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sponded to by Lieut. Young, of the Cambridge Volunteers, and late Mayor of Wisbeach,

The Chairman, in proposing the toast of the evening, which was "The Health of the Oxford and Cambridge Crews," highly complimented them upon the pluck and endurance which they had shown in the late and previous contests.

Mr. Carr, in responding on behalf of the Oxford crew, said that the success on this occasion had been due, not to his exertions, but rather to his friend Mr. Morrison, who had taken charge of the training of the crews.

Mr. Hawkshaw, on the part of the Cambridge men, in a humorous speech, acknowledged the compliment paid to his brother oarsmen and himself, and expressed a hope that next year they would regain their former position, and win back those laurels which Oxford had taken from them.

Mr. Goschen, M.P., proposed "The Health of the Chairman," and other toasts followed, after which the company separated.

28. THE EASTER VOLUNTEER REVIEW.-The annual Easter Monday review of metropolitan volunteer corps took place this year on Blackheath, near Guildford, Surrey. There were about 17,000 volunteers on the ground, 4000 of whom belonged to country corps, and the manoeuvres, under General Pennefather, were admirably performed. In point of facilities for access by railway Blackheath is as advantageously placed as most localities in the south of England. By the South-Western line Guildford is only thirty miles from London, and the common lies within less than four miles of that town. On the South-Eastern Railway, which almost skirts the Heath, the Chilworth station is but threequarters of a mile from the spot where the Grand Stand was erected. These two separate lines starting from the metropolis hold the district within their grasp, and, worked in perfect harmony as they were on this occasion, should be capable of throwing almost any number of troops upon the spot. The Portsmouth and Southampton lines brought up the Hampshire Volunteers, the Brighton line accommodated those of Sussex and Kent, while the Reading branch opened up a ready means of access to regiments in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and the south-western districts generally, had these been disposed to avail themselves in any numbers of the opportunity. The advantages of situation were so obvious that the volunteers of the metropolitan and home counties threw themselves heartily into the scheme, but those of districts further west, who might have benefited equally in its advantages, with few exceptions allowed the opportunity to pass unimproved.

The battalions from Waterloo, and from Surrey, Hants, and Berks, were brigaded on the western part of the common, facing the north, the right resting on the road to Blackheath. These, with a proportion of artillery, constituted the 1st Division. The battalions from London-bridge station and from Kent and Sussex, which

were brigaded in the order of their arrival at the eastern extremity of the common, in columns at quarter distance right in front, also facing the north, and with the rest of the artillery, composed the 2nd Division. Of the four brigades making up the First Division, the 1st was commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Viscount Ranelagh; the 2nd, by Lord Elcho; the 3rd, by Lieutenant-Colonel Earl Grosvenor; and the 4th, by Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Radstock. The Second Division was in like manner made up of four brigades, commanded as follows:-1st, Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Colville; 2nd, Lieutenant-Colonel Viscount Bigge; 3rd, Lieutenant-Colonel Viscount Bury; and, 4th, Lieutenant-Colonel Macdonald.

The divisional officers were:-Major-General D. Russell, C.B. (commanding), Major R. C. Stewart (Aide-de-Camp), for the 1st Division. The officers of the 2nd Division were:-Major-General R. Rumley, Major R. G. Ellison (Aide-de-Camp), and Colonel A. Alison, C.B. The volunteer staff consisted of Colonel M'Murdo, C.B., Inspector-General of Volunteers; Colonel Erskine, DeputyInspector; Colonel C. Morris, C.B., Assistant Inspector; Lieutenant-Colonel R. G. Luard, do.; Lieutenant-Colonel C. B. Ibbetson, do.; Lieutenant-Colonel G. Hume, do.; Lieutenant-Colonel G. B. Harman, do.; and Lieutenant-Colonel Manners, do.

The whole of the forces were under the command of LieutenantGeneral Sir J. L. Pennefather, K.C.B., and his staff consisted of Lieutenant-Colonel P. Bayley, Captain A. C. Boyle, V.C., and Lieutenant D. H. Doherty, Aides-de-Camp; Colonel J. W. Armstrong, C.B., Assistant Adjutant-General; Captain W. G. Lockhart, Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General; Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. H. H. Clifford, V.C., Assistant Quartermaster-General; Captain P. A. A. Twynam, Deputy Assistant QuartermasterGeneral; Colonel Simmons, C.B., Royal Engineers; Colonel Gambier, C.B., Royal Artillery; Captain W. S. M. Wolfe and Colonel Buchanan, Royal Artillery.

The operations of the day, consisting of a sham fight, were skilfully and adroitly performed, and afforded great amusement to the large multitude of spectators. The marching, considering the difficulties of the advance, was admirable. The file-firing was as good as the average of Line regiments, though the volleys were scarcely up to the same standard. The City of London Rifle Brigade, the London Scottish, the 19th Middlesex, the 2nd, 11th, and 40th Middlesex corps, with the 5th, 19th, 23rd, and 10th Surrey, were remarkable for the rapidity and solidity of their movements. There were very few corps on the ground, in fact, of whom the same could not be said, but those mentioned were especially worthy of notice, and the artillery of all the corps in the field managed their guns from first to last in soldier-like style. At a little before four o'clock the manœuvres were brought to a close, or rather the firing ceased, for the movements had ceased some time before, and the troops were formed up in columns of companies for marching past. The ground over which they had

to step was little less uneven and quite as thickly overgrown with heather as any other part of the common. Besides which, the spectators crowded in upon the men so closely that their movements were sadly impeded. Under all these adverse circumstances, and after such an exhausting day, this was rather a trying ordeal. Nevertheless, all went through it with credit, and some in such a manner as to call forth deserved applause.

30. THE QUEEN'S RE-APPEARANCE IN PUBLIC.-Her Majesty paid a visit to the Gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society at Kensington, which being her first appearance in public since the occurrence of her great affliction, occasioned considerable interest. The weather was extremely inclement, but the announcement that Her Majesty intended to honour the show with her presence, and that fellows of the society would be permitted to bring their friends, caused the assembly of some hundreds of persons, most of whom took shelter from the biting wind and occasional falls of sleet in the conservatory, while others crowded the council-room and adjoining chamber and approaches, where the flowers were ranged. Her Majesty, who was accompanied by the Princess Helena, looked well, and smiled cheerfully as she spoke to those about her. The dress worn by the Queen was black silk covered with crape, and over it a black cloth mantle. Her Majesty still wore, in her crape bonnet, the widow's cap, diminished, however, to a thin white frill. The Princess also wore black. In attendance on Her Majesty were Lady Gainsborough, Lady Augusta Stanley, General Grey, Colonel Ponsonby, and Lord Charles Fitzroy. Illness had prevented the Duke of Buccleuch, President of the Council of the Horticultural Society, from taking part in the reception of Her Majesty, and the gentlemen most prominent in the performance of that honourable duty were Lord Henry Lennox, Sir Wentworth Dilke, Mr. Cole, and Mr. Wilson Saunders, the secretary.

APRIL.

3. GARIBALDI IN ENGLAND.-The arrival of the great Italian patriot in this country, which took place on the 3rd of this month, was celebrated with enthusiasm by almost every class of the community, and the fortnight which the General spent in the metropolis, was a time of extraordinary excitement. The desire of all persons to get a sight of a man so renowned and highly gifted was unbounded, and apprehension was felt, lest the warmth of the welcome which he received should prove almost overpowering to the object of it. From first to last the appearance of Garibaldi was hailed, wherever he went, with the liveliest demonstrations of

popular esteem and admiration. Nor was this sentiment confined to any particular class in society, or to any exclusive political party. Persons of the highest rank evinced at least as much desire to do honour to the disinterested and single-minded soldier, as was displayed by the working classes towards their favourite, and any attempt that might have been made to identify the hero with extreme political opinions, must have been defeated, by the cordiality with which men of very different views and feelings combined to pay homage to the patriot. The arrival of Garibaldi, which had been anxiously expected at Southampton on the previous day, did not take place till just after noon on Sunday the 3rd. The news speedily ran through the town, that the Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamship the "Ripon" was off Hurst Castle, and would be in Southampton Harbour within three hours from that time, and the Peninsular and Oriental Company's steam-tug "Aid” was quickly brought alongside the quay, and was very soon steaming off, with Mr. Seely, M.P., the Duke of Sutherland, General Ebor-Garibaldi's staunch ally-and other gentlemen, on board, to meet the "Ripon" as she came on towards the harbour. The "Ripon" carried the Italian flag at her main, while the company's fluttered from the foremast. Passengers and crew crowded to her side, and interchanged a hearty greeting. Just at the entrance of the saloon was General Garibaldi's cabin, which was very soon filled, and his calm, measured voice was heard within, acknowledging the kindness of his welcome. He met his old friends with a bright, gay smile, a twinkle of his keen blue eye, a ready grasp of the hand, and a few cheering words. Four Italian gentlemen from London had an interview with the General, who gave one of their party a note, addressed generally to their countrymen in England. This document-a very brief one-explained the feeling and wishes of the great Italian in visiting this nation:"Dear friends," said Garibaldi, "I desire to have no political demonstration; above all, not to excite any tumults." After a little time Garibaldi quitted his cabin, and moved down to the farther end of the saloon, where he could be seen by all. Surrounded by his fellow-voyagers,-Menotti and Ricotti Garibaldi, his two sons; Dr. Guerzoni, his private secretary, and a member of the Italian parliament; Signor Basso, his companion through many vicissitudes and adventures, throughout fifteen years; and an attached servant and soldier, whom he addressed as Pietro,-the General stood and talked by turns with Italian and English friends. Those who looked on might have read, in the singular mildness of his face and manners, as free from any pretence as from any reserve, the secret of his power. His costume was pecu

liarly his own, having been adapted by him to certain service, viz. the well-known Garibaldi shirt. Over its picturesque and comfortable warmth he wore a grey cloak, lined with scarlet, and buttoned across the breast, somewhat in the fashion of the old redingote. Slung loosely over his neck and shoulders was a

crimson silk handkerchief, tied in front with a sailor's knot. His trousers were grey, and on his head he wore an embroidered cap, shaped like a Turkish fez, but smaller and more compact. While his future plans were being discussed on board the "Ripon," she was gliding smoothly into harbour. Though no signal-guns had been fired, the day being Sunday, the population of Southampton was spread along its quays, and the population of the river swarmed on shipboard to catch a sight of Garibaldi. When he was seen, cheers rent the air; but from the deck he was not visible to all, and a cry was raised for him to mount the paddle-box. Being still lame from the effect of his wound, he walked with a stick; but this circumstance presented no obstacle to his kindly acquiesence in the demand. The only cause of hesitation was the hero's instinctive sense of discipline and courtesy; for it was remarked that he would not step upon the paddle-box till he had obtained permission from the commander, Captain Rogers. The shouts volleyed forth again and again as Garibaldi stood bowing, or rather extending his hand, with a peculiar action, towards his admirers. There were more friends of his who had not gone on board until now, and who met him on the elevated position he had taken up. The Mayor of Southampton was then presented, and in a few happily-chosen words, invited General Garibaldi to become his guest, in the name of the town and corporation. The reply was simply, "Mayor, I thank you, and I accept your invitation." Though these words could not be heard far beyond the spot where they were uttered, the substance of them was soon transmitted, and the satisfaction of the crowd was marked by a hearty cheer. It was nearly half-past three when the "Ripon" was laid alongside the dock sheds, where within the hoarding, through the sheds, had been passed a couple of hundred persons, among whom were three or four old Garibaldians in their red shirts, and several ladies, the majority of whom bore bouquets, several wearing red cloaks. Introductions were now commenced; a number of ladies were presented as Garibaldi descended from the paddle-box, after shaking hands warmly with, and thanking for his attention, Captain Rogers. And by this time the deck of the "Ripon " having become inconveniently crowded, as well by passengers anxious to get on shore as by the people who had forced themselves on board, it was some time before the General could reach the saloon stairs, and the gangway, which was very steep, and which he mounted with some difficulty. When he reached the shore, a lady, locally renowned for her Garibaldian poetry, gained from Mr. Brinton the privilege of conveying in her carriage the General to the mayor's residence, upon which was hoisted an Italian flag, and around which a throng presently gathered. As soon as politeness would permit, Garibaldi retired to his room.

The remaining days of this week were spent by the General at the house of his friend, Mr. Seely, in the Isle of Wight, and in receiving various honours and hospitalities from the municipal

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