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Mr. PRYSE PRYSE'S SUMACH HOUNDS
Mr. PRYSE PRYSE'S SUMACH HOUNDS Many of our readers are aware that in additon to the GOGERDDAN FOX HOUNDS, and a gallant pack of HARRIERS our worthy Representative Mr. Pryse Pryse, keeps a few couple of those decided enemies to Pole-Cats, Fidgets, Martins, and other vermin of a similar species, known as SUMACH HOUNDS. These hounds have during the last two or three weeks afforded some excellent sport in the neighbourhood of Aberystwith, and have killed lots of pole-cats and other such like destroyers of game. On Friday the 23rd instant, the gallant little pack (not exceeding seven couple) met at Llanbadarn bridge about half a mile from Aberystwith,; as soon as they had reached this spot, and close to a gate leading into a nursery Garden, they hit on the drag of a Pole-Cat by the road side, and hunted it along one side of the hedge nearly to the Vicarage Grounds distance about a mile. On returning, on the opposite side of the hedge, they killed a very large hedge-hog, which they tore to pieces immediately they then ran to the spot where they first hit upon the drag; here they were at fault for a few minutes, but they soon again hit it off and crossing the bridge ran along the south side of the river and then across several fields till they came nearly to the first mile-stone on the turn- pike road. They again made for the bridge, and running through a rick-yard on Mr. Evans's farm at Pen y bont they crossed the road within two hundred yards of the bridge, and ran up the side of the river, close to the water, for about half a mile. The hounds had over-run the spot where the varmint had gone to earth by nearly fifty yards; but, immediately on discovering their mistake, they cast back of their own accord, when a great favorite, OLD RANGER, marked the earth which the Pole Cat had taken, and which was about ten yards from the river side. They immediately commenced tearing away the earth, with the assistance of the huntsman and others, when another favorite, BELLMAN, was observed in the river tearing away at the bank side, and at this spot the pole-cat was dug out and killed, after show- ing an hour and a halfs' most excellent sport. The hounds were then laid on again, and after pro- ceeding a quarter of a mile up the Rheidol, hit upon another drag, and after having hunted it up and down the hill towards Nanteos for upwards of an hour, run him to earth in a field belonging to Mr. Roberts of Llanbadarn, under a large oak tree; and as he went into such a safe retreat, the huntsman resolved on leaving him for another day's sport. The hounds again went up the river side for the distance of half a mile, forded the river, and immediately after they had crossed the water, they hit upon the drag of another pole-cat, before the huntsman or any one else had time to get over; they hunted it across the Rhayader road into a large bog by a small cover near the Dolau farm, ran through the cover, across the Dolau farm, back again to the cover, and after hunting this drag for nearly an hour and a half he went to earth under a Sally tree. By this time a very large field of sportsmen had mustered digging was commenced under the tree, and continued about an hour the hounds now became so impetuous that to keep them quiet some of them were forced to foa coupled. After digging about 6 feet RANGER was set at liberty, and he instantly marked a spot where it was discovered the varmint after running about 4 feet in the earth, had returned nearly to the surface. A terrier was loosed and immediately seized his tail, another laid hold of one of his hind legs, and with the greatest difficulty these two brave little fellows suc- ceeded in dragging him out by main strength, when 119 he proved to be the largest and the strongest pole-cat that any of the field had ever remembered to have seen. Several gentlemen in the town have been prevented enjoying a bit of sport with these hounds owing to their being unacquainted with the days on which they go out.
NUPTIAL FESTIVITIES. -
NUPTIAL FESTIVITIES. In consequence of the marriage of John Taylor, jun. Esq. of Coed-du, son (of John Taylor, Esq. the extensive proprietor of the Lisburne and Goginan Mines,) with Miss Enfield, which took place on the 19th instant, at Bramcote, in Nottinghamshire,fthe inhabitants of Mold and its vicinity determined to celebrate the event by a series of festivities, evincing the high respect in which they held his family, and their personal attachment to him. At four o'clock about one hundred and thirty gentlemen sat down to a sumptuous dinner at the Leeswood Arms Hotel, under the able presidency of C. B. Trevor Roper, Esq. of Plas Teg, who was aided by Thomas Whit- ley, Esq. of Broncoed, and Dr. Hughes, as Vice Pre- sidents. On the right of the Chairman was placed John Taylor, Esq. father of the happy bridegroom, and on his left Mr. Welsby, the revising Barrister. After |the cloth was drawn, the following toasts were given from the chair, and most loyally and en- thusiastically received :The Queen, and may she soon be the happy Mother of a Prince of Wales- Prince Albert—the Queen Dowager, and the rest of the Royal Family-the Duke of Wellington and the Army-Lord Minto and the Navy-and the Lord Lieutenant of the County. The Chairman then called the attention of the company to the toast of the day, which was'the health and bappiness'of iMr. Taylor and his bride' (cheers). He said it was unnecessary for him to pass any eulo- gium upon Mr. Taylor to make the toast palatable. The compliment they were met to pay him was most deserving (hear)-wlietber they considered him in his private capacity, which he adorned by his amia- bility, hospitality, and kindness or in his public ca- pacity, as having the direction of extensive concerns, which he conducted in the most able, liberal, and scientific manner (hear). He had the honour of his acquaintance, and he did not know a more honour- able man (hear). He would not say more, except to express a hope that he would be long spared to enjoy the happiness of the married life, and to live amongst them with his happy bride (loud cheers). He proposed the health and happiness of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (loud cheers and nine limes nine). Mr. Taylor, sen. in acknowledging the compliment. said there were occasions on which any man might be proud of the good will of his neighbours; this was one of them, and one that rendered it difficult to him to say and convey to them what his feelings were. It was a trite saying—" this is the proudest day of my life and as a father, and one who had the highest hopes of his son, he might indeed say he was proud to see so marked and gratifying a proof of the estimation in which that [son was held by those amongst whom he lived, and meriting so overpower- ing a testimonial of their kindness. (hear). No in- cident of his life affected him so much as the scene of that day though he could not forget the tribute
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1840.
Aberystwith Market on Monday last was not so fully supplied with corn as in the week preceding. The following may be considered an average quota- tion of the prices Best Wheat, 9s. 9d., Seconds, 7s. 9d., Barley, 4s. to 5s., and Oats, 2s. 6d. to 3s. per imperial bushel. We have had some herrings in the fish market during the week but they have not been, by any means, plentiful. GENERAL THANKSGIVING FOR THE LATE ABUNDANT HARVEST—On Wednesday last, being the day ap- pointed for offering a public thanksgiving to Almigh- ty God, for the late bountiful and productive harvest throughout this kingdom, two full Services were per- formed in St. Michael's, Aberystwith, at eleven and six. The sermon in the morning was preached by the Rev. Bird, brother of the Lord Bishop of Chester. The Rev. Gentleman selected as his text the 26th verse of the 2nd chapter of the book of the prophet JOEL And ye shall eat in plenty, and he satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your GOD, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed." In this discourse the Preacher dwelt forcibly on the abundant mercies of the Almighty, and his sermon was throughout lucid and erudite. In the evening the service was in Welsh, and the sermon was preached by the Rev. John Morgan. At the parish church also, Llan- badarn fawr, there was also a Welsh service at six in the evening. An awful instance of sudden death, in the person of Mr. David Williams, late of Lledrod, in this County, and upwards of thirty years the principal Traveller to the firm of Messrs. Jackson, and Co. Distillers, London, occurred at the King's Head Hotel, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, on the 24th instant. On the chambermaid knocking at the door of his bedroom, about nine o'clock, he attempted to ask for a jug of hot water, and had faintly articulated "a jug" when she heard him fall heavily on the floor. The door was speedily forced open, and he was found, partially dressed, lying flat on his face, a lifeless corpse. A surgeon was instantly in attend- ance but of no avail. It was evident that a blood vessel had burst internally, as he had vomited a quantity of blood. An Inquest was held on the fol- lowing day, and the verdict returned Died by the visitation'of God." OLD SALMON.-At a period when old or unwhole- some Salmon is not unfrequently vended to the great detriment of the health of the public, and in defiance of the existing laws, it may not be amiss as a caution, to publish the following extract from the Act for, the preventing the destruction of the breed of Salmon, that no person may plead ignorance of the penalties enforced by that act:—58, Geo. 3. c. 43. s. 4. Every person at anytime after 1st September, 1818, who shall take, kill, or destroy, or knowingly have in his or her possession, either in the water or on the shore or shall bring to shore, or cry, or carry about, sell, oiler, or expose, to or for sale, or shall exchange for any goods, matter or thing, any Spawn, Fry, or Brood of Fish, or any unsizable Fish, or any Kepper or Shed- tier Salmon, being unseasonable Salmon, commonly called Old Salmon," or any Salmon caught in any River during the periods when fishing for Salmon is prohibited under the provisions of any law now in force, or when the same shall be prohibited by any order to be made by Justices at their Sessions, &c. 'hall forfeit all such fish, &c. with the baskets and packages in which the same shall be found, IN ADDI- J; to a penalty not exceeding £10, nor less than £ 5 for every such offence. INCENDIARISM A most diabolical act of incendia- rism is stated to have been committed at an early hour on Tuesday morning, the 20th instant, at Caer- heen, by which the Schooner La Jolie Fille, known also as the Pride of Wales, the property of H. D. Griffiths, Esquire, of that town, was totally destroyed. We understand that a reward of XIOO has been offered for the discovery of the incendiaries.