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and they certainly went at a pace mine may take it up—which it is such as large ones seldom do. really high time to do; as I have

I fear I have trespassed too heard many say, that they would long on your valuable pages ; run the risk of being blown up which, however, I can assure you on steam coaches (or infernal I have only done in the hope machines as they ought to be that by calling the attention of called), if they were established your readers — who, I believe, (which heaven avert their ever are to be found in most parts of being !) to save the destruction the world....... I always forward a of horses which takes place under copy of your Magazine to an old the present system.-Yours, &c. reader of yours in Bengal— to

HIPPOS. this subject, some abler pen


West Kent, Nov. 4, 1831.


SIR, YOU COU will be doing a benefit teries is seriously disturbed, and

to many of the readers of the proper circulation of the blood the Sporting Magazine if you will materially interfered with: the devote a page to a subject, which, blood in such cases hardly conthough immediately connected tinues to circulate at all in the with surgery, has also a very smaller vessels; and hence the close connexion with the amuse- coldness of the hands and feet ments of hunting and racing.. and the general surface : hence This subject is the immediate too the lowness, faintness, and inmanagement of persons who have sensibility, the brain not receiving received severe falls. It must be its usual supply of blood : hence well known to you, that if a Gen- also the weakness and irregutleman is thrown from his horse larity of the pulse at the wrists. in the field, and the business of There is in fact a struggle going the chase leaves any of his brother on between life and death : the sportsmen at liberty to attend to blood is largely collected in the him, these Gentlemen, with the internal organs, but moves slowly, kindest intentions, constitute and therefore

them. themselves parties in a consulta- The heart cannot, for a time, retion with the Surgeon, if it hap- cover the power to propel the pens that a Surgeon is out with blood more forcibly and put an the hounds that day, or that one is end to this state: in the case of within call. When an individual very violent falls it never does has received a severe and stunning recover, and the unfortunate perfall, and is insensible, or just be- son dies without what is called ginning to recover his sensibility, reaction. he is commonly cold and pale, Now, Sir, I think it must be and the pulse is low, weak, and plain to you, although you may sometimes irregular. In conse- chance to know nothing of surquence of the violent shock which gery, that the most sensible plan his nervous system has received, in such doubtful circumstances the action of the heart and ar- as these is to let the person who




has fallen be as little disturbed as opened the blood will not flow; possible, lest the little life left in but if there is yet strength enough him should be banished: the next left in the heart to propel the best thing is obviously to give a blood through the opened vein, little assistance to the heart, and every ounce that flows lessens the enable it to opel the blood with chance of recovery. more strength into the smaller Even the old and experienced vessels; and thus to relieve the in- Surgeon is embarrassed by these ternal organs which are oppressed, circumstances. It is not pleasant and to restore the warmth of the to be surrounded by angry faces, body, and to revive the energies and deafened by angry, cries, of the brain.

and reproached too with timidity This is exactly what an en- and ignorance; and that all this lightened Surgeon, if left to him- should be endured with firmness self, would do: he would guard is more than we have generally his patient from too much dis- reason to reckon upon. If the turbance, would wrap up his feet accident happens on a raceand legs, let him lie down in an course, matters are still worse. easy posture, and give him, with The crowd is clamorous and much caution, some moderate sti- less polished, and the Surgeon mulant: but, instead of this, runs the risk of being absolutely what is usually done on these mobbed for doing his duty. occasions ?-The person who has Sometimes it happens that a bold received the hurt, and the Sur- half-drunken person, not geon who is attending him, are quainted with the simplest elesurrounded by a crowd of Gen- ments of surgery, takes the case tlemen besetting him, and loud out of the Doctor's hands, and in their entreaties that he should bleeds the patient at random. Now bleed the patient. At once the all this arises from a misundercries of “Bleed him, bleed him ! standing of the nature of the case. he is a dead man if you do not The practice laid down by the bleed him!” are enough to be- best Surgeons of the present day, wilder the Surgeon altogether. including Sir Astley Cooper, and Perhaps a Nobleman, or some the reasons for it, are such as Gentleman of great consequence, have been already stated — the speaks to the Medical Man with time for bleeding has not yet arstill more authority, and

rived. There is nothing existing presses his grave surprise and which bleeding could benefit, and displeasure that he does not at it may greatly increase the danonce open a vein. The Surgeon ger. After a few hours, if the knows full well that bleeding patient recovers the first shock, would be the worst thing he his state will be altogether difcould do; but if he is a young ferent; his feet, his hands, and man, he is overpowered by the skin will generally be warm, or multitude of cries-he hesitates- even very hot; his pulse will be begins to doubt whether what he quick, the heart beating vigorhas previously been taught be ously, perhaps impetuously; he correct or not--and at length will be in a state of some excitegives way. Fortunately it often ment, and probably complain of happens, that when a vein is pain in his head or elsewhere.



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This is the stage of reaction. The nature I have alluded to ; heart has recovered, and, by a I am thoroughly convinced that curious law of Nature, is ear- a valuable life is sometimes sanestly endeavoring as it were to crificed to the prejudice I have repair the mischief that has been endeavored to combat ; and as, done, and the blood is circulating lastly, I am myself sufficiently freely and rapidly. In this state fond of the chase to wish to the danger is changed. We have see any of its avoidable inconnow to apprehend inflammation- veniences removed, I shall be we have now too much action ; greatly obliged by your giving whereas before we had too little. insertion to this communication, Now, therefore, and now only, we which I fatter myself may be must give no stimulant, but must read with advantage by many to abstract stimuli: now, and now whom hunting is of all recreaonly, it is useful and even safe to tions the most attractive and bleed.

inspiriting.-Yours, &c. As never a season passes, Mr.

THOMAS HIRON. Editor, without accidents of the

Warwick, Nov. 5, 1831.


THE importance of Bibury of revising the Rules of the

Races has very much in- Club, à general Meeting of the creased of late years. Originally Members was held at Stockthe horses were all the property bridge; when the following of, and rode by, Members of the Rules were adopted, subject to Club, no others being allowed: confirmation at the Meeting next but latterly jockeys have been year, except the Sixth Rule, permitted to ride. Early in the which was unanimously passed, present season several Members and ordered to be acted having suggested the propriety immediately :

1. To meet annually to dine at Stockbridge on the day before the Races



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2. That the Steward fix the hour of starting for each race by ten o'clock the evening before running, allowing a quarter of an hour from one race to the time of saddling for the next, and a quarter of an hour from that time to the time of starting.

3. That every groom shall have his horse at the post ready to start within five minutes of the time appointed by the Steward. And every jockey is to be there ready to start within the same time. And every groom and jockey making default herein shall forfeit 51., to be paid to Mr. Weatherby, and by him accounted for to the Club.

4. That every Member of the Club, excepting those abroad, subscribe Four Guineas annually; to be paid to Mr.Weatherby, in London, on the first of May.

5. That any person desirous of belonging to the Club must be proposed by a Member ; and be ballotted for at an ensuing Meeting :-ten Members to make a ballot, and two black balls to exclude.

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6. That a person, though chosen, shall not be considered as a Member of the Club, until he shall have paid the usual sum for the admission and subscription of a new Member. And the name of every Member whose subscription shall be in arrear at the time of the races shall, on the second day of the races, be placed over the chimney-piece at the place of Meeting, and afterwards in Mr. Weatherby's Office; and if such arrear be not paid by the end of the following meeting, he shall cease to be a Member, and shall not be again admitted as a Member until his arrears be paid, and until he be again chosen by ballot; but he shall always be considered liable for the arrears left unpaid at the time of his name being struck out.

7. That all new Members pay Five Guineas on their admission, exclusively of the subscription of Four Ġuineas for the year; and that they be requested to sign an order on their banker or agent, in London, for the annual payment of the subscription of Four Guineas to Mr.Weatherby.

8. That all horses, &c. that start for any of the Bibury Plates, Sweepstakes, or Subscriptions, be bona fide the property of the Members of the Club.

9. That no individual Member, or joint confederates, be allowed to start more than one horse, &c. for any of the Bibury Plates, Sweepstakes, or Subscriptions; and that, in case of confederacy, all the parties concerned be Members of the Club.

10. That all Stakes and Forfeits be paid to Mr. Weatherby before starting ; and that they be made in Cash, Bank Bills, Bank Post Bills properly endorsed, Bankers' Notes payable to bearer, or Bankers' Notes payable to order, also properly endorsed ; and for the due execution of this rule Mr. Weatherby be held responsible.

11. That no horse, &c. be allowed to start, either for Matches or Sweepstakes unless his owner shall have previously made his Stake.

12. That no person be allowed to start or ride any Horse, Mare, or Gelding, for Plate, Subscription, Match, or Sweepstakes, unless he shall have paid all former Subscriptions, Stakes, and Forfeits, by eight o'clock the evening before running.

13. That for all prizes, where particular qualifications are required, the Colour, Age, and Pedigree of the horses named be specified ; and in case the Pedigree and Age cannot be ascertained, the person's name of whom the horse was bought be expressed.

14. That any Member who shall be discovered, though at any distance of time, to have started an unqualified horse, &c. for any Plate, Subscription, or Sweepstakes, shall forfeit Ten Guineas to the Club; and, if a winner, refund the Prize to the owner of the first horse duly qualified: but in case of such disqualification, all bets are to be paid as if the horse who went in first was entitled to the Prize.

15. That when any Match or Sweepstakes shall be made, and no weight specified, the horses, &c. shall carry, if Jockeys ride, 8st. 7lb., and, if Gentlemen ride, 11st. 7lb.; and if no distance be specified, they shall run two miles; and if weight is given, the highest weight shall be 8st. 7lb. or llst. 71b.

16. That no race be run with heats.

17. That Gen. Grosvenor, Lord Jersey, Mr. Dundas, Mr. Pryse, Mr. Rawlinson, Mr. Thornhill, and the Steward for the time being, be a Committee for managing the affairs of the Club.

18. That the Committee be responsible for all money collected (including the forfeits) for the use of the Club: that they annually appoint a Stew

ard, not being one of their owa body; and that they, or any three of them,
determine all disputes.
The following Noblemen and Gentlemen have recently become Members :-
Duke of Richmond

Col. Gilbert
Marquis of Worcester

Major Cosby
Lord Wilton

Mr. Farquharson
Lord Chesterfield

Mr. W. Wyndham
Lord Mountcharles

Mr. Knatchbull
Lord Southampton

Mr. Payne
Lord Ranelagh

Mr. C. W. Codrington
Hon. Capt. Rous

Mr. J. Bayley
Sir Lewin Glyn

Mr. H. Peyton,
Sir Mark Wood



SIR, ON reading the account given I had no list; yet, being a spec

by A NATIVE of the Bland- tator, I have the running as firmly ford Races in your Number for impressed on my memory as if it last month, I could not avoid took place but yesterday. When being struck with the

many a man makes an attempt, howerrors perpetrated by him in humble or ambitious it his would-be witty“ Dorsetian may be, yet I like to see that Sketch.” I should imagine, in- man get through his task like a stead of his being a thorough- workman, and not flounder in the bred “ native” of that sporting mud as NATIVE' does at every county, Dorset, that he must be a stride. If NATIVE found his “ native" of Greenlandshire. His memory treacherous, why did he account of the races convinces attempt the thing? If he could me that he is no sporting man as not give a correct return of the far as racing goes ; and further, running, wherefore was the nethat he was no eye-witness of the cessity of his giving any–esperunning which took place among cially giving one calculated only the "terrible high-bred cattle to mislead ? that contended for the various In the first place, he states prizes at the last Blandford that the race for the Gold Cup, Meeting. He makes a lame between Wassailer, Terror, Corapology at the finale for the nelian, and Bacchanal, was not many mistakes which he may much of a race.What the devil have committed in his “Sketch” does he call racing ? Wassailer -offering as an excuse that he won with the greatest difficulty had lost his catalogue ! This re- by nose, both horses (Wassailer mark savours too shoplike, and, and Terror) being neck and neck in my opinion, stamps this NATIVE home from the distance post, and

some auctioneer's clerk; as I each at the top of his speed never before heard "

list of having a quantum sufficit of whip the running horses, with the and spur administered to make names, weights, and colours of them do their utmost to win. In the riders,” yclept a catalogue." fact it was a tremendous race



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