11 JULY 1863, Page 2

TheNational Rifle Association has been at work at Wim- bledon

all the week, with clear and bright, though terribly hot weather. The contest among the public schools ended for the first time in the victory of Eton ; but the matches between, the Universities, Lords and Commons, and for the "Alexandra,. Prize," have still to come off. The proceedings have been marked by an unusual number of accidents, the markers. having been hit several times by the "lead splash," and one- man's eye destroyed. The markers were Guardsmen, and on Thursday the officers came to the resolution of withdrawing them, whereupon the Volunteers, members of the Council included, resolved to perform the work themselves. They- have hitherto had no accident, and adhere steadfastly to their- new system of marking.