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HUNTING.

DUNEDIN HOUNDS.

- Saturday morning broke most unpromismgiy for hunting ' prospects, but at midday the -weather had improved to such an extent that it was resolved to stick to the announcementHalfway Bush at 3 p.m. At that hour at least pome 70 mounted men, besides a few ladies and A largo driving contingent, were present. As

far as my observations went, I noted Mr R. Driver, who acted as deputy-master, on Waitangi ; Mr ;Taggart, Kelly ; Mr M'Ardle, Nellie ; Mr Fitzgerald, the big Gorton; Mr T. Cotton, Stouehenge ; Mr Bowie, Broker; Mr J. Young, Dun Joseph; Mr P. Smith, Hero ; MrMarryatt; Gunner; Mr H. Gourley, Trimolite; Mr J. Mackenzie, Black Jack ; Mr Wm. Alexander, jun., Starlight ; Mr George Smith, Expectation ; Mr W. RobertsoD, Young Talisman ; Mr Fred. Smith, Polly ; Mr Elliott, Rattler, Mr Reid, Te Eooti ; Mr T. Carroll, Tamatu ; Miss Reynolds, Madcap ; Mrs Walcot, Star of the South ; Miss Fortescue, Bugler; Miss O'Reilly, Gone Away. Driving were: Mr Enowles and party, Mr Nicholls and party, Mr M'Farlane and party, Mrs Mjers and party, Mrs Silk pair-horse waggonette, and Misses Grey (3) do. Two landaus were filled with ladies whose names I did not know. The drag was laid from a paddock . adjoining M'Eedzlie's homestead, crossing a road twice, then over some paddocks towards Silverstream. The field were very eager — hardly giving the hounds sufficient law. The first fence— a gorse hedge — was a nice jump for a start, and was taken by the majority of the field, of whom there were about 15, abreast. The next— a stone wall — was approached a little _ more cautiously. Then came a small fence into a road, through a slip panel and fair-sized stone wall. By this time the field had strung out a bit — the leaders over the wali being young Alexander on the Duntroon (who is very clever), Waitangi, Stonehenge, Hero, Trimolite, and Young Talisman. Over the double, across the road, the same order was maintained— the big chestnut Gorton putting in a claim. The run finished in a big grass paddock a little farther od, all getting through without mishap. The usual return run was then made, which concluded a very good afternoon's sport— the only drawback to the amusement being a^little unpleasantness caused by one or two individuals who would insist on over-riding the pack. The master is very patient, and is very chary of giving offence ; but these people should know batter, as they are no new chums at hunting. It is to be hoped they will not offend again. Nimbod.

The creditors of Pickworth, the Palmerston bankrupt, dissatisfied with the recent decision of the justices, have lodged fresh informations charging him with other acts of fraudulent bankruptcy.

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HUNTING. DUNEDIN HOUNDS., Otago Witness, Issue 2056, 20 July 1893

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HUNTING. DUNEDIN HOUNDS. Otago Witness, Issue 2056, 20 July 1893

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