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The Walking Contest—Drugged While Competing. Melbourne, Dec. 4. Baker, one of the competitors in the walking tournament now proceeding, has been drugged by a spectator who gave him some beer. Baker is, however, still able to contest. Dec. 5. The finish at the pedestrian tournament was most exciting. Baker walked 307 miles ; Swan, the New Zealand competitor, 300 ; and Seymour 280. The SorataThe Sorata was sheltered in Rivoli Bay, and nearly sinking, but is now' quite safe. New Zealand at the Exhibition. The following Exhibition prizes have been awarded to New Zealand exhibitors : —Vincent and Co., of Christchurch, first prize, and Thernfeld, of Dunedin, Second, for ale in bulk ; Threnfeld also taking second prize for bottled stout. Further Disqualified. Adelaide, Dec. 5. The Adelaide Racing Club lias endorsed the decision of the Y.R.C., with regard to the disqualification of Mata. • - Gone Home. Obituaryv—Sir George Kingstone.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 209, 6 December 1880

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 209, 6 December 1880