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Sports and Pastimes


_George H. Hirst._




NOS. 551–556. JANUARY TO JUNE, 1906.



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Biddulph, Mr. Assheton, M.F.H. 343
Cardwell, Colonel W. A., M.F.H. 91
Hawkins, Mr. Henry 259
Helmsley, Viscount, M.F.H. 427
Hirst, George H. Title
Huntingdon, The Earl of, M.F.H. 1
Mashiter, Mr. Edward, M.F.H. 175


Ascetic’s Silver 406
Beech, The 374
Broadland Sportsman with his Punt and Dog 118
Borzoi Puilai 290
Borzoi Sandringham Moscow 288
Casting a Net for Small Line Bait 116
Clumber Spaniel 481
Cocker Spaniels 480
Country Fair in 1819, A 444
“Dick” 24
Diplomatist, Mr. Ramsay’s 308
Famous Liverpool Riders 210
Flair 490
Foxhounds 8
Gorgos 488
Gubbins, The late Mr. John R. 364
Hot on the Trail 396
Jack Shepherd on Whitethorn 356
Kerry Beagles 318
King Edward, Mr. Drage’s 316
Leicestershire Runners 110
Menella, Mr. W. Scott’s 310
Mother, The 188
Oxford and Cheltenham Coach 114
Pheasants, Koklass 64
Pheasants, Monaul 64
Pinderfields Horace, Mr. T. Smith’s 312
Present King II., Messrs. Forshaw’s 306
Proportions of the Horse 220
Puckeridge Colonist and Cardinal 104
Punt Gunning 464
Red Prince II. 438
Returning from Market 44
Ridgway, Mr. C. Henry 384
“Sent to Walks” 190
Sixth Viscount Galway 200
Swinton, David 20
Vanguard Running a Fox to Ground 198
Wales (Stallion), Lord Middleton’s 314
“When all is Quiet” 400
With the North Cotswold 275
Worry, The 396


Advent of the Otter-hunting Season (Illustrated) 397
Becking: The Last Shot at the Grouse 15
Beech as a Commercial Tree (Illustrated) 375
Billiard-Cue, The (Illustrated) 442
Biddulph, Mr. Assheton, M.F.H. 343
Cardwell, Colonel W. A., M.F.H. 91
Hawkins, Mr. Henry 259
Helmsley, Viscount, M.F.H. 427
Hirst, George H. 485
Huntingdon, The Earl of, M.F.H. 1
Mashiter, Mr. Edward, M.F.H. 175
Borzoi, The (Illustrated) 289
Breeds of British Salmon 195
Broads as a Sporting Centre, The (Illustrated) 115
Christmas Dream on Sport, A 3
Clever Shot, A 465
Cocks and Some Rabbits, A Few 192
Collection of Indian Weapons 92
Country Fair, A (Illustrated) 443
Cricket Notions 467
Cricket Topics 37
Development of the Modern Motor, The 13
Distemper in Hounds 176
Dressing Flies 367
Education at the Public Schools 433
Education of the Puppy (Illustrated) 187
Englishman’s Sport in Future Years 346
Famous Grand National Riders (Illustrated) 211
Farewell to a Hunter, A (Verses) 128
Foxhounds (Illustrated) 103
Foxhounds of Great Britain, The (Illustrated) 199
Foxhounds: Their Ancestry (Illustrated) 7
Foxhunting in France (Illustrated) 385
Goose Shooting in Manitoba 230
Gossip on Hunting Men, A 56
Gubbins, The Late Mr. John (Illustrated) 362
Half a Century’s Hunting Recollections—IV.-V. 31, 138
Hermit Family, The 377
Herod Blood 300
Hind-hunting 204
Hound Sales, Past and Present 456
Hundred Years Ago, A 36, 127, 217,
287, 398, 477
Hunt “Runners”—II., III., IV. (Illustrated) 19, 109, 272
Hunting Ladies 234
In Memoriam: The late Captain J. T. R. Lane Fox 265
Is Foxhunting Doomed? 40
Jack Shepherd (Illustrated) 357
Judging of Polo Ponies 447
Last of the Bitterns, The 303
Navicular Disease (Illustrated) 369
New Year at the Theatres, The 129
Notes and Sport of a Dry-fly Purist 120, 452
Old Horse, The 276
Olympic Games, The 462
“Our Van” (Illustrated) 67, 155, 241,
320, 405, 487
Oxford and Cheltenham Coach (Illustrated) 113
Pelota 353
Plea for the Hare, A 350
Pheasant Shooting in the Himalayas 65
Polo in 1906 402
Preparatory School, The 358
Pursuit of the Pike, In 47
Racing at Gibraltar in 1905 133
Recollections of Seventy-five Years’ Sport—I.-II. 183, 260
Rugby Football 143
Salmon’s Visual Apparatus, The (Illustrated) 469
Some Fables on Horses 391
Some Novelties in the Laws of Croquet 279
Some Sport in the Transvaal in 1878 292
Some Theories on Acquiring a Seat 237
Song of Homage, A (Verses) 299
South African Policy of the Marylebone Cricket Ministry 387
Sport at the Universities 381
Sport at Westminster 429
Sport and Animal Life at the Royal Academy 449
Sporting Intelligence 85, 171, 254,
339, 420, 500
Sport in the City: The Old Year and the New 26
Sportsman’s Library, The (Illustrated) 45, 218, 317,
399, 478
Spring Horse Shows, The (Illustrated) 305
Spring Trout and Spring Weather 266
Successful Steeplechase Sires (Illustrated) 437
Thoroughbred, The 147
Towered Bird, The 268
True Fishing Stories 283
Two Noted Hunting Sires 223
University Boat Race, The 228
Walker, Mr. Vyell Edward 151
What Next? 100

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│ 1│ M │Manchester and Hamilton Park Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 2│ TU │Manchester and Hamilton Park Races and Steeplechases. │
│ │ │ Essex Club Coursing Meeting. │
│ 3│ W │Gatwick Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 4│ TH │Gatwick Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 5│ F │Windsor Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 6│ S │Windsor Races and Steeplechases. │
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│ 7│ =S= │=First Sunday after Epiphany.= │
│ 8│ M │Birmingham Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 9│ TU │Birmingham Races and Steeplechases. Tendering Hundred │
│ │ │ Coursing Meeting. │
│ 10│ W │Haydock Park Races and Steeplechases. Altcar Club │
│ │ │ Coursing Meeting. │
│ 11│ TH │Haydock Park Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 12│ F │Plumpton Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 13│ S │Plumpton Races and Steeplechases. │
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│ 14│ =S= │=Second Sunday after Epiphany.= │
│ 15│ M │Wolverhampton Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 16│ TU │Wolverhampton Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 17│ W │Manchester Races and Steeplechases. Gravesend and Cliffe│
│ │ │ Coursing Meeting. │
│ 18│ TH │Manchester and Wye Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 19│ F │Hurst Park Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 20│ S │Hurst Park Races and Steeplechases. │
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│ 21│ =S= │=Third Sunday after Epiphany.= │
│ 22│ M │ │
│ 23│ TU │Windsor Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 24│ W │Windsor and Tenby Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 25│ TH │Tenby Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 26│ F │Lingfield Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 27│ S │Lingfield Races and Steeplechases. │
│ │ │ │
│ 28│ =S= │=Fourth Sunday after Epiphany.= │
│ 29│ M │Nottingham Races and Steeplechases. │
│ 30│ TU │Nottingham Races and Steeplechases. Rochford Hundred │
│ │ │ Coursing Club. │
│ 31│ W │Gatwick Races and Steeplechases. │


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Lafayette, Photo. Howard & Jones. Coll.

NO. 551. JANUARY, 1906. VOL. LXXXV.


Sporting Diary for the Month v.
The Earl of Huntingdon, M.F.H. 1
A Christmas Dream on Sport 3
Foxhounds—Their Ancestry (Illustrated) 7
The Development of the Modern Motor 13
Becking—The Last Shot at the Grouse 15
Hunt “Runners”—II. (Illustrated) 19
Sport in the City—The Old Year and the New 26
Half a Century’s Hunting Recollections—IV. 31
A Hundred Years Ago 36
Cricket Topics 37
Is Foxhunting Doomed? 40
The Sportsman’s Library (Illustrated) 45
In Pursuit of the Pike 47
A Gossip on Hunting Men 56
Pheasant Shooting in the Himalayas (Illustrated) 65
“Our Van”:—
Racing 67
Staghounds 71
Hunting in Yorkshire—a Capital Suggestion 75
Spaniel Trials in the Vale of Neath 76
The Christmas Shows 77
Sport at the Universities 80
Golf 82
The London Playing Fields’ Society 83
“The Mountain Climber” at the Comedy Theatre 83
“Mr. Popple (of Ippleton)” at the Apollo Theatre 84
Sporting Intelligence 85


The Earl of Huntingdon, M.F.H.

Warner Francis John Plantagenet Hastings, fourteenth Earl of Huntingdon,
was born in the year 1868. His career as a sportsman dawned three years
later, for at that, we trust appreciative, age he was blooded with the
old “H. H.” in the County Waterford, where his father, then Lord
Hastings, hunted a part of the old Curraghmore country, and what is now
the territory of the Coshmore and Coshbride Hunt. The late Earl, it may
be observed, in 1872 became Master of the Ormond and King’s County, and
held office until 1882.

The subject of our portrait was reared in the atmosphere of sport which
is so peculiarly strong in Ireland; indeed, so intimate have been his
relations with hounds and hunting from his earliest days, that he says
he was “reared in the kennels.” He lost no time in mastering the art of
handling a pack, having owned and hunted beagles at the age of fourteen.
He kept a regular pack of harriers in 1886, and showed good sport with
them. In 1897, being then twenty-nine years old, he was asked to accept
the mastership of the Ormond, in succession to Mr. Asheton Biddulph,
which he did, carrying the horn himself, and hunting the country to the
great satisfaction of field and farmers alike until 1904. During the
season 1900–1901 the Earl hunted the East Galway twice a week in
addition to the Ormond, bringing his hounds over from Sharavogue by van.
Though a veritable “glutton for work” where hunting is concerned, he
confesses that this was a very arduous season. On one occasion he had to
get home forty Irish miles (which is about fifty Statute miles) after
hunting: this, we imagine, must be the record back home. He was
frequently out from 7 a.m. till ten at night; and when it is remembered
that he was hunting hounds five days a week, we think it will be
admitted that to continue such work long would have killed Squire
Osbaldeston himself.

During his first (1897–98) season of mastership in the Ormond country he
also kept (and of course hunted) a pack of harriers. These, with the
foxhounds, gave him enough to do. One day he had the bitch pack out
cubbing in the early morning; came home to breakfast; took the dog pack
out cubbing till lunch time; came home to lunch; had out the harriers in

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