Lord Derby is once more setting the fashion of battues.
The Prince and Princess of Wales have been visiting Knowsley, all Liverpool thronging out to visit them, and on the Stanley estate game is preserved with the utmost strictness. In the park, which is six miles round, and on the neighbouring farms, the hares and pheasants are almost as fearless as if they had been domesticated, and of course when the day arrives the slaughter is proportionate. On the first day of the Prince's stay 1,600 head of game were bagged, being at the rate of about five per minute. Whatever the Prince does is imitated, his visits have made the fortune of the theatres, and that day's shooting will probably be fatal to any attempt in this Parliament to reduce game preservers to decency.