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Full Moon, 7th day, at 43 min. past 6 morning.
Last Quar., 14th day, at 56 min. past 12 afternoon.
New Moon, 21st day, at 12 min. past 6 morning.
First Quar., 28th day, at 13 min. past 9 morning.


rises and rises & London Bridge

sets. | sets. morn. aftern.

| h. m. h. m. a. h. m. h. m. I W Kingston Regatta.

9 35 2 T Worcester Races.

Is 8 18 0 121110 510 35 3 F Dog Days begin.

lr 3 50 0 29 1211 511 37

s 8 171 0 52 13 No tidel 0 8 5 s Fourth Sunday after Trinity. (1 3 521 1 25 14 0 33 0 6MCkt.- Lord's, Ki.& Sussexo. Eug.s 8 16 2 10 15 1 21 1 43 OT Newmarket Races.

lr 3 54 RISES, F 2 5 2 20 8 w Bellewstown Races.

8 15 9 4017 2 45 3 5 9T

r 3 56 10 018 10F Odiham Races.

s 8 13 10 1619 11s Oxford Term ends.

kr 3 5810 2820 4 401 4 58 12 S Fifth Sunday after Trinity. s 8 12 10 4221 13 MCkt. --- At Lord's, North v. South. r 4. 14 T Cork Regatta.

s 8 1011 623 6 501 7 11 15 w Liverpool Races.

r 4 211 23 24 7 37 8 5 16 TCkt.-Gravesend, M.C.C. o. Kt. s 8 8 17 FClyde Y. C. Regatta, at Largs. 1r 4 5 Morning. 26 9 40/10 15 18 S Thames Yacht Club Match." Is 8 6 0 2027 10 55 11 35 19 S Sixth Sunday after Trinity. Ir 4 7 1 11 28 No tide 0 10 20 M Сkt.Lord's, Gentlemen v. Plays.s 8 4 2 21 29 0 45/ 1 15 21 T Down Royal Races.

lr 4 10. SETS N 1 45 2 10 22 w Plymouth Regatta.

s 8 1 9 6 1 2 37 3 23 T Ckt.—Lord's, Kt.& Sussex,v. Eng. r 4 12 9 21 2 24 F Southampton Regatta.

s 7 59 9 34 3 25 S

r 4 15 9 44 4 4 45 5 26 S Seventh Sunday after Trinity.s 7 56 9 55 5 5 20

MCkt.-Lord's, Two Elevens of Eng.r 4 18 10 5 6 5 28 T Goodwood Races

s 7 53 10 17 7 6 30 29W Goodwood Stakes Day. r 4 2110 31 8 7 10 30 T Goodwood Cup Day.

s 7 50'10 52 9 7 55 8 25 31 F Ckt.- Lord's, Eton v. Harrow. r 4 2411 21 10 8 57 9 33

RACES IN JULY. Worcester ................ 2 | Mansfield

13 | Knutsford .............. Stourbridge ...... 6 Cambridge

14 Goodwoud .. Newmarket ......... 7 Liverpool ..

. 15 Wicklow ........... Southminster .......... 7 Isle of Sheppey ........... 15 Lanark .................. Belle wstown ...... 8 Nottingham

21 | Tenbury .... Lancaster ...... 8 | Down Royal ....

Li Boston ..... Odibam

....... 10 Stamford ................. 23

REGATTAS IN JULY. Kings.-on-Thames Royal. 1&2 | Lambeth ..

.. 13 | Ranelagh Yacht C. Sailing Royal London Y.C.S. Match 2 Cork Harbour.... ....14 & 15 Match at Battersea ...... 23 Chelsea .................. 6 Clyde Model Y. C. at Largs 17 Royal Southern Yacht Club Pembroke llock Royal..... 7 P. of Wales Yacht C.C.Cup 17 | at Southampton ....24 & 25 Isle of Man, Douglas Bay..8 & 9 Royal Thames Y.C.S.Match 18 Greenwich ............... 27 Pulham ..,

...... 13 Barnes & Mortlake Amateur 22 | Mr. Wentzell's (Lambeth).. 27 Leander Club, Golden Cup, Port of Plymouth Royal.. | Galway Bay ....

.... 27 from Westminster ..... 14

St. John's, Horsely down .. 30

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" There he sat, and, as I thought, expoanding the law and the prophets, until on drawing a little nearer, I found he was only expatiating on the merits of a brown horse."'-BRACEBRIDGE HALL,

Mr. Morrell's Hound Show-Huntsman and Whip Changes-Sales of Blood Year.

lings--The Royal Yearling and Lord Londesborough's Sales-The Ascot Cap and Vase Day-Other Meetings of the Month. Mr. Morrell's annual Prize Show, for the best dog and bitch among the new entries, came off on June 3rd. The Tubney kennels, which were the scene of this pleasant reunion of summer-ridden scarlets, are eigbt miles from Oxford, whence Mr. Morrell drove down a party of fox-hunting friends, including Lords Macclesfield, Valentia, and Wenlock, and Mr. Wheble, late master of the South Berkshire. A splendid lunch was provided for this party, and the huntsmen dined together in the evening, with Tom Clarke, of course, in the chair, supported by the two judges, Will Long and Joe Maiden, on his right and left. Joe showed in great force with his “American Leg," which he vowed he would not part with for £100, and the iron little veteran, who is now rising 63, looks likely to head the North Staffordshire for full ten years to come. Among the remainder of the thirty guests, were Jem Hills, George Whitemore, David Edwards, Tocock, Dale, Ben Goddard, Charles Long, Nimrod Long, Tom Dowdeswell, and Sweetman, the head whip to Mr. Garth. John Walker could not come, as he had met with a fall exercising the hounds, and Tom Hills was also unwell. Old Jim Morgan (who has just had a very promising lot of foxhounds in from their Westmoreland walks, though the harriers sadly lack size) would have been there, but he also " went dead amiss." The stúd was the object of no small admiration ; but the splendid old white, on which Mr. Morrell was drawn by Mr. Grant, has gone. Twenty-three horses were there, eight of them for Clarke's riding, and among the lot the bay and black, which the worthy master lately purchased at Mr. Henley Greaves's sale, were especially looked at. This pack hunt four days a week, and last season they had 594 couples of working hounds, of which l} were hounds of 1849, and the same number of 1850. Old White Trumpeter is pensioned now, and runs about a gentleman at large; and whenever Clarke notices him with a “Speak up, Trumpeter,'' hiş voice is still heard, as the Atherstone song says of Mr. Osbaldeston's, “ piercing the heaven, boys.” He is a coarse heavy style of hound, and they breed from him rather for his qualities than his shape. Of the 43 entries, 24 were dogs, and 19 bitches, the latter lot being deci. dedly the best. The prizes went to Honesty and Harlequin, both of chem ty Hercules, ont of Spangle. Hercules is the famons Yare borough-bred crack, whom Clarke-thanks, perhaps, to Mr. Richard Sutton's being late for the train—bore off in triumph (the seven companions were mere makeweights) for 210 gs. at the Quorn sale of 1855." Mr. Morrell has never repented his bargain, as he is really an extraordinary hound, and has not only done his work well for two seasons, but bids fair to go on, though he is seven years old, for a couple more. He is a blue-caste and rather plain hound, with great length and bone, and will both “hunt and run for ever.” The winning dog and bitch were each a beautiful tan, but the bitch was the best of the two, and had rather more length. Both were low and lengthy, with good backs, loins, and feet, best of shoulders, and remarkable liberty about the head and neck. Basilisk and Baronet, by Bosphorus, out of Faithful, were very much liked, and, in fact, a strong minority thought Baronet, who was a very fine stamp of hound, better than Harlequin. Professors Will and Joe, however (who had made up their minds separately), “ showed cause" like men, pointing out his lack of length, and their “rule was made absolute” by a very decisive majority. Such a pleasant festival has seldom been held, and as it is of the highest importance to huntsmen that they should make this friendly tour of summer visits to keep their eyes open, and “ exchange minds" as well as hounds, we trust that such meetings may become more rise than they are. To complete the thing, the old idea of a great annual show of young hounds (a dog and bitch from each kennel) should be set in motion at last ; for why on earth should fox-hunters be behind the breeders of short-horns, tulips, or tups? An assembly of our crack masters of hounds and huntsmen would be worth going many a hundred miles to see, and, barring the banquet, and the melaucholy gloom which hung over the place, we saw an earnest of what it inight be in the “ kennel parliament” at the Quorn sale. The masters of hounds, past and present, had their annual gathering at Boodles' last week, and seventeen attended.

There have been not a few huntsman changes this summer; and we have seldom known so many first whips rise the ranks. John God. dard will now have an opportunity of showing his splendid riding in High Leicestershire, and Mr. Tailby's late first whip Zach Boxall, lakes his place as first wliip and kennel huntsman to the Shropshire, which will, it is said, be now hunted by the master. That gallant veteran old Tom Day has retired at last, and he and Dick Burton are now living at Quorn, like two kings of Brentford, and we wish them many pleasant days together, after such great aud honourable careers. Will Maiden has succeeded to Charles Ward's first whip's place with Lord Southampton, and Ben Goddard will again officiate as huntsman for Mr. Drake. John Jones enters on another season with Lord Henry Bentinck, whose stud of horses are to be removed from Welbeck this summer, to Greatwell, near Lincoln ; Tom Powell, late Mr. A. Thompson's head man, takes Jack Morgan's place there ; and James Stracey, who was first whip to Mr. Farquarhason last season, will be the second of the three whips. Lord Macclesfield will, we believe, as a general thing, hunt his own hounds, with Tom Dowdeswell as first lieutenant." George Whitemore has entirely new whips, the second one, Pickard, having gone to the Duke of Beaufort's; and there has also been a change in this department at the Crawley and

Horsham. Tom Morgan, late third whip to Lord Henry Bentinck, is to whip in to Jack Goddard; and Henry Tomlin, who was second whip at Mr. Tailby's last season, is now Jack Morgan's first. Until the new kennels are built, Jack and his fifty couple of “ Southwolds" are seuled at Fox.lane, Belsford, about three miles from Horncastle. The committee bought four lots from Mr. A. Thompson, and have got draughts from Lords Lonsdale, Yarborough, and Middleton, and purpose hunting three days a week. Charles Barwick, Mr. Lowndes' late first whip with the Atherstone, has been engaged by Mr. Arkwright to hunt the Essex, with Charles Sheppard, who was first whip to the Old Surrey. Woorall, from the North Staffordshire, has, we hear, gone as one of the whips to Lord Middleton ; and Humphrey Neale, after six years service as huntsman to the Ledbury (whose master, Mr. Thackwell, thinks of taking the horn), succeeds Cockayne with the Cambridgeshire. This pack only hunts two days a week ; and we are told that they have a £900 subscription. Charles Ward was whip to Jack Ward with them before he served his three seasons with Lord Southampton; and Simkins, who was his predecessor as huntsman at Lord Dacre's, is we believe, about to be put, partly by subscription, into a farm. He has been nearly a quarter of a century with these hounds, and succeeded the late Jack Rance as first whip when Jack went to Lord Elcho's, where he had his sad thigh accident. Ben Morgan was entered us second whip at Lord Dacre's at the same time. Stephen Goodall, we are told, stays on with Lord Naas, who is now the master of the Kildare; and a William Cox, and not Charles Roberts, succeeds Tom Mathews with Lord Doneraile. The Cottesmore country still lacks a customer. Mr. Lowndes was anxious to take it, but the negociation went off, owing, it is said, partly to the high rent (£300) which was asked for the house, kennels, &c.; and hence “ The Squire's” spare thirty couple are in the market. Tom Sebright's entry of bitches this summer is reported to be something more dainly than has ever been seen at Milton; and we are also informed that a dog-hound, out of one of the Essex lots, has been sold for 50gs. Nothing could be finer than the condition of the latter hounds ; but they had no great sport last season. One party says there was a lack of foxes, and the other that they wanted "afternoon dogs" to hunt them, and so on. There is no chance of a settlement of the “ Cheshire difficulty," but there is some talk about an action on the part of the master. Leicestershire men tell us that there is a good sprinkling of foxes everywhere, and that Tom Godevine, who has been Lord Wilton's celebrated stud-groom for some five-and-thirty seasons, has retired with a handsome pension. We must urge on all who have not yet sent in their subscriptions to the Dayis testimonial to do so at once. The present sum is hardly equal to what might have been expected for so popular a sportsman.

Sales have been “fast,” but not exactly “furious," so far this summer. Mr. Milwards' twelve poniesma natty little lot to look at, as they stood side by side at Tattersall’s-averaged 60 gs.; whereas last year ten only made 52 gs. The latter average was also swelled by Freedom 130 gs. ; while Pomposus, the premier of '57, was only 90 gs. Sir John Shelley's Collingwood prices improve, and not without reason, as the yearlings have no little form about them ; Lord Nelson,

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