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LEDBURY WOMEN'S LIBERAL -ASSOCIATION.

I LEDBURY HUNT PUPPY SHOW.

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I LEDBURY HUNT PUPPY SHOW. I The Puppjr-Walkers' Luncheon. On Wednesday the annual puppy show and puppy walkers' luncheon of the Ledbury Hunt was held at the Ledbury Kennels, in the presence of an assembly of 200. There was a somewhat smaller entry of puppies than usual, the reason being no doubt the outbreak of dis- temper at the Kennels in the early part of the year. Fifteen-and-a-half couples were brought on the flags for inspection, these being 9k couples dogs and 6 couples bitches. The judges were the Duke of Beaufort, Mr Gerald Hardy (late Master of the Meynell), and George Sturman (huntsman to the Keythrop). I THE AWARDS. The awards were as follows :â Dogs 1, Ragman (sire Baronet dam Rapture, whelped May 6), walked by Mr T Hutchins, Beauchamp Arms, Dymock 2, Juggler (Warwickshire Janitor-Gadfly, May walked 25), by Mr Roxburgh, Fair Oaks, Castle- morton 3, Raymond (BaronetâRapture, May 6), walked by Mrs Russell, Free Town, Tarring- ton. Bitchesâ1, Betsy (Baronet-Wakeful, June 16), walked by Mr J Parry, jun., White House, Eastnor 2, Jealousy (Warwickshire Janitorâ Gadfly, May 25), walked by Mr Jones, Dane- moor 3, Ratify (Baronet-Rapture, May 6), walked by Mr W S Lane, The Farm, Bosbury. Best couple Wolfish (Warwickshire Wolds- man Rattle, May 26), and Brusher (Grafton SamplerâBridget, May 26), walked by Mr Jenkins, Pendock. Prize for puppy walked by new puppy- walker-J uggler (Warwickshire J anitor-Gadlly, May 25), walked by Mr J Roxburgh, Castle- morton. I THE LUNCHEON. I At the champagne luncheon which followed Sir George Bullough, the popular Master of the Ledbury, presided, and was accompanied by Lady Bullough and Miss Hermoine Bullough. Supporting Sir George were the Duke of Beaufort, M. F. H., Mr Geo. Onslow Deane, Mr R Logan Kidston, M.F.H. (North Hereford), Mr M C Albright, M.F.H. (South Hereford), Mr 0 N HoIt-Needham, Colonel Henry, Mr G L Acworth (hon. secretary of the Hunt), Mr A W Montgomery Campbell (hon. secretary of the wire fund), Miss Mager, Mr and Mrs Bennett (Chaxhill), etc. Amongst the large company assembled were :âMr and Mrs W Brewer and Miss Brewer, Mrs and Miss Jones (British Camp), Mr and Mrs T A Pedlingham, Mr and Mrs W S Lane, Mr and Mrs E G Shew, Mrs Russell, Mr and Mrs E T Lane, Miss Burman, Mrs Harold Clark and Miss Clark, Mr and Mrs T J Poiner, Mr and Mrs J Beaumont, Mr and Mrs Harry Green, Miss Parry, Mr and Mrs Geo. Cotton, Mr and Mrs T C Bosley. Mr and Mrs J Parry, jun., Mr and Mrs T W Hutchins, Mrs W J Pitt, Mr and Mrs J S Dawe, Mr and Mrs Edgar Hartland, Mr and Mrs J Mayo, Mr and Mrs E E Bill, Mr and Mrs Mark Meredith, Mr and Mrs E Mark, Mr and Mrs C R Bland- ford, Mr and Mrs F Gwynne, Mr and Mrs Bray, Messrs W Powell, G Dover, E E Evans, Frank Taylor, H Cowell, J Parry, F J K Fowler, J Partridge, W Bradley, W Garrett, W Jones, Albert Mayo, H Jones, H Guilding, S S Smith, A Wigginton, J B Tanner, A Simpkins, J Terry, J Cotton, E Stone, C Ireland, J W Wilkes, Jenkins, J Roxburgh, A Brace, Trevor, Prout, Robinson, Wheeler, W Parker, C Pudge, Will Batchelor (huntsman, Ledbury), Harry Turner (1st whip), Dick Grant (2nd whip), J Adamson (stud groom), W Gilbert (huntsman, Lord Fitzhardinge's Hunt), Fred Bevan (North Hereford), Joe Winter (South Hereford), Fred Capon (Rufford), Charlie Beecham (Cotswold), Will Friend (Croome), etc., etc. Luncheon was served in a large tent in a meadow leading to the kennels. The catering was in the hands of Mr and Mrs T Howell, of the Feathers Hotel, Ledbury, who served an excellent luncheon. The Chairman gave the loyal toast in the usual terms-" Gentlemen, the King." "THE P UL-PY- WALKERS." I The Chairman then submitted the toast of 4( The Puppy-Walkers," which was received with applause. He would very much like to thank all those who had walked puppies for him, and also thank those who said they would walk puppies for him. (Hear, hear.) He was glad to be able to tell them that they had got several new walks and they had got puppies for themâ(hear, hear)âand they did not pass old ones over. He should like to thank some of the ladies for allowing their hus- bands to walk them, and some of the ladies for telling their husbands to walk them. (A voice: What about the bachelors?) Well, they could always please themselves. He had no doubt they were doing so in this case, but they were pleasing him also. Some of them who had walked puppies must have been very disappointed, after all the trouble they had taken, at the bad luck they had had. It was bad luck for him, too. But they could not regulate these things, and as they all reckoned to be sportsmen, they had to take their bad luck with the good. He hoped they had had ,their share of bad luck for some few seasons to come now, and the only consolation he had, if it was a consolation, was that they were not alone. He had heard of a great many kennels who had had just as bad luck as they had, and others that had had even worse. These things seemed to go round and after having stricken them and hit them so very hard this time he hoped they would be let off very, very lightly for some "asons to come. He would like to thank them for the way they had looked after the puppies, the interest they had taken in them, and the way in which they took them back to the 'kennels. The time they got a puppy was when it either going to make a hound or not. It rested with the puppy-walkers to keep the Ledbury ,pack up by the way they looked after the .puppies when they got them. They gave them a good start and the consequence was that they nearly always did very well after. Some of the strongest had sometimes seemed to come in weaker than those that did not seem so strong. For hunting a pack they must have hounds strong enough to do the work. He had the greatest confidence and hopes for their entry next season. He had now lots of puppies and a number of them would be ready in a few day's time to go out to walk and he would be obliged if after the luncheon they would go up and select one they would care to have. Personally, he always chose the big-headed ones. (Laaghter.) The choiee would be left to them and they all hoped to see them come in next year to judge again and to know that they were still keeping up the pack they had got tc hunt, and he was perfectly certain it must be a great pleasure to all of them when the hunting season was on to know that the hound they walked as a puppy was at the head of the pack and killing foxes with the best of them. They had his best thanks and he gave them the toast of the puppy- walkers, coupled with the names of Mr Hutchins and Mr Parry, jnr. The prospective new puppy-walkers ought to take great confidence as that day the winner of the prize for a puppy walked by a new puppy-walker, was also awarded second prize in the open class. (Ap- plause.) The toast having been duly honoured, Mr T W Hutchins, in response, expressed the gratifica- tion it was to his wife and himself to win a first prize. He was sorry Sir George had such bad luck with the puppies this time, and he hoped the luck would be better next time. He would be pleased to walk a puppy next year. (Ap- plause. ) Mr John Parry, jnr., after returning thanks for the toast, said he did not want to win all these prizes every year (he won a first prize last year), so he would let them into the secretâas soon as a walker got his puppy he must get his wife to fall in love with it. (Laughter and applause.) Mr Parry continued in a humorous vein and raise roars of laughter, and concluded by expressing the hope that Sir George would be as pleased, or better pleased, with the puppies next year as he was with his prize that day. (Loud applause.) THE JUDGES. I Mr George Onslow Deane, the 'Squire of Dymock and the veteran sportsman of tile Ledbury Hunt, on rising to propose the toast of The Judges was received with loud applause. I As they all know ^ir George Bullough had done

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