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HINTS UPON GARDENING.

SPORTS AND PASTIMES. --

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SPORTS AND PASTIMES. PRIVATE THEATRICALS AT CAMBRIDGE.—We are requested to state, says the Times, that the performances of the A. D. C. (Amateur Dramatic Club) have been arranged to take place on Monday, June 3, and five subsequent nights. The Ladies' Nights are Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8. The performances on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, will commence at 7.15 p.m. Applications for tickets may be made to any members of the club, or at the A. D. C. Rooms in Park-street, between twelve and one o'clock daily. The number of tickets being limited, early appli- cation is most important. II OTTERS IN YORKSHIRE.—The Stockton and Durham otter hounds have had fine sport in the Derwent country the last week in May. After three day's drag" and enormous fields of sportsmen, they have killed a large dog otter, 281b. in weight, the full pack pursuing in deep water. During the three days the otter had been pursued nearly 30 miles from home before he gave in. The Scarborough visitors have rarely had such sport as during last week. NEW RECREATION-GROUNDS IN LONDON.—The Poplar recreation-grounds, situate between the High-street and the East India Dock-road, were formally opened on Friday by Sir J. Thwaites. The grounds occupy about five acres in extent, and adjoin the churchyard of St. Matthias, which occupies nearly the same area. After the formal opening a cold collation was partaken of in a spacious marquee erected for the purpose. The grounds were purchased at a cost of X12,000, towards which the Metropolitan Board of Works contributed Y.6,000, and 21,500 has been'realised by the sale of old materials. The remainder is borrowed, and 20 years allowed for its repayment. THE BRITISH REGATTA IN PARIS.—According to the circular which has been issued by the promoters of the British regatta, open to all the world, to take place on the Seine on the 9th of July, the subscriptions already received towards carrying out the object amount to bej tween 12,000f. and 13,000f., the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh having each given 2,500f. There are to be four classes of competitors one for amateurs, and comprising eight, four, and pair- oared boats, skulls, and canoes. The cups which form the prizes range in value from 125f. to 3,000f. Another class for watermen, in which the prizes will be purses of from 300f. to 2,500f. a third class for men-of-war's men, with money prizes from 300f. to 750f. and the fourth competition will be for yachts' men, with money prizes of from! 300f. to 750f. In addition to these sports, arrangements have been made for an ocean race for yachts, the start being from England on the 4th July and for rowing boat races on the Seine under French management on the 7th and 8th July. The course which has been selected for the regatta is at St. Cloud, down stream, and is about a mile and a quarter in length. It is stated that Mr. Bennett, jun., of New York, intends coming over to England in a 98-ton yacht, to contend with the Duke of Edinburgh's Viking on equal terms in a match round the Isle of Wight.

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