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[by telegraph.] Dunedin, To-day.

After lunch on Saturday the Otago and Wellington matches, which count for the rifle and carbine belts'respectively, were started, but about 4 o’clock they were postponed in consequence of the heavy rain, and will not be resumed, until tomorrow morning, it having been decided

not to interfere with the programme for to-day. The stopping of the shooting on Saturday met with but little satisfaction from competitors, who would have preferred to go on. P. O. F. France, of the Wellington Naval Brigade, being the highest scorer in the first three matches, takes the medal presented to the Association by MrG. Hyndman, jeweller, Dunedin. Volunteer Brooks, of Dunedin, was second with 142, being one point behind France. This morning the weather is warm and bright The Union, Marlborough and Civilian matches will be fired to-day, also the last range of the Wellington match. Should the weather continue favorable, it is expected that the firing will bo completed by Wednesday night. A grand review will be held on Thursday, the Invercargill, Timaru, and Oamaru volunteers being present. The following are the highest scores in the Auckland and Canterbury matches and fire ten rounds at 500 yards for the trophy presented by the Union Steam Shipping Company:—Harding, 93; Sontag, 90; Brooks and Paynter, 89; W. Ferguson, F. Franco, Goll, Hasiett, Horne, Sergeant Johnston, A. Mooseman, Wratt, Corporal Webster and Waugh, 87; J. 0. Anderson, Lieutenant Crpssm in, Foster, W. Harris, King, Kennedy, Captain McCartney, and W. McKenzie, 86; Christie, Chuck, J. Hutchison, W. Hutchison, McLatchic, Perry, Scatter, Allan, and Sangster, 85; Ohurton, Clark, Cumberland, Grant, Hale, Hoakin, Kummers, McGonagle, G. Paterson, Sergeant Rosa, Lieutenant Sopper, W, Smith, C. Stevenson, 84. As only forty complete those who scored 84, they will have to fire shot for shot at 200 yards to fill the nine vacancies. It is expected this match will be fired on Wednesday. Those who fired 1 through the rain on Saturday have pro- i tested against the action of Major Baillio in stopping the firing, which, they contend, is contrary to the This , will bo considered to-night, and the Otago j match will not be proceeded with until it * has been decided. The Union and Marl- i

horcjffii matched-<ire nby, going on. It wqathjtfj? with flight southerly i ||rmdi!f| | i 0 ' ■ . : ‘4f£ / W Later. ' ;> ; So>far the highest scoring for the Carbin e/Bplt is F. France, Wellington, and W- "Harris, Wellington, 17J ; Holmes, Wellington, 168; Weir, Thames, 167 ; Perry, Wangannij and 8055,,.. Wagg^nui,

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NEW ZEALAND RIFLE ASSOCIATION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 786, 6 November 1882

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NEW ZEALAND RIFLE ASSOCIATION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 786, 6 November 1882

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