as equal as that of yesterday, and that England may never fail to produce an eight worthy of such skilful com- petitors as you and your countrymen have always proved themselves to be.—Believe me yours very truly, DUCIE. Captain Ross. Colonel Clark Kennedy and Captain Mildmay were occupied almost the whole of Friday in measuring the thousands of cartons pierced at the Swiss ranges, with the view of ascertaining the most central shot. The relative merits of the shot holes are determined by means of an instrument of great precision ex- hibiting differences as minute as the thousandth part of an inch. And the interest attaching to the opera- tion of measuring these pieces of pasteboard may be gathered from the fact that the distribution of X470 in amounts varying from = £ 50 to £ 5, is governed by the verdict of this unerring index. The £ 50 prize for the most central shot was awarded to Mr. William Wells, who on a recent occasion nearly became one of the representatives of Peterborough. In the case of a minor prize-winner a curious circumstance occurred. In this contest the object is to get as many cartons as possible, and competitors go on shooting without knowing anything of the character of their shots, be- yond the fact that so many cartons pierced by them were taken down at the other end of the range, and preserved for examination by the council. It turned out that one gentleman made two cartons of merit so exactly equal that he had "tied himself for the prize to which he becn.me entitled. The contest for the photographic series excited great interest, the album, value = £ 50, annually given by Mr. Herbert Watkins, and containing photographs selected for their relation to rifle-shooting and to the Volunteer service, being accounted by prize-winners one of the most interesting souvenirs of Wimbledon that they can carry off. Mr. Watkins aims chiefly at perpetuating what may be called the historic groups of Wimbledon, and his gallery of celebrities some years hence will possess considerable value. The following is a further list of prizes won at Wimbledon :— HENRY PEEK PRIZE.- Winner. Points. Colour-Sergeant Marriott, 4th West York, £ 52 10a. 38 DR. EHRHARDT'S PRIZES.—Winners. Corporal Bracher, 2nd Somersetshire, 200 yards, £ 10, a cup 12 Captain Smith, Edinburgh Rifle Brigade, 200 yards, £ 7, a revolver 9 I OFFICERS' PRIZES. 1st Prise.— £ 10. A swoid, presented by Mr. J. Latham -Lieutenant Marsden, 87th Regiment 29 2nd Prize.— £ 9. A large engraved goblet-Captain Grant, School of Musketry 28 3rd Prize.— £ 7. A rosette engraved goblet-Captain Astley, School of Musketry 28 4th Prize.— £ 5. A plain goblet, twisted stem—Lieut. Haldane, School of Musketry 27 5th Prize.— £ 5. A plain goblet, fluted bowl-Lieut. Orr, School of Musketry 23 6th Prize.— £ 5. A silver tankard-Lieutenant Murray, 84th Regiment 25 7th Prize.— £ 5. A wine flask-Captain Jones, Oxford University 25 8th Prize.-V,. An oxidised tankard-Captain Gal. braith, 85th Regiment 24 9th Prize.— £ 3. An oxidised tankard—Lieutenant Tel- fer, 1st battalion, 4th regiment 24 10th Prize.— £ 3. Three plated beakers — Lieutenant Turner, 73rd Regiment 24 11th Prize.— £ 3. A silver-mounted horn-Major Berey, 1st battalion, alth Regiment 24 SERGEANTS' PRIZES. Winners oi £ 5 Points. Serg.-Instr. Davies, S. of Mus 39 Points. Serg.-Instr. Grubb, S. of Mus 30 I Winners of L3. Points. Serg.-Instr. Rese, Sc. of ilus 30 Points. Serg.-Instr. Hugill, S. of I Mus 29 I Winners of-a2. Points. I Serg.-Instr. Ball, S. of Mus. 29 f Col.-Serg. Gleddon, 85th Reg 29 Serg.-Instr. Stockton, S. I of Mus 28 Serg.-Instr, French, S. of Mus, 28 Points. Serg.-Instr. Burke, S. of Mus. 28 Serg.-Instr. Ormsby, S. of Mus 27 -Instr. T. O..Brien, S. of Mus. 27 Serg.-Instr. Hill S. of Mus 27 I Winners of Ll. Points. Serg.-Instr. Reddan, S. of Mus. 27 Serg. Redmond, 62nd Reg. 27 Ssrg. Chissell, 39th Reg. 27 Serg.-Instr, Purcell, S. of Mus. 26 Serg.-Instr. Emery, S. of Mus. 26 j Points. Serg.-Instr. Kilgour, S. of Mtfs 26 Mtfs 26 Serg.-Instr. Nicholl, S. of Mus 26 Serg.-Instr. Pike, Gren. Guards 23 Serg.-Instr. Cox, Scots Fusilier Guards 26 Serg. Bennett, 103rd Reg. 25 HORATIO ROSS'S PRIZE.—Winners. Points. Shots. Private Peterkin, Cambridge University, 225 47 12 Private Lord Aberdeen, London Scottish, 4 46 12 FIFTH SERIES.—EXTRA PRIZES.—Winners j. -o • ™ Points. 1st irnze.— £ &1. A cup, presented by Messrs. Hunt and Roskell—Major Bishop, Guernsey Militia 40 2nd Prize.— £ 21._ A pair of statuettes, presented fey Messrs. Elkington and Co.—Captain Bland, 76th Regiment 40 3rd Prize.— £ 21. A cup, presented by Messrs. Hancock and Co.—Mr. Metford 39 4th Prize.— £ 21. A gold chain, presented by Messrs. Wotherston and Co., Pall-mall—Captain Heaton, 40th Lancashire. 39 5th Prize.— £ 21. A cup, presented by Mr. J. Clothier —Captain Fenton, 56th Lancashire 39 6th Prize.— £ 21. A cup, presented by Karnes Gunpow- der Company-Captain Costin, 5th Lancashire 39 7th Prize-£lO. A prize presented by Messrs. Ortner and Houle, of St. James's-street-Private E. Ross, London Scottish I 39 PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES.—Mr. HERBERT WATKINS' I PRIZES.—Winners. Points. 1st Prize, £ 50, a Volunteer Album, containing 110 choice photographs selected for their quality or relation to the service, elegantly bound in blue levant morocco, richly tooled by J. and J. Leighton, from a design by Luke Limner, F.S.A.-Private Lord Aberdeen—London Scottish 32 2nd Prize, framed photographs, £ 3 3s. Panorama of Wimbledon, 1864, £1 Is., English International Twenty, and Ll is. Scotch International Twenty- Lieutenant Mari iner, 9th Middlesex 31 3rd Prize, £ 3 3s. Panorama, and £ 1 Is. English Twenty—Captain M'Gregor, London Scottish 30 4th Prize, £3 3s. Panorama-Lieutenant Cunning- ham, 18th Middlesex 30 5th Prize, ti Is, English Twenty, and tl Is. Scotch Twenty—Private Hay, 1st Somerset 30 6th Prize, £ 1 Is. English Twenty—Captain Richard- son, Cambridge University 30 LADIES' CONSOLATION PRIZES.—Winners. Points. 1st Prize.— £ 10. Doggett, 5bh Bedfordshire. 18 Prize.— £ 6. Private Ryley, Victorias 17 Srcl ze-— £ 4. Corp. Blackburn, Oxford University. 17 Prize.— £ 3. Sergeant Davidson, 20t"n Middlesex., 17 ?r-Z0,—Private Campbell, 3rd Kirkcudbright 16 t>th Prize.— £ 1. Sergeant Short, 1st Devon 16 The Horatio Ross prize, the object of so much keen competition between Lord Aberdeen and Mr. Peterkin, fell eventually to the latter. It will be recollected that two or three days ago Lord Aber- deen, ,after much effort, surpassed by two points what had been regarded as the unapproachable score of 42 made by his agile rival. The latter stimulated to fresn exertions, made such energetic efforts that he actually succeeded-in increasing his score to 47,that is to say, within the space of five minutes he ran 500 yards, loaded and fired twelve times, never missed the target or made an outer, but scored eleven bulls'-eyes and one centre, or within ona point of the maximum capable of being made, had the rifle been fired from a mechanical rest. All day on Thursday Lord Aberdeen was occupied with the matcn for the Elcho Shield, and spent Friday afternoon in winning the Dudley Cup. But, fatigued as he must necessarily have been, he presented himself on Friday evening at the firing post for the Horatio Ross prize, to make one final effort to wrest this distinction from Mr. Peterkin, when, as he was about to run, the signal gun fired, and the prize competition for 1865 on Wimbledon common was at an end. Shortly before ten o'clock critFriday night the pro- mised display of fireworks took place in front of the offices of the association. An event of this kind is always attractive; and when rocket-sticks have such an area as that of Wimbledon-common to range over, pyrotechnists can afford to be more daring in their displays than when their operations are carried on wichin narrower limits. There was an enormous gathering of residents in camp and in the neighbour- hood, and additions to the assembly came in consider- able numbers from the metropolis as well. Carriages, cabs, &c., were drawn up in rows four or five deep outside the enclosure; and within, whenever a burst of light of unusual brilliancy gave oppor- tunity for a general glance, in every direction upturned gazes of admiration were seen following the flight and descent of the rockets, many coloured stars, golden showers, &c. A grand effect was produced when from the range of flagstaffs stretching right across the common, at a given signal, alternate jets of white and red flame burst forth. This dazzling mix- ture of colours with the white background of the mar- quees, and on all sides the animated and applauding crowd, made together a coup d'mit, which for vivid- ness and beauty will long be remembered, but which it would be impossible adequately to describe. The Grand|Re view. The grand annual volunteer review, which is usually the climax to the prize meeting of the National Rifle Association, took place on Saturday evening, in the presence of his Royal Highness the Duke of Cam- bridge, under whose command the evolutions were witnessed by many thousands of spectators. It was understood that the review would commence punctually at five o'clock, and ltsng before that hour every seat which the great circular and adjacent mar- quees could afford was densely crowded by a most fashionable auditory, whilst every nook and corner from which a glimpse of that portion of the common where the evolutions to be performed could be seen was also densely thronged; indeed, it is computed that this year at least from 40,000 to 50,000 persons paid for admission to the enclosure. In consequence of the delays, not of the volunteers, but of those who under- take the means of transit on these occasions to and from the field of evolutions, the railway companies- and there are no two lines the conduct of whose directors is more reprehensible in matters of this kind than the London and South Western, and North London Companies, who have almost, if not quite, the entire Wimbledon meeting traffic in their hands-for this reason, instead of the corps mustering at their ap- pointed places of rendezvous, Putney Heath and Wim- bledon Common, near the Rashmare Pond, at the hour fixed (4.30 p.m.) it was more than an hour after that time before the various battalions reached the common, and, consequently, it was nearly half-past six before the different battalions got into position. The whole of the cavairy and artillery entered the enclosure by the Wes- tern Gate, near the Windmill, and general volunteer en- campment, and was followed by the first division of in- fantry, whilst the second division, the Regent'park Company, which had reached the ground by the South Western Railway, vid Wimbledon, entered the en- closure on the southern side of the common. The Essex, the Tower Hamlets, the North Middlesex, and the Victorias and Paddington travelled vid the North London, Hampstead, and Kew Junction Railway to Barnes, where they alighted and marched through Boehampton. With a combined determination on the part of the North London and South Western companies, not content with keeping them waiting at their stations in the first instance for more than half an hour after the appointed times, on their arrival at Barnes, instead of allowing the various regiments at once (as they always had done formerly) to leava the station by an entrance immediately on to the field where the battalions were to be formed and march off, the dogged officials, acting under orders, compelled them to march out one by one at a gate on the opposite side, up a flight of some fifty or sixty wooden steps, a sort of ladder, on one side, cross over a bridge, and then down a similar ladder on the oppo- site side to the place of formation. When such con- duct as this was brought into play by railway officials against the Volunteers, it is scarcely to be wondered at that they were not more than an hour later on the field than the time specified in the official programme. His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge arrived on the ground shortly after five o'clock, but finding at that time but few if any regiments had reached the inclosure, his Royal Highness rode off to the various places of rendezvous, and aides were despatched in every direction to urge on the various regiments upon thiir arrival. About half-past six the Commander-in- Chief again entered the enclosure, accompanied by a brilliant staff, including the Adjutant-Cx-oneral, Sir J. Yorke Scarlett; the Quartermaster-General, Sir Richard Airey; Major-General Lord F. Paulet, C.B., Commanding the First Division; Major-General Russell, C.B., Commanding the Second Division. His Royal Hignness was also attended by Colonel Tyr- whitt, Colonel, Keane, &c. The following is the official programme of the numbers present on the occasion:— CAVALRY. [ T Lieutenant John Kearns, commander. Hon. Artillery Company, estimated strength 28 I ARTILLERY. Coionel Wodehouse, C.B., R.A., commanding. FIRST BRIGADE; Lieatenant-Colonel H. Creed, commanding. Major Ord R.A., Major of Brigade. Horse Artillery.-HOll. Artillery Company, Captain W. C. Jay 32 men and 2 six pounders. Hon. Artillery Company, Lieutenant E. Mease 39 men and 4 six pounders. 1st Administrative Brigade, Middlesex Artillery Volunteers, Major H. F. Smith .198 men and 6 nine pounders. Total of Brigade 237 men and 10 guns. INFANTRY-SECOND DIVISION. I Major-General David Russell, C.B., commanding. JIBST BRIGADE. -Lieutenant-Colonel the Lord Radstock commanding. Captain Clarkson, 10th Depot Batallion, Major of Brigade. 4th and 9th Middlesex (West), Lieutenant-Colonel the Lord Truro 452 19th Middlesex, Lieutenant-Colonel T. I-lughes 321 20th Middlesex 230 11th Middlesex, St. George's, Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. C. A. Lindsay 320 Total of Brigade. 4.323 SECOND BRIGADE I I Lieutenant-Colonel the Viscount Bury, commanding. Captain Johnston, Grenadier Guards, Major of Brigade. 21st Civil Service and 38th Middlesex, Major F. Hawker.500 39th Middlesex (Finsbury), Lieutenant-Colonel Penton 277 46th Middlesex, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir J. V. Shelley. 243 37th Middlesex, Lieuteurnt-Colonel J. M. Corrie 222 Total of Brigade 1.242 THIRD RRI(}ADF.. I Lieutenant-Colonel the Earl Grosvenor, commanding. Captain Fortescuq, Coldstream Guards, Major of Brigade. 22nd Middlesex (Queen's) Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Gerald FitzGerald 533 2nd London and 12th Tower Hamlets, Lieutenant 533 Colonel J. Thomson 240 48th Middlesex (Havelocks) and 22nd Essex, Lieut.- Colonel G. Cruikshank 296 Total of Brizade 1ml FOURTH BRIGADE. =- I Lieutenant-Colonel the Marquis of DonegaII, commanding. Captain the Viscouut Hinchingbrook, Grenadier Guards, araj or of Brigade. 28th Middlesex (London Irish), Major the Earl of Belinore 437 40th Middlesex (Central London), Lieutenant-Colonel A. P. F. C. Somerset 302 6th Tower Hamlets, Lieutenant-Colonel G. H. Money. 500 Total of Brigade 1,239 Total of Infantry—1st Division, 6,398; 2nd Division, 5,095. Grand Total of all arms, 12,3.32. SECOND TIRIGAI™. Lieutenant-Colonel F. A. Darnford, commanding. 'I -„ Captain Gilmour, R.A., Major of Brigade. 3rd Middlesex Artillery Volunteer Corns. Captain A. Eay 70 I men and 4 nine-pounders. 2nd Surrey Artillery .291 and 4 nine pounders. I iotal of Brigade, 361 men and 8 guns. I Rendezvous, Putney-heath. I THIRD BRIGADE. Captain Burn, R.A., Major of Brigade. I 3rd Brigade.-3rd Middlesex, ditto, Capt. W. G. Beattie 90 men, and 4 eighteen-pounders I Ditto, ditto, Captain W. M, Crossland 91 men ana 4 twenty-four pounders. Total of Brigade, 181 men, and 8 guns. Total strength of Artillery, 811 men, and 26 guns. INFANTRY-FIRST DIVISION. Major-General Lord F. Paulet, C.B., commanding. FIRST BRIGADE. Lieutenant-Colonel T. E. Bigge, commanding. Major Bagot, Major of Brigade. 2nd Middlesex, 1st London and 3rd Essex Artillery (.Lieutenant-Colonel J. R. Walmisley) 519 Hon. Artillery Company (Major W. T. Robinson) 240 3rd London (Lieutenant-Colonel A. B. Richards 429 1 s Middlesex and 1st London Engineers (Lieutenant- Colonel MacLeod of MacLeod) 288 Total of Brigade, 1,476 SECOND ERIGAD*. Lieutenant-Colonel Viscount Ranelagh, commanding. Captain Adair, 13th Regiment, Major of Brigade. 1st Middlesex (Victoria) and 36th Middlesex (Lieut.- Colonel the Duke of Wellington) 346 26th Middlesex (Lieutenant-Colonel R. W. Grey) 601 29bh Middlesex (Lieutenant-Colomel Whitehead) 324 2nd Middlesex (South-Alajor P. Atherley) .394 Total of Brigade 1,605 THIRD BRIGADE. Lieutenant-Colonel the Lord Elcho, commanding. Captain Maclean, Rifle Brigade, Major of Brigade. 15th Middlesex (London Scottish-Biftior Sir D. Baird) 310 2nd Administrative Battalion Essex, Lieutenant-Colonel Silver 420 1st City of London, Lieutenant-Colonel C. Warde 589 7th Administrative Battalion Middlesex, Lieutenant- Colonel C. E. Murray 323 Total of Brigade, 1,642 FOURTH BRIGADE. Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Macdonald, commanding. Captain Stephenson, Scotch Fusilier Guards, Major of Brigade. 1st Surrey and 2nd Administrative Battalion Surrey, Lieutenant-Colonel W. M. Cochrane 400 7,h Surrey, Major Owen Clutton 293 10th, 19th, and 23rd Surrey, Lieut.-Col. E. H. Labrow 596 1st Administrative Battalion, Surrey, Lieut.-Col. A. L. Cole, C.B 327 Total of Brigade 1,615
COMMITTAL FOR MANSLAUGHTER.I
COMMITTAL FOR MANSLAUGHTER. At Wolverhampton, the young man Thomas Pole- man, alias Coleman, iron brazier, was brought up on remand charged with the wilful murder of a butcher named Richard Shone. The first witness called was Henry Harnett, who stated that he saw the prisoner knock the deceased down on the night of the 8th inst. He heard prisoner say, "I'll kill that Dicky Shone." He saw the deceased dead in his own house on the following morning. Elizabeth Sutton stated that on the night in question she heard a noise, and went out of her house, and saw the deceased on the floor. She went up to him and put her knee under his head, and he died. Edward Garner said he was in Mr. Price's house on Saturday night, and heard Poleman say that Shone had struck him. H@ also said, "I'll kill that old before morning." Sarah Brennan saw the pri- soner knock the deceased against Mrs.Price's. door. When the deceased was dead Poleman came up and said, Is the not dead yet ?—he's only acting it. Mr. Gatis, surgeon, stated that he had made a post- moriem examination of the body of the deceased, and was of opinion that he had died from congestion of the brain caused by excessive drinking. Death might have been caused by the excitement he had gone through.—In cross-examination by Mr. Underhill, he said deceased might have died any time from the cause named. -After considering for some time, the magistrates said they thought a prima, facie case had been made out, and committed the accused to take his trial at the next assizes on the charge of man- slaughter. The coroner's jury had previously re- turned a verdict of natural death. M——tmmmmmmum
EFFECTS OF FORTUNE-TELLING.
EFFECTS OF FORTUNE-TELLING. A mother came before the magistrate at the Clerk- enwell Police-court, and told a sad story of a lost daughter. Her girl, she said, was only fifteen years of age, but she had left her home with a married man who had deserted his wife and three children, and, although she had made every endeavour to discover their whereabouts, she had been unable to do so. This week she had received a letter from her daughter, stating that she was at Birmingham, and that being happy with the man she was with, she did not intend to return to London, but intended to remain with her protector, and to share her lot with his. Her daughter had been in the habit of going to a for- tune-teller's in the City-road to see the secret look- ing-glass, in which ladies can see their husbands," and amongst the papers she had left behind she (the mother) had found one which pretended to tell her daughter's fortune, and which was as follows: "Never alarm yourself as to your fate; the trials you will prove to be transient; your purity and your reputa- tion will gain for you the confidence of all those that you have business with. You will not be quick in making your fortune, but yoursBvinga will be suffi- cient for you to pass an agreeable old age. In a short time you will know the person that will betray you. That will not hinder you being tempted to try again with her, but it is what you might do wrong in, as you might be her dupe, and you might pay dearly for that imprudence. If the wheel of fortune is not turned on a good side for you it is this, that she will return and break you down with her favours." The applicant thought it was a great shame that the police did not put down these fortune-telling places, as the one in question had caused a great deal of harm to other girls besides her daughter.—The magistrate said that as the applicant did not know the address of the man who had gone off with her daughter, he could not assist her; but if she applied to the Institute for the Protection of Women there could be no doubt that she would be assisted. As for the other part of her com- plaint, that was a matter for the police, who, no doubt, would attend to her statements on the matter.
AMONG THE CHERRY ORCHARDS.
AMONG THE CHERRY ORCHARDS. They who have never been down iB flowery Kent during the spring and early summer can have but little idea how perfectly well bestowed is its title of the Garden of England." It is not merely that every hedge-row of its winding lanes, all the mossy turf that carpets its hazel copses so richly, is vivid with countless wild flowers; but that all the sunny orchards, stretching mile after mile along the eastern division of Kent, are white with scented blossoms, murmurous with the hum of myriad bees. And of this far-stretching tract of flowery beauty every individual tree is like an enormous nosegay, every gnarled bough and slender twig being enwrea.thed so closely by the snowy blossoms as to be invisible. Not even the famous hop-gardens of East Kent are kept more trimly, or are lovelier in their day, than the orehards of the fruit district; and if the hop-grower at the end of a successful season occasionally clears large sums the cherry grower is probably as great a gainer by his more moderate returns, since, while the ex- pense of hop cultivation is in all seasons heavy, comparatively no outlay is required for that of fruit. The trees are planted in rows, with alleys wide enough between them to admit air and sunshine freely. They are of rapid growth, and begin to bear early; long-lived also, since many a stately ornament of the orchard has put forth those myriad blossoms for nigh upon a hundred springs. After the first weeks of May, their lovely garniture is shed rapidly; and now the rich turf beneath the trees is white as if with December snows; but the trees themselves are green with a peculiarly soft and lustrous foliage, and the young fruit already clusters thickly among them. If the season is favourable the fruit swells rapidly, and towards the end of June the cherry season commences. And now begins, also, the harvest work of the rural population of Kent. The cherry season, usually lasting six weeks, is succeeded by the grain harvest and kopping, which ends for the year the healthful days among the orchards and sunny fields of fertile Kent. The oherry picking, like the hopping, is performed almost entirely by women, and these not the class de- nominated field women, but wives and daughters of the respectable labourer and small shopkeeper, who look forward to the season as one of healthy recreation as well as of remunerative employment. Each woman has a ladder, which a man, told off for this particular service to a certain number of women, moves into position as she requires. Many of the trees are thirty or forty feet in height, but into its wilderness of boughs and leaves she mounts1 fearlessly, and stands perched aloft while she robs the slender topmost boughs of their burden of shining fruit-delicate amber, deep coral, or lustrous black, as the case may be. The plucked fruit she deposits in a basket suspended round her waist; the contents of these baskets are after- wards collected into those called sieves, in which they are sent to Marl-et.-The Quiver. —
A Struggle for Death.-Ou Friday afternoon an alarm was given by two ladies that a respectably- dressed man, who had divested himself of a portion of his clothing, was about to commit suicide by jumping into the river from the middle of the bridge. Fortu- nately a gentleman named White, residing at Ken- nington-cross, was passing at the moment, and seeing the man with his right leg over the parapet, rushed to prevent him, and succeeded in grasping him, and threw him on the footway. A despsrate struggle then commenced between them, the half madman trying desperately to accomplish his object. Further as- sistance was at length given by an engine-driver from the railway, and the man was thrown on his back, and bound hand and foot, and given into custody.
EXTRACTSFXtOM "PUTSCH" &"FUN." Lines to a Young Lady of Fashion. I love thee for thy chignon, for the boss of purchased hair, Which thou hast on thine occiput the charming taste to wear. Oh, what a grace that ornament unto thy poll doth lend, Wound on what seems a curtain rod with knobs at either end! I love thee for the roses, purchased too, thy cheeks that deck, The lilies likewise that adorn thy pearly-powdered neck, And all that sweet "iUttsion" that, o'er thy features spread, Improves the poor reality of Nature's white and red. I love thee for the muslin and the gauze about thee bound, Like endive that in salad doth a lobster's tail sur- round, And oh! I love the for the boots thine ankles that protect, So proper to the manly style young ladies now affect. I love thee for thy figure not; there may, for aught I see, The clothes-frame of a draper's shola inside all that dress be. I do not love thee for thy face, do but thy surface know, The picture 'tis I value not the canvas hid below. I love thee for thine emptiness, thy vanity, and pride; But, oh! too lovely, far too dear, art thou to be my bride. So dear a wife as thou wouldst prove, to marry thee, alas! How very rich I ought to be, and sheuld be-what an ass! Election Rights and NVrongs. It is right to leave no stone unturned to help your friends, but wrong to pull up the pavement and pelt your opponents. It is right to take pains, but wrong to break windows. It is right (if you like thens) to be for sweeping mea- sures, but wrong to throw soot at those who condemn them. At all events, if you must blacken a man's shirt-front, don't blacken his character, especially behind his back. Volleys of applause are right, volleys of stones wrong. It is right to lay down the law, but wrong to floor the police. It is not right to bring forward "a regular stick," but decidedly wrong to bring out a regular bludgeon. A New Trick upon Travellers. After the scorchingly-hot weather we have had, it is really quite refreshing to meet with anything so cool as the following advertisement:— TO LADIES desirous of a THREE MONTHS' -L TOUR on the CONTINENT.—A lady and gentleman, middle aged, intending to travel through the Tyrol, the North of Italy, and the Pyrenees, wish to meet with another LADY, as company, who would pay her own expenses and partially those of the gentleman, who is experienced in economical travelling. Experienced in economical travelling Well, yes, rather so, we fancy, if it has been his practice to travel about partially" at the cost of other people, as his offer seems to show. We wonder what per- centage of expense he means by that wsrd partially;" for the term is so elastic that perhaps it may embrace eleven-twelfths of what he spends. We should re- commend the lady who elects to travel in company with this experienced economist to have this point distinctly settled before starting; for even the society of a middle-aged couple, however economical they may be in their journeys, may be purchased at a price which may turn out rather dear. On Seeing Sir Edwin's Picture of the Worn-out Cab-horse in the Royal Academy. The Academy gained, with its bonours and ease, R.A.'a have a licence to paint as they please And a broken-down screw, all in groggy condition Seems a subject quite fit for a kgtacke;-demician. INDIGNATION. Corporal punishment in the aris- tocratic schools ? said Lord Bright. Don't tell ma that the democratic schools are not just as brutal. There's the Manchester School. I myself had the severest licking there I ever had in my life, and my young brother, Jacob, whom I sent there this half, with orders that he was not to be touched, has not only been soundly beaten, but expelled into the bar- gain. By Barclay's Apology, I'll—I'll—well, we shall see. And his lordship want away, meditating a Public Schools Reform Bill. THE SANDWICH OF HISTORY (kindly communicated by H. M. the Qaeen Dowager of Hawaii, while sitting to Messrs. J. and C. Watkins, for her photograph).— It is a fact that Captain Cook discovered the Sand- wich Islands, but it is equally true that the Sandwich Islands discovered Captain-cookery, SPORTING INFOP.MATIO.N.-The Lyndhurst Races were run the other day. The sport was unusually good. A thief carried off the cup. SHOCKING DEPRAVITY.—A young ox was observed the other day in the neighbourhood of the new Cattle Market playing at pitch and toss in the open streets. Such is the progress of civilisation COMPARISONS ARE ODOROUS.—Our packing-case maker asks what is the difference between a carpen- ter's shop and the main sewer ? In the latter there's a deal o smell, in the former a smell o' deal.
THE BISHOP OF NORWICH v. THE…
THE BISHOP OF NORWICH v. THE REV. 2. BERNBY. A suit was instituted by the Bishop of Norwich against the Rev. Thomas Berney, rector of Brecon Ash, Norfolk, in the Court of Arches, for alleged mis- conduct to the wife of the Rev. Mr. Camming and her sister. The case was before the court on the 10th July, when the bishop was ordered to bring in his answers to the allegation of the defendant within three weeks. Dr. Deane, Q.C., on the part of the Bishop of Nor- wich, now applied to get rid of the order made on th", 10th July. The time for the answers had not expired. The case was an extremely painful one. The question was as to certain improprieties committed as alleged by a clergyman towards two ladies, one being the wife f -R" clergyman and the other her sister. Norwich had instituted the suit, but it was evident that the answers of his lordship could'be of no earthly use, and the object of the application was to get a waiver of the order so made, as it was impossible that his lordship could know anything of the case, further than that the parties were clergy- men, and that complaints had been made to his lordship. Dr. Twiss, on the part of the Rev. Mr. Berney, com- plained that no notice had been given of the motion, and it was one to which he could not give his consent. It was a criminal prosecution, and the defendant's mouth was shut; he had made an allegation, which it was apprehended was a complete answer to the case, and as to the application to get rid of the order, it was known that answers might be to the benefit of the de- fendants in suoh cases. The Dean of Arches held that as there was no con- sent to the application, he could not grant it. He had not seen the allegation, and the order as made must stand. The application was accordingly refused.
Refusal of a Church Rate.-The parish of St. Mary and St. Eanswith, Folkestone, refused a church- rate last week, by a vote in vestry of seventeen to thirteen. No poll was demanded. The incumbent (the Rev. M. Woodward), who was in the chair, would not allow Captain Boxer, R.N., local agent 'of the South Eastern Railway Company, to take part in the proceedings, because he was not himself a ratep&yer' though the company pay one-third the rates of the parish; and when, subsequently, the incumbent atä tempted to address the meeting, he was prevented. from doing so because he himself was not a ratepayer nor a resident in the parish. The Crops in the United States -Encour,,g' ing reports, says the New Yorh Herald, reach us fr01^ all portions of the country. In the west the whea*' crop will be much more than an average yield, an the prospects for corn are highly favourable. Oay, and rye promise well, but barley may be of snaau yield. There has been much more cotton q^id planted in the Mississippi valley than we were 1'0 suppose from early accounts. The hay crop is 611 J mous. Fruit is abundant and of excellent quality) altogether the promises of the coming harvest- most satisfactory.