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punting. OPENING OF THE SOUTH CHESHIRE CUBBING SEASON. The South Cheshire cubbing season opened on Tuesday under the most favourable con- ditions, for although rain fell sharply in the early morn, there was only a slight shower or two during the five hours the proceedings lasted. The tryst was Marley Moss, some four and a half miles from Whitchurch, and the hour eight o'clock, which was altered from 5.30. Quite a representative gathering included Mr. H. R. Corbet (the master, who had been the guest overnight of Mr. C. H. Poole, of Marbury Hall), Mr. Reggie Corbet, Mr. C. H. Poole, Mr. Walter Starkey, Mrs. King (Sound Cottage), Miss M. Mackinnon (Handsworth, Birmingham), Colonel Rivers Bulkeley, Mr. R. and Miss Rasbotham (Ebnal Grange), Messrs. G. B. and T. Hornby (of Nantwich), Miss Broadbent (Chester), Mr. C. Parsons (Malpas), Mr. W. D. Haswell (Bickerton), Mr. Herbert Manley, Mr. Dodd (Hurst Green), Mr. Hitchen (Qaoisley), Messrs. Lakin (Marbury Old Hall), &c. The first three-quarters of an hour was spent in the Moss Cover, but although hounds gave tongue pretty well, they were not able fo account for either of the two cubs that it held, while the mater' bad made herself scarce soon after hounds were put in. In the Pool Hook covert, a short distance away, were four of the same family, including the pater,' who soon left the youngsters to fight their own battle. Hounds bustled them smartly about for over an hour in and just outside the cover, and in the end one got to ground and hounds accounted for another and quickly put him out of sight. A return to Moss Cover, where a cub had been left, was unavailing, and on the way te Marbury Hall a cub was started from the square covert, and ran over Mr. Lakin's farm, and crossing the road near the Marbury Hall Lodge, ran into the cover below the hall, and at the end of a sharp encounter was pulled down. Cub life in the hall covert, the big wood, and the dingles, was fairly plentiful, and until close on one o'clock the game merrily proceeded, although outsiders did not participate much in the fun. One cub went to ground, and four men were left to dig him out, while another fell a prey to the pack. Thus ended a most satis- factory opening. MEETING AT CHOLMONDELEY. In weather of the most charming description the South Cheshire hounds met on Saturday morning at Cholmondeley Castle. The gather- ing was a large and fashionable one, and included Mr. H. R. Corbet (the master), the Marquis and Marchioness of Cholmondeley, Lord Rock Savage, Lord Cholmondeley, Lady Lettice Cholmondeley, Mrs. Wilson, of Stolong Toft, Suffolk; Lieut.-Col. Rivers Bulkeley, Mr. Walter Starkey, Mr. and Mrs. St. John Charlton, Mr. J. and Miss Howard (Broughton Hall), Lady Margaret Gore, Mr. A. N. Hornby, Mr. R. and Miss Rasbotham (Ebnal Grange), Mr. R. L., Mrs., the Misses, and Mr. J. Green- shields (the Beeches, Malpas), Miss Copeman (Bormere), Mr. and Mrs. A. King (Sound Cottage), Mrs. J. D. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Byrd (Broxton), Mr. H. P. Brassey (Edge), Miss Broadbent (Chester), Mr. W. D. Haswell (Bickerton), Mr. Evan Langley (Bickley), Mr. C. Parsons, Mr. Jones, junr. (Hampton Hall). Mr. Weaver (Carden), Mr. A. A. Ethelston, Mr. Jordison, junr. (Malpas), &c. The initial draw was the pleasure grounds, but they were blank. In the Long Plantation, however, the hounds quickly got away with one, which, having run the full length of the covert, made across the Temple Field, up the bank, and into what is known as the Mare Piece, and there he got the victory. In Brett's Moss were a family of five. One was seen to steal away towards the castle, while another was followed by hounds part way through the park, and was making in the direction of Chorley, when hounds divided. They were soon got together again, after which a return was made to Brett's Moss. Soon getting away with a fine cub, they ran him to the high road where, being baulked, he doubled back and made tracks for home. Scent subsequently failed, and hhad to be given up after a very fast and enjoyable gallop. Returning to the park, hounds started a cub from the Mare Piece, and at the end of a ring through the woods he stole into The Laurels, where hounds ran into him. No sooner, however, had they killed him than another cub crossed their path, and preferring sport even to blood, they followed and, eventually succeeded in accounting for him, and he was broken up, nearly the whole field being present at the time. The Marquis of Cholmondeley was presented with the bnish, a souvenir of the first conquest of the aaaaoa on his estate.







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