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THE HALF-HOLIDAY.

FIBE BBIS.DE JJdMOUJSxjaATIOff . The demonstration m the Doraaia yesterday was brought to a close by compatitioas among members of the Fire ■ Brigade, lhe first got off was manual . engine drill by three teams of five i men each. In this the competitors , had to lie down with tbeir coats and l holmeta off and on the signal being given jump up, dress and itao 25yde ' ;o the engine, get ttfe engine ia working ' order, run out two hundred feet of hose ) and Bhow water. Fireman Pauling's taam ) won this contest, the times being :-»Fire--5 man Pauling's team (4 heos penalty) 69J seconds ; Foreman Nukes' team, 755e00 ; ■ Flramtn Oompton'a team (4aecß penally), 79^. The most interesting feature to the 3 onlookers was the '' rescuing the baby " - competition. In thie the men had to run - Bixty yards, mount by means of a ladder f a staging about 25 feet from the ground, t piok up a dummy baby and slide down a i pole to the groutd. There were nine competitors and Foreman Nokes was the ' winner, his time being 22 4*stbs seos. * Fireman Wood 23secs, and 1 Oompton 243608, were second and third l respectively. f The toroblight procession In the evening i attraoted a very large nnmber of people. r The oourae fixed was down Gaas Street, along Moore attest, op East street and * along Wills street to the Oddfellows 1 Hall. 1 Colored fires and Roman oandles were f burned along the Hoe of xoate and lent a r very pretty effest to che procession. c The •• social, " whloh was held m the Q Oddfellows' Hal', was thronged, there , being tolly five hundred persons present ' for thu greater part of the evening. Some oapital songs were sang by Messn '" Boalep, Beddlagton and Dlxon< A brigade - song by Engineer Dolman was voolfere oasly encored, and a double Negro song r and danoe, m oharaoter, by Messrs Onllen | aud Matthews was also redemanded. _ Meßsrs Brookes and Mayo provided the /. rouato for the dances. The funds of the 1 Baigade should be materially augmented f by the proceedings, and, we are anre no - one will grudge tbem their good fortune, t ai a more deserving body it would be i hard to find.

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THE HALF-HOLIDAY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2144, 6 June 1889

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THE HALF-HOLIDAY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2144, 6 June 1889

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