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EPSOM RACES-THE DERBY DAY.
Foil Hie first lime since 1793 the Epsom pro. gramme announced a race lo precede the two great - events of Hie meeting, io the shape of a free plate i of £50, in addilion to the ordinary quantum of
sport, acceptable lo Hie visitors and creditable to ! the management. From the London-bridge terminus
trains were started from an emly hour, at as short intervals as was consistent with safety, not with- out «um« confusion-rendered unavoidable by tbe rush for the carriages-but happily without accident. So continuous was the pressure al tbe station, thal it waa found impracticable to forward many'of the Inter applicants in time for the first race; fortunately for lliein tbe altération in Hie order of running threw Hie Derby back full half an boar beyond Hie time at willoh it baa usually been run, and Hint none weie, disappointed of their anticipated treat.
By mid-day Epsom wa* so completely blocked up that, although tbe belling fraternity assembled,
as of old,, opposite the Eagle, lim transaction of business) lo any.extent was out of.ibe question. In the din which prevailed during Hie short lime the utlenipl was per-levered in, we could, make out thal Hie four íav'oñriies were in great favour, und -Pita ford on til« decline ; bul the III tual prices of tho favourites nil our industry failed to elicit. We will therefore change the trenne lo the Downs. There the crowd was prodigious, extending from Hie commencement of the rails lo, und some distance round, Taltenham coiner, filling up Hie course itself und lue spuce between Hie running-ground and the carriage enclosures oo bulli sides. We cannot say Hint Hie bilFwas so well oovered with equipages, or that the asseiiiblag" was BO fashionable, as w» bute seen on many Derby.days ; but we can safely ailinn that, numerically, ii has never been exceeded. The O i anti-»land »as literally crammed ; and so dense tvus the crowil in tin.' belling euclosure, that it ¡was almost as difficult (o asceiiaiu the move- ments lhere as it wa-, in the low». The struggle for the premiership lay between Clincher, Boling- broke, and Mildew, and for some lime was so close that it would no1 have been easy lo decide which lind the call; 9 lo 2 was taken about each ; ulti- mately Clincher settled down as first favourite, Mildew second, und Bolingbroke thii ii ; the Nigger, who was hacked for nu immense stake, classing ut G io 1. Pitsfurd declined lo 12 to I, after being'a long time almost on (be shelf, caine into favour, the last quotation ugaiust him being 16 to I ; nothing else was in much request. For Ihn Handi-
cap Piale, which was fixed (or 2 o'clock, 16 horses, - otu of un entry of 23, started ; Juc o'Sot winning by a neck. The Delby caine next; and so lillie lime wus occupied in weighing and other pre!¡mi. naries, thal by half-past 2 the telegraph was hoisted -it indicated 24 runners, two mote than we had anticipated would be toonil at Hie post. We sliuuld state here, thal shortly before (he commence, nient of Hie races, Hie trainer of Bolingbroke objected to Dcicoon'a being allowed lo start milli his mun iii had undergoue HU examination ; Ibis was uideied; bul nu veierinury surgeon being forth- coming, he was permitted lo rou under protest. (Fruin what took place ut Bath races there eau be no doubt his age is righi.) The course having been cleared, the dug »as hoisted ou the roof of the stand us II sigu.il for the competitors lo be conducted lo the tronl ofthe Gruud-slund. Saddling, canter- ing, and the customary parade Micceeded ¡ and shortly after 3 o'clock the hordes were conducted lo the paddock, and, having been funned by Mr. lilburnd into order for starling, appeared ut the post. Without any delay the ¿lug was lowered ; und iu the short space of 2 minutes and SO seconds - the lime occupied in running Hie race-Hie cares and speculations of a year were closed hy Voltigeur^ " one ol the siitesl horses in Hie race," us many considered linn Hie day before, passing the chair a very easy w inner. Next to liim came all the fatuui ¡let>, willi the exct pliou of liolingbroke, « hu never showed in Hie race, .and was*' nowhere" al Hie finish. Mavora, who ran furwutd lo the turu, broke d»wn near lim road, mid was pulled up. Lord Zetland und his friends aro understood lo be very large wiuneis; some of them, we suspect, Helling moro than lliey «auld have done had llieir horses been a*, a hedging pi ice. The" ring" loses almost lu a niau ; ami lue settling, we fear, vi ill be
a vety heavy one.
The Dti:m- STAKIS, of SO sots, each, li. ft. ; for
3yr-olds; culls, 8*1. 71b. ; fillies, 8sl. 2lb. ; the eeiond to receive 100 sors, out of the stakes, and Hie winner lo pay 100 sovs. tottards the police mid SO sots, to Hie judge. One mile and u half.
Luid Z. Hand's Voltigeur,by Voltaire, (J.Marnoo) | Mr. H. Hill's Pilsford (A. Day) .2
Lind Airlle's Clincher (F. Buller) . 3 Mr. Giultvicke'sTbe Niggei (Flatman).4
Belling al starling-7 lo 2 against Clincher, 9 lo ii against Mildew, 5 lo 1 against Bolingbroke, ti to 1 against The Nigger, 12 to 1 against Pitsfurd, IO lu I against Voltigeur, iii) to I against Deicoou, 33 to 1 against Nutahell, 40 to 1 ugaiust The Italian, 40 lo 1 »gainst Gindie Callum, SU to I ugaiust The Swede, and I Out) lo 15 aguiusluuy oilier.
Penang und Detcuon got anny together, and with The Nigger, Mildew, The Suede, and Gfuilje Callum laid up, Voltigeur next, ill company with C'liucliei, cul out the work to the milo-post, »here Penang died away; Deicoou went on willi Hie running al a good puce, fulluwed in rotation by ¡Mildew, The Swede, aud The Nigger: Gliillie Callum, Clincher, ami Voltigeur remaining in their original pusilious. They went on thus lo the road, nhere Deicoou «tis beulen, und Mildew lookup Hie lead,Clincher and The Nigger wailing ou bim, "Gliillio Callum and Cariboo next, mid Pitsfurd, who lay o If lor the first half mile, well up. Mildew was beulen ut Hie distance, und Voltigeur and Clincher then singled themselves out, the former taking lite lead uppo-ite the ttand, and running home a veiy easy winner by a length; Pitslord, who caine opposite Hie stand, bealing Clincher for the bccotid uiutiey, by hitit a length. The Nigger foui Hi, Mildew fifth, and Gil.Hie Callum sixth. .Matum lay foi waul m Hie early part of Hie race, but bioke doun tit the turn, and was liol persevered nilli. Thu ince was i un in 2 minnies 60 seconds.
Amongst Hie chances of racing, Hie late contest for Hi» Derby presents some eui iona particulars. Lord Zetland was applied lo by Mr. Wetherby lo pay £400 for stakes and foi teils from the previous owner. Lord Soiland immediately gave orders to have tile horse sei,itched ; and it was only ou the represen la I ion of several of Lord Zetland's Irieads, who bad backed him heavily, that his Lordship
consented to allow Hie horse io run.
Athens. May l8-Since the departure of the fleet Greece is once more tranquil. The Chambers are now discussing, though somewhat late, the budget of I foo, in which the English expedition.lins made a consider- able hole. But nu cannot (eel that all danger is passed. The cloud which launched the thuudetbolt is still suspended over our heads, and so specious a pretext as the loan is always at hand. The position of Mr. Wysu and of the whole legation is disagreeable enough since their return to Athens. Mr. Wyse availed himself of ibu pretext of the death of the Queen Dowager Adelaide not having been announced, to present himself to the King, who received the notification, inquired the age of the late Queen, and bowed him out. He lins not met with any of his colleagues of the diplomatic corps except the Russian minister, noone else happened
to be ut home to receive his visit.
The Ripon brings 163 passengers. 100 of whom are first-class. Among them are his Highness General Jung Butindoor Konnour Ranage, Ambassador Extra- ordinary from Nepaul to Her Majesty. His Highness has travelled from his own country, where he occupies the important posts of Prime Minister and Communder in-Chief of the Army, to pay u visit to the Queen of England, and brings a variety of articles for presentation to Her Majesty. He is the first Hindoo of so high a caste who has ever been presented to the Queen. In the suite of his Highness arc his two brothers, Colonels Juggat and Dheer Shumsheru Jung, and twenty-four attendants; 'also Mr. Macleod, his secretary und interpreter, and Captain Cavanagh, in political charge of the mission. The Prince Jung Bahaduor was most richly equipped In the Oriental fashion, his head-dress and costume being profusely embellished with gold, mid glittered with precious stones, pearls, and diamonds, said to be worth £150,000 sterling. Tlio varied and picturesque costumes of the attendants, and the novel mid expensive dresses of the superior officers attached to the person of his Highness, attracted much attention.
On Friday nn order was received by the Customs' authorities to pass the baggage belonging to Prince Jung Butindoor Rnnnge without the usual formalities of examination, huton Munday morning another order countermanding the preceding one arrived ; upon this being made known to his Highness, he peremptorily refused to permit the landing of his tiaggnge from the lt¡l>on, and seemed disposed to consider the interference of the Customs a deliberate insult to his capacity of ambassador. Containing ns they did n number of presents for Her 'Majesty, and looking upon his Highness in the light of nn ambassador or envoy churged with n special mission to the Queen from a loreign Suite, it is much to be regretted that the Treasury authorities should have insisted by a positive order on the necessity for the usual and vexatious formalities «it examination or the personal effects brought by the Prince. In the emergency the landing surveyor of Customs instantly communicated by telegraph with head-quarters, the result of which was an order to pass the baggage free of interference or examination, which was accordingly done.-Atlas, June 1.