OF the many services rendered to sport by Mr. Stuart Wortley, none should be valued more highly than the emphasis he has consistently laid upon the neglect that has been the general attitude alike of owner, tenant, and keeper, in regard to the rearing and the preservation of partridges. Mr. Wortley, in discussing this important question, finds the explanation of the fact in the recognition of the pheasant as having the primary, often the only, claim to attention. Where pheasants are reared to any great extent, this is notoriously true, but there are other conditions, especially in Scotland, which have acted to the detriment of the breeding and protection of partridges.