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resort to these agreeable gardens, where the variety of entertainments liberally provided by Mr. Wardell cannot but add to the recreative delight in promenading these pleasant grounds.
Mr. Simpson richly deserves the success which has crowned his meritorious efforts in catering for the taste of the public in every way at CREMORNE GARDENS, where, in addition to the singing, dancing, bowling, and fireworks, there is that to be had by way of refreshment, which, besides being of an excellent description, is moderately charged for. The rage for ballooning has been taken advantage of by the lessee, who has engaged M. Poitevin, the identical Frenchman who ascended on the horse in his own country the other day. Shortly he is to perform the same feat from Cremorne, when he is to ascend, boots and all, as he did in France. Should the daring aëronaut unhappily meet with any reverse, will his countrymen attribute the contretemps to the English breed of the horse ?
M. Jullien is at the SURREY ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS leading his band, the music affording gratification to the numerous visitors who flock to hear the sweet sounds, and to see Napoleon and his men cross the Alps amidst the blazing of catherine wheels and the explosion of rockets. With music of so excellent a character, and pyrotechnic displays of so much brilliancy, it is not to be wondered at that the entertainments so liberally provided by Mr. Tyler should receive the fiat of public applause.
The POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTION is the resort of all that take the slightest interest in listening to the scientific and amusing lectures delivered, and the characteristic singing of the Alpine vocalists, whose mode of rendering their native music is of a nature that cannot fail to interest the auditor.
The PANORAMA OF THE NILE continues to be visited by all who appreciate art.
The DIORAMA OF IRELAND has been commended for its extreme faithfulness and accuracy by the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, a recent visitor to the Chinese Gallery ; and the stamp of approbation has been given to this interesting exhibition by the numbers that have viewed it.
The View of Constantinople at the Polyorama, by Allom, and the sporting curiosities at the South African Exhibition, collected by Mr. Cumming, shall receive early attention.
The CHINESE JUNK appears to have gained a considerable accession of visitors since it has been drafted from Blackwall to the Essex Pier. The general arrangements are of a very satisfactory character, the attendants affording instances of attention and civility not always to be met with in places of public amusement.
STATE OF THE ODDS, &c.
SALES OF BLOOD STOCK. The following horses, purchased from the Earl of Chesterfield by Mr. Ford, were sold by Messrs. Tattersall and Son, at Newmarket, on Wednesday, July 3rd :
GS. Musician, 3 yrs. old, by Lanercost, out of Concertina........
1,310 Lady Evelyn, 4 yrs., by Don John, out of Industry .............. Payment, 2 yrs., by Slane, out of Receipt. .......................
850 Penang, 3 yrs., by Ratan, out of Aspen.... Don John (sire of Arkwright, Distaffina, Lady Evelyn, &c.), by Tramp,
or Waverley, dam by Comus ..................... Garforth, 3 yrs., by Yaxley, dam by The Saddler........ Distaffina, 5 yrs., by Don John, out of Industry; covered by Orlando
180 Mrs. Taft (h.b.), 5 yrs., by Jereed, dam by Colwick ........... Lady Wildair, by Hornsea, out of Dirce; covered by Bay Middleton 130 Lady Lurewell, 6 yrs., by Hornsea, out of Dirce; with a colt foal by
Bay Middleton, and covered by Don John ..... Dirce, with a colt foal by Don John, and covered by Cotherstone.... 100 Filly, 3 yrs., by Pantaloon, out of Industry .................... Filly, 3 yrs., by Don John, out of sister to Ainderby; covered by
and Ham Stakes, at Goodwood ......... Drakelow, 4 yrs., by Don John, out of Dilbar.......
13 Calmuck was not sold. Lady Evelyn goes to the King of Holland; Dis. taffina to the new stud at Hampton Court; Mr. Ford himself retains Payment.
On Monday, the 15th, also at the Corner, the following horses, forming, with the exception of The Emperor and Bolingbroke, the stud of the late Earl of Albemarle :-
Spangle (the dam of Bolingbroke, &c.), by Cresus, out of Variella; covered by John o'Gaunt ....
................ Minaret (the dam of John o' Groat), by Ibrahim, out of Dandizette ; covered by John o' Gaunt .......
0 Gaunt ......................... ....... 150 Ortz, a bay mare, by Melbourne, out of Ohio; with a filly foal by The
Emperor, and covered by him again .......................... 120 Mogulistan, by Venison, out of Muliana; with a bay colt foal by The
Emperor, and covered by him again .......
........... 51 Evelina, by Emilius, ont of My Dear ; with a colt foal by The Emperor,
and covered by him again ............... ............... 51 Meander, by Delapré, dam by Catton (the dam of Ralph, Borneo, &c.);
covered by The Emperor......
covered by The Emperor...........................
10 The Flea, the property of Mr. Howard, was sold for 150 gs. The Emperor of Russia has had the “refusal ” of The Emperor, and Bolingbroke will not be sold until after St. Leger. Two or three of the mares go into the Hampton Court stud, which, our readers will be glad to hear, is to be re-established by Royalty.
The entire stud of Lord H. Lennox, the Mr. Gordon of a season or so since, is announced for sale by Messrs. Tattersall, without reserve, on Monday, August 12th: it includes the Bee-hunter, Borneo, William the Conqueror, The Wren, Hernandez, Turtle, Brawn, &c.
Annual General Meeting of the Jockey Club, held at Newmarket, on Wednesday, July 3, 1850, present—Sir J. Hawley, steward ; Mr. Greville, Capt. Rous, Mr. Neville, Mr. Payne, Lord Enfield, and Lord Exeter.
The accounts for the year were presented, and passed.
Col. Peel was appointed a steward of the Jockey Club in the place of Sir Joseph Hawley, who retires by rotation.
The motion respecting selling stakes and plates at Newmarket was postponed until October, in consequence of the absence of the member who was to have brought it forward.
Resolved— That the veterinary surgeons' bills now presented be paid.
Resolved—That in future any person requiring a horse's mouth to be examined at Newmarket must pay the expense of such examination, unless it should prove that the horse is of the wrong age, in which case the Jockey Club will pay it.
The Earl of Zetland was appointed a member of the Bentinck Fund Committee, in the place of the Duke of Bedford, who retires by rotation, The committee for the ensuing year consists of —
The Earl of Eglinton
The Earl of Zetland. When with Newmarket, Liverpool, and Goodwood, all included in the “ excitements” of the month, we have still to chronicle a very dull time of it since last we sent in our returns, it may be anticipated there is but little remark to make on the few events yet left for decision. In the Leger, rather contrary, we must own, to what we had expected, the Derby winner is daily becoming more formidable, having already reached six to four, with takers of the most “healthy” complexion. It would seem now almost a certainty, providing, that is, the new wonder, Windischgratz, does not complete the bull in the china-shop performance at Goodwood. Even at this writing, it will be observed, he ranks higha better favourite, in fact, than Clincher, who, despite the wholesale transfer to John Scott, looks much less likely " than when we last left him. 01 the others Bolingbroke has still a friend or two at the price-confirmed, of course, in their confidence of his being so certain a starter ; while of none of the remainder can much be said either way, excepting as to the Italian, whose Liverpool appearance must have about finished him.
For the Derby, despite the July shove, Grecian is clearly established as the crack ; but then John Day's horses, witness Cossack, Pitsford, and Co., are none the worse for a squeeze at Newmarket. Hippolytus follows on, with a promise of seeing a better day still, and then we have a ruck of horses all more or less in force with their friends.
" THE HILL-side.”
ENGRAVED BY E. IIACKER, FROM A PAINTING BY C. B. SPALDING.
THE PEREGRINE FALCON.
ENGRAVED BY H. BECKWITII, FROM A PAINTING BY T. WILLIAMS,
Page. DIARY FOR SEPTEMBER THE RACING IN AUGUST.-BY CRAVEN
. 149 " THE HILL-SIDE.”- BY CASTOR
. 160 SEAT ON HORSEBACK-BY HARRY HIEOVER
. 163 THE LAST SHOT.-BY VENATOR
. 170 TURFIANA.-BY THE DRUID
. 179 SCOTLAND AND THE MOORS.-BY FOXGLOVE
. 193 THE FIRST OF serTEMBER.-BY RAMROD
. 201 THE SHOOTING SEASON; WITH A FEW PRACTICAL REMARKS
UPON GUNS, GAME, AND DOGS.-BY SARON . TIIE PEREGRINE FALCON.-BY OXONIAN .
. 213 OTTER HUNTING.-BY GELERT
. 214 PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS OF THE METROPOLIS
. 218 STATE OF THE ODDS, &c.
THE TURF REGISTER: ASCOT HEATH-KNIGHTON-SUTTON
PARK-HAMPTON-BEVERLEY, HULL, AND EAST RIDING
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE-CURRAGH JUNE MEETING-