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PENIARTH. MR. APPERLEY'S HARRIERS. This famous little pack came to Peniarth on Monday, the 31st ult. On Tuesday, February 1st, the meet was on Figyn'oer, where after a short time they found a hare, which went away at a rattling pace towards Llwyngwril, and before any one could come up with the hounds she was sacrificed. Mr Apperleythen took them back again towards Blaidd, and soon found again, This time "puss" was not to be denied," and she went away straight across Figyn'oer down to Llwyngwril, where there was a slight check but Mr Apperley, having made a very scientific "cast," soon got the hounds on again, and away they went across Afon Cwm Llwyd towards Dolgelley. After running a short time the scent became very bad owing to a drizzling cold rain having begun to fall, and Mr Apper- ley was obliged to give her up after having made several unsuccessful "casts." This run was a very good one- lasting nearly two hours-the first part of it at a killing pace. On Wednesday, the 2nd inst., the hounds were only out for a short time in the afternoon, owing to the very un- favourable state of the weather, but they succeeded in killing two hares. On the following day the meet was at Talybont. It was a beautiful morning, with a southerly wind-a regular hunting morning, as every one seemed to think, for there was a large attendance on the field. Amongst those present we noticed Newton Apperley, Esq., master of the harriers, Miss Apperley, M. T. Pughe, Esq., J.P., Cefn Camberth, O. S. Wynne, Esq., Peniarth, John Jenkins, Esq., Llanegryn Parsonage, Mr R. Morris Jones, Glanmachles, Mr Wrigley, Peniarth, Mr Row- lands, Talybont, Mr Coles, and Mr Arthur Harris, coach- man to W. W. E. Wynne, Esq., who rode a very spirited little cob, and was generally to be seen "there or there- abouts." After having had two very good runs at Taly- bont, in which Mr Apperley showed some excellent sport, he decided upon trying some fresh ground. Accordingly the hounds were taken up to Trefaes, where a "real long- legged one" was found at 3.30 p.m., and away she went for the mountains at a tremendous pace, which required horses and riders to put forth all they knew," to keep the pack in view. At this period of the run there was some very pretty jumping," and every one admired the cleverness of the pony which Miss Apperley was riding, as there were a few very nasty stone walls over which she "hopped like a bird." The hare went away for Caermy- nach, thence turned across the top of Figyn'oer, and down for Afon Cwm Llwyd. Here there was a slight check, but they soon hit it off again, and went away merrily as everacross Ffordd-dduâclose to what is called the Peniarth Quarryâand on to the moorland above it; here another alight check occurred, but Mr Apperley being well up again hit it off by a beautiful "cast," and "Onward!" was the cry. About this time some of the nags seemed as if they had had enough of it-not so "pussy," for she went harder than ever. From here she headed for Yr Ogof, at the back of Peniarth-uchaf, where another check occurred; but after a short time she was viewed stealing away, and the hounds being laid on again went away full cry." Every one now thought that "pussy" was doomed, but she proved as artful as stout; and after running her on to the top of Esgair Berfa, night came on, and Mr Apperley most unwillingly was obliged to give in. Amongst those up we noticed Mr Newton Apperley, Miss Apperley, O. S. Wynne, Esq., Mr Arthur Harris, Mr R. M. Jones, and Mr Coles. We may say that we never saw a stouter hare, or one better hunted throughout, and every one was much pleased with both hounds and hunts- man. The run lasted from 3.30 until nearly 6-about six miles of country having been crossed, according to the ordinance map. Both horses and hounds were much done up," and had a long way home in the dark. We hope that next season we may again have the pleasure of enjoying such a run with this gallant little pack. HARK FORRARD



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