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Articles from 1884 (part 2)

The Marlborough Times, 12th July 1884:
On Friday night last an old man named HISCOCK aged 84, residing here, attempted to hang himself, when the rope gave way and he fell backwards, pitching his head and breaking his neck.

The Marlborough Times, 26th July 1884:
A temperance meeting was held in Milton, Pewsey, on Thursday evening by members of the Labourers' Band of Hope and Western Temperance League, when a room or hall was opened and dedicated to the temperance cause. The following letter to Miss L.G. PENRUDDOCKE from the Bishop of Salisbury was read:
"Palace, Salisbury, 31st May 1884
Dear Madam, I beg to thank you for your kindness in sending me your interesting and winning little book called 'Why?', and wish it much success. I have no doubt that your newly-built room may be, by God's blessing, a very useful place for meetings in the sacred cause of temperance.
Ever, my dear Madam, your obedient servant, George Sarum."
We may mention that 'Why?' contains the rules of the Labourers' Band of Hope and that the hall, which is paid for, was largely contributed to and helped in many ways by the labourers and friends, Miss PENRUDDOCKE giving the land on which it is built and not an inconsiderable trifle being the chairs, which were lent by Mrs FERRIS of Milton.......

The Marlborough Times, 6th September 1884:
To let from the 29th day of September next the house known as 'The Vinery', together with meadow, gardens and outbuildings attached. Further particulars of Mr C.E. NEATE, Upholsterer and House Agent, High St. , Pewsey.

The Marlborough Times, 18th October 1884:
Births: October 2nd at Milton, the wife of J.H. FORD of a daughter.

The Marlborough Times, 25th October 1884:
JAMES HEAD, shoeing and jobbing smith, begs to inform the inhabitants of Milton and the neighbourhood that he is succeeded in the business of BLACKSMITH by his son JAMES HEAD, Junior, for whom he solicits the patronage and support he has for so many years gratefully received.
JAMES HEAD, Junior, shoeing and blacksmith, in succeeding to the above business, respectfully asks for a continuance of the favours so long bestowed on his father. It will be his study to do good and durable work at reasonable charges.

The Marlborough Times, 29th November 1884:
Another of the celebrated huntsmen of the past has gone to earth in the person of GEORGE CARTER, who died at Milton, on Friday 21st November, within view of his 93rd year, which he would have reached on the 29th of the present month. He was best known in his capacity as huntsman with the DUKE OF GRAFTON, as he carried the horn with his Grace from 1832 till 1844. He had been in the same service previously as 1st whip, under NED ROSE. On the sale of the Duke's hounds he came to Tedworth as huntsman to Mr ASSHETTON-SMITH, and remained after the squire's death under the committee which was formed to carry on the hounds. In 1865 he retired, and took up his residence at the village of Milton, where he remained till his death. GEORGE CARTER retained his vigour to the last, and was a wonderful specimen of a well-preserved old man, while his keen love for hounds never left him.
His funeral took place in Milton Churchyard on Wednesday 26th, and was attended by not only those of his own neighbourhood, but by many others from a distance, who showed that they had only known the old huntsman in life to respect him in death. The old red coat, which had he lived till Saturday next he would have appeared in again, as he always wore it on his birthday, did duty for the last time over his coffin, surmounted by his hunting cap; as it was well remarked, 'He had never disgraced them, and they did not now disgrace him'.
A stone will be placed by his many friends to mark his resting place, and when the last great 'who-whoop' shall sound, may the old huntsman be found ready.
"Many may rise to take his place,
The kennel or the saddle grace,
But ne-er has man from woman born,
Nor will be one, to bear the horn
Like him we now respect and mourn."

The Marlborough Times, 13th December 1884:
To the Editor:
Sir - As it is the wish of many of the friends of the old huntsman to put up a stone as a mark of respect to his memory, it has been suggested that were this generally known very many at a distance, who knew him in former days, would wish to contribute. As the whole expense will be covered by about 10 or 15, and the number of contributors be probably large, it is requested that the individual contributions may be small; 5s from each would be ample. A list of the subscribers will be published, but not the individual contributions. P.O. orders, payable at Pewsey, Wilts, will be gladly received by
Yours etc., J. HENRY GALE

[same issue]
Sheep worrying by dogs
Serious losses of sheep, destroyed or injured by dogs, have occurred in this district. Mr SOMERSET, of Milton, has had 4 sheep killed and others bitten and torn by dogs; Mr VINES, of Burbage, on Monday night had one teg killed by a dog. It is hoped that the miscreant dogs will soon be caught and an end put to their existence.

The Marlborough Times, 20th December 1884:
Pewsey Petty Sessions
The licence of the New Mill Inn, Milton, was endorsed to R.T. SMITH, late of Bishop's Cannings.

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