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Manner of taking and killing the Pacos. 25 crecy may be commanded in all rity, and they may kindly concases of illegitimate pregnancy : sent to barbour and relieve that their endeavours continue

Your thriving humble servants invincibly fixed to preserve not

REBECCA Real-PAD. only reputation, but the litile babe from falling a sacrifice to the un.

Turn-again-lane, charitable cenfure and derifion

April 1, 1794 of ignorant, base, defamatory

P. s. I long to see the above

epiftle in the Sporting Magazine. Being a young woman in my teens, and having hitherto enjoyed an irreproachable character, (thought in an unguarded MANNER of taking and killing the hour my frail temperature tar.

PACOS. nilhed my fair fame) I still had HE Pacos very much resenihopes that Mr. and Mrs. White bles the Lama, or Camel of would fhield me from the re. Peru, in figure, but is much proaches of the world, by mhel- smaller. Its body is covered with tering me in one of their private very fine long wool, of the colour Jying-in apartments ; that, by the of dried roses, or a dull purple ; next lunar revolution, I might the belly is white. There ani. have repaired to my friends fola, mals live in vaft herds, and inhaas just returned from a vilt to a bit the most elevated parts of the friend in the country ; after have highest mountains, where they ing been furnished with a fpeci. endure the utmost rigour of frost oully fabricated tale, to wipe off and snow. They are exceedingthe suspicions of the malignant, ly swift, and so timid that it is veas well as of my family and con- ry difficult to come near them. nexions.

The manner of taking them is Elated with these reflections, fingular: the Indians tie cords, I felt myself much consoled under with small pieces of wool or my misfortunes; but how great cloth hanging from them, across was 'my chagrin, when, towards the narrow passes of the moun. the bottom of the advertisement, tains, about three or four feet I observed the following Nota from the ground : they then Bene :--Those regardless of re. drive a herd of these creatures to. putarion, will not upon any terms, wards them; and they are fo terbe treated with.”

rified by the flutter or motion of Now, gentlemen, considering the rags, that they are afraid to myself prohibited, by these words, pass ; instead of which they hud. from seeking an asylum at Mr. dle together, and suffer themselves White's, as I cannot presume to to be killed in great uumbers.. say that I have not been regardless These animals may be domestiof reputation, I am wholly at a loss cated; and, like the Lama, em how to act upon this critical busi-ployed in carrying burdens from ness.

fifty to seventy-five pounds; but · As you are all Sportsmen, and they will not submit to a greater probably may have had dealings weight. When overloaded they with Mr. White and Co. a good are very obftinate and ca oricious; word from you may cause them and when once they lie down to relax from their wonted seves with their load, no blows can

provoke them to rise. Their Vor. IV, No. XIX.


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26* Remedy for the Mange.---Trial in Court of King's Bench. wool is a valuable article of com- *** As the following Trial may merce, and is made into gloves, not be uninteresting to many of our stackings, blankets, carpets, &c. TURF FRIENDS, we insert it for ?

Induced by the great advanta. their information. ges derived from the wool of these creatures, the Spaniards attempt. COURT OF KING'S BENCH, : ed their introduction into Europe. Some of them were trans- Sittings after Hilary Term, 1794 ported into Spain; but as the

BEFORE LORD KENYON. owners of them did not suffici. ently attend to the necessity of placing them in fituations finilar MARSHALL, V. STURK, Esq. to those which they had always THIS was an action for work been accustomed to, the experi.

and labour done by the ment proved unsuccelsful. plaintiff, whilft groom to the de.


Mr. Mingay, for the plaintiff, faid, he understood that the de.

ifendant would endeavour To the Editors of the Sporting prove, that his client did not Magazine.

ferve the defendant in the capa."

city of groom, but as a rider;. GENTLEMEN,

but he hoped he lliould fully fá...

tisfy the jury that his client lived N Magazine for February land,

if so, he would be entitled to a respecting the cure of the mange verdiet. in dogs, I have found the follow

Several lerters were read, writ. ing always effectual; but the success in a great measure depends which shewed that the plaintiff

ten by the defendant to Marshall, on the servant to whom the care

had the care of Mr. Srurks run." of the application is intrusted.

ping cattle at Newmarket, which I recommend to all lovers of that

letters also authorised the plailla faithful animal to keep their ken.

Eiff to enter the defendant's hornel very clean : frem water every

fes, and to make what bets he day, and that they never eat their

pleaied, not exceeding 100l. mefs too hor.

Thomas Kingsbury swore, that I am your humble servant,

he was once groom to Mr, Sturk, 2. C.

that the utual wages of a groom Worcester, March 14, 1794.

was 701. a year, balf a guinea

board, and a hack horfe ; the riHalf a pint of train oil, ane

des at New market got five guia oundt of fale perre in powder, Thie witve?s also swore, that Mr.

neas if luccessful ; if not, three. four dicto of fulpbor vivuni in powder, fpirits of turpentine and Suuk's grooms oftea paid the rest

of the servants their wages. honey, each a table spoonful ; all well mixed: to be pubbed in loy said, that Marshall was only em.

Mr Pigot, for the defendant, the hand morning and evening.

I have been told live fulphur ploved as a rider; that he had dissolved in warm water, and used charged Mr. Sturk at the usual as a bath, will cure the most in

Fale that riders are paid, and that vererate mange.

the plaintiff could not recover a

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Extraordinary Scent and Death of a Fox.' wages as groom, in which capa. j up to a dead Theep, (which apcity he never served.

peared to have been recently John Trip, servant to, Mr. killed) and could not be preSturk, swore that Marshall rode vented fmelling about it, and his master's horses--never was his sometimes biting it. Every body groom : was present when his was surprised at this, till the dog master offered Marshall fifty gui- absolutely gave tongue, and the neas a year to live as groom, and whole pack came up, and tore take care of his hunters and race. the Metp to pieces in a moment. horses.

But what was our astonishment, Edward Webster, another ser. when reynard himself appeared, .vant, swore that Marshall never covered with the blood and en. was groom to the defendant, ne- trails of the freep! He was of ver directed what should be done course immediately killed. in the stabie ; heard Marshall say It seems, that running through he was not groom ; but the wit. a flock of sheep, and finding himness asked his wages from the self very hard pushed, and unable. plaintiff, suspecting he was groom. to go much farther, he had killed

Lord Kenyon interrupted. I one, ripped open its belly, and am sorry to see such evidence secreted himself within, as the produced to support this cause; only means of saving his life. this man has just now sworn that The above may be authentica. the plaintiff never was groom to ted by many who were present as Mr. Siurk; and in the next 110- well as myself. If you should, ment he says he suspected he was gentlemen, think it worthy of a groom.--I am certain this gentle place in your entertaining Ma. man must have been mistaken in gazine, you will confer a great defending this action. . I hope tavour on a man, who fincerely the countet, will proceed no fur congratulates you on the success ther. The defendant is a man your excellent work has met of the first family, and I suppose with, and who is proud to call him to be a man of honour; his himself own letters fully support the

AN OLD SPOR T'SMAN. plaintiff,

Verdia for the plaintiff.

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To the Editors of the Sporting


SI see you record racing EING al hunting one day. A sports of many years back, BE

A this season in Derbyshire, 1 you may insert the following, as was witness to the following most

av ingenious claim to a plate, at extraordinary circumstance: least to a heat of it. We found a fox in good style,

I am your's, &c. went away with him, and had a

Capt. SNUGG. - severe run of two hours and a April 11, 1794. half, when the hounds came to a sudden check. After trying for

It is about forty years ago, that a quarter of an hour to no purwo horses at Burford were runpose, one of the old hounds ranning a very tight heat together ;

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23 Sporting Anecdote ---Recent Lottery Anecdote. the one about fourteen hands, to the Editors of the Sporting and a fhort made horse, the other

Magazine, -upwards of fifteen, and propor- GENTLEMEN, tionally long : the latter won by The following may be de: atout a nose; but the rider of the other claimed the heat, as he

pended upon as facts, and brought in his weight first, his

if inserted, you hall have mo

of the same nature. knee being before the rider's knee of the tall horse; but as pars I am your constant reader, pro toto is always considered, the

GALLOVIDIENSIS. head being then before the body. and the weight being on that Mr. Dabeing out harebody, the claim could produce hunting, in full chafe, came to a nothing but credit to the jockey stone wall, where his horse made for his ingenuity.

a stop: he pitched over the wall, lay for some time insenfible, and upon recovering, found the hare

laying dead under him. About thirty years since, my father's mare Crimp, and a horse

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a celebrated called Bofphorus, were running sportsman, fhot off the head of a à hard heat for the plate a: Ox. woodcock; the bill ftuck firm in ford ; at the coming in at the the ground, and the body fell at stand, it was so near, that chere

least fifty yards diftant, was great vociferation about she bets, which rather preponderated I M. a farmer, playing upon a jn tavour of the horse. But a

fiddle in the fields, obferved two gentleman addressing himself to

hares, who seemed to notice the the fubfcribers, faid, " that he muốc; upon which he played was totally disinterested, never quick time, and they immediately having laid a bet in his life ; but tell a dancing, and continued un. so fond of the sport, that his whole til he left of playing. atteation was entirely directed to the motion of the horses, and the Mr, K-fithing for salmon, skill and maneuvres of the ri. threw over a rock, a cormorant ders. As I stood, gentlemen," swimming below, seized the Ay, Said he, "the mare was rather and he killed hini,

6. Yes, an wered bey, 66 but it was at this corner of the stand we dispute about; it matters

RECENT LOTTERY ANECDOTE. not at the corner you occupy.' “WCH," rejoined the gentleman,, URING the drawing of the

are they not 4 mile hears?" Jate lottery, an honeft Ifrael. « Yes!"-" Whiy, gentlemen, ite went to jos infurance of. that heat was not coinpleat tillfice, and told him he had dreamt they reached this coiner, from the night before, that the pun. which the clerk of the courte ber of his watch would be drawn farted them,"The point was a prise the following dav, thereadmitted, and the plate adjudged fore degred he might infure it to the oare by means of this (which he was permitted to da) amicus compi equestriado for three hundred guineas. As

foon as the lift was printed, Moses



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Account of Newmarket.

29 finding his number andrawn, fe. ACCOUNT OF NEWMARKET. Jected a prize the nearest to it, and had a diferent cap, with the num- To the Editors of the Sporting ber of the prize put to his watch.

Magazine, The next day Mordecai went to the office : « So, fo, Mr. "

GENTLEMEN, fays he, “ I have's got you as I; Fyou think the following worth I Mall touka you for three hundred inserting in your excellent grinish." “ No,” replied J, Miscellany, your ticket is not come up.'

You wilt much oblige “ O yes, yes, it ifh," said the jew : “ No," antwered J,

Your's, &c. your number was 2364, and that ricket, by the commiffioners

C. W. lift, is still in the wheel." " Oh, nó, đo, Mr. J

- says Mofes, Newmarket Heath (the most " that ifte not the ticket-the spacious and principal horte ticket was the naumber of my course in the world) is Gtuated at vartch, and here ifh my vartch; the west end of the town of New. and you fee the naumber ifh 2346, market, in the counties of Cam, so if you makes mightake, and puts bridge and Suffolk, twelve miles down the wrong naumber, that is caft of Cambridge, and Gxty miles nawthing to me: therefore you nearly north of London. Races must pay me the monisk.After a

were in vogue in the eleventh deal of altercation, J-- agreed century, and much frequented at to pay the jew a hundred and New market early in the reign of fifey guineas, with which, seem. King Charles I, which town was ingly fatisfied he went away ; but embellished with a palace by fortly returned with some more King Charles ll. The extenfive of his tribe, and demanded the

ditch, commonly called the De. remainder, which being refused, vil's Ditch, was made by the he threatened to apply to the lord East Angles, a kingdom founded miayor, and have and his by Uffa. It is related by Abbe affociates committed to bridewell. Fioriacenfis, who lived in the J-, though now fully fenfible

ninth century, that the ditch was of the fraud, finding there was the boundary of their kingdoin, mo alternative, but to pay the by which they defended themmoney, or go to Mill Doil

, chose relves against the incursions of the former, and gave the Ifrael. the Mercians. The King's ftables sites the remaining hundred and ar Newmarket are the place of ca. fifty guineas, with which they trance, and the weighing place departed highly pleased with have

is at the king's ftand. ing over-reached

chriftian, but Hill more, with having gained FROM NEWMARKET TO fo confiderable a booty.

is 162 MILES. Lincoln


Yours, &c.






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