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Wanganui, December 26. There was lovoly weather here for the holidays. The C4arrlaoo eporta wore held to-day and were well attended. The heada railway waa alao well patronised aboui; 2000 psople going to the aeaaide for the day.

Wb^wnqton. December 26. There was beautiful weather for the holiday, and the town woro a deserted appearance, the hollday-maiiera having left either by rail or Bfceamer. The principal amnßoment In town was the Foroßtetß nporte. The usual prooeßßlon took place m the morning, and on this oooaaion they were permitted to pass through the Government Houae grounds. Hla Excollenoy addressed a few worda to the assemblage wishing the Order a proaporoua oareer, About 2500 people attended the aportn. The Boxtog-day Handicap was won by A D. Mahoney, who scored two firatß and one eecond, T. O'Brien Broond with two seoondß and one first, J. T. Nidd third with three thlrdo and one fmt. In the latter neither Mahoney |nor O'Brien started and Nldtj oonaeqaenlly had a walk over, The mile -!&S?-r-£S_HGn.J»X~A, .T), M»honey_with T. Q Brian second aud W. Bennett third Time, suain 7 2 sth seca. The other events were uninteresting. • OHBi&TCHURqn, jpeoember 28, Tha weather nm njignlflaent for the holiday. Twelve thousand people attended the Druids' gathering on the Agricultural Show grounds. The prlnolpal events, the Dralda 1 open handicap waa won by E. Sorlmahaw, the two mile walking race by J. O. Wilatn by 60 yards, The firemen'o one man manual engine competition by Foreman Jim Cow m 40 seconds ; the firemen's manual ou«tne drill by the Ohrletoharoh Brigade. Time, 44 2 Qtlmeoondo, " The Pioneer Bloyole Olub'a raoea at Lanoaater Park were attended by over three thousand. Tho five mile roadater handicap waa won by 0. M. MoD,onald. Tlmaiu (200yde) beating nine' other cycllste, The Allianos championship wan Won by N. Hall of the Pioneer, H. A. Sosnea Ohristohurch, 2 ; A. 0. Wilmot, North Canterbury, 3 ; S. A. Steadman, Dunedln, atarted, but finished laet. Hull won by half a Jongth nftee'a good raQ6. Time, grains 60 4 $th boos. The one mile loterprovlnolal handloap was won by H. Woled«e, (110 yds), Steadman (40yds) ( aeoond. The three mile lnterprovlnolal hoodioap wao won by T. H. North 1 Ohriatohuroh (lOOyda), Soanes, Ohriatohuroh (aoratoh) Becond. The five mile Interprovinciat haadloap, North ttßoyd«»> 1 ; Woled^e (330yde) 2. * ' Timaru, "December 26. < There was ma^ntfio'ent wenther for the i holiday. At Tlmara the only pabjlo amuaement wi\a the tnllltury sporta m Which the Timaru Artillery, Bifl d a and oadote, the Aahburton and Qeruldipe Rlfloa, Q.Y.0., OhrlatchurQh Englneera and E, jittery took part. A long programme of exerolaeß wbb gone through winding up with a aham Qght, The whole passed off anooeaafully , There waa a good at tendance ia epU© of tho oountep attractions at adjacent toyna Oh the railway.

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THE HOLIDAYS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2022, 27 December 1888

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THE HOLIDAYS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2022, 27 December 1888