THE DOMINION'S BISLEY.
Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXVII, Issue 12079, 22 February 1910, Page 2
THE DOMINION'S BISLEY.
THE TRIiNTHAM MEETING.
RECORD ENTRIES - EXPEOTED
(Per Press Association.) ' WELLINGTON, this day. '.Lieutenant J. Roache, secretary of the Dominion Rifle Association, has received 450 entries un to. the l.^serit. for' the -torthcomiTig championship meeting, to' be held at Tventham 'neit month. He expects that the total entries on March 4 the opening day, Mill : be 'anything between 550 and 600. Last year ;525 competitors entered, and , that number'coiistituted a record. There are 352 entries trom Wellmgton, 45 from Auckland, 23 Irom South Canterbury, 26 from Christchurch, and 48 from Otago. Ex-champions who have signified their intention to compete include Lieutenant Duncan, Millerton (last year's champion), Color-Sergeant J. W. Ching (Waunea Lieutenant Irvine (Nelson), Rifleman J. W. Melroy (Nelsbh), Rifleman R. JY King ppaloi), and Rifleman G. Hyde (Op'aßi); In addition there will be several brilliant mai'ksmeh M'ho hh,ve been absent from •the last two meetings. These include Lieutenant Sandtford; of Christchurch, 'who. went to Bisley in 1905, and. Lieut. A. McKenzie, of the Queen's Rifles, Oamaru, who was a" member of the same team. .
The Now South Wales,- team arrived by th© Warrimoo this morning: Tlie men are tinder tho command of Lieutenant Dakin, secretary of the National Rifle Association of New South Wales.
Captain Mabin, of llie Dominion Rifle Association, met tho vessel, and extended a welcome to the team on behalf of his Association. Arrangements have been made for tho team to stay at tho Occidental hotel, and all tho men will be made honor ary members of the Civil Service Club during their stay here. 'The officers will also bo made honorary members of the Garrison Officers' Club.
Lieutenant-Cblonel Hughes, chief range officer of tho Dominion Rifle Association, will arrive on Friday in charge of the Wanganui Rifle Battalion, ' wliich is to take -part in the forthcoming manoeuvres. He will not return to Wanganui' with his troops, but after the encampment will proceed to Trentham in connection with the business of the Association. Tlje Permanent Artillery, to the strength of $6 members, will go into camp on Monday, February 25, to pitch camp and carry out other duties.
Tlie range will be specially opened iot practice from next Thursday for the benefit of the Australians^ who will be given every opportunity to get their eye in for tho opening day: The range .will be opon for general practice from Saturday next, but no tent 4c c °hi ni odation will be available until noxt Monday at tho earliest. i Xy.
A new system of fiel4 -service' telephones is being installed, throughout the. ranges. These are being • executed by the Permanent Artillery tihder the supervision of Captain Duiganj engineer staff, officer, and the now systdnr should' bo a great improvement and pjrove .a. boon to the Association and competitors alike.