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MELANCHOLY DEATH OF A PHYSICIAN.

THE PRIZES WON AT WIMBLEDON.

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THE PRIZES WON AT WIMBLEDON. The first prize competed for at Wimbledon was the Prinse of Wales's Prize, .£100 in plate or money, and .£100 added by the association in prizes of .£5 each, only open to winners of silver and bronze association medals, and won since last Wimbledon meeting, 5 shots at 200, 500, and 600 yards. The .£100 prize was won by Sergeant Livesay, of Sussex, with a score of 45 points. The St. George's Challenge Vase, first stage, was also competed for, 7 shots at 500 yards, open to all battalions. At its close Lieutenant Chap- man, of the 12th North Yorkshire, stood first, with a score of 25. i The winner of the St. George's Challenge Vase was Lieut. Chapman, 12th North Yorkshire, who also wins the gold jewel and cross of St. George, and six dragon sovereigns, with 25 points. Second prize of < £ 5 and silver jewel, Private R. Ford, 12th Surrey, 24 points. Third prize of.£4 and bronze cross, Private Eadoliffe, 2nd (South) Middlesex, 24 points. The Alexandra Prize is divided into 90 prizes, 45 at 200, and 45 at 900 yarda. The principal winners at 200 yards, 5 shots, were:-First prize of X20, Private Taylor, 8th Derby, 19 points, 20 being the highest possible score; Sergeant, Girdwood, 3rd Ayrshire, second prize of 415, with 18 points; Private Yorston, 2nd Edinburgh, third prize of £ 15, with 18 points; fourth prize of .£10, Major Bridgman, West Middlesex, 18 points. At the 500 yards'range the highest score made was by Sergeant H. Smith, 15th Surrey. The Secretary of State for War's Prize, X50, given by the Marquis of Hartington, divided into 13 prizes, one of £10, two of 45, and 10 of .£3, distance, 600 yards, 5 shots, ended in a tie between Captain Pun- shion, 1st Newcastle, and Captain Astley, of the 39th Regiment, for first prize of JslO. The Duke of Cambridge's Prize of .£5Ø, for breech. loaders, was won by Private Radoliffe, of the 2nd Middlesex, who with a Westley-Riohards made 25 points. For the Enfield Assooiation Cnp the highest score was made by Lieut. P. Cunliffe, 26th Cheshire, 34 points. At the Running Deer Range, for which a running man was substituted, no less than 538 shot were fired, and out of them only six ballseyes made (a circle of six inches near the position of the heart), of these two bullseyes were made by M. Von Haoht, of the Belgian Brigade. The Running Prize was a most interesting feature. This prize, offered by Earl Dacie, is one in which the competitor is allowed five minutes, in which he is to fire as many shots as he ean, but after each pair of shots he has to carry his rifle, ammunition, &o., round a post 50 yards off, loading when he likes, but not capping until he arrives at the firing point. Mr. Peterkin, who last year won this prize with a score of 47 against the Earl of Aberdeen, as second, with 46, made in his first essay this year 44. For the first, stage of the Qaeen's Prize, 5 shots, at 500 yards, the highest scores made were—Captain Prentice (5th Middlesex), 19 Private J.B. Smith (1st Surrey, 18; Private Jennings (29th North Middlesex), 18; and ten others, each with 18 points. The principal winners of Albert Prizes were-at 200 yards, 5 shots, Lord Bury; and at the 500 yards range Private C. Ross (15th Middlesex), who each made the highest possible score of 20 points. The Prince of Wales paid a visit to the camp shortly after mid-day on Friday, and having partaken of re- freshment in Lord ElehoV tent, made a tour of the shooting points, at many of which he fired, without, however, showing himself any great adept at rifle shooting. The running deer appeared to afford the greatest amusement to his Royal Highness, who having made a shot which struck the forbidden haunch, had. in condonation of the offence, to hand over the fine of one shilling, which he cheerfully paid. The Prince left the camp about seven o'clock. The great event of the day was the completion of the competition for the first stage of the Queen's Prize. The result was that Private James, of the 22nd Middle- sex (Queen's Westminsters), having made the highest score of 48 points, became the absolute winner of the silver medal, the £ 50, and the match rifle and silver badge of the association. The official score shows the following to be entitled to enter the second stage for her Majesty's Prize:- WINNERS.—FIRST STAGE QUEEN'S PRIZE. J Points. Private James, 22nd Middlesex 48 Silver medal, match rifle. National Eifld Association silver badge,,and £ 50. Corporal Newlyn, 1st Herefordshire • 4(8 Winner of match rifle, National Rifle Association badge, anddES. Private King, 1st Gloucestershire 47 Sergeant Bacchus, 2nd Middlesex 46 Lance-Corporal Drewitt, 13th. Surrey 46 Corporal Eslwards, 11th Cornwall. 46 Sergeant Lovatt, 8th Cheshire 46 plivate Ridler, lst Gloucestershire 46 Ensign Winn, lst.A.B. North Yorkshire 46 Captain Sanderson, 14th Somersetshire 46 Private Peake, 6th Lancashire 46 private Crawford, 4th Renfrewshire 45 Lieutenant Hodges, 3rd Dorsetshire 45 Private Aldridge, 4th Essex. 45 Sergeant Westlakfe, 18th Devon 45 Captain Burraj 29th Kent 45 Corporal Picken, 3rd Wigtonshire.45 Private Marshall, 3rd Stirlingshire 44 Corporal Mendham, 14th Suffolk 44 Sergeant Green, 3rd Somersetshire 44 Sergeant Morrell, H. A. C. ••• ».. 44. Lieutenant Fowler, 19th Middlesex 44 Bugler Al,der, 22nd Surrey, 44 Ensign Hewitt 22nd Middlesex 441, Sergeant Palmer, 36th Sfcaffordshue 44 Private Ingram, 1st Lanarkshire ••• 44 Sergeant Kirk, 1st East Yorkshire! 44 Sergeant Montgomery, SOthJMiddlesex ff Corporal Jones, 8th Salop •••• ••• ••• 44 Private Grant, 1st Aberdeenshire ..i •• — 44 Winners of match rifle, National Bifle Association badge, and £ 5; Private Weir, 1st Surrey private Cameron, 6th Inverness-shire ••• Sergeant Hoare, 1st Brecon, 1st Newcastle .f* Private Pitts, 4th Somerset. 44 Private Waggett, 1st Sussex 43 Captain Suter, l8t Hereford 43 Private Hay isth Middlesex 43 Sergeant Austm, 13^ GiouCester. 43 private Clemetson, 14th Durham 43 Corporal Chapman, 3rcl, West Yorkshire 43 Colour-Sergeant Smith, 33rd Lancashire 43 Sergeant_vyaiKer, 1st London 43 Private Ki'gour Edinburgh 43 Sergeant Nichous, 15th Middlesex ..s 43 Quartermaster Sergeant Larmer, 5th Surrey 43 Sergeant Braving ton, 15 th Surrey. 43 Sergeant Roe, 3rd Salop v 43 Private Pouncey, 11th Middlesex 43 Colour-Sergeant Cortis, 11th Sussex 43 Private Sharp, 1st Administrative Batt., Notts 43. Winners of National Bifle Association badge and £ 5. Private Sloper, 1st Somerset 43 Ensign Kolle, Oxford University 4,3 Lance-Corporal Ha ward, 1st Sussex 43 Carjtain Brookes, 9th Leicester 43 Sergeant-Major Bobinson, 2nd Lincolnshire Art.' 43 Captain Cummins, 80th Lancashire 43 Private Halsall, 21st Lancashire 43

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