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Our readers and especially the Scotch portion of them will be Interested In learning the faot that a wrestllog matoh took place on the Timaru beach yesterday between a well-known Ashbur ton journalist of Soottlsh nationality and Mi W". Jinklns, manager for the "Jungfrau" Company. The two gentlemen are fest friends, and m the oourse of conversation the theatrloal gentleman gave his friend to understand tbat he had learned the art of wrestling under Professor Miller. The Scot was of opinion that jadglng by the apparent light weight. of the agent he was as good a man, and said so. The gentlemanly Jinklns was not prepared to oontrovert the statement ln words, bnt waa quite prepared to meet the veteran m w field trial. The challenge was aooepted, and the arrangements made at once. V^ Wai. Price, tbe advanoe agent, *m*' 4 B only friend taken Into the e^nfi*' 6Dfle 0 f the two athletes, and they -;, e nt to the shore m company. Th* ldeik WM fir J throws, the best of %> t6 five to th winner, ana aa only nonor w „ hiMkm ** too contort^ w , nt t0 wotk wlfch good will. J> tbe firit boat the little manager **. nt the Highlander fiylne neck oocrv er heals, and with the first grip. The senond bout bronght ont the «t»Jing power of tbe Highlander, but he had to « go" again, and this time the little man had drawn muoh npon the Highlander's wind. After a tussle or two, with a lot of oareful side play Introduced,;, the showman put on a fine cross-buttock and the Highlander went over. In the third bout the hard stuff of whioh the Scot was made showed itself, and the want of training of the agent mtde itself manifest. The Highlander pnt oh one of the old Sootch back-heel tricks, ancLtha throw was over m one aot . The fourth throw went In the same fashion m favour of the veteran. But the fifth was a severe* tussle. Many good things were put forth, by the Jungfrau man, and had he. bean In better training he must have iton. but hewas borne down by « so/perioi staying; power." Taking it all round the match, was well oontested, and although the local! man won he ls afraid that In fair training, he would have ta Field honors to We friend, who. ia fettle would be as stiff a foe to meet with for his laches as any one likely to be met on the road. Mao weighs •_?*' . I _ a « k » * ttAil » -MM 9lba.-** TiUaMft Bertvld,"

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A WRESTLING MATCH, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2064, 15 February 1889

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A WRESTLING MATCH Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2064, 15 February 1889