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j 1 I 1 i i 1 : ! i i j 1 i i i i 1 ; V I 4 t HUNT CLUBS WAR CONTRIBUTIONS. .Some figures secured by the editor of "Bailys -Magazine go a long way towards proving what a valuable help hunting has been to the war office in providing readymade chargers in a time of need. s;VCIi leading British hunts have contributed 8 694 hunters to the war office, and from the stables of eighty notable masters have gone forth exactly 1,000 remounts. The editor of "Baily" estimates, from the replies kindly made bv masters of foxhounds, that fully 10,000 regular hunting men are with the colors, the majority having elected to take on "foreign service" duties?, whatever they may be. Let us quote a summary of a few most noteworthy items of valuable information elicited by the magazine named: Horses taken Followers and TT , from Farmers joined T Ludlow II;mt. Area. Colors. ...200 150 Surrey; Stag :;50 00 Lssex 220, 100 Grafton 100 Old Berks ;j-5 n- etluud ...... ...20O. - it"o Lord : " Rothchilds S. .200 ".0 sonthwoid on- . . :-:--".Ur.vo O. B. II 200 . . Berks and Bucks S lOOj 6 Glamorgan i0 ": . "o Hampshire 2S9 N. Warwick .300 ,5 S. Devon 40 -, Middlesex Farmers, D 54 i0 gnrrey 170 : ... Southdown ir0 Dulverton 100 ";;n Cottesmore i00 Pembrokeshire 90 Jleyhell 1S5- New Forest and Buck 100 Suffolk 105 "r,6 Tiverton i. 70 y Dart Vale 40 Fitzwilliams Earl 100 ?f llambledon S,f? 200 150 . . -SO S. and W. Wilts 200 156 Berwickshire 200 Duiiston H. 40 Jir. David Davies 40 v Mr. Tiarks 300 ... Round way 140 Sperling 100 7!0" South Molton :X -, East Essex .150 Egllnton 1. 30 "A Minehead Area 300 Burton 75 "0 Linlithow r vo Devon and Somerset Staghnds.. .500 The figures quoted alwve prove only too conclusively how hunting as a sport has been heavilv hit. but yet withstands the loss of men and mounts, and means determinedly to go on. As Mr. L K Barclay, master of the Puckeridge Hunt, has put it. all the useful horses will not be taken, certainly not the greys, nor. he would imagine, the verv old, so masters should manage somehow. If masters once let the idea get abroad, he adds, that there will be little or no hunting, we shall not have any foxes left for hunting when the war is over, anil we have our sons and relations returned home again London Sporting Life of October 5.