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A meeting of gentlemen interested in the formation of a Hunt Club for Ashburton was held at the Somerset Hotel yesterday afternoon, at which there were present—Messrs Stitt (in the chair), M!. Friedlander, Bell. S. Saunders, Jacobson, Drs Murdoch and Boss. It was proposed by Dr Murdoch, second by Mr Friedlander, and carried unanimously —“ That those present form themselves into a committee with the object of forming a Hunt Club for the Ashburton.”

It was proposed by Mr S. Saunders, seconded by Dr Ross, and carried unanimously—“ That the subscription to the proposed Club be LI Is per annum.” An offer was received from Mr Edward Saunders to hunt the district one day each week during the months of August and September, this year for LSO, and to hunt one day each week during months of May, June, and July next year for a like sum. The Club to find country and do repairs. It was resolved to consider Mr Saunders’ offer at an adjourned, meeting, those present, however, intimating" that Mr Saunders might rely upon his offer being accepted. Some conversation followed, during which it was suggested that members of committee should make an active canvass for subscribers, and that members of the Club only should be allowed to hunt with the hounds.

Ifc was resolved to hold a general meeting of supporters of the Club at the Somerset Hotel, on Saturday, July 9th, at 4 p.m. , The meeting then adjourned.

The Recent Caucus or Ministerial Supporters. The New Zealand Times, which is likely to be well informed on the subject, gives the following report of what transpired at the recent much-talked-of caucus :—There was a caucus of Government supporters held on Saturday morning at the Parliamentary Buildings, which lasted a considerable time. As the whips of the Government party have declined to give any information as to what took place at the meeting, we can only glean from extraneous supporters what occurred. If inaccuracies occur in our notice of the meeting, they will be thus accounted for. There were present, we learn, Messrs Atkinson, Bain, Bowen, Beetham, Brandon (in the chair), Bryce, Colbeck, Gibbs, Hall, Hirst, Hursthouse, Johnston, Kelly, Levin, Murray, McCaughan, Pitt, Rolleston, Russell, Seymour, Saunders (?), Stevens, Studholme, Sutton, Trimble, Wakefield, White, Wright, and Whitaker. It is stated that seventeen other members were accounted for, making the strength of the party forty-six. What took place at the caucus may be inferred from the phrase descriptive of its proceedings which was in the mouth of all present who were interrogated. The phrase was “highly satisfactory.” Some half-dozen members, wo are told, expressed very strong views about the resumption by the counties of the 20 per cent of the land fund which was sequestrated last year. Mr Wakefield made a forcible speech in laying down the lines the Government should follow in their conduct of public busiuess, but got “ sat ’’upon by some of those present for so doing. Nothing was said about the vacant portfolio or the financial proposals of the Government, and it is said that a southern member left the meeting in a fit of spleen, and that no resolutions were passed nor any time fixed for a future meeting. If an y errors have crept into our report they will have arisen from the unusual reticence which has been displayed by the Government and the “ whips.” Holloway’s Ointment and Pills.— Autumnal Remedies.—Towards the fall of the year countless causes are at work to lower the tone of the nervous system, which will be. followed by ill-health unless proper means hj employed to avert that evil. Holloway’s farfamed preparations supply a' faultless remedy for both external and internal complaints connected with changes of season. All affections of the skin, roughness, blotches, pimples, superficial and deep-seated inflammations, erysipelas, rheumatic pains, and gouty pangs alike succumb to the exalted virtues of Holloway’s Ointment and Pills; which will effect a happy revolution in the patient’s condition, though, the symptoms of his disorder are legion, and have obstinately withstoodLthe best efforts pf science to subdue them,—Ady'

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HUNT CLUB., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 388, 6 July 1881

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HUNT CLUB. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 388, 6 July 1881

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